Obituaries

Dunkle, Rev. Dr. Norman E.

11/10/2022
Rev. Dr. Norman E. Dunkle, 91, died Thursday, November 10, 2022. He was a resident of Wesbury United Methodist Community. He was born January 6, 1931 in Oil City, where he resided most of his childhood and youth. He was the first of four children born to N. Doyle and Marna Hale Dunkle. His brother Harold is deceased. His brother, William, resides in St. Cloud, FL, and his sister, Mary Samarra, lives in Marbury, MD. In 1953 he married Lucille Roedel of Brockway. She preceded him in death on ... read more

Smith, Roberta

11/4/2022
Roberta M. “Bobi” Schrubb Smith, 83, of Kane, passed away peacefully early Friday evening, November 4, 2022 at the Lutheran Home in Kane. Born August 23, 1939 in Kane, PA, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Eloise Nichols Shrubb . She was a 1957 graduate of Kane Area High School and was a member of Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church. On September 22, 1988 at Kingsville United Methodist Church, she married W. Craig Smith. He preceded her in death on February 12, 2018. “Bobi” as she was... read more

Dennick-Ream, Deborah

10/29/2022
Age 70, of Bethel Park, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 29, 2022. Beloved husband of 47 years Zane Dennick-Ream; loving mother of John (Alicia) Dennick-Ream and Carrie (Stephen) Lauso; proud gramma of Madeline, Amelia, Grace, Luca and Olivia. Friends will be received at the John F. Slater Funeral Home, Inc., 412-881-4100, 4201 Brownsville Road, Brentwood 15227, on Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 4-7 p.m. A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 4, 2022 at First Bethel ... read more

Stringfellow, Madison

10/23/2022
The Rev. Madison L. String Stringfellow, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Knox, went to be with the Lord on Oct. 23, 2022. He was born in Frogtown, Clarion County Nov. 25 1933, to Madison (Chirp) and Cecelia Stringfellow. The Rev. Stringfellow worked at Owens Illinois Glass Plant in Clarion for 34 years. He also graduated as a HVAC technician and owned his own company for many years. Due to a health problem, he had to retire early from the glass plant and was called by God into the ministry. He ... read more

Cunningham, Mathilda Ruth

10/13/2022
Mathilda Ruth Cunningham was born on March 17, 1933 in Merced, California to the late Rev. Harold and Lois (Chalfant) Cunningham and passed away October 13, 2022 in Elyria, Ohio. She grew up in California, Pennsylvania, and Ohio, graduating from Berea High School and Baldwin-Wallace College. She received her Master's in Religious Education from Boston University's School of Theology. It was there that she met her husband, the late Rev. Gerald H. Murphy and they married in 1956. Mathilda was ... read more

Laughrey, Judith

9/14/2022
Judy Laughrey, age 77 of Fernandina Beach, Florida, formerly of the Pittsburgh, Erie and Johnstown, Pennsylvania areas, died on Wednesday, September 14, 2022, in Pittsburgh. She was born on May 18, 1945, in Beaver, Pennsylvania one of four children of Edward and Edna (Brooks) Richards. Judy was a Speech Therapist in public schools throughout Western Pennsylvania and created a Speech Therapy program in the Tampa, Florida area. In addition to her teaching, she was an integral part of her husband ... read more

Carroll, William

8/28/2022
Rev. William R. Carroll, Jr. 83 of Slippery Rock, formerly of West Deer Township & Pittsburgh, died Sunday August 28, 2022 with his loving family by his side in, DeBary, Fla, where he loved to spend his winters. He was born July 20, 1939 in Pittsburgh to the late William R. Carroll, Sr. and Eleanor M. (Wakefield) Carroll. Rev. Carroll grew up in Pittsburgh graduating from Stony Brook Prep, Long Island, NY and then going on to achieve his Degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Carlow ... read more

Parsons, Sherry

8/28/2022
Pastor Sherry Linda Parsons, age 72, went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 28, 2022 at her residence. Born September 21, 1949 in Columbus, Ohio. Sherry was a retired pastor after many years from United Methodist Church where she served several churches in Pennsylvania. Member of Obetz United Methodist Church. Active member of the former Groveport Order of Eastern Star #440 & Triangle Order of the Eastern Star #592 where she served as Esther. Sherry and her husband Dana were active ... read more

