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Minister Samuel Boyd Jr.
Minister Samuel Boyd Jr., 84, of Rochester, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 26, 2015.
Born April 4, 1930, in Morgantown, WV, he was a son of the late Bernice and Samuel Moore. Samuel served his country in the U.S. Air Force and was a veteran of the Korean War. Samael was a trustee for the Holiness Church Christ Deliverance Center and was also a member of Christian Assembly Church, Ohioville. He was retired from J&L Steel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Geraldine Boyd; a son, Jerry Boyd; a daughter, Sandra Boyd; grandson, Darnell Harris and siblings, Jimmy Boyd, Nancy Coleman, Beaunie LaSane, and Claude Gilmore.
Samuel is survived by his children, Rose Harris, Sylvester Boyd, Melvin and Rose Mary Boyd, Gregory and Brenda Morris, Kenneth Boyd, Sylvia Boyd, Burnard and Kim Bloodworth, Celestine Boyd and Gregory and Janet Williams; 23 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, and Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., the time of service, at the Christian Assembly Church, Tuscarawas Road, Ohioville, with Pastor Bill Anzevino officiating.
Interment will follow at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
of Rochester Twp.
Antoinette Eakles, 89, of Rochester Twp., passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2015, in Heritage Valley Beaver.
Born October 11, 1925, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Anthony and Josephine Paparella Mignanelli, she was a retired employee with the former Westinghouse Corp., Vanport. She was a member of St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Parish, Rochester; New Brighton SOI, and was a former member of the New Brighton Junior Tamburitzan Dancers. She loved dancing, especially the polka and square dancing.
Antoinette also passionately loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Roscoe L. Eakles, in 1975; three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Charles "Hot Dog" and Angeline Mignanelli, Andrew Mignanelli, and Jack and Florence Mignanelli; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Edith and Manuel Pasquale, Angeline Schalaba, and Mary Mignanelli; a great niece, Kylee Hiltz, and a close friend from childhood, Angie Solimando.
Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Dena D. Eakles, Ontario, WI, and Shelby E. and Terry R. Matthews, Rochester Twp.; two grandchildren, Marquelle Matthews Peavy and her husband Don, Waldorf, MD, and Zachary R. Matthews, Canal Fulton, OH; a great-grandson, Max A. Peavy, Waldorf, MD; a brother and sister-in-law, Andrew J. "Gump" and Alice Mignanelli, Zelienople; two beloved friends, Rose Pinciotti and Dolly Treantafellow, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
There will be no public visitation. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian burial on Saturday at 10 a.m. in St. Cecilia Roman Catholic Church, Rochester Twp. Interment will follow in St. Cecilia Cemetery.
Arrangements by the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester.
The family wishes memorial contributions may be made to the McGuire Home, 2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton, PA 15066.
The family wishes to thank the nurses of A1 and Surgical Staff Services and the CCU staff and the Good Samaritan Hospice for the advice, comfort, care and kindness given to our mother.
Pauline E. Farmer Matthews
of Patterson Twp.
formerly of Rochester
Pauline E. Farmer Matthews, 95, of Patterson Twp., formerly of Rochester, passed away on March 14, 2015. She was the widow of Wilfred J. "Wolf" Matthews, to whom she was married for 68 years. She was born in Enon Valley, PA on June 16, 1919. She was a graduate of New Brighton High School and Garfield Business School.
Pauline "Polly" was retired from Hydril Company, Rochester, PA, where in 1938 she served as secretary to the Rochester plant's first manager and then as executive assistant for the company's vice president. Polly took time off to have her two children and then was right back at it. She always felt like Hydril was like home. "After all, I grew up with the company."
She was a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rochester, where she taught Sunday school for a number of years.
