Lois V. Pacillo, 73

SKM_C3350160123024700_0001Lois V. Pacillo, 73, of Bessemer, formerly of New Galilee passed away Thursday, January 21st at UPMC Mercy Hospital following a short illness.

Born August 10, 1942 in New Galilee, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ruth E. McKim Baker. She was married for 33 years to the late John R. Pacillo who passed away March 18, 1997.

Lois retired from the Mohawk Area School District in 2008, having worked for 30 years, retiring as the Business Manager. She was also the Secretary of the School Board for many years. She was a lifelong active member of the Galilean Presbyterian Church, where she served as an Elder, member and secretary of the Board of Deacons, organist, choir director, young adult Sunday School teacher, Chairperson of the Wednesday Faith Night and also served on the worship committee. She was the representative to the Beaver-Butler Presbytery where she served on the financial planning committee. Lois served on the Board of Directors of the Darlington Food Pantry. She also was the director and sang with “Singing Friends” and with the “Harmonaires”. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her brother, Dale W. (Dorothy) Baker of Bessemer and several nieces, nephews, and close cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and David Baker, and a sister, Jane Marich.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday January 25, from 4 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 11 am with her Pastor, Rev C.F. Hoffman officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Galilean Presbyterian Church, 201 Madison St. New Galilee, PA 16141.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Donna Mae Baird, 83

baird, donnaDonna Mae Baird, 83, of Kate Houk Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born August 27, 1932 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Myrtle Young McCaslin. She was married for 62 years to Robert V. Baird as they were married June 11, 1953. He survives.

Donna graduated in 1950 from Lincoln High School and continued her education at Butler School of Nursing where she graduated in 1953 as a Registered Nurse. She practiced nursing for over 40 years, working at the Ellwood City Hospital and also for the Lawrence County Visiting Nurse Association.She was an active member of the First Church of God, having taught the Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study. She was also active with and formerly the president of the Ellwood City Business and Professional Women and was a Past Commander of the New Castle Power Squadron. Donna enjoyed card club with her long time friends. She also enjoyed boating, bird watching, and traveling. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

In addition to her husband, Bob, 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; two sisters, Ellen Ricketts of Sun City, Florida, Elsie Fombelle of New Castle; 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.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday January 24, 2016 from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral services will be held at the First Church of God on Monday at 11 am with her pastor, Phil Conklin officiating.

Interment will follow in the North Sewickley Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Dr. Allen Struble Jr., 91

strubleDr. Allen Clinton Struble Jr., 91, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away Sunday, January 17, 2016 at his home under the care of Vitas Hospice.

Born January 18, 1924 in Masury, Ohio, he was the son of the late Allen C. and Celia Edwards Struble Sr. He was married on December 3, 1996 in Kona, Hawaii to Dawn Ray Struble, who survives.

Dr. Struble practiced Podiatry in Ellwood City for 48 years. He received his Pre Med Degree from Ohio State University in 1949 and then continued his education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine earning his Doctorate Degree in 1953. Dr. Struble served in the US Air Force Medical Corps during WWII. Active in community service, he served on the Ellwood City School Board, the Wayne Twp. Municipal Authority, and the Lawrence County Mental Health Board. He was a long time member of the First United Methodist Church where he taught Sunday School and sang in the choir. He also enjoyed singing with the Lawrence and Mercer County Barbershop Singers for over 25 years. He was a member of the Jerusalem Masonic Lodge # 19 in Hartford, Ohio for 65 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post for 44 years and was a former Boy Scout Leader.

