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Don King, 83

Don King, 83, of Palo Alto Drive in Wurtemburg, passed away on Wednesday, July King, Don22nd at Evergreen Nursing Center, where he had resided since February.

He was born in Chewton to the late Ethel Durment and William King. He was the last remaining of his six siblings; Bob, Jim, Tess, Nell, Geneva, and John.

He graduated from Wampum High School. He married Jane Cook in June,1953. Eight days later he shipped off to Korea where he served as a tank commander and earned the rank of sergeant in the United States Army. After two years, he returned and he and Jane had two children, Diane and Don.

Don’s work took the family to Whittier, California in 1961, where they lived for three years. After returning to Ellwood, Don studied to become an electrical engineer, and worked for the Herman Corporation and Westinghouse. Don worked primarily in the nuclear division, where he designed a robotic arm to replace a component in a nuclear reactor core. His work afforded him the opportunity to travel the country and the world, including Brazil, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Russia, where he lived and worked for six months.

Don had many interests. He was a constant reader. He was keenly interested in family history, and digitized old photos and compiled extensive genealogies. He liked astronomy, and built his own 8 foot telescope. He was fascinated by electricity and magnetism, and built two working Tesla coils. He appreciated engineering, and built a scale model of the Eiffel Tower with toothpicks. He enjoyed hunting and selling ginseng, and wrote and published a book, Hunting the Elusive Ginseng. His memoirs of Korea are part of the U.S. Army Heritage Center’s archives. He was a member of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, where he served as adult Sunday School teacher, elder, and youth group leader through the years.

Don was predeceased by his loving wife of 58 years, Jane, and his son, Don. He is survived by daughter Diane and husband, Scott Dombach, grandchildren Seth and Melissa Dombach, Rachael Shaffer, Josh and Mindy King, and five great-grandchildren, who he dearly loved. He is also survived by Meddi Awalom, who lived with the Kings for a year as an exchange student and remains part of the family.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, July 24th, from 7:00 to 8:00 PM at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home from 3:00 PM until the service at 4:00 PM on Saturday. Pastor Dan Stinson will officiate. Internment will follow in the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, 291 Wurtemburg Rd., Ellwood City, PA.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

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Sue Ann Kardish, 84

GMA KardishSue Ann Kardish, 84, of Pershing St. Ellwood City passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at Northview Estates following a one year illness.

Born March 4, 1931 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late H. Ray and Joyce Gardner Conner Sr.

She was married for 56 years to Henry G. Kardish who passed away March 29, 2008.

Sue was a member of the First Baptist Church in Ellwood City. She was an avid golfer and bowler, participating in many local leagues. She was a member of Delmar Golf Course. She also enjoyed playing cards and reading. Sue was a great patron of the Ellwood City Library. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren who affectionately called her “G’ Ma”.

Survivors include three daughters and a son in law, Susan Kardish and Amy (Vincent) Amendola of Pittsburgh, Stacy Court of Ellwood City; sister, Barbara (Clyde) McGeary of Camp Hill, PA; six grandchildren,Kelly (Jeff) Harper, Sandy (Tom LaTona) Wilson, Christopher Wilson, Ashley, Kevin and Cassidy Court; two step grandchildren, Vincent D. Amendola, Renee (Ben) Iannacchione;and four great grandchildren, Harrison LaTona, Wilson Conner Harper, Samuel Harper, and Salvatore Iannacchione.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Kathy Wilson, Tammy Kardish, and a brother Ray Conner Jr.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 17, from 5 -9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 on Saturday. Chaplin Claire Megles will officiate the service.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Library, the Kathy Kardish Wilson Memorial Education Fund, 418 Spring St, Jamestown NY, 14201, or the Gentiva Hospice 3124 Wilmington Rd. Suite 108, New Castle, PA 16105.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Regis Giba, 85

Regis Giba, 85, of Koppel passed away Monday, June 29, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born August 10, 1929 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Joseph and Mary Pipko Giba.

Regis retired from Babcock and Wilcox where he was a craneman.

Survivors include a sister, Mary Regan of Columbus, Ohio; a brother, Jerry Giba of Pittsburgh; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Per Regis’s wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

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Frederick W. Deitrick, 93

deitrickFrederick W. Deitrick, 93, formerly of Main St. Wampum, currently residing at Beaver Meadows in Brighton Twp. passed away unexpectedly Sunday, June 28, 2015 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born August 29, 1921 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Frederick Adolph and Jeanette McAfee Deitrick. He was married for 52 years to Emelene L. Cini Deitrick who passed away May 6, 2003.

Fred graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1940. He served in the European Theatre with the US Army during WW II, For his heroic service he received a purple heart and three bronze stars. He was a lifelong member of the Wampum American Legion Post 749. Fred retired in 1983 from Babcock and Wilcox in the special metals division. He was a member of the former St. Monica Church in Wampum and a current member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City. Fred’s most cherished time was spent with his family.

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, Dr. Mark (Susan) Deitrick of Beaver; a daughter, Marianne Turner of New Brighton; five grandchildren, Sarah (Bryan) Mullen, Richie Turner, Mark J. Deitrick, Michael Deitrick, and Katherine Ann Deitrick; two great grandchildren, Jenna and Lauren Mullen; and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Fred in 1968. The last of his family, he was also preceded in death by six sisters, Madeline Kennedy, Clarabell Caccia, Garnett Wehman, Dorothy Ippolito, Elizabeth Bonzo, and Alice Strohecker.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to McGuire Memorial Foundation PO Box 48 New Brighton, PA 15066.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Beaver Meadows for their love, support, and care.

