Mary Ann Rosati, 70

Mary Ann Rosati, 70, of West Pittsburg passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, January 21, 2018 surrounded by her loving family following a short illness.

Born January 16, 1948 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Albert Paul and Josephine Theresa Macchiarelli Dudich.

Mary Ann graduated from New Castle High School and was a member of the St. Vincent de Paul Parish. She was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan and enjoyed solving crossword puzzles. Mary Ann was a loving mother and grandmother who was an inspiration to the entire family.

Survivors include two sons, Randy (Julie) Rosati of North Las Vegas, Nevada, Michael Anthony (Lisa) Rosati of West Pittsburg; two sisters, Florence “Cookie” (Terence) Rice and Vicky (Clay) Brown, both of West Pittsburg; brother, Albert Paul Dudich Jr. of Tampa, Florida; and two grandchildren, Gabriel Angelo and Evann Grace Rosati.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a niece, Angela Dudich and a nephew, Edward Bertram.

Private services were held. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Robert E. McFate, 67

Robert E. McFate, 67, of North Beaver Twp. passed away Saturday, January 20, 2018, at UPMC Jameson following a two year illness.

Born November 22, 1950 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Robert J. McFate and June Henry McFate of Bessemer. He was married for 41 years to Janet Householder McFate who survives.

Following graduation from Mohawk High School in 1969, Bob served his country in the Navy during the Vietnam War. He retired from Youngstown Tube Company and was affiliated with the Wampum Presbyterian Church. An avid hunter, Bob was a member of the Mahoning Sportsman Club and the Coon and Fox Hunters Club in Bessemer. Bob was also an accomplished gardener who was known for his special tomatoes and hot peppers.

In addition to his wife and mother, survivors include a daughter, Erin (Josh) Coonfare of Ellwood City; two sons, Kevin McFate of Hermitage; and Air Force Tech Sgt Stephen (Casey) McFate of Cabot, Arkansas; two sisters, Linda McFate of Bessemer; and Betty (Bernie) Pagliaro of New Castle; brother, Roy McFate of Chicago; six grandchildren, Nathan, Nicholas, and Kennedy Coonfare, Grayson Groh, and Emma and Owen McFate; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Rick McFate.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday January 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the Wampum Presbyterian Church on Friday at 11:00 am with Rev. Elizabeth Wallace officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Mt Jackson Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wampum Presbyterian Church, PO Box 86, Wampum, PA 16157.

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Josephine Baker, 72

Josephine Funari Baker, 72, of Davidson St., Wampum, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her loving family, Friday, January 19, 2018 following a courageous two and a half year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Born October 12, 1945 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Anthony Funari Sr. and Millie Rainey Funari of Mahoningtown. She was married for 45 years to Gary Baker who survives.

Josephine retired from the Union Area School District, where she taught High School English for many years. She was also part owner of the former Cousins Three Restaurant in New Castle. Josephine graduated from New Castle High School in 1963. She received her Bachelor Degree in Education from Slippery Rock University and her Masters from Westminster College. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Parish. Josephine enjoyed going to the casinos and solving crossword puzzles. Her most cherished time was spent with her family and grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Millie and husband, Gary, survivors include three daughters, Gina Hogue of Center Twp, Melissa “Mitzi” (Ralph Sunder) Baker of Pittsburgh, Lauren (Steven Ramsey) Grinnen of Ellwood City; sister, Jean Funari of Mahoningtown; brother, Anthony (Sue) Funari Jr. of New Castle; eight grandsons and one granddaughter.

She was preceded in death by her father, Anthony Funeri Sr. and her sister, Louise Funera.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday January 23, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Wednesday at 1 pm. Interment will follow in St. Lucy Cemetery.

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John A. Ippolito, 69

John A.”Jack” Ippolito, 69, of New Castle, formerly of Wampum, passed away peacefully Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

Born December 16, 1948 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Raymond J. Ippolito and Mary Jane Sbarro Ippolito of New Castle. .

