|Donald D. Bintrim
Donald D. Bintrim, 68, of Harmony died July 21 at St. John’s Specialty
Care Center in Mars.
Born Nov. 4, 1934, in Lancaster Township, he was a son of Ira and Pearl
Mr. Bintrim was a structural engineer who helped with the construction
of hangar doors in Cape Canaveral, Fla.; for the president’s helicopter
in Washington, D.C., and for the hangar doors that housed the Stealth Bomber.
He worked for the military in Deago Garcia and traveled to Venezuela
to install hangar doors at a hydro-electric plant.
Mr. Bintrim also assisted in the construction of the ski lifts in Sunday
River and Sugar Loaf Mountain in Maine and Boyce Park.
He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Zion Lutheran Church.
He also held memberships with the Harmony Lodge 429 Free and Accepted Masons.
He was an avid hunter and fisherman who enjoyed camping and gardening.
He is survived by his wife, Carol Stenzel Bintrim, whom he married Nov.
14, 1964; a daughter, Dawn Mawhinney of Rohnert Park, Calif.; a son, Eric
Bintrim of Shenango; three sisters, Velma Cleland of Lancaster Township,
Dorothy Brandenburg of Chambersburg and Emma Lou Knauff of Zelienople.
Also surviving are two grandsons, Kevin Patrick Mawhinney and Ethan
He was preceded in death by six brothers.
BINTRIM — A memorial service for Donald D. Bintrim, who died Monday,
July 21, 2003, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at Zion Lutheran Church,
Harmony. The Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley, church pastor, will officiate. Burial
will be in the Greenlawn Burial Estates, Butler.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Zion Lutheran
Church, 557 Perry Highway, Harmony, PA 16037 or Prospect Library, PO Box
257, Prospect, PA 16052.
Arrangements are being made by the BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, Zelienople.
Arthur R. Beilstein Jr.
Arthur R. Beilstein Jr., 69, of Butternut Road, Karns City died at
5 p.m. Saturday at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh following a
Born in Butler on Oct. 6, 1933, he was a son of Arthur R. and Viola
He had been employed as an independent contract carrier for the Butler
Eagle and Risher News Agency of Butler.
He attended Martinsburg Presbyterian Church in Bruin and graduated
from Butler High School in 1952.
Mr. Beilstein was an avid race fan who drove the No. 55 stock car from
1960 to 1964 at the Butler Fairgrounds Racetrack. He also enjoyed camping
He is survived by his wife, Kathleen E. Bailey Beilstein, whom he married
on Aug. 28, 1954, in East Brady; two sons, R. Dean Beilstein of Hubbard,
Ohio and Ronald R. Beilstein of Fenelton; a daughter, Mrs. Ronald E. (Cheryl
Ann) Hinton of Butler; a brother, Robert Lee Beilstein of Butler; six grandchildren
and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a granddaughter.
BEILSTEIN — A memorial service for Arthur R. Beilstein Jr., who died
Saturday, July 26, 2003, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Martinsburg
Presbyterian Church in Bruin. The Rev. Terry Kennedy will officiate. Memorial
contributions may be made to the Martinsburg Presbyterian Church Building
Fund, Bruin, PA 16022.
Arrangements are being handled by RICHARD D. HILLIS FUNERAL HOME, Petrolia.
Arthur R. Beilstein Jr.
Arthur R. Beilstein Jr., who died Saturday, was born Oct. 8, 1933,
and drove the No. 95 stock car from 1960 to 1964 at the Butler Fairgrounds
His obituary in Monday’s newspaper had an incorrect day of birth and
Ruby C. Bartholomew
Ruby C. Bartholomew, 99, of Butler, formerly of Cabot, died Sunday at
Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born in Jefferson Township, Dec. 9, 1903, she was the daughter of Fred
L. and Ida Parks Dyke.
She was a homemaker.
Surviving are two sons, Donald E. and Kenneth P. Bartholomew, both of
Butler; three daughters, Alene Eltman of Cabot and Edith Coleman and Eva
Lucille Bartholomew, both of Butler; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence R. “Barney” Bartholomew,
who died Aug. 28, 1986; a brother; and four sisters.
BARTHOLOMEW — Friends of Ruby C. Bartholomew, who died Sunday, July
27, 2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at FOX FUNERAL
HOME, 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday
at the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Osborne, associate pastor of Calvary
Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Greenlawn Burial Estates,
Floyd L. Kerry
Floyd L. Kerry, 92, of Butler died Monday at his home after an extended
Born July 25, 1911, in Brockway, Jefferson County, he was the son of
John and Agnes Sutley Kerry.
