Obituaries

Edward Lester Switzer

Edward Lester Switzer

EDWARD LESTER SWITZER, 69, of Perryville, Parker, Pa. passed away Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2015 at 3:08 PM at UPMC-Northwest following a lengthy illness.
Born on the Robinson farm at Bennertown, near Parker, on September 30, 1945, he was the son of the late Thomas Russell and Elsie Blanche Dunkle Switzer.
He was employed by CSX Transportation (formerly B&O Railroad) most of his life until ill health forced his retirement.
He was a member of Robinson Memorial Chapel at Bennertown.
Ed enjoyed riding motor cycles, hunting, camping, and being of help to both family and friends.

Thomas Michael Buzard

Thomas Michael Buzard

Thomas Michael Buzard, 61, of Parker, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 14th after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Born in Butler Co., on January 23rd 1954, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Honey Foust Buzard.
Tom was married for 42 years to Sue E. Callander Buzard, who survives. They were married in Dutch Hill (Parker, Pa) on September 3rd 1972.

Danny Johnson

Danny Johnston, 68, of North Washington, Pa., passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler, Pa.

He was born in West Sunbury, Pa., on February 16th, 1947 he was the son of the late Ronald and Hazel Brown Johnston. He was protestant by faith.

He was a graduate of Moniteau High School, class of 1967, and served for a number of years in the U.S. Army.

Danny worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a maintenance worker before retiring in 2009.

Kimberly D. Kendrick

Kimberly D. Kendrick

Kimberly D. Kendrick, 56, of Chicora, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 11, 2015 at Sugarcreek Rest surrounded by her loving son and family.

Kim was born in Butler on August 26, 1958. She was the daughter of James C. and Patricia A. McCormick Fleeger.

Emlenton Resident, Sara E. McNany, Dies at Age 100

Sara E. McNany

Sara E. McNany, 100, of Crawford Corners Rd., Emlenton, Scrubgrass Twp., Venango County, went to be with the Lord, Sunday afternoon, March 8, 2015 at Orchard Manor in Grove City.

Sara was born in Scrubgrass Twp. on September 2, 1914. She was the daughter of Arthur J. and Anna Hagerty Milford.

Glen Scott

Glen Scott

Glen Scott, 77, of Kennerdell, formerly of Clintonville, passed away February 25, 2015 at St. Vincent Hospital in Erie.
Born January 13, 1938 in Venango Twp, Butler County, he was the son of Ralph Scott and Laura Moore Scott.
Glen married Mary Burk on May 18, 1963 and she survives.
Glen retired from L.T.V. Steel Mill in Youngstown, OH and Aliquippa, PA. Glen worked numerous other jobs doing carpentry work, building houses, and other buildings throughout the area, including the building of Chapel on the Hill Assembly of God in Emlenton where he as a current and charter member.

FRANK T. BLONSKI

FRANK T. BLONSKI

FRANK T. BLONSKI, 80, of Eau Claire passed away Monday morning, February 23, at Ohio Valley Hospital (Sewickley) following a period of declining health.
Born on Dec. 14, 1934 in Coraopolis, Pa., he was the son of the late Alex and Annie Koppel Blonski.
He was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church of Eau Claire.
Frank was a veteran of service with the U.S. Army.
He was employed over thirty years with Dixmont and Mayview State Hospitals in the Pgh. area.
He was married to the former Marylee C. Rowe who passed away February 8, 2015, just fifteen days prior to Frank’s passing.

Helen M. Best

Helen M. Best

Helen M. Best, 94, of Highland Oaks in Shippenville, a former long-time Emlenton resident, passed away peacefully Thursday, February 26, 2015, at Sugarcreek Station in Franklin.

Raymond Lee Slack

Raymond Lee Slack

Raymond Lee Slack, 88, of Eldorado, Pa., passed away Monday evening at his daughter’s residence in Yorktown, VA.

Born on January 14, 1927 in Scioito Furnance OH., he was the son of the late Ellis and Flora Slack.
He was married to Catherine Slack, who survives, for 66 years.

Raymond cherished his family, and often spoke of his grandchildren.
He loved to hunt, do woodworking and farm. He was a heavy equipment operator and operated bulldozer and draglines where he stripped coal until his retirement.

Doris Z. Sloan

Doris Sloan

Doris Z. Sloan, 89, of Kittanning Pike, Parker, Allegheny Twp., Butler Co., went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, March 1, 2015 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca following an extended illness.
Doris was born in Wilkinsburg on July 14, 1925. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Alice Kline Zurcher.

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