Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Larry D. Szakelyhidi, 62

Larry D. Szakelyhidi, 62, of 720 Lawrence Ave. Apt. 13, Ellwood City passed away on Friday, April 4, 2014 in his residence unexpectedly.

Larry was born on December 20, 1952 in Pittsburgh to the late William and Laverne Mallady Szakelyhidi. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1974 and was Baptist by faith. He served with U.S. Air Force during the 1970′s for 4 years. Larry had worked at Crucible Steel, and then the Rochester Hospital in the maintenance department. He is also a long time member of the Ellwood City Eagle’s Club.

Larry is survived by his two brothers, Dennis (Kathy) Szakelyhidi of Franklin Twp., and Gary Szakelyhidi of Fombell.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, William Szakelyhidi.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 3-4 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Memorial Service for Larry will be held on Tuesday at 4:00 pm with Rev. Karl Moore officiating.

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

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Della Patricia Hissem, 82

Della Patricia Hissem, 82 of Portersville passed away at her residence on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:50 PM.

Born in Greensburg, PA on April 19, 1931, Della was the daughter of the late Thomas and Bessie Olive Greenwalt Laird.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert R. Hissem on May 7, 2009.  They were married on January 26, 1952.  She was a former member of the Ellwood City Lioness Club and a member of the Youngwood High School Class of 1951.

Surviving are her 2 sons and their fiances, Douglas Hissem and Mary Jo Weir and Terry Hissem and Monika Seegler all of Portersville, Grandchildren, Sonya and Scott Rau of Buckeye, AZ, Schuyler Hissem of New Castle, a step-granddaughter, Mikayle Davis of New Castle and 3 great grandchildren, Elijah, Isaiah and Jonah Rau and a niece, Patty Crossland of Greensburg.

Besides her parents and husband Della was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Jean Laird and Betty Haun and a brother, Bill Laird.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport, PA.

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

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William J. Livingston, 65

William J. Livingston Sr., 65, of Park Ave., Ellwood City died on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born July 10, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan, he was the son of the late Harold Livingston and Mary Thody Livingston Wardman.

He was married for 44 years to Patricia Smith Livingston as they were married on July 12, 1969. She survives

Bill was an advertising salesman for the Cranberry Review Journal. He also worked as a driver for SOS Taxi Service in Beaver. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and their Holy Name Society. He was also a member and chaplain for the Knights of Columbus of the Beaver Falls Council. Bill formerly coached baseball and soccer.

In addition to his wife, Patricia, survivors include four daughters, Mary (Don) Farrier of Florida, Carol Bove of Ellwood City, Tamara (Gary) Rodgers of New Castle, Karen (Frank) Gidaro of Ellwood City; and a son, B.J. (Jen) Livingston of California; and eleven grandchildren, Megan Farrier, Louis Jr, Anthony, Brittany, and Giovanni Bove, Gary III and Zack Rodgers, Kirstin and Dante Gidaro, and Noah and Adah Livingston.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a step father, Ted Wardman.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday April 7 from 5 – 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital, 601 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Daniel E. Bartolomeo, Sr., 72

Mr. Daniel E. Bartolomeo, Sr., 72, of 406 Martin Ave., Ellport passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014 in the Carriage Court Personal Care Home at 8:00 pm.

Mr. Bartolomeo was born on December 21, 1941 in Ellwood City to the late Angelo and Mary Scala Bartolomeo. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1958, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Dan had worked as a Barber at Joe DeLisio’s Barber Shop which was located on Lawrence Ave.. He also was employed at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls as a machinist in the maintenance department for many years. He enjoyed hunting, golfing, bowling, and most of all being with his grandchildren.

Mr. Bartolomeo is survived by his wife, Rita Carrozza Bartolomeo whom he married on September 8, 1962, his two daughters, Michele Franze and Beth (Joe) Germanowski both of Ellport, his son, Daniel (Jean) Bartolomeo, Jr. of Ellwood City, his seven grandchildren, Joey, Erica, & Matthew Germanowski, Leah Franze, Nichole, Alexa, & Sophia Bartolomeo, and his great granddaughter, Gianna Germanowski. He is also survived by his sister, Anna (Ronald) Aiken of Wayne Twp., his two brothers, Orlando (Jennie) Bartolomeo of Ellport, & Angelo (Barbara) Bartolomeo of Wayne Twp., and his three sisters-in-law, Rose Bartolomeo, Theresa Bartolomeo both of Ellwood City, and Tootie Bartolomeo of Ellport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his four brothers, Albert, Joseph, Ronald, and Victor Bartolomeo.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.
Daniel’s family would like to thank the Carriage Court and Celtic Hospice doctors, nurses and staff for the wonderful care they extended to him.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Bartolomeo’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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

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Ronald L. Mills, 64

Ronald L. Mills, 64, of Wampum Rd., Wampum (North Beaver Twp.) died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at his residence.

Born August 9, 1949 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late James E. and Jean Marie Winegar Mills Sr. He was married on June 7, 1969 to the love of his life, Emma Novalesi Mills, who survives.

