Ellwood City Area Obituaries

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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Warren D. “Peanuts” White, 73

Mr. Warren D. “Peanuts” White, 73, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Butler Memorial Hospital.

Mr. White was born on December 18, 1941 in Kittanning to the late Warren H. and Geraldine Lasher White.

Warren enlisted with the U.S. Navy on October 22, 1959 and served on the USS Saratoga until his discharge on December 21, 1962 as a aircraft engine mechanic.

He retired in July of 2014 from the Ellwood City Forge where he had worked for fifteen years as an electrician, guard, and then in the maintenance department. Warren enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on his computer.

Mr. White is survived by his wife Patricia Dambaugh White whom he married on December 21, 1968, his step daughter, Cindy (Mike) Daufen of Ellwood City, his step son, William (Shelly) Stubbel of North Sewickley Twp., his ten step grandchildren, Erin Warner, Lindsay Warner, Taylor Funari, David Daufen, Mykkia Daufen, Shawn Aiken, Melissa Aiken, Bobby Jo Aiken, Amanda Aiken, and Shane Aiken, his three step great-grandchildren, Kadin, and Logan McClymonds, and Cameron Colbert. He is also survived by his sister, Sandy Garvin of Koppel, one niece and one nephew.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5:00 pm until the time of the Service at 7:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. 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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Mafalda Stella Zingaro, 93

Mrs. Mafalda Stella Zingaro, 93, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Northview Estates.

Mrs. Zingaro was born on April 4, 1921 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Maria Valvano Moliterno. Stella is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1939. During World War II she worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City, and later at Schaefer Drug Store in New Castle. She is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers.

She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting, and mostly being with her children and grandchildren.

Mrs. Zingaro is survived by her two sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Deborah Zingaro of Conneaut, Ohio, Peter and Karen Zingaro of Ellport, her three grandchildren, Anne Marie Zingaro, Joseph (Stephanie) Zingaro, Heather (Chad) Durosko, her four great grandchildren, Katherine Dorothy Salis, Jacob Raymond Salis, Stevie Madelyn Zingaro, Mia Rose Durosko, her sister Josephine Pratt of Ellwood City, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 60 years Peter N. Zingaro whom she married on April 20, 1944 and passed away on March 19, 2005, and her four sisters, Rose George, Antoinette Moliterno, Mary Gaibis, and Emma Iannantuono.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 2-5 pm and on Monday from 9-9:30 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Monday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Zingaro’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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James H. Weston, Jr., 89

James H. Weston, Jr., 89, of Cooperstown, PA, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, January 31, 2015 at UPMC Northwest in Seneca following a brief illness.

He was born in Ellwood City on November 13, 1925 to the late James Howard Weston, Sr. and the late Sarah Catherine O’Conner Weston.  He served in the U.S. Navy in Task Force 92 during WWII aboard the USS Concord CL-10 in the Aleutian Islands and received the Pacific Theater Ribbon (1 star), the American Theater Ribbon, and the WWII Victory Medal.  He worked at the former Babcock and Wilcox and retired from the former Ellwood Works of U.S. Steel.  James was a devoted Pittsburgh Steelers fan and enjoyed camping and loved country music.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth E. McNutt Weston, who passed away on December 13, 1976, by his daughter, Audrey Mae Weston, on August 8, 2013, and by his granddaughter, Amanda Davis on March 10, 1991.  The last of his family, he was also preceded by thirteen brothers and sisters.

He is survived by his wife, Leona Fenner Weston, whom he married July 1, 1993.  He is also survived by his children, Linda (and Fred) Heaberlin of Adrian, PA and Sandy (and Robert) Bowen of Boardman, OH, as well as his stepchildren, Ruth (and Alan) Overland of Sagle, ID, Jeff Davis of Anchorage, AK, and Matt Davis (and fiancé Kim Dykes) of Rimersburg, PA.  Thirteen grandchildren and twenty great grandchildren also survive.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. on Tuesday, February 3, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at TURNER’S with Rev. Peggy Mortimer, visiting minister with the Jerusalem United Church of Christ, officiating.

Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:45 A.M. the morning of the service to conduct full military rites.

Interment will be in Harmony Baptist Cemetery, Slippery Rock Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in James’ name, to the American Cancer Society.

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

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