Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Olive G. Cearfoss, 82

Olive G. Cearfoss, 82, of Koppel, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Rochester Manor.

Born April 17, 1932 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Elizabeth (Ubry) Joy.

She was preceded in death by her husband Robert H. Cearfoss who passed away July 8, 2003, a brother, Daniel Joy; and a daughter-in-law, Paula Cearfoss.

Olive was a homemaker raising her three children. She later worked at Pavlovic’s Market and Anne’s Deli and Consignment in Koppel. She volunteered for many organizations in Koppel, including the Koppel United Methodist Church; the concession stand for various youth athletics; St. Teresa Catholic Church’s ziti dinners; Koppel Fire Department’s Christmas events for children, Koppel’s Memorial Day services, among others. She was also presented with an award from the community of Koppel in appreciation of her volunteer services. She was a member of the Koppel United Methodist Church. She was also an avid Bingo player and loved to crochet.

Survivors include two sons, Mark Cearfoss of Koppel, Dean Cearfoss of Spanish Fort, AL; daughter, Linda (Bill) Young of Daugherty Twp.; a sister, Ruth (Jack) Atchison of New Brighton, brother, Paul Joy of Chippewa; ten grandchildren, Christine Cearfoss, Samantha and Brittany Schmidley, Annie, Robert, and Alexa Cearfoss, Nicholas, Donnovan, and Giavonni Ritchie, Wendy Crist, William and Robert Young; four great grandchildren, Erin, Alexa, Seraphina, and Damien.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday June 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 Tuesday at 11 am with Rev. Tracy Cox of the New Brighton United Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made, if desired, to the Koppel United Methodist Church, 2517 Second Ave. Koppel, PA 16136.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt appreciation to those who cared for Olive, including St. Teresa Hospice, Rochester Villa and Manor, including the administrative staff. Please know your kindness to my mother and others like her is truly a blessing.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Jim R. Lively, 76

Mr. Jim R. Lively, 76, of 4639 State Rt. 488, Portersville passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room.

Jim was born on November 27, 1937 in Butler to the late James and Caroline Crispin Lively. He had attednded Lincoln High School. Jim worked as an independent over the road truck driver for forty years.

Mr. Lively is survived by his spouse of twenty seven years, Mary Jane Zelic, four daughters, two sons, several grandchildren and great grandchildren. He is also surived by his two sisters, Sandy (John) Kaufmann of New Freedom, Pa and Renee Hoffman of Hagerstown, MD, and his two brothers, William (Marsha) Lively of Mt. Airy, Pa, and David Lively of Shippingsport, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Robert Lively in 2000, and his sister, Caroline Redman.

As per Jim’s wishes there will be no public visitation or services. Funeral arrangments have been entrusted to 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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Nancy M. Barillaro, 98

Nancy M. Barillaro, 98, of 515 Woodside Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, June 10, 2014 in the Avalon Nursing Center at 7:40 am.

Nancy was born on August 3, 1915 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Nancy Barillaro. She had worked at the Ellwood City Glass Plant from 1955 to 1967, and then the Ellwood City Knitting Mill from 1967 until 1984. She is a life long member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Nancy enjoyed cooking, baking, and being with her family and friends.

Nancy is survived by her nine nieces and nephews, Anna Marie Fotia whom she resided with, Joe (Dolly) Fotia, Sam (Joyce) Fotia, Joan Fotia, Shirley Fotia, Joe (Diane) Barillaro, Elaine (Tom) Zene, Anthony (Kathleen) Barillaro, and Nancy (Jeff) Salinger. She is also survived by numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Josephine Fotia, her two brothers, Bruno Barillaro, and Samuel Barillaro, and her two nephews, Vince Fotia, and Ralph Fotia.

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. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Thursday by 9:20 am.

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

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

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Dorothy G. Shallenberger, 91

Dorothy G. Shallenberger, 91, formerly of Hazen Ave., Ellwood City died Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at Passavant Care Center following a lengthy illness.

Born May 14, 1923 in Hillsville, she was the daughter of the late Wayne and Audrey Booher Cole Sr. She was married for 58 years to James L. Shallenberger who passed away September 18, 2004.

Dorothy was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Ellwood City for many years. She enjoyed traveling and making crafts. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Mary) Shallenberger of Ellwood City; daughter, Ronda (Douglas) Hockenberry of New Castle; daughter in law, Mildred Shallenberger of Virginia; brother, Wayne Cole Jr. of New Castle; five grandchildren, Rana Pokol, Julie Bannan, Carrie Dunn, Lindsay Ward, Alyssa Bosworth; eight great grandchildren, Andrea Taylor, Kya Guinn, Cadan Ward, Logan Bosworth, Carter and Gavin Boarley, and Trevor and Ryan Shallenberger.

She was preceded in death by son, Dennis Shallenberger, grandson, Mark Shallenberger; and three sisters, Ruth Davis, Ida Mae Plassmeyer, and Lila Carson.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday June 12 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received on Friday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Free Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Rodger C. Smith, 65

Rodger C. Smith, 65, of 208 Division Avenue, Ellwood City passed away in his residence on Monday, June 9, 2014.

Born in Ellwood City on August 13, 1948 Rodger was the son of Mary Louise McDowell Wilson of Ellwood City and the late Donald Smith.  Rodger was a 1966 graduate of Lincoln High School and he joined the Navy later that year.  He served as a Corpsman during the Vietnam War.  Rodger married the former Dianne Deemer on March 17, 1990.  He retired from TRACO in 2012 after 16 years of service.  Rodger enjoyed hunting and camping, playing golf and restoring his Mustang.  He was also a certified SCUBA diver.

