Wendel David LaVette

Wendel David LaVette, (73), of Beaver County, passed away on June 1, 2023 after a long battle with cancer and coronary artery disease. Just like he dealt with all experiences in life, he managed his illnesses with strength and grace allowing God to be his guide.

Wendel, fondly knows as Jack or Jackie, was born to the late James “Sparky” LaVette and Mother Daisy Bailey (LaVette-Glover) on January 4, 1950. This multitalented soul loved sports, music and anything
working with his hands. In 1968, Jackie enrolled in Suomi Jr. College where he studied music education, played basketball, was vice-president of the Varsity Club, a member of the choir and met lifelong friends. After graduating with an Associate’s Degree in
1970, Mr. “Cool-Breeze” was a member of a band called the STEROS. He enjoyed traveling and playing the base guitar. Wendal was later a certified and licensed electrician, who worked with his brother Douglas as a cable sub-contractor, and many years as the head maintenance man at Beaver Valley Mall. But he never lost his passion for music.

In 1977 the twinkle in his eyes was born, Jackinah Denise, his one and only child. The bond between a father and daughter is unbreakable and up until the time of his death they were as close as a father-daughter could be. She knew he loved her and he knew she loved him. Wendal was not just a father, but a grandfather to two young men; Jay LaVette (28) and Mike Giles (21). Both carried on the love for sports and music as their grandfather did by playing instruments, running track and guards on basketball teams even wearing some of his old numbers.

Waiting to greet him at heaven’s gates and welcome him home are his father and mother, Sparky and Daisy; one sister, Donna Jarrett (Ronald); three brothers, James LaVette (Henrietta), William LaVette, and Douglas LaVette.

He is endeared by a multitude of family, friends, and acquaintances, which include one daughter, Jackinah LaVette Andrews; two grandsons, Jay LaVette and Mike Giles; one brother Edward LaVette, two
sister-in-laws Jackie (William’s widow), and Marsha (Douglas’ widow); and countless of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Per Wendel’s request there will not be a service. A private memorial will be held in Michigan next month. All condolences, per request of the family, should be sent to daughter, Jackinah Denise at

732 Eden Way N, STE E #243, Chesapeake, Virginia 23320

Terry ” Jug” Hubbard

On May 16, 2023 our beloved Terry “Jug” Hubbard transitioned to be with the Lord. Terry was born on November 21, 1954 in Rochester, Pa. to Dr. Richard R. Hubbard Sr. and Christine Taylor Hubbard.

Terry attended Rochester Area High School where he graduated in 1972. He then attended Bishop College in Marshall, Texas. Terry also attended Geneva College where he received a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was a proud member of the men’s basketball teams at both colleges.

Later, Terry was employed by Babcock and Wilcox. Following this he was employed by Brighton Youth Center, Lutheran Youth and Family Center and US Airways. He also worked in security for several agencies.

Terry leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of forty-one years, Annette Townsell Hubbard, son, Terry Hubbard Jr. (Christie); daughter, Tiffany Hubbard Slappy (Rodney); grandchildren, Trinity Hubbard, Rodney Slappy III, Elijah Slappy, and Sarai Slappy; brother, Richard Hubbard Jr. (Barbara); sister, Kimberly Hubbard; brother-in-laws, Robert Townsell and Chris Townsell (Di’Anna); nephews, Richard Hubbard III (Shirley), Spencer Hauser, James Stewart and Chris Townsell Jr.; nieces, Kellyn Hubbard and Alacia Reeves; and a host of family and friends.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at Washington Funeral Home and Cremation located at 1411 Sixth Avenue, Beaver Falls, Pa. 15010 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm and 5:00 – 8:00 pm. The funeral service will be held on Monday, May 22, 2023 at the Second Baptist Church located at Clay and Irvin Avenue, Rochester, Pa. 15074. Viewing at 10:00 am with service to follow at 12 noon.

Shirley Lorraine Taylor Shaw

Shirley Lorraine Taylor Shaw, 75, of New Castle, PA departed this life after extended health issues on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh, PA.

Born on September 11, 1947, Shirley was the baby of 18 children to the late Aubrey and Maggie Phenola Carter Taylor and was a New Castle Senior High graduate.

Later in life, Shirley moved to Swissvale PA and eventually married the late Walter Shaw. Their house was on a popular bus route and was well known for her holiday decorations. For as long as her health allowed, Shirley went “all out” for EVERY major holiday including Valentine’s Day, St. Patty’s Day and the Fourth of July. She had numerous yard ornaments, signs and a slew of lights for each one. People had frequently told her they had come from different parts of Pittsburgh just to see her displays. She also enjoyed plants and crafts.

