|Miriam K. Weatherford
Miriam K. Weatherford, 76, of New Port Richey, Fla., formerly of Valencia,
died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at Community Hospital of New Port Richey.
Born April 17, 1926, in Lamar, S.C., she was the daughter of Marion
and Sue Mae Freeman Knotts.
Mrs. Weatherford was a retired Realtor and a member of the Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints of New Port Richey.
Surviving are her husband, James M. Weatherford; two sons, Terry M.
Weatherford of State College and Mark A. Weatherford of Valencia; a daughter,
Susan T. Flythe of New Port Richey; a brother, Sidney Knotts of Lamar;
five grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.
Services and entombment were in New Port Richey under the direction
of Trinity Memorial Gardens Funeral Home.
Donations may be made to the Lupus Foundation of America Inc., 1300
Piccard Drive, Suite 200, Rockville, MD 20850-4303; or to the American
Heart Association Inc., 7272 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX 75231.
Jeanne T. Mook
Jeanne T. Mook, 83, formerly of Monroe Street, died at 11:50 p.m. Sunday
at Outlook Pointe, Saxonburg.
Born in Corry, Erie County, March 5, 1919, she was the daughter of Douglas
B. and Anne Cottrell Titus.
She had worked in the chartroom at T.W. Phillips Gas and Oil for 20
Mrs. Mook was a member of St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, the church auxiliary
and the Reading Club of Butler.
Surviving are two sons, Andrew William Mook II of Meadville and James
Douglas Mook of Butler; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Dr. Andrew W. Mook, died April 3, 1975. A sister also preceded
her in death.
MOOK — Friends of Jeanne T. Mook, who died Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002, will
be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME,
124 E. North St. Services will follow at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral
home with her pastor, the Rev. Bruce Geary, officiating. Burial will be
at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.
Memorial donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society,
1027 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Presley Dean McCamey
Presley Dean McCamey, 79, of Portersville died Sunday at his home after
Born Oct. 17, 1923, in Wesley, Venango County, he was the son of Rollo
Arthur and Margaret Elizabeth Farnsworth McCamey.
At one time, he had worked at R.D. Warner’s in Greenville and at 422
Auto Sales in Portersville.
He was a Protestant and a World War II Army veteran.
Surviving are his wife, Joan Piper McCamey; two daughters, Mrs. Walter
(Deana) Rager of Portersville and Elizabeth Caslander of Florida; three
sons, Randall Dean McCamey of Princeton, Larry Joe McCamey of Leesburg
and Kenneth Perry Piper of Portersville; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Clyde
(Junita) Anderson of Grove City and Mrs. Donald (Ruthie) Hollar of Mercer;
and two stepsons, David Bell of New Castle and Howard “Woody” Bell of Grove
City. He also is survived by 12 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Four brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
McCAMEY — Friends of Presley Dean McCamey, who died Sunday, Nov. 3,
2002, will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at JAY BRYAN FUNERAL
HOME, 443 Main St., Prospect. Funeral services will follow at 9 p.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home with the Rev. David Caslander of Grace Bible Church
of Harmony officiating.
Dorothy Jean Hempfling
Dorothy Jean “Peanuts” Hempfling, 71, of 108 Timberbrook Drive in Prospect
died Monday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born March 15, 1931, in Wheeling, W.Va., she was a daughter of Clarence
Wolfe and the late Helen Hutchinson Wolfe.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Christopher at the Lake Roman
Catholic Church in Prospect.
Her husband, Paul Robert Hempfling, whom she married Feb. 18, 1948,
died Dec. 25, 1981.
Surviving are three sons, Richard A. Hempfling of Butler, Edward F.
Hempfling of Portersville and Rob A. Hempfling of Slippery Rock; three
daughters, Paula Bauer and Mrs. Wayne (Becky) Harris, both of Chicora,
and Mrs. Calvin (Darlene) McClymonds of Portersville; 16 grandchildren;
and eight great-grandchildren.
She also is survived by her father of Butler; a brother, Clarence “Butch”
Bowser of Mercer; two sisters, Mrs. John (Shirley) “Joan” Maire and Mrs.
Thomas (Alice) “Becky” Stotish, both of Butler; and numerous nieces and
HEMPFLING — Friends of Dorothy Jean “Peanuts” Hempfling, who died Monday,
Nov. 4, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at
GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian burial will
be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Christopher at the Lake Roman
Catholic Church, Prospect. The Rev. Matthew Tosello will officiate. Burial
will be at Rose Hill Cemetery.
