Obituaries

William Thomas “Rex” Rexroad

William Thomas “Rex” Rexroad

William Thomas Rexroad {Rex} (94) of New Brighton passed away peacefully on Wednesday September 22, 2021 under the wonderful care of Heartland Hospice and Cambridge Village Personal Care Residence.  Born September 18, 1927 in (Richie County) West Virginia, the son of the Late Harley and Elsie (Hedge) Rexroad. After serving in the US Navy in 1945/1946, he then returned to school for his high school diploma.  Rex chose a lifelong resident in New Brighton with the love of his life…

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Theron O. “Sonny” McClellan Jr.

Theron O. “Sonny” McClellan Jr.

Theron O. “Sonny” McClellan Jr., 88, of Hopewell Twp. Passed away on September 13, 2021, in his home.  He was born December 16, 1932 in Coraopolis, PA the son of the late Theron O.  & Ida McClellan Sr. He was a retired factory worker at Dravo Light Metals Plant in Neville Island, and was a US Air Force veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He was an avid NASCAR fan, enjoyed his cats, and an all-around handy man.  IN addition…

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Marcie L. Hodge

Marcie L. Hodge

Marcie L. Hodge, 66 of Pulaski Township, passed away unexpectedly on September 10, 2021 in her home.  She was born in Ellwood City on August 6, 1955 the daughter of the late Eileen (Householder) Powell.  She was an assembler working for Eaton Corp for many years.  She was a member of Unionville United Methodist Church.  In her free time, she enjoyed reading and especially enjoyed spending time with her dog, Lucy.    In addition to her mother, she was preceded…

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Dolly Pettner

Dolly Pettner

Delight “Dolly” Pettner, 75 of Freedom, passed away on September 10, 2021. She was born in Rochester, a daughter of the late Col. James and Evelyn (Hawk) Henderson. She is preceded in death by her son, James Pettner Jr. and her sister, Evelyn Brogan. She is survived by her husband, James M. Pettner Sr.; her children, Laurie Pettner, Leslie Pettner and Roger Pettner; her 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Robert” Bob” Henderson, Margaret…

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Elizabeth J. Marchitelli

Elizabeth J. Marchitelli

Elizabeth J. Marchitelli, 87, of Rochester, passed away on Monday, August 30, 2021 in Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab. She was born in Apollo, PA on December 22, 1933 the daughter of the late James and Emma Shirley.  She worked as a cook at the Hiltop Restaurant, Rochester and the previous Travelers Lunch, Bridgewater.  She was also a former custodian at Beaver Valley Country Club.  She attended Grace Lutheran Church and enjoyed gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded…

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William T. Redfern

William T. Redfern

William T. Redfern, 90, of Moon Twp., died on August 30, 2021 in his home.  He was born in Penn Hills, on July 25, 1931 the son of the late William H. & Edna (Lintelman) Redfern. He graduated from Penn Hills High School and served his country in the US Army, in the Panama Canal, during the Korean War.  For a brief period, he also worked for the railroad while going to PIA. He then moved to Ypsilanti, Michigan to…

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Myron E. Phillips

Myron E. Phillips

Myron E. Phillips, 70, of E. Rochester, passed away on August 29, 2021. He was born in Rochester, PA on February 5, 1951, a son of the late Myron A. and Ethel (Sharp) Phillips. Myron served in the Army National Guard and was retired from St. Joe Lead/Horsehead Corporation. He is survived by his siblings, Jeanne Hayes, Emily R. Phillips (John Malovich) and Estelle (Jim) Brandenberger. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Alice McCune and Ed Phillips. Friends…

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Thelma A. Haffey

Thelma A. Haffey

Thelma A. Haffey, 78 of Monaca, passed away on Sunday, August 29, 2021 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.   She was born in Aliquippa on January 9, 1943 the daughter of the late Thelma and Albert Call.  She retired after 28 years as a department manager at K-Mart in Rochester.  She was a member of the Monaca Junior Women’s Club.  She was the most amazing, loving, caring, and generous mother and grandmother anyone could ask for.   I am…

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Kenneth M. “Butch” Woollett

Kenneth M. “Butch” Woollett

 Kenneth M. “Butch” Woollett, 80 of Hopewell Twp. formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.   He was born in Pittsburgh, PA on August 17, 1941 the son of the late John and Marie Woollett. He was a retired US Navy Veteran serving 10 years during the Vietnam Conflict. He retired after 37 years with the US Post Office working as an Electro Mechanic and also worked as a bus…

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June (Hess) Roycroft

June (Hess) Roycroft

June (Hess) Roycroft, 95, of Moon Township, passed away on August 23, 2021 in her home.  She was born in Pittsburgh on June 29, 1926 the daughter of the late Carl & Emma (Richards) Hess. June retired at 88 years young after 61 years of working at ATT, Ohio Valley General Hospital, PDM, Kinkos/FedEx, and being an awesome mom. In addition to her parents, June was preceded in death by her husband of 63 yrs., George Roycroft in 2010; siblings,…

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