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Ralph W. Frishkorn 

Ralph W. Frishkorn, 96, of Zelienople died Saturday at Ellwood City Hospital.

Born Oct. 10, 1906, in Jackson Township, he was the son of William and Mamie Drushel Frishkorn.

Mr. Frishkorn was retired from the Zelie Greenhouse, where he worked for 59 years in the sales department

He was a member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Evans City, where he was the oldest baptized member.

He was an avid Pirate’s fan and Penguin’s fan. He also enjoyed hunting.

He is survived by a son, Dale Frishkorn of Zelienople; three daughters, Mrs. Lewis (Ruth) Mullenax, Mrs. Ronald (Eileen) Budisky and Mrs. Arlene Cameron, all of Harmony; six grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren. He was also survived by his long-term caregiver, Larry Taylor.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Stella Burr Frishkorn, who died Nov. 21, 1989; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

FRISHKORN — Friends of Ralph W. Frishkorn, who died Saturday, July 12, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at KINSEY-VOLZ FUNERAL HOME, Evans City. Additional visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Evans City, where funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Kenneth Thomas officiating. Burial will be in the Evans City cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made to the St. Peter’s Lutheran Church picnic shelter fund.
 

Ralph W. Frishkorn
Ralph W. Frishkorn, who died Saturday, is survived by a daughter, Eilene Budisky, whose first name was incorrect in Monday’s newspaper.
 
 

Bernice M. Hausmann Evanko

Bernice M. Hausmann Evanko, 76, of Butler, formerly of Greentree, died Sunday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born June 29, 1927, in Milwaukee, Wis., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Hausmann.

She was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church in Herman, Pa.

Mrs. Evanko is survived by two children and their spouses, Dr. David Evanko and his wife Catherine of Butler; and Heidi Evanko-Kunselman and her husband Michael of Chicago; five grandchildren, Carl, Vincent, Ryan, Nicole and Kevin; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two children Joseph and Mary Evanko; and a brother, George Hausmann.

EVANKO — Friends of Bernice M. Hausmann Evanko, who died Sunday, July 13, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at COPELAND FUNERAL SERVICE, 981 Brodhead Road, Moon Township. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Margaret Mary Church, Moon Township. Burial will be in Resurrection Cemetery. 

Memorials may be made in her name to YWCA Personal Care Residence, 120 W. Cunningham St. Butler PA 16001.
 
 

Edward ‘Gene’ Clinton

Edward E. “Gene” Clinton, 67, of Mars, formerly of Worthington, died Saturday at Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh after an illness.

Born in Bakerstown on Sept. 27, 1935, he was the son of William and Margaret Conley Clinton.

He had been an asbestos worker and insulator for Union Local 2 in Pittsburgh.

Mr. Clinton was a member of the First Baptist Church in Butler and had belonged to Worthington Lions Club.

Surviving are his wife, Andrea Hooks Clinton, whom he married Nov. 17, 1989; a daughter, Mrs. Eugene (Cassie) Nickerson of Indiana, Pa.; three sons, Mark Clinton of Freeport, Jeff Clinton of Cabot and Tim Clinton of Sarver; two sisters, Margaret Colpo of Mars and Eleanor Johnson of East Palestine, Ohio; two brothers, Robert D. “Skip” Clinton of Mars and Hugh “Bud” Clinton of Cabot; and eight grandchildren.

His first wife, Dorothy Volz Clinton, died Oct. 3, 1987.

A brother also preceded him in death.

CLINTON — Friends of Edward E. “Gene” Clinton, who died Saturday, July 12, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at MCDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 221 New Castle St., Butler. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church with the Rev. David Maitland, church pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Haven Memorial Park in Kittanning. 

Memorial donations are requested to Slippery Rock Baptist Camp, 130 Elliott Lane, Slippery Rock PA 16057.
 

Adeline C. Shoup

Adeline C. Shoup, 89, of Titusville, formerly of Parker, died Monday at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Sligo after a brief illness.

Born July 28, 1913, in Foxburg, she was the daughter of James and Mary Cokley Ganoe.

Mrs. Shoup was a member of Parker Presbyterian Church.

Surviving are a daughter, Marian L. Shirey of Parker; two sons, John L. Shoup of Titusville and James R. Shoup of Melbourne, Fla.; three stepdaughters, Pamela Shirey of Ohio, Vickie Shirey of Callensburg and Dawn Krough of Rodgers, Ohio; a brother, James Ross Ganoe of California; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Lloyd F. Shoup, whom she married Nov. 20, 1936, died March 29, 1987.

SHOUP — Friends of Adeline C. Shoup, who died Monday, July 14, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Wayne Street, Parker. Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard Anschutz, pastor of Parker Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in Chestnut Ridge Community Cemetery, Richland Township, Clarion County. 

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Clarion-Forest VNA Hospice, Knox PA 16232.
 

