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Mr. Michael A. DeLoia, 87

Mr. Michael A. DeLoia, 87, formerly of Hazel Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 in the Northview Estates at 9:41pm.

Mr. DeLoia was born on August 7, 1926 in Ellwood City to the late Antonio and Julia Fagnelli DeLoia. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1944. Mike enlisted with the U.S. Navy on November 20, 1944 and served until July 3, 1946 with the rank of Yoeman. He was involved in the invasion of Okinawa, and the occupation of China in 1945, and earned the Pacific Theater Ribbon with 1 Star, American Theater Ribbon, and the Victory Medal. Following his service with the Navy, Mike worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City for thirty years as a craneman. After the mill closed in 1975 he worked at Safety Appliance in Ellwood City for twenty five years.

Mr. DeLoia was a very active member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. He is a founding member and past vice president of the Special Activities Group, a member of the Holy Name Society, he served as an usher for fifty five years, he served on the Church Council for many years, he is a past chairman for the Temporalities for the Holy Redeemer Church, and was the Chairman of Grounds for the Annual Holy Redeemer Church Bazaar. He also served on the Credit Committee of the Holy Redeemer Credit Union for many years. Mike belonged to the Tuesday Night Peanut Gang, the Sons of Italy #608, the Hungarian Home, the American Legion, and is a former After The Prom Committee Chairman. Mike enjoyed gardening and being with his family and friends.

Mr. DeLoia is survived by his daughter, Dr. Julie DeLoia of Washington DC, his three sons, Tom (Debbie) DeLoia of Franklin Twp., Greg (Lucille) DeLoia of Downingtown, Pa, and Rick DeLoia of Ellwood City, his five grandchildren, Corrin (Tyler) Ketterer, Kellee (Brandon) DeVennie, Erin Werner, Nicole DeLoia, & Gregory DeLoia, his two step great grandchildren, Michael Balsan, and Nicholas Abbattista, his great grandson, Max Werner, and his step great granddaughter, Allessandra. He is also survived by his brother, Anthony (Kathy) DeLoia, Jr. of Ellport, and his sister-in-law, Theresa DeLoia of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Carmella DeCaria DeLoia whom he married on August 20, 1949 and passed away on April 8, 2012, his son Michael G. DeLoia, his sister, Josephine DeLoia, and his brother, Paul DeLoia.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Members of the Holy Name Society and Special Activities Group are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Monday by 8:20 pm to conduct a service at 8:30 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Tuesday by 10:50 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Tuesday by 12:20 pm to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. DeLoia’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Social Services, The Ellwood City Wolves Club Scholarship Fund, or to the Wounded Warrior Project.

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Mr. Larry Izzo, 54

Mr. Larry Izzo, 54, of 532 1st Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014 in his residence at 12:30 am.

Larry was born on May 10, 1959 in Ellwood City to Patsy “Neizer” Izzo and the late Lena C. Zona Izzo. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1977, and the Park Gate Baptist Church. Larry had worked for Sears having traveled throughout the country setting up corporate offices. He is also a member of the Sons of Italy #608, the Hungarian Home, and the Saxon’s Club.

Larry is survived by his wife Beth McNany Izzo whom he married on August 28, 2004, his father Patsy, his step mother, Betty Izzo, his two daughters, Michelle Izzo and her companion David Prenatt of Alliquippa, Mellodie (Shaun) Kaszowski of Shenango Twp., his step son, Dylan Weingartner, his three grandchildren, Damien Prenatt, Hunter Prenatt, and Lily Koszowski, his brother, Jerome (Carolyn) Izzo of North Sewickley Twp., his step sisters, Robin Lordi and her companion Rich Behrman of Pittsburgh, and Patricia Dombeck of Ellwood City, his mother-in-law, Shirley McNany of Ellwood City, and his brother-in-law, Barry (Sharon) McNany of California. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Larry was preceded in death by his mother, and his father-in-law, Lawrence P. McNany.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Larry will be held on Tuesday at 8:00 pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. Carmen Venezie officiating.

Memorial contributions in Larry’s name may be made to his family, or to the Lawrence County Human Society.

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Larry D. Szakelyhidi, 62

Larry D. Szakelyhidi, 62, of 720 Lawrence Ave. Apt. 13, Ellwood City passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 in his residence unexpectedly.

Larry was born on December 20, 1952 in Pittsburgh to the late William and Laverne Mallady Szakelyhidi. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1974 and was Baptist by faith. He served with U.S. Air Force during the 1970′s for 4 years. Larry had worked at Crucible Steel, and then the Rochester Hospital in the maintenance department. He is also a long time member of the Ellwood City Eagle’s Club.

Larry is survived by his two brothers, Dennis (Kathy) Szakelyhidi of Franklin Twp., and Gary Szakelyhidi of Fombell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, William Szakelyhidi.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-4 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Memorial Service for Larry will be held on Tuesday at 4:00 pm with Rev. Karl Moore officiating.

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Daniel E. Bartolomeo, Sr., 72

Mr. Daniel E. Bartolomeo, Sr., 72, of 406 Martin Ave., Ellport passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 in the Carriage Court Personal Care Home at 8:00 pm.

Mr. Bartolomeo was born on December 21, 1941 in Ellwood City to the late Angelo and Mary Scala Bartolomeo. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1958, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Dan had worked as a Barber at Joe DeLisio’s Barber Shop which was located on Lawrence Ave.. He also was employed at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls as a machinist in the maintenance department for many years. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, and most of all being with his grandchildren.

