Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Frank E. Boots, 65

Frank E.  Boots, 65, of Bridge St , Ellwood City died on  Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following a  2 year  illness.

Born January 30, 1947 in Ellwood City, PA,  he was the son of the late Norman Harold Boots  and Nellie Louise Newton Boots.  He was married to Susan E. Lawyer Boots on August 24, 1968, she survives.

Frank was a life member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the United Wesleyan Sunday School class for 44 years, where he was treasurer for many years.  He was a graduate of Lincoln High School In 1964 and Slippery Rock State College in 1968 with a Bachelors in Education with a major in math.  Frank retired in 1998 from Lincoln High School following 30 years of teaching math.  While at Lincoln, he taught many young students to drive, sold tickets at basketball and football games, ran the clock for wrestling matches, and kept score at girls basketball games for many years.  Frank was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed many years at his family’s hunting camp near Cook Forest.  For many years he pulled clays at the annual Boots-Ketterer rivalry on the Thanksgiving Day Reunion.

In addition to his wife, Sue, survivors include a son – Darin E. and wife Christy Wright Boots of Cranberry Township; daughter – Lisa E Boots of Ellwood City; sister – Betty and husband Gene MacDonald of Zainesville, OH; sister in law – Joyce Boots of Ellwood City; grandson – Jason E Boots; granddaughter – Rachel E Boots;

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers- Robert Harold and Donald Dean Boots, and a sister- Nancy Faye Boots.

Visiting hours will be held on  Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 2:00  to 4:00  and from 7:00  to 9:00  at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church on November 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jean Smith  officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

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

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Carl M. Bollinger Jr, 66

Carl M Bollinger Jr, 66, of Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City died on  Friday, November 2, 2012 at the home of his sister, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 19, 1945 in Frisco, PA,  he was the son of the late Carl M. and Marion R. Clyde Bollinger Sr .

He was a truck driver for many years for Jefferson Poultry. Previously employed by Mathews Conveyor, Westinghouse, and IBM. Carl was an officer and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He graduated from Lincoln High School, and from Penn State in 1967 where he studied electronic engineering.  He enjoyed road trips, reading, country music and SciFi.  He had a very creative mind and enjoyed intellectual challenges.

Survivors include 4 sisters – Nellie Miller of Ellwood City, Mary  (Donald) French of Slippery Rock, Virginia Bollinger of Ellwood City, Connie (Edward) Miller of Ellwood City; 5 brothers – Paul (Sis) Bollinger of New Castle, James (Donna)  Bollinger, Robert (Mary) Bollinger, John (Nancy) Bollinger of Ellwood City, Raymond G Bollinger of Ellwood City;  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He  was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in law, a sister in law, four nieces, and a nephew.

Visiting hours will be held on  Sunday November 4, 2012 from 2:00  to 4:00 and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. on November 5, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor James A. Cannistraci  officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

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

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Ruth G. Guy, 91

Ruth G. Guy, 91, of Ellwood Rd., New Castle (Wayne Twp.) died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born January 23, 1921 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late James I. and Gertrude Taylor Davis.  She was married to Lewis B. Guy who passed away on October 30, 1989.

Mrs. Guy worked at the Lawrence County Courthouse in the Treasure’s Office.  She then worked at Ellwood Federal Bank.  She and her husband also owned and operated Guy’s Home and Auto Supply in Chewton.  Ruth graduated from Lincoln High School in 1939.  She was an active and devoted member of the Chewton Christian Church where she served as treasurer, a deaconess, and Sunday School Teacher.  She was a member of the Ellwood City Women’s club, AARP, Order of the Eastern Star # 212, Wimodesis Society.   She also worked with the Wayne Twp. Board of Elections.  Ruth was a former Girl Scout Leader and served on the Girl Scout Council and on the Rainbow Advisory Board.  She enjoyed crocheting hats for the Salvation Army.  She also enjoyed traveling and playing board games with her friends and family.

