Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Jennifer R. Twentier, 38

Jennifer R. Twentier, 38, of Border Avenue, Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.

Born September 17, 1976 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of Betty Twentier with whom she resided.

Disabled since birth, Jennifer attended Walmo School until it closed and then she attended Neshannock School. She loved music and children.

In addition to her mother, Betty, survivors include a brother, Brad (Connie) Twentier of Ellwood City; sister, Katie Twentier of Ellwood City; two nephews, Kody Twentier, Brett Twentier; two nieces, Cassidy Twentier, Amber Burton; one great-niece, Keegan Twentier. and one great-nephew Landan Cline.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Harry and Mildred Twentier.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, February 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received on Monday at the First Church of God from noon until the time of the funeral services at 1 pm. Pastor Phil Conklin will officiate the services Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery .

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Church of God .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Nick Sbarro, 88

Nick Sbarro, 88, of New Castle, formerly of Chewton, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Jameson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born October 10, 1926 in Chewton, he was the son of the late Frank and Carmella Scala Sbarro Sr. He was married for 68 years to Frances Murphy Sbarro who survives.

Nick retired in 1991 from Medusa Cement Co. He had also worked at his family’s business, Chewton Dairy. Nick attended the Highland Church of God in New Castle. A Veteran of the US Navy, Nick served during both WWII and Korea. He was an avid Steeler and Pirate fan.

In addition to his wife, Frances, survivors include two sons, Rich (Nora) Sbarro of New Castle, Dr. Mark (Holly) Sbarro of St. Augustine, Florida; sister, Elsie King of California; and one grandson, Nickolas Sbarro of Florida.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Keith, Anthony, and Frank Sbarro, and three sisters, Esther Papa, Josephine Hervatine, and Mary DeMarc.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday February 15 from 2 until the time of the funeral service at 5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Services will be conducted by Pastors Dennis Bupp and Ron Mounts. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Keith Allen Galat, 36

Keith Allen Galat, 36, of Zelienople passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Keith was born on May 19, 1978 in Ellwood City to Anne E. “Beth” Galat Wehman. He is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1997. Keith was presently working as a manager at the Fox’s Pizza Den in Harmony.

Keith was presently working as a manager at the Fox’s Pizza Den in Harmony. He enjoyed playing video games and the outdoors.

Keith is survived by his mother Beth and his step-father Dave Wehman both of Wampum. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, John and Shirley Galat.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from Noon until 3:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services.

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

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Raymond C. Matiko, 75

Raymond C. Matiko, 75, of North Sewickley, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday night, February 8, 2015 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver Medical Center following a brief illness.

He was born in Portage, PA on June 21, 1939 to the late John Matiko and the late Ethel Dean Bruce Matiko.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957-1960 aboard the USS Intrepid.  He married his wife of 55 years, Janice Hothem Matiko, on September 20, 1959.  She survives. Ray worked as a machinist at J&L and McGowan Machine in New Brighton.  Later, he worked as a supervisor for Herr-Voss in Baden until retiring.  He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in North Sewickley, as well as F&AM #599 Ellwood Lodge and the Valley of New Castle Consistory.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Mark A. Matiko on April 21, 2007.  He was also preceded by two brothers: Ronald and James Matiko.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Hothem Matiko, and his daughter, Karen (and Dave) Magill of Zelienople.  He is also survived by four grandchildren: Todd and Ryan (and Shauna) Cucunato and Jordan and Abbey Matiko; three great grandchildren (and a fourth on the way): Lexi Cucunato, Mallory Stevenson, and Monroe Cucunato; three sisters: Margaret (and Joe) Bethel of Fallbrook, CA, Patty (and Bob) Sloan of Aliquippa, and Dorothy Ray of Butler; and a sister-in-law, Ginny Matiko, of Aliquippa.  Ray is also survived by his beloved dog, Maggie.

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Concord United Methodist Church, 285 Concord Church Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, with Rev. Brad Neel, his pastor, officiating.

Members of F&AM #599 Ellwood Lodge are asked to meet at the funeral home at 4:45 P.M. on Wednesday to conduct a Masonic Funeral Service.  Members of the Beaver County Special Unit are asked to meet at the church at 10:45 A.M. on Thursday to conduct full military rites.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Ray’s name, to Concord United Methodist Church.

