|Regis C. Steiner
Regis C. Steiner, 89, of Cowansville R.D. 1 died Thursday at Armstrong
County Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 23, 1913, in Clarion County, he was the son of Stephen and
Clara Hartle Steiner.
He retired after 44 years at T.W. Phillips Gas & Oil. He enjoyed
hunting, fishing and farming.
Surviving are his wife, Faye Young Steiner, to whom he was married for
67 years; two daughters, Mrs. William “Tiny” (Teressa) Boltz of Cowansville
R.D. 1 and Kay Montgomery of Kittanning; three sons, Dusty and Dennis Steiner,
both of Cowansville R.D. 1, and Dana Michael Steiner of East Brady R.D.
1; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Two sisters, Mildred
Roth of Verona and Maryetta Siperek of Oak Ridge, N.C., also survive.
Four brothers and a grandson preceded him in death.
STEINER — Friends of Regis C. Steiner, who died Thursday, May 15, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at SNYDER-CRISSMAN FUNERAL
HOME, Cowansville. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral
home with the Rev. Samuel Swick officiating. Burial will be in Oak Grove
Cemetery, Chicora R.D. 1.
Carole Ann Sherlock
Carole Ann Sherlock, 69, of San Diego, Calif., lost her battle with
cancer on May 8, 2003, at her home.
Born April 21, 1934, in Butler, she was the daughter of Anne Sheptak
and the late Wallace Sheptak.
After graduating from Butler High School in 1952, she became a flight
attendant with Capital Airlines, now United Airlines. She ended her career
with the airline while based in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1960.
Her lifelong interest in Montessori teaching methods led her to obtain
a Montessori teaching credential in San Diego. She then was a volunteer
at the Curie Elementary School for two years.
In the fall of 1975, she bought Twin Trees Preschool on Fay Avenue in
La Jolla, Calif., and transformed the school into the Montessori School
of La Jolla. Her loving relationship with the children established a special
bond, which enhanced their school experience. She was innovative in using
the Montessori principles in every phase of the children’s learning and
had exceptional patience and ability to reach and positively influence
children with social, emotional and learning difficulties. Her mentoring
of teachers has created many wonderful Montessori teachers.
In 1983, she expanded the school with two additional classrooms at La
Jolla Decatur Elementary School on Soledad Mountain Road; and in 1986,
she bought the Montessori School of Mira Mesa. She owned and operated the
Mira Mesa and Fay Avenue locations until sold in 1993. In 1998, she expanded
the Soledad facility into a three-classroom site, which is currently operated
by her daughter, Shannon.
Carole had a natural curiosity for all things in life and learning.
She had a passion for flowers and gardening. Bonsai held her interests
as well as an attraction to all things of Asian influence. Carole also
loved to travel, which included trips to Canada, Belgium, Spain, Italy,
New Zealand and Australia.
She is survived by her husband, Thomas Sherlock, whom she married Oct.
13, 1962, in Grand Prairie, Texas; two daughters, Catherine Chantal and
Shannon Bingham; her beloved granddaughters, Breanna and Alyssa; and a
son, Thomas M.; all of San Diego. Also surviving are her mother of Butler,
and two brothers, Wallace of St. Paul, Minn., and John of Butler.
She was preceded in death by a sister, Diane.
Visitation was held May 12 at El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego. A
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. May 13 at Our Mother
of Confidence Church, San Diego. Interment followed at El Camino Memorial
Arrangements were handled by El Camino Memorial Park.
Lynn D. Meier
Lynn D. Meier, 56, of 322 Old Plank Road died at 4:45 p.m. Thursday
at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born in Butler, Dec. 14, 1946, he was the son of Ralph H. and Sophie
He worked at AK Steel-Butler Works for 37 years.
Mr. Meier was a member of Saint Andrews United Presbyterian Church,
William H. Miller F&AM Lodge 769, Butler City Hunting and Fishing Club,
Sterling Run Sportsman’s Club of Benezett in Elk County and the National
Horse Lovers Club of America. He was a life member of the National Rifle
Surviving are his wife, Patricia Bryant Meier, whom he married Feb.
7, 1970; a son, Brent W. Meier of Denver, a daughter, Mrs. John (Bridget)
Vissari of Cincinnati; and his parents of Butler.
