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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [CLARION] Obituaries, The Derrick, Saturday May 10, 2003
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 12:53:31 -0400
William L. Cubbage Sr., Shippenville RD
Henry J. "Hen" Davis, Davis Road, Brookville
Joan E. Dolan, Marianne Estates, Shippenville
Ronald L. Hockman, 118 Gilfillan St., Franklin
William B. McSparren, Oil City
James E. Rowe II, Route 66, New Bethlehem RD 3
Diana Marie Ruth, memorial set
James W. Worstell, New Cumberland, formerly of Burgettstown
The Derrick, Saturday, May 10, 2003:
WILLIAM L. CUBBAGE SR.
William L. Cubbage Sr., 82, of Shippenville RD, died at 5:40 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 2003, at his residence following a short illness.
Born June 27, 1920, in Pittsburgh, he was the son of David and Sarah
Mr. Cubbage was a World War II Army veteran and was at Pearl Harbor
Dec. 7, 1941, where he received the Bronze Star for valor.
He had owned a motorcycle business in Pittsburgh and following his
retirement, he moved to the Shippenville area.
Mr. Cubbage was a member of the VFW in Pittsburgh. He was a life
member of the National Rifle Association. He also belonged to the
Volunteer Fire Department in Etna.
He liked to hunt, farm and restore antique tractors.
Mr. Cubbage first was married to Lois Mullen, who preceded him in
death. On Aug. 25, 1990, he married Marilyn Beatty, who survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Jeanne C. Thomas of Etna and Mary
Harmon of Houston, Texas; two sons, William L. Cubbage Jr. of Shaler
and David W. Cubbage of Pittsburgh; and five grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and first wife, Mr. Cubbage was preceded
in death by a son, John D. Cubbage; and a sister, Jeanne Hoffmire.
Funeral services will be private and will be held at the convenience
of the family. A memorial service will be held at a date to be
The David C. McEntire Funeral Home of Knox is in charge of
The family suggests memorials be made to the Clarion-Forest Visiting
Nurses Association, P.O. Box 668, Knox, 16232.
HENRY J. 'HEN' DAVIS
Henry J. "Hen" Davis, 93, of Davis Road, Brookville, died Thursday,
May 8, 2003, in Jefferson Manor, Brookville.
Born Jan. 7, 1910, in Rose Township, Jefferson County, he was the son
of Clyde B. and Sarah J. Burns Davis.
Mr. Davis was the former owner and operator of Davis Used Cars &
Parts in Brookville. His two sons are present owners.
He also was a former Brookville policeman.
Mr. Davis was married in Brookville July 14, 1931, to Myrtle C.
Joiner, who died Sept. 8, 1992.
Surviving are two sons, James H. Davis and John R. Davis, both of
Brookville; three daughters, Catherine Walton and Virginia Rowan, both
of Brookville, and Barbara Bowser of DuBois; 19 grandchildren; 26
great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.
He also is survived by four brothers, Richard C. Davis and Max Davis,
both of Brookville, and Delbert Davis and Lindy Davis, both of
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Davis was preceded in death
by an infant son, Harry Davis; and two sisters, Anna Miller and
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday in the McKinney
Funeral Home, 345 Main St., Brookville.
Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon in the funeral home
with the Rev. J. Ray Baker officiating.
Interment will be in St. John Cemetery (Windy Hill), Rose Township,
Memorials may be made to a charity of one's choice.
JOAN E. DOLAN
Joan E. Dolan, 67, of Marianne Estates, Shippenville, died
unexpectedly at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 9, 2003, in West Penn Hospital,
Born Nov. 12, 1935, in Brooklyn, N.Y., she was the daughter of John
and Helen Hajduk,
Mrs. Dolan was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in
She enjoyed her grandchildren and spending time with friends.
Mrs. Dolan was a homemaker,
She was preceded in death by her husband, James P. Dolan Jr.
Surviving are four sons, John P. Dolan and Daniel S. Dolan, both of
Somerset, David M. Dolan and fiancee, Carmen Malananos of Gainesville,
Fla., and Andrew J. Dolan of Shippenville; two daughters, Kelly M. and
husband, Stanley Brozik Jr. of Mount Morris and Kathleen J. Dolan and
friend, Richard, of Somerset; two daughters-in-law, Jane A. Dolan of
Somerset and Carol L. Shultz of Clarion; and four grandchildren,
Michael T. Dolan, Timothy J. Dolan and Marcus A. Hart, all of
Somerset, and Dianna Dolan of Berlin, Pa.
She also is survived by a brother, John Hajduk Jr. and wife, Darlene,
of Conemaugh; two sisters, Mrs. Eugene (Theresa) Smith of Portage and
Felicia McAdams of Johnstown; two brothers-in-law, Michael Kost of Bon
Aire and James Medvesky of Conemaugh; and a number of nieces and
In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Dolan was preceded in
death by a son, James P. Dolan III; and two sisters, Mary Ann Kost and
There will be no public visitation.
The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday in the
Immaculate Conception Church, Clarion.
A memorial mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church.
Interment will follow in Cedarview Memorial Park near Strattanville.
Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Immaculate
Conception Church in Clarion or to St. Peter Catholic Church in
RONALD L. HOCKMAN
Ronald L. Hockman, 69, of 118 Gilfillan St., Franklin, died at 7:15
a.m. Friday, May 9, 2003, in the West Unit of UPMC Northwest,
Born Nov. 26, 1933, in Haynie, he was the son of Cletus and Mary Jane
He served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
Mr. Hockman was a truck driver for D&D Trucking Co. He was a member
of the Teamster Union.
He was a member of the Franklin Free Methodist Church.
