Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Anne Downey, 91

Anne Downey, 91, of Oakland Ave. PO Box 73, Ellwood City died on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital following an extended illness.

Born July 30, 1922 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Nicholas and Virginia Paolini. She was married for 37 years to Edward Downey Jr. who passed away May 26, 1985.

Anne formerly worked for Reliable and Airway Luggage. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City and a member of its Quilting Group. Anne was a longtime volunteer at St. Francis Hospital in New Castle. She enjoyed bowling.

Survivors include son, Ben Panella of Wampum; two daughters, Patty Panella Smail of Stanfield, Arizona, Gloria Port Sapienza of Ellwood City; sister, Mary Eppinger of New Castle; 8 grandchildren,Michael Mielke, Mark Mielke, Ronald Port, Robin Panella Metrea, Debra Cooper, Billie Jo Wyant, Stacey Hanna, and Sam Mielke II; twenty great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Mario Paolini.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Sunday May 11 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held on Monday at 11 am at the funeral home with her pastor, Rev. James A. Cannistraci officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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John E. Snowden Jr., 83

John E. Snowden Jr.,83, of Country Club Drive, Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born November 23, 1930 in New Brighton, he was the son of the late John E. and Ruth Ritter Snowden Sr. He was first married on April 13, 1957 to Anna Mae Herrmann Snowden, who passed away March 12, 1999. He is survived by his current wife, Patricia Alberth Snowden, whom he married in August of 2001.

Jack retired in 1992 from Westinghouse Corporation. Following his retirement, he continued working at the Butler Auto Auction for 16 years. He was an active member of the Concord United Methodist Church. Jack was a member of “Men of Melody” singing group. He was a Veteran of the US Navy during the Korean War. He served in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean Theatres on the USS Arnett and the USS Marquette.  Jack was active with American Legion Post #19 in New Brighton.  He was also a longtime Boy Scout Master with Troop 452 who met at the Concord Church.   Jack enjoyed running, swimming and ballroom dancing.

In addition to his wife, Pat, survivors include; four daughters, Diane Terry of Ellwood City, RuthAnne (Kenneth) Frederick of Harmony, Karen (Paul) Hunter of Enon Valley, Carol (Allen) Bowman of Texas, one son, David (Lynn) Snowden of Ellwood City, step daughter, Lisa (Larry) Brown of New York, NY; step son, Chris (Angela) Alberth of Fombell; sister, Molly Walsh of New Brighton, brother, Alford Snowden of Missouri, two sister in laws, Joyce Snowden of Greenville, Hope Snowden of Florida; brother in law, Roy Herrmann of Sandy Lake; 18 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by parents, first wife, sister, Naomi Taylor and two brothers, Robert and Donald Snowden

Visiting hours will be held from 6-8 pm on Wednesday May 7 and from 2-4 and 6-8 pm on Thursday, May 8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 am on Friday at the Concord United Methodist Church. His pastor, Rev. Bradley Neel will be officiating.

Interment will follow in the Concord Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Concord United Methodist Church or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Nora J. Allen, 79

Nora J. Allen, 79, of Scotland Lane, New Castle died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a short illness.

Born July 21, 1934 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Glen B.and Bernice Yoho Hennon. She was married for 54 years to Frank Dick Allen who passed away March 16, 2014.

Nora had a long and active career as a book keeper for various businesses in Pennsylvania and North Carolina. She graduated from Lincoln High School and from the New Castle Business College. She was a lifelong member of the Chewton Christian Church. She enjoyed girls softball where she was a former coach.

Survivors include a daughter, Cindy Allen of Chewton; three sons, Daniel (Kim) Allen of Chewton, David Allen of Somerset, Jim (Kelli) Allen of Apex, North Carolina;a sister, Glenda (Dale) Kelly of Wampum; five grandchildren, Ryan (Shauna) Mulhollen, Kyleigh, Taylor, Thomas and Derrick Allen; and two great grandchildren, Tyler and Madison Mulhollen.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Charles B. Hennon.

Visiting hours will be held from 5-8 pm on Thursday May 8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11:00 am at the Chewton Christian Church with Pastors Gene Hydrick and Mike Wimer officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Chewton Christian Church 352 Oswald St. Wampum, PA 16157 .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Mary L. Wisbith, 87

Mary L. Wisbith, 87, of Old Rt 18, Wampum died unexpectedly on Sunday, May 4, 2014 in the Emergency Room of Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

Born July 17, 1926 in Chewton, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Katherine Burick Petruchik. She was married to Edward Wisbith who passed away April 30, 1966.

Mary retired in 1992 from the Ellwood City School District. She had worked in the cafeteria for 22 years. She was affiliated with the First Baptist Church in Chewton. She enjoyed doing puzzles and eating out. Her most cherished time was spent playing card games with her great grandchildren every Friday night.

