Daniel Grishkin was born Monday, May 24, 1937, in Milfred Terrace, Washington, Pennsylvania, a picturesque town spread along the banks of the Monongahela River, south of Pittsburgh.
Surrounded by his loving family, at the age of seventy eight, Daniel passed Wednesday, June 24, while at Hospice of Marion County, after a long battle with cancer.
Memorial Service will be Saturday, July 4, at 1pm, at Druid Hills Methodist Church, Ocala, Florida.
Daniel married Marjorie Ann Valgora August 20, 1960, in the beautiful and historic St. Peters Roman Catholic Church, Brownsville, Pa. Many believe the church is the spot on which the first religious service of any kind was offered west of the Allegheny Mountains.
Surviving family members are children Karen Sokol (Dana),53, of Dunbar, Pa.; Sharon Wu (Jason), 51, of New Providence, NJ; and Christine Hutchins (Frank), 46, of Louisville, KY. Grandchildren include Anna, Janie, Madison, and Alexander.
Daniel is preceded in death by his father, George Grishkin, of Minsk, Russia; and his mother, Lucy Didick, of Kiev, Ukraine; brothers George Grishkin (Olga) of Philadelphia, Pa.; Joe Grishkin (JoAnne) of Chicago; Bill Grishkin (Jewell) of Labelle, Pa.; Michael Grishkin (Wanda) of Lodi, California; Johnny Grishkin, of Philadelphia; and Alexander Wu, of New Providence, NJ.
Daniel graduated Brownsville Area High School, home of the Falcons. He attended Point Park University in Pittsburgh.
Daniel served four years as an Airman, Second Class for the United States Air Force at Lackland Air Force base in Reno, Nevada. In particular, Daniel worked in recreation, helping to plan entertainment, and also some notable famous entertainers.
Daniel loved reading everything, in particular, the daily newspaper, mystery novels, and his beloved King James Bible. Daniel spent his entire career as an accountant in the coal industry in Southwestern Pennsylvania and central West Virginia.
Some of his more notable civic accomplishments included serving as the Recorder of Sutton, W.Va.; and attended Christ Church United Methodist in Sutton, W.Va.; and Druid Hills Methodist Church in Ocala, Fl.
Daniel loved eating Italian food, especially spaghetti and meatballs. He loved watching television, spending time telling stories with his loving family, and occasionally drinking a beer and eating Mister Bee potato chips.
A memorable story Dad used to tell, is spending summers helping his brothers serve Russian sailors food and drink in restaurants in Philadelphia’s ethnic neighborhoods, most likely near St. Andrew’s Orthodox Church on N 5th St., founded by Russian sailors in the 1890s.
Another happy family memory revolves around the family Sunday newspaper route. Two cars and five family members worked together to deliver the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette to the readers in Brownsville area.
Aubrey Clinton Robertson
Aubrey Clinton Robertson, 92, of Charleston, WV formerly of Sutton, WV passed away peacefully on June 22, 2015 at the Arthur B. Hodges Center, Edgewood Summit.
Aubrey Clinton Robertson was born April 14, 1923 in Arista a small coal mining community in Mercer County, West Virginia. This was home for three years until moving to Matoaka, West Virginia a community that supported fourteen coal mining operations.
After graduating from Matoaka High School, Aubrey worked in the US Post Office and a local grocery store until joining the Navy in 1943. The USS Boyle Destroyer became his home for the next three years. The Navy provided travel and adventures of the invasions of Africa, Italy, Sicily, and Southern France. Then the opportunity came for a transfer to the Pacific Ocean with a base at Okinawa. During this time the atomic bomb was dropped on Japan and the USS Boyle was responsible for patrolling the Battleship Missouri as the Surrender of Japan/Peace Treaty was signed.
Discharged from the Navy in 1946, Aubrey married Talma C. Perkins. During their marriage, Aubrey attended the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and became a licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer in 1949. His career began at the Wilson Funeral Home in Charleston and he worked next in Logan at the Harris Funeral Home. In 1960, the Berry & Son Funeral Home in Sutton was purchased and became known as the Robertson Funeral Home for 41 years.
While living in Sutton, Aubrey was a member of the Christ Church United Methodist and was the church treasurer for 17 years. He was a member of the Sutton Lion’s Club for 45 years. Aubrey also served for 10 years in the Braxton County Commission and was President of the Commission for two terms. He also served as a Trustee for the Sutton Cemetery for 35 years. He was an active member of the Central West Virginia Funeral Director’s Association and the WV Funeral Directors Association.
While living at Edgewood Summit, Aubrey was well known to all the residence. He served as the first floor A-Wing representative and the Edgewood Activities Committee. Aubrey was instrumental in coordinating and obtaining speakers for the Men’s Breakfast.
Aubrey and Talma Robertson moved to Charleston, Edgewood Summit, in October 2001 and in April 2002 Talma died. The Robertson’s have two children; a son, Gordon, living in Fredericksburg, Virginia with his wife Sue, and a daughter, Abby living in Saint Albans with her husband Bill Heid. Amy Ortiz (husband, John) and Rachel Dotson (husband, Tim) are his two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter, Paloma Ortiz; and one surviving brother, Dwight C. Robertson (wife, Freda) in Alexandria, VA.
A celebration of Aubrey’s life was held at Edgewood Summit from 2-3:30 pm on Friday, June 26 in the Multi-Purpose room.
Funeral services were conducted Saturday June 27 at 1 p.m. at Greene-Robertson Funeral Home, Sutton, WV, with Dr. Rev Frank Shomo officiating. Visitation was held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment immediately followed in the Sutton Cemetery with military rites.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Edgewood Summit Residence Association; make notation on donation, checks should be made out to Edgewood Summit and mailed to 300 Baker Lane, Charleston, WV 25302.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Robertson Family.
