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Monday, June 19, 2017
FARRELL, Pennsylvania – Joseph J. Rossi, Jr., of Farrell, passed away at 5:21 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2017 in Countryside Convalescent Home, Mercer. He was 95.Mr. Rossi was born on March 15, 1922 in Sharpsville, a son of Ardwino and Mary (Perfilio) Rossi.He was a lifelong resident of the area and attended Sharpsville High School.Joseph proudly served his country in the U.S. Army, 99th Infantry Division, during WWII, achieving the rank of corporal and marksman. He was involved in seven battles, including the “Battle of the Bulge”. Joseph earned several medals, including the Good Conduct Medal, WWII Victory Medal, American Campaign Medal and European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with three Bronze Stars.Following his discharge, he was employed more than 30 years at the former General American Transportation Corp. (GATX), Masury, Ohio.Joseph was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Farrell.He was also a member of the VFW Post #5286, Farrell and the 99th Infantry Association.An avid ou...Monday, June 19, 2017
I share my life. I still wrestle with the tensions of differences and uncertainty. As Shimerians say, we steer between reality and utopia."Henking's reality began in 1955 in the small Pennsylvania town of Paoli long before it was annexed as a Philadelphia suburb."My parents met in World War II," she recalled. "My mother was an Irish Protestant. My father was an Irish Catholic. So, it was to the great dismay of some family members. But it was a reasonably happy family. My father was a printer and manual laborer his whole life. My mom was a secretary. We lived in a less wealthy area but I went to good public schools."Serving in World War II had left Henking's father disenchanted with Catholicism. So, she and her elder sister were raised under what she called the "social justice" Protestantism of her mother. It had polar effects on the siblings. While her sister became one of the earliest female Episcopalian Priests, it was as an undergraduate student at Duke University that Henking discovered "I actually and actively hated religion.""My sister and I used to joke that she took God and I took everything else," Henking said.Yet, she decided to major in Religious Studies."I was trying to understand why people are religious," she asserted. "I had emerged from a religious setting to be pretty hostile and fascinated by it. I got very interested in theoretical explanations for why people would believe what I thought was patently untrue. For some, religion is the source of dramatic happiness and social change. For others, it's horrifyingly oppressive and can really hurt people."Despite relishing the academic challenges her chosen course of study provided, Henking recalled having "an emotionally difficult time in college. My parents raised me to think I could do anything I wanted to which turned out not to be true. My father thought I was perfect. Most of the rest of the world does not think that about me or about anyone else."She was in the midst of both the seventies and "a hotbed of lesbian feminism"?also known as the Research Triangle of Duke, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.The journal Feminary emerged from Chapel Hill."We want to encourage feminist and lesbian organizing in a region whose women suffer greatly in their lack of political power," it's publishers wrote. "We want to provide an audience for Southern lesbians who may not think of themselves as writers but who have important stories to tell?stories that will help to fill the silences that have obscured the truth about our lives and kept us isolated from each other. We want to know who we are. We want to change women's lives.""I can intellectualize anything," Henki...Saturday, June 10, 2017
Ron Andrew Kane, Sr. passed on Thursday night, March 9, 2017, at the age of 68.Ron was born on November 19, 1948, in Rochester, Pa. He worked in the steel industry in Pennsylvania and Michigan for over 40 years, and he enjoyed his work.Ron loved to watch his grandchildren grow up and he rarely missed a gymnastics meet, a hockey game, a dance show, or a choir or band concert. His children and his grandchildren were his true joys in life, and watching them grow gave him immense happiness.Ron was married to Bonnie on February 7, 1970; they were married for 47 years. He is survived by his two children, his son Ronald (Emily Mullins), and his daughter Ronda (Joel) Abramson; his three grandchildren, Audrey, Holden and Jenna; his brother, Don, and the late Alberta Stephenson, John, Bernard, Francis and Marlene Vuketich; his nephews, John and Vince; his many other nieces and nephews, and the rest of his family and friends.He was predeceased by his mother, Sylvia, and his father, John Kane.Visitation will be Monday, March 13, 2017, at the O'BRIEN/SULLIVAN FUNERAL HOME, 41555 Grand River Ave., Novi, Mich., from 2 to 8 p.m. A Scripture Service will be held on...Monday, May 01, 2017
AUSTINTOWN, Ohio – On Thursday, April 13, 2017, Nevada A. (Bollman) Ruby, age 86, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her family. She was born on December 2, 1930 in Hickory Hill, Pennsylvania, a daughter of the late John Edward and Nevada S. (Thomas) Bollman.She is survived by her beloved children, Donna M. (the late Donald “Donnie”) Swope of Bedford, Pennsylvania, John E. (Patricia) Ruby of Austintown, Ohio, David D. (Elaine) Ruby of Canfild, Ohio, Geraldine “Gerrie” (James) Thomas, of Meridian, Mississippi, Edith A. (the late Kenneth, Sr.) Slusher of Lake Milton, Ohio, Dwayne I. “Buddy” (Connie) Ruby of Kingston, Ohio and Nevada “Liz” (the Robert K. Sr.) Chalfant of Youngstown, Ohio; siblings, Ethel Ford, Hannah McKnight, Margaret Cornelius, Elise Gates, Sally Hess and Joe Bollman; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren and 17 great-great-grandchildren.Besides her parents Nevada was preceded in death by her beloved husband, William D Ruby; siblings, Ruth Tedrow, Paul Bollman, Dolly DuVall, Maryann Weaver, David Bollman; two grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.While Nevada had a hard life her family said that she was the most kind and loving mother...Monday, May 01, 2017
ERIE, Pennsylvania – Robert J. Snyder, 83, of Erie, Pennsylvania, former longtime resident of New Castle, passed away the morning of Monday, April 17, 2017, in UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie.Mr. Snyder was born November 17, 1933 in McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Anthony L. and Elizabeth C. Rushton Snyder.Bob graduated from Divine Word Seminary in Girard, Pennsylvania and then entered the Society of the Divine Word, Techny, Illinois, as a seminarian. He matriculated to DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois, earning a B.A. in music and social work and later graduated from Marywood College, Scranton, Pennsylvania, with his masters in social work.Bob was the music teacher and chorus director at St. Teresa of Avila Parochial School, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for several years. He then began his social work career in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania and continued to work in a similar capacity throughout western Pennsylvania including New Castle, Erie and Pittsburgh. Bob ultimately retired...
