Obituaries

Donald R. Claypoole

Donald R. Claypoole

Donald R. Claypoole, 86, of Emlenton, Richland Twp., Clarion County, passed away Thursday afternoon, May 8, 2014 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Mr. Claypoole was born in Kittanning on November 12, 1927.  He was the son of the late Craig and Oda Campbell Claypool.
Don attended the St. Petersburg United Methodist Church. He was employed as a truck driver for many years and was a proud member of The Million Mile Club. He was a member of Canby Lodge #520 F&AM in St. Petersburg. He was an avid and talented golfer and had scored a hole in one eight times.

Patricia L. "Pat" Lamison

Patricia L. "Pat" Lamison

 

Patricia L. "Pat" Lamison, 80, of Fenelton, passed away late Thursday evening, May 8, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler with her family by her side.

Patricia was born in East Brady on April 1, 1934. She was the daughter of the late William Blair and Helen Maude Crawford Bowser and the niece of the late Elsie "Ish" Crawford, who helped to raise her.

Mary Suzanne “Suzy” Trimbur Reeves

Mary Suzanne “Suzy” Trimbur Reeves

Mary Suzanne “Suzy” Trimbur Reeves, 86, of Center Drive, Chicora, Oakland Twp., passed away peacefully and joined her husband in heaven Saturday morning, May 10, 2014 at her home with her family by her side.
Suzy was born in Butler on March 2, 1928.  She was the daughter of the late Arthur and Clara C. Schuler Trimbur.
She was a 1945 graduate of Butler High School.  Suzy was married on August 26, 1950 at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church in Butler to Willilam Franklin Reeves Sr. He preceded her in death on May 12, 2010.

Lori Ann Rottman Campbell

Lori Ann Rottman Campbell

Lori Ann Rottman Campbell, 41, of Karns City, passed away Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.
Born on May 13, 1972 Lori was the daughter of Bob Rottman Sr. and Gloria Slaugenhoup Fair.  She was raised by her paternal grandparents, Ludwig and Mary Jane (Sheakley) Rottman of Karns City.

Albie L. Smith

Albie L. Smith, 50, of Parker, Pa., passed away Wednesday afternoon, May 7, 2014, at the UPMC Northwest Hospital after a sudden illness. Born on March 9, 1964, he was the son of Gene and Eva Stewart Smith who survive.

Albie was a truck driver for most of his life and was working for Mathy Trucking of Minnesota, before his illness prevented him from driving.

Jeanne Dunlap

Jeanne Dunlap

Jeanne Dunlap, 86, of Chicora, a well-known retired registered nurse, passed away peacefully at 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.
Jeanne was born in East Brady on November 4, 1927.  She was the daughter of the late  Robert and Lillian Jordan Yount.

Dorothy J. Miller

Dorothy J. Miller

Dorothy J. Miller, 91, of Meadowview Blvd., New Castle, passed away peacefully on the morning of April 17, 2014. 
She was born in Ellwood City, Pa on July 6, 1922, the daughter of the late Harry J. and Kathryn Buquo Ayers.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, James J. Miller and a sister, Lois Powell.
She is survived by her two sons, J. Christopher and his wife Susan of New Castle, Pa, and Mark and his wife LuAnne of Pleasanton, Ca., along with her three loving grandchildren, Joel, Reneé, and Annaliese Miller. 

Allen S. “Al” Baker

Allen S. “Al” Baker

Allen S. “Al” Baker, 67, of Chicora, a well-known retired teacher, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday evening, April 30, 2014 at his home.

Clayton W. Spiker Sr.

Clayton W. Spiker Sr., 79, of Kittanning, formerly of Karns City, passed away early Saturday morning, April 26, 2014 at Kittanning Care Center.
Mr. Spiker was born in Armstrong County on March 6, 1935.  He was the son of Bartholomew and Flossie Pearl Crawford Spiker.
He was of the protestant faith. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a race car enthusiast.  He had been employed at Pittsburgh Auto Wrecking.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Viola Mae Leavens Spiker, as well as his second wife, Kate Moorehead Spiker.

Larry K. Long

Larry K. Long

Larry K. Long, 66 of Karns City (Queenstown) died Tuesday April 22, 2014 at the Allegheny Valley Hospital.  Born December 28, 1947 in Sugarcreek Twp, he was the son of George H. and Kathryn E. (Posey) Long.   Larry was a 1966 Graduate of East Brady High School.  Larry married Ella Mae Holler on December 23, 1967.   He worked for the Rex Hide Inc. in East Brady for 9 1/2 years, Finley Brown Drilling Co.

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