Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Catherine P. Weihaus-Farkas, 82

Catherine P. Weihaus-Farkas, 82, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at St. John’s Lutheran Care Center in Mars, PA.

Born in Monaca, PA on June 29, 1932, Catherine was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary Harmaciji Zachodni.  She was Catholic by faith.

Catherine is survived by her children; Mary Kay Franklin of Ellwood City, Martin (Gail) Weihaus of Chippewa Twp., Lisa (Sam) Duncan of Ellwood City, Linda (Tom) Kohlman of Beaver Falls, Robert (Lori) Weihaus of Fombell, a sister, Nancy Kohlman of Beaver, a brother, Michael (Lula) Zachodni, Jr. of Sacramento, CA, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert L. Weihaus and her second husband, Louis Farkas, Jr., 2 sisters; Eleanor O’Neil and Mary Piontek and two brothers; John Zachodni and Frank Zachodni.

Services for Catherine were private.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport.

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

 

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James F. Dombeck, 83

DombeckMr. James F. Dombeck, 83, of Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in his daughter’s residence.

Mr. Dombeck was born on March 14, 1932 in Ellwood City to the late Robert and Genevieve Martin Dombeck. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1950.

Following graduation Jim served with the U.S. Air Force as a Airman Second Class until he was discharged on September 12, 1953. He then worked at Aetna Standard Engineering Co. until the plant closed. Jim then was employed at the Bacock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Koppel in the fitting and forging department until his retirement.

He is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, and the Sons of Italy #608. Jim enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, gardening, gunsmithing, and playing the piano.

Mr. Dombeck is survived by his two daughters and sons-in-law, Toni and Daniel Stephenson of Chewton, Lisa and John Hartman of Cabot, Pa, his two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Sandy Dombeck of Castlewood, Eric and Leah Dombeck of Fombell, his 14 grandchildren, and his 18 great grandchildren. He is also survived by his three sisters, Nina Dolick of Ohio, Mary Ann (Rich) Horner of Florida, and Jayne (Charlie) Cook of Georgia.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Mary J. Gibbons Dombeck whom he married on September 14, 1956 and passed away on January 27, 2015.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 4-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the church on Friday by 10:45 a.m. to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Dombeck’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Parish.

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

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Janet G. Dawson, 89

Janet G. Dawson, 89, of Petersburg Rd., North Beaver Twp. passed away peacefully with her family at her side Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born August 1, 1925 in North Beaver Twp.,she was the daughter of the late James C. and Mary (Molly) McConaghy Gardner.

She was married for 48 years to George C. Dawson who passed away December 5, 1994.

Janet and her husband George established Dawson’s Orchards in 1946. She was a graduate of Geneva College. A lifelong Presbyterian, Janet taught Sunday School and led the Junior Missionary Group for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Rev. Dr. David G. (Joan) Dawson of New Wilmington, Rev. Dr. Donald J. (Ginny) Dawson of Gibsonia; two daughters, Christine (Richard) McConnell and Carolyn (Scott) McQuiston, both of North Beaver Twp.; sister, Elinore Davis of Wampum; sister in law, Eleanor Gardner of Ponte Vedra, Florida; thirteen grandchildren, and eighteen great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Anderman, Mary Jane Clark, Jean Miles, two brothers, James L. Gardner, M.D. and Thomas A. Gardner M.D., and a son in law, Kevin Cowher.

Visiting hours will be held Friday March 27 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Friend will also be received on Saturday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 at the Wampum Presbyterian Church. Her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Bethel Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to New Wilmington Mission Conference (www.nwmcmission.org).

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Ann J. Moczan, 79

MozcaMrs. Ann J. Moczan, 79, of Ellwood City passed away on the evening of Sunday, March 22, 2015 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Mrs. Moczan was born on January 15, 1936 in Ellwood City to the late William J. and Marie Anderson Rugh. She had attended Lincoln High School.

Ann is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill and Dustproof in Ellwood City as a seamstress. Her greatest joy in life was being with her grandchildren.

Mrs. Moczan is survived by her three daughters, Linda (Anthony) Taylor of Wampum, Joanie Moczan of Ellwood City, Sharon (David) Rombold of North Sewickley Twp., her three sons, Joseph J. (Linda) Moczan, Jr. of Ellwood City, Michael (Toni Ann) Moczan of North Sewickley Twp., and Bill (Barb) Moczan of Boardman, OH, her ten grandchildren, her eight great grandchildren, and her brother, Richard (Clair) Rugh of Tionesta.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Joseph J. Moczan, Sr. whom she married on March 29, 1952 and passed away on July 3, 1993, her grandson, Michael Moczan, and her brother, Bill Rugh. V

isitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Mark Thomas officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Moczan’s name may be made to the Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Department.

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

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Richard Ottaviani, 53

OttavianiMr. Richard Ottaviani, 53, of Jamestown, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, March 19, 2015 in the UPMC Horizon Hospital in Greenville, PA.

Richard was born on April 24, 1961 in Ellwood City to Abramo and Joanne Manning Ottaviani. He is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1979.

A construction worker, Richard has been working for the Superior Mobile Homes Company in Brookefield, OH. An outdoorsman, Richard enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his motorcycle. He is also a member of the Pymatuning Sportsman Club in Linesville, PA. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, and loved being with his grandchildren.

Richard is survived by his wife, Karen Wright Ottaviani whom he married on March 23, 1991, his daughter, Nicole Ottaviani of Florida, his two step daughters, Anna (Matt) Peffer of Portersville, Jamie (Bill) Kunz of Pittsburgh, his step son, Richard Massioni, Sr. and his fiance Brandie Raykovics of Ellwood City, his four grandchildren, Dakota Kennedy, Alania Peffer, Abigail Kuntz, Richard Massioni, Jr., and Lukas Massioni. He is also survived by his sister, Jodi Celli of Ellwood City, and his brother, Abroma “Sonny” (Paula) Ottaviani of North Sewickley Twp.

He was preceded in death by his father Abroma Ottaviani.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services.

A service for Richard will be held on Thursday at 11:30 a.m. in the funeral home with Rev. Phil Conklin officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family.

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

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Joseph W. Parisi, 89

ParisiMr. Joseph W. Parisi, 89, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March , 21, 2015 in his residence.

Mr. Parisi was born on December 20, 1925 in Ellwood City to the late C. Giuseppe and Maria Grazia Parisi. He had attended Lincoln High School, and graduated from Technical School in Chicago.

Joe enlisted with the U.S. Army on March 28, 1944 and served with the 308th Army Air Forces Base Unit until his discharge on May 4, 1946. He served as a radio operator, mechanic, and gunner and held the rank of sergeant. He was awarded the Air Crew Member Badge, American Service Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and the Good Conduct Medal.

Joe had worked at the U.S. Steel Plant in Ellwood City in the M&M department as an industrial electrician until the mill closed. He then worked at the U.S. Steel American Bridge plant in Ambridge until his retirement. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. An outdoorsman, Joe enjoyed fishing and hunting.

Mr. Parisi is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret “Margie” (Gregory) Zona of Cambridge Spring, PA, his granddaughter, Victoria Zona, his sister-in-law, Elionor Parise of Butler, and his brother-in-law, Donald Lelii of New Castle.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Margaret A. Schilling Parisi whom he married on June 18, 1960 and passed away on December 7, 2010, his sisters, Mae Pannunzio, Mary Izzo, and Minnie Lelii, and his brothers, Frank and Armand Parise.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Wednesday from 9-10 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A Blessing Service for Mr. Parisi will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the funeral home. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:50 am to conduct full military honors.

Interment will be at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Mr. Parisi’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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Monroe L. Osborne, Jr., 91

Osborne, Monroe UncroppedMonroe L. Osborne, Jr., 91, of Perry Township, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 at his residence.

He was born in Ellwood City on October 9, 1923 to the late Monroe L. Osborne, Sr., and the late Letha Free Osborne. He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in the class of 1941 and served as a Seaman First Class in the U.S. Navy during WWII aboard several ships in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theaters. Monroe married his late wife of over 50 years, Shirley F. Bishop Osborne, in 1942. She preceded him in death on August 22, 1993. He worked as a supervisor for Aetna Standard Engineering in Ellwood until retiring in 1985. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, and bowler and he owned a trailer in Ashtabula, OH where he enjoyed vacationing during the summer months. He was also a member of the Ellwood City Saxon Club.

The last of his family, he was preceded in death, in addition to his parents and wife, Shirley, by two sisters and a brother: Verie Reynolds, Emerson Osborne, and Virginia Gerhardt.

He is survived by two sons and a daughter: Donald M. (and Marian) Osborne of Ellwood City, Lannie (and William) Mease of Warren, OH, and David G. (and Brenda) Osborne of Ellwood City. Four grandchildren also survive: Mark (and Holli) Osborne, Djay Osborne, Heidi (and Greg) Mock, and William (and Jennifer) Mease, as well as six great grandchildren: Lauren (and Adam) Wilson, Kessi and Kalli Osborne, and Carter, Julia, and Deacon Mock.

Friends will be received from 5-8 P.M. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at TURNER’S with Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Stinson, pastor of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church, officiating.

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

Interment will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Monroe’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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Donna J. Hockenberry, 86

Hockenberry, Donna UncroppedDonna J. Hockenberry, 86, of Ellwood City, went to be with the Lord surrounded by her family on Thursday evening, March 19, 2015 at her residence.

She was born in Ellwood City on June 19, 1928 to the late Abner Majors and the late Pearl Foreman Majors. She graduated from Riverside High School. Donna married her husband, Donald Loyal Hockenberry, on April 22, 1950. They were approaching their 65th wedding anniversary. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, word search puzzles, baking, and flowers.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two sisters, Mary and Jessie Majors.

In addition to her husband, Donald Loyal Hockenberry, she is survived by three children: Bruce Hockenberry and Bonnie (and Herbert) Cratty, all of Ellwood City, and Beth (and David) Meteney of Beaver Falls. Two grandchildren: Brittany (and Travis) Bates and Cameron Little, as well as three great grandchildren: Jason and Derek Little and Mariah Bates.

Friends will be received from 4 P.M. until the time of service at 7 P.M. on Saturday, March 21, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. Chuck Branz, chaplain for Concordia Visiting Nurses, officiating, assisted by Rev. Daniel Hockenberry, her nephew.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Donna’s name, 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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