LOUISE J. "DOLLY" BURNWORTH
Burnworth, 85, Wampum native, St. Agatha member
Louise Jean "Dolly" Burnworth, 85, of 1450 Brentwood Ave., Homesite, formerly of 405 Wayne Ave., died Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, at her son's residence following an extended illness.
She was born Aug. 15, 1915, in Patterson Heights, to the late George and Isabella McQuillen Baker. She was married to James Kenneth Burnworth who died in 1982.
Mrs. Burnworth worked in the offices of the former Ellwood Works of U.S. Steel.
A graduate of Wampum High School, she was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish, St. Agatha Church.
She is survived by a son, James K. Burnworth Jr. of Ellwood City; a daughter, Judith Ann Hamblin of Lexington, Ky.; five grandchildren, Steven Burnworth, Jameson Burnworth, Jaime Meyer, Renee Burnworth and Stephanie Brown; and three great-grandchildren, A.J. and Chris Brown and Morgan Meyer.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George "Brub" Baker and Richard Baker in World War II.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at noon Saturday at St. Agatha Church. The Rev. Mark Thomas, parochial vicar, will officiate.
Burial will be in Slippery Rock Cemetery.
DOROTHY M. JOHNSTON
Johnston, 66, New Castle resident, Blacktown native
Dorothy M. Johnston, 66, of 628 Superior St., New Castle, died at 3:43 p.m. Friday, March 2, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital, Pittsburgh.
She was born July 24, 1934, in Blacktown, Pa., to the late Harry and Alice Fultz Johnston.
She is survived by a son, Jefre A. Pelini of New Castle; a brother, James Harvey Winfield of Ellwood City; a sister, Sara Sallmen of New Castle; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Earl Johnston.
Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home, 2429 Wilmington Road, Neshannock Township.
A service will be conducted at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home by the Rev. Dennis Bupp. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
DONALD CAMERON COOPER
Cooper, 79, veteran, former postal, Townsend employee
Donald Cameron Cooper, 79, of New Galilee, a longtime resident of North Sewickley Township, died Monday, April 30, 2001, at his home, surrounded by his family, following an extended illness.
He was born Feb. 11, 1922, in Ambridge, to the late John R. and Mary Ann Earl Cooper Sr. and had been married 58 years to the former Geraldine P. Douglass who survives.
Mr. Cooper was a former postman for the Beaver Falls Post Office and was formerly employed at Townsend Co., Fallston, retiring in 1983.
He was a former member of North Sewickley Volunteer Fire Department, played softball for the fire department and North Sewickley Grange and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
An Army veteran of World War II, he served in Guadalcanal and Asiatic Pacific campaigns and received seven medals.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are two daughters, Darlene K. Daugherty and Bonnie A. Daugherty, both of Petersburg, Ohio, and seven grandchildren, Donald Heitger of Struthers, Ohio, Dorothea Comley, Darlene Beatty and Tad Miller, all of Petersburg, Ronald Gordon of Aransas Pass, Texas, Raymond Gordon of Youngstown and James Daugherty of New Galilee.
Also surviving are 18 great-grandchildren; two brothers and sisters-in-law, John "Jack" and Jean Cooper and Richard and Beatrice Cooper, all of Beaver; a sister, Carolyn Thomas of New Galilee; a sister-in-law, Ann Cooper of Beaver Falls; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Mr. Cooper was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Robert "Rob" and Russell Cooper; a sister, Audene Cooper; a sister-in-law, Alice Cooper; a brother-in-law, Jim Thomas; an infant granddaughter; and a son-in-law, Jerry "Bud" Daugherty.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. tomorrow at Campbell's Chippewa Funeral Home, 2618 Darlington Road, Chippewa Township.
A service will be conducted at 1 p.m. tomorrow at the funeral home by the Rev. Richard A. Dettling of Concord United Methodist Church, North Sewickley Township. Burial will be in Concord Church Cemetery.
Full military honors will be provided by the Veterans Honor Squad at 1:45 p.m. tomorrow at the cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Cooper's name may be made to Forbes Hospice, 2400 Ardmore Blvd., Suite 302, Pittsburgh 15221.
