Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Irma E. Messina, 84

Irma E. Messina, 84 of 356 Franklin St., Franklin Twp. passed away at the Ellwood City Hospital on Monday, November 26, 2012 at 6:20 AM.

Irma was born in Wurtzburg, Germany on January 9, 1928 to the late Johann and Maria Scheuermann. She is survived by her husband, James J. Messina whom she married on December 27, 1947.

Irma was an active member of Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City where she was a member of the Christian Mothers. She was also a member and former treasurer of the DAV Auxiliary #112.

Besides her husband Irma is survived by a son , James J. Messina of Ellwood City, a daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Craig Taylor of Goose Creek, SC and a grandson, Jamie Taylor of Monks Corner, SC.

She was preceded in death by sister, Elsa Mueller.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport on Friday, November 30, 2012 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10 AM by Fr. Mark Thomas. Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Christian Mother are ask to meet at the Church at 9:45 AM to form the Honor Gurad. The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at www.tomonfuneralhome.com

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Dorothy M. Carozza, 81

Dorothy M. Carozza, 81 of 140 Glenda Dr., North Sewickley Twp. passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 7:13 AM.

Born in Koppel, PA on June 14, 1931, Dorothy was the daughter of the late Clifford and Josephine Massa Houk.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Anthony V. (Tony) Carozza in 1991.  They were married in 1949.

Dorothy is survived by two sons and daughter-in-laws, Michael and Shirley Carozza of Bethesda, MD and Naples, FL and Dino and Sharon Carozza of North Sewickley Twp., two sisters, Myrna Ridgeway of Boca Raton, FL and Leona Saras of North Sewickley Twp. and a number of nieces, nephews and grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by a son, Anthony V. Carozza, Jr. in 1991, a sister, Betty Valentino and brother, Clyde Houk.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport on Saturday, December 1, 2012 from Noon to 1 PM.

A Memorial Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday at 1 PM with Pastor Sam Fidell.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Mrs. Carozza’s name to Good Samaritan Hospice House, 146 Neely School Rd., Wexford, PA 15090.

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

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Ruth L. Hogue, 74

Mrs. Ruth L. Hogue, 74, of 521 Wood St. Ellwood City passed away on Friday November 23, 2012 in her residence at 6:30 pm.

Mrs. Hogue was born on September 2, 1938 in Ellwood City to the late Emma Brown. She had attended the Lincoln High School, and was Protestant by faith. Ruth had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, and later for Fotia Bros. Draperies. She also was a caregiver for many people in the Ellwood City area. She enjoyed going on bus trips with her friends, and was a member of the North Star Elementary School Alumni Association.

Mrs. Hogue is survived by one son Brian Hogue and his wife Kathy Lucas of Ellwood City, one brother; Robert Brown of Cranberry Twp., and many caring family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother, her husband Charles M. Hogue whom she married on Decemeber 25, 1966 and passed away in Joune of 1999, and one son Scott Clifford Hogue at child birth.

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

Services for Mrs. hogue will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am in the funeral home with Rev. Phil Conklin officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. hogues name may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

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

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Ivor C. Rorquist, 92

Ivor C. Rorquist, 92 of 105 2nd Street, Ellwood City passed away at his residence on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Ivor was born in Wadena, Saskatchewan on November 19, 1920 to the late John and Alma Samuelson Rorquist.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Hazel Bonney Rorquist in 1978.  Ivor graduated from the University of Saskatchewan in 1949 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering.  Following graduation he started his career with the Steel Company of Canada (Stelco) in Hamilton, Ontario before emigrating to the United States in 1958, where he joined Aetna Standard in Ellwood City.  He worked there until he retired in 1982. He was very proud of his accomplishments as mechanical engineer specifically in designing and installing galvanizing, pickling and annealing steel manufacturing systems.  His work took him all over the country and the world and included projects in Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea and the Philipines. He was a life long student and avid reader of all things engineering.  At the age of 91 he completed a rigorous on-line study and testing program presented by the U.S. Army
Corps of Engineers in order to maintain his Pennsylvania Professional Engineer license.

Following his retirement from Aetna he worked as a self-employed engineer on many projects in the Ellwood Area.  He was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church where he had once served as Deacon and later as Elder.  For many years he played the role of King in the church’s Boars Head Festival.  He was also a member of the Ellwood City Rotary Club and the Ellwood City Literary Society.  Ivor was a veteran of the Royal Canadian Air Force serving in World War II.  He enjoyed walking and was often seen around Ellwood City, either walking downtown on errands or just out exploring to see what was going on.

Surviving is a son and daughter-in-law, John A. Rorquist and Sharon Wood of Phoenix, AZ, a son-in-law, Morris London of Annapolis, MD, 2 grandchildren, Hannah and Jacob London and a brother, John Rorquist of Wadena, Saskatchewan.

Besides his wife, Ivor was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen London in 2007, a sister, Myrtle Bowman and a brother, Edwin Rorquist.

Private interment was held at Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.  A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.

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

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

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Larry K. Toland, 76

Larry K. Toland, 76 of 2890 River Rd., North Sewickley Twp. passed away on November 24, 2012 at 7:23 AM in the Ellwood City Hospital.

