Month: January 2023

Robert Lee Dreher Jr.

Robert Lee Dreher Jr., 75 of Phoenix AZ formerly of Beaver Falls PA; passed away unexpectedly on January 7, 2023.

Robert graduated from Beaver Falls High School. After high school he joined the U.S Army after returning from service he worked at J&L Steel. Robert went back to school and graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Robert Morris University. He worked at Traco Windows for over 10 years until he moved to Arizona where he worked at the University of Phoenix and acquired his Master’s Degree.

Robert enjoyed coaching and being involved in the Beaver Falls Little Tigers football program and little league baseball. His favorite activity was fishing and he enjoyed watching sports mainly his Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Robert was preceded in death by his parents; Robert Lee Sr. and Gladys Dreher. Brother Larry Dreher Sr. Sister Cynthia Covington.

He is survived by his wife, Felice Dreher. Children: Marika (Vernon) Jeter, Demetria Dreher, Adarryl (Deonna) Dreher and Andre (Lisa) Dreher. Stepchildren: Eric Dishler and Jessica Hermez. 12
Grandchildren and 3 Great grand-daughters. Sisters: Marguerite (Christopher) Wilson and Karen Dreher. Brother: Edmund (Peggy) Dreher. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and

A Memorial service is scheduled to receive family and friends on Saturday, February 04, 2023, from 10:00am – 11:00 am followed by a Home Going Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Kevin Estelle

Kevin Estelle, 55 of Beaver Falls, PA passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2023 at The Heritage Valley Medical Center, Beaver, PA.

Kevin was born on September 11, 1967 to the late Edward “EL” and Ernestine (Howard) Estelle; raised in Beaver Falls, Kevin was a 1985 graduate of Beaver Falls High School where he played basketball; after high school Kevin moved to Hartford CT, where he was employed with Aetna Insurance, upon returning back to Beaver County he worked for Anchor Hocking; he was a diehard BF Tiger and Steeler fan, watched CNN daily and could talk to you about any topic and was willing to debate you! making you think he gave you advice, he also enjoyed a great game of spades and also gambling.

Kevin was preceded in death by his parents, his sister and brother-in- law Denise (George) Tapp; paternal grandparents Katherine and Dorsey Howard, paternal grandparents Charles and Lurlie Estelle, uncle Dorsey Howard, aunts Nellie Cook, Dorothy Taylor, Charles Estelle; a nephew Eddie Estelle, Jr., sister-in-law Dorothy T. Estelle and god-mother Melva “Sister” Simpson.

Kevin leaves to cherish his memories his children Charity Estelle, Orlando, FL.; Dominique Vaulk, Arizona, Tamara Estelle and Kevin Jr., Beaver Falls, a sister Mary Jean (Charles) Godfrey, Sylacauga, AL., two brothers Edward (Dr. Francis) Estelle, Windsor, Ct., Kenny (Margaret) Estelle, Bloomfield, Ct., a granddaughter Iylah Estelle; his aunt Barbara Jean (Nathaniel) Lyles, New Brighton and Fred (Nancy) Howard, Detroit, MI., his life partner Tammy Milligan, nieces and nephews Lakitsha Harris, Angela Alford, Keona Estelle, Victoria Estelle, Amber, Kenny, Jacob, Faith, and Caleb Estelle. Great-nieces Anisa Alford and Ka’Shyia Alford a devoted cousin Michael “Buzzy” Moreland, special friends Allen Mobley, Edward Reynolds, Lonnie Williford, Neal McDowell, cousins and friends.

The family would like to thank each of you for all that you have done and we ask that you continue to keep his children in prayer.

View for Family and Friends will be held on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday, January 27, from 12 p.m. – 2 p.m. followed by a Homegoing Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls.

Eva J. Leak

On January 19, 2023, Eva J. Leak, age 82, went peacefully to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Eva was the daughter of the late Leroy and Thelma Slappy and was a lifelong resident of Midland, Pa.

