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Marian I. Ayres
of Beaver Falls
formerly of Rochester
Marian I. Ayres, 86, of Beaver Falls, formerly of Rochester, passed away Sunday, December 14, 2014, in Providence Health Care.
Born July 21, 1928, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Frank Joseph and Catherine Jewel Huber Strobel, she was a retired nurse's aide with the former Rochester Hospital. She was a former member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, Rochester, and was a member of the Beaver Falls Plaza Tenants Association.
Surviving are her husband of 37 years, James S. Ayres; three daughters and a son-in-law, Mary P. and Dennis Tate, Trenton, SC; Elena Perrotta, Santa Monica, CA, and Laura Long, Monaca; a granddaughter, Brittany Newcomb and her husband John of Rochester; a special nephew, Howard Begley, Rochester; numerous other nieces and nephews, and a sister and brother-in-law, Mildred and John Balog, Wichita, KS.
She was preceded in death by three brothers, Francis, Earl and Robert Strobel, and a sister, Betty Price.
There will be no public visitation. A Celebration of Life service will be held at a later date.
Interment will be in St. Cecilia Cemetery.
Arrangements are being handled by WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
Linda C. Hamilton
of North Sewickley Twp.
formerly of New Sewickley Twp.
Linda C. Hamilton, 67, of North Sewickley Twp., formerly of New Sewickley Twp., passed away Thursday, December 11, 2014, in Good Samaritan Hospice Beaver.
Born Feb. 28, 1947, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Harold and Wanetta Scheck Stang, she was a former employee with Westinghouse Corp, Vanport and Ray's Pharmacy, Beaver Falls. She was Presbyterian by faith and had attended the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Harry E. Hamilton; two daughters and a son-in-law, Marcy J. and Shawn Hogue, Rochester and Hollie J. Markun, Chippewa; one son and daughter-in-law, Jason E. and Holly Hamilton, Chippewa; a grandson, Devin M. Yova, Rochester; two granddaughters, Alexis P. Markun and Mikayla Beveridge, both of Chippewa; two brothers and two sisters-in-law, David Stang and his wife, Deanna, St. Petersburg, FL and Roger Cameron and his wife, Laverne, Butler, PA, and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Sue Cameron.
Friends will be received on Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. Officiating will be the Rev. William Woodman of the Center Presbyterian Church, Grove City.
Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Nick Christodoulou, 87, of Rochester, passed away Saturday, December 6, 2014, at his home.
Nick lived the American Dream as the youngest child of Greek immigrants, the late Michael and Antigone Christodoulou. Born in Ambridge, PA, Nov. 27, 1927, he never forgot his Greek heritage and was especially blessed to return to Greece for vacations; the most memorable being with his beautiful wife, Norma, for 13 weeks of fun and adventure. Being the son of a Greek sponge diver, Nick inherited a love for the ocean, swimming, and diving. He was his happiest on his family vacations to the ocean shores of Ocean City, MD, Nags Head, NC and even Aruba.
Nick loved many and was loved and respected by all. Of course, he was especially loved and was proud of his extended family, but he also enjoyed spending time with his many friends at Rochester Owl's Club after his retirement from Wyckoff Steel. He served as the club's president, officer and jovial bartender. His service to the club, his companionship to the members, and his shuffle board skills are legendary at The Nest. Always a catalyst for good times, Nick shared his joy of dancing, Doo-Wop music, joking, shuffle board and the board game 'Aggravation' with many.
His joy of life, his constant smile, and his love for his wife and extended family will exist forever in the memories of those he touched. 'What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us.' - Helen Keller. Nick will be a part of many.
Nick was a member of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, Ambridge.
He is survived by his loving and beloved wife of 64 years, Norma Jean (Stone) Christodoulou and four daughters and sons-in-law, Dianna Lynn and John Ruckert, Ambridge; Annie and Phil Lucci, Rochester; Michele Ridjaneck, and Bob VanOrsdale, Economy and Nickie L. Little and her fiancé Dan Smith, Memphis, TN. His wife and daughters were the most important things in his life. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Athena, Michael, Christy, Patrick, Nickolas, Seth, and Jessica; seven great-grandchildren, Michael, Mason, Aleni, Jax, Emily, Jessica, and Cameron, and numerous nieces and nephews. Nick was at his happiest when surrounded by his family.
He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Nicolette; two sisters, Liberty Antonis and Helen Christodoulou and two brothers, Chris Doulous and George Christy.
Friends will be received on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Father Emmanuel N. Llios, Phd.
Interment will be in Economy Cemetery, Ambridge.
The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or Gentiva Hospice.
Monica Lynn (Baker) Mannion
formerly of Rochester and Allison Park
Monica Lynn (Baker) Mannion, 48, of Industry, formerly of Rochester and Allison Park, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014, at her residence.
Born Nov. 5, 1966, in Allison Park, PA, a daughter of Judith Stoehr Baker, Allison Park and the late Kenneth Glen Baker, she was an employee of NFI Industries, New Galilee. She was Catholic by faith.
She is survived by her husband of 23 years, Richard A. Mannion and a brother, John Kenneth Baker, Allison Park.
Friends will be received on Saturday from 11 a.m. until time of service at 1 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. Officiating will be the Rev. Donald W. MacNeil, of New Brighton Church of the Nazarene.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001.
Nancy Lee Young
of Brighton Township
Nancy Lee Young, 76, of Brighton Township, passed away peacefully Thursday morning November 20, 2014. She was blessed and thankful to have been able to spend the last month surrounded by the love of family and friends.
She was born Dec. 14, 1937, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Wayne and Emma Jean Blazier Koehler. She was a lifelong member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she was a member of the choir, the Elizabeth Circle, Senior Fellowship, Church Council and various bible studies. She also enjoyed giving communion to homebound members of the church. She was a former Rainbow Girl and Girl Scout Leader; a graduate of Rochester High School in 1955 and a graduate of Robert Morris Business School in 1957. She worked for Crucible Steel Federal Credit Union before becoming a stay-at-home mom. She loved spending time with her family especially her two granddaughters who held an extra special place in her heart. She was such a kind generous non-judgmental person who made friends wherever she went.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. Young in 2009.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Amy J. and Scott T. Wolford and one son, Jeffrey A Young, all of Brighton Twp.; two granddaughters, Amanda M. and Anna E. Wolford, Brighton Twp.; one sister, Beverly J. Kohler, Greensburg, PA; two sisters-in-law, Kathy Young, Conway and Shirley Rozzo, Ellwood City, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Sunday from 12 noon to 6 p.m. and Monday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME, INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 393 Adams St., Rochester. Officiating will be her pastor, the Rev. Gregory S. Clagg.
Interment will follow in Beaver Cemetery.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rochester.