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Joe A. Segura, 85

Joe A. Segura, 85, of the Princeton area died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence.

Born October 15, 1928 in San Pablo, Colorado, he was the son of the late Pete N. and Rumaldita M. Quintana Segura Sr. He was married to Elsie Young Segura, who survives.

Joe served in the Marine Corp for 20 years. He earned a bronze star serving with the Force Recon at the Chosin Reservoir Campaign during the Korean War. He was a Gunnery Sergeant and also served as an Embassy Guard in China, was a drill instructor in Parris Island, South Carolina and was a recruiter in Lima, Ohio. Upon being honorably discharged from the Marines, Joe retired following 27 years working as the head of maintenance for the Ellwood City Post Office. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed farming. Joe spent hours playing solitaire.

In addition to his wife, Elsie, survivors include four sons, Charles Segura of South Carolina, Darrell K. Segura of Slippery Rock Twp,, Joel (Jazmin) Segura of Slippery Rock Twp., , Aron (Ruth) Segura of Wooster, Ohio; daughter, Deborah (Daniel) Barron of Slippery Rock Twp., and six grandchildren, Amanda (Joe) Barron, Brian Barron and Nicole, Jared, Lauren and Catalina Segura.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Loyola Peterson and a brother, Pete N. Segura Jr.

Private graveside services were held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

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

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Shirley A. Morrow, 76

Shirley A Morrow 76, of North Sewickley Township died on Tuesday February 11, 2014 at the Creek Meadows Nursing Center.

Born June 7, 1937 in Ellwood City, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Glady Marshall Gallaher .

She was married to Paul L. Morrow who died in 2005 after 44 years of marriage.

Shirley was a 1956 graduate of Lincoln High School. After school, she worked at the Ellwood Knitting Mill, and then for American Eagle Outfitters.

Shirley loved gardening and growing flowers. She was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Steelers. Her most precious moments were spending time with her family.

Survivors include 1 daughter – Debbie (Kenneth) Massioni of Ellwood City, PA; 3 sons – Scott (Penny Jo) Morrow of North Sewickley, PA, Terry (Kim) Morrow of Freedom, PA, John M Morrow of Baden, PA; 1 sister – Sandy Gallaher of Ellport, PA; 8 grandchildren – Rachel and Ken Massioni, Taylor, Vanessa, Claudia, Josua, and Colton Morrow, Jordan Snedeker; 2 great-grandchildren – Alexander Jacobs, Damien Massioni.

She was also survived by 3 pets; Ellie, Bella and Little Pixie.

Along with her husband and parents Shirley was preceded in death by a sister Carol Kelly.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday February 13, 2014 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, on February 14, 2014 at 11:00 am with Elizabeth Wallace from Knox Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

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Russell L. Beachem, 79

Russell L.”Dutch” Beachem, 79, of State Rt. 488, Ellwood City (Perry Twp.) died Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

Born May 24, 1934 in the Wiley Hill area of Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Frances and Alberta Bartley Beachem. He is survived by his wife of 61 years; Sally Rogan Beachem. They were married on April 17, 1952.

Russell’s employment history is all within the local area and includes five years with the Pennsylvania Turnpike as an ambulance and plow truck driver,He spent ten years with Aetna Standard in Ellwood city as a foreman and a fitter, and over twenty five years with Littell Steel of Falston before retiring from there in 1997. He continued to work after his retirement for fifteen years at the Butler Auto Auction.

Russell attended Lincoln High School and later in life he was inspired, and was proud to earn his GED. He was a lifetime active member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. He enjoyed model trains and gardening but most of all he enjoyed splitting wood. He was known for his wood stacks that could be seen by his home on Rt. 488. He was a former Boy Scout Leader for Troop 16. Russell enjoyed life and had a great sense of humor. His most cherished time was spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Sally, survivors include three daughters, Barbara Beachem of Erie, Pat (Mark) Lewchenko of Shenango Twp., Karen (Ken) Docchio of Perry Twp.; two sisters, Janet (Don) Hinkle of Portersville, Jane (Allen) Cooper of Edinburg; seven grandchildren, Robert Petruso, Shannon Parish, Kelly Miller, Melissa McQuiston-McManis, Keaton, Kelton and Kaden Docchio; and four great grandchildren, Sicilia Petruso, Sophia Parish, Ayden Russell McManis, and Alexis Miller.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, his twin, Robert who died as an infant, and Keith Beachem with whom he was very close and died last March.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 7-9 pm and Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church on Monday at 11:00 am with Pastor Jean Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wurtemburg United Methodist Church,1244 Portersville Road, Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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Richard L. Stelter Sr., 74

Richard Lee Stelter Sr., 74, of Oswald St., Wampum (Wayne Twp.) died unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at his residence.

Born April 23, 1939 on the family homestead in Shenango Twp, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Virginia Bowden Stelter. He was married on October 9, 1959 to Judy Shallenberger Stelter, who survives.

Richard graduated from Shenango High School in 1957. He was an Eagle Scout and a Veteran of the Army. He retired in 2000 with 33 years of service from Medusa Cement Company where he was a heavy equipment operator. For the past five years, Richard was a part time driver for 4-Ways Sales and Service. He was a member of the Savannah United Methodist Church. Richard enjoyed gardening, camping, bird watching, and playing the accordion. His most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to his wife, Judy, survivors include two sons, Richard (Marcy) Stelter Jr. of West Pittsburg, Randy (Lori) Stelter of Wampum; a daughter, Debbie Aiken of Wampum; sister, Delores Cox of Pulaski; two brothers, Fred (Florence) Stelter of Wampum, Ron Stelter of Wampum; ten grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 7 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Laura Puleo officiating. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Savannah United Methodist Church, 84 Savannah Gardner Rd. New Castle, PA 16101.

