Ford City Memorial Books

Many kind book donations have been made to Ford City Library in honor and in memory of cherished community members. The following list includes such donations made between May 2014 and March 2015.  

In memory of:

  • M. Jane Anderson from Leo and Shirley Oresick: “Becoming Bea” by Leslie Gould.
  • Kathleen Ball from Jeffrey and Tammy Mantini: “The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing” by M.T Anderson; from Ann Kutchenreiter: “Seagrass Pier”  by Colleen Coble, “Secrets of Sloane House” by Shelley Gray; from Eric Mantini: “A Light and the Wilderness” by  Jane Kirkpatrick.
  • Madison Rae and Gabriella Rose Benigni from the Latin America Beneficial Society: “The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate The School” by Judy Sierra.
  • Anita Best from Mary Ann Romancheck: “The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb” by Melanie Benjamin; from Margaret Charley: “The Genius Files – Mission Unstoppable” by Dan Gutman.
  • Alice Lee Boarts from Earl and Connie Wright and Family: “I am Malala” by Malala Yousafzai.
  • Richard “Tank” Boarts from Debra Cousins, Pat and Mary Beth Saloum: “Model T Ford” by Bruce W. McCalley; from Elma and Eva Saloum: “The Lincoln Myth” by Steve Berry.
  • Catherine Bordick Brown from Tom and Sally Nestor: “The Bracelet” by Dorothy Love.
  • Emily K. Bower from Marlene and Curt Furnish: “Fair Play” by Deeanne Gist.
  • Kenneth E. Bryant from Ruth and Jerry Miklos: “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand.
  • Verline Campbell from Diane Meleason: “The Walk” by Richard Paul Evans.
  • Betty J. Canzano from Elma and Eva Saloum: “The Complete Dog Massage Manual” from Julia Robertson.
  • William D. Celli from Ford City Eagles Auxiliary #606: “Ruin and Rising” by Leigh Bardugo.
  • Leo Cieply from Bobbie Gispanski: “Crossroads” by John W. Harpster.
  • Betty Cippel from Ciara, Stevey, Chase and Beau Anthony: “Marvelous Mattie” by Emily Arnold McCully.
  • Vernon A. Colton from Leota Peters: “The Lost Island” by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child.
  • Patricia and James Conner from Thomas and Diane Hahn: “The Mockingbird Next Door” by Maria Mills.
  • Donna Corbett from Margaret Reigard: “It Starts With Food” by Dallas and Melissa Hartwig.
  • Joan A. Daugherty from Wednesday and Thursday Morning Golf League at Cabin Greens: “The Beekeeper’s Ball” by Susan Wiggs.
  • Deceased Members of Nest 159 from Polish Falcons Nest 159: “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry” by Gabrielle Zevin.
  • Mary Catherine Dinga from Don Hansotte Family: “The Church of Mercy” by Pope Francis.
  • Dorothy Doms from Tuesday Card Club: “Haunted” by Kay Hooper.
  • John “Jack” F. Dunmire from J. Gary DeComo: “Hostage” by Kay Hooper.
  • Robert Fullerton from Leo and Linda Kamer: “Mirage” by Clive Cussler.
  • Robert Gibson Sr. from Ford City Hose Co #1: “100 Things Pirate Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die” by Steve Ziants; “Tales from the Pittsburgh Steelers Sideline” by Dale Grdnic.
  • Robert E. and Delores Gibson from John F. Englert, Jr.: “Firefighters” by National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.
  • Rose (Chemelli) Gribik from Leota Peters: “Square Foot Gardening with Kids” by Mel Bartholomew.
  • Kathy Reitler Hadden from Sally, Dave and Lori Robinson, Ken and Cheryl Peters: “Wish” by Jake Smith.
  • Gladys Thompson Hast from Leo and Linda Kamer: “Alone in the Classroom” by Elizabeth Hay; “The Illusionists” by Rosie Thomas.
  • Robert Henry from Ford City Eagles Auxiliary #606: “Top Secret” by W.E.B. Griffin.
  • Elva Jean Hoffman from Donna McGrath: “Stone Mattress” by Margaret Atwood; from James L. and Ada Jean Hoffman: “A Step of Faith” and “The Road to Grace” by Richard Paul Evans; from the Whittaker and Fletcher Families: “The Delaware Indians: a History” by CA Weslager.