Mr. Bartolomeo is survived by his wife, Rita Carrozza Bartolomeo whom he married on September 8, 1962, his two daughters, Michele Franze and Beth (Joe) Germanowski both of Ellport, his son, Daniel (Jean) Bartolomeo, Jr. of Ellwood City, his seven grandchildren, Joey, Erica, & Matthew Germanowski, Leah Franze, Nichole, Alexa, & Sophia Bartolomeo, and his great granddaughter, Gianna Germanowski. He is also survived by his sister, Anna (Ronald) Aiken of Wayne Twp., his two brothers, Orlando (Jennie) Bartolomeo of Ellport, & Angelo (Barbara) Bartolomeo of Wayne Twp., and his three sisters-in-law, Rose Bartolomeo, Theresa Bartolomeo both of Ellwood City, and Tootie Bartolomeo of Ellport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his four brothers, Albert, Joseph, Ronald, and Victor Bartolomeo.

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 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.
Daniel’s family would like to thank the Carriage Court and Celtic Hospice doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful care they extended to him.

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

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

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Edmund S. “Remus” Sutkowski Sr., 91

Mr. Edmund S. “Remus” Sutkowski, Sr., 91, of 520 College St., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 2:00 pm.

Mr. Sutkowski was born on October 14, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Stanley and Caroline Pogozelec Sutkowski. He had attended Lincoln High School, and served at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Arizona. Ed also served with the United States Army from March 10, 1943 until December 2, 1945 with the 81st Airborne and held the rank of Corporal . He had fought in the Battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. Ed was awarded the European African Midlle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal. Following his service with the Army, Ed worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City until its closing. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Ed was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed doing taxidermy work for his family and friends. He loved to be in the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Sutkowski is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Roger) Morgan of New Brighton, his son, Edmund S. Sutkowski, Jr. of Ellwood City, his two grandchildren, Andrea Loree Morgan of Pittsburgh, and Nathan (Christi) Morgan of Hopewell, and his two great grandchildren, Allie Grace Morgan, and Micah Edmund Morgan. He is also survived by his two sisters, Leona (Leonard) Wolfe, and Dorothy Flecher, his two brothers, Stanley (Mary Ann) Sutkowski, and Robert (Barbara) Sutkowski all of Ellwood City, and his sister-in-law, Eleanor Sutkowski of Wayne Twp..

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth Priestes Sutkowski whom he married on June 17, 1950 and passed away in 1966, his brothers, Raymond J. Sutkowski, and John A. Sutkowski, his sister-in-law, Betty Sutkowski, and his brother-in-law, William Flecher.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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Brian L. Murphy, Sr., 51

Brian L. Murphy, Sr., 51, of 282 Hickernell Rd., Fombell passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence.

Brian was born on May 16, 1962 in New Castle to the late Lou Murphy and Fayetta Diaz Murphy of Enon Valley. Brian graduated from Mohawk High School in 1980 and holds the School’s Track Record for the One Mile Run with a time of 4:16. He had worked at Armstrong Industries in Beaver Falls for seventeen years as a foreman. Brian had played Semi-Pro Football, and Softball in the Ellwood City Men’s Softball League. He loved animals, weight lifting, and was an all around handyman.

Brian is survived by his mother, his wife Tina Suisi Murphy whom he married on February 14, 1987, his daughter, Leah Murphy of Fombell, his two sons, Brian L. (Taylor) Murphy, Jr. of Edinburg, and A.J. Murphy of Fombell. He is also survived by his four brothers, Wayne (Melody) Murphy of Huntsville, AL, David (Georgeanne) Murphy of East Palestine, OH, Gary (Denise) Murphy of Bessemer, and Jeff Murphy, his father and mother-in-law, Lou (Gayle) Suisi of New Castle, and his mother-in-law, Lynda Annarumo of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his father, and his father-in-law, Nick Annarumo.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Brian will be held on Friday at 4:00 pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. Frederiok Gilbert officiating. Entombment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.

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Sophie Pop, 86

Mrs. Sophie Pop, 86, of 410 Short St., Apt. 206 Ellwood City, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Butler VNA Hospice at 10:10 pm.

Mrs. Pop was born on March 1, 1928 in New Castle to the late John and Anna Govojdean. She had graduated High School and Mid-Wife School in Romania. Sophie had worked as a Nurses Aid at the Macaloso Nursing Home in New Castle for several years, and then the Ellwood City Hospital for over 20 years. She reitered in 1988. She is a member of the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church in Ellwood City. Sophie enjoyed being with her family and friends, and doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Pop is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorena (David P.) McIltrot of Shenango Twp., her grandchildren, Monica (Adam Dean) McIltrot, and David D. McIltrot, and her brother, John Govojdean of West Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dimitri Pop in 1956, and her sister, Aurelia “Goldie” Siriantu.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Wednesday in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Chuch from 9-10 am. A Saracusta Service will be held on Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the funeral home.

Services for Mrs. pop will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church with Father John Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Vitus Cemetery.

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Shawn ‘Spike’ Harper, 41

Shawn “Spike” Harper, 41, of 1569 West Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City, Pa passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his residence.

Shawn was born on November 6, 1972 in Ellwood City. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1991. Shawn was presently working at Traco in Cranberry Twp.. He was an avid Nascar fan and loved the Miami Dolphins Football Team.

Shawn is survived by his two brothers, Michael (Stacey) Harper of Ellport, Dave (Tammy) McKim of Ellwood City, and his three sisters, Teri (Ron) Plassmeyer, Lori (John) Steffler, and Peri (Bob) Malcom all of Ellwood City, and his special niece, Tiffany Zarilla. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles, and his good friend Ralph Pounds, Sr. with whom he lived with.

Shawn was preceded in death by his parents, Dave McKim and Carol M. Wiley McKim., and his brother Beanie McKim.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 pm until the time of Services at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Interment will be at the Slippery Rock cemetery.

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