Donald Schlemmer, 87

Donald Schlemmer, 87, of Wurtemburg passed away Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

Born in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Earl Emery and Mary Melzina Smith Schlemmer. He was married for 50 years to Mary Wolfe Schlemmer who passed away October 22, 2000.

Donald retired after 40 years with Armstrong World Industries. He was a member and also served as the Secretary and Vice President of the Local 256 United Rubber Workers. He was a former member of the Beaver County Labor Council. Don graduated from the Ohio State Labor Institute and VRW Time Study School. He was a former Perry Twp. Supervisor and served two terms as President of the Lawrence County Twp. Associations. Don was elected the first President of a Township with an under 4000 population. He served on the Board for the Lawrence County Partners for Progress. He also served on the Board of the North West Planning Commission.

Survivors include one daughter, Mary Lou Ehrenberg (Mike Blair) of New Castle; four sons, Frank (Felicia) Schlemmer of Oviedo, Florida, Tim (Diane) Schlemmer of Ellwood City, Bill (Jayne) Schlemmer of Chippewa, Rick (Patty) Schlemmer of Georgia; daughter in law, Nancy Schlemmer of Ellwood City, son in law, Barry Meister of Tennessee; sister, Nancy Spencer of Sylvania, Ohio 12 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a son, Don J. Schlemmer on May 25, 2011, daughter Beth Meister on November 14, 2012, grandson, Cory Schlemmer in February of 2000; and siblings, Paul and David Schlemmer, Ruth Loccisano, Betty Jean Ross, and Arthur, Richard, Raymond and Anna Jean Schlemmer. and a grandson, Cory Schlemmer in February of 2000.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday from 2 until the time of the Funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

 

 

Mary Jane Appollino Caccia, 88

Mary Jane Appollino Caccia, 88, of Johnson St., Ellwood City passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at The Grove At Harmony.

Born October 30, 1928 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Vienna Giard Appollino. She was married on August 20, 1957 to William Caccia Jr.

Mary Jane graduated from Lincoln High School and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. She retired in 2005 from Angel’s Cleaning Service.

Survivors include two sons, Michael Lane Caccia of Beaver Falls, David Ernest (Debby Tincani) Caccia of Ellwood City; sister, Dorothy Appollino of Florida; and a grandson, David Edward Caccia Jr. of Ellwood City.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Della Boccardi and Lillian Hudspath.

Per Mary Jane’s wishes, no services will be held.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Beaver County Humane Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Charles V Badger, 87

Charles V “Chuck” Badger, 87, of Franciscan Manor, formerly of Big Beaver Borough, devoted husband, loving and caring father and grandfather went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 11, 2017 following a brief illness.

Born November 16, 1929 in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Lester V. and Blanche Brown Badger. He was married for 53 years to Edna L. “Irene” Butkevitz Badger who passed away August 9, 2004.

Chuck graduated from Wampum High School where he played basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he played Minor League Baseball for the Boston Braves. He served in the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion Post 749 in Wampum. Chuck retired after 37 years from Babcock and Wilcox where he worked as a tube inspector. He was an active member and Elder of the First United Presbyterian Church in Darlington. Chuck was also a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of the Meridian Lodge 411 in Enon Valley.

Survivors include two daughters, Colleen (Paul) Shotts of Everett, Kellie (David) Cercone of New Brighton; grandson, Aaron Shotts of Mechanicsburg; and a granddaughter, Stephanie Feola of Beaver.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday August 14, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10 am with his pastor, Rev. C.F. Hoffman officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Presbyterian Church, 3385 Old Darlington Rd Darlington, PA 16115.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Christina M. Allen, 59

Christina M. Allen, 59, of Zelienople formerly of New Castle passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 7, 2017 at UPMC Passavant Hospital.

Born September 27, 1957 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline Quintana Sbarro.

