Philip E. Kelly Sr, 63

Phillip E. Kelly Sr., 63, of Bessemer died on  Thursday, November 8, 2012 at his residence following an illness.

Mr. Kelly was born in Ellwood City, May 24, 1949 to the late Robert Kelly and Lillian Craven Kelly Feree.  He was the eldest child of 12 children.  he was preceded in death by his brother, Robert Jr. and his sister, Joyce Cortez.  He is survived by five sisters; Diana Sackin, Virginia Mount, Patricia Ollinger, Brenda Miller and Cindy Kelly, and four brothers; Richard, Tim, Danny and Kenneth Kelly.  He was baptized in the Baptist faith and believed in God his savior.  He was a Christian man.

He was husband to Rose Herr, married June 6, 1970.  He was father to Phillip E. (Nancy) Kelly Jr.  of New River, AZ and daughter Paula S. Kelly of New Castle.  He had 4 grandsons; Christopher Merriman, Andrew Merriman, Phillip Kelly III, and Matthew  Kelly.  He had 1 granddaughter, Sylvia R. Perrone of New Castle, PA.  He had many nephews and nieces.  He was a very dedicated family man, who cherished his children.  He was a friend and confidant to all who knew him,.  Was generous to a fault with his money and friendship.  Christmas was in his heart throughout the years.

He served our Country with the US Army and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.  He held the rank of Sergeant First Class E-7.  He retired from the Army in 1995.  He had various medals and citations for his service, including the Meritorious Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, The Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal with 3 Battle Stars.  He received the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.

Mr. Kelly worked for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation at New Castle, PA  as a welder until his retirement in 1999, with 30 years of service.  he received the Secretary of Transportations’s Award for Excellence and Dedicated Service.

He was active in Veterans Groups, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the American Legion, the New Castle Area Honor Guard and Life Member of the Disabled American Veterans.  He served as a Commander and Service Officer.

He was a sportsman who enjoyed hunting, shooting and fishing.  He also was an avid gardener whose passion was to see his garden of vegetables and flowers grow.  Donating much of his produce to family, friends and those less fortunate.

He will be sadly missed by wife, children, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, family, and all that knew him.

Visitation will be held on Saturday November 10, from 3 until the time of service, which will be conducted at 7 pm by Pastor Dick Allen.

Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery, Beaver Falls on Monday November 12, at 12 noon with Military Services conducted by the New Castle Veterans Honor Guard.

Frank E. Boots, 65

Frank E.  Boots, 65, of Bridge St , Ellwood City died on  Sunday, November 4, 2012 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following a  2 year  illness.

Born January 30, 1947 in Ellwood City, PA,  he was the son of the late Norman Harold Boots  and Nellie Louise Newton Boots. He was married to Susan E. Lawyer Boots on August 24, 1968, she survives.

Frank was a life member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.  He was a member of the United Wesleyan Sunday School class for 44 years, where he was treasurer for many years.  He was a graduate of Lincoln High School In 1964 and Slippery Rock State College in 1968 with a Bachelors in Education with a major in math.  Frank retired in 1988 folowing 30 years of teaching math at Lincoln High School.  While at Lincoln , he taught many students to drive, sold tickets at basketball and football games, ran the clock for wrestling mathches, and kept score at girl’s basketball games.  Frank was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed many years at his family’s hunting camp near Cook Forest.  For many years he pulled clays at the annual Boots-Ketterer rivalry on the Thanksgiving Day Reunion.

In addition to his wife  Sue, survivors include a son – Darin E. and wife Christy Wright Boots of Cranberry Township; daughter – Lisa E Boots of Ellwood City; sister – Betty and husband Gene MacDonald of Zainesville, OH; sister in law – Joyce Boots of Ellwood City; grandson – Jason E Boots; granddaughter – Rachel E Boots;

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers- Robert Harold and Donald Dean Boots, and a sister- Nancy Faye Boots.

Visiting hours will be held on  Tuesday November 6, 2012 from 2:00  to 4:00  and from 7:00  to 9:00  at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church on November 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM with Pastor Jean Smith  officiating.  Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Carl M. Bollinger Jr, 66

Carl M Bollinger Jr, 66, of Lawrence Avenue, Ellwood City died on  Friday, November 2, 2012 at the home of his sister, following a courageous battle with cancer.

Born November 19, 1945 in Frisco, PA,  he was the son of the late Carl M. and Marion R. Clyde Bollinger Sr .

He was a truck driver for many years for Jefferson Poultry. Previously employed by Mathews Conveyor, Westinghouse, and IBM. Carl was an officer and member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. He graduated from Lincoln High School, and from Penn State in 1967 where he studied electronic engineering.  He enjoyed road trips, reading, country music and SciFi.  He had a very creative mind and enjoyed intellectual challenges.

