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Stella (Minerd) Hagar
(1896-1970)

 

Clinton and Stella Hagar - Courtesy Aaron J. Carolla

Stella Mae (Minerd) Hagar (also spelled "Hager") was born on July 8, 1896 in Broadford near Connellsville, Fayette County, PA, the daughter of James C. and Suvina (Yauger) Minerd Sr.

In 1915, when she was age 18, and he 25, Stella was united in wedlock with Clinton Harrison Hagar (July 1, 1889-1977), the son of John Hagar of Smock and Keisterville. The ceremony was performed at the bride's home by Rev. G.E. Lethwork of Fairchance, Fayette County. Clinton was tall and slender, with grey eyes and brown hair. 

The Hagars together produced five children -- Evelyn Mildred Krepps Kalich, Robert E. Hagar, Marian Ruth Dickson Raffle and twins who died as infants.

The Hagars lived for 24 years in the coal mining town of Keisterville, Fayette County. In 1917, when required to register for the military draft during World War I, Clinton held a job as "engineer" for Lincoln Coal and Coke of Waltersburg, Fayette County.

The federal census enumeration of Keisterville shows Clinton working as a machinist in the coal mine. 

Stella Hagar
They relocated in 1939 to Bobtown in Dunkard Township, Greene County, PA, where Clinton was a coal miner, employed by Jones & Laughlin Steel's Shannopin Mine, and a member of the United Mine Workers Local 6159.

They lived in House 187. It's been said they did not have electricity in their home until the late 1930s or early '40s. Clinton's work for J&L in 1940 was as a coal loader in the mine, working alongside their son. Circa 1950, he labored as a driller in the mine. He eventually retired from J&L after a career with the company of two decades. 

 

Stella taught Sunday School at the Bobtown Methodist Church. The Uniontown Herald-Standard said she "was very active in the church and community affairs." Circa 1965, she was president of the Shannopin Civic Club and served for 15 years as chairman of the Dunkard Township Cancer Fund. She also was an officer of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Firemen's Ladies Auxiliary and a Girl Scout leader. Her name frequently was printed in the local newspaper in connection with her community work.

Stella (left) and her siblings and spouses
Also active locally, Clinton was chairman of the board of the Bobtown Methodist Church and an honorary member of the Dunkard Township Cancer and Polio Drives.

Stella enjoyed visiting with her sisters and brothers. This included extended stays with her sister Etta McDowell in Connellsville.

During World War II, son Robert served in the Pacific Theatre, stationed in the Solomon Islands for three years, while future son-in-law Peter "Lefty" Kalich also was in the U.S. Armed Forces.

 

In February 1965, the Hagars celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house in their home in Bobtown. Said the Uniontown Morning Herald, "Gold wedding bell favors tied with a gold wedding ring were presented to each guest attending along with cake, ice cream and punch. The Woman's Society of Christian Service of the Bobtown Methodist Church where Mrs. Hagar has been a member for 25 years attended the celebration in a body and presented the couple with a money tree of gold and white."

Pleasant View Cemetery, Smock
They held another family reunion in their home in late August 1969. The Uniontown Evening Standard. noted that the "day was spent with a delicious dinner after which pleasant conversation took the remainder of the afternoon... Mrs. Hagar has been quite ill in her home for some time."

For the last seven months of her life, Stella suffered with stomach cancer. She passed away at home at the age of 73 on Jan. 24, 1970. Her funeral arrangements were handled by the Minerd Funeral Home.

After Stella's death, Clinton moved to Uniontown. At his 85th birthday, an open house was held in his home, hosted by his daughters. He died at age 87 on Feb. 2, 1977. Stella and Clinton are buried together at Pleasant View Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Smock, near Uniontown.

 

~ Daughter Evelyn Mildred (Hagar) Krepps Kalich ~

Evelyn and Charles Krepps Jr.
Courtesy Aaron Joseph Carolla
Daughter Evelyn Mildred Hagar (1917-1999) was born on Oct. 9, 1917 in Keisterville, Fayette County.

