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Charlene M. Young, 78

Mrs. Charlene M. Young, 78, of Portersville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 10, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Young was born on June 15, 1936 to the late Clarence and Ellen Ellefson Moore. She graduated from Muddy Creek High School.

Charlene was a very active member of the Portersville Bible Church. For her church, she had served as a Leader for the Pioneer Girls Youth Group, a Sunday School Teacher, and the Dorcas Circle Ladies Group.

Charlene was deeply loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Miles Heitzenrater of Perry Twp., Barbara and Douglas Brenneman of New Castle, Elaine and Fred Clem of Perry Twp., her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Debbie Young of Perry Twp., nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Eric, and Daniel Heitzenrater, Josh Brenneman, Renee Hazlet, Rachelle Drake, Ryan Clem, Seth and Matthew Young, and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, E. Louise Duncan of Portersville.

Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur F. “Art” Young, whom she married on February 14, 1953 and passed away on August 1, 2013, her grand-daughter Kimberly Heitzenrater, her two sisters, Virginia Porter and Jean Miller, and her two brothers, Frank and Samuel Moore.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc., and on Thursday from 10-11 am in the Portersville Bible Church.

Services for Mrs. Young will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Portersville Bible Church with Rev. Michael S. Charles and her son-in-law, Rev. Doug Brenneman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountville Cemetery.

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

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Antonietta Russiello, 89

Mrs. Antonietta Russiello, 89, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the Franciscan Villa in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Russiello was born on July 19, 1925 in Baia Latina, Italy to the late Gabriel and Angelina Monaco Comparone. While living in Ellwood City, she was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

During the 1960’s, she worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill. Antonietta enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Russiello is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Robert Teachout of Imperial, PA, her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sandra Russiello of Bixby, OK, her five grandchildren, Thomas Russiello, Jr. and his wife Sunnye and their daughters Madison, Sadie, and Tegan; Marc Russiello and Jennifer Gomph and their daughter Macie, Megan Teachout, Angelo Teachout, and Jocelin Teachout. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Rose LaGala and many nieces and nephews here and overseas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Angelo Russiello, whom she married on February 18, 1950 (Angelo passed away on November 17, 1985), her two sisters, Maria Domenica Mone, and Agata Biondi, and her four brothers, Antonio, Nicola, Domenico, and Egidio Comparone, and her brother-in-law (Joe) LaGala.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 12 from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 13 at 10:00am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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

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Marian E. “Mary” Ottavio, 81

Mrs. Marian E. “Mary” Ottavio, 81, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mrs. Ottavio was born on December 9, 1933 in New Castle to the late Slaman and Jamile Arif Abdoe. She had graduated from NECA High School in 1951.

Mary is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

Mrs. Ottavio is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doreen (Jeff) Welsh of Ellwood City, her two sons and daughters-in-law, David (Leona) Ottavio of Ellport, and Jerod (Julie) Ottavio of Erie, her six grandchildren, Renee (Jim) Miller, Brad (Shannon) Welsh, Gabriella Ottavio, Katelyn Ottavio, David Ottavio and his fiance Ashley Rodabaugh, Jordan Ottavio, and her five great grandchildren, Brady Welsh, Ryan Welsh, Madison Miller, Nicholas Miller, Lucas Miller. She is also survived by her two sisters, Rose Marie (Paul) McDonald, and Diane Snyder both of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Angelo S. Ottavio whom she married on April 24, 1954 and passed away on August 14, 2009, her sister, Julie Abdoe, and her two brothers, Joe, and Alber Abdoe.

A private visitation will be held for the family on Wednesday morning in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesdasy at 1:00pm in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Wednesday by 12:50pm to form an honor guard. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ottavio’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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Lena T. Latimer Dobransky, 97

Mrs. Lena T. Latimer Dobransky, 97, of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, January 5, 2014 in the Evergreen Nursing Center.

Mrs. Dobransky was born on November 24, 1917 in Connecticut to the late Dominick and Concetta Tomaselli D’Ambrosia.

Lena had worked as a cook at the Del-Mar Golf Course when it first opened, and was a long time member of the Wayne Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary.

She also was a member of the Park Alliance Church for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and was well know for her pizza making skills.

Mrs. Dopbransky is survived by her three daughters, Joan Frederick of Franklin Twp., Dorothy McManus of Seattle, Washington, Laura Kloos of Wayne Twp., her son, Carl (Susan) Latimer of Franklin Twp., nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Carl P. Latimer, her second husband, Vincent Dobransky, her two sisters, Libby Carucci, Mary D’Ambrosia, her brother, Frank D’Ambrosia, and her son-in-law, Robert Frederick.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3-7pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

Services for Lena will be held on Thursday at 7:00pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. John McCready officiating. Interment will be at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

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Mary P. Melito, 87

Mrs. Mary P. Melito, 87, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Commons of Greenbriar in Boardman, Ohio.

