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Phyllis Lasko, 71

Phyllis Lasko, 71 of Glenkirk Road, New Beaver Borough, went peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on February 22, 2014 surrounded by her beloved family.

Phyllis was born December 13, 1942, in Beaver Falls. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rachel Billman Javens.

She married Peter A Lasko on Feb 18, 1962. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary. Phyllis was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Beaver Falls.

Phyllis was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School and Garfield Business Institute. She retired from Heraeus Co, the former Leeds and Northrop Co in Ellwood City. She had a great love for her family and enjoyed her grandchildren to the fullest.

In addition to her husband Pete, Phyllis is survived by a daughter and son in law Sharon and Scott Macri of New Beaver Borough, a son and daughter in law Brian and Crystal Lasko of Portersville, seven grandchildren, Devin (Gena), Brandon, and Madison Macri, Adeline, Abigail, Zachary, and Evelyn Lasko. Also surviving are two sisters, Nancy (Jack) Fenchel, and Karen (Ed) Speelman both of Beaver Falls, three brothers, Robert and Roger of Beaver Falls, and Gary (Grace) Javens of Silver Springs MD.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother in law Kay and Bob Williams and sisters in law Virginia Javens and Peggy Javens

Visitation will be Tuesday February 25, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m at the Marshall Funeral Home Wampum, where funeral services will be offered on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Her pastor, Rev. Steve Bratzman will officiate. Interment will follow at Clinton Cemetery.

Special thanks to Dr Nick Tapyrik, Dr. Carl Sestito, Dr Kristin Zvonar, Dr Curtis Feldmeir, and Dr Maurice Prendergast for their skills but most of all for their caring compassion.

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Jon D. Householder, 54

Jon D. Householder, 54, of North Tower Rd., Fombell (Franklin Twp.) died unexpectedly on Monday, February 17, 2014 at his residence.

Born November 12, 1959 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Ted and Sally Gillespie Householder of Fombell. He was married to Jody Dominelli Householder, who survives.

Jon graduated from Riverside High School in 1978. He was an active volunteer for the Franklin Twp. Fire Department where he was a 38 year member. He retired as the Assistant Chief and was the Fire Departments Relief Treasurer. Countless lives and properties were saved because of his dedication. Jon also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents and wife, survivors include two daughters, Ashleigh Householder and Stephanie Householder, both at home; three sisters, Carol DiFrischia, Sue (Jim) Reed, Julie (Dave) Nocera, all of Fombell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5 until the time of the memorial service at 8 pm on Wednesday, February 19 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

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Philip Baker Marich, 53

Philip Baker Marich, 53, of South San Francisco, CA formerly of Wampum died on Friday, February 7, 2014 following an industrial accident at his place of employment.

Born June 10, 1960 in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Lewis R. and Jane Baker Marich.

Phil graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977 and was a member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church. He was a manager for Galaxy Granite Co in San Francisco. Phil enjoyed hiking, camping, and playing music on his guitars. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with his friends.

Survivors include three brothers, Dan (Sue) Marich of Wampum, Bruce (Diane) Marich of Enon Valley, Greg (Shari) Marich of Glendora, GA; a sister, Lynne (Greg) Weets of Fulton, IL; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday February 16 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 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

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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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