Ellwood City Area Obituaries

Evelyn L. Johns, 90

Mrs. Evelyn L. Johns, 90, of the Passavant Retirement Community in Zelienople passed away on Saturday January 26, 2013 in the North Hills Passavant Hospital at 7:30 pm.

Mrs. Johns was born on August 25, 1922 in East Palestine Ohio to the late Curtis C. and Nina Cunningham Lipp. She had graduated from the Petersburg High School in 1940, and had attended Business School. Mrs. Johns worked as a bookkeeper for the Petersburg Creamery and later for Bob Baird Well Drilling. She is a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church. At her church she had taught the Sunday School Nursery Class for over 30 years, and was the director for the funeral dinners. She also had served on the church council, and sang in the church choir. Mrs. Johns enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and reading.

Mrs. Johns is survived by her husband Harold J. Johns whom she married on May 23, 1953, two daughters and sons-in-law; Marcia (Frank) Podnar of Zelienople, & Carol (James) Colao of Ellwood City, one son and daughter-in-law; Curtis (Ruth) Johns of New Castle, seven grandchildren; Curtis (Amanda) Johns, Rev. Brandon (Christine) Johns, Brian (Danielle) Johns, Megan Podnar, Jessica Podnar, Brooke Colao, & Theron Colao, and two great grandchildren; Carson Colao, & Lilly Johns. She is also survived by one brother and sister-in-law; Harold (Marian) Lipp of East Palestine Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters; Elizabeth Powers, and Eleanor Dykes, and one brother; Carl Lipp.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc and on Wednesday from 10-11 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church.

Services for Mrs. Johns will be held on Wednesday at 11:00 am in the Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating. Interment will be at the Koch Cemetery in Unity, Ohio.

Memorial contributions in Mrs. Johns’s name may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church Nursery Fund, 207 Spring Ave., Ellwood City, Pa 16117.

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

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Robert E. “Bubbone” Rozzo, 73

Mr. Robert E. “Bubbone” Rozzo, 73, of 511 View St. Ellwood City passed away on Friday January 25, 2013 in the Ellwood City Hospital at 1:40 am.

Mr. Rozzo was born on April 20, 1939 in Ellwood City to the late George M. and Anna J. Cortez Rozzo. He had attended Lincoln High School and was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Bob had worked at the National Plumbing in Ellwood City, Halstead Industries in Zelienople, and the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in the hot finish department as a machine operator. Bob was also the owner of and well known for his “Rozzo Lures”. He had made fishing lures of all types for many years.  Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being with his children and grandchildren. He was a member of the Ellwood-Wampum Rod and Gun Club for many years. Bob also had played the trumpet, saxophone, and clarinet in various bands in the Ellwood City Area.

Bob is survived by his wife Shirley Young Rozzo whom he married on January 23, 1963, two daughters; Denise (Henry) Miller of Greensburg, & Richelle Rozzo of Ellwood City, two sons; Bob (Rachelle) Rozzo, & Richard (Debbie) Rozzo both of Ellwood City, six grandchildren; Chakayla Rozzo, Tieraney Rozzo, Ryleigh Lucas, Jacob Lucas, Railer Rozzo, & Zachery Rozzo, and one great grandchild; Wyatt Staib. He is also survived by three nieces; Georgia DeSanzo, Stephanie Rider, & Lisa Rozzo.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Georgetta Geary, and his brother George Rozzo, Jr.

Visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 4:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Family House, 5245 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, Pa 15232.

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

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Marian “Dot” Cunningham, 85

Marian “Dot” Cunningham, 85, of Harmony Baptist Rd., New Castle (Shenango Twp.) died on  Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born March 7, 1927 in Castlewood, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel Hogue White.  She was married to the late Earl “Bud”  Cunningham who passed away in 2003.

Dot was a clerk at the former Picway Shoe Store in New Castle for 12 years.  She was an active member of the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she was a Deaconess, former choir member, and a Sunday School Teacher since 1946.  She enjoyed bowling, camping and traveling.  Dot was known for her homemade pies which everyone loved.

