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Cindy Jo Mayberry, 51

Cindy Jo Mayberry, 51, died on October 25, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Brighton Twp. She was a resident of Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis. For many years, she was a resident of the Allegheny Valley School home in Slippery Rock, PA.

Cindy Jo was born February 12, 1963 in Ellwood City to Floyd L. and Judith A. Grady Mayberry of Ellport. She loved all types of music and to dance.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Beth Riedel of Ellport and a brother, Randy (Tracy) Mayberry of New Castle.

Friends will be received at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City, on Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014 from 6 p.m. until the funeral services at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Randy Crum will officiate. Internment will be at the Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Allegheny Valley School, 1996 Ewings Mill Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108.

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Mary Lou Pirrera, 84

Mary Lou Pirrera, 84, of Fourth St., Ellwood City died Friday, October 24, 2014 at St. John’s Lutheran Home in Mars.

Born July 3, 1930 in Homewood “Racine”, PA., she was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Nancy Jane VanKirk Yoho. She was married on November 24, 1973 to Anthony Pirrera who passed away in 1996.

Mary Lou graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1948. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City. Mary Lou was a member of The Golden Agers and Challenges. She enjoyed reading and playing cards.

Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen (Michael) Ingram of Ellwood City; son, Scott (Nancy) Foster of Chippewa; two sister in laws, Ann Butchelli and Lucy Koah; brother in law, James Pirrera; four grandchildren, Amy, Erin, Chris, and Daniel Foster ; nine great grandchildren, one great great grandchild; and a nephew, Lawrence Krawchick.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David P. Foster and a sister, Lois Yoho.

Private services will be held on Monday at Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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David A. Herko, 59

David A. Herko, 59, of Crescent Ave., Ellwood City died unexpectedly Thursday, October 16, 2014 at his residence.

Born February 13, 1955 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Herman Herko of Ellwood City and the late Leona I. Parish Herko who passed away October 5, 2006.

David attended Riverside High School. He was a Veteran of the US Army.

In addition to his father, Herman, survivors include a sister, Debi Baldwin of Ellwood City, and four brothers, Harry (Diana) Herko of Wampum, Frank Herko of Ellwood City, Chuck (Cindy) Herko of Las Vegas, NV, John Herko of Frederick, MD.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a daughter, Stephanie Herko.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Harlie B. Dunham, 92

Harlie B. Dunham, 92, formerly of Monroeville and Ellwood City died on Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care Home in New Wilmington.

Born January 18, 1922 in Sistersville, West Virginia, he was the son of the late Marcus and Rose Clark Dunham of Wellsburg.

He was married to the late Eleanor Scott Dunham who passed away January 20, 2014. They celebrated 71 years of marriage on October 16, 2013.

Harlie graduated from Wellsburg High School in West Virginia and from Alderson-Broaddus College. He served as a corporal in the US Army-Air Force during WWII where he was stationed at the Lowry Air Force Base in Denver, Colorado. Following the war, he moved back to West Virginia where he served as the Secretary at the YMCA in Grafton.. He and his wife then moved to Bethany where he taught history, and was the basketball and baseball coach at Bethany High School. Harlie then became the Building and Grounds Superintendent at Bethany College. During his time in Bethany, he was active in the community, serving as the Fire Chief, Chief of Police, and Mayor. He also played Santa for a number of years for community events. After moving to the Monroeville Area, Harlie was the Building and Maintenance Director for the Gateway School District until this retirement in 1992. Harlie enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodcrafts, and he was the neighborhood “Mr. Fix It”.

Survivors include two daughters, Deloris “Lori” Dunham and her husband, Connie MacDonald of Ellwood City, Mindy Anderson and her husband, William of Levittown, PA; a brother, Marcus (JoAnn) Dunham Jr. of Cedar Bluff, Virginia; a grandson, Eric Anderson of Levittown; and a great-granddaughter, Kyleigh Anderson.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Dunham and Lois Hoover.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Calvin Presbyterian Church on Monday at 10:30 am with Pastor Sean Brubaker officiating. Military services will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care Benevolent Fund 238 S Market St New Wilmington Pa 16142 .

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Maxine H. Miller, 89

Maxine Harmer Miller, 89, of Sunset Blvd., Ellwood City died Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center following an illness.

Born October 31, 1924 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Scott and Louise Mehaffey Harmer. She was married to the late Donald J. Miller who passed away June 1, 2012.

Maxine retired from Riverside High School where she was the secretary for 26 years. During WWII, she worked at the National Tube Mill in Ellwood. Maxine graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942. She was an active member of the Knox Presbyterian Church, having served as a Deacon, Elder, and Sunday School Teacher. She enjoyed reading and music.

