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Malzina E. Saunders, 89

Malzina E. Saunders, 89, of Zelienople, formerly of Portersville, died Sunday, September 28, 2014 at UPMC Passavant – McCandlass Twp. Hospital.

Born June 7, 1925 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John A.and Roweine Karsch Ellefson. She was married for 39 years to Frank A. Saunders who passed away December 4, 1983.

Malzina graduated from Lincoln High School in 1943. She was actively involved in the class reunions throughout the years. She retired from Slippery Rock School District where she was a baker in the cafeteria. Malzina was a Charter Member and the longtime Secretary/Treasurer of the Portersville Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing and baking.

Survivors include four sons, Frank, John, Robert, and Rick Saunders; two daughters, Beth Bratcher, Terri Dougherty; two sisters, Roweine “Sis” Rice, Ellen Barjuca; brother, John W. “Bill” Ellefson; 12 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and 5 great great grandchildren.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City on Friday, October 3 at 11 am with Rev. Tod Custer officiating. Interment will follow in the Portersville Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Portersville Volunteer Fire Department..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Frank E. O’Neill II

Frank E. O’Neill II, 59, of Fourth Ave. Koppel died Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital.

Born February 23, 1955 in New Brighton, PA, he was the son of the late Frank E. and Fayetta Kohler O’Neill. He was married to Dolores Lee O’Neill who passed away January 26, 2012.

Frank was a truck driver for JSAR Trucking Company. He was a Veteran of the US Marine Corps where he served in Vietnam.

Survivors include three sisters, Susie Stanley of Darlington, JoAnne Haines of New Galilee, Darlene Yates of Florida; brother, Kenneth O’Neill of Darlington; and his step mother, Kay O’Neill of Zelienople;

He was preceded in death by a sister, Tina Andrews Crawford.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Shirley McNany, 76

Shirley McNany, 76, of Orchard Ave., Ellwood City died Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Edison Manor Nursing Home in New Castle.

Born April 3, 1938 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John P. and Clara Mae Koch Wimer.

Shirley graduated from Lincoln High School in 1956 and in July of that year, she married the love of her life, Lawrence “Pick” McNany. They raised two children together and that was their greatest blessing. Shirley worked for 10 years in retail sales and then 15 years for St. Monica’s. She then retired from Jameson Hospital Home Health Care Services. She was an active member of Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church having served as a Trustee, Sunday School and Bible School Teacher. Shirley also belonged to the Naomi Circle and served as the trustee for the Woman’s Association at the church. She was involved with the Ellwood City Carpenter Project. Her hobbies included dancing, reading and playing cards. Her family was her greatest achievement.

Survivors include a son, Barry (Sharon) McNany of Rialto, California; daughter, Beth Izzo of Ellwood City; two sister in laws, Shirley Tritt Wimer of Frisco, Sally (Fred) Yovich of Florida; three grandchildren, Dylan Weingartner and Erica (Joseph) Miller, both of Ellwood City, Larry Taylor of California; three step grandchildren, Michelle Izzo and her fiancé, David Prenatt of Aliquippa, Mellodie (Shaun) Kaszowski of New Castle, Jeffrey Davis of New Castle; four great grandchildren, Hailey Lechner, Linzy Miller, Breana Miller, Damien Prenatt; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lawrence on February 3, 2011; brother, Phillip “Jake” Wimer; and son in law, Larry Izzo on April 5, 2014.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church on Monday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Public Library or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Ryan M. Clark, 32

Ryan M. Clark, 32, of Old Chewton Rd., West Pittsburg died unexpectedly Tuesday, September 16, 2014.

Born August 4, 1982 in New Castle, he was the son of Raymond E. Clark of Edinburg and Bonnie Bell Hedlund (Rick) of New Castle.

Ryan loved fishing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandmother, Grace Clark of West Pittsburg; grandfather, Fred Bell of New Castle; and five brothers, Aaron Clark of West Middlesex, and Eric, Raymond Jr., Adam and Andrew Clark, all of West Pittsburg.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Roy Clark, grandmother, Dwanda Bell and an aunt, Crystal Bell.

Visiting hours will be held Friday September 19 from 6 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 am with Rev. Todd Davis of the West Pittsburgh United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Savannah Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Robert W. Harkanson, 58

Robert W. Harkanson, 58, of New Castle, Pa, formerly of the Lehigh Valley Area, passed away Friday September 12, 2014 in Wintersville, Ohio.

Bobby was known to help anyone in need and to put a smile on everyone’s face with his humor. He was a good father, brother, friend and a loyal Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Raised in Lacay Park, Pa he was the son of the late Edward and Jean Harkanson.

