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Gary L. Hewitt, Jr, 50

Mr. Gary L. Hewitt, Jr., 50, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in his residence.

Gary was born on March 5, 1963 to Gary L. Hewitt, Sr and the late Mary Ruby Hewitt. He is a member of the New Brighton High School class of 1981, and had attended Slippery Rock College. He had worked at the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center, and then for Achieva in Pittsburgh as an employment specialist. Recently he has been working for PTC Alliance in Beaver Falls. Gary enjoyed reading, and was a history enthusiast.

Gary is survived by his wife, Kathy Keith Hewitt whom he married on November 1, 1997, his father, Gary L. Hewitt, Sr. and his step mother, Donna Hewitt of Beaver Falls, his step son, Matthew (Janet) Waddell of Trafford, Pa, and three brothers, Bob Hewitt of Tennessee, John Hewitt of New Brighton, & Danny Hewitt of Monaca. He is also survived by several grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and a brother in infancy.

As per Gary’s wishes there will no public visitation.
The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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Loraine Bucci, 82

Mrs. Loraine M. Bucci, 82, of 165 Vance Rd., New Castle passed away on Sunday, January 12, 2014 in the Butler Memorial Hospital at 1:30 pm.

Mrs. Bucci was born on February 10, 1931 in New Castle to the late Walter and Margaret Bowden Snyder.  She had worked at the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople for several years as a nurses aide. She also was Catholic by faith, and enjoyed working crossword puzzels.

Mrs. Bucci is survived by her husband, Lee Bucci, Sr. whom she married on May 19, 1951, her two daughters, Barbara (Donald) Maine of New Castle, & Regina Bucci of Butler, her four sons, Lee Bucci, Jr., Daniel (Tracey) Bucci, Michael Bucci, & Richard (Michelle) Bucci all of New Castle. She is also survived by her 21 grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren, and her sister, Peggy (Frank) Cavelli of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her two sisters, Julia Snyder, and Joann Brown.

In accordance with Mrs. Bucci’s wishes there will be no public visitation.

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

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Jean Gidaro, 76

Mrs. Jean A. Gidaro, 76, of 214 Franklin Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 in the UPMC Mercy Hospital at 9:47 pm.

Mrs. Gidaro was born on January 11, 1937 in Rochester to the late Arthur and Eleanor Reed Phillips. She had attended Rochester High School, and is a past member of the Homewood Methodist Church. She had worked as a caregiver for various people in the area for many years. Jean also enjoyed playing bingo and watching the Pittsburgh Steelers.

She is survived by her daughter, Toni Sentz of Ellwood City, her son and daughter-in-law, Frank “Cheech” (Karen) Gidaro of Ellwood City, her three grandchildren, Kyle Sentz, Kirstin Gidaro, Dante Gidaro, and her brother, Larry Phillips of North Sewickley Twp..

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank “Cheech” Gidaro, Sr. whom she married on September 27, 1963 and passed away on December 29, 2008, her three sisters, Barb Becze, Lynn Phillips, & Shirley Nalepa, and her brothers, Alfred, & Arthur Phillips.

Family and friends will be received on Sunday from 2-6 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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Evelyn Barkey, 88

Mrs. Evelyn R. Barkey, 88, formerly of Koppel passed away on Friday, January 10, 2014 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital at 12:03 am.

Mrs. Barkey was born on June 30, 1925 in Ellwood City to the late William J. and Catherine J. Locke Martin. She had attended Lincoln High School, and is Catholic by faith. Evelyn had worked at Airway Industries in Ellwood City for many years. She also was a long time member of the American Legion in Wampum.

She is survived by her three grandchildren, James R. (Erin) Barkey, William D. Barkey, & Jody Andrews, her six great grandchildren, Christopher Andrews, Madison Barkey, Grant Barkey, Austin Barkey, Andrew Straley, & Jessica Straley. She is also survived by her three sisters, Marion Downey of Wampum, Dorothy Martin of Koppel, & Betty Martin of Wampum, her brother, Robert Martin of Koppel, and her daughter-in-law, Sandra M. Barkey of Wampum.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Robert E. Barkey, her daughter, Linda M. Andrews, her son, Robert D. Barkey, her grandson, Robert E. Andrews, and her brother, James Martin.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Tuesday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Sylvanian Hills Memorial Park.

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Chester McCrumb, 51

Mr. Chester Carl McCrumb, 51, of 507 Portersville Rd., Perry Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Monday, January 6, 2014.

Carl was born on March 8, 1962 to Chester and Irene Brangers McCrumb of Fombell. He is a member of the Lawrence County Vo-Tech class of 1980. Carl worked at Ipsco Steel in Koppel for the past ten years as an electrician.

Carl is survived by his parents, his wife, Pamela Hufnagel McCrumb whom he married on May 19, 1984, one daughter, 2nd LT Jocelyn McCrumb who is stationed in Germany, one son, Jacob McCrumb of New Castle, and his grandson, Jayden McCrumb. He is also survived by his three sisters, Felecia (Frank) Schlemmer of Oviedo, FL, Debra (John) Flynn of Wampum, & Pam (David) Fischer of Fombell, and his brother, Jerry McCrumb of Byron, GA.