Evelyn grew up in Keisterville and was a 1934 graduate of Uniontown High School. She was twice married.

On June 10, 1938, at the age of 21, Evelyn wed her first spouse, 23-year-old Charles Edgar Krepps Jr. (Aug. 15, 1913-1973), also of Keisterville, and the son of Charles Earl and Malinda (Craft) Krepps. Their nuptials were held in Wellsburg, Brooke County, WV, by the hand of Rev. Joel L. Wade. In announcing the marriage, which came "as a complete surprise to their host of friends," the Uniontown Evening Standard said they had motored to Wellsburg "just three hourse before the new law came in to effect. The bride wore a beautiful white ensemble with matching accessories and a corsage of white rose buds."

They made a home in Uniontown and were the parents of five daughters -- Nancy Cover, Janice Mae Goodwin, Sally Hudak, Pamela Mercadante and Robin Sanders.

At the time of marriage, Charles earned a living with the Lincoln Coal and Coke Company of Keisterville and also in Bobtown, Greene County.

The couple is known to have hosted a New Year's Eve celebration in the late 1940s in their Bobtown home for the Krepps and Hagar families. The menu included spaghetti, sauerkraut and pork. Music was played on the violin and guitar, in songs including old Hungarian folk tunes, and in tap, round and square dancing. As the midnight hour neared, a large cake was served, lettered with "Happy New Year," accompanied by barbecue sandwiches.

Uniontown, Pennsylvania

By 1952, the pair had separated, with Charles remaining in Keisterville and Evelyn moving to 52 Cleveland Avenue in Uniontown. Their divorce was finalized in 1968.

Her second husband was Peter P. "Lefty" Kalich (June 29, 1918-1995), a World War II veteran and the son of Andrew Kalich. During the war, he had contracted trench foot while on duty in Germany.

Peter passed away at the age of 77 on Aug. 16, 1995.

One Saturday in 1997, Evelyn graciously opened her home for a visit from the founder of this website, and included her cousins J.C. McDowell and Homer McCabe in the group that day. A lot of family history was covered and recorded.

L-R: First cousins J.C. McDowell, Evelyn Krepps Kalich, Homer McCabe  

Sadly, Evelyn died at the age of 82, in Beverly Health Care Center, on Oct. 11, 1999. An obituary said she was survived by 19 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Rev. Thomas Whitehead led the funeral service, followed by interment in Pleasant View Cemetery in Smock, with an obituary appearing in the Uniontown Herald-Standard.

Daughter Nancy Krepps (1938-2008) was born in 1938 in the home of her grandparents, Stella and Clinton Hager. News of her birth was published in the Uniontown Evening Standard. She moved with her mother to Uniontown after her parents separated and was a graduate of Uniontown Vocational High School. On March 26, 1955, she wed Jack Paull "Herk" Cover (Aug. 7, 1935-2012, son of J.C. Cover of 242 Wilson Avenue and later Coldwater, MI. Their ceremony was conducted in the Third Presbyterian Church, presided over by Rev. C. Edwin Houk. The happy couple were pictured in the Uniontown Evening Standard. Jack was an alumnus of German Township High School and serving in the U.S. Air Force at the time of marriage, stationed in McClellan Air Force Base in California, bearing the rank of airman third class. Six known offspring were Timothy Jack Cover, Terry Alan Cover, David Paul Cover, Daniel Cover, Scott Cover and Samantha Killewald. Jack was transferred to Tacoma, WA, where the family made a home in 1959. They lived in 1962-1969 in Wayne/Detroit, MI, Livonia, MI in 1993 and in 1999 in Redford, MI, and regularly returned to Bobtown for family reunions in the 1960s. Sadly, Nancy died at the age of 70 on May 8, 2008. Jack survived her by four-and-a-half years. He passed away on Dec. 7, 2012. His obituary noted that he was survived by a baker's dozen grandchildren and an equal number of great-grandchildren. Their cremains sleep for the ages in the Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly, MI.

