Blanche Stephenson, 101

Blanche Stephenson, 101, of Savannah Rd. New Castle (Shenango Twp.) passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Golden Hill Nursing Center following a brief illness.

Born October 15, 1913 in North Beaver Twp.,she was the daughter of the late Harry William and Viola Lillian Kuhn Allen. She was married for 58 years to Jesse M. Stephenson who passed away April 7, 1990.

Blanche graduated from Mt. Jackson High School. She first worked at Shenango China. She then worked at Kroger’s in New Castle retiring after 25 years of service as a cashier. Blanche was a member of the Moravia Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include two daughters, Edna Booher of Newton Falls, Ohio, Sarah Faye Aiken of Princeton; son, H. Curtis Stephenson of Shenango Twp.; six grandchildren; twenty three great grandchildren; and eight great great grandchildren.

The last of her family she was preceded in death by four sisters, Rhona Hammer, Mary St. Clair, Sarah Crawford, Alice Cory; and five brothers, Clarence, Ellis, James, Ralph, and Harry Allen. Two grandchildren, Linn Booher Jr., Del Booher; and a great granddaughter, Tiffany Booher also preceded her in death.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday March 12, 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 Friday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. David Clark officiating.

Interment will follow in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Moravia Presbyterian Church.

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R. Bobbi Brown, 65

R. Bobbi Brown, 65, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born September 3, 1949 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Virginia Shaffer Brown.

Bobbi graduated from Lincoln High School and continued her education at Seton Hill University. She then received her Master’s Degree from Westminster College. Bobbi taught foreign language classes in North Carolina for over 30 years. She was fluent in French, Spanish, Italian, Latin, Hebrew, and Greek. While teaching, she chaperoned students on educational trips to Italy. Bobbi was idolized by many of her students who still keep in touch with her.
Bobbi loved dogs; they were the greatest joy in her life. She once had a dog sled team of Siberian Huskies in Canada. Bobbi was a dog sitter for many local residents. She was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan, enjoyed outlet shopping, and her favorite color was purple. She also enjoyed going to the Ellwood City Arts and Craft Festival, mainly for the hot sausage sandwiches, Worship in the Park, and the Live Nativity.

Survivors include a brother and sister in law, Rev. Robert and Gayle Brown of Wichita Falls, Texas; nephew, Robbie Brown and wife Ann Brown; niece, Lisa McBride and husband Charles McBride; two great nephews, Kaden and Austin Brown; three great nieces, Keegan Brown, Alexandria Boulom, and Natalie McBride; and her Ellwood City family, Tom and Patty Gibbons, Jackie Streckeisen, Karen Williams, Debbie Kucan, and Lauralee Zelesnak Lees.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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E. Louise Duncan, 88

E. Louise Duncan, 88, of East St., Portersville passed away Thursday, February 26, 2015 at the VNA Hospital in Butler.

Born March 2, 1926 in Portersville, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Daniel and Ellen Ellefson Moore. She was married on May 10, 1946 to Arthur H. Duncan who passed away March 10, 2007.

Louise was affiliated with the Portersville Presbyterian Church and the Portersville Bible Church. Her greatest joy in life was her family.

Survivors include a son, Arthur D. Duncan; five grandchildren; and sixteen great grandchildren, including Brandy Louise Duncan with whom she resided.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Virginia Porter, Jean Miller, Charlene Young; and two brothers, Frank and Sam Moore.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, March 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 am with Rev. Mike Charles officiating. Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portersville Bible Church.

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Russel H. Yoho, 52

Russel H. Yoho Jr., 52, of Leetonia, Ohio passed away Thursday, February 19, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngstown.

He was born September 16, 1962 in Bellefonte, PA.

He is survived by his father and step mother, Russel and Virginia Yoho of Mayville, New York; two sons, Russel H. (Monica) Yoho III of Salineville, Ohio, Zachary (Heather) Yoho of Leetonia; two favorite grand babies, Jackson and Elaina Yoho; brother, Douglas Yoho of Siloam Springs, Arkansas; step brother, Marty Burdett of Westfield, New York, step sister, Rachael (Lincoln) Kneer of Mayville, New York; many cousins including best buds, Scott Macri and Jeff Yoho; his best friend, Bradley Hibbard; many nieces and nephews, but best girls, Jessica Poracky and Amanda Brown; and his favorite aunts, Elsie Macri and Debbie Kostelic..

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harvey and Pearl Yoho and Mary and Alfred Mariotti, and a step brother, Jeffery Burdett.

A Memorial service will be held at the Clinton United Methodist Church in Wampum on Friday, February 27 at 1:00 pm.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum, PA.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the family for establishing a college fund for his grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Vera Copper Gotjen, 93

Vera Copper Gotjen, 93, formerly of Wampum and Ellwood City passed away Sunday, February 22, 2015 at the Overlook Medical Clinic in New Wilmington following a short illness.

Born October 19, 1921 in Lisbon, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Fred and Lena Boso Mitchell.

Vera retired from the Holiday Inn in Beaver Falls where she was the manager. She was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Wampum United Methodist Church. Vera was a member of the Wampum American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed playing bridge and belonged to several card clubs.

Survivors include three sons, Larry (Marie) Walls of Wampum, Merle N. “Bud” (Bonnie) Copper Jr. of Penobscot, Maine, David C. (Sandra) Copper of Volant; daughter, Kathy A. (Richard) Olsen of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three husbands, Merrill J. Walls, Merle N. Copper Sr. and Merle Gotjen; brother, Eugene Mitchell; and three grandchildren, Lawrence Walls Jr., David Walls, and Teri Lynn Durr.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday February 25 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main St. Wampum Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Sean Brubaker officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Lawrence County 332 Highland Ave. New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Gregory Allen Butchelle, 61

Gregory Allen Butchelle, 61, of Arena Drive, Edinburg PA died on Friday, February 20, 2015 at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital.

