Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Marie Shinsky, 72

Marie Shinsky, 72, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday evening, August 22 2014 in the Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.  She was born in  Ellwood City  on November 11, 1941, to the late George  and   Martha  Mudric Colas.

She graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, class of 1959 .

She worked as a teller  Ellwood Federal Savings Bank (ESB)  for years, and later was a clerk at the RiteAid Pharmacy in Ellwood City.

She was a member of  Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.

Marie enjoyed  traveling  and belonged to Municipal Womans Club in Ellwood City, where she had served as an officer and was in charge of the annual Fashion Style Show.She is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Darla  and Michael Bassar  of Economy Boro; and by one son,  Gregory Shinsky of Gaithersburg MD.

Marie is also survived by two sisters: Angie (and Dennis) Biega of Freedom PA;  and Georgia (and Pete) Georges of Painesville OH.

Friends will be received from 4 -8  P.M. on Tuesday, Aug. 26, in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME  OF ELLWOOD CITY,  500 6th Street, Ellwood City.

Services will be conducted at TURNERS on Tuesday evening,  August 26  at 8:00 P.M.

Memorial donations may be made in Marie’s name to the Good Samaritan Hospice, c/o Heritage Valley Beaver campus,  1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver PA 15009.

Leave online condolences at www.turnerfh.com

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Laura Virginia Arkwright, 95

Laura Virginia Arkwright, 95, formerly of South Tower Rd., Fombell died Friday, August 22, 2014 at the Passavant Care Center in Zelienople.

Born July 10, 1919 in Connellsville, PA, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Norman and Eula Pearl Satterfield Welling. She was married December 9, 1939 to Norman James Arkwright who passed away in 2003.

Mrs. Arkwright graduated from Lincoln High School in 1937. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City. Virginia had previously worked as a baker at Passavant Retirement Center. She was a past member and president of the state and local GAR and the SUV.

Survivors include two daughters, Normajean Eula (Robert ) Boyd of Waynesboro, PA, Lynda Jean (Earl) Cooper of Fombell; son, Robert Welling Arkwright working in Beijing; six grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, James Norman Arkwright, and two brothers, Robert G. and Norman Elsworth Welling.

Visiting hours will be held Monday August 25 from 4 to 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday at Locust Grove Cemetery. Rev. Pat Cleary of the First United Methodist Church will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, 416 Crescent Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Ethel Bell Hudson, 89

Ethel Bell Hudson, 89, of Jacksonville, Florida, formerly of Ellwood City went home to be with the Lord on August 19, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Born October 30, 1924 in Chewton, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Sylvia Craven. She was married for 58 years to Robert John Hudson who passed away in 2004.

Ethel and her family lived in Ellwood City until 2001 when they relocated to the Jacksonville area.

She leaved behind to cherish her memory three daughters, Sandra Lee (Peter) Dalton, Karen Mae Hudson, Roberta (David) Pugh; a sister, Leona Maciejewski; two grandchildren, Kristen (Robert) McCarrick, and Jason (Cecelia) Williams; four great grandchildren, Dylan, Camryn, Luke, and Samuel McCarrick, as well as many other loving family members and friends.

Ethel touched the lives of many and will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Graveside services will be held at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery on Monday, August 25 at 1:00 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Northeast Florida 4266 Sunbeam Road, Jacksonville, FL 32257.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Wanda Elaine Bauer, 83

Wanda Elaine Bauer, 83 of Ellwood City passed away at UPMC Presbyterian on Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 9:40 am.

Wanda was born in Ellwood City on October 14, 1930 to the late Martin and Mary Pawol Emilko. A lifelong Ellwood City resident, Wanda was a 1948 graduate of Lincoln High School and a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.

Wanda was preceded in death by her husband, James O. Bauer on January 22, 1996. They were married on February 3, 1951.

For over 40 years, Wanda worked for Doctors Aaron and Milton Caplan and after their office closed, at the Medical Records Office in the Ellwood City Hospital.

She was a member of the Hospital Auxiliary and a former member of the Saxon Club. Wanda enjoyed bowling, playing cards, playing the lottery and bingo. She also enjoyed rooting for her beloved Pittsburgh Steelers.

Wanda is survived by her three children, Mark D. and Donna Bauer of Coraopolis, Curtis J. Bauer of Harrisburg and Beth A. and Jeff Bortell of Henrico, VA, seven grandchildren, Angela and Douglas Arndt, Jason Bauer, Elysia Bauer, Craig Bauer, Joshua Bauer, Samantha Bortell and Kelley and Justin Foster, three great granddaughters, Kira, Grace and Laila Arndt and a sister Patricia Emilko of Ontario, CA.

Besides her parents and husband, Wanda was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lindgren.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Friday, August 22, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at 10 am. Entombment will follow in St. Peter Mausoleum in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

The family suggests memorial contributions can be made in Wanda’s name to the American Cancer Society, 320 Bilmar Dr., Pgh., PA 15205.

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

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Martha E. Young, 97

Martha E. Young, 97, formerly of Ellport, died Sunday, August 17, 2014 at Creek Meadows in Zelienople following a brief illness.

Born September 11, 1916 in Connoquenessing, PA, she was the daughter of the late Alvin and Dora Fehl Milleman. She was married for 60 years to William Lloyd Young who passed away November 15, 2002.

Mrs. Young was an active member of Calvin Presbyterian Church where she served as a deacon. She and her husband owned Young’s Garden Center in Ellport from 1954-1993. During WWII, Martha worked at US Steel in Ellwood City. She had also formerly worked at Albert’s Drug Store. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, #212 in Ellwood City. She also volunteered for the local Meals on Wheels Program.

