Month: January 2019

Larry “Gumbo” Steals

Larry “Gumbo” Steals 34 of Aliquippa PA, Passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, in Shadyside UPMC Hospital, Pittsburgh Pa. Larry was born on April 13th, 1984 in Beaver Medical Center, Beaver Pa to Larry Steals and Sandra Banks.

Larry was a great father, brother, and friend. He was “ that person” everyone that knew him loved him. He had a heart of Gold and will be sadly missed.

Larry is preceded in death by his Paternal Grandparents: Thomas (Bernice) Steals. Maternal Grandparents: Clifford (Gwendolyn) Banks. Aunts: Sheila Tucker, Marian Howard, Sharmaine Steals, and Shirley Steals; and Uncle Micheal Steals.

Larry will be greatly missed by his Loving and caring Fiance Chanel Carl.; their children (sons) Miykel, Myshawn Steals and (daughter) Mykhyia Steals. Mother: Sandra Banks. Father: Larry (Lisa) Steals. Brothers: Jason Banks, Jonathan Steals, Antwon Steals, William Barnes and Jason Roma. Sisters: Darissa Steals, Frederica Marshman, and Cherae Steals. Mother-in-law: Christine Garrett. Sister-in-law: Sryeeta Garrett. Brother-in-laws: Jalil and Jordon Carl. Devoted Friends: Marquez Iverson, Demarkus Walker, Dana Henry, Antwon Cobb, Crystal Jones, Jerome Riggins, Shanea Jeter, Bridgett Steals, Christoper Hillman, Drew Ellerbee and Co-workers Judy and Mark. Host of Nieces, Nephews, Uncles, Aunts, Cousins and other relatives and friends.

Viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 30th from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31th, 2019 followed by his Home going service at 11:00 a.m.; at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA the Reverend Tyrone Steals Officiating.

Edna Mae Griswold

Edna Mae Griswold, 75 of Beaver Falls, PA went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 15th, 2019 in her home surrounded by family. Edna was born October 1, 1943, in Beaver Falls, daughter of the late Edward West and Hattie Mae West Williams.

Edna was a member of Holy Spirit Fellowship Church, New Brighton. She was a member of the Beaver Falls American Legion Post #261. Edna’s greatest joy was her family. She enjoyed cooking and entertaining her family and friends. She also enjoyed sewing and playing criminal crime game. Edna was truly kind and caring mother and friend, she will be missed by all who knew her.

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas Giswold Jr. and sister Junita Anderson-West.

She is survived by her Sons: Osie L. West, Beaver Falls, PA and Thomas E. (Lisa) West, Canton, OH. Daughters: WillieAnn Anderson-West, Canton, OH, and Alberta L. (Elbert) Bynum-West, New Brighton, PA. Brothers: Edward (Kim) West, Beaver Falls, PA., Raymond (Theresa) West, Canton, OH., Charles (Yvette) West, Denver, CO., and Robert (Tanis) West, Denver, CO. Aunt: Mildred Williams, Fort Wayne, IND. 13 Grandchildren. Devoted Friends: Brenda Herriel, Rosetta Slappy, Wanda Brown, Robert Stitt, Herman Lee and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
Edna will be laid to rest at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA

Friends will be received from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 21, 2019; and 11:00 a.m. until Noon on Tuesday, January 22, 2019, followed by a homegoing Service at Washington Funeral Home and Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Pastor Joe Vreen Officiating.

Leslie “Curtis” Cleckely

Leslie Curtis Cleckley, age 62, passed away in his home on January 15, 2019; from a strong courageous battle with cancer with his loving wife by his side. Knowing his wings were ready, but their hearts weren’t. He was born October 9, 1956, in Canton, Ohio to the late Joseph Cleckley and Rose Milton Cleckley.

Curtis was a loving and devoted Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, and Friend. Before burdened with cancer, he enjoyed swimming, weight lifting, and playing basketball. He was an avid Pool Player and played in numerous leagues throughout Beaver County. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

A Big Heartfelt Thank you to Dr. Moses Raj and Associates of Allegheny General Cancer Institute; Dr. Blair Jobe and Associates of West Penn Hospital; Dr. Dejuses and Associates of Valley Gastroenterology; Dr. Mitchell Pfeiffer and College Hill Pharmacy for all the times they went above and beyond to help in such a hard time.

Curtis is survived by his wife Karen Diane Cleckley and their baby Torion Lee: Sons: Gerald Love Sr.; Darrald Love Sr.; Leslie “Coolie” Cleckley; and Freddie Cleckley. Daughter: Vannessa Cleckley. Step Children: Scott, Gavin, and Angie Wooley. A host of Grandchildren and Step Grandchildren: Brothers: Joseph (Jodi) and Martin, Robert Cleckley. Sisters: Marian and Rose Cleckley. Sisters-in-Law’s: Joyce and Toni Wooley. A host of Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Friends. Special friends: Mike Turner and Caregivers Alexis Cook and Step-Daughter Angie Wooley.

At Curtis’s request, his service will be held privately there will be no viewing or visitation.

Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

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