Ellwood City Area Obituaries

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.

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

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Ruth Ann Boots, 74

Ruth Ann Boots, 74, of Jesse St., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) died on Friday, April 11, 2014 at her residence following a three year illness.

Born August 8, 1939 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late James and Evelyn Wright McKeough. She was married for 58 years to Harry L. Boots who survives. They were married on December 31, 1955.

Ruth Ann attended Lincoln High School and Penn State University where she attained her certificate as a paralegal. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Zelienople. Ruth Ann loved her family deeply. She loved all people and truly loved children and was instrumental in helping to build an orphanage in the Congo.

In addition to her husband, Harry, survivors include three sons, Mike (Kathy) Boots, Todd Boots, Eric (Tina) Boots; daughter, Kim (Leonard) Ripper; daughter in law, Beth Boots; sister, Honey Jo McKeough; brother, Gary (Betty) McKeough, all of Ellwood City; 10 grandchildren, Sandy Boots, Josh Clyde, Shannon Steigerwald, Rachael Steinbach, Lenny Ripper, Shawn Perkins, Lacey Boots, Jessica Spaulding, Renee Boots and Jimmie Boots; and 19 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Barry, who passed away April 7, 2014; brothers, Don, Tom, Charles, and Dennis McKeough; sisters, Sue Hockenberry and Martha Fischer; and a grandson, Bradley Scheidemantle.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday April 15 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Lillyville Church of God on Wednesday at 11:00 am with her Pastor, Mark Sentell officiating.

Interment will follow in the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Ruth A. Boots Stuck, 76

Ruth A. Boots Stuck, 76, of Fombell, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family and friends on Thursday evening, April 10, 2014 in the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford following an extended illness.

She was born in Ellwood City on June 27, 1937 to the late Ralph B. Boots and the late Pearl E. Miller Boots.  Ruth attended grade school at North Star School and graduated from Zelienople High School in the class of 1955 and also graduated from Slippery Rock College in 1959 with a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education.  Upon graduation, she taught in the Southwest (Seneca Valley) Butler School District and later taught in the Riverside School District.  She was well known in the community for her singing, organ, and piano talents.  She served the Lord with these talents at Camp Run Presbyterian, Ellport Presbyterian, and Christ Presbyterian Churches, as well as St. Gregory’s in Zelienople and other churches when needed.  In her younger years, she sang in the “Three-Steps” Christian music trio.  One of the highlights for Ruth was when she sang “Alice Bluegown” on KDKA radio at age 13 for the “Starlettes on Parade” with Betty Dugan as director and Ed Chauncey as announcer.  Ruth helped on the family farm, which was in her family since 1878, in whatever way she could.  She enjoyed working with the dairy cattle and cooking for her family.  She also enjoyed sitting on the porch and reading.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Claude R. Stuck, who died on May 25, 2006.  The two were married on June 23, 1962.

She is survived by two sons and a daughter: Duane Stuck and Brian (and Beth) Stuck, all of Fombell, and Beth (and Rob) Wehr of Evans City.  Three grandsons also survive: Daniel, Andrew, and Aaron Stuck, as well as her brother, W. Edward (and Jean) Boots of Hendersonville, NC, and her sister-in-law, Doris Stuck, of Harmony.

Friends will be received from 7-9 P.M. on Sunday, April 13, 2014 and from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Monday, April 14, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at Camp Run Presbyterian Church, Franklin Township, Beaver County, with Rev. Andrew Shaffer and Rev. Elizabeth Wallace, officiating.

Interment will follow in Camp Run Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to Ruth Hardy, Kay O’Neill, Deloris Cunningham and Vitas Hospice for her care at home and also Ellwood City, Mercy, and Passavant Hospitals, Evergreen Nursing Center and Good Samaritan Hospice in her final weeks.  A thank you also to all her friends and extended family for food and visitations.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Ruth’s name, to Camp Run Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 502, Zelienople, PA 16063 or to Ellport Presbyterian Church, 840 Bridge Street, Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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

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Mildred ‘Domenica’ DeCaria Garuccio, 94

Mildred ‘Domenica’ DeCaria Garuccio, 94, of Monaca, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 to be reunited with her beloved husband, Joseph.

