providing traditional funeral and cremation services.
Mary E. (Campese) 'Nunnie' Fiorenza
formerly of Freedom
Mary E. (Campese) 'Nunnie' Fiorenza, 94, formerly of Freedom, passed away Friday, July 18, 2014, in Rochester Manor.
She was born Nov. 16, 1919, in Serra San Bruno Province of Calabria, Italy, a daughter of Joseph and Rose Calaminici Campese. She was a retired sales clerk with Kmart in East Rochester and was a member of St. Felix Roman Catholic Parish, Freedom.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Vincent F. 'Jim' Fiorenza Sr. in 2000; a granddaughter, Michelle Kaercher in 1965; a daughter and son-in-law, Raphael 'Rae' A. Kaercher in 2005 and John Kaercher in 1999; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Samuel Campese in 2005 and Marian Campese and Stephen Campese in 2000 and two brothers-in-law, Anthony Campisi in 1989 and Lawrence P. Ursida in 1996.
Surviving are a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Mary and Conrad Rehm, Daugherty Twp. and a son and daughter-in-law, Vincent F. Jr. and Debra Fiorenza, New Sewickley Twp.; five grandchildren, John V. Kaercher and his wife, Melissa, Freedom; Jason A. Fiorenza and his wife, Kathy, New Sewickley Twp.; Joshua N. Fiorenza and his wife, Jennifer, West Chester, PA; Maryann Angeline and her husband, Edward, New Sewickley Twp.; and Lisa M. Thewes, and her husband, Richard, New Sewickley Twp.; 10 great-grandchildren, Sydney P. Kaercher, Jon A. Kaercher, Emiliana M. Fiorenza, Vincenzo J. Fiorenza, Elena M. Fiorenza, Luca M. Fiorenza, Edward D. Angeline, Kayla Rae Angeline, Alexa Rose Thewes and Blake M. Thewes; two sisters, Josephine Ursida, Freedom and Jean Campisi, Boca Raton, FL; numerous nieces and nephews and special friends who were like family, Michele Begley, Stacy Hoydich, and Stacy Greco.
There will be a private family visitation on Tuesday with friends being welcome to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 12 noon on Tuesday at St. Felix Roman Catholic Church, Freedom.
Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, New Sewickley Twp.
Arrangements are being handled by the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 42, Memphis, TN 38148.
The family wishes to thank the fourth floor nurses and staff at Rochester Manor for their care and comfort given to our mother.
Judge 'J.D.' Dillard Jr.
Judge 'J.D.' Dillard Jr., 79, of Rochester, formerly of Aliquippa, passed away Thursday, July 10, 2014, at his home.
Born Nov. 23, 1934, in Americus, GA, a son of the late Judge Sr. and Sally Mae Gibson Dillard, he was a retired employee with LTV Steel, Aliquippa and formerly employed by Baierl Chevrolet, Wexford. He was a U.S. Army veteran, avid fisherman and loved traveling. He was a member of the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Aliquippa, where he had been a former trustee and member of the VAN committee.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Ireatha Johnson-Dillard; four daughters and one son-in-law, Sandra Dillard, Pittsburgh; Angela Dillard, Aliquippa; Dione Dillard, Virginia Beach, VA and Darice and Jeff Irby, Hunterville, NC; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Matthew and Lisa Dillard, Aliquippa and Antwon Dillard, Rochester; eight grandchildren, Dontae Rawlins, Matthew Dillard Jr., Jamari Tigner, Portia Dillard, Dennis J. Propst, Ricarri Lowe, Atiya Wilcox, and Avant Dillard; three great-grandchildren, Javari Carter, Anais Dillard and Avery Rawlins; three sisters and one brother-in-law, Roberta Wilson and Plina, West Palm Beach, FL; Florine Smith, Philadelphia and Della Williams, Delray Beach FL; four brothers-in-law, and eight sisters-in-law; special friends, Charles Gant, Aliquippa; Charles Gilbert, Aliquippa and Albert Cannon, Pitsburgh;, and numerous nieces, nephews, and many other special friends.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Matthew Dillard III; three sisters, Sally Mae Johnson, Ola Robinson and Alberta Dillard; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, O.C. and Anna Marie Johnson and a very close friend, David Stephans.
