Robert D. Milnes, 42

Robert D. Milnes, 42, of River Rd., Beaver Falls (North Sewickley Twp.) died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Emergency Room of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born February 7, 1971 in New Castle, he was the son of Daniel H.  and Shirley Ann Zak Milnes.

Robert graduated from New Horizon School in 1992.  While attending New Horizon, Robert enjoyed participating in varies musical plays.  He looked forward to vacationing at Camp Spencer every year.  He enjoyed movies and music, especially Elvis Presley.   He was employed at the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center in New Brighton.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Christopher D. Milnes at home; grandmother, Lois Jean Milnes of Ellwood City; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents; James V. Milnes and Theodore J. and Shirley M. Zak.

Visiting hours will be held on  Sunday February 24, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on  Monday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Father Camillus Njoku officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Albert G. “Sonny” Klinesmith Sr., 73

Albert G. “Sonny” Klinesmith Sr., 73, of  Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Edinburg died on  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Arizona following an extended illness.

Born December 8, 1939 in Rochester, he was the son of the late Paul Clinton and Virginia May Shrum Klinesmith.  He was married to Karen Florence Robinson Klinesmith who passed away June 14, 2009.

Sonny retired as a security guard for Ellwood Quality Steel.  He was previously employed as a machinist for Dray Manufacturing and Mesta Machine in New Castle.

He was a Veteran of the Navy.  He was a member and past president of the New Castle Kennel Club.  He loved to cook, enjoyed antique cars, traveling, and was an avid Steeler fan.  His most cherished time was spent with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia (Lee) Herr of Mesa, AZ, Brenda (Tom) Harper of New Castle; two sons, Terrance DeGraff (Tammy) Klinesmith of Ellwood City, Albert G.(Helen) Klinesmith Jr. of New York; five sisters, Lois Nagel, Virginia Klinesmith and April Klinesmith, all of New Castle, Roberta Baldwin of Ellwood City, Catherine Hughes of Clarion, PA; one brother, Jack Klinesmith of Campbell, CA; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Reynolds, Joann Lutz, and Linda Kane; and two brothers, Paul and Gregory Klinesmith.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday, February 20 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11am with Rev. Norman Moniger officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.                                                .

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David J. Houk, 66

David J. Houk, 66, of Old Rt 18, Wampum (New Beaver Boro) died on  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at  UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a three month illness.

Born December 9, 1946 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Keith H. and Erma Parker Houk.  He was married for 42 years to Judy Vansovich Houk, who survives.

David worked as a craneman for over 40 years at the Ellwood City Forge.  He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Judy, survivors include a son, Jason Houk of Chewton; daughter, Stacey (Jesse) Coleman of New Galilee; twin sister, Diana Dunstan of Ellwood City; brother, Keith C. Houk of Chewton; and three grandsons, Jesse and Cody Coleman and Jason Houk Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty L. Aromatorio.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 18 at Grandview Cemetery in Beaver Falls.  Pastor Dick Allen will officiate.  Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

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William D. Dunstan, 66

William D. Dunstan, 66, of Trusel Rd., Portersville (Slippery Rock Twp.) passed away on  Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a lengthy courageous  battle with his illness.

Born September 20, 1946 in Sewickley, he was the son of the late Kenneth E. and Thora Mae Lynn Dunstan. He was married for twenty years to Dolores Dean Dunstan who survives.

Following graduation from Lincoln High School, Bill enlisted in the Army.  He served during the Viet Nam War as a helicopter gunner and mechanic.  He was a decorated Veteran receiving numerous awards and medals for his heroism, including the “Air Medal for Valor”.  After his discharge, Bill worked for many years at the Ellwood City Forge.  He then worked at the Ellwood Crank Shaft and Machine Shop until his retirement in 2005.  He was  a member of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church.  He was also a member and past exalted ruler of the Elks, BPOE Post 69 in New Castle.  He enjoyed playing cards, pool, fishing, and boating.  Bill loved spending time with his family and friends on Lake Erie and the Geneva Marina.  He adored his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Dolores, survivors include two sons and their fiancés, William (Melissa Maddalon) Dunstan and Kenneth (Emily Cortez) Dunstan, all of Ellwood City; daughter, Lindsey (Andy) Liller of Chewton; two sisters, Lynn (Erwin) Campbell of Ellport, Dawn (Richard) Fleischer of Ellwood City; brother, Allen (Helen) Dunstan of Mechanicsburg; and five grandchildren,Brandon Fisher, Hunter and Tanner Dunstan, and Ian and Sarah Liller.  He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews whom were very important in his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday February 14, 2013 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Derek Longbrake officiating.  Full military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.  Full military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice, 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16101.

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Arnet W. Moore, 48

Arnet W. Moore, 48, of, Glenkirk Rd New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died on  Friday, February 8, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following an extended battle with cancer.

Born January 14, 1965 in Los Angeles , CA,  he was the son of William E. Moore (New Beaver Boro) and the late Araminta Weir Moore .

He worked as a sales rep selling industrial supplies for the Granger Co.

Survivors also include a daughter, Cassandra  Moore of Albuquerque, NM; two sons, Marine Cpl. Arnet W Moore Jr. of San Diego, CA, Logan E Moore of Alburquerque, NM; and one sister, Jan Marie (James) Hannah of Glenford, OH.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

At his request there will be no services.

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Walter V. Grudowski Jr., 71

Walter V. Grudowski Jr., 71, of Heinz Camp Rd., Ellwood City died on  Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at  Silver Oaks Health Center in New Castle following a brief illness.

Born July 2, 1941 in North Braddock, PA,  he was the son of the late Walter V. and Nellie Bober Grudowski Sr.  He was married for 34 years  to Janice Keller Grudowski, who survives.

