Arthur Joseph Howell, 101

Howell 2Arthur Joseph Howell, 101, formerly of Ellwood City passed away Saturday, September 19, 2015 in Naples, Florida. He had been living in Florida for the past 10 years.

Born June 20, 1914 in Ellwood City, Art was the son of the late Arthur James (AJ) and Olive (Ewing) Howell. He was married on August 2, 1941 to Rosetta Amelia Gettman who passed away in 1995.

As a young man, Arthur (Art) helped his father at Railway Express in Ellwood City. While attending Lincoln High School, Art worked at Isaly’s Ice Cream and Deli. He graduated from Lincoln High School on May 20, 1932. Art retired from US Steel in Ellwood City after 42 years as the Quality Control Supervisor in the Chemical Lab.

Art was a lifetime member of First Christian Church in Ellwood City where he served as an Elder, Sunday School Superintendent, and he taught the senior ladies class for many years.

Art’s love of family was evident in his consistent caring, helping, and giving; a godly, yet quiet man, constant in prayer and study. As long as he was able, Art enjoyed gardening and visiting friends and family as he shared his dry sense of humor.

Survivors include his daughter, Rebecca Wachob of Elizabethtown, PA; son, John Thomas Howell of Naples, Florida; grandson Gerald Lee (Chip) Wachob, Jr. and his wife Katrina (Arnold), great-grandsons Gerald Lee (Trey) Wachob III and Isaac Noah Wachob; granddaughter Leanne (Wachob) Garner and her husband James; and great-granddaughter Paige Olivia Garner.

Art is the oldest of ten and was the last surviving of his siblings: Robert Thomas, Sarah Belle (Straley), Charles Irving, William E, Donald Lee, Janet Mae, Herbert Ray, Dale A, and Carol (Lample).

Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 pm at the First Christian Church in Ellwood City. Family and friends will also be received on Wednesday from 11 until the time of the funeral service at 12 pm. Interment will follow in St. Peters Cemetery in Zelienople.

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

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to American Heart Association or American Lung Association

Dorothy J. Mallary, 85

Mallary, DorothyDorothy J. Mallary, 85, of Halltown Rd. Wampum passed away Monday, September 14, 2015 at Friendship Ridge following an extended illness.

Born February 7, 1930 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late David Grant and Mildred Alice Brewer Johnson. She was married for 41 years to George L. Mallary who passed away January 15, 1995.

Dorothy was a member of the former Newport Methodist Church. She graduated from Wampum High School. Dorothy enjoyed doing crafts and playing bingo.

She is survived by two sons, George E. and his wife Elaine Mallary of Wampum, John C. and his wife Barb Mallary of Boise, Idaho; daughter in law, Tammy Mallary of Wampum; son in law, Sam Gennaro of Hillsville; and sister and brother in law, Evelyn and James Moore of Mentor, Ohio. Dorothy is also survived by eight grandchildren, Erica, Dylan, Matthew, Heather, Kate, and Stephen Mallary, and Angela and Sammy Gennaro.

In addition to her husband, Dorothy was preceded in death by son, James M. Mallary, daughter, Denise Gennaro, three sisters, Carolyn Baxter, Mildred Yesko, and infant twin sister, Alice Johnson; and two brothers, Stewart and William Johnson.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday September 17 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 Friday at 11 am with Rev. C.F. Hoffman of the Galilean Presbyterian Church officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Galilean Presbyterian Church PO Box 247 New Galilee, PA 16141.

The family would like to extend special thanks to the tremendous and caring staff at Friendship Ridge in Beaver for all the love and compassion they gave Dorothy while she was there.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Lawrence G. “Greg” Tumlin, Jr., 34

Lawrence G. “Greg” Tumlin, Jr., 34, of Ellwood City died on Saturday, September 5, 2015 following a motorcycle accident in Butler County.

Born December 30, 1980 in Camp Pendleton, CA, he was the son of Lawrence G. Tumlin Sr. of Biloxi, MS and Annette Martinez Moralez of Ellwood City .

He was employed as a truck driver at the E.D. Fee Transfer, New Castle Cold Storage. He was affiliated with the Wampum United Methodist Church.

Along with his parents, he is survived by his companion Kristen Yurik, with whom he resided, three sons, Ryan Anthony Tumlin, Tristen Xavier Tumlin and Benjamin Tumlin all of Ellwood City, PA; three daughters, Talena Alexis Tumlin and Eloisa Annavay Tumlin both of Ellwood City, PA, and Justine Iglesia of Texas; sister, Molly Marie Morales of Ellwood City, PA; brother, Rosalindo Moralez, Jr. of Ellwood City, PA; grandmother, Adela Perez of New Castle, PA; Annette’s companion, Steven Bergbigler of Ellwood City, PA; and also many loving aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his sister Talena Annette Tumlin and uncle Freddy Martinez.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, September 9th from noon until 9:00 p.m. at the Wampum United Methodist Church, Main Street, Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Wampum United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 10th at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Todd Davis officiating.

Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

William M. Steele, 89

SKM_C3350150902001300_0001William M. Steele, 89 of Ellwood Rd. (Wayne Twp.) passed away September 1, 2015.

Bill passed to be with his Lord and Savior peacefully at his home of 55 years surrounded by loving family after a valiant battle with pulmonary fibrosis and complications.

Bill is survived by his loving wife of 66 years Doris (Houk) Steele; youngest son Grant Steele, middle son Blake Steele and his wife Frances, granddaughters, Callie and Alena Steele and daughter in law Mary Ann.

Bill was preceded in death by his father, Rankin M Steele; mother, Rhea Roxbury Steele; sister and brother in law, Isabelle and Jim Wilson; and eldest son William Douglas (Doug) Steele.

Bill convinced his father to allow him to join the Navy at age 17.  He served in the Atlantic, Mediterranean and Pacific during WWII on the destroyer USS Doran. He had detailed memories while serving multiple posts on the Doran, including helmsman, throughout his proud Navy career.

Bill was dedicated to family throughout his life, dear friend to many and was famous within that circle for his homemade cakes with 7-minute icing. Bill was a strong force in this world; intelligent, hardworking and caring. Bill was a craftsman in numerous disciplines and especially gifted in metal fabrication; including fulfilling one of his dreams with the design, fabrication and construction of a complete metal building using many reclaimed materials with his son Blake.

Bill enjoyed making his home comfortable and keeping the “White House” and “Hill House” properties well groomed. He was an avid gin player and greatly enjoyed the weekend gin games.

Bill was an active member of Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder, Deacon, former Trustee, and former Sunday School superintendent.

Family and friends will be received on Thursday, September 3 from 2 to 4 pm at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church with the service following with his pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Edward D. Doherty Sr., 83

DohertyEdward D. Doherty Sr., 83, of Wampum died on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at his residence.

Born August 8, 1932 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late Edward J. and Mildred Truby Doherty. He was raised by his grandparents, the late Samuel and Margaret Truby.

Ed married his loving and devoted wife Dorothy “Peannie” Barber on September 14, 1957. She survives.

Ed worked at Shaw Perkins for 16 years then at Babcock and Wilcox for 21 years. He also worked at Stonecrest Golf Course for 10 years and at the New Castle Country Club for 10 years. A Veteran of the US Army, Ed served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Koppel Big Beaver Sportsman’s Club. Ed was an avid big game hunter enjoying trips to Colorado for over 20 years. He loved to cut grass and horseback riding. He always enjoyed taking joy rides, but Dorothy said it always had to be North. But most of all he loved his family and creating many wonderful memories with them.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, survivors include a daughter, Vivian (Jim) Champion of Wampum; two sons, Edward D. (Sharon) Doherty Jr. of Wampum, Randy (Jodi) Doherty of West Pittsburg; seven grandchildren, Blaine J. (Michele) Miller Jr., Crystal L. (Ron) Mitchell, Nikki Champion and her fiancé Thomas Richard, Eddie (Kayla) Doherty III, Leslie (Johnathon) Kudelski, Breonna Doherty, and Randy Doherty Jr.; four great grandchildren, Austin Miller, Brooklin Miller, Caitlynn Doherty and Brantley Kudelski; and a great great grandchild, Jaxson Miller.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday August 26 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Pastor Joe Lahr of the Cornerstone Community Church will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice of Lawrence County.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Ora M. Williams, 89

Ora M. Williams, 89, formerly of Bodziach Rd., New Castle (Hickory Twp.) passed away Saturday, August 22, 2015 at the Passavant Care Center following a brief illness.

Born August 30, 1925 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Jessie Kerr Burnside. She was married to George S. Williams who passed away in 1965.

Ora was a devoted housewife and mother. She formerly attended the Dewey Ave. Holiness Church.

Survivors include a daughter, Debbie (Robert) Saunders of New Castle; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Melvyn Williams on January 19, 2005 and a brother, Glen Burnside.

Private Graveside services will be held at Rose Point Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite E-210 Pittsburgh, PA 15222.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Zachary John Kohler, 17

KohlerZachary John Kohler, 17, of State Rt. 288, Ellwood City died on Wednesday, August 19, 2015.

