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Dale R. Creely, 59

Dale R. Creely, 59, of Wampum died Friday, July 18, 2014 at his residence.

Born September 10, 1954 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Russel Creely and the late Eleanor Palmieri Creely Monnin .

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Martina Bruno Creely; a son, Justin Swan of Valencia; and a brother, Russel Creely of Brookline.

Dale formerly owned Vocelli Pizza in Ellwood City for 15 years.

Friends will be received on Sunday, July 27 from 1 until the of the memorial service at 3 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Cliff Reynolds of the Word Alive Church will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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James Joseph Curry, 44

James Joseph Curry, 44, of New Beaver Boro, passed peacefully from this life surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his residence following a courageous five year battle with cancer.

Born March 31, 1970 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the Bertram Joseph Curry of Pittsburgh and the late Dorothy Ann Drab Curry. He married Sandra Edwards Curry on September 18, 2010, she survives.

Jim graduated from Woodland Hills High School in 1988. He then attended the Allegheny County Fire Academy. He also graduated from the New Castle School of Trades Commercial Industrial Maintenance Program in 2012. While residing in Pittsburgh, he was a member of the North Braddock Fire Department. After moving to New Beaver Boro in 2010, he became very active with their Fire Department having served as its president from 2012 until now. Jimmy was actively employed since 1999 as a security guard at the Diocese of Pittsburgh and Verizon Wireless in Cranberry. He attended the Bridgewater United Methodist Church and the Victory Christian Center in Columbiana. Jim loved the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He also loved to travel. He absolutely loved helping friends and family. Jimmy will always be remembered for having a smile on his face, his jokes, his laugh, and his funny stories. He also enjoyed baking, cooking, the Irish Community and WWE wrestling.

In addition to his wife, Sandra, survivors include his father and step-mother, Bertram and Mary Hanafin Curry; two half brothers, Daniel Curry, Brian Curry; two step sisters, Liz Culloty and her fiancé, Pat Mahoney, Eileen Culloty; two brother in laws, William Edwards, Benjamin (Theresa) Edwards; his in laws, Keith (Mary) Edwards, Harriet (William) Hutton; and nieces and nephews, Declan McCabe, Mariah Culloty, Zachary, Makayla, and Alexia Edwards, and Timothy and Khloe Edwards.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Family and friends will be received from 6-9 pm on Thursday and from 2-8 pm on Friday at the New Beaver Borough Volunteer Fire Department. A Memorial Service celebrating Jim’s life will be held at the Fire Department on Saturday at 9:30 am. Following the services a memorial dinner will be held and then Jim will ride one last time on a fire truck for a graveside service at Northside Catholic Cemetery in Pittsburgh. Services will include a bagpiper and the Fire Honor Guard.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to the funeral home to help cover expenses.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Sherry Lee Wehman Weigel, 77

Sherry Lee Wehman Weigel, 77, of VanGorder Mill Rd., Ellwood City died Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at Creek Meadows Senior Guest Haus in Zelienople.

Born November 30, 1936 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Alvi Charles Wehman and Violet Wiley Wehman Luchka. She was married on July 9, 1954 to John Horace Weigel who passed away in 2007.

Sherry grew up on VanGorder Mill Road surrounded by cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents. She lived most of her life there and continued to enjoy the company of her relatives along the Slippery Rock Creek. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1954. Sherry was a stay at home mom working briefly at “The Boat Shop” and at Estey Organ Factory. When her husband retired from the steel mill and became the Pennsylvania State Director for the Loyal Order of the Moose, she was by his side traveling all over the state visiting and encouraging their members and leaders. Sherry could describe every mile marker of every exit on our four lane highways. When Sherry wasn’t on the Slippery Rock Creek, she enjoyed summers on Lake Erie. She could be fiercely competitive in a game of Texas Hold Em, Bingo, or Scrabble. She loved her grandchildren, nieces and nephews and they, in turn, loved her.

Survivors include three children, Raylene (Darryl) Boots, Jonica (Doug) Walters, William Wray “Chip” Weigel, all of Ellwood City; a stepdaughter, Gaye Drogus Davis of New Brighton; three brothers, Frank (Carol) Wehman, Michael (Patti) Wehman, Theodore (Pam) Wehman, all of Ellwood City; beloved sister, Kandace (Matthew) Wehman Masula of Summerville, SC; grandchildren: Charles (Kalei) Schaeffer, Kevin John (Shawna) Schaeffer,Jenica Violet (Chris) Schaeffer Jones, Roxy Ellen (Zac) Boots Jackson, Xander Boots, Ben (Beth) Walters, Janne Shaellen Walters, Anthony (Laura) Thompson, Carley Wray Weigel,Kayla Shay Weigel, Karolyn Leavelle and Andrea Mascher; her great grandchildren: “Kai” Kaleikaipuala Satori Schaeffer Smith, Violet Ku’upuananileihua Schaeffer Smith, Riley Schaeffer, Jonah Schaeffer, Solomon Walters, Anna Thompson, Coby Thompson, Avalon Mascher, Bradyn Mascher, Lee Leavelle, Matthew Leavelle.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Nellie Patterson Wehman; brother, Ralph Wehman; stepbrothers, Donald and Richard Pitts;and loving stepsister, Loretta Pitts Marshall.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, July 19 from 6-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Sunday from 1 until the time of the funeral service at 3 pm. Rev. Jean Smith of the Wurtemburg Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Wurtemburg Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library or the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Kenneth E. Burns, 90

Kenneth E. “Rudy” Burns Sr., 90, of Portersville Rd., Ellwood City (Perry Twp.) died on Thursday, July 10, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.

