Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Frederick W. Deitrick, 93

deitrickFrederick W. Deitrick, 93, formerly of Main St. Wampum, currently residing at Beaver Meadows in Brighton Twp. passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born August 29, 1921 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Frederick Adolph and Jeanette McAfee Deitrick. He was married for 52 years to Emelene L. Cini Deitrick who passed away May 6, 2003.

Fred graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1940. He served in the European Theatre with the US Army during WW II, For his heroic service he received a purple heart and three bronze stars. He was a lifelong member of the Wampum American Legion Post 749. Fred retired in 1983 from Babcock and Wilcox in the special metals division. He was a member of the former St. Monica Church in Wampum and a current member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City. Fred’s most cherished time was spent with his family.

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Dr. Mark (Susan) Deitrick of Beaver; a daughter, Marianne Turner of New Brighton; five grandchildren, Sarah (Bryan) Mullen, Richie Turner, Mark J. Deitrick, Michael Deitrick, and Katherine Ann Deitrick; two great grandchildren, Jenna and Lauren Mullen; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Fred in 1968. The last of his family, he was also preceded in death by six sisters, Madeline Kennedy, Clarabell Caccia, Garnett Wehman, Dorothy Ippolito, Elizabeth Bonzo, and Alice Strohecker.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to McGuire Memorial Foundation PO Box 48 New Brighton, PA 15066.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Beaver Meadows for their love, support, and care.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Marianne P. Fabich, 67

fabichMarianne P. Fabich, 67, of Chewton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence following a short illness.

Born October 1, 1947 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy J. Krosovic Capp. She was married for 49 years to George A. Fabich Jr. who survives.

Marianne graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. She retired from Heraeus Electro-Nite Co where she was the inventory control specialist. She was an avid bowler and was involved in a leadership role with the Beaver Valley Woman’s Bowling Association. Her family was her life. She cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, George, survivors include two sons, Michael (Michelle) Fabich of Chewton, Ron (Lauren) Fabich of Erie; daughter, Paula (Eric) Detar of Branchport, New York; sister, Melinda (Phillip) Fabich of Shenago Twp.; brother, John A. (Sharon) Capp of Ross Twp; and six grandchildren, Anna and Noah Detar, Haley, Colin and Asher Fabich, and Christin Boughter.

She was preceded in death by her father, John on February 8, 2011 and her mother, Dorothy on May 27, 2015.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 am at the Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice, 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16105.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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June Alben Hartzel, 85

Hartzel, June UncroppedJune Alben Hartzel, 85, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, June 27, 2015 at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

She was born in Portersville on May 2, 1930 to the late Robert Alben and the late Blanche Jones Alben. June attended Lincoln High School and was a member of First Christian Church. She married her late husband of 44 years, John N. Hartzel in August of 1952. He preceded her in death on January 13, 1997. She worked at Shenango China for 44 years until its closure and was a member of the Polish National Alliance, where she served as treasurer, and many other social clubs. June was the first lifeguard at the New Castle Community YMCA, where she taught swimming lessons. She also enjoyed synchronized swimming and scuba diving. She was an early member of the North Sewickley Civil Defense and enjoyed Bingo, going to the casino, and getting together with her beloved nieces and nephews on Wednesday nights.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by two brothers and two sisters: Kenneth and Arthur Alben, Geraldine Johnston, and Roberta Frishkorn. She was also preceded by two nephews: Thomas Bell and Kenneth Alben.

June is survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5 P.M. until the time of service at 8 P.M. on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Mr. Thomas O’Brien, her pastor, officiating.

Entombment will be in Zelienople Community Mausoleum.

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

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Patty J. Myers, 60

MyersMrs. Patty J. Myers, 60, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away on the morning of Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in her residence.

Patty was born on August 21, 1954 in Butler to the late Rudy and Betty J. Patton Kelosky, Sr. She is a member of the Riverside High school class of 1972, and had attended the Erie Business Center from 1991 until 1993.

Patty worked as a clinical technician for Blaire’s Personnel Care Home and the Home Health Nursing Agency. She is also a member of the Lillyville Church of God. Patty was a volunteer with Challenges for several years, and enjoyed making flower arrangements, wreaths, and gardening.

Patty is survived by her husband, Harry Myers whom she married on November 6, 1994, her daughter, Season (Mike) Perell Liller of Irwin, Pa, her son, Sean Perell of Kittaning, her four grandchildren, Stormie M. Perell, Nathaniel E. Patton, Anthony Liller, and Logan Liller.

She is also survived by her three sisters, Minnie (Ron) Lutz of Wayne Twp., Vicki (Ron) Butch of Ellwood City, Mary Kelosky of Texas, and her three brothers, Tom (Kay) Kelosky of Fombell, Rudy (Kathy) Kelsoky of Franklin Twp., and Mike (Emily) Kelosky of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers, Ray Kelosky in 1995 and Roger Kelosky in 2012, her sister-in-law, Anna Mae Kelosky in 2005, her nephew, Brian Kelosky in 2006, her nieces, Camille Butch in 2007 and Janel Pletz Benedict Douglas and her daughter Ava in 2011.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Services for Patty will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Pastor Ron Follett officiating.

