Obituaries

Robert Lee Simmons

Robert Lee Simmons

Robert Lee Simmons, 60, of Triangle Road, Knox, Beaver Township died at 4 p.m., Thursday, June 12, 2014 at his home, following an illness.

Mr. Simmons was a long-time truck driver, and retired from Superior Carriers in Karns City.

He is survived by his wife Dusty Elder Simmons, whom he married on January 14, 1987 in Knox.

Harry John Armstrong

HARRY JOHN ARMSTRONG, 92, of Ohio, formerly of Parker, Pa. passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014 at residence of his son Jeff, of natural causes.
Born in Parker on June 5, 1921, he was the son of the late Harry J. and Ethel Hallack Armstrong.
A 1939 graduate of the former Parker high School, he served in World War II from Jan. 1941 to October 1945. Much of his war experience was a radio repair and operator at a weather station in the Baffin Islands. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Tech. Sgt.
He was a charter member of Roy Calvin McGinnis VFW Post 7073 of Parker.

Keith M. Witherup

KEITH M. WITHERUP, 56, of Perryville, Parker, Pa. passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 at UPMC – Northwest following an extended illness.
Born in Butler, Pa. on June 17, 1957, he was the son of Lewis A. and the late Ruby Stewart Witherup.
Keith was a graduate of the ACV School District, Slippery Rock University, and earned a Master’s Degree in Bio-Chemistry at Purdue University.
He was of the United Methodist faith.
Surviving are his father Lew, with whom he made his home, two children, Chelsea and Ethan Witherup of New Jersey, and a brother, Terry of Kentucky.

Theodore Chechak Sr.

Theodore Chechak Sr.

Theodore Chechak Sr., 92, of Conneautville, formerly of St. Petersburg, passed away peacefully, Thursday night, May 29, 2014, at Meadville Medical Center in Meadville.
Mr. Chechak was born in St. Petersburg, on June 06, 1921.  He was the son of Alexander and Rozalia Sweatek Chechak.  Ted was a United States Army Veteran of World War II.  He retired from U.S. Safety Trolley in Pittsburgh after many years of dedicated service.  Mr. Chechak was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. 

Rose A. Hillwig

Rose A. Hillwig, 94 of East Brady died Sunday June 8, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler.

Born February 26, 1920 in Bradys Bend, she was the daughter of Phillip D. and Edith A. (Ritchey) Bowser.

On September 18, 1936, Rose married Melvin Hillwig. He preceded her in death.

Rose was a Crane Operator for Pullman Standard in Butler, and later worked in the Housekeeping Department of Butler Hospital for 22 years.

William Lynn “Bill” Wulfert

WILLIAM LYNN “Bill” WULFERT, 82, of Parker passed away Saturday evening, May 31, 2014 at Sugarcreek Rest Home at Worthington following an illness.

Born in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Dec. 22, 1931, he was the son of the late Lynn and Helene McGinnis Wulfert.

He was married on June 30, 1956 to the former Mary Louise Terwilliger, and she survives.
Bill was a graduate of the former Karns City High School.

He was an honorably discharged veteran with the rank of Sergeant from the United States Air Force. Serving in the Korean War, his specialty was that of loadmaster.

Barbara H. McCollough

Barbara H. McCollough

Barbara H. McCollough, 77, a well-known Bruin resident, passed away Thursday morning, June 5, 2014 at Parker Personal Care in Parker.
Barbara was born in Petrolia on September 30, 1936. She was the daughter of Henry and Anna Otto Freiters.
Barb was a long time member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Chicora and an active member of the Bruin Volunteer Fire Department, having been active in the ladies auxiliary and as a first responder with Bruin Rescue. Barb especially enjoyed the company of her grandchildren, as well as bowling and playing bingo.

Kathryn Ione Jordan

Kathryn Ione Jordan

Kathryn Ione Jordan, 96,  of West Freedom, Parker, Pa. passed away Sunday afternoon, May 25, 2014 at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo following a period of declining health.
Born in Meadow Grove, Nebraska on Aug. 10, 1917, she was daughter of late Norris and Edna Bish Bashline.
Ione was married to Wm. Dale Jordan on Nov. 14, 1938, and he passed away Dec. 6, 1992.
She was a 1935 graduate of the former Sligo High School.

Peggy Ann Perry

Peggy Ann Perry

Peggy Ann Perry, 73 of Clarion passed away Monday May 26, 2014 at her residence.
Born February 12, 1941, in Shippenville, she was the daughter of Claude and Evelyn Hannold.

Denton C. “Doc” Ashbaugh

Denton C. “Doc” Ashbaugh

Denton C. “Doc” Ashbaugh, 86, a well known St. Petersburg resident, passed away at home at 4:30am Thursday morning, May 29, 2014.

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