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Phyllis Catherine Boots Moyer, 87

Phyllis Catherine Boots Moyer, 87, of Schill Manor, Ellwood City, formerly of Fombell, passed away peacefully into eternal rest on Friday morning, October 31, 2014 at her residence.

She was born in Fombell on May 17, 1927 to the late John W. Boots and the late Anna Wehman Boots.  She married Lloyd Elmer Moyer on June 12, 1948.  He survives.  Phyllis and Lloyd owned and operated Moyer Farm Dairy from 1959 until 1972 and remained on the farm until August 2012 when they moved to R.J. Schill Manor.  After selling the dairy, Phyllis worked as a rural mail carrier out of the Fombell Post Office.  Phyllis loved laughter, talking to and spending time with friends, square dancing, and the Sheer Luck Card Club.  She was a member of Ellwood City Women’s Club and the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church where she was active in United Methodist Women, United Wesleyan Sunday School Class, and the church’s annual apple butter festival.  She volunteered with Lloyd for Ellwood and Zelienople Meals on Wheels and also the Angel Food program.  Phyllis made beautiful wedding cakes and was also a great seamstress.  She loved making afghans and quilts, especially for her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dale and Norman Boots, her sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy (and Harold) Armstrong, and her daughter-in-law, Debbie Moyer.

Phyllis is survived, in addition to her husband, Lloyd, by two sons and a daughter: Bryan Moyer of Franklin Township, Stanley (and Debra) Moyer of Akron, OH, and Barbara (and Sam) Miller of Huron, OH.  She is also survived by two grandchildren, Joshua (and Mandy) Moyer and Kelly (and Jeff) Goshe, and five great grandchildren: Caitlin, Christopher, Lucy, and James Moyer and Sylvia Goshe.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Monday, November 3, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 in the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church, 1244 Portersville Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117 with Rev. Jean Smith, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in St. John’s Burry’s Church Cemetery, Marion Township.

The family requests no flowers.  Memorial contributions may be made, in Phyllis’ name, to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church, or to Pine Valley Bible Camp, 504 Chapel Drive, Ellwood City, PA 16117.

The family wishes to thank VITAS Innovative Hospice Care and the Ellwood City Hospital for their wonderful care.

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

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Angelina Staples, 78

Mrs. Angelina Staples, 78, of 1028 South 2nd St., Ellwood City, passed away on the morning of Thursday, October 30, 2014, in her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Staples was born on March 5, 1936 in Ellwood City to the late Louis and Elizabeth Frisk Reda. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and had attended Lincoln High School. Angelina worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill for several years, and was the cleaning person for the former Purification BVM Church for 30 years. She also had been a Poll Worker in the 2nd ward of Ellwood City for many years. She was a member of the Golden Agers, and enjoyed playing bingo, doing ceramics, and mainly being with her family.

Mrs. Staples is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barb (Don) Lutz of Ellwood City, her three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Angie) Staples of Georgia, Theodore J. (Laurie) Staples Jr. of Ellwood City, and Brian (Cindy) Staples of Ellport, her seven grandchildren, Dustin, Leland, Colby, Mackenzie, and Gabriella Staples, and Danielle Lutz. She is also survived by her two sisters, Connie Ernst of Ellwood City, and Dolores “Dolly” Sansalone of Villa Maria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Theodore J. Staples Sr. whom she married on October 10, 1956 and passed away on November 3, 2009, her grandson, Tanner J. Staples in 2005, her two sisters, Mary Martino, and Rose Simon, and her four brothers, Pasquale “Chucky”, Joseph, Dominic, and Ralph Reda.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Mausoleum. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Monday by 9:20 am.

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

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Teresa M. Bartolomeo, 87

Mrs. Teresa M. Bartolomeo, 87, of Ellport passed away on the morning of Thursday, October 30, 2014, in the UPMC Passavant Hospital.

Mrs. Bartolomeo was born on November 7, 1926, in Ellwood City to the late John and Domenica D’Andrea Cesarini. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers. She graduated from the Wampum High School with the class of 1945. Teresa had worked at Dust Proof Manufacturing, Little Fellas, and Romar Textile for many years as a sewer. She is also a member of Challenges, the Golden Agers, and the Ellport Booster Auxillary. She volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program and the Red Cross Blood Drives for many years. She also was a Poll Worker in Ellport. Teresa enjoyed traveling and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Bartolomeo is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Richard) Cappello and Sandy Filippone both of Ellport, her son, John L. (Lois) Bartolomeo of Ellwood City, her eight grandchildren, Amanda (Mark) Spirnak, Adam Filippone, Carter Filippone, Denise Cappello, Danielle Cappello, Darla Cappello, Albert Bartolomeo, and Kelly (Jason) Batts, and her five great grandchildren, Madelyn Spinak, Caroline Spirnak, Adrianna Batts, Will Batts, and Jaxson Cappello. She is also survived by her three sisters, Fuldia Caimano of New Castle, Helen Yuricha of Ellport, and Ann (Walter) Lenhart of Shenango Twp.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Albert J. Bartolomeo whom she married on November 9, 1946, and passed away on March 13, 1993, her sister Mary Lou Corsi and her son-in-law James H. “Flip” Filippone in 2013.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery Resurrection Mausoleum. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 a.m. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Saturday by 9:50 a.m. to form an honor guard. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bartolomeo’s name may be made to 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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Lynn A. Sharp, 55

Mrs. Lynn A. Sharp, 55, of Wayne Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 27, 2014, in her residence.

