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Judy (Motton) Green of Aliquippa, Pa., went on to meet her Lord on Saturday, November 30, 2013, at Friendship Ridge Nursing Facility where she had been a resident for the past several years.
She was born August 2, 1952, a graduate of Aliquippa High School and a lifelong resident where she made an abundance of friends. Judy was well known for her no nonsense approach to life and her fierce love and protection of the ones she loved most of all her three sons.
Judy enjoyed playing bingo, arts, crafts and music while a resident of Beaver Elder Care and Friendship Ridge.
Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Dorothy; two brothers, Sonny and Thomas Motton and a sister, Nancy Motton.
She leaves to mourn three sons, Richard L. Green (Nikkie Sellers) of Colorado Springs, CO; Damion D. Green (Jaimie Young), Beaver Falls and Henry 'Hank' Green Jr., of Aliquippa. Also she leaves to mourn three sisters, Georgette Motton, Atlanta, GA; Bonita Motton, Death Valley Junction, CA and Cheryl Motton, Brighton Twp., four brothers, Jerome (Peggy King) Motton, Aliquippa; Larry (Cindy) Motton, Pittsburgh and Gregory and Douglas Motton, both of CA.
She also leaves behind 10 beautiful grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren who she loved dearly and a host of other relatives, family and friends.
Viewing will be on Monday, December 9, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Christian Lighthouse, Ravine Street, Aliquippa, where a funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with Minster Jason Washington will officiate.
Interment will follow Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.
All services were entrusted to the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., www.luttonfuneralhome.com.
Sandra K. Birnesser Shepherd, 65, of Valencia, formerly of Sault St. Marie, Canada, died on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at her residence.
Born March 7, 1948 in New Castle, she was the third child of the late John and Olga Curti Birnesser. She graduated from Edinboro University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education. Sandy was married to William Shepherd of Sault St. Marie, Canada, where she resided for the last 10 years. For many years, she helped her husband with his business endeavors. She recently moved to Valencia, after the passing of her husband this past January.
She is survived by her sister, Marlene (Bill) Laughner, Darlington; her brother, Ed (Pat) Birnesser, TN; two step-daughters, Susie (Dave) Childs and Tracey (Joe) Pillart; 5 step-grandchildren, Ashley, Amanda, Allie, Danielle and Kaley; many nieces and nephews and her loyal companion, Max.
Friends will be received at the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, www.luttonfuneralhome.com, Monday from 2 pm to the time of service at 4 pm with Rev. C.F. Hoffman, of the Darlington U.P. Church, officiating.
Alfred J. "Freddie" Casciato Jr., 69, of Beaver Falls, died Friday, December 6, 2013, at Heritage Valley Beaver.
Born January 18, 1944, in Beaver Falls, the son of the late Alfred J. Sr. and Stella V. DeMoss Casciato, he was a member of St. Monica Church.
He is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Donna Jean and David Rubino, New Brighton, and a brother, Richard W. Casciato, West Palm Beach, FL.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert E. and Ronald Pauletich.
All services were private.
Interment was in St Mary Cemetery.
Arrangements handled by the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., www.luttonfuneralhome.com.
Daniel John Marchwinski Sr., age 86, of Beaver Falls, died Monday, December 2, 2013 at his residence, surrounded by family. Born December 21, 1926 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph and Stella (Czwerwinski) Marchwinski. He was a WWII Army veteran, a retired steel worker from B&W, A member of St. Monica College Hill (St. Philomena) where he was active in the Holy Name Society, St. Vincent DePaul. He also volunteered at Friendship Ridge for over 27 years and was a member of the Knights of Columbus, and of American Legion Post #19.
He is survived by his wife of over 54 years, Josephine (Grecich) Marchwinski, Beaver Falls, his 8 children and spouses; Theresa Marchwinski, Cincinnati, OH, Patty and husband Bob Tobin, Bel Air, MD, Caroline and husband Frank LaPere, Tuscon, AZ, Barbara Marchwinski, Cincinnati, OH, Mary (Madison) and husband Rick Leander, Scottsdale AZ, Anna and husband Mark Mikolay, Pittsburgh, Daniel J. and wife Traci Marchwinski, Billings, MT, and Janey Garcia, Germantown, MD and husband Ivan Garcia, College Park, MD. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters; Helen Sutton and husband Ray, and Stella Rieger; a brother Tom Marchwinski and wife Rose, 2 sisters in law; Barbara Shaban and Patsy Grecich, as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a step mother, Anna Marchwinski, 2 sisters; Barbie Marchwinski, and Caroline (Kay) Yurich, 3 brothers; Walter Czwerwinski, Joe Marchwinski and Floyd Kosior, a son in law Roy Fitzpatrick, 2 brothers in law; George Grecich and Joe Shaban, a nephew, Daryl Grecich, and a grandson, Mark Andrew Mikolay.
The family wishes to express gratitude to Vitas Hospice and very deep and special thanks to nieces Lynette Wilder and Leona Yurich for their loving care of their Uncle Dan.
