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From: "Ellis Weller" <>
Subject: [PACLARIO] Obituaries, The Derrick, November 20, 2007
Date: Wed, 21 Nov 2007 00:18:06 -0500

The Derrick, November 20, 2007:

Ethel Hollenbaugh Beers, Manchaca, Texas
James A. Drayer, 2132 Pumptown Road, Fairmount City
Robert C. "Bob" Duke, Saxonburg, formerly of Emlenton
Richard L. "Dick" McClure, 16 Kenneth St., Rocky Grove
Ruth A. "Pepper" Petsinger, West Warwick, R.I., formerly of Knox
Margaret E. Reed, Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, formerly
of Clarion
Janice E. Halstead Reges, Hilliards
Charles D. "Charlie" Wiencek, 159 Bela Road, Parker

Ethel Beatrice Hollenbaugh Beers, 91, died Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, in
Manchaca, Texas.
Mrs. Beers was born March 16, l916, in Reynoldsville.
She was a devout Christian and an accomplished seamstress, and she
also made ceramics and was an avid reader. She was a CB radio
enthusiast and a ham radio operator, and she crocheted many treasures
for her family.
Mrs. Beers loved her friends and family and was deeply loved by all.
She had a great sense of duty and loyalty to her family.
She married Homer Edward Beers on June 7, l933, and he preceded her in
death on Aug. 13, 1995.
Mrs. Beers is survived by two daughters, Ethel Carroll Rye and her
husband, Fred, of Manchaca, Texas, and Beverly Ann Rhoads and her
husband, Donald, of Clariendon, N.Y.; one son, Robert Edwin Beers and
his wife, Donna, of Tucson, Ariz.; one sister, Hope Sprankle; 10
grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Visitation will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Goble
Funeral Home and Crematory, 330 Wood St., Clarion.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in the funeral home
with the Rev. David Selleck officiating.
Burial will be at Presbyterian Cemetery in Fisher.
Memorial contributions can be made to Childhood Cancer Research.
Information is available at

James A. Drayer, 77, of 2132 Pumptown Road, Fairmount City, died at
10:24 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007, at UPMC Northwest in Seneca.
Born March 2, 1930, in Fairmount City, he was the son of Walter Edward
Drayer and Elizabeth McGregor Drayer Yoder.
He married the former Wilda L. Gourley on Sept. 21, 1949, and she
Mr. Drayer was the manager of Reed Milling in Brookville until his
He was affiliated with Oakwood Presbyterian Church.
Mr. Drayer enjoyed woodworking, hunting with his sons and gardening.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Drayer is survived by three sons, Rodney
Drayer and his wife, Diana, of Rimersburg, Steven Drayer and his wife,
Mayra, of Woodbridge, Va., and Keith Drayer and his fianc,e, Anna
Aldrich, of New Bethlehem; eight grandchildren and six
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother,
Preston Drayer; and one sister, Thelma Bowser.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 10
to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Alcorn Funeral Home in Hawthorn.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Donald Hamilton officiating.
Interment will follow in Clarion Cemetery.

Robert C. 'Bob' Duke
Robert C. "Bob" Duke, 84, of Saxonburg, formerly of Emlenton and Fawn
Township, Allegheny County, died at 3:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 19, 2007,
at Elmcroft of Saxonburg following an illness.
Mr. Duke was born in Tarentum, Allegheny County, on Oct. 5, 1923. He
was the son of John W. and Alma R. Stobert Duke.
He was a graduate of Tarentum High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran
of World War II. Mr. Duke received his Naval training in Great Lakes,
Ill., and he served aboard the USS Stern.
Mr. Duke was retired from Duke Excavating, a business he owned and
operated in Fawn Township, Allegheny County.
He was married Aug. 8, 1947, at Westminster Church in Saxonburg to G.
Louise Ruediger. She preceded him in death April 18, 2007.
Mr. Duke was a member of New Zion E.C. Church in Emlenton, where he
had served as assistant treasurer.
Mr. Duke enjoyed hunting and camping.
He is survived by three children and their spouses, Charles Duke and
his wife, Joan, of Franklin, Darlene Johnson and her husband, Jerry,
of Beaumont, Texas, and Brian Duke and his wife, Candy, of
Soulsbyville, Calif.; and one sister, Deniece Teklinski of North
Also surviving are eight grandchildren, Amy Zuccolotto and her
husband, Anthony, of Freeport, James Duke and his wife, Paula, of
Cabot, Rick Oliva of Beaumont, Texas, Lori Billiot and her husband,
Marc, of Houston, Texas, Tami McGhee and her husband, Jason, of Katy,
Texas, Tina Baker of Saxonburg, Jason Duke and his wife, Diane, of
Renfrew, and Justin Duke and his wife, Lauren, of Independence, Ky.
Mr. Duke is also survived by 15 great-grandchildren, a number of
nieces and nephews and two sisters-in-law, Frances Duke of Marion,
N.Y., and Joanne Kokenda and her husband, Jack, of Melbourne, Fla.
Mr. Duke was preceded in death by two brothers, John W. Duke and
Walter L. Duke; one grandson, Thomas Charles Duke; and one
brother-in-law, Louis Teklinski.
Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. today and from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. Wednesday at the Hile Funeral Home Inc., 1204 Kerr Ave.,
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home
with the Rev. Charles J. Campbell, Mr. Duke's church pastor,
Interment will follow in Crawford Memorial Cemetery in Emlenton.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Zion E.C. Church, Airport
Road, Emlenton, 16373; or The Alzheimer's Association of Greater PA,
100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 500, Pittsburgh, 15219.
Online condolences may be sent to .

