Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Larry George Linville, 72

larry2Larry George Linville, 72 of Carlisle, PA formerly of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly at the Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL on May 18, 2015.

Born in Ellwood City on April 24, 1943, Larry was the son of the late Lemuel and Helene Clark Linville. Larry was the Supervisor of Mechanical Installation for Intellegrated which purchased the former Mathews Conveyor Co. of Ellwood City. A 1961 graduate of Lincoln High School, Larry was also a veteran of the Army serving in South Korea. He was also a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

Surviving is Larry’s companion, Glenda Cook, a son and daughter-in-law, John and Margie Linville of Ellwood City, 2 grandchildren, Molly and Colin Linville and 2 brothers, Lemuel and Janie Linville of Ellwood City and Mark and Diane Linville of Perryville, KY.

A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory.

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

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Gregory R. Lewis, 57

LewisMr. Gregory R. Lewis, 57, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Carlisle, PA.

Mr. Lewis was born on November 27, 1957 to the late Robert Lewis and Audry Henkey Rose of San Francisco, CA. Greg graduated from the Granada High School in Livermore, CA. He served with the U.S. Army from September 26, 1978 until his discharge on September 25, 1982 as a cannon crewman.

He was presently working as a truck driver with the CRST Trucking Co. which is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and golfing.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Debbie O’Conner Lewis whom he married on April 30, 2005, his two daughters, Nevada Lee Lewis of Ellwood City and Anisa (John) Suttora of Livermore, CA, his son, Nicholas Lewis of Sacramento, CA, his mother and step-father, Audrey (Robert) Rose of San Francisco, his three sisters, Genevieve (Loyd) McPeak, Kathy Uhlhorn, and Tracey Lewis all of Livermore, CA, his brother, Robert Lewis of Austin, TX, and his mother-in-law, Jean DeBlasio O’Conner of Ellwood City.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating.

Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday by 10:50 a.m. to conduct full military honors. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 9:20 a.m.

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

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Ray Weingartner, 89

Weingartner, RayRay Weingartner, 89, of Wayne Twp. passed away Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center in New Castle.

Born November 28, 1925 in Wayne Twp.,he was the son of the late Jesse and Meryl Hazen Weingartner. He was married to Peggy Eichholtz Weingartner who passed away July 14, 2005.

Ray was a strong, yet kind and gentle man who loved his family dearly. He will be missed by all who knew him. Ray worked at the Ellwood City Forge for 38 years, retiring in 1987. He was also a life long farmer which was his first love, along with his garden and his famous raspberry jelly. Ray graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943. He was a member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge in New Castle, the Wayne Twp. Volunteer Fire Department, and the Ellwood City Saxon Club.

Survivors include two sons, Ed Weingartner of Woodbury, Minnesota, Rick (Terri) Weingartner of Wampum; siblings, Lois Harlan, Norma (John) Yoho, Harold “Bucky” (Delores) Weingartner, all of New Castle, and Arlene Shields of Punxsutawney; five grandchildren, Chad (Tami) Weingartner of New Wilmington, Andrew (Brandy) Weingartner of Bessemer, Sarah (Lee) Hentges of Bangor, Maine, Zach (Josie) Weingartner of Broomfield, Colorado, and Becca (Chris) Stone of Avon, Ohio; eight great grandchildren, Tylor, Emily, Nicole, Zane, Emerson, Smith, Fisher, and Perry. He is also survived by a special friend, Mary Dolter and her family.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Fred and Clair Weingartner, Florence Nasti, and Lilabelle Weisz.

Friends will be received on Friday from 10 until the time of the funeral services at 11 at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church. His pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson will officiate.

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

The family would like to extend their special thanks to the care givers at the Ellwood City Hospital, Golden Hills Nursing Home, and Gentiva Hospice for their loving and compassionate care during the last six weeks of Ray’s life.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Austin J. Hines, 15

Hines, Austin UncroppedAustin J. Hines, 15, of Beaver Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, May 15, 2015.

He was born in Brighton Township on January 17, 2000 to Russell J. Hines and Tonia Hogue Hines, who survive. He was a ninth grade student at Riverside High School where he enjoyed Phys. Ed., lifting weights, and hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, Makayla. He loved sports, WWE wrestling, video games, and spending time outdoors, especially fishing and camping.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, William O. Hogue

He is survived by his mother, Tonia Hogue Hines (and Timothy Anderson) of Beaver Falls, his father, Russell J. Hines of Pittsburgh, his sister, Madison Hines, and his stepsisters Hazen and Harlee Anderson, all at home. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Kathy (and George) Hines of Beaver Falls, his paternal great grandmother, Ann Cornell of Zelienople, his maternal grandfather, Francis Ursida of Monaca, his maternal great grandmother, Addie G. Hogue of Ellwood City, his maternal great grandmother Marie Ursida of Beaver Falls, an uncle, and many great uncles, great aunts, and cousins.

