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Mary Jo Recce, 73

Mrs. Mary Jo Recce, 73, of 954 Peach Street, Ellwood City, passed away on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at her residence at 2:13 am.

Mary Jo was born in Ellwood City on October 3, 1939 to the late Lawrence O. and Rose DiTommaso Colao. She attended BVM catholic school until she went to Lincoln High School where she graduated with the Class of 1957.  She then went on to beauty school at the New School Of Beauty in New Castle, Pa. where she learned her trade allowing her to open her own beauty shop in her home. Mary Jo was the owner of the National Lunch Restaurant on Main Street in Ellwood from 1976 to 1982. She also spent many years working for the JCPenney store in Catalogue sales along with bartending at the old Sadie’s Restaurant on Rt. 18. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish where she served with the Christian Mother’s, a member of the Sons Of Columbus, Castle 61, and a social member of the SOI lodge #608 where she served as a waitress. She enjoyed playing cards in her free time but especially enjoyed traveling to local and out of town casino’s with her husband.

Mrs. Recce is survived by her husband James “Jocko” Recce whom she married on December 26, 1960, one daughter; Laura ‘Lori’ Roppo of Center Twp.,two sons; James ‘Jeeter’ Recce of Ellwood City and Patrick Recce of Monaca, two brother’s and sister-in-law, Nick Colao of Ellwood City, Veto and Anna Marie Colao of Beaver Falls, two sisters-in-law; Rosetta Chontos and Vonda Recce, three grandchildren; Joshua Recce, Nico Roppo, Michael Roppo and Special Friends; Jackie Perno, Marleen ‘Pudue’ LaCava and Judy Portugallo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her son-in-law Gerry Roppo, a sister-in-law; Ingrid Colao and two brothers-in-law; Nick Recce and Bill Chontos.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2013, from 2-4 and 7-9pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 24, 2013 at 12:00 noon in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Betty A. Turner, 83

Mrs. Betty A. Turner, 83, formerly of Franklin Twp. passed away on Saturday, June 15, 2013 in the Passavant Retirement Community at 9:45 am.

Mrs. Turner was born on November 11, 1929 in Butler County to the late Lester and Edith Gearing Shidemental. She is a member of the Zelienople High School class of 1947, and the Lillyville Church of God. She had worked at the G.C. Murphy Co. in Ellwood City for ten years as a saleperson. Betty is also a member of the Edith Lightfritz and Senior Bible Class at her church. She enjoyed going on camping trips, swimming, and listening to gospel music.

Mrs. Turner is survived by her husband Albert A.Turner whom she married on November 11, 1947, one daughter and son-in-law, Sherill (Harold) Glickman of Potomac, MD, one son and daughter-in-law, Allan (Linda) Turner of West Mifflin, Pa, three grandchildren, Rhonda Turner, Brandon (Melissa) Turner, & Steven (Jennifer) Turner. She is also survived by her step sister, Faye Kutty, of Zelienople, one brother, Robert (Doris) Shidemental of Zelienople, and a her step brother, Wayne (Marietta) Reed of Zelienople.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two grand-daughters, Erica Glickman in 2001, and Meredith Glickman in 2012, and one step sister, Helen Miller.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc., and on Thursday from 10-11 am in the Lillyville Church of God.

Services for Mrs. Turner will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Lillyville Church of God with Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will follow at the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Passavant Retirement Community, 401 Main St., Zelienople, Pa 16063, or to the Lillyville Church of God, 408 Hickernell Rd., Ellwood City, Pa 16117.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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John Paul Cavanaugh, 75

Mr. John Paul Cavanaugh, 75, of 1150 Bechtel St., Monaca, Pa passed away on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 in the Good Samaritan Hospice at 11:45 am.

Mr. Cavanaugh was born on January 8, 1938 in Connellsville, Pa to the late Kenneth Cavanaugh, Sr. and Elsie Romesberg Cavanaugh. Paul had worked at the LTV Steel Plant in Aliquippa as a heavy equipment operator for 34 years. He and his wife also operated the Paul & Pat and the Young Inspirations in the 1970′s and 1980′s. Paul is affiliated with the Rock Christian Fellowship in Rochester, Pa. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and mostly spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren..

Mr. Cavanaugh is survived by his wife of 53 years, Patricia Clark Cavanaugh, whom he married on June 10, 1960, one daughter, Marcy Shaffer of Franklin Twp., one son, Clarence (Pamela) Grant of New Brighton, one brother, Kenneth (Esther) Cavanaugh, Jr. of Aliquippa, and two sisters, Marlene (Rich) McLellon, & Betty Cavanaugh both of Aliquippa. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Danielle Iddings, Jason Bowker, & Stephanie Cavanaugh, and four great grandchildren, Riley, Milla, Camden, & Paisley Iddings.

Mr. Cavanaugh was preceded in death by his parents, his son Pastor Terry Cavanaugh in 1998, and his son-in-law Rusty Shaffer in 2006.

