Obituaries

Margaret Aldine (Deanie) Hile Lipinski

Margaret Aldine (Deanie) Hile Lipinski

Margaret Aldine (Deanie) Hile Lipinski, 84, of East Brady died Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at Newhaven Court at Clearview in Butler, where she lived for two years.

Deanie was born to Warren J. and Thressa (Rettig) Hile on September 12, 1930. Deanie, her parents, and all her grandparents were born, lived, and died in East Brady or nearby. Deanie was the youngest of her siblings, and the last to die. Her siblings were: Merrill (Butt) Hile, Agnes McLaughlin, Francis (Hank) Hile, Rosalie (Rhody) Bish Peck, James Hile, Anna Marie Zeitler, and Elizabeth Hile.

Leslie W. Shoup

Leslie W. Shoup

Leslie W. Shoup, 50, of Foxburg Rd., Parker, Allegheny Twp., Butler Co., passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening, March 21, 2015.
Born in Butler on June 19, 1964, Leslie was the daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Seybert Shoup.

John W. Evankovich Sr.,

John W. Evankovich Sr.,

John W. Evankovich Sr., 77, of Criswell Rd., Karns City, Perry Twp., Armstrong Co., passed away at 10:35 a.m. Thursday, March 19, 2015 at Armstrong County Memorial Hospital in Kittanning surrounded by his loving family.
John was born on November 3, 1937 in Criswell, Armstrong Co. on the same acreage where he had currently resided. He was the son of the late John and Vinka Trinajstic Evankovich.

Roy K. Conner

Roy K. Conner

Roy K. Conner, 74, of Sligo, Pa., passed away at the Clarion Hospital on Wednesday evening March 11, 2015, following an extended illness. Born in Sandy Hollow (Rimersburg) on November 18, 1940, he was the son of the late Byron and Dorothy Keefer Conner.
He was protestant by faith.
He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged in 1966 with the rank of Specialist 4th Class.
He is survived by Eilene Say, his long-time special companion for nearly 25 years.

Margaret L. “Marg” Griffin

Margaret L. “Marg” Griffin, 77, of St. Petersburg, passed away late Wednesday evening, March 18, 2015 at UPMC in Seneca.
Marg was born on April 5, 1937 in Chicora. She was the daughter of the late Frank and Ora Hunsberger McKaern.

Arthur C. “Tex” Barnhart

Arthur C. “Tex” Barnhart, age 86 of Chicora, PA, died at 3:15pm Monday, March 16, 2015 in the Chicora Medical Center following a short illness.
He was born in Karns City, PA on November 14, 1928 to the late Frank A. Barnhart and Agnes Maude Snape Barnhart Ferris Aldinger.

Harvey G. “Dewey” Blystone

Harvey G. “Dewey” Blystone

Harvey G. “Dewey” Blystone, 82, of Buena Vista Rd., Chicora, passed away early Thursday morning, March 19, 2015 at Sugarcreek Rest following an extended illness.

Edward Lester Switzer

Edward Lester Switzer

EDWARD LESTER SWITZER, 69, of Perryville, Parker, Pa. passed away Thursday afternoon, March 19, 2015 at 3:08 PM at UPMC-Northwest following a lengthy illness.
Born on the Robinson farm at Bennertown, near Parker, on September 30, 1945, he was the son of the late Thomas Russell and Elsie Blanche Dunkle Switzer.
He was employed by CSX Transportation (formerly B&O Railroad) most of his life until ill health forced his retirement.
He was a member of Robinson Memorial Chapel at Bennertown.
Ed enjoyed riding motor cycles, hunting, camping, and being of help to both family and friends.

Thomas Michael Buzard

Thomas Michael Buzard

Thomas Michael Buzard, 61, of Parker, Pa., went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 14th after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom passed away at his residence with his loving family by his side.
Born in Butler Co., on January 23rd 1954, he was the son of the late Thomas A. and Honey Foust Buzard.
Tom was married for 42 years to Sue E. Callander Buzard, who survives. They were married in Dutch Hill (Parker, Pa) on September 3rd 1972.

Danny Johnson

Danny Johnston, 68, of North Washington, Pa., passed away on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler, Pa.

He was born in West Sunbury, Pa., on February 16th, 1947 he was the son of the late Ronald and Hazel Brown Johnston. He was protestant by faith.

He was a graduate of Moniteau High School, class of 1967, and served for a number of years in the U.S. Army.

Danny worked for the Pennsylvania Game Commission as a maintenance worker before retiring in 2009.

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