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Thomas Joseph ‘Indian’ Marcheck 

Thomas Joseph “Indian” Marcheck, 52, of Butler died May 8 in Franklin Township.

Born July 21, 1949, he spent his childhood at the Mars Home for Youth and several foster homes.

Mr. Marcheck was a combat-disabled Vietnam veteran and worked at the Butler Veterans Affairs Medical Center until he retired several years ago due to his service-related disabilities.

His Army service awards include the Vietnam Campaign Medal, Vietnam Service Medal and the Soldiers Medal, which he was awarded for pulling two soldiers out of a burning helicopter.

Mr. Marcheck was a life member of the General Butler Disabled American Veterans Post 64.

Active in the community, he assisted in fund-raising for the Butler County Humane Society and the DAV Transportation Program at the Butler V.A.M.C. His monetary gifts sponsored children and individuals for various causes.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

There are no known survivors.

MARCHECK — Friends of Thomas Joseph “Indian” Marcheck, who died Wednesday, May 8, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at WILLIAM F. YOUNG JR. FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. Paul Hoover, pastor of Bright Hope Baptist church, will officiate. Burial will follow at West Sunbury Union Cemetery. 

Graveside military honors will be provided by VFW Post 249.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mars Home for Youth, 328 S. Main St., Butler, PA 16001; the Butler County Humane Society, 1027 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053; or to Big Brothers & Big Sisters, c/o YMCA, 339 N. Washington St., Butler, PA 16001.
 

Raymond ‘Shorty’ Fowler

Raymond D. “Shorty” Fowler, 73, of 2073 Silverville Road, Freeport, died at 8:12 a.m. Tuesday at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights.

Born July 19, 1928, in Rimersburg, he was the son of Fred N. and Anna E. Snyder Fowler.

He was a millwright and maintenance man for Freeport Brick for 40 years and retired in 1992.

Mr. Fowler was an active member of the United Methodist Church of Freeport, where he was an usher and a member of the Couples Class.

He was involved with the Freeport Little League Association and the International Invitational Baseball Tournament.

He was an Army veteran of Korean War.

He enjoyed golf, gardening and was a member of a couples card club for 40 years.

Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Delores J. “Dee” Henry Fowler; a son, Dr. David P. Fowler of Fox Chapel; and four grandchildren. Two brothers, Robert Fowler of Parker and Joseph Fowler of Rimersburg; and a sister, Mrs. William (Virginia) Kahle of Clarion, also survive.

He was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

FOWLER — Friends of Raymond D. “Shorty” Fowler, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the United Methodist Church of Freeport, 211 Fourth St., with the Rev. William White, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Rimersburg Cemetery. 

Members of the United Methodist Church of Freeport will conduct a memorial service at 8:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church of Freeport, 211 Fourth St., Freeport, PA 16229.
 

John D. Fishburn

John D. Fishburn, 65, of Zelienople died Tuesday at Ellwood City Hospital.

Born March 11, 1937, in Zelienople, he was the son of George A. and Helen E. Giffin Fishburn.

Mr. Fishburn was a member of the Park United Presbyterian Church of Zelienople and the Zelienople Volunteer Fire Department.

He is survived by two sisters, Tozia Flamagan of Florida and Margie DeCiancio of Zelienople.

A brother preceded him in death.

FISHBURN — Friends of John D. Fishburn, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 219 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Donald Hurray, his church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Zelienople Community Mausoleum. 

Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15205; or to Park United Presbyterian Church, 115 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople, PA 16063.
 
 
Bernard Brooks Sutphin 

Bernard Brooks Sutphin, 75, of Cranberry Township died Wednesday at St. Francis Medical Center, Pittsburgh.

Born Dec. 23, 1926, in Fairmont, W.Va., he was the son of Therman LaFayette Sutphin and Mary Ellen Saunders Sutphin.

He had worked for the Cranberry Township Parks Department.

Mr. Sutphin enjoyed golfing and bowling.

He was a World War II Navy veteran. 

Surviving are his wife, Betty G. Yost Sutphin, whom he married May 17, 1946; a son, David A. Sutphin of Cranberry Township; a brother, Jack Edward Sutphin of Dublin, Ga.; and two grandchildren.

A brother and three sisters preceded him in death.

SUTPHIN — Friends of Bernard Brooks Sutphin, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Pinewood Memorial Park. Cranberry Township.
 

Grace Adelia King

Grace Adelia King, 69, of 448 E. Main St., Grove City, died at 3:20 p.m. Wednesday at Butler Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Petrolia, July 11, 1932, she was the daughter of George Theodore and Frances Leona McGinnis Craig.

She had been a secretary for several companies for about 20 years.

Mrs. King was a Catholic.

During the Korean War, she served in the Army from Jan. 19, 1951, to Dec. 15,1953. 

She is survived by her husband, Gene R. King; whom she married May 21, 1966; three sons, Gene R. “Chip” II, Craig V. and Scott D. King, all of Grove City; two sisters, Mrs. Frederick (Donna J.) Freiters of Chicora and Mrs. Robert R. (Betty L.) Davis of Las Vegas, Nev.; and a brother, John P. Craig of Foxburg. Two grandchildren also survive. 

Two brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

KING — Friends of Grace Adelia King, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, 306 Bessemer Ave., Grove City. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Monsignor Edward Zeitler, pastor of the Church of the Beloved Disciple of Grove City, officiating. Burial will be at Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
 

Mildred B. Dillner

Mildred B. Dillner, 83, of Middlesex Township died Tuesday.

Born March 16, 1919, in Dorseyville, she was the daughter of William F. and Erla Truver Giesy.

