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Shirley Lee Hilderbrand 

Shirley Lee Hilderbrand, 67, of 685 Chicora-Fenelton Road, Donegal Township, died at 11 a.m. Thursday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born in Clarion County, Jan. 21, 1935, she was the daughter of Wilbur H. and Gladys Elsloger Kiser.

She was a graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and was an avid painter.

Mrs. Hilderbrand owned and operated Shirley’s Suntan & Beauty Salon on North Monroe Street for more than 30 years and had been the gold medal dance director for Arthur Murray Dance Studios in Jacksonville, Fla. 

She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Butler Chapter 45 Order of the Easter Star. 

She is survived by her husband, Robert G. Hilderbrand, whom she married Feb. 2, 1967; a son and daughter, Brent D. and Kelli Jo Hilderbrand, both of Fenelton; a brother, Gary Kiser of Butler; and three sisters, Beatrice Hanst of Tempe, Ariz.; Marie Miley of Melbourne, Fla., and Marion Rakovon of Brookville. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Two brothers preceded her in death.

HILDERBRAND — Friends of Shirley Lee Hilderbrand, who died Thursday, Jan. 31, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 200 E. North St. The Rev. J. David Panther, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at North Side Cemetery.

Officers and members of Butler Chapter 45 Order of the Eastern Star will hold a service at 6:45 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
 

Carl Bruce Eberle

Carl Bruce Eberle, 54, of 245 Elizabeth Ave., Evans City, died of natural causes at 11:45 p.m. Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center North, Cranberry Township.

Born in Ellwood City, Dec. 12, 1947, he was the son of Carl E. Eberle and the late Iva Jean Parsons Eberle.

He was a school bus driver for the Seneca Valley School District and a salesperson at Home Depot in Cranberry Township.

Mr. Eberle was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and also belonged to the church choir.

He was active in Boy Scouting with Troop 29 and Moraine Trails Council.

Surviving are four sons, Carl Richard Eberle of Lehi, Utah, Ethan Allen Eberle of Evans City, and Daniel Morgan Eberle and Frank Narient Eberle, both of Marysville, Calif.; his father of Butler; three sisters, Barbara Eberle of Evans City, Mrs. Frank (Peg) Cloud of Butler and Mrs. Lance (Martha) Gardner of Phoenix, Ariz.; and two brothers, William Eberle of Butler and John Eberle of Connoquenessing. A number of nieces and nephews also survive.

A brother preceded him in death.

EBERLE — Friends of Carl Bruce Eberle, who died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with Bishop Richard Hartung officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Boy Scouts of America, Moraine Trails Council, 830 Morton Ave. Extension, Butler, PA 16001; or the American Cancer Society, Pennsylvania Division, Southwest Region, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205-4620.
 

John Martin Wilson

John Martin Wilson, 88, of Akron, Ohio, formerly of Ford City and Butler, died Friday at his home.

Born June 25, 1913, in Butler, he was the son of John Martin and Laura Hunter Wilson.

He had worked as a cost accountant for Eljer Plumbingware, retiring in 1978.

Mr. Wilson was a member of St. Andrew’s United Presbyterian Church, where he served on the deacons’ board and as elder emeritus.

He was a past president of the Kiwanis Club of Ford City, past treasurer of the Butler Men of Retired Age Club and a member of the AARP.

He was a 1931 graduate of Butler High School and a 1933 graduate of the Butler Business College.

He is survived by a son, John Martin Wilson III, of Akron; two brothers, Paul H. Wilson, of Northville, N.Y., and Donald M. Wilson of Butler; a sister, Mrs. Margaret Rhoades of Grove City; two grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his wife, Allene Wible Wilson, who died Jan. 11, 1999; and a brother, William L. Wilson.

WILSON — Friends of John Martin Wilson, who died Feb. 1, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Service time is incomplete. Entombment will follow in the Chapel of Devotion Mausoleum in Butler County Memorial Park. 

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Andrew’s United Presbyterian Church, 201 E. Jefferson St., Butler, PA, 16001.
 

Clarence Earl Wiard

Clarence Earl Wiard, 91, of Waverly, Ohio, formerly of 123 Cupps Road, Renfrew, died Jan. 23 at Pike Community Hospital in Waverly.

He was a purchasing agent for Lectromelt Corp. in Pittsburgh, retiring in 1971 after 38 years.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Waverly and a former member of the Meridian United Presbyterian Church.

Mr. Wiard is survived by a daughter, Joan Taylor of Renfrew; a son, Donald Wiard of Edmond, Okla.; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Schuck Wilson; and a great-grandson.

WIARD — A memorial service for Clarence Earl Wiard, who died Wednesday Jan. 23, 2002, was held Jan. 26 at Bristol Village in Waverly. Interment was at Jefferson Memorial Park, Pittsburgh, Jan. 28.
 

