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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.

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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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Michelle A. Buccelli, 38

Michelle A. Buccelli, 38, of Main St., Wampum died unexpectedly Friday, September 5, 2014 at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

Born March 25, 1976 in Ellwood City. She was the daughter of Debra and John Colbert of Wampum and Richard Buccelli of Zelienople.

Michelle graduated from Lawrence County Vo Tech in 1994. She loved being around her nieces and nephews. Michelle had a kind and generous nature and will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a daughter, Melissa Malcomb of Wampum; two brothers, Bryan (Michele Cascavilla) Buccelli of New Castle, Johnny Colbert of Wampum; and grandmother, Frances Buccelli of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by grandparents, Russ and Margaret Widdowfield, Carmen Buccelli, Jack and Shirley Colbert.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday September 9 from 6 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11 am. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Jean G. Miles, 97

Jean G. Miles, a lifelong resident of Wampum passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 at the age of 97.

Born May 20, 1917 in North Beaver Township, she was the daughter of the late James C. and Mary (Molly) McConaghy Gardner. She was married for 48 years to Frank Alfred Miles who passed away in 1988.

Mrs. Miles was a lifelong, active, and supportive member of the Wampum United Methodist Church where she served on the Administrative Counsel and was a member of the United Methodist Women. For over 50 years, she taught the Adult Sunday School Class. Mrs. Miles was graduated from Mt. Jackson High School. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College and her Master of Science Degree in Education from Westminster College, where she was a member of Kappa Delta Pi. Mrs. Miles taught English for 29 years at Wampum High School and Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. During her summers, she supervised children at the Wampum playground. Mrs. Miles was known by her students as dedicated and strict. Many of them credit her for contributing to later successes. Mrs. Miles is remembered by her family for her generosity as well as for her forceful, resourceful, thoughtful and loving nature.

Following her retirement, Mrs. Miles enjoyed traveling, antiquing, genealogy and volunteering her time to sew gifts as a member of the Jamison Junior Guild for Jamison Hospital in New Castle.

Mrs. Miles was a member of the Lawrence County Retired Teachers, Daughters of the American Revolution, Order of the Eastern Star, Wampum Area Women’s Club and the Wampum Historical Society.

Survivors include her son, Eric Miles and his wife Sandra Miles and her granddaughter, Stephanie Looney and her husband Christian Looney. Other survivors include two sisters Elinore Davis and Janet Dawson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Margaret Anderman and Mary Jane Clark, and two brothers, James L. Gardner, M.D. and Thomas A. Gardner, M.D.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, September 13 from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will immediately follow at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. Todd Davis officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Cemetery Mausoleum .

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wampum United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Violet Jean Trudo, 85

Violet Jean Trudo, 85, formerly of Northview Estates in Ellwood City died Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing Center. She had formerly lived in Rochester and Beaver.

Born June 27, 1929 in Rochester, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Jessie Margaret Barnes Campbell. She was married to Louis W. Trudo Jr. who passed away September 29, 1999.

Jean and her late husband were known for raising chinchillas for over 30 years, winning many awards. She loved to travel and considered every trip an adventure. Jean and her husband took many cruises and enjoyed going to Disney World at Christmas time. She was a member of the Wurtemburg Perry Fire Auxiliary and the Woodlawn Chapter #164 of the Order of the Eastern Star. Jean was affiliated with the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Jeff) MacDonald of Perry Twp., Jinny (Daniel) Rife of Bradenton, Florida; two grandsons, Jeffrey (Sara) MacDonald of Alexandria, Virginia, David Rife of Bradenton; two granddaughters, Tammy Rife of Tampa, Florida, Tracey Rife of Akron, Ohio; one granddaughter in law, Nicole MacKey Rife of Columbus, Ohio; and three great granddaughters, Jasmyn Rife of Tampa, and Ashley and Justice Alvarado of Bradenton.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, John Louis Rife on June 24, 2011.

Friends will be received Saturday September 6 from 1 to 4 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. The Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church will conduct a comfort service at 1 pm at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held immediately following visitation. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson will officiate. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church Roof Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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