GLADYS NADIK, 94, or Clinton (Hanover Twp.), died Sunday evening, June 10, 2018, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.
Born August 21, 1923, in Coraopolis, she was a daughter of the late Curtis and Mildred (Bennett) Engle. A homemaker, she was a member of the Hebron Presbyterian Church, where she served as a greeter for numerous years. She was the head of the Women’s Committee at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Orthodox Church of McKees Rocks, and was a member of the Frankfort Springs Grange, where she was once named Woman of the Year for the state of Pennsylvania. She was well known for her homemade pierogies that she made for family, friends, and church functions.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death on May 27, 2013, by her beloved husband of 71 years, Leo Nadik Sr., whom she married November 14, 1941, and also by a son, Michael Nadik; a grandson, William Nilon III, a son-in-law, Herb Roessler, four brothers, Curtis, Charles, Paul, and Fred Engle, and a grandson-in-law, Gary Myers.
Surviving are her children, and their spouses, Leo Jr. and Linda Nadik, Raccoon Twp., James and Sherry Nadik, Clinton; Elaine and William Nilon Jr., Clinton, Barbara and John Thomas Kowcheck, Clinton; Jean Roessler, Clinton, and Larry and Diane Nadik, Clinton, and a sister, Phyliss Kovach, California. She was the cherished grandmother of 17, great-grandmother of 29, and great-great-grandmother of nine.
Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton. Family and friends can meet at the funeral home Saturday and will proceed at 10 a.m. to the Hebron Presbyterian Church, 1767 Route 30, Clinton, where her services will be held at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Lorrie Ghering-Burick, officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or to Multiple Myeloma Research.
EVELYN HUFNAGEL, 78, of Clinton, PA., died Friday morning, May 18, 2018.
All arrangements are private.
B. LOUISE (BODDIE) DAWSON, 99, of Clinton (Independence Twp.) died Monday morning, May 14, 2018 in the comfort of her home, with her daughter, Felicia, at her side.
Born March 28, 1919, in Fort Valley, Georgia, she was the last surviving of 11 children born to the late Lonnie and Annie Lee (Taylor) Boddie. A retired registered nurse, she had worked at Sewickley Valley Hospital, U.S. Public Health Services, and the Detroit Visiting Nurse Association, retiring from Dixmont State Hospital. She was a U.S. Army veteran having served as a Second Lieutenant during World War II. She was a member of Hebron Presbyterian Church and also the Women’s Association. She was an alumni of La Roche College, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, and was a member of the National League for Nursing, New York, N.Y.; Allegheny County Bookworm Club, and the Freedmen’s Hospital Nurses Alumni/Howard University.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Lt. Col. Ret. Emmett C. Dawson, Jr., on August 27, 1995.
Surviving are three daughters and a son-in-law, Norma Ann Dawson and Frances Dawson Harris, both of Long Beach, California, and Felicia E. Dawson-Batcha and her husband Mark Batcha, Houston, Texas. Grandmother of Kimberly Anne Batcha of Houston, Texas, she is also survived by nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Friends will be received Tuesday, May 22, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, where her services will be held Wednesday, May 23, 2018, at noon, with the Rev. Jane Esterline officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in the Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie, with full military honors provided by the Beaver County Special Unit at 1:30 p.m.
Gifts in memory of B. Louise (Boddie) Dawson may be made to Literacy Pittsburgh, 411 Seventh Avenue, Suite 550, Pittsburgh, PA 15219 or at 222.literacypittsburgh.org. Please make a note on your gift that it is in memory of Mrs. B. Louise (Boddie) Dawson.
MARGRET DEWIRA ‘DEE’ ALLISON, 92, of Clinton, passed Wednesday morning, April 4, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver, with family at her side.
Born December 2, 1925, in Clinton, she was a daughter of the late Fred F. and Irma (Reed) Eaton. A homemaker, Dee was a member of the Clinton Wesleyan Church, and was a former president and member of the Missionary Society.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Victor R. Allison, Jr.; a son, Timothy V. Allison, and brothers and sisters-in-law, Harry and Dorothy Eaton, David Eaton, and Richard and Betty Eaton.
