Rosemary Snedeker

Rosemary Snedeker, 75 of Darlington died unexpectedly February 13, 2021 at AGH in Pittsburgh surrounded by her family she was born on December 24, 1945 to the late Joseph and Helen Tabay.

She was preceded in death by her husband James E. Snedeker, JR and a brother Edmond Tabay.

She is survived by daughters Jeannette Powell of Inverness, FL and Kim Snedeker of Beaver Falls; son James E. (Duce)Snedeker, III of Darlington; grandchildren Donny, James, John, Katrina, Kris, Alexia, JC, Krystelle and Taylor; great grandchildren Dakyah, Wyatt, Koberly, Cecile and Kaeleidh; and a dear friend Eydie Swingle.

Due to the Covid 19 there will be no service. Rosemary will be laid to rest in the Grandview Cemetery Big Beaver, Pa. and a memorial service will be held at a later date.

Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010. Regina Washington Supervisor.

Arnell “Alford” Bryant

Arnell (Alford) Bryant, 90 years old quietly passed away on January 24, 2021 at Heritage Valley Beaver Good Samaritan Hospice Care, on the same exact day (27 years ago) when her late husband Calvin Bryant passed. Arnell was born on October 12, 1930 to the late Clifford and Mary Lee (Coleman) Alford.

Arnell was a Devoted Jehovah’s Witness; she absolutely loved spreading the Good News of Jehovah’s Kingdom; her dedication to Jehovah and his son Christ Jesus was unwavering. Arnell cherished her family; she loved cooking for them and sharing Jehovah’s goodness. She will truly be missed by her Jehovah’s Witness family and love ones.

She is preceded in death by her husband, her parents, Son: Calvin Bryant Jr., Grandson: Raymond Bryant and Granddaughter: Monique Nicole Bryant, Three Brothers: Jeff Alford, Thomas (TC) Alford and David T. Alford. And two Sisters: Lela Coogler and Stella McMillion.
She is survived by Daughter: Beatrice Nell Bryant, Ambridge, PA. Sons: Victor (Mahasin) Bryant, Prince George, VA. and Timothy (Ann) Bryant, Wilmington, DE. 7 Grandchildren. 7 Great-Grandchildren. Sister: Delores White. Brother: Linwood Alford and Daughter-in-law: Beverly Bryant. A host of, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Service to be held on Friday, January 29, 2021, 1:00 Service Due to Covid 19 the service will be Private( Family only) at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA
Everyone in attendance must WEAR a mask.

Jerry Helisek Sr.

Jerry “Yeto” Helisek, from Beaver Falls, PA passed away on February 3, 2021 at the age of 88. His battle with cancer and coronavirus showed his courage in facing life challenges with a smile. Despite the pain, Yeto came out a hero and stayed strong until the end.

Yeto was an US Army Veteran, serving during the Korean War and retired after more than 5 decades in the United State Post Office. He was a sports fan, baseball coach, member of the bowling hall of fame and an avid golfer.

He was proceeded in death by his wife, Norma and survived by his son Jerry, daughter-in-law Dana, two great fur babies, Gozer and Mia, as well as stepchildren Theodore, Diana, Darla, and multiple grandchildren.

Jerry will be laid to rest in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies. A small memorial will be scheduled in the future for family and friends.

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

Judith Ann “McFadden” Oravitz

In loving memory of Judith Ann (McFadden) Oravitz, born February 5, 1940. She passed away peacefully on February 5, 2021; “her 81st birthday” surrounded by her loving family. While her loving husband, children and grandchildren came together to celebrate her birthday our Precious Lord took her hand ever so gently and took her home. She was born to the late William and Lois McFadden in Beaver Falls, Pa.

Judy loved spending time with her family and spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She also, enjoyed playing bingo. She will truly be missed by all who knew her.