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

A Private Service for the Family will be held on Saturday in the funeral home with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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David Yanssens, 70

Mr. David J. Yanssens, 70, of 138 Line Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 in the UPMC Prebyterian Hospital at 10:30 pm.

Mr. Yanssens was born on September 22, 1943 in Ellwood City to the late George and Mary Pavuk Yanssens. Dave graduated from the Beaver Falls High School in 1961, and then from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors Degree in Business. He also served with the U.S. Army Reserves during the 1960′s. Dave had worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill office building in Beaver Falls for several years, and then with Greif Brothers in Darlington for over twenty five years as the plant manager. He was also a co-owner of the Yanssens Brothers Grocery Store in New Galilee during the 1980′s. Dave is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and had volunteered as a funeral mass server for many years. He was an active member of the Holy Redeemer Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council.

Mr. Yanssens is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Julie (Jay-R) Needs of Columbiana, OH, his son and daughter-in-law, Matthew (Alessa) Yanssens of Beaver, and his three grandchildren, Jack David Yanssens, Jazlyn Yanssens, and Zeva Needs. He is also survived by his two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jim (Emmy) Yanssens of Darlington, and Bill (Valarie) Yanssens of East Palestine, OH.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Members of the Holy Name Society are asked to meet at the funeral home on Thursday by 7:15 pm to conduct a service at 7:30 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiaitng. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 9:20 am.

Memorial donations in Mr. Yanssens name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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William Flecher, 85

Mr. William A. Flecher, 85, of 737 First Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2013 in the Sharon Regional Hospital at 11:35 am.

Mr. Flecher was born on February 3, 1928 in Chewton to the late Anthony and Julia Biega Flecher. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945, and had attended Geneva College where he had taken classes in accounting. Bill served with the U.S. Navy from October 24, 1945 until August 18, 1946 on the USS Rowe with the rank of Seaman First Class. Following his service with the Navy, Bill worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill from November 6, 1950 until his retirement on June 1, 1987 as the manager of cost accounting at the Beaver Falls plant. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and a past member of the St. Agatha Church where he was an usher and money counter for many years. Bill is also a member of the National Association of Accountants, the Polish National Alliance, the Tuesday Night Peanut Gang, and a past member of the Ellwood City Saxons Club. Bill also had been a Boy Scout’s of America Troop Leader at the former St. Agatha Church. He enjoyed fishing,
golfing, woodworking, traveling, and being with his family at their camp in Emlenton.

Mr. Flecher is survived by his wife, Dorothy Sutkowski Flecher whom he married on January 6, 1951, his nine children, Jan (Mary Lou) Flecher of Hesperia, CA, William A. (Kathy) Flecher of Medina, OH, Joseph (Colleen) Flecher of Perry Twp., Thomas (Patricia) Flecher of North Royalton, OH, Jane (John) Orsulak of Nocesville, VI, Paul (Susan) Flecher of Cranberry Twp., Susan (Ken) Gwirtz of North Lima, OH, Barbara (John) Filmer of Whitesboro, NY, and Mark (Leslie) Flecher of New Castle. He is also survived by his twenty grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Annella Hildebrand, and his three brothers, John, Edmond, and Henry Flecher.

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 11:30 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attedning the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 10:45 am.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Flecher’s name may be made to the Prince of Peace Center, P.O. Box 89, Ferrell, Pa 16121, or to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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George Miller, 97

George W. Miller,97, formerly of Squaw Run Road Ellwood City, passed away at the home of his daughter in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on Friday, Dec 20, 2013.  He was born on April 24, 1916 to the late George and Regina Koenig Miller of Ellwood City.
George was preceded in death by his wife Edna Miller who passed Nov 18, 1996.  He was also preceded in death by 6 sisters and an infant brother, Regina Ferrese, Hilda Eppinger, Magaret Berendt, Wilhelmina Minnie Losch,  Dorothy Racz, Goldie Evans, and Frederich Miller.

Surviving are four children and spouses, George E. and Julie  Miller of Ellport, Sue Cross of Ft. Lauderdale FL, Nancy  and Stavros Thomas of Ellwood City, and Joel Miller of St. Paul MN.  Also surviving are four grandchildren, Rick Cross, Christine & Mark Muzzana, Joel & Cindy Thomas, and Justin & Diana Miller and four great grandchildren, Ayden & Ena Muzzana, Paige and Tessa Thomas.  Two sisters also survive, Freda Ruby and Olga Lemanski both of Ellwood City.

George graduated from Lincoln High School in 1935.  George owned his own radio & television shop in Ellwood City before going to work for Herge Repair Shop on Lawrence Avenue.  After his retirement from Herge he also worked for TV Parts in New Brighton.  He loved fixing things and if he couldn’t fix it, it was broke!  He was also known for his honesty in telling customers when it was better to buy a new item rather than fix the old one.

George was an avid bowler and spent a great deal of time at Park Lanes.  He was in several bowling leagues and was known to go behind the lanes and fix the machines when necessary.

George was a member of Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church of Ellwood City.  In the past, George belonged to a barbershop chorus.  He loved music  and played several instruments including the banjo, mandolin, and the harmonica.  He was an avid Pirate fan, as well as Nascar.  He was long time member of the Wayne Township VFD.
The family will hold a celebration of life service at a later date.  Arrangements will be posted in the Ellwood City Ledger.

Local arrangements are being handled by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

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