Memorial contributions in Patty’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, the Ellwood City Area Public Library, or to the Beaver County Women’s Shelter. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Barbara G. Copper, 82

Mom Copper with spookyBarbara G. “Bobbie” Copper, 82, formerly of Townwood Rd.North Sewickley Twp. passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Passavant Care Center in Zelienople following a lingering illness.

Born October 7, 1932 in Aurora, Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Hubert G.and Alma Noe Barrows. She was married for 63 years to Thomas Copper who survives.

Bobbie was an active member of the Word Alive Church in Ellwood City.

In addition to her husband, Tom, survivors include three sons and a daughter in law, David M. Copper of Los Angeles, California, Bruce P. Copper and Chaun D. (Lucinda) Copper, both of North Sewickley; six grandsons, Duane, James, Chaun Jr., Dan, Matt and Mike Copper; granddaughter,Rachel Westfall; and five great grandchildren, Nisa and Kaela Copper, and Branson, Ariana, and Porter Westfall.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Paul in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday June 26 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service at 3:30 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Marvin Mayle of Word Alive Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Word Alive Church, 124 Scenic Hill Blvd. Ellwood City, PA 167117 .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Rose F. Fusetti, 90

FussettiMrs. Rose F. Fusetti, 90, of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, June 15, 2015 at her daughters residence in Corvalis, Oregon.

Rose was born on July 13, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Giovanni “James” and Filomena DeMauro Rossi. She is a member of the Lincoln High School January class of 1942. In 1944 Rose married Alvin Fusetti.

A military wife, Rose traveled to various military bases throughout the United States and Europe with her husband and three children. Once back in Ellwood City, Rose worked at Minnocci’s Grocery Store and later for Morini’s Market on Spring Ave. as a check out clerk. She is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of Holy Redeemer Parish.

For many years she had volunteered at the Holy Redeemer Catholic School cafeteria and the Annual Church Bazaar where she made pepperoni puffs. Rose was a very good cook who had taught many people the secrets of Italian style cooking. An adventurous person, Rose enjoyed trying new things and having fun.

Rose is survived by her daughter, Dr. Lydia Fusetti of Corvalis, OR, her sister, Theresa (Dr. John) DeCaro of Ellwood City, her two brothers, Anthony (Rose Marie) Rossi of Ellwood City, and John “Butch” (Madge) Rossi of New Castle, one grand-daughter, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two sons, Richard Fusetti in infancy, and Carl M. Fusetti in 1994, her three sisters, Mary Russo, Carolyn Lonnett, and Agnes Cosentino, and her four brothers, Dom in infancy, Peter, Paul, and Domenic Rossi.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:20 a.m. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Wednesday by 9:50 a.m. to form an honor guard.

Memorial contributions in Rose’s name may be made to the; Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity The Cribs Donors Guild either online or mailed to 780 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, NY 14218, the Ellwood City Area Public Library, or the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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

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Thaddeus R. “Ted” Zapadka, 92

Zapadka 2Thaddeus R. “Ted” Zapadka, 92, of Petain St., Ellwood City passed away at Evergreen Nursing Center, Harmony on Friday, June 19, 2015.

Ted was born in Ellwood City on March 11, 1923, the son of the late Frank and Mary Tanski Zapadka. Ted was preceded in death by his wife, the former Virginia Prokovich on April 21, 2015. They were married on September 15, 1951. Ted served in the Army Air Corp from 1943 through 1946 with the rank of sergeant. He was a member of the 1st Air Commandos out of Burbank, CA. He served in the African Theatre in 1943 and in India from 1943 through 1946 where he was involved in secret mission in Burma code named “Project 9″. He received the Good Conduct, African Campaign, Asiatic Pacific Bronze Star, Presidential Citation, American Defense and Meritorious Service medals. Ted retired from US Steel in Ellwood City after 35 years of service. He later worked as grounds keeper at St. Agatha Church and School. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Polish National Alliance. Ted enjoyed walking in Ewing Park in his earlier days. He was there so often he became affectionately known as the mayor of Ewing Park by friends.Ted is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Debbie and Mark Murphy of Ellwood City and Kathy and Nick Curcio of Aberdeen, MD, 5 grandchildren: Brooke (Havyn) Skorupan, Stefanie (Tom) Gaydosz, Lauren (Shane) Christ, Kayla Curcio and Lindsey Curcio, 7 great grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents and wife, Ted was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Maren Gaydosz, 3 brothers, Chester, Edward and Henry Zapadka and 2 sisters, Jenny Pawlowski and Ann Taylor.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

A Blessing Service will be offered at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory on Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8 PM. Full military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at http://www.tomonfuneralhome.com

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Robert James Abbott, 73

AbbottRobert James “Jim” Abbott, 73, of Beaver Dam Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital.

Born August 10, 1941 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was the son of the late James D. and Fern Scott Abbott. He was married for 42 years to Sandra Ketterer Abbott who survives.

Jim worked as a salesman for Phil Fitts Ford in New Castle and later for Prudential Insurance Company until his retirement in 1982. He served in the US Army from 1958-1961, stationed at various missile sites. He was a past member of the American Legion in Wampum, the LMBA and the VFW in New Galilee. Jim enjoyed genealogy research and his dogs.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sandra, and a half sister, Debra Abbott of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, June 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 am with Rev. C.F. Hoffman of the Galilean Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in White Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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