Chris graduated from Mohawk High School and Jameson School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. She lived her life for her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include children, Mark S. (Jenna A.) Milone and Leonard, Jauan, Julius Allen, all of Zelienople, Nicole Allen of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Carmella (Glen) Russell of West Pittsburg, Linda (George) Thomas of Chippewa, Ellen (Frank) Bekoski of Bessemer; brother, Anthony (Joan) Sbarro of Shenango Twp.; and seven grandchildren, Mark Jr, Marissa, Tyler, Rylee, and Maleah Milone, and Drake and Kyrie Allen.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard Allen, son, Joseph Milone, and a brother, Thomas Sbarro.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday August 10 from 4 until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. James Downs will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

James R. Yost, 74

James R. Yost, 74, of New Beaver Boro passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness.

Born May 11, 1943 in Racine, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Janice E. Buckley Yost. He was married to Janet R. Nicely Yost for 51 years.

Jim was a lifelong farmer, owning and operating Yost Farms. He received numerous awards for his agricultural excellence, including the Eastern United States Master Farmers Award. Jim was a former Board of Director of the Penn State Extension. He was also active with the Beaver Lawrence County and the PA Farm Bureaus. Jim was a member of the Meridian Lodge # 411 F & AM in Enon Valley and a former New Beaver Councilman. He was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in New Wilmington.

In addition to his wife, Janet, survivors include a daughter, Jamie (Doug) Moon of Enon Valley; son, Robert (Julie) Yost of New Beaver Boro; two sisters, Judy (Wayne) Reagle of Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Peggy (Jack) McCready of New Beaver Boro and five grandchildren, Jordyn (Paul) Weidle, Mackenzie Moon, and Riah, Carter, and Alayna Yost.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday August 9 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with Pastor Tim Fair officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Clinton Marshall, 91

Clinton “Peanuts” Marshall, 91 died at his residence on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Born January 4, 1926, in Harmony “Shingle Hollow,” to the late Joseph and Elsie Myers Marshall. He was married for 52 years to Jean Brenneman Marshall who passed away February 4, 1999.

Peanuts worked as an inspector at B&W from 1948 until his retirement in 1981. He was an active member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Saxon Club for many years and a former member of the Keenagers. Peanuts drove the church bus and also delivered Meals on Wheels for many years. He enjoyed spending time with his family and going to the casinos.

He is survived by a son Larry Marshall of Florida; two daughters, Carol (Jim) Crudden of New Brighton, and Kathy Lee of Fombell; two sisters, Gladys Stich Faull of Ellwood, and Annabelle Young of Alliquippa; step grandchildren, Mike (Bryanne) and Jennifer Crudden; and a step great grandchild Rosalie Crudden.

In addition to his wife Jean, he was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Harry and Irvin George Marshall; three sisters, Mary Embaugh, Dorothy Hall, and Marjorie Knauff; and a grandson, Jonathan Lee.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday August 8 from 10 am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11 am at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. Rev. Nathan Louden will officiate. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

Donna Jean Snare

Donna Jean Snare, of Kissimmee, Florida passed away Monday, July 31, 2017 at her sister’s home in Ellwood City following a brief illness.

She was born in Ellwood City, the daughter of the late Howard and Ruth Anne Mahan Snare.

Donna graduated from Lincoln High School. She served in the Army for 7 years, being stationed in Japan and at the West Point Academy. She retired from the Ellwood City Police Department where she was the dispatcher for twenty years. While in Ellwood, Donna was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and when living in Florida, she attended the First Presbyterian Church in Kissimmee.

Survivors include two sisters, Sandra Snare Lamantea with whom she resided in Kissimmee, Marsha (Larry) Murphy of Ellwood City; brother, Ron (Sandy) Snare of Ellwood City; special family friend, Elmer Powell of Kissimmee; nieces, Claire Ann Reash of Dublin, Ireland, Stacey Lamantea Brown (Bob Snyder) of Ellwood City, and Jamie Snare of New Castle. She is also survived by other nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by a grand niece, Chelsea Reash, maternal grandmother, Esther Mahan, and paternal grandparents, John and Cora Snare.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City on Friday, August 4 at 11:00 am with Rev. Sean Brubaker officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Library or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Gloria A. Houk, 81

Gloria A (Burick) Houk, 81, of Howard St., Chewton passed away Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver following a short illness.

A lifelong resident of Chewton, she was born April 8, 1936 the daughter of the late Frank and Jesse Rocco Burick. She was married for 60 years to James E. Houk Jr. as they were married October 13, 1956. He survives.