Friends will be received from 2-4 P.M. and from 6 P.M. until the time of service at 8 P.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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

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Anna E. “Betty” Cowan, 91

Cowan, Anna UncroppedAnna E. “Betty” Cowan, 91, of Zelienople, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, May 16, 2015 at St. John’s Specialty Care Center in Mars.

She was born in Columbiana, OH on May 23, 1923 to the late Homer Ford and the late Anna Reynolds Ford. She graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1940 and married her late husband of 21 years, John E. Cowan, on June 18, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1970. Betty worked as an assistant manager at the former Lawrence Savings and Trust for many years until retiring. She enjoyed crafts, especially crocheting.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothea Boyer.

She is survived by three daughters: Mary (and David) Best and Alice (and Dave) Anton, all of Fombell, and Marjorie (and Richard) Bovan of Ortonville, MI. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hope Lutheran Church, 8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 with Rev. Ronald A. Brown officiating.

Interment will be in Clinton Cemetery, Wampum.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Ortonville, MI, c/o Erin Bovan.

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

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William E. Hockenberry, Sr., 90

Hockenberry, William UncroppedWilliam E. Hockenberry, Sr., 90, of Shenango Township, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, May 15, 2015 at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

He was born in Camp Run, Lawrence County on October 23, 1924 to the late Loyal E. Hockenberry and the late Ethel G. McCartney Hockenberry. He attended Old Furnace, Camp Run, Wurtemburg, and Lincoln High Schools and worked at the former Ellwood Works of U.S. Steel until its closing. He then worked for Ellcast and most recently in the maintenance department at the City Rescue Mission until retiring. He was currently a member of the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church. William married his wife of 70 years, Nellie I. Cummins Hockenberry in Camp Run on December 13, 1943. She preceded him in death on September 2, 2014. He enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, and loved to read his Bible. He liked antiques, old cars, and trains, and was a jack-of-all-trades, being skilled in plumbing, electrical, and mechanical as well as being able to fabricate his own parts for his various projects.

In addition to his parents and wife, Nellie I. Cummins Hockenberry, he was preceded in death by his son, William E. Hockenberry, Jr., his grandson, Steve Davis, and his great great grandson, Nathaniel Copper. He was also preceded by two brothers, Rev. Kenneth R. Hockenberry, Sr. and Gerald L. “Red” Hockenberry.

William is survived by two sons and three daughters: Sylvia McIntosh of Shenango Township, Goldie Hockenberry of New Castle, David (and Karen) Hockenberry of Princeton, James (and Ruth) Hockenberry of Port Orange, FL, and Ethel Mayberry of New Castle. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Bette Hockenberry of Harlansburg. Eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild also survive, as well as two brothers and two sisters: Donald L. Hockenberry and Carl E. Hockenberry, all of Ellwood City, Shirley Dittmer of Warren, OH, and DeVonna (and James) Anderson of Prospect.

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at TURNER’S with Rev. Daniel Hockenberry, his nephew, officiating.

Interment will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in William’s name, to the American Cancer Society.

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

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Vincent Zaccheo, 83

Mr. Vincent Zaccheo, 83, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

Mr. Zaccheo was born on March 8, 1932 in Ellwood City to the late Anthony and Blanche Pace Zaccheo. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1950. Mr. Zaccheo is survived by his daughter, Eva Marie (Rory) Baraclough, and his son, Vincent (Linda) Zaccheo both of Atlanta,GA, his four grandchildren, his sister, Louise Verone, his brother, Anthony Zaccheo, Jr., and his sister-in-law, Mary Garisto all of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rose Suppa Zaccheo, his sister, Rose Marie Zaccheo Fusco, his sister-in-law, Barbara Slevin Zaccheo, and his two brothers-in-law, Andrew Verone and Paul Garisto.

Services for Mr. Zaccheo where held in Georgia. Local announcement by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. The family requests you view the obituary at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Thelma G. Miller

Miller, ThelmaThelma G. Miller, 93, of Ellwood City passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the VNA Hospice in Butler following a brief illness.

Born June 7, 1921 in Punxsutawney, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Julia Fenzie White. She was married for 58 years to Hobart “Hobie” J. Miller who passed away January 14, 2004.

Thelma graduated from the Rayen High School in Youngstown, Ohio. She worked as a secretary at Matthews Conveyor Company and also at JC Penney’s. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. Thelma was a former member of the Ellwood City Order of the Eastern Star and the Connequenessing Country Club. She was an avid golfer and bowler. Thelma also enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, and crocheting.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy (Raymond) Miller of Ellwood City; a son, Ronald (Judy) Miller of Vienna, Ohio; sister, Donna Soos of San Jose, California; four grandchildren, John (Debbie) Miller, Steven Miller, Julie Miller, and Michael Miller; two great grandchildren, Cassie and Owen Miller.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David Paul Miller in 1969, a daughter, Diane E. Miller in 2001, and a brother, Donald White.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Pat Cleary officiating. Rev. Dave Wilson will assist the services.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Trinity Oaks Personal Care Home..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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