Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Margaret Miskolcze Lipovsky, 89

Mrs. Margaret Miskolcze Lipovsky, 89, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mrs. Lipovsky was born on April 24, 1925 to the late Stephen and Anna Ruman Miskolcze. She was married to George B. Lipovsky, Jr. who passed away in 1957.

Margaret is a member of the Ellport Presbyterian Church.

Mrs. Lipovsky is survived by her daughter, Gloria Landolfi of Ellwood City, her son and his wife, Larry George and Linda Lipovsky of Mesa, AZ, and her grandson, Brian George Lipovsky of Phoenix, AZ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her three sisters, Mary Nagy, Anna Szenas, and Irene Ellbrecht, and her seven brothers, Andrew, William, Frank, Emil, Stephen, Julius, and Arthur Miskolcze.

“I’d like the memory of me to be a happy one. I’d like to leave an afterglow of smiles when my life is done. I’d like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days. I’d like the tears of those who grieve to dry before the sun of happy memories that I leave when my life is done.”

Visitation for Mrs. Lipovsky will be held on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 1-4 pm and on Monday, January 19, 2015 from 10-11 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

Services for Mrs. Lipovsky will be held on Monday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. David Dobi officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Lipovsky’s name may be made to the Hillman Cancer Center, 5115 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15232.

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

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Frank D. Huseonica, 76

Frank D. Huseonica, 76, of Franklin Township, Ellwood City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Wednesday morning, January 14, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

He was born in Luzerne County, PA on November 20, 1938 to the late Frank Huseonica and Hilda Pocza Huseonica, who survives.  Frank graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1956 and worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill as a sewing machine mechanic for 26 years until its closure.  He attended of Pathway Church in Beaver Falls and he enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Frank is survived by his, mother, Hilda Pocza Huseonica, and his wife of 47 years, Dorothy Murray Huseonica.  He is also survived by one son and two daughters: Randy Huseonica, Diane (and Greg) Lower, Brenda (and Rick) Hawke, as well as four grandchildren: Owen Huseonica and Bethany, Caleb, and Emma Hawke.  He is also survived by his sister, Mary Ann (and William) Petz.

A Celebration of Life service will be conducted at 2 P.M. on Saturday, January, 17, 2015 at the Pathway Church, 239 Braun Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.     Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Frank’s name, to Pathway Church Missions Fund.

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

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Barbara R. Grinnen Miller, 74

Barbara R. Grinnen Miller, 74, of Wampum passed away Monday, January 12, 2015 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born August 27, 1940 in Windber, PA, she was the daughter of the late Peter Paul and Minnie Theresa Grieco Lasko. She was first married to John H. Grinnen who passed away October 30, 1971 and then to John T. “Yanko” Miller who passed away May 18, 2011.

Barb graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958. She was affiliated with the Wampum Methodist Church. Barb was an avid bowler and Pittsburgh sports fan. She enjoyed playing bingo. Her favorite past time was attending her grandchildren’s sports and activities.

Survivors include a daughter, Kim (Tom) Nulph, and a son, Ron Grinnen, both of Wampum; five grandchildren, Cherie Norge, Mikki Zeh, Tom Nulph, John Grinnen, and Amie Grinnen; seven great grandchildren; and two brothers, Peter P. Lasko Jr. of New Beaver Boro, Richard (Janet) Lasko of New Castle.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday January 15 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Mike Wimer will officiate.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Southern Care Hospice, Alzheimer’s Research or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Elizabeth R. Schuler, 99

Mrs. Elizabeth R. Schuler, 99, of Ellwood City, passed away on the evening of Sunday, January 11, 2015 in the Northview Estates.

Mrs. Schuler was born on October 9, 1915 in Pittsburgh to the late Anton and Elizabeth Fabian Schramm. She had attended the St. Henry’s Catholic High School in Pittsburgh.

Elizabeth worked as a salesperson at the Pittsburgh Mercantile on the Southside, Kaufmann’s Department Store in downtown Pittsburgh, and then with Joylee Dress Shop which was located on Brookline Blvd. in Pittsburgh.

She also is a member of the No Mens Society Group of Friends. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, sewing, and gardening.

Mrs. Schuler is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Lewis of Ellwood City, her son and daughter-in-law, Charles A. and Elaine Schuler of Naples, Florida, her three grandchildren, Katie Herstein, Krissy Koza, and Bobby Lewis, and her six great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Charles W. Schuler whom she married in 1930 and passed away in 1970,and her four brothers, Albert, Frank, Oliver, and Elmer Schramm.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 9:00 – 10:30 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will follow at the Jefferson Memorial Park in Pittsburgh.

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

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Charlene M. Young, 78

Mrs. Charlene M. Young, 78, of Portersville, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, January 10, 2014 at her residence.

Mrs. Young was born on June 15, 1936 to the late Clarence and Ellen Ellefson Moore. She graduated from Muddy Creek High School.

Charlene was a very active member of the Portersville Bible Church. For her church, she had served as a Leader for the Pioneer Girls Youth Group, a Sunday School Teacher, and the Dorcas Circle Ladies Group.

