Devin M. Roberto, 30

Devin M. Roberto, 30, of Bell Ave., Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 8, 2017 at his home.

Born March 26, 1987 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Tim and Lisa McKelvey Roberto with whom he resided.

Devin graduated from Riverside High School in 2005. He was affiliated with Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. Devin enjoyed nature and being outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. He loved all types of music and was an avid Pittsburgh Sports fan.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Dr. Tyler Renee Roberto of Monroeville; grandparents, August and Francis Roberto of New Brighton; two uncles, Lance (Andrea) McKelvey of Wayne Twp., Dave Roberto of New Brighton; and an aunt, Lori McKelvey of Florence, SC.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, William and Eleanor McKelvey formerly of Wayne Twp. and a cousin Jessica Lynn Roberto from New Brighton.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday December 12, 2017 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the Blessing service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Glenda L. Altman, 78

Glenda L. Altman, 78, of Wampum Rd., New Beaver Boro passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family on Friday, December 1, 2017.

Born April 29, 1939 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Glenn E. McDonald and Gertrude E. Smock. She was married for 59 years to Robert Altman who survives.

Glenda was a member of the First Baptist Church on Maitland Lane in New Castle. She has been a member of the New Beaver Fire Department Auxiliary for the past 33 years. Glenda was an avid bingo player and enjoyed camping. Her most cherished time was spent with her family, especially her granddaughters.

In addition to her husband, Bob, survivors include two daughters, Delores (Donald) Lloyd of Pulaski, Laura McDonald of West Pittsburgh; son, Raymond (Renee) McDonald of Wampum; stepmother, Betty McDonald of Wampum; sister, Jessie (Hugh) Hall of Wampum; two brothers, Glenn McDonald of Wampum, Cecil (Judy) Smock of Enon Valley; and two granddaughters, Melissa (Jeff) Foreman of Ellwood City and Bethann McDonald of Wampum.

She was preceded in death by her brother and sister in law, Floyd and Anna Mae McDonald and a sister in law, Diane McDonald.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday December 5 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 Wednesday at 11:00 am with her pastor, Rev. John Yeargen officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Z. Ann McKim, 85

Z. Ann McKim, 85, of Pershing St., Ellwood City passed away Friday, December 1, 2017 at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Born November 2, 1932 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Wimer Cook .

Ann graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950. She held many different jobs, including being a beautician, bus driver and crossing guard. She was a member of the Wurtemburg United Presbyterian Church and the Lillyville Church of God. She loved to write letters and notes, and keep journals. The holidays were her favorite time of year. Her most cherished time was spent being a grandma.

Survivors include four daughters, Cathy (Bill) Krestel of St. Louis, Missouri, Peri (Robert) Malcolm of Ellwood City, Teri (Ron) Plassmeyer of Frisco, Lori (John) Steffler of Wampum; one son, David (Tammy) McKim of Ellwood; her special son, Henry McClymonds of Ellwood City; 15 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by son, Eugene “Beanie” McKim, two grandchildren, Misty and Matthew McKim; two sisters; and three brothers..

Visiting hours will be held on Monday December 4 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Dennis Arndt of Lillyville will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Wurtemburg Cemetery.

The family wishes to express their thanks to Vitas Hospice especially Terry Contreras and Sara Richards for their kind and compassionate care.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

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.

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.