Friends will be received in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS Funeral Home, 1117 Fifth Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010 www.luttonfuneralhome.com, on Friday, December 6, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, where the Knights of Columbus will hold services at 7 pm. Prayers will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 9:30 am at the funeral home, followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am at St. Monica College Hill (St. Philomena) with Father Stephen Kaminski, godson, as celebrant. Interment will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, New Brighton. Luncheon will follow to honor Dan at Hungerman Hall, St. Monica, College Hill. If desired, in lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Vitas Hospice, 235 Alpha Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15238, www.vitas.com.
Clara P. Kincade, 96, of Beaver Falls, died Tuesday, December 3, 2013, in Heritage Valley Beaver.
Born April 24, 1917, in North Sewickley Twp., a daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Wilson) Pflugh, she was a retired group leader for Westinghouse. She was a member of Steffin Hill Presbyterian Church, White Twp. Auxiliary Fire Department, and had worked with the Outreach Committee for the church.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edward Kincade, in 1963; a daughter, Clara Marie Cumberledge; a brother, Charles Pflugh, and five sisters, Edith Hetzler, Sadie Herrmann, Ella Pflugh, Esther Pflugh and Francis Herr.
Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert G. and Sandra Kincade, Mount Jackson, and James E. and Donis Kincade, Columbiana, OH; three daughters and two sons-in-law, Virginia Reese, Beaver Falls; Jean E. Kincade, Beaver Falls; Anna Mae and Richard Brockhouse, Beaver Falls, and Ralph Cumberledge, Beaver Falls; 12 grandchildren, Ralph Jr., Barb, Richard, Blair, Joey, Chris, Jennifer, Richard Jr., Jessica, Leann, Tessa and Bob; 20 great-grandchildren, Sean, Andrew, Lisa, Raymon, Ralph III, Richie, Brittany, Morgan, Katie, Cody, Nicholas, Spencer, Phillip Jr., Rachel, Lily, Dominic, Nathan, Audrey, Taylor and Cade, and seven great-great-grandchildren, Taylor, Liam, Misty, Wyatt, Bella, Arianna and DeLila.
Friends will be received Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, www.luttonfuneral home.com, where a funeral service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Judy Angleberger officiating.
Interment will follow in Concord Cemetery.
Alfred (Fred) Guy Clerici, 77, of Patterson Township, passed away Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013 at Heritage Valley, Beaver.
Born May 15, 1936, he was the youngest child of Guy and Ambrogina Clerici. He graduated from Beaver Falls High School and went on to earn an accounting degree from Geneva College.
Fred spent the first 25 years of his career at Babcock & Wilcox, ultimately serving as Director of Internal Auditing. From there he transitioned into the health care field where he held many positions at various organizations, including: Controller of The Medical Center, Beaver; Vice President of Provider Relations for Aetna Health Plans of Western PA; and Director of Managed Care at West Penn Hospital. Most recently, Fred was a partner of Group Management and Consulting, Bridgewater, PA, where he continued until the time of his death.
He was a long serving member of the Board of Directors of the Beaver Valley Federal Credit Union. Fred was also a Board member of the former Beaver Valley Country Club, and held the office of Treasurer for the Heritage Valley Health Systems Foundation Board.
An avid golfer, Fred spent many enjoyable days at Seven Oaks Country Club with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 54 years, Patricia (DiTullio), to whom he attributed many of his successes. Also preceding him were his sister Marie Bellan and brother Louis Clerici.
Fred leaves behind four children: Renee McRae; Denise DiPietro (John); Frederick Clerici (Lisa), all of Beaver; and Annette Casoglos (Dean), of Johns Creek, GA. He also leaves behind eight grandchildren; Eric, Maureen, and Jonathan McRae; Cameron, Lena, and Maylee Clerici; and Athena and Maria Casoglos.
He is also survived by his sister, Helen Mentz, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, www.luttonfuneralhome.com, where prayers will be offered Saturday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St Monica, Chippewa Twp.
Prior to his passing, Fred requested that donations be made to the Heritage Valley Foundation in lieu of flowers.
Judith A. Davidson, age 73, of Darlington, died Friday, November, 29, 2013, at her residence.
Born Nov. 9, 1940, in Wardensville, WV, a daughter of the late Clarence and Laura (Brock) Ellison, she was a former restaurant manager at Connoquenessing Country Club.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Mervin E. Davidson, Darlington; one son, Eric W. Davidson, Ellwood City; two daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie A. Williamson and husband Rick, Ellwood City and Pam S. Davidson and husband, Alan Meyer, Darlington; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Barbara Jean Ellison and Donna Marie Petronelis.
Friends will be received in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., www.luttonfuneralhome.com, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Bittner officiating.
Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, Big Beaver Borough.
John E. Ellefson, 77, of Rochester, died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Good Samaritan, Heritage Valley Beaver.
Born on June 2, 1936, he was the son of the late Edward and Dorothy Ruff Ellefson. He was a retired instrument repairman with B & W, a maintenance man with EB McNitt Apartments of New Brighton for 15 years, a custodian at Faith Community Church and an active member of the Sons of the American Legion Posts #19 and #261.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Edward Earl Ellefson and an infant sister, Doris.
