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Mr. Orlando E. Bartolomeo, 85

Mr. Orlando E. Bartolomeo, 85, of 226 State Ave., Ellport passed away on Saturday, April 26, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 5:50 am.

Mr. Bartolomeo was born on July 26, 1928 to the late Angelo and Mary Scala Bartolomeo. He had attended Lincoln High School, and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Orlando served with the U.S. Marines at Paris Island and Korea. He had worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City for over thirty years as a crane operator. After the mill closed, Orlando worked at NAPA Auto Parts, and the Wampum Mine and Safety. He enjoyed being with his family, camping, traveling, and dancing.

Mr. Bartolomeo is survived by his wife, Jennie Pasquale Bartolomeo whom he married on July 8, 1950, his daughter, Diana Lynn Bartolomeo of Ellport, his three sons, Orlando E. (Mary) Bartolomeo of Ellwood City, Daniel M. (Linda) Bartolomeo of Wayne Twp., and Jeffery A. (Thelma) Bartolomeo of Liberty, Ohio, his five grandchildren, Paige (Tyson) Hill, Michael Bartolomeo, Brooke Bartolomeo, Donny (Jeannette) Snyder, and Ricky (Geri) Snyder, his three great grandchildren, Jacob Hill, Slade Snyder, and Allie Snyder, his sister, Anna (Ronald) Aiken of Wayne Twp., and his brother, Angelo (Barbara) Bartolomeo of Wayne Twp.. He is also survived by his four sisters-in-law, Rose, Theresa, Tootie, and Rita Bartolomeo, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Randall L. Bartolomeo in 1978, his two grandsons,  Aaron Bartolomeo in 1988, and Daniel J. Bartolomeo in 2008, and his five brothers, Albert, Joseph, Ronald, Victor, and Daniel Bartolomeo.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday 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 Tuesday     by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Tuesday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors. Mr. Bartolomeo’s family would like to thank Dr. Swamy and the Ellwood City Hospital 3rd floor nurses and staff for the wonderful care they extended to Orlando.

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Mrs. Gilda A. Santillo, 86

Mrs. Gilda A. Santillo, 86, of Ellwood City passed away on the evening of Monday, April 21, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in the Heritage Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Santillo was born on May 7, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Carmine R. and Elvira Rotolo Cistolo. Gilda is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1945 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. She had worked as a seamstress at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill for twenty five years. She also worked for Jean Spencer’s Catoring Service for many years. Gilda enjoyed cooking , baking, and being with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was also well known for her beautiful wedding cakes and her delicious wedding cookies.

Mrs. Santillo is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Anita (Robert) Hammerschmidt of Bristow, Virginia, Patricia Anne (Clifford) Horter Jr. of Beaver, her son and daughter-in-law, Raymond L. (Cathy) Santillo of Ellwood City, her four grandchildren, Robert Hammerschmidt, Mark Hammerschmidt, Jason Horter, Jean Horter, and her six great grandchildren, Chloe Horter, Aidon McKeel, Zach McKeel, Zoey McKeel, Miranda Horter, and Madison Horter. She is also survived by her brother, Fred Cistolo of New Castle, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Louis R. Santillo whom she married on June 22, 1946 and passed away on December 30, 1990, her two sisters, Eleanor Cistolo in infancy, & Lucy McClurg, and her three brothers, Felix in infancy, Albert Cistolo, and Felix Cistolo.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 1-3 and 5-7 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Blessing Service will be held on Thursday following the visitation at 7:00 pm with Father Joseph Dascenzo officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Santillo’s name may be made to the Alzheimers Foundation.

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Mr. Roger E. Rossi, 78

Mr. Roger E. Rossi, 78, of Tionesta, Pa, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away on Friday, April 18, 2014 at his daughters residence at 7:49 am.

Mr. Rossi was born on April 10, 1936 in Ellwood City to the late Nicholas and Florence Ester Crans Rossi. Roger had worked at the Bellian Farm, Hazen’s Dairy, and then the Plugh Farm as a milk collector, bottler, and handyman. An outdoors man, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and feeding the birds. Roger and his wife mostly loved hosting cookouts for their family and friends.

He is survived by his wife Erma Powell Rossi whom he married on October 22, 1955, his five daughters and sons-in-law, Betty (Ronald) Raisley of Wampum, Joyce (Russ) Grala of Ellwood City, Sally (Butch) Lewis of Perry Twp., Cindy (Gil) Kokowski of Pittsburgh, and Lolly (Matt) White of North Sewickley Twp., his son and daughter-in-law, Roger (Joey) Rossi of North Sewickley Twp. his nineteen grandchildren, and his fifteen great grandchildren. He is also survived by his two sisters, Antoinette Foreman of Ellwood City, and Joyce Hart of Fombell.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents, his son Roger in infancy, and his grandson Ronald Raisley.

A Casual Attire Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4-6 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held for Roger on Tuesday at 6:00 pm with Stacey Cox C.L.P. officiating.

