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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.

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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.

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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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Dolores M. Schenker, 85

Dolores M. Schenker, 85 of LaClair Dr., Hickory Twp., formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, November 10, 2014 at 4:51 PM in Good Samaritian Hospice in Wexford, PA.

Dolores was born in Castlewood on November 1, 1929, the daughter of the late Frederick C. and Julia A. Gyongosi Kaldy. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Schenker on October 2, 2001. They were married on September 10, 1949. Dolores has retired from J.C. Penneys in Ellwood City. She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Castle and a former member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellwood City. She was a member of the Eastern Star and WIMODAUSIS, she was a member of Love Circle of Trinty Lutheran Church, the New Castle Cancer Support Group and Challenges in New Castle. She was a volunteer at Southern Care and a 1948 graduate of Lincoln High School.

Surviving are a son and daughter, Rev. Frederick P. and Joan Schenker of McCandless Twp., PA and Linda M. & James Griffith of New Castle, 4 grandchildren, John Griffith, Julie Griffith, Mark Schenker and Luke Schenker.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and on Friday from 10-11 AM in the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Funeral Services will be offered at Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Spring Avenue, Ellwood City on Friday, November 14, 2014 at 11 AM with Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley of Trinity Lutheran Church and Rev. David Snyder of St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Mrs. Schenkers name to Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Spring Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117 or St. John’s Lutheran Church, 2601 Highland Avenue, New Castle, PA 16101.

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

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