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David Wilson Gaskell, 71

David Wilson Gaskell, 71, a life-long resident of the Ellwood City and New Castle communities, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 18, 2014.

He was born on November 20, 1942 in Ellwood City to the late William J. Gaskell, Jr. and Eleanor Wilson Gaskell. He had attended Lincoln High School and Geneva College.

Dave was inducted into the U.S. Army in February 1968 and served in the Vietnam War. During his service, he received the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.

After returning from the Army, he worked as a radio broadcaster at WKST in New Castle, Pa. His affable personality and silky voice made him a perfect fit for the job.

In 1974, he began work as a postal carrier in the Ellwood City Post Office, where he worked for 38 years. He retired in 2012 with numerous awards for his service.

We will miss Dave’s magnificent singing voice, his delightful sense of humor, and infectious laugh. He loved people and they in turn loved him.

Dave was a diehard Grateful Dead, Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan. He also is a member of the Tow Jagielly Club, KP Pulaski Club, and the CJ’s Club.

Survivors include his longtime companion Kim Long and her children Cory, Shawn, and Nicole, his brother, Dr. James R. Gaskell and his wife Barbara of Athens, Ohio, his sister, Christy Stern and her husband Gary, Lt. Col. (retired), of Albuquerque,NM; nieces Susan Merryman and husband, Dr. Scott Merryman of Columbus, Ohio, Sarah Gaskell of Athens, Ohio, and Lauren Tabet and husband, Todd, of Albuquerque, NM; nephews David Gaskell and wife Karen of Newport News, VA, and Ben Stern and wife Scout, of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by many great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, July 26, from Noon until the time of Services at 3:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. The service will be officiated by Rev. Sean Brubaker.

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 2:50 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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Joseph Mancini, 93

Mr. Joseph Mancini, 93, of 333 2nd St., Ellwood City passed away at his home on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.

Mr. Mancini was born on February 22, 1921 in Ellwood City to the late Eutimio and Carolina Lanza Mancini. Joseph is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1938.

He had worked at the U.S. Steel plant in Ellwood City from 1940 until its closing in 1974 as an inspector and then a production clerk. He was the recording secretary of the Local 1220 Steelworkers Union from 1954 until 1974. He also was the co-owner of Ottobre & Mancini Zenith Television store from 1953 to 1993.

He was a devoted member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Joe was a baseball enthusiast who spent countless summer nights at the Ewing Park Baseball complex. He grew up watching Ellwood City County League and playing American Legion baseball in the 1930′s.

He coached and managed Little League and Colt League teams in the Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Program in the 1960′s and 1970′s. He continued as a scorekeeper in the amateur baseball program and American Legion program until 2009. He was an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan who rarely missed viewing a game.

He was a tournament organizer for the Shelby Social Club and belonged to numerous bowling, golfing, and softball leagues throughout his life. He was a member of the Sons of Italy Lodge #608 and the Loyal Order of the Moose #93 for over 70 years.

He enjoyed reading, viewing current events programs and tending to his garden. His greatest enjoyment was spending time with his family and grandchildren.

Joseph is survived by his wife of 68 years, Martha Perazzoni Mancini whom he married on August 25, 1945, his three sons and their spouses, Nick (Karen) Mancini, Joseph (Marilyn) Mancini, and Donald (Lynda) Mancini all of Ellwood City, his five grandchildren, Nick Mancini, Dan Mancini, Melissa Mancini, Jody Mancini, and Jonathan Minnocci.

He is also survived by his sister, Emma Naticchioni of Mt. Lebanon, his sisters-in-law, Josephine Mancini of Mars, and Ruth Mancini of New Mexico, his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Warren (Dena) Ottobre, and John (Ann) Folino both of Ellwood City, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Fred, and Henry Mancini, his brothers-in-law, Earl Naticchioni and Lawrence Cirelli, and his sister-in-law, Leda Cirelli.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 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 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 am.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the Ellwood City Hospital, Ellwood City Home Health and Vitas Hospice for their care.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Mancini’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Amateur Baseball Federation, P.O. Box 722, Ellwood City, Pa, or 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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Robert “Bob” A. Glisan Jr., 68

Mr. Robert “Bob” A. Glisan Jr. 68, of New Castle passed away on Saturday, July 12, 2014 in the Jameson Hospital at 3:15 pm.

Mr. Glisan was born on August 23, 1945 in Farmington, PA to the late Robert A. & Margaret Wiltrout Glisan Sr.

He had attended Farmington Senior High School. Bob had worked at Sysco Food Service and H R Evans as a truck driver for many years. He is a member of the Hunting Club in Farmington, PA. Bob enjoyed being with his family, hunting, fishing and traveling.

Mr. Glisan is survivied by his wife, Ruth Harper Glisan whom he married on September 4, 1982, his three daughters, Rachel (Paul) Kosek of California, Ruth Ann Bell of Beaver Falls, and Sharon Begley of Ellwood City his three sons, Samuel (Terri) Scialdone of Surfside Beach, SC, Robert Scialdone of Pittsburgh and Ronald “Dino” (Erin) Scialdone of Ellwood City and his many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his brother, Thomas (Eleanor) Glisan of Markleysburg, his three sisters, Mary Lou Yoder of Somerset, Glenna Jones & Pauline Hess both of Columbus, OH, and two half sisters, Shirley Potts and Kathy Potts both of Florida.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Jeanne Leavens, his two sons, Kenneth & Leonard “Lenny” Scialdone, and his three brothers, Fred, Jim and Harold Glisan.