  • Paul “Chip” Jackson from Sally Robinson, Ken and Cheryl Peters and Family: “Starfire” by Dale Brown.
  • John Kahat from Mr. and Mrs. J. Gary DeComo: “All The Light We Cannot See” by Anthony Doerr; from Chuck Nelson: “Ghost Ship” by Clive Cussler; from Bobbie Gispanski: “The Godfather” by Mario Puzo.
  • Herb Kennard from Linda and Leo Kamer: “The Magician’s Land” by Leo Grossman.
  • Mary Klacka from Paul Klacka: “Palm Weaving Basics” by Lawrence G. Kozlowski; “Slovak Tales for Young and Old” by Lucy Bednar; “Slovakia” by the Slovak League of America; “Slovak to English Dictionary” by Aliberto Caforio.
  • Joe Klugh from Garrets Run School Reunion: “The Skeleton Crew” by Deborah Halber.
  • Frances “Fran” Krizmanich from Ken and Cheryl Peters and family: “Lost Legacy” by Annette Dashofy.
  • William Lunz from Flo and Jim McGuire: “Hand to Mouth” by Linda Tirado.
  • Robbie McGrath from Armstrong County Health Center department heads and office staff: “Just in Case You Ever Wonder” by Max Lucado.
  • Nicholas and Marcella Madzy from their children, Sally, Ron, Janet, Richard and Bob: “It’s Raining Pigs and Noodles” by Jack Prelutsky.
  • Terry “T-Ball” Mantini from Ann Manganaro: “ Factory Man “ by Beth  Macy; from Susie Suwala Waldoch and Beth Suwala Minter:  “Thorn Jack” by Kathern Harbour; from Chuck Nelson: “Locomotive” by Brian Flocka; from Pete and Rose Opalka: “Act of War” by Brad Thor; from J. Gary DeComo: “Alaska the Last Frontier DVD”; from Jeff and Camie Adams: “The Heist” by Daniel Silva; from Janet (Madzy) Jordan and family and Sally (Madzy) Nestor and family: “Cut and Thrust” by Stuart Wood.
  • Shanna Mechling from Ford City Eagles Auxiliary #606: “Queen Sugar” by Natalie Baszile.
  • Jenny Lee Morgan from Ford City Food Bank: “Althea and Oliver” by Christina Moracho.
  • William Morrow from Janet and Larry Means: “The Beekeeper’s Bible” by Richard Jones.
  • Helen Novak from Thomas and Diane Hahn: “Fifteen Minutes” by Karen Kingsbury.
  • Paul Ondrusek from Sandra Hutchison: “Their Life’s Work” by Gary M. Pomerantz.
  • Marguerite Perdos from Ford City Library staff: “The 5th Wave” by Rick Yancey.
  • William Sacik from Mayor Mantini and Ford City Borough Council: “Eden in Winter” by Richard North Patterson; from Dr. O.G.  Bowser: “The Keeper” by John Lescroart.
  • Dolores Emily Smail from Tara Debbis: “Pittsburgh’s Forgotten Civil War Regiment” by Ernest D. Spisak.
  • Gertrude Stewart from Kay Bowser: “Girls Reading” by Katie Ward; from Don and Kathleen Snyder: “Lizzy and Jane” by Kathlerin Reay.
  • Stanley Suwala Sr. from Chuck Nelson: “The Escape” by David Baldacci.
  • Barbara Valek from Jan: “Predator Nation” by Charles H. Ferguson.
  • Leo Volek from Thomas and Diane Hahn: “The Cairo Affair” by Olen Steinhauer; from Mayor Mantini and Ford City Borough Council: “Black Friday” by Alex Kava.
  • Kenneth R. Watt from Jerry and Ruth Miklos: “The Yearling” by Marjorie KinnanRawlings.
  • Bernadine White from Robert Sweet and Virginia Roberts: “Save the Cat” by Blake Snyder; “Cat Sense” by John Bradshaw.
  • Jacob Wolfe from Ford City Eagles Auxiliary #606: “Simple Genius” by David Baldacci.
  • Joseph A. Zanetti Sr. from Smerick-Carley- Heilman family; “Deep, Down, Dark” by Hector Tobar; “The Autoimmune Solution” by Amy Meyers MD; from Jeffrey Mantini and family: “This Changes Everything” by Naomi Klein; “Washington’s Spies” by Alexander Rose; from Elmer and Donna Bowser: “The Wars of the Roses” by Dan Jones; “So Anyway” by John Cleese.

In honor of:

  • Connie Ruffner from Ford City Public Library Staff: “The World of Ice and Fire: The Untold History of Westeros and the Game of Thrones” by George RR Martin.
  • Nancy Pierce from Ford City Public Library Staff: “The Churchill Factor” by Boris Johnson.