Walter was a retired salesman.  He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellwood City, serving on the church council, as an usher, and sang in the choir.  He was a member and four time Past Master of the Free and Accepted Mason’s Lodge # 599 in Ellwood City.  He was a former member of the New Castle Consistory.  Walter was active in the Syria Shrine, the Roadrunners, Shrine Hillbilly Clan, and was a two time Commodore of the Syria Mariners.  He was also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

In addition to his wife, Janice, survivors include three sons,  Walter V. (Young Hui) Grudowski III of Ohio, Joseph (Janet) Grudowski of McKeesport, PA, Vincent (Lisa) Grudowski of North Huntington, PA; daughter, Rebecca (Frank) Zapotoczny of Ohio; step-son, Joseph Poerschke of New Mexico; sister, Charlene (John) Gelsinger of Florida; brother, Charles Grudowski and his fiancé,Catherine Duzyk of Irwin, PA; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a step son, Carl L. Poerschke III.

Visiting hours will be held from 7-9 on Saturday, February 2 and from 2-4 and 7-9  on Sunday at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.   A Masonic Service will be held at 7 pm on Saturday.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellwood City with his pastor, Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Syria Shrine Roadrunners, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024.

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Marian “Dot” Cunningham, 85

Marian “Dot” Cunningham, 85, of Harmony Baptist Rd., New Castle (Shenango Twp.) died on  Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born March 7, 1927 in Castlewood, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel Hogue White.  She was married to the late Earl “Bud”  Cunningham who passed away in 2003.

Dot was a clerk at the former Picway Shoe Store in New Castle for 12 years.  She was an active member of the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she was a Deaconess, former choir member, and a Sunday School Teacher since 1946.  She enjoyed bowling, camping and traveling.  Dot was known for her homemade pies which everyone loved.

Survivors include a son, Richard Cunningham of Boardman, Ohio and a sister in law, Vicki White of Castlewood.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Irvine and three brothers, Ray and Jack White and another in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday January 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received from 10:30 until the time of the funeral services  at 11 am at the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Tuesday.  Her pastor, Rev. James O’Hara will officiate. Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Castlewood Alliance Church, 660 Harmony Baptist Rd., New Castle, PA 16101.

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John Robert Orr, Jr, 85

John Robert “Bob” Orr Jr., 85, of Stiefel Ave., Ellwood City died on  Wednesday, January 23, 2013 following an illness.

Born August 8, 1927 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late John R. and Blanche Rasely Orr Sr.  He was married for 62 years to Dorothy Rice Orr as they were married June 30, 1950.

Bob worked for many years along with his father and brother at Orr’s Auto Service on Fourth St. in Ellwood City.  He also worked 15 years as a fitter for Herr-Voss Corporation in Conway, PA.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church serving as an Elder and Trustee.  Bob was a veteran of the US Army serving as a Sergeant in WWII in Germany from 1945-1947.  He was a 32nd  Degree Mason with F & AM Lodge # 599 in Ellwood City.  He was also a member of the New Castle Consistory, Lawrence Caravan # 15 and a member of the Syria Shrine, Pittsburgh. He loved fishing in Quebec, Canada with family and friends for many years.  He also enjoyed golfing, hunting, and bowling with the Men’s Church bowling league.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, survivors include a daughter and son in law, Marilyn (Marlon) Barsotti of Ellwood City; one grandson, Jonathan Robert Bucci of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Marlene (LeRoy) Dierfield of New Castle, Carol Lee Michael of Renfrew, PA;  a brother, William (Eleanor) Orr of Ellwood City; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Anna Mae Newell Orr; brother in law, Donald Michael, and a nephew, Dwight Orr.

Visiting hours will be held on  Friday January 25, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Elizabeth Wallace officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Entombment will follow in the Zelienople Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, 449 Nicholson Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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Evelyn M. Barber, 74

Evelyn McCann Barber, 74, of New Galilee, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Friendship Ridge following an illness.

She was born on June 29, 1938, to the late Lawrence and Idora Robinson McCann and was married to the late Robert E. Barber.

She had formerly attended the Clinton United Methodist Church.

Evelyn’s most cherished time was spent caring for her beloved family.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Cook and Bonnie Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Pam Barber; 14 grandchildren, Fred Jr., Melissa, Angela, Charles, Jack, Randy, Tom, Richy, Shane, Willie, Rob, Mark, Tanaya and Shelby; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Bobin, Gladys Brown and Martha McCann and a brother, Joseph McCann.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Barber; a grandson, Robert Barber III; her son-in-law, Fred Cook Sr.; four brothers, Lawrence Jr., Norman, Roy and Thomas and four sisters, Margaret, Mary Alice, Mildred and Joann.

The family will receive friends from noon until the memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Darlington Fire Hall. Pastor Paul Poole of the First Assembly of God, Patterson Twp., will conduct services followed by a luncheon in her honor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Wampum.

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William E. Watterson, 82

William E. Watterson, 82, of Wood St., Ellwood City died on  Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief  illness.

Born August 17, 1930 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Joseph A. and Mary E. Keefer Watterson.  He was married on September 5, 1930 to Dr. Lucille M. Wolfe Watterson who survives.

Mr. Watterson retired from Herr Voss Corporation where he was an engineer.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church.  Bill was a Veteran of the Korean War, having served in the Inchon Invasion.  He was a member of the American Legion Post in Ellwood City.  A 1949 graduate of Lincoln High School, Bill was a star basketball and football player.

In addition to his wife, Lucille, survivors include three sisters,  Mary Lou Doughty, Anna Mae Hall, both of Ellwood City, Betty Jean Watterson of Franklin, PA.

He was preceded in death by a son, Mark David Watterson, and a brother, Charles Watterson.

At William’s request, funeral services will be private.  Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.