|Rev. Alexander Campbell Wilson
The Rev. Alexander Campbell Wilson, 81, of Cabot, formerly of Grove
City and Harrisville, died at 7:33 p.m. Sunday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born in Philadelphia, Sept. 17, 1921, he was the son of Lyman Childs
Wilson Sr. and Floye Joslin Wilson.
A World War II Army veteran, he was a graduate of Reformed Episcopal
Theological Seminary, Geneva College and Princeton Theological Seminary.
During his career as a Presbyterian minister, he was a student supply
pastor at the First United Presbyterian Church of Chester, W.Va., and at
Oakland United Presbyterian Church from 1949 to 1951; a missionary for
United Presbyterian Board of Foreign Missions in Malakal, Sudan; and pastor
at Mill Creek United Presbyterian Church, Hookstown, from 1963 to 1967,
and at Westminster United Presbyterian Church, Burgettstown.
He was associate executive presbyter, Western New York Presbytery and
then served at First Presbyterian Church of Niagara Falls, N.Y., and Harmony
United Presbyterian Church of Harrisville.
In retirement, he served at Manor Presbyterian Church, Westmoreland
County; New Wilmington Presbyterian Church; East Main Presbyterian Church,
Grove City; Irwin Presbyterian Church, Stoneboro; and Pleasant Valley Presbyterian
Church, West Sunbury.
Surviving are his wife, Alma Simmons Wilson, whom he married in Philadelphia
on Aug. 16, 1943; three sons, Donald Campbell Wilson and his wife Peggy
of Calgary, Canada, Paul Alexander Wilson and his wife Ellen of St. Paul,
Minn., and the Rev. George Lyman Wilson and his wife Dianna of Sheboygan,
Wis.; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A brother, Lyman
Childe Wilson and his wife June of Philadelphia also survive.
WILSON — A memorial service for the Rev. Alexander Campbell Wilson,
who died Sunday, July 20, 2003, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Harmony
Presbyterian Church, Harrisville. The Rev. John McElwain, church pastor,
and the Rev. Jefferson Moore, pastor of Jefferson Center Presbyterian Church
of Saxonburg, will officiate.
Memorial donations may be made to Grace Memorial Hospital, c/o Joanne
Miller, 33 Lake Drive, Grove City, PA 16237. The hospital is in Brazil.
CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, Grove City, is handling arrangements.
Jackie C. Renforth
Jackie Conrad “Big Daddy” Renforth, 79, of Ormond Beach, Fla., died
Saturday, July 19, 2003, at Ormond Memorial Hospital.
He was born April 21, 1924, in Butler.
A disabled World War II Army veteran, he received the Purple Heart and
was a member of Disabled American Veterans Chapter 84, the VFW and the
Elks Club in Florida.
He had worked at Callery Chemical for 17 years and then lived in Attleboro,
Mass. In 1976, he moved to Daytona Beach and retired in 1988 from the Daytona
Beach Parks and Recreation Department. He enjoyed genealogy and fishing.
Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Florine Renforth; four sons, Jackie,
Robert, David and Kelly Joe Renforth, all of Florida; three daughters,
Carol Bellman of Las Vegas, Nev., and Darlene Teracino and Robin Renforth,
both of Florida; a brother, Howard Renforth of Florida; a sister, Jeannie
Motonak of Butler; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was today at Volusia Memorial Park, Ormond Beach.
Memorial donations may be made to DAV Chapter 84 Memorial Fund, 605
Eighth St., Holly Hill, FL 32117.
Kevin Douglas Orr
Kevin Douglas Orr, 42, of Sarver died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Alle-Kiski
Medical Center in Harrison Township.
Born Aug. 4, 1960, in New Kensington, he was the son of Samuel Charles
and Linda Thomas Orr.
He had worked as an assembler at Medrad in Indiana Township for five
He had served in the Army.