Surviving are her children, Francene A. and Joe O’Brien, Florida, Jeffrey F. Allison and Terri, Clinton, Robert P. Allison, Boston, and Kathleen R. Allison and Dan, Coraopolis; a brother and sister-in-law, Sam and Judy Eaton, Clinton, and a sister-in-law, Joanne Eaton, Clinton. She was the beloved grandmother of seven and great-grandmother of four.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton. Everyone is asked to meet at the Clinton Wesleyan Church, 1022 Clinton Road, Clinton, PA 15026 where her services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Ted Chapman, officiating.
She will be laid to rest in Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials, in her name, if desired, may be made to the Clinton Wesleyan Church.
SONDRA LEE GRAFF, 66, of Clinton (Hanover Twp.), died unexpectedly on Friday evening, March 16, 2018, at Heritage Valley Sewickley Emergency Room.
Born December 29, 1949, in Washington, PA., a daughter of the late Andrew and Ruth (Burris) Reese, she was a homemaker. She worked in the food service industry all of her life, having worked at the Ponderosa Golf Course and Robert Morris University.
She is the beloved wife of 49 years of Francis “Frank” Graff, whom she married January 11, 1969; dearest mother of Renae Swanson and Randall Bouch and his daughter, Jamie, Frank and Carrie Graff, and Brian and Michele Graff, all of Clinton; sister of Andrew and Linda Reese, Randy and Karen Reese, and Mark and Lisa Reese, all of Hookstown; a sister-in-law, Louise and Lou Dugas, Slovan, Pa.; and her beloved eight grandchildren, Ava, Stella, Owen, Sophia, Ian, Emma, Anna, and Addie.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, on Tuesday, March 20, from 4 to 8 p.m.. Everyone is asked to meet at the Hanover Presbyterian Church, 2462 Route 18, Clinton, PA. 15026, where her memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 21, at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jefferson Ellis officiating.
BELIA S. MARTINEZ, 79 of Clinton (Hanover Twp.), died Friday morning, March 9, 2018 in the comfort of her home with family members at her side.
Born June 1, 1938, in Uruapan, Michoacan, Mexico, she was a daughter of the late Genaro and Antonia (Diaz) Sixtos. A homemaker, Belia was a member of the Hebron Presbyterian Church and the Hopewell VFW Post 8805 Ladies Auxiliary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Martinez; her companion of over 30 years, Richard Huckenberry; a son, Robert Martinez; a daughter, Patricia Ann McGowan, and a son-in-law, Jim Hyde.
Surviving are her children, Michael Martinez and Raymond A. Martinez, both of Clinton; Albert Peter Martinez, Illinois; Linda M. Hyde and her companion, Angelo Crivelli, Clinton. Sister of Jaime Sixtos, Mexico; Hilda Diaz, California, and Margarita Sanchez, Mexico, she is also survived by six beloved grandchildren, Celeste, Justin, Mandie, Chris, Jeff, and Maria; also great-grandmother of seven.
Cremation will take place with a memorial visitation to be held at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, on Saturday, March 17, 2018, from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at 1 p.m. The Rev. Keith R. Black, Th.D, of Vitas Hospice, will officiate.
She will be laid to rest in Hopewell Hebron Cemetery.
MARY P. MORROW, 77, of Georgetown (Hanover Twp.), died Wednesday evening, March 7, 2018, at Heritage Valley Sewickley.
Born May 31, 1940, in Coraopolis, she was a daughter of the late George Sr. and Frances Pauline (Fluharty) Haney. A homemaker, she was a member of the Clinton Wesleyan Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Alvin E. Work, Sr.; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Donna Haney; a sister and brother-in-law, Janet and Oliver Smith, and a stepson, James Morrow.
