Yearly Archives: 2014
ROBERT F. HOZAK, 87, of Clinton (Hanover Twp.) died peacefully Sunday morning, December 28 2014, in the comfort of his home, with family at his side.
Born January 17, 1927, in Clinton, he was a son of the late Martin and Anna (Cerny) Hozak. Mr. Hozak was a graduate of Northwestern University and was the founder and owner of Hozak Farms since 1949. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in World War II and the Korean War.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Daniel S. and Martin S.Hozak, and a sister, Esther Littell.
He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Virginia (Healy) Hozak; sons, Martin (Amy Rhoades) Hozak, and Neal (Kelly Seigel) Hozak; daughter, Ellen (Edward F.) Dillon; grandchildren, Blake, Regan, and Jarred Hozak; sisters, Vera McCoy, Anne Buchanan, Eleanor Seanor; and many nieces and nephews.
Family and friends will be received Saturday, January 3, 2015 from 2 p.m. until the time of his services at 4 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, PA.
Cremation will take place and interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Members of the Beaver County Special Unit will perform full military honors at the funeral home at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, January 3rd.
Memorials in his name may be made to McGuire Memorial Home, 2119 Mercer Road, New Brighton, P.A. 15066.
FRANK C. PAULL, 85, of Clinton, died unexpectedly on Saturday morning, December 20, 2014, in Heritage Valley Sewickley.
Born January 2, 1929, in Pittsburgh, he was the last surviving child born to the late Frank and Hilda Gertrude (Miller) Paull.
He is Survived by his beloved wife, Eloise “Ellie” (Rose) Paull.
He was the beloved father of Frank and his wife, Susie Paull; Judy and her husband, Allen Linsky; Kathleen and her husband, Will Kimbrough; Robert and his wife, Jean Paull; Steven and his wife, Elizabeth Paull; Lorraine and her husband, Ricky Scheduler; and the late Linda Paull; John and his wife, Mary Jo Solomon; Ron and his wife, Bonnie Solomon; Randy and his wife, Kim Solomon. Also surviving is a daughter-in-law, Bev Solomon, 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by a brother, Don Paull, a sister, Janet Berst, and a son, Tim Solomon.
Friends are welcome to call at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. where a service will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Cinda Isler officiating of the Hebron Presbyterian Church.
He will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
JOHN P. HUESKEN, age 58, of Imperial (Findlay Twp.) passed away Wednesday, December 10, 2014. He was the beloved son of the late John T. and Anne (Sekeley) Huesken, and the beloved brother of Jo Ellen Huesken and her companion, Troy Fabian of Glenshaw.
John was employed at Sherwood Valve Inc. in Washington, PA.
Family and friends are welcome to call at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, PA. Saturday from 4 p.m. until time of the services at 8 p.m.
Cremation will follow and he will be laid to rest with his parents at a later date.
Memorials in John’s name may be made to Paws of My Heart, P.O. Box 464, Imperial, PA 15126.
DOROTHY K. CRAIG, age 74, of Imperial, passed away on November 6, 2014.
She was the beloved wife of Thomas B. Craig, Sr; dearest mother of Thomas B. Craig, Jr., Daniel R. (Laura) Craig, Susan L. Smith, and Donna J. (Scott) Gessner; devoted grandmother of seven: Donald, Robin, Renee, Amanda, Emily, Amber, and Joel; great grandmother of Lillian.
Friends will be recieved in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, Sunday 12-2 and 6-8 p.m., where services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m..
ELEANOR MARIE MANNION, 81, of Clinton, (Hanover Twp.) died October 19, 2014 following a brief illness.
Eleanor leaves behind her devoted husband of 57 years, Farrell, her children, Doreen (Connie Kiernan), Michele (Donald Rainville), Lisa Smedley (Darren), Kevin (Stephanie) and the greatest joys of her life, grandchildren Liam and Fiona. Eleanor also leaves behind numerous cousins, nieces, nephews and friends, as she never met a stranger, and if she was your friend, you had a loyal friend for life.
Eleanor was raised in Luther, New York, by her adopted parents, her Uncle Henry Willett and his wife, Paula. Eleanor’s birth mother, Eva, died when Eleanor was 5, and Eleanor never knew her birth father, Joseph Shamrock. A 1950 graduate of Columbia High School in East Greenbush, “Madame President” was valedictorian and went to Europe to study languages, earning degrees in Spain and Switzerland. Upon returning to the US, Eleanor witnessed the heyday of the airline industry, working for Sabena, EI-AI, and TWA. After meeting a handsome young marine on Long Island, the two married and began a life together in California, then relocated to upstate New York. Mrs. Mannion began a career as a substitute teacher, which continued at the South Side school district after the family relocated to Hanover Twp. in the early 1970s, where Eleanor was very active in her children’s lives, the PTA, Band Boosters, and Concerned Citizens. After leaving the classroom, Eleanor had a successful career at Calgon Carbon. A breast cancer survivor, Eleanor quietly contacted newly diagnosed women in the community to offer wisdom and support. She also volunteered for the Pittsburgh International Airport as a telephone translator, helping bewildered and confused speakers of French, German, and Spanish find their way. Eleanor will be remembered for her green thumb, her cross stitch work, her sense of humor, and her way with words.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her brothers, Richard, George, and Clement, and sister, Eleanor.
