Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Edward D. Doherty Sr., 83

DohertyEdward D. Doherty Sr., 83, of Wampum died on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his residence.

Born August 8, 1932 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mildred Truby Doherty. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Samuel and Margaret Truby.

Ed married his loving and devoted wife Dorothy “Peannie” Barber on September 14, 1957. She survives.

Ed worked at Shaw Perkins for 16 years then at Babcock and Wilcox for 21 years. He also worked at Stonecrest Golf Course for 10 years and at the New Castle Country Club for 10 years. A Veteran of the US Army, Ed served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Koppel Big Beaver Sportsman’s Club. Ed was an avid big game hunter enjoying trips to Colorado for over 20 years. He loved to cut grass and horseback riding. He always enjoyed taking joy rides, but Dorothy said it always had to be North. But most of all he loved his family and creating many wonderful memories with them.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, survivors include a daughter, Vivian (Jim) Champion of Wampum; two sons, Edward D. (Sharon) Doherty Jr. of Wampum, Randy (Jodi) Doherty of West Pittsburg; seven grandchildren, Blaine J. (Michele) Miller Jr., Crystal L. (Ron) Mitchell, Nikki Champion and her fiancé Thomas Richard, Eddie (Kayla) Doherty III, Leslie (Johnathon) Kudelski, Breonna Doherty, and Randy Doherty Jr.; four great grandchildren, Austin Miller, Brooklin Miller, Caitlynn Doherty and Brantley Kudelski; and a great great grandchild, Jaxson Miller.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday August 26 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Joe Lahr of the Cornerstone Community Church will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Erin Sue Markle, 39

Markle, Erin UncroppedErin Sue Markle, 39, of Aztec, NM, formerly of Wayne Township, went to be with her family in heaven on Sunday afternoon, August 23, 2015, at Indian Brave Campground while visiting family in the Ellwood City area.

She was born in Ellwood City on November 4, 1975 to Richard Bruce Markle and Janet Lynn Main Markle, who survive.  Erin graduated from Aztec High School in the class of 1997.  She enjoyed being surrounded by her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lonnie Jo Markle, her maternal grandparents, Robert P. Main and Janet Nye Main, her paternal grandparents, Robert “Buzz” Markle and Mae Nye Markle, as well as her uncles, Ronnie and David Main, and her aunt, Karen Markle.

In addition to her parents, Erin is survived by her sister and brother, Shelby Markle Songer and Tige (and Valerie) Markle, all of Aztec, NM, and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Private services were held at TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Interment was in St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery in Franklin Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Erin’s name, to the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences online at www.turnerfh.com.

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Louise G. Lodovico

LoudivicoMr. Louise G. Lodovico of Ellwood City, born February 28, 1924, passed away peacefully after a short illness on August 20, 2015.

He was the son of the late Dominik Lodovico and Assunta (Bettoni) Lodovico and is survived by his brother Robert Lodovico. Lou was married to the late Doris (Makepeace) Lodovico for 49 years and is survived by their three children Daniel Lodovico, Patricia (Larry W.) Williams, and David (Sally) Lodovico; grandfather to Jennifer (Shannon H.) Cody, Shawn (Christine) Lodovico, Anthony Williams, Lauren Williams, Howard (Tara) Lodovico, and Danielle Lodovico; and great-grand children; Joseph, Louis, and Vincent Lodeovico, Kaycee, Thomas, Genevieve Cody and Kathryn Huss. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law; Jane and Herman D’Amico.

Louis grew up in Ellwood City, graduating from Lincoln High School in 1942. On March 17, 1943, Lou joined the United States Army where he was a Demolition Specialist in the 1257 Engineers Combat Battalion during World War II in Europe, and was honorably discharged on January 28, 1946. He was in the battles of the Rhineland and Central Europe and was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Stars and the World War II Victory Medal. After the Army he worked at Mathews Conveyor Company and later, Commercial Machine as a mechanist, until he retired in 1989.

Louis Lodovico took great pleasure in running and was a founding member of the Ellwood City Big Dawgs running club, he was a champion in the masters division of USA Track and Field, he enjoyed working in the yard, and “tinkering” around the house. Lou was a true family man, and loved spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Louis will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

Per Louis’s wishes a private family memorial will be held on Monday at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services, Father Mark Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Lodovico’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Hospital.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Ora M. Williams, 89

Ora M. Williams, 89, formerly of Bodziach Rd., New Castle (Hickory Twp.) passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Passavant Care Center following a brief illness.

