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Larry D. Szakelyhidi, 62

Larry D. Szakelyhidi, 62, of 720 Lawrence Ave. Apt. 13, Ellwood City passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 in his residence unexpectedly.

Larry was born on December 20, 1952 in Pittsburgh to the late William and Laverne Mallady Szakelyhidi. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1974 and was Baptist by faith. He served with U.S. Air Force during the 1970′s for 4 years. Larry had worked at Crucible Steel, and then the Rochester Hospital in the maintenance department. He is also a long time member of the Ellwood City Eagle’s Club.

Larry is survived by his two brothers, Dennis (Kathy) Szakelyhidi of Franklin Twp., and Gary Szakelyhidi of Fombell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, William Szakelyhidi.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-4 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Memorial Service for Larry will be held on Tuesday at 4:00 pm with Rev. Karl Moore officiating.

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

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Daniel E. Bartolomeo, Sr., 72

Mr. Daniel E. Bartolomeo, Sr., 72, of 406 Martin Ave., Ellport passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 in the Carriage Court Personal Care Home at 8:00 pm.

Mr. Bartolomeo was born on December 21, 1941 in Ellwood City to the late Angelo and Mary Scala Bartolomeo. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1958, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Dan had worked as a Barber at Joe DeLisio’s Barber Shop which was located on Lawrence Ave.. He also was employed at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls as a machinist in the maintenance department for many years. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, and most of all being with his grandchildren.

Mr. Bartolomeo is survived by his wife, Rita Carrozza Bartolomeo whom he married on September 8, 1962, his two daughters, Michele Franze and Beth (Joe) Germanowski both of Ellport, his son, Daniel (Jean) Bartolomeo, Jr. of Ellwood City, his seven grandchildren, Joey, Erica, & Matthew Germanowski, Leah Franze, Nichole, Alexa, & Sophia Bartolomeo, and his great granddaughter, Gianna Germanowski. He is also survived by his sister, Anna (Ronald) Aiken of Wayne Twp., his two brothers, Orlando (Jennie) Bartolomeo of Ellport, & Angelo (Barbara) Bartolomeo of Wayne Twp., and his three sisters-in-law, Rose Bartolomeo, Theresa Bartolomeo both of Ellwood City, and Tootie Bartolomeo of Ellport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his four brothers, Albert, Joseph, Ronald, and Victor Bartolomeo.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.
Daniel’s family would like to thank the Carriage Court and Celtic Hospice doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful care they extended to him.

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

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

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Edmund S. “Remus” Sutkowski Sr., 91

Mr. Edmund S. “Remus” Sutkowski, Sr., 91, of 520 College St., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 2:00 pm.

Mr. Sutkowski was born on October 14, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Stanley and Caroline Pogozelec Sutkowski. He had attended Lincoln High School, and served at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Arizona. Ed also served with the United States Army from March 10, 1943 until December 2, 1945 with the 81st Airborne and held the rank of Corporal . He had fought in the Battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. Ed was awarded the European African Midlle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal. Following his service with the Army, Ed worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City until its closing. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Ed was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed doing taxidermy work for his family and friends. He loved to be in the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Sutkowski is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Roger) Morgan of New Brighton, his son, Edmund S. Sutkowski, Jr. of Ellwood City, his two grandchildren, Andrea Loree Morgan of Pittsburgh, and Nathan (Christi) Morgan of Hopewell, and his two great grandchildren, Allie Grace Morgan, and Micah Edmund Morgan. He is also survived by his two sisters, Leona (Leonard) Wolfe, and Dorothy Flecher, his two brothers, Stanley (Mary Ann) Sutkowski, and Robert (Barbara) Sutkowski all of Ellwood City, and his sister-in-law, Eleanor Sutkowski of Wayne Twp..

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth Priestes Sutkowski whom he married on June 17, 1950 and passed away in 1966, his brothers, Raymond J. Sutkowski, and John A. Sutkowski, his sister-in-law, Betty Sutkowski, and his brother-in-law, William Flecher.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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

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Brian L. Murphy, Sr., 51

Brian L. Murphy, Sr., 51, of 282 Hickernell Rd., Fombell passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence.

Brian was born on May 16, 1962 in New Castle to the late Lou Murphy and Fayetta Diaz Murphy of Enon Valley. Brian graduated from Mohawk High School in 1980 and holds the School’s Track Record for the One Mile Run with a time of 4:16. He had worked at Armstrong Industries in Beaver Falls for seventeen years as a foreman. Brian had played Semi-Pro Football, and Softball in the Ellwood City Men’s Softball League. He loved animals, weight lifting, and was an all around handyman.

Brian is survived by his mother, his wife Tina Suisi Murphy whom he married on February 14, 1987, his daughter, Leah Murphy of Fombell, his two sons, Brian L. (Taylor) Murphy, Jr. of Edinburg, and A.J. Murphy of Fombell. He is also survived by his four brothers, Wayne (Melody) Murphy of Huntsville, AL, David (Georgeanne) Murphy of East Palestine, OH, Gary (Denise) Murphy of Bessemer, and Jeff Murphy, his father and mother-in-law, Lou (Gayle) Suisi of New Castle, and his mother-in-law, Lynda Annarumo of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his father, and his father-in-law, Nick Annarumo.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Brian will be held on Friday at 4:00 pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. Frederiok Gilbert officiating. Entombment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.

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Sophie Pop, 86

Mrs. Sophie Pop, 86, of 410 Short St., Apt. 206 Ellwood City, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Butler VNA Hospice at 10:10 pm.

