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East Liverpool Review
May 15, 2002

Richard Diamond Brenneman

MORGANTOWN, W. Va., -- Richard Diamond Brennaman, 89, died of natural causes Sunday, May 12, 2002, at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown.

He was born Nov. 30, 1912, in Buffalo, N. Y., son of Charles Melchor and Ollie Diamond Brenneman.

In 1995 Richard was preceded in death by Garnet, his beloved wife of 56 years.

At the age of 8, along with his parents and brother Charles, he moved to the family apple farm at Brownsdale, near New Cumberland. The farm was to become his most treasured place on earth. His father died when he was 14. Richard was forced to assume responsibilities beyond his years and developed a deep appreciation of hard work and strong moral values. Honesty, compassion, and an enduring desire for knowledge characterized his life.

Enlisting in the U. S. Navy in 1944, he served as a radar technician aboard the USS Roulette in the Pacific Theatre. He was honorably discharged in 1946 at the conclusion of World War II.

He attended the old one room Elwood School in Hancock County, Wells High School in Newell and graduated from Upper Darby High School near Philadelphia, Pa. Richard studied electronics in the U. S. Navy and later completed correspondence courses in electronics and obtained his teaching certificate through classes at the University of Pittsburgh, Marshall University and Fairmont State College.

Richard taught electronics technology for seven years at Weir High School. Prior to that, he was employed 31 years at Weirton Steel Corp., working first in Quality Control and later in the Electronics Department.

As an active member of the Newell Lions Club, he was awarded a life membership in the International Association of Lions Clubs. He was active in 4-H programs including leading nature walks, helping to establish Camp Aura, and working with the All-Stars. Richard was a member of the Weirton Steel 25-year Club. He was also active with the Hancock County Retired School Employees and the Hancock County Senior Citizens. Richard was a member of Nessly Chapel United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his daughter, Carolyn B. Keech of Morgantown, son and daughter-in-law Richard C. and Diane Brenneman of Plainfield, Ill., and son John W. Brenneman of New Cumberland; sister-in-law, Helen P. Brenneman of Belleair, Fla.; grandchildren, David and his wife Mary Keech of Kingwood, Randy Keech of Pittsburgh, Pa., Pamela and her husband Tim Troje of Rosemont, Minn., Wendy Brenneman and Barbara Brenneman of Egan, Minn.; great-granddaughters Madelynn Engel and Laren Keech; and numerous nieces and nephews.

AT his request, Richard’s body was donated to the Human Gift Registry at West Virginia University. A memorial service honoring Richard’s life will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, 2002, at Nessly Chapel Untied Methodist Church in New Cumberland.

Memorial donations may be made to the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, c/o WVU Foundation, One Waterfront Place, 7th Floor, PO Box 1650, Morgantown, WV 26507. “In memory of Richard D. Brenneman for the BRNI,” should be included on the memo line of your gifts.

Contributed by BOB


East Liverpool Review
August 22,2003

Clyde Allison Geer, 77

NEW CUMBERLAND -- Clyde Allison Geer, 77, died Tuesday, August 19, 2003.

He was born June 8, 1926, in New Cumberland, a son of the late Paul O. and Cecil Keeper Geer.

He was an Army veteran of the Korean War. He retired as an auto body teacher for both Oak Glen High School and the Vo-Tech Center for Hancock County Schools. He was owner of Geer’s Autobody and a member of the Chester V.F.W. and the American Legion of Chester. He was Protestant by faith.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Mehaffey Geer.

He is survived by his three sons, Roscoe “Butch” Geer and his wife, Thelma of New Cumberland, Kenneth Geer and his wife, Marsha of Austintown, and Clyde “Sonny” Geer of East Liverpool; two daughters, Connie Clark and her husband, Richard of New Cumberland, Peggy Patterson and her husband, Richard of Chester; eight grandchildren, Russell Geer, Susan Geer Kindler, Megan Wycoff, Adam Geer, Ashley Geer, Ashley Clark, Amanda Clark, and Steven Mehaffey; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Ruby Talbot of Murrysville, Ohio, Martha Streets and Mabel Mink of Chester.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. at the Newell Chapel of the Nixon Funeral Home with Pastor John Mehaffey officiating. Interment will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery where the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group will accord military services.