In addition to his wife, Dawn, survivors include a daughter, Candace (Kurt) Hunter of Circleville, Ohio; son, Dale M. (Nancy) Struble of Dayton, Ohio; two step daughters, Tracy Ludwig of Ellwood City, Gwen (Dave) Matricardi of Pulaski; brother, Paul (Martha) Struble of Golden, Colorado; mother in law, Marie Ray of Alliance, Ohio; eight grandchildren,Evelyn Becker, Katharine Hunter, Natalie Struble, Celia Agudela, Julianna Struble, Cody Ludwig, Chris Ludwig, Shauna Shidemantle; and four great grandchildren, Leah and Lucy Becker, Caelyn Ludwig, and Christian Newmaster.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and mother of Dale and Candy, Evelyn Struble, and a daughter, Karen Struble Badurina who passed away May 8, 2004.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday January 23 from noon until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

His pastor, Rev. Patricia Cleary and Chaplain Keith Black of Vitas Hospice will officiate the services. Military services will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in the Brookfield Cemetery in Brookfield, Ohio.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice, 2009 Mackenzie Way # 110 Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 or the First United Methodist Church, 416 Crescent Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

Pearl E. MConnell, 82

McConnell, PearlPearl E. McConnell, 82, of Old Rt. 18, New Beaver Boro passed away Wednesday, January 13, 2016 at UPMC Mercy Hospital following a brief illness.

Born May 3, 1933 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Ida M. Smith Brommer. She was married for 62 years to Harold R. McConnell who survives. They were married August 7, 1953

Pearl worked with her husband, Harold for 47 years in McConnell Tax Service. She had previously worked at Reliable Luggage in West Pittsburgh. Pearl enjoyed playing the lottery and trips to the casino. She also enjoyed feeding and watching birds. Her most cherished time was spent with her grand and great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Harold, survivors include a daughter, Glenda L. (Edward Daley) Schotsch; two grandchildren, Michele (Michael ) Blake, David L. (Kelly) Schotsch Jr.; and four great grandchildren, Grace and Delanie Blake, and Kurtis and Allison Schotsch.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Phyllis I. McConahy, and three brothers, Samuel W. and Ralph I “Carbite” Brommer, and George Brommer in infancy, son in law, David L. Schotsch Sr. and a grandson, Michael D. Schotsch.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday January 15, 2016 from 4 -7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 3 pm with Rev. James Hockenberry, Retired Pastor at Harmony Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Donna M. Ippolito, 65

Ippolito donnaDonna M Ippolito, 65, of Ella St., Wampum passed away Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Cleveland Clinic following an extended illness.

Born September 27, 1950 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Gene W. and Helen Irene Mecklem Roberts. She was married for 45 years to Kenneth F. Ippolito who survives.

Donna graduated from Lincoln High School. She enjoyed gardening and making candy.

In addition to her husband, Ken, survivors include two sons, Lucas and Thomas Ippolito, both of Wampum; sister, Jane (Dave) Badgett of Navarre, Florida; and four grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, January 12 from 5 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Todd Davis of the Wampum Methodist Church will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Holy Redeemer Food Bank.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Michael R. Reed, 54

michael reedMichael R. Reed, 54, of Blake Lane, Wampum (Taylor Twp.) passed away Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Born August 20, 1961 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Raymond D. Reed Sr. and Annette Fandozzi Reed of Hubbard, Ohio.

Michael enjoyed working on cars, hunting, fishing, camping, and spending time with his dogs.

In addition to his mother, Annette, survivors include his former wife, Norma Kendall Reed; two sisters, Laura (John) DePolis of Corona, CA, Cynthia (Dennis) Vestal of Hubbard; two brothers, Raymond D. (Susan) Reed of Mt. Jackson, Robert (Claudora) Reed of Techapi, CA; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, a brother, Douglas Reed and a nephew, Denny Vestal.

Private services were held.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Beth Boots, 56

Boots BethElizabeth A. “Beth” Boots, 56, of Stiefel Ave., Ellwood City (formerly of Tampa, FLorida) passed away unexpectedly Monday, January 4, 2016 at her residence.

Born September 9, 1959 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of David P. and Lois V. West Peeples of Fombell.

She was married to Barry R. Boots for 38 years when he passed away April 7, 2014.

