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Joseph A. Chiodo

JOSEPH A. CHIODO, 77 of Moon Twp, formerly of Clinton, passed peacefully on Sunday June 4, 2023 at Good Samaritan Hospice, Wexford.

Born August 25,1945 in Sewickley, he was a son of the late Angelantonio and Cecelia (Vattimo) Chiodo. Joe, along with his late wife, Darla, were the owners/operators of the Chiodo Floral Shop in Robinson Twp. for many years and Chiodo Farms in Clinton for 32 years.

Elected Robinson Twp. Commissioner, Chairman of the Board of the municipal authority of Robinson Twp. He was an Independence Twp. Supervisor, a member of F&AM Lodge #652 Carnegie, Cyrus Royal Arch of Carnegie and Knights Templer and a member of the Syria Temple Shrine.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Darla L. (McLaughlin) Chiodo, 2 brothers, John and Eugene Arena, and 2 sisters, Helen Pavelish and Betty Younker. He is survived by a brother, Richard and his late wife Ann Arena, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Alan and Tina McLaughlin and three generations of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received in the Moody Funeral Home, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026 on Thursday from 4 until 8 pm where his service will be held Friday at 11 am. The Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton Wesleyan Church will officiate. Entombment will follow in the Resurrection Cemetery, Coraopolis.

Memorials in his name can be made to the American Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd. Unit 1010, North Bethesda, MD 20852.

Donna L. Gremani

DONNA L. GREMANI, 82, of Clinton (Independence Twp) passed Thursday morning May 18, 2023 at Overlook Green Senior Living.

Born July 21, 1940. She was a daughter of the late William L. and Grace E. (Eaton) Campbell. Wife of the late Mike A. Gremani. Beloved mother of Bill and Andrea Charles, Tom an Lynn Charles, Valerie and Chuck Fahrny, and John and Kelly Charles. Step mother of Debi and David Sciranka and Vincent Gremani. Grandmother of 7 and great-grandmother of 3. Sister of Dorothy and her late husband, Joe Williams.

A private memorial service will be held. Memorials in her name can be made to the Hebron Presbyterian Church, 1767 Lincoln Hwy. E., Clinton, PA 15026. Professional services by Moody Funeral Home, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA. 15026.

Joyce Mamula Anskate

JOYCE MAMULA ANSKATE, 58, of Independence Township passed away on May 8, 2023 in her home. Born March 16th, 1965 in Beaver, she was the daughter of Marian (Bruce) Parks and the late James Mamula. Joyce was a homemaker, had worked in the health care industry as a medical assistant and a cafeteria worker at Hopewell Jr. High. She loved the outdoors, her animals, and music.

Joyce was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William Anskate Sr., her father, James Mamula, her step son, William Anskate Jr. and nephew, Steven (Jacob) Mamula.

She is survived by her children, Zac Mamula (his wife Heather and their daughter Haley), Jessie Kelly (her husband Ryan, and their children Carter, Brentley, and Remi), step-son Alexander Anskate (his children Samantha, Jocelynn, Lexi, and Bella), step-daughter Rita Formosa (her children Corey, Beth and Angie), many great grandchildren, her brothers James Mamula Jr. and Steven Mamula (his wife Tina) step father, Lynn Parks and step mother, Sandra Mamula..

Friends will be received for a memorial visitation on Tuesday May 16th, 2023 from 5:00 till 8:00 pm in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026. Services will be private, and interment will follow at a later date in the John Anderson Memorial Cemetery, Aliquippa.

Memorials in her name can be donated to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001.

Dianne H. Smith

DIANNE H. SMITH, 51, of Aliquippa (Raccoon Twp.) passed unexpectedly Monday, April 3, 2023 at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. Born April 6, 1971 in McKees Rocks, she was the beloved daughter of Barbara K. (Kellerman) and the late Thomas C. Hughes.

