DAVID H. YOUNG

David H. Young, 78, of Clarksburg, passed away Sunday, March 12, 2017, at Clarksburg Continuous Care following an extended illness.

He was born on October 6, 1938, in Clarksburg, a son of the late William A. and Mary (Reeder) Young.

Mr. Young is survived by a daughter, Joen Tayman of Red Lion, PA; and a son, David Michael Young and wife, Jeanine, of Ellicott City, MD; four grandchildren, Wesley Young, Justin Tayman, Victoria Tayman and Jarod Tayman; two step-grandchildren, Nicole Desimone and Paul Robert; a sister, Marianna Young Fanning of Roanoke, VA; and two nieces and one nephew.

In addition to his parents, David was preceded in death by his former wife, Victoria Bennett Young.

David graduated from Buckhannon-Upshur High School in 1956 and from West Virginia Wesleyan College in 1960; he also attended West Virginia University for two years. Mr. Young was employed at banks in Charleston and Montgomery, WV before returning to Clarksburg to work at Union National Bank, having retired later from its successor Chase Bank.

David was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church where he was a member of the chancel choir and served in several positions in the church, including treasurer, administrative board and United Methodist Men. He was a long time member of the Montgomery and Clarksburg Lions Clubs, of which he was treasurer for many years. He was a recipient of the Leonard Jarrett Award for Lions. David served on several banking organizations, including Examiner of the North Central WV Chapter of the WV Bankers Association and Chairman of the Central WV Chapter of the American Institute of Bankers. He also taught banking classes at both Salem College and Fairmont State College.

David was an active member and supporter of the Harrison County Chapter of the American Red Cross, having served on the board as chairman and treasurer. He was also a blood drive volunteer. David served as a loaned executive to the United Way of Harrison County, was a past president of the Harrison County Cancer Association and the former Washington Irving School Band Patrons.

 

FREDERICK H. GOFF JR.

Frederick H. Goff Jr., 79, passed away March 13, 2017, at Fairmont Regional Medical Center.

He was born July 9, 1937, in Fairmont, the son of the late Fred H. Goff Sr. and Cecilia Sarsfield.

Frederick attended Bridgeport High School, where he graduated in 1954. He worked for 10 years at the Small Business Administration and 27 years for the State of West Virginia as an auditor in the Public Service Commission office. He was a member of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force Reserves and attended Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarksburg.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia D. Pierce, whom he married on May 10, 1975; his two sons, Frederick D. Goff of Bridgeport and Nicklaus and wife, Jessica, of Cumberland, MD; his two sisters, Ann Curvan and husband, James, of Philadelphia, PA, and Julie McKeen and husband, Jerry, of Lake Floyd; his bother-in-law, Rogar Pierce, who he called “Little Brother”; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; his favorite neighbors, David Sanders and Pamela Ostrelich; and his faithful and loving dog, Jack.

The family would like to thank the Bridgeport Police Department for all of their help.

 

CATHERINE DESPINA LOPEZ

Catherine Despina Lopez, 93, of Clarksburg, passed away Monday, March 14, 2017, at her residence following an extended illness.

She was born in Clarksburg October 29, 1923, a daughter of the late Michael and Despina Georgaroudis Alastanos.

She was married to Frank J. Lopez, who preceded her in death on March 15, 1997.

Surviving are a daughter, Christine Leeson and her husband, Hal, of Clarksburg; two grandchildren, Johnnie Joseph Leeson and Wauneka Lopez Leeson; two brothers, Gus Alastanos and his wife, Judy, of Nutter Fort and Angelo Alastanos of Clarksburg; and one sister, Mary D’Onofrio of Baltimore, MD.

She was also preceded in death by three brothers, John, George and Steve Alastanos; and one sister, Evangaline “Anna” Fanady.

Mrs. Lopez was retired from Hazel Atlas Glass Company. She also worked at Stonewall Jackson Restaurant, Exclusive Dress Shop and later worked at Peking Restaurant as a Hostess. Mrs. Lopez was a member of the St. Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church, the Ladies Philpotochos Society, Stonewall Jackson Civic Club and an active member of the Harrison County Senior Citizens Center. Catherine enjoyed her trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City with her friends.

Thanks to Samantha Riley, Bonnie Skinner, Virginia Starsick, Pat Highland, Chyrell Buckingham and Emily Parson for all the wonderful care provided.

 

CALVIN W. “JOE” STEWART

Calvin W. “Joe” Stewart, 74, of Flemington passed away on Monday, March 13, 2017, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

He was born on November 16, 1942, in Flemington, a son of the late Alliston Paul Stewart Sr. and Marjorie Pearl (Waller) Stewart.

Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years, Judith R. (Cottrill) Stewart.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Stewart is survived by four children, Calvin W. Stewart II and wife, Becky Jean Ives, of Webster, Cynthia L. “Cyndi” Booth and husband, Timothy, of Belpre, OH, David Thomas Stewart of Belpre, OH, and Carla Jo Dobbins and husband, Pat, of Meadland; one brother, Richard Gene Stewart and wife, Eleanor, of Marietta, OH; four grandchildren, Angela Dawn Booth of Belpre, OH, Jessica Rae Stewart of Grafton, Chelsea Jo Keener of Flemington and Austin Clayton “Clay” Cadier of Flemington; and one great-granddaughter, Lyric Madisen Stewart of Grafton; and a granddaughter by love, Hannah Sue Moore. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents, Calvin was preceded in death by three siblings, Georgina Soliwoda, Martha Leon Bonnett and Alliston Paul Stewart Jr.; and his faithful companion dog, “Sandy.”

Joe retired from Union Carbide as a fork life operator. He loved hunting and fishing, as well as gardening and photography. Joe was a very generous and caring man, always lending a helpful hand to others. He enjoyed staying busy and always offered his time to help the town of Flemington, as well. Joe was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be greatly missed.

 

ROGER L. HAGER

Roger L. Hager, 70, of Shinnston, passed away at home, Thursday, March 16, 2017, with his loving family by his side.

He was born on November 22, 1946, in Calhoun County, WV, a son of the late Thomas Dale Hager and Agnes Aileene Ramsey Hager. Also preceding him in death were his granddaughter, Whitney Hager, and his sister, Nancy Garton.

He is survived by his wife, Polly Owens Hager, whom he married June 14, 1980; a daughter, Marlene Shelton and husband, Sebastian, Clarksburg; his sons, Roger Hager and wife Kristi, Shinnston, and Josh Hager and wife Lauren, Middleburg, FL; grandchildren, Lamar Taylor, Michael Taylor, Deja Taylor, Graci Hager, Emma Hager, Olivia Hager and Luke Hager; his sisters, Janet Webber and husband Jerry, Janie Weaver and husband Rick; his brothers, John Hager, Tom Hager and wife Irene; his great-grandson, Micah Taylor; and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Hager served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, serving two tours. He worked in the coal industry as a heavy equipment operator. He was a member of Knights of Pythias, American Legion Post 31, Shinnston, and VFW Post 573, Clarksburg.

He enjoyed gardening and loved to collect pin knives and guns.

 

JOHN W. HILL

John W. Hill, 76, of Rosemont, passed away Friday morning, March 17, 2017, at his residence.

He was born August 27, 1940, in Bridgeport, a son of the late George H. and Edith (Fletcher) Hill.

He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Agnes (McCloy) Hill, whom he married February 11, 1961.

Also surviving are two sons, John Hill, Jr. and his wife Cindy, Meadland Community, and Mark Allen Hill and his wife Debbie, Brownton; five grandchildren, Krista, Amy, Ashley, Courtney and Mark; a sister, Betty Kummer, Bridgeport; a brother, George Hill, Bridgeport; a special great-niece, Nevaeh Haynes; several nieces and nephews; and a special friend, Agatha Schoonover, Philippi.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mildred Thomas.