Survivors include 4 sisters – Nellie Miller of Ellwood City, Mary  (Donald) French of Slippery Rock, Virginia Bollinger of Ellwood City, Connie (Edward) Miller of Ellwood City; 5 brothers – Paul (Sis) Bollinger of New Castle, James (Donna)  Bollinger, Robert (Mary) Bollinger, John (Nancy) Bollinger of Ellwood City, Raymond G Bollinger of Ellwood City;  Also surviving are many nieces and nephews.

He  was preceded in death by his parents, a brother in law, a sister in law, four nieces, and a nephew.

Visiting hours will be held on  Sunday November 4, 2012 from 2:00  to 4:00 and from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. on November 5, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor James A. Cannistraci  officiating.

Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Ruth G. Guy, 91

Ruth G. Guy, 91, of Ellwood Rd., New Castle (Wayne Twp.) died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born January 23, 1921 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late James I. and Gertrude Taylor Davis. She was married to Lewis B. Guy who passed away on October 30, 1989.

Mrs. Guy worked at the Lawrence County Courthouse in the Treasure’s Office. She then worked at Ellwood Federal Bank. She and her husband also owned and operated Guy’s Home and Auto Supply in Chewton. Ruth graduated from Lincoln High School in 1939. She was an active and devoted member of the Chewton Christian Church where she served as treasurer, a deaconess, and Sunday School Teacher. She was a member of the Ellwood City Women’s club, AARP, Order of the Eastern Star # 212, Wimodesis Society. She also worked with the Wayne Twp. Board of Elections. Ruth was a former Girl Scout Leader and served on the Girl Scout Council and on the Rainbow Advisory Board. She enjoyed crocheting hats for the Salvation Army. She also enjoyed traveling and playing board games with her friends and family.

Survivors include two daughters – Sharyn (Jack) Deal of Wayne Twp. Patti (Jon) Miller of Maineville, OH; two sons, Gary B. (Sylvia) Guy of North Sewickely Twp, Brian (Fran) Guy of Cortland, OH; sister, Peggy Geary of Grove City; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by four sisters, Marian Davis, Verna Allison, June Coppolella, Mildred Roe; a brother, Sgt. Robert E. Davis who died in WWII; and a grandson, William Eller.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday November 2 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received on Saturday from 10 until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Chewton Christian Church. Pastor Dick Allen and Pastor Gene Hydrick will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Chewton Christian Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Donald E. Bash, 77

Donald E. Bash, 77, of Bash Lane, Portersville (Perry Twp.) died on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Although Don was in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born February 11, 1935 in Turtle Creek, PA, he was the son of the late Eugene and Bess Henderson Bash. He was married for 45 years to Carol Suders Bash, who survives.

Don was the Owner Operator of D & C Trucking Co. in Portersville for over 40 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City.

In addition to his wife, Carol, survivors include two daughters, Debbie Welch of Wampum, Diane (Eric) Belcoski of New Castle; two sons, Joel Bash of Ellwood City, Bryon (Juanita) Bash of Portersville; adopted son, Randy Wallace of Portersville; sister, Lois (Frank) Tangora of Ellwood City; brother, Robert (Eileen) Bash of Baden; six grandchildren, Jonathan, Jaramy, and Jennifer Welch, Shane Thompson, Christopher Chambers, Christina Bates; and thirteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Lloyd in 2004.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday November 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 Friday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. James Cannistraci officiating.

Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Ethel J. Lechner. 95

Ethel J. Lechner, 95, of Old Pittsburgh Road, Shenango Township died Friday October 26 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born January 23, 1917 in Eastbrook, PA, she was the daughter of the late William and Edna Minich Munnell.

She was married to George W Lechner who died July 1 1982.

She was an active member of Castlewood Alliance Church, where she was a former deaconess, and the pianist for 65 years. She graduated from Eastbrook High School, where she played basketball, and New Castle Business College. In her youth she worked at New Castle Notion Company. Ethel was known as “Grandma Buns” by her family for her homemade buns and cookies. She enjoyed playing hymns and was a member of a gospel trio in her youth.

Survivors include a son – Ronald and wife Elaine Lechner of Shenango Township; his twin sister- Bonnie and husband Paul Miller of Pulaski, 2 other daughters- Joyce and husband Terry Skillman of Shenango, Cheryl and husband John Walker of Shenango Township; 11 grandchildren – Amy, Kevin, and Shawn Lechner, Eric and Brad Miller, Heather Kanazawa, Rhonda Mason, Doug Skillman, Ryan, Kristen, and Lindsey Walker and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and four sisters- Miriam and Lucillle Munnell, Louise Patton, and Betty Huston.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday October 29, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on October 30, 2012 at 10:00 am with her pastor Rev. James O’ Hara officiating.

Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Loretta J. Marshall, 71

Loretta J. Marshall, 71, of Morrison Ave., Ellwood City (Wurtemburg Heights) died on Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a ten month illness.

