|Mabel Rape Woller
Mabel Rape Woller, 92, of Evans City died early today at her home.
Boylan Funeral Home, Evans City, is completing arrangements.
Thursday, February 7, 2002
Mary ‘Edith’ Conway
Mary “Edith” Conway, 96, of Boyers died at 10:15 a.m. Thursday at Sunnyview
Nursing Home after an illness.
Born Aug. 17, 1905, in Danville, Ky., she was the daughter of Charles
and Molly Graves Shelby.
She was a member of the Branchton United Methodist Church and the United
Methodist Women of the church.
Mrs. Conway was a 1926 graduate of Kentucky State Normal School and
had been at cook at the Spot restaurant, now known as Family Tradition,
She enjoyed gardening and her flowers.
Surviving are eight daughters, Mrs. Giles (Audrey) Royster of Akron,
Ohio, Mrs. William (Marcella) Miner of Grove City, Agnes Conway of Boyers,
Mrs. Theodore (Margaret) Tatum of Cleveland, Ohio, Mrs. Wilbur (Mary Alice)
Smallwood of Butler, Odessa Conway of Franklin, Hazel Sheffield of New
Brighton and Barbara Conway of Cheswick; and a son, Thomas Conway of Franklin.
Also surviving are 27 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren
and five step-grandchildren.
Her husband, Michael W. Conway, whom she married July 14, 1927, died
Jan. 8, 1985. Three sons, seven sisters, two brothers and a great-grandchild
preceded her in death.
CONWAY - Friends of Mary “Edith” Conway, who died Thursday, Feb. 7,
2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at YOUNG FUNERAL
HOME, West Sunbury. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Branchton United
Methodist Church, 490 Branchton Road, Slippery Rock. The Rev. James Lewis,
church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at West Sunbury Union Cemetery.
Andrew A. Beck Sr.
Andrew A. Beck Sr., 86, of 202 E. McQuistion Road died Thursday at Butler
Memorial Hospital after an illness.
Born in Butler, July 13, 1915, he was the son of Peter and Mary Penar
He retired from the coil warehouse at Armco-Butler Works after 39 years.
Mr. Beck had been a Republican committeeman for Butler Township’s 1st
Ward, 2nd Precinct. He also had been a Cub Scout master and an institutional
representative for McQuistion School Cub Pack 22.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church,
the 55 & Alive group at the church, VFW Post 249, Disabled American
Veterans, Armco Veterans Club, American Association of Retired Persons,
Butler Moose and a life member of the Butler Elks.
A World War II Army veteran, he served in the South Pacific with Co.
A and Service Co., 187th Para-glider Infantry Regiment and the 11th Airborne
Division in New Guinea, Leyte and the Luzon Islands campaigns in the Philippines
and the military occupation of Japan.
He received the Combat Infantry Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Glider Badge,
Distinguished Unit Badge, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with 3 bronze
stars and the Philippines Liberation with two bronze stars.
Surviving are his wife, Philomen L. Acquaviva Beck; two sons, Andrew
A. Beck Jr. of Connecticut and Robert A. Beck of Butler; two grandchildren;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister.
BECK - Friends of Andrew A. Beck Sr., who died Thursday, Feb. 7, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME,
429 Center Ave. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m.
Monday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue. The Rev. James
Dolan,. church pastor, will officiate. Entombment will be at Calvary Mausoleum.
The Bereavement Group of St. Michael Parish will hold a scriptural wake
service at 3 p.m. Sunday at funeral home.
Leonard P. Vogel
Leonard P. Vogel, 79, of 113 Garden Grove Drive died Friday at Sunnyview
Home after a long illness.
Born Jan. 8, 1923, in Butler, he was the son of Henry P. and Gladys
He had been a machinist for Armco in Butler, retiring in 1985 after
He served in the Army Air Force, Squadron F 1377, during World War II.
Mr. Vogel was a charter and lifetime member of the South Butler Volunteer
Fire Department and a member of the Summit Township Sportsman Club.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed oil painting and working
with stained glass.
He was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Gomory Vogel.
Also surviving are a son, Leonard H. Vogel of Butler; three daughters,
Linda and Janice Vogel, both of Butler, and Mrs. William (Jean) Schmal
of Absecon, N.J.; two brothers, Raymond Vogel of Valencia and Robert Vogel
of St. Clairsville, Ohio; two sisters, Mrs. Eleanor Miller of Bakersfield,
Calif., and Mrs. James (Rosamond) Curry of Butler; eight grandchildren;
six great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
VOGEL - Friends of Leonard P. Vogel, who died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME,
201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. Service arrangements are being completed
by the funeral home.
Floyd H. Reese
Floyd H. Reese, 89, of Emlenton, formerly of Eau Claire, died at 9 p.m.
Thursday at Beverly Healthcare in Shippenville after a short illness.
Born March 25, 1912, in Victory Township, Venango County, he was the
son of George Washington and Ida Pepper Reese.
He had worked for Hunter’s Dairy Farm near Eau Claire for more than
He attended the congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in
He is survived by two sons, John E. Reese of Jamestown, N.Y., and Richard
L. Reese of Knox; a number of grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Melvina Miller, whom he married
April 22, 1935, and who died Dec. 18, 1998.
