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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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Thomas W. Shaffer, 78

Thomas W. Shaffer, 78 of Phoenix, AZ passed away in Phoenix on October 22, 2014.

Born in Ellwood City on August 4, 1936, Thomas was the son of the late Samuel and Christina Dolter Shaffer. He had retired from the Arizona Education Association.
Thomas is survived by a brother and sister-in-law, John and Nellie Shaffer of Fombell.

Besides his Parents, Thomas was preceded in death by a sister, Linda Schrup.

Graveside Services will be offered for Thomas at Wurtemburg Cemetery on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 11:30 AM by Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church.

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

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

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Dr. Salvatore A. Migliore, Sr.

Dr. Salvatore A. Migliore, Sr., of Ellwood City, PA, 83, a prominent Pittsburgh orthodontist, went home to the Lord on Sunday, December 7, 2014, after a lengthy and courageous battle with lymphoma. Born December 18, 1931, in Wilkinsburg, PA, he was the son of the late Rev. Salvatore Migliore and Clara Pergola, and was raised and spent most of his early life in Homewood, PA.  Dr. Migliore was proud to be a first generation American. He graduated from Westinghouse H.S., where he was a starter on the powerhouse football team. Dr. Migliore served in the US Army during the Korean War, from 1954-56. He graduated from the Universityof Pittsburgh in 1961 with a B.S., and a D.D.S. from the School of Dentistry. Dr. Migliore earned Honors convocation from 1958-60 and the Mosby Scholarship Award for Academic Excellence in 1961. From 1961-64, he simultaneously served as research fellow in Orthodontics, Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, and National Institute of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow. From 1963-64, he served as professor of Orthodontics at Harvard. In 1964, Dr. Migliore completed his postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard. To be close to his parents, Dr. Migliore returned to Pittsburgh, and located his practice in the North Hills, more recently in New Castle, and continued practicing for nearly 50 years. He also was an associate professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry from 1964-72. Dr. Migliore was a member of the American Dental Association and the Pittsburgh chapter of the Harvard Club. He enjoyed flying his airplane, traveling, gardening, spending time with his family and friends, and was an avid reader and sports enthusiast.  Dr. Migliore enjoyed singing and was a member of the Dentones, a popular choir group of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dentistry, and the choir at the Eastern Orthodox Church in New Castle. He was involved in his community, including serving as Athletic Director for the North Allegheny Cowboys youth football team. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Dr. Migliore is survived by his wife, Kathleen Linville; his first wife, Patricia Dowling, and their six children, Salvatore, Jr., (Chris) of Reston, VA, Debra and Lisa (Ken), of Pittsburgh, Tina (Tony), of Rochester, NY, Michael (Kris), of Wilmington, DE, and Francesca, of West Palm Beach, FL; stepson John (Margie), of Ellwood City; and twelve grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Grace Frances, of Oakmont, his twin brother, Dr. Philip J. Migliore (Ann), ofHouston,TX, and younger brother, Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Migliore (Margaret), of Princeton, NJ.  Visitation with the family will be held at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellwood City on Fri., Dec. 12 from 3 – 7 pm. The funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Sat., Dec. 13 at 9:30 am, immediately followed by a memorial reception and luncheon at Shakespeare’s Restaurant & Pub in Ellwood City.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Forbes Hospice, West Penn Hospital at 4800 Friendship Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15224, (800) 381-8080.

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

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Deborah L. Lutz, 61

Ms. Deborah L. Lutz, 61, of Franklin Twp. passed away on the morning of Monday, December 8, 2014 in the Friendship Ridge.

Deborah was born on September 20, 1953 in Ellwood City to the late James and Rose M. Sobczak Lutz. She is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1972. Debby had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, and most recently at Heraeus Electro-Nite Co.. She enjoyed horseback riding, flower gardening, and most of all watching Nascar. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Debby is survived by her brother James Lutz of Franklin Twp..

