Obituaries

Marjorie “Parge” Dinsmore

Marjorie “Parge” Dinsmore

  Marjorie “Parge” Dinsmore, 80, of Rochester Township, passed away unexpectedly in her home on May 21, 2019.  She was born on December 22, 1938, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Sylvan and Marjorie (Bowman) Brunner. Marjorie owned and operated Dinsmore’s Dollhouses from her home for over 20 years. In addition to her parents, Marjorie was also preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, James Dinsmore in 2015, her brother-in-law, Vince Bruno, and her best friend of…

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Karen A. West

Karen A. West

It is with sadness that we announce the passing of Karen A. West, 78, of Hopewell Twp., on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Karen was born on August 29, 1940; daughter of the late Florence and David West. Karen is survived by cousins and by an overflowing network of individuals that looked to her as a thoughtful mentor, a mother figure and a cherished friend. A devoted lover of animals, particularly focused on the welfare of horses, cats, and dogs, Karen’s…

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Richard H. “Dick” Ord

Richard H. “Dick” Ord

Richard H. “Dick” Ord, 91, of Hopewell Twp., died on May 12, 2019 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born on July 13, 1927 in Coraopolis, the son of the late James & Gladys (Roe) Ord. Dick served his country in the US Navy during WWII in the South Pacific.  He was a member of the Glenwillard United Methodist Church, where he was also a lay minister.  He worked for over thirty years at St. Joseph…

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Jerome “Jerry” V. Hazenstab

Jerome “Jerry” V. Hazenstab

Jerome “Jerry” V. Hazenstab, 61, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away after a brief illness, on May 9, 2019. He was born in Rochester, PA., on May 2, 1958, a son of the late Jerome W. and Helen (Tirik) Hazenstab. Jerry loved the outdoors, and was a avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. He is survived by his son, Brett (Patricia) Hazenstab; his daughter, Stacy (Rick) Conlin; his 8 grandchildren, Tony, Kris, Sebastian, Emmalie, Connor Hazenstab and Caci, Charlotte, D.J. Conlin….

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Marion John Prajsner

Marion John Prajsner

Marion John Prajsner, 90, of Raccoon Twp. died peacefully on May 8th, 2019 in his home surrounded by his family.  He was born in Orzechowka, Poland on August 6, 1928 the son of the late Joseph & Aniela (Kwolek) Prajsner. Marion was a member of St. Titus Catholic Church, Aliquippa, and a retiree from J&L Steel Corporation.  After retiring, he served as President of S.O.A.R. for 23 years.  He was also a past president of the Polish National Alliance.  He…

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Clair F. “Popeye” Parrish

Clair F. “Popeye” Parrish

Clair F. “Popeye” Parrish, 89, of Hopewell Twp., died on April 29, 2019 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born in Hopewell Twp. on December 11, 1929 the son of the late Emery & Vesta Parrish. Clair graduated from Hopewell High School in 1947, served his country in the US Navy, and was an avid golfer, bowler, hunter & fisherman. In addition to his parents, Clair was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Joanne (West)…

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Florence Dale Johnston Hellmann

Florence Dale Johnston Hellmann

Florence Dale Johnston Hellman, 98, of New Sewickley Twp., died on Sunday April 28, 2019.  She was born on Good Friday, March 25, 1921 in Monaca, the daughter of the late John A. and Ida J. (Corless) Johnston.  She lived for 50 plus years on Big Knob Rd. in New Sewickley Twp. She worked at G.C. Murphy Co, W.T. Grant, and Rochester Hospital.  She was a member of the Oak Grove Lutheran Church, New Sewickley Twp. Florence was very active…

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Dawn Marie Kendrew

Dawn Marie Kendrew

Dawn Marie Kendrew, 27, of Raccoon Twp., passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019 in Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh after a battle with AML Leukemia.  She was born on July 21, 1991 in Beaver, the daughter of Marcy Kendrew.  She enjoyed crafting, shopping, camping and kayaking.  Her true joy was being a Mommy, her daughters were her life. She was preceded in death by her grandfather Donald Kendrew. She is survived by her two daughters: Jayden Marie Kemp and Olivia…

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Monika Jones

Monika Jones

Monika Jones, 89, of Conway passed away on Monday, April 22, 2019 in her home.  She was born in Breslau, Germany on August 28, 1929 the daughter of the late Carl and Edeltraud Hicketier. She was a long-time member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Ambridge.  She loved gardening and tending to her flowers, and crocheting. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister Siegreid Melsheimer. She is survived by her husband of 64 years,…

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Donna R. McLaughlin

Donna R. McLaughlin

Donna R. McLaughlin, 75, of Independence Twp., passed away on Wednesday April 17, 2019, in her home.  She was born on August 2, 1943 the daughter of the late Edward and Josephine Williamson. She was a preschool teacher at Crestmont Alliance Church and drove a school bus for Hopewell School District for many years.  She was a wonderful baker, and loved baking pies. She is survived by her 4 children: Dave & Tresa McLaughlin, Albany, OH; Dawn & Stephen Ingram,…

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