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Charles A. Hemmerlin

Charles Andrew Hemmerlin, 92, of 845 Harmony Road, Mercer Township, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at United Community Hospital, Grove City.

Born in Etna, Allegheny County, July 17, 1908, he was the son of John and Catherine Miller Hemmerlin.

He was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Forestville and a former member of the church Men’s Club.

Mr. Hemmerlin retired in 1971 as a steel fabricator at Portersville Stainless Equipment Corp. and was former president and secretary of the United Steelworkers local in Portersville. He and his wife also assisted in the development of Hemmerlin Greenhouse of Portersville.

Surviving are three sons, Robert E., John J. and Charles W. Hemmerlin, all of Slippery Rock; a daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Margaret A.) Pettis of Pittsburgh; and a sister, Irene Crummy of Etna. Also surviving are six grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and six step-great-grandchildren.

His wife, Anna Marie Jesteadt Hemmerlin, whom he married Sept. 17, 1933, died March 6, 2001. A sister and a brother also preceded him in death.

HEMMERLIN — Friends of Charles Andrew Hemmerlin, who died Sunday, May 27, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at SMITH FUNERAL HOME, 421 New Castle St., Slippery Rock. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Forestville. The Rev. James Armstrong, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Anthony Cemetery, Harrisville. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Butler County Association for the Blind.
 

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Heller Sr.

Robert L. “Bob” Heller Sr., 44, of Argentine, Washington Township, died at 1:05 p.m. Sunday at his home after a five-month illness.

Born in Ellwood City, May 17, 1957, he was the son of Jeannetta Nye Heller Arnold and the late Donald “Butch” Heller.

He was a 1975 graduate of Moniteau High School; and he was interested in Moniteau sports and was the Midget Football coach in 1995.

Mr. Heller was a member of the Argentine United Methodist Church, a member and past master of Argyle Lodge 540 F&AM and a member of the New Castle Consistory. 

He also was a member of Local 66 of the Heavy Equipment Operators and was working for J.A. Jones Contracting of Braddock when he became ill. He also was self-employed in backhoe and excavating service.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Brehm Heller, whom he married Dec. 27, 1975; a daughter, Brittany Heller at home; two sons, Robert L. Heller Jr. of Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and Shawn Heller at home. 

Also surviving are his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Sidney Arnold of Chicora; four sisters: Darla Brehm of California, Mrs. Mark (Crystal) Yeager of Chicora, Janet Schrecengost of Petrolia and Nichole Heller of Butler; a brother, Donald Heller of Chicora; two stepsisters, Mrs. James (Beth Ann) Tedeski of Foxburg and Mrs. Jack (Karen) Butler of St. Petersburg, Clarion County; a stepbrother, Chris Arnold of Butler; his maternal grandmother, Helen Nye of Portersville; and a number of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

A son and a brother preceded him in death.

HELLER — Friends of Robert L. “Bob” Heller Sr., who died Sunday, May 27, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at H. JACK BUZARD FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Eau Claire. Visitation also will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at Bethel United Methodist Church, Eau Claire, where services will follow at 11 a.m. The Rev. Tim Bowser, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at West Sunbury Union Cemetery. 

Members of Argyle Lodge 540 F&AM will hold a memorial service at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
 

Glenn E. Bundy

Glenn E. Bundy, 77, of Cabot died Sunday at his home.

Born Nov. 18, 1923, in Brockport, he was a son of Reuben and Emma Fosler Bundy.

He was a miller at Penn-Dixie Cement for 36 years, retiring in 1987.

Mr. Bundy was a veteran, serving in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church.

He was a member of the Saxonburg VFW Post 7376; the Saxonburg American Legion 683; the Saxonburg Golden Agers club; the William H. Miller Lodge 769 Free and Accepted Masons; the New Castle Consistory; the Syria Shrine; and the Syria Caravan 14.

He is survived by three sons, Robert, Gerald and Kenneth Bundy, all of Cabot; two brothers, Homer Bundy of Bradford and Russell Bundy of Brockport; three sisters: Mrs. Gladys Leonard of Bradford, Mrs. Mary Pennino of Hollywood, Fla., and Mrs. Edward (Frances) Duty of Indianapolis, Ind.; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Ellen Bundy, who died Jan. 18, 1986; three brothers, and two sisters.

BUNDY — Friends of Glenn E. Bundy, who died Sunday, May 27, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth Chorley, pastor of Buffalo Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Buffalo Presbyterian Church Cemetery. 

Masonic services will be held at 7 p.m. today and joint VFW and American Legion services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buffalo Presbyterian Church, 678 Sarver Road, Sarver, PA 16055.
 

