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Mary J. Vitril, 96

Mary J. Vitril, 96, of Vitril Lane, Wampum (New Beaver Boro) passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, March 10, 2014.

Born December 5, 1917 in the family home in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Sadie Pastin Vitril .

Mary retired in 1984 after 36 years of service as the head bookkeeper at People Bank (currently First Commonwealth) in New Castle. She worked for four generations of the Green Family, Adolph, Joe, Herman and Ross Green. She was a member of the former St. Monica Church in Wampum. Mary graduated from Wampum High School in 1936. She enjoyed traveling, cooking and baking. She loved spending time with her family and friends, and her dog, Pepe.

Survivors include a sister in law, Arlene Vitril; a nephew, Anthony “Skip” (JoAnn) Vitril; four nieces, Linda (Ron) Lape, Sandy Vitril, Karen Hummel, Cindy (Darrell) Matthews; three great nephews; two great nieces; one great great nephew; and five great great nieces.

She was preceded in death by four brother, Joseph W., John J.,Frank A.,and Harry E. Vitril; a sister, Anna “Dolly” Suzow; and a niece, Sandra Vitril in 1946.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday March 13 from 4 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am with Rev. Father Nick Vaskov of St. Vincent dePaul Church officiating.

Interment will follow in St. Peters Mausoleum at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Local Humane Society or the donor’s favorite charity..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Rose M. Pomerico, 95

Rose M Pomerico, 95, of Old Rt 18, , Wampum died on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Born September 8, 1918 in Wampum, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Marie Romana Quintana.

She was married for 50 years to Louis R Pomerico Sr who died on October 12, 1988.

She was a member of the former St. Monica Church in Wampum and is currently a member of St. Vincent DePaul Church in New Castle.

She retired from Sno Top Mushroom farm in Wampum after many years of service. During WW2 she worked at the Ellwood City Tube Mill as one of the original “Rosie the Riveter”. Rose was a graduate of Wampum High School in 1937. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

Survivors include 2 daughters – Donna (Anthony) Thomas of Wampum, PA, Joyce (Roger) Russo of Gibsonia; son – Louis (Jan) Pomerico Jr. of New Castle; 5 granddaughters – Paula (Russell) Carr, Keri Russo, Lindsay Russo, Ciara (Nick) Keefer, Alyssa Pomerico; grandson – Dean (Darcy Jenkins) Pomerico; 3 great-grandson – Brandon Carr; Zac Carr, and Donte Joseph Pomerico; 2 great-granddaughters – Ella Rose Keefer, Devlin Rose Pomerico;

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by 4 sisters- Angeline Sbarro, Ann Karner, Josephine Pomerico, and Yolanda Bara.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday March 11, 2014 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Vincent DePaul Church on March 12, 2014 at 10:00 am.

Entombment will follow at St. Peters Mausoleum at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Frank Gioffre, 89

Francis “Frank” J. Gioffre Jr., 89, a lifetime resident of Koppel, died Fri. March 7, 2014, peacefully in his home. Born August 21st, 1924, a son of the late Frank and Mary Mangerie Gioffre. He was a World War II Veteran. He was Superintendent at B&W, for The East Works in Beaver Falls and The Special Metals plant in Koppel, and retired after 40 years of service. He was a devout member of Queen of Heaven Church, Koppel.

 

Frank was a devoted husband of 59 years to his departed wife Anne Kabat Gioffre and loving brother to the late Joseph, Vincent and Lou Gioffre. He is survived by his adoring family: son Michael; daughters Rebecca, Terry, Marie and her husband Howard; granddaughter Jessica; sister-in-laws Margaret, Helen, Jean, and his many nieces and nephews.

                                                                       A private family visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 11, from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Marshall Funeral Home in Wampum. Followed by a funeral mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City at 11:00AM.

Frank’s incredible personality, his rich advice, infectious laugh, compassion, love, selflessness and dedication to his family, will be greatly missed. In lieu of flowers, and if desired, the family is requesting that donations be made to a favorite charity.  

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Julia L. Stiles, 97

Julia L. Stiles, 97, of Davidson St., Wampum died on Thursday, March 6, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a short illness.

Born June 15, 1916 in Chrome, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Theresa Venczel Szabo. She was married for 63 years to Leonard J. “Shake” Stiles who passed away May 25, 2011.

Julia retired from Leeds and Northrup in Ellwood City. She was a member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church. Julia was also a member of the Paws and Taws Square Dance Club, the Holiday Ramblers Travel Club and the Hungarian Home. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her great grandson.

Survivors include two sons, Dennis (Amy) Stiles of Wampum, David Stiles of Gibsonia; four grandchildren, Kelly and Kevin Stiles, Alex Stiles and Patricia Cox; and a great grandson, Tristan Stiles.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Julia Ann on October 27, 1969 and a daughter in law, Ruth Stiles. The last of her family she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Mary Conte, Betty Chuhra; and six brothers, Miklos, Dan, Andrew, Alex, Louis,and Frank “Elmer” Szabo.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday March 9 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 Monday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating.

Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wampum Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25 Wampum, PA 16157.

