Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Charles James Mount, 66

Charles James Mount, 66, of 403 Orchard Avenue, Ellwood City passed away in his residence on Saturday, February 1, 2014.

Born in Ellwood City on May 15, 1947, Charles was the son of the late Donald C. and Martha Ann Nolan Mount.  Charles served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam War.  We was Catholic by faith.  Charles worked as an othodist.

Charles is survived by his children, Jamie Mount, James Mount and Matthew Mount, all of Mobile, AL and Dusty Mount of Beaver Falls, three sisters and a brother-in-law, Carol and John Perry, Diane Patterson and Patricia Mount, all of Ellwood City and a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Barb Mount, also of Ellwood City.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Donna Danylo Mount, a sister, Sally Mount Rickert and a brother, David W. Mount.

Funeral arrangement were entrusted to the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

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

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Jane L. Osborne, 84

Mrs. Jane L. Osborne, 84, of 1475 Brown Rd., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, March 3, 2014 in the UPMC Passavant Hospital at 4:50 am.

Mrs. Osborne was born on October 28, 1929 in Glendale, Pa to the late Clarence Rawding and Henrietta Malone Thubbron. She had attended the Garfield Business School, and the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. While living in Kingsport, TN she worked as a switch board operator at the Holston Valley Medical Center for fifteen years. She loved to watch the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins , and Steelers. Mrs. Osborne was also and avid reader, and enjoyed spending time with her family.

Mrs. Osborne is survived by her two daughters, Peggy Osborne and her companion Sharon Sutton of Portersville, & Susan (Thom) Brown of North Sewicklley Twp., her two sons, William (Judy) Osborne of Cub Run, KY, & Bruce (Chris) Osborne of Kennerdell, her four grandchildren, Lori, Kimberly, Jacob, & Jesse, and her two great grandchildren, Tiffany, & Ashley. She is also survived by her sister, Louise (John) Stasik of Duryea, Pa, and her brother, William Thubbron of Danville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harold A. Osborne whom she married on June 2, 1947 and passed away in 1992, and her brother, Herbert Rawding.

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

Services for Mrs. Osborne will be held on Thursday at 11:00 am with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. Interment will follow at the Wurtemburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Osborne’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

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

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Joyce A. Bloom Martin, 79

Joyce A. Bloom Martin, 79,  of  Beaver Falls PA, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, March 1 2014 at the Providence Health Center in Beaver Falls.

She was born in Rochester PA to the late James Robert Bloom and Grace Porter Bloom.

Joyce was a graduate of Beaver  High School, class of 1952.                  .

She worked for over 33 years as a kitchen aide at the Beaver Valley Geriatric Center.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard D. Martin, who died February 17 2003.

Joyce is survived by two sisters:  Shirley Shoaff of Salem OH;  and Evelyn Starkey of Brighton Twp.  Several nieces and nephews also survive.

No public visitation or services are planned.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

You may read the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences to www.turnerfh.com.

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Yolanda T. Biordi Prosperini, 101

Mrs. Yolanda T. Biordi Prosperini, 101, of Ellwood City peacefully passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in her residence at 9:18 am.

Mrs. Prosperini was born on February 11, 1913 in Ellwood City to the late Frank and Lena Bellora Biordi. Yolanda is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1931. During the 1930′s she worked alongside her siblings at her father’s confectionery store and his movie theatre, the Majestic Theatre which where both located on Lawrence Ave.. She later worked at the Montgomery Ward catalog store in Ellwood City for many years. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the parish. Yolanda also is a member of the Corona D’Italia, Women of the MOOSE, Golden Agers, and a past member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxillary.  She enjoyed traveling with her husband, sewing, cooking, and watching the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Mrs. Prosperini was the loving and beloved mother of Pamela Prosperini of Ellwood City, and Elena (Frank) Peterlin of Falls Church, VA, the loving and beloved grandmother of Jennifer (Christopher) Peterlin Nolan of Falls Church, VA, the loving and beloved great grandmother of Anne Cabel Nolen, and Francesca Nolen. She is also survived by her two step brothers, Rudy Biordi of Florida, & Johnny Biordi of New Jersey, and her seven nieces and three nephews. Her extended family includes her loving caregivers from Home Instead, Pam, Janey, Holli, Kathy, Jean, Casey, Halley, Brenda, Sherry, and Mike. Friends gone were many, friends today are many.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 57 years Frank M. Prosperini whom she married on February 19, 1938 and passed away on July 12, 1995, her sister, Marguerite Rocco, her two brothers, Robert Biordi, & Albert Biordi, and her step-mother, Irma Biordi.

Visitation will be held on Monday, March 3, 2014 from 3-5 and 7-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am 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 Tuesday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Tuesday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Prosperini’s name may be made to the St. Anthony’s School for Exceptional Children, 2000 Corporate Dr., Suite 580, Wexford, Pa 15090, or online at; stanthonyschoolprograms.com.