Surviving are her second husband, James William Morrow; a son and his companion, Alvin E. Work, Jr. and Mary Jean Clarke, Coraopolis; a daughter and son-in-law, Janet Jean and Robert Cubbage, Texas; her stepchildren, Robert and Debi Morrow, Washington; Randy Morrow, Clinton; Kathy and the late Jack Murin, Clinton; Arlene and John Luich, Cabot, Pa.; Nancy and Ed Carr-Foster, Clinton, and Kandi Connors, Clinton; a stepdaughter-in-law, Karen Morrow, Burgettstown; brothers and sisters-in-law, Pat and Marie Haney, Arizona; James Haney, Tennessee; Paul and Linda Haney, Connecticut; and John and Genise Haney, Georgia; a sister and brother-in-law, Eleanor and Al Frankey, Moon Twp.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 16 step-great-grandchildren, and two step-great-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. only in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m., with her pastor, the Rev. Ted Chapman, of the Clinton Wesleyan Church officiating.
She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
DARLA L. CHIODO, 71, of Clinton, died Sunday evening, March 4, 2018, with her husband at her side.
She was born, May 27, 1946, in Sewickley, and was the daughter of the late John and Cecil (Kiefer) McLauglin. A floral designer, Darla along with her husband, Joe, were the former owners and operators of the Chiodo Floral Shop, Robinson Twp., and Chiodo Farms, Clinton, for over 32 years.
Surviving are her husband of 51 years, Joseph A. Chiodo, whom she wed September 17, 1966; a brother and his wife, Alan and Tina McLaughlin, along with their children, Peter, Roland, and Anna McLaughlin, all of Hopewell Twp., and an aunt, Phyllis Montgomery, Warren Ohio.
Friends will be received Wednesday from 4 to 8 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, where services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Ted Chapman, of the Clinton Wesleyan Church, officiating.
Entombment will follow in St. Lazarus Mausoleum, Resurrection Cemetery, Coraopolis.
Memorials in her name, may be made, if desired, to the Cardio Thoracic Transplant Group, UPMC Presbyterian.
DOUGLAS ALLYN DUNHAM, MD/DO, 81, of Bulger (Robinson Twp.), died Wednesday evening, February 28, 2018, in the comfort of his home with his family at his side.
Born September 27, 1936, in Compton, California, he was the last surviving child born to the late James and Lenore (Abbott) Dunham. He was a retired family practice doctor with his office being in McDonald, serving the tri-state area. A retired Pennsylvania Surgeon General, he was a retired veteran brigadier general, serving in the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.
Surviving are his wife, Mary Christine (Dailey) May Dunham; his children and their spouses, Richard and Tracie Dunham, Malaysia; Scott Dunham, Hickory, PA.; and Melissa Dunham, Bridgeville; and his stepchildren, Michelle May, Hookstown; and Michael and Ashley May, Oakdale. He was the beloved grandfather of six, Charlie Dunham, Lenny Dunham, Emily Dunham, Brenden May, Carson May, and Kameron May, and his beloved fur baby, Schotzie.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, where a blessing service will be held Monday at 10 a.m. with Father Paul Merkovsky officiating.
Memorials, if desired, may be made in his name to the Catholic Hospice Group.
HERMAN H. ‘HONK’ THOMAS, 75, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.), died Thursday afternoon, February 20, 2018, at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.
Born May 15, 1942, in Sewickley, he was the son of the late George W. Sr. and Marjorie A. (Reddinger) Thomas. Herman was retired from Wet Allegheny School District, having worked in the maintenance department. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during the Korean Conflict, and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor bestowed by Boy Scouts of America. He was also honored by the West Allegheny School District for his work with children. He was a member of Mount Pleasant EPC, Aliquippa.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, George W. Thomas, Jr.
Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Carol J. (Hughes) Thomas, whom he married July 22, 1967; his sons and a daughter-in-law, Mark W. and Lori Ann Thomas, Clinton, and Michael S. Thomas, Hookstown, and a sister and brother-in-law, Karen L. and Larry Auten, Imperial. He was the beloved grandfather of four.
Friends will be received Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton. Family and friends are asked to meet at the Mount Pleasant EPC, 846 Route 18, Aliquippa, PA 15001, where his services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. His pastor, the Rev. Richard Herbster, will officiate.
He will be laid to rest in the Clinton United Presbyterian Church Cemetery.