Obituaries

Chadd J. Wade

Chadd J. Wade, 39 of Beaver Falls went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 2, 2021. Chadd was the only son of Donald and Shirley Wade of Beaver Falls.

“Wade” as he was affectionately known by his friends was a lifelong resident of Beaver Falls attending the Beaver Falls High School and graduated from Glenn Mills School in Philadelphia in the year of 2000. Chadd was raised as a child in the Tabernacle Baptist Church where he got his knowledge of the Lord from his Sunday School teachers.

Chadd was a loyal lover of family, friends and food! if there was a cookout – he was there and always wanted a variety and plenty of foods, he enjoyed watching the cooking channel and would share food ideas to us. He was an ultimate Dallas Cowboy fan and a hater of the Pittsburgh Steelers which kept a rival argument with us all on game day; you could even find him at Michael’s or Long Horn talking sports and trash. He always had to be right, have the last word, and do him! he truly lived his life on his terms.

He was preceded in death of his grandparents Nellie R. Cook, Cephus J. (Lillie Mae) Cook, Essie Mae Clark Wade, Henry (Ada) Wade and aunt Juanita McMillan.

To cherish his memories are his parents Donald and Shirley, his sister Demetria (Anthony) Morris, maternal aunts and uncles Dale Cook, Bowie Maryland, James (Sharon) Cook, Beaver Falls, Roger (Angela) Cook, Bridgewater, his loving aunt other mother – (aunt Cin) Cindy Cook, Beaver Falls; his paternal aunts and uncles Sandra (Bruce) Taylor, Beaver Falls, Cheryl (Jonathan) Artis, New Castle, Brenda (Aubrey) Epps, Beaver Falls, Dorothy (Jason) Wallace, New Jersey, Elder Deborah (Tommie) Shaw, Cleveland, OH; Kenneth H. Wade, Atlanta, GA; Henry J. Wade, and Tabitha (Lewis) Collier, Cleveland, Oh; a niece Aria Doss, nephew Deniro Simpson and a great-niece Mila Gathers, a host of other aunts, cousins, friends and his special homeboys – Devlin, Ascheley, Mike, Jake, Slim, Rich, Jamal, Curt, Romeo, Donnie and Adrian.
He will be missed by but never forgotten….

Viewing will be on Friday, May 7th from 4-8 and a 11 am service on Saturday, May 8th both at the Washington Funeral Home, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, with Rev. Dwight Banks delivering the eulogy.

Billie H. Gray

Billie H. Gray Jr, age 54, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 25, 2021, at St. Elizabeth’s hospital in Youngstown, OH. He was born on January 13, 1967 in Aliquippa, PA, to the late Bill Gray Sr. and Carol Lee McClain.

Billie was a hard worker and enjoyed helping others any chance he got. He also, enjoyed reading, watching his favorite football team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, listening to country music and the rolling stones. Billie will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

He is proceeded in death by his parents Bill Gray Sr. and Carol Lee McClain. Brother: John Crawford.

Billie leaves to cherish his memories his longtime girlfriend Lisa Kidd; Daughter: Jenna Gray. Grandchildren: Channing Schutte and Aubrey Hess. Brothers: Mark Gray, Clinton Gray, Gary Crawford, Carl Crawford, and Adam Chambers. Sisters: Sandra Diamond and Sally Ricci. Host: of Nieces, Nephews, Cousins and Friends.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, March 6, 2021, from 12pm-2pm followed by a 2pm service at the Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA. Directly after the service friends and family are welcome to gather at Mt Pleasant Presbyterian Church at 718 State Route 168 Darlington, PA, for meal of celebration.

Elouise Scott Beauford

Elouise Scott Beauford entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 1:40pm in her home. Elouise Scott Beauford was born to the late John and Lula Walker Scott on August 23, 1923 in Sylvania, Screven County, Georgia.

Elouise was a graduate of the Screven High School. She became a member of the Leeks Chapel A.M.E Church in Screven County at an early age. On January 3, 1946, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Harvey Beauford who preceded her in death in 1984. After moving to Beaver Falls, in 1948, Elouise joined the Second Baptist Church family of Rochester, PA where she was a faithfully member serving on the Usher Board and the Kitchen committee. In 1992, she retired from Strayer Coin Bag Company where she worked for many years as a sewing machine operator.

In addition to her Husband and Parents, she is preceded in death by Sisters: Carrie Bell Sapp, Adelle Bryant, Naomi Scantling, Margaret Warnock and Mary McCorkle. Brothers: Willie Scott and Henry Scott.

Elouise leaves to cherish her memories, Daughter: Edith Charlene (Lawrence Edward) Blackwell, Rochester, PA. Grandchildren: Eric Michael Beauford, Edward Jerome Blackwell and Tiffany Brianne Blackwell, all of Rochester, PA. Great-Granddaughters: Mya Michelle Beauford, New Brighton, PA and Maliya Jade Kamzelski, Baden, PA. Brother-in-law, Elder Clinton Beauford, Pittsburgh, PA. Sister-in-law, Dorothy Cameron, Aliquippa, PA. Host of very special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends, including her oldest and dearest friend, Sadie Carter, Atlanta, GA and Judith Ryan, Beaver Falls, PA. The Family would also, like to give special thanks to Gallager Hospice for all the loving care given to their mother in such a difficult time.

Service to be held on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm followed by a Homegoing Celebration at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Pastor Brian Crawl, Second Baptist Rochester & Bobby Wilson Light of Salvation Church PA officiating.

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.

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