Survivors include a daughter, Carole A. Miller of Ellwood City and a son, Donald J. (DeeDee) Miller of Harpswell, Maine.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nel Rose Syphrit.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday October 18 from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the Funeral Service at 2:00 P.M. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Peggy Suhr Barkley will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library or the Knox Presbyterian Church..

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Jay C. Mars, 61

Jay C. Mars, 61 of Jackson, Mississippi, formerly of Wampum, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 13, 2014 at his residence.

Born December 14, 1952 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late James Franklin “Frank” Mars and Helen M. Hairhoger Mars.

Jay attended Mohawk High School where he lettered in football. He was the owner of Action Amusement Vending Machine Company in Jackson, Mississippi. He was a member of the F & AM, loved to fish and travel. His most cherished time was spent with his family. He loved life, and lived it to the fullest.

Survivors include a son, Jason Jay (Jerri) Mars and daughter Jamie Collum both of Jackson, Mississippi, two sisters, Jean Mars of New Beaver Boro and Janice Green of Memphis, Tennessee; a brother, Eugene (Beverly) Mars of Memphis, four beautiful grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, James F. Mars Jr.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, October 17, from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum. A Masonic Service will be held on Friday during visitation. Friends will also be received on Saturday from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1 pm at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

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Jennings H. Dean, 76

Jennings H. Dean, 76 of Tampa, Florida passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at the Carrollwood Care Center in Florida.

Jennings was born in Romney, West Virginia to the late James and Retha (Cox) Dean. He lived most of his life in West Pittsburg. He was married for 46 years to the late Shirley M. Donley Dean.

Jennings enjoyed spending time with family and friends camping, traveling, playing bingo and pool. He will be missed by all.

He is survived by two daughters and one son, Donna Micco, of Youngstown Ohio, Carol Kumrow, of Mercer, and Jennings (Pam) Dean Jr., of Tampa, Florida; siblings, Alice (Dave) Rinker, Jerry Dean and Lucy (Jerry) Staggs, all of Romney, WV; five grandchildren, Jessica Kumrow, Casey Melhorn, and Melissa Kumrow of Mercer, Jesse Dean and Katie Sculley of Tampa; and five great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Roscoe Dean.

Jennings chose to be cremated and laid to rest beside his loving wife, Shirley. A time of remembrance will be held for family and friends on Monday from 11 am until the time of the Memorial Service at noon at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Sean Brubaker of the Calvin Presbyterian Church will officiate.

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B. Eileen Deemer, 91

B. Eileen Deemer, 91, of Wurtemburg Rd. Ellwood City passed away at the home of her daughter, Patty on Saturday, October 11, 2014 following a brief illness.

Born May 21, 1923 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late James and Beatrice Gaston Glenn. Following the death of her mother when she was 8 days old, Eileen was adopted and raised by her maternal grandparents, Lawrence and Lena B. Gaston. She was married on December 22, 1945 to Harry E. Deemer who passed away January 29, 2009.

Eileen was a homemaker and worked on the Election Board in Wayne Twp. She graduated from New Castle High School in 1941. Eileen was a member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church, Order of the Eastern Star #212, Wimodausis Club of New Castle, Wurtemburg Perry Township Ladies Auxiliary, Ellwood City Woman’s Club, Alpha Lambda Eta Sorority, United Methodist Women and the Ellwood City Saxon Ladies, Branch #32. She was a past member of Ellwood City Art Club. Her hobbies include cooking, baking, sewing, and quilting.

Survivors include five daughters, Susan (John) Witty of Charleston, SC, Stephanie (Mike Lytle) Ashley of Annapolis, MD, Harriet (Bill) McGilton of Kinsman, OH; and twins, Patty (Tom) Lash and Peggy (Jim) Thompson, both of Ellwood City; four grandchildren, Justin (Erica) Witty, Scott (fianc√©, Brittany VanZanten) Ashley, Adam Witty, Stephanie Settle; and two great grandchildren,twins, Maya and Taylor Witty. She will be missed by all those who loved her including her extended family, Kaylee Palombi and William and Kyle Guthrie, who lovingly referred to her as “GG”.

She was preceded in death by half brother, Jim Glenn Jr. (April 26, 2002); and three sons in laws, Steve Settle (February 25, 1982), Denny Yohn (January 21, 1987), and William “Dutch” Wiltrout (September 29, 2000).

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, October 14 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. There will be an Eastern Star Service on Tuesday at 8:00 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 am with Pastor Gary Gibson and Pastor Jean Smith officiating. Interment will follow in North Sewickley Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 235 Alpha Dr. Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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