Survivors include a son, Richard Cunningham of Boardman, Ohio and a sister in law, Vicki White of Castlewood.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Irvine and three brothers, Ray and Jack White and another in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday January 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received from 10:30 until the time of the funeral services  at 11 am at the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Tuesday.  Her pastor, Rev. James O’Hara will officiate. Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Castlewood Alliance Church, 660 Harmony Baptist Rd., New Castle, PA 16101.

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

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William K. Faull, 89

William K. Faull, 89, of Ellport, went to be with the Lord on Friday afternoon, January 25, 2013 in the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler.

He was born in Grove City, PA on May 5, 1923 to the late William K. Faull and the late Ruth E. Biteman Faull Wardman.  He was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII.  Bill worked as a machine operator at the former Ellwood Works of U.S. Steel for 33 years.  He was a member and former Elder at Ellport Presbyterian Church.  He was also a member of the Portersville Keenagers, AARP, and he and his wife enjoyed square dancing with the Happy Bunch Square Dance Club.  Bill was a talented woodworker and especially enjoyed doing fretwork.

He was preceded in death, in addition to his parents, by his first wife, Betty L. Swope Faull on March 5, 1990, his daughter Sandra Faull Swick on December 31, 1987, and his half sister, Edna Mae Rosenberg.

He is survived by his wife, Gladys M. Stich Faull, as well as his son, Gary L. (and Mary) Faull of Lebanon, TN, his son-in-law Thomas (and Margie) Swick of Ellwood City, his grandchildren, Tammy and Daniel Swick, and his siblings Richard Faull and Charlotte Rule of Boardman, OH and Doris Werner and Gail McCormick of Ellwood City.  He is also survived by two stepsons; Dennis (and Pamela) Stich of New Castle and Gerald Stich of Rochester, and two step grandchildren, Marissa Brake and Elsie Stich.

Friends will be received from 4-8 P.M. on Monday, January 28, 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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at TURNER’S with Rev. Teresa Kendall officiating, assisted by Rev. James Latta.

Burial will be in Wurtemburg Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Bill’s name, to Ellport Presbyterian Church, c/o John Dobi, Treasurer, 421 Mahoney 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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John Robert Orr, 85

John Robert “Bob” Orr Jr., 85, of Stiefel Ave., Ellwood City died on  Wednesday, January 23, 2013 following an illness.

Born August 8, 1927 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late John R. and Blanche Rasely Orr Sr.  He was married for 62 years to Dorothy Rice Orr as they were married June 30, 1950.

Bob worked for many years along with his father and brother at Orr’s Auto Service on Fourth St. in Ellwood City.  He also worked 15 years as a fitter for Herr-Voss Corporation in Conway, PA.  He was a member of Knox Presbyterian Church serving as an Elder and Trustee.  Bob was a veteran of the US Army serving as a Sergeant in WWII in Germany from 1945-1947.  He was a 32nd  Degree Mason with F & AM Lodge # 599 in Ellwood City.  He was also a member of the New Castle Consistory, Lawrence Caravan # 15 and a member of the Syria Shrine, Pittsburgh. He loved fishing in Quebec, Canada with family and friends for many years.  He also enjoyed golfing, hunting, and bowling with the Men’s Church bowling league.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, survivors include a daughter and son in law, Marilyn (Marlon) Barsotti of Ellwood City; one grandson, Jonathan Robert Bucci of Pittsburgh; two sisters, Marlene (LeRoy) Dierfield of New Castle, Carol Lee Michael of Renfrew, PA;  a brother, William (Eleanor) Orr of Ellwood City; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother, Anna Mae Newell Orr; brother in law, Donald Michael, and a nephew, Dwight Orr.

Visiting hours will be held on  Friday January 25, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Masonic Service will be held at 7 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Elizabeth Wallace officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Entombment will follow in the Zelienople Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Knox Presbyterian Church, 449 Nicholson Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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

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Vriginia M. Klinesmith, 93

Vriginia M. Klinesmith, 93 formerly of Ellwood City pass away at the Passavant Health Care Center in Zelienople on Friday, January 18, 2013 at 3:05 PM.

