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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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Deborah L. Lutz, 61

Ms. Deborah L. Lutz, 61, of Franklin Twp. passed away on the morning of Monday, December 8, 2014 in the Friendship Ridge.

Deborah was born on September 20, 1953 in Ellwood City to the late James and Rose M. Sobczak Lutz. She is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1972. Debby had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, and most recently at Heraeus Electro-Nite Co.. She enjoyed horseback riding, flower gardening, and most of all watching Nascar. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Debby is survived by her brother James Lutz of Franklin Twp..

Visitation for Debby will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Thursday from 9-10 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Service for Debby will be held on Thursday in the Funeral Home with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. Interment will follow at the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

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Norma G. Harper, 88

Mrs. Norma G. Harper, 88, formerly of North Sewickley Twp. passed away on the evening of Monday, November 24, 2014 in the Evergreen Nursing Center.

Mrs. Harper was born on September 17, 1926 in Ellwood City to the late William and Gertrude Steele Harper. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1944, and the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. She had worked for the Ellwood City Ledger in the 1940’s in the classified department. Norma enjoyed flower gardening, crossword puzzles, and watching golf on TV.

Mrs. Harper is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Janet (Burt) Lauten, Sr. of Wayne Twp., her son and daughter-in-law Richard (Marie) Harper of Brentwood, TN, her three grandchildren Paulette (Joseph) Harbert, Kelly (Jeff) Gonzales, and Burt (Amy) Lauten, Jr., and her seven great grandchildren Andrew, Tyler, Abigail, Brayden, Peyton, Hailey, and Paige, She is also survived by her two sisters Lois Marvin of New Castle, and Vickie White of Castlewood.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Paul L. Harper whom she married on September 3, 1949 and passed away on July 11, 2009, her four sisters, Eleanor Bates, Charlotte Leishman, Martha Strohecker, and Doris Wishart, and her two brothers Robert Curry, and George “Bud” Curry.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00 pm until the time of Services at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Creamation Services with Rev. Jean Smith officiating. Private

Interment will take place on Saturday at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Harper’s name may be made to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church or to the Veterans Honor Guard.

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

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Henry Pollak, 92

Mr. Henry Pollak, 92, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 in the Oakland VA Medical Center surrounded by his family.

Mr. Pollak was born on June 12, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Michael and Mary Macenko Pollak. He had attended Lincoln High School and was Catholic by faith. Henry enlisted with the U.S. Army on August 28, 1943 and served with the Co. B 796th Military Police until his discharge on February, 28, 1946. He had fought in the Battles of the Rhineland, and Central Europe and was awarded two Bronze Battle Stars, and the Victory and American Theater Ribbons. A Disabled American Veteran, Henry had resided at the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System in Aspenwall, Pa for several years. Previously he had lived most of his life in Ellport and Old Hollow Road, New Castle.

Mr. Pollak is survived by several nieces and nephews.

The last of his family, Henry was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Emma Colowit, Josephine Belding , and Mary Pollak, and his brothers, John , Michael, Cyril, and George Pollak.

A Private Family Service with full military honors will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

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Patsy A. “Pat” DiCarlo, 86

Mr. Patsy A. “Pat” DiCarlo, 86, of Ellwood City passed away on the evening of Monday, November 17, 2014 in the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Mr. DiCarlo was born on April 5, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late Donato “Dan” and Anna Tomei DiCarlo. Pat is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1946 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. He enlisted with the U.S. Army on September 11, 1946 and served until his discharge on January 5, 1948. He served with the Headquarter Detachment of Sugamo Prison in Japan as a prison guard. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and the Army Occupation of Japan Medal. In 1952 Pat graduated from the Beaver Valley Masonry Training School in Rochester. He then worked at the U.S. Steel Mill in Ellwood City for 15 years, and then at the Babcock and Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls and Ambridge as a shipper until the mill closed. Pat is also a member of the MOOSE Lodge #93 and the Knights of Columbus. He was a passionate golfer and had helped with the construction of the Del-Mar Golf Course.

Mr. DiCarlo is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Ann (Michael) Weinman of Columbus, Ohio, his son and daughter-in-law Dan (Carla) DiCarlo of Ellwood City, his four grandchildren Margaret Weinman, Marina Weinman, Celia DiCarlo, and Gina DiCarlo, and his two sisters Mary DiCarlo of Ellwood City, and Margaret (Albert) LaClair of Fowler, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret Joan Cahill DiCarlo whom he married on September 18, 1965 and passed away on December 21, 2011, his sister Joan Timko, and his brother Andrew DiCarlo.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. 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 Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Friday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors. Memorial contributions in Mr. diCarlo’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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Larry G. Lillibridge, 57

Mr. Larry G. Lillibridge, 57, of Ellport passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 15, 2014 at his residence.

Larry was born on October 3, 1957 to the late Edwin and Evelyn Wolfe Lillibridge. He graduated from the Madison High School in Mansfield, Ohio with the class of 1976. For many years Larry worked as a carpenter with the Greater Pittsburgh Carpenters Union #2274.  An outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Larry is survived by his daughter Amanda Lillibridge of Butler, his son Aaron Lillibridge of Ellwood City, his two grandchildren Evan Michael Miller, and Alexis Marie Miller, his sister Joyce (Brian) Norris of Bellville, Ohio, and his brother James Lillibridge of Ashland, Ohio.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 pm until the time of Services at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services with Rev. R. Tod Custer officiating.

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

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