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Sharon Steel retiree active in church restored cars

Ernest Louis Horkey of 538 Sherman Ave., Sharon, went to be with the Lord at 12:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, in Nugent Convalescent Home in Hermitage, after a brief illness. He was 87.

Mr. Horkey was born Aug. 9, 1921, in Springfield Township to Emery and Esther Porkolab Horkey.
erniehorkey100n April 16, 1947, he married the former Betty Marie Jablonovsky in Meadville, who survives at home.
Ernest was a World War II veteran, serving in the Navy.
As a teenager, Ernest started his career as a coal miner. He retired in 1986 from the former Sharon Steel Corp.'s Farrell plant, where he worked as a machinist. An auto mechanic, he restored antique cars and was very proud of his cars and the awards he received for them.
Volunteered in Haiti and Virginia with Habitat for Humanity

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, TRUMBULL COUNTY — David H. Herrmann, Warren, Ohio, died at 1:12 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 18, 2008, in Vienna Township from injuries suffered in a pedestrian/car accident. He was 47.

Mr. Herrmann was born on Friday, July 21, 1961, in Sharon to William M. Herrmann Jr. and Mary Ann Bell Herrmann.

He worked in the plumbing department of Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse of Hermitage.


Sears retiree was phys ed teacher in Sharon school

Mary Ann Herrmann, Hermitage, passed away from natural causes at 9:40 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2008, in John XXIII Home, Hermitage. She was 82.

Mrs. Herrmann was born May 5, 1926, in Youngstown to Harry K. Bell Sr. and Mary F. McClanahan Bell.

She was a graduate of New Castle High School and what is now Slippery Rock University.

Mrs. Herrmann was employed for 20 years by Sears department store in Hermitage, retiring in 1997, and previously was a physical education teacher for six years in the junior high school of Sharon School District.


Sharpsville High sports fan
was homemaker

Ruth I. Grandy Adkins, 24 . Third St., Sharpsville, died unexpectedly at 6:59 a.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008, in the hospital of Sharon Regional Health System. She was 78.
Mrs. Adkins was born Tuesday, May 7, 1930, in Sharpsville to the late Joseph and M a y b e l l e H i l k i r k ) Grandy.
She was a graduate of S h a r p s v i l l e High School, class of 1949.

Mrs. Adkins was a homemaker. She was a lifetime member of First United Methodist Church, Sharpsville.
Mrs. Adkins belonged to the ladies auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6404 and American Legion Post 162, both Sharpsville.
She was the biggest Sharpsville Blue Devils fan, and avid Cleveland Browns fan and loved to play bingo and spend time with her kids and grandkids.
She will be sadly missed by all who knew her.
She was the widow of Lenoris “Dime” Adkins, whom she married May 26, 1950, and who passed away Dec. 15,


A memorial service will be held Monday for Paul L. Shipton Jr. of 321 Tenth St., Sharpsville. He died Thursday morning, Jan. 25, 2007, from injuries suffered in an automobile accident. He was 60.

Born April 7, 1946, in Sharon, Mr. Shipton was the son of Paul L. Shipton Sr. and Ruth Clepper Shipton.

He was a 1964 graduate of West Middlesex High School and was a veteran of the Air Force, in which he served four years.

Paul was currently employed for the past 37 years as a service technician for Verizon in Sharon.

As an active member of Sharpsville United Methodist Church, he served on the administrative board, was the unofficial photographer, a member of the Wednesday night small group and helped with computer technology.

Paul had a love for gardening, photography, touring wineries, and working on the computer, and a special love for his cats, Kalie and Chloe.

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