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Mrs. Catherine “Betty” L. Zollum, 83

Mrs. Catherine “Betty” L. Zollum, 83, of Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in her residence at 11:05 pm.

Mrs. Zollum was born on June 19, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late Lawrence “Herb” and Dena Ann Moran Fazioli. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1948, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Betty had worked at Bauder Motors, and Ellwood City Dust Proof as a secretary and bookkeeper, and then at Lambert’s Carpet Center as a saleswoman. She then worked as a receptionist, bookkeeper, secretary for the R.W. Powell Agency for 29 years. Betty enjoyed bowling and had belonged to several bowling leagues. She mainly enjoyed being with her family and watching her great grandsons participate in their sporting events.

Mrs. Zollum is survived by her two daughters, Cindy Gibbons of Ellwood City, and Lori (Chris) Monson of Nikiski, Alaska, her granddaughter, Sammy Jo (Justin) Kelly of Shenango Twp., and her two great grandsons, River Kelly and Toby Kelly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George Zollum whom she married on September 12, 1953 and passed away on July 18, 1987, and her sister, Sally Ann Bookamer.

A Private Visitation and Blessing Service will be held for the family on Thursday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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Mrs. Emma A. Court, 90

Mrs. Emma A. Court, 90, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mrs. Court was born on August 26, 1923 in New Castle to the late Arduino and Luisa (Lamucca) Parente. She was married on June 20, 1949 to Anthony Court, Sr., who passed away on January 26, 2001. A 1942 graduate of Lincoln High School, Mrs. Court was a homemaker. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and its Christian Mothers. She also is a past member of the Corona D’Italia Lodge #807. Emma enjoyed cooking, and was well known for her wonderful pie  making skills. She mostly enjoyed spending memorable times with her family.

Mrs. Court is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Luisa (Robert) Prestia of Ellwood City, Angela (Vincent) Jeannette of Ellwood City, and Margherita (Reno) Davis of Columbiana, Ohio, her son, Mayor Anthony Court, Jr. of Ellwood City, her eight grandchildren, Regina (Floyd) Snyder, Amanda (Ryan) Venezie, Vincent A. Jeannette, Bobby Prestia, Ashley, Kevin, and Cassidy Court, and Reno Anthony Davis, her four great grandchildren, Dante and Giovanni Venezie, Tyke and Dempsey Snyder, and her step great-grandchild, Tyler Venezie. She is also survived by her sister, Amalia Pecoraro of Ellwood City, and her brother, Alfonzino “Funzi” (Mary) Parente of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her three sisters, Alfonzina Zona, Margherita Nocera, and Esterina Santagata, and her brother, Victor Parente.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 3-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 am 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 by 9:20 am on Tuesday. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.
The family would like to thank the Ellwood City Hospital and the Southern Care Hospice for their kindness and assistance.

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Mr. Romeo Mercuri, 90

Mr. Romeo Mercuri, 90, of 3345 Wilmington Rd., New Castle, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away on Thursday, April 10, 2014 in the Jameson Care Center at 4:50 am.

Mr. Mercuri was born on October 29, 1923 in Ellwood City to the late John and Italia Vesci Mercuri. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1942 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Romeo had worked at the U.S. Steel plant in Ellwood City from 1942 until it closed in 1975 in various departments. He is a life member of the Sons of Italy #608, the MOOSE Lodge #93, and a 3rd Degree Knight with the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council. Remeo also enjoyed fishing.

Mr. Mercuri is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Yolanda (Vince) Russo of Beaver Falls, his sister-in-law, Mary Lou Mercuri, and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Minnie Mercuri in 2012, his sister, Jenny Varrati, and his brother, Vincent Mercuri, Sr.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4-7 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Entombement will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Assumption Mausoleum. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 9:20 am.

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

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Mrs. Elva J. Schilpp, 100

Mrs. Elva J. Schilpp, 100, of 410 Short St., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 5:26 am.

Mrs. Schilpp was born on May 30, 1913 in Dormont to the late Louis C. Bishop and Jennie F. Walbold Bishop. She had worked at the Suburban General Hospital in Bellvue in the dietary department for ten years. Elva is a member of the Sew & Sew Friends Sewing Group, and enjoyed writing poetry and participating in all the activities at the Denny Schill Manor especially WI Bowling. She was a woman of great faith who always smiled and provided inspiration to others. She will be sadly missed by her family and friends.

Mrs. Schilpp is survived by her daughter, Elva Weller of Franklin Twp., her five grandchildren, William G. Weller, Thomas C. Weller, Gregory R. Weller, Christopher Weller, and Stephanie M. Cenna, seventeen great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George D. Schilpp whom she married on October 29, 1930, her two sons, Harry E. Schilpp in 1995, and George Schilpp in 2010, her sister, Mae E. Zahn, and her two brothers, Walter Bishop in infancy and Louis C. Bishop.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Thursday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Mrs. Schilpp will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home with Rev. Eric Board officiating. Interment will follow at the Allegheny Memorial Cemetery.

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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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