In addition to his mother, Rodger is survived by his wife, Dianne Smith of Ellwood City, a son and daughter-in-law, Derrick and Susan Smith of Ellwood City, a step-daughter, Michelle and Bruce Harter of New Castle, two step-sons, Robert and Robin Hickman of Ellport and Richard Hickman of Orlando, FL and three sisters:  Karen Bentel of Ellwood City, Debbie and Joe Floreno of McComb, MI, Tracey and Tim Penwell of West Pittsburg and five grandchildren.

Friends will be received on Wednesday, June 11th from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 6:00 to 8:00 pm at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.  The Veterans Honor guard are asked to meet at the funeral home at 3:45 pm for military honors.

A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 8:00 pm Wednesday with Rev. R. Tod Custer.  Interment will take place at St. Mark’s Lutheran Cemetery.

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

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Anthony Pasquale, 82

Mr. Anthony Pasquale, 82, of 960 Midway Dr., North Sewickley Twp. passed away on Saturday, June 7, 2014 in the Evergreen Nursing Center.

Mr. Pasquale was born on August 14, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Marie Purinna Pasquale. He had attended Lincoln High School, and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Anthony served with the U.S. Army from December 27, 1948 until his discharge on May 29, 1952 with the 19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Division, and held the rank of Corporal. He was awarded three Bronze Service Stars for his service during the Korean War.

Following his service with the Army, Anthony worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in the Beaver Falls east works as a machine operator for thrity one years. After the mill closed he worked at the Ellwood City Hospital for nine years in the house keeping department.

He is a member of the American Legion Post #157, and the North Sewickley Twp. Volunteer Fire Department. He is an original member of the Civil Defense in North Sewickley Twp., and was a Special Police Officer in North Sewickley Twp.. He also was an avid fisherman and enjoyed going
on fishing trips to Canada with his family and friends.

Mr. Pasquale is survived by his wife, Bertha Sari Pasquale whom he married on September 15, 1953, his son Michael Pasquale of North Sewickley Twp., his three grandchildren, Anthony Pasquale, Kristin Pasquale, and Ashton Basar, his two great grandchildren, Nora Pasquale, and Cambry Duff, his three sisters, Jennie Bartolomeo of Ellport, Josephine (Tom) Bunney of Ellwood City, and Rose Hahn of New Brighton, and his three brothers, Lawrence Pasquale of North Sewickley Twp., Albert (Nancy) Pasquale of Ellport, and Joseph (Kathy) Pasquale of New Brighton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his two daughters, Deborah Majors, and Patricia Basar, his sister Antionnette Pocozelec, and his brother, Ted Pasquale.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday    by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Tuesday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Pasquale”s name may be made to the American Legion Post #157.

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

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Carl Ray Parks, 66

Carl Ray Parks, 66, of Ellwood City died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room.

Born May 12, 1948 in West Virginia, he was the son of the late Troy and Thelma Lowers Parks.

Carl was stationed in Germany while serving in the US Army from 1968-1970. Upon his return from active duty, Carl worked as various companies in the area including, Halstead, Universal Refractories, and for the Borough of Ellwood City. He enjoyed playing his guitar, playing softball, and shooting pool. He also enjoyed fishing.

Survivors include two daughters and son in laws, Elissa (Rodney) Tonks, Debbie (Rick) Rozzo; two granddaughters, Carley and Cassidy Tonks; one grandson, Zachary Rozzo; brother and sister in law, Eugene (Sandy) Parks; sister in law, Kathy Parks, all of Ellwood City; a sister, Wanda Dovidio of North Carolina; and a dear friend, Sandy Hardesty.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Parks was preceded in death by a brother, James Parks; a sister, Elizabeth Rudy; a brother in law, Frances Dovidio; and his long time companion, JoAnn Graham.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday June 7 from 11am until the time of the memorial service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Tod Custer of Christ Presbyterian Church will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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William H. Gunn, 94

Mr. William H. Gunn, 94, of 1192 Mercer Rd., North Sewickley Twp. passed away at home on Monday, June 2, 2014.

Mr. Gunn was born on June 16, 1919 in Long Beach, California to the late Edwin and Ida Pippy Gunn. Mr. Gunn served with the U.S. Army from March 4, 1943 until his discharge on December 8, 1945 with the Company “B” 1276th Engineer Combat Battalion with the rank of Technical Sergeant. He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for exemplary conduct he displayed during the assault crossing of the Roer River. Following his discharge from the Army, he worked as a supervisor for the Government Services Administration in California for many years. He is a life member and 32nd degree mason with the Redondo Beach, CA Masonic Lodge. Bill was an avid Los Angeles Dodgers fan, and loved playing golf and being with his family. While living in the Ellwood City area he attended the Concord Methodist Church.

Mr. Gunn is survived by his daughter, Linda Gunn of Twentynine Palms, CA, his two sons and daughters-in-law, William (Lorelei) Gunn of Whitmor, CA, and Gregg (Tia) Gunn of North Sewickley Twp., his step daughter, Kathi (Steve) Creed of Palm Dale, CA, ten grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren, and his special nephew, Thomas (Donna) Gunn of Fernley, NV.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Margaret Calloway Gunn whom he married on December 20, 1962 and passed away on April 21, 2007, one granddaughter, and his three brothers, Thomas, Robert, and Richard Gunn.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 3:00 pm until the Time of service at 7:00 pm with Rev. Bradley K. Neel officiating. the interment for Mr. Gunn will be at the Desert Lawn Memorial Park in Calimesa, Califonia. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 6:50 pm to conduct full military honors. Mr. Gunn’s family would like to thank the Gateway Hospice for the love and compassion they extended to him.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Gunn’s name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, or to the Library of Congress, Books for the Blind program.

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

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