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Catherine Lample, 93

Mrs. Catherine Lample, 93, of Wayne Twp. passed away on the morning of Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in her residence.

Mrs. Lample was born on December 10, 1920 in Calabria, Italy to the late Frank and Carmella D’Masse Arcadia. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers and the Ladies of Charity. Mrs. Lample had worked for over 15 years at the Ellwood City Hospital in the house keeping department. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, attending mass, family gatherings, and traveling. Mrs. Lample is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Susana (David) Schaffer and Mary (Michael) Oprisu both of Ellport; her two sons and daughter-in-law, Frank Lample of Perry Twp., and Marty (Donna) Lample of Enon valley; her seven grandchildren and her nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Andrew Lample whom she married in 1947 and passed away on November 25, 1990; her grandson DJ Schaffer, her daughter-in-law Mary Lample; her sister Theresa Garuccio, and her brother Victor Arcadia.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Wednesday by 9:20 a.m. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lample’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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Oldrick C. Kasparek, 82

Mr. Oldrick C. “Ollie” Kasparek, 82, of Ellwood City (Northview Estates), passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mr. Kasparek was born on Jan. 22, 1932, in Beaver Falls, to the late Thomas and Frances (Laposkosky) Kasparek. He is a member of the Beaver Falls High School class of 1950 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Ollie served with the U.S. Army with the Company B 29th Tank Battalion from Dec. 9, 1954 until his discharge on Dec. 6, 1956.  After, he worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for 30 years as an electrician, and then with ECU (a division of the Ellwood Group) for 10 years, also as an electrician. He is a long time member of the Holy Redeemer Special Activities Group and Holy Name Society. Ollie also was a valued member of the Riverside Lions Club for 51 years. He is a past president of the club and served as the clubs chairman for the White Cane Committe for many years. He received the Melvin Jones Award, and the Honor of Lionism Award.

Mr. Kasparek is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki (Gary) Rozanski; his son and daughter-in-law, James (Jackie) Klages both of Ellwood City; his eight grandchildren, Gary (Tammy) Rozanski, Ryan Rozanski, Abby Rozanski, Corrie (Mirrell) Knabe, Matthew (Christina) Klages, Kristen (Chris) Scotece, Gary (Jill) Hahn, Scott (Kristal) Sanders; his nine great grandchildren, Keira, Jaxon Rozanski, Tyler, Trent Knabe, Ashlyn Scotece, Jack, Jared, and Alyssa Sanders, Dylan, Kaylee Hahn; and his brother and sister-in-law, Vincent (Ann) Kasparek of Ohio. He is also survived by his brothers-in-law, Domenic “Mimi” (Teresa) Bellissimo, Frank Bellissimo, Joseph (Rose Marie) Bellissimo; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary Bellissimo Kasparek, whom he married on April 24, 1982, who passed away on Feb. 10, 2012; his sister Frances Ondrusek; and his brothers, Edward, Anthony, Gerald, and Walter Kasparek.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. Members of the Holy Redeemer Holy Name Society and Special Activities Group are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 7:30 p.m. to conduct a service at 7:45 p.m. Members of the Riverside Lions Club are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Friday by 7:50 p.m. to conduct a service at 8:05 p.m. Ollie’s family would like to thank Dr. Rahall, the third floor staff of the Ellwood City Hospital, and the Northview Estates staff – especially Billie Mentzer – for the wonderful care they extended to him.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the Funeral Mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 9:20 a.m. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Saturday by 10:50 a.m. to conduct full military honors. Memorial contributions in Mr. Kasparek’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Social Services or to the Riverside Lions Club. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Oldrick C. Kasparek, 82

Mr. Oldrick C. Kasparek, 82, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the Ellwood City Hospital. Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc.. A mass of christian burial will be held on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Holy Redeemer Church. The complete obituary will be announced Friday.

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Helen D. Muller, 92

Mrs. Helen D. Muller, 92, of 112 Maria Ln., Zelienople passed away on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, in the St. John Specialty Care Center.

Mrs. Muller was born on Nov. 20, 1921, in Ellwood City, to the late Charles and Anna Yakochuk Denko. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1939, and the St. Gregory’s Catholic Church in Zelienople.

Mrs. Muller is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband George A. Muller whom she married on Aug. 5, 1942, and passed away on April 28, 2006; her sister, Mary Lyttle, and her three brothers, Dr. John Denko, Dr. Charles Denko, and Peter Denko.

Visitation will be held on Monday from Noon until the time of the Blessing Service at 2 p.m., with Father Larry Smith officiating. Entombment will be at the Zelienople Cemetery Mausoleum. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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John F. Mansell, 75

Mr. John F. “Jack” Mansell, 75, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away on Monday, October 13, 2014 at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Mansell was born on July 4, 1939, in Beaver Falls, to the late John B. and Alta Foster Mansell. He is a member of the Beaver Falls High School class of 1947. John served with the United States Army from November 24, 1961 until his discharge on November 12, 1964, and held the rank of E-4. He had worked at the Jones & Laughlin Steel Mill for 27 years. After the mill closed, John worked at the Lawrence County Career Center for 15 years as an aid to the electrical instructor. Mr. Mansell is also a well known dog trainer in the area. John started working with field trial beagles by the time he was 12, and went on to work with coon dogs for 10 years and then bird dogs that he raised and hunted with. He began training dogs professionally around 1980. He was a qualified dog trainer with a solid background in American Kennel Club obedience that attended countless matches and trials. He had attended many seminars in the tri-state area. He also had over 30 articles published in national dog magazines.