He retired as a supervisor at the former Armco-Butler Works and was
a member of St. Fidelis Roman Catholic Church, Butler.
Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Ray (Beverly) Paulick of Butler; four
grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
His wife, Marie Birckbichler Kerry, whom he married June 25, 1932, died
March 30, 1999. Four brothers and five sisters also preceded him in death.
KERRY — Private family visitation for Floyd L. Kerry, who died Monday,
July 28, 2003, will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at JAY BRYAN FUNERAL
HOME, 443 Main St., Prospect. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Thursday
at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Burial Estates, Mount
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses
Association of Butler, 154 Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001.
John ‘Jack’ Folley Jr.
Epitaph and obituary for John D. Folley, Jr. Written by John D. Folley,
Jr. August 30, 2001. Modified by John D. Folley, Jr. July 27, 2003.
John D. Folley, Jr. “Jack” died July 27, 2003, 11:47 am.
He was 76 years old.
Those who knew him loved him, and knew about his life.
Those who did not know him, don’t care about his life.
George R. Walter Sr.
George R. Walter Sr., 71, of Jacksonville, Fla., died Saturday, July
26, 2003, in Jacksonville.
Born in Walter Chapel, Allegheny County, March 14, 1932, he was the
son of Clifford and Ida Mae Graham Walter.
Mr. Walter had been a laboratory technician at Alcoa in New Kensington
and Union Carbide in Parma, Ohio, and retired in 1994 from Magnetics in
Surviving are a son, George R. Walters Jr. of Butler; five daughters,
Mrs. Richard (Susan) Jefferson of Portersville, Mrs. Randall (Loraine)
Plair of Jacksonville, Mrs. Brian (Jessie) Ray of Butler, Mrs. John (Teresa)
Walthen of Sturbridge, Mass.; and Patricia McKain of Virginia Beach, Va.;
and a sister, Ruth McEmeel of California. Eight grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren
and many nieces and nephews also survive.
His wife, Betty Huselton Walter, whom he married Aug. 9, 1951, died
Dec. 7, 2001.
Twelve brothers and sisters preceded him in death.
Lillian C. Miller
Lillian C. Miller, 66, of Saxonburg died at 7:14 p.m. Sunday as the
result of an auto accident.
Born April 20, 1937, in Carnegie, she was the daughter of Dominic and
She was a homemaker and a former volunteer at the Butler Veterans Affairs
Surviving are her husband, George W. Miller, whom she married June 6,
1963; six daughters, Mrs. William (Deborah) Allison of Renfrew, Lynne Lukasik
of Lake Placid, Fla., Mrs. Randy (Donna) Stephenson of Butler, Mrs. Tony
(Kimberly) Lechner and Mrs. Tracy (Leslie) Reedy, both of Cocoa, Fla.,
and Mrs. Andrew (Susan) Miller-Griest of Mars; two sisters, Suzanne Morasca
of Pittsburgh and Elizabeth Digiacomo of Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren;
and two great-grandchildren.
Three brothers preceded her in death.
MILLER — Friends of Lillian C. Miller, who died Sunday, July 27, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at YOUNG FUNERAL
HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. Services will be at 9:15 p.m. Thursday at the
funeral home with the Rev. Robert Huber, pastor of North Street Christian
Church, officiating. Burial will be private.
Jeanette C. Lang
Jeanette C. Lang, 99, of Saxonburg, formerly of Freeport, died Tuesday
at Saxony Health Center.
Born in Leechburg, April 12, 1904, she was the daughter of John and
Florence Lessig Johnston.
She was a retired telephone operator and a member of the Sarver Free
Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Virginia Sosovicka of Sarver; and a number
of nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George Lang, who died in 1969;
two brothers and four sisters.
LANG — Friends of Jeanette C. Lang, who died Tuesday, July 29, 2003,
will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Thursday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, 410 W. Main St., Saxonburg. Services will
be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert Linhart Jr.,
her church pastor, officiating. Burial will be at Saxonburg Memorial Church
Memorial donations may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.
Guy Bonetti, 79, of Clintonville since 1960, formerly of Boyers, died
at 9:45 p.m. Monday at UPMC Northwest, Franklin, after a long illness.
Born in Boyers, April 15, 1924, he was the son of James and Minnie “Diane”
He had attended public school in Boyers and retired from U.S. Steel,
where he worked out of Boyers. He later worked for Witherup Fabrication
and Erection in Kennerdell and also had worked at National Underground
Storage in Boyers.
