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Mildred E. 'Midge' Baker
Grove City A&P retiree was Harrisville church member
Mildred E. "Midge" Baker, Grove Manor, formerly of Carrie Way and East Main St., all Grove City, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday (11-13-02) in the nursing home after a two-year illness. She was 79.
Mrs. Baker was born June 11, 1923, in Irwin Township, Venango County, to James E. and Edna Daugherty Adams. She had lived since February in the nursing home.
The alumna of the former Harrisville High School was a homemaker. She retired from the former A&P Store, Grove City, where she was an office clerk and cashier.
Mrs. Baker was a member of Harmony Presbyterian Church, Harrisville.
Her husband, Charles H. "Jim" Baker, whom she married June 27, 1983, died Oct. 3, 2000.
She married Perry L. McFadden on March 22, 1958. He died April 21, 1981.
Surviving are: one daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Donna J.) Perrine, Jackson Center; three grandaughters, Michele Hughes and Jacque Waskiewicz, Sykesville, Md.; and Crystal Raush, Stoneboro; three sisters, Mrs. Irvin (Eldene) Cookson, Grove City; Marian Smith, Butler; and Mrs. Lee (Irma) Schroeder, Sinton, Texas; two brothers, J. Shirl Adams and his wife, Rachael, Grove City; and Randy Adams and his wife, Marsha.
Besides her husbands, she was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Audrey Isenberg; and two brothers, Neil D. Adams and Quay Adams.
Charlotte E. Cebak
Retired John XXIII Home nurse lived in Masury
Charlotte E. Cebak, 503 Brookfield Ave., Masury, passed away Monday evening (11-11-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 85.
Mrs. Cebak was born Aug. 10, 1917, in Leesburg, a daughter of William and Elizabeth Burgess Mayberry.
She was a licensed practical nurse for 20 years at John XXIII Home, Hermitage, retiring in 1993.
Her husband, Michael Cebak, whom she married Feb. 21, 1947, passed away July 6, 1974.
She leaves a daughter, Bonnie Susan Bellas of Lake Milton, Ohio; and a grandson, Christopher Bellas, with whom she lived.
The family requests contributions to Humane Society of Mercer County, Box 1046, Hermitage 16148.
Hubbard resident attended St. Michael's Byzantine
Helen Corll, 1946 Stateline Road, Hubbard, died at 8:35 p.m. Tuesday (11-13-02) at home. She was 80.
Mrs. Corll was born Oct. 12, 1922, in Sharon, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Lescisin Melnik.
She was a 1940 graduate of Brookfield High School, a homemaker and had attended St. Michael's Byzantine Catholic Church, Hermitage.
Survivors include: her husband, Lewis R. Corll, whom she married Oct. 13, 1945; four children, Judy C. Lutz, Hubbard; Margaret L. Corll-Burton, Brookfield; Patricia L. Thomas, Washington, Pa.; and James L. Corll, Hubbard; one sister, Betty Tristana, Hubbard; and six grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Michael and Andrew Melnik; and four sisters, Anna and Dorothy Melnik, Mary Cowhey and Julia Varty.
Rev. Rodney J. Croyle
Wife of Methodist minister was from Grove City
The Rev. Rodney J. Croyle, Kilbuck Township, Allegheny County, died Tuesday (11-12-02) in Western Pennsylvania Hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was the beloved husband of Dolores I. Shawgo Croyle of Kilbuck Township, formerly of Grove City.
He also was survived by loving children David J. Croyle, Kilbuck Township; and Karen Sue Croyle, Cranberry Township; sisters Marlene Beyer, Sidman, Pa.; and Ellen Faye Engle, Torrington, Conn.; brother H. James Croyle, Johnstown; and many nieces and nephews.
Rev. Croyle was ordained as a minister in the United Methodist Church. He received his undergraduate degree from American University and his master of divinity degree from Drew University.
He served a number of churches in the Western Pennsylvania Conference as well as serving on the conference staff.
Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association, 10 Duff Road, Pittsburgh 15235.
Homemaker was active in various community groups
Funeral service will be Friday (11-15-02) for Helen Evans, formerly of 7910 Second St. SE., Masury. She died at 6 a.m. Tuesday (11-12-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 91.
Mrs. Evans was born Sept. 23, 1911, in Ramsey, Ohio, a daughter of Alexander and Mary Barty Dankovich.
She was a homemaker.
