Carolyn Craven Jeannette, 65

Carolyn Craven Jeannette, 65, of Saint Petersburg, Florida (formerly of Wampum) died unexpectedly on  Sunday, January 13, 2013 at her residence.

Born January 2, 1948 in New Castle, PA,  she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Betta J. Dale Craven.

Carolyn had previously worked in the Human Resources Department at Home Depot and Lowe’s.  She also was a piano and voice music teacher.  She was a devoted Christian attending a number of local churches where she was the organist and choir director.  She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Ellwood City.  She was an active member and past president of the Wampum Historical Society.  Carolyn loved music.

Survivors include a daughter and son in law,  Joann Kakascik-Dye and Robert Dye, with whom she resided; two sisters, Marlene Craven of Trinity, Florida, Arlene (Ron) Welch of Beaver Falls; and a granddaughter, Noelle.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday January 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.   Members of the Easter Star will have a service at 6:45.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with Rev. Todd Davis of the Wampum United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to VH1-Save the Music Foundation, 1515 Broadway 20th Floor, New York, NY 10036 or the Florida Aquarium Husbandry Dept. 701 Channelside Dr. Tampa, FL 33602.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

David R. Bell, 70

David R. Bell, 70, of  Kanawha St., Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) died on  Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital following a lengthy  illness.

Born September 16, 1942 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late John P. and Ruth Harris Bell.  He was married for 46 years to Connie Gahagan Bell, who survives.

David retired from B&W Steel Co, where he was a millwright in the hot mill department.   In 2000, he started Bell Deer Processing in Ellwood City.  He was an active member of the Beaver Falls Christian Assembly Church where he especially enjoyed the summer prayer walks for the city.  Dave served on the Riverside School Board for eight years where he served as its president for several years. He was the chairman of the Venison Dinners at the Park Gate Baptist Church.  He enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He was very handy with tools and enjoyed woodworking.

In addition to his wife, Connie, survivors include two sons and their wives, David and Klaryce Bell of Negley, Ohio, John “J.P.” and Cara Bell of Wampum; daughter and her husband,  Debra and James McCullough of Ellwood City; sister and brother in law, Deana and Clyde Squires of Ohio; brother and sister in law, John and Audell Bell of Wampum; four grandchildren, Jonathan and Brittany McCullough, and Domenic and Amber Rose Bell.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two grandchildren, Tristan L. and Trustan L. Bell.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday January 14, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received on Tuesday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at the Beaver Falls Christian Assembly Church.  Pastor Dale Russo will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial contributions may be sent to World Missions in care of Nancy Hudson 1294 Rutledge Rd. Transfer, PA 16154 or Missionary Will Bridges, 965 Tuscarawas Rd. Brighton Twp., PA 15009.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Mont L. McBride, 82

Mont L. McBride, 82, of McBride Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died on  Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital.

Born August 5, 1930 in New Galilee, he was the son of the late Leslie and Wylda McKinney McBride . He was married for 63 years to Margaret “Peg”  Cotton McBride as they were married August 26, 1949.  She survives.

Mont owned and operated McBride Dairy Farms for many years.  He loved to farm, especially plow.  He always wanted to leave the farm better than when he bought it.    He was an active and life member of the Moravia Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder.  He attended Mt. Jackson High School and was a member of the Pa Farm Bureau.

With his wife, Peg, they raised five children, Leslie (deceased) and his wife, Linda McBride of North Beaver Twp., James (Debbie, deceased) McBride of Ellwood City, Kathy McBride of North Beaver Twp., Alan (Debbie) McBride of North Beaver Twp., William McBride of North Beaver Twp  He is also survived by a sister, Joann Johnson of Little Beaver Twp; nine grandchildren,  Carrie (matt) Edwards, Michael (Mandi) McBride, Jay (Tressa) McBride, Michelle McBride, David (Shelby) McBride, Megan (Dave) Presnar, Ashley McBride, Nathaniel McBride, and Natalie McBride; and ten great grandchildren, Delaney and Rylee Edwards, Austin, Mikenzi, Malayna, and Marli McBride, Moriah and Jacob McBride, and Scarlett and Shaley McBride.

In addition to his son, Leslie, and daughter in law, Debbie, he was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Paden Scott.

Visiting hours will be held on  Friday January 11, 2013 from 1-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Moravia Presbyterian on Saturday at 11:30 am with his pastor,  Rev. Teresa Kendall  officiating.  Interment will follow in Bethel Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice or the Moravia Presbyterian Church.   Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Alfred D. Aquino, 82

Alfred D. Aquino, 82, of Johnston Drive , Ellwood City died on  Monday, December 31, 2012 at the emergency room of the Ellwood City Hospital.  Although in ill health death was unexpected.