John was a truck driver and moved heavy equipment, working for several construction companies, including Salerno Brothers, Marks Construction, and Keeley Brothers, and he had also driven for Matthew Brothers.

Besides driving trucks, he loved working in his yard with his flowers and gardening. He also enjoyed watching wrestling on TV and the Pittsburgh Steelers. Above all, he loved spending time with his family.

 

GEORGE WILLIAM LIMER

George William Limer, age 81, of Clarksburg, WV, passed away after a courageous battle with lung cancer on Friday, March 17, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

He was born March 27, 1935, in Clarksburg, WV, the son of the late Jess J. Limer and Emma Lou (Graham) Limer.

George is survived by his two sons, Bill Lymer and his wife, Tina, of Pennsboro, WV, and Ronnie Limer of Clarksburg, WV; a daughter, Kimberly Lymer, of Clarksburg, WV; four grandchildren, Will Lymer, Darbie Lymer Marple, Brittney Yokum and Jason Dixon, all of Clarksburg, WV; three great-grandchildren, Savannah Yokum, Dakota Rhoades, Daniel Dixon; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his ex-wife, Frances Kerns Limer.

George loved to go fishing, hunting and spend time with his guinea pigs. He was an active member of the Fraternal Order of the Clarksburg Eagles Aerie No. 2353, Loyal Order of the Clarksburg Moose No. 52, VFW Post No. 573 and American Legion Post No. 13.

 

CLARA JEAN ZECCO LOMBARDO

Clara Jean Zecco Lombardo, age 65, of Lost Creek, WV, passed away on March 17, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 9, 1951, in Shinnston, WV. She was the daughter of the late James Zecco and Frances Biano Zecco.

Clara graduated from Shinnston High School in 1969. She worked as a sales clerk in retail sales and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post 31, Shinnston, and the VFW in New York.

She loved camping with her family.

Clara was Catholic by faith.

Clara was preceded in death by six brothers, Sam, Pat, Frank, Joe, Ralph and James Zecco, and her two sisters, Norma Hager and Rose Jane Shawhan.

Clara is survived by her loving husband, Michael Lombardo; two sons, Jeremy Moser of Shinnston, WV, and Richard Moser and wife, Carol, of Meadowbrook, WV; stepdaughter, Jamie McDonald and husband, Randen, of Bridgeport, WV; two grandsons, Jordan and Blake Moser; two stepgrandchildren, Joseph and Baily Rose; three sisters, Mary Boggess of Butte, MT, Josephine Gregory, and Helen Toothman and husband, George, of Shinnston, WV; along with several nieces and nephews.

 

NOLAN KYLE WILSON

Nolan Kyle Wilson, 79, of Clarksburg, WV (North View Community), passed away on Thursday, March 16, 2017.

He was born on November 27, 1937, in Ritchie County, a son of the late Edgar Kyle Wilson.

Nolan is survived by his three children, Michael N. Wilson and wife Judy of Georgetown, KY, Patrick C. Wilson and wife Lisa of North View and Barbara Sue “Liam” Wilson, also of North View; two grandchildren, Jonathan Wilson and wife Erikka of Stonewood, and Danielle Wilson of North View; one great-grandchild, Monica Elyse Wilson; one brother, Danny Wilson and wife Pat of Morgantown; one sister, Janet S. Shackleford and husband Michael of Martinsburg; and his former wife Kimberly Pitman Wilson of Clarksburg.

In addition to his father, Nolan was preceded in death by his stepmother, Helen Martini Wilson; his first wife, Nila Sharon Wilson on September 11, 1991; and four siblings: Holmes, Bill, O’Neil and Sandra Jean.

Nolan was a graduate of Bridgeport High School, Class of 1955, and was proud to be part of the winning team that took home the state football championship that year.

He was a machinist at Anchor Hocking, then a maintenance supervisor with DuPont and later retired from Louie Glass in Weston.

Nolan led a very active life, taking trips and hunting at the family cabin on Goose Creek, going canoeing, riding motorcycles, playing softball, bowling, land rover rides at Canaan Valley and loved to fish.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Angie Jones for her special care given to Nolan over the last several years.

 

ARBADELLA WRIGHT HADDIX

Arbadella Wright Haddix, 78, of Summit Park, passed away on March 17, 2017, at Clarksburg Nursing and Rehab Center.

She was born in Clarksburg, on September 1, 1938, a daughter of the late David Hickman Wright and Bessie Phillips Wright.

Mrs. Haddix was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F. Haddix, in 2000.

She is survived by nine children, Michael Lee Haddix and his wife Tammy of Summit Park, Ruby Selena Haddix of Summit Park, Melissa J. Snyder and husband Donnie of Mt. Clare, twins Kevin David Haddix and wife Allison of Clendenin, Keith James Haddix and wife Jane of Bridgeport, twins Della Elaine Haddix of Summit Park, Darrell Wayne Haddix and wife Diane of Simpson, Harry William Haddix and fiancée Amy Mercer of Pennsboro and Jason Allen Haddix and fiancée Samantha Blankenship of Summit Park. She was grandmother to 23 grandchildren, Nicole Haddix, Amber Haddix, Ashley Haddix, Johnna Allen, Austin Allen, Anthony Dawson Snyder, Jarrett Flanigan, Monique Haddix, Devon Spencer, Peyton Spencer, Cody Allen Haddix, Ryan Paul Scheuvront, Derick Wayne Haddix, Samantha Haddix, Clovis McCoy, Cory McCoy, Breanna Carmella Rose Mace, Ethan Allen Haddix, Arissa Sizemore, Gracie Haddix, Paisley Haddix, and Kenzleigh Haddix; 15 great- grandchildren, Ayden Minks, Adalynn Minks, Xavier Mellinger, Alex Mellinger, Jayden Haddix, Memphis Flanigan, Rylan Scheuvront, Senica Haddix, Syrus Haddix, Jevan Poling, Jamian Poling, Shayla McCoy, Cadence McCoy, Jace McCoy and Carson Haddix. She also leaves behind one sister, Shirley Morton of Summit Park, as well as several nieces and nephews.

Arbadella was preceded in death by three brothers, Harold Wright, Carl Wright and Harry Wright; two sisters, Virginia “Sadi” Ross and Geraldine Wright; and one great- grandson, Zaiden McCoy.

Mrs. Haddix was a homemaker and attended the Pentecostal Church of the Living God.

 

HELEN GRETHEL KYER-FEST

Helen Grethel Kyer-Fest, 91, of Bridgeport, passed away March 18, 2017.

She was born in Weston, August 29, 1925, the daughter of the late John H. Kyer and Grethel M. Buckbee-Kyer.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Fest Jr., and sisters, Geraldine (Gerry) Kiddy and Lucille Weber.

She liked to travel, work in the yard and research her family roots. She also was never afraid to try anything. Her biggest joy was when her kids would come together at home for a visit.

Surviving are three sons, Fred W. Fest III and wife, Amy, of Greenwood, MO, David P. Fest and wife, Susie, of Bridgeport, Charles E. Fest and wife, Diana, of Severance, CO; a daughter, Barbara A. Fest of Nebo, KY; four granddaughters, Lindsay K. Fest of Colorado Springs, CO, Morgan H. Fest of Oskaloosa, IA, Michelle K. Fest of Salt Lake City, UT, and Caulie E. Fest of Severance, CO; and one great-granddaughter, Lilly Anne Cappello of Salt lake City. Also surviving are a brother, John H. Kyer Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Parker, CO; and various nieces and close friends.

The family would like to thank Sherry Sellers of Country Living Personal Care Home. Sherry has great compassion, love and respect for the people she cared for. The family deeply appreciates everything that she did for Helen and her family.

