Martha J. Wagner, died peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2018. Martha was retired from Highmark and was a member of New Life Presbyterian Church. She was preceded in death by her parents, Edmund and Joanne Wagner and brother, Barry Wagner. Sister of Dan (Kathleen) Wagner of Baden; aunt of Adam Wagner, Craig (Amanda) Wagner, and Amy (Tom) Davis; and great-aunt of Drew Davis. Friends received 10 a.m. to 12 noon Thursday at KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge, (724-266-2549). Services Thursday 12 Noon with the Rev. Jared Nelson officiating.
Jennifer Jo (Dillen) Minnitte, age 38, of West Aliquippa, died on Saturday, November 3, 2018. Daughter of Joseph and Virginia Dillen; wife of Carl Minnitte; mother of Christopher Sr. (Nicole) Dillen of Aliquippa, Mariah Minnitte of Ambridge, and Hannah Minnitte of Ambridge; grandmother of Christopher Jr., Naomi, and Aubrielle Dillen; and sister of Lisa Dillen and Joseph Dillen Jr. Friends received 2 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge, (724-266-2549). Services Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Edmund Binkoski of Ambridge passed away on October 23, 2018. He is the son of the late Lawrence and Margaret Binkoski. He was the beloved husband of 58 years to Betty (Marchwinski) Binkoski He is preceded in death by his loving son, Paul Sheffield, all siblings except one brother, Lawrence. He is survived by a daughter, Mary Binkoski; a son, Michael Binkoski; four grandchildren, Andrew, Elizabeth, Catherine, Veronica; four great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. A mass will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. in the Good Samaritan Church, Ambridge. KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth Street, Ambridge, (724-266-2549), is entrusted with the arrangements
Todd Schmidt, 53, of Baden, passed from this world on Monday, October 22, 2018. He was the son of Ted and Cecilia Schmidt, Baden, with whom he resided. Todd is survived by his beloved daughter, Peyton Kennedy, Ambridge; a brother, Kevin Schmidt, Oak View, Calif; a nephew, Adam Kutzko; brother-in-law, Steven Kutzko, Queenstown, Md.; a niece Beth (Jeffery) Kutzko Pettit, Millerstown, Md.; and many good friends, cousins, aunts, and uncles. Todd was preceded in death by his loving sister, Lori Schmidt Kutzko in 2010, along with his grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. He graduated from Ambridge Area High school in 1984. He was currently employed as a HVAC Technician at BVSM, Monaca. He was an avid sports fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates, to which he attended many games in the winter months. His absolute joy was skiing. He was a loving and caring person to his family and many friends. Todd will be missed most of all for his fun nature and beautiful smile. Arrangements were entrusted to the KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, (724-266-2549).
Patricia Ann Westfall, age 55 of Ambridge passed away on Friday October 12, 2018. Mother of Shaun (Ashley) Westfall of Baden, Jason (Brittany) Westfall of Center Twp., Janna Ann Westfall of Hopewell Twp., and Kenneth Patrick Flanagan of Ambridge; grandmother of Aubrey, Ryleigh (Levi), Jaydon, and Cameron Westfall; sister of Eric, Karl and Roxanne Palshaw; aunt of Richard (Amanda) Palshaw and Noah Palshaw; great-aunt of Lola Palshaw; and best friend of Kenneth Flanagon. Visitation and services were private. Arrangements by KASPER-HAHN FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, INC., 547 Eighth St., Ambridge, (724-266-2549).
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.