Obituaries

Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker

Kelly Baker, 57, of Ohioville passed away on Thursday, April 29, 2021 in her home.  She was born February 28, 1964 in Seattle, Washington the daughter of Daniel Alter and the late Suzanne Hawkins . Kelly really enjoyed traveling, listening to music and attending concerts. She was a free spirit, health nut, and independent type of person. You would always see her smiling and laughing. Kelly loved being in nature, camping with her family and spending time in the woods.  Animals were a huge…

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Craig E. Morris

Craig E. Morris

Craig E. Morris, 70, of Industry, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday April 27, 2021.  He was born in Aliquippa on February 2, 1951, the son of the late Ralph and Dorothy Morris.  He worked for A&S Steel, US Airways, and as a paramedic for Medic Rescue.  He also was proud of his service as a volunteer fireman with both Monaca and Center Township Fire Departments.  He was a graduate of Center High School.  Craig was a lifelong animal lover and…

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Patricia H. Dudash

Patricia H. Dudash

Patricia H. Dudash, 78 of Potter Twp., passed away on Friday, April 23, 2021 in Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born on August 31, 1942 the daughter of the late Martin and Eliner Herbert Jr.  Her biological mother Antoinette (Hyrnizak) Herbert passed away when Patricia was a child. Patricia worked for many years as a lunch lady at Todd Lane Elementary School in Center. She then retired as a nurse’s aid from Friendship Ridge, a job that she loved.   Patricia…

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June “Genevieve” Ratliff

June “Genevieve” Ratliff

June “Genevieve” (Mckahan) Ratliff, 95, formerly of Brighton Twp., passed away on April 22, 2021. She was born in Claysville, PA on June 1, 1925, a daughter of the late John and Emma (Kimmey) McKahan.   She is preceded in death by her husband, Forest C. Ratliff (1996); her sons, Coleman Ratliff, John Ratliff and four grandchildren.   She is survived by her children, Emma Gentry, Shirley Simmons, and Marsha (Stanley) Taormina; 15 grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren. She is also…

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Jason Edward Durbin

Jason Edward Durbin

Jason Edward Durbin, 43, of Center Township, PA passed away peacefully on Monday, April 19, 2021 at AGH after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born on September 6, 1977 in Sewickley, PA the son of Rose Durbin and the late Charles Durbin.  He was preceded in death by his father, and grandparents, John and Martha Durbin ,and Glenn and Laura Wickham. In addition to his mother, Jason is survived by his twins: Mikayla and Kingston Durbin; a sister…

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Patricia Ann “Patty” (Aurin) Thomas

Patricia Ann “Patty” (Aurin) Thomas

Patricia Ann “Patty” (Aurin) Thomas, 64, of Moon Twp.  passed away on April 19, 2021 in her home.  She was born in Sewickley, PA on February 9, 1957 the daughter of Margaret (Marchetti) Aurin & the late Carl Aurin.  Patty graduated from Quaker Valley Highschool in 1975. In addition to her mother, Patty is survived by her husband of 44 years, David Craig Thomas.  Three children:  Cara Blyzwick (Brad), Moon Twp., PA; Afton Thomas-Thangaraj (Swaminathan), Baltimore, MD & Matthew Thomas. …

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Nina Louise “Neen” Napoleone

Nina Louise “Neen” Napoleone

Nina Louise “Neen” Napoleone, 47, of Moon Twp.  passed away peacefully in her parents’ home with her loving family by her side.  Nina was born in Sewickley on February 18, 1974 the daughter of Deni & Frances (George) Napoleone. Nina graduated from Moon High School in 1992 and went on to earn her Bachelor’s degree in communications from Mercyhurst University.  Nina was the sales manager at the family business, ALDOS Foodservice, in Independence Twp. Nina was very talented, giving, and…

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Donna L. Gossard

Donna L. Gossard

Donna L. Gossard, 88, of Rochester, passed away on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab.  She was born on January 16, 1933 in Rochester, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph Loftus and Edna Robinson.  She worked for many years as a tax collector for Central Tax. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan who enjoyed reading, playing cards with her card club and spending time at the Beaver County Senior Center.   She was a member…

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Richard W. “Bud” Martin

Richard W. “Bud” Martin

Richard W. “Bud” Martin, 82, of Beaver, formerly of Center Twp., reached out and touched the hand of God on Monday, March 22, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Rochester, PA on November 2, 1938 the son of the late William and Diane Martin.  He started his career in the IT Department by working with J&L Steel, then spent 27 years with HH Robertson, and finally retiring with FedEx.  He was a past master and a 50 year…

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Larry W. Black

Larry W. Black

Larry W. Black, 64, of Hopewell Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Sunday March 21, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Rochester on August 25, 1956 the son of the late Milton and Carole Black.  He was a Jack of all Trades working many years in construction.  Larry’s sense of humor was second to none, always living life to the fullest and loving his family.  He enjoyed photography, riding his motorcycles, and collecting guns and knives.  He was a…

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