Benjamin “Bennie” Hedge

Benjamin (Bennie) Lee Hedge, 47 passed away unexpectedly on Sunday August 7, 2022. He was born May 6, 1975 in New Brighton, PA to Dianne
Goosby Steals.

Bennie was a barber and worked as a general contractor for many years.  He was artistic, creative, loved reading and writing. He loved spending time
with his family and friends. He also enjoyed fishing and was an animal lover. Bennie had the heart of a lion and was a fierce protector of his family. His presence in all our lives is irreplaceable. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

Bennie is preceded in death by Kyle Goosby and Onri Goosby. Uncle: Wayne Goosby.

Bennie leaves to cherish his memories sons: Amen D Cotrill, Benjamin L Cotrill, and Jovon G Russell. Grandchildren: Amen R and Amiriauna  Cottrill.
Mother: Dianne (Roman) Steals. Sisters: Robin West (Charles) Harris , Tammy (Obinna) Dean and Holly (Corray) Irving. Uncle: Gray Goosby. Aunt: Judy
Goosby. Others Family Members: Jamie Creach, Anthony Creach, Robert Kirkland, Victoria Kirkland and Zachariah Coleman. 10 nieces and nephews, 7 great nieces and nephews, close cousins Lamont, Nyasanu.

In Lieu of Flowers all donations can be made to Washington Funeral Home

Services will be held on Friday, August 12 th from 5pm to 7pm followed by a homegoing service on Saturday, August 13 th at 11am at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation 1411 6th  Avenue Beaver Falls PA 15010.

Elizabeth Bowan

Elizabeth Bowan. Affectionately known as “Betty” by her family and friends, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her children on Friday, July 15, 2022. She was born June 29, 1928, to the late Frank Jarrup and Jane Maqura Jarrup.

Betty worked for Bell Telephone Company for many years as a telephone operator. She especially enjoyed gardening, planting different vegetables and
flowers, and watching them grow. Betty loved baking, especially for her family. Among many other things, she appreciated history and was fond of watching The History Chanel. However, what brought her the most joy was her Grandchildren and Great-Grandchildren; just spending time with them – meant the world to her. Betty had a dog named Lilly, who she loved dearly. Lilly was just like one of the children. Betty was also an avid sports fan and a huge Steelers fan. Betty will be sadly missed by all who knew her. She loved the Lord and was a member of Saint Peter & Paul Ukrainian Catholic Church, Ambridge, PA.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Jack Bowan. Son: Ken Bowan and Brother: William Jarrup.

Betty is survived by her son: Jack Bowan. Daughters: Trish (Jeff) Campbell and Laurette (Joe) Morski. Brother: Tom (Joan) Jarrup. Grandchildren: Wesley (Brittany) Morski, Mathew Morski, and Logan Campbell. Great-Grandchildren: Roman and Maeve Morski. Step Granddaughter: Ashley Campbell. Step Great-Granddaughter: Hadley Moses, as well as a host of other relatives and friends. Betty had an exceptional friend/neighbor, Lori, who helped care for her during a challenging time. Additional thanks to Three Oaks Hospice staff: JoAnn, Rose,
Rachel, Kelly, and Andrew.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, 11AM at Saint Peter Paul Ukrainian Catholic Cemetery Ridge Road Extension (Route 989), Ambridge Heights, Ambridge, PA. Services are entrusted to Washington Funeral Home 1411
6th Ave Beaver Falls, PA Regina Washington, Supervisor.

Mary Jane Ryan

Mary Jane Ryan, 74 of Beaver Falls, PA passed away peacefully at The Good Samaritan Hospice Heritage Valley Beaver on July 22, 2022. She was born on December 19, 1947, to the late Joseph and Antionia Szczurko.

Mary Jane worked at the Beaver Falls High School as an English Teacher for many years until retirement. She was a champion for her students and a pillar in her community. Due to her thirst for knowledge, she became an avid reader! One of her mottos could easily had been “Read, Read, Read”! Some of Mary Jane’s many accomplishments are as noted; she was an active member of the St. Monica Perish, (AAUW) American Association for University Woman, Outlook Club, Beaver Falls Woman Society, Beaver Falls Woman Business Association, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Friends for Jesus, (COC) Christian Mothers Neighborhood Watch, VSP Adoration Chapel, and that’s just to name a few. In her spare time, she would paint, watch movies, go to concerts, and became a sports fan for Beaver Falls, and Steelers fan. She also, was head of the Beaver Falls High School Usher’s Club where she mentored and touched so many young ladies lives throughout the years; and the Big Beaver Falls Education Foundation. But what brought Mary Jane her most joy, was time spent with her daughters and grandson.