Dianne worked in the custodial department of the West Allegheny Middle Schools and loved to go gambling. Survivng in addition to her mother is her husband of five years, Scott A. Smith, Sister of Thomas J. (Terrie) Hughes, Lisa (John) Byerly, and Kim and her late husband, Tom Barker. Also surviving is her mother-in-law Rita Smith and her late husband Robert, and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Brian (Wendy) Smith. Also nieces and nephews survive, along with her beloved fur babies Lettie, Parker, and Loki.

Friends are welcome to call at the MOODY FUNERAL HOME 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026 on Saturday April 8, 2023 from 11 am until the time of her service at 1 pm. Rev. Rick Anderson of the Tri State Community Church will officiate. In accordance with Dianne’s love of animals the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead rd., Aliquippa, PA 15001.

Brian K. Eaton

BRIAN K. EATON, 48 of Clinton (Independence Twp.) passed unexpectedly Sunday, February 12, 2023 at his Clinton residence.

Born December 6, 1974 in Sewickley, he was the beloved son of Keith W. and the late Melody A. (Ubrey) Eaton. Brian was a veteran of the US Marine Corps. Husband of Patricia (Kearns) Eaton, beloved father of Dylan John Eaton, Kora Mario Catherine Eaton, and the late Takoda Anne Eaton. Brother of Scott (Valerie) Eaton, Christine (Aaron) Martinez and Becky (Corey) Campbell. Son-in-law of Judy and Don Kearns. Also surviving are nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held in the Clinton Wesleyan Church with Rev. Ted Chapman officiating on Saturday, February 25, 2023 at 11 am.

Professional services provided by Moody Funeral Home, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026.

Anne Hozak Buchanan

ANNE HOZAK BUCHANAN, 101, of Clinton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 7, 2023. Born October 24, 1921, in Edinboro, PA, she was a daughter of the late Martin and Anna Cerny Hozak.

The Hozak family moved to Clinton when Anne was a young child. Although a lifelong resident of the area, she travel around the United States and visited countries including the Czech Republic, Austria, England, Germany, Italy, Canada, and Mexico.

Anne was an intelligent, self-educated woman and one of her greatest values was to acquire knowledge by reading books on archaeology, textiles, geography, history, and nutrition, just to name a few. She was often found at Barnes and Noble searching for books she could not find at the library, or attending the opera, ballet, symphony, or a historical society meeting.

One of her many hobbies was bird watching and distributing bluebird boxes in the local area to encourage the re-population of Eastern bluebirds. Throughout her working career, Anne managed Hozak Tree Farms for several decades and was on the board of the Pennsylvania Christmas Tree Growers Association. Through this distinction, she attained the opportunity to be a contestant on the TV show “To Tell the Truth,” which was popular during the 1960s. Her charismatic personality won her awards as a World Book representative. Many years ago, she was also head waitress at the well known Travelers Paradise Restaurant in Clinton.

She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt who will be greatly missed by her children: Anne Shirley Buchanan and husband Winfried Seelig of Minnesota, Sylvia and husband Clifford (Kip) Campbell of Allison Park, John and wife Cheryl Buchanan of Maryland, Constance and husband Richard Purdy of Clinton, James and wife Diane Buchanan of Hookstown, and Jeffrey and wife Shelley Buchanan of Burgettstown; 10 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren and one expected this summer; six great-great grandchildren; one sister, Vera McCoy; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, John R. Buchanan, she was preceded in death by three brothers: Daniel Hozak, Robert Hozak, and Martin Hozak; and two sisters, Esther Littell and Evelyn Seanor.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA. 15026 on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm where her service will be held Monday at 2 pm. The Rev. Ted Chapman of the Clinton Wesleyan Church officiating. She will be laid to rest in the Hopewell-Hebron Cemetery.

James O. “Jim” Campbell

JAMES O. “JIM” CAMPBELL, 77, or Bulger passed Sunday evening January 1, 2023 at Premier Washington Health Center. Born April 2, 1945 in Sewickley he was a son of the late Carl E. and Mary E. (Glass) Campbell. Jim graduated from Fort Cherry High School in 1963, went on to auctioneer school where he received his license. He established the Campbell farm in 1968 where he farmed his entire life, being an exceptional farmer and mechanic. He took pride in what he did. He spent many seasons in Hay Market Virginia operating combines and various equipment for many years.

