Mary F. Jelen

Mary F. Jelen of Second Ave., Koppel passed away on  Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at the Franciscan Manor in Patterson Twp.

Born in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Sam and Maria Volterelli Procopio.  She was first married to Joseph Chulak who passed away in 1975.  She has been married for 28 years to Robert E. Jelen, who survives.

Mary was the lunch coordinator for the Koppel School for many years.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.  She loved music and enjoyed singing.  She was an avid and accomplished ballroom dancer well known to a wide circle of fellow dancers.

In addition to her husband, Robert, survivors include two daughters, Sandy Richardson of Ellwood City, Barb (Bill) Miskolcze of Beaver Falls; two step daughters, Jeanette (Mario) Garcia of Texas, Barb Jelen of Arizona; two step sons, Bob Jelen of Texas, Bill (Mary Ellen) Jelen of Ohio; two sisters, Rose (Don) Lieberman of Florida, Lillian Crespo of Wampum; sister in law, Patty Procopio of Pittsburgh; brother, Sam (Kathy) Procopio of Chewton; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and one great great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Joseph and Frank Procopio, a sister, Barbara Jean Procopio in infancy, and a son in law, Ralph Richardson.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 1 at  Holy Redeemer Church  at 10:00 am with Rev. Father Mark Thomas  officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Angel Fund at Holy Redeemer Church.

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Margaret C. Brommer, 71

Margaret C. Brommer, 71, of  Martha St., New Castle died on  Sunday, February 24, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.

Born July 31, 1941 in Tyrone, PA,  she was the daughter of the late William and Vivian Tate Stiles.  She was married for 54 years to Charles L. Brommer who survives.

Margaret enjoyed playing bingo.  Her most cherished time was spent with her family.

In addition to her husband, Charles, survivors include two sons, Chuck (Linda) Brommer of Wampum, Bill (Nancy) Brommer of New Castle; daughter, Lorrie (Scott) McBride of New Castle; sister, Pat (Robert) Viccari of Ellwood City; two brothers, Bill (Kathy) Stiles of New Castle, Ron (Bonnie) Stiles of North Carolina; nine grandchildren; and fifteen great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, February 27 from 4 until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.  Rev. Teresa Kendall will officiate.  Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

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Joan Zak Graham, 61

Joan Zak Graham, 61, of Shenango Twp. Wampum died on  Friday, February 22, 2013 at her residence following a short illness.

Born September 9, 1951 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Theodore J. and Shirley M. Fortney Zak.

Joan graduated from Shenango High School in 1969 and from the Lawrence County Career Technical Center as a Licensed Practical Nurse.  She formerly worked at the Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle and the Shenango Presbyterian Senior Care Home in New Wilmington.  Joan was a member of the Chewton Polish White Eagles where she enjoyed playing on their pool team.  She was a former member of the American Legion and the VFW Auxiliary.

Survivors include a daughter, Michelle J. Singer of Boardman, Ohio; son, Theodore M. Graham of Wampum; four sisters, Linda (Gary) Mayberry of Shenango Twp., Shirley (Daniel) Milnes of Beaver Falls, Barbara (Mark) DePietro of Shenango Twp., Theodora (Carl) Stephenson of Shenango Twp., granddaughter, Sasha (Michael) Dicicco of Conway, PA; great-granddaughter, Alexandra Dicicco; fiancé, Carl R. Parks of Ellwood City; her former husband, Norman “Buzz” Graham of Vermont, and many loving nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Edith Mae Zak.

Visiting hours will be held on  Tuesday February 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 am on Wednesday at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Robert D. Milnes, 42

Robert D. Milnes, 42, of River Rd., Beaver Falls (North Sewickley Twp.) died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 21, 2013 in the Emergency Room of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born February 7, 1971 in New Castle, he was the son of Daniel H.  and Shirley Ann Zak Milnes.

Robert graduated from New Horizon School in 1992.  While attending New Horizon, Robert enjoyed participating in varies musical plays.  He looked forward to vacationing at Camp Spencer every year.  He enjoyed movies and music, especially Elvis Presley.   He was employed at the Beaver County Rehabilitation Center in New Brighton.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a brother, Christopher D. Milnes at home; grandmother, Lois Jean Milnes of Ellwood City; and many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by grandparents; James V. Milnes and Theodore J. and Shirley M. Zak.