She is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, Dr. John “Jack” and Sandra “Sandy” Chase Matthews, Colorado Springs, CO; a daughter, Sandra “Sandy” Matthews, Lexington, KY; three grandchildren, Heather Chase Grumley and her husband, Rob, New Castle, CO; Derek Matthews and his wife, Lacy, Parker, CO, and Brock Matthews and his wife, Carly, Colorado Springs, CO; three great-grandchildren, Chase Matthews, Parker, CO, Kylie and Jordon Matthews, Colorado Springs, CO; two step-great-grandchildren, Hannah Grumley, New Castle, CO, and Keenan Grumley, Denver, CO; a sister-in-law, Josephine Matthews, Ben Avon, PA; a niece, Mary Jo Matthews, Pittsburgh; a nephew, Gordon H. Matthews, Seattle; a great niece, Laura Studebaker and her husband Adam, Pittsburgh; great nephews, Jonathan and Tyler Matthews, Pittsburgh, and Joseph Matthews, Seattle; a niece, Nancy Tuck, Houston, TX; a niece, Carol Lancia, Kennedy Twp., PA; a nephew, James Ledford and his wife Deborah, Ohioville; a niece, Susan Ledford, Hopewell Twp., PA; a nephew, Robert Ledford, Kennedy Twp., PA; a niece, Jeannie Devich and her husband, Mark, Hopewell Twp., and a cousin, Jeanne Riddle, Pittsboro, NC.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Emma and Perry Farmer; twin sisters, Marguerite Reece (Fred) and Marjorie Ledford (Wilfred); sister-in-law, Agnes Brewer, and brothers-in-law, George Brewer and Gordon Matthews.
There will be no public visitation.
Inurnment will take place in Beaver Cemetery following a private graveside memorial service. Her pastor, the Rev. Gregory S. Clagg, will officiate. WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, is in charge of the arrangements.
The family wishes to thank Gentiva Hospice and the Franciscan Manor staff for their love and care during our mother's last years of life. Our mother will always be remembered for her gentle spirit and her constant smile.
Shirley M. “Red” Rose
of Monaca Heights
formerly of New Sewickley Twp.
Shirley M. “Red” Rose, 75, of Monaca Heights, formerly of New Sewickley Twp., passed away Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at her home.
Born August 23, 1939, in Baden, a daughter of the late William E. and Edith M. Marr Strobel, she was a retired employee of the Rhodes School Bus Company and drove for the Ambridge Area School District. She previously worked with News America Marketing and ACT Media in advertising. She was a member and former Sunday school teacher with the New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Economy Boro. She was a member of WELCA, where she had been treasurer. She was a volunteer with the Beaver County Humane Society and the Rochester Meals on Wheels. Shirley was an avid bingo player and a great Pittsburgh sports fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin B. Rose, in 2006; four sisters, Dorothy King, Sophie Bradley, Dolores Donaldson and Lois Strobel, and three brothers, William, Phillip and Gilbert Strobel.
Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Darla E. and Richard Lucas, Rochester Twp., and Terri L. and Jeffrey Ruckert, Center Twp.; three sons and daughters-in-law, Paul E. and Cheryl Rose, Rochester Twp.; Vince D. and Chris Rose, New Sewickley Twp., and Gary “Pork” and Debbie Rose, Conway; 12 grandchildren, Kelly Cooper, Jennifer Moldovan, Sheri McGee and her husband LeRoy, Cassie Hunt and her husband Rob, Cheyenne Rose and her fiancé Eric Riley, Justin Summerville and his wife Danielle, Shannon Summerville and her boyfriend Tim Heslop, Brennen Ruckert and his girlfriend Katie Zahn, Vince “Vinnie” Rose, Kenneth and Ashley Rose, and Christy Knetsch and her husband Brad; 11 great-grandchildren, Alexis Malackanich, Hunter Moldovan, Kurt, Owen and Liam Summerville, Amelia and Mischa McGee, Brooke Glies, Xavier Heslop, Isaiah and Solomon Knetsch; a special friend, Valerie Giska, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. Services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, Economy Boro. Her pastor, Rev. Martin Galbraith, will officiate.
Interment will follow in Rehoboth Cemetery, Economy Boro.
