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Marcon Community Memorial Pavilion

Memorial Honorees

Class of 2021

Sharon Burnworth
Sharon was born in 1959 and passed away in 2015. In her healthy years she was actively involved in many community events & activities. She served in local churches with bible school crafts, helped coach/keep score for local sports, provided seamstress services for many locals anytime they had a wedding or dance, and was famous for her homemade noodles for any dinner or funeral in the area. She was an example of hope. Throughout the later years in her sickness, she continued to encourage everyone around her even after she lost the ability to speak. She was a prayer warrior and would do anything for her family. She was an amazing example for all who knew her

Clarence Laub
Clarence Laub was born in 1911 and passed away in 1999. Clarence was a teacher in Henry Clay Township for over 40 years.

Roy Leber
Roy Leber was born in 1903 and died in 1994. Roy Leber arrived in the area in the late 1920s and built/created Leber’s Log Cabins, a local business just down the road. He was one of the fundamental members who helped found the Mountain Fellowship Center. At the MFC, he served as a board member, custodian, and general maintenance. He helped manage many activities at the MFC including roller skating. He was known to all there by “Pap.” His wife, Donna called the MFC his “play house” as he truly enjoyed being here and providing a safe and fun environment.

Shirley Norman
Shirley Norman was born in 1937 and passed away in 2011. Shirley was the most selfless given person you’d meet. She volunteered for the former Marclay Ambulance. She served as a pastor at Union Chapel Church on Flatrock Road in Markleysburg. She also helped the less fortunate in the community by gathering donations of clothing, food, and more. She was a friend and a mentor to many people and was always a phone call away.

George Smalley
George Smalley was born in 1930 and died in 2019. George was a lifelong resident of the mountain community and was very involved in various organizations. He led a Boy Scout troop for years, was a Republican committee member, was instrumental in building Falls City Baptist Church, served on the Uniontown Area School District board, and was one of the early planners for the Mountain Water Project. George served in the Korena War and started Smalley Electric after returning home. His life influences many people along the way.

Richard "Dick" Dennis
Richard “Dick” Dennis was born in 1939 and passed away in 2021. Dick loved the mountain community! He lived to serve; many of his servant hours were spent at the Mountain Fellowship Center. He volunteered on the board of the Mountain Fellowship Center for many years and was President of the board for a span of over 10 years. Over the years he served by setting up tables, setting up equipment, hauling trash, plowing, cleaning, mowing, and more. While doing this, he taught all of his family the value of volunteering by bringing them alongside him to serve. Beyond the MFC, he was an active member of New Life Covenant Church, a member of the National Pike Water Authority, part of Gideon’s International Ministry, and local business owner of Dennis Lumber Company. He was an intricate leader in bringing water to the community and a business owner but more importantly he cared about the people and it showed through his actions and family. He was known and loved by many and enjoyed helping and seeing the mountain area thrive! Richard “Dick” Dennis had a life changing impact on our community.


Dick Dennis Memorial Scholarship

2021 Recipients

Leah Fisher

Karsyn Lucy

Cassidy VanSickle

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