Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Dr. Charles B. Hennon, 65

A former Chewton resident, Dr. Charles B. Hennon, 65, of Hamilton, Ohio passed away on  Tuesday, May 14, 2013 after a six year battle with cancer.

He was born December 9, 1947 to the late Glenn B. and Bernice Yoho Hennon .

Chuck graduated from Lincoln High School, Geneva College and Case Western University.  He taught at universities in Morgantown, WV, Salt Lake City, Utah, Madison, WI; and then approximately 30 years at Miami University of Ohio.  He traveled to many countries giving presentations and he received many awards for being an outstanding educator.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a nephew, and a great nephew.

Chuck is survived by two daughters, Cathleen (Greg)  Lawson of Acworth, GA, Kelsey Moon-Hennon of Hamilton, Ohio; one son, Charles “Chad” G. (Ellen Day) Hennon of West Hills, CA; two sisters, Nora (Frank Dick) Allen of New Castle and Glenda (Dale) Kelly of Wampum; also many nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Nina G. Main Freed, 89

Nina G. Main Freed, 89, of the Haven Convalescent Home, New Castle, formerly of Wampum and Homewood, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Wednesday evening, May 29, 2013 at the Haven following a lengthy illness.

She was born in Ellwood City on September 4, 1923 to the late Carl Main and the late Lena Burr Main.  She was a member of Homewood United Methodist Church and Challenges Options on Aging.  Nina was very family-oriented and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren and visiting with friends and relatives.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Carl G. “Pete” Freed on September 13, 1993.  She was also preceded by two brothers and three sisters, Bidwell and Madison Main, Ethel Streckeisen Piper, Emma Druschel, and Madolyn Majors.

She is survived by her two daughters:  Carlyn (and David) Biddle of Ellwood City and Marjorie (and Arthur) Terracio of Wampum.  Seven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren also survive, as well as two sisters, Leona Zeigler and Carolyn Smith, both of Ellwood City.

Friends will be received from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. today, Friday, May 31, 2013 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Saturday, June 1, 2013 at TURNER’S with Rev. Gary Hilton, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Clinton Cemetery, New Beaver Borough.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Nina’s name, to Homewood United Methodist Church, 127 First Avenue, Beaver Falls, PA 15010, or to Challenges Options on Aging, 2706 Mercer Road, New Castle, PA 16105.

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

Posted in Turner's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Dean Bradley Schotsch, 59

Dean Bradley Schotsch, 59, of Ellwood City, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday afternoon, May 21, 2013 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Ellwood City on December 19, 1953. He graduated from Lawrence County Vo-Tech in the class of 1971. Dean worked as a lab technician at Universal Rundle for 14 years and also as a night auditor at the Willow’s Inn in Industry for nine years. He was a member of Victory Family Church in Cranberry and enjoyed metal detecting, listening to the police scanner, and watching television.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 39 years, Jo Ann Summers Schotsch, whom he married June 29, 1974. He is also survived by his mother, Dolores J. Gasser Breen of Chippewa Township; his brother and sister-in-law, John (and Barb) Schotsch of West Pittsburg, and his sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joseph (and Patty) Bognoski of Ellwood City.

A memorial service was held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the New Brighton Christian & Missionary Alliance Church with Rev. James Krouse, pastor, officiating.

Interment was in Clinton Cemetery, New Beaver Borough.

Arrangements were entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

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

Posted in Turner's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Finn Anthony Houk

Finn Anthony Houk, son of Shannon Hockenberry and Eric Houk, of Ellwood City, passed away on Saturday, May 25, 2013 at West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

In addition to his parents, Finn is survived by a sister, Hailey Houk of Chewton, grandparents; Joni and Cy Saba, Jeff Hockenberry and Mark and Barb Houk, all of Ellwood City, great-grandparents; Dolores Pertile of North Sewickley Township, Jim and Gloria Houk of Chewton and Rita MacMurdo of Ellwood City, and three aunts, Erin McClean of North Sewickley Township, Marisa Houk and Krista Houk, both of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by two great-grandfathers, George MacMurdo and James “Tony” Pertile.

A private service was held at Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Arrangments 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.

Posted in Tomon Funeral Home & Crematory | Leave a comment

Nataline A. “Natty” DeCarbo, 78

Nataline A. “Natty” DeCarbo, 78 of 160 Pittsburgh Circle, Ellwood City passed away at Avalon Nursing Center on Tuesday, May 28, 2013.