MEIER — A memorial service for Lynn D. Meier, who died Thursday, May
15, 2003, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Saint Andrews United Presbyterian
Church. The Rev. James Mohr II will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, Butler
County Unit, P.O. Box 3014, Butler PA 16003; the VNA Hospice Program, 154
Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001; or to the NRA, P.O. Box 420649, Palm Coast,
Michael G. Long
Michael G. Long, 48, of West Sunbury died Wednesday at Butler Memorial
Born in Teaneck, N.J., he lived in Maywood, N.J., before moving to West
Sunbury 15 years ago.
He was a salesman for years at various employers in New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
He also was a rock and roll performer at clubs and restaurants for more
than two decades.
Surviving are his mother, Ruth Layton Long of Lavallette, N.J.; three
brothers, Stephen Long of Mendam, N.J., Dennis Long of East Hampton, Long
Island, N.Y., and James Long of Helotes, Texas; and two sisters, Janet
Long of North Kingston, R.I., and Mary Elizabeth Long of Clinton, N.J.
Also surviving are two nieces, two nephews and his former, wife, Debbie
Dillman Long of West Sunbury.
His father, Russell Long, died in 2001.
LONG — Friends of Michael G. Long, who died Wednesday, May 14, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at TIMOTHY E. RYAN HOME FOR FUNERALS,
706 Grand Central Ave., Lavallette, N.J. A Mass of Christian burial will
be offered at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Bonaventure Roman Catholic Church,
Lavallette. Burial will follow to St. Joseph Cemetery, Torn River, N.J.
Alberta Hutton, 93, of Mars, formerly of Zelienople and Freeport, died
Feb. 8 at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars.
Born Oct. 23, 1909, in Clearfield Township, she was the daughter of
Albert and Zilla Glenn Rieger.
A 1927 graduate of Butler High School, she received a degree in intermediate
education from Slippery Rock State Teachers’ College, now Slippery Rock
University, in 1929. She retired after 31 years of teaching at schools
in Butler and Armstrong counties.
She was a former member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in
Butler and Trinity Lutheran Church of Freeport. She also had belonged to
the English Lutheran and Seaman Memorial Lutheran churches in Zelienople,
where she sent birthday and get-well cards to parishioners for years.
She was a former volunteer at Allegheny Valley Hospital in Natrona Heights
and was a former member of the Business & Professional Women’s Club
of Butler. She was a past president of the College Club in Freeport and
a charter member of the Young Women in Business club at the Butler YWCA.
She is survived by a son, David Glenn Hutton of Newark, Del; a sister,
Mary C. Hoehn of Zelienople; and two grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray Hutton, who died in November
HUTTON — A memorial service for Alberta Hutton, who died Saturday, Feb.
8, 2003, will be held at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Seaman Memorial Chapel, Passavant
Retirement & Health Center, 402 Main St., Zelienople. The Rev. John
Hoogerbrugge will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to St. John Specialty Care Center, 500
Wittenberg Way, Mars, PA 16046; or Passavant Retirement Center, for patient
care, 401 S. Main, St. Zelienople, PA 16063.
Arrangements are entrusted to BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
Richard Leroy Casserly
Richard Leroy Casserly, 83, of Zelienople died Wednesday at UPMC Passavant
Born March 21, 1920, in Zelienople, he was the son of James Edward and
Pearl Elizabeth Lefever Casserly.
A graduate of Zelienople High School and Slippery Rock College, he pursued
graduate work at the University of Pittsburgh. He had taught school and
later owned and operated the Dicy-Ann’s doughnut store in Zelienople.
Mr. Casserly had played and coached football and basketball. He also
was an avid tennis player and played matches against National Tennis Champion
Donald Budge. He was a train enthusiast and also was interested in Civil
During World War II, he served with the Army and participated in the
Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the Western Pennsylvania Chapter
of the Battle of the Bulge Veterans’ group and a life member of the Cranberry
Township VFW Post 879.
He attended the Grace Church of Harmony and was a member of the Senior
Surviving are his fiancée, Inez J. Broom of Zelienople; a sister,
Helen Ritchey of Pineville, N.C.; and a niece.
His wife, Anna Mae Scheidemantel Casserly, died in 1973; and a daughter,
Rebekah Ann Casserly, died in 1952.
