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Gladys I. Walker, 101

Gladys I. Walker, 101, of Northview Estates died Monday, August 11, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital following an extended illness.

Born January 27, 1913 in Castlewood, she was the daughter of the late John M. and Katie Rose Weimer Houk. She was married on December 20, 1940 to Frank H. Walker who passed away November 4, 1994.

Mrs. Walker graduated in 1935 from Slippery Rock State Teachers College with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. She retired in 1975 following a 38 year career as a teacher in the Shenango Area School District. She was a member of the Pa Association of School Retirees, Lawrence Co Chapter and the State Association. She was also a 50 year member of the Eastern Star # 212 in Ellwood City. Mrs. Walker was an active member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, serving as a Sunday School Teacher for many years and she also belonged to the Woman’s Organization since it began in 1956.

Survivors include a number of nieces and nephews

The last of her family she was preceded in death by five sisters, Elma L. Cole, Flora Mae Mockel, Irene Yoho, Kathleen Houk, Ethel Mann, two brothers, Clifford G. and Donald R. Houk.

Friends will be received on Friday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church. Her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Arrangement have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Slippery Rock Church Memorial Fund.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Richard P. Stillwagon, 44

Richard P. Stillwagon, 44, of Wampum Ave., Ellwood City died unexpectedly Sunday, August 10, 2014 in the Emergency Room of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born March 26, 1970 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Jack P. Stillwagon and Audrey Henry Stillwagon of Harmony. He was married to Ophelia Riddell Stillwagon who survives.

Richard was a strong caring man with a big heart. His main driving force in life was to bring the good out in people and help to put them on the road to success. He was employed at Magee Plastics in Warrendale where he was an inspector of commercial airplane parts. He also worked at the Busy Beaver store in Ellwood City. He served his community as a member of the Masonic Lodge # 599. He loved riding his Harley Davidson.

In addition to his mother and wife, Ophelia, survivors include four sons, Alex Stillwagon, Curtis Kelley, Dustin Newton, Sean Newton, all of Ellwood City; daughter, Lisa Edinger of Karnes City, TX; a brother, Jack (Florence) Stillwagon of Harrisburg; half sister, Jessica (Scott) Shaffer of Cedar Lake, IN; and one grandson, Gabriel Stevik.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Charles Stillwagon.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Masonic Service will be conducted at 7 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with Margie Swick officiating.

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Emma E. Lumley, 83

Emma E. Lumley, 83, of Underwood St., New Castle (Union Twp.) died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Jameson Memorial Hospital. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born May 30, 1931 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late D. Henry and Emma Lakes Welsh. She was married for 51 years to C. John Lumley who passed away in 2001.

Emma was affiliated with the Word Alive Church in Ellwood City. She enjoyed doing jigsaw puzzles and circle word puzzles. She also enjoyed spending time doing yard work. She loved dogs, especially her two special granddogs, Scrappy and Murphy.

Survivors include a daughter, Lynn (Steve A.) Wallace with whom she resided; sister, Elsie DeVries of Ellwood City; three grandsons, Thomas May with whom she also resided, John Wallace of Alabama, Mike Wallace of California; and seven great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a half-brother, Louis Revetti.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday August 12 from 7 pm until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Cliff Reynolds of Word Alive will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Research 1100 Liberty Avenue, Ste. E-201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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J. Craig McDowell, 41

J. Craig McDowell, 41, of Mercer Rd., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) died Thursday, August 7, 2014 in the Emergency Room of the Ellwood City Hospital. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born August 7, 1973 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Karen Smith Bentel of Ellwood City .

He was married for 13 years to Danielle Boring McDowell who survives.

Craig graduated from Riverside High School. He was the Network Administrator for the Beaver County Children and Youth Services. He was an active member of the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. Craig was an EMT and also a member of the Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. He was a committee member for Boy Scout Troop 420 in North Sewickley Twp. He enjoyed electronics. His most cherished time was spent with his family.

In addition to his parents and wife, Danielle, survivors include three children, Tyler Jarod, Nikki, and Kaiden McDowell, all at home. He is also survived by his grandmother, Mary Louise Wilson of Ellwood City.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday August 11 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. The Franklin Twp. Fire Department will hold a service at 8 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson officiating.

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Beulah B. Stelter, 87

Beulah B. Stelter, 87, of Patterson Dr., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died Saturday, August 9, 2014 at her residence following an extended illness.

Born June 1, 1927 in Greenville, she was the daughter of the late Forrest and Clara Haag Rohr. She was married for 62 years to Earl T. “Red” Stelter who passed away March 22, 2008.