Survivors include two daughters – Sharyn (Jack) Deal of Wayne Twp. Patti (Jon) Miller of Maineville, OH; two sons, Gary B. (Sylvia) Guy of North Sewickely Twp, Brian (Fran) Guy of Cortland, OH; sister, Peggy Geary of Grove City; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Marian Davis, Verna Allison, June Coppolella, Mildred Roe; a brother, Sgt. Robert E. Davis who died in WWII; and a grandson, William Eller.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on  Friday November 2 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Friends will also be received on Saturday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 am  at the Chewton Christian Church.  Pastor Dick Allen and Pastor Gene Hydrick will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Chewton Christian Church.

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

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Donald E. Bash, 77

Donald E. Bash, 77, of Bash Lane, Portersville (Perry Twp.) died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital.  Although Don was in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born February 11, 1935 in Turtle Creek, PA,  he was the son of the late Eugene and Bess Henderson Bash.  He was married for 45 years to Carol Suders Bash, who survives.

Don was the Owner Operator of D & C Trucking Co. in Portersville for over 40 years.  He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City.

In addition to his wife, Carol, survivors include two daughters, Debbie Welch of Wampum, Diane (Eric) Belcoski of New Castle; two sons, Joel Bash of Ellwood City, Bryon (Juanita) Bash of Portersville; adopted son, Randy Wallace of Portersville; sister, Lois (Frank) Tangora of Ellwood City; brother, Robert (Eileen) Bash of Baden; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Jaramy, and Jennifer Welch, Shane Thompson, Christopher Chambers, Christina Bates; and thirteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Lloyd in 2004.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday November 1,from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. James Cannistraci officiating.

Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

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

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James D. Lutz, 54

James D. Lutz, 54 of 912 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City passed away at his residence on October 26, 2012 at 10:28 PM.

James was born in Ellwood City on August 19, 1958 to the late James E. and Ina Mae Britton Lutz.  He is survived by his wife, the former Bobbi Lee Smith whom he married on September 16, 2000.  James was employed at PSC Metal in Koppel for 34 years as a Non-Ferris Buyer.  At PSC Metal, James was a Union Steward with Teamsters Local 261 of New Castle, he helped to negotiate several contracts.  He was Protestant by faith and attended Lincoln High School.  James was a social member of the Bridgewater VFD and a member of the Sportsman Club in Beaver Falls and Ellwood-Wampum Rod and Gun Club.  He was a gun collector, an avid hunter, fisherman, archer and muzzleloader.  He also enjoyed spending time in his garden.

Besides his wife, Bobbi Lee Lutz at home, James is survived by three children, Ryan Lutz of New Castle, Angelo Lutz of Ft. Brag, NC, Natasha Lutz of New Castle, a step-son, Scott and Misty Cortez of Ellwood City, 3 grandchildren, Layne Lutz, Karsyn Lutz and Hunter James Zimkham and two sisters, Kathy and James Neidorfer of Rock Hill, SC and Jackie and Gary Hays of Memphis, TN.

In keeping with James wishes there will be no services and a private burial in Clinton Cemetery.

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

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

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Elveta C. Steri, 94

Mrs. Elveta C. Steri, 94, of 313 Crescent Ave., Ellwood City passed away on Friday October 26, 2012 in the Friendship Ridge at 9:05 pm.

Mrs. Steri was born on October 19, 1918 in Sligo Pa to the late Charles and Grace Bellomo Carlisi. She graduated from the Arnold High School in 1936 and was the class Salutitorian. She later attended night classes at the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Tech, and the Lawrence County Vocational Technical School. She had worked as a teller at the former Lawrence Savings and Trust in Ellwood City. From 1950 to 1968 she was the co-owner and operator, along with her husband Frank, of Hires Botteling Co. Between 1963 and 1983 she had worked as a secretary and in the payroll department for Dust Proof (1963-1966), U.S. Steel Tube Mill (1966-1969), Mathews Conveyor (1969-1973), and the Ellwood City Forge (1973-1983). Also, Elveta was elected as the Ellwood City Tax Collector from 1973-1977 and again from 1995-2004. She had also worked with her husband as his secretary in the Tax Collector’s Office from 1977-1995.

