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Edward D. Doherty Sr., 83

DohertyEdward D. Doherty Sr., 83, of Wampum died on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his residence.

Born August 8, 1932 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mildred Truby Doherty. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Samuel and Margaret Truby.

Ed married his loving and devoted wife Dorothy “Peannie” Barber on September 14, 1957. She survives.

Ed worked at Shaw Perkins for 16 years then at Babcock and Wilcox for 21 years. He also worked at Stonecrest Golf Course for 10 years and at the New Castle Country Club for 10 years. A Veteran of the US Army, Ed served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Koppel Big Beaver Sportsman’s Club. Ed was an avid big game hunter enjoying trips to Colorado for over 20 years. He loved to cut grass and horseback riding. He always enjoyed taking joy rides, but Dorothy said it always had to be North. But most of all he loved his family and creating many wonderful memories with them.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, survivors include a daughter, Vivian (Jim) Champion of Wampum; two sons, Edward D. (Sharon) Doherty Jr. of Wampum, Randy (Jodi) Doherty of West Pittsburg; seven grandchildren, Blaine J. (Michele) Miller Jr., Crystal L. (Ron) Mitchell, Nikki Champion and her fiancé Thomas Richard, Eddie (Kayla) Doherty III, Leslie (Johnathon) Kudelski, Breonna Doherty, and Randy Doherty Jr.; four great grandchildren, Austin Miller, Brooklin Miller, Caitlynn Doherty and Brantley Kudelski; and a great great grandchild, Jaxson Miller.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday August 26 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Joe Lahr of the Cornerstone Community Church will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Ora M. Williams, 89

Ora M. Williams, 89, formerly of Bodziach Rd., New Castle (Hickory Twp.) passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Passavant Care Center following a brief illness.

Born August 30, 1925 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Jessie Kerr Burnside. She was married to George S. Williams who passed away in 1965.

Ora was a devoted housewife and mother. She formerly attended the Dewey Ave. Holiness Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie (Robert) Saunders of New Castle; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Melvyn Williams on January 19, 2005 and a brother, Glen Burnside.

Private Graveside services will be held at Rose Point Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E-210 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Raymond L. Barber, 88

Raymond L. Barber, 88, of Richard St, Koppel died Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice following an illness.

Born December 24, 1926 in Wampum, he was the son of the late William G. and Sarah E. Hairhoger Barber.

He is survived by a large extended family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and three sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Clinton Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Zachary John Kohler, 17

KohlerZachary John Kohler, 17, of State Rt. 288, Ellwood City died on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

Born January 13, 1998 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Donald Kohler of Portersville and Becky Grandstaff Kohler of Ellwood City.

Zach was a Senior at Riverside High School and Vo-Tech where he was an honor student. He worked at Hall’s Lawn Service and at Duncan’s Auto in Fombell. Zach was a member of Mountville Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed riding his dirt bike and quad, hunting and fishing. He loved hanging out with his friends.

In addition to his parents, Don and Becky, survivors include his grandmother, Shirley “Bubbo” Kohler of Ross Twp., two sisters, Erica Morece and Dawn Kohler and a brother, Johnathon Goss, all of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Morece in 1999.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday August 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2 pm at the Mountville Presbyterian Church with his pastor, Rev. Don Hurry officiating.

Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St. 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

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Ralph W. Hill, 88

Hill, RalphRalph W. Hill, 88, of Hollow Rd., New Castle (Castlewood) passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his residence.

Born May 13, 1927 in Castlewood. Ralph was married for 62 years to the late Dorothy Jane Jenkins Hill who passed away April 17, 2012.

Ralph retired from the Ellwood City Forge where he worked in the Maintenance Department for over 35 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Ellwood City. Ralph was a US Veteran stationed in France and Germany during WWII. He was also a member of the F&AM Lodge # 599 in Ellwood City.

Survivors include three children: Jim (Cindy) Hill, Byron (Theresa) Hill and Patty (Chuck) Hutchison; four grandchildren, Keri (Ryan) Ronald, Matthew (Kari Ann) Hill, Barbie (Mark) Maxwell, and Jon (Rachel) Hutchison; ten great grandchildren, Lacey Hart, Garrett, Randalyn, Nathaniel, and Maverick Hill; Adam, Maria, and Gabriel Bryant; Ian and Abby Hutchison; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, Ralph was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Hill Moyer and step father, Omer Moyer and a sister, Lois Sprosty.

Private services were held on Thursday at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City with his minister, Tom O’Brien officiating. Military rites were offered by the Veteran Honor Guard. Interment followed in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, .

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Christopher D. Milnes, 40

Milnes, Chris

Christopher D. Milnes, 40, of River Rd., Beaver Falls (North Sewickley Twp.) died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Heritage Valley Hospital following a brief illness.

Born February 20, 1975 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Daniel H. and Shirley Ann Zak Milnes of North Sewickley Twp.

Christopher graduated from New Horizon School in 1996. While attending New Horizon, Christopher was a member of the swimming and soccer teams. He also enjoyed participating in their plays. He was formerly employed at the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center in New Brighton and was affiliated with Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City. Christopher enjoyed bowling, fishing, listening to music, and watching movies.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandmother, Lois Jean Milnes of Ellwood City and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert D. Milnes on February 21, 2013, grandparents, James V. Milnes and Theodore J. and Shirley M. Zak, and an aunt, Joan Graham.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 7 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 1pm. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

 

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June Pitzer, 85

Pitzer, JuneJune Pitzer, 85, formerly of Wampum passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Hospice of Western Reserve in Euclid, Ohio following a brief illness.

Born January 22, 1930 in North Sewickley Twp, she was the daughter of the late David Stanford and the late Sarah Porter Stanford Rivas. She was married for 64 years to Ralph L. Pitzer who passed away January 18, 2014.

June was an active member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Deacon and former Trustee. She also was the coordinator for the Forever Young Ones Group for many years. She worked for Integra Bank in Wampum and then retired from PNC Bank in Ellwood City. June enjoyed bowling and traveling to Las Vegas. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen (Bob) Caron of Willoughby, Ohio; two sisters, Betty “Bing” Samida of Flushing, Michigan, Faye Moore of Prospect; grandson, Bob (Erin) Caron Jr. of Homerville, Ohio; and a great-granddaughter, Lilly Caron.

In addition to her husband, June was preceded in death by a son, Ralph “Sammy” Pitzer Jr.; five brothers, William, David “Bud”, Thomas, Howard “Hoot” and Russell “Butch” Stanford and four sisters, Melda Martin, Kathleen “Kass” Brenner, Annie Oliver, and Rachel Stanford.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday August 6 from 4-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wampum Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wampum, PA 16157 .

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Starr R. Stunkard, 74

StunkardStarr R. Stunkard, 74, of View St., Ellwood City passed away Saturday, August 1, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver.

Born August 20, 1940 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harry N. and Stella Ginocchi Caminite.

Starr graduated from Lincoln High School and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Dawn “Cookie” Caminite and Christine Anthony, both of Ellwood City; a sister in law, Toni Caminite of New Brighton, two nephews, Harry (Lisa) Caminite III and Bill Caminite; two nieces, Amy Beyer and Jennifer (Jimmy) Kosloski; and four great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Harry “Booner” Caminite Jr. and Val “Sluggo” Caminite.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday August 3 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

A blessing service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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