Survivors include a son, Terry (Jeanette) Wisbith; daughter, Shelly (Randy) Patterson, both of Wampum; seven grandchildren,Carrie Wisbith, Kristine “Pram” Nulf, Jason Wisbith, Eric A. Wisbith, Kirt Wisbith, Grant Patterson, Ryan (Kim) Patterson; and six great grandchildren, Travis, Kira, Daniel, Paige, Nicolas, and Nathan.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Jerry E. Wisbith on December 16, 2008; brother, Andrew Petruchik; and a grandson, Frederick Edward Wisbith in 1971.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday May 7 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with Rev. Eric Board of the First Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Autism Society of Pittsburgh 4371 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146 or the Lawrence County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Martin J. Woloszyn, 73

Martin J. Woloszyn, 73, of Chewton died on Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Avalon Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born May 27, 1940 in Chewton, he was the son of the late Julian and Mary Ostrowski Woloszyn.

Marty retired from Babcock and Wilcox following 30 years of service. After his retirement, he served as the maintenance supervisor at the Queen of Heaven Parish. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and a former member of the Holy Name Society. He was a member and former chief of the Chewton Volunteer Fire Department and a former member of the Taylor Twp Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a member of the Chewton Polish White Eagles Club.

Survivors include his wife of 51 years, Rita Kolik Woloszyn; two daughters, Michele (Sean) Seth of North East, Mary (Michael) Rice of New Castle; son, Michael (Regina) Woloszyn of Midland; two sisters, Julia (Leon) Johnson of State College, Margaret (Joe) Civitillo of Apollo; two brothers, Andrew (Diane) Woloszyn of Ellwood City, Anthony (Karen) Woloszyn of Chewton; four grandchildren, Micaela Woloszyn, Jeremy Rice, Jayne and Julia Seth.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Henry Woloszyn.

Visiting hours will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Main St. Wampum on Tuesday May 6 from 9 until departing at 10:30 for the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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James “Jay” Rosaci Jr., 83

James “Jay” Rosaci Jr., 83, of Northview Estates passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Friday, May 2, 2014 following an extended illness.

Born February 17, 1931 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late James D. Rosaci Sr. and Mabel Irene Jeffers Rosaci Main. He was married for 58 years to Edith J. Pica Rosaci who passed October 9, 2008.

Jay retired from the Masury Works of US Steel after transferring from the Ellwood City Works. He was affiliated with the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. An Army Veteran, Jay served during the Korean War from August 16, 1948 to July 14, 1950. He enjoyed camping, bowling, and working puzzles.

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, James Jay and Cindy Rosaci; a sister, Mary Ann Cearfoss; and a granddaughter, Nicole “Colei” Rosaci Hall and her husband, Travis Hall, all of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by five sisters, Betty Pezzi, Rose Main, Josephine Joseph, Evelyn Kirkwood, and Cate Holler.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday May 6 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. The Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church will conduct a Prayer Service at 2 pm. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson officiating.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, 291 Wurtemburg Rd. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

The family wishes to thank Dr. Dawso and Dr. DiBiagio and the staff at Northview for their caring and compassionate care.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Samuel H. Kerr, 68

Samuel H. Kerr, 68, of Harmony Baptist Road, Shenango Township, went home to be with the Lord on April 29, 2014.

Born on March 28, 1946, in Ellwood City, he was a son of the late Jack H. and Jean E. Steffler Kerr. An auctioneer, he also enjoyed traveling, buying and selling collectibles, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a man of God who felt called to serve the people of Mexico. He was a member of Word of Life Family Church. He was a selfless husband, father, brother, grandfather and friend. He will be deeply missed by his wife of 31 years, Patricia Meade Kerr.

In addition to his wife, Sam is survived by three daughters, Kimberly (Tim) Holden, Patti (Bobby) Green and Dawn Marie (Mark) Giangiuli; two sons, Jay Kerr and David (Kelsey) Kerr; nine grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He also is survived by one sister, Nancy (Paul) Lelenko, and three brothers, Dennis (Carrie) Kerr, Dale (Jodi) Kerr and Jim (Patty) Kerr.

Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, May 2, 2014 and from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Gardner Chapel Assembly of God, 2809 Forest Avenue, New Castle, PA 16101, with Rev. Darren M. Abraham, pastor of Gardner Chapel, and Rev. Ted Saad, pastor of the Word of Life Family Church.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER-MYERS FUNERAL HOME, 208 North Jefferson Street, New Castle.

Interment will be in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

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

 

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Marsha M. Covert-Bodnar, 72

Marsha M. Covert-Bodnar, 72, of Ellwood City passed away at 3:30 am on Thursday, May 1, 2014. Visitation will be on Saturday, May 3rd from 1-4 pm with the Service to follow at 4:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

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

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