Members of St. Christopher at the Lake Church will recite the rosary
at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Crystal Marie Bach
Crystal Marie Bach, 16, of Tiffin, Ohio, and formerly of Cranberry Township
died Saturday at St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, as the result
of injuries in an auto accident.
Born Feb. 9, 1986, in Portsmouth, Va., she was the daughter of Jeffrey
and Victoria Mehelic Bach of Cranberry Township.
She was a former member of the St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church in
Crystal was a junior at Hopewell-Louden High School in Tiffin and worked
as a hostess at Bob Evans Restaurant in Tiffin.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by her foster parents, Kevin
and Kelly King of Tiffin; a brother, Matthew Bach of Cranberry Township;
two foster sisters, Kyrsten King and Kaylee King, both of Tiffin; a paternal
grandfather, Richard Bach of Cranberry Township; and a maternal grandfather,
Matthew Mehelic of North Hills.
BACH — Friends of Crystal Marie Bach, who died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL
HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township. A Mass of Christian burial
will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church in
Burial will follow in the Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery in Middle Lancaster
Memorial contributions may be made to the Crystal Bach Memorial Fund,
Old Fort Methodist Church, Old Fort, OH 44861.
Earl H. Myers
Earl H. Myers, 75, of Evans City died Saturday, Nov. 2, 2002, at his
Born June 2, 1927, in Marshall Township, Allegheny County, he was the
son of Hilbert and Anna Rein Myers.
He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church of Evans City.
Surviving are his wife, Margaret Myers; two sons, E. David Myers of
Zelienople and Kenneth Myers of Harmony; four daughters, Carol Morgan of
West Deer, Susan Nelson of Zelienople; Shirley Antoszyk of Butler and Mary
Ann Myers of Zelienople; 14 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
A brother, Herman D. Myers of Harmony; and a sister, Hilda Kristophel of
Zelienople also survive.
There was no public visitation, and private services and burial were
at Pinewood Memorial Park, Cranberry Township.
Memorial donations may be made to the Evans City Police Department,
Canine Unit, Attn: Officer Don Myers.
H.P. BRANDT FUNERAL HOME, Pittsburgh, handled arrangements.
Michael S. Mahnick
Michael S. Mahnick, 62, of Buffalo Township, formerly of Bairdford,
died at 2:35 p.m. Monday in Bairdford.
Born June 29, 1940, in Bairdford, West Deer Township, Allegheny County,
he was the son of Michael and Theresa Phillips Mahnick.
He was a 1958 graduate of West Deer High School and a heavy equipment
operator at Rick Rosco Construction.
Mr. Mahnick enjoyed trips to Atlantic City and watching football.
He is survived by a sister, Nancy T. Mahnick, of Cherry Hill, N.J. A
sister preceded him in death.
MAHNICK — Friends of Michael S. Mahnick, who died Monday, Nov. 4, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at SIWICKI-YANICKO
FUNERAL HOME, 23 McKrell Road, Russellton. Private services and burial
will be held Friday.
Harriet Grabbe, 86, formerly of East Jefferson Street, died at 6:22
a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, at Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born in Bluefield, W.Va., Dec. 3, 1915, she was the daughter of James
and Nancy McKinney Fowler.
She was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran
Church and the Golden Agers of the church.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Darrell (Eleanor) Kingan and Mrs.
Paul (Ellen Ilean) Herrit, both of Butler; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren;
and a number of nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George A. Grabbe, who died
June 27, 1978; an infant son; four brothers; and two sisters.
Private visitation and services were today at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL
HOME. The Rev. Richard Leseganich, her church pastor, officiated. Burial
was at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.
Memorial donations may be made to the Women’s Auxiliary of Sunnyview
Nursing Home, 107 Sunnyview Circle, Butler, PA 16001.
Richard Anthony Fry Sr.
Richard Anthony Fry Sr., 75, of Sarver died at 9:27 p.m. Monday at his
Born Feb. 25, 1927, in Butler, he was the son of Charles and Agnes Kaib
He was a member of St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church of Cabot and the
Holy Name Society.
Mr. Fry was the first superintendent of Alameda Park and designed the
original play equipment at Alameda for use by handicapped and non-handicapped
children so they would be able to play together. He worked for county parks
for 27 years and served on the Butler County Park Board all of those years.
He also was a forest fire warden and initiated the Glacier Ridge Trail,
which is now part of the North Country Trail.