CASSERLY — Friends of Richard Leroy Casserly, who died Wednesday, May
14, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at GLENN-KILDOO
FUNERAL HOME, 219 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Funeral services will
be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Chaplain Roscoe Mulvey
officiating. Burial will be at Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Middle Lancaster.
Marie R. Shearer
Marie R. Shearer, 91, of 411 Negley Ave. died at 4 p.m. Thursday at
Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born in Butler, Dec. 29, 1911, she was the daughter of Jacob and Marie
Mrs. Shearer was a homemaker and a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical
Lutheran Church and the King’s Daughters’ Sunday School Class at her church.
She also was a member of the Butler Chapter 45 Order of the Eastern Star
and a former member of the Armco Golf Club.
She is survived by her husband, Merle N. Shearer, whom she married Aug.
19, 1940; and three sons, Merle N. Shearer Jr. of Sarver, Jacob M. “Jack”
Shearer of Richmond, Va., and Glenn R. Shearer. Six grandchildren and six
great-grandchildren also survive.
She was preceded in death by an infant sister
SHEARER — Friends of Marie R. Shearer, who died Thursday, May 15, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday at THOMPSON-MILLER
FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday
from the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Leseganich, her church pastor,
officiating. Burial will follow at South Cemetery.
Mary K. Lang
Mary K. Lang, 77, of Cabot died Thursday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born in Butler, Sept. 14, 1925, she was the daughter of James V. Sr.
and Cecile Kottraba Miller.
She retired from Butler Vulcanizing, which was her family-owned business.
She was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed reading and cards.
Mrs. Lang was a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cabot.
Her husband, Elmer Louis Lang, died Sept. 19, 1960.
Surviving are a son, Jack M. Lang of Saxonburg; three daughters, Mrs.
Charles (Kathryn) Croft of State College, Mrs. Fred (Janet) Poeppel of
Albion, Erie County, and Mrs. Ken (Barbara) Simpson of Sarver; a brother,
James V. Miller Jr. of Butler; and a sister, Mrs. Melvin (Nancy) Crispin
of Butler. Ten grandchildren also survive.
LANG — Friends of Mary K. Lang, who died Thursday, May 15, 2003, will
be received from 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 St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cabot,
with the Rev. Barry Keurulainen officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn
Burial Estates, Mount Chestnut.
Memorial donations may be made to the library or charity of the donor’s
Cora A. Harrison
Cora A. Harrison, 101, formerly of Wexford and Mars, died Thursday,
May 15, 2003, in Atlanta, Ga.
A longtime resident of Wexford, she also lived in Mars for more than
30 years and was a member of the Mars United Methodist Church.
Mrs. Harrison is survived by a daughter, Anne H. Zboran of Atlanta;
two sons, Dean V. Harrison of Mars and Lee E. Harrison of Beaverton, Ore.;
eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was today at SANDY SPRINGS CHAPEL, Atlanta. Graveside
services will be Monday at Allegheny County Memorial Park, Allison Park.
Louis Garcia, 86, of Saxonburg died Friday at North Hills Passavant.
Born Oct. 30, 1916, in Meadowbrook, W.Va., he was the son of Raymond
and Dolores Perez Garcia.
He served in the Army and the Army Air Corps during World War II.
Mr. Garcia had worked for Pinkerton Security at Westinghouse in Pittsburgh
and U.S. Steel in Saxonburg, where he retired.
He was a member of VFW Post 894 and its memorial squad and the South
Buffalo Recreation Association. He was a life member of the Owls Club in
Russellton and a life member of the American Legion Home Post 226 in Brackenridge.
He enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Linda) Doughty of Butler
and Mrs. David (Nina) Petrosky of Saxonburg; a son, John Garcia of Tallmadge,
Ohio; four sisters, Aurora Garcia, Mrs. Joseph (Alice) Spotleson, Lucy
Shankle and Mrs. Charles (Angelina) Gravue, all of Canton, Ohio; and three
His wife, Elvie E. Garcia, died Sept. 26, 1995. Four brothers and two
sisters also preceded him in death.
GARCIA — Friends of Louis Garcia, who died Friday, May 16, 2003, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, 410
W. Main St., Saxonburg. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral
home. Burial will be at Mt. Airy Cemetery in Natrona Heights.
