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Janet Huzinec, 94

Janet HuzinecJanet Huzinec, 94, of Border Avenue, Ellwood City, passed away in her residence on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:58 AM.

Born in Toledo, Ohio on December 31, 1920, Janet was the daughter of the late Arthur and Viola Holladay Restid.  She married Frank Huzinec on June 9, 1956.  Janet was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses who very much enjoyed her ministry work.  In the 1940’s Janet served as a missionary.  She also enjoyed sewing, crocheting, gardening and bird watching.

Janet is survived by her husband, Frank Huzinec, and a son, Randy Huzinec, both of Ellwood City.

In addition to her parents, Janet was preceded in death by a son, Timothy F. Huzinec, two brothers; Arthur Restid, Jr. and Charles Restid and a sister, Francis McMillan.

All are welcome to attend the memorial service for Janet on Saturday, May 30th at 2:00 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 317 Route 288, Ellwood City.

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

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at http://www.tomonfuneralhome.com

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Domenic A. Cusato, Jr., 91

Cusato, Domenic Uncropped“Fight the good fight of faith, lay on eternal life, whereunto thou art called and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

Domenic A. Cusato, Jr., was a true servant of God, loving husband, devoted father, and local business owner for over 40 years. He was born in June 23, 1923 to the late Domenic and Josephine Mediate Cusato in Queens Junction, PA. He was married in Irvona, PA to Theo C. Johns, who survives, on September 20, 1948.

Domenic’s life was full. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church of New Castle and Gideon’s International, a current member of the Beaver Camp.

Serving his country from 1943-1945 in engineering operations, 9th Air Force Army Air Corps, Domenic received four bronze stars.

His first established business was the C&G Market on Wayne Avenue and 6th Street in 1946. He then opened the Clover Farm Store on the west side of North Street in 1950. Several years later he opened Dom’s Golden Dawn across the street. Dom and Theo partnered to open their new store, Dom’s IGA Foodliner, on Wampum Avenue in 1963. God richly blessed his business throughout the years, which enabled him to bless others. Domenic retired in the 1980’s, later selling his business in 2005.

Domenic enjoyed a variety of hobbies, including skiing, working on his property, playing the organ, and most importantly, spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his loving wife of 66 years, Domenic is survived by two sons and one daughter: Denni (and Arloene) Cusato and Lydia (and David) Ialongo, all of Ellwood City, and Todd (and Joy) Cusato of Toccoa, GA. Eleven grandchildren survive: Cara (and Ben) Huth, Marisa (and Steve) Mandel, Sara (and Kevin) Huber, Domenic, Rocco, and Saverio Cusato, Nicole Bastide, Elizabeth (and Ron) Forkey, Maria (and Ben) Johnson, Bethany (and Will) Oliver, and Ben Cusato. He is also survived by his brother, Ronald J. (and Joyce) Cusato of Fombell.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Renee Bastide, his sisters, Rose Oliastro, Mary Casey, and Josephine Sorbo, and his brothers, Rocco and Sam Cusato.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Friday, May 29, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the First Assembly of God, 2021 Pulaski Road, New Castle, PA 16101, with Rev. Kenneth M. Meyer and Rev. Chad Stoecker officiating, assisted by Rev. Matthew Bupp and Rev. William Anzevino.

Members of the New Castle Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the church at 10:45 A.M. the morning of the service conduct full military rites.

Private interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Dom’s name, to the Gideon’s International.

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

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Tennille S. Froce, 34

FroceMiss Tennille S. Froce, 34, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 26, 2015 in Johnstown, PA.

Tennille was born on February 17, 1981 in Ellwood City to Brian Froce of Economy Borough and Judy Biddle Froce of Ellwood City. She graduated from Southern Huntington High School with the class of 1999. She was recently working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at the Golden Living Center in Johnstown.

Tennille is survived by her parents, her daughter, Tamaiya Williams, her two brothers, Brian and Derick both of Ellwood City, her paternal grandfather, Louis Froce of Ellwood City, and her special friend Jefferey Williams of Johnstown.

She was preceded by her maternal grandparents, Wesley and Charlotte Biddle, and her paternal grandmother, Margie Froce.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 5-7 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Service for Tennille will be held on Thursday at 7:00 p.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Marvin Mayle of the Word Alive Church officiating. Memorial contributions for Tennille may be made to her mother Judy Froce, 621 Todd Ave., Ellwood City, Pa 16117.

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

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Clara R. Frisk, 93

FriskMrs. Clara R. Frisk, 93, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, May 24, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mrs. Frisk was born on October 10, 1921 in Ellwood City to the late Peter and Olga Veri Colao. Clara is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She had worked at the Connoquenessing Country Club as a cook, and later for the Riverside School District as a cafeteria worker. She enjoyed playing bingo and scrabble.

