Obituaries

Dunn, Lois M.

4/7/2018
Lois Maxine Dunn, 78, of Frederick, Md., passed away Saturday, April 7, 2018. She was the loving wife of the late Rev. Paul (PD) Dunn for over 50 years. Born Jan. 29, 1940, she was the devoted daughter of the late Howard and Mary Jane Beisel. Lois always loved Jesus and is now resting in his loving arms. Rev. Dunn was ordained an elder in 1971 and the couple served the following churches in Western PA:  Scenery Hill/Davidson 1970-1971; Boston 1971-74; New Castle: Savannah 1974-1976; Johnstown:...

Schmittle, Rev. S. James

3/25/2018
S. James Schmittle, Sr., 88, of Erie, passed away Palm Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Sarah Reed Retirement Center. He was born in Johnstown, Pa., on August 31, 1929, son of the late Sherrill Wellington and Edith Caldwell Schmittle. A graduate of Strong Vincent High School, Allegheny College, and Garrett Theological Seminary, Rev. Schmittle served as pastor of Kingsley Church in Erie, Grace UMC in Albion, Grace UMC in Warren, as well as Methodist congregations in Corry, Edinboro and McKean. Jim was...

Killian, Rev. Earl C. II

3/15/2018
Rev. Earl C. Killian, II, of Castle Shannon, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at the age of 67. Born Feb. 1, 1951 to the late Earl C. and Mary Pepper Killian, he was the beloved husband for 29 years of the Rev. Deborah Ackley Killian and the devoted father of Grace E. Killian. Other survivors include his sister Elizabeth Caldwell (David); sister-in-law Pamela Bright (Stephen) and nieces and nephews Patricia Dee; Joyce Crofutt; and James, Jeffrey and ...

Gnagey, Rev. Ray E.

3/10/2018
Rev. Ray E. Gnagey, 99, of Meyersdale, went to be with the Lord on March 10, 2018 at In Touch Hospice House in Somerset.  Born May 29, 1918 in Summit Twp. the son of Alvin and Elsie Gnagey, he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Glenn, Bruce, Max, and Clay Gnagey, Merle Murphy; and sister Helen Fike. He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Marie; daughters Carolyn Sharkey and husband Tim of Virginia Beach, VA and Amy Dickson and husband Ernest of  Houston, TX; grandchildren Lee ...

Jay, Mearle H.

3/5/2018
Mearle H. Jay, 93, formerly of Corry, Pa., died Monday, March 5, 2018, at UPMC Passavant Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa. He was a retired elder who had served as a U.S. Navy chaplain and later as an Air Force chaplain.  He was born March 29, 1924, in Everett, Pa., a son of the late Earl S. and Mary Effie Clingerman Jay. Mearle was raised and educated in New Castle, Pa., where he graduated from high school in 1942. He attended Waynesburg College graduating in 1948. He then attended Boston ...

Hauck, Shirley Burson

2/28/2018
On February 28, 2018, Shirley Burson Hauck, 86, of Ingomar, beloved wife of 51 years to the late Rev. Larry Bartlett Hauck, passed away peacefully.  She was born on April 18, 1931, in Ellwood City, PA.   A memorial service was scheduled for March 24, 2018 at Ingomar United Methodist Church with a service at 11 a.m. and a lunch reception to follow. "I did the best I could to love and care for others by visiting them. I tried to shine for God." Shirley was dedicated to helping others throughout ...

Myers, Doris L.

2/15/2018
Doris L. Myers, 88, of Seneca, died peacefully, Thursday, February 15, 2018 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City.   Born August 2, 1929 in Rockland, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and S. Irene Martz Hetzler. Doris loved baking, her artwork, and was an avid seamstress.   Doris and her husband Donald E. Myers owned the only Montgomery Ward Catalog Store in Seneca from 1971 to 1977. After the store closed, Mrs. Myers worked and supported her husband as he pastored four Methodist churches in ...