Born March 31, 1920, in Vallelonga, Italy, she was a daughter of the late Frank and Rose DeCaria.

Her family immigrated to the United States in 1927 and settled in Ellwood City.

Mildred was united in marriage to Joseph Garuccio on September 27, 1945, in Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church, Ellwood City.  In 1950 the couple moved to Monaa where she was a member of St John’s Christian Mothers. She was lifetime member of the Beaver Valley Sportsman Club and a member of a weekly sewing club.  During World War II, she was employed at the Ellwood Products Corp.

Mildred’s family includes her two daughters, Rosemary of Monaca and Linda of Catasauqua, PA; two sons, Dominic and his wife, Marcy of Beaver and Joseph and his wife, Becky of Monaca; eight grandchildren, Melissa, Shelly, Leah, Marissa, Paul, Joseph, Katy and Jacob; five great-grandchildren, Jocelyn, L.B., Katy, Domenica and Thomas; great-great-grandchild, Kamryn; brother-in-law, Aldo (Barbara) Garuccio; sister-in-law, Virginia Purnell; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Mildred was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Joseph, on Dec. 1, 1999; sister, Anna; brother, Paul; in-laws, Dominick and Maria Garuccio; brother-in-law, Larry (Theresa) Garuccio; and a sister-in-law, Theresa Golba.

Friends will be received Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-9 p.m. in the SIMPSON FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES, 1119 Washington Ave., Monaca, (724) 728-4000, where parting prayers will be offered on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian burial at 1 p.m. in St John the Baptist Catholic Church, Monaca. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery.

The family has suggested memorial contributions be made, if desired, to St. John the Baptist School, 1501 Virginia Ave., Monaca, PA 15061. To share online condolences, get directions and other information, please visit www.simpsonfuneralhome.com.

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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.

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

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Susan C. Guy Marich, 58

Susan C. Guy Marich, 58, of Big Beaver Blvd., Wampum (Big Beaver Boro) passed away peacefully and surrounded by family on the 8th of April 2014.

Born October 9, 1955 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Arnold O. Guy and Sally C. Lyons Guy with whom she resided.

Susan was a beautiful wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandmother. Her family was the most important thing in her life. She cherished every memory made. Her laughter and smiling eyes lit up the room. Susan was a twenty one year cancer survivor. She enjoyed doing crafts.

In addition to her mother, Sally, survivors include husband, Dan of Wampum; two daughters, Tammy Fleeson of Ellport, Roxanne Marich of Wampum; son, Danny Marich of Altoona; two sisters, Sandy (Mark) Dombeck of Shenango Twp., Dixie (Ron) Chappell of Wampum; and two grandchildren, Nicholas and Natalee Fleeson.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Eddie Guy.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday April 11 from 5 pm until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Sam Fidell of the Living Manna in Ellwood City will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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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.

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

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Barry R. Boots, 57

Barry R. Boots, 57, of Stiefel Ave., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) died at home on Monday, April 7, 2014 after a long courageous battle with cancer. He had formerly live in Tampa Florida for 19 years.

Born May 11, 1956 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Harry L. and Ruth Ann McKeough Boots of Ellwood City. He was married on October 18, 1975 to Elizabeth “Beth” Peeples Boots who survives.

Barry loved his family and friends and the good times he had with them. He had a passion for Jeep Restoration, Drag Racing, and Muscle Cars. He enjoyed his extensive music collection throughout the years.

In addition to his parents and wife, Beth, survivors include a daughter, Sandy L Boots of Fort Myers, Florida; sister, Kimberly (Leonard) Ripper of Ellwood City; three brothers, Michael (Kathy) Boots of New Castle, Todd Boots and Eric (Tina) Boots, both of Ellwood City; two grandchildren, Zachary D. Griffith and Hayleigh E. Robinson, both of Ellwood City. He is also survived by his in laws, David and Lois Peeples of Fombell, a sister in law, Virginia A. Peeples of San Rafael, CA,and two brother in laws, Mark D. Peeples of Albany, GA, and Jeff C. Peeples of Dameron, MD.

He was preceded in death by a son, Bradley E. Scheidemantle in March of 1994.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday April 10 from 4 until the time of the funeral service 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Elder Peter Hess of the First Baptist Church of Zelienople will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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