Her memberships included St. John's Episcopal Church in Sharon, where she was a Sunday school teacher and supervisor of the primary department, former president of the Woman Guild and was adviser to the young people. She also was former president of Masury Mothers Club; former president of the Demonstration Club; past president of 4-H advisory council; served on the Extension Advisory Committee in Trumbull County and was secretary of the Home Extension Council of the county; active in Girl Scouts; chairman of the escort service for what was Sharon General Hospital Auxiliary Unit II, 100-hours volunteer for Sharon General and volunteer for Unit I of the auxiliary; life member of the Red Cross since World War II; served as a Grey Lady at the former Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital, Farrell; and member of Sharon Shrine, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Hubbard Amaranth and Hartford Order of the Eastern Star.
Survivors include: one daughter, Carol Lynn Evans, New Milford, Conn.; and one sister, Elisabeth Ryan, Sharon.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andrew W. Evans Jr., whom she married Nov. 24, 1934; a daughter, Virginia Rae Evans; two brothers, Calman and Sandor Dankovich; and one sister, Julia Horvath.
Memorial contributions may be made to Guiding Eyes for the Blind; or St. John's Episcopal Church, Sharon.
Mrs. Andrew W. Jr. (Helen), 91, formerly of 7910 Second St. SE, Masury.
Charles D. Hallam Sr.
Mercer resident formerly lived in Shaler Township
Charles D. Hallam Sr., Mercer, formerly of Shaler Township, Allegheny County, died Tuesday (11-12-02) in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. He was 72.
Mr. Hallam was born May, 9, 1930, in Pittsburgh to Edward and Elizabeth Hallam.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Nancy Subotich; two children, Cynthia Schindler and Charles D. Hallam Jr.; two sisters, Ruth Petrovich and Charlene Brittner; and five grandchildren, Lynn, Steven, Charles III, Matthew and Anna.
His parents and his brother, Edward Hallam, preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Trinity Presbyterian Church Youth Ministries, 110 E. Market St., Mercer 16137.
Peggy Lou Lilly
CB&I retiree was active
in Greenville U.M. church
Peggy Lou Lilly, St. Paul Homes, West Salem Township, formerly of 11 Columbia Park, Greenville, died at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday (11-13-02) in the nursing home. She was 75.
Mrs. Lilly was born Sept. 1, 1927, in Greenville to H. Herman and A. Irene Conrad Kaufman.
She was a 1945 graduate of the former Penn High School in Greenville and a graduate of the former Shenango Valley Commercial Institute.
Mrs. Lilly was employed 35 years as an engineering specialist at the former Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. of Greenville, retiring in 1982.
She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Greenville, where she had been a primary Sunday school teacher, church historian, light bearer and belonged to the church quilting group.
She was also a member of United Methodist Women's Society.
Her husband, George E. Lilly, whom she married Feb. 15, 1969, died June 13, 2000.
Surviving are: three sisters-in-law, Alice Miller and Mrs. Jack (Mary Lou) Thompson, both Meadville; and Mrs. James (Frances) Peters, Saegertown; two cousins, Herman Ramsey and Evelyn Kaufman, both Greenville; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church, South Mercer Street; or Alzheimer Unit of St. Paul Homes, 339 E. Jamestown Road, both Greenville 16125.
Sherwood Louis Maxwell
Grace U.M. member was WWII Army vet, welder
Sherwood Louis Maxwell, 102 Sprucewood Drive, Apartment 5, Slippery Rock, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday (11-12-02) in Butler Veterans Administration Medical Center after a one-year illness. He was 74.
Mr. Maxwell was born July 21, 1928, in Butler to Sherwood Younkins and Ruth Thompson Maxwell.
He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served during World War II.
Mr. Maxwell worked as a supervisor of welding at Pullman Standard of Butler. He later worked at Buck Welding in Linden, N.J.
Mr. Maxwell was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Grove City, and its Weaver Disciple Sunday School Class and Methodist Men.
He was a life member of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Slippery Rock.
Mr. Maxwell also was a member of Slippery Rock American Legion and the Slippery Rock post of AARP, a retired persons organization. He was active in bowling, dancing and enjoyed traveling.
His wife, the former Barbara Helen Varellis, whom he married July 19, 1952, died Oct. 25, 1963.