Shirley was very family oriented and if you were hospitalized in Pittsburgh you could depend on Shirley to come visit you, no matter how many buses she had to take. She supported the smallest accomplishments of her friends, their children and grandchildren, her siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was preceded in death by seven sisters, Inez Yellock, Maggi Taylor, Naomi “Omie” Brown, Joan Taylor, Phyllis Taylor, Eleanor Richardson, and Margaret “Marnee” Johnson. Five brothers Aubrey Jr, Robert “Bud”, Harold “Sheebie”, Raymond “Ribby” and Phillip Taylor, stepdaughter Linda Shaw and longtime best friend Jeannie Bethune.

She will be sadly missed by her brother Donald “Bobo” Taylor; stepchildren, Walter Shaw of Pittsburgh & Stephen (Vicky) Shaw of Akron, Ohio, eight godchildren, her namesake Shirley Cuffie, Floyd Jackson, Marlene Bailey, Lloyd Johnson, Spencer, Isabella and Austen Lane and Robby Bethune. special niece, Jada Taylor, special nephew Freddie Lane, longtime close friends Tracy and Leslie Jean Bethune. four sisters Evelyn “Ellie” (Paul) Ward, Jean (Leroy) Shepherd both of New Castle, Thelma “Butchie” Franklin of Roanoke, VA and Juanita “NeeNee” (Bill) Malone of Jacksonville, FL.

A Memorial service will be held on Wednesday May 17th at 12pm; at St Luke A.M.E Zion Church 603 Harbor St. New Castle, PA 16101. Services entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls. PA; Regina Washington Supervisor

Linda Michelle Slade

Linda Michelle Slade, 32, passed away unexpectedly on April 26, 2023, in Beaver Falls PA. Linda was born December 20, 1990, in Newport News, VA; to Sharman and John Miles.

Linda had a heart full of life and love and poured it into many people’s lives. She gave without expectation, loved without judgement, and easily forgave because of her carefree spirit. She loved to dance, and travel. She was just so spontaneous all of her life. She worked hard, she was independent, strong, and thoughtful, wise in many ways for her young years in life. However, when she would get sick, she always called on her Momma. Linda never had any children and loved and adored her nieces and nephews like they were her own. She loved her friends like they were her family. Above all else, Linda knew the importance of giving her life to Christ, which she will rest in his arms until (one day) we see each other again.

Linda is preceded in death by her Grandmother Shirley Slade and Great- Grandmother Frances Mae Mason. Also, sister Helen Davis.

Linda leaves to cherish her memories: parents: Sharman and John Miles; siblings: Jamian, Tyrone, Terence, and Frances Slade, Sanchos Davis; god-sister: Kymishia Clark; cousins: Caprice, Jamard, and Devon Slade; aunt: Darlene Slade. Twenty-five (25) nieces and nephews.

“I assure you that Whoever hears my word and believes in the one who sent me has eternal life and won’t come under judgment but has passed from death into life”. John 5:24

Memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 6, 2023, from 10am until 11am followed by a service at Second Baptist Church 2322 10th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremation 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington, Supervisor.

Debra Ann Cleckley

Debra Ann Cleckley, 37, formally from Beaver Falls, PA, passed away unexpectedly on March 20, 2023, in Lexington, KY. Debra was born on July 23, 1985, to Martin Cleckley Sr. and Diane Kaye Moon.
Debra was full of life and loved by everyone. She was a loving mother, and her world was her children. She adored her family and friends and had a “big love” for them. She also had a special bond with her niece Ta’Naya.

She had many nicknames, aka “Mom D Cleck, Plump, Rice Cakes, Sista Gal, Tee Tee, Princess, Debbie Cakes, and Cakes.” She was a “ D’Squad girl (Dequaya, Daylen, and Dayla) friends forever.”
Debra enjoyed music, dancing, cooking, and shopping. One of her favorite sweets was gummy lifesavers. She always looked forward to returning to her hometown of Beaver Falls and visiting her family and friends. She was also a Pittsburgh Steelers fan and, of course, a Beaver Falls Tigers fan.

Words cannot express how much Debra was loved and will be missed. But remembering her for who she was, full of life and joy and forever free. We know that she would be happy leaving her beloved children with her sister Angela, and we can hear her say, “Angela, you got this Sis”.

She is survived by her Children: DeQuaya Rose Tucker, Daylen Kaye Devon Tucker, Dayla May Tucker. Parents: Martin Cleckley Sr. and Diane Kaye Moon. Siblings: Deandre Lamont Moon Sr.; Martin Cleckley Jr.; Angela Cleckley, Chauncey Cleckley, Taman, and Michael North. Special loved ones: Melvin Lortman, Kevin Haskins, Ashley Young, Peggy Evans, Maggie Hopple, Sarah Wade, Stephanie Shead, Jasmine Rea. It takes a “Village” her family in Lexington, KY: Tonya Carter, Elizabeth Rudd, Vickie Mundy, and Family

A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 15, 2023, from 12 pm until 2 pm, followed by a Homegoing Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation, 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA

Theodis R. Badgett Jr.

