Obituaries

Sandra Elaine Johnston Vogel

Sandra Elaine Johnston Vogel

Sandra Elaine Johnston Vogel, 82, of Beaver, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Friday, February 16th. Born the only child of Edward Roger and Thelma Elaine (Crawford) Johnston in Mount Washington, Sandra moved at age four, with her parents to their Peters Township farm just down Hays Road from all her extended family at Paris Lake. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she met her future husband, Dr. Julius A.  (Buzz) Vogel Jr. She received…

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Francis “Butch” Santicola

Francis “Butch” Santicola

Francis “Butch” Santicola, 74, of Moon Township. Passed away on February 15, 2018.   He was born in Oakmont, on November 13, 1943 the son of the late Marius & Agnes (Rantucci) Santicola. Butch grew up in Oakmont and earned his B.S. from I.U.P. where he was a proud member of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity.  He obtained his Masters from the University of Pittsburgh.  He began his career as a teacher in the Aliquippa School District where he was the…

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Delores J. Whippo

Delores J. Whippo

Delores J. (Bentrum) Whippo, 81, of Rochester, passed away on February 13, 2018, in her home. She was born in Oakdale, PA on June 27, 1936. She is preceded in death by her parents, George Trenary and Emma Kochanski; her daughter, Susan Murray and her sister, Nancy Beck. She is survived by her husband, Donald Whippo; her children; Brenda Bethune, Charlene Murray; step-son Rick Murray; her grandchildren, Robert (Robyn) Murray, Courtney Betz, Rachel Bethune; and her great grandchildren, Sean and…

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Irene M. Rankin

Irene M. Rankin

Irene M. Rankin, 72, of Hopewell Twp., died on February 12, 2018 in her home. She was born on May 12, 1945 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Walter & Mary (Gallagher) Marshall.   She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Terry Rankin. A daughter Theresa Narehood (Kevin Mielcarek), Kennedy Twp. Grandchildren, Sarah, Anna & Joshua Narehood. A sister, Geraldine (Marshall) Rolston (Eugene), Spring, TX. In-laws, Timothy & Joyce Rankin, Cheryl & John Semborski, Thomas &…

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George J. Lostetter Jr.

George J. Lostetter Jr.

George J. Lostetter Jr., 97, of Moon Twp. died on February 11, 2018, in Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Mt. Oliver on December 19, 1920 the son of the late George J. & Mary (Kraus) Lostetter. George retired from US Airways in 1982 after a 40-year career. In 1953, he founded the Allegheny Airlines Federal Credit Union, now the Clearview Federal Credit Union, where he served as president for ten years. George enjoyed building models of vintage airplanes,…

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Helen Hazenstab

Helen Hazenstab

Helen Hazenstab, 83, of New Sewickley Twp., died on February 8, 2018 in Cranberry Place. She was born in West Aliquippa April 8, 1934 the daughter of the late Michael & Helen (Zubko) Tirik. Helen was an active member of St. Felix Catholic Church, Freedom. She volunteered for many years for Meals on Wheels & the Special Olympics. Helen was a homemaker at heart; she enjoyed cooking & loved to eat. She also enjoyed gardening, bingo and watching the birds…

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Darrell Gilbert Jones Sr.

Darrell Gilbert Jones Sr.

Darrell Gilbert Jones Sr., 83, of Raccoon Twp., passed away on Wednesday February 7, 2018 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born in Aliquippa on June 25, 1934 the son of the late William and Sarah (King)  Jones. Darrell graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1955. He worked in the Maintenance Department with (LTV) J&L Steel retiring in 1996.  He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church (E.P.C) Raccoon Twp. He was a member of…

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Sara E. Trenary

Sara E. Trenary

Sara E. Trenary, 84, of Freedom, passed away on Tuesday February 6, 2018 in Trinity Oaks.  She was born in Freedom on December 20, 1933 the daughter of the late Charles “Slim” and Rachel Acree. She was a switchboard operator for Bell Telephone and then worked for J.S. Mitchell and R. J. Rhodes for thirty years driving school buses for Freedom School District.   She was a longtime member of Unionville United Methodist Church where she served on Administrative Counsel, taught…

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Joanne Sostarich

Joanne Sostarich

Joanne Sostarich, 81, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on February 5, 2018 with her loving family by her side. She was born in the family home on Sheffield Terrace on April 22, 1936 the daughter of the late Lloyd and Lydia Weathers.  Joanne was an adamant lover of cats, birds, and other animals, who made frequent donations to the Beaver County Humane Society. She loved sewing, country music, late night talk shows, and her morning word search.   In addition to her…

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Charles M. Reader

Charles M. Reader

Charles M. Reader, 89, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Saturday, February 3, 2018 in his home. He was born in Rochester on March 31, 1928 the son of the late Bertha & Willard Reader. He was also preceded in death by his step mother Jean Reader. He was a 1946 Rochester High School and a 1957 Geneva College graduate. He worked as a drafting engineer for American Bridge. After his retirement, he worked for Pittsburgh Tubular Shafting as…

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