Galarthy, Frank Bryan

8/25/2022
Frank Bryan Garlathy, age 76, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away August 25, 2022. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Mary Garlathy; his son, Joshua Garlathy; daughter, Elizabeth Scott; son-in-law, Henry Scott; and six grandchildren. Frank graduated magna cum laude from Otterbein College, receiving a master’s in divinity at the United Theological Seminary, and receiving a doctorate in theology from the Graduate Theological Foundation at Notre Dame. He served as a United Methodist minister ... read more

Wilson, Mary Jane Rhodes

8/24/2022
Mary Jane Rhodes Wilson, 89, formerly of Beaver, passed away on August 24, 2022 at Weatherwood Manor, Greensburg. Born on October 18, 1932, in Pittsburgh PA, she was the daughter of the late Dr. David Henry and Mary Ellen Kelso Rhodes, Mary Jane was a graduate of McKeesport High School and then earned a Degree in English Journalism from Bucknell University where she was Editor-in-Chief of the student yearbook, L’Agenda. After college, she worked as city reporter at the McKeesport Daily News. ... read more

Plyler, Wayne

8/18/2022
The Rev. Wayne L. Plyler, 89, of Indiana, Pa., was carried on to his heavenly reward Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022, peacefully in his home, with his loving wife and family by his side. He will be remembered as a faithful preacher, a wise builder, a ready helper, a friendly conversationalist and a man who was greatly loved by family and friends alike. Born April 2, 1933, in Grange, Pa., Wayne was the son of the late Clark and Mildred Young Plyler. Wayne graduated from Punxsutawney High School in 1951, ... read more

Durlesser, James Arthur

8/16/2022
The Rev. Dr. James Arthur Durlesser of Shenango on the Green, New Wilmington, Pennsylvania, passed away at his residence Aug. 16, 2022. He was 68 years old. Born in New Castle, Pennsylvania, on Sept. 15, 1953, he was the son of the late Arthur and Louise Grove Durlesser. He married Joy Elizabeth Devine on Nov. 22, 1977. Dr. Durlesser was a graduate of New Castle High School and Westminster College. In addition, he completed both a Master of Divinity and a Master of Theology from the Pittsburgh... read more

Griffith, Thelma Lou

8/13/2022
Thelma Lou (Dunn) Griffith peacefully entered into God's eternal care on August 13, 2022. She was born October 13, 1932. She was the daughter of the late Charles Allison Dunn and Mabel Irene (Ahlborn) Dunn. She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend William G. Griffith, whom she was married to for 61 years and also daughter-in-law Reverend Doreen (Sterner) Griffith. She is survived by four children, Reverend William G. Jr. married to Debora (Fidler) Griffith, Cynthia (Griffith) Stahl ... read more

Snavely, Phyllis

8/5/2022
Phyllis Matthews Snavely 98, Lakeland, Florida passed away August 5, 2022. Born in Curland, Michigan, graduated from Corunna High School. She attended Asbury College in Wilmore, KY where she met and became engaged to her future husband, Frank I Snavely, who had just returned from WWII. Frank returned to his home area of Pittsburgh, PA to finish his education at Pittsburgh University, and Phyllis returned to Corunna and taught in a one room school house. They were married in her home church in ... read more

Inks, G. Jane

7/15/2022
G. Jane Inks, 77, of Irwin, passed away Friday, July 15, 2022. She was born on October 6, 1944, in Gallitzin, PA to Ralph and Genevieve Ratchford and was the last of eight children all of whom preceded her in death. Married to Rev. Paul Inks on July 28, 1962. Jane passed just 2 weeks shy of their 60th anniversary. They have two children – Karen (Scott) Casturo of North Canton, OH and Keith (Marcy) Inks of Waterford, PA. She was the grandmother of eight: Chelsey (Brice) Burner, Scott (Caroline) ... read more

Kundrat, Rev. Michael L.

7/13/2022
Rev. Michael L. Kundrat, 84, of South Park Twp., passed away on Wednesday July 13, 2022.  A graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and Boston University School of Theology, Mike was ordained in the Methodist Church in 1963.  Over the course of nearly 60 years he served several churches in Massachusetts and then in the Pittsburgh area. He retired from active ministry in 2000, then served the next 10 years as the Western PA Conference webmaster.  More recently he assisted at First Bethel ... read more

Watson, Rev. Dr. David H.

7/6/2022
David Watson, 92, beloved Pastor Emeritus at Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church, passed away peacefully in his home surrounded by family on July 6, 2022.  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 20, 2022, at the Mt. Lebanon Church. Born in Ipswich, England, David grew up in nearby Bury St. Edmunds. While studying at Kings College Durham, he met Barbara Watson whom he married in 1953. They emigrated to the United States with their first born daughter of eleven months (Judith) in ... read more

Himes, Frances M.