As per Mr. Glisan’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery. The funeral arrangements 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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Betty Lou Young, 71

Mrs. Betty Lou “The Frog Lady” “Betty Boop” Young, 71 of 4 Spring Ave. Ext., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, July 11, 2014 in her residence at 10:00 am.

Mrs. Young was born on May 8, 1943 to the late John A. and Estelle R. Browell Keith.

She had graduated from the Somerset High School in 1961 and moved to Ellwood City in 1962. Betty had worked at the Central Cafe, North Side Cafe, and then at Evelyn’s Coral in Ellport for thirty four years as a bartender. She also had worked at Leeds and Northrup for a couple years.

She was a member of the Ellwood City Womens Pool League for over 30 years, and the Women’s Pool League in Beaver Valley for the past year. She also is a member of the Hungarian Home, and a past member of the Ladies of the MOOSE. When she was able to Betty enjoyed knitting, and crocheting.

Mrs. Young is survived by her husband, George E. Young whom she married on March 19, 1972, her three sons, Robert (Robin) Klink of Meyersdale, PA, Samuel Baker of Somerset, PA, and Randy Klink, Sr. of Ellwood City, her thirteen grandchildren, and her seven great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Leona June Richard of Somerset, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her two sisters, Lucille Mae Hersh, and Prissilla Jane Fleagle, and her six brothers, Lewis Keith during World War II, Chester, Clifford, Richard, Russell, and John Keith.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 1-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Interment will be at the Sylvanian Hills Memorial Park.

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

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Geraldine E. Lutz, 82

Mrs. Geraldine E. Lutz, 82, of 595 Maxine Dr., Beaver Falls passed away on Monday, July 7, 2014 in her residence with her loving family at her side.

Mrs. Lutz was born on February 24, 1932 in New Castle to the late Arthur Palmer, Sr. and Florence Clark Palmer.

She is a member of the New Castle High School class of 1950, and had attended the Knox Presbyterian Church. Geraldine had worked at Belyea Aluminum and then at Caputo’s Store both in Beaver Falls as a bookkeeper.She also enjoyed playing bingo.

Mrs. Lutz is survived by her three daughters, Carol Lutz of North Sewickley Twp., Linda (Jim) Gregory of Chippewa, Mary (John) Grzelka of North Sewickley Twp., her three sons, John (Linda) Lutz of Zelienople, Donald (Barb) Lutz of Ellwood City, her ten grandchildren, Jennifer, Matthew, Danielle, Ashley, Joshua, Zachary, Justin, Kyle, Taylor, and Brandon, her three great grandchildren, Shelby, Alyssa, and Mya, and her great great grandchild, Kayden. She is also survived by her brother, Richard (Mary) Palmer of Butler.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, John E. Lutz whom she married on February 24, 1951 and passed away on October 22, 2010, her two sisters, Norma Knight, and Donna Palmer, and her two brothers, Ralph Palmer, and Arthur Palmer, Jr.

The visitation will be held on Thursday from 5:00 pm until the time of Services at 8:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating. Interment will be at the Sylvanian Hills Memorial Park.

Mrs. Lutz’s family would like to thank the Gateway Hospice especially Dennise, Amber, and Neal for the wonderful care they extended to Geraldine. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lutz’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

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Ricky Joseph, 49

Ricky Joseph, 49, formerly of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in his residence in Sewickley, Pa.

Ricky was born on September 4, 1964 in Ellwood City to the late Anthony “Jiggs” Joseph, Sr. and Josephine Rosaci Joseph.

He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1982 and had played on the high schools basketball and baseball teams. He also graduated from Kent State University and then earned his Masters Degree from Youngstown State University.

He had worked for Fedex as a computer programmer for several years, and then for Sears as a salesman. Ricky was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish while living in Ellwod City, and he is a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Shoto Kan Karate.

Ricky is survived his nephew of whom he was very close with Tony Joseph of Ellwood City, his nieces Tiara Joseph of Youngstown, Ohio, and Italia Joseph, and his two great nephews, Anthony , and Gino Joseph.

As per Ricky’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Any inquiries or concerns from family or friends may directed to Ricky’s nephew Tony Joseph.

Interment will be 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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Jennie E. Grala, 93

Mrs. Jennie E. Grala, 93, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, June 28, 2014 in the Evergreen Nursing Center.

Mrs. Gral was born on June 19, 1921 in Ellwood City to the late Daniel Fenechi, Sr. and Aurelia Ungham Fenechi. Mrs. Grala had worked for the Ellwood City Area School District as a cafetaria worker at the Northside Elementary School for many years.

She also had worked at Shenego Pottery for several years. She loved being with her family and her pets.

Mrs. Grala is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Russel (Joyce) Grala of Ellwood City, her three grandchildren, Matthew, Zachery, and Nicole Grala, her four great grandchildren, and her three sisters, Ann Hazen of Franklin Twp., Elaine Yarzebinski of North Sewickley Twp., and Martha (Paul) Henry of Castlewood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Steve Grala, Sr. whom she married on October 8, 1946 and passed away on April 4, 1973, her son, Steve Grala, Jr. in April of 2013, her two sisters, Valeria Neal, and Mary Popoff, and her three brothers, George, Daniel, and Earl Fenechi.

As per Mrs. Grala’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery. The funeral arrangements 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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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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