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Herta Zakel, 90

Mrs. Herta Zakel, 90, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, October, 31, 2014, in the Golden Hills Nursing Home.

Mrs. Zakel was born on December 16, 1923, to the late George and Sara Herberth in Hoghilog, Romania. She married her husband Peter Bernhard Zakel on December 18, 1948, at Krems on the Danube, Austria. Peter and Herta came to the United States on August 17, 1950, after five days at sea on the S.S. Mauretania, leaving from France on August 12, then immediately settled in Ellwood City. They became citizens of the United States together on May 14, 1956. She was a long time member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and the Ellwood City Saxons Ladies Auxiliary. Herta had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill for several years. She enjoyed boating, gardening, knitting, crocheting, sewing, painting, and ceramics. She always looked forward to the company of her young great grandchildren.

Mrs. Zakel is survived by her daughter-in-law, Geraldine Zakel of Ellwood City, her two grand-daughters, Karen (Jason) Hemby and Kelly (Matthew) Woloszyn, and her three great grandchildren, Jakob Hemby, Makenna Woloszyn, and Liam Woloszyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1988, and her son, Peter H. Zakel in 2012.

A private visitation and service will be held on Thursday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace 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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Herta Zakel, 90

Mrs. Herta Zakel, 90, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, October 31, 2014 in the Golden Hills Nursing Home. The complete obituary will be announced by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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Josephine Ionta, 94

Mrs. Josephine Ionta, 94, of Ellwood City passed away on the morning of Friday, October 31, 2014 in the Jameson Care Center.

Mrs. Ionta was born on December 2, 1919 in Ellwood City to the late Vincenzo and Maria Zona Riccardi. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers, and the Golden Agers. Josephine also was a long time volunteer at the Holy Redeemer school cafeteria and its annual Bazaar. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, and loved music and dancing. She enjoyed playing cards with her friends and was a wonderful cook. Her greatest joy was her family whom she loved with all her heart.

Mrs. Ionta is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Domenic (Karen) Ionta Sr. of Neshanock Twp., Joseph (Linda) Ionta of Monroeville, and Kaye Ionta of Fallston, her eight grandchildren, Thomas (Adrienne) Ionta, Tracy (Julie) Ionta, Domenic (Venessa) Ionta, Joy Ionta, Geaneen (Andy) Ball, Michelle (Joseph) DiMuccio, Jodi (Sam) Giordano, and Richard Humphrey, her four great grandchildren, Ashleigh Ionta, Alison Giordano, Joey DiMuccio, and Maura DiMuccio, her sister Ida Ottaviani of Ellwood City, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Joseph “Big Joe” Ionta whom she married on January 25, 1941 and passed away on November 24, 2001, her son Vincent Ionta in 2012, her five sisters, Mary Dominelli, Sue DeLuria, Jenny DeNome, Connie Fiorelli, and Julia Maietta, and her two brothers, Armond “Hardy” Riccardi, and Charlie Riccardi.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1-6 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at Noon in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Resurrection Mausoleum.

Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Monday by 11:20 am. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Monday by 11:50 am to form an honor guard.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ionta’s name may be made to the Jameson Care Center, 1211 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, Pa 16105.

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

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Angelina Staples, 78

Mrs. Angelina Staples, 78, of 1028 South 2nd St., Ellwood City, passed away on the morning of Thursday, October 30, 2014, in her residence surrounded by her loving family.

Mrs. Staples was born on March 5, 1936 in Ellwood City to the late Louis and Elizabeth Frisk Reda. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and had attended Lincoln High School. Angelina worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill for several years, and was the cleaning person for the former Purification BVM Church for 30 years. She also had been a Poll Worker in the 2nd ward of Ellwood City for many years. She was a member of the Golden Agers, and enjoyed playing bingo, doing ceramics, and mainly being with her family.

Mrs. Staples is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barb (Don) Lutz of Ellwood City, her three sons and daughters-in-law, Robert (Angie) Staples of Georgia, Theodore J. (Laurie) Staples Jr. of Ellwood City, and Brian (Cindy) Staples of Ellport, her seven grandchildren, Dustin, Leland, Colby, Mackenzie, and Gabriella Staples, and Danielle Lutz. She is also survived by her two sisters, Connie Ernst of Ellwood City, and Dolores “Dolly” Sansalone of Villa Maria.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Theodore J. Staples Sr. whom she married on October 10, 1956 and passed away on November 3, 2009, her grandson, Tanner J. Staples in 2005, her two sisters, Mary Martino, and Rose Simon, and her four brothers, Pasquale “Chucky”, Joseph, Dominic, and Ralph Reda.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Mausoleum. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Monday by 9:20 am.

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

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Teresa M. Bartolomeo, 87

Mrs. Teresa M. Bartolomeo, 87, of Ellport passed away on the morning of Thursday, October 30, 2014, in the UPMC Passavant Hospital.

