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Doris T. Clark, 85

Doris “Dori” T. Clark, 85, of Edinburg Rd. New Castle, PA passed away peacefully with her children at her side on January 2, 2014 at the Hospice House in Poland, Ohio.

Born, December 16, 1928 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late, James W. and Katharine Bender Tebay.

Doris graduated from Geneva College and received her Master’s Degree from Westminster College. She taught 7th grade reading at Mohawk Jr.-Sr. High School, retiring in 1989. She and her husband John enjoyed traveling and took numerous trips in the US, as well as Europe. Her favorite pastime was playing bridge. She was a member of the Storytellers Guild. She recently entertained her fellow residents at Windsor Estates with some of her stories. she also enjoyed playing the violin, singing and playing golf.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents and her first husband, James A. Book in 1965.

She is survived by her husband John R. Clark of New Castle, PA , four children; Pam (Larry) Macaluso of Charlotte, NC, Jim (Lorraine) Book, Janis (Carl) Ezzo, both of New Castle and Diane (John) Davis of New Middletown, Ohio. She also leaves a step-son, the Rev. Dr. David (Beth Ann) Clark, a step-daughter, Anne (Tom) Kephart both of New Castle and a sister, Rosemary (Alvin) Smith of Mt. Lebanon, PA. In addition, Doris leaves 21 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 2 nieces and a nephew.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, January 4, 2014 from 2:00 until the time of the funeral service at 4:00 pm at the Westfield Presbyterian Church, Mt Jackson Rd. New Castle, PA.  Rev. Paul Votaw will officiate. Interment will follow at Castleview Memorial Gardens in New Castle.

Memorial contributions can be made to Mohawk Community Education Foundation, PO Box 25, Bessemer, PA 16112 or the Hospice of the Valley 5190 Market St. Youngstown, OH 44512.

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

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JoAnn Grinnen, 83

JoAnn Grinnen, 83, of McMurray, PA and formerly of Wampum, PA died on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 following an extended illness.

Born October 8, 1930 in East Palestine, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Louise B. McRoberts Mibuck. She was married for 44 years to Robert M. Grinnen who passed away March 24, 1991.

JoAnn owned and operated JoAnn’s Beauty Shop in Wampum for many years. She was a member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church. She was an avid and accomplished bridge player with a Master’s Designation. She also enjoyed cooking.

Survivors include two daughters, Judy (Tom) Magazzine of Leesburg, VA, Jill (Dr. George) Jastrzebski of Reston, VA; her companion, Karl Brammer of McMurray; three grandchildren, Monica (Blake) Byram, Ryan (Beata) Magazzine, David Jastrzebski; and two great grandchildren, Grant and Grace Byram.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Jean Huston and a brother, James B. Mibuck.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday January 4, 2014 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary will officiate. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to DAV or the Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Clarence Leroy Stich, 81

Clarence Leroy Stich, 81, formerly of New Sewickley Twp. and Ellwood City died on Monday, December 30, 2013 at the Providence Care Center following an extended illness.

Born January 20, 1932 in Fombell, he was the son of the late John C. and Grace Drushel Stich. He was married for 57 years to Imogene Gallaher Stich, who survives.

Clarence was formerly employed at the North Mill of J.& L. Steel Company, the United States Postal Service and the United States Census Bureau. He served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He founded “Pap Pap Creations”, where he made wooden crafts and sold them at many festivals, including the Ellwood City Arts and Craft Festival. He was a member of many clubs including; Model Railroad Club, Beaver Valley Vagabonds, The Lunch Bunch and the Green Valley Park Recreation Board. He enjoyed traveling, having visited most of the United States and Canada. He traveled to Jamaica on a Mission Trip. He also enjoyed model trains, hunting, fishing, camping and gardening.

In addition to his wife, Imogene, survivors include three daughters, Vicki (James) Henley of Rochester, Patti (David) Phillippi and Bonnie (Timothy) Phillippi, both of Ellwood City; a son, John (Michele) Stich of Phoenix, Maryland; sister, Helen Pfeifer of Girard, Ohio; sister in law, Gladys Faull of Ellwood City; nine grandchildren, Michael (Victoria) Phillippi, Timothy (Allyson) Phillippi, Jamie (Ryan) Wellman, Kristin (Daniel) Minkus, Jennifer (Jordan) Curcia, Rachel Guidry, Valerie Henley, Caitlin and Lauren Stich; and nine great grandchildren, Mikayla, Kaylee, Madison, Jianna, Nathan, Joelle, Sophia, Maddie, and Layla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Martha Marshall and two brothers, Robert and Earl Stich.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday January 1, 2014 from 4:30 – 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the New Sewickley Presbyterian Church on Thursday at 11:00 am with Rev. Daniel T. Callahan officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to New Sewickley Presbyterian Church, 101 Big Knob Rd. Rochester, PA 15074.

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Charlotte Jean Maggi, 65

Charlotte Jean Maggi, 65, of Old Rt 18, Wampum (New Beaver Boro) went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 28, 2013. She passed away at Jameson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Born July 31, 1948 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Charles Fosnaught and Virginia Huffman Fosnaught of New Castle. She was married for 43 years to James A. Maggi as they were married on October 3, 1970. He survives.

