JAMES ANTHONY (JIM) RAKOCZY, 85, of Clinton, passed peacefully Monday evening, February 11, 2019, at his Clinton residence, surrounded by his devoted wife of 63 years and his family.
Born December 31, 1933 in McKees Rocks, he was a son of the late Anthony and Stella (Ginosky) Rakoczy. He had resided in Clinton for the past 63 years.
Jim was a dedicated husband, father, and grandfather. He shared a wonderful life with his wife, Donna M. Skvarj Rakoczy, whom he married October 1, 1955. They have passed along their deep sense of family values to their children, Jim Rakoczy and his wife Karen of Hookstown, Kathy Sattler and her husband Terry of Prosperity, and Betsy Marvich and her husband Dave of Georgetown, and a foster son Anthony Sacco and his wife Sara of CO.
Also suffering a deep sense of loss are his grandchildren, Jimmy Rakoczy, Katie Rakoczy, Kristen (Joel) Levy, Heather (Ian) Martin, Jon (Ashley) Sattler, Adam (Bridget) Sattler, Matthew (Madeline, Alex) Marvich, and Nicholas (Norma) Marvich. His great grandchildren are Mackenzie and Jackson Martin, Jacob Marvich, Finn and Elliana Sattler, Mason Levy, Brandon, Bria, and Braylee Bruce, and Abby Sacco.
Jim worked as a press operator for 21 years. Following the closure of St. Regis Paper Co., until her retired in 1996, he was employed in the HVAC profession. He was an enthusiastic baseball coach for Clinton Little League and Pony League for many years.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 30, Clinton, Thursday and Friday, 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., where a Blessing Service will be held Saturday, at 11:30 a.m. with Father Joseph H. Carr, officiating. Interment will follow in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, if desired, a donation can be made in his name to UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh PA. 15232.
With gratitude, the family extends their thanks to Dr. Benjamin Davies and Dr. Michael Sherry for their care and compassion, and to Father Joseph Carr for his spiritual guidance during this journey.
JAMES W. McCaffrey, 76, of Imperial, (Independence Twp.) died Wednesday, January 9, 2019, in the comfort of his home with family at his side.
Born August 16, 1942, in Washington, PA., he was the son of the late Edward and Esther (Watson) McCaffrey.
He had worked as a mechanic for US Air for over 32 years and was an avid motorcyclist.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, John Hatton, and a sister, Jeanne Mora.
Surviving is his wife of 57 years, Mary Jane (Cool) McCaffrey; whom he married July 28, 1961; father of Dr. Dawn McCaffrey and Ron Hayes, James R. and Kristen McCaffrey; brother of Kenneth and Tish McCaffrey; brother-in-law of Juan Mora; and grandfather of Khylinn and Griffin Hayes, and Maura McCaffrey; great-grandfather of Khylas Hayes.
There will not be any visitation or services.
HAROLD E. CAIN, 91, of Imperial, (Independence Twp.) died on Friday morning, January 4, 2019, in the comfort of his home with family at his side.
Born October 31, 1927, in Clinton, the son of the late Paul Gilbert and Elizabeth Irene (Holmes) Cain.
He had worked as a heavy equipment operator in the coal industry and was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, serving in China during World War II, in the engineering division. He was a member of St. Catherine of Siena of Wireton, and the Divine Child Jesus Pio Prayer Group, of Beaver Valley. Harold was also a member of the Beaver Valley Antique Tractor Association and spent many years delivering Meals on Wheels. He also volunteered at the Findlay Christmas Light Up Celebration giving hayrides, and at Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery cutting miles of grass. He helped out many neighbors when help was needed and enjoyed meeting his tractor buddies at Janoski’s for Thursday morning breakfast.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Betty A. (Dumrauf) Cain, on August 19, 1991; two brothers, David and Raymond Cain; three sisters, Betty Cain, Hazel Loverosky, and Ella Dee McCullough.