RUTH L. CONLEY
Conley, 92, member of Central United Methodist
Ruth L. Conley, 92, of Columbus Ohio, formerly of Beaver Falls, died Monday, June 11, 2001, in St. Ann's Hospital in Columbus.
She was born in Beaver Falls on April 25, 1909, to the late William P. and Amanda Belle Sands Harlan.
She was married to Kenneth R. Conley, who died on July 22, 1964.
Mrs. Conley was a member of the Central United Methodist Church in Beaver Falls and had been employed at Mayer China in the decal department before her retirement.
She is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Raymond and Betty Conley of Houston, Texas, Ronald and Bonnie Conley of Columbus, Kenneth and Donna Conley of Georgetown, Texas; seven grandchildren, Dawn and Michiele Conley, Ronald and Christina Conley, Mrs. David (Cherie) Morales and Kenneth and Tim Conley; and three great-grandchildren, Amanda, Christa, and Mark Morales.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers and one sister, Merle, Ira, Roy and Howard Harlan, and Lota Fleeson.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Hill and Kunselman Funeral Home, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls.
Friends will also be received from 10 a.m. Friday until the time of service at 11 a.m. in the Central United Methodist Church, 13th Street and Sixth Avenue in Beaver Falls.
Her pastor, the Rev. Debra Rogosky will officiate.
Burial will follow in the Mars Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 13th Street and Sixth Ave., Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
MARY McKINNIS SHANER-HOBEL
Shaner-Hobel, 92, member of Shenango Christian
Mary McKinnis Shaner-Hobel, 92, of 1810 Highland Ave, New Castle, died Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, in the Avalon Nursing Center.
She was born Oct. 27, 1908, in Prospect to the late Alfred and Harriet Fleeger McKinnis.
She married Clair W. Shaner, who died Dec. 12, 1965, and later married Carl Hobel Sr., who died June 22, 1988.
Mrs. Shaner-Hobel was employed as a nurse's aide at Hill View Manor until her retirement in 1975.
She was a member of Shenango Christian Church.
She also held membership in AMVETS and was past Grand Mistress of Pennsylvania State Orange Lodge of Pittsburgh.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Lila Shaner of Waynesboro, Pa.; a sister, Bessie Ferrucci of Ellwood City; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and her husbands, she also was preceded in death by a daughter, Florence M. Schuster; a son, Willard Shaner; a sister, Pearl Kildoo; and seven brothers, John, Ira, Robert, Merl, James, Lester and Francis McKinnis.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Mill Street Funeral Home, 941 S. Mill St., New Castle.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Jeff Phillis, minister of Shenango Christian Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemetery in Prospect.
IDA S. BARTON
Barton, 81, Poet Laureate of Beaver County
The Poet Laureate of Beaver County, Ida S. Barton, 81, of 118 Little League Drive, North Sewickley Township, formerly of Zelienople, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2001, in The Medical Center, Beaver.
She was born June 10, 1920, in Zelienople and was married to James C. Barton of Beaver Falls.
A housewife, she was a member of Word Alive in Ellwood City and the Butler Poetry Group in Butler.
Mrs. Barton received the Woman of Distinction 2000 Award from the Beaver-Castle Girl Scout Council.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Timothy Barton of New Brighton; a daughter, Jacqueline Barton of Conway; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Word Alive, Eighth Street and Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.
Cremation arrangements were by Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg.
GUY A. BUZZELLI
Buzzelli, 84, Lincoln graduate, U.S. Steel retiree
Guy A. Buzzelli, 84, of Burbank, Calif., formerly of Ellwood City, died Thursday, Nov. 29, 2001, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Burbank.
He was born Dec. 29, 1916, in Ellwood City to the late Leonardo and Emilia Buzzelli. He was married for 55 years to Viola Mariani Buzzelli of Burbank.
Mr. Buzzelli was a graduate of Lincoln High School and worked for 35 years at U.S. Steel.
He was active in the Sons of Italy and the Moose Lodge while living in Ellwood City.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters and a son-in-law, Rita and Dominic Manente and Linda Buzzelli, all of Burbank; and a granddaughter, Gina Manente.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Inez Vitto and Lydia Buzzelli; two half-brothers, Archie Antinossi and Tillie Antinossi; and half-sister, Manuella Frazzini.