Surviving are his wife, Christine Marie Sutter Orr, whom he married
May 24, 2003; two brothers, Timothy Orr of Harrison Township and Bruce
Orr of Tarentum; four sisters, Mrs. Paul (Juanita) Roy of Benson, N.C.,
Mrs. Jerry (Kathy) Larson of Tarentum, Linda Orr of State College and Mrs.
Prime (Jennifer) Roderiguez of New Kensington; and his stepfather and mother,
James M. and Linda Thomas Orr Seagriff of Brackenridge.
His father preceded him in death.
ORR — Friends of Kevin Douglas Orr, who died Tuesday, July 22, 2003,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at KRYNICKI FUNERAL HOME, 1007 Freeport Road, Natrona Heights.
Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. John
Maloney officiating. Burial will be at Greenwood Memorial Park, Lower Burrell.
Charles J. Mellish
Charles J. Mellish, 94, of Poland, Ohio, died Monday at St. Elizabeth
Health Center, Youngstown.
Born Feb. 14, 1909, in Kaylor, he was the son of Joseph and Annie Passage
A World War II Navy veteran, he attended Youngstown College and The
Butler Business College. He had owned and operated Mellish Frame &
Wheel Alignment in Poland for more then 60 years and retired in 1989.
Mr. Mellish was a member of Amvets Post 44 and New Life Assembly of
He is survived by his wife, Joan Carolyn Armstrong Mellish, whom he
married Aug. 27, 1966; a daughter, Brenda Vitullo of Austintown, Ohio;
and a granddaughter. Also surviving are two brothers, William Mellish of
Chicora and Paul Mellish of East Brady.
Nine brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
MELLISH — Friends of Charles J. Mellish, who died Monday, July 21, 2003,
will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today at HIGGINS-REARDON FUNERAL HOME,
2726 Center Road, Poland, Ohio. Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at
the funeral home.
Marvin W. McNair
Marvin W. McNair, 62, of West Sunbury, formerly of Washington, D.C.,
died Sunday at Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born Oct. 8, 1940, in Valley City, N.D., he was the son of Arthur Warner
McNair and the late Barbara Lucille Marvin McNair.
He retired from the Office of Personnel Management as an inspector of
background security. When he died, he was an independent contractor for
the Office of Personnel Management.
Mr. McNair served in the Army in the early 1960s.
Surviving are his father of Fargo, N.D.; a sister, Linda Quast of Morgan,
Minn.; two brothers, David and Michael McNair, both of Fargo; and eight
nieces and nephews.
McNAIR — A memorial service for Marvin W. McNair, who died Sunday, July
20, 2003, will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at YOUNG FUNERAL HOME, Main Street,
West Sunbury. The Rev. Dennis Bogda, pastor of St. John’s Byzantine Catholic
Church, will officiate. Burial will be in North Dakota.
Holly Ann Leonberg
Holly Ann Leonberg, 55, of Zelienople died July 5 at Butler Memorial
Born Jan. 12, 1948, in Harmony, she was the daughter of Daniel Peffer
and the late Regina Ross Peffer.
She is survived by her husband, John R. Leonberg, whom she married April
20, 2002, in Mars; her father of Zelienople; and a brother and sister,
Gregg Peffer and Christine Constantino, both of LaPorte, Texas.
LEONBERG — A memorial service for Holly Ann Leonberg, who died Saturday,
July 5, 2003, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Oak Grove Lutheran Church,
New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, with the Rev. Ed Robbins, officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to Butler County Children & Youth
Services, P.O. Box 1208, Butler, PA 16003.
BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople, is handling arrangements.
Lawrence Hughes Jr.
Lawrence J. Hughes Jr., 83, of Zelienople, formerly of Mars, died Monday
at Passavant Retirement & Health Center, Zelienople.
Born April 18, 1920, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Lawrence J. and
Jane Dines Hughes Sr.
He had retired from the Home Life Insurance Co. of Greentree, where
he had been a sales agent.
He was a World War II Army veteran and a member of the Mars VFW Post.
