|Margaret G. Thompson
Margaret G. “Peg” Thompson, 81, of Middlesex Township, formerly of Butler,
died Friday morning at Valencia Woods Nursing Center.
Born in Wells Tannery, Fulton County, on Feb. 9, 1921, she was the daughter
of Charles O. and Elva Feight Burkett.
She was a member of Nixon United Methodist Church, the Butler Women’s
Club and the Butler Elks Auxiliary.
Mrs. Thompson had assisted her husband at his veterinary office, Suburban
Animal Clinic on Route 8, for more than 50 years.
Surviving is her husband, Laird S. Thompson, whom she married Sept.
Also surviving are a son, Wayne Thompson of Center Township; a brother,
Donald Burkett of Altoona; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond (Wilma) Swab of
Maryland, Mrs. Richard (Beverly) Neal of Warrior’s Mark and Mrs. Richard
(Shirley) Stauffer of Altoona; and a grandson.
THOMPSON — There will be no visitation for Margaret G. “Peg” Thompson,
who died Friday, May 17, 2002. A memorial service will be announced later.
Memorial donations may be made to the Butler Humane Society, 1015 Evans
City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Arrangements were by MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME in Mars.
Juanita E. Tasker
Juanita E. Tasker, 92, of Evans City died Friday at Passavant Hospital.
Born May 2, 1910, in Washington, D.C., she was the daughter of Charles
and Ann Ware Lambert.
Mrs. Tasker was a member of Old Union Presbyterian Church in Mars, and
of the Willing Working Class.
Surviving are three daughters, Evelyn Neal Sinz of Evans City, Eileen
Neal McCall of Portersville and Sharon Tasker Roy of Terra Alta, W.Va.;
four sons, Delton Neal of Butler, Altan Neal of St. Louis, Ross Neal of
Carson City, Nev., and Robert Tasker of San Francisco; and one brother,
John Lambert of Cape May, N.J.
Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and five
She was preceded in death by her husband, Junior Tasker, in 1969, and
TASKER — Friends of Juanita E. Tasker, who died Friday, May 17, 2002,
will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at BOYLAN FUNERAL
HOME INC., 116 E. Main St., Evans City. Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday
at Old Union Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Peter C. DeVries officiating.
Burial will be at the Terra Alta Cemetery, Terra Alta, W.Va.
Memorial donations may be made to the Old Union Presbyterian Church,
74 Old Union Church Road, Mars PA 16046.
Orville Lockard Porterfield, 83, of Meadville, formerly of Edinboro,
died Friday at Beverly Healthcare in Meadville.
Born in Butler March 22, 1919, he was the son of William and Blanche
He had worked for the American Bridge Company in Ambridge and at Butler
Coke, Meadowbrook Dairy and Jack Lovett Aluminum Contracting.
He owned and operated Porterfield Appliance Service from 1960 until
Mr. Porterfield served with the Navy during World War II.
He was a Scoutmaster for the Edinboro Boy Scout Troop from 1952 to 1955
and was a member of Oasis Lodge 419 F&AM, the Zem Zem Shrine, the Edinboro
American Legion and Edinboro-McKean VFW Post 740.
Surviving are two sons, Robert Porterfield of Edinboro and James Porterfield
of State College; two sisters, Lucille Love of Butler and Twila Kaiser
of Juneau, Alaska; a close friend, Elaine Lovett of Edinboro; three grandchildren;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Murphy Porterfield, who died
in April 1991, and a sister.
PORTERFIELD — Friends of Orville Lockard Porterfield, who died Friday,
May 17, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at GLUNT
FUNERAL HOME, 210 Erie St., Edinboro. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday
at the funeral home with the Rev. John Dietz officiating. Burial will be
in Edinboro Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital for Children, 1645
W. 8th St., Erie, PA, 16505.
Margaret Grace Leonard
Margaret Grace Leonard, 88, of Cabot died at 4:55 a.m. Friday at West
Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Born Jan. 12, 1914, in Prospect, she was the daughter of Marion Curtis
and Minnie Weitzel Grossman.
She was a member of Saxonburg Memorial United Presbyterian Church, the
Senior Citizens of Butler and a life member of Tanglewood.
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. William (Jeanne C.) Lawson, Mrs.
William (Jacquelyn E.) Elentri and Mrs. Theodore (Dorothy M.) Langa, all
of Butler; a son, Thomas L. Leonard of Cabot; a stepbrother, Robert Gallagher
of Prospect; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Larry (Jean) Stanley of Chicago and
Mrs. Glenn (Florence) Herold of Butler; and two stepsons, Howard L. and
Allen Leonard, both of Kentucky.
