Obituaries

Elizabeth H. “Betty” Summers

Elizabeth H. “Betty” Summers

Elizabeth H. (Betty) Summers, 84, of Rochester Twp., passed away on Friday, June 17, 2022 at The Villa St. Joseph Concordia.  She was born in Rochester, PA in 1938, the oldest child of the late Charles and Marie (Kovach) Graff of Rochester Twp. In addition to her parents, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years Thomas H. Summers in 2020.  She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Andrew Graff and Joseph Graff, as well…

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Carol A. (Masoner) Duffley

Carol A. (Masoner) Duffley

Carol A. (Masoner) Duffley, 81, of Oakdale, died on Wednesday June 8, 2022 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in New York City on December 26, 1940 and subsequently raised in Kansas, the daughter of the late Clarence “C.B.” & Dorothy (Collins) Masoner. She worked at Kaufman’s for many years but was mostly a devoted mother, grandmother, crafter and gardener. In addition to her parents, Carol was preceded in death by her husband Joseph C….

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Dorothy Jane (Klinensmith) Batzel

Dorothy Jane (Klinensmith) Batzel

Dorothy Jane (Klingensmith) Batzel, 102 of Hopewell Twp., passed away on June 8, 2022 in her home.  She was born in Hempfield Twp., on August 14, 1919 the daughter of the late Annas O. and Jane Ann (Ritson) Klingensmith.  She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Aliquippa where she was part of the United Methodist Women and was head of the soup luncheons. She was known for her cooking, especially her raisin pie, her kindness,…

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Katherine “Kathie” “Red” Elizabeth McCrory

Katherine “Kathie” “Red” Elizabeth McCrory

Katherine “Kathie” “Red” Elizabeth McCrory, 57, of Ambridge, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 in Heritage Valley Sewickley.  She was born July 27, 1964 in Beaver County, PA.She loved spending her time watching live music and dancing.  She was an avid gardener, especially growing tomatoes with her granddaughter. She collected heart shaped rocks and liked butterflies.  She also enjoyed baking and making homemade candies.  Kathy has now joined her late husband Frederick “Dave” McCrory who died in 2008….

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Betty Jane (Oakes) Etzel Rechel

Betty Jane (Oakes) Etzel Rechel

Betty Jane (Oakes) Etzel Rechel, 98, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on May 29, 2022. She was born on April 14, 1924 the daughter of the late John L. & Weltha (Sexton) Oakes. She was employed by John Brown’s Armory in Rochester from age 56 to 82 when she retired.  Betty enjoyed attending Chapel Presbyterian Church in Brighton Township.  She loved gardening, doing crossword puzzles and crocheting. She crocheted her entire family their own afghan. She was also an…

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Michelene C. “Micki” Summerville

Michelene C. “Micki” Summerville

Michelene C. “Micki” (Faber) Summerville, 70, passed away peacefully at her home in Moon Township at 8:55 PM on May 25, 2022 after a battle with cancer.  Micki, as she was known by her family and friends, was born on November 17, 1951 to the late Theodore and Mary (Estok) Faber of Aliquippa.  She graduated from Aliquippa High School in 1969 and earned both her Bachelor of Arts in special education and Master of Arts in education administration at Michigan…

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Gregory A. Ross

Gregory A. Ross

Gregory A. Ross, 72, of Sewickley, died peacefully at home on May 25, 2022.  He was born in Rochester, PA,  on August 8, 1949, to the late Norman and Joanne (Putch) Ross of Baden, PA.  Greg graduated from Rochester High School and the University of Pittsburgh (BS 1971, MBA 1976), and worked as a management consultant and church leader. He spent his life observant and engaged, and found joy in big ideas. Greg is survived by his wife Beth; his…

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John E. Trimmer

John E. Trimmer

John E. Trimmer, 74, of McKees Rocks, previously of Coraopolis, passed away on May 23, 2022 in his home.  He was born in Sewickley on January 25, 1948 the son of the late Earl & Dora (Fabian) Trimmer. John served his country for 28 years and retired from the US Navy. He is survived by his wife, Karen E. (Ruby) Trimmer and their daughters, Stacy Williams, Charron (Glenn) Daniel, and Cassandra Trimmer; grandfather of 8; and great grandfather of one;…

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Howard Scott Hood

Howard Scott Hood

 Howard Scott Hood, 71, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away unexpectedly on May 17, 2022.  He was born on January 3, 1951 the son of Phyllis Hood and the late James Hood.  He was a graduate of Freedom High School and the University of New Haven, Connecticut. He was also a graduate from the first class of the aviation department at the Community College of Beaver County. He spent time in Connecticut working for Sikorsky Helicopter.  He was also employed…

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