Theodis R. Badgett Jr., age 69 of Beaver Falls, PA. was called home to Heaven on Saturday April 8, 2023. Affectionally known as Theo to family and friends, he was born on May 5, 1953, in Reidsville NC; to the late Theodis Badgett Sr. and Pattie Badgett.

After graduating from High School in 1973, Theo joined the United States Army where he attained the rank of Sergeant First Class as a Maintenance Mechanic and was also a World Class Heavy Weight Boxer. In 1994, after 21 years of service in the armed services, Theo retired and began a career at the United States Postal Service (USPS). During his 21 years there, he married his wife Linda, and became an exemplary Postmaster and managed offices in Beaver, Butler, and Allegheny counties until his retirement in 2018. In retirement Theo enjoyed going to casinos, fishing, refurbishing vintage cars, cooking, dancing, and home improvements. By far, his greatest past time was spending time with his loving wife, Linda Badgett of 22 years and his family and friends.

Theo will be forever remembered for his selfless acts of kindness, courage, laughter, and joy. He was a man renowned for his resourcefulness and strength through love. For so many, he was a keystone and pillar of support. He was absolutely loved and will be dearly missed.

Theo is preceded in death by his father and mother, Theodis Badgett Sr., and Pattie Badgett. Brothers Bobby Withers, Joe Badgett, and Wallace Badgett.

He is survived by his wife, Linda Badgett of Beaver Falls PA; Sisters Mary Barrett of Bronx NY; Marion Thompson of Gaithersburg MD; Melba (Brad) Hale of San Diego CA; Annette Rice of Durham NC and Brother Anthony (Anita) Badgett of Julian NC; Sons Shaun (Jennifer) Badgett of Sanford NC; Justin Badgett of Beaver Falls PA; Darryl Slappy Jr of Beaver Falls PA; Daughters Rachel (Alfonzo) Mills of Tokyo Japan; Deanna (Rocky) Washington; Brittney Badgett, Fairfax Virginia and a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Words cannot express how much Theo is loved and will be missed. But remembering who he was and how he lived gives us joy as he lived his life as a free spirit and strived to be the best husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, son, or friend that a person can ask for.

Viewing to be held on Thursday, April 13, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Friday, April 14, 2023, at 11 AM followed by 12:00 PM Homegoing Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations located at 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

Archie J. Stewart

Archie J Stewart, 70 of Beaver Falls passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2023 unexpectedly at home. Archie born January 29, 1953, was the son of the late Archie
Stewart and Carrie Lee Clark Stewart.

A 1971 graduate of Beaver Falls High School, he worked at Babcock & Wilcock. He was an avid golfer, pool shark and a Pittsburgh Steelers fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents Archie and Carrie Lee Clark Stewart, his brothers Larry Scott, Joseph R. Scott, sister Patty Taylor and nephew James Lee Taylor.
He is survived by Nieces and Nephews, Larry R Scott, Cleveland Ohio, Robin and Jody Scott, Beaver Falls, PA, Richard M. Taylor Jacksonville FL, great Nephews and Nieces,
Sacsha, Joseph, Icesis, Jautavia, Nylasha and Larry Scott, Michael Mason, Talia Williford, Ayanna, Ari, Delaney Taylor, Dandria Creech, and Davon Whitson, Sister-in-Law: Janet Scott, as well as many other relatives and friends.  He will truly be missed by his lifelong friend Oscar Jackson. 

Viewing to be held on Thursday, April 6, 2023 at 10:00 am followed by a 12:00 pm Service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremations located at 1411 6th Avenue,
Beaver Falls, PA.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Washington Funeral Home.

Peter Arnett Jackson Sr.

On March 24, 2023 Peter Arnett Jackson Sr., 59 of Beaver Falls, Pa passed away unexpectedly at Heritage Valley Beaver, Beaver PA. Peter was born September 23, 1963 and grew up on Mt. Washington, Beaver Falls, PA.

Peter joined the United States Marine Corps after graduating from Beaver Falls High School. Peter LOVED his Grandchildren family and friends. Peter loved fishing, golfing, watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates. Peter will forever be LOVED and missed by all who knew him.