Services were held Dec. 3 at St. Robert Bellarmine Church, Burbank.
Entombment will be in San Fernando Mission, San Fernando, Calif.
ORA V. LUTZ
Lutz, 98, member of St. Peter's Reformed Church
Ora V. Lutz, 98, of Harmony, formerly of Zelienople, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002 at Evergreen Nursing Center, Harmony.
She was born June 29, 1903, in New Castle to the late Edward and Lucy Downey Smith. She was married July 25, 1925, to Leroy F. Lutz, who died Jan. 2, 1972.
Mrs. Lutz was a member of St. Peter's Reformed Church, Zelienople.
She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Shirley J. and Ernest McWithey of Zelienople, and Carol L. and James Kos of DuBois, Pa; a sister, Mae McClintock of New Castle; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and five sisters.
Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the Glenn-Kildoo Funeral Home Inc., 219 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Dr. Maurice R. Smith Jr., her pastor, officiating.
Burial will be in the St. Peter's Reformed Church Cemetery, Zelienople.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Peter's Reformed Church, 314-320 E. Grandview Ave. Zelienople, PA 16063.
FRANCES R. PARTINGTON
Partington, 90, resided in Beaver Falls
Frances R. Partington, 90, of Beaver Falls, formerly of New Brighton, died Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2002, in the Beaver Valley Nursing Center.
She was born Aug. 3, 1912, in Delmar, Del., to the late Carl and Nona Grace Bable McClure Beight. Mrs. Partington was a stepdaughter of the late Fred Beight.
Mrs. Partington is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Shelva Jean and John Hood of Beaver; a brother and sister-in-law, Fred M. and Yvonne Beight of Zelienople; four grandchildren, Barbara Jean Hood of New Brighton, John Richard Hood of Baden, Judy Ketterer of Beaver and Patti Powell of Beaver; and six great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents and stepfather, she was preceded in death by a son, Francis L. Brooks; a brother, Paul Beight; two sisters, Evelyn Jackson and Ruth Carpenter; and a great-granddaughter, Jennifer Hood.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Lutton Beaver Falls Funeral Home, 1117 Fifth Ave., Beaver Falls, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. The Rev. Ed Rogosky of Koppel United Methodist Church will officiate.
Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver.
GEORGE A. GIRARD SR.
Girard, 82, ex-resident, LHS graduate, machinist
A former local resident, George A. Girard Sr., 82, of 865 Auburn Drive, Youngstown, Ohio, died at 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2001, in St. Elizabeth's Hospital, Youngstown.
He would have been 83 years old Saturday as he was born Jan. 27, 1918, in Ellwood City to the late Anthony and Felicia Rocco Girard.
Mr. Girard and his first wife, the former Clementine Pagley who died Feb. 27, 1967, owned Girard's Greenhouse on Ellwood-New Castle Road from 1950 to 1970.
A 1936 graduate of Lincoln High School, Mr. Girard worked at Ryman Engineering and Aetna-Standard Engineering and was a member of Purification BVM Roman Catholic Church when he lived in Ellwood City.
A machinist, he retired from Tip Tool and Abrasive Blasting Equipment Co. of Canfield, Ohio, in 1998.
He was a member of St. Domenic's Catholic Church in Youngstown and was a volunteer with Angels for Animals organization in Youngstown.
Surviving are his wife, Phyllis Vitullo Girard; two daughters, Mrs. Laraine Lenahan of Canfield and Mrs. Richard (Joyce Ann) Orlovsky of Youngstown; and a grandson, George Lenahan.
Mr. Girard was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; four sisters, Vienna Appollino, Emma Trentadue, Daisy DeMauro and Carmel Ferrante; a brother, Domenic Girard; and a son, George A. Girard Jr. in 1969.
The family will receive friends from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, 309 Spring Ave.
Mass of Christian burial will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday in BVM church. Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Mr. Girard's name may be made to Angels for Animals, P.O. Box 69, Greenford, Ohio 44422.