Friends will be received Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. and Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. in the Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, 410 Wykes St., Aliquippa. Officiating is his pastor, the Rev. Alec Piper.
Interment will follow in Union Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank the nurses with VITAS Hospice; Audrea Grey, Gabe Dulick, and Sara Richard; the Rev. Keith Black and also the deaconess of the Second Baptist Church, Rochester for the care and comfort given to Judge.
Arrangements are by the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
The Beaver County Special Unit will provide full military honors Friday at Union Cemetery at 12:15 p.m.
Francis 'Sonny' B. Stablow Jr.
Francis 'Sonny' B. Stablow Jr., 85, of Rochester Twp., died Monday, July 14, 2014, at Cambridge Village, Beaver Falls.
Born May 4, 1929, in Rochester Township, a son of the late Francis B. Sr. and Mary Louise Christian Stablow, he was a 1947 graduate of Rochester High School and a 1956 graduate of Duquesne University, where he then received his B.S. degree in Pharmacy. He was a pharmacist for 35 years at College Hill Pharmacy in Beaver Falls. He was a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, Rochester, and a member of the former St. Pudentiana Roman Catholic Church, North Rochester, where he had been an usher and a member of the Holy Name Society.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Mary Ann Smelko Stablow, in 1997; a brother, John 'Jack' Stablow, in 1973, and sisters, Mary C. Stablow, in 2009, and Alice Rebich, in 2000.
Surviving are three sons and daughters-in-law, David J. and Linda Stablow, Chippewa Twp.; Eric F. and Michelle Stablow, Aliso Viejo, CA, and Neil J. and Angelika Stablow, Kensington, MD; two daughters, Marybeth West, Rochester, and Jill Ann Knowlden, Tracy, CA; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a brother, Thomas Stablow, Rochester Twp.; three sisters, Joy Gaertner, Freehold, NJ; Joanne Stablow and Kiley McCoy, both of Rochester Twp.; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 3 to 8 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. A Christian wake service will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the funeral home. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, 628 Virginia Ave., Rochester, PA 15074.
The family wishes to give sincere thanks to the most caring staff at Cambridge Village and the staff at Vitas Hospice.
Aaron M. Laurienzo
Aaron M. Laurienzo, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, at his home in Rochester.
Born October 29, 2012, in Brighton Twp., he was the 20 month old son of Matthew Laurienzo and Dawn Shields of Rochester. He was baptized in the Rochester First Wesleyan Church and was a loving, happy, adorable little guy who was all boy.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister, Victoria Shields of Rochester; his maternal grandparents, Robert and Linda Suckfiel of Port Vue, PA; his paternal grandparents, Nicholas and Elaine Laurienzo of New Castle; his great-grandmother, Mary Grace Laurienzo of Cleveland, OH, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Rochester First Wesleyan Church, 471 New York Ave., Rochester, where services will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Rev. Charles McGee, his pastor, will officiate.
Private interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Arrangements are being handled by WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to St. Jude's Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 42, Memphis, TN 38148.
James W. Lotz
formerly of North Sewickley Township
James W. Lotz, 93, formerly of North Sewickley Township, passed away Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in the Zelienople Passavant Retirement Community.
Born Jan. 18, 1921 in Rochester, a son of the late Chester N. and Elsie Ruth Henry Lotz, he was a retired employee of Valspar Corporation, Rochester Township. He was a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rochester and attended the chapel at the Wittenberg Building, Zelienople.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the New Brighton American Legion, the New Brighton Retired Men's Association and was a former member of the F&AM Union Lodge, New Brighton.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Margaret Jean Sayre Lotz; one son and daughter-in-law, Robert James and Linda Lotz, Findley, OH; two daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy L. and Greg Smith, Moon Township; Nancy J. and Chuck Hensel, Wheeling, WV; six grandchildren, Amanda Lotz and her husband, Wes; Nicholas Lotz and his wife, Jill; Stephanie Cramer and her husband, Elliott; Zachary Smith, Jake Hensel, Eli Hensel; three great-grandchildren, Sayre, Calla and Vivian; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Kathryn Weigle, LaHoya, CA and Helen and John Antalovich, Perry, OH; numerous nieces and nephews;
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Donna K. Lotz, in 1950.
