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Ann M. Sari Allison, 87

Ann M. Sari Allison, 87, of Riverview, Ellwood City, surrounded by family and loved ones, peacefully went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, the morning of Sunday, November 23, 2014 at her residence. She was born in Ellport on December 9, 1926 to the late Frank Sari and the late Mary Black Sari.

In addition to her parents, Ann was preceded in death by her sister Mary (and Frank) Madar, her brother Frank Sari, and her beloved daughter, Cheryl Ann Hall. She is survived by her devoted husband, Earl M. Allison, her loving son, E. David (and Kathleen) Allison of Ellwood City, her son-in-law, Gerald Hall of North Carolina, her sisters Bertha Pasquale and Elsie (and Dominic) Caruso and her brother, Charles “Sonny” (and Lois) Sari. She is also survived by her adoring grandchildren Eric C. (and Caroline) Hall, Alecia Ann Allison, Nathan C. (and Cassie) Hall, Captain Jonathan D. (and Shanna) Allison, Jessica R. (and Jake) Barzen, and very special great grandchildren Aidan Hall, Alexandra Marie Allison, Garrett Hall, Allison Rae (“little Allie”) Barzen, Ashton David Allison, Tyler Hall and many other family members close cousins, nieces and nephews.

Ann Allison loved shopping, antiquing, playing cards and board games, spending time with her family and laughing. She was known for her sayings and quoting Bible verses when confronted with any situation. She could find a four leaf clover or anything shiny (including loose change) on the ground quicker than anyone and enjoyed the beauty of everyday life as the matriarch of a family with an unbreakable bond and an unforgettable devotion to their wife/mother/Nan. Ann was always supportive, spunky and positive, a breast cancer survivor, a diabetic, and triumphant over several heart attacks but her undying love for God, family and faith never wavered. God decided to bring one of His best creations home when He called for Ann. She was a Christian and belonged to the Park Alliance Church in Ellwood City. Ann/Nana touched many, many lives and you felt privileged if you knew her because she made you want to be warmer, kinder, and gentler. She will sincerely be missed by all who knew her, although we will all see her again one day. Ann truly “fought the good fight” and served as a beautiful example of love and faith to everyone in her presence.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. today, Tuesday, November 25, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at Park Alliance Church, 701 Jefferson Avenue, Ellwood City, with Rev. John McCready, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township. Memorial contributions may be made, in Ann’s name, to Park Alliance Church.

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

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Henry Pollak, 92

Mr. Henry Pollak, 92, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the Oakland VA Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Mr. Pollak was born on June 12, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Michael and Mary Macenko Pollak. He had attended Lincoln High School and was Catholic by faith. Henry enlisted with the U.S. Army on August 28, 1943 and served with the Co. B 796th Military Police until his discharge on February, 28, 1946. He had fought in the Battles of the Rhineland, and Central Europe and was awarded two Bronze Battle Stars, and the Victory and American Theater Ribbons. A Disabled American Veteran, Henry had resided at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System in Aspenwall, Pa for several years. Previously he had lived most of his life in Ellport and Old Hollow Road, New Castle.

Mr. Pollak is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The last of his family, Henry was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Emma Colowit, Josephine Belding , and Mary Pollak, and his brothers, John , Michael, Cyril, and George Pollak.

A Private Family Service with full military honors will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

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

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Patsy A. “Pat” DiCarlo, 86

Mr. Patsy A. “Pat” DiCarlo, 86, of Ellwood City passed away on the evening of Monday, November 17, 2014 in the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Mr. DiCarlo was born on April 5, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late Donato “Dan” and Anna Tomei DiCarlo. Pat is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1946 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. He enlisted with the U.S. Army on September 11, 1946 and served until his discharge on January 5, 1948. He served with the Headquarter Detachment of Sugamo Prison in Japan as a prison guard. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army Occupation of Japan Medal. In 1952 Pat graduated from the Beaver Valley Masonry Training School in Rochester. He then worked at the U.S. Steel Mill in Ellwood City for 15 years, and then at the Babcock and Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls and Ambridge as a shipper until the mill closed. Pat is also a member of the MOOSE Lodge #93 and the Knights of Columbus. He was a passionate golfer and had helped with the construction of the Del-Mar Golf Course.

Mr. DiCarlo is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Ann (Michael) Weinman of Columbus, Ohio, his son and daughter-in-law Dan (Carla) DiCarlo of Ellwood City, his four grandchildren Margaret Weinman, Marina Weinman, Celia DiCarlo, and Gina DiCarlo, and his two sisters Mary DiCarlo of Ellwood City, and Margaret (Albert) LaClair of Fowler, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret Joan Cahill DiCarlo whom he married on September 18, 1965 and passed away on December 21, 2011, his sister Joan Timko, and his brother Andrew DiCarlo.