Smith, Rev. W. Craig

2/12/2018
Pastor W. Craig Smith, 79, who was passionate about his ministry at the Mt. Jewett and Hazel Hurst UMCs and reached many others through his Light on the Hill radio show, died Monday, February 12, 2018 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie following a brief illness. Born June 25, 1938 at his family farm in Limestone Twp., he was a son of the late William and Margaret McLaughlin Smith.  On September 22, 1988, at Kingsville United Methodist Church, he married Roberta "Bobi" Schrubb, who survives. ...

Sanford, Rev. Richard H.

2/4/2018
The Rev. Richard H. Sanford, 79, a retired elder who served as Indiana District Superintendent and President of Wesley Woods, died on Sunday, February 4, 2018 at Wesbury United Methodist Community due to complications from hydrocephalus. Born on Sunday, April 3, 1938 in Titusville, PA to Frank H. and Alice McKinney Sanford, he married his high school sweetheart, Myrna Ellis, in 1959. He was always her anchor and her sail. He was preceded in death by his parents, two grandsons, Charles & Randy ...

Ammon, Mary E. "Betty"

2/2/2018
Mary E. "Betty" (George) Ammon, 95, was called home to our Lord Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, at Florida Hospital Altamonte Springs, after a short illness. She was the widow of the Rev. Jack Ammon. Mrs. Ammon was born Feb. 7, 1922, in Donora, to Harry and Mary George, and graduated from Donora High School, along with Stan "the Man" Musial. She lived for 27 years in Deland, Fla., with her husband Jack, a United Methodist Church minister, who died in 2012. The couple enjoyed nearly 70 years of marriage....

Shaffer, Rev. Jay F.

1/31/2018
The Rev. Jay F. Shaffer of Greensburg passed away Wednesday Jan 31, 2018 at the age of 92.  Born December 3, 1925 at the family farm in a community called Beautiful Lookout, New Bethlehem, PA, he was the son of the late Albert King and Grace Rugh Shaffer.  Pastor Shaffer was a graduate of New Bethlehem High School, Clarion University and the Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.  He was ordained in the former Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1961.  In the E.U.B. Church, he served Lickingville ...

Hess, Joyce

1/21/2018
Joyce Marie Hess, 79, of Brockway, died on Thursday December 21, 2017 at her home. She was the wife of the Rev. Howard Hess. Born on April 5, 1938 in Westville, Joyce was the daughter of the late Rudolph and Margaret Aldine Postlewait Lundblad. On February 29, 1992 she was married to Rev. Hess and he survives. Joyce started her working career at Child Evangelism where she served as a missionary. Eventually she became an L.P.N. and at her retirement she was working as an operating room nurse at...

Barca, Rev. Faye A.

12/28/2017
The Rev. Fay Arlene Barca, 83, of Sharpsville, passed away on Thursday Dec. 28, 2017, at her home in Sharpsville, following an extended illness. Fay was born on July 21, 1934, to Earnest and Molly (Dameron) Roberts in Sharpsville. She graduated from Sharpsville High School, Class of 1952, and Slippery Rock University. Before attending seminary, she worked for Cusick, Madden, Joyce and McKay and for Peter J. Schmitt. She graduated from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary with a 3.6 GPA average. The ...

Goodin, Alcinda Ann (Cindy)

12/26/2017
Alcinda Ann “Cindy” Goodin, 79, of Phoenixville PA, formerly of Richland Township, died on December 26, 2017 at Parkhouse Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Royersford, PA. She was the widow of the Rev. Charles E. Goodin, who died Nov. 8, 2008.  Cindy loved serving the United Methodist Church alongside her husband. They served in Pittsburgh, Beaver Falls, Greenville, Johnstown, Washington, California and Johnstown, where he served as chaplain at Arbutus Park Retirement Center until 2004 after...

