Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Laura E. Sheldon, 86

Laura E. Sheldon, 86, of Perry Twp. (formerly of Old Pittsburgh Rd, Wampum) passed away peacefully at her home with her daughter and son in law at her side on Sunday, December 21, 2014 following a lengthy illness.

Born November 27, 1928 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Frances E. Stevenson Gardner. She was married on December 18, 1953 to Donald A. Sheldon who passed away in 1997.

Laura graduated from Lincoln High School. A homemaker, she was a member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Ruth Circle.

Survivors include daughter, Debbie (Larry) Woods of Portersville; sister, Gladys M. (Robert) Martin of Butler; three brothers, Richard H. Gardner of Wampum, Albert C. (Patty) Gardner of Greenville, Charles R. (Lillie) Gardner of Ellwood City.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy E. Christie in 1996 and a brother, Chester A. Gardner in 2014.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday December 23, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at 10 am with her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church or Vita Hospice 235 Alpha Dr. Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Robert J. Frederick, 84

Mr. Robert J. Frederick, 84, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mr. Frederick was born on December 12, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late George Ralph Frederick, Sr. and Mary Gallaher Frederick.

He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1950, and graduated from Geneva College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Biology.He later earned his Masters Degree in Education, Biology and Zoology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Robert served with the U.S. Army from October 8, 1956 until his discharge on October 8, 1958.

Mr. Frederick was a biology and botany teacher for over thirty years with the Riverside School District. He had built and operated a non profit greenhouse at the Riverside High School from 1974 until his retirement in 1993.

He also had taught evening classes at Geneva College for several years. Robert is a long time member of the MOOSE Lodge #93 in Ellwood City and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Frederick is survived by his wife Joan Latimer Frederick whom he married on August 19, 1961, his three daughters, Amy (Todd) Sarver of Perry Twp., Jamie Frederick of Franklin Twp. and Melissa (Nick) Carusone of Perry Twp. his son Robert Frederick Jr. of North Carolina, his five grandchildren Daisy Frederick, Lindsay Sarver, Nick Carusone, Clint Sarver, and Bryan (Rachel) Leviere. He is also survived by his sister Thelma McKeough of Florida and his mother-in-law Lena Latimer Dobransky of Harmony.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Todd Sarver, Jr., and his brother George Ralph Frederick.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 3:00 pm until the time of Sevices at 7:30pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

A Service for Mr. Frederick will be held on Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Conklin officiating. Interment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

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James E. “Skip” Mills, 69

James E. “Skip” Mills, 69, of Second Ave., Koppel passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, December 20, 2014 following an extended illness.

Born October 28, 1945 in New Castle, he was the son of the late James E. and Jean Winegar Mills Sr. He was married for 37 years to Eileen Davidson Mills who survives.

Skip was the founder and publisher of the Valley Tribune and then the advertising director for the Ellwood City Ledger. He then worked and retired in 2013 from Homeland Security where he worked as a Lead Security Officer for theTransportation Department. Skip graduated from Mohawk High School in 1964. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was also a member and past president of the Koppel Sportsman’s Club.

In addition to his wife, Eileen, survivors include a son, Michael James Mills of Slippery Rock; two stepsons, John (Neda) Fritz of Wexford, Michael (Missie) Fritz of Hermitage; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald L. Mills.

Visiting hours will be held Monday December 22 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am with his pastor, Rev. Wayne R. Cleary officiating. Private interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation 3109 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh,PA 15213 or the American Diabetes Association 100 West Station Square Drive Suite 1900 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Jon Mark Mulroy, 55

Jon Mark Mulroy, 55, a lifelong resident of Beaver Falls passed away peacefully at the home of his brother, Rick in Ford City on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Born December 27, 1958, he was the son of the late Reardon J. and Marie J. Algier Mulroy.

Jon worked for the City of Beaver Falls for 22 years. He was a member of the former St. Mary’s Parish in Beaver Falls.

Survivors include two sisters, Maureen Larkin of Newfoundland, PA, Nancy (Tom) Myers of Parker, PA; two brothers, Edward T. Mulroy and Reardon “Rick” A. (Delores) Mulroy, both of Ford City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Reardon “Ricky” Mulroy.

Friends will be received Tuesday December 23 from 5 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Father Camillus Njoku will officiate the service. Private interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beaver Falls.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice, 1195 Jacks Run Rd. North Versailles, PA 15137.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Daniel Aldan Jr., 90

Daniel Aldan Jr., 90, of Hollow Rd., New Castle (Shenango Twp.) passed away peacefully Saturday, December 20, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.

Born January 20, 1924 in West Pittsburg, he was the son of the late Daniel and Christina Bogaru Aldan Sr. He was married for 67 years to Frances “Fran” Mohorich Aldan who survives.