Born February 27, 1924 in Ellwood City,he was the son of the late Walter and Cora Hazen Burns. He was married for 66 years to Helen McKinney Burns who survives.

Rudy worked as a machinist for US Steel and then for Commercial Machine. He was an active member of the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. Rudy graduated from Lincoln HIgh School in 1942 then served his country in the US Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theatre. He was a Perry Twp Supervisor for over 20 years. He also coached Little League Baseball and enjoyed hunting.

In addition to his wife, Helen, survivors include three sons, Kenneth E. (Peggy) Burns Jr., Larry Burns, Randy (Patty) Burns; one daughter, Vickie (Dell) Streckeisen, all of Ellwood City; 9 grandchildren, Sean, Brent and Larry Burns, Nicole Robbins, Joel and Danielle Carosi, Troy, Josh and Kassi Streckeisen; and 11 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Durbin and Nina Alford and two brothers, Walter and Charles “Buster” Burns.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday July 12 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 pm with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church PO Box 709 Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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Elsie Ann Sommariva Sheldone, 78

Elsie Ann (Sommariva) Sheldone, 78, of Rear Fourth St., Ellwood City died Monday, July 7, 2014 at her residence.

Born August 2, 1935 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Rose Rich Sommariva.

Elsie retired from the Ellwood City School District where she worked in the cafeteria for over 10 years. She was Catholic by faith. She enjoyed reading and cooking. Her most cherished time was spent with her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include three sons, James Buffone and Ralph Buffone, both of Florida, Robert Sheldone of Beaver; one daughter, Leslie Ann (Tim) Rough of Ellwood City; her former husband, Robert Sheldone of Ellwood City; and five grandchildren, Samantha and Sianna Rough, and Eric, Kreg, and Nicholas Buffone.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Sommariva

Friends will be received on Friday, July 11 from 11 am until the time of the memorial service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Interment will follow in St. Michael’s Cemetery in Butler.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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James Craig Richards, 45

James Craig Richards, 45, of Stamm Hollow Rd., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) died on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

Born April 19, 1969 in Ellwood City, he was the son of James C. and Judith Ann Stratton Richards of Franklin Twp.

Craig graduated from Riverside High School in 1986 where he participated on the football and track teams. He was Presbyterian by faith. Craig was self employed and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Jason Carl (Leslie) Richards of Franklin Twp and two nephews, Tyler and Tanner Richards.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Heather Lynn Richards in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday July 6 from 6-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church at 10 am with Rev. Dr. Maurice Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Jean McWhertor, 89

Jean McWhertor, 89, of 150 Waugh Ave. Shenango on the Green in New Wilmington, formerly of Ellwood City died Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born March 27, 1925 in Oil City, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Eleanor Philp Clark. She was married for 64 years to Harold E. McWhertor as they were married June 10, 1950. He survives and resides in New Wilmington.

During, WWII, Jean tested high octane gasoline for Pennzoil. Following the war, Mrs. McWhertor graduated from Westminster College with a Degree in Music. She worked as a public school music teacher in Cranberry and was a substitute teacher for the Ellwood City School District. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she was the organist for 25 years. Jean was an accomplished musician and shared her love of music with many children in the area by giving private piano lessons. She was also active in the community being a member of the Ladies College Club of Ellwood City, a volunteer for the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary and a volunteer for the Ellwood City Meals on Wheels program.

In addition to her husband, Harold, survivors include three sons, Thomas E. (Janice) McWhertor of Grand Rapids, MI, Daniel C. (Mary) McWhertor of Plantation, FL, Martin H. (Nanette) McWhertor of Costa Mesa, CA; daughter, Jill E. McWhertor of Costa Mesa, CA; brother, Daniel O. (Peggy) Clark of Newport Beach, CA; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held Friday June 27 from 6 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church with her pastor Rev. James Cannistraci officiating. Interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or the Ellwood City Public Library.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Olive G. Cearfoss, 82

Olive G. Cearfoss, 82, of Koppel, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Rochester Manor.

Born April 17, 1932 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Ubry) Joy.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Cearfoss who passed away July 8, 2003, a brother, Daniel Joy; and a daughter-in-law, Paula Cearfoss.

Olive was a homemaker raising her three children. She later worked at Pavlovic’s Market and Anne’s Deli and Consignment in Koppel. She volunteered for many organizations in Koppel, including the Koppel United Methodist Church; the concession stand for various youth athletics; St. Teresa Catholic Church’s ziti dinners; Koppel Fire Department’s Christmas events for children, Koppel’s Memorial Day services, among others. She was also presented with an award from the community of Koppel in appreciation of her volunteer services. She was a member of the Koppel United Methodist Church. She was also an avid Bingo player and loved to crochet.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Cearfoss of Koppel, Dean Cearfoss of Spanish Fort, AL; daughter, Linda (Bill) Young of Daugherty Twp.; a sister, Ruth (Jack) Atchison of New Brighton, brother, Paul Joy of Chippewa; ten grandchildren, Christine Cearfoss, Samantha and Brittany Schmidley, Annie, Robert, and Alexa Cearfoss, Nicholas, Donnovan, and Giavonni Ritchie, Wendy Crist, William and Robert Young; four great grandchildren, Erin, Alexa, Seraphina, and Damien.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday June 16 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am with Rev. Tracy Cox of the New Brighton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, if desired, to the Koppel United Methodist Church, 2517 Second Ave. Koppel, PA 16136.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to those who cared for Olive, including St. Teresa Hospice, Rochester Villa and Manor, including the administrative staff. Please know your kindness to my mother and others like her is truly a blessing.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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