Schmeling, Rev. Dr. William

12/13/2017
Rev. Dr. William D. Schmeling, 84, of Latrobe, passed away Wednesday December 13, 2017. He was a longtime pastor and served as superintendent of the Greensburg District of the United Methodist Church from 1994-1998. He also was the director of the Conference Ministers' Chorus from 1986-2006.  Born October 20, 1933 in Johnstown, a son of the late Henry J. and Evelyn (Blough) Schmeling, he was a graduate of Windber High School, attended the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, and graduated ...

Boor, Janet M. Eddinger

12/9/2017
Janet Marie Eddinger Boor, 83, formerly of Emlenton, who served in ministry in the United Methodist Church for more than 50 years, went to be with the Lord Saturday morning, December 9, 2017, at her home in Myerstown. Janet served in ministry with her husband, the Rev. John C. Boor, who preceded her in death in 2015. They were married May 27, 1951. She leaves a legacy of kindness, courage, laughter, love and beautiful memories. Janet was born on January 27, 1934, in West Freedom, PA. She was ...

Larsen, Rev. Wilbur Charles

12/3/2017
Wilbur “Bill” Charles Larsen, 91, of Sharpsville, a retired elder, died Sunday, December 3, 2017 at St. Paul Homes in Greenville.  He was born on Monday, September 27, 1926 in Corry, Pennsylvania.  He was the only child of Foster Kent Larsen and Bertha Sutton Larsen.  Bill’s father died in 1929 as the result of an accident sustained while working for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a train engineer.  Bill and his mother survived “The Great Depression,” and in the 1940’s a step-father Joseph ...

Brown, Rev. William L.

11/27/2017
The Rev. William L. Brown, 91, who served as executive director of the Wesbury United Methodist Community in Meadville from 1977-1993, died Monday, November 27, 2017 at the Cleveland Clinic, Avon. Born in East Mecca, Ohio January 25, 1926 to Emerson W. and Helen G. Lewis Brown, he married Carolyn A. Barch on August 1, 1975. She survives. He was a 1943 graduate and Salutatorian of Bristol High School, Bristolville, Ohio and was a Veteran of World War II, serving in the Army Air Corps on a B29 ...

Getschman, Goldye LeAnn

11/22/2017
Goldye LeAnn Getschman, 88, of Meadville passed away on Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was the wife of the Rev. Robert Getschman, who survives.  Born on May 22, 1929 in Bellaire, OH, the daughter of the late Kenneth Timberlake and Josephine Workman Timberlake, she married Robert Getschman, a retired Associate Member of the Conference  on September 13, 1962. He survives. They served the New Millport/Bloomington/Mount Zion/O'Shanter churches from ...

Miller, Rev. Gerald H.

11/11/2017
Rev. Gerald H. Miller, 75, of Townville, passed away Saturday morning, Nov. 11, 2017, at Country Acres Personal Care Home in Titusville. Jerry was born on June 8, 1942 in Meadville, Pa., a son of Betty Gelnet Miller Knapp Barr and the late Harris Miller. He was married to Mabel Haag on June 15, 1963 at the Chestnut Grove United Methodist Church at Grampian, Pa. A graduate of Brookville High School, class of 1960, and of Penn State University, he attended seminary in Washington, D.C. and served...

Griffith, Doreen L.

11/4/2017
Rev. Doreen Lynnae Sterner Griffith, 52, of Johnstown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior after a courageous five-year battle with cancer on November 4, 2017. To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Born May 30, 1965 in Jamestown, NY, to Dean and Elaine (Steeg) Sterner, she was preceded in death by her father; and grandparents Herman and Florence Steeg and Oscar and Evalene Sterner. She is survived by her mother, her husband of 31 years, the Rev. Mark A. Griffith; ...

Keiper, Rev. R. Kenneth

10/28/2017
The Rev. Ralph Kenneth (Kenny) Keiper Jr. of Bolivar was called to his heavenly home on October 28, 2017, at the age of 87. Known to many as "Coach Keiper," he was a baseball coach, baseball scout, horseman, Methodist pastor and loving family man.  A dynamic person actively involved in many areas of the community during his life, Ken began his ministry in the United Methodist Church in 1959 serving the Bolivar UMC for 58 years. During that time, he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh ...

