Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Nick J. Recce, Sr., 79

Mr. Nick J. Recce, Sr., 79, of 456 Country Club Dr. North Sewickley twp. passed away on Saturday September 29, 2012 in the Mercy Hospital at 8:40 am.

Mr. Recce was born on March 30, 1933 in Ellwood City to the late Domenico Recce and Louise M. Noschese Recce. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Lincoln High School class of 1951. Nick enlisted with the U.S. Navy on September 23, 1952 and served until September 21, 1956 as a Seaman First Class on the USS Leyte. He then had worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City for 35 years. After the mill closed Nick worked at the U.S. Steel American Bridge Plant in Ambridge until the plant closed. He is a member of the Sons of Italy #608 in Ellwood City and had held various offices in the club. He enjoyed gardening, cooking, and playing games on his computer.

Mr. Recce is survived by his wife Vonda Ricciuti Recce whom he married on April 25, 1959, one daughter and son-in-law; Jennifer (Robert) Knight, one son and daughter-in-law; Nick (Tona) Recce Jr., and three grandsons; R.J. Knight, Jared Knight, & Jordan Recce all of Ellwood City. He is also survived by one sister; Rosetta (William) Chontos, and two brothers; James “Jocko” (Mary Jo) Recce, & Anthony (Marlene) Recce of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Valeria Recce in infancy.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Wednesday by 9:20 am.

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

Posted in Teolis Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Christine M. Gillespie, 65

Mrs. Christine M. Gillespie, 65, of 2522 Orchard St., Beaver Falls Passed away on Friday in the St. John’s Lutheran Senior Care at 4:30 pm.

Mrs. Gillespie was born on June 5, 1947 in Karlsruhe, Germany to the late Franz and Maria Kokott. She had graduated high school and attended nursing school in Germany. Christine had worked as a waitress at the Holiday Inn in Charlston, South Carolina for 14 years. She then worked as a Military Child Care Provider in Guam and Hawaii for 6 years. She is also Catholic by faith.

Christine is survived by her husband Timothy Gillespie Sr., one daughter; Darlene Fairbanks of St. Augustine FL, and one son; Timothy Gillespie Jr. of Beaver Falls. She is also survived by four grandchildren; Brandon, & Amanda Fairbanks, Cameron, & Christopher Kotara all of St. Augustine FL, one brother; Christoph Kokott of Karlsruhe, Germany, and her mother-in-law; Anita Gillespie of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in deathy by her parents, and her sister Maria Kokott.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 pm and on Wednesday from 11:00 am – Noon in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Blessing Service will be held on Wednesday at Noon in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.  Interment will follow at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations in Christines name may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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

Posted in Teolis Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Mary S. Barracchini, 88

Mary S. Barracchini, 88,  formerly of Ellwood City died on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center in New Castle.

Born November 8, 1923 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Jennie Ferrante Barracchini.

Mary retired as the head cook from the Ellwood City Hospital following 45 years of service.  She enjoyed cooking and baking for her family.

Survivors include two sisters, Betty Morabito of Ellwood City,  Yolanda Morgan of Wampum and a number of nieces and nephews and their families.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Angelo Barracchini and a sister, Lena Sokolowski.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday October 1, 2012 from 6 until the time of the Blessing Service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to http://marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Joseph R. Bartolomeo, Sr, 78

Mr. Joseph R. Bartolomeo, Sr, 78, of 317 Line Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday September 26, 2012 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 6:20 pm.

Mr. Bartolomeo was born on January 6, 1934 in Ellwood City to the late Angelo Bartolomeo and Mary Scala Bartolomeo. He had attended Lincoln High School, and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. For 31 years Joe worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City. After the mill closed Joe worked at the U.S. Steel American Bridge plant in Ambridge for 7 years. He also was an avid sports fan

He is survived by his wife of 56 years Rose M. Izzo Bartolomeo whom he married on October 1, 1955, one daughter and son-in-law; Donna (Chris) Ferruchie, one son and daughter-in-law; Joseph R. Bartolomeo Jr., and five grandchildren; Christopher, & Carlee Ferruchie, Brandie, Taylor, & Joseph R. Bartolomeo III all of Ellwood City. He is also survived by one sister; Anna (Ronald) Aiken of Wayne Twp., and four brothers; Victor (Tootie) Bartolomeo, Orlando (Jennie) Bartolomeo of Ellport, Angelo (Barbara) Bartolomeo Jr. of Wayne Twp., & Daniel (Rita) Bartolomeo also of Ellport.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers; Albert, & Ronald Bartolomeo.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 5-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Saturday by 9:20 am.

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

Posted in Teolis Funeral Home | Leave a comment

George M. Haklo, 61

George M. Haklo, 61, of Pittsburgh Circle, Ellwood City died unexpectedly on  Monday, September 24, 2012 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born October 29, 1950 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late George M. and Albina Fusco Haklo Sr.  He was married for 23 years to Jennifer  McKenzie Haklo who survives.