6/28/2022
Frances M. Himes, 87, of Rockland, went Home to be with the Lord Tuesday afternoon, June 28, 2022 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City, following a lengthy battle with Dementia.  She was born in Rockland on July 1, 1934 to the late Kerry E. and Alice (Feltenberger) Marshall. Frances attended eleven years of schooling in Rockland and then graduated from the Emlenton High School in 1952. She was a member of the United Methodist Women and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD).  She was a member of ... read more

Dean, Mary Rainey

6/27/2022
Mary Rainey Dean, 98, of New Castle passed away the evening of June 27, 2022, at Rhodes Estates. Born on July 21, 1923, in Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Glenn H. and Ada Belle (Barner) Ludwig. On April 30, 1947, she married James R. Rainey. After their marriage, James earned his pastoral degree and the Rev. James R. Rainey, preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1991. Subsequently, she married Charles A. "Bud" Dean on Sept. 30, 2000. He preceded her in death on April ... read more

Ent, Harry E. "Mick"

5/23/2022
Harry E. “Mick” Ent, 79, of DuBois, PA died Monday, May 23, 2022 at his home.     Born on April 22, 1943 in Ridgway, PA, he was the son of the late Harry A. Ent and Mary E. (McFadden) Case.     Mick was a veteran of the United States Air Force having served during the Vietnam Era. On June 5, 1993 he married his wife of 29 years, Pamela A. (Kalgren) Ent. She survives.     Mick was employed at the Maple Avenue location of the DuBois Regional Medical Center for 27 years in various capacities and he... read more

Patton, Walter E. Jr.

4/27/2022
Pastor Walter E. Patton, Jr., 97, of Glassport, died April 27, 2022, at the Southwestern Veterans Center.  Born September 19, 1924, in Versailles Twp., he was the son of the late Walter E. and Johanna (Hamilton) Patton and husband of the late Margaret (McRae) Patton for 74 years.  Walter was a retired United Methodist minister.  Over the years, he served the Lord and his people in many communities, including Verona, Coalport, Irvona, Glen Hope, Homestead, Highland Grove, Whitaker, and ... read more

Moore, Joan Lee Simms

4/6/2022
At 11:55 pm on April 6, 2022,  Joan Simms Moore, Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi’s mother, transitioned from this life to the next. Friends and family will gather to celebrate her life on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at Calvary United Methodist Church, 400 S Main Street, Mt. Airy, MD 21771. The Family Hour will begin at 10 a.m. followed by a Celebration of Life  service at 11 a.m. The service will be live-streamed on the church Facebook page facebook.com/CalvaryMtAiry/ . Mrs. Moore's obituary follows. ... read more

McCammon, Gerald Jay (Jerry)

3/28/2022
Gerald Jay "Jerry" McCammon, 87, of Bridgewater, VA passed away on Monday, March 28, 2022 at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Jerry was an active member of Mount Crawford United Methodist Church. He was retired as a local pastor of the United Methodist Church in Western PA, serving the Fairmount/Claysville:Zion United Methodist churches from 1994-98. He was born on September 13, 1934 to the late Gerald B. and Margarette Francis (Wilson) McCammon. He is survived by his daughter, Deborah Ann McCammon... read more

Lutz, Mildred Jean

3/23/2022
Mildred Jean "Midge" (Hess) Lutz of the Masonic Village of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, passed away peacefully at her residence on March 23, 2022. She was 92 years old. Born in West View, Allegheny County, on Aug. 28, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Grace Hamburg. Midge was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and a friend to many. She had been active in the Ingomar United Methodist Church in Franklin Park, where she formed and led a women's prayer group for over 30 years. ... read more

McClintock, Judith Anne

3/21/2022
Judith Anne McClintock, 86, of Confluence, beloved wife of Rev. Samuel McClintock, took her place in the heavenly choir on March 21, 2022. She was born July 26, 1935 in Vandergrift, a daughter of Glenn and Mary (McConnell) Mohney. Her parents, a brother Glenn, and sister Kimberly King preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband; children Neil McConnell (Gwen), Annandale, VA, Christy Shively, Tarrs, Beth Augustine (Bruce), Addison, and Gerald Baker, Confluence; grandchildren Jason ... read more

Bishop, Marian E. Darnell

2/21/2022
Marian E. (Darnell) Bishop, 101, of Indiana, PA went home to be with the Lord on Monday February 21, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family. Marian was the wife of the late Rev. Bruce H. Bishop. The couple were married for 53 years upon his passing in 1996. Born in Hammond, IN on May 6, 1920, Mrs. Bishop was the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Hazel L. (Meek) Darnell. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in English at North Central College in Naperville, IL. Marian worked as a substitute ... read more

Walton, Raphael H.

