Ruth D. McComas

Ruth D. McComas, 63, a lifelong resident of Clinton, died Wednesday afternoon, September 13, 2017, at Allegheny General Hospital, after a lengthy illness.

Born June 13, 1954, in Sewickley, she was a daughter of the late Walter Jr. and Martha A. (Spangler) Reitz. A homemaker, Ruth attended the Clinton Wesleyan Church. She was also an avid crocheter. Continue reading

Rose Doerr

ROSE DOERR, 90, of Clinton, died Thursday evening, September 7, 2017, in the Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.

Born May 27, 1927, in Monaca, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Kathleen (Bauer) Skavarj. A homemaker, she was a longtime and very active member of the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her two husbands, John C. Steele and John Doerr; a son, Roy Steele; two brothers, John and Richard Skvarj, and two sisters, Mary Hissom and Helen Carr.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, John C. and Melissa Steele, Imperial, and RoseMary and George Benton, Hopewell Twp.; a daughter-in-law, Cheryl, Imperial; a sister and brother-in-law, Donna and Jim Rakoczy, Clinton; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

Friends will be received Monday, September 11, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton, where services will be held Tuesday, September 12, 2017, at 9:30 am. Father Joe Carr will officiate.

She will be laid to rest in Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.


Jacqueline Lee Anderson

JACQUILINE LEE ANDERSON, 49, of Imperial, unexpectedly passed away on Sunday morning, July 30, 2017.

Born June 28, 1968, in Sewickley, she was the beloved daughter of Catherine “Cookie” (Carr) Peck, Imperial, and the late Bernard Peck.

She was the beloved mother of Brittany and her husband, Jon Welsh, Columbiana, Ohio; Megan Anderson and Bernard Anderson, both of Imperial; and a sister, Terri Peck, Imperial.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a sister, Kimberly Peck.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026 on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where a blessing service will be held Thursday, August 3, 2017, at 10 a.m. with her cousin, Father Joseph Carr officiating.

She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery, Imperial.


Steven Henry Koerbel

STEVEN HENRY KOERBEL, age 56, of Clinton, died Thursday, July 27, 2017, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

He was the beloved son of Carole Koerbel and the late Henry J. Koerbel, Jr.; father of Jacob Koerbel, Logan and her husband, Daniel McBride, Ryan Koerbel, and Bradley Koerbel; brother of Douglas Koerbel and Michelle D. Koerbel and her husband, Darren Tuggle and their son, Quentin; his closest loving friend, Cathy Cardello.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA. 15026 Tuesday from 4 until 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held in the Hebron Presbyterian Church, Route 30 Clinton, Wednesday, August 9th at 6 p.m. with the Rev. John Free officiating.

Patricia McGowan

PATRICIA McGowan, 59, of Baden, passed Wednesday evening, July 26, 2017, surrounded by family at Good Samaritan Hospice, Beaver.

Born March 5, 1958, in Pittsburgh, she was the beloved daughter of Belia (Sixtos) Martinez of Clinton and the late Peter Martinez. Patricia was a seamstress by trade, being the owner and operator of Pat McGowan’s Bridal Alterations of Baden. She had also worked at the Giant Eagle in Leetsdale in their bakery department.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Martinez.

Surviving, in addition to her mother, are her children, Amanda (Josh) Beneviat, Ga.; Eric (Jennifer) McGowan, Ga.; Christopher (Jennifer Pringle) Gahagan, Ambridge; Jeffrey (Jenna) McGowan, Hopewell Twp.; and Maria (Mark Archer) Potts, Latrobe; her brothers, Michael Martinez, Canonsburg; Albert Martinez, III.; and Raymond Martinez, Fla.; and a sister, Linda (Angelo Crivelli) Hyde, Clinton. Beloved grandmother of 11, she is also survived by her former husbands and friends, William Gahagan of Lancaster and Thomas McGowan of Hopewell Twp., and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends.

Friends will be received Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton. Services are private. Cremation will follow.  Entombment will be in Hopewell Hebron Cemetery Columbarium.

Mary G. Meanor

MARY G. MEANOR, 92, of Imperial passed away Sunday evening, July 16, 2017 at Country Meadows, Bridgeville, PA.

Born January 9, 1925, in Clinton, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Steiner) Lamb. A homemaker she was one of the original people who started the Western Allegheny Community Book Club and was also a member of the Raccoon Women’s Club.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Samuel S. Meanor, Jr., on July 12, 2002. At the time, the couple were married for 52 years.

Surviving are her children, S. Scott Meanor and Nancy Howell. She was the grandmother of Sarah and her husband Shawn Connelly, and Michele and her husband B. J. Vascik.

Friends will be received Thursday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 4 p.m. in the Moody Funeral Home, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, Pa.. Cremation will follow. Burial will take place in Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.

Memorials in her name may be made to the Western Allegheny Community Library.

The family would like to thank the staff at Country Meadows, Bridgeville, for all the care and concern extended to them and their mother.

Brett M. Pargeon

BRETT M. PARGEON, age 57, died at his home on Thursday, July 13, 2017.

Funeral arrangements will be private.

Douglas Robert Jurich

DOUGLAS ROBERT JURICH, age 73, of Oakdale (North Fayette Twp.) died unexpectedly on Sunday, July 9, 2017.

He was the son of the late Lazo and Marie (Mizer) Jurich.  He was also preceded in death by his infant twin sister, Helen Yvonne Jurich; and brother, Ron Jurich.

Surviving are his former wife and friend, Teresa Jurich; his children and their spouses, James (Erica) Patterson, Vanessa Chaika, Jamie (Tony) Proctor, Erin Jurich, and Antonia (Brook) Carter; granddaughter, Christy Patterson; a sister and her husband, Marie (Butch) Wissinger.  He was also the beloved grandfather of nine.

A Blessing Service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2017 in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, followed by visitation until 4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m..

Patricia R. Carter

PATRICIA R. CARTER, 55, of Clinton (Hanover Twp.), died Saturday evening, June 24, 2017, at Heritage Valley Sewickley.

Born April 12, 1962, in Rochester, a daughter of the late George W. and Mary (Ayres) Hewlett, she was a homemaker.  She was a member of the Open Door Baptist Church, Colliers, West Virginia.

Surviving are her husband of 32 years, Martin L. Carter, whom she married May 4, 1985; beloved mother of Geordyn Carter and his companion, Amy Bradford, Monaca; sister of George W. Hewlett, Jr., Wellsburg, W. VA., and Rebecca D. and Christopher Whitehill and their children, Riley and Evan, Clinton; a special little girl, Khloe Bradford and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m.  Her pastor, Larry Garrison of Open Door Baptist Church will officiate.

Sara W. Chernik

SARA W. CHERNIK, age 93, formerly of Imperial, died Sunday, June 11, 2017.

She was the wife of the late John Chernik; beloved mother of Rose Marie Peterman and her late husband, John, and Joe Chernik and his late wife, Debora; sister of the late John Teller and Helen Fornara; grandmother of six; great-grandmother of five.

Friends will be received in the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton, Thursday from 4-8 p.m. where services will be held Friday at 11 a.m..  Interment will follow in the Valley Cemetery, Imperial.

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