Beulah retired from AAA where she was the secretary in both the New Castle and Ellwood City offices. She was a member and former treasurer of the Moravia Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed quilting.

Survivors include a son, Todd F. Stelter of New Beaver Boro; a daughter, Cindy (Jeff) Pflugh of Victor, Idaho; sister, Flo (Dick) Shaw of Nebraska; five grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Elayne E. Stelter and three sisters, Harriet, Violet and Clara and two brothers, Joe and Forrest.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Moravia Presbyterian Church on Saturday, August 16 at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. David Clark officiating.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Moravia Presbyterian Church 4280 State Rout 18, Wampum, PA 16157.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Thomas R. Straitwell, 60

Thomas R. Straitwell, 60, of Ellwood Rd., New Castle (Slippery Rock Twp.) died Friday, August 8, 2014 at Jameson Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born April 20, 1954 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Robert M. and Sara Irene Shaw Straitwell.

Tom graduated from New Wilmington High School and was a computer analyst. He enjoyed astronomy. He loved animals and was a strong supporter of the Humane Society.

Survivors include a sister, Sandra (Don) Rape with whom he resided; niece, Hollie Rape; nephew, Matt Rape; and a great niece, Amari Jones.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday August 11 from 6 until the time of the memorial service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Todd Davis of the Wampum Methodist Church will officiate.

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Jackie L. Pumphrey, 73

Jackie L. Pumphrey Sr., 73 of New Castle passed peacefully to rest with his Lord surrounded by his loving family.

Born May 26, 1941 in Weston, WV, he was the son of the late Cecil and Minnie Riffle Pumphrey.

Jackie’s family moved to PA in the 1950′s. His pleasures in life included; fishing, camping, working on cars, and music. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He leaves behind his wife of 53 years, Mary Ellen Young Pumphrey along with two sons, Jackie (Darlene) Pumphrey and Jeffrey Pumphrey; four daughters, Brenda (Ron) Estermyer, Cindy (Ron) Steele, Judy Grim, Debbie (Jeff) Suchyta; brother, Daniel (Jessie) Pumphrey; three sisters, Jean (Jerry) Javens, Sharon (Edward) Stasik, Diana (Jimmie) Gross. He celebrated life with his 20 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, a brother, an infant son, a great grandson, and a son in law.

Jackie’s wishes were for no public visitation. A memorial service for family members was hosted by Pastor John Fraser of the Maitland Lane Free Methodist Church in New Castle.

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

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William S. Ferrucci, 83

William S. Ferrucci Sr., 83, of West Pittsburg died August 5, 2014 peacefully at his home with his wife and family by his side. He was a devoted member of St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Mahoningtown.

Bill was born August 28, 1930 in Ellwood City. He was a graduate of the Lincoln High School Class of 1948 where he was a member of the Marching Band. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy. Following his discharge he met his beloved wife, the former Barbara Cowher at a square dance at Lakewood Beach. At the time, he commented to his buddies, “I’m going to marry that girl.” He did 16 months later. They raised six children and had a long and happy 62 years of marriage. William retired after 35 years at Jones and Laughlin Steel in Aliquippa and LTV Steel. He was a foreman in the Tin Mill.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Dr. William S. (Cindy) Ferrucci Jr. of Valdese, NC; daughter, Kathleen (Jack) Deloplaine of Anderson, SC; son, Gregory (Carol) Ferrucci of Edinburg; son, Sylvester (Patricia) Ferrucci of Hillsville; daughter, Lori (Terry) Cumberledge of West Pittsburg; and a sister, Donna (Gene) Montozzi of Spring Hill, FL. He is also survived by grandchildren; Kristen (Barrett) Plasman, Daniel Ferrucci, Ryan (Jackie) Deloplaine, Todd Deloplaine, Lucas Ferrucci, Andrew Ferrucci, Russell, Marty and Alan Ferrucci, and Brandon, Katie, Jacob and Mikayla Cumberledge; six great grandchildren, Sam, Sophia, Will, and Charlie Plasman, and Tyler and Chase Deloplaine; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather.

He loved music and played the accordion in a band for years for square dances and weddings. He loved traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC, Atlantic City, and on many trips with senior citizen groups. He also was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Russell “Rusty” Ferrucci on March 18, 1979, his parents, Hazel and Sylvester Ferrucci, his grandparents, Louis and Ethel Ferrucci and Russell and Maude Gilcrest and his mother and father in law, Dan and Clara Cowher Sr.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday August 7 from 4 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Military rites will be offered by the New Castle Veterans Honor Guard on Friday at 9:15 am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am at St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Mahoningtown with Rev. Father Frank Almade officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in New Castle.

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