Ellwood City Area Obituaries

William S. Ferrucci, 83

William S. Ferrucci Sr., 83, of West Pittsburg died August 5, 2014 peacefully at his home with his wife and family by his side. He was a devoted member of St. Vincent DePaul Parish in Mahoningtown.

Bill was born August 28, 1930 in Ellwood City. He was a graduate of the Lincoln High School Class of 1948 where he was a member of the Marching Band. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy. Following his discharge he met his beloved wife, the former Barbara Cowher at a square dance at Lakewood Beach. At the time, he commented to his buddies, “I’m going to marry that girl.” He did 16 months later. They raised six children and had a long and happy 62 years of marriage. William retired after 35 years at Jones and Laughlin Steel in Aliquippa and LTV Steel. He was a foreman in the Tin Mill.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara; son, Dr. William S. (Cindy) Ferrucci Jr. of Valdese, NC; daughter, Kathleen (Jack) Deloplaine of Anderson, SC; son, Gregory (Carol) Ferrucci of Edinburg; son, Sylvester (Patricia) Ferrucci of Hillsville; daughter, Lori (Terry) Cumberledge of West Pittsburg; and a sister, Donna (Gene) Montozzi of Spring Hill, FL. He is also survived by grandchildren; Kristen (Barrett) Plasman, Daniel Ferrucci, Ryan (Jackie) Deloplaine, Todd Deloplaine, Lucas Ferrucci, Andrew Ferrucci, Russell, Marty and Alan Ferrucci, and Brandon, Katie, Jacob and Mikayla Cumberledge; six great grandchildren, Sam, Sophia, Will, and Charlie Plasman, and Tyler and Chase Deloplaine; and many nieces and nephews.

Bill was a devoted loving husband, father and grandfather.

He loved music and played the accordion in a band for years for square dances and weddings. He loved traveling to Myrtle Beach, SC, Atlantic City, and on many trips with senior citizen groups. He also was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pirates and Penguins.

He will be sadly missed by family and friends.

He was preceded in death by a son, Russell “Rusty” Ferrucci on March 18, 1979, his parents, Hazel and Sylvester Ferrucci, his grandparents, Louis and Ethel Ferrucci and Russell and Maude Gilcrest and his mother and father in law, Dan and Clara Cowher Sr.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday August 7 from 4 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Military rites will be offered by the New Castle Veterans Honor Guard on Friday at 9:15 am at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am at St. Vincent De Paul Parish in Mahoningtown with Rev. Father Frank Almade officiating. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in New Castle.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Anthony Sulia, 89

Mr. Anthony Sulia, 89, of 709 Smiley St., Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, August 3, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room.

Mr. Sulia was born on May 2, 1925 in Ellwood City to the late Ralph and Elizabeth DeVite Sulia. He had attended Lincoln High School and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Anthony enlisted with the U.S. Army on December 17, 1943 and served with the 716th Ordnance Ammunication Renovating Company until his discharge on May 26, 1946 with the rank of Technician Fourth Grade.

He was awarded the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal.

He then had worked for the Pennsylvania State Store in Ellwood City as the store manager. He is a past member of the Ellwood City Wolves Club, the Sons of Italy, and the Special Activities Group. He had a passion for working in his garden, and enjoyed being with his family.

Mr. Sulia is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rose Farinelli Sulia, his two daughters, Donna (Rocco) DeMase of Ellwood City, and Laura (Rob) Greenberg of North Carolina, his two sons, Ralph Sulia and his companion Rena DiLeonardo, and Robert Sulia both of Ellwood City. He is also survived by his seven grandchildren, Tonya (Gregg) Goodman, Ryan (Andrea) Sulia, Amy (Mark) Gardner, Danny DeMase and his fiancee Becky Tisak, Andrew DeMase and his companion Rebecca Sally, Joel (Rachel) Greenberg, Eric Greenberg and his companion Lauren Chestnut, and his eight great grandchildren.

Anthony was preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Rose Marie Rusnock, and his two brothers, Frank Sulia, and Salvatore “Dipe” Sulia.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 4:00-8:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating.

Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Wednesday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Wednesday by 10:50 am to conduct full military rites.

Mr. Sulia’s family would like to thank the Ellwood City Hospital, and Dr. Dawso for the care they extended to him.

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

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Mildred M. Jenkins, 97

Mildred M. Jenkins, 97, formerly of Koppel and New Galilee, died on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at Providence Care Center.

Born December 31, 1916 in Koppel, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Ida Smith Milliron. She was married to Frederick D. Jenkins Sr. who passed away November 17, 1971.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathryn Potts of Lakeland, Florida, Emily Hilton of Patterson Twp., Alice Stanley of Grand Rapids, Michigan; two sons, Fred D. Jenkins Jr. of Wampum, Frank J. Jenkins of Darlington; thirteen grandchildren; and twenty great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two brothers, and two sisters.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday August 6 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Rev. Ed Hanley of the New Galilee Church of the Nazarene will officiate. Interment will follow in the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Tina M. Murphy, 47

Mrs. Tina M. Murphy, 47, of 282 Hickernell Rd., Fombell passed away on Thursday evening in her residence with her loving family at her side.

Tina was born on October 14, 1966 in New Castle to Lou Suisi, Sr. of New Castle and Lynda Kreitzer Annarumo of Franklin Twp.

She is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1984. She also graduated from Dog Grooming School in New York City.

Tina had owned and operated her own Dog Grooming business out of her house in Ellport for several years. She loved animals, was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and enjoyed doing landscaping. She was an amazing mother and will be sadly missed by her children and family.

Tina is survived by her parents, her daughter, Leah Murphy of Fombell, her two sons, Brian (Taylor) Murphy of Edinburg, and A.J. Murphy of Fombell, and her brother, Lou Suisi, Jr. of New Castle. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Fayetta Murphy of Enon Valley, and her step mother, Gayle Suisi of New Castle.

She was preceded in death by her husband Brian L. Murphy, Sr. whom she married on February 14, 1987 and passed away on March 23, of this year, her brother, Jeff A. Suisi, and her step father Nick Annarumo.

As per Tina’s wishes there will be no public visitation or service. The funeral arrangments have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Service.

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

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Stephen A. Mesko, 70

Stephen A. Mesko, 70, of 2102 Bridge St., Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, July 31, 2014 in the Golden Hills Nursing Home at 8:20 pm.

Stephen was born on November 4, 1943 to the late Steve and Rose Irene Markus Mesko. He had attended Lincoln High School and the Lillyville Church of God.

Steve had worked as a truck driver for over fifty years with Hardy Trucking, and then Trinity Ind. of West Middlesex. He enjoyed drawing and building model cars.

Stephen is survived by his wife of over 27 years Juanita Wallace Weatherby, his two sons, Stephen (Jamie) Mesko of Aliquippa and Jason (Mandy) Mesko of Ft. Meyers FLA, his two step children, Patricia (Cary) Richey of New Castle and William Kwolek, Jr. of Aliquippa, his five grandchildren, Kaylee Mesko, Ava Mesko, Tyler Mesko, Nicole Richey and Matthew Richey.

He is also survived by his sister, Mary Agnes (Ronald) Stuck of Wampum, and his two brothers, James (Peggy) Mesko of New Castle and Joseph G. Mesko of Franklin Township.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother-in-law James W. Couch.

A private visitation and service will be held for the family on Wednesday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Service with Rev. Ron Follett officiating.

Memorial contributions in Stephen’s name may be made to the donors charity of choice. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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Dale R. Creely, 59

Dale R. Creely, 59, of Wampum died Friday, July 18, 2014 at his residence.

Born September 10, 1954 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Russel Creely and the late Eleanor Palmieri Creely Monnin .

Survivors include his wife of 20 years, Martina Bruno Creely; a son, Justin Swan of Valencia; and a brother, Russel Creely of Brookline.

Dale formerly owned Vocelli Pizza in Ellwood City for 15 years.

Friends will be received on Sunday, July 27 from 1 until the of the memorial service at 3 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Cliff Reynolds of the Word Alive Church will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Irene Isaac, 84

Ms. Irene Isaac, 84, of 630 Crescent Ave. apt. 118, Ellwood City passed away on Monday, July 21, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 10:30 pm.

Irene was born on October 30, 1929 in Ellwood City to the late Margaret T. Tyahur Isaac. When she was young her family moved to Beaver Falls and she had attended Beaver Falls High School.

She had worked for many years at the W.T. Grant Co. in Beaver Falls and Baden as an office manager. Irene later worked at the Office On Aging for Beaver and then Lawrence County. She enjoyed playing bingo and going to the Mountaineer Casino.

Irene is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Peggy (Robert) Welsh of Youngstown, Ohio, her two brothers, Joseph Isaac of Myrtle Beach, SC, and William (Mary Frances) Isaac of Denver, CO. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Irene was preceded in death by her mother, her brother, Walter Isaac, and her sister-in-law, Ruth Isaac.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 6-8 pm and on Friday from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Service for Irene will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Funeral Home with Rev. Sean Brubaker of the Calvin Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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David Wilson Gaskell, 71

David Wilson Gaskell, 71, a life-long resident of the Ellwood City and New Castle communities, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, July 18, 2014.

He was born on November 20, 1942 in Ellwood City to the late William J. Gaskell, Jr. and Eleanor Wilson Gaskell. He had attended Lincoln High School and Geneva College.

Dave was inducted into the U.S. Army in February 1968 and served in the Vietnam War. During his service, he received the Bronze Star and Good Conduct Medal.

After returning from the Army, he worked as a radio broadcaster at WKST in New Castle, Pa. His affable personality and silky voice made him a perfect fit for the job.

In 1974, he began work as a postal carrier in the Ellwood City Post Office, where he worked for 38 years. He retired in 2012 with numerous awards for his service.

We will miss Dave’s magnificent singing voice, his delightful sense of humor, and infectious laugh. He loved people and they in turn loved him.

Dave was a diehard Grateful Dead, Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates fan. He also is a member of the Tow Jagielly Club, KP Pulaski Club, and the CJ’s Club.

Survivors include his longtime companion Kim Long and her children Cory, Shawn, and Nicole, his brother, Dr. James R. Gaskell and his wife Barbara of Athens, Ohio, his sister, Christy Stern and her husband Gary, Lt. Col. (retired), of Albuquerque,NM; nieces Susan Merryman and husband, Dr. Scott Merryman of Columbus, Ohio, Sarah Gaskell of Athens, Ohio, and Lauren Tabet and husband, Todd, of Albuquerque, NM; nephews David Gaskell and wife Karen of Newport News, VA, and Ben Stern and wife Scout, of San Antonio, TX. He is also survived by many great-nieces and a great-nephew.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, July 26, from Noon until the time of Services at 3:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. The service will be officiated by Rev. Sean Brubaker.

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the Funeral Home on Saturday by 2:50 pm to conduct full military honors. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/.

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