 

DORIS C. STOUT

Doris C. Stout, 92, of Grafton, passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Mapleshire Nursing Home in Morgantown.

She was born in Barbour County Sept. 22, 1924, a daughter of the late John Thomas and Montie (Wolfe) Cleavenger.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Clay Mead Stout, May 12, 1984; one sister, Ada Grace Cleavenger; and one infant brother.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Daniel L. and Shirley G. Stout of Kingwood; one daughter and son-in-law, Doris Sue and Bill Kerns of Fairmont; one granddaughter, Melisa Shaw Kennedy and husband, Bill, of Orlando, FL; and one great-granddaughter, Emily Humphrey of Orlando, FL; two sisters-in-law, Martha Jean Stout of Flemington and Carrie Louise Wagner of Charlottesville, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Doris was a 1942 graduate of Grafton High School and also graduated from Fairmont State College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She continued to further her education by attending classes at West Virginia University. Doris enjoyed a 30-year career teaching elementary school in Taylor County, including Thornton, Haymond and Flemington Schools. She was a member of Evans Chapel Methodist Church of Simpson and taught Sunday school for many years. She was a member of the Eastern Star (Naomi Chapter No. 12), AARP, Flemington CEOS and Retired School Employees organization. She was a past member of the Grafton BPW and Flemington Women’s Club.

After retirement, Doris enjoyed several overseas tours with her good friend, Maxine Cather. Always ready to take a cruise, she especially liked the Alaskan cruise. She enjoyed traveling with her family to almost all fifty states. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing, reading, bird watching, and she was a Mountaineer fan.

Doris was a tremendous example for how one should live their life. She always had a positive outlook, a real zest for life and was concerned for others before thinking of herself. Our loss is Heaven’s gain.

The family would like to express their gratitude to her friends, family and neighbors for their prayers, love, concern, food, cards and phone calls. In addition to flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Walnut Grove Cemetery (Alice Walker), 3937 Clemtown Road, Philippi, WV 26416, or to Evans Chapel Methodist Church in Simpson, WV.

 

JARED MICHAEL MESSMAN

Jared Michael Messman, 67, of Clarksburg passed away Saturday, March 18, 2017, at the Louis A. Johnson VA Medical Center in Clarksburg.

He was born April 17, 1949, in Middlesex, MD, a son of the late Marvin Carl and Betty Lucille (Jones) Messman.

Jared is survived by a son, Jared Michael Messman Jr. of Manheim, PA; four brothers, Jack L. Messman and wife, Maggie, of Houston, TX, James Messman and wife, Geraldine, of Manheim, PA, Kenny Messman of Woodbridge, VA, and Richard Messman and wife, Catherine, of Danville, CA; numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Jared served his country honorably in the United States Navy and fought during the Vietnam War. He was an automotive mechanic and moved up the ranks to service manager before his retirement. Jared was a very active and proud member of Alcoholics Anonymous. He enjoyed collecting coins and was an avid car enthusiast.

 

MIKE MIGLIORE

Mike Migliore, age 91, of Newark, OH (formerly from Clarksburg, WV), passed away on Sunday, March 19, 2017, in the comfort of his home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born on April 10, 1925, in Clarksburg, WV, a son of the late Mike Migliore and Angeline (Ribero) Migliore.

Mike went to Victory High School and was a U.S. Navy veteran. He enlisted in the Navy during World War II, where he saw duties in the North Atlantic and Pacific theaters. After the war, he worked for Adamston Flat and Fourco/American Float Glass retiring after more than 42 years of service.

Mike was a member of the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War. He was a loving husband and father who enjoyed life and spending time with his extended family. He also enjoyed being outdoors, real country music, making applesauce for everyone and playing golf with his brothers-in-law and grandson.

He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Rose, and their children, Shirley Ann Migliore of Newark, OH, and John Michael (Diane) Migliore of Parkersburg, WV; his grandson, Michael Thomas Migliore; his favorite niece, Barbara Dory Crider; and his brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law and many other wonderful nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John Migliore; a sister, Mary Migliore Dory; and a brother-in-law, Carl Dory.

 

WALTER SANDY

Walter Sandy, age 92, of Green Valley, Bridgeport, WV, entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, March 20, 2017, following a brief illness.

He was the son of the late Bert Sandy and Elsie (Jenkins) Sandy.

Walter married the love of his life, Clista (Hyde) Sandy, on September 18, 1945, who preceded in death on December 4, 1994.

Walter was also preceded in death by three sisters, Sarah Hyde, Jacqueline Goff and Mary Lodge; two brothers, Charles Sandy and Harry Sandy; a son, Arthur Sandy; a daughter, Virginia Sandy; and a grandchild, Remona (Drummond) Shreves.

Walter is survived by his beloved children, Patty Drummond and her late husband, John, Richard Sandy and his wife, Doreen, Peggy Sandy, and Janet Cumberledge and her husband, Eddie. Also surviving are four brothers, George Sandy, Kenneth Sandy, Tom Sandy and Bob Sandy; eight grandchildren, Becky Wright, Calvin Drummond, Brian Sandy, LaDonna Lewis, Amy Mankins, Bobby Trimble, Crystal Snyder and Breanna Cumberledge; 13 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Walter started working for CONSOL Jordan 93 Mines and then retired from Robinson Run Mines in 1980. He was a member of Local 1501. Walter loved to be outdoors, whether it was splitting firewood, gardening, raising chickens, picking raspberries or writing poems. Walter will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 

JULIA MARIE “JULIE” NEWSOME

Julia Marie “Julie” Newsome Pritt, 35, of Clarksburg, passed suddenly on March 18, 2017, from complications of pneumonia at the United Hospital Center.

She was born in Gainesville, FL, on May 13, 1981, a daughter of Michelle “Micki” Shaffer of Clarksburg and Joda William Newsome Jr. of Tallahassee, FL.

On July 11, 2008, she married Arthur W. “Buddy” Pritt, who resides at their home in Clarksburg.

Julie is also survived by one son, Joda Alexander Pritt of Clarksburg; two daughters, Maliah Rachelle Hinebaugh of Clarksburg and Lillian Alexis “Lily” Pritt of Elkins; two sisters, Paula Kay Willis of Newberry, FL, and Lauren Byron of Stonewood; her mother-in-law, Linda Kay Howell of Elkins; as well as several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rachelle Aguiar.

Julie was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Class of 1999, and was employed at the F.O.P. in Clarksburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family and, most of all, adored her children. She could always put a smile on your face and touched so many lives, forever leaving lasting memories. She was very dear to the ones she loved. She was a loving daughter, wife and mother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

FREDERICK EARL GOODWIN

Frederick Earl Goodwin of Clarksburg, WV, passed away surrounded by family on March 13, 2017, at the home of his son in Syracuse, UT.

He was born October 7, 1924, in Jane Lew, WV. He was the son of William Exel Goodwin and Marguerite (Margie) Lyden Dilly Goodwin Lawson. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother.

Fred was a graduate of Washington Irving High School. He was the founder, owner and broker of Goodwin Real Estate from 1966 to 1992. Before starting his real estate career, he was a fireman for the city of Clarksburg.

He enlisted in the Navy to help protect his country during World War II. After the war, he returned to Clarksburg where he met Betty Jane McCarty, the love of his life. They were married on April 6, 1947, in Lumberport, WV. They had two sons, James Frederick Goodwin and Richard Lynn Goodwin. He was a member of Clarksburg Lodge No. 155, A.F.&A.M., a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in Clarksburg and Wheeling Bodies. He was a member of Sunny Croft Golf Course for many years and served on the board for many of those years. He loved golfing with his brother, nephews, friends and especially with his sweetheart, Betty. He was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by son, James (Gayla) Goodwin, Syracuse, UT; granddaughter, Angela (Ben) Maylin, Lake Charles, LA; grandson, Christopher (Jacqueline) Goodwin, West Bountiful, UT; great-granddaughters, Hannah and Aubriella Maylin; and great-grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Maylin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty, and son, Richard, brothers, James W. Goodwin and Donald L. Goodwin, and one sister, Bette Lee Goodwin Sparks. He will always be loved and missed by his son and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

JANITH LEE FULKS HINZMAN

Janith Lee Fulks Hinzman, 85, of Bridgeport, passed away on Sunday morning, March 19, 2017, at her residence in Florida surrounded by her family.

