Ellwood City Area Obituaries

John Prinzi, 72

 John Prinzi, 72, of 210 Short Street, Denny Schill Manor, Ellwood City died on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Allegheny General Hospital following a brief illness.

Born June 28, 1942 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Samuel J. and Alda M. Aiken Prinzi .

John was a graduate of Lincoln High School. He retired as a carrier for the Ellwood City Ledger after many years of service.

John dedicated his free time in support of Ellwood City Little Leagues, youth basketball and women’s softball serving as both a spectator and coach. He was also an avid Penguins fan.

Survivors include dear friend and companion, Anna Mae Kyle of Ellwood City, PA; two sisters, Mary Lou Prinzi of Allison Park, PA, Patricia (Fred) Schroeder of Cleveland Heights, OH; brother, Ray (Pam) Prinzi of Erie, PA; and was a loving uncle to many nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday January 9, 2015 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm and on Saturday, January 10, 2015 from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Ralph Phillips will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Schill Manor Residence Association or the Epilepsy Foundation of PA 1501 Reedsdale St. Suite 302 Pittsburgh 15233.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Lucy M. Ciletti, 89

Lucy M. Ciletti, 89, of Chewton went peacefully to be with her Lord Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from her home with her loving family by her side.

Born October 8, 1925 in Scarsdale, New York, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Maria Louisa Testa Passero. She was married for 63 years to Joseph L. Ciletti Sr. who passed away November 1, 2009.

Mrs. Ciletti was affiliated with the Assembly of God Church. She was a “Prayer Warrior”. The Lord was foremost in her life and she prayed for everyone. She enjoyed cooking and baking for family and friends. Lucy’s most cherished time was spent with family, especially her great grandchildren.

Survivors include three children, Rose Marie (Gary) Arnold of New Castle, Joseph L. (Rosalie) Ciletti Jr. and Susanna Ciletti, both of Chewton; seven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Judith Cabral, Anna Graham, and Josephine Passero.

Visiting hours will be Thursday January 8 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am with Rev. Taitem Kretz of Life Way Church officiating. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Marian E. “Mary” Ottavio, 81

Mrs. Marian E. “Mary” Ottavio, 81, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mrs. Ottavio was born on December 9, 1933 in New Castle to the late Slaman and Jamile Arif Abdoe. She had graduated from NECA High School in 1951.

Mary is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She enjoyed watching her grandchildren play sports, and the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

Mrs. Ottavio is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Doreen (Jeff) Welsh of Ellwood City, her two sons and daughters-in-law, David (Leona) Ottavio of Ellport, and Jerod (Julie) Ottavio of Erie, her six grandchildren, Renee (Jim) Miller, Brad (Shannon) Welsh, Gabriella Ottavio, Katelyn Ottavio, David Ottavio and his fiance Ashley Rodabaugh, Jordan Ottavio, and her five great grandchildren, Brady Welsh, Ryan Welsh, Madison Miller, Nicholas Miller, Lucas Miller. She is also survived by her two sisters, Rose Marie (Paul) McDonald, and Diane Snyder both of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Angelo S. Ottavio whom she married on April 24, 1954 and passed away on August 14, 2009, her sister, Julie Abdoe, and her two brothers, Joe, and Alber Abdoe.

A private visitation will be held for the family on Wednesday morning in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesdasy at 1:00pm in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Wednesday by 12:50pm to form an honor guard. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Ottavio’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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Lena T. Latimer Dobransky, 97

Mrs. Lena T. Latimer Dobransky, 97, of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, January 5, 2014 in the Evergreen Nursing Center.

Mrs. Dobransky was born on November 24, 1917 in Connecticut to the late Dominick and Concetta Tomaselli D’Ambrosia.

Lena had worked as a cook at the Del-Mar Golf Course when it first opened, and was a long time member of the Wayne Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary.

She also was a member of the Park Alliance Church for many years. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, and was well know for her pizza making skills.

Mrs. Dopbransky is survived by her three daughters, Joan Frederick of Franklin Twp., Dorothy McManus of Seattle, Washington, Laura Kloos of Wayne Twp., her son, Carl (Susan) Latimer of Franklin Twp., nine grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Carl P. Latimer, her second husband, Vincent Dobransky, her two sisters, Libby Carucci, Mary D’Ambrosia, her brother, Frank D’Ambrosia, and her son-in-law, Robert Frederick.

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

Services for Lena will be held on Thursday at 7:00pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. John McCready officiating. Interment will be at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

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Mary P. Melito, 87

Mrs. Mary P. Melito, 87, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, January 3, 2015 at the Commons of Greenbriar in Boardman, Ohio.

Mrs. Melito was born on January 29, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Augusta Palmese Izzo and Giuseppe Izzo. She married James Melito, her husband of fifty nine years, on May 3, 1947. James passed away on March 31, 2006.

Mary was a lifelong resident of Ellwood City, She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945.