Charlotte graduated with high honors from Lincoln High School and then attended Nursing School at the Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. She worked as a nurse at the Ellwood City Hospital. Charlotte was a member of First Church of God in New Castle. She enjoyed bowling at Park Lanes and was a member of the Kastle Klowns. Charlotte was an active member of the GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) where she was the former treasurer. Her most precious time was spent with her family and she will be missed by all.

In addition to her husband, James and mother, Virginia, survivors include three sons, Charles (Kristi) Maggi of Wampum, Brent (Jodi) Maggi of Newburgh, IN, Timothy Maggi of Evansville, IN; and four grandchildren, Madeline, Rachel, Cayden and Devin Maggi.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Dale Fosnaught.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday January 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. William Hunley officiating. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

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Russell B. French, 85

Russell B. French, 85, of March St., Ellwood City died on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at his residence following a brief illness.

Born June 6, 1928 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Lawrence C. and Alice Leubin French. He was married for 62 years to Lillian Durbin French who survives.

Russell graduated from Lincoln High School and continued his education at Penn State University, graduating in 1950. He served his country during the Korean Conflict. Following the war, Russell moved to Long Island, New York in 1952 and worked as an Electrical Engineer at Sperry Corporation for 32 years. Following retirement in 1984, he returned to his hometown of Ellwood City. He was Lutheran by faith.

In addition to his wife, Lillian, survivors include a son, Howard (Jo Ann) French of Falcon Heights, Minnesota; a daughter, Judy Thomson of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a sister, Dorothy Hoffman of Jacksonville, Florida; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son in law, William Thomson.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, January 1 from 1 until the time of the funeral service at 3 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Pastor Dick Allen will officiate the services. Entombment will follow in the Slippery Rock Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

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Phyllis Evans Truby, 82

Phyllis Evans Truby, 82, of Denny Schill Manor, Ellwood City died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following a brief illness.

Born July 5, 1931 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Sara McCarron Evans .

Phyllis graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950. She formerly worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill and the Ellwood City Public Library. She most recently worked at the Denny Schill Manor. Phyllis attended Lillyville Church of God. She enjoyed reading and helping people.

Survivors include two daughters, Diana Truby of Ellport, Sue (Justin) Svihra of New Galilee; and two grandchildren, Eliza and Krysta Svihra.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a son, John”Jack” Truby in 2006, a brother, Robert Evans; and three sisters, Barbara Baros, Louise Evans and Roberta Evans

Visiting hours will be held on Monday December 30, 2013 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Services will be officiated by Pastor Vince Snyder.

Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Kenneth D. Douglass, 89

Kenneth D. Douglass, 89, of Douglass Rd., Beaver Falls (North Sewickley Twp.) died on Thursday, December 26, 2013 at the his residence.

Born April 30, 1924 in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Edward T. and Anna Patterson Douglass. He was married on September 1, 1948 to the love of his life, Glenda “Genie” Hammond Douglass, who survives.

Ken retired in 1985 with 35 years of service from B & W Steel Co where he was a turn chemist in the lab. He was an active 75 year member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon, and Trustee. Ken graduated from New Brighton High School in 1942 and attended Geneva College. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving in England from 1942-1945. He was a Board member and Manager of the North Sewickley Twp. Water Authority for 55 years. He was a member of two retired men’s breakfast clubs which allowed him to eat double breakfasts at Christy’s Restaurant. He was also a former member of the North Sewickley Grange and the North Sewickley Twp. Volunteer Fire Department.

In addition to his wife, “Genie”, survivors include two sons, Gregory (Janice) Douglass of North Sewickley Twp., Robert H. Douglass of North Providence, Rhode Island; daughter, Mary Ellen Douglass of Franklin Twp.; brother, James (Marilyn) Douglass of Concorda, Kansas; two sisters in laws, Belva Pantoni and Dawn Hammond, both of Midland; six grandchildren, Alison D. McKinney, Benjamin E. Douglass, Andrew G. Douglass, Thomas F. Douglass, Robert H. Douglass, and Jean Ann Douglass; five great grandchildren, Nolan and Connor McKinney and Jacen, June and Samuel Douglass; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and Sunday from 1-5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am on Monday, December 30th at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in New Brighton. His pastor Rev. Jordan Rimmer will officiate.

Memorial Contributions if desired may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church 115 North Mercer Ave. New Brighton, PA 15066.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Robert E. Vesco, 75

Robert E. Vesco, 75, of Johns Lane, Wayne Twp. died on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at his residence. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born July 3, 1938 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Jay and Bessie A Harriff Vesco. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Mary Jo Babcock Vesco.

Bob retired from Koppel Steel in 2002 where he was a millwright. He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church. Bob loved to play tennis and pickle ball. He also enjoyed reading and working crossword puzzles. His most cherished time was spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Mary Jo, survivors include two daughters, Kim (John) Schuster of Ellwood City, Lynn (Craig) Bruton of North Carolina; a sister, Alda Derrow of Michigan; thirteen grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by daughter, Cynthia Jo Vesco Simpson who died in 2001 and three brothers; Jay, Kenneth, and Donald Vesco.

Friends will be received on Friday December 27 from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 at the Knox Presbyterian Church. His pastor, Rev. Elizabeth Wallace will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library.

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

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