Visiting hours will be held on  Sunday February 24, 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  Monday at 1:00 pm with Rev. Father Camillus Njoku officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

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Albert G. “Sonny” Klinesmith Sr., 73

Albert G. “Sonny” Klinesmith Sr., 73, of  Mesa, Arizona, formerly of Edinburg died on  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 in Arizona following an extended illness.

Born December 8, 1939 in Rochester, he was the son of the late Paul Clinton and Virginia May Shrum Klinesmith.  He was married to Karen Florence Robinson Klinesmith who passed away June 14, 2009.

Sonny retired as a security guard for Ellwood Quality Steel.  He was previously employed as a machinist for Dray Manufacturing and Mesta Machine in New Castle.

He was a Veteran of the Navy.  He was a member and past president of the New Castle Kennel Club.  He loved to cook, enjoyed antique cars, traveling, and was an avid Steeler fan.  His most cherished time was spent with his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include two daughters, Cynthia (Lee) Herr of Mesa, AZ, Brenda (Tom) Harper of New Castle; two sons, Terrance DeGraff (Tammy) Klinesmith of Ellwood City, Albert G.(Helen) Klinesmith Jr. of New York; five sisters, Lois Nagel, Virginia Klinesmith and April Klinesmith, all of New Castle, Roberta Baldwin of Ellwood City, Catherine Hughes of Clarion, PA; one brother, Jack Klinesmith of Campbell, CA; 14 grandchildren; and 3 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Carol Reynolds, Joann Lutz, and Linda Kane; and two brothers, Paul and Gregory Klinesmith.

Visiting hours will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 on Wednesday, February 20 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11am with Rev. Norman Moniger officiating.  Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Diabetes Foundation.                                                .

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David J. Houk, 66

David J. Houk, 66, of Old Rt 18, Wampum (New Beaver Boro) died on  Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at  UPMC Mercy Hospital in Pittsburgh following a three month illness.

Born December 9, 1946 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Keith H. and Erma Parker Houk.  He was married for 42 years to Judy Vansovich Houk, who survives.

David worked as a craneman for over 40 years at the Ellwood City Forge.  He served in the Army during the Vietnam War.

In addition to his wife, Judy, survivors include a son, Jason Houk of Chewton; daughter, Stacey (Jesse) Coleman of New Galilee; twin sister, Diana Dunstan of Ellwood City; brother, Keith C. Houk of Chewton; and three grandsons, Jesse and Cody Coleman and Jason Houk Jr.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Betty L. Aromatorio.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am on Monday, February 18 at Grandview Cemetery in Beaver Falls.  Pastor Dick Allen will officiate.  Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

William D. Dunstan, 66

William D. Dunstan, 66, of Trusel Rd., Portersville (Slippery Rock Twp.) passed away on  Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a lengthy courageous  battle with his illness.

Born September 20, 1946 in Sewickley, he was the son of the late Kenneth E. and Thora Mae Lynn Dunstan. He was married for twenty years to Dolores Dean Dunstan who survives.

Following graduation from Lincoln High School, Bill enlisted in the Army.  He served during the Viet Nam War as a helicopter gunner and mechanic.  He was a decorated Veteran receiving numerous awards and medals for his heroism, including the “Air Medal for Valor”.  After his discharge, Bill worked for many years at the Ellwood City Forge.  He then worked at the Ellwood Crank Shaft and Machine Shop until his retirement in 2005.  He was  a member of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church.  He was also a member and past exalted ruler of the Elks, BPOE Post 69 in New Castle.  He enjoyed playing cards, pool, fishing, and boating.  Bill loved spending time with his family and friends on Lake Erie and the Geneva Marina.  He adored his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Dolores, survivors include two sons and their fiancés, William (Melissa Maddalon) Dunstan and Kenneth (Emily Cortez) Dunstan, all of Ellwood City; daughter, Lindsey (Andy) Liller of Chewton; two sisters, Lynn (Erwin) Campbell of Ellport, Dawn (Richard) Fleischer of Ellwood City; brother, Allen (Helen) Dunstan of Mechanicsburg; and five grandchildren,Brandon Fisher, Hunter and Tanner Dunstan, and Ian and Sarah Liller.  He also leaves behind a number of nieces and nephews whom were very important in his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday February 14, 2013 from 4-8 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 his pastor, Rev. Derek Longbrake officiating.  Full military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in the Holy Redeemer Cemetery.  Full military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Jameson Hospice, 1211 Wilmington Ave. New Castle, PA 16101.

