Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Barbara Lee McElwain, 72

Barbara Lee McElwain, 72, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, September 26, 2013 at Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver.

She was born in Ellwood City on May 26, 1941 to the late Clarence Edward McElwain and the late Otis Fern Kelty McElwain.  She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and was Presbyterian by faith.  She worked at Leeds & Northrop, the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, and most recently as a toll collector on the Pennsylvania Turnpike.  She enjoyed bingo and playing cards.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers: Robert W. (in infancy), J. Donald, Raymond W., R. Edward, and William B. McElwain; a sister, Gloria Hackett Cobb, and  a brother-in-law, Andrew Fiedler.

She is survived by one brother and one sister:  Earl L. (and Evelyn) McElwain of Ellwood City,  Dorothy Fiedler of Baltimore, MD;  and two sisters-in-law:  Marialice  McElwain of Ellwood City and Alma McElwain of Belton TX.  Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Friends will be received from 2 P.M. until the time of service at 4 P.M. on Sunday, September 29, 2013 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue with Rev. Richard Byerly, formerly of Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church,  officiating.

Interment will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Barbara’s name, to Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley, 1000 Dutch Ridge Road, Beaver, PA 15009.

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

Thomas Mongomery, Jr, 76

Mr. Thomas Montgomery, Jr., 76, of 3940 Hollow Rd. Shenango Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room at 2:26 pm.

He was born on May 16, 1937, in Luray, Virginia to the late Thomas Montgomery, Sr. and Irene M. Colgan Montgomery. He had attended Lincoln High School and was Lutheran by faith. Tom enlisted into the U.S. Navy on October 21, 1954 and served until May 15, 1958. He had worked at the Ellwood City Iron & Wire, the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Koppel, and then retired from Koppel Steel in 2002 where he was a foreman in the Maintainence Department. Thomas enjoyed traveling, camping, fishing, being with his family, and wintering in Lakeland , Florida for the past 10 years. He also was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Mr. Montgomery is survived by his wife of 56 years, Jean Fogel Montgomery whom he married on March 30, 1957, one daughter, Melissa Montgomery and her fiance Stephen Petrovitch of Shenango Twp., and three sons, Ronald (Shari) Montgomery, Thomas Montgomery, and Robert (Kerrie) Montgomery all of Texas. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Justin, Sean, Joshua, Michelle, Brandi, Daniell, & Cole Montgomery, four great grandchildren, Makayla, Andrew, Ted, & Haylee Montgomery, and his sister, Delores (Marlen) Shaffer of Fort Meyers, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his grand-daughter, Jennifer Montgomery and his grandson, Thomas Montgomery.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Mr. Mongomery will be held on Monday at 2:30 pm with Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home on Monday by 2:20 pm to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Mongomery’s name may be made to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 4450 Harden  Blvd., Lakeland , Florida  33813.

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

Posted in General, Teolis Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Michael Perry, 77

Mr. Michael R. Perry, 77, of 512 Denny St., Ellwood City passed on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 in the UPMC Mercy Hospital at 2:40 pm with his wife and children by his side.

Mr. Perry was born on November 10, 1935 in Ellwood City to the late Nick and Josephine Beatrice Perry. Mike was a life long area resident. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1955, and had attended Youngstown State University studying Bussiness Administration. Mike enlisted into the U.S. Army on February 17, 1959 and served until his discharge on February 13, 1961 with the 536th Transportation Company and held the rank of Private First Class. He had worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for several years. He, along with his family, was the owner and operator of Michael’s Furniture Plus in Ellwood City, formerly known as Michael’s Co.. Michael is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, the S.O.I. #608, and the West Point Parents Association. He enjoyed all sports, and was devoted to his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Perry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Shirley Migut Perry whom he married on July 14, 1962. In addition to his wife he is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Valerie (Ron) O’Donnell, one son, Michael N. (Jennifer Corio) Perry, and three grandchildren, Michael A. Perry, Ryan A. Perry, & Megan O’Donnell all of Ellwood City. He is slao survived by one brother, John N. (Carol) Perry of Ellwood City, his mother-in-law, Catherine Migut of Ellport, and his sister-in-law, Mary Kaye (Jim) Alfera of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his father-in-law, George Migut.

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

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday at 10:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Camillus Njoku officiating. Interment will follow at the Holy Redeemer Cemetery. Those attending the funeral mass are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 9:20 am. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the cemetery on Friday by 10:50 am to conduct full military honors.

Memorial contributions in Mr. Perry’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Area Public Library (where his grandson Michael A. Perry is a volunteer),the Lincoln High School Blue Band, or to the Choral Boosters of Lincoln High School.

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

 

Posted in General, Teolis Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Philip O. McQuiston, 62

Philip O. McQuiston, 62, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully at his residence on Tuesday morning, September 24, 2013 following a lengthy illness.

He was born in Ellwood City on January 1, 1951 to the late Olin Leroy McQuiston and the late Thelma “Grace” Lewis McQuiston.  He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in the class of 1969 and married his wife of 19 years, Raelene Walser McQuiston on May 4, 1994.  She survives him.  He worked as a journeyman machinist at Walsco Tool and Machine in Beaver Falls for many years.  He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and golfing.