Stewart, Rev. Alexander Jr.

10/28/2017
SHELBURNE, Vt. - Rev. Alexander Stewart, Jr., 83, died peacefully in his sleep October 28, 2017 in Shelburne, Vermont. An elder who transferred into the Western PA Conference to serve as pastor of Crafton UMC in 1964, four years later, he moved to Boston University School of Theology as planned giving director.  Born September 7, 1924 in Clinton Mass., his parents were Rev. Alexander Stewart and Dr. Annalee Stewart of Washington, D.C. His wife of 68 years, Hilda Hill Stewart of Louisville, MS, ...

White, Kathryn S.

10/26/2017
Kathryn S. (Sandefur) White, 75, of South Bend, IN passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, October 26, 2017. Kathy retired in 2010 as the Director of Camping for the Western PA Conference of the United Methodist Church.  Kathy earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Elon College and a Master of Christian Education from Emory University Candler School of Theology. She served as a Christian educator in many ways throughout her career and retired as the director of camping in January, 2010, after ...

Jones, David L.

10/13/2017
Dave Jones, 81, of Clairton, husband of the Rev. Lota Jones, a retired elder, went to be with the Lord on Friday, October 13, 2017.  Born May 31, 1936 in Munhall, he was the youngest of four children of Franklin W. and Hilda Elizabeth (Schroeder) Jones.  Dave grew up in the Lincoln Place section of Pittsburgh and graduated from Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh. Dave lived in several areas of southwestern PA as his wife was appointed to serve as pastor in New Derry, Lycippus, ...

Landis, Rev. Ralph

10/5/2017
Rev. Ralph G. Landis, Jr., 94, of Berlin, a retired associate member of the Western PA Conference and a former missionary, returned to the Lord on Oct. 5, 2017 at Meadow View Nursing Center. Born Oct. 7, 1922 in Brothersvalley Twp., son of Ralph Sr. and Anna Grace (Queer) Landis, he was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Judd, Levi, Ray, Myron, Devon, Paul, and Robert; sisters Jane Hosken and Phoebe Lutz-Hosselton; brother-in-law Charles Hosken; sisters-in-law Ruby (Dively) Landis, ...

Remaley, Rev. Charles F.

10/3/2017
Rev. Charles F. "Red" Remaley, 91, passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Born October 19, 1925, to the late Charles F. and Elizabeth (Stewart) Remaley, Sr., in Verona, he graduated from Verona High School in 1943 and, at age 17, enlisted in the US Navy. He served on the USS LST-1024 during World War II in the South Pacific, participating in the invasions of Leyte (Philippines), Lingayen Gulf, and Okinawa. He continued to serve during the occupation of Japan. A chance encounter in the ...

Rousseaux, Joan L.

10/1/2017
Joan L. Rousseaux, 71, of Mayport, a retired associate member who served as a pastor and directed the Women Ministers Chorus, died Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017, at home. Born Jan. 2, 1946, in McKeesport, a daughter of the late Edna (Williams) and John Greenewald, she married Armand A. Rousseaux, who survives, on on April 12, 1969.  Joan attended Thomas Jefferson High School. She graduated with honors as a music major from Indiana University of PA and completed the Course of Study at Wesley Theological...

Pons Perez, Juan Alberto

8/30/2017
Juan Alberto Pons Perez, 76, of Erie, the founding pastor of San Juan United Methodist Church in Erie, passed away Wednesday, August 30, 2017. Alberto was born in Chiquimulilla, Santa Rosa, Guatemala, Central America on December 15, 1940, son of the late Josefina Pérez Barrientos and Colnl. Carlos Alberto Pons Alejos.   Alberto is survived by his wife Erenie Beatrice Hudson de Pons; children Terry Lynn (John Blake), Brian, and Tammy Pons (Will Holloway); sisters Olga Alicia Pons Gutierrez and ...