Beth attended Riverside High School and graduated as a Registered Nurse from Jameson School of Nursing. She was currently employed as a Visiting Nurse for Vitas Hospice in Cranberry. She formerly worked at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital, and at a heart clinic in Tampa. She enjoyed working with the elderly. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Zelienople. Beth enjoyed family, gardening, and NASCAR. She lived life to the fullest.

In addition to her parents, David and Lois Peeples, survivors include a daughter, Sandy L Boots of Fort Myers, Florida; sister, Virginia Peeples of San Raphael, CA; two brothers, Mark D. (Robin) Peeples of Albany, GA, Jeffrey C. Peeples of Dameron, MD; father in law, Harry Boots of Ellwood City; grandson, Zachary D. Griffith of Ellwood City; granddaughter, Hayleigh E. Robinson of Saltsburg, PA;

She was preceded in death by her husband and mother in law, Ruth Ann Boots.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday January 8 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 11 am.

Interment will follow in the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery

Memorial Contributions may be made to Vitas Hospice 2009 MacKenzie Way # 110, Cranberry Twp. PA 16066.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Darlene Donley, 58

donleyDarlene Donley, 58, of Harmony Fischer Ave., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) passed away Tuesday, January 5, 2016 at her residence following a lengthy illness.

Born December 10, 1957 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Robert F. Donley and Hilda Egerer Donley of Harmony.

Darlene worked as the Manager of Conley’s Best Western in Cranberry. She had also formerly worked at Airway Luggage in Ellwood City. She was a member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Darlene loved the ocean and vacationing in Puerto Rico.

In addition to her mother, Hilda, survivors include two sisters, Kathleen Restid of Chewton, Barbara (George) Robles of Houston, Texas; a brother, Robert F. Donley Jr. of Center, PA; and two nephews, Michael Restid and Anthony Rupert.

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

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Fresenius Dialysis Care Center, 1407 Woodside Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117 .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

June N. Goehring Gahagan, 96

GahaganJune N. Goehring Gahagan, 96, formerly of Ellport passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at the Haven Nursing Home following a lengthy illness.

Born April 24, 1919 in West Pittsburg, she was the daughter of the late Percy B. and Alice Fosnot Weaver.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Harland “Fin” Goehring who died in 1973 and Harry L. Gahagan who died in 2008 and a brother, Donald Weaver.

June was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to flea markets.

Survivors include two sons, Ronald Goehring of Ellwood City, Barry (Deborah) Goehring of Ellport; four step daughters, Connie Bell, Shirley Smith, Patty (Bob) Beitch, Sandy Gahagan, all of Ellwood City; sister in law, Irene Weaver of Poland, Ohio; three grandchildren, Lisa (Randy) Tammaro, Brian (Karen) Goehring, and Bradley (Laura) Goehring, all of Ellwood City.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday January 7 from 1:00 until the time of the funeral service at 3:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Elizabeth Wallace will officiate the services. Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

memorial contributions may be sent to the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

Kathy M. Hahn, 66

Kathy HahnKathy M. Hahn, 66, of Mulberry, Florida (formerly of Ellwood City) passed away Monday, December 28, 2015 at the Lakeland Regional Hospital in Florida.

Born May 19, 1949 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Frederick G. and Zelma Marie Derrow Hahn.

Kathy graduated from Laurel High School. She continued her studies at Roberts Wesleyan College in North Chili, New York earning her bachelors degree. She also received her Master’s Degree from Western Maryland University. She retired as the registrar at Lenoir-Rhyne University in North Carolina where she worked for many years. Kathy enjoyed reading and cooking. She was a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates and NASCAR Driver Tony Stewart. She cherished her trips back home to visit with her family and friends.

Survivors include a sister, Frieda L. McMath of Hubbard, Ohio; brother, David (June) Hahn of Bergen, New York; sister in law, Rose Hahn of New Castle; many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, a great great niece, and two great great nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Fred F. Hahn.

Friends and family will be received Monday January 4, 2016 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Forrest States will officiate the services. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery in New Castle.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.