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Lorida M. Harvey
formerly of Chippewa Twp.
Lorida M. Harvey, 89, formerly of Chippewa Twp., passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015, in Juniper Village, Forest Hills, PA.
Born Jan. 24, 1926, in Freedom, PA, a daughter of the late Ubidio and Emola Scioffi Ciani, she was a retired receptionist with St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, Rochester, and was a former bank teller with the Chippewa and New Brighton branches of Mellon Bank. She was Catholic by faith. She was a charter member of the Beaver County and New Castle Chapters of the Sweet Adelines Chorus with which she sang in the Heather Tones Quartet and won the international Queen of Harmony Award in 1963.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James B. Harvey in 1991; three brothers, Alex, Ron and Thomas Ciani; a sister, Eolida Goodwald; a brother-in-law, Clyde H. 'Snookie' Goodwald; three sisters-in-law, Mary Ann, Carrie and Alice Ciani, and a son-in-law, Thomas Klingler.
She is survived by one daughter, Tanya A. Klingler, Bridgewater; one son and daughter-in-law, Dr. Mark A. and Edy Harvey, North Huntingdon, PA; three grandsons, Justin and Ryan Harvey and Scott Klingler; two granddaughters, Megan Signorello and her husband Chris and Emily Garuccio and her husband, Matt; a great-grandson, Noah Garuccio; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Ed Ciani, New Sewickley Twp. and Dennis and Linda Ciani, Center Twp., and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Friends will be received Saturday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a Blessing service will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. Officiating will be Father Bill Talentino.
Interment will be in Grove Cemetery, New Brighton.
Allen E. Sluder Sr.
of Daugherty Twp.
Allen E. Sluder Sr., 84, a lifelong resident of Daugherty Twp., passed away unexpectedly from pneumonia on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at his home.
Born August 1, 1930, in Daugherty Twp., he was a son of the late William Elmer Sluder and the late Barbara E. Sabo Kimmel and his stepfather, Frank C. Kimmel. He was a retired electrician with IBEW Local 712, Vanport, where he worked for 36 years. Protestant by faith, he was a U.S. Army veteran of Korea having served from 1950 to 1951 with the Military Police 2nd Infantry Division. He was also an Honor Guard at Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC. He was a ham operator - K3GQK. He was a member of the Beaver Valley Model A Ford Club and a life member of the Fort Crawford Gun Collectors Association.
Al was an electrician by trade, but anyone that knew him could have easily called him a master craftsman, gunsmith and antique automobile restorer. He was truly one of a kind and was loved and will be missed by everyone that knew him. The world will never be quite the same without him.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Mary Ann (Day) Sluder; three sons and daughters-in-law, Allen E. Jr. and Debby Sluder, Daugherty Twp.; Gary L. and Tami Sluder, Woodlawn Park, CO, and Robert L. and Gina Sluder, New Sewickley Twp.; two daughters and a son-in-law, Vicky L. and Kenneth Chafin, Kenova, WV, and Candy S. Nolder, Daugherty Twp.; eight grandchildren including a special grandson, Daniel 'Tom' Nolder, Daugherty Twp.; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Claire Kimmel, Georgia, and a sister-in-law, Barbara Sluder, New Sewickley Twp.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Priscilla Regan and Betty Blais, both in 2013, and a brother, William Sluder, in 2009.
Private services were held on Wednesday. Rev. Gregory S. Clagg officiated. Interment was in Burns Cemetery. The Beaver County Special Unit provided full military honors at WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256.
The family wishes to thank the EMTs of Medic Rescue who took care of our husband, father and grandfather and their kindness was appreciated at our time of loss.
Ryan 'Pooty' Martin
Ryan 'Pooty' Martin, 31, of Rochester, passed away Thursday, February 12, 2015 at his home.
Born July 24, 1983, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of William P. Martin Jr. Phoenix, AZ and Patti Knox of Phoenix, AZ. He was a former employee of Applebee's, Monaca and was presently employed at the Fairport Restaurant, Rochester. He was a graduate of Rochester High School in 2001 and received his Liberal Arts Associate's Degree at CCBC. He was a member of the Beaver County YMCA. Ryan above all loved his family, friends and his dogs and was a regular visitor at the Beaver County Humane Society. Ryan was an awesome guy; a man loved to his core by so many people.