  • Grandson Timothy Jack Cover (1956- ? ) was born in 1956. He wed Julie ( ? - ? ).
  • Grandchild Terry Alan Cover (1957-2006) was born in 1957. At his second birthday, living in Tacoma, WA, his photograph was published in his mother's hometown newspaper, the Uniontown Morning Herald. He grew up in Wayne, MI. With Jean Bauschat ( ? - ? ), they bore a daughter, Jessica Cover. Terry was employed for 28 years by General Motors Powertrain. He was passionate about Harley Davidson motorcycles and traveled the world. Sadly, at the age of 49, he died on Dec. 1, 2006. In a Detroit News obituary, the family requested that any memorial donations be made to the Penrickton Center for the Blind.  
  • Grandson David Paul Cover ( ? - ? ) entered into marriage with Valerie ( ? - ? ).
  • Grandson Daniel Cover ( ? - ? ) married Mary ( ? - ? )
  • Grandson Scott Cover ( ? - ? ) wed Jonna Rae Sander ( ? - ? ), daughter of David Jon and Donna (Wagner) Sander of Garden City, MI. They settled in Westland, MI and are the parents of Joshua Scott Cover and Melissa Rae Cover. At his birth in 1990, and her birth in 1993, their son Joshua and daughter Melissa was pictured in the Detroit Free Press.
  • Granddaughter Samantha Cover was united in matrimony with Brian Killewald ( ? - ? ).

Daughter Janice Mae "Jan" Krepps (1940- ? ) was born on June 17, 1940. She was a 1958 graduate of Uniontown Joint Senior High School and was employed at the Manos Theater. On New Year's Day 1959, in vows made at the Church of the Brethren, she married high school classmate Robert Arthur "Bob" Goodwin (March 31, 1940-2015), son of Arthur and Augusta (Cook) Goodwin of 49 Lawton Avenue, and a native of Bunker Hill. Officiating was Rev. Robert Houff. The Uniontown Evening Standard announced the marriage, saying Janice "wore a gown of Chantilly lace, fashioned with Sabrina neckline and full ruffled skirt ending in a train. Her fingertip veil of nylon illusion with deep scalloped edge was attached to a crown of pearls and she carried white orchids on a white Bible with streamers of stephanotis and satin ribbons." Their union endured the ups and downs of a remarkable 56 years. At the time of their marriage, Robert was a 1958 graduate of Uniontown High School and was studying at Coyne Electrical College in Chicago, from which he graduated. They first lived in Uniontown and were in Pittsburgh in 1962 and Eighty-Four, PA in 1964. The family eventually settled in Farmington, PA. Together they bore a brood of six -- Robert Goodwin, William Goodwin, Bonita "Bonnie" Nesser, Barbara Carolla Unice, Becky Ennis and Bruce Goodwin. Robert was employed for 45 years by International Business Machines (IBM). He loved to fish and hunt, especially on sojourns to Canada. Janice held a membership in St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Uniontown. Sadly, stricken with pulmonary fibrosis, Robert passed away in Uniontown Hospital at the age of 75 on Aug. 31, 2015. Rev. Fr. William Kiel presided over the funeral service, with interment following in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. His obituary was published in the Greensburg Tribune-Review. Janice outlived her spouse by nearly eight years and remained in Uniontown. Said an obituary, "As Jan was very tech savvy, she was thankful for [her grandchildren's] texts, facetime calls and pictures as she journeyed in this life watching her family grow in love and faith, through this medium." As her health declined, she received visits from Pastor Jim Engel and Rev. Fr. Jim Tringhese. She died on June 11, 2023, just six days shy of her 83rd birthday. Interment was in Sylvan Heights Cemetery. The headcount of her survivors included six children, 18 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

