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Patsy J. Morello, 82

Mr. Patsy J. Morello, 82, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 in the St. Johns Specialty Care Center at 10:13 pm.

Mr. Morello was born on October 23, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Mary Beatrice Morello. He had attended Lincoln High School, and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Patsy enlisted with the U.S. army on May 27, 1943 and served as a Private First Class with the Medical Detachment 33rd Armored Division until his discharge on January 6, 1946. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with two Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal.

Following his service with the Army, Patsy worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City for thirty years. When the mill closed Pat became the owner and operator of the P&H Bowling Lanes, which was located on Lawrence Ave., for twelve years.

He is a member of the Ellwood City Moose Lodge #93, and the V.F.W. Post #157. He enjoyed being with his grandchildren, woodworking, dancing, gardening, and going to his camp in Pymatuning.

Mr. Morello is survived by his wife of forty years, Gladys Peffer Morello, his three daughters, Kim (Brian) Conti of Ellwood City, Leona (David) Ottavio of Ellport, and Robin (Joe) DeRosa of West Virginia, his three sons, Patrick (Amanda) Morello of Mars, Pa, Ken (Michele) Peffer of Boston, MA, and Mike Peffer of New Kensington, and his twelve grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Lena Morello, and his two brothers, Henry and Anthony Morello.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 am.

Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Morello’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Fred A. Herbert, 92

Mr. Fred A. Herbert, 92, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, June 20, 2014 in the Katera’s Cove Personal Care Home at 11:25 am.

Mr. Herbert was born on September 17, 1921 in Ellwood City to the late Stephen and Catherine Barth Herbert. He enlisted with the U.S. Army Air Corp on July 10, 1942 and served with the Squadron A 2342nd Army Air Force Base Unit until his discharge on February 8, 1946 with the rank of Sergeant.

Fred then had worked at the Mathews Conveyor Company, later known as Rex Nord Corp., as a supervisor for many years. After the company moved from the area he worked at Robinson Industries in Harmony until his retirement in 1986. He is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, a life member of the Ellwood City Saxons Club, and had been an avid golfer.

Mr. Herbert is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, David (Carol) Herbert of New Castle. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Clara L. Olson Herbert whom he married on August 9, 1945 and passed away on November 21, 2002, his three brothers, Martin, Steve, and Robert Herbert, and his sister, Catherine Miller.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Tuesday from 10-11 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church. Services for Mr. Herbert will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church with Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating.

Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Tuesday by 11:40 am to conduct full military honors.

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

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Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Sera, 78

Mrs. Sandra “Sandy” Sera, 78, of 320 Sims St. Apt.4, Ellwood City passed away in her residence on Thursday, June 19, 2014.

Mrs. Sera was born on June 30, 1935 in Aliquippa to the late Walter A. and Anna Thomas Curtis. She ia a member of the Aliquippa High School class of 1953, and had graduated from Beauty School in New Mexico. Sandy had worked as a beautician at the “Beauty By Billie” beauty shop in Ellwood City for many years. She is also a member of the Koppel United Methodist Church, the Golden Agers, and the Order of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed volunteering with the Meals on Wheels program, and going to exercise classes.

Sandy is survived by her husband of fifty five years, Michael Sera whom she married on September 29, 1958, her son and daughter-in-law, Michael (Lisa) Sera of Livonia, Michigan, her two step daughters, Diana Barton of Ellwood City, and Sandra (Jim) Barr of Westland, Michigan, her seven grandchildren, twelve great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Richard T. Curtis.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday from 10:00 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 11:00 am in the Koppel United Methodist Church with Rev. Gary Hilton officiating. Funeral arrangements are entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, and Cremation Services.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Sera’s name may be made to the charity of the donors choice.

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

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Jim R. Lively, 76

Mr. Jim R. Lively, 76, of 4639 State Rt. 488, Portersville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room.

Jim was born on November 27, 1937 in Butler to the late James and Caroline Crispin Lively. He had attednded Lincoln High School. Jim worked as an independent over the road truck driver for forty years.

Mr. Lively is survived by his spouse of twenty seven years, Mary Jane Zelic, four daughters, two sons, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also surived by his two sisters, Sandy (John) Kaufmann of New Freedom, Pa and Renee Hoffman of Hagerstown, MD, and his two brothers, William (Marsha) Lively of Mt. Airy, Pa, and David Lively of Shippingsport, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Robert Lively in 2000, and his sister, Caroline Redman.

As per Jim’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Funeral arrangments 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 H. Gunn, 94

Mr. William H. Gunn, 94, of 1192 Mercer Rd., North Sewickley Twp. passed away at home on Monday, June 2, 2014.

Mr. Gunn was born on June 16, 1919 in Long Beach, California to the late Edwin and Ida Pippy Gunn. Mr. Gunn served with the U.S. Army from March 4, 1943 until his discharge on December 8, 1945 with the Company “B” 1276th Engineer Combat Battalion with the rank of Technical Sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exemplary conduct he displayed during the assault crossing of the Roer River. Following his discharge from the Army, he worked as a supervisor for the Government Services Administration in California for many years. He is a life member and 32nd degree mason with the Redondo Beach, CA Masonic Lodge. Bill was an avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan, and loved playing golf and being with his family. While living in the Ellwood City area he attended the Concord Methodist Church.

