Obituaries

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.

Esther D. Berteotti

Esther D. Berteotti

Esther D. Berteotti, age 90, of Chicora, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family at 1:15 am Thursday, April 2, 2015 in Butler Memorial Hospital.
She was born in Yatesboro, PA on September 20, 1924 to the late Ellia Caresani and Asunta Coradi Caresani.

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.

LUELLA M. WILSON

LUELLA M. WILSON, 85, of Butler Co., Parker, Pa. passed away Sunday evening, March 29, 2015 at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
Born in Punxsutawney, Pa. on December 19, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Dale and Mary Buzzard Trayer.
Luella was a graduate of the former Sligo High School.
Mrs. Wilson was employed over twenty years as an inspector in the production of restaurant china with a company known as Allegheny-Buffalo China at Clarendon, Pa.

Kathleen “Kathy” Y. Schnell

Kathleen “Kathy” Y. Schnell

KATHLEEN “Kathy” Y. SCHNELL, 49, of Parker, Pa. passed away late Monday evening, March 30, 2015 at her residence following an extended illness.

Born in Brookville, Pa. on June 26, 1965, she was the daughter of Elmer and Charlotte Fox Boyer of Siegel, Pa. She was married to Eric P. Schnell on July 2, 1988.

A graduate of Brookville High School, she was employed at Adobe Coal for a period of time. She then began employment in the office of Sonneborne at Petrolia where she worked over twenty years.

Laurie Jean Stalker McFadden

Laurie Jean Stalker McFadden

LAURIE JEAN STALKER McFADDEN, 61, of Parker passed away suddenly early Monday morning, March 30, 2015 at her residence of natural causes.

Born in Butler, Pa. on Dec. 30, 1953, she was the daughter of Dorothy Stewart Stalker of Parker and the late Frank L. Stalker.

She was protestant by faith, and a graduate of the Karns City High School.

Jean was a former manager at Co-Go’s at Emlenton, and had been employed at the former Rodger’s Market and Parker House Hotel, both in Parker. She was a social member of the VFW at Parker.

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