He was World War II Army veteran, a life member of VFW 249 and a member
of American Legion Post 117. He obtained the Third degree of the Knights
of Columbus and was a member of Butler Little Theatre and the Musical Theater
Surviving are his wife, Frances J. “Fritz” Hanchosky Fry, whom he married
June 30, 1949; two daughters, Mrs. David (Marianne) Hill of Sarver and
Mrs. Randy (Amy) Birckbichler of Butler; two sons, Richard A. Jr. and Carl
J. Fry, both of Butler; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
A sister, Mrs. Norman (Mary Ann) Terrick of Pittsburgh; and two brothers,
Leland H. Fry of Butler and Walter Fry of Tennessee also survive.
Three brothers preceded him in death.
FRY — A memorial Mass for Richard Anthony Fry Sr., who died Monday,
Nov. 4, 2002, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph Roman
Catholic Church, Cabot. The Rev. Michael Greb will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to Medi Home Hospice, 9173 Route 30,
Irwin, PA 15642
Arrangements are by YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, Butler.
Norma Ann Reid
Norma Ann Reid, 74, of Far Rockaway, N.Y., formerly of Zelienople, died
Oct. 12, 2002, in Far Rockaway.
Born July 31, 1928, in Forest Hills, Pa., she was the daughter of George
Washington Reid and Ann Zeig Reid.
She is survived by two sons, Bart and Kernie Mazeika, both of Dallas,
Texas; three sisters, Marjorie Thompson of Ellwood City, Barbara Bartholdt
of Beaver Falls and Nancy Babbitt of Orlando, Fla.; and four grandchildren.
A daughter, a sister and a brother preceded her in death.
REID — A graveside committal service for Norma Ann Reid, who died Saturday,
Oct. 12, 2002, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Zelienople Community
Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
June L. Peters
June L. Peters, 92, of Glenford Village, Chicora, formerly of Seybertown
Road in Bradys Bend, died Wednesday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born June 8, 1910, in Crisswell, Pa., she was the daughter of Clifford
M. and Rachel Kamerer Sipes.
She had worked with her husband at the Seybertown Gas Co. and was a
Avon representative in the East Brady/Bradys Bend area for 10 years. She
enjoyed crossword and jigsaw puzzles.
Mrs. Peters was a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church
of East Brady and was a co-founder with her husband of the Bradys Bend
Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Burnett of Masury,
Ohio, Mrs. William (Carolyn) Mogle of Natrona Heights and Mrs. Wendelin
(Marian) Neff of Chicora; two sons, Robert H. Peters of Sharpsville and
Allen L. Peters of Rimersburg; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Robert H. Peters, whom she married Dec 17, 1930, died Oct.
28, 1983. She also was preceded in death by a granddaughter, four brothers
and two sisters.
PETERS — Friends of June L. Peters, who died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at CHARLES B. BUECHELE
FUNERAL HOME, 105 Fourth St., East Brady. Funeral services will be at 11
a.m. Saturday at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of East Brady.
The Rev. Edwin Dixon will officiate. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery,
Sugarcreek Township, Armstrong County.
Memorial donations may be made to the Bradys Bend Historical Society,
P.O. Box 451, East Brady, PA 16028.
Geneva ‘Jean’ Miller
Geneva Minerva “Jean” Miller, 76, of Parker R.D. 2 died at 3:41 p.m.
Wednesday at UPMC-Northwest in Franklin after an illness.
Born in Cadogan, Armstrong County, she was the daughter of John C. and
Margaret Baker Myers.
She was a homemaker and a Protestant and had worked at W.A. Moyer and
Sons Level Works in Parker for nine years.
Surviving are her husband: Frank W. Miller Sr., whom she married Feb.
3, 1951; four sons: William Dennis, Frank W. Jr., Jeffrey and Kevin E.
Miller, all of Parker, R.D. 2; and a stepdaughter, Nancy Brooks of Loveland,
Colo. Ten grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, five great-grandchildren,
seven step-great-grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews also
An infant daughter, a sister and a half-sister preceded her in death.
MILLER — Friends of Geneva Minerva “Jean” Miller, who died Wednesday,
Nov. 6, 2002, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at H.
JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Wayne Street, Parker. Funeral services will be
at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Rev. Lonny Wolford, pastor
of Park Hill Church of God, will officiate. Burial will be at Perryville
Cemetery near Parker.
William A. Cook Sr.
William A. Cook Sr., 74, of 813 S. Pike Road in Buffalo Township died
at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday at Allegheny Valley Hospital, Natrona Heights.
Born Aug. 6, 1928, in Vandergrift, he was the son of William Raymond
and Margaret V. Emahiser Cook
He owned and operated Bill Cook Trucking Co. in Buffalo Township for
28 years and enjoyed Greyhound racing, hunting and playing cards.
Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Mildred D. Dininger Cook; a son,
William A. Cook Jr. of Browns Mill, N.J.; a daughter, Mrs. Marla D. Hutchison
of Vandergrift; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Two brothers,
Kenneth Cook of West Leechburg and Robert Cook of Vandergrift, also survive.
COOK — Friends of William A. Cook Sr., who died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at REDMOND FUNERAL HOME,
524 High St., Freeport. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the
funeral home. The Rev. Ron Kutsch, pastor of First Baptist Church of Avonmore,
will officiate. Burial will be at Sarverville Cemetery, Buffalo Township.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Animal Protectors
of Allegheny Valley, 533 Linden Ave., New Kensington, PA 15068; or to the
Butler County Humane Society, 1027 Evans City Road, Renfrew, PA 16053.
Eric J. Clauser
Eric J. Clauser, 23, of 203 South St. died Tuesday evening at Butler
Memorial Hospital after a heart attack.
Born in Butler, Sept. 9, 1979, he was the son of Richard E. and Donna
M. Fleeger Clauser Jr.
He was a mixer at Dynamic Ceramics in Sarver and was a member of the
Italian Society and the French and Belgium Club.
Surviving are his parents of Butler; a brother, Benny Clauser at home;
his grandparents, Mrs. Shirley Fleeger, Gordon Fleeger, Richard Clauser
Sr. and Mrs. Georgia Colosimo, all of Butler; and a number of aunts, uncles
CLAUSER — Friends of Eric J. Clauser, who died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME,
429 Center Ave. A blessing service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral
home with the Rev. James Dolan, pastor of St. Michael the Archangel Roman
Catholic Church, officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery.
Thelma Kamerer Ziringer
Thelma Kamerer Ziringer, 84, died Tuesday in Butler Township at the
home of her granddaughter, Vickie Carr.
She was the daughter of Carey E. and Maggie Wilson Kamerer.
Mrs. Ziringer was a member of the Faith Baptist Church of Mars.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Paul (Nancy) Kramer of Butler and
Mrs. Arthur (Sue) Stewart of Mars; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
Her husband, Ross W. Ziringer; three sisters and a brother preceded
her in death.
ZIRINGER — A memorial service to celebrate the life of Thelma Kamerer
Ziringer, who died Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2002, will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday
at Faith Baptist Church, Mars. SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, Bakerstown, is
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Faith Baptist
Church, Pittsburgh Street, Mars, PA 16046; or to Albert Gallatin Hospice,
165 Brugh Ave., Butler, PA 1600l.
H. Paul Scherich Jr.
H. Paul Scherich Jr., 71, of Cranberry Township died Thursday at Allegheny
General Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born Aug. 2, 1931, in Wind Ridge, Greene County, he was the son of Herbert
Paul and Ruby Durban Scherich Sr.
He retired from GPX Inc. in Cranberry Township after 38 years.
Mr. Scherich was a Navy veteran of the Korean War and a member of Unionville
He is survived by his wife, Mary “Connie” Scherich, whom he married
April 4, 1960; a sister, Christine Staggers of Cape Coral, Fla.; a brother,
Francis Scherich of Liberty Hill, Texas; and nieces and nephews.
SCHERICH — Friends of H. Paul Scherich, who died Thursday, Nov. 7, 2002,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Sunday at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home with the
Rev. John Sands, pastor of Conway Christian and Missionary Alliance Church,
officiating. Burial will follow at Pinewood Memorial Park, Cranberry Township.
Hugh Bowen Hemphill
Hugh Bowen Hemphill, 89, of Whitestown Road in Connoquenessing Township
died at 10:10 a.m. Thursday at Chicora Medical Center, where he lived since
Born in Butler, March 17, 1913, he was the son of Mossene and Bertha
He worked at the former Armco-Butler Works from 1937 to 1975. He operated
a locomotive yard crane and later became turn foreman in the transportation
department. He also was a stonemason.
Mr. Hemphill was a member of St. John’s Reformed Church, Meridian.
He was a charter member of the Butler Old Stone House Region of the
Antique Automobile Club of America and enjoyed driving his 1936 Studebaker
and collecting old license plates.
Surviving are a son and daughter, Neil Hemphill and Mrs. George (Norene)
Stephenson, both of Butler; a brother, Jack Hemphill of Prescott, Ariz.;
two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and
His wife, Margaret E. “Peg” Dutter Hemphill, died Sept. 17, 2000. An
infant great-grandson, two sisters and three brothers also preceded him
HEMPHILL — Friends of Hugh Bowen Hemphill, who died Thursday, Nov. 7,
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 St.
John’s Reformed Church, 493 Evans City Road. The Rev. Dr. Robert Peterson
will officiate. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.