Jack graduated from Lincoln High School in 1967. Following graduation, he served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Jack retired in 2011 as the Maintenance Supervisor at Medusa Cement/Cemex. He then worked for OSA Global Security where he served as the Captain at Mohawk High School An outdoorsman, Jack enjoyed hunting, camping, and boating. An expert with the bow and arrow, Jack won the PA State Archery Championship in the 1970’s. He enjoyed spending time at Conneaut Lake where he was known as “Captain Jack”. His most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to his mother, Mary Jane, survivors include a son, Anthony R. (Crissy) Ippolito of New Castle; his fiancé, Betty Wright with whom he resided; two sisters, Beverly Capezio of New Castle, Cynthia (Jim) Thomas of Boardman, Ohio; brother, Raymond J.”Bucky” (Toni) Ippolito of New Castle; four grandchildren, Kylee, Madison, Jennah, and Avery; and his faithful companion, Snicky.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday January 19 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Funeral Liturgy will take place on Saturday at St. James the Apostle Church in New Bedford at 11:00 am with Deacon John Carran officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery in New Castle

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Mary Spiker, 82

Mary Spiker, 82, of Franklin Twp. passed away Sunday, January 14, 2018 at West Penn Hospital following a brief illness.

Born May 24, 1935 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Harold and Ethel Bartholomew Hutchison. She was married for 64 years to Donald M. Spiker as they were married on December 26, 1953. He survives.

Mary graduated from New Castle High School. She was a former member and Sunday School Teacher at the United Bretheran Church in Ellport. She currently is a member of the Free Methodist Church. Mary enjoyed making wedding cakes and was a talented seamstress. She was a member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary for over 24 years. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to her husband, Don, survivors include three sons, Donald M. (Mary) Spiker Jr. of Missouri, James H. (Cathy) Spiker and Ronald J. (Tara) Spiker, both of Fombell; two daughters, Diane (Tim) Flick of New Jersey, Debra J. Foreman of Ellwood City; two sisters, Eilene Bower of Franklin, PA, Elizabeth Parry of New Castle; three brothers, Harold and Frank Hutchison, both of New Castle, John Hutchison of New Wilmington; 18 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Lois Arkwright, June Reiber, and Ethel McClosky and a son in law, Gary Foreman.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Wednesday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11am. Pastor Tim Flick will officiate the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Free Methodist Church 412 Glen Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Harriet June Mulroy, 89

Harriet June Mulroy, 89, of West Mayfield passed away Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at her residence.

Born April 21, 1928 in Meadville, she was the daughter of the late Redden Lamuel and Thelma Leona Straley Terrill .

Harriet was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, John E. “Jack” Mulroy, a daughter Cynthia “Cindy” L. Fuze, a son, Charles “Chuck” Mulroy, a sister, Jacquelyn “Jackie” Kaufman, and a grandson, Charles “Chuckie” Mulroy.

She will be sadly missed by seven grandchildren, her beloved granddaughter and her fiancé, Dusty L. Mount and Bob Cumberledge, Seneca Fuze, Farrah, Christopher, Timothy, and John Mulroy, and Jacqueline Turner; numerous great grandchildren; a cherished niece, Deidrea Mulroy and beloved friends, Clyde and Ena McDonald.

Per Harriet’s wishes, there will be no services.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Ralph W. Mohr, 88

Ralph W. “Red” Mohr, 88, of Chewton passed away Monday, January 8, 2018 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital.

Born July 1, 1929 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Orrie and Reine Snare Mohr. Ralph was married for 63 years to Agnes “Tootsie” Vansovich Mohr who survives.

Red graduated from Wampum High School. He served in the Navy aboard the USS Higby and Bryce during the Korean War. Ralph was a member of the former Queen of Heaven Church in Wampum and a current member of Holy Redeemer Parish. He retired from Medusa Cement Company where he worked in the packhouse. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. A sports enthusiast, Red was a fan of all sports. Red cherished time spent with his great grandsons who he adored.