  • Grandson Robert "Bobby" Goodwin (1960-2021) was born on Jan. 22, 1960 in Uniontown. He was a 1977 graduate of Uniontown High School. He then joined the U.S. Navy and was deployed on the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, where he met President Jimmy Carter and film actor Martin Sheen. In 1983, he entered into the rite of marriage with Darla Collins ( ?- ? ). Their union held firm for 38 years until cleaved apart by death. Their two offspring were Kelsie Rae Goodwin and Kira Shae Goodwin. In his free time, Robert liked to fish and hunt but especially play golf at Uniontown Country Club on Sundays. Said an obituary, "There was no one that Bobby didn't treat as if they were his own kin. He was always happy to help and quick to lend a hand any chance he could. Known for his generous tipping and exceptional treatment of waiters, waitresses and bartenders Bobby may have single handedly helped the restaurant industry rebound from the COVID pandemic here in Uniontown." Grief blanketed the family when, at age 61, Robert was whisked away by the angel of death on July 28, 2021. Rev. Beverly Roscoe led the funeral service.
  • Grandson William Goodwin ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). He studied at Frostburg State University. On June 12, 1993, he was joined in wedlock with Heather Miles ( ? - ? ). Their brood of children include William Alan Goodwin, Anna Elizabeth Goodwin, Miles Goowdin, Nicholas Goodwin and Maxwell Goodwin. Their home has been in Charleroi, PA, where William owns Blades of Glory, a landscaping and contracting business.
  • Granddaughter Bonita "Bonnie" Goodwin ( ? - ? ) was born on (?). Circa 1982, she wed Steve Nesser ( ? - ? ), son of James J. "Lash" and Martha Ann (Nassif) Nesser. Bonnie has been employed as a district-wide literacy coach in the Uniontown Area School District, with a focus on students in the Benjamin Franklin, Wharton and Marclay elementary schools. She also has given of her time as a eucharistic minister with St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church and made several pilgrimmages to Medjugorje in Bosnia Herzegovina, where in 1981 the Virgin Mary is said to have made an appearance. Bonita has authored a blog post about her experience, "Angel above the Medjugorje Grape Arbors." She resigned her position with the school district, effective June 2, 2023.
  • Granddaughter Barbara Goodwin (1963-living) was born on Oct. 29, 1963. She has been married twice. On July 3, 1982, she wed her first spouse, Anthony Carolla ( ? - ? ). Together, they produced a trio of children -- Ryan Anthony Carolla, Stacie Lynne Tobak and Aaron Joseph Carolla. Barbara and Anthony divorced in 1990. On July 12, 1997, she was joined in wedlock with her second husband, Jeffrey Unice ( ? -living). They make a home in Hopwood, PA.

    Great-grandson Ryan Anthony Carolla (1982-living) was born in 1982. On Aug. 16, 2008, in Pittsburgh, he entered into marriage with Kristen Litzinger ( ? -living). They went on to become the parents of three -- Tyler Carolla, Jordin Carolla and Connor Carolla. The family has settled in Plum Borough in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs.

    Great-granddaughter Stacie Lynne Carolla (1985-living) was born in 1985. At the age of 30, on Sept. 26, 2015, she married Stephen Tobak ( ? -living). The couple's two offspring are Daniel Tobak and Joseph Tobak. The Tobaks have planted themselves in Hopwood.

    Great-grandson Aaron Joseph Carolla (1988-living) was born in 1988. He and his grandmother graciously have provided valuable content for this biography. On Oct. 18, 2014, he was united in matrimony with Rachel Rahne ( ? -living). Two children of this union are Arthur Carolla and Oliver Carolla. Their home is in Uniontown. 

  • Granddaughter Rebecca "Becky" Goodwin ( ? -living) was united in matrimony with Kirk Ennis ( ? -living). The couple dwells in Uniontown. Their two known offspring are Adam Ennis and Brittany Miller.
  • Grandson Bruce Goodwin ( ? -living) entered into marriage with Cheryl ( ? -living). They live in Uniontown.