Also preceding him in death were a daughter, two sons and a brother.
REESE - Friends of Floyd H. Reese, who died Thursday Feb. 7, 2002, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday at CHRISTOPHER M. HILE
FUNERAL HOME in Emlenton. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
funeral home with Robert Eva, minister of Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall
of Chicora, officiating. Interment will follow at the Hickory Grove Cemetery
in the village of Pearl, Victory Township, Venango County.
Harold R. Murin
Harold R. Murin, 76, of Butler died Friday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 11, 1925, in Arnold, he was the son of John and Nellie Gaberish
He had worked as a machinist for Pittsburgh Plate Glass in Creighton,
retiring in 1976 after 30 years.
He served with the Naval Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Murin was a member of the Lower Burrell American Legion, and he
enjoyed being a woodsman.
He is survived by his wife, Sarah Conrad Murin, whom he married Jan.
1, 1948; three sons, Gene R. Murin of Newark, Del., Dale R. Murin of Butler,
and Kelly M. Murin of Elkton, Md.; two brothers, Francis Murin of New Kensington
and Walter Murin of Greensburg; four sisters, Lillian of Arizona, Mrs.
Evelyn Minarck and Mrs. Rose Marie Frederick, both of Natrona Heights,
and Mrs. Augusta Palumbo of Lower Burrell; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
MURIN - Friends of Harold R. Murin, who died Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, will
be received from noon to 1 p.m. Monday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg.
A Blessing Service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev.
Michael Greb, pastor of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church, officiating.
Vendel P. Kudamik Jr.
Vendel P. Kudamik Jr., 89, of Evans City died Friday at Evergreen Nursing
Center in Harmony.
Arrangements are being completed by Boylan Funeral Home, Evans City.
Reported Sunday, February 10, 2002
Edwin M. Klink
Edwin M. Klink, 77, of Germaine Road, died Thursday at the Veteran’s
Affairs Medical Center.
Born in West Sunbury, May 18, 1924, he was the son of John R. and Anna
Mary Young Klink.
He had received a degree in economics from Mount St. Mary College in
Emmetsburg, Md. He had attended classes at George Washington University
in Washington, D.C.
In 1984, Mr. Klink retired as a division chief for the Army Material
Command in Alexandria, Va. He had worked as a civil service contract negotiator
for the Army and had received numerous awards for excellence during his
30 years of federal government service.
He served in the Army in World War II and the Pennsylvania National
Guard during the Korean War.
He moved from Butler to Middletown in 1960 to work for the Air Force.
He later lived in the Washington D.C. area, where he worked for the Navy
and the Federal Aviation Administration.
He returned to Butler in 1989.
Mr. Klink was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler and
the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
He was a stamp collector, a hunter and fisherman and enjoyed flower
and vegetable gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Madeline Bowlus Klink, whom he married Nov.
Also surviving are a son, Matthew R. Klink of Dumfries, Va.; three sisters,
Irene Dickey of Youngstown, Ohio, Patricia Miller of Sunbury and Mrs. Edward
(Virginia) Johnson of Butler; and a granddaughter, Nicole Klink.
He was preceded in death by an infant son and a brother.
KLINK - Friends of Edwin M. Klink, who died Thursday Feb. 7, 2002, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME,
201 E. Cunningham St., Butler. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St.,
Butler. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery, Butler.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul Roman Catholic Church
or to the Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.
Gerald A. Huntington
Gerald A. “Fred” Huntington, 63, of Grove City died at 9:05 a.m. Friday
at his home after a long illness.
Born June 30, 1938, in Kittanning, he was the son of Floyd T. and Mary
E. Brandon Huntington.
He had been a maintenance supervisor for Haeger Pottery in Dundee, Ill.,
retiring after 17 years.
He was a member and deacon of the Hampshire Baptist Church in Hampshire,
Mr. Huntington was a member of the Lions Club, Loyal Order of the Moose,
and the Elks Club in Dundee. He was a member of the NRA and enjoyed deer
hunting, archery and darts.
He is survived by his wife, Christine Bradshaw Huntington, whom he married
Dec. 3, 1999, his mother, Mary Weidenhofer of Bonita Springs, Fla.; three
daughters, Linda Huntington of Grove City, Theresa Pease of Harvard, Ill.,
and Patricia Ann Arnold of Crystal Lake, Ill.; and five sons, Aaron King
and Nicholas Edis, both of Grove City, Gerald A. Huntington of Sandy Lake,
Dean Huntington of Carol Streams, Ill., and Rex A. Huntington of Harvard,
Also surviving are two sisters, Beverly A. Aspinal of Uniontown and
Margaret Jane Anderson of Huntley, Ill.; three brothers, Ronald L. Huntington
of Gonzales, Texas, Floyd James Huntington of Oakwood, Ga., and David N.
Huntington of Slippery Rock; 23 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father, a son and a granddaughter.
HUNTINGTON - A graveside service for Gerald A. Huntington, who died
Friday, Feb. 8, 2002, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Prairie Cemetery
in Harrisville with Robert Hinds of Slippery Rock University officiating.
Arrangements were completed by CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, Grove City.
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 19
Jefferson Ave., Sharon, PA 16146.