Mrs. Sharp was born on July 2, 1959, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Leonard Loepp and Carole Reese Cadman of Ohio. She graduated from North Allegheny High School, and then from Penn State University with a Degree in Nursing. Lynn worked as a Registered Nurse at the Ellwood City Hospital, the Lawrence County Jail, and for various personal care facilities in the area. She enjoyed her Quarter Horses, her German Shepard dogs, and doing crafts.

Lynn is survived by her husband John Sharp III, her daughter Katie Sharp of Columbus, Ohio, her son John A. Sharp of Wayne Twp., her mother Carole Cadman of Ohio, and her brother Scott Loepp of Portland, Oregon.

The Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:00 pm until the time of Services at 8:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. An additional Memorial Service will be held on Sunday in the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, Ohio at 12:30 pm.

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

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Dora Lee Lagana, 89

Mrs. Dora Lee Lagana, 89, of 512 Mt. Vernon Dr., Ellwood City passed away on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in her residence.

Mrs. Lagana was born on May 3, 1925, in Ellwood City to the late Michael and Philomena Sainato Lagana. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Dora had worked for various dry-cleaners in the Ellwood City area for many years as a presser. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and mostly spending time with her family.

Mrs. Lagana is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary (Beverly) Lagana of Ellwood City; her grandchildren, Jackie (Kevin) Conti and Michael Lagana; her two great grandchildren, Emily and Ryan Conti; her two brothers, Louis Chiaro of New Middelton, Ohio and Michael Chiaro of Koppel; and her sister Jean Damato of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dominick Lagana whom she married on Oct. 20, 1945 and passed away on May 4, 1994; her son Dominick M Lagana in 2010; her sisters Teresa Jeanette, Yolanda Blaskowitz, and Rose Contestable; and her brother Rocco Chiaro.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lagana’s name may be made to the Vitas Hospice, 235 Alpha Dr. #101, Pittsburgh, Pa 15238. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Catherine Lample, 93

Mrs. Catherine Lample, 93, of Wayne Twp. passed away on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in her residence.

Mrs. Lample was born on December 10, 1920 in Calabria, Italy to the late Frank and Carmella D’Masse Arcadia. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers and the Ladies of Charity. Mrs. Lample had worked for over 15 years at the Ellwood City Hospital in the house keeping department. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, attending mass, family gatherings, and traveling. Mrs. Lample is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Susana (David) Schaffer and Mary (Michael) Oprisu both of Ellport; her two sons and daughter-in-law, Frank Lample of Perry Twp., and Marty (Donna) Lample of Enon valley; her seven grandchildren and her nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Andrew Lample whom she married in 1947 and passed away on November 25, 1990; her grandson DJ Schaffer, her daughter-in-law Mary Lample; her sister Theresa Garuccio, and her brother Victor Arcadia.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 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. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lample’s name may be made to 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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Oldrick C. Kasparek, 82

Mr. Oldrick C. “Ollie” Kasparek, 82, of Ellwood City (Northview Estates), passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mr. Kasparek was born on Jan. 22, 1932, in Beaver Falls, to the late Thomas and Frances (Laposkosky) Kasparek. He is a member of the Beaver Falls High School class of 1950 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Ollie served with the U.S. Army with the Company B 29th Tank Battalion from Dec. 9, 1954 until his discharge on Dec. 6, 1956.  After, he worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for 30 years as an electrician, and then with ECU (a division of the Ellwood Group) for 10 years, also as an electrician. He is a long time member of the Holy Redeemer Special Activities Group and Holy Name Society. Ollie also was a valued member of the Riverside Lions Club for 51 years. He is a past president of the club and served as the clubs chairman for the White Cane Committe for many years. He received the Melvin Jones Award, and the Honor of Lionism Award.

Mr. Kasparek is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki (Gary) Rozanski; his son and daughter-in-law, James (Jackie) Klages both of Ellwood City; his eight grandchildren, Gary (Tammy) Rozanski, Ryan Rozanski, Abby Rozanski, Corrie (Mirrell) Knabe, Matthew (Christina) Klages, Kristen (Chris) Scotece, Gary (Jill) Hahn, Scott (Kristal) Sanders; his nine great grandchildren, Keira, Jaxon Rozanski, Tyler, Trent Knabe, Ashlyn Scotece, Jack, Jared, and Alyssa Sanders, Dylan, Kaylee Hahn; and his brother and sister-in-law, Vincent (Ann) Kasparek of Ohio. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Domenic “Mimi” (Teresa) Bellissimo, Frank Bellissimo, Joseph (Rose Marie) Bellissimo; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Bellissimo Kasparek, whom he married on April 24, 1982, who passed away on Feb. 10, 2012; his sister Frances Ondrusek; and his brothers, Edward, Anthony, Gerald, and Walter Kasparek.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Members of the Holy Redeemer Holy Name Society and Special Activities Group are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 7:30 p.m. to conduct a service at 7:45 p.m. Members of the Riverside Lions Club are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 7:50 p.m. to conduct a service at 8:05 p.m. Ollie’s family would like to thank Dr. Rahall, the third floor staff of the Ellwood City Hospital, and the Northview Estates staff – especially Billie Mentzer – for the wonderful care they extended to him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 a.m. 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. Memorial contributions in Mr. Kasparek’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Social Services or to the Riverside Lions Club. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Oldrick C. Kasparek, 82

Mr. Oldrick C. Kasparek, 82, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Ellwood City Hospital. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.. A mass of christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church. The complete obituary will be announced Friday.

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