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Josiah T. Hufnagel

JOSIAH T. HUFNAGEL, 24, of Clinton (Independence Twp.) sadly passed away Wednesday morning, July 20, 2022 from a motorcycle accident.

Born and raised in Beaver County, Josiah lived each day like it was his last. After working for Pittsburgh Rigging Co. as a rigger and an operator, he ventured out on his own and started a concrete business.

Josiah is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Cherokee Hufnagel. He is survived by his three children, Ralphy Hufnagel, Savannah Hufnagel, and Danielle Hufnagel. He is also survived by his three siblings, Xavier Sullivan, Zander Sullivan, and Trinity Moore; his grandmother Tamela Moore; and his Aunt Kathy King.

His passing has left a hole in so many heart. He will be missed!

Until we meet again.

Rest in peace my boy…

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Alessandro “Alex” Sardo

Alessandro “Alex” Sardo, 57, of Clinton, PA, passed away unexpectedly on June 7, 2022. Alex is survived by his wife of 17 years, Lee Ann “Missy” Sardo, his sons Andrei Sardo and Andrei’s wife, Shelby, Emile Sardo, Jimmy Yoder, and Michael Sardo. He is also survived by his parents, Mario and Mirella Sardo, brothers Daniel Sardo, Roberto Sardo, Moreno Sardo, and sister Cristina Sardo, along with numerous nieces and nephews. 

At the time of his passing, Alex served as the US Information Technology Manager for BSM Global, Inc. Always curious, bright, and innovative, Alex used his intellect and tenacity to propel him throughout his successful career. His love of the sciences started at a very young age as he experimented with chemistry and electronics long preceding his work as a programmer and developer. Alex traveled the world developing and implementing software solutions to drive efficiency and growth efforts for various industries and consistently sought new knowledge that piqued his curiosity. His talents and interests included robotics, manufacturing consumer electronics, leveraging technology for automation and a list of projects too numerous to mention. 

Alex will be remembered for always using his skills and experiences not only to enrich himself but to make wherever he lived a fairer, better place. 

He loved and supported his family and took pride in all they did. He will be missed dearly, and we will cherish our memories with him. 

A gathering to celebrate his life will be held on July 3, 2022. 

Jimmy Albert Cain

Jimmy Albert Cain, 52 of Monaca passed June 10, 2022 at his Monaca residence. Born March 19, 1970 in Seoul, South Korea. He was the son of Kim Horvath and the late George Albert Cain Jr. Jimmy had worked in the food service industry as a cook. In addition to his mother he is survived by his step father Mike Horvath and his step mother Carol Cain. Also sisters Cynthia Baker, Amanda Hoover and Tammy Boggs.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME 1227 Route 30 Clinton, Pa. 15026 on Thursday
June 23, 2022 from 11 am until the time of his service at 1 pm. The Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton
Wesleyan Church will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Clinton U.P. Church Cemetery. Memorials in
his name can be made to American Diabetes Association 100 West Station Square Dr. #1900 Pittsburgh,
Pa. 15219.

Elizabeth “Beth” Miesse Weikel

Elizabeth “Beth” Miesse Weikel was born on February 3, 1954 in Connellsville, PA. She was the third of four children born to Emmy Lou and Gabriel Miesse. She died June 3, 2022 after an extended illness.

Beth is survived by her husband of 19 years, Chambers Weikel of Hookstown, PA as well as her sisters Molly Miller and Sally Speer, brother Gabe Miesse, nephews David, Cavan and Thomas Patterson, God-children Courtney Killian and Ryan Santelli, niece Laura VanGundy Smoak, Jenine Weikel Lawton (Dennis), Owen and Shea Lawton.

Beth worked 30 plus years for Mechanical Maintenance Parts Corporation in Pittsburgh. She loved her flower gardens, watching the birds, cheering on the Steelers, sharing wine with Chambers, her dog Henry and cats, but especially all the family and friends who surrounded her.

There will be a celebration of life for family and close friends on Sunday, June 12th from 1:00-3:00 PM at The Tonidale Pub 7001 Steubenville Pike, Oakdale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Beaver County Humane Society in her honor.

Mary L. Leonard

MARY L. LEONARD, 73, of Bulger (Robinson Twp.) passed Friday afternoon, May 27, 2022 at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Born December 26, 1948 in Imperial, she was a daughter of the late Charles and Julie (Puskar) Roscart. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by a sister, Juliann Roscart.

Surviving is her husband of 59 years, Alvin B. Leonard, Jr., her children and their spouses Terri (Richard) Cherry, Sherry (Kenny) Floyd, Alvin B. Leonard III, and Nicole (Justin) Conroy. Sister of Charles (Patty) Roscart, and Jimmy Roscart. Grandmother of 5.