In addition to his wife, Agnes, survivors include a son, Scott A. (Debra) Mohr of Chewton; grandson, Scott A. (Katie) Mohr II of Chewton; granddaughter, Diana M. (Joshua) McClure of New Castle; and four great grandsons, Hoyt and Chase Mohr, and Bryce and Caiden McClure.

The last of his family, Ralph was preceded in death by three sisters, Augusta Hogue, Caroline Capalbo, Doris Turner; and four brothers, Norm, John, Don, and Paul Mohr..

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday January 10 from 4-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street, Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at 10 am at Holy Redeemer Parish with Rev. Father Mark Thomas officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Robert M. Crawford, 89

Robert M. Crawford, 89, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2018 in the comfort of his home, with family at his side.

Born July 5, 1928 in Karns City, PA, Bob was the son of the late Melvin S. and Clara E. Waddington Crawford. He was married for 61 years to Helen Paul Crawford who survives. Their lives were blessed with two sons, Curt and Bryan.

Bob resided in the Ellwood City/Beaver Falls area for most of his life. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946. Bob was an active member of Calvin Presbyterian Church where he was a chancel choir member for many years. He retired from US Steel where he worked in the accounting department for 35 years.

He is survived by his wife, Helen, son and daughter in law, Curt and Sue Crawford of Kettering, Ohio; sisters, Verna Stinson and Audrey Peters; brother, Donald (Donna) Crawford; and brothers in law, George (Marge) Paul, and John (Dorothy) Maley. Bob is also survived by many beloved nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son and daughter in law, Bryan and Barbara Moriarity Crawford, brother, Thomas Crawford, and in laws, George Peters, Floyd Stinson, and Ray and Katie Johns.

Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Family and friends will be received on Wednesday, January 10 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm. Bob’s pastor, Rev. Sean Brubaker will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Maudress Anna Boots, 85

Maudress “Maudie” Anna Boots, 85, formerly of Portersville passed away Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at Northview Estates.

Born November 6, 1932 in Portersville, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Anna Kennedy Frazier.

Maudie worked at the Butler Hospital for 20 years in the Anesthesia Department. She was an active and devoted member of the First Church of God where she served as their treasurer for many years. Maudie cherished time spent with her family. Family and Church were her life.

Survivors include three daughters, Connie (David) Cunningham of Ellwood City, Cathy (Craig) Vrooman of Baden, Carla (Rick) Leasure of Erie; three step children, Jeff (Carrie) Boots, Lori (Carl) Pentz, and Alana (Bob) Smiley; seven grandchildren, Eric, Briana, Kala, Chris, Lindsay, Kylie, and Kelsey; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Robert Kerry in 1969 and Allan “Jake” Boots in 1995. She was also preceded in death by three sisters, Bessie Pifer, Jean Ketterer, and Edna Graham.

Friends and family will be received on Friday, January 5 from 4 to 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the First Church of God on Saturday at 11 am with Pastor Phil Conklin officiating. Interment will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church of God, 1862 Mercer Rd. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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Martha L. Burns, 76

Martha L. Burns, 76, formerly of Pershing St. Ellwood City passed away Saturday, December 30, 2017 at the Sunnyview Nursing and Rehab Center in Butler.

Born June 30, 1941 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late James and Esther Shaffer Marshall.

Martha graduated from Lincoln High School. She retired from the Ellwood City Children’s Center where she enjoyed taking care of the infants. Her most cherished time was spent with her family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Don (Daron) Burns of Ellport, Tim (Annie Novakovich) Burns of Beaver Falls; daughter, Ruthann (Mark) Dillaman of Ridgeville, PA; sister, Catherine Thompson, brother, Bill Marshall, and sister in law, Sue Marshall all of Ellwood City; five grandchildren, Chris Burns, Justin and Eric Shoaf, and Tim and Ashley Burns; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Bolland and two brothers, Lawrence and Bob Marshall.

Martha’s friends and family will be received on Wednesday January 3 from 3 until the time of the funeral service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Bruce Gardner of the Berean Presbyterian Church will officiate. Private interment will follow in Camp Run Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.