Monticue, Rev. Mildred Sadler

8/18/2017
The Rev. Mildred E. "Mid" Sadler Monticue, 87, of Stahlstown, passed away Friday, Aug. 18, 2017. She was born March 22, 1930, in Elizabeth, a daughter of the late Fred and Alice (Douglas) Sadler. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert L. Monticue; and an infant brother, Douglas Sadler. Mid attended the Heritage United Methodist Church and was ordained as an elder in 2004 after serving as a local pastor. She served as pastor at Lyppicus: Calvar;  Sinnemahon...

Gay, Rev. Richard Rodda

8/13/2017
Richard Rodda Gay passed away peacefully on Aug. 13, 2017, in Bend, Ore., surrounded by family members. Rev. Gay served as an associate pastor at First Methodist Church in Pittsburgh from 1946-1950, then joined the faculty of Ohio Wesleyan College.  Born on May 23, 1920, to Thomas Ward Gay and Lydia Reaver Brower in Phoenixville, Pa. He graduated from Phoenixville High School in 1938. He attended Ursinus College, where he met Averill Virginia Fox. He graduated, in 1942, with a Bachelor of Arts ...

Jordan, Rev. Sandra J. Young

8/9/2017
Rev. Sandra J. Young Jordan, 74, of Collier Twp., a retired local pastor and wife for 55 years of the Rev. Robert B. Jordan Jr., passed away on Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Sandy served for 19 years as associate pastor of Glenwillard and Shannopin United Methodist churches, where her husband served as senior pastor. Both retired in 2013. Strong in her faith, she was a former member of Carnegie UMC, as well as having served for many years as secretary of the Bridgeville UMC.  As a lifetime ...

Slack,Gwenda Mae

8/5/2017
Gwenda Mae (Richards) Slack, 88, of Jefferson Hills, Pennsylvania, passed away on Saturday, August 5, 2017.  She was the surviving spouse of the late Rev. Robert R. Slack, who died Oct. 24, 2015. Born in New Castle, PA on September 30, 1928, the daughter of Thomas Humphrey Richards and Minnie Olive (Lutz) Richards, Gwenda  is survived by three children, Barbara A. (Ron) Lewis, Laura M. (Craig) Edwards and Thomas R. (Henrietta) Slack; eight grandchildren, Jennifer (Lewis) Spatara, Rebecca Lewis,...

Northey, Rev. Bruce

7/28/2017
Rev. Bruce K. Northey, 59, of McMurray passed away on Friday July 28, 2017. He was the beloved son of Meredith Northey Goodwin and the late William Northey; brother of Michelle (Robert) Lee; and former husband of Connie Stopka Northey. Ordained a deacon in 1990 and an elder in 1994, Rev. Northey served as a pastor in Cambridge Springs, an associate at Bakerstown UMC, pastor of Millvale and Sharpsburg UMCs; Charleroi First UMC, Monessen and Webster UMCs and Greenock UMC in McKeesport before ...

Fleischman, Rev. John F.

7/24/2017
The Rev. John F. Fleischman Sr., 87, a retired clergy member of the Conference, passed away Monday morning, July 24, 2017, in The Grove at Greenville. He was born in Tarentum on May 30, 1930, a son of John E. and Edith (Roberts) Fleischman. He was a 1952 graduate of Adrian College, Adrian, Mich. On Sept. 1, 1951, he married the former Mary K. Browne; she passed away April 30, 2015. John taught sixth grade at Fawn Township Elementary School for 30 years, where he touched many young minds. After...

Devorick, Dr. James E.

