Obituaries

Joseph R. “Joe” Conti

Joseph R. “Joe” Conti

Joseph R. “Joe” Conti, 56, of Emlenton-Clintonville Rd., Emlenton, went to be with the Lord Sunday morning, May 3, 2015 at his residence.
Joseph was born in Grove City on October 11, 1958. He was the son of Marion Conti Butler and the late Richard S. Conti.
He was a 1977 graduate of Moniteau High School.
He was a member of St. Michael the Archangel Roman Catholic Church in Emlenton. He enjoyed hunting, working outside around his home, riding his four-wheeler, the company of his cat, Spike, and family holidays, especially Christmas. Joe was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan.

Eugene C. Berlin

Eugene C. Berlin - In earlier photo

Eugene C. Berlin, 78, of Rt. 338, Emlenton, Turkey City, Richland Twp., Clarion Co., passed away early Friday morning, May 1, 2015 at his residence.
Eugene was born in Salem Twp., Clarion County on December 17, 1936. He was the son of the late Charles F. Sr. and Ida E. Whitling Berlin.
He was a U.S. Army Veteran and had been employed at Hartford Ball Company in Rocky Hill, CT for 30 years. Gene loved hunting, fishing, and working in his garage.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia D. Slaugenhoup Berlin, whom he married in Rimersburg on November 27, 1964.

Nicholas K. Northime

Nicholas K. Northime

Nicholas K. Northime, 60, of Cowansville, went to meet the Lord following a long battle with M.S. early Friday morning, May 1, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot.
Nicholas was born in Butler and raised in Chicora. He was the son of the late Frederick and Aileen Brownfield Northime.

HELEN SELLERS BLAUSER

HELEN SELLERS BLAUSER

HELEN SELLERS BLAUSER, 87, of Allegheny Twp., Parker, Pa. passed away at 10:47 PM Saturday evening, April 18, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, Pa. following an illness.

Born in Eau Claire, Butler Co. on Sept. 13, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Russell and Lyda Mae Layton Sellers.
She was married on May 15, 1948 to Pershing W. “Deacon” Blauser who passed away Dec. 5, 1987.
Helen was a member of the Six Points Church of God of Prophecy at Six Points (near Eau Claire).

Mary Joan Stevens

Mary Joan Stevens

Mary Joan Stevens, 92, of Karns City, a well-known retired area school teacher and former Chicora co-business owner, passed away Sunday evening, April 19, 2015 under hospice care at Kane Nursing Home in Pittsburgh.
Joan was born in Karns City on September 30, 1922. She was the daughter of the late Robert Donald and Mary O’Hara Foss.
She was a graduate of Karns City Fairview Twp. High School and graduated in 1943 from Slippery Rock State Teacher’s College. She later earned her Master’s Degree in English at the University of Pittsburgh.

Maxine Grose

Maxine Grose

Maxine Grose , age 91 of Karns City, PA , passed away peacefully on Monday April 13, 2015 in the Parker Personal Care Home, Parker, PA.

Florence R. Crisman Passes Away at Age 99

Florence R. Crisman

Florence R. Crisman, age 99, of Knox, passed away Friday morning, April 10, 2015, at the Redstone Highlands in Greensburg.
Born January 13, 1916 in Blair County, she was the daughter of the late Samuel M. and Ora Crisman and graduated from Clearfield Area High School.
She worked as a substitute mail carrier during the summers of her early college years, received a B.S. Degree in Education from Indiana State College (IUP) in May of 1938 and began teaching business education at the White Memorial School in Knox in September 1938.

Betty S. “Joanie” Headland

Betty S. “Joanie” Headland

Betty S. “Joanie” Headland, 78, of Seven Hills Rd., Chicora, Oakland Township, passed away Monday afternoon, April 6, 2015 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler following a short illness.

Joseph P. Brusina

Joseph P. Brusina, age 78 of Chicora, PA did at 11:10 p.m. Thursday March 26th 2015 in the Community Living at the V.A. Hospital in Butler.
He was born in Carnegie, Pittsburgh, Pa., March 18, 1937 to the late Joseph Brusina and Emma Allshouse Brusina.
He was a veteran of the United States Navy, Coast Guard, Navy Reserve and the Army National Guard. He was a diesel mechanic and locksmith and worked for Keystone Detroit Diesel in Cranberry Township until his retirement.
He married Ruby E. Barnhart Brusina on October 8, 1977. She preceded him in death June 2, 2002.

Helen W. Dreibelbis

Helen W. Dreibelbis

Helen W. Dreibelbis, 89, of West Home Road, Emlenton, passed away Thursday evening, April 2, 2015 at the Dreibelbis family farm after a brief illness. She was surrounded by her family, daughter Melanie Grimm and her husband, Robert, of Boardman, Ohio, son Jeffrey Dreibelbis and his wife, Lorraine, of Williston, VT, daughter Catherine Horner and her husband, David, of Boalsburg, PA, and daughter Linda Marshall of Boalsburg, PA.

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