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

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Mrs. Yoland T. Prosperini, 101

Mrs. Yolanda T. Prosperini, 101, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 in her residence. The complete obituary will be in Friday’s edition of the Ledger. Funeral arrangments are being handled by the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

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Mary B. Moyer, 90

Mary B. Moyer, 90, of Smiley Stop Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at Sharon Regional Hospital.

She was born in Ellwood City on March 6, 1923. She was the only child of the late John and Alice Matheny Pappas .

Mary lived her entire life in Wayne Twp. She was of the Presbyterian faith and attended Lincoln High School. Mary was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her passions in life were reading, crafts, crocheting, her animals, gardening and most of all her family.

Mary leaves to cherish her memory six daughters, Margaret (Richard) Badger of Wampum, Jean Moyer of East Palestine, Ohio, Sally Ann (Edward R.) Bennethum of Fombell, Helen Mort of Berlin, PA, Noreen (Donald) Peffer Jr. of Chambersburg, Melanie (James) Quinn of Ellwood City; seven sons, John (Lee Ann) Moyer, Alan Moyer, Edward (Robin) Moyer, Robert (Beverly) Moyer, all of Wampum, James (Laura) Moyer of Plymouth, Minnesota, Thomas (Linda) Moyer of Shippensburg, Brian Douglas Moyer of Ellwood City; 22 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 71 years, Walter H. Moyer who passed away February 22, 2012, a daughter, Mary Rose and a great granddaughter, Victoria Mort

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, February 28 from 11:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Thomas O’Brien, Minister of the First Christian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Norma Y. Weller, 77

Norma Y. Weller, 77, of Crescent Avenue, Ellwood City passed away on Friday, February 21, 2014 at 12:45 AM in UPMC Mercy.

Born on August 5, 1936 in North Sewickley Township, Norma was the daughter of the late Alvis and Zelda Walker Laurain.  Norma was a member and elder at Knox Presbyterian Church.  Norma was a 1954 graduate of Lincoln High School and she attended Geneva College.  She retired from the Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit after thirty years as a teacher’s aide.  She worked as a library aide at the Ellwood City Area Public Library.  Norma coached softball for many years in the Ellwood City Women’s League.  She was a former member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary.  An avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan, she had many hobbies, including golf, playing cards and going to the casino.  She enjoyed a good book and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Norma is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Paul and Leanne Weller, III and Ron Weller, all of Ellwood City, 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, three sisters and a brother-in-law; Carol and Lester Miller of Ellwood City, Connie Laurain of Farrell, PA, Thelma Marie Laurain of Beaver County and a brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Laurie Laurain of Pulaski.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise Elaine Weller and a brother, A. Ronald Laurain.

Friends will be received on Monday, February 24th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A funeral service will be held at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, February 25th with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace of Knox Presbyterian Church.

Memorial contributions can be made in Norma’s name to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

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

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Harold S. Stratton, 89

Harold S. Stratton, 89, of Ellwood City died February 23, 2014 at his home following a short illness.

Born in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Richard and Edna Sloan Stratton. He was first married to Catherine Long Stratton who passed away in 1985. He then married Ernestine Wilson Hanna Stratton who survives.

Harold retired from the Ellwood City Forge. He had also worked at US Steel and Haines Petroleum. He was affiliated with and a former deacon at the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church. A WWII veteran of the US Army, Harold received a purple heart for wounds received while serving in the European Theatre. In 2011 Harold and his brother Royal were given Congressional Commendations for their service. Harold enjoyed golfing and bowling. He was known as a man that could fix anything.

In addition to his wife, Ernestine, survivors include two daughters, Elaine (David) Johnson of Binghamton, NY, Debbie (Ronald) Brown of Pleasant Hills, PA; three step daughters, Karen (Charles) Hanna Woods of Harrison City, PA, Amy (Richard) Hanna Wolfe of Fombell, Debbie (Kreig) Hanna Rugh of Carlisle, PA; a step son, Timothy (Tiffany) Hanna of Green Bay, WI; two sisters, Ruth Steckman of Ellwood City, Ada Hinkle of Portersville; twelve grandchildren, Christopher and Matthew (Chelsie) Johnson, Elizabeth and Michael Brown, Matthew and Ryan Woods, Brendan and Lindsey Wolfe, Clayton and Eve Hanna, Erin and Ethan Rugh; and two great grandchildren , Lukas Brown and Hailey Johnson.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Royal, Leighton, and Richard Stratton, and a sister, Mary Katherine Gossett.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday February 26 from 10 a.m. until the time of the funeral services at 1 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City conducted by his pastor Rev Dr. Daniel Stinson.

Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Cemetery. Military Rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

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