6/30/2017
Dr. James E. Devorick, 84, June 30, 2017, at Windber Hospice. Born April 28, 1933, in Johnstown, son of John Paul and Zelma Pearl (Stephens) Devorick. As an ordained minister in the United Methodist Church, he served Faith EUB Church in Altoona, First United Methodist Church, Bowserdale United Methodist Church, Garfield Street United Methodist Church, Trinity Asbury United Methodist Church, Trinity United Methodist Church, St. John's Church of Christ and First Christian Church, Johnstown. He ...

Jones, Nancy C.

6/30/2017
Nancy C. Jones, 83, a longtime lay member and legislative section leader for the Western Pennsylvania Annual Conference, passed away on June 30, 2017.  A lifelong resident of West View and member of West View United Methodist Church, Nancy was a pioneering woman in journalism, working as a reporter and later a journalism professor at three universities. She served the past several years as a member of the WPAUMC Commission on Communications. Nancy began her career as a reporter for the Daily ...

Janacek, Rev. Robert

5/22/2017
The Rev. Robert "Bob" Janacek, 86, of Clarington, Pa., passed away on May 22, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital, in Pittsburgh, Pa. Born Sept. 1, 1930, to the late Chester T. and Merlin G. (Durrin) Janacek in Kalamazoo County, Michigan, he was married on June 25, 1955, to Patricia L. (Bonner) Janacek, in Atlasburg, Washington County, PA.  Patricia survives him. Bob was a very educated man who used his knowledge and experience to help others as a pastor, counselor, mental health ...

Kerr, Carol Ann Moritz

5/20/2017
Carol Ann (Moritz) Kerr, 73, of Derry, widow of the Rev. Raymond P. Kerr, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Westmoreland Manor, Greensburg, PA.  She was born June 13, 1943 in Torrance, PA, the daughter of the late Elder Moritz and Ruth (Howard) Moritz.  Carol was a graduate of Derry Area High School Class of 1961.  Following graduation she worked briefly for the US Naval Dept. in Washington, DC.  She was married to Raymond P. Kerr on January 19, 1963.  The couple served ...

Morse, Carol J.

5/20/2017
Carol J. Morse, 77, of Liberty Township, Grove City, passed away on Saturday evening, May 20, 2017, following a brief illness. She was the wife of the Rev. Willard S. Morse, a retired elder, and mother of the Rev. Steve Morse, pastor of Greensburg First UMC. Carol was the oldest of five children of the late George Elwin and Bernice (Leinbaugh) Johnston. She was born July 2, 1939, in Cortland, N.Y.  She married the Rev. Willard S. Morse on July 13, 1957. Together they raised four sons, and for ...

Rev. John Dallape

5/13/2017
The Rev. John Dallape, 82, a retired associate member who served as pastor of Westover Grace, East Ridge Harmony and LaJose UMCs for 23 years before retirement and later served two years as an associate at Glasgow Larger Parish, went to be with the Lord on Friday, May 13, 2017, at Haida Manor, Hastings. Rev. Dallape gained much experience in many fields by working at various jobs as a young man. After being drafted into the U.S. Army and serving in France, he worked in sales and management for ...

Sass, Rev. John

5/7/2017
On Sunday, May 7 at 2:33 a.m., the Reverend John Sass, Jr. entered the Church Triumphant while holding the hand of his youngest granddaughter Danielle, who faithfully kept watch over him during his last days. One of 13 children, Rev. Sass was born in his parents’ home near Berlin, PA, on August 9, 1926, to John Sass Sr. and Ida Domer Sass. On August 13, 1943, at the age of 17, he joined the US Navy and served until March 24, 1946, on the heavy cruiser, the USS Quincy. He was at the Battle of ...

Myers, Rev. Jane Morrison

4/20/2017
The Rev. Jane Morrison Myers, who began studies toward ordination as an elder as soon as the predecessor Methodist Church began ordaining women as full clergy members in 1956, passed away on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in Erie, at the age of 95. Born on November 26, 1921, daughter of the late Karl E. Morrison of Erie and Edna May (Wolfgang) Morrison of Albany, N.Y., she attended Erie public schools: McKinley Elementary, Wilson Junior High, Academy, and Strong Vincent High. She graduated from ...