Born May 28, 1941 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Albert Don Pitts and the late Nellie Patterson Pitts Wehman. She was married for 48 years to John S. Marshall who survives.

Loretta retired in 2003 from the Ellwood City Hospital where she was a Registered Nurse in the Operating Room. She began her nursing career at Providence Hospital in Beaver Falls and also worked for Dr. Jack C.W. Brooks. She was an active member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church. She was the former long time secretary of the Woman’s Society, Communion Steward, served on the Pastor Parish Committee and the Worship Committee. She was a member of the Wurtemburg-Perry VFD Ladies Auxiliary and the PA Nurse’s Assn. Loretta enjoyed bowling, camping, traveling, and herb gardening, She enjoyed golfing and belonged to the Delmar Thursday Woman’s Golf League. Her most cherished time was spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, John, survivors include a son, Scott (Tina) Marshall of Ellport; a daughter, Melissa (Ken) Ogorek of Indianapolis, IN; two sisters, Sherry Weigel of Perry Twp., Kandy (Matt) Mazula of SC; three brothers, Ted (Pam) Wehman of Perry Twp., Mike (Patty) Wehman of Ellwood City, Frank (Carol) Wehman of Perry Twp.; five grandchildren, Kelsey and Jacob Marshall and John, Lottie, and Elizabeth Ogorek.

She was preceded in death by two brothers Donald and Richard Pitts.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, October 26 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church on Saturday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Jean Smith officiating.

Interment will follow in the Wurtemburg Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church or the Ellwood City Public Library.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Helen Louise Hazel, 74

Helen Louise Hazel, 74, formerly of Ellwood City died on Sunday, October 21, 2012 at the Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital.

Born October 26, 1937 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late William John and Rose Parlington Raisley .

She was married to Frank J. Hazel for 47 years when he passed away on October 1, 2012.

Helen enjoyed baking and cooking for her family. She also enjoyed babysitting her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Melissa Hazel and her companion, Mike Jeffries of New Galilee; two sons, Bill Hazel of New Castle, Jim Hazel of York, PA; six siblings, Tom (Carol) Davis of Wampum, Ralph (Maybelle) Raisley of Koppel, Betty (Thomas) Peak of Worthington, PA, Barbara Raisley of New Galilee, Grace Jeffries of Wampum, Linda (Jim) Pettigrow of MD; five grandchildren; and one great grandson.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by four brothers, Kenneth, Bill, Donald and John Raisley.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday October 25 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Main Street Wampum. Pastor Ed Hanley of the New Galilee Church of the Nazarene will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Irene Burnsides, 73

Irene Burnsides, 73, of Stewart Ave., New Castle (Shenango Twp.) died on Friday, October 19, 2012 at her residence.

Born June 28, 1939 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Sophie Blaskowitz Zduniak .

She was married to Robert Dale Burnsides for 45 years when he passed away on September 25, 2007.

Irene worked at the Ellwood City Knitting Mill in her early years. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, and gardening. She loved spending time outdoors. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren.

Survivors include a daughter, Melanie (Tom) Davis of Shenango Twp.; two grandchildren, Sophie Caroline and Gabriel James Davis; and three sisters.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Robert W. “Spike” Burnsides on May 12, 2003.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday October 22, 2012 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:00 am with Pastor Dick Allen officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Francis “Frank” Capalbo, 81

Francis “Frank” Capalbo, 81, of Dutch Ridge Road, Ellwood City died on Thursday, October 18, 2012 at his residence following a brief illness.

Born September 17, 1931 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Gilio “Jim” Capalbo and Angeline Christian .

He was married to Donna L. Claybundy in 1962.

Frank graduated from Wampum High School in 1949. He was a Veteran with the US Army serving in Korea as a Medic. Then he was a member of the National Guards 28th Signal Battalion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, 1 son – Don and wife Elaine Bauder of Ellwood City; 4 daughters – Bridgette Capalbo of New Castle, Tina and husband Joe DeCaria of Ellwood City, Rhoda and husband Clint Francis of New Brighton, Rhonda McConahy of Ellwood City; 3 sisters – Rosemarie and husband Joseph Bellissimo of Ellwood City, Mary Jane and husband Phillip Winter of West Pittsburg Betty and husband Ron Petroff of Ambridge; brother – Anthony Capalbo of Wampum; and a sister in law, Joan Capalbo of Patterson Heights. 7 Grandchildren – Francine Vogel, Chelsea Gallagher, Vincent DeCaria, Brandon Francis, Courtney Francis, Kirsten McConahy, and Nico DeCaria. 2 great-granchildren, Bob and Anna Vogel.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers Pete and Edgar Capalbo.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 21, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. 341 Main Street Wampum.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the Holy Redeemer Church on Monday October 22, 2012 at 10:00 am.

Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Military Rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.