Mr. Mansell is survived by his wife Joan M. Petrak Mansell, whom he married on June 9, 1979; his daughter and son-in-law Laura (Wes) Carlson of Greenville, his son John P. (Gretchen) Mansell of North Sewickley Twp.; and his six grandchildren, Leigha Mansell, Julia Carlson, Dianna Carlson, Rachel Ramp, Katie Ramp, and Colleen Ramp.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Lilene Mansell.

A Private Visitation will be held for the family on Thursday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. A Private Blessing Service will be held on Thursday in the Funeral Home with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Thursday by 11:40 am to conduct full military honors. Memorial contributions in Mr. Mansell’s name may be made to the Little Sisters of the Poor, 1028 Benton Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15212.

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

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Susan L. Hazen, 71

Mrs. Susan L. Hazen, 71, formerly of Ellwood City, and presently of Palmetto, Florida, passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 at the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida.

Mrs. Hazen was born on May 23, 1943, in Ellwood City, to the late Paul and Kathleen Allen McKinney. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1961. On November 25, 1961, she married her husband of 53 years, Gary R. Hazen. Susan enjoyed golfing, and knitting, but most important to her was time spent with her family.

Mrs. Hazen is survived by her husband Gary, her daughter and son-in-law, Marcie (Bert) Jones of of North Carolina, her son and daughter-in-law, Scott (Beth) Hazen of Ellwood City; her three grandchildren, Jason (Stefanie) Hazen, Raechell (Dean) Young, and Ryan (Jessica) McQuiston; and her four great grandchildren, Talan, and Peyton Young, Dinah McCarthy, and Ethan McQuiston. She is also survived by her sister Dana (Blaise) Banko, her brother, Steve (Julie) McKinney, her sister-in-law, Lynn McKinney all of Ellwood City, and her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother Rex McKinney, and her sister Paula Leasure.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 3-6 p.m. at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Services for Mrs. Hazen will be held on Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Funeral Home with Rev. Sean Brubaker officiating.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Hazen’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Sidney Teolis, 95

Mr. Sidney Teolis, 95, of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, October 9, 2014 in the Northview Estates. Sidney was born on March 2, 1919 in Ellwood City to the late Domenic and Flora Innocent Teolis. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1937, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Sidney enlisted with the U.S. Army on October 29, 1941 and served with the 86th Engineer Heavy Pontoon Battalion until his discharge on October 25, 1945. He was awarded five Bronze Stars for the battles of Normandy Beach, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, Battle of the Bulge, and Central Europe. He was injured when the pontoon bridge he was working on to cross a German river was bombed. He then spent 33 months recovering in a Veterans Hospital.

Following his service with the Army, Sidney worked at the Ellwood Safety Appliance Co. as a fitter from 1966 until his retiement in 1982, He also had worked as a carpenter and plasterer. He is a life member of the V.F.W. Post # 252, and the Disabled American Veterans Chapter #212. He is also a member of the Ellwood City MOOSE Lodge #93. He was well known for his love of dancing.

Mr. Teolis is survived by his sister Jennie Lonnett and his brother Samuel Teolis both of Ellwood City, his special friend Bernice Aiello of Sharon, and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Annie D’Amico, and his brothers Rev. Anthony Teolis, James Teolis, Fred Teolis, and Antimo “Andy” Teolis.

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 11:00 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 on Tuesday by 10:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Tuesday by Noon to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Teolis’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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Daniel J. Mohr, 32

Daniel J. Mohr, 32, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 7, 2014. Dan was born on February 13, 1982 to Robert N. and Lori E. Hudson Mohr. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 2000, and the First United Methodist Church where he was loved by the congregation. Dan graduated from the Butler County Community College in 2002 with and Associates Degree. He later graduated from Slippery Rock University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree.

He had worked with troubled youth at Glade Run Letheran Services for several years, and then with handicapped adults at HAP. Most recently he was working in the office at Approved Toilet Rentals. Dan was a caring and compassionate person who enjoyed working with adults and children with disabilities. He enjoyed reading, movies, music, playing video games, and most of all making people laugh. He also was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates, and Penguins fan.

Dan is survived by his parents, his sister Jennifer (Brad) Griffith of Franklin Twp., his brother Benjamin (Georgia) Mohr of Ellport, his maternal grandmother Dorothy Hudson of Ellwood City, his nieces and nephews Elijah Mohr, Jonah Mohr, Dottie Griffith, Dylan Griffith, and Carter Griffith. He is also survived by his aunts and uncles Lisa (John) Lubich, Brian (Mary) Hudson, Rick (Kim) Hudson, Tom (Barb) Mohr, and Billie Sue Mohr. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Richard Hudson, and his paternal grandparents, Norman and Marjorie Mohr.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm and on Monday from 10:30-11:30 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Dan will be held on Monday at 11:30 am in the Funeral Home with Pastor Pat Cleary officiating.

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

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