CLYDE A. SIMPSON
Simpson, 68, was Army veteran, retired machinist
Clyde A. Simpson, 68, of Fombell died unexpectedly Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2001, in the emergency room of The Medical Center in Beaver County.
He was born Feb. 26, 1933, in Beaver Falls to Frances Headland Simpson of Fombell and the late James Albert Simpson and had been married for 48 years to Mary E. Simpson who died April 7, 2000.
Mr. Simpson graduated from Beaver Falls High School and served in the Army.
He retired from the former Babcock & Wilcox in Beaver Falls where he was a machinist.
Mr. Simpson enjoyed the outdoors and gardening. He valued his family above everything else.
Surviving, in addition to his mother, are nine children and their spouses: Marion Louise McCullough of Slippery Rock, Theresa Marie Nicol and Susan Ellen and Mike Chesterfield, all of Bloomington, Ind., David Allen and Roxanne Simpson of Wampum, James Albert Simpson and Joseph Allen Simpson, both of Fombell, Joyce Darlene and Kevin Nagel of Ellwood City, Beth Ann and Dean Marshall of Zelienople and Rachel Lynn Simpson-Loizou and her husband, Louis, of Allison Park.
Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Paul Curtis, Jamie, Guy and Scott Mohr, Elisa and Matthew Simpson, Sonya and Shannon Harding and Kayleigh and Hannah Nagel.
The oldest of eight children, Mr. Simpson is also survived by five siblings and their spouses: Paul and Lana Simpson of East Palestine, Ohio, Carolee and Richard Lackey of Miamisburg, Ohio, Donald and Alice Simpson of Ellwood City, Barbara and Patrick Whalen of Evans City and Lois Theuerl of Beaver.
Mr. Simpson was preceded in death by his wife; his father; a sister, June Bash; and a brother, Richard Simpson.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Simpson Funeral Home, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca.
Services and burial will be private.
Memorial contributions in Mr. Simpson's name may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.
ROBERT A. STRAW
Straw, 65, retired car salesman and veteran
Robert A. Straw, 65, of 1009 State Road, New Castle, died Friday evening, April 27, 2001, in St. Francis Hospital, New Castle.
He was born Jan. 27, 1936, in Ellwood City to the late Toney J. and Marie Kohl Straw and was married more than 41 years, since April 1, 1960, to the former Diane Dewberry who survives.
Mr. Straw was a retired car salesman.
He was also an Air Force veteran.
He was of the Roman Catholic faith and was a member of the Ellwood City Sons of Italy.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Robin L. Buchowski of New Castle; two sons, Robert E. Straw at home and Christopher M. Straw of Mercer; one grandchild; and a sister, Joan M. Straw of Ellwood City.
There will be no calling hours.
Mass of Christian burial was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at St. Vitus Roman Catholic Church, New Castle, with the Rev. Robert Zajdel officiating. Burial is in Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle.
Funeral arrangements are by the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home, 941 S. Mill St., New Castle.
WALLACE C. SPENCE
Spence, 75, World War II veteran, science teacher
Wallace C. Spence, 75, of South Beaver Township, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2001, in The Medical Center, Beaver.
He was born Oct. 23, 1926, in North Belle Vernon to the late Henry L. and Martha Mae Mitchell Spence Sr. He was married for over 45 years to the former Betty "Joann" Dillon, who survives.
Mr. Spence was a World War II veteran having served in rgw U.A. Army.
He attended Chippewa Alliance Church.
Mr. Spence was a science teacher at the Highland Junior High School, Chippewa Township and retired from Beaver Local Middle School in Ohio.
He enjoyed farming and was a beekeeper.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Joyce Spence and Carolynn Spence, both of South Beaver Township, and Beth Ann Spence of Beaver; a son, Kevin Spence of South Beaver Township; and a sister, Audrey Spence of Ohio.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. James Kendall Spence and Henry L. Spence Jr.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at the Hill and Kunselman Funeral Home, 3801 Fourth Ave., College Hill, Beaver Falls.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Paul Moore officiating.
Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Kecksburg, Pa.
GLADYS M. NOLAN
Nolan, 62, member of Grace Church of Harmony
Gladys M. Nolan, 62, of Harmony, died Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2002, in her home.