He is survived by one daughter Jennifer Harkanson and two grandchildren Kiara and Jace, his dear friend and companion Sylvia Rajner Freed, two brothers Edward and Bernie Harkanson and a sister Bonnie Harris.

He was preceded in death by brothers Joseph and William Harkanson.

Services will be held at Marshall Funeral Home in Wampum Pa on Wednesday September 17, at 2 p.m.

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Frances H. Clark, 88

Frances H. Clark, 88, of Patricia Dr., Ellwood City died Thursday, September 11, 2014 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born January 23, 1926 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Clifford and Flora Burns Hogue. She was married to Allen E. Clark who passed away April 10, 2009.

Fran retired from the Ellwood City Forge where she worked in the Accounting Department from 1967-1991. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Ellwood City. She was also a former member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Fran was an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed making clothes and cooking.

Survivors include a daughter, Christine (Jack) Sheehan of West Middlesex; son, David Clark of Ellwood City; sister, Kathleen Bruehl of Florida; grandson, Captain John Sheehan who is stationed in Virginia with the US Marine Corps.; and granddaughter, Lauren (Stuart) Shaley of Ellwood City.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by brother, Charles Hogue.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday September 14 from 6 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 am with Tom O’Brien, Minister officiating.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Christian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Delia DeCianno Leopardo, 87

Delia DeCianno Leopardo, 87, of North Sewickley Township, passed away at her residence on September 11, 2014.

She was born April 12, 1927, in Beaver Falls, the daughter of the late Salvatore and Amelia DeMatteo DeCianno.

She graduated from Beaver Falls High School and the Providence Hospital School of Nursing. Delia worked as a nurse in Miami Beach, FL, and in Oahu, Hawaii. On October 6, 1956, she married John Leopardo. Upon returning to this area, she was employed as a Registered Nurse at Providence Hospital and lastly the Beaver Valley Medical Center, where she retired in 1988. Delia was a member of Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Parish. She enjoyed traveling, watching football, and spending time with her family.

Delia is survived by her devoted husband John and her five loving daughters, Karen (Kevin) Stewart, Kathryn (Bill) McKenzie, Sylvia (Jeff) Simon, Barbara (Greg) Martin and Elvy (David) Kirkham. She is also survived by two sisters, Lucia Ostrom, and Mary Jerome, a brother, Gene DeCianno and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Delia was preceded in death by her sister, Elvira DeCianno and a brother, John DeCianno.

Friends will be received on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday, September 16 at 10:00 am at Holy Redeemer Roman Catholic Church with Fr. Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow in the Williamsburg Mausoleum at the Beaver Falls Cemetery.

The family requests that memorial donations may be made to Holy Redeemer Catholic School Angel Fund or The American Heart Association.

The family wished to express their sincere gratitude to VNA Hospice for their compassionate care.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Delia’s family at marshallsfh.com.

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Michael W. Lloyd, 40

Michael W. Lloyd, 40, of North Beaver Township, passed away on September 11, 2014, after a very brief illness.

Born on December 12, 1973, in Clarion, PA, Michael was the son of Michael and Jayne Kahle Lloyd.

Mike was married to Melanie Loughhead for 15 years. Melanie is the daughter of John and Karolee Loughhead of Wampum.

Mike was a member of Wampum Presbyterian Church where he frequently worked with youth activities. He was the co-founder and co-owner of Acolyte, LLC of Zelienople. The partnership created and operated Catholic Match, one of the largest online Catholic dating forums. After high school Mike attended West Point and later graduated with an engineering degree from Geneva College. Mike was active in coaching soccer and basketball in the Mohawk area. Mike was a beloved husband and father. He is the eldest of six siblings. He was known by all for his gentle, loving and adventuresome spirit.

Mike is survived by his wife, Melanie and four sons: Dylan Michael (13), Blake William (11), Kaleb John (11) and Andrew Jacob (5). Mike is also survived by his in-laws, his parents and five siblings: Aaron Lloyd, Jessica Whitacre (Chad), Nathan Lloyd (Liana), Grace Miner (Blake) and Rachel Martin (Bryn). Mike is also survived by thirteen nephews and nieces.

Visiting hours will be held at Marshall Funeral Home on Saturday, September 13, 7-9 PM and Sunday September 14, 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. The funeral service will be held on Monday at 11 AM at the Wampum Presbyterian Church with his pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial donation may be sent to Christian Life Academy, 3973 State Rt. 257, Seneca, PA 16346 or the donor’s favorite charity.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared with Mike’s family at marshallsfh.com

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