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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.

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Ingrid Colao, 74

Mrs. Ingrid Colao, 74, of 425 Division Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2013 in her residence at 2:05 am.

Mrs. Colao was born on September 24, 1938 in Germany to the late Adolph and Maria Muller Hipp. She had graduated from Beauty School in Germany as a beautician. After moving to the United States with her husband Nick, she was the owner and operator of Ingrid’s Restaurant which was located on 6th St. in Ellwood City, and specialized in German Food. Ingrid then worked at the J.C. Penney store in Ellwood City as an associate and window display manager for 23 years. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and the Holy Redeeemer Christian Mothers. She enjoyed playing cards with her many card club friends.

Mrs. Colao is survived by her husband Nick Colao whom she married on August 31, 1957, one daughter and son-in-law, Rosemary (Col. Douglas) King of Stafford, VI, two sons, Nick (Penne) Colao, Jr. of Darlington, & Larry Colao and Christine Bahr and her two children Anthony & Samantha of Beachwood, NJ, and five grandchildren, Staff Sgt. Larry (Alyssa) King, Rachael Colao, Mackenzie King, James Colao, & Landon Colao. She is also survived by one brother, Dieter Hipp, her nephew Michael (Regina) Hipp, her great niece Kyra Hipp, and her great nephew Christopher Hipp all of Germany.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Wednesday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the McGuire Home, the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund, or to the Vitas Hospice.

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

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Martha Ann Gerard, 79

Mrs. Martha Ann Gerard, 79 of 121 Spring Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in her residence at 10:44 pm with her loving family at her bedside.

Mrs. Gerard was born on January 18, 1934 in McKees Rock, Pa to the late Theodore and Loretta I. Richards Havern. She had graduated from the Stowe High School in 1952. Martha was a very active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church for many years. She had worked at Romar Textile for 18 years as a seamstress. Martha enjoyed crocheting and being with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Gerard is survived by six daughters, Cheryl Tribuzio, Vicki Gerard,  Denise Gerard of Ellwood City, Lori (Joseph) Gillespie of Beaver Falls, Lisa (Rick) Jones of West Pittsburgh, & Kerry McShane of Ellwood City, two sons, Joseph Gerard of Ellwood City, & Timothy (Lori) Gerard of Rimersburg. She is also survived by seventeen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph Carl Gerard whom she married on January 6, 1955 and passed away on December 13, 1978, one daughter in infancy, Joyce Gerard, her son-in-law, Richard Tribuzio, her daughter-in-law, Diana Lynn Gerard, one sister, Jesse Davis, and two brothers, Richard, & Harry “Jack” Havern.

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

Services for Mrs. Gerard will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkey officiating. Interment will follow at the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Gerard’s name may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church , 207 Spring Ave., Ellwood City Pa 16117, or to  Variety  The Childrens Charity of Pittsburgh, 310 Center Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa 15276.

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Barbara V. Vetica, 94

Mrs. Barbara V. Vetica, 94, of 701 Smiley St., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, April 22, 2013 in the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford at 11:04 pm.

Mrs. Vetica was born on December 18, 1928 to the late Nicholas and Amelia “Emma” Beatrice Rocco. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1946, and had attended Mercy Hurst College and Duquesne University. Mrs. Vetica had worked at the Jackson Shoe Store, Calve’s Shoe Store, and Edelman’s Shoe Store all in Ellwood City. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and a past member of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers. Barbara was a volunteer for the Meals on Wheel’s program, and enjoyed playing the piano. Most of all, she loved cooking for and being with her children and her grandchildren.

Mrs. Vetica is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Michele “Shelly” (Steve) Vetica of Ellwood City, Stacey (Don) Brown of Center Twp., five sons, John (Melody) Vetica, Jr. of Beaver, Michael (Robarta) Vetica of Connecticut, Robert Vetica & Giorgio Bosso of California, Chris (Deedy) Vetica of Ellwood City, Rich (Debbie) Vetica of Hermitage, and her daughter-in-law, Alise Vetica of Nevada. She is also survived by twenty three grandchildren, Anne, Elizabeth, Mike, Maria, Nicole, CJ, Marissa, Taylor, Dominick, Richie, Dante, & Lauren Vetica, Eric, Matt, & Lisa Meyer, Josh, Belen, & Maggie Brown, Zack, & Allison Kessler, Brittany Jacobs, Alishia McDonald, & Alona Woodward, and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John P. Vetica whom she married on February 2, 1948 and passed away on November 23, 2007, her son Thomas Vetica in 2009, two sisters, Beatrice Hand, & Marie P. Rocco, and her brother, Nick Rocco.

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. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Rd., Wexford, Pa 15090.

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James “Flip” Filippone, 67

Mr. James “Flip” Filippone, 67, of 317 Hazen Ave., Ellport passed way on Friday, April 19, 2013 in the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford at 6:45 am, following a courageous two year battle with cancer.

Mr. Filippone was born on December 21, 1945 in Ellwood City to the late Attilio “Art” Filippone and Helen Miller Filippone Ewing. He was a 1964 graduate of Lincoln High School where he was a member of the 1962 WPIAL champion baseball team. He learned the sport at an early age from his two uncles, Al and Harry Miller who coached American Legion, high school, and various recreational teams.