Dan retired in 1987 after 39 years of service from D.D. Davis Construction Company in Youngstown. He was a 63 year member of the Operating Engineers Union Local # 66. Dan served in the US Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946 . He was stationed in New Guinea on the USS Orange during WWII. He attended Harmony Baptist Church. Dan enjoyed fishing and spending his winters in Florida. His most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Fran, survivors include two sons, Daniel E. (Nancy) Aldan III of Parrish Florida, Jack A. (Rose) Aldan of Youngstown Ohio; two daughters, Suzanne “Suzie” (John) Doerr, of Parrish, Florida, Frances (Blake) Steele of Wayne Twp.; sister, Florence “Allie” (Fred “Buzz”) Stelter of Shenango Twp.; seven grandchildren, Missy Aldan, John (Nicole) Doerr IV, Krysti Sue Doerr, Kayla Aldan, Ashley Aldan, Alena Steele and Callie Steele; and one great grandchild, Kaitlyn Doerr.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Podolan, Sida “Tillie” Turnbull, Rose Zappola; and six brothers, Mike, Traean “Two Gun”, Alexander “Leek”, John “Will”, Robert “Chickie”, and George “PeeWee” Aldan.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, December 23 from 4-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 24 at 11 am with Pastor James Hockenberry officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church or Gateway Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Kevin J. Simmons, 24

Kevin J. Simmons, 24, of Ellwood City passed away on the evening of Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Kevin was born on November 26, 1990 in Ellwood City to the late Jeff Simmons and Kim Gaus Cody. He had attended the Lawrence County Vo-Tech School where he was studying to be a carpenter.

Kevin enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing cards, swimming, and spending time with his family mainly his son and his nieces and nephew. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Kevin is survived by his mother Kim Cody of Ellwood City, his son Ethan Simmons, his three sisters Andrea Cody, Dannielle Cody, and Zoe-Enna Simmons, his three brothers Jason Wright, Joshua Simmons, Elijah Simmons all of Ellwood City.

He is also survived by his maternal grandmother Betty Ollinger of Ellwood City, his paternal grandparents Alice Kennard and Richard Simmons of Ellwood City, his aunts and uncles, Tony (Beth) Gaus of Beaver, Julie Simmons and Joe Grzolka of Ellwood City, Debbie Simmons of Ellwood City, Khristy Gaus of Ellwood City, and Brian Ollinger of Chippewa Twp., and his nieces and nephew, Sophie, and Xander Wright, and Delanie Cody.

He was preceded in death by his father, and his maternal grandfather Clarence Ollinger.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 pm and on Saturday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Services for Kevin will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home.

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

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William M. Goubeaud, 67

William M. Goubeaud, 67, of Franklin Township (Ellwood City), died on Sunday evening, December 14, 2014 at his home.

He was born in Ellwood City on February 4, 1947 to the late William and Wilma Hamilton Goubeaud. He graduated from Riverside High School, class of 1963.

He served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, serving two enlistments from 1964-9.   Assigned to the area north and west of Saigon, he  was a helicopter gunship gunner with the 27th Infantry/ 25th Divisionth.

He was in 12 Vietnam Campaigns, including  the Hoc Mon Bridge where they defeated the 9th Viet Cong, defense of the Ton Son Nhut Airbase  and  the famous Tet Offensive of 1968. For this action, he received several bronze stars and an oak leaf cluster, Vietnam Defense Medal,  Presidential Unit Citation, and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

Twice he was shot down, and nearly captured, forced to crawl through jungle and water hazards to safety. Wounded twice, he was awarded two Purple Hearts.

He was employed at Traco Industries (now Kawneer North America) in Cranberry, and was a cabinet maker, owning his own Bill’s Woodshop in Ellwood City.

Bill also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also tended bar at the Hungarian Home and formerly at The Homestead in Ellport. He was a member of Lillyville Church of God.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his wife, Sanda L. Gibbons Goubeaud, who died May 17, 1994. He was also preceded by one sister,  Lana L. Bender.

He is survived by his life partner, Virginia Bollinger, and  one daughter and son-in-law,  Tracy Lee and Ken Wiley of Ellwood City, and by two grandchildren: Kenneth Allen Wiley Jr., and Kristen Nicole Wiley. One sister, Sally Casuccio, of Ellwood City also survives.

No public visitation is planned. Services will be conducted at the TURNERFUNERAL HOME, 500 6TH Street, on Wednesday, Dec. 17, at 11:00 A.M. with the Rev. Dennis Arndt, pastor of Lillyville Church of God, officiating.

Burial will be in Lillyville Church Cemetery, Franklin Twp. You may sign the guestbook, read the obituary, or send condolences at: www.turnerfh.com.

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Annemarie Williard, 88

Annemarie “Myra” Williard, 88, of Mercer Rd, Ellwood City died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Northview Estates Ellwood City.

Born July 26, 1926 in Breslau, Germany she was the daughter of the late Felix Siegwart and Alfreda Liche Siegwart.

She was married for 51 years to the late William C. Williard II.

Myra volunteered for the American Red Cross and at the Ellwood City Hospital. She was a member of the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the New Brighton YMCA and the North Sewickley Municipal Women’s Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Robert) Newman of New Brighton, Sharen (William) Carson of Oro Valley, AZ; two sons, William Williard III of Lacey, WA, Leo (Susan) Williard of Erie; seven grandchildren, Erin (Bryan) Salada, Brittany, Amanda, Cean (Ashley), Landon, Lucas, Allison Williard; three great grandchildren, Aubree Hupp, Eva and Addie Williard; two sisters in law, Beverly Wolboldt, Nancy Hovanac and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lilo Koenig, a brother, Erich Siegwart and a nephew Horstel Koenig.

Memorial Services will be held at the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church on January 3, 2015 at 11:00 am with family receiving friends for one hour before the services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to North Sewickley Church Capital Improvement Fund. 106 Chapel Drive Ellwood City PA, 16117

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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