Obituaries

Colleen René Barger

Colleen René Barger

Colleen René Barger, 56, of Chicora, the beloved daughter of Sandy and Wiley Master, passed away late Sunday afternoon, April 13, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler following a courageous battle with cancer. 
Colleen was born in Butler on March 19, 1958.  She lived in Bruin for most of her childhood and graduated from Karns City High School in 1976. She had returned to Chicora after spending a number of years in Florida. Colleen had been employed by Friedman’s Supermarket in Chicora; she was an avid Steeler fan.

Helen C. Delaney

Helen C. Delaney

Helen C. Delaney, 94, of Chicora, formerly of Petrolia, died early Wednesday morning, April 16, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.
Helen was born in Kaylor on November 12, 1919.  She was the daughter of John William and Laura Rebecca Smith Bishop.  She was of the Lutheran faith.  She enjoyed word puzzles, crossword, crocheting, and playing bingo with her friends in the community room at the Chicora Commons.  She had been a member of the Donegal Grange. 

Justin J. Knisely

Justin J. Knisely

Justin J. Knisely, 21 of Butler and East Brady died Friday April 11, 2014.
Born January 11, 1993, he was the son of Clarence C. and Linda C. (Long) Knisely. 
A 2012 Graduate of Moniteau High School, Justin was a recipient of the Principal Award and played football. 
He was most recently employed by Mason Brother’s Construction in Pittsburgh. 
A member of the Chicora Methodist Church, Justin enjoyed riding quads, fixing cars and going mudding at Yankee Lake. 

Ronald R. Fair

Ronald R. Fair

 

Ronald R. Fair, 89, of Buena Vista Rd. Chicora, passed away Friday Morning, April 18, 2014, at the Butler Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

Cody Scott Wiles

Cody Scott Wiles

 

Cody Scott Wiles, 21, of North Washington, Pa., passed away Friday evening at the Butler Memorial Hospital after injuries suffered from a pedestrian automobile accident.

Cody was born on December 29, 1992; he was the son of Darrin and Tammy Lynn Wiles Hutchens. He was raised by his "PAP" Robert "Leroy" Wiles who preceded him in death in 2012.

Sennie A. Northime

Sennie A. Northime

 

Sennie A. Northime, 28, of Chicora, died at home early Saturday morning, April 5, 2014.

Sennie was born in Butler on May 2, 1985. She was the daughter of Brian A. Northime and Melissa J. Brodmerkel. As a youth she attended St. Paul’s Community Church in Chicora. She was a 2004 graduate of Karns City High School. Sennie enjoyed the company of her children, using her computer, listening to music, photography, artwork, and the companionship of her dog, Dozer.

Dolores Irene Shumaker

Dolores Irene Shumaker

 

Dolores Irene Shumaker, 81, of N. Main St., Fairview, passed away Wednesday afternoon April 9, 2014 at her residence.

Dolores was born in Chicora on March 23, 1933. She was the daughter of Russell B. and Helen Beal Moore. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the former St. Peter Reformed Church in Fairview. She enjoyed history, genealogy, painting ceramics, playing the organ, and writing poetry.

Evelyn A. Scherer

Evelyn A. Scherer

 

Evelyn A. Scherer, age 84 of Chicora, PA. died 12:30 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice of Butler, PA.

On August 9, 1929 in Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA. she was born to the late David Rohn and Ada McFarland Rohn

EDWARD L. “Ed” RITCHEY

EDWARD L. “Ed” RITCHEY, 81, of Hornertown, Petrolia, Pa. passed away Sunday morning(04-06-14) at Allegheny General Hosp., Pittsburgh following a period of declining health. Born in Petrolia on Sept. 10, 1032, he was the son of the late Roy W. and Myrtle B. Rankin Ritchey. Ed was a retired employee of Witco Chemical Co. at Petrolia.  He also farmed the family homestead, and enjoyed caring for both show and work horses. He was protestant by faith. He was an honorably discharged veteran of the United States Army having served at Ft. Bragg, NC among other military assignments.

PAUL R. BARGER

 

PAUL R. BARGER, 91, of Parker, Pa. passed away Saturday evening (04-05-14) at Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center at Sligo, following an extended illness.
Born in Perry Twp., Clarion Co. on February 25, 1923, he was the son of the late Perry and Emma Wyant Barger.
Paul retired from Witco Chemical Co. at Petrolia following thirty years of service.

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