Alberta B. FaJohn
Alberta Blanchar FaJohn, formerly of Boyers, died of cancer Wednesday,
May 15, 2003, at her home in Richmond, Va.
She is survived by her husband, former Boyers resident Ardent FaJohn;
seven children; 29 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a sister and
Funeral services will be Monday at MORRISETT FUNERAL HOME, Richmond.
Richard H. Crompton
Richard Howard Crompton, 55, of Lower Burrell, formerly of Ross Township,
died Thursday at West Penn Hospital, Pittsburgh.
Born June 27, 1947, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late James
Edward Sr. and Gertrude H. Kirkpatrick Crompton.
He purchased the West Sunbury Milling Co., which he operated from 1973
until 1981. He then was general manager for Tesone Enterprises for more
than 15 years and was the president of R.A.M. Transit Lines from 1993 until
He then founded and served, until the present, as president and CEO
of RAM Terminals, a river terminal company in New Kensington.
He was a member of Victory Lodge 694 F&AM of Butler.
Surviving are his wife, Jane A. Eckert Crompton; a daughter, Natalee
Crompton Conway and her husband, Tucker, of Grove City; and his siblings
and their spouses, Anna and Lou Geraci of Port St. Lucie Fla., James E.
and Pam Crompton Jr. of Pawcatuck Conn., Eleanor and Dick Lewis of Monroeville,
Joan Johnson of Glenshaw, Kathy Wallace of Ridgeville, Judy and Chuck Kasza
of Ormond Beach Fla., and John and Lorrie Crompton of Callensburg.
CROMPTON — There will be no public viewing. However, the family of Richard
Howard Crompton, who died Thursday, May 15, 2003, will receive friends
from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday at HERBERT R. KING JR. FUNERAL HOME, Route 8 at
2841 Woodland Circle, Allison Park. A Memorial service will be held at
7 p.m. Sunday at St. Thomas in the Fields Episcopal Church, 4106 St. Thomas
Drive, corner of Route 8 and Dickey Road, near Bakerstown. His nephew,
Richard Lewis Jr. and his brother, James Crompton will conduct the services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Drew Mathieson
Entrepreneurship Fund, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute, 5150
Centre Ave., 1st Floor, Pittsburgh PA 15232; or the charity of the donor’s
George M. Snow
George M. Snow, 80, of Verona died Friday at UPMC St. Margaret Hospital
He was Born Oct. 23, 1922, in Bruin to James R. and Iva B. McKinney
Mr. Snow retired as a Port Authority bus driver in 1985 after 35 years.
He served in the Army Air Corp in World War II.
He enjoyed playing and watching golf, Pirates baseball games, and making
lamps and outdoor furniture.
Surviving are his son, Gary L. Snow of Natrona Heights; and two granddaughters.
His wife, Helen Snow, and two brothers preceded him in death.
SNOW — Funeral services for George M. Snow, who died Friday, May 16,
2003, were this morning at BURKET-TRUBY FUNERAL HOME in Oakmont with interment
at Oak Grove Cemetery, Chicora.
Raymond K. Smith
Raymond K. “Little Joe” Smith, 86, of Zelienople died Saturday at Butler
Born Nov. 17, 1916, in Meridian, he was the son of L. Leroy and Alice
Mr. Smith was a member of the Park United Presbyterian Church in Zelienople
and the Cranberry Senior Center.
He is survived by two sisters, Ethel L. Smith of Zelienople and Mrs.
Robert A. (Gene) Johnston of Renfrew; a nephew; and two grandnieces.
He was preceded in death by seven brothers and a sister.
SMITH — A memorial service for Raymond K. “Little Joe” Smith, who died
Saturday, May 17, 2003, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Park United
Presbyterian Church, Zelienople. The Rev. Thomas Clyde will officiate.
Private burial was at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
Memorial contributions may be made to Park United Presbyterian Church,
115 E. Grandview Ave, Zelienople, PA 16063.
Arrangements are entrusted to GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
G. Jeannine Sheakley
G. Jeannine Sheakley, 72, of Sycamore Road, Karns City died at 6 p.m.
Saturday at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following an illness.
Born Nov. 5, 1930, in East Brady, she was the daughter of the late Michael
E. DeCorte and Bessie M. McKinney DeCorte.
Mrs. Sheakley was a member of the St. Eusebius Roman Catholic Church
in East Brady. She graduated from East Brady High School in 1948 and later
graduated from the Butler Business College.