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Marianne P. Fabich, 67

fabichMarianne P. Fabich, 67, of Chewton passed away Saturday, June 27, 2015 at her residence following a short illness.

Born October 1, 1947 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John and Dorothy J. Krosovic Capp. She was married for 49 years to George A. Fabich Jr. who survives.

Marianne graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. She retired from Heraeus Electro-Nite Co where she was the inventory control specialist. She was an avid bowler and was involved in a leadership role with the Beaver Valley Woman’s Bowling Association. Her family was her life. She cherished time spent with her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, George, survivors include two sons, Michael (Michelle) Fabich of Chewton, Ron (Lauren) Fabich of Erie; daughter, Paula (Eric) Detar of Branchport, New York; sister, Melinda (Phillip) Fabich of Shenago Twp.; brother, John A. (Sharon) Capp of Ross Twp; and six grandchildren, Anna and Noah Detar, Haley, Colin and Asher Fabich, and Christin Boughter.

She was preceded in death by her father, John on February 8, 2011 and her mother, Dorothy on May 27, 2015.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 am at the Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice, 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16105.

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Barbara G. Copper, 82

Mom Copper with spookyBarbara G. “Bobbie” Copper, 82, formerly of Townwood Rd.North Sewickley Twp. passed away Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at the Passavant Care Center in Zelienople following a lingering illness.

Born October 7, 1932 in Aurora, Colorado, she was the daughter of the late Hubert G.and Alma Noe Barrows. She was married for 63 years to Thomas Copper who survives.

Bobbie was an active member of the Word Alive Church in Ellwood City.

In addition to her husband, Tom, survivors include three sons and a daughter in law, David M. Copper of Los Angeles, California, Bruce P. Copper and Chaun D. (Lucinda) Copper, both of North Sewickley; six grandsons, Duane, James, Chaun Jr., Dan, Matt and Mike Copper; granddaughter,Rachel Westfall; and five great grandchildren, Nisa and Kaela Copper, and Branson, Ariana, and Porter Westfall.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Paul in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday June 26 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service at 3:30 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Marvin Mayle of Word Alive Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in Mt. Herman Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Word Alive Church, 124 Scenic Hill Blvd. Ellwood City, PA 167117 .

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Robert James Abbott, 73

AbbottRobert James “Jim” Abbott, 73, of Beaver Dam Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) passed away unexpectedly Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital.

Born August 10, 1941 in Kansas City, Kansas, he was the son of the late James D. and Fern Scott Abbott. He was married for 42 years to Sandra Ketterer Abbott who survives.

Jim worked as a salesman for Phil Fitts Ford in New Castle and later for Prudential Insurance Company until his retirement in 1982. He served in the US Army from 1958-1961, stationed at various missile sites. He was a past member of the American Legion in Wampum, the LMBA and the VFW in New Galilee. Jim enjoyed genealogy research and his dogs.

Jim is survived by his wife, Sandra, and a half sister, Debra Abbott of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Visiting hours will be held Monday, June 22 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 11:00 am with Rev. C.F. Hoffman of the Galilean Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in White Church Cemetery.

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John “Jack” Brest, 81

BrestJohn “Jack” Brest, 81, of Fountain Ave., Ellwood City passed away Monday, June 15, 2015 at the Ellwood City Hospital following an illness.

Born December 25, 1933 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Charles L.and Florence Miller Brest. He was married for 58 years to Mary Virginia “Ginny” Nagel Brest who survives.

Jack relocated to Ellwood City at the age of 9 and graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1951. He served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956 and was honorably discharged with the rank of Petty Officer Second Class. While in the Navy, Jack attended fire schools in Long Beach California and received formal instructions on high and low pressure boilers. Following his discharge, he worked at US Steel for a few years. On April 18, 1960, Jack was hired as a paid fireman for the Ellwood City Fire Department. Between 1959 and 1974, Jack received 186 hours of schooling in a variety of fire fighting, arson detection and fire officership techniques and programs. He was a first aid instructor from 1966-1974 and completed 48 hours of training in emergency care and transportation of the sick and injured at Jameson Hospital in New Castle. He also attended Beaver County Community College and completed courses in fire service procedures and operations, fire prevention, and building codes and construction. In 1971, Jack was appointed Assistant Fire Chief and then in 1975 was officially named Fire Chief and served as such until his retirement in 1991. While serving as the Fire Chief, Jack was instrumental in implementing many training programs for the volunteer fireman. Under his guidance, the volunteers learned how to operate the fire equipment and drive the fire trucks so as to eliminate risks of accidents and to improve the efficiency of the department.

Prior to his retirement, Jack was a member of the Western PA Firemen Association and the National Fire Chiefs Association. Jack was affiliated with the Calvin Presbyterian Church. He was a former member of the Elks and Saxon Clubs in Ellwood City. He enjoyed reading, but his most cherished time was spent with family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Ginny, survivors include two daughters, Terri L. Contreras, Tracey L. Hasan; two sons, Todd L. (Janet) Brest, Thomas L. (Beth) Brest, all of Ellwood City; eight grandchildren,Allison, Adriana, and Kyle Contreras, Amanda, Korrie, and Kasey Hasan, Ryan (Laurel) and Aaron Brest; and two great grandchildren, Jack and Jenna Brest.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, K. Graham Brest.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday June 18 from 204 and 6-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Members of the Ellwood City Fire Department will hold a service at 6:30 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with Rev. Sean Brubaker officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Veteran’s Honor Guard

Interment will follow in Castleview Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Volunteer Fire Department or the donor’s favorite charity..

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