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Monday, June 19, 2017
WARREN, Ohio – Sophia Louise Hineman, 94, of Warren, Ohio passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at Trumbull Memorial Hospital. She was born December 16, 1922, in Bulger, Pennsylvania, the daughter of the late Vasile and Priscilla (Coopie) Kozak. On July 9, 1944, Sophia married George Hineman. They shared over 63 years of marriage and many happy memories.She was a homemaker. Sophia enjoyed flower gardening, shopping, reading and traveling.Sophia’s memory will be carried on by her children, Claudia (Rick) Fox of Howland, Ohio, Priscilla (Gary) Graves of Bristol, Pennsylvania, Robert Hineman of Leavittsburg, Ohio, Clifford Hineman of Howland, Ohio and Jack (Robyn) Hineman of Cortland, OhioH; 12 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild and a brother, Robert Kozak of South Carolina. Besides her husband, Sophia was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Marie Rudin, Priscilla Lermy, Ann Enasko, Julia Voytek and Ida Ochtyun; brothers, Russel, Peter and infant brother, John Kozak.Services will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 22, 2017, at Carl W. Hall Funeral Home, where Pastor Marc Runyon will officiate. Friends may call fr...Monday, June 19, 2017
Beavercreek, Ohio; and an aunt and many special cousins. Also survived by his step-mother Ann Becchetti; two half-brothers and half-sister: Frederick, Thomas and Mary Ann Becchetti, all of Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Hooper-Huddleston & Horner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 526-6111. You may share your thoughts and memories at www.hhhfunerals.com. ...Saturday, June 10, 2017
The old Kasich campaign team is gathering at a local restaurant Thursday. Then some are heading to services this weekend at Lee & Martin Funeral Home in Dupain's hometown, Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday in Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church in the same town.A gofundme page by a woman slated to be a bridesmaid at this fall's wedding raised more than its $15,000 goal is just two days to help cover funeral costs.Those first spotting Dupain on the campaign trail often did a double-take because he resembled a young Ted Cruz. His role was to coordinate the dozens of details — from seating to lights to sound to backdrops to press accomodations — needed for a 21st century campaign event.He was a four-year letter winner in high school football, made the state track meet as a hurdler, belonged to the National Honor Society and was vice president of his senior class. He was awarded a scholarship to Capital University, where he played football.His obituary says, "He was a kind, talented and exceptional young man. Besides football, he was passionate about music. Along with his friends Roger Vigliotti and Tyler Zelenko, he formed the band Court Four where he was the lead singer, guitar player and songwriter recording two albums and performing with Great White and Amos Lee. His favorite song to perform was Jimi Hendrix's 'Hey Joe' for his mom."Ryan was a shining star that was taken from us too soon. He touched the lives of so many from all walks of life."firstname.lastname@example.org@darreldrowland...Monday, May 01, 2017
An obituary for a 20-year-old Pennsylvania woman who died following a "long brave battle with addiction" has prompted a response from White House officials. Casey Marie Schwartzmier, 20, of Ross Township near Pittsburgh, passed away in January following a suspected heroin overdose.Her obituary, published 4 days later, was remarkably candid about the former cheerleader's struggles with substance abuse."Casey was a beautiful, intelligent child of the suburbs who fell into [heroin's] grip," the notice read. "Casey believed that hiding her cause of death would help no one, but if her story could help just one addict push even harder for another day of sobriety, encourage an active user to choose recovery or shine a light on this horrible epidemic, then it would be worth coming out of the shadows." Ex-coach dies of suspected heroin overdose at Pa. rehabThe candor of that obituary, which can be read in full here, prompted a flood of supportive social media posts, messages and news media coverage.It also captured the at...