Frank J. Wehman, 75

wehman1Frank J. Wehman, 75, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully after an extended illness on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Passavant Lutheran Senior Life in Zelienople.

Born August 30, 1941 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Alvi Charles Wehman and Violet M. Wiley Luchka. He is preceded in death by his brothers, Ralph H. and Michael Wehman, his sister, Sherry L. Weigel, and step brothers, Donald and Richard Pitts, and step sister, Loretta Marshall.

Frank attended Lincoln High School and left to join the Navy at the age of 17. Upon returning home from service, he worked at B & W Steel Mill and later went on to be an over the road truck driver where he enjoyed traveling coast to coast. Frank cut grass like it was a hobby, always making sure the lines were just right on the lawn. His gardens often grew beyond their confines and flowers were never optional. A day cutting wood was considered fun and building the bonfire after was a treat. Frank took great joy in photography and his favorite subjects were his grandchildren and nature. He had a lifelong love of Indian artifacts and often searched for fresh plowed fields to find his treasures of arrowheads and tools. Frank was an avid pool player and often offered to play one handed in order to give his opponents a fair chance. He was a member of the Ellwood City Moose and the men’s pool team. Frank also enjoyed his morning coffee meetings at McDonald’s, just listen for laughter…that’s the table where you’d find him.

Frank is survived by his wife of 18 years, Carol I. Wehman; three children, Sara Jay (Michael) Shodd of Ellwood City, Laura A. (David) Fullerton of Cambridge Spring, PA, Matthew A. (Dawn) Wehman of Ellwood City; and step daughter, Shannon I. (John) Taylor of Aliquippa; one sister, Kandace L. (Matthew) Masula of Summerville, SC; one brother, Theodore A. (Pam) Wehman of Ellwood City along with grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday November 15 from 3 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Officiating will be Chas Schaeffer. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.  An informal celebration of Frank’s life will be had on Wednesday at 7 pm at the Ellwood City Moose Club.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E-201 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

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Maxine Queen, 89

queenMaxine Queen, 89, formerly of Tuscarawas Rd. Ohioville passed away Sunday, November 6, 2016 at the Beaver Valley Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born September 24, 1927 in Industry, she was the daughter of the late Oles G. and Daisy Riggs Williams. She was married to Raymond Queen who passed away in 1986.

Maxine was a LPN at area hospitals including, Rochester, New Brighton and the Beaver Medical Center.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen Beatrice of Ellwood City, Shirley Gimbus of Beaver; sister, Nancy Miller of Texas; two brothers, Bruce Williams of Industry, Clifford Williams of Texas; five grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a son, Melvin.

A Committal Service will be held on Wednesday, November 9 at 1:00 pm at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

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

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Betty Kardish, 89

kardish1Betty Miller Kardish, 89, of Foch St., Ellwood City passed away November 5, 2016 at Northview Estates.

Born August 29, 1927 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Anna Brenner Miller. She was married for 38 years to Adam Kardish who passed away February 18, 2007. She was also preceded in death by her brother, John Richard Miller, and his wife, Johanna Miller.

Betty graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947 and the Youngstown Business School. She worked at the Aetna Standard Engineering Company until its closure and then for the Borough of Ellwood City where she was a clerk stenographer in the Electric Office. Betty was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and a past member of their Love Circle. She was also a member and Past Matron of the Ellwood City Order of the Eastern Star # 212. She enjoyed traveling, especially to Europe where she had visited her father’s sister and her family in Germany. She also traveled on a 10 day excursion visiting sites in Switzerland, Holland, Austria and Germany. Betty enjoyed volunteering at the Ellwood City Hospital for many years..

Surviving are her niece and husband, Ingrid and John Rizzo, Beaver Falls, along with their son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Stacey Rizzo, Gibsonia, along with her nephew John and Susan Miller and their son and daughter-in-law, Joel and Ying Miller and daughter Joy, all of Vestal, NY.

Also surviving are her loving step children, Martin and Linda Kardish, Hudson, Ohio, Annette Stancombe, Ellwood City; Steven and Sandy Kardish, Charleston, South Carolina, David and Cathy Kardish, Ellwood City, along with many step-grandchildren and step great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday from 9 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkley will officiate the services.  Ladies of the Eastern Star will have a service at 10:30 am.  Private interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions, if desired, may be sent to VITAS Healthcare for Hospice, 2009 Mackenzie Way, Ste 110, Cranberry Township, PA 16066 or Trinity Lutheran Church, 207 Spring Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117 or Beaver County Human Society, 3394 Brodhead Road, Center Township, Aliquippa, PA 15001.

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Fannie R. Powell, 99

powellFannie R. Powell, 99, formerly of Beaver St. Wampum passed away at the home of her daughter in Mentor, Ohio onTuesday, November 1, 2016 following a short illness.