A memorial service will be held in East Greenbush, New York, at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to your favorite charity in Eleanor’s name.
Cremation services have been provided by the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton.
EMMALU ELIZABETH KOVAC, age 83, of Clinton, passed away on Saturday morning, October 18, 2014, in the comfort of her home, surrounded by her family.
Born February 28, 1931, she was the second eldest of six children, born to the late Paul and Alma (Hayes) McMichael.
Surviving is her beloved husband of 61 years, Walter F. Kovac. She was the beloved mother of Jill Newdick, Daniel Kovac, Amy Kovac and the late Kurt Kovac; beloved sister of John C. McMichael, Margaret E. McMichael; and the late Paul McMichael, Edward McMichael, and Lorraine Webster. Also surviving are eight grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Lu was a member of and active in several organizations over the years; Sweet Adelines, Bookworms, Meals on Wheels, and was a past president of both Raccoon Women’s Club and Findlay Seniors. She was a member of the Clinton United Presbyterian Church.
Visitation will be Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, where services will be held Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. She will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.
TIMOTHY D. GLINIECKI, age 71, passed away Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside, due to complications of A.M.L.
Born to August and Esther (Widonya) Gliniecki on November 14, 1942. He is survived by his beloved wife and best friend, Darla A. Carson, who he married October 12, 1980.
Also surviving are his loving sister, Ardeth Herbel, of Zelienople; and his son, Tim (Rebecca) Gates, of California.
Tim was a retired truck driver who was employed by Lyons Transportation Lines.
Services are private. Arrangements by MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton.
CAROL ANN MARBURGER, 69, of Imperial (Independence Twp.) died Saturday morning, July 26, 2014 in Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born Jan. 15, 1945, in Imperial, she was the beloved daughter of the late Hillard Weir and Caroline (Engel) Beitsinger. A homemaker, Carol was a very active member of the Clinton United Presbyterian Church and was a member of the Raccoon Women’s Club.
Surviving are her beloved husband of 15 years, William L. Marburger, whom she married Dec. 19, 1999; her children: Stacy Brinkman and her companion, Steve White; John (Beth) Brinkman, Sandra (Ron) Snatchko, and Jim Brinkman; stepchildren: Greg Marburger and his companion, Kathy; Lori (David) Girard and Billy (Alisa) Marburger; beloved sister of Jack (Michelle) Beitsinger, Judith (Gene) Bolind, Sandra Beitsinger and Janet (Fred) Werner; five grandchildren: Nicole Snatchko, Zachary Marburger, Morgan Brinkman, Ronald Snatchko, and Alex Brinkman.
Friends are welcome to call Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton. Everyone is asked to meet at the Clinton United Presbyterian Church on Thursday where her services will be conducted at 11 a.m.; her pastor, the Rev. Laura Strauss, officiating.
She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made, in her name, to the Clinton United Presbyterian Church.
LEROY W. MARBURGER, 97, of Hookstown (Hanover Twp.), originally of Clinton, died Friday morning, July 11, 2014, at West Hills Health & Rehabilitation Center, Moon Twp.
Born December 6, 1916, in Evans City, PA., he was the last surviving child born to the late William Johan and Nora (Nelson) Marburger.
He had worked as a coal miner starting with Craig Brothers and retired from Bologna Coal Company. He was an avid farmer and a former partner with his sons, in an excavating business. He was a member of the Hebron Presbyterian Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, M. Grace Marburger, and his second wife, G. Elaine (Bunny) Marburger; two brothers, William C. and Malval Marburger; and two sisters, Agnes Hall and Alma Bowers.
Surviving are his two sons and daughters-in-law, William and Carol Marburger, Imperial, and Hap and Joyce Marburger, Clinton. Also surviving are his stepchildren and their spouses, James and his wife Peg McCoy, Tim and his wife Donna McCoy, all of Hookstown, Rich and his wife Ann McCoy, Aliquippa, and Patricia and her husband Sam Spence, Hookstown. He is also survived by six grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren; and his beloved friend and companion, Evelyn Ferranti of Aliquippa.
Friends are welcome to call Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton. Everyone attending his services are asked to meet at the Hebron Presbyterian Church, Route 30, Imperial, Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 10 a.m.. His pastor, the Rev. Cinda Isler, will officiate.
Cremation will take place and burial will follow at a future date in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials in his name, if desired, may be made to the Hebron Presbyterian Church.
MARY JANE (THARP) DAVIS, beloved Mom, Monkey, and Nana, 62, of Clinton (Independence Twp.), died unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, July 10, 2014, in the emergency room of Heritage Valley Sewickley.
Born January 29, 1952, in West Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Lindsey and Cora (Foley) Varner. Mrs. Davis had worked as a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and also enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, gardening, and her flowers.
Surviving are her former husband of 29 years, John Tharp, Jr., of Independence Twp., her daughters, Brenda Tharp, and Tina and her husband, Terry Wilson, all of Independence Twp..
She was the beloved grandmother of seven grandchildren, Amanda, Kyle, Gage, Emma, Mike, Terry, and the late Matthew. Also surviving is her beloved pet, skinny pig, Izzy. She will be greatly missed.
Cremation will take place with a memorial service to be held at a later date.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Multiple Sclerosis Association or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements are being handles by the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton.