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Catherine Martino Gatto, 77

Mrs. Catherine Martino Gatto, 77, of 214 Division Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in her residence.

Mrs. Gatto was born on July 24, 1937 in Ellwood City to the late Giovanni “John” and Assunta Zona Martino. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1945 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Catherine was the co-owner and operator, along with her husband Ricky, of K&R Tone & Tanning from 1989 until 1996. She was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and being with her family.

Mrs. Gatto is survived by her two daughters, Lisa (John) Vincik, and Kathy (Jim) Donley, her son, Randy (Sue) Gatto all of Ellwood City, her four grandchildren, Mark Donley, Kristen Donley, Kasie (Mike) Hawrylak, and Randi A. Gatto, and her four great grandchildren, Gracie, Hunter, Parker, and Kyle. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Ricardi “Rick” Gatto, Sr. whom she married on June 25, 1955 and passed away on January 28, 2012, her son, Rick “Moose” Gatto, Jr. in 2010, her three sisters, Jean Pirrera, Florence Faraone, and Margaret Balin, and her two brothers, Michael Martino, and Louis Zitell.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Friday in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The funeral arrangments have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

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

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Robert E. Forsyth, 91

Mr. Robert E. Forsyth, 91, of Enon Valley, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away on Friday, September 12, 2014 in his residence.

Mr. Forsyth was born on October 23, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Emil and Marie Steinecke Forsyth. He graduated from Lincoln High School and West Point Academy where he earned a degree in Marine and Mechanical Engineering. Robert served with the U.S. Merchant Marines from 1943 until 1954 as a Chief Engineer Officer. He then had worked for Matthews Conveyor from 1955 until its closing in 1974, and then for the Aetna Standard Engineering Company until his retirement. He is a member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Glenshaw. Robert enjoyed cutting firewood, being in the outdoors, and reading. He had also been very active with the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

Mr. Forsyth is survived by his wife of 63 years, Elsie Sommer Forsyth, his two sons, David Forsyth of Enon Valley, and James (Joyce) Forsyth of Springfield, Ohio, nine grandchildren, two great grandchildren, his sister, Lois Wallace of West Virginia, and his brother, Jack Forsyth of Kentucky.

A private visitation and service was held on Monday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Mr. Forsyth’s pastor, Rev. Arthur E. Litke, officiating. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Mary Carmel Parise Izzo, 93

Mrs. Mary Carmel Parise Izzo, 93, formerly of Rear 911 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, September 8, 2014 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital. She had been residing at the Overlook Nursing Home in New Castle.

Mrs. Izzo was born on December 3, 1920 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of Joseph and Marie Grazia Parise. Mary is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and the Golden Agers. She had worked at the Lincoln High School cafeteria for many years, and was well known in the Ellwood City Community. She also enjoyed playing bingo.

Mrs. Izzo is surived by her three sons, Dennis (Maryann) Izzo, Joe (Kathy) Izzo, and Robert Izzo, her grandson, Shayne (Megan) Izzo, her granddaughters, Kristen (Dana) Bryant, and Amy Izzo, and her great grandson, Dylan Misner. She is also survived by her sister, Minnie (Donald) Lilii, her brother, Joe Parise, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Adam Izzo in 1971, her daughter, Mary Ann Izzo in 2008, her brothers, Frank Parise, and Armand Parise, and her sister, Mae Pannunzio.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-7 pm and on Thursday from 9:30-11:00 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Blessing Service will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Patrick E. McNutt, 62

Mr. Patrick E. McNutt, 62, of 424 Nicholson Avenue, Franklin Township passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Butler Veterans Hospital at 9:20 pm.

Mr. McNutt was born on November 21, 1951 in New Castle to the late James N. and Shirlee Pittaway McNutt Sr. He graduated from Shenango High School and served in the U.S. Army from January 18, 1971 until his discharge on January 10, 1973. Patrick worked at the Cheese Factory in New Wilmington and then for various Steel Mills in Beaver County. He enjoyed fishing and especially making his own handmade fishing lures.

Mr. McNutt is survived by his wife, Barbara Ours McNutt whom he married on May 20, 1995 his sons, Neal McNutt and Ryan McNutt both at home, his Bother, James N. and Barbara McNutt Jr. of New Castle and his sisters, Susan Lee Bosley of Kennerdale and Kathy and James McDanel of New Castle.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. Services will be held for Mr. McNutt on Tuesday at 8:00 pm with Pastor Brad Neel officiating.

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

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Eugene Tillia, 85

Mr. Eugene Tillia, 85 of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, September 5, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Hospice at 11:50 am.

Mr. Tillia was born on July 9, 1929 in Ellwood City to the late Charles & Louise Graffouliere Tillia. He graduated from Lincoln High School and served with the U.S. Army from April 25, 1951 until his discharge on March 31, 1953.Eugene worked as a driver for the European and Keystone Bakery for over forty years and was a member of the Sons of Italy #608.

