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Warren D. “Peanuts” White, 73

Mr. Warren D. “Peanuts” White, 73, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Mr. White was born on December 18, 1941 in Kittanning to the late Warren H. and Geraldine Lasher White.

Warren enlisted with the U.S. Navy on October 22, 1959 and served on the USS Saratoga until his discharge on December 21, 1962 as a aircraft engine mechanic.

He retired in July of 2014 from the Ellwood City Forge where he had worked for fifteen years as an electrician, guard, and then in the maintenance department. Warren enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on his computer.

Mr. White is survived by his wife Patricia Dambaugh White whom he married on December 21, 1968, his step daughter, Cindy (Mike) Daufen of Ellwood City, his step son, William (Shelly) Stubbel of North Sewickley Twp., his ten step grandchildren, Erin Warner, Lindsay Warner, Taylor Funari, David Daufen, Mykkia Daufen, Shawn Aiken, Melissa Aiken, Bobby Jo Aiken, Amanda Aiken, and Shane Aiken, his three step great-grandchildren, Kadin, and Logan McClymonds, and Cameron Colbert. He is also survived by his sister, Sandy Garvin of Koppel, one niece and one nephew.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until the time of the Service at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

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Mafalda Stella Zingaro, 93

Mrs. Mafalda Stella Zingaro, 93, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Northview Estates.

Mrs. Zingaro was born on April 4, 1921 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Maria Valvano Moliterno. Stella is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1939. During World War II she worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City, and later at Schaefer Drug Store in New Castle. She is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, and mostly being with her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Zingaro is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Deborah Zingaro of Conneaut, Ohio, Peter and Karen Zingaro of Ellport, her three grandchildren, Anne Marie Zingaro, Joseph (Stephanie) Zingaro, Heather (Chad) Durosko, her four great grandchildren, Katherine Dorothy Salis, Jacob Raymond Salis, Stevie Madelyn Zingaro, Mia Rose Durosko, her sister Josephine Pratt of Ellwood City, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years Peter N. Zingaro whom she married on April 20, 1944 and passed away on March 19, 2005, and her four sisters, Rose George, Antoinette Moliterno, Mary Gaibis, and Emma Iannantuono.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm and on Monday from 9-9:30 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

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. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Zingaro’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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Mary J. Dombeck, 77

Mrs. Mary J. Dombeck, 77, of 1910 West Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday evening in her residence with her loving family at her bedside.

Mrs. Dombeck was born on March 14, 1937 in Ellwood City to the late James P. and Marie McDevitt Gibbons. She is a member of the Lincoln High School Class of 1955.

Mary had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, and then for Solomon’s Dry Cleaning, later known as Allegheny Leather Care for sixteen years as a presser.

A devote Catholic, Mary is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Her greatest joy in life was being with her family.

Mrs. Dombech is survived by her husband of fifty eight years James F. Dombeck whom she married on September 14, 1956, her two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Daniel Stephenson of Chewton, Lisa and John Hartman of Cabot, Pa, her two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sandy Dombeck of Castlewood, and Eric and Leah Dombeck of Fombell, her fourteen grandchildren and her eighteen great grandchildren.

She is also survived by her two brothers, Ralph Gibbons, and Thomas (Patricia) Gibbons both of Ellwood City, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her four sisters, Dora Francis, Kathryn Paswell, Patricia Ierullo, and Alberta Bartle, and her five brothers, John (in infancy), James, Charles, Richard “Barney”, and Arthur Gibbons.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8 pm and on Friday from 9-9:30 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Dombeck’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Parish. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Ross James “Jim” Aubel, 84

Mr. Ross James “Jim” Aubel, 84, 265 Mecklem Lane, Perry Twp. passed away on Thursday, January 22, 2015 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Mr. Aubel was born on March 6, 1930 in New Castle to the late Ross M. and Hilma Larson Aubel. He graduated from New Castle High School with the class of 1948.

Jim enlisted with the U.S. Navy on October 14, 1948 and served in Guam until his discharge on September 13, 1952 with the rank of Machinist’s Mate Second Class. Jim worked for Bell Telephone, later known as AT&T, for forty years as a PBX Installer and Repairman.

He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and a lifetime member of the MOOSE Lodge #93. When his sons were young, he was a coach for the Wur-El Wayne Baseball League. Jim was an avid bowler, handyman, and enjoyed fishing.

Mr. Aubel is survived by his wife of 61 years Shirley Thomas Aubel, his daughter and son-in-law, Connie (Joe) Ketterer of Wampum, his two sons and daughter-in-law, Jim Aubel of Perry Twp., and Thomas (Lisa) Aubel of Chippewa Twp., his two grandchildren, Dave (Mel) Ketterer, and Joey (Heather) Ketterer, and his sister, June Bacon of Waynesville, NC. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his two brothers, Bob and Bert Aubel.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm and on Monday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Blessing Service for Jim will be held on Monday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Aubel’s name may be made to the Wurtemburg-Perry Volunteer Fire Department.