She was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Greensburg to the late Charles and Gladys Meyers Thomas. She was married Nov. 9, 1957, to Thomas L. Nolan, who survives.
Mrs. Nolan was a member of Grace Church of Harmony and the Order of Eastern Star, Harmony.
She enjoyed her family.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Bonnie Nolan of Harmony and Dana Shelton of Warminster, Pa.; three sisters, Janet Thomas of Zelienople, Kathleen Sutton of Tionesta and Jean Rogers of Westmoreland City; and two grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Carol Nolan; and a brother Jack Thomas.
There will be no visitation.
Private services were held at the Boylan Funeral Home, 324 Grandview Ave., Zelienople, with the Rev. Peter Everett, pastor of Grace Church, officiating.
Burial will be in Grace Church Cemetery, Harmony.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Odyssey Hospice, Park One West, Suite 500, Cliffmine Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 or Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 810 River Ave., Suite 100, Pittsburgh, PA 15212.
ROBERT J. DOMBECK
Dombeck, 97, active member of St. Monica
Robert J. Dombeck, 97, of RD 1, Chewton, died of an apparent heart attack Monday, April 8, 2002, in the Ellwood City Hospital.
He was born Oct. 15, 1904, in Chewton to the late John and Susan Golitko Dombeck. He was married for 59 years to Genevieve Martin, who died March 5, 1988.
In 1962, Mr. Dombeck retired as a foreman of the machine shop after 45 years of service at the Blaw-Knox, Ellwood City.
He was an active member of the Queen of Heaven Parish, St. Monica Church, Wampum.
Mr. Dombeck is survived by two sons and a daughter-in-law, Robert M. Dombeck of New Philadelphia, Ohio, and James F. and Mary Dombeck of Ellwood City; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Nina J. Dolick of Mount Vernon, Ohio, Mrs. Richard (Maryanne) Horner of Lady Lake, Fla. and Mrs. Charles (Jayne) Cook of Duluth, Ga.; two brothers, Joseph Dombeck of Wampum and Frank Dombeck of Ellwood City; three sisters, Julia Dombeck of New Castle, Catherine Hazen and Edna Kuben, both of Ellwood City; 17 grandchildren; many great- and great-great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Conrad and Stephen Dombeck.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Marshall Funeral Home, Main St., Wampum.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Monica Church with his pastor, the Rev. Joseph R. Lemp, officiating.
Burial will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.
A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday.
MARGARET E. JOHNSTON
Johnston, 68, active with Cub Scouts
Margaret E. Johnston, 68, of Box 1413 River Road, Taylor Township died Monday, July 29, 2002, in Evergreen Nursing Center in Harmony after an extended illness.
She was born Oct. 4, 1933, in New Castle to the late Albert Baker and Bessie Pearson Baker. Mrs. Johnston was married for 38 years to Norman C. Johnston Jr., who died on Sept. 15, 1989.
A Protestant by faith, Mrs. Johnston was active with the Cub Scouts in West Pittsburg. She graduated from Shenango High School.
Mrs. Johnston is survived by four sons, Lawrence Johnston of New Galilee, Michael Johnston of Kersey, Pa, Norman Johnston III of Wampum, and Timothy Johnston of Wampum; a sister, Dorothy Jean Christy of Wampum; a brother, Albert Baker of New Castle; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Marshall Funeral Home at 341 Main St., Wampum, where services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday. Ted Walker will be officiating.
Interment will be in Clinton Cemetery.
EUGENE VICTOR ALLEN
Allen, 76, former Ellwood City resident
Eugene Victor Allen, 76, of Cathedral City, Calif., formerly of Ellwood City, died Sunday, Sept. 22, 2002, in Idyllwild, Calif.
He was born Oct. 14, 1925, in Ellwood City, to the late Howard and Laura Wiley Allen.
Mr. Allen was a computer applications manager with Southern California Gas Co. for 40 years.
He served in the Army Air Corps.
He is survived by his wife, Joann; four sons, Mark H. of San Diego, Kirk M. of Reno, Nev. and Eric G. and Scott E., both of Upland, Calif.; 10 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held in California.