Ronald Joseph Swedish Sr., 49, of New Sewickley Twp., passed away on Monday, October 8, 2018. Beloved and devoted husband of 28 years to Pamela Fedorka Swedish; son of Ronald W. and Kathleen Swedish; devoted father of Ronald J. Swedish Jr., of New Brighton and Karly M. Swedish of Beaver; Papa and bestest buddy of Brycen Swedish; and brother of Sean (Kelly) Swedish. Ron was an avid Steelers fan and fought the good battle. Friends received 1 to 8 p.m. Friday at the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge, (724-266-2549). Services Saturday 10 a.m.
Robert A. “Bob” Gulish, 67, of Harmony Twp., went home to be with his Lord and Savior on August 21, 2018, following complications from kidney failure. He was the son of the late Peter and Irene (Walko) Gulish. He is survived by his wife, Tina (Kouvaras) Gulish; his children, Chad Bartlett, Washington, D.C.; Bob (Allyson) Gulish Jr., Ambridge, and Brandon (Sarah) Gulish, Philadelphia; grandchildren, Jadyn, Eli, Norris, Demi and Hattie; sister, Patricia (Rick) Antolic, Baden; brother, John Gulish, Aliquippa, and many nieces and nephews. Friends will be received on Friday from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, (724-266-2549). Additional visitation will be held at the Wildwood Chapel Church, 2850 Jack St., Aliquippa, PA 15001, on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m. officiated by Pastor Rich Liptak. Interment will follow in Resurrection Cemetery, Moon Twp. The Gulish family would like to thank the nurses and volunteers at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Wexford for their outstanding care and compassion.
John J. Slappo Jr., of Economy Borough, passed away on Sunday, August 19, 2018, in his childhood home. Johnny, as everyone knew him, was a creative, deeply sensitive man. He loved all creatures of nature on this earth and lived his life that way by spending hours in the woods, gardening and making time to just listen to the world around him. His ability to create artistic drawings and write poetry was known by few. He loved and understood the relationship of our world and felt a connection to everything natural. He served our country as a veteran of the U.S. Army stationed in Germany. He retired from J&L Steel. He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Wilfong Slappo; son, Chad Slappo; parents, Mary (Bachor) and John Slappo Sr.; sister, Antoinette Slappo Bader; and brother, Ernest Slappo. He is survived by his sons, David (Candy) Slappo and Jonathan (Dori) Slappo; grandchildren, Austin, David, Taylor, and Alexandra; brothers, Gerald (Roxeen) Slappo, Harry (Lynn) Slappo, and Richard Slappo; and sisters, Mary Rose (William) Slezak, Joanne (Joseph) Mattie, Elizabeth Cipolla, and Frances Ciamacco. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge, (724-266-2549). Blessing service Sunday at 7:30 p.m. Burial in National Cemetery of the Alleghenies at a later date. Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.
On Sunday, July 1, 2018, age 89, of Shaler Twp. Beloved husband of the late Rosemarie (Napotnik) Beerhalter; loving father of John Beerhalter and Mary Jo (Thomas) Schroeder; devoted grandfather of Michael Schroeder and Janessa (Donald) Soisson; great-grandfather of Emersyn Soisson; and brother of the late Joseph, Marie, Francis, Anna and George. Friends received 9-11 a.m. Friday at the HAHN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 123 North Ave., Millvale, next to Holy Spirit Church. Blessing Service Friday 11 a.m.