For those of you whose lives she touched, find comfort in the knowledge that her bright spirit, compassion, and kindness lives on in others.
The family would like to give a special thanks to the PAM unit and Good Samaritan Hospice Heritage Valley Beaver for all the love and care given to Mary Jane.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband Karlin “Butch” Ryan. Son in law: Frank N. White. Brother: Joseph Zurku. Mother in law: Winifred Caracter. Sister in laws: Eileen Zurku, June Carper, and Lily Ryan. Brother in laws: Duane Ryan and Dwight Ryan.

Mary Jane is survived by her loving daughters: Nadia Ryan and Olivia Ryan. Grandson: Dmitri McDowell. Stepdaughter: Jodee Nicols. Stepsons: Brett Hall, Drew Hall and Hank Nicols. Sister in law: Judith Ryan. Devoted friends: Donna Paisley, Paulette Potter, Elise Farthing, Carol Welsh, Geraldine Selby, Jonelle McMillen, Meta Hogue, Bonnie Reyes and Beth Pomerantz. Host the Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, Cousin and other Relatives and Friends.

A Wake will be held on Thursday, July 28th, 2022, from 2PM – 4PM and 6PM – 87PM Washington Funeral Home 1411 6th Ave Beaver Falls, PA a Mass will be held on Friday, July 29th at 10AM St. Monica Roman Catholic Parish 116 Thorndale Dr. Beaver Falls, PA.

George Edward Brown

George Edward Brown (91), born December 24, 1930 of Beaver Falls Pennsylvania went home to be with the Lord July 7, 2022 at Heritage Valley Hospital in Beaver PA. .

He was the owner of a local cleaning company, as well as being an accomplished plasterer, and a machinist for Babcock and Wilcox where he retired after in 20 years
in 1986. George was a member of St John Wayman AME Church in Bridgewater, before the merger he served on the Stuart, and trustee boards of Wayman in New Brighton.
He loved and cared for, his grandchildren, you would often see him with one of them everywhere he went.

He is preceded in death by his Wife Lillian, Father James Brown, Mother Eva Brown, Sister, Veronica Jeannine Kelly, Brother Keith Brown, Daughters Henrietta Gibbs,
Billy Gibbs, Marcella Gibbs, Veronica Jeannine Brown, Sons Thomas Gibbs, and Bruce Gibbs.

He is survived by his Daughter Carol Padgett, Sons Zachary Gibbs, Timothy (Annette) Brown, James Franklin (Valerie) Brown. A host of Grandchildren, and
Nieces and Nephews.
George will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Bridgeville Pennsylvania.

Visitation will be held on July 16th 2022 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., followed by the service at 1 p.m. at St John Wayman AME Church 715 Mulberry Street Bridgewater Pennsylvania 15009
Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, LLC 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

Barbara Ann Smith

Barbara Ann Smith, 73 of New Brighton, PA went home to be with her Lord and Savior on June 26, 2022 in Heritage Valley Beaver Good Samaritan Hospice. Barbara was born on December 25, 1948 to the late Elmer and Betty (Wallace) Smith Sr.

Barbara earned her degree in Fashion Design. She also enjoyed sewing and making picture collages. Barbara lived in Germany for several years, before moving to Washington DC, where she worked for the government as an administrative assistance. Eventually Barbara relocated back to Beaver County where she worked for the Women’s Center in Beaver, PA. After retirement she spent her time with her family and her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by family and friends. Her family would like to thank the Good Samaritan Hospice staff for all the loving and quality care given to Barbara in her time of need.

Barbara is proceeded in death by her parents and grandparents, Douglas and Annie Wallace, brothers: Elmer, Gregory, and Bert Smith.

Barbara leaves behind to cherish her memories loving Sons: Michael and Keith Jones. Daughter: Dana Jones; all of New Brighton, PA. Grandchildren: Derrel Rogers, Sharron Moreland, Dontae Lay, Aeryana Dunham, Latasha Jones, Lakeisha Hocog and 6 Great-grandchildren. Sister: Debra (Nate) Lee of Aliquippa, PA and Leslie (Herb) Ellis of Rochester, PA. Aunts: Linda, Dorothy and Pauline Smith. Special Cousin Vivian Sims and Niece Richeal Hendon Miller – whom she loved like a daughter. Sister-in-law Renee Smith. Nieces: Tiarra Smith and Letitia Smith Johnson. Nephews: Steven Smith, Chris Hendon and Andre Smith. Ex-Husband Harold Jones, and a host of cousins, family and friends.

