Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Elmer W. Warnick Jr., 52

Elmer W. “Chip” Warnick Jr. , 52, of  Portersville Rd., Ellwood City (Perry Twp.) died on  Friday, April 5, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following an illness.

Born August 5, 1960 in Youngstown, Ohio,  he was the son of the late Elmer W. Warnick Sr. and Margaret L. Seaburn Warnick of Wampum. He was married to Amy Watts Warnick of New Castle.

Chip formerly worked in the Maintenance Department of the Lawrence County Courthouse.  He was a member of the Galilean Presbyterian Church in New Galilee.  He enjoyed swimming at the New Castle YMCA, bicycling, and playing his guitar.  He was a former member of the Ellwood Wampum Rod and Gun Club.

In addition to his mother, Peg and wife, Amy, survivors include a daughter, Melissa M. Lyles of New Castle; son, Richard G. Warnick of Mercer; sister, Lisa (Randy) VanKirk of New Galilee; brother, George (Sheila) Warnick of New Castle; four grandchildren, Jordan Walsh, Alissa and Cameron Lyles, Lily Warnick; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a grandson, Drayden Warnick.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday April 8, 2013 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. His pastor, Rev. C.F. Hoffman will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice 1211 Wilmington Rd. New Castle, PA 16105.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Donna L. Duncan, 85

Donna L. Duncan, 85, of Portersville (Perry Township), passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Saturday afternoon, April 6, 2013 at her residence.

She was born in Ellwood City on October 19, 1927 to the late Clair W. Rupp and the late Dora Burns Rupp.  She attended Lincoln High School and was a longtime member of Mountville Presbyterian Church. She was a member of the Portersville Keenagers Club and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Donna was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her son, James C. Duncan on March 18, 1994.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 67 years, Raymond C. Duncan, whom she married August 2, 1946.  She is also survived by two sons and three daughters: Raymond “Sonny” (and Karen) Duncan of Portersville, Sandra (and Charlie) Smith of Quitman, TX, Patty Duncan of Ellwood City, and Martin Duncan and Doreen Duncan, both of Portersville, as well as twelve grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Friends will be received from 7-9 P.M. today, Monday, April 8, 2013 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be held at 10 A.M. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Mountville Presbyterian Church, 2795 Mountville Road, Portersville, PA 16051, with Rev. Donald Hurray, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will follow in Mountville Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Donna’s Name, to the Good Samaritan Hospice or to Mountville Presbyterian Church.

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

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Grace Anderson Bartle, 88

Grace Anderson Bartle, 88, of Fombell (Franklin Township), passed away peacefully on Friday afternoon, April 5, 2013 at Jameson Memorial Hospital in New Castle.

She was born in Forty Fort, PA, Luzerne County, on June 30, 1924 to the late Albert Henry Oliver, Sr. and the late Alice James Oliver Bales Matinas.

A longtime member of Knox Presbyterian Church, Grace also enjoyed sewing, playing cards, and square dancing.  She was a life member of the Franklin Township Fire Department Auxiliary.  Grace had worked for many years in the snack bar at the Ellwood City Hospital as a member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary and had worked in the Riverside High School cafeteria.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by her first husband, Ben Anderson Jr., who died January 14, 1963; and by her second husband, William D. Bartle, who died July 10, 2006.  She was also preceded by two sisters: Latisha Bales Scott and Marie Muntean.

She is survived by eight sons and one daughter: Benjamin Anderson, Timothy J. Anderson, and Lenard L. (and Marjorie) Anderson, all of Fombell; Dennis A. (and Karen) Anderson of Las Vegas, NV; Kenneth R. (and Paulette) Anderson of Fayette City, PA; Robert E.  (and Shirley) Anderson of Hanover, PA; Rollin (and Carolyn) Geddes-Anderson of Knoxville, TN; William D. (and Terri) Bartle of Bangor, ME, and by one daughter, Norma Jean Bartle (and Tim Fitzpatrick) of Erie, PA.  Forty grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren also survive.

She is also survived by two brothers and one sister: Albert Henry (and Helen) Oliver, Jr. of Fombell; Robert (and Betty) Oliver of Trenton, NJ; and Eileen DeLisio of Beaver Falls.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at TURNER’S on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace, pastor of Knox Presbyterian Church, officiating.

Burial will be in St. Marks Lutheran Cemetery, Franklin Township.

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Knox Presbyterian Church, 449 Nicholson Avenue, Ellwood City PA 16117.

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

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Anthony DeFonde, 92

Mr. Anthony DeFonde, 92, of Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in the Northview Estates at 1:20 pm with his loving family at his side.

Mr. DeFonde was born on July 16, 1920 in Ellwood City to the late Angelo and Mary Innocent DeFonde. Tony had attended Lincoln High School, and was Catholic by faith. He had worked for the Railroad before his enlistment with the Army. He joined the U.S. Army on July 11, 1942 and served until December 2, 1945 with the 877th Chemical Company. He was a toxic gas handler and held the rank of PFC. Tony then had worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill for over 25 years in the hot finish department. He is a life member of the VFW, and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and watching football  and baseball.