Online condolences may be sent to: greene-robertsonfuneralhome.com
Johnny Lawrence Barnette
Johnny Lawrence Barnette, 61, of Tesla WV died June 21, 2015, at his home.
He was born July 27, 1953, In Sutton; the son of the late Laley and Bonnie Hoover Barnette. Also preceding him in death was his sister, Nancy Barnette Crowder, son in law Dave McCallister, and great grandsons, Jacob and Paul Stover.
He was a Private First Class of the United States Army and a member of the Little Union Missionary Baptist Church in Calvin WV. He graduated from Braxton County High School in 1971 and attended Glenville State College afterward.
He is survived by Carrie Barnette-Ammons and Kevin, of Morgantown; Michelle Barnet-McCallister of Sutton; John Charles Barnette of Tesla; Joshua Barnette and Hallie of Princeton; Suzanne Barnette-Stover and Randy of Finwick; Carrie Barnette-Stubbs and Jamie of North Carolina; Amy Barnette-Stubbs and Ronald of North Carolina. Brothers, Lennie Barnette and Sharon of Sutton; and Gary Barnette of Charleston. Sisters Karen Barnette-Collins of Wilkes-Barre Pennsylvania; Barbara “Bobbie” Barnette-Gibson of Tesla; 15 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; and a special niece Sarah Crowder.
Visitation was 11:00am, with the funeral at 1:00pm at the Greene-Robertson Funeral Home. Reverend Linn Schiefer officiated. Burial was a military service at the Meadow-Hill Cemetery in Tesla, WV.
Greene-Robertson Funeral Home is humbly serving the Barnette family.
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Ralph J. Westfall
Ralph J. Westfall, 81, of 300 S. Hillcrest Drive, Sutton, WV, went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2015. He was the youngest son of the late Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Westfall of Exchange, WV.
He is also preceded in death by his brother, C. Dale Westfall.
Mr. Westfall retired on January 1, 1992 as manager of customer billing and accounting for Hope Gas Inc. in Clarksburg, WV with 32 years of service. He began his career with Hope Gas in Parkersburg, WV and was transferred to Clarksburg in 1968.
Ralph loved God’s creation and took great joy in enhancing its beauty, which was exemplified in his previously owned farm in Harrison County, WV. But most of all, he did not hesitate to tell others about his love for God through His Son, Jesus Christ. He was Christian by faith, and was a member of Wayside Community Church in Sutton, WV.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Rose Westfall and her son, Stephen Jones of Sutton, WV. Also surviving is his sister, Ethel Mae Boggs of Gassaway, WV; brother, Denver J. Westfall of Parkersburg, WV; sister in law, Joyce Ann “Peach” Sergent (Bo) of Elkview, WV; brother in law, Cecil J. Rose (Lynn) of Elkview, WV; several nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 on Monday, June 29, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at the Wayside Community Church in Sutton, WV with Pastor Dale Harper and Bobby Harper officiating. Interment will follow at 2:30p.m. in the WV National Cemetery in Pruntytown, WV. Words of Comfort and memories may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is in charge of the arrangements for the Westfall family.
Mark R. Singleton
Mark R. Singleton, 59, of Heaters, WV, passed away on June 25, 2015. He was the son of the late Fred and Bonnie (Frame) Singleton.
Mark worked for the U.S. Postal Service for many years. He was a member of the Gassaway Baptist Church. He enjoyed golf, mountain biking, farming, and loved WVU and Braxton County athletics.
He is survived by his brother, George K. Singleton (Tamela) of Heaters, WV; sister, Nesbitt “Neddie” Clark (Nigel) of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand; nieces, Bethany Kosten (Nathan) and their children, Anna, Matthew, and Noelle of Knoxville, TN, Leah Smith (Deven) and their children, Titus, Lilly and Hudson of Louisville, KY, Hannah Schenck (Charlie) and their children, Uriah and Hadassah of Tampa, FL, Rebecca Clark of Hawkes Bay, New Zealand and Elizabeth Singleton of Heaters, WV.
Family will receive friends at the Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home, 378 Flatwoods Corner Road, Flatwoods, WV 26621 on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 4:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at the Gassaway Baptist Church in Gassaway, WV with Pastor Mark Stump officiating. Interment will follow at the Singleton Cemetery in Heaters, WV. Words of Comfort and memories may be expressed to the family at stockert-paletti.com.
The Stockert-Paletti Funeral Home of Flatwoods, WV is in charge of the arrangements for the Singleton family.
Jeremy Allen Brady
Jeremy Allen Brady, 34, of Duck, passed away June 26, 2015 at home.
He was born May 11, 1981 in Charleston, WV.
Jeremy was a construction worker. He enjoyed fishing, camping, four-wheelers and hunting with his son. He worshiped his children.
Jeremy is survived by wife, Tabitha Seese Brady; son, Keith Allen Brady at home; daughter, Maggie Ann Brady at home; parents, Bradley Allen Brady and Ann Lamb Brady of Duck; sister, Jessica Ann Brady Rogers and husband, Will of Duck; nieces, Hailey Grace Rogers and Zara Rayann Cruickshank; nephews, Levi Price Rogers and Wesley Paul Cruickshank; paternal grandmother, Dorothy Mae Brady of Frametown; other grandparents, Florence Canter and Harold Brown of Walkersville and Wesley Marks of Elmira.
Service was held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Gip Church with Pastor Michael Rogers officiating. Interment will be in the Moore Fork Cemetery, Big Otter.
Visitation was two hours prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.roachfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Richard M. Roach Funeral Home, Gassaway.