Obituaries

Crocker, Rev. Dr. Hugh D.

6/13/2011
Age 80, formerly of Grove City after an extended illness on Monday, June 13, 2011 with his loving family around him. Dr. Crocker was preceded in death by his parents, Hugh D. and Lois Moore Crocker, and a brother James Crocker. He is survived by his wife Ruth (McCullon); sisters Ida (James) Hirst and Eileen (Ray) Verbanic; and one brother Robert (Becky) Crocker. He has two daughters, Susan (Greg) Bixler and Paula (John) Slater; and five grandchildren, Christopher and Lindsey Bixler and John, ... read more

Park, Rev. Ferd

3/7/2011
 Rev. Dr.span style="font-size:10.0pt; color:black"> Ferd Brownlee Park, 80, of Indiana, died after an extended illness on Monday, March 7, 2011 with his loving family around him. Born May 17, 1930 in Munhall, he was the son of the late Ferd B. and Mary Bishop Park. Ferd graduated from Munhall High School in 1948.  After learning his machinist trade at U.S. Steel in Homestead, Ferd experienced a call to the pastoral ministry.  He graduated from Waynesburg College, where he majored in history.  ... read more

Pullen, Paul T.

1/10/2011
Paul T. Pullen, 81, died Jan. 10 in Salem, VA. Born Nov. 3,1929, in Charleston, WV, he was the son of the late Rev. Oden M. and Anna M. Pullen. Finishing high school in Charleston, he felt the call to preach and went to college receiving an A.B. degree from Asbury College, and the M. Div. from Asbury Theological Seminary. Later he completed the M. Th. at Pittsburgh-Zenia Theological Seminary and PH.D. at the University of Pittsburgh.   He entered the Methodist ministry in the WV conference in ... read more

Ernst, Eleanor Graham "Sally"

1/4/2011
 Age 83, on Tuesday, January 4, 2011 of Providence Point, Scott Township, formerly of Bethel Park, from complications of a stroke suffered on Father's Day 2010. Born in Pittsburgh on January 17, 1927. Daughter of Freda and Howard L. Graham of Wilkinsburg, PA; sister of Howard L. Graham, Jr. of Saxonburg, PA; Jean Kelsey of Mayville, NY; Henry Graham of Ohio and proceeded in death by Nancy Ross of Winston-Salem, NC; married to Edwin G. Ernst, Jr. on September 16, 1950; mother to three sons, Edwin... read more

Foster, John L.

1/2/2011
John L. Foster, age 70, of 475 Smith Road, Hadley, PA (Perry Twp) went home to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 while at UPMC Horizon, Greenville, after a short illness.  On this special day he and his wife Pearl were married 49 years ago.  Born September 21, 1940 in Harrison Twp, Allegheny County, he was the son of John L. and Edna Ruth Pence Foster, Sr. He was a graduate of Freeport High School and Clarion State College (now Clarion University of PA) with a degree in ... read more

Merz, Catherine

11/7/2010
Catherine O. Merz, 96, of Blandon, passed away Sunday, November 7, 2010 in her residence at 12:01 AM. She was the widow of Reverend Albert Merz, a United Methodist Minister and retired Army chaplain, who passed away in 1997.  Prior to and following his service in the US Army, Reverend Merz was the minister serving south western PA churches at Brave, Spraggtown, Kuhntown and Phillips Church.   Born in Barnesboro, PA she was the daughter of the late Martin and Margaret (Woodley) Lamer. ... read more

Peters, Robert

11/4/2010
  Rev. Peters, 84, of Waynesburg died Thursday, November 4 in the home of his daughter in Rostraver Township. He followed his father’s footsteps into the Methodist ministry. In retirement, he related to First UMC of Waynesburg, where he held the title of pastor emeritus. Upon retirement, he was often called upon to fill pulpits for various pastors and took pride in the fact that he had preached in every United Methodist church in Greene County. Memorial donations may be made to the Peters Family... read more

Armstrong, Rev. Robert C.

The Rev. Robert C. Armstrong, 89, of Nottingham Township, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Heritage Valley Hospital, Beaver. Born October 15, 1924, in Searsboro, Iowa, a son of the late Emmett and Alice Bingham Armstrong, he married Maudie M. Hargis on September 18, 1947, She passed away September 27, 2007. The Rev. Armstrong and his late wife were founding board members of Washington County Habitat for Humanity. He proudly served his country with the U.S. Navy during World War II. The... read more

Clark, Rev. Florence P.

A celebration of the life of the Rev. Florence "Flo" Parker Clark, 83, of Knox Dale, Pa., who served as a chaplain and local pastor in Western PA,  will be held at 2 p.m., Jan. 16 at the Knox Dale UMC. She passed to her heavenly home on Monday, Nov. 23, 2015. She is survived by her five children: Rev. Charles S. Clark, Jr. (Diane), of McKinleyville, Calif.; Jeffrey Clark of Decatur, Ga.; Joseph Clark (April) of Terre Haute, Ind.; Linda Lazzeroni, Tucson, Ariz.; and Miriam Barker, Huntington, ... read more

Maybray, Rev. Virgil E.

At 96 years of age, the retired Rev.Virgil E. Maybray passed away on Nov. 4, 2015 in his apartment at the Waterford, in Juno Beach, Florida. Born to John Charles Maybray and Helen Peterson Maybray, on Feb. 10, 1919, in East Liverpool, Ohio, he was a graduate of New Castle Senior High School and earned degrees at Taylor University (BA), Wesley Theological Seminary (MDiv), and Temple University (STM), and did post-graduate studies at Hartford Theological Seminary. During his ministry, he served ... read more

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