Judy is survived by her loving husband of 62 years of marriage Ronald (Ron) Oravitz. Daughters Sherri (Bruce) Garmen and Piddles (Cab) Becker. Sons: Ronald “Bo” (Ann) Oravitz, Woody (Julie) Oravitz and Charlie Oravitz. 13 Grandchildren and 17 Great-grandchildren. Sister: Bonnie McFadden, Sister-in-law: Mary Lou Oravitz and Marlene McFadden. Host of nieces’ nephews’ cousins, relatives and bingo buddies.

Due to the Covid 19 virus the family is not able to celebrate Judy’s life in a traditional fashion and would like to express their thanks for all the love and overwhelming support during this trying time. They are sincerely grateful.

Judy will be laid to rest in the Catholic Parish Cemetery, Beaver Falls, PA

A Private service will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at 1:00 pm family only at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls Pa.

Rance L. “Butler” Waldron

On Friday February 5, 2021, Rance L.”Butler” Waldron loving husband, father, and friend left this life to go to his eternal home to be with our Lord and Savior.

Rance (Butler) was born on April 18, 1952 in Philadelphia PA to Robert and Dorothy Board Waldron. He was a dedicated employee at Norfolk Southern for 28 ½ years and also ran his own lawn care business.

On October 5, 1985 Rance joined in Holy Matrimony with the love of his life Eunice Sheffey Waldron. Butler, as known throughout Beaver County was known to be a loving, kind and a generous man. He was willing to help anyone at any time. He was a proud member of the Men of Worship Community Choir and the Second Baptist male chorus. He had a passion for sports and was a true die-hard Steelers Fan. You could also, find Butler on the nearest golf course. Butler was a man that loved God and his family.

Butler was preceded in death by his parents Robert and Dorothy Board Waldron; a brother Payton Waldron; two sisters Mitzi Taylor (Bill), and Gertrude Evans; and his grandson Mark Waldron.

He is survived by his wife Eunice Waldron; his daughter Marika Waldron; a brother Robert (Grizz) Waldron (Jeri); a grandson Corey Jefferson; six great grandchildren and a host of loving family members and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremation. Family and friends will be received at Second Baptist Church, 2322 10th Avenue, Beaver Falls PA on Wednesday February 10th from 5p-8p. Although the funeral is private it will be live streamed on Washington Funeral Home & Cremations Facebook. Reverend Bernard Tench officiating.

Jasper Lee “Jazz” Glover

Jasper Lee (Jazz) Glover, 72 of Beaver Falls, PA. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 18, 2021. Born in Durant Mississippi on July 26, 1948, to the late Willie and Teelia Glover of Midland PA.

Jazz was a kind and gentleman; he was known for his generous loving spirit. He loved his family and spending time with them, but most of all just being a grandfather. He was employed at the Local Union 833 as a Construction Worker where he retired after 30 years of service. In his spare time he enjoyed Hunting, Fishing and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jazz will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Jazz is preceded in death by his parents and Brothers: Willie James Glover and Herman Glover. Sisters: Josephine McGee and Erma Jean Glover. Nephew: Johnny Miller.

Jazz is survived by his children Darci (Walter) Jackson of Akron, OH and William (Christie) Kelly, Lawrenceville GA. Grandchildren: Niiya, Kiyah and Walter Kirkland, Skye, Ben and William Kelly and Great -Grandchild: Arianna Adams. Brothers: Robert Earl (Judy) Glover, North Carolina and Bennie Lee Glover, Beaver Falls, PA. Sisters: Barbara (Bobby) Miller, Ducula GA and Shirley (Henry) Jackson, Beaver Falls PA. Host of, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

Service to be held on Thursday, January 28, 2021 11:00 am until 1:00 pm followed by a 1:00 Service Due to Covid 19 the service will be Private( Family only) at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA
Everyone in attendance must WEAR a mask. Due to the high number of cases of the Covid 19 the family is asking friends to join them on Thursday at 1Pm Washington Funeral Home Facebook for a Live Stream Service for Jasper Lee (Jazz) Glover instead of viewing at the funeral home.

Elizabeth Florence Sheffield

Elizabeth Florence Sheffield, 87, passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, after a valiant battle with lung disease and heart disease.