Born in Ambridge, PA on December 27, 1919, Virginia was the daughter of the late George Newton and Cora Essie Gifford Shrum.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Clinton Klinesmith who passed away on March 31, 1979.  They were married on March 13, 1937.  Virginia work at Schullion Trucking Co. as a cleaning lady and earlier as a clerk at Spoa’s Market.  She was a former member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church in Ellwood City.  Virginia was a member of the Blue Star Mothers of America and was Department President for 3 years.

Surviving are 7 children, Albert “Sonny” Klinesmith of Masa, AZ, Jack Klinesmith of Campbell, CA, Lois Nagel, Virginia L. Klinesmith and April Klinesmith all of New Castle, Catherine Hughes of Clarion, PA and Roberta Baldwin of Ellport, a brother, Donald Shrum of Columbus, OH, 27 Grandchildren, 48 Great Grandchildren and 13 Great Great Grandchildren.

Besides her parents and husband, Virginia was preceded in death by 5 children, Carol Reynolds, Joann Lutz, Paul Klinesmith, Gregory Klinesmith and Linda Kane, 3 Grandchildren and 2 brothers, Oakey and Floyd Shrum.

A Memorial Service will be held at Passavant Health Center on Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 2 PM.

Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery.

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

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Evelyn M. Barber, 74

Evelyn McCann Barber, 74, of New Galilee, died on Thursday, January 17, 2013, at Friendship Ridge following an illness.

She was born on June 29, 1938, to the late Lawrence and Idora Robinson McCann and was married to the late Robert E. Barber.

She had formerly attended the Clinton United Methodist Church.

Evelyn’s most cherished time was spent caring for her beloved family.

Survivors include her daughters, Karen Cook and Bonnie Smith; a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Pam Barber; 14 grandchildren, Fred Jr., Melissa, Angela, Charles, Jack, Randy, Tom, Richy, Shane, Willie, Rob, Mark, Tanaya and Shelby; 11 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Phyllis Bobin, Gladys Brown and Martha McCann and a brother, Joseph McCann.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her son, Jeffrey Barber; a grandson, Robert Barber III; her son-in-law, Fred Cook Sr.; four brothers, Lawrence Jr., Norman, Roy and Thomas and four sisters, Margaret, Mary Alice, Mildred and Joann.

The family will receive friends from noon until the memorial service at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2013, at the Darlington Fire Hall. Pastor Paul Poole of the First Assembly of God, Patterson Twp., will conduct services followed by a luncheon in her honor.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Wampum.

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

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Eva B. Walton, 92

Eva B. Walton, 92, of Dutch Ridge Road, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Thursday evening, January 17, 2013 at the Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle.

She was born in Ellwood City on April 4, 1920 to the late John McQuiston and the late Harriet Stiefel McQuiston.  Eva was raised on the family farm and she and her family were the caretakers of Camp Allegheny.  She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was devoted to her family.

Eva was preceded in death by her husband, John J. Walton, who passed away October 21, 1999.  She was also preceded by her son, John W. Walton, her daughter-in-law, Patty Walton, and her grandson, Kenneth Walton.  The last of her family, she was preceded in death, in addition to her parents, by two brothers and three sisters: Loyal McQuiston, Harold McQuiston, Delilah McCrumb, Mary Hager, and Mildred Wallace.

She is survived by two sons, Kenneth H. (and Sarah) Walton and Robert E. Walton (and Linda Milchak), all of Wayne Township, Ellwood City.  She is also survived by five grandchildren: Carol Mason, Tracy (and Jimmy) Jones, Robert (and Lisa) Walton, John Walton, and Nicole Walton.  Eight great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren also survive, as well as close family friends Howard (and Sandy) Allison of New Castle.

Per Eva’s wishes, private visitation and services will be held in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue, with Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley, her pastor, officiating.

Interment will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Wayne Township.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Eva’s name, to Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Spring 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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