George worked as a structural mechanic and then before his retirement in management for Boeing.  He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his grandson, Shaun.

In addition to his wife, Jennifer, survivors include a son, Shaun (Melissa Rhodes) Haklo Sr. of Midland; daughter, Melony R. Mondry of WA; grandson, Shaun Haklo Jr.; sister, Janet Laws of DE; brother in law, James McKenzie of WA; and a niece, Andrea Laws of DE.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday September 28, 2012 from 9 until  the time of the Blessing Service at 11 am at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.   Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate.

Private interment will follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beaver Falls.

Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

Online condolences may be sent to http://marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Janet L. Howell, 71

Mrs. Janet L. Howell, 71, of 315 Pittsburgh Circle, Ellwood City passed away on Monday September 24, 2012 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 2:07 pm.

Mrs. Howell was born on August 15, 1941 in Ellwood City to the late Clarence E. Tillia and Mary E. Shields Tillia. She had attended Lincoln High School, and was Presbyterian by faith. Janet had worked for several years at the DCI Career Institute in the maintainence department. She loved taking care of her grandson and her many nieces and nephews. She also enjoyed playing cards with her family and friends.

Janet is survived by her son William G. “Jerry” Howell & Beth Miller of Ellwood City, one grandson; Samuel Howell. one sister; Carol DeCaria, and two brothers; Fred (Carri J.) Tillia, and Tom (Mary Jane) Tillia all of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dale A. Howell whom she married on June 12, 1965 and passed away on June 11, 1998, one sister; Inez Miller, and five brothers; George, Dale, Wayne, Eugene, and Gerald Tillia.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Friday from 10-11 am  in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

Services for Mrs. Howell will be held on Friday at 11:00 am in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. with Rev. Phil Conklin 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/

Posted in Teolis Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Eudora E. Aiken, 90

Eudora E. Aiken, 90, of State Rt. 488, Portersville (Perry Twp.) died unexpectedly on Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Allegheny General Hospital.

Born May 8, 1922 in Butler County, she was the daughter of the late Paul E. and Minnie B. Pizor Womer.  She was married to John D. Aiken who passed away on March 26, 1991.

Mrs. Aiken was a homemaker and a seamstress.  Eudora was affiliated with the Portersville Presbyterian Church.  She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and reading.

Survivors include two sons, Tedd (Sue Ann) Aiken of Ellwood City, Rev. Scott (Judy) Aiken of Rhode Island, two daughters in law,  Barbara Aiken of Portersville, Doris Aiken Cousineau of Florida, nine grandchildren, seventeen great grandchildren, five sisters, Penny Shaffer of New Wilmington, Donna Phillips of New Castle, Becky Cosgrove of Volant, Beth Ann Miller of New Wilmington,  Mary White of Pittsburgh, and three brothers, Robert Womer of Volant, David Womer of Sharon, and Sam Womer of California.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, Don in 1993, Ben in 2003, a sister, Dorothy Wilt, and two brothers, Jim Womer and Paul Womer Jr.

Visiting hours will be held from 3-5 and 7-9 on  Wednesday September 26, 2012 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 27, 2012 at 11:00 am with Ralph Phillips and Rev. Dana Opp officiating.

Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portersville Presbyterian Church, PO Box 126, Portersville, PA 16051.

Online condolences may be sent to http://marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Mary E. Driemeyer, 99

Mary E. Driemeyer, 99, of  Martin Ave., Ellwood City (Ellport) died on  Sunday, September 23, 2012 at the Evergreen Nursing Center.

Born July 7, 1913 in Wurtemburg, PA,  she was the daughter of the late Clarence and Kitty Barnes White.  She was married to William  Driemeyer who died in 1989.

Mary graduated from Lincoln High School in 1932.  Mrs. Driemeyer was an active member of the Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church where she taught Sunday School for many years.  She enjoyed reading, flower gardening and visiting with her neighbors. She also enjoyed traveling, especially several trips to Alaska.  Mary raised Boston Terriers and won several ribbons with her show dogs .

Survivors include five nephews, Dale (Dorothy) White, John “Pat” (Barb) White, David White and Thomas White, all of Ellwood City, Jim (Eileen) White of Beaver Falls, one niece, Diana Campbell of Slippery Rock, a number of great nieces and nephews and a special friend, Joanie Goodman.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Hannah Lersch, Ida Whybrew, and two brothers, Homer “Pete” White and George Emerson White.

Visiting hours will be held on  Wednesday September 26, 2012 from 11 until the time of the funeral service at  1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Her pastor, Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson will officiate.

Interment will follow in Wurtemburg Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Beaver County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to http://marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment