Ellwood City Area Obituaries

William E. Hockenberry, Sr., 90

Hockenberry, William UncroppedWilliam E. Hockenberry, Sr., 90, of Shenango Township, passed away peacefully on Friday evening, May 15, 2015 at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

He was born in Camp Run, Lawrence County on October 23, 1924 to the late Loyal E. Hockenberry and the late Ethel G. McCartney Hockenberry. He attended Old Furnace, Camp Run, Wurtemburg, and Lincoln High Schools and worked at the former Ellwood Works of U.S. Steel until its closing. He then worked for Ellcast and most recently in the maintenance department at the City Rescue Mission until retiring. He was currently a member of the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church. William married his wife of 70 years, Nellie I. Cummins Hockenberry in Camp Run on December 13, 1943. She preceded him in death on September 2, 2014. He enjoyed gardening, especially flowers, and loved to read his Bible. He liked antiques, old cars, and trains, and was a jack-of-all-trades, being skilled in plumbing, electrical, and mechanical as well as being able to fabricate his own parts for his various projects.

In addition to his parents and wife, Nellie I. Cummins Hockenberry, he was preceded in death by his son, William E. Hockenberry, Jr., his grandson, Steve Davis, and his great great grandson, Nathaniel Copper. He was also preceded by two brothers, Rev. Kenneth R. Hockenberry, Sr. and Gerald L. “Red” Hockenberry.

William is survived by two sons and three daughters: Sylvia McIntosh of Shenango Township, Goldie Hockenberry of New Castle, David (and Karen) Hockenberry of Princeton, James (and Ruth) Hockenberry of Port Orange, FL, and Ethel Mayberry of New Castle. He is also survived by his daughter-in-law, Bette Hockenberry of Harlansburg. Eleven grandchildren, thirteen great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild also survive, as well as two brothers and two sisters: Donald L. Hockenberry and Carl E. Hockenberry, all of Ellwood City, Shirley Dittmer of Warren, OH, and DeVonna (and James) Anderson of Prospect.

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at TURNER’S with Rev. Daniel Hockenberry, his nephew, officiating.

Interment will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in William’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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Vincent Zaccheo, 83

Mr. Vincent Zaccheo, 83, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away in Atlanta, GA on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

Mr. Zaccheo was born on March 8, 1932 in Ellwood City to the late Anthony and Blanche Pace Zaccheo. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1950. Mr. Zaccheo is survived by his daughter, Eva Marie (Rory) Baraclough, and his son, Vincent (Linda) Zaccheo both of Atlanta,GA, his four grandchildren, his sister, Louise Verone, his brother, Anthony Zaccheo, Jr., and his sister-in-law, Mary Garisto all of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Rose Suppa Zaccheo, his sister, Rose Marie Zaccheo Fusco, his sister-in-law, Barbara Slevin Zaccheo, and his two brothers-in-law, Andrew Verone and Paul Garisto.

Services for Mr. Zaccheo where held in Georgia. Local announcement by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. The family requests you view the obituary at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/

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Thelma G. Miller

Miller, ThelmaThelma G. Miller, 93, of Ellwood City passed away Saturday, May 9, 2015 at the VNA Hospice in Butler following a brief illness.

Born June 7, 1921 in Punxsutawney, PA, she was the daughter of the late Leonard and Julia Fenzie White. She was married for 58 years to Hobart “Hobie” J. Miller who passed away January 14, 2004.

Thelma graduated from the Rayen High School in Youngstown, Ohio. She worked as a secretary at Matthews Conveyor Company and also at JC Penney’s. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church where she sang in the choir. Thelma was a former member of the Ellwood City Order of the Eastern Star and the Connequenessing Country Club. She was an avid golfer and bowler. Thelma also enjoyed playing bridge, knitting, and crocheting.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandy (Raymond) Miller of Ellwood City; a son, Ronald (Judy) Miller of Vienna, Ohio; sister, Donna Soos of San Jose, California; four grandchildren, John (Debbie) Miller, Steven Miller, Julie Miller, and Michael Miller; two great grandchildren, Cassie and Owen Miller.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, David Paul Miller in 1969, a daughter, Diane E. Miller in 2001, and a brother, Donald White.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Pat Cleary officiating. Rev. Dave Wilson will assist the services.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church or Trinity Oaks Personal Care Home..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Steven Huzinec, 93

HuzinecSteven Huzinec, 93, of Stiefel Avenue, Franklin Township, passed away on Friday, May 8, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born in Russellton, PA on June 9, 1921 Steven was the son of the late Bertha Huzinec.  He married the former Betty Irene Sutherland on October 2, 1958 and she preceded him in death on January 18, 2009.  A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Steven served in both WWII and the Korean War.  During WWII, he saw action in the Pacific Theatre, including the Battle of Okinawa.  He was a member of the Ellwood City VFW Post 252 and proudly served in the Veteran’s Honor Guard, performing honors at over 1000 funerals.  Steven retired from US Steel in 1972 where he worked in the hot mill.  After his retirement, he worked as a custodian for many years at New Brighton Elementary School.  He loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed traveling.  He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Steven is survived by his children and their spouses, David Huzinec of Franklin Twp., Georgianne (Kenneth) Huzinec McCann of North Sewickley Twp., Barbara Babcock of Franklin Twp., Sally (Michael) Huzinec Santiago, a grandson, Robert Babcock, and a brother, Frank Huzinec of Ellwood City.

