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Beatrice Alberta Barger
Homemaker, seamstress formerly lived in Sharon
Funeral Mass will be Saturday for Beatrice Alberta Barger, Hospitality Care Center, Hermitage, formerly of Ellsworth Street, Sharon. She died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday (11-1-00) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 85.
Mrs. Barger was born April 5, 1915, in Duquesne, Pa., to Joseph and Agnes Fey Keddie.
She attended West Sunbury schools in Butler County and moved to Sharon in 1942.
Mrs. Barger was a self-employed seamstress and worked from 1954-59 for the former Scotty’s Men’s Shop, Sharon.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Joseph’s Church, Sharon.
Her husband, William Fred Barger, whom she married Feb. 27, 1935, died Jan. 24, 1980.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. William (Marian Beatrice) Paretic, Sharon; four sons, Vincent Paul, Hermitage; Patrick Victor, Leesburg; Albert Leo, Erie; and Bernard Blaine, Littleton, Colo.; four sisters, Jean Burgoon and Dorothy Campbell, both West Sunbury; Mildred Cunningham, Miami; and Mrs. Andrew (Grace) Yoch, Tionesta; a brother, David Leo Keddie, North East; 28 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Barbara Jean Bordell and Rose Marie; two great-grandchildren; and a brother, Regis Keddie.
Richard A. Clarke
‘71 Farrell High School graduate lived in Illinois
MORTON, Ill. -- Funeral will be Monday for Richard A. Clarke, 4522 Superior Ave., Cleveland, formerly of Farrell. He died at 9:26 a.m. Monday (10-30-00) in Morton of an apparent heart attack. He was 49.
Mr. Clarke was born Sept. 9, 1951, in Sharon to Isaac F. and Vivian Henry Clarke.
A 1971 alumnus of Farrell High School, he attended Youngstown State University and was a trainee truck driver for Star Transport Co., Morton.
Mr. Clarke was a former member of First Baptist Church, Farrell.
Surviving are: two daughters, Valencia Pierce, Pittsburgh; and Rononda Palmer, Sharon; his parents, Sharon; a brother, Ronald E., Pasadena, Md.; and a grandchild.
Harry W. Hawkins
Decorated WWII Army vet was National Castings retiree
Harry W. Hawkins, 1285 Heinz Ave., Sharon, died at 7:20 p.m. Thursday (11-2-00) at home following a lengthy illness. He was 80.
Mr. Hawkins was born Nov. 30, 1919, in Brookfield to George R. and Elizabeth Fox Hawkins.
He retired after 41 years from the former National Castings Division of Midland Ross Corp., Sharon, where he was a chipper/grinder in the finishing department on No. 1 conveyor.
An Army veteran, Mr. Hawkins served with the Third Army in the 82nd Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He was a recipient of a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Combat Infantry Medal in the Moselle and Rhineland campaigns.
Following retirement, the avid Civil War buff traveled touring battlefields and related historical sites. Mr. Hawkins was an artisan in period leather holsters and, for more than 14 years, attended arts and craft shows in a three-state area.
His wife of 53 years, the former Martha Kraynok, died June 1, 1994.
Surviving are a daughter, Diane Leslie, at home; and a brother, Ronald B., Sharpsville.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Floyd F. and George W.; and a sister, Zella Mae.
Thelma M. ‘Tootsie’ Stillwagon Miller
Ex-member of GC church formerly lived in Monaca
Thelma M. "Tootsie" Stillwagon Miller, formerly of Monaca, died at 1:45 a.m. Thursday (11-2-00) in Buchanan Commons, Grove City, after a brief illness. She was 76.
Mrs. Miller was born Feb. 29, 1924, in Butler to Dewey and Hazel Nicholson Stillwagon.
The Midland High School alumna was a member of First United Methodist Church in Monaca. She formerly belonged to Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City.
Her husband, the Rev. Gerald A. Miller, died in 1996.
Surviving are: two brothers and five sisters.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Darrell and Donald Stillwagon; and two sisters, Ruth Ann Dye and Virginia Mae Stillwagon.
Houston W. Nearhoof Sr.
Trumbull County retiree had son living in Sharon
Houston W. Nearhoof Sr., 380 Ventura Drive, Liberty Township, Trumbull County, died at 11:07 a.m. Thursday (11-2-00) at home. He was 85.
Mr. Nearhoof was born May 29, 1915, in Mount Union, Pa., to Willard W. and Catherine R. Brown Nearhoof.
He retired after 35 years from the plant warehouse of Isaly’s Dairy, Youngstown; and also worked for 10 years on the second shift at General Motors Fisher Body Plant, Lordstown.
An Army veteran, Mr. Nearhoof served during World War II.
