Obituaries

Chester H. “Smokey” Smith

Chester H. “Smokey” Smith

Chester H. “Smokey” Smith, 85, of Independence Twp., died on August 22, 2020 in Heritage Valley Sewickley.  He was born in Burnside, PA on April 3, 1935, the son of the late Harry R. & Eva (Grove) Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Lee (Collins) Smith in 2017. He is survived by his three daughters:  Gail Beall (Gene), Butler; Linda Zipparo, Sewickley; Judy DeAngelis (Jim), Crescent, and granddaughter, Lindsay Barnhart (Hunter)….

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Carole J. Black

Carole J. Black

Carole J. Black, 87, of Hopewell Twp., passed away on Thursday, August 20, 2020 in Allegheny General Hospital. She was born on June 27, 1933 in Zelienople the daughter of the late Blair Stoops and Ruth Stoops Knauf. She was a homemaker who loved her family, loved spending time in her garden, as well as tending to her flowers. She was a faithful member of Raccoon United Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by…

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Dois R. Snow

Dois R. Snow

Dois R. “Hank” Snow, 91, of Beaver County, passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020, at Franciscan Manor.  He was born on August 31, 1928, in Frankston, TX, the son of the late Jim and Roberta Snow.  Hank was a retired US Navy Veteran; he was known as a three-war veteran, a member of the Patrol Squadron 21 “Black Jack” and was a Blue Angel Alumni.  After his retirement from the Navy, he worked as a service manager for Chrysler…

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Frances L. McAfoose

Frances L. McAfoose

  Frances L. McAfoose formerly of Baden and Hopewell Township and most recently a resident of Asbury Heights in Mt. Lebanon for the past 5 years passed away on Monday, August 17, 2020.  Born February 18, 1920 in Fenelton, PA she was the daughter of John Daniel & Olive Hindman Young. Frances was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa and loved her church family.  Frances was also a member of the United Methodist Women. Frances owned…

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John F. (Uzyak) Spear

John F. (Uzyak) Spear

John F. (Uzyak) Spear, 83 of Rochester, passed away on Thursday, August 13, 2020 in Heritage Valley Beaver.  He was born in Freedom, on August 14, 1936 the son of John and Margaret.  He retired from Zinc Corporation where he worked in the power plant.  A peacetime US Army Veteran and a lifetime member of the Rochester Elks.  He was an avid sports fan, enjoying Steeler and Penguin games. He was also a member of St. Cecilia Catholic Parish. He…

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Charles E. Caler

Charles E. Caler

Charles Caler, 92, formerly of Beaver Co. Pennsylvania, passed away on August 8, 2020. Mr. Caler was born in Raccoon Township, New Sheffield, PA to Harold “Bill” and Hazel Pugh Caler. He started his trade as a machinist while still in high school at St. Joe Lead Company, Monaca, PA. He served in the US Navy during WWII and Korea, and then returned to St. Joe. His field of experience led him to jobs in the lead and zinc industry,…

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Craig Alan Morrison

Craig Alan Morrison

Craig Alan Morrison, 57, of Moon Township, passed quietly at 8:10pm on Friday, August 7th, 2020 in Allegheny General Hospital. He was born in Sewickley on January 7th, 1963, the son of Margaret Morrison (Ihnat) and the late Kenneth W. Morrison. A former 1981 Alumni from Moon Area High School, Craig was a man of many talents.  He was loved by so many people, and would do anything for anyone who needed help.  He is survived by his husband of…

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Breanna Rae Camesi

Breanna Rae Camesi

Breanna Rae Camesi, 34, of Moon Twp. Passed away on July 30, 2020 in her home.  She was born in Sewickley on September 10, 1985 the daughter of Alex & Anita (LaRock) Camesi. In addition to her parents, Breanna is survived by her fiancé, Ben McFarland and her sister, Caitlin Camesi-Hentosz (Brian). Family and friends are invited to a funeral service on Monday August 3rd at 1PM in St. Stephen’s Church, Sewickley.  Committal service will follow at Sewickley Cemetery.  Face…

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Elizabeth J. Sebastian

Elizabeth J. Sebastian

Elizabeth J. Sebastian, 65, of Hopewell Twp., passed away unexpectedly in her home on Thursday July 23, 2020.  She was born in Rochester, PA the daughter of the late James and Betty Blair. She was retired from Duquesne Light. She will be deeply missed by her beloved sister: Susan Hnatiw, and her dear friends; Ashley and Chris. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother-in-law: Walter Hnatiw. Due to the current virus situation, all services…

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Larry L. Slaughter

Larry L. Slaughter

Larry L. Slaughter, 70, of Aliquippa died in his home on July 21, 2020.  He was born in Clarksburg, WV on August 26, 1949 the son of the late Roy & Juanita (Humphrey) Slaughter. Larry graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1968. Larry is survived by his wife, Janet Slaughter, and their two children, Karl Slaughter (Tina), Morgantown, WV & Holly Soman (Terry), Aliquippa.  Seven grandchildren, Tylar, Anthony, Joseph, Carter, Cassie, Ashley & Samantha.  Five great grandchildren, Cheyenne, Tyler, Breanna,…

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