Edythe Mae Soltes, 90

Edythe “Edie” Mae Soltes, 90, of Mecklem Lane, Ellwood City passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Northview Estates following a brief illness.

Born January 18, 1927 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Warren and Violet Woods Warren Hutchinson. She was married to Stephen G. Soltes who passed away April 16, 1999.

Edie worked at Standard Steel Specialty Shop in Beaver Falls. She was Protestant by faith and a former Girl Scout Troop volunteer in Perry Twp.. She assisted with the Meals on Wheels Program at the Ellwood City Hospital. Edie and Steve enjoyed bowling with the Sunday Night League and dancing.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (Tim) Stevenson of Ellwood City and Jan Soltes of Pittsburgh; and a granddaughter, Shelley R. Stevenson of North Huntingdon.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edie was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Lee Warren and a close childhood friend, Eugene “Bud” Raybuck.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 22 from 3 to 7 pm and on Monday, October 23 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Tod Custer will officiate the services. Interment will follow in St. Gregory Cemetery in Zelienople.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Public Library.

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Kimberly Kozol, 55

Kimberly Ann Kozol, 55, of Edison Manor, New Castle passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her residence following a short illness.

Born December 5, 1961 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Edna Jean Krepps Kozol.

Kim graduated from St. Anthony’s School in Oakmont. She retired after working for 29 years at Lark Workshops. Kim enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. She always had a smile for everyone she met.

Survivors include two sisters, Linda Kozol of New Castle, Jodi L. (Stephen) Stuble of Wampum; two brothers, John R. (Donna) Kozol and Richard J. (Linda) Kozol, both of Wampum; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two nieces and a nephew.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday October 20 from 3pm until the time of the funeral service at 7pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Rev. R. Tod Custer will officiate. Interment will follow in Castleview Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Kim to the Special Olympics of PA.

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Helen L. Eiler, 47

Helen L. Eiler, 47, of North Versailles formerly of New Castle passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born August 15, 1970 in Ellwood City. Helen graduated from Riverside High School in 1989. She had formerly worked at the Wampum Mushroom Mines, Alsy, and Liberty Mutual. Helen enjoyed cooking. She was very family oriented and enjoyed every moment spent with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Eiler, her father, Jeffrey Norris of New Castle, mother and step father, Mary L. Andrews (James H. “Windy” ) Winfield, brothers, James W. (Kimberly Smith) Winfield of Moon Twp., Jeffrey Joseph (Bonnie) Norris, Jamie, Jeff, and Justin Norris, all of New Castle; and good friend, Julieann Smith-Goode of North Versailles. Helen is also survived by aunts and uncles, Jack (Beth) Andrews and Al (Dot) Andrews, all of Ellwood City, Jeff (Shirley) Steffler of Wampum, Ed (Sally) MacAdoo and Joyce Demartinis, all of Sharon; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday October 16 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Ray A. Medina of Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

Ray Wilson Yoho, 86

Ray Wilson Yoho, 86, of Wayne Twp. passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, PA.

Born November 20, 1930 in Shenango Twp., he was the son of the late John E and Catharine Irene Houk Yoho.

Ray graduated and served as the Class President for the Class of 1948 at Shenango High School. He served aboard the USS Lowery in the US Navy during the Korean War where he was awarded The Korean Service Medal with one star and the United Nations Service Medal. Following his honorable discharge in 1952, Ray studied at Penn State University, graduating in 1957 with an electrical engineering degree. Ray retired from Rockwell/Boeing in California in 1990. He enjoyed working outdoors.

Survivors include four sisters, Jean Spears of New Castle, Leann (John) Roth of Huntsville, AL, Sally Swaney of Lebanon, TN, Susan Colella of Jackson, MI; sister in law, Norma Yoho of New Castle; and several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Neil E. Yoho and John D. Yoho, two brothers in law, Lawrence E. Spears and Donald Swaney, sister in law, Geraldine Yoho Frohnapfel, a nephew, Rickie Spears, and a niece Julie Roth Evans.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 10 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City. Pastor James R. O’hara of the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Slippey Rock Church Cemetery Association.

Arrangements have ben entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Rev. Carl E. Hockenberry, 87

Rev. Carl E. “Chip” Hockenberry, 87, of North Sewickley Twp went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He had been under hospice care at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born October 27, 1929 in Franklin Twp. Beaver County, he was the son of the late Loyal Earl Hockenberry and Ethel Grace McCartney Hockenberry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Edna Ava Remaley Hockenberry who passed away November 21, 2011; and brothers, William, Kenneth, Don, and Gerald “Red” Hockenberry, Bobby and Eddie Kalajainen, and Chuckie Miller.

Rev. Hockenberry served as the Pastor of the Camp Run Free Methodist Church for 30 years. He was a lifelong member of the church. Carl formerly worked for the Ellwood City Tube Mill and Matthews Conveyer. Rev. Hockenberry also drove a tractor trailer for Shreiber’s, Brady’s, and Jones Motor Freight. Carl served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Carl is survived by two daughters, Lorraine (Rudy) Shirilla of Beaver Falls, Elaine Steighner of Ellwood City; two sons, Randy Hockenberry of Portersville, Gary (Karen) Hockenberry of Rochester; considered adopted sons, Tony Barge and Melvin McCracken; brother, Gary Kalajainen of New Castle; and two sisters, Devona “Vonnie” (James) Anderson of Prospect and Shirley Dittmer of Warren, Ohio. He is also survived by six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. His nephew, Rev. Daniel Hockenberry of the Brookfield Christian Church will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Colon Cancer Research .