Friends will be received Monday from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 393 Adams Street, Rochester, PA, where a service will be held at 12 Noon. Officiating will be his pastors, Rev. Gregory S. Clagg, pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church and Rev. John Hoogerbrugge, pastor of the Zelienople Passavant Retirement Community.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Arrangement are being handled by WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Zelienople Passavant Retirement Community, 401 South Main Street, Zelienople, PA 16063 or the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Façade Renovation, 393 Adams Street, Rochester, PA 15074.
The family wishes to thank the Fourth Floor Passavant Nursing Staff and administration for their outstanding care and compassion to our father and mother.
The Beaver County Special Unit will provide full military honors at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church on Monday at 12:30 p.m.
Rose Fragomeni Belich
of Rochester Twp.
Rose Fragomeni Belich, 83, of Rochester Twp., passed away Thursday, July 3, 2014, in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born May 5, 1931, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Rocco and Jennie Cipolla Fragomeni, she was a retired secretary for 35 years with Arco Polymer Corp., Potter Twp., having retired in 1993. She was a member of the Arco Retiree's Club, a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, Rochester and a member of the former St. Pudentiana Roman Catholic Church, North Rochester.
She is survived by her husband, Sam Belich; a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Doug Fancher, Safety Harbor, FL; one son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Beth Ross, Highlands Ranch, CO; a grandson, Randy Widell, Portland, OR; three granddaughters, Melissa, Amanda and Cate Ross, Highlands Ranch, CO, and two nieces, Sherry Fragomeni, Orlando, FL, and Kris Fragomeni, San Francisco, CA. She is also survived by her husband's children and their spouses, Laura Pridgen and her husband David, of Collierville, TN; Barbara Lipinski, Beaver and Caroline Belich, Center Twp. and their children.
She was preceded in death by a brother, Dominic Fragomeni.
Friends will be received Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held Wednesday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester, Twp.
Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Cemetery
A Christian wake service will held Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. in the funeral home.
Virginia Naomi Board
Virginia Naomi Board was born in Bridgewater, Pennsylvania, on May 10, 1915, the fifth child of James Robert and Virginia Taylor Board. A graduate of Rochester High School, she was active in religious, civic, and service activities throughout Beaver County, Pennsylvania. She passed away after a lengthy illness on June 24, 2014 in Elkins Park, PA, where she had lived since 2010 with her nephew, Tony Austin and his family.
She contributed a lifetime of steadfast service to the Second Baptist Church, Rochester, as a member, trustee, superintendent of the Sunday School and organizer of a host of activities. Virginia was also an officer in the Pennsylvania Baptist State Convention, the Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention, the Service Guild and the Beaver Valley Service Club, and was a stalwart participant in local and county ecumenical activities. While living in the Philadelphia area, she held dual membership in the Second Baptist Church, Rochester, and the Second Baptist Church of Germantown.
Virginia began working with the Girl Scouts in 1943, organizing the first black troop in Rochester and serving as troop leader of a County Senior Troop. She was instrumental in desegregating Girl Scouts troops and was president of the Rochester Leaders' Club. She was a Permanent Organization Committee Chairman of the Beaver County Council and remained a registered scout. She also organized a Cub Scout Troop at the Second Baptist Church and was a Den Mother for a troop at the Lutheran Church.
Following her retirement from the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Vanport, she remained active in numerous family and church activities. One of twelve children, she is survived by one sister, Olga Mae Board Harris of Somerdale, New Jersey, the Austin Family, a niece living in New York City who helped manage business affairs, Roberta Yancy, and three generations of nieces and nephews who were privileged to share and be touched by her life of dedicated service.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at the Germantown church on Monday evening, June 30. Viewing will take place at the Second Baptist Church, Rochester, on Wednesday, July 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. with the funeral service immediately following and interment at the Beaver Cemetery.
Arrangements in Beaver County are under the direction of the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.