Daughter Sally Krepps was united in wedlock with Andrew R. Hudak Jr. ( ? - ? ), son of Andrew R. Hudak Sr. of Walnut Hill Road. Andrew and his three brothers all were Boy Scouts who attained their Eagle badge. As a Scout, he placed first in a soapbox derby race at the age of 11 in July 1953. He went on to serve for four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and earn a degree at West Virginia University. He then began a career with International Business Machines (IBM). The pair remained in Uniontown, PA, with an address in 1973 of 333 Evans Street. Their one known son is Richard Andrew Hudak. In his spare time, Andrew Jr. was active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars, playing drums in its band.

  • Grandson Richard Andrew Hudak (1967- ? ) was born in 1967. At his fifth birthday, he was pictured in the Uniontown Evening Standard. He is a 1989 graduate of Slippery Rock University. Today he dwells in Virginia Beach, VA.

Daughter Pamela Krepps ( ? - ? ) was a 1967 gradaute of Uniontown Joint Senior High School and as a young woman earned income at Orchid Cleaners. She was joined in matrimony with Anthony "Tony" Mercandante ( ? - ? ), son of Frank Mercadante of 385 Braddock Avenue. Anthony was a 1964 alum of Uniontown High and, after working for a time for J. and J. Wholesale Company, joined the U.S. Army and trained at Fort Eustis, VA. The couple first dwelled at 5 Vine Street, Uniontown. They are the parents of Michael Anthony Mercadante and Nicole Marie Mercadante. Eventually they relocated to Sykesville, MD.

  • Grandson Michael Anthony Mercadante (1968- ? ) was born in 1968. His photograph was printed in the Uniontown Morning Herald in 1971 at his third birthday.
  • Granddaughter Nicole Marie Mercadante (1970- ? ) was born in 1970. The Uniontown Morning Herald published her photograph in 1971 after reaching her first birthday.

Daughter Robin Krepps ( ? - ? ) entered into marriage with Roland Sanders ( ? - ? ) of Farmington, Fayette County. They were in Farmington in 1999 and in New Jersey in 2023. 

 

~ Son Robert E. Hagar ~

Son Robert E. Hagar (1921-1989) was born in about 1921.

At the age of 19, in 1940, he worked with his father as a coal loader in the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corporation's Shannopin Mine in Bobtown, Greene County, PA. 

Robert served in the U.S. Navy in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. He was stationed in the Solomon Islands for three years and contracted malaria.

Robert was joined in wedlock with Carlene Frances Anglin (1919-2012), a native of Denbow, PA and the daughter of Warren and Hattie Beatrice (Work) Anglin. Carlene was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Women's Army Corps (WAC).

They became the parents of two -- Jacqueline "Jackie" Hagar and Diane Frances Wheat DeMedici. 

Circa 1970, the Hagars dwelled in Weirton, WV, at 218 Lorraine Drive. Robert served as a trustee of the First United Methodist Church, and Carlene was active with the Socal Club 147 and enjoyed bowling. 

They spent their retirement years in Florida, relocating to Longwood in about 1977. Robert died in Dec. 12, 1989, with burial in Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Haven, Orange County, FL. His obituary was printed in the Orlando Sentinel.

Carlene outlived her husband by 23 years and in 1996 relocated back to West Virginia. She made a home with her daughter Jackie in Morgantown. There, she passed away on Oct. 27, 2012. Rev. Rick Stackpole led a funeral service in Morgantown, with the remains then transported to Florida to be interred with her husband's. 

Daughter Jacqueline "Jackie" Hagar (1947-2019) was born in 1947. She lived in Longwood, FL and then later moved to Morgantown, Monongalia County, WV where she shared her residence with her mother circa 2012. She enjoyed Saturday outings for lunch and home visits from Visiting Homemakers. Jackie succumbed to the spectre of death on May 11, 2019. The body was shipped to Florida for interment in Glen Haven Memorial Park in Winter Park. 