Survivors include two daughters, Jill (Larry) Gaiser of Ellport, Linda (Roger) Pflugfelder of Princeton, New Jersey; four grandchildren, Alex (Juliana) Pflugfelder, Carrie (Michael) Perlmutter, Matthew (Stacy) Gaiser,Sarah (Jeremy) Cox; and five great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Oliastro and Anna Johnston.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday August 19 from 2 until the time of the funeral service at 4 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in the Mountville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Calvin Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Anna Rose Hassen, 86

Anna Rose Hassen, 86, of Ellwood Road, Wayne Township passed away in her residence on Sunday, August 17, 2014.

Born in Ellwood City on May 23, 1928, Anna was the daughter of the late Domenic and Mary Riccardi Dominelli.

She married Mustapha Hassen on April 21, 1951 and he preceded her in death on January 19, 2003.

Anna was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. She served as treasurer of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary for many years.

She attended Challenges and she enjoyed gardening. Most of all, Anna enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandsons.

Anna is survived by her children and their spouses; Ronald and Mary Anne Hassen of Ellwood City, David and Valerie Hassen of South Beaver Twp., Patty and Ryan Kegel of Ellwood City, four grandsons and their spouses; Jason and Amber Hassen, Eric and Jennifer Hassen, Neil Hassen and Blake Hassen, a sister and brother-in-law, Mary Grace and Frank Ierino of Ellwood City, a brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Shirley Dominelli of Ellwood City and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her husband, Anna was preceded in death by a sister, Sunday Cox.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, August 19th from 2-4 and 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 Wednesday, August 20th at 10:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Church with Fr. Mark L. Thomas. Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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Rev. Raymond C. Boccardi, 90

Rev. Raymond C. Boccardi, 90, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully on Sunday, August 17, 2014 in the Carriage Court Nursing Home at 6:20 a.m.

Father Ray was born on July 31, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Patsy and Mary Beatrice Boccardi, Sr.

He had attended Elementary School in Ellwood City and graduated from the Brunnersdale Seminary in Canton, Ohio.

He also graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Rennssaeler, Ind. and St. Vincent’s Seminary in Latrobe, Pa.

Father Ray was ordained on February 2, 1952 by Bishop John Dearden at the Saint Paul Cathedral in Pittsburgh. He was also incardinated into the Diocese of Pittsburgh on the same day.

Father Ray served as Parochial Vicar for four years at Saint William Parish in East Pittsburgh, four years at Regina Coeli Parish in Pittsburgh, one year at Mother of Sorrows Parish in in McKees Rocks, two years at Saint Hilary Parish in Washington, one year at Saint John the Evangelist Parish in Pittsburgh, and five years at Saint Vitus Parish in New Castle.

He then served as the Pastor at Saint Andrew Parish for twenty five years in Butler, and five years as the Administrator of Saint John Parish in Fenelton. Following his retirement on April 2, 1999 he assisted at the Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City.

While assisting in Ellwood City, Father Ray organized the Legion of Mary, and sponsored the local Rosary Program for the Troops. He was also presently serving as the Chaplin for the Knights of Columbus Sacred Heart Council and the Holy Name Society of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Father Ray is survived by his sister, Beatrice Fleo of New Castle, and his brother Patsy Boccardi, Jr. of Monroeville.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters, Elizabeth D’Ambrosia, Amelia Carol, and Lucille Allen, his brother, Donald Boccardi, his brother-in-law, Tony Fleo, and his sister-in-law, Della Boccardi.

A Vesper Service will be held on Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Holy Redeemer Church followed by visitation until 9:00 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Bishop David A. Zubik officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

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Angelo J. Bartolomeo Jr., 83

Mr. Angelo J. Bartolomeo, Jr., 83, of 1227 Wampum Rd., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014 in the VNA Hospice in Butler at 8:40 am.

Mr. Bartolomeo was born on December 12, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late Angelo and Mary Scala Bartolomeo, Sr.. He had attended Lincoln High School and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

Angelo served with the U.S. Army from August 28, 1952 until his discharge on August 30, 1954 with the 87th Ordnance Heavy Maintenance Company.

Following his service with the Army, Angelo worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls as a craneman.

He and his wife Barbara are members of the Coachman Club. He also enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, and camping.

Mr. Bartolomeo is survived by his wife of sixty years Barbara Beckman Bartolomeo, his two sons and daughters-in-law, Rick (Linda) Bartolomeo of Brookfield, Ohio, Gary (Betty) Bartolomeo of New Castle, his eight grandchildren, Dustin (Elisa), Ciera, Tyler, Ryan, Ashlee, Randy (Jamie), Racheal (Dan), and Rashel, and his six great grandchildren, Ryan, Skyler, Paxton, Autumn, Hunter, and Holden.

He is also survived by his sister, Anna (Ronald) Aiken of Wayne Twp., his sisters-in-law, Rose, Theresa, Tootie, Rita, and Jennie Bartolomeo, his son-in-law, Brad Kirkham of North Sewickley Twp., and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Patricia J. Kirkham in 2009, and his six brothers, Albert, Joseph, Ronald, Victor, Daniel, and Orlando Bartolomeo.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 5-8 pm and on Monday from 9-10 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. A Blessing Service will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Funeral Home with Father Mark Thomas officiating.

Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Monday by 10:30 am 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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