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Elizabeth Ann Gillespie, 83

Elizabeth Ann Gillespie, 83, of Peach St., Ellwood City died on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born November 30, 1930 in Oil City, she was the daughter of the late Charles G. and Mary Hines Myers. She was married on April 8, 1960 to Charles Raymond Gillespie who passed away June 5, 2005.

Liz graduated from Valley Grove High School in Rocky Grove, Sugar Creek Twp. She worked at the Ellwood City Hospital as a nurse’s aide for several years. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City and currently had been attending the Chippewa United Methodist Church. Liz was active in civic service organizations in the Ellwood City area. She was a member and past president of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary, member and past president of the Ellwood City AARP Chapter #1756, and member and past president of the Ellwood City Women’s Club. She was also a member of the Ellwood City Area Family Center and enjoyed participating in their Exercise for You Class. She also belonged to Challenges Senior Center and enjoyed spending time there.

Survivors include a son, Stephen (Bonnie) Baker of Midland; a daughter, Lori (Bob) Ealy of Wampum; daughter in law, Amber Baker of Ellwood City; eight grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, a son, Michael Baker, and a sister, Helen M. VanZandt and a brother, Robert D. Myers.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday March 9 from 2-5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Monday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. Rev. Rod Smith of the Chippewa United Methodist Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in Maple Hill Cemetery in Crawford County.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Public Library.

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Paul S. Johnson Jr., 52

Paul S. Johnson Jr., 52, of Dushane St., New Castle died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born February 16, 1962 in New Castle,he was the son of the late Paul S.and Evelyn M. Johnson Sr. He was married on July 13, 1996 to Deborah R. Dean Johnson, who survives.

Paul graduated from Union High School in 1981, where he played basketball and football. He was a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Sharon. He formerly worked as a custodian at the Housing Authority of New Castle, the New Castle School District, and at Slippery Rock University. He was an avid Steeler fan and he enjoyed music. His greatest pleasure was spending time with his family.

In addition to his wife, Deborah, survivors include a son, Shawn Johnson of New Castle; two step children, Dan Gardner of New Castle, Niya Dean of Farrell; three sisters, Cheryl Johnson and Darlene Johnson, both of New Castle, Carol Seawood of Youngstown, Ohio; a brother, Greg Johnson of New Castle; six grandchildren; one great granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, in laws, cousins, and good friends.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday March 8, 2014 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Leon Avery Jr. and Pastor David Young will officiate. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

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Mary B. Moyer, 90

Mary B. Moyer, 90, of Smiley Stop Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Sharon Regional Hospital.

She was born in Ellwood City on March 6, 1923. She was the only child of the late John and Alice Matheny Pappas .

Mary lived her entire life in Wayne Twp. She was of the Presbyterian faith and attended Lincoln High School. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her passions in life were reading, crafts, crocheting, her animals, gardening and most of all her family.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory six daughters, Margaret (Richard) Badger of Wampum, Jean Moyer of East Palestine, Ohio, Sally Ann (Edward R.) Bennethum of Fombell, Helen Mort of Berlin, PA, Noreen (Donald) Peffer Jr. of Chambersburg, Melanie (James) Quinn of Ellwood City; seven sons, John (Lee Ann) Moyer, Alan Moyer, Edward (Robin) Moyer, Robert (Beverly) Moyer, all of Wampum, James (Laura) Moyer of Plymouth, Minnesota, Thomas (Linda) Moyer of Shippensburg, Brian Douglas Moyer of Ellwood City; 22 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, Walter H. Moyer who passed away February 22, 2012, a daughter, Mary Rose and a great granddaughter, Victoria Mort

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 28 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Thomas O’Brien, Minister of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

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Harold S. Stratton, 89

Harold S. Stratton, 89, of Ellwood City died February 23, 2014 at his home following a short illness.

Born in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Richard and Edna Sloan Stratton. He was first married to Catherine Long Stratton who passed away in 1985. He then married Ernestine Wilson Hanna Stratton who survives.

Harold retired from the Ellwood City Forge. He had also worked at US Steel and Haines Petroleum. He was affiliated with and a former deacon at the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. A WWII veteran of the US Army, Harold received a purple heart for wounds received while serving in the European Theatre. In 2011 Harold and his brother Royal were given Congressional Commendations for their service. Harold enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was known as a man that could fix anything.

In addition to his wife, Ernestine, survivors include two daughters, Elaine (David) Johnson of Binghamton, NY, Debbie (Ronald) Brown of Pleasant Hills, PA; three step daughters, Karen (Charles) Hanna Woods of Harrison City, PA, Amy (Richard) Hanna Wolfe of Fombell, Debbie (Kreig) Hanna Rugh of Carlisle, PA; a step son, Timothy (Tiffany) Hanna of Green Bay, WI; two sisters, Ruth Steckman of Ellwood City, Ada Hinkle of Portersville; twelve grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew (Chelsie) Johnson, Elizabeth and Michael Brown, Matthew and Ryan Woods, Brendan and Lindsey Wolfe, Clayton and Eve Hanna, Erin and Ethan Rugh; and two great grandchildren , Lukas Brown and Hailey Johnson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Royal, Leighton, and Richard Stratton, and a sister, Mary Katherine Gossett.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday February 26 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City conducted by his pastor Rev Dr. Daniel Stinson.

Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Cemetery. Military Rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard.

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

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