Frank Tavern Jr. Baden Frank Tavern Jr., 74, of Baden, passed away June 22, 2018, after a brief illness. He was the son of the late Frank Tavern Sr., and Marion Pietrandrea Tavern of Koppel. He graduated from Ellwood City High School and Youngstown State College. He taught Health and coached football at the North Babylon School in Long Island, New York. Frank then began his long career in law enforcement, first starting as a Beaver County detective before being hired by Baden Borough Police Department. He became Assistant Chief and later Chief of Police and retired after 27 years of service. He initiated finger printing at State Street Elementary School and he aided in designing the shoulder patch that the Baden Borough Police Officers still wear today. He donated his time with the Beaver County Chiefs of Police to qualify police officers in firearm training and qualifications. He taught at Penn State Beaver and IUP University for the police academy. He was a member of the Baden American Legion Post 641, and served with the US Army 1st Calvary Division in Vietnam. He was life member of the Fraternal Order of Police, and was an avid hunter, golfer, and bowler. He is preceded in death by his sister, Diane Obermeier He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Dee Tavern; a son, Frank Tavern III and his wife, Amber Harris, Conway; three grandchildren, who were his pride and joy, Nick, Connor and Ryley; one brother, Pat Tavern, Beaver Falls, and one sister, Mary Jane Novotny and her husband, Don, Huron, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews and loving friends. Friends will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, (724-266-2549), where a service will be held in the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Beaver County Special Unit will be providing full military honors. Baden American Legion will do a service Tuesday at 6:15 PM.
Josephine Delores Skinner, 97, of Baden, died on Tuesday, June 19, 2018.
Wife of the late Phil Skinner, loving mother of Josephine "Dolly (Eugene) Sarnacki of Baden; devoted grandmother and Nanny of Debbie (Dan) Bosic of Lake Park, FL, Pam (Andy) Brown of Largo, FL, and Tracey (Harry) Crum of Mansfield, OH; and great-grandmother of Alyssa and Danny Bosic, Brooke and Ethan Brown, Amanda, Carlyn, Jennifer and Tessa Crum.
Friends received 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge (724-266-2549). Services Saturday at 11 a.m. Pastor Jill McGregor officiating. Burial in Cecil Twp., PA.
Josephine was a book-keeper for many area car dealers.
Her loving wisdom will be missed.
Family request memorial contributions to Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 399 State Street, Baden, PA. 15005.
Joseph Paul LeCerf Jr. of Ambridge, after a lengthy illness, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 age 45.
Beloved son of Joseph P. and Patricia LeCerf of Raccoon Twp., and the late Molly Dunston. Brother of Donald (Linda) LeCerf of Georgia, Kris (Christina) Nielsen, step-brother of James (Jodi) Johnston of Raccoon Twp. and the late Joseph Johnston. Also many beloved Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews. Friends received 12 Noon -6:00 Saturday at The Kasper-Hahn Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 547 8th Street, Ambridge 724-266-2549. Service ‘s Saturday at 6:00 PM, reception immediately following.
On Thursday, May 3, 2018, age 82, of Avalon. Daughter of the late William and Lillian Beatty; Sister of William (Roberta) Beatty of Harrison, AR, Jack (Lil) Beatty of Emsworth and the late Robert (Jackie) Beatty; Aunt of Patty (Brian) Carvlin, Glen (Mary Jane) Beatty, Mike (Barbara) Beatty, Hope (Paul) Quolke, BethAnn (Mark) Patricelli, J. (Kelly) Beatty, Scott (Claudine) Beatty, Janet (Sam) Sesti; Great-Aunt of Valerie (Jeff) Mills, Stephanie (Michael) Alexander, Kathryn Gregor, Eric (Rachel) Gregor, Nikki (Jim) Cappello, William Beatty, Rebecca Beatty, Sarah Beatty, Andrew Beatty, Christopher (Melanie) Quolke, Emily Quolke, Grayson Beatty; Great-Great-Aunt of Ryleigh Cappello; Honary Mother/Aunt of Samuel F. Sesti III. Friends received Wednesday 6-8 p.m. and Thursday 2-8 p.m. at the HAHN FH & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 123 North Avenue, Millvale (next to Holy Spirit Parish) Services Friday 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 638 California Avenue, Avalon, PA 15202. Please meet at the Church. Burial at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery. Family requests memorial contributions to Trinity Lutheran Church.