2/18/2022
Raphael Hassell Walton, 71, of Pittsburgh's North Side, passed away on Friday, February 18, 2022. Ordained an elder in the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1978, he served at the Henderson/Southeast Erie Mission and Henderson Parish in Erie before moving to serve as an associate at Emory UMC in Pittsburgh, then at Calvary UMC in McKeesport until 1986. He then became a devout Catholic who attended Mass daily. He was a member of the Men's Emmaus group, a Benedictine Oblate,... read more

Lewis, Rev. Barry Lamont

2/8/2022
On November 25, 1940, Barry was born in Pittsburgh to Virginia and Howard, who worked a Coke truck delivery route. Barry loved to talk about his train trip to Seattle with his mom and 2 year old sister, Sylvia, to see their father when on a leave from the military. During the 1940s, the family moved into part of a large house overlooking the West End bridge in Pittsburgh, where Barry loved to play sandlot baseball until dark. During the 50’s, Barry spent his summers on his cousin’s dairy farm, ... read more

Bullock, John R.

2/3/2022
John R.  Bullock, age 83 of DuBois, PA died Thursday, February 3, 2022 at McKinley Health Center in Brookville, PA. Born on November 7, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois, he was the son of the late Forrest and Franny (Laird) Bullock. On October 22, 1982 he married his wife of 39 years, Ellen L. (Walch) Bullock. She survives. John retired after 30 years of teaching and coaching baseball and basketball in Illinois. He served as United Methodist pastor for 25 years, first as a local pastor in the Central... read more

Pifer, Jay

1/16/2022
Jay S. Pifer, 84, of Aiken, South Carolina passed away on January 16, 2022 surrounded by his loving family.  He continued to demonstrate selfless concern for others even while battling glioblastoma and pancreatic cancer.  He was born on August 11, 1937 in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, the son of Vance and Hazel Pifer.  A graduate of Penn State University and Clarion State University, Jay completed the Ministerial Course of Study at Wesley Seminary and was ordained a deacon in the Western Pennsylvania ... read more

Butler, Virginia L.

1/15/2022
Virginia L. "Ginny" Butler went home to be with the Lord on January 15, 2022. Born Born Mar. 10, 1936 in Johnstown, the daughter of Edward and Mabel Skelly, she was preceded in death by her parents, in-laws David and Thelma Butler and sister Patricia. She is survived by her husband,  the Rev. David Butler, a retired pastor, who she married on September 20, 1958 at Homestead Avenue EUB Church. She's also survived by her son David III, daughter Lori and her husband Daryl Penrod and loving ... read more

Thomas, Dorothy

1/15/2022
Dorothy McGinnett Thomas, 88, of Canonsburg, PA, formerly of Union City, PA, passed away on January 15, 2022. Dorothy was born on July 22, 1933, in Mill Village, the daughter of the late Willis McGinnett and Louise Kerr McGinnett. She was the beloved wife of Paul Thomas and the mother of Mona Thomas Callahan. Paul Thomas retired as a United Methodist pastor in 1994 after serving 25 years. Dorothy was a graduate of Waterford High School and Edinboro College. She had an infectious and fun ... read more

Krishart, Thomas Lee

1/14/2022
Thomas Lee Krishart, 64, of Black Lick, PA passed away on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Indiana Regional Medical Center, Indiana, PA.  A faithful member of The United Methodist Church, he served from 2009-2015 as a local pastor in the Indiana District, where his wife Dawn Krishart serves as associate pastor in the Greater Blairsville Cooperative Parish. Tom was born on August 4, 1957, in DuBois, PA to Jerome and Margaret Benny Krishart and graduated from the St Mary's Area High School in 1975. ... read more

Lighthall, Rev. Kent A.

