Obituaries

Kenneth Stanley Morgan

Kenneth Stanley Morgan, age 48, known as “Kenny” or “Boobie” to friends and family, departed this life Monday, June 7, 2021, at the Allegheny General Hospital.
Born April 15, 1973, Kenny was the son of Kenneth S. Hollins and the late Sharon L. Cannon.

Kenny will be remembered for his gentle soul; he started his educated in Detroit, Michigan elementary Public Schools and he completed his high school education in Pittsburgh, PA.
Kenny was determined to beat the odds to show and demonstrate how to succeed despite roadblocks and temptations. Through self-discipline, continual high expectations, consistent and positive community resources he effectively became a successful entrepreneur. With new challenges comes fear, and yet the rewards of new beginnings. He was a fine example of all of this, showing courage, hard work, and setting high standards. He undoubtedly had the tools to the road of success, you felt it in his handshake, smile, and the love from his embrace. Kenny will be greatly missed by many in the community.

He was a devoted father, loving family member, and friend.

In addition to his mother he was proceeded in death by his maternal grandparents Mobry & Norisse Cannon; Maternal great grandparents George & Zayda Daniel.

He leaves behind to cherish his life, his companion Quiana Wallace, his father, Kenneth S. Hollins; his two children, Asant’e Cannon of Beaver Falls, PA & Kassiana Wallace of Beaver, PA; Sisters, Michelle Harbin of Charlotte, NC, Nechelle Hollins of Detroit, MI, Patricia (Darren) Brace of Detroit, MI. Brother; Roman Harbin of Dallas, TX. Uncle; Ralph (Jennifer) Cannon of Dallas, TX. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and life-long friends.

Viewing on Friday June 18, from 5-8 p.m. and Saturday, June 19, 2021, 12-1:00 p.m. followed by a Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home & Cremation. 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA, 15010. A stream live viewing will be available on Washington Funeral Home & Cremation’s Face book Page.
All those paying respects must wear a mask. – No exceptions

Ronald Bryant

Ronald Williams Bryant, age 63, affectionately known as “Rockin Ron” or “Brother Ron” to many loved to dance, to listen to his music, smile and live life to the fullest. His soul is at peace now. He departed this life on Monday, May 24, 2021 at Heritage Valley Beaver.

Ronald was a well-known, lifelong resident of Beaver Falls, PA.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, wife Joanne Polk Bryant, father Columbus Bryant, mother, Rosa Mae Bryant, sister, Jacqueline Joyce Bryant and brothers, Randall Bryant and Constance Bryant.

He leaves behind to cherish his life two children: Ronald “Ron J” Bryant Jr., and Ashley Mariee Bryant and 2 grandchildren. In addition, two sisters Ethelena Favors, Mamie Bryant-Jones (Edward) one brother Damon Bryant, as well as aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.

A special thank you to his friends Tracey and Greg Toney, Liberty Dialysis of Chippewa, and Concordia Visiting Nurses of Baden for their care and support. He lived the life he loved and he loved the life he lived.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 10:00 am until 12:00 pm followed by a Homegoing service at Washington Funeral Home 1411 6th Avenue Beaver Falls.

Terrance Adrian (Terry) Cleckley Sr.

Terrance Adrian ( Terry) Cleckley Sr., 57 of Beaver Falls ( formerly of York, PA ) departed this life, Friday, May 21, 2021 at WellSpan Medical Center in York, PA. Terry passed away after a valiant battle after suffering the complications of two strokes. Born December 2, 1963 in Wilmington DE, he was the son of the late Rev. Leonard P. Cleckley Sr. and the late Janet E. ( Haskins ) Hurling.

Terry was employed by Keystone Cleaning Co. Beaver Falls, Graham Packing Company and D.F. Stauffer Biscuit Company both of York, PA. Terry had an intense love and gift with auto mechanics utilizing his skill to assist others. Terry was also profoundly passionate about cooking, grilling, fishing and jazz. Regarding sports, he loved the LA. Lakers and the Philadelphia Eagles. But most of all Terry deeply loved his host of family and friends that he was blessed to have. “Bolt” you will forever remain in our hearts.
Preceded in death by his parents and a infant son Terrance Adrian Cleckley in 1983.

Terry is survived by his wife Dana V. Cleckley, Children Taria, Terrance Jr., Adrian, Tania, Jenece, and Terri Ann. Nine grandchildren, Brianna, Brandon, Sean, Saniyah, Syaire, Terina, Stephen, Andrew and Edyn. Siblings, Donna, Leonard P. Jr., Vickie, Arthur, Richard, Mark, Wesley and Maleek. Also seven uncles and seven aunts. “Special” life long friends, Craig Pierce, Ronald Haswell, Thomas and Roxanne Fleet and the Goldinger family.
A memorial will be held at a later date.

Arrangements entrusted to Washington Funeral Home and Cremation 1411 6th Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

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.

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