Viewing will be on Tuesday, July 5th from 4pm to 7pm and Wednesday, July 6th 10am to 12pm, followed by a Homegoing Service on at Second Baptist Church, 200 Clay Street, Rochester, PA. Service Entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. 15010

Jackie Lee “Head” Hunter Sr.

Jackie Lee Hunter Sr. affectionately known as “Head” by his family and friends went home peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, June 7, 2022. He was born June 8, 1958 to the late Peter A. Mali Sr. and Charlette Jean Hunter.

He was a graduate of the Big Beaver Falls High School and moved to Penn State shortly thereafter. Jack worked for Swageloc Manufacturing Company for many years as a forklift operator. He also worked in the construction industry all his life along-side his brothers.

He was an avid sports fan and huge Steeler fan. He really enjoyed watching the old black and white movies in his down time, and spending time with his favorite Aunt Bertha. His greatest joy was his love and care he had for his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he is proceded in death by his son Jackie Lee Hunter Jr.

He is survived by his daughter, Tarah Hunter, Sons: John and Micheal Hunter, Grandson: Jayden Hunter.All of State College, PA. Aunt: Bertha Washington, Brothers: Peter Mali Sr, (Cathy) State College, PA, Charles (Melissa) Washington, New Castle, PA, Rocky (Sheree) Washington, Beaver Falls, PA, and Ivan Washington, Boardman, OH. Sisters: Linda (Dan) Sherwood, of Missouri, Cheryl (Bill) McClendon, Boardman, OH, Regina Washington – Jackson, Boardman, OH, Drenda “Honey” (Darrell) Banks, Pittsburgh, PA. Special nieces and nephews: George Mali, Beaver Falls, PA, Linda “Doll” Mali, Gina Mali, Beaver Falls, PA and Quantia Dugan, Beaver Falls, PA.

A viewing for the public will be on Friday, June 10, 2022 from 5pm – 7pm. A private family Homegoing Service to follow on Saturday, June 11, 2022 starting at 11AM. Jack will be interned at the Beaver Falls Cemetery. Services are entrusted to Washington Funeral Home 1411 6th Ave Beaver Falls, PA Regina Washington, Supervisor.

John Michael Glover

John’s Homegoing service will be held at 11 AM NOT 1 PM on Wednesday, May 25, 2022, at the Light of Salvation Church (College Hill), 3301 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls Pa John’s service will be live-streamed.

John Michael Glover, 46 of Beaver Falls, PA was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 19,2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

Born on March 26,1976 to the late Herman Glover and Patricia Beauford. He was a member of Light of Salvation Church and was employed by Lucky Vitamin.

John was proceeded in death by his parents, maternal grandparents James and Essie Beauford. As well as his paternal grandparents Willie and Teelia Glover and a lifelong friend Christopher Brandyburg.

He leaves to mourn his devoted wife of 20 years Patrice Glover. Three loving kids Jaiden, Jaleaha and Jaimere Glover and one God Daughter Anisa Alford. Also left to mourn are stepmom Carolyn Glover, in-laws Patrick Brown and Bonnie Gibbs. Three brothers Herman Glover, Carlos and John Cleckley. Three sisters Teelia and Tyeshia Glover and Gertie Cleckley. One brother in-law Patrick Brown Jr. Devoted aunts and uncles Alma, Clara, Doug and Terry Beauford, Shirley Jackson and Barbra Miller. Close cousins Tammy Wilson, Keith Edwards and Antonio “Meechie” Jones. And a host of Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, Nephews and friends.

John was first and foremost a family man but was known for his outgoing personality, affectionate smile, trash talking, joke telling and most of all his loving heart. Everyone in town knew they could always go to Glove’s house for a cookout and a plate.

Friends and family will be received at Light of Salvation Church for a viewing on May 24, 2022 from 5-7PM. A homegoing service will be held on May 25, 2022 at 11AM with the Rev. Bobby Wilson officiating.

Henrietta Gibbs

Henrietta Gibbs, 73 of Beaver Falls, PA a loving mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend was called home by her Lord and Savior on Monday, May 2, 2022. She was born on October 21, 1948 in Beaver Falls, Pa to the late Henry “Bubba” Gibbs and Lillian Brown.

She worked for KFC, Kaufmanns Department Store, Airways and Campbells Care home for over 30 years. She enjoyed traveling, shopping, playing solitaire and hosting family and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Billie Jean Gibbs, Marcella Gibbs, and Veronica Jeannine Brown, her bothers, Thomas Gibbs, and Bruce Gibbs.

