Obituaries

Todd Lathrop

Todd Lathrop

Todd Lathrop, 51, of Clinton, PA, passed away on February 26, 2020 after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Mr. Lathrop was born on April 7, 1968, in Jackson, MS to Lawrence & Sally Lathrop.  He graduated from Bradford Area High School in 1986 and served in the US Air Force from 1986 to 1997.  He continued his education at the University of Pittsburgh where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. He was employed by Eaton Corp., Pittsburgh, as an…

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Geraldine A. “Gerri” Bires

Geraldine A. “Gerri” Bires

Geraldine A. “Gerri” Bires, 89 of Moon Twp., passed away peacefully on Saturday February 8, 2020 in her home. She was born in North Braddock, PA on July 25, 1930, the daughter of the late Anna (Regrut) & Michael Pavlik. She is survived by her three daughters: Dr. Jill Bires, Atlanta; Janet & Bill Boslett, Chicago; and Beth & Stephen Henry, Moon Twp; Gerri will be missed by her brother and sister-in-law, Ronald & Jeanne Pavlik and many nieces and…

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Kyle E. Andresky

Kyle E. Andresky

Kyle E. Andresky, 30 of Aliquippa, passed away on Wednesday February 5, 2020 in his home.  He was born on May 8, 1989 the son of Suzette Chamberlain and Edward Andresky.  He was a data entry specialist for Ravana. He was a fantastic artist.  He loved to draw, play music, and Halloween.  He had a kind heart and a kindship with animals. He is survived by his parents, Suzette Chamberlain and Edward Andresky; two brothers: Sean & Amber Hovanec, and…

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David Mark Thomas

David Mark Thomas

David Mark Thomas, 65 of Patterson Twp., passed away unexpectedly on Friday, January 31, 2020 in his home. He was born in Rochester, on October 21, 1954 the son of the late Howard and Mary Thomas. He was a Quality Control Manager for Col Fin Steel. He is survived by his loving wife Rose Thomas, a daughter Stephanie (Luke) Borghi, Beaver Falls, two grandsons: Bryce and Logan Borghi; two sisters Judy (Butch)  Herstine, Economy Borough, and Cecely (Tom) Llewellyn, Industry….

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Antonio Alvarez-Pedroso

Antonio Alvarez-Pedroso

Antonio Alvarez-Pedroso, 80, of Moon Twp., died peacefully on January 29, 2020 in UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh.  He was born in Havana, Cuba on July 19, 1939 the son of the late Antonio & Graciela (Otero) Alvarez Pedroso. He graduated from Villanova University with a master’s in Chemical Engineering, and retired as a Chemical Engineer.  His interests included the stock market, traveling, and going to the gym several times a week, but above all it was spending time with and being…

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Norman E. Samek

Norman E. Samek

Norman E. Samek Formerly of New Brighton Norman E. Samek, 99, formerly of New Brighton, passed away quietly at his residence in Enon Valley on Wednesday, January 29, 2020, surrounded by his loved ones. Norma always had a positive attitude about life. He always had a big smile on his face and made everybody laugh. “Keep on Smiling” he told everyone. He was born on July 14, 1920, in Beaver, the son of the late Joseph and Mary Samek. Norman…

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Paul A. Hecker

Paul A. Hecker

Mr. Paul A. Hecker, 92, of Seymour, IN, passed away on Saturday, January 25, 2020. He was born in 1927 in New Brighton, PA to the late Merritt L. and Viola (Elak) Hecker. On September 25, 1954, he married Dollymae Daman. He was a member of Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Beaver Falls, PA since 1963. He enjoyed being with his wife and taking care of his family at their home in Darlington, PA, where they lived for 55 years…

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Rita Jones-Bruce

Rita Jones-Bruce

Rita Jones-Bruce, 82 of Hopewell Twp. Passed away on Thursday, January 23, 2020, in Franciscan Manor. She was born on February 17, 1937, the daughter of the late Guy and Angeline Tonachella. She was a member of Ohio United Presbyterian Church. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband  Edward J. Jones;  her second husband Jack L. Bruce, her daughter Karen E. Barth, and a sister Marie “Toni” Saxon. She is survived by two sons: Kenneth…

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Edward “Red” Joe Douglass III

Edward “Red” Joe Douglass III

  Edward “Red” Joe Douglass III, of Hookstown, passed away the afternoon of January 10, 2020 after a long illness.  He walked through the gates of heaven greeted by his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and his beloved Ginny. Born in Chicago, IL on May 2, 1945 the son of the late Edward Joe Douglass Jr. & Mary Jane (Smoot) Douglass.  He grew up in Alexandria, VA and graduated from Francis C. Hammond High School in 1963. Red was a…

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Beverly (Souffrant) Ryms Bedillion

Beverly (Souffrant) Ryms Bedillion

Beverly (Souffrant)Ryms Bedillion, age 69, of Freedom died unexpectedly Thursday morning January 9, 2020 in Williamsburg VA. Born July 24, 1950 in New Kensington PA, she was the daughter of the late Wayne Souffrant Sr. and Mary (Aleskowitz) Souffrant. She was retired and living in Williamsburg VA. She is survived by her daughter and son in law, Tina (Ryms) and Jason Bissette of Williamsburg VA, a son, Robert Ryms Jr. of Alison Park PA; 5 grandchildren; her sisters and brother in…

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