A memorial service for Mr. Cavanaugh will be held at the Rock Christian Fellwoship in Rochester at a date to be announced.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Cavanaugh’s name may be made to the Rock Christian Fellowship, 117 Landell St., Rochester, Pa 15074.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Antonietta Marmo D’Alessio, 87

Mrs. Antonietta Marmo D’Alessio, 87 of Salerno, Italy passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013 in Italy.

Mrs. D’Alessio was born on  April 26, 1926 in Salerno, Italy. She came to visit her son and his family in the United Sates in 1975.

She is survived by two sons, Filippo (Mary) D’Alessio of Ellwood City, & Angelo (Maria) D’Alessio of Italy, a daughter-in-law, Teresa D’Alessio of Italy, six grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by two brothers, Mateo Marmo, & Angelo Marmo, and one sister, Sisina Marmo all of Italy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Guseppe Antonio D’Alessio on April 1,2013, and her son Rosino D’Alessio in 1985.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Doris M. Milliron, 79

Mrs. Doris M. Milliron, 79, of 128 E. Nashannock Ave., New Wilmington passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital at 11:37 am.

Mrs. Milliron was born on December 3, 1933 in New Kensington to the late John Beale and Etta Smith Beale Betts. She had graduated from the New Ken High School in New Kesington with the class of 1952. Doris was Presbyterian by faith, and loved visiting with her family and friends.

Doris is survived by one daughter, Michelle (Tom) Hall of Pulaski, four sons, Eugene (Anna) Milliron of Ohio, Donald Milliron of Pittsburgh, Richard Milliron of Florida, & Dennis (Kimberly) Milliron of New Castle, nine grandchildren, Sarah, Brad, Justin, Rachel, Kelsey, Heather, Kurtis, Michael, & Brian, and six great grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Joseph (Janice) Betts of Florida, one sister, Judith (Ernie) Betts of California, and her extended family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father Joseph Betts, Sr., her husband Donald L. Milliron whom she married on December 1, 1952 and passed away on January 23, 1980, and her two grandsons, Sean Milliron & BJ.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-7 pm and on Monday from 11-Noon in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

Services for Mrs. Milliron will be held on Monday at Noon in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. With Pastor Michael Continenza officiating. Interment will follow at the Riverview Cemetery in Apollo, Pa.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Doris M. Milliron, 79

Mrs. Doris M. Milliron, 79, of New Wilmington passed away on Thursday, June 6, 2013 in The UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Complete funeral arrangments will be announced by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

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Carmen J. “Ace” LaPenta Jr., 59

Mr. Carmen J. “Ace” LaPenta, Jr., 59, of 605 Line Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013 in the Heritage Valley Medical Center at 5:13 am.

Carmen was born on April 15, 1954 in Ellwood City to the late Carmen J. LaPenta, Sr. and Orabell Kirkwood LaPenta. He is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1972, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Carmen had worked at Ipsco Koppel Steel for the past 21 years. He is also a member of the Hungarian Home, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and riding his motorcycles. He will be sadly missed by his family.

Carmen is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Tawnia (Steven) Douglas of Ellwood City, Christine (Joseph) White, Jr. of Chippewa Twp., two sons, Shawn LaPenta, and Scott LaPenta both of Ellwood City, eleven grandchildren, Christopher LaPenta, Taylor Rozzi, Sylvia Rozzi, Madison Douglas, Hanna Douglas, Caden LaPenta, Landon LaPenta, Puyton LaPenta, Kaley Fox, Shawn LaPenta, Jr., and Geavante LaPenta. He is also survived by one sister and her husband, Karen (Randy) Welsh of Ellwood City, and his sister-in-law, Susan LaPenta of Atlanta, GA, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Michael LaPenta, and Thomas LaPenta.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Clinton Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:20 am.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Rosella Joan Stone, 93

Mrs. Rosella Joan Stone, 93, of 536 Valley Lane, Perry Twp. passed away on Wednesday, May 21, 2013 in Friendship Ridge at 5:55 am.

Mrs. Stone was born on October 6, 1919 in Ellwood City to the late Merle and Marie Eiler Morrison. She had attended Lincoln High School, and was Protestant by faith. Mrs. Stone had worked at Ellwood Products during World War II. She then had moved to Chicago where she was a waitress at Wallgreens for eighteen years. Following her retirement she and her family moved back to Ellwood City.

Mrs. Stone is survived by two sons, Harry V. (Sara) Stone III of Gibsonia, & Frederick Stone of Perry Twp., two grandsons, Kevin Stone, & Jason Stone, and one great grandson, Jeremy Stone. She is also survived by one sister, Alberta Morrison, and one brother, Dean “Squeak” Morrison both of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harry V. Stone, Jr. whom she married on April 19, 1940 and passed away on July 12, 1994, one sister, Shirley Morrison Tinley, and one brother, Samuel R. Morrison.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 6:00 pm until the time of Services at 8:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. Interment will be at the Wurtemburg Cemetery.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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