Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Mary B. Moyer, 90

Mary B. Moyer, 90, of Smiley Stop Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Sharon Regional Hospital.

She was born in Ellwood City on March 6, 1923. She was the only child of the late John and Alice Matheny Pappas .

Mary lived her entire life in Wayne Twp. She was of the Presbyterian faith and attended Lincoln High School. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her passions in life were reading, crafts, crocheting, her animals, gardening and most of all her family.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory six daughters, Margaret (Richard) Badger of Wampum, Jean Moyer of East Palestine, Ohio, Sally Ann (Edward R.) Bennethum of Fombell, Helen Mort of Berlin, PA, Noreen (Donald) Peffer Jr. of Chambersburg, Melanie (James) Quinn of Ellwood City; seven sons, John (Lee Ann) Moyer, Alan Moyer, Edward (Robin) Moyer, Robert (Beverly) Moyer, all of Wampum, James (Laura) Moyer of Plymouth, Minnesota, Thomas (Linda) Moyer of Shippensburg, Brian Douglas Moyer of Ellwood City; 22 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, Walter H. Moyer who passed away February 22, 2012, a daughter, Mary Rose and a great granddaughter, Victoria Mort

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 28 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Thomas O’Brien, Minister of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Norma Y. Weller, 77

Norma Y. Weller, 77, of Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 12:45 AM in UPMC Mercy.

Born on August 5, 1936 in North Sewickley Township, Norma was the daughter of the late Alvis and Zelda Walker Laurain.  Norma was a member and elder at Knox Presbyterian Church.  Norma was a 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School and she attended Geneva College.  She retired from the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit after thirty years as a teacher’s aide.  She worked as a library aide at the Ellwood City Area Public Library.  Norma coached softball for many years in the Ellwood City Women’s League.  She was a former member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary.  An avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, she had many hobbies, including golf, playing cards and going to the casino.  She enjoyed a good book and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Leanne Weller, III and Ron Weller, all of Ellwood City, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters and a brother-in-law; Carol and Lester Miller of Ellwood City, Connie Laurain of Farrell, PA, Thelma Marie Laurain of Beaver County and a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Laurie Laurain of Pulaski.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise Elaine Weller and a brother, A. Ronald Laurain.

Friends will be received on Monday, February 24th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A funeral service will be held at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 25th with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace of Knox Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions can be made in Norma’s name to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

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

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Harold S. Stratton, 89

Harold S. Stratton, 89, of Ellwood City died February 23, 2014 at his home following a short illness.

Born in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Richard and Edna Sloan Stratton. He was first married to Catherine Long Stratton who passed away in 1985. He then married Ernestine Wilson Hanna Stratton who survives.

Harold retired from the Ellwood City Forge. He had also worked at US Steel and Haines Petroleum. He was affiliated with and a former deacon at the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. A WWII veteran of the US Army, Harold received a purple heart for wounds received while serving in the European Theatre. In 2011 Harold and his brother Royal were given Congressional Commendations for their service. Harold enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was known as a man that could fix anything.

In addition to his wife, Ernestine, survivors include two daughters, Elaine (David) Johnson of Binghamton, NY, Debbie (Ronald) Brown of Pleasant Hills, PA; three step daughters, Karen (Charles) Hanna Woods of Harrison City, PA, Amy (Richard) Hanna Wolfe of Fombell, Debbie (Kreig) Hanna Rugh of Carlisle, PA; a step son, Timothy (Tiffany) Hanna of Green Bay, WI; two sisters, Ruth Steckman of Ellwood City, Ada Hinkle of Portersville; twelve grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew (Chelsie) Johnson, Elizabeth and Michael Brown, Matthew and Ryan Woods, Brendan and Lindsey Wolfe, Clayton and Eve Hanna, Erin and Ethan Rugh; and two great grandchildren , Lukas Brown and Hailey Johnson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Royal, Leighton, and Richard Stratton, and a sister, Mary Katherine Gossett.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday February 26 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City conducted by his pastor Rev Dr. Daniel Stinson.

Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Cemetery. Military Rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

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Phyllis Lasko, 71

Phyllis Lasko, 71 of Glenkirk Road, New Beaver Borough, went peacefully into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior on February 22, 2014 surrounded by her beloved family.

Phyllis was born December 13, 1942, in Beaver Falls. She was the daughter of the late Kenneth and Rachel Billman Javens.

She married Peter A Lasko on Feb 18, 1962. They celebrated their 52nd anniversary. Phyllis was a lifelong member of the First Baptist Church in Beaver Falls.