She was born January 1, 1932, in Weston, a daughter of the late Oral Carl Fulks and Mabel Marie Buck Fulks.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Norval “Nick” Jay Hinzman, who passed away on April 2, 2010.

She is survived by one son, Michael Scott Hinzman and his wife Cheryl Hinzman of Salem; one daughter, Lori Ann Hinzman and her spouse Carisa Erion of Plant City, FL; one grandson, Nicholas Michael Hinzman of Warren, Ohio; one granddaughter, Kristina Lynn Shaver and her husband Randy of Jane Lew; two great-grandchildren, Jared and Ian Shaver; and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by her sister and brother, Betty Joann Fulks Johnson and Carl Preston “Buck” Fulks.

Janith was a graduate of Weston High School in 1949. She then received her diploma from Bowling Green Business University, where she was a member of the Kappa Beta Pi Sorority. Afterward, she worked at Hope Gas in Clarksburg as an Administrative Secretary. In 1957, she married the love of her life, Norval (Nick) Hinzman. They were married in Winchester, Virginia, at the Braddock St. Methodist Church. While living in the Alexandra/Springfield, Virginia, area and prior to the birth of their first child, Janith worked at an engineering firm where she had top security clearance.

In 1971, after the death of her father, the family moved to Bridgeport, where Janith spent most of her time caring for her family. She was a devoted daughter caring for her aging mother, a supporting mother caring for and guiding her children/grandchildren and a loving wife who adored her husband. And although she would rarely admit it, she really loved her grand dogs as well.

She held a couple of part-time positions throughout those years at the Hallmark store and a Country Crafts store, but her real passion was playing Bridge. Janith, belonging to several Bridge clubs, would play two to three times most weeks. She was a social person who loved spending time with her friends and family and enjoyed researching genealogy with her sister Betty. Janith was also an avid Mountaineer fan, basketball first, football second. She was a member of the Bridgeport United Methodist Church.

 

HELEN GRETHEL KYER-FEST

Helen Grethel Kyer-Fest, 91, of Bridgeport, passed away March 18, 2017.

She was born in Weston on August 29, 1925, the daughter of the late John H. Kyer and Grethel M. Buckbee-Kyer.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Fred W. Fest Jr., and sisters, Geraldine (Gerry) Kiddy and Lucille Weber.

She liked to travel, work in the yard and research her family roots. She also was never afraid to try anything. Her biggest joy was when her kids would come together at home for a visit.

Surviving are three sons, Fred W. Fest III and wife, Amy, of Greenwood, MO, David P. Fest and wife, Susie, of Bridgeport, Charles E. Fest and wife, Diana, of Severance, CO; a daughter, Barbara A. Fest of Nebo, KY; four granddaughters, Lindsay K. Fest of Colorado Springs, CO, Morgan H. Fest of Oskaloosa, IA, Michelle K. Fest of Salt Lake City, UT, and Caulie E. Fest of Severance, CO; and one great-granddaughter, Lilly Anne Cappello of Salt Lake City. Also surviving are a brother, John H. Kyer Jr. and wife, Beverly, of Parker, CO; and various nieces and close friends.

The family would like to thank Sherry Sellers of Country Living Personal Care Home. Sherry has great compassion, love and respect for the people she cared for. The family deeply appreciates everything that she did for Helen and her family.

 

FREDERICK EARL GOODWIN

Frederick Earl Goodwin of Clarksburg, WV, passed away surrounded by family on March 13, 2017, at the home of his son in Syracuse, UT.

He was born October 7, 1924, in Jane Lew, WV. He was the son of William Exel Goodwin and Marguerite (Margie) Lyden Dilly Goodwin Lawson. He was a devoted and loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, uncle and brother.

Fred was a graduate of Washington Irving High School. He was the founder, owner and broker of Goodwin Real Estate from 1966 to 1992. Before starting his real estate career, he was a fireman for the city of Clarksburg.

He enlisted in the Navy to help protect his country during World War II. After the war, he returned to Clarksburg where he met Betty Jane McCarty, the love of his life. They were married on April 6, 1947, in Lumberport, WV. They had two sons, James Frederick Goodwin and Richard Lynn Goodwin. He was a member of Clarksburg Lodge No. 155, A.F.&A.M., a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Mason with membership in Clarksburg and Wheeling Bodies. He was a member of Sunny Croft Golf Course for many years and served on the board for many of those years. He loved golfing with his brother, nephews, friends and especially with his sweetheart, Betty. He was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church.

He is survived by son, James (Gayla) Goodwin, Syracuse, UT; granddaughter, Angela (Ben) Maylin, Lake Charles, LA; grandson, Christopher (Jacqueline) Goodwin, West Bountiful, UT; great-granddaughters, Hannah and Aubriella Maylin; and great-grandsons, Tyler and Ryan Maylin.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Betty, and son, Richard, brothers, James W. Goodwin and Donald L. Goodwin, and one sister, Bette Lee Goodwin Sparks. He will always be loved and missed by his son and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

 

WALTER SANDY

Walter Sandy, age 92, of Green Valley, Bridgeport, WV, entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, March 20, 2017, following a brief illness.

He was the son of the late Bert Sandy and Elsie (Jenkins) Sandy.

Walter married the love of his life, Clista (Hyde) Sandy, on September 18, 1945, who preceded in death on December 4, 1994.

Walter was also preceded in death by three sisters, Sarah Hyde, Jacqueline Goff and Mary Lodge; two brothers, Charles Sandy and Harry Sandy; a son, Arthur Sandy; a daughter, Virginia Sandy; and a grandchild, Remona (Drummond) Shreves.

Walter is survived by his beloved children, Patty Drummond and her late husband, John, Richard Sandy and his wife, Doreen, Peggy Sandy, and Janet Cumberledge and her husband, Eddie. Also surviving are four brothers, George Sandy, Kenneth Sandy, Tom Sandy and Bob Sandy; eight grandchildren, Becky Wright, Calvin Drummond, Brian Sandy, LaDonna Lewis, Amy Mankins, Bobby Trimble, Crystal Snyder and Breanna Cumberledge; 13 great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Walter started working for CONSOL Jordan 93 Mines and then retired from Robinson Run Mines in 1980. He was a member of Local 1501. Walter loved to be outdoors, whether it was splitting firewood, gardening, raising chickens, picking raspberries or writing poems. Walter will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

 

JULIA MARIE “JULIE” NEWSOME

Julia Marie “Julie” Newsome Pritt, 35, of Clarksburg, passed suddenly on March 18, 2017, from complications of pneumonia at the United Hospital Center.

She was born in Gainesville, FL, on May 13, 1981, a daughter of Michelle “Micki” Shaffer of Clarksburg and Joda William Newsome Jr. of Tallahassee, FL.

On July 11, 2008, she married Arthur W. “Buddy” Pritt, who resides at their home in Clarksburg.

Julie is also survived by one son, Joda Alexander Pritt of Clarksburg; two daughters, Maliah Rachelle Hinebaugh of Clarksburg and Lillian Alexis “Lily” Pritt of Elkins; two sisters, Paula Kay Willis of Newberry, FL, and Lauren Byron of Stonewood; her mother-in-law, Linda Kay Howell of Elkins; as well as several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Rachelle Aguiar.