He attended St. Kilian Roman Catholic Church, Mars.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Edward G. (Marlene) Sipp of Cranberry
Township and Mrs. Wilfred (Patricia) Nold of Palm Harbor, Fla.; a brother,
William Hughes of Coraopolis; and a sister, Mrs. Joseph (Jane) Lijewski
of Pittsburgh. Four grandchildren also survive.
His wife, Dorothy Brandl Hughes, died May 11, 1969. A sister and two
brothers also preceded him in death.
HUGHES — Friends of Lawrence J. Hughes Jr., who died Monday, July 21,
2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at GLENN-KILDOO
FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, 130 Wisconsin Ave., Cranberry Township.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St.
Ferdinand Roman Catholic Church, Cranberry Township. Burial will be at
Christ Our Redeemer Cemetery, Ross Township.
Joshua Robert Hipple
Joshua Robert Hipple, 22, of New Brighton, Beaver County, died unexpectedly
Tuesday at the Medical Center in Beaver.
Born April 16, 1981, in Brighton Township, he was the son of Michael
William and Barbara Loose Hipple.
He was a student at the New Castle School of Trades and a social member
of the Oak Hill Vets in New Brighton.
Surviving are his mother of New Brighton; a brother, Michael L. Hipple
of New Brighton; a stepbrother, Jessie R. Hipple of Rochester; his maternal
grandparents, Robert E. and Shirley A. Loose of East Brady; his paternal
great-grandmother, Myrtle Hipple of New Brighton; four uncles; and a number
of other family members and friends.
His father, his paternal great-grandfather and an uncle preceded him
HIPPLE — Friends of Joshua Robert Hipple, who died Tuesday, July 22,
2003, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 and 7
to 9 p.m. Friday at J&J SPRATT FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton.
Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev.
Audrey D. Baldwin, pastor of Fifth Avenue United Methodist Church in New
Brighton, officiating. Private interment will be in Robinson Cemetery in
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to
Mr. Hipple’s mother.
Katherine E. ‘Kathy’ Hartman
Katherine E. “Kathy” Hartman, 86, died of natural causes Friday, July
18, 2003, in Washington, D.C.
She was born March 31, 1917, in Butler to William A. and Elizabeth Killian
Ms. Hartman was one of the first stewardesses in the early airline industry.
She later joined the U.S. State Department, with postings in England and
Turkey. Upon her return to Washington, D.C., she held positions with the
World Bank and State Department, retiring in 1999 at the age of 82.
Ms. Hartman held a master’s degree in tourism administration from George
Washington University and was recognized by the Kennedy Center for 25 years
of volunteer service.
She is survived by four sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Keller of Canton, Ohio,
Mrs. Ann O’Sullivan and Mrs. Raymond (Sheila) Stehle, both of Butler, and
Louise Hartman of Pittsburgh; and two brothers, Philip Hartman of Cleveland,
Ohio, and James Hartman of Athens, Ohio. She also is survived by numerous
nieces and nephews.
Her stepmother, Katherine; a brother, Edward; and a sister, Margaret;
preceded her in death.
There will be no visitation. Funeral services will be later. Arrangements
are being completed by GEIBEL FUNERAL HOME.
Bert L. George
Bert L. George, 70, of Paulden, Ariz., died May 20, 2003, at his home
after a five-year illness.
Born Nov. 6, 1932, in Cabot, he was the son of Clarence and Beulah Savage
He was a retired painter and enjoyed fishing, playing guitar and singing
country music songs. He was a Catholic.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Beilstein George, whom he married June
6, 1953, at St. John Roman Catholic Church, Coylesville; a son, Dan George
of Paulden; two daughters, Melody Hopkins of Chandler, Ariz., and Sharon
Bencic of Paulden; four sisters, Beatrice Cypher of Cabot, Blanche Baptiste
of Fenelton, Joyce Vidas of Saxonburg and Bernadette Geibel of Butler;
and a brother, Clarence “Cork” George of Florida. Nine grandchildren and
eight great-grandchildren also survive.