Phyllis was a graduate of Beaver Falls High School and Garfield Business Institute. She retired from Heraeus Co, the former Leeds and Northrop Co in Ellwood City. She had a great love for her family and enjoyed her grandchildren to the fullest.

In addition to her husband Pete, Phyllis is survived by a daughter and son in law Sharon and Scott Macri of New Beaver Borough, a son and daughter in law Brian and Crystal Lasko of Portersville, seven grandchildren, Devin (Gena), Brandon, and Madison Macri, Adeline, Abigail, Zachary, and Evelyn Lasko. Also surviving are two sisters, Nancy (Jack) Fenchel, and Karen (Ed) Speelman both of Beaver Falls, three brothers, Robert and Roger of Beaver Falls, and Gary (Grace) Javens of Silver Springs MD.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister and brother in law Kay and Bob Williams and sisters in law Virginia Javens and Peggy Javens

Visitation will be Tuesday February 25, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m at the Marshall Funeral Home Wampum, where funeral services will be offered on Wednesday at 11 a.m. Her pastor, Rev. Steve Bratzman will officiate. Interment will follow at Clinton Cemetery.

Special thanks to Dr Nick Tapyrik, Dr. Carl Sestito, Dr Kristin Zvonar, Dr Curtis Feldmeir, and Dr Maurice Prendergast for their skills but most of all for their caring compassion.

Online Condolences may be offered at marshallsfh.com

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David A. McCullough, 56

David A. McCullough, 56, of Perry Twp. passed away on
Thursday, February 20, 2014 in the UPMC Montefiore Hospital
at 12:30 pm. Complete funeral arrangements will be announced
by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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Jon D. Householder, 54

Jon D. Householder, 54, of North Tower Rd., Fombell (Franklin Twp.) died unexpectedly on Monday, February 17, 2014 at his residence.

Born November 12, 1959 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Ted and Sally Gillespie Householder of Fombell. He was married to Jody Dominelli Householder, who survives.

Jon graduated from Riverside High School in 1978. He was an active volunteer for the Franklin Twp. Fire Department where he was a 38 year member. He retired as the Assistant Chief and was the Fire Departments Relief Treasurer. Countless lives and properties were saved because of his dedication. Jon also enjoyed fishing.

In addition to his parents and wife, survivors include two daughters, Ashleigh Householder and Stephanie Householder, both at home; three sisters, Carol DiFrischia, Sue (Jim) Reed, Julie (Dave) Nocera, all of Fombell; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 5 until the time of the memorial service at 8 pm on Wednesday, February 19 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Philip Baker Marich, 53

Philip Baker Marich, 53, of South San Francisco, CA formerly of Wampum died on Friday, February 7, 2014 following an industrial accident at his place of employment.

Born June 10, 1960 in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Lewis R. and Jane Baker Marich.

Phil graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977 and was a member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church. He was a manager for Galaxy Granite Co in San Francisco. Phil enjoyed hiking, camping, and playing music on his guitars. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing cards with his friends.

Survivors include three brothers, Dan (Sue) Marich of Wampum, Bruce (Diane) Marich of Enon Valley, Greg (Shari) Marich of Glendora, GA; a sister, Lynne (Greg) Weets of Fulton, IL; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday February 16 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 Monday at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Joe A. Segura, 85

Joe A. Segura, 85, of the Princeton area died on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at his residence.

Born October 15, 1928 in San Pablo, Colorado, he was the son of the late Pete N. and Rumaldita M. Quintana Segura Sr. He was married to Elsie Young Segura, who survives.

Joe served in the Marine Corp for 20 years. He earned a bronze star serving with the Force Recon at the Chosin Reservoir Campaign during the Korean War. He was a Gunnery Sergeant and also served as an Embassy Guard in China, was a drill instructor in Parris Island, South Carolina and was a recruiter in Lima, Ohio. Upon being honorably discharged from the Marines, Joe retired following 27 years working as the head of maintenance for the Ellwood City Post Office. He was an avid bowler and enjoyed farming. Joe spent hours playing solitaire.

In addition to his wife, Elsie, survivors include four sons, Charles Segura of South Carolina, Darrell K. Segura of Slippery Rock Twp,, Joel (Jazmin) Segura of Slippery Rock Twp., , Aron (Ruth) Segura of Wooster, Ohio; daughter, Deborah (Daniel) Barron of Slippery Rock Twp., and six grandchildren, Amanda (Joe) Barron, Brian Barron and Nicole, Jared, Lauren and Catalina Segura.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Loyola Peterson and a brother, Pete N. Segura Jr.

Private graveside services were held at Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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