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Bradley Thomas Krieser, 4 months

Bradley Thomas Krieser, 4 months old, of Beaver Falls passed away unexpectedly on Friday, February 7, 2014 in his residence.

Bradley was born on October 11, 2013 in Ellwood City to Tristan Krieser and Robert Sanetta.

He is survived by his parents, his three brothers, Hunter Krieser, Mason Dovidio, & Bentley Krieser, his maternal grandparents, Victoria Krieser (Kelly Carpenter) of Wampum, Michael Krieser (Jennifer Menydk) of Dover, NC, his paternal grandparents, Rudolph (Terrie) Sanetta, Beloyce Reichl of Virginia, his paternal great-grandmother, Pat Krieser of Wisconsin, his God Parents, Karen & Sean Charma of Ellwood City, and several aunts and uncles.

Family and friends will be recieved on Tuesday from 1:00 until the time of Services at 2:00pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. The service will be officiated by Rev. R. Tod Custer of the Christ Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions for Bradley may be made to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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Felix Cistolo, 92

Mr. Felix J. Cistolo, 92, of 111 Franklin Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 in the Northview Estates at 9:00 am.

Mr. Cistolo was born in Italy on June 27, 1921 to the late Carmine R. and Elvira Rotolo Cistolo. Felix is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1941. Following his graduation he briefly worked for the Greyhound Bus Lines in Cleveland, OH.  On July 16, 1942 Felix enlisted with the U.S. Army and served with the Company G. 317th Infantry as a rifleman with the rank of Private First Class until his discharge on October 20, 1945. He fought in the Battles of the Bulge, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe. He was awarded two Purple Hearts, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and four Battle Bronze Stars. He was a proud veteran and belonged to the V.F.W., American Legion, the 80-th Division Veterans Association life member and served as their commander from 1974 to 1975, the Disabled American Veterans Lawrence County Chapter 112 and the National D.A.V., Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge, past Commander of the Beaver Valley Battle of the Bulge #30, the Military
Order of the Purple Heart, and the National Infantry Association. On June 6, 1975 Felix helped unvail a memorial honoring his 80th Division in Heiderscheid, Luxenburg. And, on November 9, 2009 he received the Knight in the Legion of Honor Medal from the French Government. He also served as the Chairman of the Ellwood City Memorial Day Parade for ten years.
Following his service with the Army, Felix worked at the U.S. Steel plant in Ellwood City from 1947 until 1956 as a clerk. He then worked for the United States Postal Service in Ellwood City as a clerk for thirty years.
Felix is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and the Holy Redeemer Holy Name Society. He served as a money counter, usher, and greeter at the church.  He is a member of the Sons of Italy #608 and served as the financial secretary of the club for 32 years.

Mr. Cistolo is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Esther (Ken) Shoaf of Franklin Twp., Angela (Tim) Tomko of Wampum, his two sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Linda) Cistolo of Verea, Ohio, Edward Cistolo and Marie Knapp of Economy Boro, his grandchildren, Michael (Lisa) Cistolo, Joseph (Lisa) Cistolo, Mary Beth Cistolo, Joshua Markvan, Jonathan (Jaya) Markvan, Jennifer Shoaf, Ken (Valarie) Shoaf, Aaron (Kimberly) Nye, Aaron Nye, Timothy Tomko, & Sara Tomko,  and his great grandchildren, Anthony, Nathan, Brody, Lena, Alexandra, & Katrina Cistolo, Ava Markvan, Kaysen, & Paisley Conver, Brooke Cooper, Anika, & Zane Shoaf, Abigail, Logan, & Mackenzie Nye. He is also survived by his sister, Gilda Santillo of Beaver, and his brother, Fred Cistolo of New Castle.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rose M. Squicquero Cistolo whom he married on November 22, 1947 and passed away on July 6, 2008, his two sisters, Eleanor Cistolo in infancy, & Lucy McClurg, and his two brothers, Felix Cistolo in infancy, & Albert Cistolo.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Members of the Holy Name Society are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 8:20 pm to conduct a service at 8:30 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the church on Saturday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.

Memorials contributions in Mr. Cistolo’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Social Services.

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Cheri DeFelice-Cable, 51

Mrs. Cheri L. DeFelice-Cable, 51 of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 2, 2014 in her residence.

Cheri was born on November 30, 1962 in Youngstown, Ohio. She is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1980. She had earned her Medical Assistant Degree from the DCI Career Institute. Cheri also worked as an Independent Jewelry Consultant. She enjoyed spending time with her two sons, and motorcycle riding.

Cheri is survived by her husband, Emil Cable whom she married on June 17, 2011, her two sons, Adam DeFelice and Andrew DeFelice, her parents, William and Margaret Carrozza Atkinson of Ellwood City, her brother, Billy (Marcie) Atkinson of Orlando, Florida, her niece, Katie Atkinson, and her nephew, Jacob Atkinson. She is also survived by several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A Private viewing and service will be held for the family on Wednesday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating.

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Tyna Demasse, 99

, of Ellwood City, passed away on Saturday, February 2, 2014 in the Northview Estates at 4:15 pm.

Mrs. DeMasse was born on May 4, 1914 in Bloomington, Indiana to the late Louis and Frances C. Colasanti Pelloni. She had attended Lincoln High School and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Tyna had worked at the Aetna Standard and the George K. Garrett’s Co. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers, the Corona D’Italia, and the Golden Agers. She was an avid Pittsburgh Pirate’s, and Steeler’s fan, and enjoyed gardening and traveling.

