Chelsee Marie Bevington, 22

Chelsee Marie Bevington, 22, of North Sewickely Twp. (formerly of Wampum) passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 21, 2017.

Chelsee was born June 22, 1995 in Ellwood City. She graduated from Lincoln High School where she played softball. Her most cherished time was spent caring for her daughter.

Survivors include her mother, Tracey Dicianno of Wampum, father, Robert E. Bevington of Florida; a daughter, Farrah Giovanna Bevington; brother, Shawn Hardesty of Wampum; grandfather, Sam Dicianno of Wampum; and grandmother, Lonnie DeLargy of West Palm Beach, Florida.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Beverly Bevington.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday November 25 from 2 until the time of the funeral service at 4 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Rev. Valerie Gaggini Schubert of the Dwelling Place will officiate the services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Robert A. Franze, 56

Rob’s guardian angel came down and surrounded him and carried him to the Heavens on Sunday November 19, 2017.

Rob loved his wife Loreekay so much he carved his love in stone, and his daughter Leah, who he would have moved the world for. This certainty gives them both comfort and strength.

Born August 11, 1961, Rob has rejoined his father Anthony who met him with open arms at heaven’s gate. Robs new wings also surround his mother, Shirley Piper Franze and brother, Randy.

He enjoyed the Steelers and working on cars. Rob also enjoyed camping and going hunting in the mountains, where he manned the base camp. He loved to drive his truck and motorcycle and golf.

Rob worked for Amerikohl Mining for the past 21 years. He was a member of the Eagles, SOI, and Hungarian Home Clubs in Ellwood City.

Friends and family will gather to celebrate Rob’s life on Friday November 24 from 5:30 until the time of the memorial service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Janice E. Kelly, 76

Janice E. Kelly, 76, of New Beaver Boro died Friday, November 17, 2017 at Jameson Hospital. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born September 9, 1941 in Kane, PA, she was the daughter of the late Frederick A.and Beatrice Bushley Phillips.  She was married for 34 years to Carl M. Kelly who survives. They were married December 5, 1983.

In addition to her husband, Carl, survivors include one son, Steven C. (Gretchen) Kelly of Bostic North Carolina and a sister, Diana (Ronald) Lineman of Oil City.

Private services were held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Interment followed in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Robert F. Smorada Sr., 80

Robert F. Smorada Sr., 80, of Ellwood City, passed away Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

Born April 21, 1937 in Haydenville, PA, he was the son of the late Rudolph R. and Valeria Ann Buran Smorada.  He was married for 59 years to Marcia Lee Osterwise Smorada who survives. They were married September 29, 1958.

Bob graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Engineering. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering in 1960. He was certified to practice Chemical Engineering in the States of Pennsylvania, California, New York, Massachusetts and South Carolina. Bob began his engineering career with Goodrich Gulf Chemicals in West Virginia. He then began working for Merck & Co for the next 30 years. He began in Pittsburgh as an Associate Engineer, then in Ellwood City (Calgon) as their Plant Engineer, finally retiring as the Project Manager in San Diego, California. He was professionally affiliated with the National Society of Professional Engineers, the California Society of Professional Engineers, past member of the PA Society of Professional Engineers, the Professional Engineer in Private Practice, Professional Engineer in Industry and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers.

Bob was an active member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church. He was the current bookkeeper, current Elder, member of the choir, past Deacon and former Junior High Sunday School teacher. He was a 15 year member of the Calvin Goofus Band and past admiral in the Calvin Mariners. He was a former member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church and United Church of Christ.

Bob civil and social activities included being the current president of the Fisher Farm Homeowners Association, member of the Ellwood Saxon Club, and a past member of the Ellwood City Civic Chorale. He enjoyed playing golf at a various courses and fresh water fishing. He also cherished time spent cooking and entertaining with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, Marcia, survivors include two daughters, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) Berendt of Ellwood City, Paula (William) Bond of Virginia Beach, VA; son, Robert “Rob” (Kathleen) Smorada Jr. of Ellwood City; three grandsons, Jeffrey (Kara) Smorada of Paso Robles, CA, Todd (Elizabeth) Berendt of Ellwood City, Zachary Bond of Virginia Beach, VA;and two granddaughters, Veronica Berendt of Ellwood City, and Kayla (Brandon) Bond of Virginia Beach, VA.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Albert J. Smorada, and Rudolph Smorada Jr in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 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 11am with his Pastor, Rev. Sean Brubaker officiating. Interment will follow in the Westmoreland County Memorial Park in Greensburg.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Calvin Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

 

Ricky L. Blaskowitz, 48

Ricky L. Blaskowitz, 48, of Second St., Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly at work on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Born October 5, 1969 in Sharon, he was the son of Dennis and Emma L. Lutz Blaskowitz of Ellwood City.

Ricky graduated from Lincoln High School in 1987 where he was a member of the football team. He was a member of the Local 373 Laborer’s Union in Pittsburgh. For many years, Ricky served as the Union Steward. He was a Veteran of the Navy, serving four years during Desert Storm aboard the USS Sampson. He was a member of the Saxon Club in Ellwood City. Ricky was a sports enthusiast, he enjoyed watching and playing hockey, football and golf. He also enjoyed time spent with his Yellow Lab, “Sam”.