Mr. Hockman enjoyed playing the guitar, camping and Little League
He was married March 10, 1955, to Connie Perrine, who survives.
Also surviving are three children, David Hockman and wife, Kathie, of
Columbia, S.C., Mark A. Hockman and wife, Lisa, of Prosperity, S.C.,
and Ronda Ritchey of Franklin; and six grandchildren, Joshua L.
Hockman and his fiancee, Susie, of Spartanburg, S.C., Nathan Ritchey
of Oil City, Joseph Ritchey and David Ritchey, both of Franklin, and
Jeremiah Hockman and Callie Hockman, both of Prosperity, S.C.
He also is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Ralston of Meadville
and Mrs. Betty Gween of Lisbon, Ohio.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Hockman was preceded in death by
eight brothers and sisters; and a granddaughter, Nicolette Hockman.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Robert W.
Gardinier Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Dillon Vroman, retired Free Methodist minister,
Interment will be in Franklin Cemetery.
WILLIAM B. McSPARREN
William B. McSparren, 74, of Oil City, died at 11:40 p.m. Thursday,
May 8, 2003, in the West Unit of UPMC Northwest, Franklin.
Born Sept. 11, 1928, in Oil City, he was the son of Harry and Bertha
Mr. McSparren was a 1948 graduate of Oil City High School.
He served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army from Oct. 3, 1950, to Oct.
16, 1952, with HQ Co., 160th Regt., 45th Division.
Mr. McSparren worked for his parents as a meat cutter at State Street
Market, Oil City, from 1946 to 1950 and again from 1952 to 1963 when
the property was sold to Northwest Bank for its new building. He then
went to work for Pennsylvania Electric Co., later known as Penelec,
retiring in 1988 as regional office manager.
He was a member of Second Presbyterian Church in Oil City, where he
served as a member of several committees as well as an elder and
Mr. McSparren also was a member of Oil City Lodge No. 710, Venango
Lodge of Perfection and the New Castle Consistory.
He was married in Oil City Dec. 6, 1952, to Mary Ann Cochran, who
died July 23, 1997.
Surviving are two sons and their wives, Matthew H. and Karen L.
McSparren and Michael R. and Debbie S. McSparren, all of Oil City;
four grandchildren, Samuel H. McSparren, Matthew W. "Will" McSparren,
Keith A. Tologo and Amy Griffin and husband, Michael, all of Oil City;
and one great-grandson, Patrick M. Griffin of Oil City.
He also is survived by one brother and his wife, Robert C. and Karen
A. McSparren of Oil City; one sister-in-law, Lillian Cochran of
Levittown; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Mr. Sparren was preceded in
death by one son, David M. McSparren, Sept. 19, 1995; and one sister,
Dora M. Householder.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in
the Osenider Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the Second
Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Howard Gaston, pastor, officiating.
He will be assisted by the Rev. Jack Friggle, associate pastor
emeritus of Grace United Methodist Church.
Interment will follow in Sunset Hill Memorial Gardens, Cranberry.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Visiting Nurses
Association of Venango County, the VNA Hospice Program or to the
American Cancer Society.
JAMES E. ROWE II
James E. Rowe II, 64, of Route 66, New Bethlehem RD 3, died at 8 p.m.
Thursday, May 8, 2003, in Clarion Hospital.
Born June 7, 1938, in Parsons, Kan., he was the son of the late James
E. Rowe I and Juanita F. Manners Rowe.
Mr. Rowe moved to New Bethlehem in the 1960s to work for the local
telephone company. He retired in 1995 from Citizens Utilities.
He was a member of the VFW Post No. 415 and the Eagles No. 1860 in
Surviving are his wife, Charlene McAninch of New Bethlehem; two sons,
Dane E. Rowe and wife, Michele, of New Bethlehem and Kevin Rowe and
Shelly Blair of Claremont, Minn.; and five grandsons, Evan and Ethan
Rowe of New Bethlehem and Dustin Blair, Brandon and Stephen Rowe of
He also is survived by a brother and his wife, Joe and Nan Rowe of
Parsons, Kan.; two nephews; two nieces; a cousin; and his dog,
There will be no public visitation.
Arrangements are in charge of the Rupert Funeral Home in New
Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society,
the American Lung Association or to a charity of one's choice.
Memorial set for Diana Ruth
A memorial service for Diana Marie Ruth, 68, of Pleasantville,
formerly of Oil City, will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in Faith
Community Church in Enterprise with the Rev. Jerry Drake, pastor,
Memorials can be made to Gale Ruth, 161 Racetrack Road,
Mrs. Ruth died Monday, May 5, at her home.
JAMES W. WORSTELL
James W. Worstell, 97, of New Cumberland, formerly of Burgettstown,
died Friday, May 9, 2003, at his home.
Born April 13, 1906, in Canonsburg, he was the son of Otto and Pearl
Mr. Worstell retired after 27 years of service with Weirton Steel,
where he worked as a yard clerk in the transportation department.
He was a member of the Colliers United Methodist Church, the WSX
25-Year Club and the Richard Vaux Lodge No. 454 in Burgettstown.
Mr. Worstell was a charter member of the Tri-State Steam Engine
Association and was a life member of the Jefferson Township Historical
He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Wilson Worstell.
Surviving are a son and his wife, Walter Leon and Mildred Worstell of
Burgettstown; two daughters and their husbands, Marla and Bud Simmons
of New Cumberland and Sally and Ted Minich of Hawthorn; nine
grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a
sister, Helen Murray.
Visitation will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today and Sunday in the
Greco-Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main St., Weirton, W.Va.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Billy Ray Carpenter presiding.
Interment will be in the West Middletown Cemetery.
Tributes to the family may be made at www.grecohertnick.com.
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