Julie was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Class of 1999, and was employed at the F.O.P. in Clarksburg. She enjoyed spending time with her family and, most of all, adored her children. She could always put a smile on your face and touched so many lives, forever leaving lasting memories. She was very dear to the ones she loved. She was a loving daughter, wife and mother, and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

MARGARET PAULONIS MORGAN

Margaret Paulonis Morgan, 91, died peacefully with family by her side in Charleston March 21, 2017. Maggie was a devoted mother, wife and friend who selflessly dedicated her efforts to those close to her and to those in need.

She was born on July 13, 1925, in Baltimore, MD, to Vera and Joseph Paulonis and attended Western High School, graduating early to pursue a nursing career during World War II. To that end, she studied and graduated from the former Maryland General Hospital School of Nursing. While she practiced as a Registered Nurse, she took courses to earn a college degree in nursing. She studied at the College Notre Dame of MD, Boston College, Massachusetts General and Catholic University, from where she was awarded her degree. She went on to become a faculty member at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, teaching nursing arts. She then began to work on her master’s degree but other events took precedence.

She first came to Clarksburg as a bridesmaid in the wedding of a colleague, where she met her future husband Roger Morgan. As the headline in the local paper declared on her wedding day at Immaculate Conception Parish: “She came for a weekend and stayed for a lifetime.”

Clarksburg soon benefited from Maggie’s experience because she trained and worked in major urban hospitals. She established a candy-striper’s program at St. Mary’s Hospital to help the nursing staff and to train young nursing students, and she also taught nursing at Salem College.

Most famously, she recognized that, like larger cities, the local hospital would benefit from a charity ball like the ones she had attended in Baltimore and Boston. The Holly Ball, a formal charity event, was originally conceived of and organized by Maggie; 50 years later, this fundraiser is now a Clarksburg tradition, and has resulted in substantial funding for United Hospital Center.

Maggie also brought her creativity and passion to the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Harrison County in the form of a fundraising event known as the “Duck Race.” For many years in the 1990s and 2000s, during the Italian Heritage Festival weekend, the community donated thousands of dollars to the charity by buying tickets for a chance to own the winning Duck in a race down the West Fork River at Veterans Memorial Park.

When she wasn’t fundraising, Maggie faithfully cared for those in need in Harrison County by delivering food with the Meals on Wheels program, providing care and companionship. She also actively volunteered with her church, Immaculate Conception Parish.

Above and beyond her nursing career, charitable endeavors and her devotion to family life, Maggie pursued many personal interests: She was an exceptional cook and entertainer, gardener, seamstress and athlete — she loved to swim, play tennis and ski. More than anything, she was a caring and giving person who always put others first.

She is survived by her sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren: John Miles Morgan and wife, Lisa Morgan, and their sons, Skyler, Jackson and Maxwell; Andy Morgan; David Morgan and wife, Cindy Moeller, and their children, Greyson and Marlowe; and daughter-in-law Kim Shamblin Morgan. She is also survived by her sister, Frances Unitas (nee Paulonis); nephew, Anthony J. Unitas and wife, Eileen; great-nephews, Anthony J. Jr. and Daniel; and great-niece Julia.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roger J. Morgan, and eldest son, Gregory A. Morgan of Clarksburg.

 

HELEN S. TOOTHMAN

Helen S. Toothman of Shinnston passed away Monday, March 20, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Buckhannon.

She was born December 5, 1925, in Marion County. She was the daughter of the late Steve and Stella Stache.

Helen was a loving mother and homemaker. She was an active member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Shinnston, where she belonged to the St. Ann Altar Rosary Society.

In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by her husband of 37 years, George Edward Toothman Sr.; her brother, John “Lon” Stache; and five sisters, Anna Lynch, Kathryn Stache, Pauline Stache, Mary Menus and Julia Veith.

Helen is survived by her son, George Edward Toothman Jr. and wife, Helen, of Shinnston; her daughter, Catherine Dawn Posey of Charleston; grandson, Ronald Lee Posey II and wife, Suzanne, of Charleston; three granddaughters, Jodie Lynn Posey and husband, Patrick Bucks, of Summersville, Tammy Lynn and husband, Bryan Hudkins, of Lost Creek, and Jamie Lynn Simons and husband, Joshua, of Buckhannon; three great-granddaughters, Lainey Kate Posey, Adalyn Mae Bucks and Lyla Rose Simons; one great-grandson, Luke Joshua Simons; and several nephews and nieces.

 

JAMES VICTOR ELLIFRITT

James Victor Ellifritt, 60, went home to be with his Lord and Savior March 21, 2017, after years of living with Muscular Dystrophy. He was born in Clarksburg April 27, 1956, the son of the late Hobart and Ruth Ellifritt.

He is survived by his four siblings, Betty Dotson (Mike) of Parkersburg, Bill Ellifritt of Clarksburg, Laurie Givens (Jeff) of Clarksburg and Nancy Havener (Kirk) of Harrodsburg, KY. He is also survived by nieces and nephews, Amy Rexroad (Brandon), Kelley McClung (Brian), Andrew Givens (Nell), Elizabeth Givens, Victoria Swiggett, David Havener (Sarah), Abigail Havener and Jeremiah Havener; as well as seven great-nieces and nephews.

Jim was a 1974 graduate of Washington Irving High School, a 1978 graduate of West Virginia University with a degree in chemical engineering and later a graduate of Fairmont State College with a degree in accounting. At the time of his death, he was employed as a tax preparer for H&R Block. Jim was a lifelong member of the Clarksburg Baptist Church, where he served as treasurer for many years.

 

HEATH RAYMOND SKIDMORE

Heath Raymond Skidmore, 49, of Maple Lake, Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at UPMC Hospital, Pittsburgh after a brief illness.

He was born in Fairmont June 13, 1967, a son of Colleen Bailey Skidmore, who survives in Bridgeport, and the late James R. Skidmore.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his loving wife of 22 years, Maria (Folio) Skidmore, whom he married on August 20, 1994.

Also surviving are his two sons, Tyler James Skidmore and Corey Michael Skidmore; his brother, Ryan Skidmore and wife, Kris, Greenville, SC; his sister, Paige Rohrig and husband, Josh, of Atlanta, GA; one nephew, Preston Rohrig; and two nieces, Keely and Lindsey Skidmore; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Cliff and Cindy Bailey and his paternal grandparents, Nadine and Raymond “Dinks” Skidmore.

Heath was a graduate of Bridgeport High School, class of 1985. In 1985, he was All-State and All-Big Ten and All-County Baseball. In 1984, he was All-County center fielder, and, until recently, he held the state record for 45 consecutive stolen bases. He was also offered tryouts with the Kansas City Royals and the Atlanta Braves. Heath was a graduate of WVU in 1994 with bachelor’s in criminal justice and was working towards his master’s in safety. He had previously worked for Nationwide Insurance as a claims adjuster. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid sports fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Pirates. His passion was watching his kids play baseball and basketball and was so proud of his boys.

 

JERALD E. JONES

Jerald E. Jones, 84, of Bridgeport, passed away Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, in Charleston. He was born in Romance, Jackson County on December 1, 1932, a son of the late Marshall W. and Adda Iman Jones.

He is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Mary Lou Lovejoy.

Also surviving are three children, Jeffrey Jones and wife, Tamra, of South Charleston, Perry Jones of Clarksburg and Suzanne Lopez and husband, John of South Charleston; four grandchildren, Alexander and Hannah Jones, both of South Charleston, and Gabriella and Garrick Jones, both of Clarksburg; a brother, John Paul Jones and wife, Linda, Richmond, VA; and several nieces and nephews.

Jerry was a three-sport athlete at Ripley High School, playing football, basketball and baseball. He was an all-conference football and basketball player and was on the All-State football team in 1949.