12/25/2021
The Rev. Kent A. Lighthall, 87, of Rostraver Township, died Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021. Born May 4, 1934, in East Millsboro, he was the son of the late Rev. Earl W. and Margaret A. (Haney) Lighthall. Kent was licensed to preach in 1951 and was admitted to the Pittsburgh Conference of the Methodist Church in 1958. He became a full member of the Western Pennsylvania Conference in 1962. He served in the following Methodist churches: Allenport, Howe and Mt. Tabor churches from 1956 to 1959, Amity ... read more

Cathers, Karen

12/21/2021
Karen June Cathers, 72, of Lewisville, Texas, passed away suddenly in her home on Dec. 21, 2021. Her loving husband Kerry was with her at the time. Karen was born on June 25, 1949, to Clarence and Catherine Weaver of Osterburg, Pa. She immediately made this world a better place with her adorable smile and warm personality. Karen never knew a stranger. She knew how to encourage others and make them feel special. She graduated from Chestnut Ridge High School in 1967 and married her high school ... read more

Dallape, Nancy J.

12/21/2021
Nancy J. Dallape, 81, of Westover, passed away December 21, 2021, at Miners Medical Center, Hastings. She was the surviving spouse of the late Rev. John Dallape, who died in 2017. Born January 1, 1940, in Johnstown, the daughter of Robert and Emma Jane (Oyler) Brosius, she was   preceded in death by parents and her husband. She is survived by son Jim (Tina) Dallape of Johnstown and daughter Melanie (Ronald) Roland of Westover; grandchildren Addy, Sarah, Sophia, Clarissa, Lauren, James & ... read more

Foster, Kenneth R.

12/7/2021
A funeral service for Kenneth R. Foster, 77, of Chicora, who went to be with the Lord Tuesday morning, Dec. 7, 2021, at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital, will be held Sunday, Dec. 12 at Karns City United Methodist Church. He was the surviving spouse of the late Rev. Glea Foster, who served as pastor of the Karns City church from 2002 until her death in November of 2011 after a long battle with cancer. Kenneth was born in Wattersonville, Armstrong Co. on July 30, 1944.  He was the son of the ... read more

Zimmerman, Verdean

12/7/2021
Verdean C. (Meyers) Zimmerman, 83, of Friedens, died December 7, 2021 at Shadyside Hospital after a brief illness. She was the wife of retired Pastor  Thomas H. Zimmerman and mother of Conference Evangelist John Zimmerman. Verdean was born December 25, 1937 in Hooversville to Eleanor and Lawrence (Bud) Beegle and was the granddaughter of Mary and Homer Meyers, who assisted in raising her. Verdean was a 1955 graduate of Forbes High School and represented the school as a varsity cheerleader and ... read more

Krestar, Rev. Donald

12/1/2021
Donald E. Krestar 66, of Somerset, died December 1, 2021 at UPMC Somerset. Born December 5, 1954 in Johnstown, he is the son of the late Leonard and Marjorie (Woollaston) Krestar. He is survived by his wife Karen L. (Meese) Krestar; brothers Daniel William Krestar and wife Kathleen and Jay Paul Krestar and wife Wendy; Nieces and nephews Ross William Krestar and wife Maura, Dana Ann Krestar Bolvin and husband Travis, Ethan Robert Krestar, Emily Ann Krestar Madison and husband Austin; Great ... read more

Howard, Rev. LaVerne R.

11/27/2021
LaVerne R. Howard, 92, of Port Allegany, passed away Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA.  Born Dec. 14, 1928, in Ceres, a son of Harold D. and Margaret Turner Howard. He attended Myrtle School and Roulette School where he graduated in 1946. On June 3, 1951 in the Sartwell Creek EUB Church, he married LoRena Nadene Baker, who survives. He worked at Pittsburgh Corning in Port Allegany, the A&P Store in Port Allegany, and Clark Brothers in Olean, N.Y. He served in ... read more

Dran, Rev. George

11/21/2021
Reverend George Stephen Dran passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 21, 2021 at the age of 76. Born February 12, 1945 in Washington, PA., he was the son of the late Andrew and Sue (Iams) Dran. George grew up near Lone Pine in Washington County and attended Trinity High School where he met the love of his life, Sandra Jean Sumney. They were married November 24, 1967. George attended California State College, earning a bachelor's degree in philosophy in 1968. He graduated cum laude from the ... read more

Miller, Mabel L.