He is survived by one brother, Bradley T. 'Darb' Martin, Phoenix, AZ; his beloved maternal grandmother, Tommie Knox, Rochester; several aunts and uncles, Susan and Don Brothers, Rochester; Sherry and Paul Dille, Industry, and Kevin and Rene Knox, Rochester; several cousins, Jennie, Scott, Andy, Jeremy, Ashley, and Shanny, and his loving girlfriend, Naomi D. Bendas, Aliquippa.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Buddy Knox; his paternal grandparents, William and Peggy Martin, and a special cousin, Jesse Dille.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. Services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 393 Adams St., Rochester, where all friends are requested to meet. Officiating with be the Rev. Gregory S. Clagg.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001.
'What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.' Helen Keller.
Jamie L. Hiles
of Leetonia, OH
formerly of Beaver
Jamie L. Hiles, 24, of Leetonia, OH, formerly of Beaver, died on Friday, February 6, 2015, in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Born June 24, 1990, a daughter of Lorri A. Porter Hagwood, she was formerly employed as an aide at Friendship Ridge. A 2008 graduate of Beaver High School, she was a member of the Beaver County Band.
Surviving, in addition to her mother, are Bart Mullen; her best friend, Mincie Fluharty; two nieces, Kella Brink and Madison Dorsey; three sisters, Emily Hagwood, Kristi Baclit Main and Roseanne Hiles; a brother, Tim Baclit; a stepsister, Cassidie Sexton; a stepbrother, Dakota Sexton; a half-brother, Harry Hiles, and several family members including cousins, aunts and uncles.
A memorial service will be held at a later date at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Dunbar, PA.
Contributions may be made to the Memorial Account of Jamie L. Hiles at PNC Bank, 599 Third St., Beaver, PA 15009.
Arrangements by WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
Charles V. Sayers
of Rochester Township
Charles V. Sayers, 92, of Rochester Township, passed away Friday, February 6, 2015, in Heritage Valley Beaver, Good Samaritan Hospice.
Born January 14, 1923, in Rochester, a son of the late Dominick and Mary Theresa Perrotta Sayers, he was a retired employee with the former Pittsburgh Bridge & Iron Industries, North Rochester. He was a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, Rochester, and was a member of the former St. Pudentiana Roman Catholic Church, North Rochester. He had been a church choir member, was a World War II Navy veteran, member of Rochester American Legion Post 498, and former member of the Rochester SOI and Rochester Wolves Club. He loved playing bocce and was an avid gardener.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Josephine C. (Colella) Sayers, in 2013; six brothers, Louis, Martin, John, Anthony, Paul and Vincent, and nine sisters, Jeanette Zingaro, Mary Schlierman, Rose Pasquale, Viola Russo, Minnie Russo, Josephine Spiegel, Margaret Tuzzio, Helen Zigerelli and Ange Harper.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Theresa A. Taylor, Beaver; Charlene and Michael Anthony, Rochester Twp., and Donna L. and Walter Jones, Sanford, NC; six grandchildren, Matthew, Eric, Amy, Sarah, Michael and Jackie; five great-grandchildren, Sonya, Alena, Sydney, Jackson and Seth; two sisters-in-law, Jennie Dioguardi, Beaver, and Donna Colella, East Rochester, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Monday from 3 to 8 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. A Mass of Christian burial will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester Twp.
Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery, Daugherty Twp.
A Christian wake service will be held Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made, if desired, to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Road, Suite 200, Wexford, PA 15090.
The family wishes to thank the staff at Good Samaritan Hospice, especially Lynn, Stephanie, Cam and Sister Pat, for the care and comfort given to our father.
Dolores J. Reed
Dolores J. Reed, 80, of Rochester, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2015, at Friendship Ridge.
Born December 20, 1934, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Harry and Sarah Patterson Priddy, she will be remembered as a loving grandmother. She was a member of Faith Community United Methodist Church, Rochester. She was a volunteer for the Lighthouse for the Blind in New Brighton and also for the Beaver Falls Association for the Blind.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Harry M. Reed Jr.; brothers, Harry 'Bud' Priddy and John 'Jack' Priddy, and a sister, Madge Priddy Gould.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Terri and Tony Timpano, Rochester, and Sue and Dan Roberts, Rochester; a brother and sister-in-law, Robert 'Bob' and Eileen Priddy; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Lydia and Melvin Osman Sr., Fern Dobson and Mary Cox; grandchildren, Tara Sue Timpano and fiance Mike Basile, Joseph Reed Plassmeyer Jr. and wife Stephanie, and Joshua Mathews Plassmeyer and wife Sheila, and numerous nieces, nephews and step-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. A service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Faith Community United Methodist Church, Rochester, with Rev. Dr. Donald Dotterer officiating. Friends are requested to meet at the church.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made, if desired, to the Lighthouse for the Blind, New Brighton.