Upon graduation from Mohawk High School in 1967, Ron was employed at Babcock and Wilcox for 17 years. Following their closure, Ron continued his education and graduated from Penn State – Shenango in 1989 as an electrical engineer. He was currently employed at the Mine Safety Appliances in Cranberry Twp. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He was an avid Steeler Fan. His most cherished time was spent with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Emma, survivors include three daughters, Rhonda (Vincent) Brown, Connie (Bruce Hairhoger) Downey, Stacey (Doug) Llewellyn, all of New Castle; brother, James “Skip” (Eileen) Mills Jr. of Koppel; and six grandchildren, Brandon and Brittany Downey of Wampum, Brian Mann Jr. of Ellwood City, Anthony Mann, Veronica and Savannah Llewellyn, all of New Castle

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday April 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Doris Irene Minner Applegate, 85

Doris Irene Minner Applegate, 85, of Franklin Ave., Ellwood City, passed away the evening of March 30, 2014 in the Avalon Nursing Home.

Born in New Castle on April 11, 1928, Doris was the daughter of the late Bryan Jennings and Margaret Irene Rodgers Minner. Preceding her in death in 1997 is her husband, Lester C. Applegate. She enjoyed sewing, doing seamstress work and reading.

She is survived by her daughter, Cindy Majors Jeffrey of Ellwood City; her son, John William Majors of Wellsboro, OH; her brothers, Richard Minner of New Castle; James Minner and wife Jean of Mt. Jackson; her niece, Jenny Minner of Mt. Jackson; seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Doris is preceded in death by her former husband, John Kenneth Majors, her grandson, John William Majors, Jr. and her sister, Patricia A. Minner-Newton.

Visitation is Wednesday from 4PM to 6PM at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory 941 S. Mill St.

A service will be held at 6PM on Wednesday at the funeral home officiated by Rev. Richard Nero. Burial will take place in Parkside Cemetery.

Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com

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Edmund S. “Remus” Sutkowski Sr., 91

Mr. Edmund S. “Remus” Sutkowski, Sr., 91, of 520 College St., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, March 29, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 2:00 pm.

Mr. Sutkowski was born on October 14, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Stanley and Caroline Pogozelec Sutkowski. He had attended Lincoln High School, and served at the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp in Arizona. Ed also served with the United States Army from March 10, 1943 until December 2, 1945 with the 81st Airborne and held the rank of Corporal . He had fought in the Battles of Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, and Central Europe. Ed was awarded the European African Midlle Eastern Campaign Medal with 5 Bronze Stars, and the World War II Victory Medal. Following his service with the Army, Ed worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City until its closing. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Ed was an avid hunter and fisherman, and enjoyed doing taxidermy work for his family and friends. He loved to be in the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Mr. Sutkowski is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen (Roger) Morgan of New Brighton, his son, Edmund S. Sutkowski, Jr. of Ellwood City, his two grandchildren, Andrea Loree Morgan of Pittsburgh, and Nathan (Christi) Morgan of Hopewell, and his two great grandchildren, Allie Grace Morgan, and Micah Edmund Morgan. He is also survived by his two sisters, Leona (Leonard) Wolfe, and Dorothy Flecher, his two brothers, Stanley (Mary Ann) Sutkowski, and Robert (Barbara) Sutkowski all of Ellwood City, and his sister-in-law, Eleanor Sutkowski of Wayne Twp..

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Elizabeth Priestes Sutkowski whom he married on June 17, 1950 and passed away in 1966, his brothers, Raymond J. Sutkowski, and John A. Sutkowski, his sister-in-law, Betty Sutkowski, and his brother-in-law, William Flecher.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday from 9:00 – 11:00 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Blessing Service will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Sutkowski’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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

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Betty Ann Lordo, 84

Betty Ann Lordo, 84, of Summit Avenue, Ellwood City, passed away on Friday, March 28, 2014 in the Coronary Care Unit at Jameson Health System.

Born in Ellwood City on February 4, 1930, Betty Ann was the daughter of the late Fred and Mary Lordo.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Church and its Christian Mothers.  Betty Ann worked at Westinghouse before she attended CCBC and got her LPN certification.  She worked as an LPN at the former St. Francis Hospital in New Castle and later as a private duty nurse.  A former member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary, Betty Ann loved animals, especially her cat, Jewell.

Betty Ann is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Leonard Frazzini of Ellwood City, a step-niece and her husband, Wendy and Ken McFarland of Zelienople, a step-nephew, Craig A. Frazzini of Ellwood City, numerous cousins and extended family.

In addition to her parents, Betty Ann was preceded in death by her grandparents.

Friends will be received on Sunday, March 30th from 6-8 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, March 31st at Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 AM.  Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church at 9:45 to form the Honor Guard.  Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Betty Ann’s family would like to thank the doctors and staff from the CCU at Jameson Hospital and also Dr. Ahmed for their wonderful care and compassion.  Memorial contributions can be made in Betty Ann’s name to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund or to the Beaver County Humane Society.

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

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