Obituaries

William John "Bill" Cochran

William John "Bill" Cochran

WILLIAM JOHN “Bill” COCHRAN, 48, of Maxton, NC, formerly of Eldorado, Pa., passed away Sunday evening January 15, 2015 at his residence of natural causes.
Born in Butler, Pa. on December 30, 1966, he was the son of Sylvia Yeager Cochran who survives and the late Edward Cochran, Sr.
He had attended the Robinson Chapel United Methodist Church near Parker.
A graduate of Moniteau School District, he had been employed in construction most of his adult life.
Bill enjoyed riding the Harleys, and loved caring for his dogs, Elmer and Bear.

Ilse M. Oglesby

Ilse M. Oglesby

Ilse M. Oglesby, 85 of West Home Road, Emlenton, went to be with the Lord Sunday evening, January 25, 2015 at Oakwood Heights in Oil City.

Ilse was born in Augsburg, Germany on October 19, 1929. She was the daughter of Johann and Maria Freholz Scherer.

William K. “Bill” O’Neil

William K. “Bill” O’Neil

William K. “Bill” O’Neil, 80, of Rockland-Nickleville Rd., Emlenton, Rockland Twp., went to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, January 24, 2015 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.

William was born on March 8, 1934 in the family home in Rockland Twp. He was the son of Frank M. and Mildred E. Hoy O’Neil.

Brian S. Whitmer

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BRIAN S. WHITMER, 39, of Callensburg, Pa. passed away Saturday morning (01-24-15) at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Sligo, Pa. following a courageous, seven year battle with cancer.

James N. "Jim" Hoffman

James  N. "Jim"  Hoffman

James N. "Jim" Hoffman, 70, of Clintonville passed away January 18, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.
Born October 26, 1944 on his family farm outside of Clintonville he was the son of the late Norman M. Hoffman and the late Anna Margaret Cassedy Hoffman.
Jim graduated from Victory Joint High School in 1962, he then enlisted in the Army Reserves from 1962 to 1966. He was active member in the American Legion in Clintonville for many years, marching in Clintonville Parades with the other local veterans.

Robert A. Alworth

ROBERT A. ALWORTH

ROBERT A. ALWORTH, 84, of Jefferson Manor, Brookville, formerly of West Freedom (Parker), Pa. passed away Friday afternoon (01-16-15) at the Manor where he had resided for some time.
Born in Eldorado, Butler Co., Pa. on February 26, 1930, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margaret Karnes Alworth.
Bob was first married to Mary Jane Stewart who passed away in 1979. He later married Dorothy Wile who survives.
He was a longtime member of the West Freedom United Methodist Church where he held many offices involved with the operation of the church.

Freda E. Moyer

Freda E. Moyer

Freda E. Moyer, 94, of Oil City, formerly of Knox, went to be with the Lord Saturday evening, January 17, 2015 at Oakwood Heights.
Mrs. Moyer was born in the village of Van, Cranberry Twp., on March 4, 1920. She was the daughter of John LeRoy and Angeline Culp O’Neil.
Freda was a long time active member of the Oil City Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where she and her late husband were active in the church choir and youth ministries.

H. Sam Cunningham

H. Sam Cunningham

H. Sam Cunningham, age 68, of Chicora died Saturday, January 17, 2015 following a short illness in the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

He was retired after 27 years from Ervin Industries in East Butler, PA. He was very active in the Chicora Fire Department where he was presently serving on the Board of Directors and was Captain of the Fire Police. He served faithfully on the Chicora Borough Council since August 2006 until the present and was, also, affiliated with the Steighner Funeral Home.

Daryl M. “Red” Davis

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Daryl M. “Red” Davis, 82, of Airport Rd., Emlenton, a retired Allegheny-Clarion Valley High School teacher and well-known area lay minister, went to be with the Lord Tuesday evening, January 13, 2015 at his home while surrounded by his loving family.
Red was born in Sheakleyville, Mercer County, on November 16, 1932. He was the son of the late J. Daryl and Mary Wilson Davis.

Virginia A. Hawk Lemmon

VIRGINIA A. HAWK LEMMON, 85, of Lyndora, Pa. (Butler Co.) passed away late Saturday afternoon January 3, 2015 at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Sligo following an illness.
Born in Wildcat, Clarion Co., Pa. on October 10, 1929, she was daughter of the late Harold and Nellie Walter Mortimer.
She was protestant by faith.
Virginia enjoyed working with silk floral arrangements, and made and donated many such arrangements to nursing home residents.
She was also an avid bingo player.

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