Surviving are his second wife of 26 years, Janis (Gloff) Cain; his children and their spouses, Harry J. (Sally) Cain of Lebanon, PA., Patty (Bob) Dames of Murdocksville, Joseph (Andrea) Cain of New Brighton, Thomas (Jennifer Frantz) Cain of Coraopolis, and Michael Cain of Hopewell. Also surviving are his stepchildren, Terri (Rich) Gazda of Coraopolis, Cyndy (Jeff) Smith of Maryland, Sherrie Sweeny of Baden, and Michelle (Randy) Wilson of Hanover Twp.; a sister, Ida Bialowas of Butler; eight grandchildren; eleven step-grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and six step-great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton on Monday, January 7, 2019, from 4 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Tuesday at 10 a.m. at St. Catherine of Siena, 199 McGovern Blvd., Crescent, PA. 15046, Father Kurimsky celebrant. EVERYONE IS TO MEET AT THE CHURCH BY 9:45 a.m.
Burial will follow with full Military Honors at Resurrection Cemetery. Members of the Beaver County Special Unit are to meet at the cemetery by 11:15 a.m. Memorials in his name if desired can be made to the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust Fund at 69 Strouss Road, Imperial, PA 15126.
SANDRA L. “SANDI” CHRISTOFF, age 74, of Bridgeville died on January 1, 2019.
She was the beloved wife of 56 years to James J. Christoff. She and her husband were the owners and operators of Christoff Greenhouse & Farm, Bridgeville.
She was the dearest mother of Joe Christoff, Jeff and Cindy Christoff, and Jami Jodikinos; sister of Allen and Terry Gigliotti, and Linda and Stuart Clark. She is the proud grandmother of seven, A.J., Joshua, Maria, James, Kobe, Tyler, and Aleeya; and also her four great-grandchildren, Ethan, Kaden, Elliona, and McKenna.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Rt. 30, Clinton, on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where her services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m.
Patricia E. Leber, 72, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 27, 2018, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Predeceased by her parents, Carson J. Leber and Marion (Moody) Hilty, she is survived by her brother, Michael D. Leber (Ginger), companion Jon Bell, and nephew Jonathan W. Leber (Sara).
There will not be any visitation or services.
PATRICIA (PATTIE) LORRAINE CAMPBELL, 67, of Clinton, Pennsylvania passed away peacefully, in her own home on Monday, December 31, 2018, after a valiant nine and a half year battle with cancer.
She was born on October 31, 1951, in Alameda, California. She is the daughter of Phillip Nelson Read Sr., of Hookstown, and the late Mae Read.
In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Phillip Read Jr. and Keith Read.
Pattie is survived by her father, her loving husband, Glenn Campbell Jr.; her daughter, Tracy (Campbell) Seik, Hookstown; her son and daughter-in-law, Glenn Campbell III and Catherine Whitney-Campbell, Greensburg; her siblings and their spouses, Karen (Read) and George Kelley, Moon Township, and Charles and Rhonda Read, West Virginia; her beautiful grandchildren, Cheyenne, Austin, Trenton, Emily, and Riley, and many nieces and nephews.
Perhaps Pattie’s greatest legacy is her family. She led by example that family is always welcome, and all are family. Her fiery nature allowed her loved ones to feel protected, nurtured, and wanted. She often played the supporting role so someone else could excel. Pattie exemplified what it is to be a mother.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, January 3, 2018, from 3 to 7 p.m. at MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton. Funeral services will directly follow.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to UPMC’s Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
ANNA MAE (WHERRY) MILLER, 93, passed away on December 24, 2018.
She was the beloved wife of Joseph J. Miller, who passed away in 1985.
Anna Mae is survived by her children, Joseph (June) Miller of Clinton, PA, and Sharon (Mark) Thrush of Boynton Beach, FL. In addition to her husband, she is preceded in death by her parents Joseph H. and Sylvia (Kelly) Wherry and her siblings: Grace Wherry, Walter Wherry, William Wherry, Howard “Shorty” (late Barb) Wherry, Joseph “Buck” (late Eva) Wherry, Ethel (late James) Gardner, Goldie (late George) Roth, David Wherry and James John Wherry.