In addition to his mother and his wife, Steven was preceded in death by three brothers; John, George and Mike and four sisters; Marie, Julia, Ann and Betty.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, May 12th from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

Full military honors will be given at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies on Wednesday, May 13th.

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

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Nellie A. Conti, 92

ContiMrs. Nellie A. Conti, 92, of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, May 7, 2015 in her residence.

Mrs. Conti was born on December 30, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Samuel and Mary Rose Bonnivito Sainato. Nellie had worked at Dustproof and later at Romar Textile. She was a lifetime member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers.

She has also been a long time volunteer for the Holy Redeemer School cafeteria, the church’s annual bazaar, and it’s food booth at the Ellwood City Arts Crafts and Food Festival. Known as an “Original Pizza Lady,” Nellie received a Special Recognition Award at the 2014 St. Mary Zucca Education Foundation Dinner.

Her greatest joy was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Conti is survived by her daughter, Loretta Conti of Ellwood City, her son, John A. (Sandra) Conti of Wayne Twp., her grandchildren, John “Jay” (April) Conti, Christine (Michael) Locke, Bonnie (Michael) Wadding, Karen (Michael) Covert, Renee (Rob) Sudano, and Beth (Tony) Gaus, her great grandchildren, Samantha Locke, Tony Gaus, Michael Locke, Mikaela Wadding, Isabella Gaus, Thomas Wadding, Christian Covert, Cayla Sudano, Jadyn Sudano, Carter Gaus, Taylor Covert, and Luke Wadding.

She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Carmen A. Conti whom she married on January 17, 1942 and passed away on December 17, 1980, her sisters, Viola Penney, Catherine Vadala, and Geniviva Rosa, and her brother, Louis Sainato. F

amily and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

Mrs. Conti’s family wishes to thank Dr. Magnifico and the Vitas Hospice for the wonderful care they extended to her. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Conti’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer School.

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

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Theodore W. Nagel , 86

NagelTheodore W. Nagel, 87 of Stamm Hollow Rd., Franklin Twp. passed away at Providence Health Care Center in Beaver Falls on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM.

Theodore was born in North Sewickley Twp. on July 22, 1928 to the late Harry and Clara Stich Nagel. He is survived by his wife, the former Melva Crowl whom he married on March 2, 1953. Theodore retired from the Ellwood Works of US Steel where he worked in the Hot Mill. He was a Lutheran by faith and a Veteran of the Navy serving in World War II. He enjoyed playing bingo, fleamarketing and watching wrestling on TV, but mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Besides his wife Melva, Theodore is survived by 3 children, Sandra & James Hall of Ellwood City, Ronald and Liticia Nagel of New Castle and Theodore W. Nagel, Jr. at home, a grandson, James D. Hall, Jr of Ellwood City, 3 step-daughters, Dena Perkins of New Castle, Heather & James Yohe and Shannon & Dean VanDevort both of Ellwood City and 4 step-grandchildren.

Theodore was the last of his family. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 5 brothers.

Interment will be in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory.

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

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Jean M. Taylor, 84

TaylorMrs. Jean M. Taylor, 84, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, May 2, 2015 in the Avalon Nursing Center.

Mrs. Taylor was born on September 24, 1930 in New Cumberland, West Virginia to the late Benjamin and Nellie F. Manley Bailey.

Jean had worked as a waitress while living in West Virginia. She later worked at the Aetna Standard Engineering Co. as a custodian. She also had worked as a babysitter, housekeeper, and care giver for various people in the Ellwood City area.

Jean enjoyed crafts, cooking, baking, walking, and most of all being with people.

Mrs. Taylor is survived by her three daughters, Antoinette (Jeff) Humphries of Florida, Linda Borders of Ellwood City, Joann (Dean) Schellinger of San Bernandino, CA, her son, Anthony M. (Linda) Taylor, Jr. of Wampum, her twelve grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by her sister, Elsie Manley of New Cumberland, W.VA, and her brother, Jack (Louise) Bailey of Florida.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Anthony M. Taylor, Sr. whom she married on March 11, 1952 and passed away in 1971, her son, Henry Taylor in 2014, her granddaughter, Natasha Taylor, her sisters, Betty Locke and Sarah Orth, her brothers, James and Robert Bailey, and a grandson in infancy.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and Cremation Services. A Service for Mrs. Taylor will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Todd Onink of the Free Methodist Church, where Jean had been a member, officiating. Interment will follow 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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Rita Jo Nicol, 68

NicolRita Jo Nicol, 68, of Clark Rd., Enon Valley (Little Beaver Twp.) passed away Friday, May 1, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following a brief illness.

Rita was born March 31, 1947 in Rochester. She retired from Rochester Area High School where she taught business accounting for 30 years. Rita graduated as the Valedictorian from Monaca High School. She continued her education receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College and then her Master’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh. Rita enjoyed actively working of the family farm. She was an active leader with the Lawrence County 4H Baby Beef club and a member of the PA Limousin Cattle Assn. She was an avid supporter of St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Rita also enjoyed spending time with her dogs and cats and flower gardening. Rita greatest pleasure was helping others.

Survivors include her husband of 41 years, Ed Nicol; sister, Juliana (John) Carpenter of Slippery Rock; two nephews and their families. She also leaves behind her in laws and many special friends who cherished their time spent with her.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Dudzak Chuey and her step-mother, Geraldine Garrison Chuey.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday May 4 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lawrence County 4H, 430 Court St. New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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