Category: Death Notices

OBIT: Ronald D. Wright (Dayton, PA)

Ronald Delano Wright, 80 of Dayton, PA went to be with our Lord and Savior on Monday, September 22, 2014 at his home.

He was born December 22, 1933 to Jesse James Sr. and Edna Blanch (Cooke) Wright in Coolspring, PA. Ronald served in the United States Army during 1955 to 1958. Ronald was employed by the R&P coal company as an assistant mine foreman at the Jane mine in Armstrong County, retiring in 1987. He was also a member of the Dayton First Church of God. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved spending time with his wife and family.

Ronald is survived by his wife: Lois I. (McNutt) Wright whom he married April 4, 1959; two sons: Jamie Lynn (Janie) Wright of Rural Valley, and Ricky Dean (Debra) Wright of NuMine; one daughter: Lorrie Sue (John SR.) Milliron of Rimersburg, PA; eight grandchildren: Jesse James (Bridget), Jared Jacob (Melinda), John Albert JR., Autumn Gail, Scott Alan, Alyssa Nicole, Curtis Rodney Paul, Leah Joelle; one great-grandson: Oliver Delano; two sisters: Jean McHenry and Dorothy (Richard) Brewer both of Brookville and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Gerald Paul Wright and Jesse James JR Wright; two sons: Phillip Scott and Petty Officer 2nd Class Rodney Dale; and five sisters: Alice McInstry, Dollie Taylor, Betty Greeley, Lois Shaffer and Ruth Forsythe.

Visitation will be held on September 24, 2014 from 10 AM to 12 Noon at Carson/Boyer Funeral Home in Rural Valley, with a funeral service immediately following. Reverend John Milliron will be officiating. Burial will take place in Harkleroad Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Carson/Boyer Funeral Home.

OBIT: Dolores Wyant-Swarmer (Kittanning)

Dolores Wyant-Swarmer, 87, of Kittanning, died on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at ACMH Hospital.

She was born August 28, 1927, in Ford City, PA, the daughter of Walter and Margaret (Flanders) Mechling.

Dolores was a resident of the Kittanning area for her entire life, residing at Erdley’s in Sunnyside the last few years. She was a member of the Walkchalk Salem Baptist Church and worked in the housekeeping department at the Armstrong County Memorial Hospital for 12 years, retiring in 1992. Dolores enjoyed keeping house, shopping with her daughter and cooking family dinners.

She will always be remembered for her warm heart and beautiful smile. She always had something good to say about everybody and she especially loved to spend time with “her pride and joy” her granddaughter Alyssa.

Dolores’ memory will be cherished by her son, William M. Wyant and wife Cindy of Kittanning; daughter, Pamela S. Wyant Albini and husband Vince of Worthington; granddaughter, Alyssa “Ally” Albini; sister, Mabel Mae Bowser of Kittanning; step-son, Duane Swarmer and wife Tina of Apollo; step-daughter, Janet Moyle of East Vandergrift; nine step-grandchildren; eleven step great-grandchildren, two step-great-great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dolores was preceded in death by her parents; first husband William M. Wyant who died April 16, 1988; second husband Terrance D. “Bucky” Swarmer who died August 12, 2006; brother Blaine Johnston and two infant sisters.

Friends and family will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Bauer Funeral Home in Kittanning. Additional visitation will be held from 10 AM until the time of funeral services at 11 AM on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the funeral home, with the Pastor Edward Walters officiating. Burial will be in Lawn Haven Burial Estates in Worthington.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Walkchalk Salem Baptist Church, 1006 Butler Road, Kittanning, PA 16201.