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Wanda Elaine Bauer, 83

Wanda Elaine Bauer, 83 of Ellwood City passed away at UPMC Presbyterian on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9:40 am.

Wanda was born in Ellwood City on October 14, 1930 to the late Martin and Mary Pawol Emilko. A lifelong Ellwood City resident, Wanda was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln High School and a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Bauer on January 22, 1996. They were married on February 3, 1951.

For over 40 years, Wanda worked for Doctors Aaron and Milton Caplan and after their office closed, at the Medical Records Office in the Ellwood City Hospital.

She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and a former member of the Saxon Club. Wanda enjoyed bowling, playing cards, playing the lottery and bingo. She also enjoyed rooting for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wanda is survived by her three children, Mark D. and Donna Bauer of Coraopolis, Curtis J. Bauer of Harrisburg and Beth A. and Jeff Bortell of Henrico, VA, seven grandchildren, Angela and Douglas Arndt, Jason Bauer, Elysia Bauer, Craig Bauer, Joshua Bauer, Samantha Bortell and Kelley and Justin Foster, three great granddaughters, Kira, Grace and Laila Arndt and a sister Patricia Emilko of Ontario, CA.

Besides her parents and husband, Wanda was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lindgren.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10 am. Entombment will follow in St. Peter Mausoleum in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made in Wanda’s name to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pgh., PA 15205.

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

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Anna Rose Hassen, 86

Anna Rose Hassen, 86, of Ellwood Road, Wayne Township passed away in her residence on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Born in Ellwood City on May 23, 1928, Anna was the daughter of the late Domenic and Mary Riccardi Dominelli.

She married Mustapha Hassen on April 21, 1951 and he preceded her in death on January 19, 2003.

Anna was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. She served as treasurer of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary for many years.

She attended Challenges and she enjoyed gardening. Most of all, Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandsons.

Anna is survived by her children and their spouses; Ronald and Mary Anne Hassen of Ellwood City, David and Valerie Hassen of South Beaver Twp., Patty and Ryan Kegel of Ellwood City, four grandsons and their spouses; Jason and Amber Hassen, Eric and Jennifer Hassen, Neil Hassen and Blake Hassen, a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Grace and Frank Ierino of Ellwood City, a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Shirley Dominelli of Ellwood City and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Anna was preceded in death by a sister, Sunday Cox.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, August 19th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 20th at 10:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Mark L. Thomas. Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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Rev. Raymond C. Boccardi, 90

Rev. Raymond C. Boccardi, 90, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Carriage Court Nursing Home at 6:20 a.m.

Father Ray was born on July 31, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Patsy and Mary Beatrice Boccardi, Sr.

He had attended Elementary School in Ellwood City and graduated from the Brunnersdale Seminary in Canton, Ohio.

He also graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Rennssaeler, Ind. and St. Vincent’s Seminary in Latrobe, Pa.

Father Ray was ordained on February 2, 1952 by Bishop John Dearden at the Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. He was also incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh on the same day.

Father Ray served as Parochial Vicar for four years at Saint William Parish in East Pittsburgh, four years at Regina Coeli Parish in Pittsburgh, one year at Mother of Sorrows Parish in in McKees Rocks, two years at Saint Hilary Parish in Washington, one year at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Pittsburgh, and five years at Saint Vitus Parish in New Castle.

He then served as the Pastor at Saint Andrew Parish for twenty five years in Butler, and five years as the Administrator of Saint John Parish in Fenelton. Following his retirement on April 2, 1999 he assisted at the Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City.

While assisting in Ellwood City, Father Ray organized the Legion of Mary, and sponsored the local Rosary Program for the Troops. He was also presently serving as the Chaplin for the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council and the Holy Name Society of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Father Ray is survived by his sister, Beatrice Fleo of New Castle, and his brother Patsy Boccardi, Jr. of Monroeville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Elizabeth D’Ambrosia, Amelia Carol, and Lucille Allen, his brother, Donald Boccardi, his brother-in-law, Tony Fleo, and his sister-in-law, Della Boccardi.

A Vesper Service will be held on Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Holy Redeemer Church followed by visitation until 9:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Bishop David A. Zubik officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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Angelo J. Bartolomeo Jr., 83

Mr. Angelo J. Bartolomeo, Jr., 83, of 1227 Wampum Rd., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the VNA Hospice in Butler at 8:40 am.

Mr. Bartolomeo was born on December 12, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late Angelo and Mary Scala Bartolomeo, Sr.. He had attended Lincoln High School and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Angelo served with the U.S. Army from August 28, 1952 until his discharge on August 30, 1954 with the 87th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.

Following his service with the Army, Angelo worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls as a craneman.

He and his wife Barbara are members of the Coachman Club. He also enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and camping.

Mr. Bartolomeo is survived by his wife of sixty years Barbara Beckman Bartolomeo, his two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick (Linda) Bartolomeo of Brookfield, Ohio, Gary (Betty) Bartolomeo of New Castle, his eight grandchildren, Dustin (Elisa), Ciera, Tyler, Ryan, Ashlee, Randy (Jamie), Racheal (Dan), and Rashel, and his six great grandchildren, Ryan, Skyler, Paxton, Autumn, Hunter, and Holden.

He is also survived by his sister, Anna (Ronald) Aiken of Wayne Twp., his sisters-in-law, Rose, Theresa, Tootie, Rita, and Jennie Bartolomeo, his son-in-law, Brad Kirkham of North Sewickley Twp., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Patricia J. Kirkham in 2009, and his six brothers, Albert, Joseph, Ronald, Victor, Daniel, and Orlando Bartolomeo.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5-8 pm and on Monday from 9-10 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. A Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Funeral Home with Father Mark Thomas officiating.

Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Monday by 10:30 am to conduct full military honors.

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

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John A. DeLuca Sr., 74

John A. DeLuca, Sr., 74, of Laura Street, Chewton, passed away on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at 12:45 PM in Allegheny General Hospital.

John was born on October 27, 1939 in Ellwood City to the late Anthony and Mary Pratt DeLuca. He was a graduate of both Lincoln High School and Youngstown State University.

John was a draftsman who worked at B&W in Koppel and later retired from General Motors in Lordstown, Ohio. He was Catholic by faith.

John was a veteran of the US Army, and a member of the Chewton Polish White Eagles. He enjoyed fishing and hunting.

John is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Michael Gibbons of Chewton, sons and daughters-in-law, John and Christine DeLuca of Chewton and Cory and Nikki DeLuca of North Sewickley Township, his grandchildren; Christie McCullough, Mandi Gibbons, Anthony DeLuca, Alaina DeLuca, Riley DeLuca and Giovanna DeLuca and two step-grandchildren, Travis Malz and Keyawna Harris.

In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Gene DeLuca.

Services were private. Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

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

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Frank J. Blaskowitz Sr., 95

Mr. Frank J. Blaskowitz, Sr., 95, of 523 Norwood Dr., Big Beaver, and Cambridge Village, Darlington Road, Beaver Falls, returned home to reside with the Lord on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Hospice, Heritage Valley Medical Center at 6:35 a.m.

Mr. Blaskowitz was born on November 10, 1918 in Ellwood City to the late Adam and Helena Matkowski Blaskowitz. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1937, and the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Frank served with the U.S. Army from September 21, 1942 until his discharge on November 27, 1945 with the Headquarters 49th Fighter Group as a medical administrative specialist with the rank of Sergeant.

He had fought in the Battles of New Guinea, Western Pacific, Southern Philippines, and Luzon. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Philippines Liberation Ribbon with 1 Bronze Star, American Campaign Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal with 4 Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Following his service with the Army, Frank worked at the U.S. Steel plant in Ellwood City in both the cold draw and cold finish departments for 35 years. He then worked for the Babcock and Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for 9 years.

Frank is a member, past president and vice president of the Beaver County Club of Retired Persons, and the American Legion post 157. He was an avid bowler and golfer, and enjoyed traveling to casinos and gardening.

Mr. Blaskowitz is survived by his wife of 67 years Hilda K. Abert Blaskowitz, his two daughters, Karen M. (Charles) Young of Darlington, Kathleen (Gary) Crawford of South Beaver, his two sons, Frank (Linda) Blaskowitz of North Fayette, Dennis (Emma) Blaskowitz of Ellwood City, his five grandchildren, Meghan, Todd, Rick, and Marcy, his two step grandchildren, Randy and Ryan Crawford, his six great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his three sisters, Mary Hogue, Sophie Zduniak, and Agnes Grenville, and his three brothers, Stanley, Alex, and Joseph Blaskowitz.

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 10:00 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 Saturday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Frank’s name may be made to the American Legion Post 157 for the maintenance of the Legion Park in Ellwood City.

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

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Janet M. Boots, 59

Janet M. Boots, 59, of North Sewickley Township, passed away peacefully at her residence late Tuesday evening, August 12, 2014 following a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born in McKees Rocks, PA on April 17, 1955 to the late Joseph Wanek and the late Mary Carlick Wanek.  Janet graduated from Sto-Rox High School in the class of 1973 and worked in the billing department at Ohio Valley General Hospital for 23 years.  Later, she became a Certified Nurses Aide and worked for Lutheran SeniorLife for nine years, most recently at LIFE Beaver County in Center Township for five years. She was a member of former St. Mark Catholic Parish in McKees Rocks and enjoyed gardening.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Wanek, and her sister, Dolores Wilczak, on July 15, 2014.

She is survived by her husband, Stanley Boots, whom she married August 16, 2007.  She is also survived by her brother, Joseph “Butch” Wanek, with whom she lived, and her sister and brother, Donna (and William) Boncek and Raymond (and Evelyn) Wanek, Sr., all of Elizabeth City, NC, as well as five stepchildren and 13 step grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 4-8 P.M. on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted immediately following the visitation at 8 P.M. on Friday at TURNER’S with Sister Mary Thaddeus Markelewicz of McGuire Memorial Home officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mark’s Cemetery in McKees Rocks.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Janet’s name, to Catholic Hospice.

Janet’s family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff and nurses of Catholic Hospice for the compassionate care they provided her over the last few months.

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

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Anna Mastilak, 96

Anna Mastilak, 96, of Katera’s Kove Personal Care Community, Wampum, formerly of Ellport, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 9, 2014 at Katera’s Kove.

Anna was born in Snowden, PA on April 5, 1918 to the late Michael Turok, Sr. and the late Anna Fellipe Turok.  She married her late husband of 27 years, Andrew Mastilak, Jr., on June 15, 1940.  He preceded her in death on March 7, 1968.  She was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Ellport where she sang in the choir.  She was also a member of the Booster Club in Ellport. During WWII, she worked at the former Ellwood Works of U.S. Steel.  Later, she became a Certified Nurses Aide, a job she continued to work well into her 80’s.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death, in addition to her parents and husband, by her brothers and sisters: Mary Ritorto, Helen Fecko, and John, Charles, and Michael Turok, Sr.

Anna is survived by several nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Monday, August 11, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

A blessing service will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at TURNER’S with Rev. Fr. John Sidor of Holy Trinity Orthodox Church officiating.

Interment will be in Holy Trinity Orthodox Cemetery in Big Beaver Borough.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Anna’s name, to the donor’s favorite charity.

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

 

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