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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.

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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.

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Diane K. McDonald, 65

Diane K. McDonald, 65, of Main St., Wampum died Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital following complications of diabetes.

Born January 15, 1949 in Meadville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Audine Hall Feehan. She was married for 45 years to Glenn E. McDonald who survives.

Diane graduated from Meadville High School and the New Castle School of Business. She had formerly worked at Liberty Mutual in New Castle. Diane was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother for many years and also served as a Notary. Diane was an avid reader and loved to visit Gettysburg. She also enjoyed baking cookies for her family at the holidays.

In addition to her husband, Glenn, survivors include two sons, David and James, both of Wampum; and her mother in law, Betty McDonald of Wampum.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Mark Feehan in 1982.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday October 14 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Parish on Wednesday at 10 am. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Angel Fund at Holy Redeemer.

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Frederick J. Bridge, 83

Frederick J. Bridge, 83, of North Sewickley Twp. died unexpectedly Monday, October 6, 2014 at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Born May 18, 1931 in Clarion,he was the son of the late Frederick J. and Constance Boyer Bridge. He was married on January 24, 1956 to Anna C. Tizlaretz Bridge who passed away February 21, 2004. They were married for 48 years.

Fred began working in 1962 at Babcock and Wilcox in Koppel. He retired as a crane man in 1988. He was a Veteran of the US Army having served during the Korean War. Fred was a member of the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing and playing his guitar. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include three daughters, Cynthia Woods of Hopewell Twp., Linda Follett and Colleen Mazzanti, both of Ellwood City; three sisters, Peg Double of Renfrew, Diane (Melvin) Moser of Portersville, Sally (Harold) Pander of Ellwood City; six grandchildren, David Shoff, Robert Shoff, Lisa Meyers, Lauren Francis, Nicole Mazzanti Park, Stephen Mazzanti Jr.; and five great grandchildren, David J. Shoff, Brynn Shoff, Justin Park, Riley Meyers, Max Meyers.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sons in laws, Gregory Woods and Stephen Mazzanti, and a brother in law, Conrad Double.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday October 7, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wounded Warriors Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

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