He was preceded in death by a son and two sisters.
A memorial service was held in Chino, Ariz.
Donald D. Bintrim
Donald D. Bintrim, 68, of Harmony died Monday at St. John’s Specialty
Care Center in Mars.
Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Lancaster Township, he was the son of Ira and
Pearl Druschel Bintrim.
He was a structural engineer who helped construct the hangar doors in
Cape Canaveral, Fla., for the president’s helicopter in Washington, D.C.,
and for the Stealth bomber.
Mr. Bintrim worked for the military in Diego Garcia and also traveled
to Venezuela to install hangar doors at a hydroelectric plant.
He also assisted in constructing the ski lifts in Sunday River, Maine,
Sugar Loaf Mountain, Maine, and Boyce Park.
An Army veteran, he was a member of the Zion Lutheran Church and Harmony
Lodge 429 Free and Associated Masons.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed camping and gardening.
Surviving is his wife, Carol A. Stenzel Bintrim, whom he married Nov.
Also surviving are a daughter, Dawn M. Mawhinney of Rohnert Park, Calif.;
a son, Eric M. Bintrim of Shenango; three sisters, Velma Cleland of Middle
Lancaster Township, Dorothy Brandenburg of Philadelphia and Emma Lou Knauf
of Evans City; and two grandsons.
Six brothers preceded him in death.
BINTRIM — There will be no visitation for Donald D. Bintrim, who died
Monday, July 21, 2003. A memorial service will be at 7:30 p.m. July 30
at Zion Lutheran Church with the Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley, church pastor,
officiating. Burial will be in Greenlawn Burial Estates.
Memorial donations may be made to Prospect Library, P.O. Box 257, Prospect,
PA 16052 or Zion Lutheran Church, 557 Perry Highway, Harmony, PA 16037.
Arrangements are by BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME in Zelienople.
Pete F. Muto
Pete F. Muto, 85, of Evans City died Sunday at Evergreen Nursing Center
Born Jan. 4, 1918, in Evans City, he was the son of Pietro P. and Teresa
Chiapetta Muto Manerino and the stepson of Patsy Manerino, who raised him
after the death of his father in a house fire.
He had owned and operated Muto’s Radiator Repair, Towing and Crane Service
in Evans City for more than 45 years.
Mr. Muto served with the Navy during World War II and was a charter
member of the Loyal Order of the Moose 957 in Harmony. He was also a member
of the Butler Elks 170, the Evans City Fire Department and American Legion
Post 219 in Evans City.
He was a Protestant.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Maryann) Guthrie of Apopka,
Fla.; a brother, Albert Manerino of Mars; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
His wife, Stella Schott Muto, whom he married June 22, 1942, died April
20, 1997. Two sisters also preceded him in death.
MUTO — Friends of Pete F. Muto, who died Sunday, July 20, 2003, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at KINSEY-VOLZ FUNERAL
HOME in Evans City. Services will be at 8:30 Friday at the funeral home
with the Rev. William Ritzert, pastor of St. Matthias Roman Catholic Church
in Evans City, officiating. Burial will be in Evans City Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.
Virginia L. Buttermore
Virginia L. Buttermore, 81, of Gibsonia, formerly of Wexford, died Wednesday.
She was the daughter of William and Kathleen Bozett.
Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Spiegel; a son, David W. Buttermore;
five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
Her husband, David F. Buttermore, preceded her in death.
BUTTERMORE — Friends of Virginia L. Buttermore, who died Wednesday,
July 23, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at GEORGE
A. THOMA FUNERAL HOME, 10418 Perry Highway, McCandless. Services will be
at 10 a.m. Saturday at Perry Highway Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wexford
with the Rev. Dennis Ferguson, church pastor, officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations to Perry
Highway Evangelical Lutheran Church, 11403 Perry Highway, Wexford, PA 15090.
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