Daughter Diane Frances Hagar (1950- ? ) was born in 1950 in Waynesburg. She grew up in Weirton, Hancock County, WV and was a 1968 graduate of Weir High School. Circa 1970, she earned a living through her work for Stone and Thomas in Weirton and in the display advertising department of the Weirton Daily Times. At the age of 19, on Aug. 22, 1970, she was bonded in marriage with 20-year-old David William Wheat (1950- ? ), a native of Steubenville, OH and the son of William B. and Viola (Sample) Wheat. Their nuptials were officiated by Rev. Wayne Burwell of the First United Methodist Church, Weirton. In announcing the marriage, the Daily Times said that the bride "wore an A-line silhouette gown of organza. The gown was designed with a high neckline and Camelot sleeves. Venise lace, fashioned of rose and leaf design, trimmed the sleeves and bodice." At the time, David was studying for a business degree at West Virginia University. Diane became the mother of Megan and Nicholas. By 1989, she later was joined in matrimony with (?) DeMedici and lived in Morgantown. She is believed to be employed as county administrator for the Monongalia County Commission.

  • Granddaughter Megan ( ? - ? ) 
  • Grandson Nicholas ( ? - ? ) married Kristen. They are the parents of Michael. 

 

~ Daughter Marian Ruth (Hagar) Dickson Raffle ~

Daughter Marian Ruth Hagar (1936-1993) was born in about 1936.

She grew up in Bobtown, Greene County, PA and was a 1953 graduate of Point Marion High School. She then secured a position in Columbus, OH with Ohio Tell Telephone Company.

Marian's first husband was Grant "Richard" Dickson ( ? - ? ), son of Richard Dickson of Columbus, OH. The couple tied the knot in Richmond, IN on March 10, 1956, by the hand of Rev. W.O. Lough, in the parsonage of the Richmond Methodist Church. The Uniontown Morning Herald announced the marriage, saying it had been "a quiet ceremony" and that the bride "chose a beige suit with brown accessories and wore an orchid corsage." 

Richard was a U.S. Armed Forces veteran of the Korean War, having served for two years. At the time they were married, he worked for General Motors in Columbus.

Together, the Dicksons dwelled in Columbus and produced a family of children.

Their marriage was troubled, and Marian moved back to Uniontown, with Richard relocating to California. He allegedly attempted arson and "fled from California, coming first to Greene County, then to Uniontown," said the Uniontown Evening Standard on Oct. 14, 1959. "He was returned yesterday to Waynesburg by Greene County Deputy Sheriff Fred Strosnider and State Police." He then went back to Monterey Park, CA.

Citing "indignities," Marian sued for divorce in Fayette County Court in November 1960.

Later, she entered into marriage with widower Myles Henry "Bud" Raffle (Jan. 7, 1931-1968), son of Myles and Wilhelmina K. (Schiffbauer) Raffle of Uniontown, PA.

His first wife Dorothy (Burd) Raffle had died on Jan. 29, 1960, and he brought two stepsons into the second union -- Myles "Clinton" Raffle and Jeffrey Scott Raffle.

Four other of Marian's children were Adonalyn ("Adona" or "Donna") Davidson, Micky Dickson, Cheryl Annette Raffle and Patrice Janine Tomei. 

Myles was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War, having been part of Company I, 14th Infantry Regiment, attaining the rank of sergeant. 

He was employed from July 1, 1955 to his death as a city policeman in Uniontown.   He belonged to the Fraternal Order of Police, the Coolspring Athletic Association and St. John's roman Catholic Church.

The Raffles spent their years together in Uniontown. Their address in 1968 was 350 Coolspring Street.

Grief blanketed the family when, at the age of 37, Myles suffered a massive heart attack in his sleep on Feb. 13, 1968 and was pronounced dead on arrival at Uniontown Hospital. Burial of the remains was in Sylvan Heights Cemetery, with Rt. Rev. Msgr. Andrew J. Schneider leading the blessing seervice.