Surviving are: a daughter, Mrs. Randy (Christine "Tina") Meyer, Zelienople; two sons, Sherwood G. Maxwell, Slippery Rock; and Craig R. Maxwell, Butler; two sisters, Dorothy Burnside and Barbara McCracken, both Butler; one brother, George W. Maxwell, Butler, his fiance, Margaret D. Geary, Grove City; and eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Tammy Jo, in 1992; and one sister, Shirley Ann Maxwell.
Memorial contributions may be made to Grace United Methodist Church, 210 S. Broad St., Grove City 16127.
Edward P. McMullen
Retired Sandy Lake funeral director was former mayor
Edward P. McMullen, White-Cliff Nursing Home, 110 Fredonia Road, Hempfield Township, formerly of Sandy Lake, died Wednesday morning (11-13-02) in the nursing home after an extended illness. He was 71.
Mr. McMullen was born May 15, 1931, in Sandy Lake to Joseph W. and Harriet Smith Henderson McMullen.
He graduated from the former Sandy Lake High School in 1949 and from Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science in 1950.
He was the owner of McMullen Funeral Home in Sandy Lake for more than 40 years, retiring in 1996.
He was a member of Lakeview United Methodist Church, Sandy Lake Township; Gideon International Mercer Camp; Free and Accepted Masons Lake Lodge 434, Sandy Lake; Independent Order of Odd Fellows Sandy Lake Lodge 573; and national, state and county funeral directors associations. He served as mayor of Sandy Lake and was active in Sandy Lake Senior Center and Henderson Clan Society.
He served in the Korean conflict and collected sleighs and antiques for years.
He is survived by three daughters, Barbara J. Lawrence, Cleveland; Patricia A. Alexander, wife of Elton W. Alexander Jr., Sandy Lake; and Shari L. Dixon, Sewickley; a son, Joseph E. McMullen, Maryland; a brother, John Lester McMullen, Oxnard, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Nathan and Natalie Alexander, Gabe Lawrence, Joseph and Jessica McMullen and Sasha and Jaime Dixon.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, William, Robert and Joseph; and a sister, Alice Molnar.
Robert S. Miller
Robert S. Miller, 5990 Miller Road, Hermitage, died at 2 p.m. Wednesday (11-13-02) in his residence. He was 75.
Obituary information was incomplete.
Bruce L. Straley
Sharon native retired from Air Force, Postal Service
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- Bruce L. Straley, 55, died Nov. 4, 2002, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne.
Charles 'Chick' E. Templeton
Decorated WWII vet was WE retiree, outdoorsman
A memorial service will be held at a later date for Charles "Chick" E. Templeton, 22 Milton St., Clark. He died Sunday evening (11-10-02) in his home when a tornado struck. He was 81.
Mr. Templeton was born Jan. 29, 1921, in Dover, Ohio, to Robert Milton and Lenora Alderman Templeton.
Moving to the area in the late 1920s, he was a graduate of Hickory High School in Hermitage.
Mr. Templeton retired in 1981 as an assembler for the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he as employed for 40 years.
He attended First Baptist Church, Sharpsville; and was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7599, Reynolds; and Western Reserve Fish and Game Protection Association, Lackawannock Township.
Chick was a very unassuming man who enjoyed gardening and was an avid sportsman. He loved hunting and fishing, and was affectionately known as "Captain Walleye" among his fishing buddies.
Mr. Templeton was always up for a traveling adventure, venturing as far as Alaska and the Yukon territories, Canada, in his later years.
As one of the few remaining of the greatest generation, Chick was a decorated World War II veteran who commanded an LST boat for the U.S. Army during World War II. He fought many campaigns in the South Pacific and landed on Omaha Beach on D-Day.
Surviving are: his wife, the former Georgette Brownfield, whom he married March 16, 1948; one son, Charles W. Templeton and his fiance, Mary Faye Lamont, Jefferson Township; six sisters, Mrs. Ester Boyle, Conneaut Lake; Mrs. George (Patricia) Varkonda, Hermitage; Mrs. Elinor Smith, Brookfield; Gladys Santelli and Mary Ellen Bennett, both Sharpsville; and Joan Polkovitch, Sharon; and two brothers, Perry Templeton, Farrell; and Paul Templeton and his wife, Carol, Conneaut Lake.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Ruth Hughes and Phyllis Evans; and one brother, Robert "Rye" Templeton. Memorial contributions may be made to Keystone Blind Association, 1230 Stambaugh Ave., Sharon 16146.
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