Born July 18, 1930 in Beaver Falls, PA,  he was the son of the late Louis E Aquino  and Rose Patricia Zigerelli Aquino.

He was married for 58 years to Ethel Joan “Sis” Snyder Aquino who died July 10, 2009.

Al was a machine operator at Babcock and Wilcox, the East Works, until his retirement in 1985.  He moved to North Myrtle Beach after retirement, where he was the head of security for the Ocean Creek Plantation Resort.

He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He served with the 82nd Airborne and received a Purple Heart.

He was a member of the VFW in North Myrtle Beach.  He enjoyed playing cards, was a military and history buff and an avid football fan, especially the Steelers.

Survivors include daughter – Cynthia Aquino Nordi of Center Township, ; 2 sons – Thomas (Patti) Aquino of West Middlesex, Timothy (Susan) Aquino with whom he resided; nine grandchildren; Jeffery Nordi, Arin Aquino Crawford, Adam, Aric, Gabrielle, Justin, Kristin, Alex Aquino, and Shane Meyers; nine great grandchildren, Briar, Madelyn, and Caden Crawford, Ian Aquino Gibbons, Nadine, Avery, Bridget, Isabella, and Arianna Aquino.

The last of his family he was preceded in death by four brothers James (Betty), Ernest, Frank (Dorothy), Ralph (Carol) Aquino and a great granddaughter Sarah Crawford.

Visiting hours will be held on  Saturday January 5, 2013 from 12:00 pm to the time of the services.

Memorial Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Avenue Ellwood City on January 5, 2013 at 3:00 pm.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Library.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Joseph E. “Buster” Hairhoger, 84

Joseph E. “Buster”  Hairhoger, 84, of  Hickernell Rd., Ellwood City (Perry Twp.)  died on  Sunday, December 30, 2012 at his residence.

Born December 25, 1928 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Joseph and Wilma Vance Hairhoger.  He was married for 65 years to Barbara L. Hozick Hairhoger as they were married on November 29, 1947.  She survives.

Buster was a truck driver for 40 years, retiring from Guttman Oil Company in Cranberry. He was a member and former deacon at Calvin Presbyterian Church.  Buster served as a Perry Twp. Supervisor  for 18 years.  He was an avid baseball fan, hunter, fisherman and bowler.  He was one of the originators of the Deuces Wild CB Club.  Buster enjoyed camping for 41 years at the Holiday Camplands in Andover , Ohio where he was the Shuffle Board Champion for many years.  He was a member of the Ellwood City Moose Club and a former member of the Wampum Rod and Gun club.  He also formerly coached baseball for the Ellwood City County League Team.

In addition to his wife, Barbara, survivors include six daughters, Karen (Richard) Figurel of Chewton, Diana (Dean) Shallenberger and Cynthia (William) Grant, both of Ellwood City, Barbara (Michael) Gagliardi  and Shirley (Thomas) Moore, both of Florida, Kimberly (Sam) Grant of Ellwood City; a sister, Shirley Leta of Colorado; two brothers, David (Marlene) Hairhoger of Wampum, Arthur (Carol) Hairhoger of New Castle; eleven grandchildren; and eleven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday January 3, 2013 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  Friday at 11:00 am with Pastor Dick Allen and Rev. James Latta officiating.  Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Mausoleum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Ellwood City Baseball Association..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Dale John Newton, 65

Dale John Newton, 65, of  Zelienople, formerly from the Fombell area, passed away on Sunday, December 23, 2012 following a two year illness.

Dale was born in New Brighton to John and Martha “Marty” Davis Newton on May 18, 1947.

He is survived by two daughters, Carol and Katherine and their children; a sister and brother in law, Janice and Leland Marshall of Perry Township; and a brother and sister in law, Robert and Marsha Newton of Lincoln, Rhode Island.  Dale is also survived by a nephew, Mark (Deborah) Marshall, and a niece, Jodi (James) Rock.  He is also survived by his special friend, Colleen Fitzpatrick.

Upon his graduation from Riverside High School in 1965, Dale enlisted in the Air Force and retired after 20 years of service.  His service time was spent in Spain, Turkey, Italy, Japan and various US Air Force bases in the United States.  After his retirement, he resided in the Miamisburg, Ohio area until returning to the Fombell area.

He was a member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church where he participated in the church choir and was a member of the Ellwood City Civic Choral.  He enjoyed music and computers which he combined to create concert CD’s for the choral members.  As a member of the VFW in Zelienople, he enjoyed participating in their dart league.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, and grandparents, Robert “Ed and Estella “Stell” Newton and Lewis and Mary Jane Davis.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday December 27, 2012 from 1:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 3:30 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Pastor Jean Smith will preside over the funeral service.  Military services will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.  Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Perry Township.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Renee J. Musguire, 60

Renee J. Musguire, 60, of Haggerty Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died peacefully Friday, December 21, 2012  following a short illness.

