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Elizabeth (Betty) Barracchini Morabito, 90

Mrs. Elizabeth (Betty) Barracchini Morabito, 90, of Ellwood City, passed away surrounded by her family at her home on March 2, 2013 after an extended illness. Loving mother and grandmother, she was dedicated to her family. Betty enjoyed cooking, playing bingo, and taking occasional trips to Las Vegas.

She was married for 39 years to Alfred “Freddy” Morabito who passed away in 1982. She is survived by three married children, Cecelia Rose and her husband Larry, Bob Morabito and his wife Cindy, and JoAnne Stevens and her husband Bill, all of Ellwood City and her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Alfred (Judy) Morabito of New Brighton, Pa. Betty’s son, Alfred, preceded her in death in 1992. She had nine grandchildren, Bill (Kelly) Stevens, Jr. of Darlington, Pa. and Randy Stevens of Ellwood City, Butch (Christine) Barr of Ellwood City, Tammy (Greg) Dunsmore of Butler, Pa., Brandy Houk and her fiance Shawn Diefenderfer of Ellwood City, Sherri Large of New Brighton, Pa., Tony Morabito, of New Brighton, Pa. Danielle Morabito and her friend Joel Stinson of Ellwood City, and Katie Morabito of Ellwood City. Betty also had 16 Great Grandchildren and 3 Great Great-Grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Yolunda (Goldie) Morgan of Chewton, Pa., and many nioeces and nephews.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm with a Blessing Service to follow immediately at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery in a private ceremony the following day.

The family requests donations in her honor to the donor’s favorite charity.

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Glenn E. Jones, 74

Mr. Glenn E. Jones, 74, of 104 4th st. Ellwood City passed away on Monday February 25, 2013 in the Butler Memorial Hospital at 3:55 am.

Mr. Jones was born on May 21, 1938 in Kingston, PA to the late Glen F. and Ann Repp Jones. He graduated from the West Pittston High School in 1956 and had attended college at Penn State University. Glenn is retired from the State Farm Insurance Company, where he was employed as a claims representative for 32 years. Glenn was presently serving his thrid term with the Ellwood City Borough Council. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, where he sang in the church choir and was co-chairman of the annual bazaar. Glenn also was a member  of the Knights of Columbus, the Ellwood City Saxons Club, where he had held office for many years, and the Ellwood City Revitalization Board of Directors.

Mr. Jones is survived by his wife Sandra Sberna Jones whom he married on September 6, 1975, three daughters; Jennifer (Jesse) Rosenberger, Rebecca Jones both of Ellwood City, & Karen of Maryland, one son; David of Pittsburgh, and three grandchildren; Joshua, Maura, & Tessa Rossenberger.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother; Philip Jones, and one sister; Charlotte Jones in infancy.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 11:00 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 Thursday by 10:20 am.

Memorial donations in Mr. Jones’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer School Parent Association, 311 Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City, Pa 16117.

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Natalie Rae Williams, 6 months old

Natalie Rae Williams, 6 months old, of 517 Haig St. Ellwood City passed away on Sunday February 24, 2013.

Natalie was born on August 15, 2012 in Ellwood City to Catherine I. Williams of Ellwood City and Nathaniel Baxter of Butler.

Natalie is survived by her parents, her maternal Grandparents; Floyd & Sharon Williams of Ellwood City and Jerry & Sandra Williams of Seattle WA, her maternal great grandparents; Albert & Connie Reeher of Wampum, her maternal great great-grandmother; Dolores Bender of Koppel, and her half sister; Peyton Baxter. She is also survived by her aunts and uncles; Nicholas, Rebecca, Joshua, Emily, Julia, Anna, and Nathan Williams.

Visitation for Natalie will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 pm and on Thursday from Noon-1:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

Services for Natalie will be held on Thursday in the funeral home at 1:00 pm with Kirk Lunne High Priest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Laterday Saints officiating. Interment will follow at the Clinton Cemetery.

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Carlo Paglia, 78

Mr. Carlo Paglia, 78, of 32 Line Ave., Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Friday February 22, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room at 12:20 pm.

Mr. Paglia was born on May 20, 1934 in Ellwood City to the late Frank and Linda Paglia. He had graduated from Lincoln High School in 1953 and was an All-State football player with the high school football team. Carlo then served with the U.S. Navy from November 19, 1955 until his honorable discharge on November 19, 1956 on the USS Zelima. He had worked at Townsend Industries for 19 years, and then with Portersville Valve as a valve repairman for over 25 years. Carlo is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and a past member of the Special Activities Group. He enjoyed golfing, gardening, fishing, walking, and going to the casinos. He also loved his dogs very much.

Mr. Paglia is survived by his wife Sandra Emery Paglia whom he married on June 25, 1960, two sons; Michael (Karen) Paglia of Willis Wharf, VI, & Scott Paglia and his fiance Christine Ierino of Ellwood City, and four grandchildren; Cody, Casey, Kelsie, & Carlo Paglia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters; Rose Rocco, Alice Konyak, Mary Frisk, & Pauline Lucas, and five brothers; Anthony Paglia, Charles Paglia, George Paglia, Nick Paglia, & Carlo Paglia in infancy.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 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 Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Wednesday by 10:50 am to conduct full military rites.

