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Carl Tribuzio, 88

Mr. Carl Tribuzio, 88, of 1119 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013 in the Butler VA Medical Center at 3:35 pm.

Mr. Tribuzio was born on May 16, 1925 in Ellwood City to the late Serafino and Josephine DiLeonardo Tribuzio. Carl had attended Lincoln High School and was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. He enlisted with the U.S. Army on May 6, 1944 and served with the Company G 406th infantry regiment with the rank of PFC. Carl received the Combat Infantry Badge on December 15, 1944 for his involvement in the Battle of Northern France. He also received the Purple Heart for being wounded in the Battle of the Rhineland on February 27, 1945. He was dicharged from the army on September 11, 1945 due to his injuries.
Carl had worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls from 1943 until he enlisted in 1944. He later worked at the West End Cafe as a bartender for many yeasrs..

Carl is survived by two sisters, Angeline “Lena” Forletta, & Mary E. Tribuzio both of New castle, and his sister-in-law, Cheryl Tribuzio of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death  by his parnets, his sister, Claire A. Pogozelec, and his brothers, John, & Richard “Chuch” Tribuzio.

As per Carl’s wishes, a private Blessing Service was held on Monday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Father Mark Thomas Officiating. Interment was at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Thomas Mongomery, Jr, 76

Mr. Thomas Montgomery, Jr., 76, of 3940 Hollow Rd. Shenango Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room at 2:26 pm.

He was born on May 16, 1937, in Luray, Virginia to the late Thomas Montgomery, Sr. and Irene M. Colgan Montgomery. He had attended Lincoln High School and was Lutheran by faith. Tom enlisted into the U.S. Navy on October 21, 1954 and served until May 15, 1958. He had worked at the Ellwood City Iron & Wire, the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Koppel, and then retired from Koppel Steel in 2002 where he was a foreman in the Maintainence Department. Thomas enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, being with his family, and wintering in Lakeland , Florida for the past 10 years. He also was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Fogel Montgomery whom he married on March 30, 1957, one daughter, Melissa Montgomery and her fiance Stephen Petrovitch of Shenango Twp., and three sons, Ronald (Shari) Montgomery, Thomas Montgomery, and Robert (Kerrie) Montgomery all of Texas. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Justin, Sean, Joshua, Michelle, Brandi, Daniell, & Cole Montgomery, four great grandchildren, Makayla, Andrew, Ted, & Haylee Montgomery, and his sister, Delores (Marlen) Shaffer of Fort Meyers, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grand-daughter, Jennifer Montgomery and his grandson, Thomas Montgomery.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Mr. Mongomery will be held on Monday at 2:30 pm with Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 2:20 pm to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Mongomery’s name may be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4450 Harden  Blvd., Lakeland , Florida  33813.

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Michael Perry, 77

Mr. Michael R. Perry, 77, of 512 Denny St., Ellwood City passed on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in the UPMC Mercy Hospital at 2:40 pm with his wife and children by his side.

Mr. Perry was born on November 10, 1935 in Ellwood City to the late Nick and Josephine Beatrice Perry. Mike was a life long area resident. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1955, and had attended Youngstown State University studying Bussiness Administration. Mike enlisted into the U.S. Army on February 17, 1959 and served until his discharge on February 13, 1961 with the 536th Transportation Company and held the rank of Private First Class. He had worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for several years. He, along with his family, was the owner and operator of Michael’s Furniture Plus in Ellwood City, formerly known as Michael’s Co.. Michael is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, the S.O.I. #608, and the West Point Parents Association. He enjoyed all sports, and was devoted to his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Perry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Migut Perry whom he married on July 14, 1962. In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Valerie (Ron) O’Donnell, one son, Michael N. (Jennifer Corio) Perry, and three grandchildren, Michael A. Perry, Ryan A. Perry, & Megan O’Donnell all of Ellwood City. He is slao survived by one brother, John N. (Carol) Perry of Ellwood City, his mother-in-law, Catherine Migut of Ellport, and his sister-in-law, Mary Kaye (Jim) Alfera of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, George Migut.

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

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

Memorial contributions in Mr. Perry’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Area Public Library (where his grandson Michael A. Perry is a volunteer),the Lincoln High School Blue Band, or to the Choral Boosters of Lincoln High School.

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Carolyn Battaglia, 47

Mrs. Carolyn L. Battaglia, 47, of 410 Wood St., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2013, in her home with her loving family at her side, following a courageous three year battle with cancer.

Carolyn was born on November 16, 1965 in Ellwood City to Glen Koach and the late Helen Ann Tallon Koach. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class 1984, and then from Slippery Rock University in 1988 with a degree in Public Health. She had worked at the Wellness Center, Blocher Jewelers, and the McGuire Home. Carolyn is a member of the Christ Presbyterian Church, and the Ellwood City High School Cheerleading Boosters Association. Carolyn’s joy in life was spending time with her four children.

She is survived by her husband of nineteen years, Steve J. Battaglia whom she married on September 10, 1994, her three daughters, Erica, Alena, & Olivia Battaglia, her son, Angelo Battaglia, and her father Glen Koach. She is also survived by one sister, Glenda (John) Blinn of Ellwood City, her brother, David Koach of Portland, OR, her sister in law, Norma Koach of Ellwood City, her brother in law, Sam (Amy) Battaglia of Lebonon, OH, her mother and father in law, Sam & Kena Battaglia of Ellwood City, and several nieces and nephews.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Helen Koach in 2009, and her brother, Walter Koach in 2011.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Saturday from 10-11 am in the Christ Presbyterian Church.