Visitation will be held on Thursday 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 Friday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Friday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors. Memorial contributions in Mr. diCarlo’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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Larry G. Lillibridge, 57

Mr. Larry G. Lillibridge, 57, of Ellport passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence.

Larry was born on October 3, 1957 to the late Edwin and Evelyn Wolfe Lillibridge. He graduated from the Madison High School in Mansfield, Ohio with the class of 1976. For many years Larry worked as a carpenter with the Greater Pittsburgh Carpenters Union #2274.  An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Larry is survived by his daughter Amanda Lillibridge of Butler, his son Aaron Lillibridge of Ellwood City, his two grandchildren Evan Michael Miller, and Alexis Marie Miller, his sister Joyce (Brian) Norris of Bellville, Ohio, and his brother James Lillibridge of Ashland, Ohio.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until the time of Services at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating.

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

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Patricia I. Keith, 63

Ms. Patricia I. Keith, 63, of New Castle passed away on Saturday, November 15, 2014 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Keith was born on October 26, 1951 in Garrett, Pa to the late Russell D. Keith, Sr. and Ila Mae Ackerman Keith. She had attended Lawrence County Vo-Tech. Patty was a wonderful cook and a loving mother and grandmother.

Patty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Rachael (David) Rue of Ellwood City, her two sons and daughters-in-law, Elton “Tony” (Nicole) Sturges of Mt. Joy, PA, and Dustin (Sarah) Sturges of Resaca, GA, her six grandchildren, Anthony Rue, Callie, Alec, Lucy, Isabella, and Jackson Sturges. She is also survived by her sister, Kathy Hewitt of Darlington, her two brothers, Russell D. (Lorna) Keith, Jr. of Wilton, WI, and Richard Keith of Darlington, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death her parents, her sister-in-law, Shirley Keith, and her brother-in-law, Gary Hewitt.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday from 2-6 pm in 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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Larry Lillibridge, 57

Mr. Larry Lillibridge, 57, of Ellport passed away unexpectedly on Saturday at his residence. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

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Patricia Keith, 63

Mrs. Patricia Keith, 63, of New Castle passed away on Saturday evening in the Jameson Memorial Hospital. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services.

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Karen G. Lutz, 70

Karen G. Lutz, 70, of North Sewickley Twp went home to be with her Lord on Sunday November 9, 2014.

Born January 25, 1944 in Minora, WV was the daughter of the late Greely Charles & Evelyn Gae (Siers) Bailey.  She was a member of Concord United Methodist Church, North Sewickley where is was a member of the Friendship Sunday School Class and Christ’s Care Bible Study;  United Methodist Women; and the former North Sewickley VFD ladies auxiliary. Karen loved spending time with her husband, which the two were inseparable; and time with her grandchildren, enjoyed camping, fishing and shopping.

She is survived by her husband of almost 54 years, whom she married November 19, 1960, Donald. A. Lutz; a daughter Julia Rider, Ellwood City; son and daughter-law, Donald A., II & Annette Lutz, North Sewickley Twp.; a daughter & son-in-law, Jacqueline & Marvin, JR. Thames, Awendaw, SC.; and a daughter  & son-in-law, Michelle & Joel Munn, Awendaw, SC.  13 grandchildren, Jessica, Caleb, and Nicole Rider; Morgan & Madison Lutz; Tyler Thames;  Bailey Turnage;  Brenna Thames; Emilee Lutz; Matthew Saulisbery; Seth, Natalee, and James Munn.  Great Grandchildren Gabrielle Turnage, Jackson Thames, and James Munn; a sister Mary(Gary) Cooper, Washington, WV; and two brothers David (Cathy) Bailey, Ellwood City; and Chesley “Buck” Bailey, Parkersburg, WV and a large extended family.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by  5 brothers Bernis , Dan, Charles, Roger, and Jack Bailey;  4 sisters Faye Vannoy, Iva Jean Bailey, Irene Bailey, and Sue Smith.

Friends will be received Tuesday from 7-9 PM, Wednesday 2-4 & 7-9PM in the Hill & Kunselman Funeral Home, www.hillandkunselman.com, 3801-4th Avenue, College Hill, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.  Additional visitation will be held Thursday from 10Am until time of service in Concord United Methodist Church, 285 Concord Church Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.  With her Pastor Bradley K. Neel, officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery, Wampum.

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