Mr. Bonetti was affiliated with the Grace United Methodist Church in
Clintonville and was a member of the American Legion Post 0852 and the
VFW Post, both of Harrisville, and the Boyers Sportsmen’s Association.
From 1943 to 1945, he served with the Army in China, Burma and India.
He enjoyed gardening, especially working in his yard, and hunting and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, June Witherup Bonetti, whom he married Sept.
24, 1952; three daughters, Kathy Cochran of Franklin, Beverly Hovis of
Butler and Karen Ashbaugh of Warren, Pa.; and eight grandchildren. Two
sisters, Virginia Hockenberry of Harrisville and Carmella Critchlow of
Butler; five brothers, Joseph and James Bonetti, both of Boyers, Eugene
Bonetti of Butler and Furrie and Albert Bonetti, both of Slippery Rock;
and several nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by three brothers.
BONETTI — Friends of Guy Bonetti, who died Monday, July 28, 2003, will
be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at LARRY E. McKINLEY FUNERAL
HOME, 109 Emlenton St., Clintonville. The funeral service will be at 1
p.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Lee Thompson, pastor of
Clintonville Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be at Clintonville
Memorial contributions be made to the V.N.A. Foundation of Venango County.
John E. ‘Jack’ Young
John E. “Jack” Young, 75, of Butler died at 7:10 p.m. Wednesday at his
Born May 1, 1928, in Fairview Township, he was the son of John Joseph
and Emma Dorothy Kiser Young.
He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in America and
was involved in missionary work for years.
Mr. Young was a graduate of Karns City High School and served with the
Navy in the South Pacific during World War II. He was a member of the VFW
Post 7876 and the American Legion Post 642 in Chicora.
He retired from the maintenance department at Armco-Butler works after
43 years. He was one of the organizers of Little League in Chicora and
also helped with Pony League and American Legion Baseball for years.
Surviving are his wife, Dorine Marie Andre Young, whom he married June
15, 1950; a daughter, Mrs. Dennis L. (Cindy) Craig of Chicora; and four
grandchildren, Corey L. Craig of Butler, Alissa M. Craig of Lansdale, and
Eric and Tiffany Aites, both of Warsaw, Ind. A sister, Dorothy Grace Ryan
of Chicora; a brother, Walter A. Young of Texas; two stepsisters; a stepbrother;
and a number of nieces and nephews also survive.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Lillian Serafine.
YOUNG — Friends of John E. “Jack” Young, who died Wednesday, July 30,
2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at YOUNG FUNERAL
HOME, 127 W. Jefferson St. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the
funeral home with the Rev. Michael Harvey, his church pastor, officiating.
Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township.
The Chicora VFW and American Legion posts will conduct services at 6:45
p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
Memorial donations may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association, 154
Hindman Road, Butler, PA 16001.
Rev. Gerard C. Stein
The Rev. Gerard C. Stein, 84, of 106 Arlington Ave. in the Highfield
area of Butler died today at the Sunnyview Nursing Home.
Born Aug. 17, 1918, in Butler, he was a son of John and Mary McGuire
He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a master sergeant on May 31, 1961,
having served more than 20 years. He was a World War II veteran and was
a life member of the VFW Post 249 in Butler.
Following his military service, he was an elementary school English
and science teacher in the Butler School District for 18 years.
The Rev. Stein was ordained deacon for the Roman Catholic Diocese of
Pittsburgh on June 8, 1974, with assignment at St. Paul Roman Catholic
Church in Butler.
He is survived by two sons, Gerald Stein of Butler and Thomas Stein
of Michigan; a daughter, Catherine McDonnell of Butler; three brothers,
Gerard and Francis Stein, both of Butler, and Charles Stein of McKeesport;
a sister, Mary Loutzenhiser of Butler; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren;
and numerous nieces and nephews.
STEIN — Friends of the Rev. Gerald Stein, who died Thursday, July 31,
2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at GEIBEL FUNERAL
HOME, 201 E. Cunningham St. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated
at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Paul Roman Catholic Church in Butler. Burial
will be in the Calvary Cemetery.
St. Paul’s Guild and Christian Mothers will meet at 9:40 a.m. Saturday
at the church to recite the Rosary.
Audrey Joan Roxbury
Audrey Joan Roxbury, 70, of Prospect died Wednesday at Butler Memorial
Hospital after an illness.