Visitation for Debby will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Thursday from 9-10 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Service for Debby will be held on Thursday in the Funeral Home with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. Interment will follow at the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

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

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William E. Dawson, 85

William E. Dawson, 85, of Brown Road, North Sewickley Twp. passed away on Sunday, December 07, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born in McKeesport, PA on November 2, 1929, William was the son of the late Joseph Franklin and Martha O. Harrison Dawson. William worked as a machinist at the Aetna Standard for 34 years and then later at Herr Voss. After he retired, William worked at Camp Kon-O-Kwee in Fombell as the maintenance director, a job he enjoyed very much. William also enjoyed camping, riding motorcycles and traveling with his wife.

William is survived by his wife, the former Bonnie V. Butler whom he married on August 12, 1949, three children and their spouses; William E. and Mary Dawson of Poland, OH, Betty Joanne and John Krestel of Ellwood City, Robert and Anne Dawson of Ellwood City, two grandchildren, a step-grandchild, three sisters; Martha Johnson of New Castle, Evelyn Lauten of Fombell, Lois Syphrit of Ellwood City and a brother, Glen Dawson of Fitsburg, MA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Dawson.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, December 10th from 3:00 pm until the time of the memorial service at 5:00 pm at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in his name to Camp Kon-O-Kwee, 126 Nagel Rd., Fombell, PA 16123.

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

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Thomas M. Haney, 86

Thomas M. Haney, 86, ofTara Drive,EllwoodCitypassed away on Friday, December 5, 2014 in the emergency room of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born inUniontown, PA on December 26, 1927, Tom was the son of the late Lester and Elizabeth O’Conner Haney.  Thomas graduated fromBeaver Falls High School in 1944 and then served in the US Army during WWII.  Following the war, he married the former Patricia Yunker on June 28, 1947.  An avid pilot, Tom managed the Zelienople Airport for many years.  He retired from Petrie Industrial Supply.  Tom was a member of the Zelienople Experimental Aircraft Association.  He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.  Tom loved to golf with his brothers and his sons.  A jack of all trades, Tom could fix or make just about anything.  He was a loving husband, a good father and grandfather and he will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

Tom is survived by his wife of 67 years, Patricia Haney, a son and daughter-in-law, David and Nancy Haney of Canal Fulton, OH, a son, John Kosele of Fombell and his fiance, Teresa Conforti, two sisters, Shirley Petrie and Jane Haney, both of Bradenton, FL, four grandchildren; Elizabeth Ostergren, Andrew Haney, Jamie House and Jennifer Legg and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Tom was precedeed in death by four brothers; William, James, Franklin and John Haney.

Friends will be received on Monday, December 8th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM and Tuesday, December 9th from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A memoral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Tom O’Brien.  Full Military Rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

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

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Norma G. Harper, 88

Mrs. Norma G. Harper, 88, formerly of North Sewickley Twp. passed away on the evening of Monday, November 24, 2014 in the Evergreen Nursing Center.

Mrs. Harper was born on September 17, 1926 in Ellwood City to the late William and Gertrude Steele Harper. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1944, and the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. She had worked for the Ellwood City Ledger in the 1940′s in the classified department. Norma enjoyed flower gardening, crossword puzzles, and watching golf on TV.

Mrs. Harper is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Janet (Burt) Lauten, Sr. of Wayne Twp., her son and daughter-in-law Richard (Marie) Harper of Brentwood, TN, her three grandchildren Paulette (Joseph) Harbert, Kelly (Jeff) Gonzales, and Burt (Amy) Lauten, Jr., and her seven great grandchildren Andrew, Tyler, Abigail, Brayden, Peyton, Hailey, and Paige, She is also survived by her two sisters Lois Marvin of New Castle, and Vickie White of Castlewood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul L. Harper whom she married on September 3, 1949 and passed away on July 11, 2009, her four sisters, Eleanor Bates, Charlotte Leishman, Martha Strohecker, and Doris Wishart, and her two brothers Robert Curry, and George “Bud” Curry.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00 pm until the time of Services at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Creamation Services with Rev. Jean Smith officiating. Private

Interment will take place on Saturday at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Harper’s name may be made to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church or to the Veterans Honor Guard.

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

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