Family and friends are welcome to attend her graveside service on Tuesday at 1 pm at the Hopewell-Hebro Cemetery.

Gertrude C. Flanagan

GERTRUDE C. FLANAGAN, 54, of Rochester, PA. died Monday morning, May 16, 2022 at Heritage Valley Beaver.

She is survived by her husband, William E. Flanagan.

Arrangements are private.

Linda C. Wilson

LINDA C. WILSON, 74, of Moon township passed peacefully Tuesday afternoon, April 26, 2022 in the comfort of her home with family at her side. Born January 22, 1948 in Sewickley, she was the daughter of the late William Henry and Catherine D. (McConnell) Eaton. Linda had worked as a Network Administrator in the environmental industry.

Surviving are her husband William Lewis Wilson, her children and their spouses Lori (David) Moore, John Henry (Hillary) Wilson, Catherine (Jason) Hartmann, and Kimberly (Matt) Deyling. Also surviving are 12 grandchildren.

Friends welcome at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton on Thursday from 6-8 pm only, where her service will be held Friday at 10 AM. Rev. Chris Dericks of the Riverdale U.P. Church officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Clinton U.P. Church Cemetery.

David W. Staab

DAVID W. STAAB, 78, of Hanover Twp. passed away peacefully at home on April 21, 2022, surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Pittsburgh on May 20, 1943, the son of the late Jerome L. and Edna M. Nagel-Staab, David grew up in the Arlington area of the city.

On September 18, 1965, he married the love of his life Suzanne A. Yeager, and they resided for many years on Arlington Avenue at the old pharmacy once owned by Suzanne’s father.

Dave was a family man and outdoorsman, spending many summers camping at Pymatuning Lake and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He enjoyed being on the water and kept boats down on the rivers at Pittsburgh for many years, and also liked to fish, once catching a real hammerhead shark. He like hunting with his brothers, bagging deer and game and spending time out in the woods.

Dave was in the US Army and then worked at his father’s business on Route 51. Talented in many fields, he lent his expertise in the HVAC industry and construction, working hard and discussing design plans and print formats for homes and buildings.

On the weekends, he always had the most fabulous toys for family fun, from model trains to snow mobiles, to mini wave runners.

Later in life, he and Suzanne retired to the country where they enjoyed their dogs and feeding the birds.

Known for pranks that often got him into trouble, his engaging smile was quick and easy. Dave was a kind and gentle soul who brought light into everyone’s lives he touched, and he will be sadly missed by all those who had the honor of knowing him.

In addition to his wife Suzanne, Dave is survived by his daughter Michelle L. Staab-Mojta (Dale A. Mojta), and his son David E. Staab, his siblings, and many nieces and nephews.

A Memorial Service is being held on Friday, April 29th, at 12:00 pm (noon), at Jefferson Memorial Cemetery, 401 Curry Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be made to Three Oaks Hospice, 3950 Brodhead Road, Monaca, PA 15061.

Peggy Kay Wilson

On Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, Peggy Kay Wilson (Craig), of Findlay Twp., peacefully joined her husband in their eternal resting place.

Peggy dedicated her life to loving and supporting her family. To taste her baked goods was to feel her love.

She was the beloved wife of the late Ira “Bill” Wilson. Surviving are her dear siblings, Carol Keller, Kenny (Kay) Craig, and Barbara (Carl) Noyes; cherished mother of Debbie (Wayne) Chiaramonte, Trisha McCoy, Banks Wilson (Anna Marie Joyce), Michael Wilson (Sean Keogh), and Linda (Dan) Fisher; proud Mammoo of Michael (Michelle) Dominick, Morgan McCoy, Lauren Shoup (Brandon) Dawson, and Casey McCoy; joyful great grandma to Banks and Mason Shoup.

Friends will be received at Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton, Friday 2-4 and 6-8 pm, where services will be held Saturday at 10 am. A lunch and celebration of life will follow. Interment at a later date in the Clinton U.P. Church Cemetery.

Margaret I. “Peg” Schmidt

MARGARET I. “PEG” SCHMIDT, 101, of Imperial (Findlay Twp) passed Saturday morning April 16, 2022 at Kane Community Living Center.

Born April 14, 1921 in Carrollton, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Hannah (Gantz) Bowen. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, August J. “Gus” Schmidt on August 29, 1995.

Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law, Bill and Patty (Skidmore) Schmidt; her sister Jennie Coffy; and her two little Angel helpers that took care of her, Ainsley and Addision.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton on Wednesday from 2 pm until the time of her service at 6 pm. The Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton Wesleyan Church will officiate. She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery. Memorials can be made to the Clinton Wesleyan Church, 1022 Clinton Rd., Clinton, PA 15026.

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