Anna Mae and her husband, Joe, leased and operated the Amoco Gas Station on Route 30, Clinton, PA for many years until their retirement.
She was a former volunteer aide at Wilson Elementary for many years and a faithful member of St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church, Imperial.
Also left behind to cherish her memory are 3 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren: Lora (Brian) Carcz and children Jayson, Brandon, Jackson, and Isabella; Joey Miller and children Nyah, Brandon, Skyler, Faith, JJ, Dean, and Ransom; Rachel Ayers and children Mikey and Emma.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where her services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Laura Strauss of Clinton UP Church officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
PAMELA EVOHN (WORRELL) KING, 82, resident of Clinton, PA. passed away at Sharon Regional Medical Center on Wednesday, December 12, 2018.
Born January 4, 1936, in Sewickley, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Argol and Birtrice (Cain) Worrell.
Pam was a graduate of West Allegheny High School and Indiana State College and was a Sigma Kappa. She was a member of the Hebron Presbyterian Church. Pam was a reservation supervisor for Northwest Airlines and also worked in reservations for Trans World Airlines. She taught second grade at Margaret Ross Elementary and Independence Elementary School in the Hopewell School District for 29 years, until her retirement in 1997.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Kenneth Jeffrey and Debra Jean King of Mercer, PA.; her grandson, Matthew Emir King of Fairfax, Va.; and three sisters, Nila McCullough (Amevor) of Ohio, Dixie Schmella of Clinton, and Wendy Worrell of Allegheny Valley School, Coraopolis; and her nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Kenneth King on August 5, 2012.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton on Saturday, December 15, 2018, from 12 to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. until the time of her service at 1 p.m. The Reverend Lorrie Ghering-Burick of the Hebron Presbyterian Church will officiate. Pam will be laid to rest in the Hopewell Hebron Cemetery.
JAMES WILLIAM MORROW, JR., age 94, of Clinton (Hanover Twp.) died peacefully on Monday afternoon, December 3, 2018 in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.
Born October 27, 1924, in Coraopolis, the son of the late James W. Sr. and Olive (Dailey) Morrow. He attended the Clinton Wesleyan Church.
Early in his life he worked in the coal mines of West Virginia and then for many years at Robert L. Lutz Garbage Company in the North Hills. After retiring, he worked at the J.M.S. Machine Company in Burgettstown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Leona (Harvey) Morrow, on May 14, 2001, and his second wife, Mary P. (Work) Morrow on March 7, 2018; two sons, James Morrow and William A. Morrow; a brother, Don Morrow; and two sisters, Edith Hughes and Nancy Hughes.
Surviving are his children and their spouses, Robert and Debi Morrow of Washington, Randy Morrow of Clinton, Kathy and her late husband, Jack Murin of Aliquippa, Arlene and John Luich of Cabot, Nancy and Ed Carr-Foster of Clinton, and Kandi Connors of Clinton; a daughter-in-law, Karen Morrow of Burgettstown; a stepson, Alvin E. Work Jr. and Mary Jean Clarke of South Carolina; a step-daughter, Janet Jean and Robert Cubbage of Texas; a brother, Frank Morrow of Natrona Heights; and sisters, Adamae Murin of Clinton and Mary Lou Desmond of Georgia. Also surviving are twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, on Thursday, December 6, 2018, from 4 to 8 p.m. where a service will be held on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Ted Chapman of the Clinton Wesleyan Church officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Hopewell Hebron Cemetery,
CAROL ANN STARR, 68, of Butler, PA. died in her home on Sunday morning, November 25, 2018.
She was the daughter of the late William E. and Lois Virginia (Cain) Starr; beloved mother of Eric J. Cupp; sister of James, William, and Robert Starr and the late Helen Starr.
Family and friends are welcome to attend her memorial service Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11 a.m., in the Clinton Wesleyan Church.