After 3 plus decades of employment at Westinghouse, Eva retired. Prior to working for Westinghouse, she was a licensed practical nurse (LPN). She enjoyed time with her family and hosted many cookouts and family parties. She was a devout servant of the most high God and a prayer warrior. She taught bible study, Sunday School and ministered the gospel of Jesus Christ for many years. Her church tenure of over 60 years included memberships at The Holiness Church of Christ, Mt. Calvary Chapel, The Father’s House, and she had recently joined The First Baptist Church of Beaver, Pa.

Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 64 years, Carl “Collie” Leak, Sr., two daughters, Rose Ross and Frances Leak, both of Midland, her only son Carl “Tubby” Leak (Nicole) of Beaver Falls, 11 grandchildren, Carl “Cheeks” Leak, III, Diana Ross, Timothy Leak, Charles Ross, Qualisha Cottrill, Kylee Braham, Torian, DaeVon, Breona Leak, Aryana and Craig Harris as well as a host of great-grandchildren, brothers John Thomas Slappy, Donald Slappy (Bunny), James Slappy (Phyllis), sisters Carolyn Harris, Rev. Mary Burton and Paula Waldron (Nate) and a host of nieces and nephews.

Eva was preceded in death by her siblings, Leroy Slappy, Jr.,Thelma Perkins, her twin brothers, John and Joe Slappy, Becky Bell, Christine Slappy, Paul Slappy, Shirley Dorsett-Pogue, Roger Slappy and Larry Slappy.

Friends and family will be received on Friday, January 27th , 2023 from 6pm – 8pm and on Saturday, January 28th from 10am – 12pm followed by a Homegoing Service at the First Baptist
Church, 370 Beaver Street, Beaver PA. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Dianna Carroll Williams

Dianna Carroll Williams, a gifted vocalist and singer in a band during her high school years, passed away on January 18th, 2023. Born to the late Edward and Josephine Williams of Beaver Falls, PA, she attended Duff’s Business Institute at Duquesne University before returning home to become a nurse’s aide at the Geriatric Center in Beaver, PA. After working at Westinghouse for several years, she retired on disability. She was an active member of Lifeway Christian Fellowship.

She leaves behind her two children, Carmen Lynn and Marcess Edward Williams, and her beloved granddaughter, Gia Lyene Dianna Williams. In addition to her children and granddaughter, she is survived by her baby brother, Edward E. Williams, Sr. and sister-in-law, Valarie S. Williams; nephews, Edward E. Williams Jr. and Evan D. Williams; aunts, Gloria Pipkin and Anna Mae Brown; and uncles, Charles and Robert Pipkin, and many cousins and other family members.

Special friends/Family more like sisters, Antoinette Stinson Wiley, Hannah (Honeybee) Ross, Audrey Smith, Patricia Monts, and Joanie Gilbert and special friend Ronald Hendrix.

Dianna will be remembered for her infectious laugh, her radiant smile and her wit, always brightening up any room with her presence. We thank everyone for their kind words and support during this difficult time.

At Dianna’s wishes the family will have a private service for her on Tuesday and a memorial service for friends on Wednesday, January 25th, 2023 from 5pm – 7pm followed by a Homegoing Service; at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Trista Clegg-Orienza

Trista Clegg-Orienza 38; of Monaca PA passed away on January 16th unexpectedly. Trista was born on March 4th, 1984 to late Randy Clegg and Sherry King.
Trista was a very outgoing, loving, and one of the most forgiving people in the world. She truly loved her children and adored her grand baby. She was silly and loved to laugh. She really loved the career path she was on; working in retail sales as a manager; however, she loved shopping even more. She loved spending time with her family and friends; she will be deeply missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her father Randy Clegg.

Trista is survived by her fiancé Park Lutton Jr. of 11 years, her son Noah, daughter Jade, her grandson Simeon Thomas Jr, her sisters Nikki and Ashley. A host of aunts, uncles, cousins other relatives and friends.

A Memorial service is scheduled at Washington Funeral Home on Friday, January 20, 2023, from 4:00pm –7:00 pm followed by a Home Going Service. Arrangements are entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.

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