He attended Marshall University on a football scholarship and obtained an A.B. degree in 1954. Jerry, upon graduation from college, entered the U.S. Marine Corps, where he served as an infantry officer. After active duty and Marine Corps Reserve time, he ended his military career as a Captain.

Upon leaving active duty, he attended West Virginia University College of Law, where he was President of the student body and a member of the Board of Editors of the West Virginia Law Review.

Jerry came to Clarksburg after graduation from law school in 1959, and he joined the firm as an associate with Deem & Marstiller, whose members were Fred B. Deem, James A. Marstiller, Edgar C. Siegrist and H. Laban White. He later became a partner in the firm, but left the firm in 1969 to form a new law firm of Jones, Williams, West & Jones, with W. Lyle Jones, David Williams, and James C. West Jr., which later became West and Jones.

Jerry was president of the Harrison County Bar Association in 1978; president of the West Virginia University Law School Association in 1981- 82; president of the West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association in 1980-81; a member of the Board of Governors of the West Virginia State Bar; and served as president of the West Virginia State Bar in 1993-94.

Jerry was a fellow of the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers and holds the rank of Advocate in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He was a member of the first class to be inducted as a Fellow in the West Virginia Bar Foundation in 1999, which recognizes outstanding West Virginia lawyers as prominent in the profession and active in Bar activities.

In addition to the aforementioned Bar organizations, Jerry was also a member of the West Virginia Bar Association, the National Conference of Bar Presidents, the Southern Conference of Bar Presidents and served as a member of the Board of Directors of the West Virginia Bar Foundation.

He enjoyed playing golf and attending WVU sports events as a season ticket holder for many years. He and Mary Lou enjoyed traveling abroad, in the Southern Caribbean, Central America, Europe, and Asia.

Memorial contributions in Jerry’s memory can be made to Clarksburg Mission, P.O. Box 1123, Clarksburg, WV 26302-1123.

 

MARSHALL LEWIS “IKE” TETRICK

Marshall Lewis “Ike” Tetrick, II, 78, of Clarksburg, passed away Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at the Louis A. Johnson Medical Center, surrounded by his family.

He was born September 1, 1938, in Clarksburg, the son of the late Marshall Lewis Tetrick and Frankie Bernice (Powell) Tetrick.

Marshall is survived by his wife of 61 years, Betty Jean (Long) Tetrick of Clarksburg; two daughters, Sally Waller& her husband, Donnie, of Clarksburg and Debbie Eskridge and her husband, Ricky, of Salem; a son, Marshall Tetrick III and his wife, Patricia, of Buckhannon; five grandchildren, Jody Tetrick and his wife, Tabby, of Fairmont, Ashley Tetrick of Clarksburg, Cathy Flanigan and her husband, Michael, of Lumberport, Michelle Dean and her husband of Buckhannon, Vickie Rohr and her husband of Buckhannon; four great-grandchildren, Alyisoa Rohr, Alinay Rohr, Sara Ward and Jersie Tetrick, Noah Tetrick, JJ Tetrick, Cameron Tetrick; a sister, Barbara Mayers and her husband, Ralph, of Clarksburg; and three pets, Barkie, Panda Bear and Molly.

Marshall drove truck for 20 years for Allegheny Freight Line. He served in the U.S. Air Force and was overseas in Hawaii before Hawaii was a state. He loved camping, hunting and fishing in his younger years. Marshall liked camping in Bowden and also enjoyed himself family fishing and camping at Grafton, where he fed the deer.

 

SHIRLEY Y. ALLENDER

Mrs. Shirley Y. Allender, 88 years of age of Bridgeport, W.Va., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 24, 2017 surrounded by those who loved her.

She was born March 12, 1929, in Clarksburg, W.Va., the daughter of the late Jesse E. and Nellie C. Barker Jones. She was preceded in death by her husband and best friend of 64 years, William E. “Bill” Allender in 2010; and a son, William E. “Bill, Jr.” Allender in 1984.

Shirley lived her life as a homemaker, dedicated to her family. She was a lady who enjoyed the simple things in life. She enjoyed trips to Walmart and the mall. Most of all, she loved time with family. She was a special person, giving all of herself to those she loved, including the loving bond she had with Paula Bramer and her husband, Donnie.

She also leaves behind an extended family she called her grandchildren, Alexandria “Allee” Johnson and her husband Patrick of Bridgeport, W.Va., Dak Bramer and his fiancée, Kristen Sappington of Bridgeport, W.Va.; great-grandchildren Cobey, Gunner, Parker and Hadley Johnson; and nephews and a special friend and neighbor, Mary Rawlintinis. She is also survived by two sisters, Edna Loving of Columbus, Ohio, and Patricia Furbee and her husband William of Bridgeport, W.Va.

She was also preceded in death by four brothers, James, Roy, Ray and Eugene Jones, and three sisters Mary Jones Cleer, Frances Jones Bland, and Charlotte Jones Brown, who was her twin.

The family wants to acknowledge the wonderful care, love and support given by People’s Hospice. They ask donations be made in Shirley’s memory to People’s Hospice, 327 Medical Park Drive, Bridgeport, WV 26330.

 

MOLLY M. COSTLOW

Molly M. Costlow, 97, of Clarksburg, West Virginia, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport.

She was born on March 14, 1920, in Rosedale, West Virgnia, a daughter of the late William Benson and Myrtle Maude (Young) Miller. Molly was preceded in death by her husband, William Howard Costlow, on November 29, 1983.

Mrs. Costlow is survived by two stepdaughters whom she loved and raised as her own, Polly Dennison, and Wilma Allman and husband David all of Clarksburg; 15 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 19 great-great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Molly was preceded in death by one daughter, Dolores Wall; two stepdaughters, Helen Simpson and Carol Reager; one brother, Edward Miller, and two sisters, Esta Chenoweth and Gladys McCumbers.

Mrs. Costlow was a member of the Duff Street United Methodist Church and was a wonderful mother to her children and grandmother to her many grandchildren. In her younger years, she enjoyed bowling and was quite good at it, also belonging to a league. She enjoyed knitting and was a very talented quilter, winning numerous ribbons for her beautiful quilts. Molly was a very kindhearted and caring woman who was faithful to her church.

 

LINA LEE HANNA PRITCHARD

Lina Lee Hanna Pritchard, 92, of Lumberport, WV, passed away on March 23, 2017, at the Pierpont Center in Fairmont.

She was born in Pennsboro, WV, on Oct. 10, 1924, a daughter of the late Guy and Freda Dunham Hawkins.

She was also preceded in death by her stepmother, Mabel Hawkins.

Twice married, Lina was preceded in death by her first husband, Roy Hanna, in 1963 and her second husband, Arch Pritchard, in 1974.

Mrs. Pritchard is survived by two sons, Guy Hanna and wife Lynda of Mauldin, SC, and Aaron Hanna and wife Tammi of Enterprise, WV; three daughters, Mable McKnight and companion Tim of Longview, TX, Lina Haught and husband Frank of Lumberport, WV, and Mary Cox and husband Mike of Clarksburg, WV; 11 grandchildren, six stepgrandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty Coffindaffer.

Lina received an associate’s degree from Potomac State College and worked in the Administration Department at St. Mary’s Hospital. She retired from the United Hospital Center in 1989.

She was a member of the Ten Mile Baptist Church, the Rebekah Lodge No. 47 of Shinnston, and Pythian Sisters of Fairmont.

 

HENRY ALVAREZ

Henry Alvarez, 95, of Clarksburg, passed away March 26, 2017, at his residence following an extended illness.

He was born in Spelter, WV, on February 24, 1922, a son of the late Eugene and Mary Vega Alvarez.

