Alice Virginia Malcolm
STATE COLLEGE - Alice Virginia Malcolm, 102, of State College, formerly of Meadville, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at University Park Nursing Center.
Born in Conemaugh Dec. 17, 1898, she was a daughter of James and Amanda Susan Scheiber Sanson. She married George Smith Malcolm March 10, 1928, who preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1993.
A homemaker, she enjoyed cooking, gardening and animals and was an avid reader.
She was a member of Fifth Street Presbyterian Church, Conneaut Lake. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Order of the Amaranth.
Survivors include a daughter, Myra Davis of Millmont; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Agnes Alice Malcolm Piccolo, July 31, 1986.
The memorial service will be at the convenience of the family.
The family suggests memorials be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Arrangements are under the direction of Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College.
Elsie W. Boughton
Elsie W. Boughton, 94, formerly of Santa Barbara, Calif., and a resident of Wesbury Hillside Home since June 1990, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a period of declining health.
She was born in Sutton, Neb., April 29, 1907, a daughter of William and Katherine Ochsner Wahl. She married Dr. Newell W. Boughton and he preceded her in death.
She enjoyed music and regularly attended her husband's band performances at the Cornhusker Hotel in Lincoln, Neb., during the late 1920s and early 1930s. From approximately 1940 until 1965, she and her husband lived in Wareham, Mass., where she was a member of the Wareham Garden Club, Tobey Hospital Auxiliary of Wareham, and was an enthusiastic Boston Red Sox baseball fan. From 1965 until 1990, she lived in Santa Barbara, where she played golf for many years and enjoyed gardening. During World War II she was also active in USO (United Service Organizations) work.
Survivors include a son, Joe A. Boughton of Meadville; four grandchildren, David and William Boughton, Elizabeth Horning and Sarah Holt; and eight great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Vera Cunningham, Esther Thompson and Mildred Duncan; and a brother, Kenneth Wahl.
A service of remembrance will be at Wesbury Hillside Home at a later date.
The family suggests memorials be made to Wesbury Hillside Home, 535 Williamson Road, Meadville, Pa. 16335.
Arrangements are under the direction of Robert W. Waid Funeral Home Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.
Leslie V. Haines
LINESVILLE - Leslie V. Haines, 70, of Linesville, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born Dec. 22, 1930, in Brockway, his father was Francis Hanes and his mother, Helen Bucheit Ellison. He married Betty Mae Barr March 17, 1951, at Sacred Heart Church, St. Marys.
He was a member of the National Guard and called to active duty in Germany during the Korean conflict.
He retired from the Pennsylvania Game Commission Jan. 6, 1978, where he had served as a game protector for 20 years. During his retirement, he operated the boat livery at the End of the Road Park in Linesville. He operated Haines Ice Service and Haines Auto Rental. He also delivered mail and helped start Haines Marine Service with his son, David, and was a former manager for Spillway Concessions.
He was a member of Linesville American Legion Post 462 and a former member of the Pymatuning Sportsman's Club. He was a member of the National Rifle Association and competed as a sharpshooter. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Immediate Relief Association.
He enjoyed golf, trapping, hunting, bowling, gardening and, most of all, his family.
He was a member of St. Philip Church, Linesville.
Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two sons, David Haines and his wife, Cynthia, of Andover, Ohio, and Dennis W. Haines and his wife, Rebecca, of Linesville; 13 grandchildren, Leslie Jo Barra, Krista S. McNulty, Douglas J. Haines, Katie Lynn Haines, Betsy T. Haines, Laura E. Searfoss, Ryan Strohm, Susannah L. Haines, Lee Ann M. Searfoss, Mathew T. Searfoss, Sarah Anne E. Haines, Sarah Davis and Nathaniel J. Haines; a great-grandson; a brother, Kenneth Haines and his wife, Edna, of St. Marys; and a stepfather, Clarence Ellison of St. Marys.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon Searfoss; and a sister, Nadine Cornelio.
Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Harold W. Coleman Jr. Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, with a prayer vigil at 8:45 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at St. Philip Church, with the Rev. John G. Barwin as celebrant.
Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, McKean County.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to the Leukemia Society of America Inc., 2 Gateway Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15222.