Mrs. Pop was born on March 1, 1928 in New Castle to the late John and Anna Govojdean. She had graduated High School and Mid-Wife School in Romania. Sophie had worked as a Nurses Aid at the Macaloso Nursing Home in New Castle for several years, and then the Ellwood City Hospital for over 20 years. She reitered in 1988. She is a member of the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church in Ellwood City. Sophie enjoyed being with her family and friends, and doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Pop is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorena (David P.) McIltrot of Shenango Twp., her grandchildren, Monica (Adam Dean) McIltrot, and David D. McIltrot, and her brother, John Govojdean of West Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dimitri Pop in 1956, and her sister, Aurelia “Goldie” Siriantu.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Wednesday in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Chuch from 9-10 am. A Saracusta Service will be held on Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the funeral home.

Services for Mrs. pop will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church with Father John Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Vitus Cemetery.

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Shawn ‘Spike’ Harper, 41

Shawn “Spike” Harper, 41, of 1569 West Lawrence Ave., Ellwood City, Pa passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at his residence.

Shawn was born on November 6, 1972 in Ellwood City. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1991. Shawn was presently working at Traco in Cranberry Twp.. He was an avid Nascar fan and loved the Miami Dolphins Football Team.

Shawn is survived by his two brothers, Michael (Stacey) Harper of Ellport, Dave (Tammy) McKim of Ellwood City, and his three sisters, Teri (Ron) Plassmeyer, Lori (John) Steffler, and Peri (Bob) Malcom all of Ellwood City, and his special niece, Tiffany Zarilla. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, aunts, and uncles, and his good friend Ralph Pounds, Sr. with whom he lived with.

Shawn was preceded in death by his parents, Dave McKim and Carol M. Wiley McKim., and his brother Beanie McKim.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2:00 pm until the time of Services at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Interment will be at the Slippery Rock cemetery.

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Rose Marie Fotia, 80

Mrs. Rose Marie Fotia, 80, of 410 Short St., Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, March 16, 2014 in her residence.

Mrs. Fotia was born on January 2, 1934 in Ellwood City to the late James Carsele, Sr. and Esther Barile Carsele. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1952, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Rose worked as a cook and housekeeper for both St. Agatha Church and Purification BVM Church for many years. She also is a member of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers, and was a long time volunteer for the Holy Redeemer Annual Bazaar. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers and Penguins fan, but mainly loved cooking for her family.

Rose is survived by her three sons and daughters in law, Mike (Bonnie) Fotia of Slippery Rock Twp., Mark (Amy) Fotia, and Vince (Niccole) Fotia both of Ellwood City, and her four grandchildren, Mark Fotia, Nicholas Fotia, Nathan Campbell, and Ryan Campbell. She is also survived by her two sisters, Sister Mary Esther Carsele of Philadelphia, Elizabeth “BJ” (John) Biondi of Ellwood City, her sister in law, Kathy Carsele of Ellport, and her two brothers, James (Mary) Carsele Jr. of Ellwood City, and Douglas Carsele of Harmony.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Lucy Ann Carsele, and her three brothers, Donald, Jack, and Eugene Carsele.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camilluis Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:20 am. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church by 9:50 am to form an honor guard.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Fotia’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund, or to the St. Judes Childrens Hospital.

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

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Arthur F. Lowrie, Jr., 79

Mr. Arthur F. Lowrie, Jr., 79, of Fombell, PA passed away on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:54 am, in his residence with his family at his side.

Mr. Lowrie was born on November 16, 1934 in Manchester, Pittsburgh, PA to the late Arthur F. Lowrie, Sr. and Catherine Ubinger Lowrie. He graduated from the North Catholic High School in Pittsburgh with the class of 1953 and was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. He was employed by the James Lowrie and Son’s Funeral Home, a family business, until it closed after 90 years in existence. He then spent 30 years at the J&L Steel Pittsburgh Works until his retirement, where he worked as a sheeter. Art also served in the Pennsylvania National Guard from May 4, 1957 until his discharge on March 28, 1960. He belonged to the Antique Classic Boat Society, the Century Boat Club, the Conneaut Lake Historical Society, the Ellwood City Historical Society, and Historic Harmony, Inc.. He was a volunteer for the Portersville Steam Show and the Butler County Meals on Wheels for many years. Art also was a member of the Brown’s Country Kitchen Breakfast Club. He enjoyed his garden, his
boat, and spending time at Conneaut Lake.

Mr. Lowrie is survived by his wife of almost 54 years, the former Joanne Griffin formerly of Steubenville, OH, his two sons, Arthur F. (Mary) Lowrie III of Ellwood City, and John E. Lowrie of Tionesta, and his daughter, Catherine M. (Rogelio) Choy of Jupiter, FL, his three grandchildren, Armand, Stefan, and Francesca Choy, two step granddaughters, Rachel Weber of Clearwater, FL and Erica (Mike) Boehning of Koppel, and a step great-granddaughter, Abigale Boehning. He is also survived by his two brothers, James (Barbara) Lowrie of Fairfield, PA, and Joseph (Barbara) Lowrie of Corsica, PA, and three sisters, Catherine Havko of McKees Rocks, Pa, Mary Miklos of Bellvue, Pa, and Anne (Ronald) Koller, of Coraoplis, Pa, plus numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Mr. Lowrie was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Edwin Lowrie in 1943, and three sisters, Clare Harold in December of 2011, Colette Harold in February of 2012 and her twin in December of 1926.

Visitation will be held on Saturday from 1-8 pm and on Sunday from 1-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc., 309 Spring Ave., Ellwood City, Pa 16117. A Vigil Service will be held on Sunday at 8:00 pm with Father Mark Thomas.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 11:00 am in the St. Peter’s Church in Steubenville, Ohio with Father Jonas Shell officiating. Interment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Lowrie’s name may be made to the Butler VNA/Hospice, or to the International Mesothelioma Foundation at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, c/o Dr. David Sugarbaker, Division of Thoracic Surgery, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA  02115.

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