Gloria graduated from Lincoln High School. She was a member of the former St. Monica Church in Wampum and a current member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. She enjoyed traveling across the country with her husband on their motorcycle. She also enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking, and riding horses. Her most cherished time was spent with her family.

In addition to her husband, Jim, survivors include two sons, James B. (Stacy) Houk and Mark C. (Barbara) Houk. both of Ellwood City; daughter, Erin E. (Tom) Kelly of Chewton; brother, Wayne (Sue) Burick of Chewton; eight grandchildren, Eric Houk and his fiancé, Shannon Hockenberry, Krista (Ryan) Newman, Marisa Houk, Chelsey (Jonathan) Shingler, Caitlynn Houk, Jocelyn Kelly and her fiancé, Brandon Cumberledge, McKenna Houk, and Jessica Kelly; four great grandchildren, Hailey Houk, Chase Shingler, Sawyer Houk, and Carson Cumberledge; and three step great grandchildren, Brody, Brock, and Mia Newman.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, John R. Burick.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday August 1 from 5 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Friends will also be received on Wednesday from 10 am until the time of the Blessing Service at 11 am. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Good Samaritan Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Pastor Eugene R. McConnell, 56

Pastor Eugene R McConnell, 56, of East St., North Sewickley Twp. went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, July 29, 2017.

Born December 3, 1960 in Sewickley, he was the son of the late Kenneth H. and Phyllis Maeola Goddard McConnell.

Eugene graduated from Mohawk High School in 1979. He later furthered his education, graduating in 1991 with his BA in Christian Ministries from Circleville Bible College. He worked for the last 24 years in the Sales Department of Hovis Auto and Truck Supply. He also has been the Pastor of the Union Goodwill Church for the past 17 years. He was co-chairman of the Lawrence County Friends of the NRA. Eugene loved motorcycles, cars, shooting sports, and golfing.

Survivors include two sisters, Vera Wilkins of Portland, Oregon, Elaine (Pastor John) Mehaffey of Newell, West Virginia; three brothers, Kenneth W. (Diane) McConnell of Youngstown, Ohio, Carl W. (Sheila) McConnell and Kevin (Lisa) McConnell, both of Bessemer; sister in law, Joanne McConnell of New Galilee; special friends, Wayne and Jeanann Gunther and their daughter Tara of New Castle; and numerous nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Clayton McConnell, nephew, J.P. McConnell, and brother in law, Charles Wilkins.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday August 1 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 Wednesday at 11:00 am.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Union Goodwill Church..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Edwin Dewayne Armstrong, 84

Edwin Dewayne Armstrong, 84, of Edwards Rd., New Beaver Boro passed away Thursday, July 27, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital following an extended illness.

Born June 12, 1933 in Boyer, Butler County, he was the son of the late Edwin P. and Mary A Deal Armstrong. He was married for 55 years to Betty L. Hackett Armstrong who passed away September 21, 2013.

Dewayne retired as a Master Sergeant (E8) following 21 years of service with the Armed Forces. He spent 4 years with the Air Force and 17 with the Army , 10 of which were with Special Forces Green Berets. He received numerous medals, including the Bronze Star for Valor, Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, CIB and EIB Master Jump Wings and the Vietnam Jump Wings. He was a member of the American Legion Post 749 in Wampum and the New Galilee VFW. He was a former member of the Kelly Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

Survivors include a son, Bruce W. (Joan) Armstrong of Darlington; daughter, Wanda S. Allen of Koppel ;daughter in law, Lisa Armstrong of New Galilee; three brothers, William (Lucy) Armstrong of Altas, Oklahoma, Glenn Leroy Armstrong of Beaver Falls, Kenneth (Debbie) Armstrong of Wampum; sister in law, Barbara Armstrong of Newport News, Virginia; 3 grandchildren and 2 step grandchildren, ; 5 great grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by his wife, two sons, Brian and Glenn Armstrong; two brothers, Plummer L. and Arnold Armstrong; and three sisters, Charlotte Nulph, Betty Moss, and Mary A Armstrong.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday July 31, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.  Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Keith R. Black officiating. Full Military Rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.