Born April 26, 1917 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Dominic and Katherine Golino DeMaio. She was married for 52 years to Andrew J. “Hump” Powell who passed away April 30, 2000.

Fannie graduated from Wampum HIgh School. She was a lifelong member of the former St. Monica Church in Wampum.

Survivors include a son, John J. (Mary Ann) Powell of Wampum; three daughters, Mary (Robert) Kohut of Canfield, Ohio, Ann (Stanley) Silvester and Joan (Tim) Radigan, both of Mentor, Ohio; nine grandchildren; and two great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 4 at 11 am at Holy Redeemer Church. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

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Stephanie Hangst, 71

Stephanie “Stevie” Hangst, 71 , passed away peacefully at her Ellwood City residence on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Beloved by many, Mrs. Hangst was almost universally described as “wonderful” by those who knew her. She was best-known for her ability to find the good in and bring it out of anyone she met and her generous nature.

Born July 20, 1945 in Tacoma, Washington to Jean (Gina) Marie Ricciuti-Gunn and Dr. Edward M. Gunn, she returned with Ms. Ricciuti-Gunn to Ellwood City post-WW2. A graduate of Mt. Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA, Ms. Hangst then went on to work as a congressional page in Washington D.C. Upon her return to Ellwood City, she met Jack (John L.) Hangst, whom she married on July 9, 1977. They had a daughter, Andrea Amanda Marie Hangst, on January 20, 1982. Stevie worked as an administrative secretary at the Ellwood City Hospital and served as the Manager at the Connoquennessing Country Club.

Stevie is survived by her daughter Andrea, step-daughter Amy Love and her husband Jim, step-son- Jeffrey Hangst, dear cousins Albert Morini, Christopher Morini, Angelo Morini Jr., Joan Girardi and Nick Di Alesandro, sister Wendy Wickenden and husband Herbert, brother Edward and numerous nieces, nephews and other family members, friends, colleagues. All were equally and significantly beloved to Mrs. Hangst.

She has been preceded in death by her husband, her mother, her father, aunts Lisa Morini, Virginia Di Alesandro and Mary Cisco, cousin Ronnie Morini, step-daughter Jacqueline Hangst and numerous other dearly loved friends and family members. Such is life; these lists get frustratingly longer the older we get.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered for Mrs. Hangst on Thursday, Nov 3 at 11 am at Holy Redeemer Church. Any remembrances are encouraged to be in the form of donations to Catholic Charities, Pittsburgh/Lawrence County Branch, 413 Highland Avenue, New Castle, PA 16101.

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

Gerald E. Hairhoger Sr., 96

hairhogerGerald E. Hairhoger Sr., 96, of Wampum New Galilee Rd., New Beaver Boro passed away surrounded by his loving family Saturday, October 29, 2016 at his residence following a short illness.

A lifelong resident of New Beaver Boro, Gerald was born April 8, 1920 to the late David “Pup” and Hannah Hilton Hairhoger. He was married for 50 years to Clara VanTassel Hairhoger who passed away in 1992.

Gerald began his working career at the Hairhoger Coal Mine in New Beaver. He then worked until his retirement in 1986 for the Ellwood Works of US Steel where he was a millwright. Gerald then worked at Commercial Machine in Ellwood City for a number of years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chewton. Gerald was an active member and former President of the New Beaver Boro Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, boating, and snowmobiling.

Survivors include two sons, Gerald E. Hairhoger Jr. of New Beaver Boro, Larry L. Hairhoger of Colorado Springs, Colorado; daughter, Phyllis A. Milliken of New Beaver Boro; six grandchildren, one step grandson; thirteen great grandchildren, two step great grandchildren; and seven great great grandchildren.

The last of his family, Gerald was preceded in death by five sisters and two brothers. He was also preceded in death by two granddaughters, Shanna Hairhoger LaPelusa and Kendra Keith, and a great grandson, Alex.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, Nov 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 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 his pastor, Rev. Eric Board officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

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Stanley Bingle, 62

bingleStanley Bingle, 62, of Lutz St. Fombell passed away Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the residence of his daughter.

Born August 17, 1954 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Charles Ross Bingle and Ethel Mae Rogan Bingle McAnallen. He was married for 40 years to Cathy D. Fischer Bingle who passed away February 12, 2016.

Stan had formerly worked at G.A. Industries in Cranberry. A Veteran of the US AirForce, Stan was responsible for the maintenance of the aircrafts. He was an excellent musician and enjoyed playing in the “Youngbull Band” for many years. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle and working on old cars. His most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his grandson.