Mrs. Steri is survived by two sons; Frank C. and his wife Michele Steri of Monaca Pa, and Sam C. Steri of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Frank Steri whom she married on April 15, 1950 and passed away on May 1, 1995, and two brothers; Stephen, & Peter Carlisi.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

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

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

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William Moser, 83

Mr. William Moser, 83, of 433 Hansen Ave. Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Friday October 26, 2012 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room at 10:00 am.

Mr. Moser was born on March 24, 1929 in Ellwood City to the late Michael and Leila Smith Moser. He had attended Lincoln High School and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Bill enlisted with the U.S. Army in 1947 and served until 1950. He had worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City until the mill closed. He then worked at the Nuclear Power Plant in Shippingport, and with Boots Construction as a carpenter and mason. Bill was an avid sportsman, hunter, fisherman, and enjoyed gun collecting. He mostly loved being with and telling stories about his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

William is survived by his wife of 59 years Rosemarie Viccari Moser, two daughters; Valarie Steele & Marty Sosnoski of Struthers Ohio, Stacey (Paul) Leech of Ellwood City, three grand-daughters; Ashley Flesher, Maressa DeLisio, & Madison DeLisio, three great grandchildren; Kamryn Flesher, Konner Flesher, & Ava Flesher. He is also survived by one sister; Patty (Richard) Geer of Portersville, and two brothers; Melvin (Diane) Moser of Portersville, and Larry (Claudia) Moser of Chesnee South Carolina.

He was preceded in death by his daughter Kimberly R. Moser in 1996.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will be at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the church on Monday by 10:30 am to conduct full military rites.

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

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Dr. Robert G. Brough, Sr., 76

Dr. Robert G. Brough, Sr., 76, of Ellwood City, went to be with the Lord on Thursday evening, October 25, 2012 in the Ellwood City Hospital following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Glassport, PA on January 5, 1936 to the late George Brough and the late Velora Garland Brough. He was a graduate of East McKeesport High School in the class of 1953. He served in the U.S. Army before graduating from Slippery Rock University where he earned his bachelor’s in elementary education. He went on to earn his master’s in physical education from the University of Pittsburgh and his doctorate in guidance from Nova University in Florida. Robert married his wife of over 52 years, Vonnie-Kaye Galvin Brough, on August 20, 1960. She survives him. He taught at Ellport, Wampum, and Perry Schools before serving as guidance counselor at Riverside Middle School for many years until retiring in 1997. He was a member of Concord United Methodist Church in North Sewickley Township. His passion was flying and serving as a flight instructor, teaching many students how to fly. He acquired numerous aviation certifications and served as president of the Condor Aero Club at the Zelienople Municipal Airport. He flew commercially for Allegheny Airlines, which later became U.S. Airways. Dr. Brough was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping, hiking, and swimming. He managed the pool at Riverside as well as the Veterans Memorial Pool in Ewing Park for many years. He also enjoyed musical theater and adored children and animals.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, David Brough.

In addition to his wife, Vonnie-Kaye, he is survived by two sons and one daughter: Robert (and Lisa) Brough, Jr. of Ellwood City, Christopher (and Shelley) Brough of Gibsonia, and Aimee Brough of Newport, PA. He is also survived by six grandchildren: Robyn, Garrett, Emily, Elizabeth, David, and Shasta, and a great granddaughter, Cadence. Three sisters also survive, Ruth Ann (and David) Brinley of Irwin, Cheryl (and Tom) Gretok of Greensburg, and Beverly (and Bill) Ray of McKeesport, as well as a sister-in-law, Arlene Brough, of Irwin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Friends will be received from 3 P.M. until the time of a Celebration of Life service at 7 P.M. on Monday, October 29, 2012 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. Brad Neel officiating, assisted by Rev. Tom Kennedy.

Private interment will be in Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Perry Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made, in Robert’s name, to the Concord United Methodist Church Playground Project, 285 Concord Church Road, Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

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

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