She is survived by two sons, Harry J. Dillner Jr. of Elkton, Md., and James Dillner of Amston, Conn.; a daughter, Connie Roberts of Brookline, Mass.; a sister, Mabel Molinaro of Middlesex Township; and nine grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her, husband, Harry J. Dillner, who died in 1992; two sisters; and a brother.

DILLNER — Friends of Mildred B. Dillner, who died Tuesday, May 14, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Heckert Road, Bakerstown. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the Rev. John Rickloff, pastor of Glade Run United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memorial Gardens, Dorseyville. 
 

Audrey L. SpiIlane

Audrey L. Spillane, 70, of Cranberry Township died Thursday at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars.

Born Oct. 19, 1931, in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of Raymond H. and Louise N. Hoffman Henzel.

She is survived by a son, Donald R. Spillane of Cranberry Township; a daughter, Maureen Majors of Zelienople; and four granddaughters.

Her husband, Donald J. Spillane, preceded her in death.

SPILLANE — Friends of Audrey L. Spillane, who died Thursday, May 16, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 116 E. Main St., Evans City. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Seth, pastor of Harmony-Zelienople United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Union Dale Cemetery, Pittsburgh.
 

Jack L. Smith 

Jack L. Smith, 81, formerly of Cranberry Township, died Thursday at Passavant Retirement & Health Center, Zelienople.

Born Sept. 22, 1920, in North Girard, Erie County, he was the son of Isaac and Ruth Koehler Smith.

He graduated from Rice Avenue Union High School in North Girard and attended Central Radio & Television Technical School in Kansas City, Mo.

Mr. Smith was a member of the Oak Grove Lutheran Church of New Sewickley Township and the Friends of Christ, a Lutheran seniors’ group.

He was a ham radio operator and a member of the Army Airways Communications System, a ham radio operators’ club; and the North Hills Amateur Radio Operators, where he had a Class C license.

Mr. Smith and his wife took more than 30 trips as members of the Elder Hostel Travel Organization. He was an avid Anne Murray fan.

He was a World War II Army-Air Force veteran.

Surviving are his wife, Margaret Rape Smith, whom he married Aug. 10, 1944; two daughters, Peggy Smith of Saxonburg and Mrs. Bruce (Cindy) Knoechel of Zelienople; two sons, Randy V. Smith of Zelienople and Marty B. Smith of Beaver Falls; and two sisters, Estelle Miller of Bradford and Alida Moore of Emlenton. Two grandchildren also survive. 

His stepfather, Norvin McCord, and a brother preceded him in death.

SMITH — There will be no visitation. A memorial service for Jack L. Smith, who died Thursday, May 16, 2002, will by held at 6 p.m. Monday at Seaman Memorial Chapel at Passavant Health Center, Zelienople. The Rev. Ed Robbins, his church pastor, and the Rev. John Hoogerbrugge of Passavant Health Center will officiate. Entombment will be at Zelienople Community Mausoleum. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Oak Grove Lutheran Church, 432 Harkins Mill Road, Zelienople, PA 16063.

Arrangements are being handled by GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
 

W. Paul Bruce

W. Paul Bruce, 84, of Butler died at 1:45 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002, at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 31, 1918, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Walter P. and Elizabeth Bennett Bruce.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Mr. Bruce had been a truck driver for a number of companies before he retired.

He is survived by his wife, June Tack Bruce, whom he married April 18, 1942; a daughter, Mrs. Frank (Paula) Smith of Butler; two sons, David C. Bruce of Wayne, Chester County and W. Douglas Bruce of Butler; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Private services were today at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME. Burial was at Rose Hill Cemetery.
 
 

Lori K. Bauer 

Lori K. Bauer, 41, of Butler died Thursday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born June 6, 1960, in Saginaw, Mich., she was the daughter of Harvey Russell and Ruth Larkin Haupt.

She was an inspector at Armco-Butler Works for seven years.

Surviving are her companion, Robert Hilliard; a stepdaughter, Jennifer Hilliard at home; two sisters, Patricia L. Dumbaugh of Paladine, Ill., and Janice Davis of Allentown, Pa.; a brother, Bob Haupt of Mohrsville, Berks County; and two nieces.

BAUER — Friends of Lori K. Bauer, who died Thursday, May 16, 2002, will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at WILLIAM F. YOUNG, JR. FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. Services will follow at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. John Neyman, pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be private. 
 

Evelyn L. ‘Babe’ Black

Evelyn L. “Babe” Black, 71, of Chicora died at 9:50 p.m. Wednesday at her home.

Born in Chicora, April 4, 1931, she was the daughter of John F. and Elnora M. Geibel Waltman.

She retired from Witco Chemical Co. in Petrolia, where she had worked for years.

Mrs. Black was a member of the Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church of Chicora, the Altar-Rosary Society of the church and the Confraternity of Christian Mothers.

She also belonged to the Ladies Bowling League in Bruin, Aubrey’s Ladies Golf League in Butler and the Creative Knitters Club of Chicora. She enjoyed playing cards on the Internet.

Surviving are her husband, Donald E. Black, whom she married Oct. 24, 1953; a daughter, Mrs. Keith (Raylene) Woznick of Johnstown; two sons, Donald and Kevin Black, both of Chicora; and seven grandchildren. She also is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Graham of Chicora and Mrs. Ethel Marie Boal of Fenelton; a brother, Clyde Waltman of Chicora; and several nieces and nephews.

Two sisters, including her twin sister, and a brother preceded her in death.

BLACK — Friends of Evelyn L. “Babe” Black, who died Wednesday, May 15, 2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at STEIGHNER FUNERAL HOME. 111 E. Slippery Rock St., Chicora, A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday at Mater Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church, 409 N. Main St., Chicora, with the Rev. David Dewitt, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Hemphill Cemetery, Chicora. 

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Services, Visiting Nurses Association, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001.


 

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