The family wishes memorial contributions be made to the New Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church, 200 Second Ave., Ambridge, PA 15003, or the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Aliquippa, PA 15001.
The family wishes to thank the Mother Teresa Hospice, especially Maria Dee and Rose for the kindness and care given to our mother.
Miriam L. Antitomas
of New Sewickley Twp.
Miriam L. Antitomas, 88, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, in the Greensburg Walnut Ridge Memory Care Center.
Born November 15, 1926, in Franklin Twp., a daughter of the late John B. Sr. and Henrietta White Neely, she was a homemaker and was Protestant by faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Antitomas, in 2000; a son, Gary R. Lorenze, in 2012; two sisters, Beatrice Engle and Lois Cole, and a brother, John B. Neely Jr.
Surviving are three brothers and two sisters-in-law, Ralph and Terri Neely, Sewickley; Robert and Jackie Neely, Rochester, and Merlin Neely, New Sewickley Twp., and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Friday from 1:30 to 6 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, where a service will be held Friday at 6:30 p.m. The Rev. Gregory S. Clagg, pastor of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Rochester, will officiate.
Entombment will be in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum.
Helen Marie (Turney) Jeffers Hobbs
of New Brighton
Helen Marie (Turney) Jeffers Hobbs, 94, of New Brighton, passed away Sunday, March 8, 2015, in Heritage Valley Good Samaritan Hospice.
She was born March 28, 1920 in Canton, OH, a daughter of the late Ralph J. Sr. and Marjorie Forse Turney. She was a former employee of the Pittsburgh Mercantile Store, Aliquippa and the Lerners Dept. Store, Beaver Valley Mall. She attended the Rochester Free Methodist Church and was a member of BCSCA.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jonathon B. Jeffers Sr. and her second husband, Ronald Hobbs; a son, Richard A. Jeffers in 2009; a grandson, Ronald L. Jeffers Jr. in 1991, and a brother Ralph J. Turney Jr. in 1968.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Jonathon B. "Jack" Jr. and Mary Lou Jeffers, Monaca, and Ronald L. Sr. and Ida Jeffers, New Brighton; a daughter-in-law, Angie Jeffers, Aliquippa; 11 grandchildren, Jonathon B. Jeffers III and his wife Stacey, Robert Jeffers and his wife Kathy, Keith Jeffers and his wife Kristen, Randy Jeffers and his wife Terri, Scott Jeffers and his wife Joni, Brad, Kim, and Amy Jeffers, Kathy Reyes and her husband Angel, Ricky Jeffers and his wife Tracey, and Beth Ann Jeffers; a former granddaughter-in-law, Donna; numerous great and great-great grandchildren and three sisters and a brother-in-law, Dorothy Messenger, Betty and Arnold Oberg and Thelma Rambo.
There will be no public visitation.
Private services will be held Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester. Officiating will be her nephew, Richard Martsolf. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
Ruth E. Fisher
of East Liverpool, Ohio
Ruth E. Fisher, 92, of East Liverpool, Ohio, passed away Friday, March 6, 2015, in Calcutta Health Care Center.
Born July 12, 1922, in Rochester, a daughter of the late Leonard and Grace Burns McBride, she was a retired secretary with The Medical Center, Beaver. She was a former member of the First Baptist Church, Rochester, where she was an honorary deaconess.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Boyd R. Fisher; two brothers, William and John McBride, and two sisters, Eunice Niedergall and Esther McBride.
Surviving are a son, Timothy A. Fisher, Pittsburgh; a granddaughter, Megan and her husband Tom Beagle, East Liverpool, Ohio; five great-grandchildren, Perry, Shayne, Randi and Philip Beagle, and Tyler Fisher; two great-great-granddaughters, Sylis and Seliece Howell, and numerous nieces and nephews.
As per her wishes, there will be no public visitation or service.
Memorial contributions may be made, if desired, to the First Baptist Church, 301 Adams St., Rochester, PA 15074.
The WILLIAM MURPHY FUNERAL HOME INC., 349 Adams St., Rochester, in in charge of arrangements.