Mrs. Melito was born on January 29, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Augusta Palmese Izzo and Giuseppe Izzo. She married James Melito, her husband of fifty nine years, on May 3, 1947. James passed away on March 31, 2006.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Ellwood City, She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945.

Mary worked for 10 years as a clerk for the Mervis Furniture Co., and then she was a long time employee of the Ellwood City Area School District where she served as secretary to the principal at Lincoln High School.

Mary was a devoted and active member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers. She also was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 901, and the Golden Agers.

She was a volunteer at the Holy Redeemer Annual Bazaar for many years. Mary and her husband were wonderful dancers and she also enjoyed ceramics, gardening and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Rick (Kathy) Melito of Boardman, OH, a daughter, Angela (Martin) Quimby of New Castle, and three grandchildren, Gabrielle Black, Matthew and Marisa Melito, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Anna Izzo Beatrice, Angelica Izzo Bartoletti, and four brothers, Adam, Albert, Rudolph, and Richard Izzo.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:00am until 10:30am at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday by 10:50am to form an honor guard.

Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of the Commons of Greenbriar, where Mary made her home for the past two years, for their wonderful care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090 or at alz.org. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Douglass T. Duve, 70

Mr. Douglass T. Duve, 70, of 506 Bell Ave. Ellwood City passed away on Friday, December 26, 2014 in his residence.

Mr. Duve was born on April 12, 1944 in Frederick, MD to the late Justus and Helen Douglass Duve. He is survived by his sister Luticia Duve of Dunedin, Florida.

There will be no public visitation or service. 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 J. Frederick, 84

Mr. Robert J. Frederick, 84, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Sunday, December 21, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mr. Frederick was born on December 12, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late George Ralph Frederick, Sr. and Mary Gallaher Frederick.

He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1950, and graduated from Geneva College in 1954 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and Biology.He later earned his Masters Degree in Education, Biology and Zoology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Robert served with the U.S. Army from October 8, 1956 until his discharge on October 8, 1958.

Mr. Frederick was a biology and botany teacher for over thirty years with the Riverside School District. He had built and operated a non profit greenhouse at the Riverside High School from 1974 until his retirement in 1993.

He also had taught evening classes at Geneva College for several years. Robert is a long time member of the MOOSE Lodge #93 in Ellwood City and the National Rifle Association.

Mr. Frederick is survived by his wife Joan Latimer Frederick whom he married on August 19, 1961, his three daughters, Amy (Todd) Sarver of Perry Twp., Jamie Frederick of Franklin Twp. and Melissa (Nick) Carusone of Perry Twp. his son Robert Frederick Jr. of North Carolina, his five grandchildren Daisy Frederick, Lindsay Sarver, Nick Carusone, Clint Sarver, and Bryan (Rachel) Leviere. He is also survived by his sister Thelma McKeough of Florida and his mother-in-law Lena Latimer Dobransky of Harmony.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandson Todd Sarver, Jr., and his brother George Ralph Frederick.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 3:00 pm until the time of Sevices at 7:30pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

A Service for Mr. Frederick will be held on Tuesday at 7:30pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. Phil Conklin officiating. Interment will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

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Kevin J. Simmons, 24

Kevin J. Simmons, 24, of Ellwood City passed away on the evening of Tuesday, December 16, 2014 in the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Kevin was born on November 26, 1990 in Ellwood City to the late Jeff Simmons and Kim Gaus Cody. He had attended the Lawrence County Vo-Tech School where he was studying to be a carpenter.

Kevin enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers, playing cards, swimming, and spending time with his family mainly his son and his nieces and nephew. He will be sadly missed by his family and friends.

Kevin is survived by his mother Kim Cody of Ellwood City, his son Ethan Simmons, his three sisters Andrea Cody, Dannielle Cody, and Zoe-Enna Simmons, his three brothers Jason Wright, Joshua Simmons, Elijah Simmons all of Ellwood City.

He is also survived by his maternal grandmother Betty Ollinger of Ellwood City, his paternal grandparents Alice Kennard and Richard Simmons of Ellwood City, his aunts and uncles, Tony (Beth) Gaus of Beaver, Julie Simmons and Joe Grzolka of Ellwood City, Debbie Simmons of Ellwood City, Khristy Gaus of Ellwood City, and Brian Ollinger of Chippewa Twp., and his nieces and nephew, Sophie, and Xander Wright, and Delanie Cody.

He was preceded in death by his father, and his maternal grandfather Clarence Ollinger.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 pm and on Saturday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Services for Kevin will be held on Saturday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home.

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

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