She leaves behind to cherish her memory daughter: Narvette Alise “Lisa” Gibbs; granddaughter: Samantha Cherie Gibbs, great-granddaughter: Skye Alise Gibbs and great-grandson Syair Dremon Gibbs. Significant other Rick Sheffey Neal. Her sister Carol Padgett of Beaver Falls, Zachary Gibbs of Columbia, SC. Timothy (Annette) Brown, Beaver Falls, and James Franklin (Valerie) Brown of Monroeville; Step-father George Brown of Rochester and Uncle Johnny Padgett of Columbus, OH. Goddaughter Hope Anderson. She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friend.

Visitation is scheduled for Friday, May 6, 2022, from 5 pm until 7 pm, and on Saturday, May 7, 2022, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am followed by a Homegoing Service at WASHINGTON FUNERAL HOME, 1411 6TH AVE, BEAVER FALLS, PA 15010. Regina Washington Supervisor

John Melvin “Honey” James

John Melvin James, affectionally known as “Honey” by family and friends, was the third oldest son born to the late Louis and Lillian James on January 5th, 1930. John grew up in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania and was educated through the Big Beaver Falls School District.

After leaving his hometown, John moved to Pittsburgh where he was a long-time employee of the Greyhound Transportation Company. After many years of working, John spent his free time riding Pittsburgh Port Authority buses all over Pittsburgh and visiting his favorite McDonald’s in downtown Pittsburgh. John was known and loved by many. He was a very kind and gentle soul who enjoyed Hershey Kisses and oranges.

John was preceded in death by his sisters, Jane Covington (Bob), Ruth Griswold (Sam), Marie James, and Mary James and brothers, Joe James, Charles James, Robert “Skippy” James, and William James: his niece Sarah “Snookie” Newman; and his nephews, Sam “Buzzy” Griswold, Jr. and Terrence James.

On Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, at age 92, John went home to be with His Lord and Savior and left to mourn his passing are his brothers, Louis James “Jr.”, George “Tookie” James (Regina) and Harry James; nieces, Beverly James “Bunny”, Kimberly Harriel-Allen, Pamela Griffin, Alesa Carr, Alexis Steals, and Alaina James; nephews, Ron “Po” James, Louis “Ricky” James, and William “Billy” James. John’s great-nieces and great-nephews will also miss him dearly.

A very special thank you Marie’s daughters: Pam and Kim for the loving care they extended to their “Uncle Honey” over the years.

A service for John James will be held on Wednesday, April 27th, 2022 at Washington Funeral Home, 1415 Sixth Avenue, Beaver Falls. Family and friends will be received at 10:00 am, followed by a service at 11:00 am.

Rose Cleckley

Rose Cleckley, 59, of Beaver Falls, passed away on April 10, 2022, after a courageous battle with a lengthy illness.
Born April 15, 1962 in Canton, OH, she was the daughter of Joseph M. and Rose Cleckley Sr.

Rosie was a free spirit with a giving heart. She loved to travel, go shopping, had a good ear for music, and enjoyed playing Bingo. Most of all, Rosie loved her family, and was a cherished friend to many. She was a blessing to all who knew her well, and will be truly treasured forever.

Rose leaves to mourn her passing, her daughter, Alana Cleckley, of Beaver Falls; two sons, Andrew Cleckley, of Freemont Ohio and Travelous Hairston Jr., all of Beaver Falls; three brothers, Joseph Cleckley Jr., Martin Cleckley, Sr., and Dwayne Cleckley, of all of Beaver Falls; two sisters, Daisy Allen-Jones, Portage, MI and Marian Justice, of Georgia; grandchildren, Ni’ere, Ambition, and Tayvis Hairston, Shileak Livingston, Amaya Sims, Dakiyah and Nakira Turner, Giana Ward, Kamariah Singleton and Kellen Job, all of Beaver Falls, Tristan West, Aliquippa, Gio Burks, Rochester, Adyana and Camella Cleckley, both of Fremont, OH and Gabryella Gutherie, Florida; two aunts, Dolly Lee Walker, New Castle; and Ethel White, Beaver Falls; two uncles, Charles Milton and Larry Milton, Columbus GA; close cousins, Carolyn Glover, Laderious, Shirley A., and Stephanie Cleckley, and Pauletta Cleckley Vaughn; a son-in-law, Marcellus Currence; and a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

In addition to her father and mother, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Travinia Rochelle Hairston; a son, Mark Anthony Cleckley; three brothers, Freddy, Paul and Curtis Cleckley; and a sister, Diane Cleckley.

Friends will be received on Saturday, April 23, from 11 AM to 1 PM, at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, for visitation and a Homegoing Service to immediately follow. Pastor Bobby Wilson officiating.

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