Born in Slippery Rock, June 12, 1933, she was the daughter of Harry
and Mildred Redmond Snyder.
She was a member of the Mount Chestnut Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Roxbury worked at the former Critchlow Store and then worked at
the Prospect Corner Store for 24 years.
She is survived by a son and his wife, Daniel and Karen Roxbury of South
Euclid, Ohio; four daughters and three sons-in-law, Jackie and Herb Nicklas,
Pamela Roxbury, Karen and Marty Hoover and Connie and Bud Sarver Jr., all
of Prospect; six grandchildren, Brian Nicklas of Butler, Jarrett Hoover
of Butler, Gena Hoover and Zachary and Travis Sarver, all of Prospect and
Grace Roxbury of South Euclid; and three great-grandchildren, Destan Hoover
and Ashton and Cameron Schmidt, all of Butler. Two brothers, Paul Snyder
of Sunnyview Nursing Home and Tedora Snyder of Butler, also survive.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene Roxbury, who died Nov.
19, 1984; two brothers; and a sister.
ROXBURY — Friends of Audrey Joan Roxbury, who died Wednesday, July 30,
2003, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at EDWARD L.
RAISLEY FUNERAL HOME, 387 Main St., Prospect. The funeral service will
be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Mount Chestnut Presbyterian Church with the Rev
Jeffrey Curtis officiating. Burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery, Prospect.
Alice M. Lamb
Alice M. Lamb, gracefully bowed from this earth July 10, 2003, at her
home in Rohnert Park, Calif. As was her wish, she was surrounded by the
loving arms of her daughters.
Born in New York, N.Y,, Aug. 17, 1922, the younger of two children,
she was preceded in death by her brother, the Rev. Robert T. Dunn, who
died in 2001.
In 1944, she married Johnny Mannino and was widowed soon thereafter.
She then met Kenneth S. Lamb and flew to Cairo, Egypt, where he worked
and where they were married March 1, 1947.
Then the true odyssey of her life began. She loved to tell the story
of her drying lingerie blowing off of the balcony as camel drivers were
bringing fresh water into the city. They then moved to Iran.
Their travels took them back to New York to deliver their first daughter,
Carole. They had a total of seven daughters, and Carole died in 1972 at
the age of 23. After 24 years in the Mars area, where she thrived, raising
their daughters and caring for Carole’s one-year-old daughter, Heather
Hoehle Marburger, they moved to Placentia, Calif.
Tragedy struck again when Ken died in 1979 on American Airlines Flight
191 crash in Chicago. Her incredible strength took her forward once again.
She reestablished a new life with her family in Rohnert Park. She became
a Eucharistic minister at St. Elizabeth Seton Church and worked relentlessly
to ensure a well-stocked food pantry at St. Vincent de Paul.
Alice was an extraordinary mother and then became a true friend to her
surviving daughters, Laurel Colonello of Mars and Susan Lamb Carr, Janet
Anne Hodge, Barbara Lamb, Allison Lamb Regan and Tricia Lamb, all of California.
They all traveled, laughed and cried together and the family grew to include
a wonderful circle of friends. The loss of Mom to her children, sons-in-law,
13 grandchildren and a great-grandson is immeasurable. Her magnanimity
and lust for life was an exceptional gift. We will hold her in our hearts
if not in our arms. Please remember her in your prayers.
A private funeral Mass was held at her home on July 10.
Lon Leslie Kemege
Lon Leslie Kemege, 47, of Houston, Texas, died Monday at his home of
natural causes. He had been a diabetic since he was 8 years old.
Born in Butler, Oct. 13, 1955, he was the son of Patty V. Hopper Kemege
and the late John H. “Jack” Kemege.
He was a Protestant.
A 1973 graduate of Karns City High School, he was a lathe programmer
in Houston. He also was a self-taught lens grinder and enjoyed grinding
lens for his telescopes.
He is survived by his mother of the Bruin area; two brothers, J. Keven
Kemege of Wichita, Kan., and Vance E. Kemege of Seattle, Wash.; three nephews;
and a niece.
A brother preceded him in death.
KEMEGE — Friends of Lon Leslie Kemege, who died Monday, July 28, 2003,
will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at RICHARD D. HILLIS FUNERAL
HOME, 102 Argyle St., Petrolia. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m.
Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Terry Kennedy, pastor of Martinsburg
Presbyterian Church in Bruin, officiating, Burial will follow at Foxburg
Memorial donations may be made to Martinsburg Presbyterian Church Building
Fund, Bruin, PA 16022.
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