Survivors include two children, Heather (Gary) Cunningham and Seth Bingle, both of Fombell; grandson, Gavin James Cunningham; two sisters, Cheryl (Sterling) Wagner of Fombell, Linda (Joe) Skursky of Shelocta, PA; brother, Charles (Carol Ann) Bingle of Ellwood City; step sister, Pat Libert of Ellwood City; special niece, Piper Levasseur; and a special nephew, Eric Wagner. He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, and close friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, step father, Sam McAnallen; step brother, Sam McAnallen Jr. and his in laws, Harry and Martha Fischer.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  A celebration of Stan’s life and a reunion reuniting him with his wife, Cathy will be held on Thursday at 5 pm at the Lillyville Church of God. Pastor Dennis Arndt will officiate the services. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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Randy O’Brien, 56

obrienRandy “OB” O’Brien, 56, of Hazel Ave., Ellwood City died Thursday, October 27, 2016 at his residence.

Born November 27, 1959 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Ronald O’Brien who passed away in 2015 and Susan Butler O’Brien of Beaver Falls .

Randy graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1977. He worked at the Ellwood City Forge until 2015. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish. He enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson. Randy played on a number of bocce leagues at the IMBS Club in Koppel where he was a social member. His most cherished time was spent with family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Susan, survivors include a son, Alex O’Brien of Ellwood City; sister, Debbie (Gary) Gatnarek of Harmony; niece and nephew, Amy and Joel Gatnarek; his companion, Kathleen McCall of Ellwood City and step children, Ashley Jones of Irvin, CA and Eric McCall of Orlando, Florida.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 30 from 1 pm until the time of the blessing service at 6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Father Mark Thomas will officiate the services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or Catholic Hospice.

 

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Robert VanTine Baird, 84

bairdRobert VanTine Baird, 84, of Kate Houk Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at his residence.

Born August 6, 1932 in Allegheny County, he was the son of the late Thomas and Josephine VanTine Baird. He was married for 62 years to Donna Mae McCaslin Baird as they were married June 11, 1953. She passed away January 21, 2016.

Bob retired in 1985 following 25 years as the owner and operator of Baird Pump Service and Well Drilling. At the same time, he owned Baird’s Pump and Supply Plumbing Service in Ellwood City. Following his retirement in 1985, Bob was a full service home inspector for One Call Property Services. He was an active member of the First Church of God in Ellwood City, serving as Chairman of the Board of Trustees, President of Council, two time President of the Pulpit Committee, and a Deacon. Bob graduated from Lincoln HIgh School in 1950. Bob enjoyed traveling and boating. He served as an officer in the New Castle Power Squadron Boating Group and also taught safe power boating courses. Bob served as a Sergeant with the Army during the Korean War and was a member of the American Legion. He was a 25 year member of the Ellwood City Masonic Lodge # 599 and the New Castle Consistory. Bob was active with the “Christmas in the Park” and was a board member of the North Sewickley Cemetery Association, where he was instrumental in the recent clean up at the cemetery. He was a member of the Lawrence County Fair Board for 12 years and was a former Wayne Township Supervisor.

Survivors include two daughters, Hope (Stacy) Devore of Willoughby, Ohio, Faith (Stephen) Craig of New Castle; two sons, Robert G. (Nancy) Baird of Umitilla, Florida, Frank (Tamara) Baird of Nashville, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Justine (Gabe) Host, Nathan Devore, Zachary Devore, Madeleine Craig, Samuel Craig, Jennifer (Paul) Kasianides, Sarah (Ben) Gill, Jake Voegtly; great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Donna, Bob was preceded in death by a brother, T. Charlie Baird in November of 2015.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday October 29 from 3-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2:00 pm at the First Church of God in Ellwood City. Pastor Phil Conklin will officiate the services. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in North Sewickley Cemetery

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

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Frederick M. Bender, 69

benderFrederick “Yardbird” M. Bender , 69, of Bender Lane, Marienville (formerly of Ellwood City) passed away Friday, October 21, 2016 at the VA Medical Center in Butler.

Born April 25, 1947 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Frederick M and Alberta Swoger Bender Sr. He was married to Judy Newton Bender who passed away in 2012.

Fred retired in 2002 from Calgon (now NALCO) following 33 years of service. He began working in 1969. He attended Lincoln High School, leaving early to enlist in the Army where he served in Vietnam. Upon his honorable discharge, Fred returned and received his GED. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Survivors include three sons, Tom L. (Heidi) Beeler of Ellwood City, Tim Beeler of New Castle, David (Kari) Bender of Fombell; sister, Geraldine (Everett) Bleakney of Ellwood City; and seven grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday October 24,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. Pastor Calvin L. Cummings of Providence Baptist Church will officiate.

Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to VA Medical Center of Butler, 325 New Castle Rd. Butler, PA 16001.

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