James C. Beatty
Member of First Presbyterian Church
James C. Beatty, 38, of Bentleyville, died Thursday morning, June 6, 2013, in UPMC-Shadyside hospital, Pittsburgh.
He was born February 16, 1975, in Washington, a son of James W. Beatty (Lynn) of West Union, W.Va., and Regina Bular Perkins (Jack) of Washington.
Mr. Beatty was a 1993 graduate of Washington High School and later graduated from Pittsburgh Technical Institute.
He worked as a mechanical designer for several area companies and later for Frac Tech as a line boss in the gas well industry.
Mr. Beatty was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Bentleyville and the Free and Accepted Masons Lodge 237 in Beallsville.
On May 15, 2010, in First Presbyterian Church, Bentleyville, he married Casey Skriba, who survives.
Also surviving are a brother, Ryan J. Beatty (Jamie) of Morgantown, W.Va.; paternal grandmother Betty Beatty of Clarksville (Pitt Gas); and several nieces and nephews.
Deceased are his maternal grandparents, Stanley S. “Riley” Bular Jr. and Gladys E. Bowman Bular.
Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday, June 9, in Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home Inc., 809 Main Street, Bentleyville, 724-239-2255, followed by a funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday in First Presbyterian Church, 812 Main Street, Bentleyville, with Pastor Andy Scott officiating. F&AM Lodge 237 will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made on behalf of the family to Thompson-Marodi Funeral Home. Visit www.thompson-marodi.com to leave a condolence message, order flowers and share photos.
James M. Beros
Departing prayers for James M. Beros, who died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in Sollon Funeral Home, Canonsburg, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, Canonsburg.
Burial will follow in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg.
Dale Forrest Brubaker
Enjoyed traveling and was passionate about reading
Dale Forrest Brubaker, 83, of Monongahela, died Thursday, June 6, 2013, in Monongahela Valley Hospital.
He was born January 19, 1930, in Monongahela, a son of Harry F. and Margaret White Brubaker.
Mr. Brubaker graduated from Monongahela High School, Class of 1948.
He attended First United Methodist Church in Monongahela.
Mr. Brubaker was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having served during the Korean War, and obtained the rank of corporal.
He was employed for a total of 43 years at Bell Telephone in Charleroi and then at Verizon in Belle Vernon, retiring in 1991.
Mr. Brubaker was a member of the Mon Valley Leathernecks, enjoyed traveling and had a passion for reading.
Surviving are his wife, Lois Cox Brubaker, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage June 14, 2012; son Keith Brubaker and wife Joyce of Washington; three daughters, Lynn Glova and husband Steve of Ginger Hill, Lisa Tatar and husband Ronald of Moundsville, W.Va., and Lauren McKinnon and husband Jim of Irwin; five grandchildren, Alexis Glova, Robin Porter and husband Harrison, Ronald Tatar III, Bryan Tatar and wife Jennifer and Eimile McKinnon; and eight great-grandchildren, Grace, Rick, Rylie, Quinn, Lilli, Isabella, Jake and Elena.
In addition to his parents, deceased are a great-grandchild, Regan; a sister, Myrtle Mellinger; and a brother, Harry Brubaker.
Friends will be received from noon to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Frye Funeral Home Inc., 427 West Main Street, Monongahela, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, June 10, with the Rev. Ronald Fleming officiating. Interment will follow in Monongahela Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Monongahela Area Library, 813 West Main Street, Monongahela, PA 15063.
Condolences may be made to the family at www.fryefuneralhome.com.
Miriam L. Byrd
Miriam L. Byrd, 91, of Cecil Township, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, after a lengthy illness.
Arrangement are incomplete and will be announced by William G. Neal Funeral Homes Ltd., 925 Allison Avenue, Washington, in a later edition.
Patricia M. Carroll
Loved her grandchildren, Barry Manilow and baking
Patricia M. Carroll, 61, of McDonald, died Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
She was born October 29, 1951, in Canonsburg, a daughter of Rose Welch of Canonsburg and the late Paul Wolfe Sr.
Mrs. Carroll was a 1969 graduate of South Fayette High School.
She was an aide at Citizen’s Care in Coraopolis.
Mrs. Carroll loved her grandchildren, Barry Manilow, baking and crocheting. She called her sister, Tina, “Sissy Lou,” and she collected Pillsbury Doughmen, as she called them.
On September 19, 1970, she married Glenn A. Carroll, who survives.
Surviving, in addition to her husband and mother, are a daughter, Kim (William) Tournay of Hickory; a son, Timothy Carroll of Pittsburgh; three brothers, Paul Wolfe of Oakdale, Henry Wolfe of McDonald and Sam Wolfe of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; a sister, Tina Wolfe of Oakdale; and three grandchildren, Zachary, Kailee and Ally-Grace Tournay.
Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday in Nation Funeral Home Inc., 220 East Lincoln Avenue, McDonald, where services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald. Condolences, photos and additional information are available at www.nationfuneralhome.com.
Retired Chartiers Valley teacher, wrestling coach
Lewis Guidi died suddenly Wednesday, June 5, 2013.
He was the beloved husband and “best bud” of Sharon Ellis Guidi; loving father of Megan Guidi, Sarah (Casey McCloskey) Guidi, Natalie (Mike) Holmes, Monty Guidi and Lori (Federico) Gialone; brother of Gary Guidi, Alfreda Dulaney and the late Thomas Guidi; brother-in-law of Pat (Tina) Ellis, Mary Jo and Sandy Guidi; uncle of Patrick and Christopher Ellis and Beth, Chris, Freddy and Jaimie; and grandfather of Brittany, Tony, Brandon, Maria, Sam, Julie, Savannah and Gabriella.
Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday in Szafranski-Eberlein Funeral Home Inc., 101 Third Street, Carnegie. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, June 10, in Our Lady of Grace Church, Pittsburgh.
Mr. Guidi was a retired teacher and wrestling coach in Chartiers Valley School District, an All-American wrestling champion at West Virginia University and was inducted into the West Virginia University Hall of Fame.
He will be missed by his former students, athletes, friends and members of his monthly breakfast club.
Forrest Dale Lolley Sr.
Special education teacher was accomplished athlete
Forrest Dale Lolley Sr. of Fryburg died unexpectedly in his home Wednesday, June 5, 2013. He was 63.
Born August 17, 1949, in Lickingville, he was a son of the late Robert C. and Mary Glendene Graham Lolley.
On June 15, 1968, he married Eulalia “Eukie” Marie Lolley. She survives.
Mr. Lolley was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force and held various jobs in his early years, before finding his calling as a teacher.
He was a graduate of North Clarion Junior-Senior High School and held a bachelor’s degree in special education from Clarion University. In addition, he held a master’s degree in elementary education.
Mr. Lolley was a special education teacher at North Clarion Elementary school for 20 years and touched the lives of many young people.
He was a member of St. Michael’s Church in Fryburg.
Mr. Lolley enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, hunting and fishing. He also was an avid bowler and was a member of leagues in both Clarion and Knox.
A volunteer fireman for many years, he was a past president of Washington Township Volunteer Fire Department and past president of Clarion County Volunteer Fire Department Association. He also taught fire safety courses statewide and previously served as tax assessor for Washington Township.
Mr. Lolley was both an avid Steelers fan and accomplished athlete, holding the long jump record at North Clarion for more than 40 years. He also coached youth baseball and basketball.
He also enjoyed country music and made several trips, in recent years, with his wife and friends to Nashville, Tenn.
In addition to his parents, deceased are two brothers, Harold Leroy Lolley and Timothy Charles Lolley, and a grandson, Robert Charles Swogger.
In addition to his wife, surviving are a son, F. Dale Lolley Jr. and wife Amy of Washington; a daughter, Sonia Marie Swogger of Hermitage; and six grandchildren, Jon Tomis Swogger, Nathan Allen Swogger and fiancé Taylor Rust and Nicholas Graham Swogger, all of Hermitage, and Noah Holt Lolley, Tanner Robert Lolley and Madelyn Grace Lolley, all of Washington. Also surviving are two sisters, Roberta “Bobbie” Carbaugh and husband Don of Shippenville and Ann Judy and husband Ray of Lucinda; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in Borland Funeral Home, Leeper. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 8, in St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Fryburg, with Father Skip Davis presiding. Burial will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made in Mr. Lolley’s name to the Clarion County Literacy Council, Clarion, PA 16214, or Clarion County Fire Association. Condolences may be left at borlandfh.com.
Helen D. Ziegler
Member of Brookline United Presbyterian Church
Helen D. Ziegler of Brookline died Friday, May 31, 2013.
She was the wife of the late Clyde; sister of Belva Forster; dear aunt of Ken, Nancy, Linda, Dianne, Robert, Amy and the late Raymond, Hugh and Miriam; and sister-in-law of Earl R. Jaudy.
Linda and Bill Hill were her loving caretakers for the last several years.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Saturday in Frank F. DeBor Funeral Home and Cremation Service Inc., 1065 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, 412-561-0380. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, June 9, in Brookline Boulevard United Presbyterian Church, Pittsburgh. Memorial contributions may be made to the church at 1036 Brookline Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15226. Convenient parking will be available at the funeral home.
She was a longtime member of Brookline United Presbyterian Church and a friend of Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church. www.deborfuneralhome.com