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

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Betty L. Geniviva, 87

Mrs. Betty L. Geniviva, 87, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, February 6, 2014 in the Heritage Valley Medical Center.

Mrs. Geniviva was born on September 20, 1927 in New Castle to the late John C. and Estella Houk Kennedy. She had attended the Shenango High School and was Protestant by faith. Betty was a devout Christian who loved being with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Mrs. Geniviva is survived by her two daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Louis Scialdone of Ellwood City, Christine and Robert Giancola of Wampum, her two sons and daughters-in-law, Albert M. and Janice Geniviva of Gibsonia, John and Lou Ann Geniviva of Rochester, NY, her nine grandchildren, Allison (Ryan) Frickanish, James (Lara) Scialdone, Albert A. Geniviva, Juliet Geniviva, Amanda Geniviva, Lauren Geniviva, Morgan Geniviva, Lisa Giancola, and Renee Giancola, her six great grandchildren, her brother John (Grace) Kennedy, and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Albert A. “Guff” Geniviva whom she married on April 28, 1948 and passed away on July 10,. 2001, her four sisters, Thelma St. John, Catherine Baker, Anna Nene, Margaret Miller, and her four brothers, Kenneth, Claire, Paul, and Merle Kennedy.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 4-8 pm and on Tuesday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

A Service for Mrs. Geniviva will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Geniviva’s name may be made to the Evangelistic Faith Missions, c/o Missionary Marilyn Middleton, P.O. Box 609, Bedford, IN, 47421.

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

 

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Kathleen “Kay” Timmerman Shaffer, 91

Kathleen “Kay” Timmerman Shaffer, 91, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, February 8, 2015 at Northview Estates in Ellwood City following a lengthy illness.

Kay was born in Piney Fork, OH on May 28, 1923 to the late David “Jim” Timmerman and the late Ellen “Nell” Bunney Timmerman Peppel.  She attended Lincoln High School and married her late husband of 60 years, Chester R. “Chep” Shaffer, on October 1, 1948.  He preceded her in death on October 22, 2008.  Kay was a member of First Christian Church in Ellwood City and worked as a receptionist in the office of Dr. Harold Leitel for many years until retiring.  She was a member of the Ellwood City Saxons Club Ladies Lodge and the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Mary Ellen Brown, and her brothers, Robert L. Timmerman and William Montford Timmerman.

She is survived by her son, Douglas Shaffer (and partner Walter Rask) of San Francisco, CA, and her sister, Connie (and John) Dengel of Ellwood City.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

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

Memorial contributions may be made, in Kay’s name, to the Ellwood City Public Library.

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

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Nina A. Barker, 87

Nina A Barker, 87, of Mt. Hope Rd, New Castle passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born March 19, 1927 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Allen and Ethel Burns Weller. She was married in 1946 to John Barker who passed away in 1996.

Mrs. Barker was a member of the First Christian Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, working crossword puzzles and yard work.

Survivors include a son, Randy Barker of New Castle; daughter, Lou Ann Mazzucco of Painesville, Ohio; two sisters, Pam Taylor and Darla Hay, both of Ellwood City; three grandsons, Frank (Kristen) Mazzucco, Joseph (Beth) Mazzucco, Dennis Kuhn; five great grandchildren, Isabella, Michael, Luke, Vincent and Jack Mazzucco; and a niece and several nephews.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Richard and Robert Weller and a daughter in law, Bonnie Barker.

Per Nina’s wishes, there will be no services. Memorial contributions may be made to Animal Friends, 562 Camp Horn Rd. Pittsburgh, PA 15237.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

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Elaine C. Bauder, 61

Elaine C. Bauder, 61, of Hazel Ave., Ellwood City died unexpectedly Sunday, February 1, 2015 in the Emergency Room of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born October 3, 1953 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Walter L. and Lenora L. Widdowfield McKinney. She was married for 21 years to Donald Bauder, who survives.

Elaine was a member and the former secretary of Lillyville Church of God. She graduated from Riverside High School in 1971. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her husband, Donald, survivors include a step daughter, Francine Vogel of Darlington; two sisters, Marsha McKinney of Ellwood City, Connie (Bill) Lutz of Wampum; a brother, Keith McKinney of Wampum;  two step grandchildren, Anna and Robert Vogel; three nieces; and a number of great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday, February 4 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with Pastor Dennis Arndt officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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