Ellwood City Area Obituaries

David Broge, 46

David Richard Broge III, 46, passed away unexpectedly on
Thursday, September 5, 2013 in Big Beaver Borough.

He was born on October 24, 1966 in McCandless Township, PA to David Richard Broge and the late Constance Braddock Broge.  David formerly worked at Sabre Industries as a machinist.  He enjoyed fishing, bowling and watching football and hockey.

David is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Tracey and Spencer Freed of Ellwood City, two sons, Scott David Broge of Ellwood City and Richard William Broge of Pittsburgh, PA, two granddaughters, Shaelyn and Brooklyn Freed, his father, David Richard Broge of Koppel, three sisters:  April Damato of Ellwood City, Jennifer Matheny of New Castle, and Amanda Feezle of Enon Valley, four brothers:  Russel Broge and Jeffery Broge, both of Ellwood City and Joshua Broge and Michael Broge, both of Beaver Falls.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

Services for David will be private.

Entombment will take place in Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Arrangements 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

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LaVina E. Moncrief, 102

LaVina E. “Tynee” Moncrief, 102, of Northview Estates died on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born September 23, 1910 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Lester J. and Mary Alberta Duncan Thompson. She was married to Dryden H. “Dy” Moncrief who passed away August 23, 1997.

Mrs. Moncrief graduated from Lincoln High School in 1928. She and her husband, Dy owned and operated Moncrief’s Service Station for over 50 years. She was a member of the Camp Run Presbyterian Church and the GAR.

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, William “Bill” and Cynthia Moncrief of Fombell; two grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Toth and Nathan Moncrief; and two great grandchildren, Ari and Elaina Toth.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by five siblings; Edgar Thompson, Cora M. Newswander, Violet I. Baskeyfield, Mabel L. Nickum and Dorothea A. Teets.

Graveside services will be held at the Camp Run Church Cemetery on Monday at 1:00 pm. Her pastor, Rev. Andy Shaffer with officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Camp Run Presbyterian Church.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Ann L. Cable, 89

Ann L. Cable passed away on Monday, August 26 in Mesa, Arizona.

Ann was born November 14, 1923 in Ellwood City, PA, a daughter of the late John Albert (Bert) Wiley and Theresa Mercer Wiley.

Ann was a teacher’s aide in both the Williams Air Force Base and Higley School Systems in Mesa, AZ.  Ann loved her job, and also loved reading, crossword puzzles and bird watching.

Besides her parents, Ann was preceded in death by one brother and two sisters.

Survivors include four children, James D. Cable and his wife, Rae, of Virginia, Denise A. Pargeter and her husband, John, of New Jersey, Damon W. Cable and his wife, Linda, of Arizona, and Daron E. Burns and her husband Donald, of Pennsylvania, nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one-great-great-grandchild.

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William Jay Brenner, 61

William Jay Brenner, 61, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday morning, September 1, 2013 at his residence.

Jay was born in Beaver Falls on January 7, 1952 to the late Myron O. Brenner and the late Lois Allison Brenner.  He graduated from Riverside High School in the class of 1971 and attended Calvin Presbyterian Church.  He worked in the maintenance department in Geneva College and was a local magician for 30 years, performing regularly on the Gateway Clipper Fleet in Pittsburgh and as far away as California, where he traveled to do balloon sculpture.   Jay was a former Magician of the Year and past president of the Mystic Magicians of Beaver Valley, SAM Assembly #157.  He enjoyed woodworking and spending time with his family and grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Robert and Richard Brenner.

Jay is survived by his wife of 14 years, Kathy O’Conner Brenner, whom he married June 12, 1999.  He is also survived by four children: Matthew Brenner of Mercersburg, PA, Corrie (and Gary) Klobchar of Clinton, and Billy Wiley and Erica Wiley, both of Ellwood City.  Four grandchildren survive: Gary Michael and Alex Klobchar, Noah Brenner, and Logan Dickinson, as well as his brother, Myron “Shorty” (and Flora) Brenner, of Chesapeake Bay, MD.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Thursday, September 5, 2013 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Friends may also call from 10 A.M. until the time of service at 11 A.M. on Friday, September 6, 2013 at TURNER’S.

Members of the Mystic Magicians of Beaver Valley, SAM Assembly #157 are asked to meet at the funeral home at 8:15 P.M. on Thursday to conduct a Broken Wand Ceremony.

Interment will be in Concord United Methodist Church Cemetery, Beaver Falls.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Jay’s name, to the Ellwood City Area Public Library.

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

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Velva Wiley Hildebrand, 84

Velva Wiley Hildebrand, 84, of Peach St., Ellwood City went home to be with her Lord and Savior  on  Sunday, September 1, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.