Bertha F. Salusky

Bertha F. Henderson Salusky, 91, of Emlenton, formerly of Pittsburgh, died at 2:42 p.m. Monday at Sunnyview Home in Butler after a brief illness.

Born in Greenville on June 12, 1912, she was the daughter of Vant and Rella Stitt Henderson.

She was affiliated with the Bethel United Methodist Church of Eau Claire and was a member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star in Homestead Park in Pittsburgh.

Mrs. Salusky was a graduate of West Penn Hospital School of Nursing in Pittsburgh, where she became a registered nurse. She worked for West Penn for 12 years after graduation. She later worked as a nurse in the office of Dr. Boda in Pittsburgh.

Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Louise Farren of Sun City, Calif.; three sons, Dolphin Stalker of Eau Claire, Delmar Stalker of Sun City, Calif., and Gaylord Stalker of Livingston, Texas; a brother, Byron “Hank” Henderson of Eau Claire; two sisters, Doretha Kohls of Wheatland and Ruth Robb of West Middlesex; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Salusky, who died Jan. 10, 1999; and a brother.

SALUSKY — Friends of Bertha F. Henderson Salusky, who died Monday, July 14, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Eau Claire. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment will be in Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh. 
 

Arthur D. ‘Dutch’ Reiff

Arthur D. “Dutch” Reiff, 60, of 370 Pittsburgh Road, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Saturday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born Jan. 27, 1943, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of William Duane and Elizabeth Schmidt Reiff.

He was a mail handler for the U.S. Postal Service and served as a master sergeant in the Air Force during the Vietnam War.

Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Kreller Reiff of Butler; two sons, Duane Reiff of Dayton, Ohio, and Christopher Reiff of Warren, Ohio; a daughter, Kimberly Dunn; a sister, Mary Labyoda of Pittsburgh; a brother, David Reiff of Pittsburgh; and four grandchildren.

REIFF — Friends of Arthur D. “Dutch” Reiff, who died Saturday, July 12, 2003, will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at JOHN J. GMITER FUNERAL HOME, 119 S. 15th St., Pittsburgh. A blessing service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in South Side Cemetery, 1404 Brownsville Road, Pittsburgh.
 

Hilda C. Morrison

Hilda C. Morrison, 77, of Butler died Monday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

Born July 3, 1926, in Butler, she was the daughter of Francis “Pete” and Cecelia C. Geibel Morrison.

She was a member of St. Paul Roman Catholic Church and a former member of PARC.

Surviving are a brother, Bernard Morrison of Canfield, Ohio; five sisters, Mary Catherine “Kay” Kienzle, Mrs. Frances O’Neill, Mrs. Harry (Cecelia) Jackson and Mrs. Norberta Mae Duffy, all of Butler, and Mrs. William (Anna) Cranmer of Herman; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother.

MORRISON — Friends of Hilda C. Morrison, who died Monday, July 14, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church, 128 N. McKean St. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

The St Paul Guild and Christian Mothers will recite the rosary at 12:40 p.m. Thursday at the church.
 
 

John W. Miller Jr. 

John W. “Jack” Miller Jr., 76, of 104 Fairlane Drive, died at 5:10 a.m. Sunday at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born Dec. 24, 1926, he was the son of John W. and Irene F. Freeman Miller Sr.

He had been a life insurance agent for New York Life Insurance Co. for more than 40 years.

Mr. Miller was a founding member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, where he was an elder emeritus for years. He had been a board member and past president of the Seneca Hills Bible Conference for 31 years. He was also a past president of the Life Underwriters Association.

He served with the Army Air Corps during World War II.

Surviving is his wife, Marian Roe Miller. They had been married 51 years.

Also surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Gerald E. (Karen) Graham of Butler; two sons, Bradley K. Miller of Lynchburg, Va., and Brian D. Miller of Wheeling, W.Va.; a brother, Richard J. Miller of Butler; five grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

MILLER — There is no visitation for John W. “Jack” Miller Jr., who died Sunday, July 13, 2003. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, 420 N. Main St., with the Rev. Warren W. West, pastor emeritus of the church, officiating. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Butler County Memorial Park. 

The family requests no flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church in America, 420 N. Main St., Butler, PA 16001, or to the Seneca Hills Bible Conference, Box 288, Franklin, PA 16323.

THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St., handled arrangements.
 

Kenneth W. McConnell

Kenneth W. “Kenny” McConnell, 66, of 211 Blue Grass Drive, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born Nov. 2, 1936, in Butler Township, he was the son of Harvey M. and Edith Miller McConnell.

He retired as an electrician for IBEW and had also worked for Bronder Technical Service.

An Army veteran, he was a member of St. Andrew’s United Presbyterian Church, the Sons of Italy and a life member of the Butler Elks Lodge 170.

Surviving are his wife, Carol Billman McConnell; two sons, Daniel and Randy McConnell, both of Florida; a daughter, Julie McConnell of Florida; two brothers, Charles McConnell of Florida and James McConnell of Louisiana; two sisters, Mrs. Janet Beier of Florida and Mrs. Donald (Carol) Currie of Fenelton; nine grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

A son preceded him in death.