He married Lucy Costa Alvarez on December 29, 1946, who resides at their home in Clarksburg.

He is also survived by one son, Henry E. “Weed” Alvarez and wife Sue of Leesburg, FL; one daughter, Mary Jo Bragg Lopez and husband John of Clarksburg; four grandchildren, Paul Alvarez and Wendy Kerekes of Clarksburg, Josh Alvarez and wife Jennifer of Ocala, FL, Heather Procz and husband Jim of Cabot, PA, and Felicia Eddy and husband Drew of Clarksburg; extended grandchildren, Jon and Gina Calvert, John F. Lopez, and Mike and Jaclyn Lopez; great-grandchildren, Palmer Hall, Hunter Davisson, Sadie Alvarez, Vivian Procz and Adriana Eddy; extended great-grandchildren, Isabella Lopez, Mary Calvart, Jon Calvert, Lilly Lopez and Roman Lopez. One brother, Paul Alvarez, and wife Edith of Langloth, PA, as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six brothers, Herman Alvarez, Joe “Kelly” Alvarez, Raymond “Huskie” Alvarez, David Alvarez, Louie Alvarez and Richard Alvarez.

Henry was a graduate of Victory High School, and a veteran in the U.S. Army 99th Infantry Battle of the Buldge. He retired from AFG Glass Plant with 33 years of service.

He was a member of the St. James Catholic Church, a lifetime member of Meuse-Argonne Post 573 VFW and the Elks Lodge. He was an avid gardener.

The family extends a special thank you to his caregivers, Pam Starkey, Shelley Merriner Matheny, Charlotte Ferrell, Chyrell Weekley, Amedisys Hospice, Veteran’s Administration Hospital and staff.

 

HARRIET P. COWGILL TICHENOR

Harriet P. Cowgill Tichenor, 57, of Clarksburg, passed away Sunday, March 26, 2017, at JW Ruby Memorial Hospital, surrounded by her family.

She was born July 28, 1959, in Clarksburg, a daughter of the late Harry Carl Plaugher and Katherine Viola Plaugher.

She is survived by her husband, Larry Tichenor, of Clarksburg.

Harriet is also survived by her daughter, Bonnie Kinsey and husband, Christopher, of Cambridge, MD; her son, John Cowgill and wife, Diana Elmer, of Morgantown; her beloved grandson, Nicholas Ian Kinsey of Cambridge, MD; three sisters, Joyce Lowther and husband, Rick, of Ridgely, Belinda Southern and her fiancé, Mike Miles, of Summersville, and Wyona Ash of Clarksburg; a brother, Rusty Plaugher and his companion, Connie, of Clarksburg; a sister-in-law, Terri Plaugher of OH; two aunts, Helen Critchfield of Mt. Clare and Suzie Plaugher Kidd Cool of Shadyside, OH; and many dear nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Harriet was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Alfred and Ruby Titchnell; paternal grandparents, Harry G. and Hazel Plaugher; her sister, Kathryn Ann Wiseman-Suter; four brothers, Randy, Michael, Patrick and Denver Plaugher; her brothers-in-law, RJ Ash and Rick Southern; and a nephew, Kevin Matthew “Matt” Southern.

Harriet was a graduate of Clarksburg Career Center’s nursing program. During her career as a nurse, she cared for patients of the former Weston State Hospital, William R. Sharpe Jr. Hospital, United Hospital Center and several long-term care facilities in Harrison County.

Florence Nightingale wrote, “Nursing is … most truly said to be a high calling.” Harriet did not only accept that call; she embraced it every minute of every day of her life.

 

CHASE ANTHONY KILLIAN

Chase Anthony Killian, 20, of Stonewood, passed away Friday, March 24, 2017, at his residence.

He was born in Clarksburg February 10, 1997, a son of Mark Killian of Stonewood and Kristal Allen Groves of West Union.

In addition to his parents, Chase is survived by one brother, Jesse Killian of Stonewood; his maternal grandmother, Joyce Allen; his paternal grandmother, Suella Lewis; one uncle, Kevin Allen; three aunts, Darlene Siebe, Leticia D’Arms and Ruth Atkins; and several cousins.

Chase loved basketball, video games, music and playing fetch with his dog, “LuLu.”

 

DEBRA JEAN “DEBBIE” VORE LINDSAY

Debra Jean “Debbie” Vore Lindsay, 61, of Stonewood, passed away March 27, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

She was born in Fairmont, July 20, 1955, a daughter of the late Larry Vore and Jean Cottrill Gory.

She is survived by her husband Charles R. “Rodney” Lindsay who resides at their home in Stonewood.

She is also survived by two children, Rocki Buffey and husband, Tony, of Clarksburg, and Hoss Lindsay and wife, Alyse, of Lost Creek; five grandchildren, Antonio Buffey, Alexis Lindsay, Michael Lindsay, Jacob Lindsay and Raina Lindsay; her siblings, Nancy Eaton of Bridgeport, Bob Malcomb and wife, Lori, of Clarksburg, Allen Malcomb and wife, Sandy, of Clarksburg, Leonard Jeffries of Mt. Clare, Richie Gory of Mt. Clare and Mitchy Gory of Clarksburg; uncle and aunt, Jeff and Alma Cottrill of Clarksburg; as well as several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, Jimmy Vore, Donna Farnsworth and Michael Gory.

Debra was a member of the Living Grace City Church. She retired after 20 years of service with United Hospital Center having worked in several areas including housekeeping, laundry department and more recently the coffee shop. Debra was a dedicated employee for United Hospital Center, but her greatest devotion and love was to her family and especially her grandchildren.

 

FREDERICK ROY “FRED” WALDREN

Frederick Roy “Fred” Waldren, 68, of Anmoore, passed away March 27, 2017, at his home, after an extended illness.

He was born February 28, 1949, in Clarksburg, to the late Fred Waldren and Shirley Maxine Shingleton McClain. He was the stepson of the late Edward B. McClain.

He was married to his best friend and love of his life, Mildred “Bunny” Kallel Waldren, January 27, 1973.

He is also survived by four children, Fred Waldren and wife, Darlene, of Chattanooga, TN, Tonya McCloud of Marietta, OH, Deanna McNemar and husband, Roy, of Lost Creek and Michael “Eddie” Waldren and wife, Hyunjung “Kim,” of Clarksville, TN; three grandchildren, Austin, Angelica and Abby; one sister, Sharon Arvia of Rossville, GA; as well as several nieces and nephews. He also leaves behind his four-legged companion, Jake.

He was preceded in death along with his parents by one sister, Anna Waldren Chadwell and son-in-law, Larry McCloud.

He worked in maintenance for Clarksburg Housing Authority for 13 years and was an over the road truck driver for 18 years.

Fred was a member of the Monroe Chapel United Methodist Church of Romines Mill, and was strong in his faith never missing an opportunity to witness to others. He was an avid Mountaineer and Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

The family extends a special thank you to Amedisys Hospice and an extra special thank you to his two nurses Keith and Amy, his aide Ashley who he referred to as “his girl” and Dr. A. Sabbagh.

Donations in Fred’s name may be made to Monroe Chapel UMC building fund, 773 Bisetown Road, Lost Creek, WV 26385 or Pet Helpers, Inc., 726 East Park Avenue, PMB311, Fairmont, WV 26554.

 

FRANCES LOUISE INSANI

Frances Louise Insani, 79, of Clarksburg, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at United Hospital Center.

She was born Sept. 18, 1937, in Clarksburg, daughter of the late King Demastus and Pearl (Sutton) Demastus.