Elizabeth always considered herself a life-long resident of Beaver County, having been born in New Brighton and lived in Beaver Falls most of her life. She was a Steelers fan through and through, even when she moved to Farmington Hills, MI in May 2020 to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Roxanne and Robert Chatman. She watched all the Steeler games, wearing her Steeler sweatshirts, and commented on all the plays. She knew football!

A long-time member of Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church in New Brighton, she became a member of St. John Wayman A.M.E. Church in Bridgewater when there was a church merger. In addition to being a Sunday School teacher for nearly 60 years, she served as the church secretary, the Sunday School Superintendent, was a member of the Missionary Society, the Lay Organization and the church choir. She supported nearly every church event and activity. For her efforts, she was chosen as an “Unsung Hero in 2013 by the Pittsburgh Conference Lay Organization of the A.M.E. Church.

Elizabeth had diverse interests. For many years, she bowled in a league, participated in a bridge club, regularly played Pokeno, traveled and played her all-time favorite game – Scrabble. She was a member of the Keystone Temple #197 of the I.B.P.O.E., a member of the NAACP and a charter member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC. She was thrilled to visit the museum in 2019.

But Elizabeth was mostly a “shoe hound.” She loved shoes and purses so her job at Kaufmann’s department store to sell women’s shoes was most fitting. She sold shoes there for 27 years and retired in 1993.

In addition to her late husband Waulnoth Sheffield, Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Evelyn Miller Law and James Franklin Law; two sisters, Muriel Jackson and Marian Bazemore; and two brothers, James Law and Melvin Law.

She will be deeply missed by her only child, Roxanne (Robert) Chatman of Farmington Hills MI; two grandchildren, Jordan Karinne (Joshua) Chatman Garache of Alexandria VA and Ryan Robert (Melissa) Chatman of Northampton PA; her only great-grandchild, Cameron Jolie Grace Chatman of Northampton PA; two sisters, Jean Dawson and Dolores White, both of Beaver Falls PA; eight sisters-in-law; six brothers-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Elizabeth Sheffield was “Aunt Liz” to many people – even to those to whom she was not related!

Visitation will be Saturday, January 9, 2021 from 11AM at Washington Funeral Home, 1411 6th Ave, Beaver Falls and the Homegoing Celebration will begin at 1PM.
Due to the public health concerns caused by COVID-19, Elizabeth Sheffield’s Homegoing service will be live streamed on Washington Funeral Home & Cremations Facebook page on Saturday, January 9 at 1PM. All visitors are required to wear a mask and to practice safe distancing.
Arrangements are entrusted to Charlotte A, Sheffield Funeral Home, 454 Chestnut St., New Castle, PA. and Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, Beaver Falls, PA, Charlotte A Sheffield and Regina Washington, funeral directors.

Melissia “Missy” Polite

Melissia “Missy” Polite, 41, of Aliquippa, went home to be with her Lord on December 26, 2020. She was born on December 29th, 1978 to the late Hilda Marie Pope and Tyrone Mathis.

Missy was a loving mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, cousin and friend. She worked for Woodlawn Laundry until her health became such a serious issue at a young age for her that the only result was a kidney transplant. In the end she maintained a positive attitude, passed along words of strength, and shared her pain and love through her word..

Missy had a heart that stretched near and far. She actively spoke on health issues, illnesses and various ways that she learned to cope, as well as enlightenment on diabetes. She represented the definition of “Family” and above all, she was love. Help us celebrate the blessed life of Melissia “Missy” Polite and come together in love. She will sadly be missed

In addition to her parents Hilda Marie Pope {mother} and Tyrone Mathis {father}; she was preceded in death by Breonna Kirkland {daughter}; four brothers; Enrico Polite, Robert Polite Jr., Timothy Polite, and Tyrone Mathis Jr.; an aunt, Shirley Ann Pope-El; along with three uncles, Sheppard Pope Jr., Arthur Lee {Bo-Bo}Pope, and Richard “Lucky” Pope.