Floyd E. Bell
COOPERSTOWN - Floyd E. Bell, 93, of Cooperstown, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001.
He was born Aug. 8, 1907, in Lindsy, Jefferson County, a son of Thomas and Hanah Wallace Bell. He married Esther Rasky.
He worked for U.S. Steel.
Survivors, in addition to his wife of 67 years, include a son, Ronald Bell and his wife, Wilma; a daughter, Sandra Bell Konyha and her husband, Kenneth; five grandchildren, Kim Andrews, Klint Konyha, Sandy Bell Del Signore, Ronald Bell Jr. and Candice Bell Champion; and five great-grandchildren.
Calling hours will be Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mark V. Sauvageot Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 126 Hazelwood Ave., Pittsburgh.
The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at Hungarian Reformed Church, 221 Johnston Ave., Pittsburgh.
Burial will follow in Jefferson Memorial Park Cemetery.
Aaron A. Charlton
McCANDLESS TOWNSHIP - Aaron A. Charlton, 84, of McCandless Township, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, in Briarcliff Pavilion, North Huntingdon.
He was born in Meadville July 11, 1916, a son of James and Anna VanRiper Charlton. He married Marian McCardell, who preceded him in death.
He was employed by Duquesne Light as an engineer with 42 years of service.
Survivors include three sons, Thomas A. Charlton of San Antonio, Texas, William J. Charlton of Irwin and John R. Charlton of McCandless Township; a daughter, Nancy J. Chick of State College; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Elizabeth Reed of Boardman, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by a brother, James S. Charlton Jr.; and a sister, Marie Skelly.
There will be no calling hours.
The private memorial service will be for immediate family and invited guests.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to Alzheimer's Association, 1323 Forbes Ave., Suite 200, Pittsburgh, Pa. 15219.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shirley-Kukich Funeral Home Inc., 176 Clay Pike, North Huntingdon.
M. Bertha Caldwell
CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS - M. Bertha Caldwell, 89, of 807 Beach Ave., Cambridge Springs, died Thursday, July 5, 2001, at Meadville Medical Center following a short illness.
She was born in Pittsburgh Aug. 1, 1911, a daughter of Frank August and Mary O. Marzka Knuth. She married Olen S. Caldwell Nov. 2, 1942, and he preceded her in death May 17, 1969.
A homemaker, she was employed as a custodian at Cambridge Springs Post Office and Northwestern Rural Electric in Cambridge Springs, both places from the early 1950s until 1977. She lived in Cambridge Springs most of her life.
She was affiliated with Cambridge Springs United Methodist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Caldwell, with whom she lived; a son, Dennis Caldwell of Gilford, N.H.; a grandson, Olen Caldwell; a sister, Theona Sekel and her husband, Nick, of Cambridge Springs; a brother, Al Knuth and his wife, Isabelle, of Cambridge Springs; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by a grandson, Quin Caldwell, in 1995; and five brothers, Charles, Ralph, Raymond, Robert and Frank Knuth.
Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m. at Van Matre Family Funeral Home, 335 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs.
The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with the Rev. Thomas Chacko of Cambridge Springs United Methodist Church officiating.
Burial will be in Millers Station Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to Cambridge Springs Public Library, 158 McClellan St., Cambridge Springs, 16403; or Cambridge Area Volunteer Ambulance Service, 202 Venango Ave., Cambridge Springs.
Leroy L. Dotterer
ST. PETERSBURG - Leroy L. Dotterer, 81, of St. Petersburg, died Tuesday, July 3, 2001, in Meadow Crest Nursing Home, Bethel Park.
Born April 10, 1920, at Big Bend in Scrubgrass Township, Venango County, he was a son of Wilford R. and Bertha R. White Dotterer. He married Rachel L. Logue June 14, 1940, in Knox. She preceded him in death Feb. 15, 1998.
He was employed for many years as a dragline operator for A.P. Weaver and Sons in Fryburg, retiring in 1982.
He was a member of St. Petersburg United Methodist Church.