In addition to his parents, survivors include two sons, Brett M. Blaskowitz of Ellwood City, Justin G. Allen of Butler; grandmother, Hilda Blaskowitz of Beaver Falls; sister, Marcy Jo Blaskowitz of Ellwood City; brother, Timothy J. (Cristin) Blaskowitz of Puyallup, WA; and a nephew and niece , Jacob and Molly Blaskowitz. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frank J. Blaskowitz; his maternal grandparents, John and Lorena Lutz; and an aunt, Erma Lutz.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday November 17 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 am. Pastor Dave McQuaid of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Frederick D. “Buz” Stelter, 86

Frederick D. “Buz” Stelter, 86, of Boyd School Rd., Wampum (Shenango Twp.) passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital following an extended illness.

Born April 13, 1931 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Virginia Bowden Stelter. He was married for 64 years to Florence “Allie” Alden Stelter as they were married February 26, 1953. She survives.

Fred graduated from Shenango High School. He served in the Army from 1952-1954 being stationed in Korea for thirteen months. He retired in 1993 from Penn Power where he was the Yard Supervisor. He was an active member of the Independent Methodist Church having served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President of the Church Council, and most recently President and Chairman Emeritus of both. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Fred enjoyed spending time at his camp that he built in Neiltown, Forest County. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Canada.

In addition to his wife, Allie, survivors include two sons, Fred D. (Lisa) Stelter Jr. of Wampum, James Daniel (Cecile) Stelter of Titusville; sister, Dolores Cox of Pulaski; sister in law, Judy Stelter of Wampum; and his granddaughter, Holly Stelter of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Ronald Stelter.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday November 12 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at the Independent Methodist Church at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Frederick Gilbert officiating. Military rites will be offered by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Independent Methodist Church, 1921 New Butler Rd. New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Alan H. Bargebuhr, 83

Alan H. Bargebuhr, 83, formerly of South Hills passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Jefferson Medical Center in Clairton.

Born December 22, 1933 in New York City, he was the son of the late Herbert and Jeanette Aron Bargebuhr.

Alan retired as the District Director of the Pennsylvania Public Welfare Office in McKeesport. He was a Veteran of the Army and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel J. Bargebuhr of Ellwood City and his best friend, Georgia Stuart of Whitehall.

Per Alan’s request, there will be no services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League or the Humane Society.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

 

Lillian M. Aromatorio, 86

Lillian M. Aromatorio, 86, of Allen Court, Wampum passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017 at UPMC Jameson Hospital following a brief illness.

Born May 16, 1931 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the John and Rose George Saad. She married Angelo Aromatorio of Wampum on April 24, 1954 and was blessed with over 63 years of marriage.

Lillian graduated from New Castle HIgh School in 1950. She was a member of the former St. Monica’s Church in Wampum and a current member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City.She worked for many years as a bookkeeper for several local businesses. Lillian was a deeply spiritual person. Her faith guided her life and her love of family and friends, defined it. She loved to cook and the fellowship that she shared with those that enjoyed her food gave her great joy. Lillian was a most precious member of her family as well as a great friend to all she touched.

In addition to her husband, Angelo, survivors include two sons, Dr. George Aromatorio of New Castle, David (Maryellen) Aromatorio of Evans City; brother, Francis Saad of West Middlesex; five grandchildren, Matthew, Jonathan (Kristin), Julia, Jenelle, and Marcus Aromatorio; two great grandchildren, MacKenna and Calvin, and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Florence Henderson, and two brothers, Alex and Charles Saad.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday November 6 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Church on Tuesday at 10:00 am with Rev. Father Mark Thomas officiating. Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Robert J. Guy, 80

Robert J. Guy, 80, of Hardy Lane, Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the VNA Hospice in Butler following a courageous seven month battle with cancer.

Born June 11, 1937 in Jeannette, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elsie Daugherty Guy. He was married for 54 years to Darlene Hoover Guy who survives.

Robert retired from Honeywill in 2000 where he worked in the maintenance department. An outdoorsman, Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed golfing.

In addition to his wife, Darlene, survivors include a son, Dr. Robert J. (Michelle) Guy Jr. of Harrisville; daughter, Holly Guy of Bradenton, Florida; sister, Lois Stough of Grapeville, PA; brother, John (Janice) Guy of Jeanette; and three grandchildren, Robert J. Guy III, Shayne Kennedy and Cairo Nord.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Guy.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, November 1st from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Clint Quillen will officiate the service. Twin Valley Cemetery in Jeannette will be Robert’s final resting place.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

David J. Boydell, 56

David J. Boydell, 56, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital.

He was born August 10, 1961 in Ellwood City. Dave graduated from Vo-Tech in 1979. He worked for 26 years as a millwright at BNZ Materials in Zelienople. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Dave was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Steelers.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, John D.(Barbara Hall) Boydell of Ellwood City; his wife, Jennifer Boydell; three sons, Josh (Krista) Boydell of Ellwood City, Shayne (Pete Finegan) Boydell of Allison Park, Matt (Kayla) Zion of Neshannock Twp; his mother-in-law, Lou Ellen Gillett of Finley, OH; sister, Donna (Tom) Hull of Canonsburg; brother, Robert V. Boydell of Beverly Hills, FL; and a grandson, Camren Boydell.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Veronica Dobranski Boydell and his father in law, Robert Gillett.

A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Friday, October 27th from 3 to 6pm at the Sons of Italy Hall in Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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