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Arnet W. Moore, 48

Arnet W. Moore, 48, of, Glenkirk Rd New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died on  Friday, February 8, 2013 at his home, surrounded by his loving family, following an extended battle with cancer.

Born January 14, 1965 in Los Angeles , CA,  he was the son of William E. Moore (New Beaver Boro) and the late Araminta Weir Moore .

He worked as a sales rep selling industrial supplies for the Granger Co.

Survivors also include a daughter, Cassandra  Moore of Albuquerque, NM; two sons, Marine Cpl. Arnet W Moore Jr. of San Diego, CA, Logan E Moore of Alburquerque, NM; and one sister, Jan Marie (James) Hannah of Glenford, OH.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

At his request there will be no services.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Walter V. Grudowski Jr., 71

Walter V. Grudowski Jr., 71, of Heinz Camp Rd., Ellwood City died on  Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at  Silver Oaks Health Center in New Castle following a brief illness.

Born July 2, 1941 in North Braddock, PA,  he was the son of the late Walter V. and Nellie Bober Grudowski Sr.  He was married for 34 years  to Janice Keller Grudowski, who survives.

Walter was a retired salesman.  He was an active member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellwood City, serving on the church council, as an usher, and sang in the choir.  He was a member and four time Past Master of the Free and Accepted Mason’s Lodge # 599 in Ellwood City.  He was a former member of the New Castle Consistory.  Walter was active in the Syria Shrine, the Roadrunners, Shrine Hillbilly Clan, and was a two time Commodore of the Syria Mariners.  He was also a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary.

In addition to his wife, Janice, survivors include three sons,  Walter V. (Young Hui) Grudowski III of Ohio, Joseph (Janet) Grudowski of McKeesport, PA, Vincent (Lisa) Grudowski of North Huntington, PA; daughter, Rebecca (Frank) Zapotoczny of Ohio; step-son, Joseph Poerschke of New Mexico; sister, Charlene (John) Gelsinger of Florida; brother, Charles Grudowski and his fiancé,Catherine Duzyk of Irwin, PA; and ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a step son, Carl L. Poerschke III.

Visiting hours will be held from 7-9 on Saturday, February 2 and from 2-4 and 7-9  on Sunday at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.   A Masonic Service will be held at 7 pm on Saturday.

Funeral Services will be held at 11 am on Monday at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellwood City with his pastor, Rev. Peggy Suhr-Barkley officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Syria Shrine Roadrunners, 1877 Shriners Way, Cheswick, PA 15024.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Marian “Dot” Cunningham, 85

Marian “Dot” Cunningham, 85, of Harmony Baptist Rd., New Castle (Shenango Twp.) died on  Friday, January 25, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born March 7, 1927 in Castlewood, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Hazel Hogue White.  She was married to the late Earl “Bud”  Cunningham who passed away in 2003.

Dot was a clerk at the former Picway Shoe Store in New Castle for 12 years.  She was an active member of the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church where she was a Deaconess, former choir member, and a Sunday School Teacher since 1946.  She enjoyed bowling, camping and traveling.  Dot was known for her homemade pies which everyone loved.

Survivors include a son, Richard Cunningham of Boardman, Ohio and a sister in law, Vicki White of Castlewood.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Marie Irvine and three brothers, Ray and Jack White and another in infancy.

Visiting hours will be held on  Monday January 28, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Friends will also be received from 10:30 until the time of the funeral services  at 11 am at the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church on Tuesday.  Her pastor, Rev. James O’Hara will officiate. Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Castlewood Alliance Church, 660 Harmony Baptist Rd., New Castle, PA 16101.

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