Charlene was deeply loved and will be missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her three daughters and sons-in-law, Pamela and Miles Heitzenrater of Perry Twp., Barbara and Douglas Brenneman of New Castle, Elaine and Fred Clem of Perry Twp., her son and daughter-in-law, Scott and Debbie Young of Perry Twp., nine grandchildren, Stephanie, Eric, and Daniel Heitzenrater, Josh Brenneman, Renee Hazlet, Rachelle Drake, Ryan Clem, Seth and Matthew Young, and thirteen great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, E. Louise Duncan of Portersville.

Mrs. Young was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Arthur F. “Art” Young, whom she married on February 14, 1953 and passed away on August 1, 2013, her grand-daughter Kimberly Heitzenrater, her two sisters, Virginia Porter and Jean Miller, and her two brothers, Frank and Samuel Moore.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc., and on Thursday from 10-11 am in the Portersville Bible Church.

Services for Mrs. Young will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am in the Portersville Bible Church with Rev. Michael S. Charles and her son-in-law, Rev. Doug Brenneman, officiating. Interment will follow at the Mountville Cemetery.

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

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Antonietta Russiello, 89

Mrs. Antonietta Russiello, 89, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at the Franciscan Villa in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma.

Mrs. Russiello was born on July 19, 1925 in Baia Latina, Italy to the late Gabriel and Angelina Monaco Comparone. While living in Ellwood City, she was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish.

During the 1960’s, she worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill. Antonietta enjoyed cooking and spending time with her family and friends.

Mrs. Russiello is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Robert Teachout of Imperial, PA, her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Sandra Russiello of Bixby, OK, her five grandchildren, Thomas Russiello, Jr. and his wife Sunnye and their daughters Madison, Sadie, and Tegan; Marc Russiello and Jennifer Gomph and their daughter Macie, Megan Teachout, Angelo Teachout, and Jocelin Teachout. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Rose LaGala and many nieces and nephews here and overseas.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Angelo Russiello, whom she married on February 18, 1950 (Angelo passed away on November 17, 1985), her two sisters, Maria Domenica Mone, and Agata Biondi, and her four brothers, Antonio, Nicola, Domenico, and Egidio Comparone, and her brother-in-law (Joe) LaGala.

Visitation will be held on Monday, January 12 from 2-4 and 6-8pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 13 at 10:00am 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 Tuesday by 9:20 am.

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

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James Leroy Maxwell, 77

James Leroy Maxwell, 77 of Hickernell Rd., Perry Twp., passed away at Good Samaritan Hospice on Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 4:12 PM.

Born in Ellwood City on August 25, 1937, James was the son of the late James A. and Elizabeth Jean MacMurdo Maxwell. He is survived by his wife, the former Shirley Gabler whom he married on August 30, 1963. James had retired in 1986 as a crane operator at the West Mayfield Plant of B & W. He was Presbyterian by faith and a veteran of the U.S. Army. James enjoyed fishing, woodworking, gardening and being outdoors. James loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren.

Besides his wife Shirley Maxwell at home James is survived by 2 children and a son-in-law, Jeffrey Maxwell and Christine and Ronald Sabatino all of Perry Township, 2 grandchildren, James and Marissa Sabatino,a brother, Thomas Maxwell of Ellwood City and 3 sisters, Betty Meyer of Ellwood City, Sally Fraser of West Pittsburg and Judy Morabito of New Brighton.

Private Services were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

Memorial contribution can be made in James name to the Good Samaritan Hospice, c/o Concordia Lutheran Ministries, 134 Marwood Rd., Cabot, PA 16023

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at http://www.tomonfuneralhome.com

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Gladys “Laddie” Drew Thompson Hast, 95

Gladys “Laddie” Thompson Hast, 95 formerly of Bethel Park passed away at Northview Estates on Friday, January 9, 2015.

Born in LaGrange, IL on August 30, 1919, Laddie was the daughter of the late Donald and Hattie Drew. She was preceded in death by her husbands, Andrew H. Thompson, Jr. in 1969 and Charles E. Hast in 1991. After the death of her first husband, Laddie became a public assistance caseworker for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, serving the people of Pittsburgh’s North Side. She was a member of John McMillen Presbyterian Church in Bethel Park. After her retirement she was a well known recreational ice skater at the South Park rink, regularly cutting figures on the ice into her 80’s. She was staunchly independent, yet wise and loving woman whose wisdom and love were freely given, uplifting her family and many friends. Laddie’s unassuming intelligence, integrity, graciousness, and hard work served as a shining example for all.

Surviving are a son and daughter, Dr. Paul D. (Paulette) Thompson of Langley, WA and Rev. Patricia T. (Wayne) Cleary of Ellwood City, 3 grandchildren, Sarah Evans of Los Angles, CA, Andrea Riordan of Santa Cruz, CA and Grace Kamer of Ford City, PA and 4 great grandchildren, Natalie, Rohnan, Moses and Nathan.

Besides her parents and husbands, Laddie was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

In Lieu of flowers, those who wish to are invited to make a memorial donation to their favorite charity.

A memorial service is planned for a later date. Cremation was entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, Ellport.

You may view the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences online at http://www.tomonfuneralhome.com

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