Calling hours will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart


Evening Review
Sept. 26, 1994

Sarah Lou Miller, 74

CHESTER -- Sarah Lou Miller, 74, of Florida Avenue died at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept, 23, 1994, at the Roslyn Rehab Center of Glenside, Pa., following a brief illness.

She was born March 20, 1920, in Clinton, W. Va., a daughter of the lade D. C. And Anna DeVaughn Grewell.

She lived in Chester since 1937 and was a school teacher in Hancock County Schools before retiring in 1976. she graduated from Chester High School and West Liberty Teachers College. She did graduate work at University of Pittsburgh. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Chester Arts Club and West Virginia Retired Teachers Association.

Her husband, Standish L. “Red” Miller, whom she married Dec. 20, 1947, died March 22, 1992.

She is survived by two sons, Mark Miller of Glenside and Richard Miller of Columbus, Ga.; two brothers, Jack Grewell of Winder, Ga., and Charles Grewell of Amarillo, Texas; and four grandchildren.

The Rev. James Dumire will conduct services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in Prall Cemetery at West Liberty.

Friends may call at the Arner Funeral Chapel Tuesday afternoon and evening and tat the church an hour before the services.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Lynn Murray Memorial Library or to the church.

Contributed by BOB

BERTHA H. MAUK - Obituary

East Liverpool Review
Nov. 14, 2003

Bertha H. Mauk, 88

EAST LIVERPOOL -- Bertha H. Mauk, 88, died Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Nentwick Convalescent Home.

She was born Nov. 24, 1914, a daughter of the late Amos and Cora Taylor Errett.

Mrs. Mauk retied as a teacher from the Hancock County School System. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and was Christian by faith.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry F. Mauk, and a brother, Davie Errett.

Surviving is a son, Sam Mauk and his wife, Barbara of Wintersville, Ohio; a sister, Lois Poorman of Fort Myers, Fla.; and granddaughters, Regan Mauk and Hilary Steinmiller.

The Rev. Debra Dague of the First Methodist Church of Chester will conduct the services Saturday, Nov. 15, 2003, at 11:30 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel in Chester. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery.

Friends may visit Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to your local library.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart


Evening Review
Jan. 3, 1990

Winifred Hetzler, 76, Retired Teacher

MONACA, Pa. – Services are planned Thursday for Mrs. Winifred G. Hetzler, 76, of 1108 Washington Ave., who died at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, 1990, at the Rochester (Pa.) Manor Nursing Home, following a lengthy illness.

She was born Aug. 6, 1913, in West Liberty, W.Va., a daughter of the late D. C Grewell and Anna DeVaughn Grewell.

Mrs. Hetzler was a teacher at the former Grandview School in Hancock County, and retired as a teacher at the Chester Primary School, in 1975. She was educated in Ohio County schools, and graduated from West Liberty State College. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Chester, the Retired Teachers Association, Chester Arts Club, the Beaver Medical Center Auxiliary, the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, the Pennsylvania Historical Camera Society, the Audubon society, the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian Institute.

Survivors include her husband, Dr. C. W. Hetzler, whom she married July 1, 1945; two brothers, Jack Grewell of Winder, Ga., and Charles Grewell of Amarillo, Texas; a sister, Mrs. Standish (Sarah Lou) Miller of Chester; and several nieces and nephews.

The Rev. Katrina Lewis of the church is to conduct the services at 11 a.m. at the Arner Funeral Chapel. Burial is to be in Prall Cemetery at West Liberty.

Friends may call at the chapel from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today.

The family suggests memorial tributes take the form of contributions to the Chester Church or the Lynn Murray Memorial Library.

Contributed by Diana Barnhart