Born March 27, 1952 in Ellwood City,she was the daughter of the late Albert J. Yerace  and Mary C. Magliocca Yerace of Ellwood City. She was married for 40 years to Jerry W. Musguire, who survives.

Renee had a strong Christian Faith and attended many different Churches in the area.  She was always unselfishly giving of herself to assist and support anyone in need.

In addition to her mother and husband, survivors include three sons, Judd, Jordan and Matthew Musguire, all at home; two brothers,  Robert and Raymond (Missy) Yerace, both of Ellwood City; a granddaughter, Madelin Musguire; and a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father and a brother, Richard, both in 1992.

Visiting hours will be held on  Sunday December 23, 2012 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home  341 Main Street Wampum.Pastor Cindy Antinossi of Dayspring Ministries in Ellwood City will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Norman L. Welsh, 90

Norman L. Welsh, 90, of Hoffman Ave., Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.)  died on  Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born December 9, 1922 in Ellwood City,he was the son of the late Benjamin H. and Sara Jane (Yoho) Welsh.  He was married for 57 years to Lenora “Nora” G. Lutz Welsh who passed away on December 12, 2002.

Norman worked for R.E. Lutz and Sons for 20 years.  He then worked for 6 years and retired from A.R. Oliastro’s Inc.  He was a 17 year member of the Ellwood City Art Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Norma (Gary) McKenna of Ellwood City, Susan (Thomas) Friters of Chapmanville, PA; four grandchildren, Joel (Sheri) McKenna of Ellwood City, Jamie (Mark) Richards of Ellwood City, Ashley (Matthew) Ernst of Lincoln University, PA,  Joshua (Sara) Friters of Chapmanville; nine  great grandchildren, Cord and  Brody McKenna, Conner and McKenna Richards, Avery, Skylar, and Zoey Ernst, Jacob and Emma Friters; and a sister, Sara Gallaher of Ellwood City.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Kenneth, William and Benjamin Welsh, and three sisters, Lavada Sobeski, Laverna Ruth Schilling, and Margaret Welsh in infancy.

Friends will be received on Thursday, December 20 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 Friday at 11 am with Rev. Dennis Arndt of Lillyville Church of God officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Lillyville Church of God.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Mervin D. Rice, 84

Mervin D. Rice, 84, of  Old Zelienople Rd., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) died on  Monday, December 17, 2012 at Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a six month illness.

Born June 17, 1928 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Coulson and Lilly Miller Rice.  He was married for 62 years to Betty Herr Rice as they were married June 3, 1950. She survives.

Mervin graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946.  He retired from the Ellwood City Forge following 46 years of service where he was a lathe operator.  He was an active member of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church, having served as an Elder and Trustee.  Mervin was an Veteran of the US Army, serving as a Sergeant during the Korean War.  He was an active 32nd Degree Mason with F&AM Lodge # 599 in Ellwood City.  He was also a member of the New Castle Consistory where he sang in the Consistory Choir.  His hobby was helping other people.  He volunteered for VITA and also the Carpenter Project.  Mervin was a faithful blood donor, having reached his 22 gallon donation pin.

In addition to his wife, Betty, survivors include a son, Dennis Rice of Ellwood City: daughter, Kathy Newton of Ellwood City; two sisters, Jean Correll of Ellwood City, Thelma Stenger of New Brighton; brother, Coulson Rice of Ellport; three grandchildren, Jeremy Newton, Carrie Young, Michael Newton; and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his twin brother, Melvin D. Rice.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday, December 20, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  A Masonic Service will be held at 7 pm.

Funeral Services will be held at the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church on Friday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Derek Longbrake officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Bell Memorial Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Mary G. Mitchell, 88

Mary G. Mitchell, 88, of Norwood Dr., Wampum (Big Beaver Boro) died on  Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Good Samaritan Hospice House in Wexford.

Born July 23, 1924 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Grace (Milliron) St. John Sr.  She was married to Delmar L. “Roy” Mitchell who passed away in 1990.

Mary was a nurse’s aide at Elmcrest.  She was affiliated the New Galilee Church of the Nazarene.

Survivors include two sons, James (Linda) Mitchell Sr. of New Galilee, Lee (Hilda) Mitchell of Enon Valley;  four siblings, Ida Black, Glenn St. John Jr., Thelma Huffman, Audrey  Bittner; seven grandchildren, six step grandchildren; and many great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by son, Donald Disco, brother, Joseph St. John, and stepchildren, Virginia Harper and Dale Mitchell.

A Memorial Service will be held at the New Galilee Volunteer Fire Dept. on Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 7:00 pm with Pastors Samantha Vannoy and Ed Hanley  officiating.  Interment will follow in the Carmel Cemetery in Rogers, Ohio.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.