Gertrude M. McCall

Gertrude M. McCall, 91, of Sarver, formerly of Saxonburg, died Friday at Fair Winds Manor in Sarver.

Born in Culmerville on March 22, 1910, she was the daughter of Samuel and Louise Rennick Campbell.

She was a retired registered nurse and had worked at Allegheny Valley Hospital and Saxony Health Center.

Mrs. McCall enjoyed gardening, reading and sewing.

She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Glenn (Judy) Bowser, of Sarver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert N. “Bus” McCall, who died Sept. 3, 1989; two brothers; and a sister.

MCCALL — Friends of Gertrude M. McCall, who died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Matthew Fry, pastor of United Presbyterian Church of Freeport, officiating. Burial will be at Saxonburg Memorial Church Cemetery. 
 

Angeline E. Madison

Angeline E. Madison, 83, formerly of Zeigler Avenue, died Wednesday at the Evergreen Nursing Center in Harmony.

Born May 25, 1918, in Butler Township, she was the daughter of Thomas and Catherine Matuke.

She was a homemaker and a volunteer at the Tanglewood Senior Center, Butler. She enjoyed playing bingo.

She is survived by a son, Howard G. Madison of Butler; a daughter, Paula Catherine Madison of Butler; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Graham Robert Madison, who died July 30, 1969. Also preceding her in death were a sister and five brothers. 

MADISON – Friends of Angeline E. Madison, who died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. Service arrangements are incomplete.
 

Phillip J. Kuciak Sr.

Phillip J. Kuciak Sr., 91, of Butler died Friday evening at Sunnyview Home in Butler.

Born Aug. 26, 1910, in Butler, he was the son of Joseph and Mary Chuba Kuciak.

He had been a glass worker for Franklin Glass for 47 years.

Mr. Kuciak was a member of St. Peter Roman Catholic Church of Butler, the French and Belgium Club and a former member of the Eagles Lodge of Butler.

He is survived by a son, Philip (Coke) Kuciak Jr. of Butler; two daughters, Mrs. Rose Hay of Butler and Mrs. Willis (Katheryn) Schnur of Herman; a sister, Mrs. Jack (Stella) Warren of Butler; seven grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rose M. Wetick Kuciak, who died Nov. 1, 1987; a son; five brothers, and two sisters.

KUCIAK — Friends of Phillip J. Kuciak Sr., who died Friday, Feb. 1, 2002, will be received from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Monday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center Ave. Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Peter Roman Catholic Church of Butler with the Rev. Jack Nanz, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at St. Peter’s Cemetery. 

Members of the Women’s Council of St. Peter will meet at 9:40 a.m. Monday at the church to recite the rosary.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hospice Program of the Visiting Nurses Association.
 

Gloria J. Haller 

Gloria J. Haller, 75, of Butler died at 4 a.m. Saturday at her home.

Born Sept. 24, 1926, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Harry Warren and Sara Helen Burnett Findley.

She was a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, a past president of the Penn Township Women’s Club and an active member of the Butler Little Theater and Musical Theater Guild.

Mrs. Haller is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Martin F. (Linda) Hemmes of Oil City, Mrs. Richard (Janet) McKain, with whom she made her home, and Lori J. Haller of North Washington; and a son, J. Christian Haller of San Diego. Calif. Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Andrew (Patricia) Patterson of Pittsburgh, and Mrs. Mary Lou Bernette Dennis of Port Washington, N.Y.; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell W. Haller, whom she married Sept. 9, 1947, and who died Dec. 9, 1990, and a sister.

HALLER — Friends of Gloria J. Haller, who died Saturday Feb. 2, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler. Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church with the Rev. Richard Leseganich, church pastor, and the Rev. James Dollhopf, pastor of First English Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial will be at Northside Cemetery, Butler.
 

Edith Earcy Campbell

Edith Earcy Campbell, 94, of Harrisville died at 3:45 p.m. Friday at Trinity Living Center, Grove City.

Born in Springfield Township, Mercer, County, on Jan. 27, 1908, she was the daughter of Daniel W. and Vida Earcy McMurdy Ritenour.

A retired housekeeper, she had worked for Grove City College.

Mrs. Campbell was a Protestant and was a member of the Ladies of the Moose L.O.O.M. of Mercer.

She is survived by a daughter, Kathryn Campbell of Grove City; two sons, Kenneth Leroy Campbell of Boyers, and Clarence A. Campbell of Sandy Lake; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, William Charles Campbell, whom she married Nov. 30, 1927, and who died Oct. 2, 1971; a daughter; a son; three brothers, and two great-granddaughters.

CAMPBELL — Friends of Edith Earcy Campbell, who died Feb. 1, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Patterson officiating. Interment will be Crestview Memorial Park in Grove City.


 

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