Thomas G. Beckwith

Thomas G. Beckwith, 87, of the Village of St. Barnabas in Richland Township, Allegheny County, died Friday from complications of post polio syndrome.

Born on Aug. 6, 1913, in Hiawatha, Kan., he was the son of the late Gale D. and Inez (Williams) Beckwith.

Mr. Beckwith was a professor at the University of Pittsburgh for 40 years, where he taught mechanical engineering. He was the author of Mechanical Measurements of Prototype for Mechanical Engineering textbooks.

Surviving are his wife, Josephine R. (Clawson) Beckwith; his son, Robert W. Beckwith of San Francisco; his daughter, Mary G. Marshall of Princeton, N.J.; his stepdaughter, Lorraine Landefeld of Dallas; his brother, the Rev. Sam Beckwith of Larned, Kan.; his sister, Elizabeth Christophersen of Albuquerque, N.M.; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Merne (Smith) Beckwith, his parents and two brothers, Robert G. and Dwight E. Beckwith.

BECKWITH – A memorial service for Thomas G. Beckwith, who died Friday, May 25, 2001, was held on Monday, May 28, 2001, at The First Presbyterian Church of Bakerstown. The Rev. Dr. David L. McDonald officiated. Interment was in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Hiawatha, Kan. 

Local arrangements were made by the SCHELLHAAS FUNERAL HOME, 5864 Heckert Road, in Bakerstown.
 

George W. Visnesky

George W. Visnesky, 74, of Kittanning died Monday at Armstrong County Health Center, Kittanning.

Born July 19, 1926, in Elk County, he was the son of Anthony and Emma Sarnoski Visnesky and the stepson of Theodore Kissick.

He had been a glasscutter at PPG in Ford City for 30 years, retiring on Sept. 1, 1983.

Mr. Visnesky was a member of St. Mary Our Lady of Guadalupe Church of Kittanning and the church prayer group.

During World War II, he served with the Army 610th Tank Destroyer Battalion.

He enjoyed gardening.

He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Velma) Heffner and Debra Visnesky, both of Kittanning; two sons, George Visnesky of Ford City and Theodore Visnesky of Kittanning; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, John Visnesky of Kittanning; and two sisters, Sally Hopper and Rose Puz, both of Kittanning.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, a sister and a brother.

VISNESKY — Friends of George W. Visnesky, who died Monday, May 28, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at KENNEDY & BLODGETT FUNERAL HOME, 253 N. Grant Ave., Kittanning. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Kittanning. The Rev. Emil Payer, church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at St. Joseph Cemetery, Kittanning. 

A parish wake service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
 

Patricia A. Morgan

Patricia A. Morgan, 56, of Middlesex Township died Tuesday evening at Passavant Hospital, McCandless.

Born in Butler, Jan. 25, 1945, she was the daughter of Josephine Fedorski.

She worked in the deli at the Richland Township Giant Eagle.

Mrs. Morgan was a member of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Gibsonia.

She is survived by her husband, Ronald B. Morgan, whom she married June 11, 1966; a daughter, Mrs. Pete (Pamela) Laskovich of Patton, Pa.; a son, Jason Morgan of Valencia; and a grandson.

MORGAN — Friends of Patricia A. Morgan, who died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at McDONALD-AEBERLI FUNERAL HOME, 238 Crowe Ave., Mars. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Mars Cemetery, Adams Township.
 

Otho E. Long Jr.

Otho E. Long Jr., 77, of Harmony died Tuesday at St. Francis Medical Center North, Cranberry Township.

Born Nov. 28, 1923, in Callery, he was the son of Otho E. Sr. and Lila P. Kline Long.
  
   
  
  He had retired from Universal Manufacturing Corp., Zelienople.

Mr. Long was a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church and a life member of American Legion Post 219, both of Evans City. He also belonged to Syria Temple Legion of Honor of Pittsburgh, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of New Castle and was a past master of Masonic Lodge 429 F&AM.

He was a World War II veteran of the Army Air Corps and served in Europe with the 15th Air Force, 454th Bombardment Group.

He is survived by four daughters, a son, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Roy E. Long of Evans City, and a sister, Mrs. William (Velma) Plaisted of Connoquenessing.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Virginia Long, who died April 24, 1991; and a sister.

LONG — Friends of Otho E. Long Jr., who died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at BOYLAN FUNERAL HOME, 324 E. Grandview Ave., Zelienople. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. The Rev. John Park, his church pastor, will officiate. Burial will be at Butler County Memorial Park, Butler Township. 

Masonic Lodge 429 F&AM will hold a service at 6:45 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.
 
