Obituaries

George Ervin Trent , Jr.

September 4, 1922 - April 18, 2016

  Age 93, of Ben Avon, passed away peacefully on April 18, 2016, after a brief illness. Born on September 4, 1922, in Huntington, West Virginia, he grew up in New Brighton, Beaver County. After graduating high school in 1940, he attended Wittenberg University in Ohio before enlisting in the U.S. Army/Signal Corps. He was a proud World War II veteran, having served in the Philippines. After discharge in October 1946, he attended Carnegie Institute of Technology, where he earned a B.S. in chemical engineering. He worked for Koppers Co. for...

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Ann Jennett (Montgomery) Warne

July 23, 1919 - April 16, 2016

  On April 16, 2016, at age 96, went to her heavenly home in the loving arms of Jesus Christ, her Lord and Savior, where she was reunited with her dear mother Gertrude Dunlap and her husband, “Dunny” and her loving husband of 43 years, John E. Warne and her eldest son, John C. and his wife Florence Warne. She is survived by three beloved children, Carol Egan (Bill), Marjorie Kiehl (Tom) and David Warne (Lynn); and three adoring grandchildren, David Kiehl of Chicago, IL, Christina Kiehl of Burbank, CA and Kathryn Warne  Rubin...

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Dorothy Ann (Kuban) McClarnon

September 18, 1939 - March 25, 2016

Age 77, of Emsworth, on March 25, 2016.  Dorothy Ann (Kuban) McClarnon, wife of the late Thomas W. McClarnon; loving mother of Jennifer Ann Carr (Robert) and Walter Anthony McClarnon, all of Ben Avon; sister of David (Mary), William (Darlene), Thomas (Jan) and Rosemary Kuban; grandmother of Noah Thomas and Bailey Robert Carr; also survived by many niece, nephews and loving family and friends.  Mrs. McClarnon was a longtime active member of Sacred Heart Church in Emsworth and after a long career as a pharmacy technician at the Avalon...

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Honora B. Sefick

March 21, 1936 - March 24, 2016

Honora B. Sefick

Age 80, of Avalon, “Nora”, Sweet “Nonee”, loving mother and grandmother, passed peacefully into her place in heaven after a long struggle with complications related to diabetes on March 24, 2106. Nora enjoyed “growing up” with her five teen-aged children after being widowed at a young age from her husband of 20 years, John J. (“Gus”) Sefick.  She is remembered for her love of dancing and her creative gifts, including knitted afghans which continue to be cherished.  She was devoted in Faith through St. Stephen’s Church in...

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Jennie M. (Knox) Lewis

March 11, 1922 - March 14, 2016

Jennie M. (Knox) Lewis

  Lewis, Jennie M. (Knox). On Monday March 14, 2016, Age 94, of Emsworth, passed away peacefully at Concordia Assisted Living Facility, Adams Township.  Beloved wife of the late George L. Lewis; loving mother of Donald K.(Karen M.); daughter of the late Mary Reid and Robert James Knox; sister of the late James W. Knox and Lillian Newell (Knox).Also, survived by one grandchild Michelle D. Baranowski (Lewis); son-in-law Michael;one great granddaughter Ava Grace Baranowski; godmother of Jennie-Lynn Knox.   Jennie leaves behind many...

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Anna G. (Grabowski) Wagner

October 10, 1930 - February 23, 2016

Anna G. (Grabowski) Wagner, 85, of Bellevue, died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016. She was the wife of the late Raymond E. Wagner; loving mother of Barbara, Christine, Janet (John), Alan and Ann (Hunter); sister of Stanley (Barbara), Francis, Virginia and the late Raymond and Leonard; and is also survived by 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Anna enjoyed life and spending time with her family and was always smiling. Her home was filled with love and laughter. Services were held...

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Robert Steven O’Malley, I.

May 9, 1952 - February 20, 2016

Age 63, of Avalon, suddenly on February 20, 2016.  Robert Steven O’Malley, I., son of Frances Viola and the late James Edward O’Malley. He was the beloved husband of Kim O’Malley; loving father of Robert, II., Maurice, Michelle, Erin, Christine and Ryan; step father of Nicole and Shawn; also survived by eight sisters, four brothers, 22 grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  Friends received on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc.  529 California Ave. Avalon, where...

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Douglas Austin Reichert

March 29, 1929 - February 14, 2016

Douglas Austin Reichert

Douglas Austin Reichert, Sr., died peacefully after long illness on February 14, 2016 at his home in Pittsburgh, PA; he was 86. He was born and raised in Erie, PA. Mr. Reichert graduated from The Northfield Mount Hermon School, where he excelled in swimming and lacrosse. He attended Westminster College in New Wilmington, PA, where he met his beloved wife Martha Dewar. He studied business, was on the swim team and was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity. He graduated in 1951, enlisted in the US Air Force and married Martha Dewar. After their...

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Isabel V. (Kochik) Taylor

August 5, 1933 - February 16, 2016

  Age 82, of Goshen Twp., formerly of Avalon on February 16, 2016.  Beloved wife of Cecil E. Taylor, Jr.; dear mother of Daniel E. Robert J. (Renee) and Michael A. Taylor (Sharon); grandmother of Cody Taylor; sister of Mary Smith and Julia Lucas; also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Memorial services will be held on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 11 a.m. at the Goshen United  Methodist Church, 4345 Goshen Rd. Clearfield, PA 16830. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to a charity of one’s choice. ...

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Carol M. (Lowrey) Tait

July 17, 1964 - February 14, 2016

Age 51, of Avalon, unexpectedly on February 14, 2016.  Carol M. (Lowrey) Tait, beloved wife of Charles Tait, Jr.; mother of Sarah Schweizer and Ashley Tait; stepmother of Charles Tait, III (Billie), Melissa Yerman Tait (Mike) and Jennifer Tait; daughter of Carolin Lowrey; sister of Mary Ann, Robin, Christina, Vernon, Joeann Lowrey (John), Sharon Lowrey Fitzgerald (Robert) and Jennie Lowrey.  Friends will be received on Thursday from 2-4 and 6 until time of remembrance services at 7:30 p.m. at the McDonald-Linn Funeral Home, Inc. 529...

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