Born in Ellwood City on August 27, 1934, Natty was the daughter of the late Natala Paul and Elvera Volpe Rubino.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Peter DeCarbo on July 14, 2001.  They were married on April 16, 1955.  She had worked as a secretary at American Steel in the 1950’s.  Natty was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Church.  She served as Judge of Elections in the West End for many years. Natty was a member and financial secretary of the Corona D’Italia Lodge in Ellwood City.  She enjoyed playing bingo but most of all, spending time with her granddaughter.

Surviving are two daughters and their husbands, Vera and Bob DeAngelo of West Pittsburg and Francene and Dom Salvucci of Ellwood City, a granddaughter, Arianna Salvucci and 2 sisters, Vida “WeeWee” DeSanzo of Ellwood City and Rosemary Bellissimo of Los Angeles, CA.

Besides her parents and husband, Natty was preceded in death by a brother, Sam Rubino and a sister, Dolly Loccisano.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Wednesday from 7-9 PM and Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Friday, May 31, 2013 at 10 AM.  Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Christian Mothers are ask to meet at the Church on Friday at 9:45 AM to form the Honor Guard.

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

Posted in Tomon Funeral Home & Crematory | Leave a comment

Ann Braykovich, 93

Ann  Braykovich, 93, formerly of Wampum died unexpectedly on  Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born December 7, 1919 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Steve and Katherine Somin Hervatine Sr.  She was married for 50 years to Frank Braykovich who passed away May 2, 1991.

Ann was a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City.  She was former member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church in Wampum.  She loved and cherished time spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, Frank “Butch”  (Susie) Braykovich of Beaver Falls; daughter, Carol A. (Lew Greenawalt)  Guy of West Pittsburg,;  five grandchildren, David  Braykovich,  Beth Ann Ranzazzo, Stefanie Capalbo, Ian and Ryan Delaney; and five great grandchildren, Jack Ranzazzo, Erynne Capalbo, Gianna Ranzazzo, Kamryn and Kaden Delaney.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ellen Delaney,  two brothers, Steve and Michael Hervatine; four sisters, Helen E. Kosior, Mary, Margaret and Barbara Hervatine; and a grandson, Aaron Guy.

Visiting hours will be held on  Friday May 31 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on  Saturday at 10 am.

Entombment will follow in St. Peter’s Mausoleum.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Anna L. Cancelliere, 81

Anna L. Cancelliere, 81 of Ellwood City passed away at the Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle on Sunday, May 26, 2013.

Born in New Kensington, PA on May 24, 1932, Anna was the daughter of the late Isaac and Helen Moses.  She was preceded in death by her husband, A. Richard Cancelliere on January 8, 2003.  They were married on August 27, 1955.  Anna worked with her husband and later her son at ARC Realty Co. in Ellwood City.  A business her husband established in 1987.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of Church.  She was a member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary and the former Ellwood Chapter of the AARP.

Anna is survived 3 sons and daughter-in-laws, Anthony Richard and Cindy Cancelliere and John and Lori Cancelliere both of Ellwood City and Blair and Jill Cancelliere of Cleveland, OH, 7 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Anna was preceded in death by a brother, Isaac Moses and 3 sisters, Mary Vignovich, Dorothy Albert and Alice Augustine.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 11:30 AM by Fr. Camillus Njoku.  Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Christian Mothers are ask to meet at the Church at 11:15 AM to form the Honor Guard.

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

Posted in Tomon Funeral Home & Crematory | Leave a comment

Carmen J. “Ace” LaPenta Jr., 59

Mr. Carmen J. “Ace” LaPenta, Jr., 59, of 605 Line Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Friday, May 24, 2013 in the Heritage Valley Medical Center at 5:13 am.

Carmen was born on April 15, 1954 in Ellwood City to the late Carmen J. LaPenta, Sr. and Orabell Kirkwood LaPenta. He is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1972, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Carmen had worked at Ipsco Koppel Steel for the past 21 years. He is also a member of the Hungarian Home, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, and riding his motorcycles. He will be sadly missed by his family.

Carmen is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Tawnia (Steven) Douglas of Ellwood City, Christine (Joseph) White, Jr. of Chippewa Twp., two sons, Shawn LaPenta, and Scott LaPenta both of Ellwood City, eleven grandchildren, Christopher LaPenta, Taylor Rozzi, Sylvia Rozzi, Madison Douglas, Hanna Douglas, Caden LaPenta, Landon LaPenta, Puyton LaPenta, Kaley Fox, Shawn LaPenta, Jr., and Geavante LaPenta. He is also survived by one sister and her husband, Karen (Randy) Welsh of Ellwood City, and his sister-in-law, Susan LaPenta of Atlanta, GA, along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Michael LaPenta, and Thomas LaPenta.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Clinton 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