Richard L. "Dick" McClure, 61 of 16 Kenneth St., Rocky Grove, died
Sunday evening, Nov. 18, 2007, in Butler Memorial Hospital.
Born Jan. 6, 1946, in Chicora, he was the son of Richard C. and Pearl
E. Cope McClure.
He graduated from Clarion High School.
Mr. McClure served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
He was employed as a machinist at Joy Mining, and after that he became
self employed, owning and operating Dick's Garage in Rocky Grove.
Mr. McClure enjoyed working on different autos and taking his 1969
Chevy Chevelle to classic auto shows.
He was married in 1968 to the former Linda Detrick, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Susan M. McClure of Ashtabula,
Ohio, Sharon L. McClure of Oil City and Stacy A. McClure of Rocky
Grove; two grandchildren, Kayla L. McClure of Oil City and Aiden
Richard McClure of Rocky Grove; and four sisters, Donna Renninger and
her husband, Robert, of Annville, Pa., Ella Mahle and her husband,
Charles, of Strattanville, Karen Kossman and her husband, Terry, of
Oil City, and Bonnie Neely and her husband, Rick, also of Oil City; a
special friend, Doug Wagner of Reno; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister,
Sandra E. McClure; and two brothers, Larry J. and Darrell D. McClure.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today in the Huff
Chapel, 312 W. Park St., Franklin.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Ed Gresick, pastor of Grace United Methodist Church in
Rocky Grove, officiating.
Interment will follow in Franklin Cemetery.
The family suggests memorial donations be made to the U.S. Veterans
Medical Center, 325 New Castle Road, Butler, 16001; or the American
Cancer Society, 10 West Front St., Oil City, 16301.

Ruth A. "Pepper" Petsinger, 55, of 40 Cedar Drive, West Warwick, R.I.,
formerly of West Middlesex, Knox and Rural Valley, died at 6:25 a.m.
Friday, Nov. 16, 2007, in the Philip Hulitar Hospice Center in
Providence, R.I., with her daughter and sister by her side.
Her death followed a long, brave and courageous battle with cancer.
Born Oct. 5, 1952, in Newport, R.I., she was the daughter of Donald A.
and Mary Ann Daugherty Stinedurf.
She was a 1970 graduate of West Middlesex High School, and she
received her bachelor's degree from Slippery Rock University.
She also attended the Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and was
pastor of Salem United Church of Christ in Knox for 11 years before
moving to Rhode Island in July 2006.
She formerly was employed by the Armstrong/Indiana Mental
Health/Mental Retardation agency as a waiver coordinator. She also
previously worked as a drug and alcohol counselor for White Deer Run
and the drug and alcohol commission.
She coordinated the Parents Anonymous organization in Clarion, and she
was a member of the Keystone High School Youth Board in Knox. She also
served as vice president of the Knox Food Cupboard and previously had
been a volunteer emergency medical technician in Dayton, Pa.
She enjoyed writing, music and the theatre, and she sang with local
bands for 17 years. She was also a vocalist at Salem United Church of
Christ and served as president of the Knox Community Choir for two
She is survived by one son, Aaron Trezona and his wife, Jamie, of
Ossian, Iowa; one daughter, Kimberly Regan and her husband, Brian, of
West Warwick, R.I.; her mother, Mary Ann Stinedurf of Wheatland, Pa.;
five grandchildren, Elijah Regan, Garrett Trezona, Duncan Trezona,
Wyatt Trezona and Brittany Altman; and an additional grandson due to
be born in February, Brodey Regan.
Also surviving are two brothers, Donald Stinedurf of Leeper and
Kenneth Stinedurf and his wife, Karen, of Hermitage; one sister, Diana
Mazur and her husband, Robert, of Wheatland, Pa.; and her fiance,
Robert Baker of Knox.
She was preceded in death by her father; one brother, George
Stinedurf; and her grandparents, William and Catherine Daugherty and
Donald and Mae Stinedurf.
Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the J. Bradley
McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Barry Fillman officiating.
Interment will follow in Unity Cemetery in Lackawannock Township.
Friends may e-mail condolences to .

Margaret E. Reed
Margaret E. Reed, 93, formerly of Clarion, died Monday afternoon, Nov.
19, 2007, at the Clarview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center near
The Varner Funeral Home of Sligo is in charge of arrangements.
A complete obituary will be published Wednesday in The Derrick.

Charles D. 'Charlie' Wiencek
Charles D. "Charlie" Wiencek, 23, of 159 Bela Road, Parker, was found
dead Saturday, Nov. 17, 2007, in Perry Township, Clarion County, in a
vehicle that had caught on fire.
Born May 26, 1984, in Kittanning, he was the son of David and Joyce
Shaffer Wiencek.
Mr. Wiencek was a part-time carpenter and roofer, and he also dealt in
scrap metals.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his son.
Mr. Wiencek is survived by his son, Hunter B. Wiencek; his significant
other, Anna Meshanko; his mother, Joyce Shook and her husband, Dan, of
Cranberry; three brothers, Butch Wiencek, James Wiencek and Kristian
Kunrod, all of Cranberry; his maternal grandfather, Charles Shaffer
and his wife, Phyllis, of Rockland; and many aunts, uncles and
He was preceded in death by his father, David "Smiley" Wiencek.
Friends will be received from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday at the Varner Funeral
Home of Rimersburg.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home
with the Rev. Dan Sardinas, pastor of Venango Woods Church in Seneca,
Memorials can be made to a charity of one's choice.

Other deaths
Janice E. Halstead Reges, 67, of Hilliards, Butler County, died
Saturday morning, Nov. 17, 2007, at her residence of natural causes.
She is survived by four children, one of whom lives in Rimersburg;
five grandchildren and two sisters.

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