Obituaries

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.

Joan Collier Hemphill

Joan Collier Hemphill

 

Joan Collier Hemphill, age 87, of Chicora, died peacefully at 2:50 a.m. Sunday, January 26, 2014 in VNA Inpatient Hospice, Butler, PA.

She worked at the Spade Shirt Factory in Butler for several years. She was a member of Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church and the Altar Rosary Society of the church.

She was born in Chiocora, January 4, 1927 the daughter of Ross and Mae Iman Collier.

She married Richard Hemphill, Sr. on July 20, 1946, he died on August 16, 2009

Gary Miller

Gary Miller

 

Gary Miller, 46, of Bruin, Pa., passed away Monday evening at the West Penn Hospital after a courageous battle with Leukemia. Born on July 23, 1967 he was the son of the late Albert G. Miller who passed away in 2006, and Dorothy "Toots" Eiler Miller who survives.

Virginia S. McCormick

Virginia S. McCormick

 

Virginia S. McCormick, 88, of the Rockland-Nickleville Road, Emlenton, in Richland Township, Venango County, went to be with the Lord Wednesday morning, January 22, 2014 at Oakwood Heights, a Presbyterian Homes Community in Oil City.

ILLA A. BLACK

 

ILLA A. BLACK, 100, of Knox, Pa., formerly of the Callensburg area, passed away early Friday morning, January 10, 2014 at her residence of natural causes.
Born in Higgins’ Corners, Butler Co., Pa. on April 24, 1913, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Alma Thompson Seelbaugh.
Illa was of the United Methodist faith.
She loved to crochet, and with patience, taught her grandchildren the art of crocheting as part of her legacy.

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