Obituaries

George C. Wolff

George C. Wolff

George C. Wolff, 86, of Moon Twp, died on Thursday November 21, 2019 in his home.  He was born in New Castle, PA on August 17, 1933 the son of the late George & Johanna (Taub) Wolff. He served his country in the US Army and retired from Eastern Airlines after 30 years of service as a ticket agent.  He also retired after 12 years of service from Charlie Brown’s Airport Parking. Surviving is his wife of 60 years, Edna…

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Barry Altamos

Barry Altamos

Barry R. Altamos,78, of Rochester went home to be with The Lord on Friday Nov.15, 2019. He was born on Dec 14, 1940 in Natrona Hts, PA., a son of the late Russell and Jane (Foust) Altamos. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Caolyn (Painter) Altamos, his children, Rick (Vicki) Altamos, Jan Altamos, Pam (Ray) Conley, Jennifer Altamos; 6 grandchildren, Ray J Conley, Amanda (Zach) Brewer, Brad Altamos, Jonny Conley, Jenna Conley, and Jessica Conley; 2 great…

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Betty L. Byron

Betty L. Byron

Betty L. Byron, 91, of New Sewickley Township, passed away on Monday, November 11, 2019.  She was born on July 4, 1928 in Ford City, the daughter of the late Welty and Hazel (Williams) Vensel. Betty worked as a sales assistant at J.C. Penney’s for many years.  In her free time, she enjoyed traveling around the world, having gone on trips across the United States and overseas.  She was a member of New Sewickley Presbyterian Church. In addition to her…

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Emogene (Smith) White

Emogene (Smith) White

  Emogene (Smith) White, 91, formerly of Raccoon twp., passed away on November 10, 2019. She was born in Aliquippa, on January 8, 1928, a daughter of the late Dawson and Margaret (Morris) Smith. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Arthur White (1994); her siblings, Donald, James, Roy, Eugene, and Charles Smith, and Patricia Brocklebank. She is survived by her children, Walter Kenneth (Carol) White, Arthur James (Sam) White, Cheryl L. (Joseph) Eland; her grandchildren, Sean (Karen)…

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Catherine “Kay” (Jurich) Sassic

Catherine “Kay” (Jurich) Sassic

    Catherine “Kay” Sassic (Jurich) passed away peacefully on November 7th, 2019, at the age of 94. The daughter of Anne Keemac and George Juris, Catherine was born on November 21st, 1924. She is survived by her sons, Samuel Sassic Jr. (Jan), Roddy Sassic & family (wife Marianne Sassic, Jessica Richards, Alyssa Opsatnik), her grandchildren Jessica Sassic, Jennifer Sassic, and MSgt Andrew Paine & family; her niece, Leslie Ann Dinkfelt (Popp), husband Alan; and nephews, Dan Jurich and Steve Jurich,…

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James Dennis Reese Jr. MSgt (USAF, ret.)

James Dennis Reese Jr. MSgt (USAF, ret.)

MSgt (USAF, ret.) James Dennis Reese, Jr, 83, of Moon Twp, died on November 4, 2019 in Clearwater, Florida. He was born in Reedsville, PA on November 6, 1935, the son of the late James D. and Catherine (Weakland) Reese and graduated from Derry Township High School Class of 1953. He served 23 years and 6 months in the United States Air Force, both active duty and reserve. He worked in various positions throughout his career, as a flight simulator…

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Joseph A. Spratley Jr.

Joseph A. Spratley Jr.

  Joseph A. Spratley Jr., 92, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on November 3, 2019. He was born in Rochester, on December 4, 1926, a son of the late Joseph Sr. and Evelyn (Graham) Spratley. He is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth (Close) Spratley (1994); siblings, Mary Ann Zarilla, Isa Dora “Izzy” Spratley, Betty Corrigan, Marion Vogel, Edith Davidson, Evelyn Gussenhofen, Barbara Spooner Shultz and George Spratley. He is survived by his children, Joseph and Sharri Spratley, of…

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Ronald E. Ivey

Ronald E. Ivey

Ronald E. Ivey, 61 of Steubenville, OH passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, November 3, 2019 in Trinity Hospital.  He was born on September 21, 1958 the son of William D. & Lina Mathilde (Roessler) Ivey.  He worked as a computer systems network manager for First Energy.  He enjoyed camping and spending his time with his grandchildren who called him “Grampy”.  He loved keeping busy fixing up houses. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife of 36…

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Mildred L. “Becky” Barr

Mildred L. “Becky” Barr

Mildred L. “Becky” Barr, 94, of Rochester, passed away on Saturday, November 2, 2019 in Providence Care Center.  She was born in Kaylor, PA the daughter of the late Fred & Lena Reese. She was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church in Rochester. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Nicholas Barr Jr.; a son Emmett Barr; a great grandson Alex Ruby; and 5 brothers: Carl, Bill, Ken, Ed, and Jim Reese….

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Frances C. (Doughty) Hoover

Frances C. (Doughty) Hoover

Frances C. (Doughty) Hoover, 95, of Moon Twp. died on Wednesday October 23, 2019 in her home.  She was born in Findlay Twp. on March 18, 1924 the daughter of the late Calvin & Pearl (Cain) Doughty. Frances graduated from West Allegheny High School and went on to work for over 37years at the Neville Chemical Company as an administrative secretary. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth M. Hoover and a sister,…

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