The widowed Marian relocated circa 1969 to Detroit. She was in Westland, MI in 1974. She supported herself through employment with Hertz as a telephone operator.

Death enveloped her in Ann Arbor, MI at the age of 57 on July 21, 1993. Her obituary appeared in the Detroit Free Press, which noted that she was survived by five grandchildren. Rev. Neil D. Cowling officiated the funeral, with the remains lowered into repose in Cadillac Memorial Gardens West. A more detailed obituary was printed in the Westland Observer.

Stepson Myles "Clinton" Raffle ( ? - ? ) lived in Pennsylvania in 1993.

Stepson Jeffrey Scott "Jeff" Raffle ( ? - ? ) is a 1977 graduate of Brownsville High School. He and Margie ( ? - ? ) married on April 1, 1988. They are the parents of Jenna Raffle and Jeffrey Raffle. The family relocated to New York as of 1993.

Daughter Adonalyn "Donna" (1957- ? ) was born in 1957. She wed Raymond E. Davidson (Oct. 29, 1955-2015), son of Claude and Patricia Davidson. They lived in Wayne, MI in 1993-2012. Three children of this union were Sean Davidson, Jacob Davidson and Jeanine Brooks. Raymond was a motorcycling enthusiast and a member of the Scorpions Club. Sadly, he surrendered to the angel of death on July 3, 2015. Pastor Drex Morton led the funeral service, followed by cremation of the remains.

  • Grandson Sean Davidson (1975- ? ) was born in 1975. He is a 1993 graduate of Wayne Memorial High School. Sean is the father of Claire and Chance. He has been employed since 2004 as an equipment operator at AK Steel's Dearborn Works and dwells in Westland, MI.
  • Grandson Jacob Davidson ( ? - ? ) married Desi ( ? - ? ).
  • Granddaughter Jeanine Davidson ( ? - ? ) wed Adam Brooks ( ? - ? )

Daughter Micky/Micki Dickson ( ? - ? ) resided in 1993 in Westland, MI.

Daughter Cheryl Annette Raffle ( ? - ? ) was born in Uniontown and migrated to Michigan. She is a graduate of Wayne High School. She is employed at Middlebelt Nursing Center and makes her residence in Manistique, MI.

Daughter Patrice Janine "Patti" (1963- ? ) was born in 1963. She married Dino Cataldo Tomei (1963- ? ), son of Dario and Dorothy Tomei. Together they were the parents of a trio of children -- Anthony Dario Tomei, Jesse Gehringer and Mario Tomei. Their home in the early 1990s was in Westland, MI and more recently in Livonia. Circa 1999, Dino was employed as manager of the Macomb Family YMCA in the Detroit area. Dino and Patrice, along with friends Rick and Dawn Wilson, owned the restaurant T.W. & Friends on Grand River Avenue from October 2000 to January 2013, the Livingston County Daily Press called "a great 12-year-run as a popular eatery." In 2007, he opened T.W. Amigos restaurant in Hartland Township.

  • Grandson Anthony Dario Tomei (1990?-2015) was born on Feb. 3, 1990. He did not reproduce. Anthony thrived in being out-of-doors and especially liked to camp, fish and hunt. He had a passion for food and enjoyed cooking and dining. An obituary said that he had an "ability to make all around him laugh, smile, and feel welcomed [by the] warmth of his bigger than life heart. [He was] loved by all." Grief cascaded over the family when Anthony died at the age of 25 on July 25, 2015. In a Detroit Free Press obituary, in which he was pictured, the family asked that any memorial contributions be made to the Michigan United Conservation Clubs Youth Camp in Lansing.
  • Grandson Jesse Gehringer attended Stevenson High School. He wed Lauren ( ? - ? ). Their home has been in Livonia, MI, with Jesse employed with American Temperature Service.
  • Grandson Mario Tomei ( ? - ? )

 

 Copyright 2001, 2009-2010, 2023 Mark A. Miner
 Aaron Joseph Carolla and Richard Hudak graciously have provided valuable content for this biography.