 
 
Mary Louise Kinman

Mary Louise Rosenberger Kinman, 76, of New Sewickley Township, Beaver County, died Tuesday.

Born May 30, 1934, in New Sewickley Township, she was the daughter of John and Mabel Bott Rosenberger

She was a member of St. John’s Burry’s Church, New Sewickley Township, and Rehoboth 55 plus Fellowship.

Mrs. Kinman was a volunteer for the Crimson Line Auxiliary at Beaver Valley Geriatric Center for 20 years.

In the 1940s, she worked at W.T. Grants in Beaver Falls and at the Kaufman Hotel in Zelienople.

She enjoyed music, sewing and baking.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Johan E. Kinman, who died Sept. 20, 1984.

Surviving are a son, David J. Kinman of North Washington; two daughters and a stepdaughter, Elaine Fleming, Mary Beth Herzog and Patti Bonzo, all of New Sewickley Township; a sister, Beulah Wilson of Beaver Falls; six grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren and six step-great-grandchildren.

KINMAN — Friends of Mary Louise Rosenberger Kinman, who died Tuesday, May 29, 2001, will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at DONALD D. DRUSCHEL FUNERAL HOME, 1612 Third Ave., New Brighton. Visitation also will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John’s Burry’s Church, New Sewickley Township. Services will follow at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church with the Rev. David Robinson and the Rev. Carl Stewart, pastor emeritus, will officiate. Burial will be at the church cemetery. 
 

Ann Buchter Hanks

Ann Buchter Hanks, 91, of Wilmington, N.C., died Sunday at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, Wilmington.

Born Jan. 17, 1910, in Butler, she was the daughter of John and Marie Gruber Buchter.

Mrs. Hanks was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Wilmington and was very active in the building of the St. Mary School in the early 1950s. She also was a member of Sunset Garden Club of Wilmington.

Surviving are a daughter, Nancy Hanks Burnett at home; a sister, Elizabeth Lackey of Butler; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 4l years, Landon Cecil Hanks, and two brothers.

HANKS — Friends of Ann Buchter Hanks, who died Sunday, May 27, 2001, will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today at ANDREWS MORTUARY MARKET STREET CHAPEL, Wilmington. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Wilmington. The Rev. Jim Behan, O.S.F.S., will officiate. Burial will follow at Oleander Memorial Gardens, Wilmington. 

A prayer service will be held at 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice Care Center, 1406 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401; or to the New Hanover County Humane Society, 2405 N. 23rd St., Wilmington, NC 28401.
 

Paul Dean Fisher

Paul Dean Fisher, 61, of West Liberty died Sunday night, May 27, 2001, at home after an illness.

Born June 18, 1939, in Karns City, he was the son of Paul Dean and Mary Elizabeth Patterson Fisher.

Mr. Fisher was a mechanic and the owner of the Greenwood Garage in Butler.

He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Prospect.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth Sarvey Fisher, whom he married May 14, 1993; a son, Paul Dean Fisher of Butler; a daughter, Mrs. John (Angela) McHale of Butler; two stepsons, Chad Brain of Butler and Kevin Pollack of West Sunbury; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Andy (Laura) Graham of Cabot and Mrs. Eric (Collen) Henderson of Mississippi; three brothers, Bill Fisher of North Carolina, Don Fisher and Ray Fisher, both of Butler; two sisters, Mrs. Glenn (Marianne) Shearer of Butler and Mrs. Richard (Pat) Balde of Ohio; and 10 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, June Fisher, who died Sept. 12, 1988; and a daughter.

Services were today at West Liberty Methodist Church. The Rev. James Lewis officiated. Burial was be at West Liberty Cemetery.

Donations may be made to Butler Hospice.

JAY BRYAN FUNERAL HOME, Prospect, handled arrangements.
 

Rodman K. Eubanks Jr.

Rodman K. Eubanks Jr., 53, of O’Hara Township, Allegheny County, died Sunday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Born in Bristol, Va., July 1, 1947, he was the son of Rodman K. Sr. and Alice Fortune Eubanks.

He retired as a project engineer at Westinghouse in O’Hara Township.

Surviving are his wife, Donna Kelley Eubanks of Cabot; a son, Brett Eubanks of Cabot; and a sister, Mrs. Stanley (Carolyn) Goldstein of Marietta, Ga.

EUBANKS — Services and burial will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at Knoll Kreg Memorial Park, Abingdon, Va.

Memorial donations may be made to the Butler County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2036, Butler, PA 16003.

FOX FUNERAL HOME, Saxonburg, is handling arrangements.


 

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