Mr. Tillia is survived by his wife, Ann B. Buzzelli Tillia, whom he married on January 13, 1951, and his daughter Suzanne and John Santillo of Cape Coral, Florida.

In accordance with Mr. Tillia’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. The Samuel Teolis Funeral Home , Inc. and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

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John A. Orsulak, 60

Mr. John A. Orsulak, 60, of Nokesville,VA passed away unexpectedly on Friday, August 29, 2014 while on a cruise in Alaska.

Mr. Orsulak was born on September 19, 1954 in Wilmerding, Pa to the late Alfred and Jean Falleroni Orsulak. He graduated from Trafford High School and then from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Degree in Political Science. John then earned his Masters Degree in Labor Relations from the University of West Virginia.

He had worked as a Resource Manager with Bendix Corp. in Sidney, NY, Cerro Metals in Bellfonte, PA, Butteric Co. in Altoona, PA, and Motion Control in Ridgeway, PA and Fredericksburg, VA which he retired from in 2007. He also is a member of the All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, VA. John enjoyed traveling with his wife Jane, reading, and hiking.

Mr. Orsulak is survived by his wife, Jane Flecher Orsulak whom he married on September 29, 1979, his son, Daniel Orsulak of Arlington, VA, his sister, Marie Gess of Jeannette, PA, and his mother-in-law, Dorothy Flecher of Ellwood City. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, Willaim A. Flecher.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 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 with Father Camillus Njoku officiating.

Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 am. Memorial contributions in Mr. Orsulak’s name may be made to the American heart Association.

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Minnie F. Swoger, 89

Mrs. Minnie F. Swoger, 89 of Ellwood City passed away in her residence on Sunday, August 31, 2014.

Mrs. Swoger was born on February 16, 1925 in Ellwood City to the late Gennaro and Anna DiRobbio. She had worked at the Ellwood City Hospital and then at the Aetna Standard Engineering Company as a cafeteria worker. Minnie is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the parish. She also is a member of the Christian Daughters of America, Ladies of the MOOSE, and the Golden Agers. She enjoyed playing bingo, sewing, embroidering, reading, cooking, and baking. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Swoger is survived by her two daughters, Anna Marie (Mark) Pflug of Rochester, Nancy Jean (Michael) Catanzariti of Ellwood City, her son, Clyde S. (Angela) Swoger of Bradenton, Florida, her three grandchildren, Melissa (Derek) Bozak, Michelle (Aaron) Kitts, and Joshua Catanzariti, and her four great grandchildren, Megan Bozak, Carter Kitts, Katie Bozak, and Hannah Bozak. She is also survived by her brother, John DiRobbio of Pitcairn.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Clyde S. Swoger, Sr. whom she married on October 30, 1948 and passed away on September 24, 2003.

A private Blessing Service was held for the family on Tuesday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment followed at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. swoger’s name may be made to the charity of the donors choosing.

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Alex Herman, 92

Mr. Alex Herman, 92, of 511 Denny St., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, September 1, 2014 in the Clarion Hospital.

Mr. Herman was born on May 25, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late John and Sophia Baron Herman. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1939 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Alex served with the U.S. Army from December 20, 1944 until his dicharge on November 30, 1945 as a heavy weapons crewman. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Theater Service Medal.

Mr. Herman then worked at the Ellwood City Forge for 45 years, first as a lathe operator and then for 12 years as a plant foreman. He retired on May 1, 1986. He is also a member of the Sons of Italy #608. A self taught golfer, Alex played golf for the S.O.I. at Stonecrest Golf Course where he had the low gross average for several years, the Ellwood City Forge League at Del Mar Golf Course, and the New Castle City League at Sylvan Heights Golf Course. In 1969 Alex was the Stonecrest Championship Flight All Leagues Champion. He also was an avid bowler with the Ellwood City Forge Industrial Mercantile League at Park Lanes with a mid 180 average. While his children where growing up he enjoyed attending their sporting events.

Mr. Herman is survived by his three sons and daughters-in-law, Alex C. (Lora) Herman of Union, KY, Thomas J. (Trisha) Herman of Erie, and Richard P. (Paula) Herman of Clarion, his four grandchildren, Alex Herman, Julia Shumaker, Lindsey M. Herman, and Amanda Mateja, his four great grandchildren, Lana Shumaker, Mya Shumaker, Cora Shumaker, and William Herman.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his wife, Edith Maffei Herman whom he married on August 28, 1943 and passed away on July 16, 2013, his sister, Ann Sabella, and his two brothers, Charlie Herman, and Nicholas Herman.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 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. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, St. Peter Mausoleum.

Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Thursday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Thursday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.

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