Mrs. Bartolomeo was born on November 7, 1926, in Ellwood City to the late John and Domenica D’Andrea Cesarini. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers. She graduated from the Wampum High School with the class of 1945. Teresa had worked at Dust Proof Manufacturing, Little Fellas, and Romar Textile for many years as a sewer. She is also a member of Challenges, the Golden Agers, and the Ellport Booster Auxillary. She volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program and the Red Cross Blood Drives for many years. She also was a Poll Worker in Ellport. Teresa enjoyed traveling and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Bartolomeo is survived by her two daughters, Linda (Richard) Cappello and Sandy Filippone both of Ellport, her son, John L. (Lois) Bartolomeo of Ellwood City, her eight grandchildren, Amanda (Mark) Spirnak, Adam Filippone, Carter Filippone, Denise Cappello, Danielle Cappello, Darla Cappello, Albert Bartolomeo, and Kelly (Jason) Batts, and her five great grandchildren, Madelyn Spinak, Caroline Spirnak, Adrianna Batts, Will Batts, and Jaxson Cappello. She is also survived by her three sisters, Fuldia Caimano of New Castle, Helen Yuricha of Ellport, and Ann (Walter) Lenhart of Shenango Twp.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Albert J. Bartolomeo whom she married on November 9, 1946, and passed away on March 13, 1993, her sister Mary Lou Corsi and her son-in-law James H. “Flip” Filippone in 2013.

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 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery Resurrection Mausoleum. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 a.m. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Saturday by 9:50 a.m. to form an honor guard. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Bartolomeo’s name 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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Lynn A. Sharp, 55

Mrs. Lynn A. Sharp, 55, of Wayne Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 27, 2014, in her residence.

Mrs. Sharp was born on July 2, 1959, in Youngstown, Ohio, to the late Leonard Loepp and Carole Reese Cadman of Ohio. She graduated from North Allegheny High School, and then from Penn State University with a Degree in Nursing. Lynn worked as a Registered Nurse at the Ellwood City Hospital, the Lawrence County Jail, and for various personal care facilities in the area. She enjoyed her Quarter Horses, her German Shepard dogs, and doing crafts.

Lynn is survived by her husband John Sharp III, her daughter Katie Sharp of Columbus, Ohio, her son John A. Sharp of Wayne Twp., her mother Carole Cadman of Ohio, and her brother Scott Loepp of Portland, Oregon.

The Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6:00 pm until the time of Services at 8:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. An additional Memorial Service will be held on Sunday in the Westminister Presbyterian Church, 119 Stadium Drive, Boardman, Ohio at 12:30 pm.

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

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Dora Lee Lagana, 89

Mrs. Dora Lee Lagana, 89, of 512 Mt. Vernon Dr., Ellwood City passed away on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in her residence.

Mrs. Lagana was born on May 3, 1925, in Ellwood City to the late Michael and Philomena Sainato Lagana. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Dora had worked for various dry-cleaners in the Ellwood City area for many years as a presser. She enjoyed cooking and baking, and mostly spending time with her family.

Mrs. Lagana is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary (Beverly) Lagana of Ellwood City; her grandchildren, Jackie (Kevin) Conti and Michael Lagana; her two great grandchildren, Emily and Ryan Conti; her two brothers, Louis Chiaro of New Middelton, Ohio and Michael Chiaro of Koppel; and her sister Jean Damato of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dominick Lagana whom she married on Oct. 20, 1945 and passed away on May 4, 1994; her son Dominick M Lagana in 2010; her sisters Teresa Jeanette, Yolanda Blaskowitz, and Rose Contestable; and her brother Rocco Chiaro.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Funeral Home with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lagana’s name may be made to the Vitas Hospice, 235 Alpha Dr. #101, Pittsburgh, Pa 15238. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Catherine Lample, 93

Mrs. Catherine Lample, 93, of Wayne Twp. passed away on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in her residence.

Mrs. Lample was born on December 10, 1920 in Calabria, Italy to the late Frank and Carmella D’Masse Arcadia. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers and the Ladies of Charity. Mrs. Lample had worked for over 15 years at the Ellwood City Hospital in the house keeping department. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, attending mass, family gatherings, and traveling. Mrs. Lample is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Susana (David) Schaffer and Mary (Michael) Oprisu both of Ellport; her two sons and daughter-in-law, Frank Lample of Perry Twp., and Marty (Donna) Lample of Enon valley; her seven grandchildren and her nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Andrew Lample whom she married in 1947 and passed away on November 25, 1990; her grandson DJ Schaffer, her daughter-in-law Mary Lample; her sister Theresa Garuccio, and her brother Victor Arcadia.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Wednesday by 9:20 a.m. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lample’s name 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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