Born August 30, 1925 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Jessie Kerr Burnside. She was married to George S. Williams who passed away in 1965.

Ora was a devoted housewife and mother. She formerly attended the Dewey Ave. Holiness Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie (Robert) Saunders of New Castle; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Melvyn Williams on January 19, 2005 and a brother, Glen Burnside.

Private Graveside services will be held at Rose Point Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E-210 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Raymond L. Barber, 88

Raymond L. Barber, 88, of Richard St, Koppel died Friday, August 21, 2015 at the Good Samaritan Hospice following an illness.

Born December 24, 1926 in Wampum, he was the son of the late William G. and Sarah E. Hairhoger Barber.

He is survived by a large extended family of children, grandchildren, great grandchildren and three sisters.

Graveside services will be conducted at the Clinton Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Jonas James Rough

Baby boy Jonas James Rough son of Dan J. Rough and Malory E. Matlak of New Brighton passed away on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 in the Western Pennsylvania Hospital.

Baby Jonas is survived by his parents, his maternal grandparents, Matthew (Gypsy) Matlak of Chippewa Twp. and Kelly Matlak of Manassas, VA, his paternal grandparents, Harry and Denine Rough, Jr. of North Sewickley Twp., his maternal great grandparents, Joe and Rosemarie Matlak of Mt. Lebanon, his paternal great grandmother, Hildegard Rough of North Sewickley Twp., his aunts and uncles, Eric (Renee) Rough of New Castle, Ashley (Mark) Jakubowski of Franklin Twp., and Justin (Kem) Matlak of Maryland, and his cousins, Miranda Rough, Bryan Raybuck, and Madison Jakubowski.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather Ronnie Armstrong Mahones, his aunt, Tamara Rough, and his great grandfather Harry Rough, Sr.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 5-6:30pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services. A Blessing Service for baby Jonas will be held on Saturday at 6:30pm in the funeral home. Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Zachary John Kohler, 17

KohlerZachary John Kohler, 17, of State Rt. 288, Ellwood City died on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

Born January 13, 1998 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Donald Kohler of Portersville and Becky Grandstaff Kohler of Ellwood City.

Zach was a Senior at Riverside High School and Vo-Tech where he was an honor student. He worked at Hall’s Lawn Service and at Duncan’s Auto in Fombell. Zach was a member of Mountville Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed riding his dirt bike and quad, hunting and fishing. He loved hanging out with his friends.

In addition to his parents, Don and Becky, survivors include his grandmother, Shirley “Bubbo” Kohler of Ross Twp., two sisters, Erica Morece and Dawn Kohler and a brother, Johnathon Goss, all of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Morece in 1999.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday August 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2 pm at the Mountville Presbyterian Church with his pastor, Rev. Don Hurry officiating.

Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St. 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Larry E. Rose, 72

RoseMr. Larry E. Rose, 72, of Ellwood City passed away on the evening of Sunday, August 16, 2015 in his residence.

Larry was born on January 29, 1943 in Struthers, Ohio. He was the son of the late Benjamin Thomas Rose and Sarah Bott Rose. He graduated from the Struthers High School in 1959. Larry served in the U.S. Armed Forces Marine and Army branches during the Vietnam War. After 22 years of service he retired from Rockwell Int’l Axle Plant in New Castle. Larry was also employed by United Rubber of Struthers, OH and Standard Steel located in West Mayfield, PA. He enjoyed many outdoor activities including gardening, fishing, and golfing. He loved to watch sports, Nascar being his favorite.

Mr. Rose is survived by his wife Cecelia Morabito Rose, two daughters, Melissa (John) Burkett of Reynoldville, PA, Nicole (Dennis) Marich of Wampum, PA, five step-children, Thomas (Rosie) Baskeyfield of Lakeland, Fla, Michelle (Tom) Dwyer of Anchorage, AK, Butch Barr of Ellwood City, Tammy (Greg) Dunsmore of Butler, PA, Brandy Houk and her fiance Shawn Diefenderfer both of Ellwood City, 16 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, his sister, Pearl “Peg” Morello of OH, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Per Larry’s wishes there will be no viewing. A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, August 30, 2015 at his residence, 100 12th St. ext. Ellwood City, PA from 2-6 p.m. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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