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Eugene “Crete” Crawford, 72

Eugene “Crete” Crawford, 72, of Bennett Dr., Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at his residence. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born October 13, 1942 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Eugene “Curly” Crawford and Betty J. Houk Crawford of Beaver Falls. He was married for 42 years to Patty Biega Crawford who survives. They were married on May 27, 1972.

Crete worked for 40 years at Ellwood City Ledger, retiring in 2006 as the circulation director. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and then served with the US Navy in Pensacola Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was well known as a people person having owned the Shelby Bar for 15 years and most recently the New Deal Bar for 9 years. He was an avid bowler, having been inducted in the Lawrence County Bowler’s Hall of Fame. He bowled in leagues in both Lawrence and Beaver County. Crete loved animals. His most cherished time was spent with his family especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Betty, and wife, Patty, survivors include two sons, Eric (Anna) Thompson of Ellwood City, Jason (Amy) Crawford of Rochester; sister, Dottie (John) Boots of New Brighton; and four grandchildren, Devin and Luca Thompson and Jace and Zane Crawford.

He was preceded in death by father in 1969 and his, father in law, Walter Biega in 1983 and mother in law, Gena “Jean” Biega in 2000.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday November 29 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Pastor Phil Conklin of the First Church of God will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Beaver County Humane Society, 3394 Brodhead Road in Center Township, PA 15001.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Harold E. McWhertor, 90

Harold E. McWhertor, 90, of Shenango on the Green in New Wilmington died Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at his residence.

Born June 3, 1924 in Sharon, he was the son of the late Thomas and Margaret Bowen McWhertor. He was married for 64 years to Jean Clark McWhertor who passed away June 25, 2014.

Harold retired in 1990 following 40 years of service at the Aetna Standard in Ellwood City where he was the chief engineer. Following his high school graduation, Harold attended Westminster College until he was called to active duty with the US Navy in 1943. Upon his honorable discharge from the service, he finished school and received his Bachelor’s Degree from Westminster College. Harold then received his Master’s Degree in Engineering from Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he served as a Trustee and the Church Treasurer. Harold was a 63 year member and Past Master of the Masonic Lodge #599 in Ellwood City where he held the office of treasurer for 25 years. Very active with the Masons, he held various leadership roles at the Scottish Rite, the York Rite, and the Syria Shrine. He was also active with the Boy Scouts, having served on the Moraine Trail Council for 47 years. He had been awarded the Silver Beaver Award and the Distinguished Service Award. He was also a member of the Ellwood City Rotary Club. Harold was a Volunteer Income Tax Preparer for 21 years with the local VITA Program. His hobbies included stamp collecting, coin collecting, and home maintenance.

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; nine grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

In addition to this parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Emmett McWhertor.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 30 from 1:30 pm until the time of the Funeral Service at 3:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City. His pastor, Rev. Pat Cleary will officiate. A Masonic Service will be held at 1:20 pm on Sunday at the Church. Private family interment will follow in the Oakwood Cemetery in Sharon.

Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Ellwood City Rotary Club, Moraine Trails Council of the Boy Scouts, or the Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care Home.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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June G. Seetch, 93

June G. Seetch, 93, of California Ave., Ellwood City died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at her residence.

Born April 8, 1921 in Frisco, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Florence Arnold Dobson. She was married to the late Jacob H. Seetch, who passed away in 1995.

Mrs. Seetch retired in 1975 from US Steel Company where she worked in the Payroll Department for 30 years. She then worked for several years at Commercial Machine Company in Ellwood City. June graduated from Lincoln High School in 1939. She served with the US Navy as a Yeoman’s Third Class from 1944-1946. Active in the community, June was a member of the First Christian Church, former member of the Ellwood City Business and Professional Women, the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary, volunteer with the Meals on Wheels Program, and a member of the Ellwood City AARP.

Survivors include a step daughter, Barbara Morey of Virginia; sister, Ruth Flinner of Wampum; sister in law, Lucille Dobson of California; two step grandchildren, her god child, Terry McManus of Pittsburgh and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews and great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane Narkiewicz and a brother, Forrest Dobson.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, November 20 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her Pastor, Tom O’Brien will officiate. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Christian Church or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Jean L. Worrell, 93

Jean L. Worrell, 93, formerly of Wurtemburg died Friday, November 14, 2014 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born January 13, 1921 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Ross and Carrie Painter Curry. She was married for 60 years to Floyd G. Worrell Jr. who passed away February 10, 2002.

Mrs. Worrell graduated from Butler High School in 1939. She retired from the Ellwood City School District in 1984 where she was the librarian and a teacher’s aid. She was a member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church and the Democratic Woman’s Club.

Survivors include a son, Floyd G. (Donna Mercuri) Worrell III of Naples, Florida; a daughter, Janna (William) Milburn of Ormond Beach, Florida; granddaughter, Sasha (Andrew Tasler) Sulia of Bend, Oregon; and a great grandson, Gray Tasler.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Gretchen King and a brother, Dale Curry.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday November 18 from 5 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church.

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Emma Blanche Marion, 108

Emma Blanche Marion, 108, a lifelong resident of Ellwood City died Thursday, November 13, 2014 at Northview Estates following a brief illness.

Born February 16, 1906 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Daniel J. and Anna Marie Eichenberger Bookamer. She was married on December 26, 1928 to Charles W. Marion Sr. They were married for 57 years when he passed away on August 12, 1985.

Emma graduated from Central High School in 1924 then was employed by the National Tube Company in the order department for four years before her marriage. At that time there was a rule that married women could no longer work there. Later in life, she worked at J.C. Penney’s in Ellwood City for 19 years. Again she was forced to retire, this time because she turned 65. She enjoyed her job and did not want to retire.