Melissia will be sadly missed by her Spouse Maurice Burrell; two daughters; Shalayah (Spouse Tineca Jolly) Truss; and Kamiyah Polite and two sons Zha-Mare “Bang Bang Wyche and Zha-Quan “Nu-Nu” Freeman; 5 grandchildren, Zendaya Erica Harvey, Beautiful Melissia Truss, Angel Jolly, Jamacia Jolly, and Adaija Jolly; four sisters, Nichole Polite, Youlanda Polite, Sayeeida Polite and Miasha Moore; cousins: Sheppard and Sheilah Pope III, Darla and Todd Hill, Picola Pope, Caprice Pope, and Brittany Oravitz; her best friend, Yevette Clinton, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be Monday, January 4, 2021 from 11 AM followed by a homegoing service at 1PM New Holy Temple Church of God 228-250 4th Avenue, Aliquippa, PA. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls PA. Regina Washington Supervisor.
Due to the restrictions of the COVID 19, everyone is required to wear a mask and practice safe distancing.

Debra Coleman

Everyone that met Debby instantly knew how special she was. There was not a place that Debby could go that she would not leave behind a shared special moment. Debby was known for her spunk, wit and humor. Debby was an avid movie lover and began collecting movies since her early years. Debby loved to shop! Spending hours at the store just browsing was one of her favorite pastimes. Debby was known for her love for her children, faux children and an insane amount of love for her grandchildren. There was no mother, sister, daughter, cousin or friend like Debby and she will surely be missed. Not only will we miss her feisty personality, her love of music or her ability to make everyone she met feel loved and valued, but we will miss her pure heart of gold that was like no other.

Debby was preceded in death by her daughter, Marquita Coleman – Cleckley, her fathers, Charles Kimbrough and Joe Coleman Sr., and her brother, Joe Coleman.

Debby leaves behind her mother, Ozella Coleman; her life partner, Barry Brown; her children, Ira Coleman, Kemma (Ray) Coleman, Omar Coleman, (Scat), Ian (Marie) Coleman, Kenya (Ian) Johns, Kendra (Yovani) Coleman, and Jessica (Brandon) Harris; her grandchildren, Kylee, Na’Jhier, Shareef, Jayla, Anautica, Daonte, Damani, Dahlasja, Jahmadrej, Milan, Makena, Jeremiah, Azuriyah, and Brandon Jr.; her sisters, Francine Adams, Tameika Adams, Julie Simmons and Bell Kimbrough; her nieces and nephews, Jalani, Laquita, and De’Jean; and her closest friends, Eunice, Jimmy and Angie. Debby was loved by so many and she counted so many as her children, although all of their names may not be represented in this list, just know that Momma D loves you abundantly.

The celebration of life will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 3, 2021 at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Patty Taylor

Patty Taylor, 69 of Beaver Falls passed away Sunday, December 21, 2020 unexpectedly in Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center. Patty was born August 29, 1951. daughter of Archie Stewart and Carrie Lee Clark Stewart.

Patty was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, Beaver Falls PA. She worked at the Heritage Valley Medical Center as a Unit Clerk for many years until she retired; she was passionate about taking care of others. She will be missed- she was truly and deeply loved by many.

She was preceded in death by her parents Archie and Carrie Lee Clark Stewart, her brother Larry R, Scott , (Janet), Joseph R. Scott and her son James Lee Taylor.

She is survived by her brother Archie Stewart, her loving son Richard M. Taylor (Monica), 5 adoring grandchildren, Ayanna, Ari, Delaney, Dandrea, and Davon. Sisters in Law: Janet Scott, Barbara Taylor, Nieces and Nephews: Kara, JoAnn (Joelle & Joey) and Angela. Larry, Robin and Jodi and Timothy Jackson, Ginger and children. As well as many other relatives and friends. Lifelong friends Vivian Gibson Rippy, Roxanne Chatman and Betty Hamilton

The family would like to express their appreciation to liberty dialysis center of Chippewa for the amazing care and concern they’ve shown Patty over the years

Service to be held on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 11:00 am followed by a 1:00 pm Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations located at 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Pastor Bobby Wilson officiating.
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