Later in his life Flip continued his passion for baseball by teaching and coaching his three children with a calm and patient demeanor. Leagues included Ellwood City Little League, Pony League, Colt League and American Legion, as well as Little Angels and Youth softball.
He was employed for 22 years in the hot mill at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls. In 1991, he and his wife, Sandy, opened Sportswear Graphics which operated on Fifth St. in Ellwood City and later built its current location at 601 Lawrence Ave.
Flip also served three terms as a member of the Ellport Borough Council. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. He enjoyed working on his pond, and classic cars.

Flip is survived by his wife Sandy Bartolomeo Filippone whom he married on April 24, 1971, one daughter, Amanda (Mark) Spirnak of Center Twp., two sons, Adam Filippone of Moon Twp., and Carter Filippone of Moon Twp., two granddaughters, Madelyn & Caroline Spirnak of Center Twp., one brother, Gary (Dennise) Filippone of New Castle, a step brother, John (Cheryl) Ewing of Ellwood City, and a step sister, Janine “Chick” Ewing of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 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 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 Tuesday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Rd., Wexford, Pa 15090.

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

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Tammy Lutz Reich, 50

Mrs. Tammy Lutz Reich, 50, of 309 Summit Ave. passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, April 18, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital, Emergency Room at 10:45 pm.

Tammy was born on September 23, 1962 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph Lutz, Sr. and Bernice Gifford Lutz of Ellwood City. She had attended Riverside High School. Tammy’s passion in life was her children and grandchildren.

Tammy is survived by her husband Kevin Reich whom she married in 1998, her mother, Bernice Lutz, four daughters, Carie (Jed) Yanke of New castle, Ashley, Amy, & Cassidy Reich of Ellwood City, two sons, Chad (Jodi) Lutz of Ellwood City, & Keith Lutz of Chippewa Twp., seven grandchildren, Shanna Anderson, Austin Yanke, Gavin Lutz, Conner Lutz, Liam Lutz, Jacob Valvano, & Hailey Miller,  five sisters; Carol Cooper, Mary Ann (George) Parker, Charlotte Edinger, Harriet (Duke) Campbell, & Bonnie Lutz all of Ellwood City, and three brothers, Richard (Kathy) Lutz of Beaver Falls, Edward Lutz, & Joseph (Joyce) Lutz, Jr. of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her father, two sisters, Patty Lutz, & Bernice Ruby, her sister-in-law, Sandra Lutz, and her brother-in-law; Harry Cooper.

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

Services for Tammy will be held on Sunday in the funeral home at 5:00 pm with Rev. Sean Walters officiating. Interment will be at the Sylvanian Hills Memoprial Park.

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Ronald P. Gebhardt, 63

Mr. Ronald P. Gebhardt, 63, of 920 East St., Franklin Twp. passed away peacefully on the evening of Tuesday, April, 16, 2013 in the UPMC Mercy Hospital with his loving family at his side.

Mr. Gebhardt was born on August 2, 1949 in Ellwood City to the late Paul G. and Frances C. Migut Gebhardt. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1967. Ron had worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City for a few years. He then worked at Lava Crucible in Zelienople as a shipper-packer for 20 years. An avid outdoorsman, Ron was a past member of the Wampum Rod and Gun Club, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking, spotting deer, shooting, and going to the casinos. Most of all he especially loved being with his grandchildren. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend.

Ron is survived by his loving wife Saundra Horrell Gebhardt whom he married on November 22, 1980, three daughters, Jonni Pinkman of Amarillo, TX, Amanda (William) Gibson of Butler, & Trista Gebhardt of Ellwood City, two sons, Erik Benner of Fort Worth, TX, & Justin Gebhardt of Ellwood City, five grandchildren, Victoria & Addison Benner, Kaylee Cutler, Lance M. (Amanda) Benner, & Kennedy Nguyen, and three great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Charlotte Gebhardt of Ellwood City, & Gloria (Tom) Hahn of New Castle, one brother, Kenneth (Elaine) Gebhardt of Ellwood City, and his brother-in-law, Walter McClintick of Wampum.

Ron was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Kathleen McClintick.

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

A Service for Ron will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Sonny Blucher officiating. Interment will follow at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Ron’s name may be made to the charity of the donors choosing.

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Virginia M. Eisweirth, 96

Mrs. Virginia M. Eisweirth, 96, of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, April 15, 2013 in the Northview Estates at 7:15 am.

Mrs. Eisweirth was born on May 18, 1916 in Ellwood City to the late William McGlincy, Sr. and Marian Faber McGlincy. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1934, and the Calvin Presbyterian Church. Mrs. Eisweirth had worked for the Borough of Ellwood City as a clerk, payroll clerk, and then Assistant Boro Secretary from November 1, 1934 until her retirement on July 1, 1980. She had also been the bookkeeper for McGlincy’s Camera Shop.

Mrs. Eisweirth is survived by one niece, Drew Elmore of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Urban J. “Larry” Eisweirth whom she married on May 22, 1954 and passed away on August 24, 1988, and her brother, William McGlincy, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from Noon until the time of services at 2:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Sean Brubaker of the Calvin Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.
A special Thank You is extended to the Gentiva Hospice for the wonderful care they gave to Virginia.

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