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John “Jack” Deal, 68

John William Deal, 68, of Ellwood Rd, Wayne Twp died unexpectedly on Saturday, February 1, 2014 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital.

Born February 21, 1945 in New Castle, he was the son of the late John C. and Margaret M. Mills Deal. He was married for 47 years to Sharyn R Guy Deal, who survives.

Jack graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1963. He served in the US Army Security Agency from 1965 -1969 with an honorable discharge. He worked for several local companies in the area before retiring with 35 years of service at Nalco (Calgon) as a Maintenance Employee. He was an active member of the Chewton Christian Church, having served as a Sunday School Teacher, Elder, and other offices throughout the years at the church. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and the outdoors. Jack’s most cherished time was spent with his family.

In addition to his wife, Sharyn, survivors include a daughter, Melissa (Howard) Parker of Ellwood City; sister, Catherine (David) Bailey of North Sewickley Twp; brother, Richard (Susan) Deal of Kimbolton, Oh; and a grandson, Private Derrik William Parker. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Peggy Jean Matricardi.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 pm on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave, Ellwood City. Friends will also be received on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Chewton Christian Church. Pastors Gene Hydrick and Dick Allen will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Chewton Christian Church.

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Ralph S. Barber, 68

Ralph S. Barber, 68, of East Palestine Rd., Darlington died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 28, 2014.

Born May 26, 1945 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Charles J.and Gertrude Shugar Barber Sr.

Ralph formerly worked at Babcock & Wilcox. He then worked at Donahue Railroad in Darlington. He currently was employed at Precision Fasteners Specialties. Ralph was affiliated with the Wampum United Methodist Church. He was a Veteran of Marines, serving during the Vietnam War. He was a member of the American Legion Post 749 in Wampum and was a 32 Degree Mason.

Survivors include his companion of 28 years, Michele Jansto; four children, Judy, Ralph Ericka and Jameson; brother, Chuck (Eileen) Barber; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Jane McNicholas.

Friends will be received on Saturday, February 1 from 1:00 pm until the time of the memorial service at 2:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Main St. Wampum. Rev. Todd Davis of the Wampum United Methodist Church will officiate. Military service will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

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Bernice M. Schrantz, 95

Bernice M. Schrantz, 95, of New Castle died on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

Born September 4, 1918 in Worth Twp. Butler Co , PA, she was the daughter of the late Benjamin Pearson McConnell and Elizabeth Jane Hilgar McConnell.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Edward G. Schrantz who passed away January 16, 1968. Bernice was the youngest of eight children. The last of her family, she was preceded in death by brothers, Clifford “Curly”, Paul, and Ralph McConnell, and sisters, Cora McCommons, Blanche Isacco, Grace McAnany, and Gladys Hoon.

Bernice went to school in a one room school house in Morse Corners. She graduated from Eastbook High School. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Jack Rees Nursing Home in New Castle. Bernice was a member of Harmony Baptist Church. Over the years, Bernice belonged to the East New Castle Grange, Silver Sneakers of the YMCA, First Presbyterian Church Senior Group, Challenges, and she participated in the Senior Olympics and won many ribbons. She enjoyed family reunions, bowling, line dancing and bingo. Her most cherished time was spent visiting with her family members.

Survivors include a son, George (Darlene) Schrantz of West Pittsburg; two daughters, Susan (William) Stoner of New Castle, Cindy (Steve) Fobes of Volant; seven grandchildren, Arnie, Tammy, Darla, JR, Ed, Billie Jo, and Chris; sixteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and siblings, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Elizabeth in infancy and Patricia Jean Kent.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday January 25, 2014 from 3-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 2 pm with her Pastor James Hockenberry of Harmony Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery

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Bruce Arthur Clark, 82

Bruce Arthur Clark, 82, of Clark Rd., Enon Valley (Little Beaver Twp.) died on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

Born August 7, 1931 on the family homestead in Little Beaver Twp.,he was the son of the late Ellis and Anna Byers Clark .

Bruce was a lifelong farmer who co-owned Clark’s Dairy Farm with his three brothers until 1994. He was a self taught electrician and although his main farm responsibility was the milk bottling plant, he worked in all aspects of farming. He was a selfless volunteer. Bruce was a lifetime member of the Enon Valley Community Volunteer Fire Department, serving for more than 50 years and remained active until the time of his illness. He was the First Emergency Management Coordinator for Little Beaver Township and served for many years. Bruce showed his love for farming by continuing to assist with farm work well into his seventies and early eighties. He was a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau and the Lawrence County Fire Chief’s Association.

Survivors include a son, Ed (Peggy) Clark of Enon Valley; two daughters, Connie (Mark) Smith of Ellwood City, Amy (Jeff) Redmond of Montpelier, VA; brother, Glenn E. Clark of South Carolina, two sisters, Helen (Walter) Yingling, Columbus, OH, Ruthanna (Luke) Bilas, Columbiana, OH; good friend, Nancy McClintock of Enon Valley; and seven grandchildren, Dustin and Stephanie Smith, Caleb and Rebecca Redmond, Christopher (Nicole) Rogers, and Dylan and Shane Clark.

He was preceded in death by a son, Michael Scott Clark; three brothers, Merle, Chester, and Delmar Clark; and two sisters, Aileen Gillam, and Grace Latherow.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday January 24, 2014 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Members of the Enon Valley VFD will have a service at 7:30 pm. Friends will also be received on Saturday at the funeral home from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. Rev. Elizabeth Wallace of the Knox Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Little Beaver Cemetery.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for the excellent care and rehab that Bruce received there.

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