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Regis H. Frederick Jr., 70

Regis H. “Rick” Frederick Jr., 70, of New Beaver Boro passed away peacefully Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

Born December 8, 1946 in Sewickley, he was the son of the late Regis and Mildred Louise McConnell Frederick Sr. He was married for 49 years to Darlene A. Brown Frederick who survives. They were married December 30, 1967.

Regis worked at several companies, most recently at Universal Refractories where he served as the Vice President and Controller. He graduated from Freedom High School and studied at Slippery Rock University from September of 1964 to January of 1967. Regis was a former member of the Baden United Methodist Church the Baden American Legion. He was currently a member of the New Galilee VFW, and the New Galilee LMBA where he played for their golf and bocce leagues. He enjoyed camping.

In addition to his wife, Darlene, survivors include three daughters, Sandra (Keith) Zack of Wampum, Lesley McNellis of Hermitage, Cindy Frederick of New Castle; his twin sister, Regina Alice “Renie” (Richard) Gault of Ambridge; brother, Charles “Mac” McConnell (Deborah) Frederick of Fair Oaks; and seven grandchildren, Cole Zack, Devon Welsh, Dylan Welsh, Nolan Ayers, Camden Ayers, Abby McNellis, and Ethan McNellis.

He was preceded in death by two brothers in law, Earl and Keith Brown, and a nephew, Kevin Brown.

No services will be held at Regis’s request. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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Dakota Joe Olinger, 22

Dakota Joe Olinger, 22, of New Castle passed away Friday, September 29, 2017.

Dakota was a self employed construction worker. He enjoyed fishing and was of the Catholic faith. He was known for always being a jokester but he was always there for everyone if they needed anything. His most cherished time was spent with his son and family.

Survivors include his mother and father, Tonya and Joseph Yhelka; father, Randy Olinger; fiancé, Kayla Kendrick; son, Dakota Allen Olinger; unborn son due in November; grandparents, Peggy and Tim Casuccio and Jane Olinger; three sisters, Ashley Shirley, Rachel Olinger, and Linda Yhelka and seven brothers,Kenneth, Stephen, and Dustin Shirley, Dylan, Travis, and Kaydan Olinger and Nathan Yhelka.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Joey Yhelka.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, October 5 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Blessing Service will be held on Friday at 11 am at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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James L. Miller, 85

James L. Miller, 85, of Third Ave., Koppel passed away Thursday, September 7, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver following an extended illness.

Born February 25, 1932 in Massillon, Ohio, he was the son of the late Frank J.and Teresa Zsizsik Miller. He was married for 51 years to Jane Rankin Miller who passed away October 9, 2003.

Jim was a self employed truck driver, hauling for Kaplan and then for the Ohio Fast Freight. He graduated from Beaver Falls High School and was a member of the Local Teamsters. Jim was an active member of the Koppel United Methodist Church. He enjoyed bowling and carpentry. He always strived to help others and will be missed by many.

Survivors include daughter, Karen (Bill) D’Amico of Wampum; son, David L. (Lonnie) Miller of East Palestine, Ohio; son in law, Keith Brockman of East Palestine; daughter in law, Lynda Miller of Hermitage; brother, Frank (Ruth) Miller of Wampum; 11 grandchildren, and 9 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lee Ann Brockman, a son, James L. Miller, and a brother, Robert Miller.

A private memorial service will be held.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Koppel United Methodist Church

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

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Nancy Lee Ehrenburg, 66

Nancy Lee Ehrenburg, 66, of Pulaski passed away unexpectedly Saturday, September 23, 2017.

Born September 22, 1951 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Fritz Edwin and Jenny Jaros Krassman. She was married for 45 years to Russell M. Ehrenburg who survives.

Nancy graduated from Beaver Falls High School. She enjoyed cooking and baking. She was an avid Steeler fan. Her most cherished time was spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to Russell, survivors include two daughters, Nicole (Brian Stoner) McAllister and Kimberly Ehrenburg, both of Pulaski; two sons, Russell A. Ehrenburg of Pulaski, Travis (Sara Fowler) Ehrenburg of New Castle; five sisters, Jean Pervak of New Brighton, Ricki (Robert) Newman of Ellwood City, Patty Loppnow of Wisconsin, Mary and Sonja Krassman, both of Beaver Falls; and eight grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by siblings, Sue Delarose and Fritz Krassman.

Graveside service will be held on Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11 am at the Little Beaver Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

 

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Kate Macom, 82

Kate Macom, 82, of Murphy’s Cut Rd., Chewton passed away peacefully Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver.

Born March 17, 1935 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Russell F. and Ann Bessell Murphy. She was married for 48 years to James A. Macom who passed away August 24, 2008.

Kate graduated from Wampum High School. She worked as the receptionist for St. Francis School of Nursing for many years. She was an active member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church having served as an Elder and Deacon. She enjoyed singing, not only in the church choir, but also with the “Singing Friends”. She loved animals. Her most cherished time was spent with family, especially with her granddaughter, Annie.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori Macom of Chewton, Lisa (James) Iafe of Cranberry Twp.; son, Jamie (Crystal) Macom of Wampum; sister, Mabel Householder of New Beaver Boro; and granddaughter, Annie Macom.

In addition to her husband, Kate was preceded in death by siblings, Bertha McCready and Glen Murphy.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday September 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at the Wampum Presbyterian Church. Rev. R. Tod Custer will officiate. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wampum Presbyterian Church.

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