Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Robert F. Stewart, 78

Robert F. Stewart, 78, of Maple Court, Zelienople, passed away peacefully on Friday morning, August 29, 2014 in the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

He was born in Pittsburgh on January 25, 1936 to the late Robert Martin Stewart and the late Anna Elizabeth Phoftner Stewart.  He graduated from Perry High School in Pittsburgh in the February class of 1956.  He served in the United States Marine Corps Reserves for seven years following high school and married his wife of 58 years, Eleanor Z. “Ellie” Grelling Stewart, on March 2, 1956.  She survives.  Robert worked as a supervisor for several different fast food restaurants.  He attended Union Goodwill Community Church in Ellwood City and enjoyed fishing, classic cars, gambling at the casino, and was an excellent cook who especially enjoyed making chili.

He is survived, in addition to his wife, Eleanor, by three daughters: Sheryl (and Colin) Myer of Redwood, NY, and Becky Stewart and Renee Stewart-Humes, both of Zelienople.  Seven grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive.

Private services will be conducted by the family at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Robert’s 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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John Howard (Jack) Marion, 90

John Howard (Jack) Marion, 90, the youngest child of the late Walter Peter and Bertha Irene Walker Marion, passed away peacefully at his home in Richmond, Virginia, on August 24th.

Jack moved to Richmond from his hometown of Ellwood City, PA, where he proudly participated in the Lincoln High School drama club and cheerleading squad before working as a machinist in the steel mill and entering the US Navy during WWII.

John met his beloved wife while attending diesel classes in Richmond, served as a diesel engineer on a Navy subchaser, and retired from industrial supply sales at Thurston, having also worked for James McGraw and Industrial Supply.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church, a 60-plus-year member of Richmond Metropolitan Masonic Lodge #11 and leaves behind many nieces and nephews, including Dr. Roy Marion of Ellwood City, PA.  He is predeceased by three brothers, six sisters and his wife of 67 years, Jane Luffsey Marion.

The family will receive visitors at Woody’s Parham Chapel, 1771 Parham Road, on Friday, September 5th, from 12:00-2:00 pm with graveside service immediately following at Westhampton Memorial Park, 10000 Patterson Ave.

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Aline M. McCready, 91

Aline M. McCready, 91, of Wampum Mt. Air Rd, New Galilee went to be in the presence of her Lord Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from her home.

Born April 12, 1923 in Harlansburg,she was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Rosalie Parsons McFarland. She was married for 68 years to C. Pat McCready Sr., who survives at home.

Aline graduated from Eastbook High School. She was a member of Hoover Heights Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Aline was a homemaker and accomplished cook, baker and calligrapher.

Survivors include six children, Joyce (Dave) Foster, C. Pat (Vivian) McCready Jr, Ben (Sara) McCready, Don (Sandy) McCready Rosalie (Larry) Eckman, Ruth (Bob) Anderson; 23 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Thelma Cornman, Mildred Rigby, Charlotte Forsythe, Rosalie Kalajainen, Betty Lou McFarland; two brothers, Floyd and Benjamin McFarland; and a granddaughter, Suzanne McCready.

Visiting hours will be held Friday August 29 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Park Alliance Church, 701 Jefferson Ave. Ellwood City on Saturday at 11 am. Her pastor, Rev. Larry F. Llewellyn and her grandson, Rev. John P. McCready will officiate. Interment will follow in the Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery in New Galilee.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Vera Ann Sammons, 78

Vera Ann Sammons, 78 of Ellport passed away a Good Samaritan Hospice in Brighton Twp. on Friday, August 22, 2014 at 6:51 AM.

Born in Aliquippa, PA on May 10, 1936, Vera was the daughter of the late Steve and Mary Golixer Novak. She is survived by her husband, Calvin Sammons whom she married on March 6, 1999. Vera had worked at Romar Textile in Ellport for many years and later as a caregiver at the Lutheran Home in Zelienople.

She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Church. Vera was a member and former officer of the Hungarian Club and the Ellport Boosters. She attended the 3rd Presbyterian Church in New Castle with her husband and was a member of the Crusaders Sunday School Class. Vera was a 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School.

Besides her husband Calvin she is survived by 5 children, James and Mary DeMauro of Pittsburgh, Elizabeth and Roger Nye of Ellwood City, Joni and Gene Frank of New Castle, Toni and Norm Laszlo and Frank DeMauro both of Ellport, 4 step-children, Susan Sammons and Mike Garner of Meeker, CO, John and Terry Sammons of New Wilmington, PA, Marilyn and Henry Morphis of LaPorte, IN and Dave and Bonnie Sammons of Horse Cave, KY, 3 sisters, Mary Zollum of Ellport, Helen and Steve Evanson of Koppel and Cookie and Michael Billingsley of Oxford, MS, a sister-in-law, Rev. Rosylan Kummer of Evans City and a brother-in-law, Fred Sammons of Kalamazoo, MI, 25 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

Vera was preceded in death by her parents, 1st husband, John DeMauro, daughter, Mary Ann DeMauro and a brother John Novak.

Friends my call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 from 5 to 7 PM.

A Memorial Service will be offered at 7:00 PM following visitation in the Funeral Home.

Family suggests contributions can be made in Vera’s name to the Good Samaritan Hospice, 3500 Brooktree Rd., Suite 320, Wexford, PA 15090.

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

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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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