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Mary L. Campbell, 83

Mrs. Mary L. Campbell, 83, of 1855 W. Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 6:40 am.

Mrs. Campbell was born on July 20, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late Charles and Kathryn Pazsint Rockyvich, Sr.. Mary had attended Lincoln High School. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers. She also is a member of the Ellport Boosters, the Ellport Homemakers, the Hungarian Home Womens Auxillary, and served as a Democratic Party Committee Woman and a Judge of Elections in Wayne Twp.. Mary was a Holy Redeemer School cafetaria volunteer with the Wednesday crew, and was a member of the Lincoln High School After Prom Committee. She also enjoyed collecting crafts.

Mary is survived by three daughters, Kathleen (Ralph) Lutz, Stacey (Darin) Hoak, & Lynn Rae Campbell, one son, Erwin “Chip” (Lynn) Campbell all of Ellwood City, five grand-daughters, Lisa Fotia, Jill Folino, Jessica Lutz, Brandi Smith, & Jenna Hoak, and ten great grandchildren. She is also survived by one sister, Eleanor (Joe) Castner of Phoenix, AZ, and one brother, David Rockyvich of Ellport, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Erwin “Bud” L. Campbell whom she married on July 3, 1948 and passed away on May 31, 2009, and one brother Charles Rockyvich, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Beaver Falls. Member of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Thursday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Thursday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Redeemer Social Services.

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

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Helen E. Naderinski, 83

Mrs. Helen E. Naderinski, 83, of 394 North Tower Rd., Franklin Twp. passed away on Sunday July 21, 2013 in Friendship Ridge at 4:26 pm.

Helen was born on November 28, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late Nicholas Lewchenko, Sr. and Barbara Cieply Lewchenko. She had attended Lioncoln High School, and was Russian Orthodox by faith. She was a bingo enthusiast, an avid gardner, and had a great zest for life.

Mrs. Narderinski is survived by one sister, Pauline Selva of Florida, one brother, John Lewchenko of Patterson Twp., and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Stanley Naderinski whom she married on February 19, 1955 and passed away on November 29, 1984, five sisters, Sherry Ann Leech, Josephine Stoyanoff, Sophie Knotts, Mary Flumer, & Olga Kello, and two brothers, Nicholas Lewchenko, Jr., & Michael Lewchenko.

As per Helen’s wishes there will be no visitation or service. A private interment will take place at the St. Mark’s Cemetery in Franklin Twp.. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, inc.

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

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William O. Creese, 82

Mr. William O. Creese, 82, of 405 2nd St., Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 12:20 pm.

Mr. Creese was born on January 19, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late George and Jeanetta A. Rossman Creese. William had attended Lincoln High School and was Prebyterian by faith. He had worked as a butcher for a few years, and then later with the Beaver Valley Concrete Co.. Finally, Bill was a truck driver with the Jerich Trucking Co. in Saxonsburg for fifteen years. Bill also enjoyed hunting.

Mr. Creese is survived by three daughters and sons-in-law, Jackie (Steve) Kingston of Williamsport, Pa, Wanda (Joe) Hill of New Jersey, & Elaine (Ed) Spencer of Kentucky, one step daughter, Jodie Grimes-Gallagher of New Castle, three sons and daughters-in-law, William (Nancy) Creese of Baltimore, MD, Robert (Meliza) Creese of North Sewickley Twp., & James (Amy) Creese of New Castle, fifteen grandchildren, two step grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, and one great great-grandson. He is also survived by one sister, Alice (Frances) Piper of Franklin Twp., and one brother, George Creese of Fombell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley L. Creese, and his 3rd wife Shirley A. Stabryla Creese in 2011.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-4 & 6-8 pm and on Monday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

Services for Mr. Creese will be held on Monday at 11:00 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

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William O. Creese, 82

Mr. William O. Creese, 82, of 405 2nd St., Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 12:20 pm in the Ellwood City Hospital. Complete funeral arrangments will be announced by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.

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Patricia K. Figurel, 81

Mrs. Patricia K. Figurel, 81, of 211 Hazel Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, June 21, 2013 in her residence at 6:40 pm.

Mrs. Figurel was born on January 21, 1932 in Ellwood City to the late Edward J. Kimmel and Esther Zirock Kimmel. She is a member of the Lincoln high School class of 1952, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Patty had worked for the Bell Telephone Company in Ellwood city as an operator for several years. She later worked at the AAA office in New Castle as a Travel Agent. She was an active Lawrence County Democratic Party Committee Woman, and was very involved with many political causes over the years. She enjoyed reading, sewing, and doing crafts. A loving grandmother, Patty was recognized by her extended family as the person to turn to.

Mrs. Figurel is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Robin (Malcolm) Morris of Allison Park, one son and daughter-in-law, Jim (Peggy) Figurel of Ellwood City, five grandchildren, Sarah, & Jamie Figurel, Dylan, & Nick Morris, and Justin (Zoe) Zak. She is also survived by one brother, Edward “Joe” (Doris) Kimmel of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert E. Figurel whom she married on August 29, 1958 and passed away on May 16, 2011, her son, Edward Figurel in 1960, four sisters, Esther Kondrasuk, Mary Kettler, Delores Arkwright, & Betty Anspach, and four brothers, William , Edward, James, and John Kimmel.

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

A mass will be held on Wednesday for Mrs. Figurel in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday by 9:20 am.

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

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Viola M. Arkwright, 91

Ms. Viola M. Arkwright, 91, of Neshanock Twp. passed away on Sunday, June 23, 2013 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Ms. Arkwright was born on March 9, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late John DeFilippo and Mary C. Montagano DeFilippo. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1940 and was the Saluditorian of her class. She also is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She had worked for a number of years as a manager of the Montgomery Ward Catalog store in Ellwood City. Viola then was transferred to the Philadelphia area as a Company Sponsor where she hired and trained personnel for new and existing catalog stores. She also had worked for many years for Airway Industries in West Pittsburgh and Ellwood City as a secretary until her retirement in 1985.

Viola is survived by one sister, Ann Conti, and one brother, Casper (Amy) DeFilippo both of Ellwood City. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother John DeFilippo.

A private Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will be at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Holy Redeemer Social Services, or to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

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

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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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