Ellwood City Area Obituaries

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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Dorothy M. Andrews, 82

Dorothy M. Andrews, 82, of the Evergreen Nursing Center in Harmony, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday morning, March 29, 2014, at the Evergreen.

She was born in Hamburg, NY on May 18, 1931 to the late Miles L. Wingard and the late Janet D. Nolf Wingard Warren.  She graduated from Marion Center High School in Indiana, PA and also attended Indiana State University for nursing.  She married her late husband of nearly 50 years, Burley O. Andrews, in Vinton, VA on July 10, 1954.  He preceded her in death on January 18, 2004.  She was a member of Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her grandson, Erik D. DiFrischia, in 1993, as well as two brothers, Robert L. and Donald M. Wingard.

She is survived by her daughter and four sons: Debra J. (and Joseph) DiFrischia of Fombell, Richard O. (and Doreen) Andrews of Zelienople, Michael W. Andrews of Hollidaysburg, PA, Thomas L. (and Venie) Andrews of Kingsland, GA, and James L. (and Nancy) Andrews of Astabula, OH.  Ten grandchildren also survive: Mark and Adam DiFrischia, and Heather, Ryan, Amy, Carrie, Tracy, Jonathan, and Brianna Andrews, Jamie Ritter, and Melissa Pint, as well as six great grandchildren

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. today, Monday, March 31, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at TURNER’S with Rev. Jean Smith, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Perry Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Dorothy’s name, to the donor’s favorite charity.

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

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Margaret A. Cohen, 74

Margaret A. Cohen, 74 of Franklin St., State College, PA passed away at her residence on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.

Born in Ellwood City on June 17, 1939, Margaret was the daughter of the late Louis James and Josephine Elissa Rubino Cherol.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred L. Cohen on October 26, 2009.  They were married on February 10, 1975.  Together with her husband, Margaret owned and operated St. Thomas Liquor Co.

Surviving are a daugher and son-in-law, Margaret Elissa Cohen and Matthew Adams of State College, 2 grandchildren, Atticus Adams and Cyrus Cohen and a sister, Lois Jane Cherol of State College.

Besides her parents and husband, Margaret was preceded in death by a son, Alfred Lee Cohen, Jr.

Graveside services where held on Thursday at Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

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Cynthia N. Johnson, 64

Cynthia N. Johnson, 64, of Carson St., New Castle died unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 in the Emergency Room of Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born March 29, 1949 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harvey T. and Elizabeth Sheffey McCarter. She was married on June 6, 1970 to John M. Johnson Sr. who passed away August 13, 2009.

Cynthia was first employed for Columbia Gas. She then worked and retired from the YDC in New Castle, where she was a youth aide. Cynthia graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chewton and a member of the Pastor’s Aid. She loved her church and her family.

Survivors include a daughter, Norene Johnson and a son, John M. Johnson Jr., both of New Castle; sister, Janet Sheffey Scott of Beaver Falls; and two brothers, Robert McCarter of New Castle and John Kenneth McCarter of Beaver Falls.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and a brother, Harvey McCarter.

Friends and family will be received on Saturday March 29 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the First Baptist Church in Chewton. Her pastor, Rev. Eric Board will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

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Brian L. Murphy, Sr., 51

Brian L. Murphy, Sr., 51, of 282 Hickernell Rd., Fombell passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23, 2014 at his residence.

Brian was born on May 16, 1962 in New Castle to the late Lou Murphy and Fayetta Diaz Murphy of Enon Valley. Brian graduated from Mohawk High School in 1980 and holds the School’s Track Record for the One Mile Run with a time of 4:16. He had worked at Armstrong Industries in Beaver Falls for seventeen years as a foreman. Brian had played Semi-Pro Football, and Softball in the Ellwood City Men’s Softball League. He loved animals, weight lifting, and was an all around handyman.

Brian is survived by his mother, his wife Tina Suisi Murphy whom he married on February 14, 1987, his daughter, Leah Murphy of Fombell, his two sons, Brian L. (Taylor) Murphy, Jr. of Edinburg, and A.J. Murphy of Fombell. He is also survived by his four brothers, Wayne (Melody) Murphy of Huntsville, AL, David (Georgeanne) Murphy of East Palestine, OH, Gary (Denise) Murphy of Bessemer, and Jeff Murphy, his father and mother-in-law, Lou (Gayle) Suisi of New Castle, and his mother-in-law, Lynda Annarumo of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his father, and his father-in-law, Nick Annarumo.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Brian will be held on Friday at 4:00 pm in the Funeral Home with Rev. Frederiok Gilbert officiating. Entombment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery, Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.