Born September 14, 1953 in Ellwood City, PA, he was the son of the late Russell and Theresa Antonelli Butchelle .

He was married to Roberta Bosley Butchelle who passed away on October 10, 2010 for 19 years.

Gregory was a graduate of Vo-Tech and later became a certified chef, obtaining his Culinary Degree from the Pittsburgh Culinary School . He was employed by the Mohawk Sr and Jr High School where he worked in food service. Gregory was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, where he sang in the choir. He also enjoyed gardening..

Survivors include a daughter, Francesca Butchelle of Edinburg, PA; a sister, Cherlyn (Vic) Rangel of Ellwood City; a brother in law, Jim Zampella of OH and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife Roberta, he was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Joan Zampella.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday February 23, 2015 from 7:00 to 9:00 and on Tuesday, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church on Wednesday, 2015 at 11:00 with his Pastor Rev. Peggy Suhr Barkley officiating.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Belva Jean Swick Young, 92

Belva Jean Swick Young, 92, of Mercer Rd. Ellwood City passed away peacefully after a brief illness on Friday, February 20 surrounded by her family.

Born February 17, 1923 in North Sewickley, she was the daughter of the late George B. and Sadie E. McDanel Swick .

She was a lifelong active member of Concord United Methodist Church. She served her church for years, from helping with communion at the age of twelve, to cooking and serving dinners, and faithfully attending Church, Sunday School, and other church groups through January of this year.

Belva Jean was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. Her family loved her chocolate chip cookies and she made the best apple pie.

Survivors include three sons, Gary, Harry, and Kent (Debbie) Young, daughter, Connie (Richard) Davis, five grandchildren, Heather Young, Alexis (Sam) Pflugh, Trevor Young, Brian (Elyse) and Brett (Rachida) Davis; and five great grandchildren, Lyra and Abe Pflugh, Dahlia, Devon, and Alexander Davis.

Belva Jean was preceded in death by a sister, Miriam Ordiway her brothers, Dr. Vernon and Milton Swick, and her first husband, Cloyd Smith (d.1947). Her husband of over 50 years, Wallace Young, died in 2002.

A Memorial service will be held Friday February 27, at 2:00 P.M. at the Concord United Methodist Church.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Concord United Methodist Church, 285 Concord Church Rd. Beaver Falls, PA 15010.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

Tucker Rough, 73

Tucker Rough, 73, of Koppel passed away Monday, February 16, 2015 in the Emergency Room at Heritage Valley Hospital.

Born February 21, 1941 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Dorothy Suders. He was married July 8, 1961 to Billie Loughner Rough who passed away November 2, 2007.

Following graduation from Lincoln High School in 1960, Tucker served in the US Navy. He was well known for his football prowess while in high school. Tucker retired from B & W where he was a foreman at the Hot Finish. He was also a former Koppel Police Officer. Tucker enjoyed all outdoor activities, especially hunting and fishing.

Survivors include two sons, Tom (Traci) Rough and Tim (Leslie) Rough, both of Ellwood City; sister, Debbie Suders of Koppel; sister in law, Michelle (Bruce) Gumbert of Big Beaver; five grandchildren, Ashli (Ron) Shriver, Brittani (Branden) Baker, Breana (Jeremy) Laszlo, Samantha Rough, Sianna Rough; three great grandchildren, Brodie Baker, and Logan and Kaylee Shriver; two nieces and three great nieces.

As per Tucker’s wishes, there will be no services.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Jennifer R. Twentier, 38

Jennifer R. Twentier, 38, of Border Avenue, Ellwood City passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a lengthy illness.

Born September 17, 1976 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of Betty Twentier with whom she resided.

Disabled since birth, Jennifer attended Walmo School until it closed and then she attended Neshannock School. She loved music and children.

In addition to her mother, Betty, survivors include a brother, Brad (Connie) Twentier of Ellwood City; sister, Katie Twentier of Ellwood City; two nephews, Kody Twentier, Brett Twentier; two nieces, Cassidy Twentier, Amber Burton; one great-niece, Keegan Twentier. and one great-nephew Landan Cline.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Harry and Mildred Twentier.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday, February 15 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received on Monday at the First Church of God from noon until the time of the funeral services at 1 pm. Pastor Phil Conklin will officiate the services Interment will follow in Mountville Cemetery .

Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Church of God .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Nick Sbarro, 88

Nick Sbarro, 88, of New Castle, formerly of Chewton, passed away Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Jameson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born October 10, 1926 in Chewton, he was the son of the late Frank and Carmella Scala Sbarro Sr. He was married for 68 years to Frances Murphy Sbarro who survives.

Nick retired in 1991 from Medusa Cement Co. He had also worked at his family’s business, Chewton Dairy. Nick attended the Highland Church of God in New Castle. A Veteran of the US Navy, Nick served during both WWII and Korea. He was an avid Steeler and Pirate fan.

In addition to his wife, Frances, survivors include two sons, Rich (Nora) Sbarro of New Castle, Dr. Mark (Holly) Sbarro of St. Augustine, Florida; sister, Elsie King of California; and one grandson, Nickolas Sbarro of Florida.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Keith, Anthony, and Frank Sbarro, and three sisters, Esther Papa, Josephine Hervatine, and Mary DeMarc.

Visiting hours will be held Sunday February 15 from 2 until the time of the funeral service at 5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Services will be conducted by Pastors Dennis Bupp and Ron Mounts. Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16101.

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