He was a member of New Life Lutheran Church, Liberty Township; Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 93; General Motors Retiree Club, Lordstown; and Teamster Retiree Club.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Ruth L. Thomas, whom he married Sept. 7, 1940; a daughter, Sandra Lee Hutchens, Dallas; a son, Houston W. Jr., Sharon; a sister, Ruth Rulli, Girard, Ohio; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Galasso and Mildred Tidd; and a brother, Robert.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Youngstown 44512; or through the funeral home to the memorial fund of New Life Lutheran Church.
John D. O’Brien
John D. O’Brien, 1634 state Route 7, Brookfield, died at 1:50 p.m. Thursday (11-2-00) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 90.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Ronald Cole Price Sr.
New Castle grad was Army veteran, lived in Pulaski
Ronald Cole Price Sr., 220 Beechwood Blvd., Pulaski, died at 3:30 a.m. Wednesday (11-1-00) at home following an extended illness. He was 52.
Mr. Price was born July 25, 1948, in New Castle to Raymond Davis Cole and Ceola Frances Davis Price.
A 1964 alumnus of New Castle High School, he formerly worked for Shenango Pottery and later for Pizza Outlet, both New Castle.
Mr. Price was a Methodist.
He was an Army veteran, serving in 1970.
Surviving are: a son, Ronald C. Price Jr., West Pittsburgh; a sister, Audrey R., Plain Grove Township, Lawrence County; three brothers, Raymond J. Jr., New Castle; Richard A. Sr., Whitville, N.C.; and Randall L., Fairfax, Iowa; and a grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 19 Jefferson Avenue, Sharon 16146.
Josephine G. Dyll Russell
Homemaker was former member of St. Adalbert’s
Josephine G. Dyll Russell, 52 S. Mercer Ave., Sharpsville, died at 1 p.m. Thursday (11-2-00) in Vencor Hospital, Oakdale, Pa., following a three-month illness. She was 83.
Mrs. Russell was born Dec. 4, 1916, in Bayonne, N.J., to John and Caroline Smolenski Dyll.
For 10 years she was employed by the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp.
A homemaker, Mrs. Russell was a former member of St. Adalbert’s Church, Farrell.
Her husband, James Russell, whom she married Aug. 4, 1945, died May 27, 1985.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. William (Pat) Muir, Oakdale; a brother, John Dyll; and a sister, Caroline Stigliano, both Sharon; and two grandsons.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Stanley, Cashmere, Edward and Victor Dyll; and two sisters, Florence Loosemore and Martha Whitehead.
Betty J. Scriven
Betty J. Scriven, 110 Cherry Hill Road, Salem Township, died Thursday evening (11-2-00) in UPMC Horizon, Greenville. She was 74.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Josephine M. Sarazen White
Sharon homemaker belonged to church, group in Farrell
Josephine M. Sarazen White, 1058 Highland Road, Sharon, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (11-2-00) at home following a lengthy illness. She was 87.
Mrs. White was born March 19, 1913, in Farrell to Jacob and Katherine Kuncio Sarazen.
A homemaker, she was a member of St. Adalbert’s Church, Farrell, and its Infant Jesus of Prague Guild.
Mrs. White also belonged to Polish National Alliance, Farrell.
Her husband, Stanley F. White Sr., whom she married June 29, 1935, died Sept. 24, 1993.
Surviving are: two sons, Stanley Jr., Lowellville, Ohio; and Kenneth R., Avon, Ohio; two daughters, Mrs. William (Marie Smith) Fisher, Sharon; and Donna L., Mercer; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by two grandsons, Adalbert Smith and Anthony; three brothers, Walter, Joseph and Stanley Sarazen; and three sisters, Julia Sarazen, Victoria Zajac and Sophie Orlosky.
Frank S. Yucha
Frank S. Yucha, 75 Orangeville Road, West Salem Township, died Thursday afternoon (11-2-00) in the emergency room of UPMC Horizon, Greenville, following an apparent heart attack. He was 73.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Martha G. Zimmer
Retired SRHS nurse was volunteer, St. Joe’s member
Martha G. Zimmer, 340 White Ave., Sharon, formerly of 350 Dutch Lane, Hermitage, died at 10:10 p.m. Thursday (11-2-00) in the emergency room of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 87.
Miss Zimmer was born Dec. 15, 1912, in Sharon to Nicholas and Deborah Hughes Zimmer.
She was an alumna of St. Joseph’s School and the former Buhl Hospital School of Nursing, both Sharon. Miss Zimmer later received training in anesthesia from Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Mo.
She retired in 1975 after 26 years from what is now Sharon Regional Health System.
Miss Zimmer was a member of St. Joseph’s Church; and volunteered for Keystone Blind Association, both Sharon; and Sharon Regional Health System’s Hospice Home Care, Hermitage.
Surviving is a sister, Emeline McMahon, with whom she lived.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward N. and William J.; and three sisters, Catherine Hoban, Bertha McKnight and Deborah.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s School, 760 E. State St., Sharon 16146.
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