Yohe, Martha R. "Mary Ann"

4/4/2017
Martha R. Yohe, 91, known by friends as "Mary Ann," died peacefully Tuesday, April 4, 2017, in Presbyterian SeniorCare, Washington, with family members at her side. She was the widow of the Rev. Marcus Yohe, who passed away in 2000 after 55 years of marriage. She was born December 20, 1925, in Washington, a daughter of the late Dorsey Strosnider, a streetcar motorman in Washington, and Ethel Jones Strosnider. She married Marcus G. Yohe of Ginger Hill, a roofing and steeple contractor who ...

Lash, Betty M.

3/16/2017
Betty M. Lash, 87, of Greensburg, widow of the Rev. Donald Lash, passed away Thursday, March 16, 2017, at Nature Park Commons, Greensburg. Born Oct. 5, 1929, in Herminie, a daughter of the late George and Florence (Thomas) Johnson, Mrs. Lash was a loving wife, mother and homemaker. She was a member of Charter Oak United Methodist Church, where she was very active, serving as a longtime organist at the church and as a member of the handbell choir. Over the years, she made many friends through ...

Horner, Wilma Grace Page

3/10/2017
Rev. Wilma G. Horner, (Pastor Wilma), 83, of Westmont, died March 10, 2017 at St. Clair Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born on March 15, 1933 in Mineral Point, the daughter of the late Sherman and Deborah (Shaffer) Page, she is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Robert James Horner, and children Debra (Horner) married to Larry Gehlman, Boswell; Robert Edward Horner (“Toby”) married to Tracy, Sweet Valley; Gregg Steven Horner married to Kathleen, Frederick, MD and Traci (Horner) married to ...

Pollock, Rev. H. B.

3/7/2017
Rev. Horace Blair "H. B." Pollock , a retired elder, passed away on Tuesday, March 07, 2017 at his daughter's home in Shelocta, PA. He was born August 13, 1925 in Marion Center, PA, the son of the late Wilbur Carl Pollock and Emma Winifred (Neal) Pollock.  Licensed to preach by the Evangelical United Brethren Church and ordained in elder in 1960, he served EUB and, after merger of denominations, United Methodist churches including Oak Ridge/Fairmount City; Sewickley: Little Hill; East Connells...

Ankeny, Ruth Widdowson

3/3/2017
Ruth (Widdowson) Ankeny, 88, wife of the Rev. E. Eugene Ankeny, joined the church triumphant on Wednesday, March 3, 2017.   Ruth lovingly and devotedly served as a pastor’s wife for 66 years.  During that time she always sang in the church choir, sometimes directing and occasionally developing a youth choir, always sharing her joyous spirit with everyone as a friend and confidante.  The Ankenys served churches in Western Pennsylvania, including Mount Jewett/Hazelhurst, Edinboro, New Castle ...

Cole, Donna Jean Peterson

3/2/2017
After a courageous battle with cancer, Donna Jean Peterson Cole, wife of the Rev. Dr. Ted Cole, passed away on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Donna was born on July 13, 1945 in Corry, PA. She is the daughter of the late Walter and Naomi Peterson of Titusville. In addition to her parents, Donna was preceded in death by her late grandmother, Mrs. Lafe Peterson, whom she dearly loved. She is a graduate of Academy High School in Erie and served as a nurse’s aide at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie in 1966. In...

Holste, Laura E.

2/23/2017
Laura E. Holste, 68, of Seneca, wife of the Rev. David Holste, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, surrounded by her family at Oakwood Heights in Oil City. Born in Richwood, W. Va., on June 4, 1948, she was a daughter of John L. and Lillian J. McDowell McIntosh. She was a graduate of Langley High School in Pittsburgh. Laura worked for NCR while residing in Dayton, Ohio; and Quaker State before retiring in 2009 after 15 years working at Slippery Rock University as secretary for orientation ...

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