Mrs. DeMasse is survived by her daughter, Lois DiFrischia of Ellwood City, her grandson and his wife, Dr. Daniel S. DiFrischia, Jr. (Dr. Sushma Patel) of Pinehurst, NC, and her great grandchildren, Maya, and Deven DiFrischia.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband, Joseph F. DeMasse whom she married on October 31, 1947 and passed away on December 9, 1993.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.
The family would like to thank the Northview Estates staff and the Gentiva Hospice for the loving care they gave to Tyna.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. DeMasse’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund, or to the Corona D’Italia.

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Edward Dambaugh, 74

Mr. Edward E. Dambaugh, 74, of 417 Orchard Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, January 30, 2014 in the VNA Hospice in Butler at 7:40 pm.

Mr. Dambaugh was born on March 20, 1939 in Ellwood City to the late Ospry Evans Dambaugh and Roseanna Campbell Dambaugh. He had attended Lincoln High School, and was Protestant by faith. Ed had worked for the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Koppel, Beaver Falls, and Ambridge for thirty nine years as a maintenance man. Following the closing of the mill, Ed worked at International Mill Services, and then Heckett Services in their maintenance department. He also had worked at Amey’s Garage on the Ellwood Wampum Rd.. Ed is a member of the Ellwood City MOOSE Lodge #93, the Dog Clan in Darlington (a French and Indian War reenactment group), the NRA, and the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association. He is a past member of the Chewton White Eagles Polish Club where he once served as President. Ed was an accomplished dancer, and in his younger days he competed in several Polka Dance competitions where he won multiple trophies and awards. He was an auto enthusiast (mainly for
Chevy’s), and enjoyed hunting and fishing at his camp in Tionesta.

Mr. Dambaugh is survived by his wife, Diane Dean Neyman-Dambaugh whom he married on May 25, 2001, his two daughters, Coreen Anne (Ronald) Rozgonyi of Hudson, OH, & Robin Morris of Broadview Heights, OH, his step daughter, Johnna (Tony) Yaromey of Ellwood City, his step son, Scott (Ellen) Neyman of Punxsutawney, PA, his five grandchildren, Caitlin Renee Rozgonyi, Hanna Christine Rozgonyi, Cole Morris, Grace Morris, & Hope Morris, his four step grandchildren, Jason Neyman, Cody Salter, Jake Salter, and Tyler Neyman, and his two step great-grandchildren, Hunter, & AJ Salter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his step son, Larry Neyman, his wife’s parents, Jack and Helen Dean, and his brother, William Dambaugh.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Mr. Dambaugh will be held on Sunday at 5:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Bill King of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will be at the Portersville Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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Gary L. Hewitt, Jr, 50

Mr. Gary L. Hewitt, Jr., 50, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in his residence.

Gary was born on March 5, 1963 to Gary L. Hewitt, Sr and the late Mary Ruby Hewitt. He is a member of the New Brighton High School class of 1981, and had attended Slippery Rock College. He had worked at the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center, and then for Achieva in Pittsburgh as an employment specialist. Recently he has been working for PTC Alliance in Beaver Falls. Gary enjoyed reading, and was a history enthusiast.

Gary is survived by his wife, Kathy Keith Hewitt whom he married on November 1, 1997, his father, Gary L. Hewitt, Sr. and his step mother, Donna Hewitt of Beaver Falls, his step son, Matthew (Janet) Waddell of Trafford, Pa, and three brothers, Bob Hewitt of Tennessee, John Hewitt of New Brighton, & Danny Hewitt of Monaca. He is also survived by several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and a brother in infancy.

As per Gary’s wishes there will no public visitation.
The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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Loraine Bucci, 82

Mrs. Loraine M. Bucci, 82, of 165 Vance Rd., New Castle passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in the Butler Memorial Hospital at 1:30 pm.

Mrs. Bucci was born on February 10, 1931 in New Castle to the late Walter and Margaret Bowden Snyder.  She had worked at the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople for several years as a nurses aide. She also was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed working crossword puzzels.

Mrs. Bucci is survived by her husband, Lee Bucci, Sr. whom she married on May 19, 1951, her two daughters, Barbara (Donald) Maine of New Castle, & Regina Bucci of Butler, her four sons, Lee Bucci, Jr., Daniel (Tracey) Bucci, Michael Bucci, & Richard (Michelle) Bucci all of New Castle. She is also survived by her 21 grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and her sister, Peggy (Frank) Cavelli of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her two sisters, Julia Snyder, and Joann Brown.

In accordance with Mrs. Bucci’s wishes there will be no public visitation.

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Jean Gidaro, 76

Mrs. Jean A. Gidaro, 76, of 214 Franklin Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 in the UPMC Mercy Hospital at 9:47 pm.

Mrs. Gidaro was born on January 11, 1937 in Rochester to the late Arthur and Eleanor Reed Phillips. She had attended Rochester High School, and is a past member of the Homewood Methodist Church. She had worked as a caregiver for various people in the area for many years. Jean also enjoyed playing bingo and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

She is survived by her daughter, Toni Sentz of Ellwood City, her son and daughter-in-law, Frank “Cheech” (Karen) Gidaro of Ellwood City, her three grandchildren, Kyle Sentz, Kirstin Gidaro, Dante Gidaro, and her brother, Larry Phillips of North Sewickley Twp..

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank “Cheech” Gidaro, Sr. whom she married on September 27, 1963 and passed away on December 29, 2008, her three sisters, Barb Becze, Lynn Phillips, & Shirley Nalepa, and her brothers, Alfred, & Arthur Phillips.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-6 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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