11/18/2021
Mabel L. (Haag) Miller, 76, of Bedford, died Nov. 18, 2021 at Nancy's Personal Care Home. She was born on Feb. 18, 1945 in DuBois, a daughter of the late Harris and Velma (Starr) Haag. On June 15, 1963 in Chestnut Grove, she married the Rev. Gerald H. Miller, who preceded her in death on Nov. 11, 2017. Mabel is survived by son Jerry R. Miller and wife Tonya of Bedford, daughter Marcie A. Hillegass and husband Brad of Schellsburg, son Steve W. Miller and wife Rhonda of Bedford, and daughter ... read more

St. Clair, Rev. Thomas

11/18/2021
Rev. Dr. Thomas F. St. Clair, 70, of Connellsville, passed away and into the Church Triumphant on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at home with his family gathered around him. “Dr.Tom” was called by God to be a United Methodist Pastor and District Superintendent in the Connellsville District before retiring. Tom served the Western PA Annual Conference with integrity and love for all people. Born July 30, 1951, in Brownsville, PA, he was the son of the late Herb and Betty St. Clair. He was married to... read more

Reynolds, Janice E.

11/13/2021
Janice E. Reynolds, 75, of Mt. Jewett, PA, passed away on Saturday, November 13 at the Lutheran Home at Kane, following a lengthy battle with Leukemia. Jan was a retired part-time local pastor who had been serving the East Kane UMC. Jan was born in West Valley NY on February 20th, 1946, the daughter of Irwin and Geraldine Ahrens. She graduated from West Valley Central High School and Bryan Stratton College as a paralegal. As a lifelong learner she was presently taking the United Methodist ... read more

Clear, Helen Goettman

11/11/2021
Helen Goettman Clear, 97, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Thursday November 11, 2021 in Passavant Retirement Community. She served for many years as the Historian for the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church and was honored by the Historical Society of the United Methodist Church during their online annual meeting on Oct. 31. Born in Rochester, PA on November 22, 1923 the daughter of the late Ivan and Ada Goettman, she was preceded in death by her husband George Clyde ... read more

Morris, Patricia Ann

11/11/2021
Patricia A. Morris, who championed the role of laity in the United Methodist Church while serving in leadership positions on the local, Conference and denominational level, passed away at her home in Beaver Falls on Thursday, November 11, 2021. Pat was a member of the College Avenue United Methodist Church in Beaver. Born October 18, 1946, Pat graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1964 and Geneva College in 1980. She worked at Beglin Motor Sales, Inc., Bridgewater, Pa for 32 years.  In ... read more

Lundberg, Rev. Dr. Clair A.

11/4/2021
Rev. Dr. Clair A. Lundberg, 89, of Brockway, passed away Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021, at Highland View Health Care Center, Brockway. He was a United Methodist minister and district superintendent, retiring in 1995. He pastored several churches after his retirement. Born Oct. 11, 1932, in Lanes Mills, he was the son of the late Albin and Louisa Bovaird Lundberg. He was married to Marilyn Butters on Oct. 4, 1952, at the Lanes Mills United Methodist Church and they celebrated 69 years of marriage this ... read more

Alfieri, Rev. Peter Anthony

10/19/2021
Rev. Peter Anthony Alfieri passed away peacefully at his home Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2021, in Lantana, Fla. He was born March 13, 1926, in East McKeesport, the son of Gennaro and Assunta (Macchione) Alfieri; brother of Angie (Mario) Bortoluzzi, Deborah (late Daniel) Daugherty, James (Jean) Alfieri and the late Victor (Floy) Alfieri. He was the husband of the late Angeline (Pregano) Alfieri; beloved father of Leah (David) Carmo, Rebekah Anderson, Faith (Joseph) Rossello and Peter (Elizabeth) Alfieri ... read more

Miller, Wilma I.

10/12/2021
Wilma I. Miller, 84, went to be with her Lord and Savior peacefully at her home October 12, 2021.  Born April 26, 1937, in Somerset to Clifford and Geneva (Felton) Derencin, she was  preceded in death by her parents, sisters JoAnn Rossi and Betty Bruner, sisters-in-law Mary Jo Derencin and Joyce Derencin.  She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Rev. Marlin A. Miller, and children  Karen Miller, David (Betty Lou) Miller, Mark (Michelle) Miller, Amy (Sotiris) Aggelou, Anita (Ryan) Berich; ... read more

Watterson, Pastor Earl F.

10/4/2021
Earl Franklin Watterson, 93, of Worthington, died Monday October 4, 2021 at home with family attending. He was born October 24, 1927 in Craigsville to the late Clarence and Mary Elizabeth (Smith) Watterson.  Earl was a retired United Methodist minister. He served in many churches, including  Summerville, Oakridge, and  Kingsville from 1965-1971; Manorville and Rogers Chapel from 1971-1975; Cochranton, Mumford, PA from 1975-1982; Youngsville Evangelical UMC from 1982-1988; Chicora, Karns City ... read more

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