Yearly Archives: 2018
ELLA DEE McCULLOUGH, 82, of Imperial (Robinson Twp.), died peacefully Thursday evening, September 20, 2018, in the comfort of her home with family at her side.
Born April 26, 1936, in Clinton, a daughter of the late Paul G. and Irene (Holmes) Cain, she was a homemaker and a member of the Hebron Presbyterian Church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dale McCullough in 2002.
Beloved mother of Anita (Terry W.) Messner, Gary McCullough, Tim (Pauline) McCullough, and Brian McCullough; sister of Harold (Janis) Cain and Ida Bialowas; grandmother of five; and great-grandmother of one.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. where services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. with her pastor, Lorrie Ghering-Burick, of the Hebron Presbyterian Church officiating.
She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.
Memorials in her name may be made to Hebron Presbyterian Church or Good Samaritan Hospice.
DANIEL G. HUFNAGEL, 78, of Clinton, PA. passed away Sunday evening, August 12, 2018, in the comfort of his home.
Son of the late Ernest and Jessie (Eaton) Hufnagel, Daniel was an U.S. Army Veteran with a generous heart. A need, even as a teen, to see to the care of many family and friends. From humble beginnings, he began building homes and rental properties. He then built Pittsburgh Bridge Rigging Company with the help of his pre-deceased sister-in-law, Evelyn Hufnagel.
He is survived by his beloved wife, Cherokee Sue; united in marriage in 1992; a daughter, Denise (John) Godich; a son, Josiah Hufnagel; step-daughters, Kathy King and Tamela Moore; stepsons, Michael Moore and Terry Moore; eleven grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ernest (Eleanor) Hufnagel; a sister, Janet (John) Latshaw; many nieces and nephews; and one very cherished niece, Beth MacLaughlin.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Catherine (McMahon) Hufnagel, and a cherished grandson, Christopher Guzma.
Per his request, there will be no visitation. Cremation services have been completed by Moody Funeral Home.
Special thanks for the caring of Daniel by the nurses of Kindred Care Hospice.
JAMES J. MICHELS SR., 77, of Clinton, died Tuesday morning, August 7, 2018, at his Clinton residence.
Born October 14, 1940, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Vernon and Mary (Harrison) Michels. He worked as a manger with Local 23, working in different grocery stores, and was a member of St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church, Imperial.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Frances (Mudge) Michels, on September 9, 2009; a son, James J. Michels Jr., on August 10, 2017, and a brother-in-law, William Dacoros.
Surviving are two daughters, Sandra and John Kish, Clinton, and Joyce Coffman and her companion Rick Strayer, Florida; a daughter-in-law, Wendy Michels, McClellandtown; a brother and sister-in-law, Raymond (Connie) Michels, Texas; a sister, Margaret Dacoros, Brookline; three grandchildren, Laura, Karen, and Duncan, and four great-grandchildren.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, where a blessing service will be held at 6 p.m. with Father Paul Merkovsky, of St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church, Imperial, officiating. An additional visitation will follow until 8 p.m.
Cremation will take place and burial will follow.
KALMAN C. “K.C.” Price of Clinton, died unexpectedly on Monday, July 23, 2018.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 49 years, Karen R. (Edwards) Price on February 5, 2016.
He was the beloved father of Melissa “Missy” and Wayne Price Colteryahn, and Karen “Kerry” and Stanley Price Harmon; and brother of Barbara and her husband Bob Hunt. Also surviving are a sister-in-law Sandy Edwards and her late husband Wayne, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Kenneth and Judy Edwards, and sister-in-law Bobbie Price and her late husband Sam. Also surviving are four cherished grandchildren, Alexandria “Alex” Colteryahn, Zack Barravecchio, Kacie Colteryahn and fiancé Bryce Gerboc, Kyria McCullough, and Joshua Easterday; and one great-granddaughter, Teagan McCullough. He was also predeceased by his parents Kalman C. and Dorothy (Ozanic) Price, and in-laws, Kenneth and Ruth Edwards.
Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton, Thursday 4-8 p.m. where prayers will be offered Friday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Columbkille Roman Catholic Church, Imperial. Interment with military honors will take place at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.
KELLY M. TROSKY, 31, of Beaver Falls (Patterson Twp.) died unexpectedly Saturday evening, July 14, 2018, in UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born June 1, 1987, in Clinton, she was the beloved daughter of Robert Bradford Gregory of Buckhannon, W. Va., and the late Penny (Reed) Gregory. A homemaker, Kelly had worked as a waitress at Janoski’s Restaurant and Eat’n Park in Moon and Robinson townships. She also volunteered as a cheerleader coach for Hopewell schools.
In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Joshua S. Trosky; her beloved children, Shyanne, Alexis, and Logan Trosky; a sister, Adrian Gregory, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, Route 30, Clinton. Services will be private. Cremation will take place with entombment at the Hopewell Hebron Cemetery.
Donations may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
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.
She is survived by her children, Elizabeth L. MacLaughlin, Eleanor L. Arnold, Ernest L. Hufnagel, Jr., Stephen D. “Rusty” Hufnagel, and Jennifer A. Collins.
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.