Also surviving are 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and 14
Her husband, Howard T. Leonard, died April 17, 1964.
A daughter, two brothers, her twin sister, three stepsisters, one stepbrother,
a grandson and a step-grandson, also preceded her in death.
LEONARD — Friends of Margaret Grace Leonard, who died Friday, May 17,
2002, will be received from noon to 3 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at WILLIAM
F. YOUNG JR. FUNERAL HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St., Butler. Services will
be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. David Brewer, pastor
of Saxonburg Memorial United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment
will follow at Greenlawn Burial Estates.
Allen L. Harriger, Sr.
Allen L. Harriger, Sr., 63, of Ford City died Friday at his home.
Born July 25, 1938, in Manorville, he was the son of Kenneth and Frances
He was a laborer at Castle Rubber Co. in Butler and was a pastor of
the Curry Run Reformed Presbyterian Church in Shelocta.
Mr. Harriger was a veteran of the U. S. Army and enjoyed baking, camping
and spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Surviving are his wife, Judith Anne (McCollim) Harriger; three sons,
Allen Harriger, Jr., of Ford City, Gary Harriger of Aliquippa and Dennis
Harriger of Kittanning; two sisters, Mrs. Richard (Agnes) Buzard of Manorville
and Mrs. Lynn (Hope) Millward of Colver, S.C.; a brother, William Harriger
of Mercer; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one granddaughter.
HARRIGER — Friends of Allen L. Harriger, Sr., who died Friday, May 17,
2002, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 p.m. and 7
to 9 p.m. Sunday at WELCH FUNERAL HOME, 1032 Fourth Ave., Ford City. Services
will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Jack Peters,
pastor of Mount Union Bible Church, officiating. Burial will be at the
Ford City Cemetery.
Marie A. Timblin
Marie A. Timblin, 85, formerly of Hilliards, died at 2:50 p.m. Sunday
at Clarview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, after an illness.
Born in Shippenville, Clarion County, Feb. 19, 1917, she was the daughter
of Hays and Catherine Lowers Ace.
She was Protestant.
Surviving are five daughters, Mrs. Gary (Shirley May) Young of Hilliards,
Mrs. William (Betty Jane) Page of Foxburg, Mrs. Donald (Barbara) King of
St. Petersburg, Clarion County, Mrs. James (Edna) LeVier of Parker, and
Mrs. Thomas (Joanne) Eiler of Petrolia; two sons, William Timblin of Foxburg
and Richard (Dick) Timblin of Petrolia; 19 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren;
and a great-great-grandchild.
Two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Stewart of Akron, Ohio, and Mrs. Blakney (Jean)
Scott of Petrolia; three brothers, John Ace of Alaska and Leonard and Charles
Ace, both of Chicora; and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
Her husband, Mark W. Timblin, whom she married Dec. 7, 1933, died Oct.
1, 1990. She also was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers.
TIMBLIN - Friends of Marie A. Timblin, who died Sunday, May 19, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at H. JACK BUZARD
FUNERAL HOME, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m.
Wednesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Concord Presbyterian Church
John B. Phillips Jr.
John B. Phillips Jr., 65, of Renfrew died at 1 a.m. Sunday at the Butler
Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
Born April 13, 1937, in Butler, he was the son of John B. Sr. and Salome
Elizabeth Welch Phillips.
He was a self-employed pilot.
Mr. Phillips was a member of the First United Methodist Church.
He was an Air Force veteran.
Surviving are a brother, Ronald Phillips of Dormont; a sister, Mrs.
John (Sally) Forcht of Butler; and several nieces and nephews.
PHILLIPS - Friends of John B. Phillips, who died Sunday, May 19, 2002,
will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, 127
W. Jefferson St. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home with his church pastor, the Rev. David Panther, officiating. Entombment
will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
Mary Maker, 90, of Chicora died at 1:25 p.m. Thursday at Classy Country
Personal Care in Chicora.
Born in Lyndora on Nov. 15, 1911, she was the daughter of Michael and
Anna Prexta Homa.
Surviving are a son, Thomas Maker of Butler; three sisters, Julie Sheptak
and Mrs. Steve (Elsie) Kosar, both of Butler, and Helen Povlich of Washington,
Pa.; two brothers, John Homa of Butler and Paul Homa of East Butler; and
A sister and two brothers preceded her in death.
There will be no visitation and services will be private.
Arrangements were by YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, Butler.
Reno Francis Seybert
Reno Francis Seybert, 93, formerly of West View, died Monday at LAS/Passavant
Retirement Center, Zelienople.