He loved to square dance and polka dance, especially loving polka music. On September 7, 1963, he married Donna Yorns Campbell who passed away on February 27, 2012.

Father of Brian (Erin Denny) Campbell, Paul and Lisa Campbell, Lynn Ann and Douglas “Homer” Seibel, and Jody and Wayne Hartle. Grandfather of 8, great grandfather of 1.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026 on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm where his service will be held Friday at 11 am. Pastor Pat Schaefer of the Robinson Presbyterian Church will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Robinson Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Bruce D. Glass

BRUCE D. GLASS, 86, a lifelong resident of Clinton passed January 1, 2023 at West Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Moon Twp. Born February 12, 1936 in Pittsburgh, he was a son of the late Lenard and Martha (Snodgrass) Glass. He had worked as a truck driver and was a long time member of the Union Presbyterian Church of McKees Rocks.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Sue Glass on October 29, 2002. He is survived by his children and their spouses Bob (Becky Hess) Glass, Jim (Deanna) Glass, and John (Lori) Butcher. Brother of Blair (Mary Kay) Glass and Janet Barton. Grandfather of 8 and great grandfather of 15.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026 on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm where his service will be held on Thursday at 11 am. Rev. Tom Ribar will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the Union Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorials in his name can be made to the ASPCA, in accordance with Bruce’s love of animals.

Richard D. Warner

RICHARD D. WARNER, 79, of Imperial (Findlay Twp) passed Monday afternoon, December 19, 2022 at UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh.

Born July 22, 1943 in Batavia, New York, he was a son of the late Wesley and Adelia M. (Elwell) Warner. Richard was a member of the Clinton Wesleyan Church, the Ben Franklin Society, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Printing Industries of America. He had worked as a director of research in the printing industry.

Surviving is his wife, Eula Lorraine (Anderson) Warner, his son and daughter-in-law Rich and Heather Warner, grandfather of 4, Paige, Ricky, Courtney, and Alec, great-grandfather of 10. In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his sister, Audrey Warner.

Friends will be received in the MOODY FUNERAL HOME, 1227 Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026 on Monday, December 26th from 2-4 and 6 pm until the time of his service at 8 pm. His Pastor, Rev. Ted Chapman will officiate. A graveside service will be held Tuesday, December 27th at 2 pm in the East Bethany Rural Cemetery, East Bethany, New York.

Duane Miller

DUANE MILLER, 82, of Clinton (Independence Twp.) passed Wednesday evening, November 9, 2022 in the comfort of his home surrounded by his family. Born January 11, 1940 on the family farm. He was a son of the late James Donald and Maye (McCoy) Miller.

He was a member of the Mt. Olivet EPC of Aliquippa. He, along with his wife Kelly, owned and operated the family dairy farm for over fifty years that has been in the family for over one hundred years.

He is survived y his wife of forty three years, Kelly (Veness) Miller, his children and their spouses, Ralph and Heather Miller, Dale (Rebecca Love) Miller, Marcia and Jack Porter, and Eva and Tim Ford, Jonathan and Sarah Miller, and Joshua and Kate Miller. Brother of the late Robert Miller and the late Gretchen and Paul Morrow.

Grandfather of twelve, Jeremy and Justin Porter, Alyssa, Jenna and Hannah Miller, Macy, Alex, Nicole and Levi Ford, Olivia and Theodore Miller, and Donald Mason.

Great grandfather of Logan. Also surviving is his father-in-law Donald and his late wife Barbara Jean Veness.

Family and friends are welcome to attend his funeral service Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 11 am in the Mt. Olivet EPC, Route 151, Aliquippa. His pastor Rev. Kevin Neal will officiate.

Memorials in his name can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis TN. 38105 or the charity of one’s choice.

The family would like to thank all the staff at Vitas Hospice for the compassion and care shown Duane on this journey.

Professional services provided by the Moody Funeral Home, Route 30, Clinton, PA 15026.

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