He is survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Janet Chappell Ellefson; two sons, Bradley J. (Debbie) Ellefson, Chippewa and Brian M. (Bristal) Ellefson, New Brighton; a daughter, Judy L. (Mark) Ventresca, Girard; two brothers, Charles (Darlene) Ellefson and Robert (Chris) Ellefson; seven grandchildren, Nicole, Katie, Jessica, Michelle, Mallory, Brendin and Blakely; two step-grandchildren, Curtis and Justin and three great-grandchildren, Caden, Wyatt and Nolan.
Friends will be received Sunday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., www.luttonfuneralhome.com, where prayers will be offered on Monday at 1 p.m. and a funeral service will be held at 1:30 p.m. in the Faith Community Church (formerly First United Methodist Church). Pastor Chris D. Wright will be officiating.
Interment will be at Sylvania Hills.
The family asks that donations be made to the Faith Community Church, 935 Wallace Drive, Rochester, PA 15074 and please add to memo line '68 Campus'.
Richard L. Pletz, 66, of Beaver Falls, died Thursday, November 21, 2013, at home, after valiantly battling a prolonged illness surrounded by his loving family.
Born October 24, 1947, to the late Ferdinand and Mary Evelyn MacKenzie Pletz, he was a B&W pipefitter welder for 20 years and retired from Local Union 833. He was a member of the Local Union 833, West Mayfield Beagle Club and the Koppel/Big Beaver Sportsman's Club.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a nephew, Mark David Barsottini.
He will be remembered and missed by his wife of 47 years, Peggy A. (Henderson) Pletz; his daughter, Karrie (Eric) Hockenberry; a grandson, Aeron Richard Hockenberry; two brothers, Robert (Charla) Pletz and Donald (Carol) Pletz; a sister, Diane (David) Barsottini, and several nieces and nephews.
As per Richard's request, all services were private. Arrangements were handled by the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, www.luttonfuneralhome.com.
The family requests that donations be made to Vitas Hospice, 235 Alpha Drive, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.
South Beaver Twp.
Mrs. Frances J. Sorts, age 78, of South Beaver Twp., passed away at the Heritage Valley Beaver Good Samaritan Hospice on Tuesday, November 18, 2013, surrounded by her family.
She was born in Scranton, PA, to Mary and Anthony Trochinsky on August 3, 1935. She was educated in the Old Forge Pennsylvania School System and lived in South Beaver Twp. for the past 39 years.
She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Matthew F. Sorts; a daughter, Patricia Ann Sorts-Moore and her companion, Stuart Siegel, South Beaver Twp.; three grandsons, George, Matthew, and Micheal; a great-granddaughter, Bella Moore and great-grandson, Chance Moore; also survived by her sisters and many nieces and nephews.
She will be remembered and sadly missed by all who knew and loved her as a caring and loving mother, grandmother and wife.
As per her wishes, no visitation will be scheduled.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Monica, Chippewa, 116 Thorndale Dr., Beaver Falls, with Father Kim Schreck as celebrant on Friday at 10 a.m.
Burial arrangements will follow at a later date at the site where her three infant boys, Matthew Anthony, Joseph Matthew and Steven Matthew are buried in Old Forge, PA.
Arrangements are by the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, www.luttonfuneralhome.com.
Clarence F. Corbin, 58, of Beaver Falls, died on Sunday, November 17, 2013 in Friendship Ridge.
Born November 15, 1955, he was the son of Janice E. Weir Corbin and the late Clarence F. Corbin. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy having served in the Persian Gulf War. He was a heavy equipment operator at Corbin Demolition.
In addition to his mother, surviving are his son, Clarence E. Corbin; his long-time friend, Mary Ann Mycer, two stepdaughters, Christine and Diana Mycer; four step-grand- children, Kelsey, Kayla, Katie and Christian; three brothers, Earnest and Naomi Harris Corbin, Dave and Marlene Corbin, and Kelly and Victoria Corbin; three sisters, Tempie and Robert Cope, Mary and Jeffrey Grayson and Sundy Gentile, and many nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the LUTTON CHIPPEWA FUNERAL HOME, 117 Blackhawk Road, www.luttonfuneral home.com, where funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Bittner officiating.
Interment will be at the Beaver Falls Cemetery with the Honor Guard providing military honors at 11:30 a.m.
Elizabeth Rae "Sparky" Moses Mitchell, 46, of Freedom, died Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at Heritage Valley Beaver.
Born January 16, 1967, she was a daughter of the late Ray and Blanch Moses.
She is survived by her loving companion of 17 years, Robert Hinzman; two sons, Jim Hinzman and Timothy Mitchell; three daughters, Amber, Ashley and April; also a brother and sisters.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Salvation Army, Rochester.
Arrangements were handled by the LUTTON BEAVER FALLS FUNERAL HOME, 1117 Fifth Ave., www.luttonfuneralhome.com.