Emma joined the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church in her early childhood. An active member, she belonged to the Kings Daughters Class, Leona Lash Guild and the Monday Morning Prayer Group.

Mrs. Marion was a Past Matron and an active member of the Ellwood City Chapter #212 Order of the Eastern Star. She also belonged to the Ellwood City AARP and to several Senior Citizen Line Dancing Groups in Ellwood City and New Brighton. Emma enjoyed Tai Chi Classes and the Sit and Be Fit Lessons at the Ellwood City Family Center. She also bowled but the thing she enjoyed most was dancing. She danced on Saturday nights in New Brighton at the SOI Club with a group called the Beaver County Swingers. She didn’t stop driving and lived in her own home until she turned 100 and moved to Trinity Oaks Care Center. For the past year she has been enrolled in the Boston University Genetics of Longevity Study, a nationwide survey of people 105 and older, where researchers hope to fine clues to healthy aging. Emma contributed her longevity to always looking at the bright side of life, eating right, and enjoying dancing and exercise. She was always happy and always smiling.

Survivors include a son, Dr. Charles W. (June) Marion of Ellwood City; daughter, Ila Lee (William) Mayberry of Florida; six grandchildren, Dr. Mark (Kimberly) Marion of Ellwood City, Dr. Martin Marion of Fombell, Alane Mayberry (Bill) Ramsey of North Carolina, Leslee Mayberry (Dr. Robert) Brown of Florida, William “Bill” (Wanda) Mayberry III of Florida, and Lara Mayberry (Scott) Greer of Georgia. Completing the family circle are twelve great grandchildren and four 4 great great grandchildren, ;

The last of her family, Mrs. Marion was preceded in death by a brother, Edward Bookamer and three sisters, Pearl Carnahan, Ruth Lutz and Viola Evans.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, November 16 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Members of the Eastern Star will have a service at 4 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 am with Rev. William King, interem pastor at Bell Memorial Church officiating.

Entombment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions in Mrs. Marion’s name my be made to the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church, 610 Line Ave. Ellwood City.

The family would like to extend thanks to Dr. Rahall, special friend, Mary Ann Gearhart, the Staff at Trinity Oaks, Northview Estates and Gentiva Hospice for the excellent care and compassion they gave to Emma.

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Eugene Martin Zajac, 84

Eugene Martin Zajac, 84, of Davidson St., Wampum died Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born November 8, 1929 in Gallitzin, Cambria County, he was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha Olszewska Zajac. He was married for 50 years to Joanne Lawn Zajac who survives. They celebrated their anniversary on August 1st.

Eugene first worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad in Altoona as a brakeman and car repairman. He then worked and retired in 1987 following 30 years of service from Babcock and Wilcox. He had worked in the cold draw department in the Wallace Run, Ambridge and Koppel Works. He graduated from the Zeth School of Commerce in Altoona. He was a member of St. Monica’s Parish, Queen of Heaven, and currently Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Eugene was a Veteran of the Army, stationed in Alaska during the Korean War. He was a member of the VFW in New Galilee and was a member of the PRCU Society. Eugene loved his family, his Catholic faith, his Polish heritage, dancing and listening to polka music.

In addition to his wife, Joanne, survivors include a daughter, Lisa (Paul A.) Lehnerd of Boardman, Ohio; son, Darrin E. (Mary Beth Rodgers) Zajac of Wampum, PA; sister, Florence Falbo of Altoona; brother, Martin (Irene) Zajac of Wampum; and a granddaughter, Caitlin J. Lehnerd.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Edward, Theodore, Michael, and Constantine  Zajac; and four sisters, Mary and Frances Zajac,  Stella Sral, and Genevieve “Jean” Pigza.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday November 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Association for the Blind, 428 Eleanor Dr. Suite B, New Castle, PA 16105

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Frank S. Yuricha Jr., 55

Frank S. Yuricha Jr., 55, of New Galilee, formerly of Koppel, died unexpectedly Saturday, November 1, 2014 at his residence. He was a beloved father, grandfather, brother, step father, boyfriend, and friend.

Born April 26, 1959 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Frank and Joan Arent Yuricha Sr.

Frank was employed at J Grimm Homes. He was a member of the New Galilee VFW and the New Brighton Eagles. Frank was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed Steeler football, old cars, and bowling. His most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a son, Frank Yuricha III; daughter, Teralynn M. Yuricha; granddaughter, Katherine M. Shutack; three sisters, Kathy Piersol, Theresa Walker and Debbie Yuricha; a brother, Robert Yuricha; a number of nieces and nephews, and an extended family of step children, adopted brothers and sisters and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday November 5 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A fellowship luncheon will be held prior to the visitation at 2 pm at the Clinton United Methodist Church.

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Cindy Jo Mayberry, 51

Cindy Jo Mayberry, 51, died on October 25, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Brighton Twp. She was a resident of Allegheny Valley School in Coraopolis. For many years, she was a resident of the Allegheny Valley School home in Slippery Rock, PA.

Cindy Jo was born February 12, 1963 in Ellwood City to Floyd L. and Judith A. Grady Mayberry of Ellport. She loved all types of music and to dance.

Besides her parents, she is survived by a sister, Beth Riedel of Ellport and a brother, Randy (Tracy) Mayberry of New Castle.

Friends will be received at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City, on Tuesday Oct. 28, 2014 from 6 p.m. until the funeral services at 7:30 p.m. Pastor Randy Crum will officiate. Internment will be at the Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Allegheny Valley School, 1996 Ewings Mill Rd., Coraopolis, PA 15108.

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