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Teresa J. Smith

TERESA J. SMITH, age 90, died Monday, February 13, 2017 at St. Anne Home, 685 Angela Dr., Greensburg, PA.

Born March 22, 1926 in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Giovannina (Conte) and Isodoro TaFuri.

A Memorial Service at a later date at St. Columbkille Church is being arranged by her son, James Smith.


Dallas W. “Dale” Bush

DALLAS W. “DALE” BUSH, age 76 of Clinton, died unexpectedly on Thursday evening, January 26, 2017.  He was a retired mail carrier.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Virginia M. Bush; and brother, Melvin Bush. Surviving are his second wife, Shirleen (Emerick) Bush; his children, Chuck and Amy Bush, and Bill Bush; brother Stuart Bush, sisters Mary Athens, Peg Fetrow, and Jan Raymond. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Sarah, Allyssa, and Meghan; and one great-grandson, Brody.

There will not be any viewing, and services will be private.

Ralph A. “Sonny” Pletcher

RALPH A. “SONNY” PLETCHER, age 85, formerly of Elliot, died on January 16, 2017 in Garland Texas.

He was the father of Ronald Housley of Summerville, Cathy and Don McElhaney of Texas, and Judy and Tim Block of Clinton; deceased  daughter and son-in-law, Sherry and Doug Eifler; brother of Marge Kania of Florida, and Noreen Fabean of Virginia, and the late Robert Pletcher. Also surviving are nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Rt 30, Clinton, Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m..

Cathy H. Peterson

CATHY H. PETERSON, 59, of Clinton (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly Tuesday morning, November 29, 2016 in UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh.

Born June 26, 1957, in Johnstown, Pa., she was the beloved daughter of Stella Mae (Misner) Harasty of Vintondale, Pa., and the late Michael Harasty. A homemaker and artist, Cathy was an avid animal lover, especially horses, having taught English dressage.

Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Jay A. Peterson, whom she wed November 27, 1980; a brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Janet Harasty, Vintondale, Pa., and a sister and brother-in-law, Judy and Joe Marines, Alva, Florida. A niece and seven nephews also survive. She was the daughter-in-law of James Peterson of New Holland, PA., and his late wife, June Peterson.

A memorial visitation will be held Tuesday, December 6, 2016 from 6-8 p.m. in the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton. Services will be private.

Memorials in her name may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

Mary S. Block

MARY S. BLOCK, age 73, of Hopewell Twp. (formerly of Clinton), died Friday afternoon, November 25, 2016 at Heritage Valley Sewickley.

Born March 9, 1943 in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late Giovanni Battista and Mary Stella (Zannino) Calipari. A homemaker, Mary had attended the Clinton Wesleyan Church, and more recently St. Josephs Catholic Church of Coraopolis.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter P. Block on April 30, 2000 and a sister Rosie Galliher. Surviving are her sons, Tim, Mark, Dave, and John Block; a brother, Vince Calipari; her sisters Julie Collins, and JoAnn Lewandowski. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday from 2-8 p.m. at the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton where her services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton Wesleyan Church officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.

Memorials in her name can be made to the Diabetes Association or the American Cancer Association.

Thomas B. Craig, Sr.

THOMAS B. CRAIG, SR., age 81, of Imperial died unexpectedly on November 19, 2016.

He was the beloved husband of the late Dorothy K. Craig; dear father of Thomas B., Jr., Daniel R., Susan L. Smith, and Donna J. Gessner; brother of Kenneth Craig, Peggy Wilson, Carol Keller, and Barbara Noyes, and the late Donald, David, Francis, and William Craig; grandfather of seven; great-grandfather of one.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m..


Michael E. Mixter, Sr.

MICHAEL E. MIXTER, SR., age 71, of Imperial (North Fayette Twp.), died suddenly on November 1, 2016.

He was the beloved son of Dorothy (Giacobine) and the late Samuel Mixter; beloved husband of 48 years to Judith A. (Kovach) Mixter; dearest father of Michael Mixter, Jr., Virginia Freeman, Charla Crawford and the late John Mixter; brother of Samuel Mixter, Kathy Stevens and the late Kenneth Mixter. Also surviving are ten grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, Friday from 4-8 p.m. where services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.

Cremation will follow and burial will take place in the Valley Presbyterian Church Cemetery.


Robert C. Toner

ROBERT C. TONER, age 86, of Clinton, died on October 22, 2016.

Husband of the late Ethel M. (Brethauer) Toner; beloved father of Victoria and John Lipovsik, Kathleen Bowen and fiance, Brian Lenz, Debra and Michael Russell, and Louis and Patty Bonasorte and the late Michael Bonasorte and Carolyn Bonasorte; also surviving are two sisters, Betty Jean Colaianni and Mary Alice Stasik; preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters; also 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren; also numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation will take place. His remains will be laid to rest in the Clinton U.P. Church Cemetery.

Phyllis W. Miller

PHYLLIS W. MILLER, age 82 of Moon Twp., died unexpectedly on October 12, 2016.

She was the beloved wife of 61 years to the late George W. “Puppy” Miller, Jr., who died April 19, 2014.

She was also preceded in death by a son, George W. Miller, III and a daughter, Sharon Gertz. Surviving are five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Cremation will take place and entombment will follow along with her husband’s cremains in the National Cemetery of the the Alleghenies.  Services are private.

Harriett Ann Anderson

HARRIETT ANN ANDERSON, 80, of Clinton, died peacefully Monday morning, October 3, 2016 at her daughter’s residence in Martinsville, Ind.

Born October 9, 1935, in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late Ellsworth Rardin and Virginia McDonald. She worked as an administrator with housekeeping in a number of hospitals throughout the area.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Donald Anderson.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Margaret Ann Cox, Catherine Adell and her late husband Matthew Littell, Barbara Diane and her husband Ken Plance, David and his wife Bonnie Anderson, and Donna and her husband Dave Shaffer; a brother and sister-in-law, Wayne and Gloria Rardin; 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchidren

Private graveside services will be held Friday, October 7, 2016, at the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.


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