Larry was born in Rocky River, OH on December 14, 1935 to the late Howard and Engor Sorenson Toland.  He is survived by his wife, the former Zelda Thompson whom he married on June 16, 1961.  Larry retired from Penn Power as a custodian after 17 years servce in 1994.  Prior to his work at Penn Power he worked at the A&P in Ellwood City from 1954 to 1975.  Larry was a member of Providence Baptist Church and was a graduate of Lincoln High School, Class of 1953.

Besides his wife, Zelda Toland, he is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lori and Randy Syphrit of Ellwood City, 2 grandchildren, Emily Toland and Josh Syphrit and a sister, Pat Shoaf of Ellwood City.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Toland.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport on Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM and Tuesday from Noon to 1 PM.

Funeral Services will be held at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 1 PM with Rev. Calvin Cummings.  Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions can be made in Mr. Toland’s name to Providence Baptist Church, 201 Chapel Dr., Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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

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Raymond E. McAnallen, 83

Raymond E. McAnallen, 83, of 3669 State Route 488, Perry Township passed away on Thursday, November 22, 2012.

Ray was born in Jackson Center, PA on September 17, 1929 to the late John and Mabel Laber McAnallen.  He married the former Helen Marie Magargee on March 14, 1953 and she preceded him in death on May 17, 2012.  Ray was a manager for the former A & P Company for 20 years.  He and his wife later owned and operated Quaker State Service Station and Country Store on Pleasant Hill for 21 years.  After he retired, Ray worked at Cal’s General Store, Ames and Burger King.  He was a member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.  Ray was a veteran of the Korean War where he served aboard the USS Pirate.  He earned the Purple Heart for wounds received when the USS Pirate was sunk on October 12, 1950 in the Sea of Japan.

He is survived by his children and their spouses; Raymond and Beth McAnallen of St. Louis, MO, Susan and Mark Carothers of Ellwood City, four grandchildren, Max McAnallen, Hunter McAnallen, Maryann Bell and Samantha Bell and a brother, Tom McAnallen of Mercer, PA.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by 12 siblings:  Mae, Mary, Cal, Nelson, Bill, Lil, Illa, John, Sam, Faye, Fred and Jean.

Friends will be received on Sunday, November 25th 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 funeral home on Monday, November 26th at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jean A. Smith of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made in Ray’s name to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.

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

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Jane A. Barnhouse, 81

Jane A. Barnhouse, 81, of Beaver Falls (Chippewa Twp.)  died on  Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born May 14, 1931 in New Galilee, she was the daughter of the late Louis and Lida McCready Senn. She was married to Arthur J.  Barnhouse who passed away September 23, 1986.

Jane worked in the concession stand at the Chippewa Twp. swimming pool. While residing in Florida, she worked as a teacher’s aid for the PInewood Elementary School in North Lauderdale.  She was a member of the Chippewa United Presbyterian Evangelical Church.

Survivors include two sons, Jay (Marsha) Barnhouse of Chippewa Twp, Robbie (Victoria) Barnhouse of North Lauderdale, FL; sister – Marjorie (James) Goodrich of Mt. Jackson and two grandchildren, Kelly (Matthew) Hess of Pittsburgh and Jason of Ft. Lauderdale.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Stewart, Herbert and Robert Senn.

Private graveside services were held at the Union Reformed Presbyterian Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to CUP Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 530 Blackhawk Rd. Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

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

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Mary Jane Clark, 82

Mary Jane Clark, 82, of Mt. Air Rd., New Castle (New Beaver Boro) died on  Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born August 27, 1929 in North Beaver Twp., she was the daughter of the late James Clarence and Mary Fleming McConaghy Gardner.  She was married on May 2, 1953 to Delmar B. Clark who passed away on January 11, 2009.

Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Mary Jane was an active lifelong member of the Bethel United Presbyterian Church.  She served as Youth Group Leader and taught catechism to a generation of youth at the church.  Although having a large family of her own, Mary Jane loved helping children as she was a Girl Scout Leader for 45 years.  She enjoyed gardening, working outside, and animals.

She is survived by seven children, Carol (Daniel) Clark-Elliott of West Lafayette, IN, E. Richard (Charlene) Clark of Philomath, OR, Robert D (Cynthia J.) Clark of New Wilmington, Kay S. (Arthur L.) Carran of Fairfield, OH, Mary Segura of New Castle, James R. (Jill M.) Clark of Lancaster, PA, Thomas R. (Emily N.) Clark of Nazareth, PA; three sisters, Jean Miles and Elinore Davis, both of Wampum, Janet Dawson of Enon Valley, twenty two grandchildren, and seven great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. James L. Gardner and Dr. Thomas A. Gardner; and a sister, Margaret Andeman.

Friends will be received at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum on  Saturday November 24, 2012 from 9:30 until the time of the funeral procession to the Bethel United Presbyterian Church for services at 1:00 pm. Her nephew, Rev. Dr. Don Dawson will officiate.

Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Girl Scouts of Western PA.  Donations may be made through their website at contribute@gswpa.org or by calling 800-248-3355 Ext 1008.

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

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

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