Mary worked for 10 years as a clerk for the Mervis Furniture Co., and then she was a long time employee of the Ellwood City Area School District where she served as secretary to the principal at Lincoln High School.

Mary was a devoted and active member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers. She also was a former member of the Catholic Daughters of America Court 901, and the Golden Agers.

She was a volunteer at the Holy Redeemer Annual Bazaar for many years. Mary and her husband were wonderful dancers and she also enjoyed ceramics, gardening and most of all spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Rick (Kathy) Melito of Boardman, OH, a daughter, Angela (Martin) Quimby of New Castle, and three grandchildren, Gabrielle Black, Matthew and Marisa Melito, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sisters, Anna Izzo Beatrice, Angelica Izzo Bartoletti, and four brothers, Adam, Albert, Rudolph, and Richard Izzo.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:00am until 10:30am at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Tuesday by 10:50am to form an honor guard.

Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff of the Commons of Greenbriar, where Mary made her home for the past two years, for their wonderful care.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090 or at alz.org. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Lena Shannon, 86

Lena Shannon, 86, formerly of Ellwood City, was ushered up into the presence of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday evening, January 3, 2015 at Countryview Living Center in Lore City, OH after a long bout with dementia.

Lena was born on April 3, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late Giuseppe and Adele Notari Baldelli.  Before her illness, she loved going to church and meeting with the Ladies’ Prayer Group.  She was a long standing member of Lighthouse Assembly of God.  She also loved memorizing several passages of Bible scriptures and singing the old hymns of the church.  She also enjoyed working in her yard and flower garden.  Lena did not know a stranger, as she loved everyone, and her smile was infectious.  She will be sadly missed by her family and friends and the staff at Countryview Living Center where she resided.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Shannon, her brother, William Baldelli, and her sister, Lunda Minett.

Lena is survived by her son, Dennis (and Monica) Shannon of Cambridge, OH, as well as her brother, David (and Lenorie) Baldelli of Arlington, TX; two granddaughters: Ashli (and Neal) Hausch of Akron, OH and Jordin Shannon of San Diego, CA; and three great grandsons: Evan, Konnor, and Grayson Hausch.  She is also survived by sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, and several precious friends.

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Thursday, January 8, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M.  on Friday, January 9, 2014 at the Lighthouse Assembly of God, 527 North Street, Ellwood City, PA 16117 with Rev. Carmen Venezie, family friend, officiating.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Lena’s name, to the Countryview Living Center, 628252 County Home Road, Lore City, OH 43755.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, and send condolences online at www.turnerfh.com.

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Mathilda “Tilly” Radnza, 93

Mathilda “Tilly” G. Randza, 93, of Norwood Dr., Wampum (Big Beaver Boro) passed away Thursday, January 1, 2015 at Friendship Ridge following an extended illness.

Born November 27, 1921 in Rochester,she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Carmella Armen Randza.

Tilly was a nurse’s aide at Providence Hospital and also worked at the Dew Drop Inn in Beaver Falls. She was a member of the former Queen of Heaven Church in Koppel.

Survivors include a brother, Joseph (Ruth) Randza of Scottsdale, Arizona; two sister in laws, Jean Randza of Beaver Falls, Harriet Randza of Ohio; two special nephews, Andy Randza of Koppel, Jeff (Molly) Beaman of Lakeland, Florida and twelve other nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers, Edward, Gene, and Frank Randza, and a niece, Edith “DeDe Randza.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday January 7, 2015 from 10 am until the time of the Blessing Service at 11 am at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beaver Falls.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Robert P. Snyder, Sr. 79

Robert P. Snyder, Sr., 79 of First Avenue, Ellwood City passed away on Friday, January 2, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital ER.

Born on December 18, 1935 in Ellwood City, Robert was the son of the late Floyd and Norma Baker Snyder. He is survived by his wife, the former Joann Catale whom he married on July 18, 1959. Robert retired in 1985 from B & W where he worked in the Koppel Steel Yard. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and a 1953 graduate of Lincoln High School. Robert enjoyed woodworking and carpentry. He was also was a sports fan.

Beside his wife Joann Snyder at home he is survived by 2 sons, Robert P. Snyder, Jr. and his girl friend, Stacey Brown and Brad Snyder all of Ellwood City, 7 grandchildren, Amber, Brock, Troy, Josh, Courtney, Dyllan and Jake Snyder, a great grandson, Jayden Norman, a sister, Wanda Sutch of Ellwood City and a brother, Bill Snyder of New Castle.

Robert was preceded in death by a son, David Rockwell Snyder in 2011, 2 brothers, George and Fred Shannon and a sister, Betty Dennison.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM.

A Blessing Service will be offered at the Funeral Home on Tuesday at 8 PM by Fr. Mark L. Thomas. Interment will be in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at http://www.tomonfuneralhome.com

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