He was a 1930 graduate of Thiel College and taught chemistry and math
at Oliver High School in Pittsburgh for 32 years.
Mr. Seybert was a longtime, active member of the Brighton-McClure Presbyterian
Earlier in his life, he was active with the Boy Scouts.
He served in the Army from 1925 to 1926 under Gen. Douglas MacArthur
at Camp Meade.
Surviving are his wife, Hazel Thompson Seybert of Passavant Retirement
Center; two sons, James T. Seybert of Zelienople and Lee F. Seybert of
Berwyn, Chester County; a sister, Vivian Geibel of Zelienople; four grandchildren;
and five great-grandchildren.
SEYBERT — Friends of Reno Francis Seybert, who died Monday, May 20,
2002, will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at ORION C. PINKERTON
FUNERAL HOME, 1014 California Ave., Avalon. Funeral services will be at
1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the United Church
of Christ Cemetery, Chicora.
Memorial donations may be made to Brighton-McClure Presbyterian Church,
3737 Brighton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15212; or to LAS/Passavant Retirement
Center, 401 S. Main St., Zelienople, PA 16063.
Eleanora H. Schimmel
Eleanora H. Schimmel, 83, formerly of North Washington Street, died
at 8:47 p.m. Friday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born in Meadow Lands, Washington County Aug. 11, 1918, she was the daughter
of Jacob and Minnie Kler Schimmel.
She had been a nurse practitioner at the Butler Veterans Affairs Medical
Miss Schimmel was a Protestant.
During World War II, she served with the Army Nursing Corps in the Pacific
and received a Bronze Star.
She is survived by a sister, Jacqueline B. Shilling of Butler; a niece;
and four nephews.
SCHIMMEL — There will be no public visitation. A memorial service for
Eleanora H. Schimmel, who died Friday, May 17, 2002, will be held at 1
p.m. Saturday in the chapel at Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. The Rev.
John Shaver, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Meadow Lands, will
Memorial donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association
Western Region, 300 Penn Center Blvd., Suite 700, Pittsburgh, PA 15235.
THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME is handling arrangements.
Paul Raymond Paulick
Paul Raymond “Ray” Paulick, 74, of Sawmill Run Road died early Tuesday
at his home after an illness.
Born Oct. 3, 1927, in Pittsburgh, he was a son of Paul R. and Frances
He had been a draftsman in the engineering department at Armco-Butler
Works and retired in 1990 after 24 years.
Mr. Paulick was a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church in Meridian,
where he was active in the church choir and belonged to the Men’s Club.
He also was a former Eucharistic minister at St. Fidelis Parish.
He was a former member of the Blazing Star Choral, the Meridian Community
Choir and Sing Hosanna.
He was a member of the Meridian Volunteer Fire Department and enjoyed
winemaking and gardening.
He was a World War II veteran of the Army-Air Corps, served in the Army
during the Korean War and later served in the Navy.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly A. Kerry Paulick, whom he married Oct.
6, 1956; two sons, Mark A. and Kerry P. Paulick, both of Butler; two daughters,
Mrs. Jackie (Beth) Hodapp of Butler and Lauren Gilley of Cabot; and a brother,
Donald R. Paulick of Sebastapol, Calif. Also surviving are four granddaughters,
a step-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
PAULICK — Friends of Paul Raymond “Ray” Paulick, who died Tuesday, May
21, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GEIBEL
FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian burial will be
celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, Meridian.
Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
Members of St. Fidelis Parish will hold a prayer service at 3 p.m. Thursday
at the funeral home.
Alberta Mae McDonald
Alberta Mae McDonald, 88, of McDonald died Saturday, May 18, 2002, at
McMurray Hills Manor.
Born Feb. 21, 1914, in Cecil Township, Washington County, she was the
daughter of Jesse and Lena Bell Polhamus.
Mrs. McDonald had worked at Suede & Leather of Oakdale and retired
as a dietary aide at John Kane Hospital, Scott Township.
She was a member of Venice Presbyterian Church and Millers Run Grange.
Surviving are a daughter, Jane Young of Emlenton; a son, Robert C. McDonald
of Canonsburg; and five grandchildren;
Her husband, Craig Andrew McDonald, whom she married July 3, 1947, died
April 6, 1971. A brother also preceded her in death.
Services were held today at EUGENE C COLEMAN FUNERAL HOME, Cecil, with
the Rev. Craig Kephart, officiating. Burial was at Mount Prospect Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to McMurray Hills Manor Activities Department.