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

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Donnie M. Chappell, 48

Donnie M. Chappell, 48, of Ellwood City died unexpectedly on Sunday, March 23, 2014.

Born November 5, 1965 in Ellwood City,he was the son of the late Howard D. Chappell who passed away April 23, 2006 and Lois Wehr Chappell of Plant City, Florida.

Donnie was employed as a truck driver for Dana Transport in New Philadelphia, Ohio. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors. He was also interested in history.

In addition to his mother, Lois, survivors include a sister, Karen (Tom) Goebel of Chewton; four brothers, Doug (Lois Dale) Chappell of New Castle, Harold (Vivian) Chappell of Salem, Ohio, Richard Chappell of Plant City, Florida, Ron (Dixie) Chappell of Wampum.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday March 26 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Gene Hydrick of the Chewton Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Karin L. Goerl, 49

Karin L. Goerl, 49, of Ellwood City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday afternoon, March 23, 2014 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

She was born in Houston, TX on July 24, 1964 to the late Thomas Morosko and the late Suzanne Wilson McKim.  She graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1982.  She also graduated from the Jameson School of Nursing and, more recently, the Animal Behavioral College.  She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City, where she was an active member on the Board of Deacons.  She also attended Bible Study at the Independent Methodist Church in New Castle.  She was an RN at various hospitals, including UPMC Presbyterian and Tampa General.  She was also a dog trainer, both independently and for Jack Mansell’s School for Dogs.  Kari was a volunteer puppy raiser for Canine Companions for Independence; she also organized and headed the Reading Buddies program at the Ellwood City and Zelienople libraries, and was a member of the Butler Dog Training Association.  While battling Cystic Fibrosis her entire life, in October 2007, she received a bilateral lung transplant.  Kari was very much a woman of faith and enjoyed reading and cooking for others.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her stepfather, Wilbert C. “Wib” McKim, her stepsister, April Grahl, and her stepbrother, Scott McKim.

Kari is survived by her daughter, Lyndsey Basham, at home, her husband, Ron Goerl, her stepdaughter Emily Hack, and her stepson Austin Goerl.  She is also survived by two stepbrothers, Todd F. (and Karen) McKim and Blake A. McKim, a stepsister, Courtney M. (and James) Ingram, and many nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at Calvin Presbyterian Church, 615 Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City, PA 16117, with Rev. Sean Brubaker, her pastor, and Rev. Frederick Gilbert, pastor of the Independent Methodist Church in New Castle, officiating.

Interment will be in Slippery Rock Presbyterian Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contribution may be made, in Kari’s name, to the Ellwood City Library or to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

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

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Sophie Pop, 86

Mrs. Sophie Pop, 86, of 410 Short St., Apt. 206 Ellwood City, passed away on Saturday, March 22, 2014 in the Butler VNA Hospice at 10:10 pm.

Mrs. Pop was born on March 1, 1928 in New Castle to the late John and Anna Govojdean. She had graduated High School and Mid-Wife School in Romania. Sophie had worked as a Nurses Aid at the Macaloso Nursing Home in New Castle for several years, and then the Ellwood City Hospital for over 20 years. She reitered in 1988. She is a member of the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church in Ellwood City. Sophie enjoyed being with her family and friends, and doing crossword puzzles.

Mrs. Pop is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Dorena (David P.) McIltrot of Shenango Twp., her grandchildren, Monica (Adam Dean) McIltrot, and David D. McIltrot, and her brother, John Govojdean of West Pittsburgh.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dimitri Pop in 1956, and her sister, Aurelia “Goldie” Siriantu.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and on Wednesday in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Chuch from 9-10 am. A Saracusta Service will be held on Tuesday at 4:30 pm in the funeral home.

Services for Mrs. pop will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church with Father John Schmidt officiating. Interment will follow at the St. Vitus Cemetery.

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

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