Mr. Gunn is survived by his daughter, Linda Gunn of Twentynine Palms, CA, his two sons and daughters-in-law, William (Lorelei) Gunn of Whitmor, CA, and Gregg (Tia) Gunn of North Sewickley Twp., his step daughter, Kathi (Steve) Creed of Palm Dale, CA, ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and his special nephew, Thomas (Donna) Gunn of Fernley, NV.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret Calloway Gunn whom he married on December 20, 1962 and passed away on April 21, 2007, one granddaughter, and his three brothers, Thomas, Robert, and Richard Gunn.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00 pm until the Time of service at 7:00 pm with Rev. Bradley K. Neel officiating. the interment for Mr. Gunn will be at the Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Calimesa, Califonia. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 6:50 pm to conduct full military honors. Mr. Gunn’s family would like to thank the Gateway Hospice for the love and compassion they extended to him.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Gunn’s name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, or to the Library of Congress, Books for the Blind program.

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

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Chester C. McCrumb, 82

Mr. Chester C. McCrumb, 82 of 287 Weslie Ann Dr., Fombell went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 29, 2014 in the Allegheny General Hospital with his loving family at his bedside.

Mr. McCrumb was born on August 27, 1931 in Volant to the late Albert Wesley McCrumb and Mary Allen McCrumb. He graduated from New Castle High School in 1950 where he also was a cross country runner with the track team. Chester enlisted into the U.S. Army on November 25, 1952 and served at Ft Knox until his discharge on November 24, 1954 with the rank of Corporal.

While serving at Ft. Knox, Chester met the love of his life, Irene Brangers, and married her on May 7, 1955. He had worked for the Bell Telephone Company, which later became AT&T, for thirty five years as a PBX man. He also was a landlord that owned serveral properties in Ellwood City.

He had served as a volunteer fireman for Ellwood City and Perry Twp., and was a scuba diver for the Ellwood City Fire Department’s Rescue Squad for many years. He also volunteered with the Red Cross as a CPR instructor. Chester enjoyed woodworking, hunting, fishing, being at his camp in Tionesta which was originally known as the

“Hunter’s Run School House” built in 1883, and was an avid reader of Louie L’Amour’s cowboy books. A loving husband and wonderful father, Chester will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Mr. McCrumb is survived by his wife, Irene Bangers McCrumb, his three daughters, Felecia (Frank) Schlemmer of Oviedo, FL, Debra (John) Flynn of Wampum, & Pamela (David) Fischer of Fombell, his son, Gerald McCrumb of Byron, GA, his daughter-in-law, Pam McCrumb of Perry Twp., his six grandchildren, Alaina Schlemmer, Danielle Schlemmer, TJ (Jaelyn) Hufnagel, Weslie Ann Fischer, Jacob McCrumb, & 2nd LT. Jocelyn McCrumb, his great grandson, Jayden McCrumb, two step-grandchildren, Jon Flynn, & Amy (David) Kraut, and six step-great grandchildren, Sebastian, Caeleb, Mary, Hannah, Jack, & David. He is also survived by his two sisters, Nona (Thomas) Sarver of Hermitage, TN, & Doris (Michael) Shenker of Volant.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Chester Carl McCrumb on January 6, 2014, his grandson, Theren James McCrumb, and his brother, Sed McCrumb.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 4-7 pm and on Sunday from 2-5 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Mr. McCrumb will be held on Sunday at 5:00 pm in the Funeral Home. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home on Sunday by 4:50 pm to conduct full military honors.

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

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Dorothy Tincani, 89

Mrs. Dorothy Tincani, 89, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away on Monday, May 26, 2014 in the Salem Community Hospital.

Mrs. Tincani was born on December 21, 1924 in Colon, Panama to the late Federico and Alice Davis Hawkins. She graduated from the St. Mary’s Catholic School and attended college for two years in Panama. Dorothy had worked as a manager at Health City in Ellwood City for many years.

She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and its Christian Mothers. She had been a volunteer for many years at the Holy Redeemer School cafeteria, and the Holy Redeemer Annual Bazaar. Dorothy also is a member of the  Ellwood City Hospital Auxillary and the Catholic Daughters of America #901.

Mrs. Tincani is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Kera (James) Wilson of Columbiana, Ohio, and Charleen (Keith) Douglas of Bushnell, Florida, her son, Robert Tincani of East Palestine, Ohio, her nine grandchildren, and her fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph Tincani whom she married on September 15, 1947 and passed away on May 4, 2000, and her ten brothers and sisters.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, June 1, 2014 from 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, June 2, 2014 at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Assumption Mausoleum. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Monday by 9:20 am. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on MOnday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.

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

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Ronald O. Cummings, 80

Mr. Ronald O. Cummings, 80, of 1116 Beaver Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, May 19, 2014 in the UPMC Passavant Hospital.

Mr. Cummings was born on February 5, 1933 in Alexandria, South Dakota to the late Fred and Lillie Hauge Cummings. He served with the U. S. Air Force from December 29, 1950 until his discharge on November 30 1954 with the with the 805th Air Police Squadron. He then served with the Minnesota Army National Guard for twenty three years.

Ron later worked as an over the road truck driver for many years in Minnesota. After Ron moved to Ellwood City he worked as a a truck driver for the Double R Enterprises for ten years. He enjoyed building models, watching Nascar, and collecting HO Trains.

Mr. Cummings is survived by his wife Jean Viccari Cummings whom he married on April 25, 1986, one daughter, Rhonda Lorang of Worthington, MN and one son Martin F. Cummings Sr. of Clallam, WA, his two grandchidren, Paula Cummings, and Martin F. Cummings Jr., his step children, Ramona Cornelius, Colleen (Bud) Williams, Diane (Adam) Chambers, Bridget (Tom) Musquire, and Hugh (Laurel) Sommers, his eight step-grandchildren, and his eight step great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Viola Letcher, and his brother, Leslie Cummings.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8 pm and on Friday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Blessing Service for Mr. Cummings will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.

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

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