She was employed for 33 years by Witco Corp. in Petrolia and worked
as an accountant at the carbon plant and later in the shipping department,
retiring in 1995.
She is survived by her husband, Robert L. Sheakley, whom she married
Sept. 12, 1949; a son and his wife, Stephen R. and Donna M. Sheakley of
Karns City; two daughters, Cindy Anderson and her husband Paul of Karns
City, and Marylee A. Fox of Butler; five grandchildren, Joni Crouch and
her husband Brian of Butler, Jason Sheakley and his wife Tracy of East
Brady, Garrett Sheakley of Karns City, Joshua Anderson of Karns City, and
John Henry Sheakley Fox of Butler.
Also surviving are five great-grandchildren, Madison Sheakley of East
Brady, Tyler Anderson of Karns City, Xander Sheakley of East Butler, Grace
Crouch of Butler, and Ava Sheakley of East Brady; a sister-in-law, Katherine
DeCorte of Nickleville, Pa.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John
Henry Sheakley on April 13, 1973; a daughter, Susan Lynn Sheakley on July
28, 1958; and two brothers, Charles DeCorte and Thomas DeCorte.
SHEAKLEY — Friends of G. Jeannine Sheakley, who died Saturday, May 17,
2003, will be received at the RICHARD D. HILLIS FUNERAL HOME, 102 Argyle
St., Petrolia, from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday.
A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Mater
Dolorosa Roman Catholic Church in Chicora with the Rev. David DeWitt, pastor,
officiating. Burial will be at the Bear Creek Cemetery in Petrolia.
Memorial donations can be made to the American Heart Association, care
of: Heart Disease Research Foundation, National Office, 50 Court St., 306A,
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11201-4801, or to the donor’s choice.
Elton (Skip) Macurdy
Elton T. (Skip) Macurdy, 79, of 233 Monroe Road, Buffalo Township died
at 10:23 a.m. Sunday at St. Margaret Hospital, UPMC, Pittsburgh.
The son of Walter L. and Maude E. Hesselgesser Macurdy, he was born
Sept. 6, 1923, in Tarentum.
Mr. Macurdy was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in World War II.
He was a payroll clerk for 24 years at Allegheny Ludlum Steel. Corp. in
Brackenridge before retiring in 1985.
He was a member of the Freeport United Methodist Church, F&AM Lodge
in Freeport, the New Castle Consistory and the Syria Shrine in Pittsburgh.
He also was a charter member of the Buffalo Township Volunteer Fire Company.
Mr. Macurdy enjoyed farming and farmed all of his life.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Doris (Darling) I. Macurdy;
two sons, Jack T. Macurdy and Terry L. Macurdy, both of Buffalo Township;
five grandchildren; and a brother, Howard Macurdy of Marwood.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers,
Russell and Eugene Macurdy.
MACURDY — Friends of Elton T. (Skip) Macurdy, who died May 18, 2003,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday
at the REDMOND FUNERAL HOME, 524 High St., Freeport. Funeral services will
be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. William White,
pastor of Freeport United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be
at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler. A Masonic service will be held
at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Armstrong Lodge No. 239 of Freeport.
Lawrence E. McCarty
Lawrence E. “Larry” McCarty, 87, of Cranberry Township died Friday at
Born Dec. 22, 1915, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of James Etly and
Mattie Estelle (Gardner) McCarty.
Mr. McCarty was the owner of the Edward Lawrence Studio from 1945 through
He is survived by his wife, Emma May McCarty, whom he married Dec. 25,
1938; two daughters, Carole Jeanne McCarty White of New Castle and Susan
Anne McCarty Ellis of Cranberry Township; a son, James Gordon McCarty of
Cranberry Township.; a sister, Helen Louise Skousen of Orem, Utah; 10 grandchildren;
and nine great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.
MCCARTY — Friends of Lawrence E. “Larry” McCarty, who died Friday, May
16, 2002, will be received today from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday
at GLENN-KILDOO FUNERAL HOME, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, at the funeral home with
Bishop Bradley Agle of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,
Franklin Park, officiating.
Entombment will follow in the Zelienople Community Mausoleum.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cranberry Public Library,
2525 Rochester Rd., Cranberry Township, PA 16066.