In addition to his wife, Raelene, Philip is survived by three daughters: Melissa McQuiston of New Castle, Kelly (and Jon) Miller of Cranberry Township, and Jodie (and Dave) McDade of Ellwood City, as well as four grandchildren and two brothers: Danny (and Sharon) McQuiston and Jerry (and Linda) McQuiston, all of Ellwood City.

Per Philip’s wishes, no public visitation or services are planned.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Philip’s name, to VITAS Hospice, 235 Alpha Drive, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15238.

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

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Julia McNamara, 87

Julia McNamara, 87, of Todd Avenue, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on  Sunday evening,  Sept. 22 in the Ellwood City Hospital.

She was born in Pittsburgh on July 31 1926 to the late George and Mary Raynis Dudjak.

Julia was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the American Legion in Manor PA.

She enjoyed watching NASCAR racing on television.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Larry  McNamara, who died in  1996.

She is survived by four sons:   Raymond Karhut, Jr. of Pittsburgh;  Robert J.  (and Cindy) McNamara  of Ellwood City;   Timothy  H. McNamara, with whom she lived;  and Samuel T. McNamara of Greensburg PA.

Eight grandchildren, and eleven great grandchildren survive, and several great great grandchildren.  One sister, Carol, of Pittsburgh, also survives.

She was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by seven brothers and sisters, and one grandson, Robert McNamara Jr., in 1983.

No public visitation is planned.  Memorial services will be private.

The TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue is entrusted with arrangements.

You may read the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences at www.turnerfh.com.

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Italo DiBuono, 73

Mr. Italo G. DiBuono, 73, of 511 Bell ave., Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, September 22, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 10:05 pm with his loving family at his bedside.

Mr. DiBuono was born on August 17, 1940 in Baia Latina, Province of Caserta, Italy to the late Pompeo and Amalia Nacca DiBuono. While living in Italy, Italo worked for the Guardia di Finanza, which is an Italian law enforcement agency under the authority of the Minister of Economy and Finance and part of the Italian armed forces. After coming to the United States in 1967 he worked for the Matthews Conveyor Co. for five years, Beaver Advanced as a layout man for twelve years, and the Zona Bus Company as a driver for several years.

Mr. DiBuono was the Leader and co-founder of the Capri Band. The Capri Band was originally formed in 1970 by two brothers from Italy, Italo and Patsy DiBuono. After 15 years of music, in 1985, the transition was made to involve family members making it a family band. John, Eddie and Robert DiBuono along with Nunzio Burrelli completed the band.

The Capri’s specialized mainly in Italian music but also played a variety of American top hits and classics. The band played venues, such as, weddings, dinner dances and Italian festivals. For over 40 years Italo’s music with the Capri band entertained and touched the hearts of so many.

Italo is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish family. He is also a past member of the Sons of Italy #608, and the MOOSE Lodge #93. He had been a coach with the Ellwood City Youth Soccer League, and loved playing Bocci. Italo was also an award winning wine maker. Mostly he enjoyed spending time with his family.

Mr. DiBuono is survived by his wife of 45 years, Vittoria I. Formicola DiBuono whom he married on August 11, 1968, two daughters and sons-in-law, Emily (Don) Morris of Ellwood City, Annamarie (Phillip) Elliott of Baden, one son and daughter-in-law, Edward (Terry) DiBuono of Ellwood City, six grandchildren, Christopher Curtaccio, Issac & Daniel  Elliott, Elysia & Nathan Morris, and Noah DiBuono, and two great grandchildren, Cameron, & Bradon. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Patsy (Gilda) DiBuono of Ellwood City.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 5-9 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

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

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

Posted in General | Leave a comment

Olive F. Graham, 97

Olive F. Graham, 97, of Pershing St., Ellwood City died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born June 21, 1916 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Alice Hazel Scheidemantle. She was married to John E. Graham who passed away April 17, 2009.

Mrs. Graham loved to travel. Her most cherished time was spent with her family.

Survivors include two sons, John Graham of Ellport, Delbert (Chris) Schuster of Beaver Falls; three daughters, Shirley Shablesky and Charlotte Regna, both of Ellwood City, Alice Gibson of North Sewickley Twp.; sister, Orpha Young of New Castle; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Madeline Honneffer, Lola Kotuby; and a brother, William Scheidemantle.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday September 24, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Todd Onink of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment

Betty L. Armstrong, 79

Betty L. Armstrong, 79, of Edwards Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at UPMC Mercy Hospital following a short illness.

Born April 27, 1934 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Ira and Irene Huffman Hackett. She was married for 55 years to Edwin Dewayne Armstrong who survives.

Betty was a member of the former Keeley Alliance Church. She loved her family and her pets dearly. She enjoyed the outdoors, especially watching hummingbirds. She also enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening.

Survivors include two sons, Glenn (fiancé, Lisa Murin) Armstrong of New Beaver Boro, Bruce Armstrong of Darlington; daughter, Wanda Allen of New Beaver Boro; sister – Evelyn Swogger of Wampum; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a son, Brian Armstrong; two sisters, Eleanor Andorfer, Shirley Drotleff; and three brother, Harold “Red”, Charles, and Kenneth L. Hackett.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday September 24 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. John McCready of the Park Alliance Church officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lawrence County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Posted in Marshall's Funeral Home | Leave a comment