Peter was preceded in death by his father: Irish “Scooter” Jackson. Sister: Mary “MaeMae” Yates, Dawn Jackson, Joyce Tatum and Nadine Jackson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: Wife: Angel Jackson. Son: Peter (Janelle) Jackson Jr. and Desyon Armstrong Sr. Daughter: Essance Jackson. Grandchildren: Peter Jackson, Dameon Gardner, Brookelyn Armstrong, Daliah Armstrong and Desyon Armstrong Jr. Mother: Mary Jackson. Brothers: Juilan, Peter, Wayman Jackson. Sisters: Deborah Brown, Vivian Ricks, Iris Jackson, and Christine Jackson. Aunts: Edna Christine, Theresa Hamlin, Melva Jackson, Doris Brown, Martha Jones, Kathy Moseley, Tammy Bailey, and Jackie Ishmael. Uncles: Joey Patrick Brown and Bernard “Bucky Brown. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Peter will be laid to rest in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies, Bridgeville, PA.

A service will be held on Friday March 31, 2023 from 5PM – 7PM and Saturday, April 1, 2023 from 10AM- until 11AM; followed by a Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation. 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA.

Jasmine Ashley (Ware) Crandle

Jasmine Ashley (Ware) Crandle, 34 of Beaver Falls, PA went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 from the UPMC – Presbyterian, Pittsburgh after a brief illness.
Jasmine was born on November 6, 1988 to Darlene (Lindsay) Jackson, and Joe Ware, Sr., and was a daughter to Justin Jackson.

Jasmine was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School class of 2007, she was known by her classmates as “Frazz” she was very active in school as a cheerleader and various clubs; she was a member of the Covenant Keepers Mime Group of Wayman Chapel A.M.E. Church, New Brighton.

Jasmine attended IUP College and enjoyed working in the medical field, her calling was caring for others. She was currently employed by UPMC – St. Margaret as a Phlebotomy Supervisor.
She loved life to the fullest, she was the mother to Jade, who was the center of her life, she then married the man of her dreams Michael, Jade’s father in August of 2022; she enjoyed traveling, fashion and fine dining, she would be the first to say that she was “Boujee”, Jasmine was a loving mother, wife and daughter.

Jasmine leaves to cherish her memories, her husband Michael Crandle, her beloved daughter Jade Aliya Crandle, her parents Darlene (Justin) Jackson, Joe Ware, Sr., siblings Joe Ware II, Sean (Novella) Coleman-Ware, Jason (Novrella) Cox, Jessica, Jasmine and Justice Ware, Tyrell, Jurell and Taraya Jackson, grandfather Thomas Monts, Sr., aunts and uncles, Donnie Sr., (Karen) Lindsay, Lawrence (Lisa) Lindsay, Desiree Lindsay, Darrin Lindsay, Tom (Alberta) Monts, James (Theresa) Monts, Renee (Gerald) Hall, her in-laws Michael (Renee) Crandle, Sr., sister-in-laws, Rachelle Crandle, Charnelle Crandle, Mikeala Parker and her great –aunt Ethel Thompson, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandmothers, Ruby (Lindsay) Monts and Barbara L Brooks, aunts Denise (Lindsay) Tapp, Doretha (Ree Ree) Lindsay, and Antoinette Ware.
The family would like to thank the staff of UPMC – Presbyterian Neuro IC Unit and the Center for Organ Recovery & Education (CORE) Donor program.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 10, 2023, from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM and Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 10:00 AM followed by a Homegoing Service at 11:00 AM at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 630 3rd Ave. Beaver Falls Pa. Service entrusted to Washington Funeral Home & Cremations, 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls, PA. Regina Washington Supervisor

Donald J. Sabo

Donald J. Sabo, 81, of Middlesex Township passed away on Wednesday, March 1,2023. Don was born on April 9, 1941 to Mary Lutheran Sabo and Joseph Sabo in Munhall.

Upon receiving his master’s degree from Duquesne University, Don became a teacher at Westinghouse High School. He then worked as a guidance counselor at Gladstone
Middle School until retirement.

Don was a social person who enjoyed the outdoors. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, and golfing. He was a member of Holy Sepulcher Church and
embraced his Catholic faith.

Don is predeceased by his parents, Mary & Joseph. He is survived by his wife Barbara Hummert Sabo, and his three children Donnie Sabo, Dana Sabo (husband Jerry) and
Mark Sabo.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Scott Delano, Heather Hickinbottom, Kathy King, Johanna George, and Paul and Mickee Schuetz. Thank you for providing
comfort and help when it was needed.

A funeral mass will be held at 10am on Thursday, March 9, 2023, at Holy Sepulcher Church, 1304 E. Cruikshank Rd, Butler, 16002. A luncheon will be held following mass
at Hardwood Cafe, 646 Pittsburgh Rd., Butler, 16002. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations to your charity of choice.

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

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