He enjoyed gardening, particularly raising rhododendrons, and working in his greenhouse. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Survivors include a daughter, Vicki Rapp, formerly of Meadville, and her friend, Joseph J. McKeown, of Bethel Park; two grandsons, Brian and Brett Rapp; two brothers, Harold Dotterer of Nashville, Tenn., and Eugene Dotterer of Rocky Grove; two sisters, Vivian Rogge of Stanford, Ky., and Eleanor Taylor and her husband, Stuart, of Emlenton; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sons, Dennis L. Dotterer, May 1, 1986, and an infant son; an infant daughter; four brothers, Kenneth, Earl, Donald and Howard Dotterer; and a sister, Ruth Shaw.
Calling hours are today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Christopher M. Hile Funeral Home, St. Petersburg.
The funeral will be Saturday at 1 p.m. at St. Petersburg United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kenton Shaw, his nephew, officiating.
Burial will follow in St. Petersburg Cemetery.
The family suggests memorials be made to St. Petersburg United Methodist Church, St. Petersburg, Pa. 16504; or Visiting Nurse Association of Venango County, Oil City, Pa. 16301.
Joseph Albert (Al) Hruska
Joseph Albert (Al) Hruska, 72, of Linesville, died Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born June 18, 1929, in West Mifflin, Allegheny County, a son of Joseph and Anna Fenyus Hruska.
He served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict and was discharged April 13, 1953.
He was an ironworker with Ironworkers Local No. 3, Pittsburgh, for 38 years, retiring Jan. 1, 1992.
He was a member of St. Philip Church, Linesville, and Resurrection Church, Homeville.
He was a member of Amvets, Homestead and Homeville Volunteer Fire Department, Linesville American Legion Post No. 462, Linesville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 7842, Pymatuning Sportsman's Club and Conneaut Lake Park Fire Hall.
He enjoyed gardening, yard work and grafting of fruit trees to develop different varieties.
He was an active member of Linesville High School Boosters Club and he especially enjoyed his grandchildren and their sporting events.
Survivors include five children, Kathy Jo Hruska, Jean A. Cyr, Patty Van Dillen and Jack E. Hruska, all of Pittsburgh, and Joseph A. Hruska Jr. and his wife, Charlotte, of Linesville; eight grandchildren, Christi Conrad, Joe A. Hruska III, Daniel G. Hruska, Nick E. Cyr, Jesse G. Anderson, John Hruska, Ashley Van Dillen and Victoria Hruska; and three great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Owen Hruska.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Harold W. Coleman Jr. Funeral Home, 6028 U.S. Highway 6, Linesville, where a prayer vigil will be at 8:30 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Philip Church, Linesville, with the Rev. John G. Barwin as celebrant.
Burial will be in McClure Cemetery, Summit Township.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Linesville Booster Club c/o/ Linesville High School, 219 W. School Drive, Linesville, Pa., 16424.
Dorothy V. Roberts
Dorothy V. Roberts, 89, of 80 Fredonia Road, Greenville, formerly of 672 Greenville-Sheakleyville Road, Hadley, died unexpectedly early Wednesday, July 4, 2001, at UPMC-Horizon Hospital in Greenville.
She was born May 25, 1912, in Salem Township, a daughter of Sherman and Nannie Smock Vosler. She married John L. Roberts July 20, 1929.
She was a homemaker and a was a correspondent for the Greenville Record Argus in her younger years, reporting the Salem Township local news.
She enjoyed talking with her family and friends on the telephone and was especially fond of the time spent with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed baking and sharing her homemade pies with her family and friends.
She was a member of the North Salem United Methodist Church, where she had served as church treasurer for many years. She was a member of the Women's Society of Christian Service at the church.
Survivors include her husband of Greenville; two daughters, Betty Lou Kittelmann of Sandy Lake and Roberta Fry of Greenville; five grandchildren, Brenda Wilson, Bonita Gavran and J. Lance Kittelmann, all of the Pittsburgh area, Bruce Fry of Greenwood, N.Y. and Diane Steuart of Greenville; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mable Menold and Naomi Corll.
Calling hours will be Friday from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home, 3223 Perry Highway, Sheakleyville.
A private funeral service will be for the family with the Rev. Glea Foster, pastor of the North Salem United Methodist Church, officiating, assisted by retired United Methodist minister the Rev. Andrew P. Stallsmith.
Burial will be in Stevenson Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the North Salem United Methodist Church, Osborn Road, Greenville, Pa., 16125.