Born January 13, 1998 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of Donald Kohler of Portersville and Becky Grandstaff Kohler of Ellwood City.

Zach was a Senior at Riverside High School and Vo-Tech where he was an honor student. He worked at Hall’s Lawn Service and at Duncan’s Auto in Fombell. Zach was a member of Mountville Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed riding his dirt bike and quad, hunting and fishing. He loved hanging out with his friends.

In addition to his parents, Don and Becky, survivors include his grandmother, Shirley “Bubbo” Kohler of Ross Twp., two sisters, Erica Morece and Dawn Kohler and a brother, Johnathon Goss, all of Ellwood City.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Morece in 1999.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday August 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held on Sunday at 2 pm at the Mountville Presbyterian Church with his pastor, Rev. Don Hurry officiating.

Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Suicide Prevention, 120 Wall St. 29th Floor, New York, NY 10005.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Ralph W. Hill, 88

Hill, RalphRalph W. Hill, 88, of Hollow Rd., New Castle (Castlewood) passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at his residence.

Born May 13, 1927 in Castlewood. Ralph was married for 62 years to the late Dorothy Jane Jenkins Hill who passed away April 17, 2012.

Ralph retired from the Ellwood City Forge where he worked in the Maintenance Department for over 35 years. He was a member of First Christian Church in Ellwood City. Ralph was a US Veteran stationed in France and Germany during WWII. He was also a member of the F&AM Lodge # 599 in Ellwood City.

Survivors include three children: Jim (Cindy) Hill, Byron (Theresa) Hill and Patty (Chuck) Hutchison; four grandchildren, Keri (Ryan) Ronald, Matthew (Kari Ann) Hill, Barbie (Mark) Maxwell, and Jon (Rachel) Hutchison; ten great grandchildren, Lacey Hart, Garrett, Randalyn, Nathaniel, and Maverick Hill; Adam, Maria, and Gabriel Bryant; Ian and Abby Hutchison; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Dorothy, Ralph was preceded in death by his mother, Carrie Hill Moyer and step father, Omer Moyer and a sister, Lois Sprosty.

Private services were held on Thursday at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City with his minister, Tom O’Brien officiating. Military rites were offered by the Veteran Honor Guard. Interment followed in Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Christian Church, .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Christopher Milnes, 40

Milnes, ChrisChristopher D. Milnes, 40, of River Rd., Beaver Falls (North Sewickley Twp.) died Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at Heritage Valley Hospital following a brief illness.

Born February 20, 1975 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Daniel H. and Shirley Ann Zak Milnes of North Sewickley Twp.

Christopher graduated from New Horizon School in 1996. While attending New Horizon, Christopher was a member of the swimming and soccer teams. He also enjoyed participating in their plays. He was formerly employed at the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center in New Brighton and was affiliated with Holy Redeemer Parish in Ellwood City. Christopher enjoyed bowling, fishing, listening to music, and watching movies.

In addition to his parents, survivors include his grandmother, Lois Jean Milnes of Ellwood City and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert D. Milnes on February 21, 2013, grandparents, James V. Milnes and Theodore J. and Shirley M. Zak, and an aunt, Joan Graham.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, August 7 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Blessing Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 1pm. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

 

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June Pitzer, 85

Pitzer, JuneJune Pitzer, 85, formerly of Wampum passed away Monday, August 3, 2015 at the Hospice of Western Reserve in Euclid, Ohio following a brief illness.

Born January 22, 1930 in North Sewickley Twp, she was the daughter of the late David Stanford and the late Sarah Porter Stanford Rivas. She was married for 64 years to Ralph L. Pitzer who passed away January 18, 2014.

June was an active member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church where she served as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Deacon and former Trustee. She also was the coordinator for the Forever Young Ones Group for many years. She worked for Integra Bank in Wampum and then retired from PNC Bank in Ellwood City. June enjoyed bowling and traveling to Las Vegas. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a daughter, Karen (Bob) Caron of Willoughby, Ohio; two sisters, Betty “Bing” Samida of Flushing, Michigan, Faye Moore of Prospect; grandson, Bob (Erin) Caron Jr. of Homerville, Ohio; and a great-granddaughter, Lilly Caron.

In addition to her husband, June was preceded in death by a son, Ralph “Sammy” Pitzer Jr.; five brothers, William, David “Bud”, Thomas, Howard “Hoot” and Russell “Butch” Stanford and four sisters, Melda Martin, Kathleen “Kass” Brenner, Annie Oliver, and Rachel Stanford.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday August 6 from 4-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wampum Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wampum, PA 16157 .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.