Born June 16, 1929 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Hobert H. and Clara Vogler Miller.  She was married to the late  F. Jay  Wiley Sr. and then to the late J.C. “Jack” Hildebrand.

Velva was an extremely  active member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City.  She proclaimed her love for the Lord through music, having sang in the choir for over 70 years.  She was the former adult, children’s, and bell choir director.  Velva also taught and was the music director for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.  She was a member of the Methodist Women having held numerous positions through the years.  She was a member of the church’s quilting club, the soup kitchen and the leader of the prayer chain.  Velva retired from J.C. Penney’s in Ellwood City.

Survivors include two sons, F. Jay (Florence) Wiley Jr, Jeffrey J. (Debra) Wiley, both of Ellwood City; two daughters, Joan A. Ritzert of Ellwood City, Jeanne  L. (Mark) Snyder of New Castle; sister, Carolyn Sarver of Ellwood City, brothers, Ray (Carolyn) Miller of Kingsport, TN, Tom (Becky) Miller of Clarion; sister in law, Thelma Miller of Ellwood City; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren.

 In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Lou Wiley, son, Gerald R. “Jerry” Wiley, brother Hobert J.C. Miller and a sister, Marion Martin. 

Visiting hours will be held on  Tuesday September 3 from 4:30 until the time of the funeral service at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Jim Cannistraci will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.   Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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Glenn Schremmer, 59

Glenn A. Schremmer, 59, of 233 Hickory Way, Ellwood
City passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2013 in his residence at 9:46 pm.

Glenn was born on March 29, 1954 in Pittsburgh to Herbert Schremmer and Rita Miller Schremmer Schweiger. He had attended high school in Pittsburgh, and was Lutheran by faith. Glenn had worked at R.A. Grafton in Leetsdale, the Recycling Center in Franklin Twp., and various mills in the Ellwood City area. Most recently, he owned and operated Glenn’s Window Cleaning business. Glenn loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.

Glenn is survived by his mother Rita Schweiger, his wife Bobbie McKinney Schremmer whom he married on June 1, 1979, two daughters, Robin (Dom) Vassello of Coraopolis, & Jori Schremmer of West Mifflin, and three grandchildren, Tessa Vassello, Eli Scheller, & Lachlyn Scheller. He is also survived by two sisters, Margie (Brendt) Gitting of Raleigh NC, Tammy Schweiger of Ellwood City, and four brothers, Gary Schweiger, Tom Schweiger Jr., Rick Schweiger, & Terry Schweiger all of Cranberry Twp.

He was preceded in death by his father, his step father, Tom Schweiger Sr., and his brother, Randy Schweiger.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc..

Services for Glenn will be held on Tuesday at 8:00 pm in the funeral home with Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating.

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

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Josephine Botti, 84

Mrs. Josephine P. Botti, 84, of New Brighton passed away in her residence on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:05 pm.

Mrs. Botti was born on April 12, 1929 in Beaver Falls to the late Joseph and Angelina Pizza Montani. Josephine had attended Wampum High School, and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She had worked at Moltrup Steel in Beaver Falls. Mrs. Botti was also a cook at the Big Beaver Restaurant(later known as Sadies Restaurant), the Alpine Inn, and the Corner Tavern in West Mayfield for many years. She is a past member of the LMBA in New Galilee, and she enjoyed playing Bocce, and going camping and fishing in Tionesta.

Mrs. Botti is survived by her husband of 60 years Joseph A. Botti whom she married on June 27, 1953, two daughters, Teresa Rea of New Brighton, Rita (Ray) Douds of South Beaver Twp., one son, Richard (Debbie) Botti of Ellwood City, six grandchildren, Steve (Mandi) Rea, Chad (Itty) Rea, Vanessa Botti, Bianca Botti, Luca Botti, & Samantha Douds, and two great grandchildren, Mason Rea, & Morgan Rea. She is also survived by three sisters, Mary Wahl of Virginia, Norma (Joseph) Gelmarini of Chewton, & Joann (John) Valentino of Wampum.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and her step brother, Louis Montani.

Family and friends will be received on Friday from 2-4 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

A Blesssing Service for Mrs. Botti will be held on friday at 4:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc.

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

 

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Eileen Blinn, 82

Eileen Blinn, 82, formerly of Chewton, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born October 8, 1930 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Julia Laughlin Hackett. She was married for 42 years to Gerald W. Blinn Sr. who died July 25, 1992. A member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, Eileen enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald W. Blinn Jr. and Ronald L. Blinn, both of Ellwood City and Daniel L. Blinn of Tucson, Arizona, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, William E. Blinn on June 18, 1988 and Thomas R. Blinn on May 9, 2008, sister, Helen Reeher, and two brothers, James and Wayne Hackett.

Friends will be received on Friday from 11 am until the time of the Blessing Service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.

Rev. Father Camillus Njoku will officiate

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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