Services for Carolyn will be held on Saturday in the Christ Presbyterian Church at 11:00 am with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Carolyn’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

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Lucille Ferrante, 79

Mrs. Lucille M. Ferrante, 79, of 319 Line Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, September 14, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room at 10:18 am.

Mrs. Ferrante was born on December 6, 1933 in Ellwood City to the late Carmen and Carmella Buccelli Bucci. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1951, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Lucille had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill as a cutter, and for Helen’s Dress Shop as a salesperson. She was a wonderful cook who made great pies. She also enjoyed watching her grandchildren, and going to garage sales.

Mrs. Ferrante is survived by three daughters, Lucille Geer with whom she resided, Stephanie Wehman of Ellwood City, and  Grace Neyman of Ellwood City, and six grandchildren, Tiffany, & Crystal Geer, Dustin, Heather, & Leslie Wehman, and Tyler Neyman, and one great grandchild, Landon Wehman. She is also survived by one sister, Josephine Angiolelli of New Castle, and two brothers, Jimmi Bucci of Ellwood City, and Lee (Loraine) Bucci of New Castle, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Steve Ferrante in 2009, five sisters, Nora Deli, Angeline Bucci, Annie Shirilla, Elizabeth Telesy, and Marian Fusco, and five brothers, Louie Bucci, Dominick Butch, Nicholas Bucci, John Butch, and Anthony Bucci, and her son-in-law, Larry Neyman.

A Memorial Mass will be held for Mrs. Ferrante on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church.

Mrs. Ferrante’s family would like to thank the Medivac Ambulance Service, the Ellwood City Hospital ER personel, Dr. Dawso, and the Ellwood City Police Department.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ferrante’s name may be made to the American Heart Association.

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Clara Lance, 82

Mrs. Clara S. Lance, 82, of 425 Glenda Dr., Beaver Falls
passed peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at her
home with her loving family at her side following a courageous battle with cancer.

Mrs. Lace was born on March 31, 1931 in New Castle to the late Peter and Rose Buczek Owoc. She is a member of the Shenango High School class of 1949. She also had belonged to the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in Beaver Falls. A homemaker, Clara enjoyed bowling, playing cards, flower gardening, bird watching, working crossword puzzles, cooking, and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers’ fan. She also was a loving and giving person.

Mrs. Lance is survived by her husband of 60 years, Lawrence “Larry” Lance whom she married on September 5, 1953, one daughter, Susan Lance of Tucson, AZ, one son and daughter-in-law, Joseph (Toni) Lance of North Sewickley Twp., two grandsons, Eric Lance & Jason (Rachel) Lance, and two great grandchildren, Chase Lance & Emilee Lance. She is also survived by one brother, Marion (Betty) Owoc of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and two brothers, Julian Owok, and Eugene Owok.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3-6 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Mrs. Lance will be held on Friday at 6:00 pm in the funeral home with Pastor Thomas Kennedy officiating. Entombment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery Resurrection Mausoleum.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Lance’s name may be made to the Concord United Methodist Church, 285 Concord Church Rd., Beaver Falls, Pa 15010.

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Catherine Palatka, 93

Mrs. Catherine H. Palatka, 93, of Ellwood City passed
away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 11:50 pm.

Mrs. Palatka was born on February 20, 1920 in Ellwood City to the late James V. and Helen M. Miller Palatka. She had graduated from Lincoln High School, and is a member of the Christ Presbyterian Church. She had been an election poll worker in the 5th ward, and a long time volunteer with the Meals on Wheels program. Catherine loved being a grandmother, and was a dedicated wife and mother.

Mrs. Palatka is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Nancy (Paul) Heuer of Harmony, and two grandsons, Vaun Michael (Nicole) Shebeck of Ellwood City, and Daniel Shebeck of Orlando, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Denes “Dan” Palatka whom she married on April 1, 1940 and passed away on February 21, 1988, and her sister, Gladys Conway.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Wednesday from 11am – Noon in the Christ Presbyterian Church.

Services for Mrs. Palatka will be held on Wednesday at Noon in the Christ Presbyterian Church with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Palaka’s name may be made to the Christ Presbyterian Church, 325 Spring Ave., Ellwood City, Pa 16117.

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Emma Franzi, 95

Mrs. Emma L. Franzi, 95, of 11 3rd St., Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, September 8, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 4:30 pm. She also had been a resident of Katera’s Kove for 2 years.

Mrs. Franzi was born on May 25, 1918 in Winber, Pa to the late John and Mary Altobello Cavallaro. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1936, and had graduated from Beauty School. She worked at the Aetna Standard as a clerk, and at the Airways Industries Store as a sales person. Emma also operated her own beauty shop in her home for 25 years. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and is a past president of the Sons of Columbus. She had a great passion for cooking.

Mrs. Franzi is survived by her husband, Louis V. Franzi whom she married on June 18, 1949, and one son and daughter-in-law, Rodney (Christine) Franzi of Boardman, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Nellie DiFalco, Florence DeJulius, and Lyda D’Angelo, and four brothers, Eugene, Michael, Earl, and Louis Cavallaro.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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