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Catherine S. Hazen, 96

Mrs. Catherine S. Hazen, 96, of the Northview Estates in Ellwood City, went to the Lord on Monday, January 19, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Mrs. Hazen was born on November 24, 1918 in Chewton to the late John and Susan Gatlitko Dombeck. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1936.

Catherine was a devout Catholic and a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, where she was a member of the choir and for many years sang at funerals.

Catherine worked at the Blair Nursing Home for four years as the chief housekeeper and nurses aide. She was known there for her compassionate care.

She also was an avid bowler and secretary for many of the women’s leagues in the area. In 1973 she won the Ellwood City Ledger Bowling Tournament.

She will be sadly missed by her grandchildren who were treated to her fried chicken, Halushki, pierogis, pizza, Swedish tea ring, and Christmas cookies. Also, she would write weekly letters to all her grand-children who were away from home. Catherine was a devoted wife and mother.

She is survived by her three daughters, Jean K. and Bob Klies of Cambridge, Ohio; Maureen A. and Allen Puchalski of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and Cynthia L. and Pete Kohl of Wimberly, Texas, her two sons; Thomas F. Hazen of Ellwood City, and Gerald W. and Mary Alice Hazen of the Villages, Florida.

She is also survived by her ten grandchildren; Rick Hazen, David Hazen, Lori Gustafson, Jennifer Neville, Bradley Hazen, Corina Klies, Darren Klies, Bobbi Fogle, Leigh Puchalski, and Ian Kohl, her seventeen great grandchildren, and her two great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Hazen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, William F. Hazen whom she married on March 10, 1941 and passed away on May 21, 1998, her daughter-in-law, Dr. Rita Hazen, her two sisters, Julia Dombeck and Edna Kuben, and her seven brothers, Stephen, Conrad, Robert, Joseph, Albert, Sylvester, and Frank Dombeck.

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 10:30 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hazen’s name may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, or to the American Diabetes Association.

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Samuel J. Wallace, 80

Mr. Samuel J. Wallace, 80, of 221 Fifth St., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, January 19, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mr. Wallace was born on January 8, 1935 in Ellwood City to the late Samuel and Jessie Keith Wallace. He had attended Lincoln High School.

An electrician by trade, Sam was the owner and operator of Wallace Electric for many years. Sam loved music, reading, working on cars, and in his younger days shooting his long bow.

Sam is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Debra and Charles Kahne of Ellport, his two sons, Sam Wallace and his companion Valarie Valentino of Ellport, and Earl Wallace of New Castle, his two grandchildren, Shannon (Jeanine Mozak) Kahne, and Ashley Kahne and her fiance Mike McAnallen, and his great granddaughter, Mariah Baer. He is also survived by his two sisters, Vonda Burns of Perry Twp., and Doris Woloszyn of Chewton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his two brothers, Ted, and Donny Wallace.

As per Sam’s wishes there will not be a public viewing or service. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

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Margaret Miskolcze Lipovsky, 89

Mrs. Margaret Miskolcze Lipovsky, 89, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mrs. Lipovsky was born on April 24, 1925 to the late Stephen and Anna Ruman Miskolcze. She was married to George B. Lipovsky, Jr. who passed away in 1957.

Margaret is a member of the Ellport Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Lipovsky is survived by her daughter, Gloria Landolfi of Ellwood City, her son and his wife, Larry George and Linda Lipovsky of Mesa, AZ, and her grandson, Brian George Lipovsky of Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her three sisters, Mary Nagy, Anna Szenas, and Irene Ellbrecht, and her seven brothers, Andrew, William, Frank, Emil, Stephen, Julius, and Arthur Miskolcze.

“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when my life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.”

Visitation for Mrs. Lipovsky will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1-4 pm and on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

Services for Mrs. Lipovsky will be held on Monday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. David Dobi officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lipovsky’s name may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15232.

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

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Elizabeth R. Schuler, 99

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Schuler, 99, of Ellwood City, passed away on the evening of Sunday, January 11, 2015 in the Northview Estates.

Mrs. Schuler was born on October 9, 1915 in Pittsburgh to the late Anton and Elizabeth Fabian Schramm. She had attended the St. Henry’s Catholic High School in Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth worked as a salesperson at the Pittsburgh Mercantile on the Southside, Kaufmann’s Department Store in downtown Pittsburgh, and then with Joylee Dress Shop which was located on Brookline Blvd. in Pittsburgh.

She also is a member of the No Mens Society Group of Friends. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, and gardening.

Mrs. Schuler is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Lewis of Ellwood City, her son and daughter-in-law, Charles A. and Elaine Schuler of Naples, Florida, her three grandchildren, Katie Herstein, Krissy Koza, and Bobby Lewis, and her six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles W. Schuler whom she married in 1930 and passed away in 1970,and her four brothers, Albert, Frank, Oliver, and Elmer Schramm.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 – 10:30 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh.

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

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