Frances is survived by a daughter, Kammi (Insani) Singleton of Clarksburg; son, RJ Insani Jr. and wife, Angie, of Clarksburg; eight grandchildren, Emily Singleton, Miranda Insani, Kristin Linger, Olivia Insani, Peyton Insani, Aaron Insani, Liam Linger and Madeline Linger; a brother, Bill Demastus of Pinehurst, N.C.; numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Robert J. Insani, who died August 6, 1971; four brothers, Jack, Fred, John and Tony Demastus; and a sister, Vivian Hodge.

Frances was a loving devoted mother and grandmother, and she was the cornerstone of her family. She was Baptist by faith. Frances retired from JCPenney’s after 14 years of service.

 

ROBERT FRANKLIN “BOB” DAVIS

Robert Franklin “Bob” Davis, 71, of Clarksburg, passed away Wednesday, March 29, 2017, in the United Hospital Center.

He was born in Clarksburg February 20, 1946, a son of the late Raymond Franklin and Lillian Paugh Davis.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon Ann Brooks Davis, whom he married July 16, 1970; one son, Robert Franklin Davis Jr. and wife, Tammy, of Mannington; one granddaughter, Gracelind Cheyenne Davis; one sister, Barbara Elliott of Clarksburg; and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by five siblings, Gary “Sonny” Davis, David Davis, John Davis, Donna Jones and Joyce “Billie” Rinehart.

Mr. Davis was a 1965 graduate of Roosevelt-Wilson High School and was retired from Fourco Glass Company with 36 years of service. He was a member of the Meuse Argonne Post 573 Veterans of Foreign Wars, Roy E. Parrish Post No. 13 American Legion and Clarksburg Aerie No. 2353 Fraternal Order of Eagles.

 

PETER WOLSKI

Peter Wolski, age 67, of Clarksburg, passed away suddenly Friday, March 31, 2017.

He was born January 30, 1950, in Poznan, Poland, a son of the late Jozef Zabek and Urszula Sarnowska Zabek.

Surviving are his three children, Jessica Beron and her husband Julian of Hopewell, PA, Kristina “Tia” Wolski of Bridgeport and Justin Wolski of Midlothian, VA; two grandchildren, Liliana and Bennett Beron of Hopewell, PA; one sister, Teresa Stolarczyk of New Jersey, and her daughters, Ela Stolarczyk of Puerto Rico and Beata Stolarczyk of Poznan, Poland. And, his beloved dog, a Rat Terrier named Junior, who went everywhere with him, even once on his motorcycle.

In addition to his parents, Peter was preceded in death by one brother, Olek Zborowski.

Peter graduated from The Agriculture Academy in Poznan, Poland, having worked in Poland as a forest ranger. He moved from Poland to New York in 1980 and became a naturalized citizen. He was employed by Tiffany & Company in New York City as a jeweler and designer from 1984 until his retirement in 2015.

In the early 1990s, he came to West Virginia, where he bought a farm and raised many different animals, including his favorite, a Tennessee Walker, Annie. He loved motorcycles, guns, cars, animals, Facebook and Heineken. He loved his children and grandchildren very much. His loving personality will be missed by his many family and friends alike.

 

KARIN VONBROOCK MARTIN

Karin vonBroock Martin, 79, of Peora, went to be with the Lord April 1, 2017. She passed peacefully at home in the arms of her husband, following an extended illness.

Karin was born in Cuxhaven, Germany, to Stanislaus and Carla Martha vonBroock Aug. 26, 1937. She was one of five children; those remaining still reside in Germany.

Karin lived and worked in Germany until traveling to the United States to marry her husband, Edgar G. Martin Sr., with whom she had celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Karin and Edgar have five children; Brenda Butler and husband, Barry, of Peora, Brigitte Martin of SC, Beverly Young and husband, Tim, of Lumberport, Bonita Cain and fiancé, Mark Holcomb, of Enterprise and Eddie Martin and wife, Sandy, of Lumberport.

She also has 14 grandchildren; Brandi Butler, Brooke Terneus and husband, Scott, Brandon Butler, Joni Edgell and husband, Chris, Johnny Marra, Zachary Martin and wife, Marlyn, Lacey Scheuvront and husband, Christopher, Bellany Young, Tre Cain and wife, Jordon, Faith Cain, Kayla Light and husband, Aaron, Travis Martin, Shalynn and Shyann Sears. Also she has 12 great-grandchildren, multiple nieces and nephews, and her beloved dog Coco.

In her life she worked hard taking care of her family. She enjoyed spending time with her children and her dogs. Karin was loved deeply and will be greatly missed.

 

 

MARY FERRELLA LEONETTE

Mary Ferrella Leonette, 95, of Stonewood, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, following a brief illness.

She was born in Wyatt, on Oct. 9, 1921, a daughter of the late Samuel Thomas Ferrella and Rose Gallo Ferrella.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Augustine Joseph Leonette; one son, Joseph Anthony Leonette; as well as several brothers and sisters.

Mrs. Leonette is survived by three daughters, Mary Catherine Leonette-Jones of Bristol, Martha Leonette Newell and husband, Les, of Alexandria, VA, and Rebecca Leonette and companion, William Minnocci, of Stonewood; and one son, James Thomas Leonette and wife, Linda, of Bridgeport. Also surviving are seven grandchildren, Ann Leonette Oxley and husband, Scott, James W. Leonette and wife, Natalie, TJ Leonette and wife, Amy, Shannon Jones, Bryon Jones, Karen Jones Corder and husband, Thad, and Dianna Jones Fletcher and husband, William; 11 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Virginia Ferrella DeFazio and husband, Frank, of Stonewood; and several nieces and nephews.

She was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church of Stonewood.

Mary was a strong woman and a person of faith. She would say how blessed she was to have enough food, clothing, warmth and a wonderful family. Holidays were always celebrated with her home baked holiday traditions. She enjoyed watching tennis matches and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball. She could often be found on her patio, sitting in the sun on her swing or chair. Many people would stop and visit. She was always ready to sit and talk a while. Being a dedicated daughter, sibling, wife and mother, she selflessly spent her entire life in the role of caregiver.

Gone from us is a symbol of strength, love and the utmost dedication to family.

Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 8092 Third Street, Stonewood, WV 26301-7702.

 

JOHN KENNIE SUMMERS

John Kennie Summers, 41, of Clarksburg, passed away Saturday, April 1, 2017, at his residence.

He was born Aug. 26, 1975, in Clarksburg, the son of Emley Kathleen (Siders) Summers and the late Kennie Summers Jr.

John is survived by his mother, Emley Kathleen Siders Summers of Salem; son, Logan Summers of Bridgeport; two sisters, April Summers and Amanda Summers, both of Salem; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

John was preceded in death by his father, Kennie Summers Jr., who died Feb. 6, 2013.

John was a truck driver for Nuzum Trucking Company. He was a T-Ball Coach for Clarksburg Little League when his son, Logan, played.

 

GLORIA JEAN MILLER

Gloria Jean Miller, 68, of Flemington, passed away Monday, April 3, 2017, at the United Hospital Center in Bridgeport after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in Clarksburg Feb. 18, 1949, a daughter of the late Philip T. and Flora V. (Isabella) Richardson.

Gloria is survived by her husband, Eddie “Butch” Miller and one son, Carl H. Pinnell II, both of Flemington.

Gloria graduated from Flemington High School, class of 1967, and after a brief move to Texas returned home to West Virginia. She attended Salem University and Fairmont State College and held various jobs over the years, including working in the coal mines as a roof bolter and then scale operator. Later she worked for the U.S. Census Bureau and then became the office manager for a housing complex, where she eventually retired from. Gloria was an avid reader and also enjoyed writing poetry and short stories. Her hobbies included crafts of all sorts, cooking and baking for her family and friends.

Along with her husband Butch, she enjoyed visits to the Flemington Senior Citizens Center and going to the annual Flemington Days Fair and Festival, where they were also past King and Queen. Her smile and kind words will always be remembered by her family and many friends.