McCONNELL — Friends of Kenneth W. “Kenny” McConnell, who died Sunday, July 13, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. James R. Mohr II, pastor of St. Andrew’s United Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be at North Side Cemetery on North Main Street. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Butler Public Library, 218 N. McKean St., Butler, PA 16001 or to the Butler Health System Foundation, c/o Heart Center, 911 East Brady St., Butler, PA 16001.
 

Evelyn Day Ligashewsky

Evelyn Day Ligashewsky, 82, of Butler died at 1 a.m. Tuesday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

Born Dec. 24, 1920, in Hilliards, she was a daughter of Albert and Frances Stevens Day.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Trinity Presbyterian Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Bonnie Crowe of Butler; three grandchildren, John Crowe, Sharon Conti and Angela McCommon; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Dewayne Day of Rochester, N.Y.; a sister, Ruth Reed of Lyndora; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter Ligashewsky, who died Feb. 7, 2000.

Also preceding her in death was a son, Larry Ligashewsky and a brother, Albert Day Jr.

LIGASHEWSKY — Friends of Evelyn Day Ligashewsky, who died Tuesday, July 15, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at THOMPSON-MILLER FUNERAL HOME, 124 E. North St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dennis Molnar officiating. Burial will be in the Greenlawn Burial Estates in Mt. Chestnut. 
 

Audrey Rice Hicks

Audrey G. Heckard Rice Hicks, 88, of Eastvale, died Sunday at Providence Care Center in Beaver Falls.

Born Aug. 21, 1914, in Evans City, she was the daughter of David A. and Laura Alta Rider Heckard.

A member of the College Hill Church of the Nazarene in Beaver Falls, she was involved in a Bible study class at Eastvale Reformed Presbyterian Church. 

Surviving are three sons, Ronald L. and Walter L. Rice, both of Evans City, and Robert L. Rice of Port Orange, Fla.; two daughters, Lois A. Barlow of Meadville and Linda S. McGinley of Renfrew; a stepson, Ronald L. Hicks of Rousville; a stepdaughter, Barbara K. Antel of Eastvale; a brother, David A. Heckard of Evans City; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Her husband, Robert A. Hicks, died Sept. 3, 1987. Two brothers and five sisters also preceded her in death.

HICKS — Friends of Audrey G. Heckard Rice Hicks, who died Sunday, July 13, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at CAMPBELL FUNERAL HOME, 14th Street and Eighth Avenue, Beaver Falls. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Gary J. Smith, her church pastor, officiating. Private interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park in Daugherty Township. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the College Hill Church of the Nazarene, 3600 Fourth Ave., Beaver Falls, PA 15010.
 

Opal L. Halin

Opal L. Halin, 82, formerly of Pleasantview Avenue, died Monday at Sunnyview Nursing Home.

Born May 26, 1921, in Butler, she was the daughter of Harry and Mary Scott Manny.

She was a homemaker and a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church. She also was a member of the French and Belgium Club.

Surviving are three sons, Lucien A. and Daniel D. Halin, both of Butler, and Victor E. Halin of Indiana, Pa.; a brother, Charles Manny of West Sunbury; and three sisters, Mrs. Braden (Gerry) Kaylor and Mrs. Robert (Shirley) Reges, both of Butler, and Mrs. Robert (Betty) Vandervort of Dayton, Pa. 

Also surviving are seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was the widow of Hubert E. Halin, who died Feb. 7, 1987. She also was preceded in death by a son, three brothers and an infant twin sister.

HALIN — Friends of Opal L. Halin, who died Monday, July 14, 2003, 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 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Michael Roman Catholic Church, Center Avenue. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery. 

The Bereavement Committee of St. Michael Parish will hold a parish vigil service at 3 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 

Alberta C. Sarteschi

Alberta C. Sarteschi, 85, of 416 Preston Drive died Monday evening at St. John Specialty Care Center, Mars.

Born in Butler, March 28, 1918, she was the daughter of Albert and Cecelia Steighner Marcellus.

She retired after working as a seamstress at Bobbie Brooks, Spaide Shirt Factory and Jack & Jill Cleaners. She also had worked at Castle Rubber and did reweaving of clothing out of her home.

Surviving are two daughters, Lonna R. Dubyak and Patricia Wogan, both of Butler; two brothers, Thomas Marcellus of Florida and Carl Marcellus of Butler; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Raymond J. Sarteschi, died Nov. 2, 1983. Three brothers also preceded her in death.

SARTESCHI — Friends of Alberta C. Sarteschi, who died Monday, July 14, 2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at MARTIN FUNERAL HOME, 429 Center Ave. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Stephen Ogle, pastor of Victory Christian Fellowship, officiating. Burial will be at St. Michael Cemetery. 

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Center, St. John Specialty Care Center, 500 Wittenberg Way, Mars, PA 16046.


 

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