Obituaries

Barbara A. Shoemaker

Barbara A. Shoemaker

Barbara A. Shoemaker, 69, of Callender Ln. Chicora passed away at 7:45 AM Sunday, February 16, 2014 with family from near and far by her side.

Leo A. Olcus

Leo A. Olcus, 87, of East Brady, Brady’s Bend Township, Armstrong County, went to be with the Lord Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning.

Leo was born on February 25, 1926 in Kaylor. He was the son of John J. and Dorothy E. Sheakley Olcus. Leo attended Kaylor School. Mr. Olcus was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was wounded in combat in Germany, and was a purple heart recipient.

William "Bill" Riddle

William "Bill" Riddle

William "Bill" Riddle, 88, died Friday, February 7, 2014 at Rainey Hospice House.

 

He was born in Clintonville, PA on October 31, 1925 and relocated to S.C. in 1976.

Mr. Riddle was the son of the late Lon Edward and Ethel Cross Riddle.

He served in the Merchant Marines during WWII in the Atlantic and South Pacific. He was fire chief for several years of the Clintonville Fire Department in Clintonville, PA.

Charles E. Flick

Charles E. Flick

Charles E. Flick, 75, of Landgraf Rd., Fenelton, passed away at his home at 2:10a.m. Wednesday, February 12, 2014 surrounded by his loving family.

 

Rose Katherine Casey

Rose Katherine Casey

Rose Katherine Casey, 61, of Emlenton, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

 

She was born on October 23, 1952 in Newark, New Jersey.

Devoted to her family, she was always putting others before herself and looking for ways to help. She loved to garden, yard sale, and anything to spend time with her children and grandson.

Kenneth E. Kamerer

Kenneth E. Kamerer

 

Kenneth E. Kamerer, 64, of Front Street, Chicora, died late Wednesday afternoon, February 12, 2014 at his residence.

Mr. Kamerer was born in Kaylor on April 23, 1949. He was the son of Eugene and Almeda Wiles Kamerer.

GERALD D. “Sam” SLAGLE

GERALD D. “Sam” SLAGLE

GERALD D. “Sam” SLAGLE, 87, of Parker passed away early Sunday morning (02-02-14) at Chicora Medical Center following a several months illness.
Born in Mosgrove, Pa. on July 22, 1926, he was the son of Alf and Eva Marie Duncan Slagle.
Arriving in Parker in 1935, he became a resident of the city the remainder of his life, including graduating from the former Parker High School in 1944.  Sam also graduated from the former Butler Business College in 1948.

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Hartnett

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Hartnett

Elizabeth J. “Betty” Hartnett, 76, of Chicora, Pa. passed away at 2:40 AM Friday morning February 7, 2014 at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights following a period of declining health.
Born in Washington Township, Butler County, Pa. on February 15, 1937, she was the daughter of the late Salvatore “Sam” and Lisa Barone Muscatello.
Betty was married on July 14, 1962 to Robert J. Hartnett who passed away November 3, 2007.

Thomas G. Prendergast

Thomas G. Prendergast

Thomas G. Prendergast, 58, of Parker, passed away on  January 30, 2014
He was born on August 10, 1955 to the late Edward and Loretta (Fredrick) Prendergast  
Thomas is survived by his Loving friends Steve and Jennifer and his “baby doll” Morgan Bobbert of Parker, PA;brother Raymond (Resa) Prendergast.
He was preceded in death by parents Edward and Loretta(Fredrick) Prendergast; Brother John Prendergast.
Thomas was a member of the United States Army who proudly served his country during the Gulf War.

Donald L. Morris

Donald L. Morris

 

Donald L. Morris, 79, of Pittsville Rd., Kennerdell, passed away Thursday morning, January 30, 2014 at his residence while surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Warren on August 18, 1934, Donald was the son of the late Albert and Beatrice Lutz Morris.

Donald was a 1953 graduate of Oil City High School. He was married in Parker on February 19, 1955 to the former Rose Marie Hughes. She preceded him in death on August 14, 2003.

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