Mr. DeFonde is survived by five daughters, Sandra Annarumo of Ellwood City, Lana (Michael) Pandos of Wayne Twp., Jacqueline (Walter) Betke of Beaver Falls, Brenda (James) Spielvogel, & Lori (Gerald) Hulick both of Wayne Twp., one son , Robert (Karen) DeFonde of Ellwood City, fourteen grandchildren; Nick Annarumo, Michael (Tracy) Annarumo, Christian (Richelle) Annarumo, John Lonnett Jr., James, & Matthew Spielvogel, Shawn, & Ryan DeFonde, Michael Pronesti, Cassie, & Jamie Hulick, Marissa, Breanna, and Landon DeFonde, 13 great grandchildren, and three great great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, Guy “Nootch” DeFonde of North Sewickley Twp., Raymond (Agnes) DeFonde of Perry Twp., Angelo DeFonde Jr of Woodbridge, VA, and one sister, Margaret (Robert) Lyttle of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty J. Rutter DeFonde whom he married on February 14, 1942 and passed away on October 16, 1993, his son, Anthony “Danny” DeFonde in 1999, three sisters, Frances, & Antionette DeFonde in infancy, and Carmella Statti Cola, and one brother, Charles DeFonde.

Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm and on Friday from 11:00 am until Noon in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

Services for Mr. DeFonde will be held on Friday in the funeral home at Noon with Rev. Cindy Antinossi officiating. Interment will follow at the Locust Grove Cemetery. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Friday by 12:40 am to conduct full military rites.

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

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James Yvorra, 88

James  Yvorra, 88, of  Perry Twp.  died on  Friday, March 29, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospice House  in Wexford following a brief illness.

Born October 26, 1924 in Universal, PA,  he was the son of the late Joseph and Rose Ortz Yvorra .

He was married on December 24, 1948  to Ruth J. Geider Yvorra who survives.

James retired from Herman Industries in Zelienople.  Mr. Yvorra served in the US Army during WWII and the Korean War.  He was Protestant by faith.

In addition to his wife, Ruth, survivors include a sister, Francis Buccelli of New Castle and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, James G. Yvorra on January 29, 1988, three sisters and one brother.

Per James wishes, there will be no services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wurtemburg Fire Department or the Yvorra Leadership Development Foundation, Inc. PO Box 408 Port Republic, MD 20676 .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

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Guseppe Antonio D’Alessio, 95

Mr. Guseppe Antonio D’Alessio, 95, of Salerno, Italy passed away on Monday April 1, 2013 in Italy.

Mr. D’Alessio was born on February 18, 1918 in Salerno, Italy. He had worked his farm in Salerno for many years. From 1985 until 1994, Guseppe lived in the United States.

He is survived by his wife Antonieta Marnno D’Alessio, two sons and their spouses, Filippo (Mary) D’Alessio of Ellwood City, & Angelo (Maria) D’Alessio of Italy, his grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Mr. D’Alessio was preceded in death by his parents,one son, Rosino D’Alessio in 1985, and two sisters, Nicolina Romano, & Maria Greco.

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

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Margaret “Marge” A. Pelloni, 70

Mrs. Margaret “Marge” A. Pelloni, 70 of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013 at her residence at 2:15 am with her loving husband and sons at her side.

Mrs. Pelloni was born on July 25, 1942 in Ellwood City to the late Sam and Adeline Barsotti Santoro. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1960. She attended Penn State University for 2 years, and later graduated from the Duff’s Business School in Pittsburgh. Marge had worked at the U.S. Steel Building in Pittsburgh for several years. She also was an Ellwood City Area School District Crossing Guard, and worked at Giant Eagle in Franklin Twp. in the Hot Foods department. Marge was a member of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers, and volunteered at the annual Holy Redeemer Parish Bazaar. While her sons where growing up, she was a Cub Scout Den Mother, and an active member of the Ellwood City Football Boosters.

Marge is survived by her husband John A. Pelloni whom she married on September 30, 1967, her two sons, Tony Pelloni, & Sam Pelloni both of Ellwood City, one brother and sister-in-law, Joe (Josephine) Santoro of Orlando, Florida, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Visitation will held on Thursday, April 4, 2013 in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc from 2-4 and 7-9 pm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 in the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am with Father Mark Thomas officiaiting. Entombment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Members of the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers are asked to meet at the church on Friday by 9:50 am to form an honor guard. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 9:20 am.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Pelloni’s name may be made to the Holy Redeemer Angel Fund.

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

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Elaine G. Haswell, 59

Elaine G. Haswell, 59, of Chewton, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away unexpectedly of natural causes on Thursday morning, March 28, 2013 at her residence.

She was born in Ellwood City on June 8, 1953 to the late Lloyd E. Haswell, Sr. and the late Norma Harriet Bubb Haswell.  She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City.  She had attended Clinton United Methodist Church.  Elaine enjoyed gardening, was a member of the Chewton Polish White Eagles and was a captain in the women’s pool league, playing for the Keystone bar and, more recently, the Hazel Manor.

She is survived by two brothers and two sisters, Carol (and Rick) Wilfong of Emlenton, Lloyd E. “Skip” (and Pam) Haswell, Jr. of Beaver Falls, and David Haswell, and Tracie L. Todd, of Ellwood City.  Numerous nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends will be received from 6 P.M. until the time of service at 8 P.M. on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. Dr. Daniel Stinson, Turner Funeral Home’s Bereavement Facilitator, officiating.

Interment will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Elaine’s name, to your local Humane Society.

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

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