Memroial donations in Mr. Paglia’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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Ann Morgan Smith, 88

Mrs. Ann Morgan Smith, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday February 16, 2013 in the Evergreen Nursing Center at 12:19 pm.

Mrs. Smith was born on March 12, 1924 in Pittsburgh to the late Daniel Morgan and Ellen Doyle Morgan. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1942. Ann is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She had worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City during World War II. She later worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, and then the Ellwood City Police Department as a dispatcher for many years. Ann enjoyed cooking and being with her family.

Mrs. Smith is survived by many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Raymond A. Smith whom she married on November 17, 1947 and passed away in 1987. She was also preceded in death by her sister Mary Koach, and her five brothers; Daniel Morgan, John “Jack” Morgan, Luke Morgan, Thomas Morgan, & James J. Morgan Sr., and her nephew William Koach.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-7 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 Parish 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 Holy Redeemer Angel Fund or the Holy Redeemer Social Services.

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Margaret H. Maxwell, 85

Mrs. Margaret H. Maxwell, 85, of Crescent City , Florida passed away on Thursday January 31, 2013 in the Putnam Community Medical Center at 1:58 am.

Mrs. Maxwell was born on February 3, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Michael Laskey and Margaret Dobransky Laskey. She had graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945. While living in Ellwood City Margaret was a member of the St. Agatha Catholic Church. She now is a member of the St. John’s Catholic Church in Crescent City. She had worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 10 years in Ponoma Park, Fla, and the Navy Exchange at the Mayport Naval Station in the cash office. Margaret was also a member of the Gold Wing Road Riders of America (GWRRA), and the Ladies Auxillary Fleet Reserve Association (LAFRA).

Mrs. Maxwell is survived by one son; Kevin M. Maxwell of Crescent City, Fla, one granddaughter; Suzanne M. (James) Geerhold, four great-grandchildren; Noah James Geerhold, Abigail R. Geerhold, Hannah E. Geerhold, and Zackary M. Geerhold. She is also survived by two sisters; Katherine Salvati of Butler, and Kathleen Thomson of Zelienople.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Donald M. Maxwell whom she married on June 15, 1946 and passed away on October 6, 2003, one sister; Gloria Householder-Schierbaum, and a brother in infancy.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 pm and on Saturday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

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

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William J. Puz, 88

Mr. William J. Puz, 88 of 130 James Dr., Ellwood City passed away on Monday February 4, 2013 in the Evergreen Nursing Center at 12:35 pm.

Mr. Puz was born on December 8, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Anton and Rosie Volk Puz. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and the Lincoln High School class of 1942. Bill served with the U.S. Navy from May 28, 1943 until his discharge on February 12, 1946 as a Gunner’s Mate 3rd Class. He had served on the USS Walker and earned the Asiatic Pacific medal with 7 Stars  and the Philippine Leberation medal with 1 Star. He then graduated from the Terrace School of Craftsman in 1952 with a Diploma in Carpentry. Bill worked for many years with the Local #422 Carpenters Union. He was also a member of the SMPJ, the American Fraternal Union, and the United Brotherhood of Carpenters. He enjoyed dancing, fishing, and playing his botton accordion.

Mr. Puz is survived by his wife Leona Franus Puz whom he married on September 17, 1949, two sons; Mark Puz of Richmond, Virginia, & Michael Puz of Ellwood City, and one brother; John Puz of San Diego, California. He is also survived by four nieces; Cheryl (tony) Giorgi, Linda Porter, Karla Palter, & Marsha Lloyd, and  two great nephews; Nicholas, & AJ Giorgi.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a nephew; Craig Puz.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 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 Camilus Njoku officiating. Interment will be 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 rites.

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

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Evelyn L. Johns, 90

Mrs. Evelyn L. Johns, 90, of the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople passed away on Saturday January 26, 2013 in the North Hills Passavant Hospital at 7:30 pm.

Mrs. Johns was born on August 25, 1922 in East Palestine Ohio to the late Curtis C. and Nina Cunningham Lipp. She had graduated from the Petersburg High School in 1940, and had attended Business School. Mrs. Johns worked as a bookkeeper for the Petersburg Creamery and later for Bob Baird Well Drilling. She is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. At her church she had taught the Sunday School Nursery Class for over 30 years, and was the director for the funeral dinners. She also had served on the church council, and sang in the church choir. Mrs. Johns enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and reading.

Mrs. Johns is survived by her husband Harold J. Johns whom she married on May 23, 1953, two daughters and sons-in-law; Marcia (Frank) Podnar of Zelienople, & Carol (James) Colao of Ellwood City, one son and daughter-in-law; Curtis (Ruth) Johns of New Castle, seven grandchildren; Curtis (Amanda) Johns, Rev. Brandon (Christine) Johns, Brian (Danielle) Johns, Megan Podnar, Jessica Podnar, Brooke Colao, & Theron Colao, and two great grandchildren; Carson Colao, & Lilly Johns. She is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law; Harold (Marian) Lipp of East Palestine Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Elizabeth Powers, and Eleanor Dykes, and one brother; Carl Lipp.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and on Wednesday from 10-11 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Services for Mrs. Johns will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating. Interment will be at the Koch Cemetery in Unity, Ohio.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Johns’s name may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Nursery Fund, 207 Spring Ave., Ellwood City, Pa 16117.

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