Mrs. Frisk is survived by her two daughters, Marie (Gary) Friello of North Sewickley Twp. and Judi (Fred) Turner of Franklin Twp., her three sons, Nicholas A. (Christine) Frisk, Jr. of Franklin Twp., Jerry (Carole) Frisk of South Carolina, and Michael Frisk of Ellport, her fifteen grandchildren, Kristen Leigh Pigza, Nicholas A. (Joy Ann) Frisk III, Breonna C. (Matthew) Miller, Dawn Montemurro, Fred Turner Jr., Kimberly (Michael) Schafer, Jeremy Frisk, Danielle (John) Hollis, Nicole Celani, Michael Frisk Jr., Johnathon Frisk, Benjamin Frisk, Gary (Lisa) Friello, David (Lori) Friello, and Michael (Cindie) Friello, her twenty one great-grandchildren, her brother, Roger (Loretta) Colao of Atlantic City, her step-brother, James (Gloria) Masters of Baltimore ,MD, and her sister, Marie Rotz of Struthers, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Nicholas A. Frisk, Sr. whom she married on February 5, 1939 and passed away on March 9, 1990, her sister, Andryanna Hohman, and her brothers, Victor and Michael Colao.

A Private family visitation and Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday morning in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

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Larry George Linville, 72

larry2Larry George Linville, 72 of Carlisle, PA formerly of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly at the Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, FL on May 18, 2015.

Born in Ellwood City on April 24, 1943, Larry was the son of the late Lemuel and Helene Clark Linville. Larry was the Supervisor of Mechanical Installation for Intellegrated which purchased the former Mathews Conveyor Co. of Ellwood City. A 1961 graduate of Lincoln High School, Larry was also a veteran of the Army serving in South Korea. He was also a Harley Davidson enthusiast.

Surviving is Larry’s companion, Glenda Cook, a son and daughter-in-law, John and Margie Linville of Ellwood City, 2 grandchildren, Molly and Colin Linville and 2 brothers, Lemuel and Janie Linville of Ellwood City and Mark and Diane Linville of Perryville, KY.

A private funeral service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at http://www.tomonfuneralhome.com

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Gregory R. Lewis, 57

LewisMr. Gregory R. Lewis, 57, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 17, 2015 in Carlisle, PA.

Mr. Lewis was born on November 27, 1957 to the late Robert Lewis and Audry Henkey Rose of San Francisco, CA. Greg graduated from the Granada High School in Livermore, CA. He served with the U.S. Army from September 26, 1978 until his discharge on September 25, 1982 as a cannon crewman.

He was presently working as a truck driver with the CRST Trucking Co. which is based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He enjoyed woodworking, cooking, and golfing.

Mr. Lewis is survived by his wife, Debbie O’Conner Lewis whom he married on April 30, 2005, his two daughters, Nevada Lee Lewis of Ellwood City and Anisa (John) Suttora of Livermore, CA, his son, Nicholas Lewis of Sacramento, CA, his mother and step-father, Audrey (Robert) Rose of San Francisco, his three sisters, Genevieve (Loyd) McPeak, Kathy Uhlhorn, and Tracey Lewis all of Livermore, CA, his brother, Robert Lewis of Austin, TX, and his mother-in-law, Jean DeBlasio O’Conner of Ellwood City.

Family and friends will be received on Friday 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 Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating.

Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. 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. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 9:20 a.m.

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

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Austin J. Hines, 15

Hines, Austin UncroppedAustin J. Hines, 15, of Beaver Falls, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening, May 15, 2015.

He was born in Brighton Township on January 17, 2000 to Russell J. Hines and Tonia Hogue Hines, who survive. He was a ninth grade student at Riverside High School where he enjoyed Phys. Ed., lifting weights, and hanging out with his friends and girlfriend, Makayla. He loved sports, WWE wrestling, video games, and spending time outdoors, especially fishing and camping.

He was preceded in death by his maternal great grandfather, William O. Hogue

He is survived by his mother, Tonia Hogue Hines (and Timothy Anderson) of Beaver Falls, his father, Russell J. Hines of Pittsburgh, his sister, Madison Hines, and his stepsisters Hazen and Harlee Anderson, all at home. He is also survived by his paternal grandparents, Kathy (and George) Hines of Beaver Falls, his paternal great grandmother, Ann Cornell of Zelienople, his maternal grandfather, Francis Ursida of Monaca, his maternal great grandmother, Addie G. Hogue of Ellwood City, his maternal great grandmother Marie Ursida of Beaver Falls, an uncle, and many great uncles, great aunts, and cousins.

Friends will be received from 2-4 P.M. and from 6 P.M. until the time of service at 8 P.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the funeral home to help with funeral expenses.

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

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Anna E. “Betty” Cowan, 91

Cowan, Anna UncroppedAnna E. “Betty” Cowan, 91, of Zelienople, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, May 16, 2015 at St. John’s Specialty Care Center in Mars.

She was born in Columbiana, OH on May 23, 1923 to the late Homer Ford and the late Anna Reynolds Ford. She graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1940 and married her late husband of 21 years, John E. Cowan, on June 18, 1949. He preceded her in death on July 3, 1970. Betty worked as an assistant manager at the former Lawrence Savings and Trust for many years until retiring. She enjoyed crafts, especially crocheting.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Dorothea Boyer.

She is survived by three daughters: Mary (and David) Best and Alice (and Dave) Anton, all of Fombell, and Marjorie (and Richard) Bovan of Ortonville, MI. She is also survived by six grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at Hope Lutheran Church, 8070 Rowan Road, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 with Rev. Ronald A. Brown officiating.

Interment will be in Clinton Cemetery, Wampum.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Relay for Life in Ortonville, MI, c/o Erin Bovan.

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

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