Sheryl L. Palombi, 54

Sheryl L. Palombi, 54, of Hazel Ave., Ellwood City died on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following a brief illness.

Born December 15, 1958 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of Wayne and Pat Majors Courson of Ellwood City.

Sheryl graduated from Lincoln High School in 1977. She was catholic by faith. Sheryl loved and enjoyed taking care of her pets.

In addition to her parents, survivors include a daughter, Heather Palombi of Ellwood City; two sisters, Carol Courson of Ellwood City, Cathy (Mark) Smith of Maryland; two brothers, Dave (Bonnie) Courson of Shenango Twp., Richard (Sara) Courson of Mt. Jackson; granddaughter, Kaylee Palombi; three nieces; eight nephews; two great nieces; and two great nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Johnny in infancy and an uncle, Jerry Courson.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday September 17 from 5 pm until the time of the Blessing service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. on September 17, 2013 at 8:00 pm with officiating.

Rev. Father Camillus Njoku will officiate. Interment will follow in Wurtemburg Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Sophia Ann Risko, 86

Sophia Ann Dukovich Risko, 86, of Martin Ave., Ellport passed away Monday, September 9, 2013 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born November 2, 1926 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Vincent and Sophia Zalesnak Dukovich. She has been married to Nicholas Risko for 66 years, he survives.

Sophia was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. She was a member and past two year president of the St. Agatha Christian Mothers. She was also secretary of the St Agatha and Holy Redeemer Social Club’s for 15 years. Sophia graduated from Wampum High School in 1944 and was a member of the Do and Save Homemaker’s Club. She enjoyed cooking, baking, traveling, gardening, and crocheting.

In addition to her husband, Nick, survivors include three daughters, Tracey Risko of Ellport, Judith Thom and Cheryl (John) Pratt, both of Ellwood City; two sons, Larry Risko and Robert Risko, both of New York City; two sisters, Helen Tita of Koppel, Mildred Doutt of Wampum; and one grandchild, Cherie Pratt.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, John, Vinko, Robert, and Joseph Dukovich; sister, Barbara Benn; and three siblings in infancy, Mikie, Johnie, and Annie Dukovich,

There will be no visiting hours. A private blessing service will be held on Wednesday, September 11 at 10 am at the Marshall Funeral Home.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Donald G. Meyers Sr., 59

Donald G. Meyers Sr., 59, of Second St., Ellwood City died on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Veterans Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born September 12, 1953 in Newark, New Jersey, he was the son of the late Raymond and Gladys Meyers.

Donald retired from Amtrak where he was a signalman for 27 years. He was a member of the Ellwood City Moose Club.

Survivors include a son, Donald (Jaclyn) G. Meyers Jr. of Darlington; daughter, Tara Meyers of Maplewood, New Jersey; two grandchildren, Sam and Jenna Biego; and a brother, Raymond Meyers of Florida.

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

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

LaVina E. Moncrief, 102

LaVina E. “Tynee” Moncrief, 102, of Northview Estates died on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born September 23, 1910 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Lester J. and Mary Alberta Duncan Thompson. She was married to Dryden H. “Dy” Moncrief who passed away August 23, 1997.

Mrs. Moncrief graduated from Lincoln High School in 1928. She and her husband, Dy owned and operated Moncrief’s Service Station for over 50 years. She was a member of the Camp Run Presbyterian Church and the GAR.

Survivors include a son and daughter in law, William “Bill” and Cynthia Moncrief of Fombell; two grandchildren, Heather (Richard) Toth and Nathan Moncrief; and two great grandchildren, Ari and Elaina Toth.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by five siblings; Edgar Thompson, Cora M. Newswander, Violet I. Baskeyfield, Mabel L. Nickum and Dorothea A. Teets.

Graveside services will be held at the Camp Run Church Cemetery on Monday at 1:00 pm. Her pastor, Rev. Andy Shaffer with officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Camp Run Presbyterian Church.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Velva Wiley Hildebrand, 84

Velva Wiley Hildebrand, 84, of Peach St., Ellwood City went home to be with her Lord and Savior  on  Sunday, September 1, 2013 surrounded by her loving family. 

Born June 16, 1929 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Hobert H. and Clara Vogler Miller.  She was married to the late  F. Jay  Wiley Sr. and then to the late J.C. “Jack” Hildebrand.

Velva was an extremely  active member of the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City.  She proclaimed her love for the Lord through music, having sang in the choir for over 70 years.  She was the former adult, children’s, and bell choir director.  Velva also taught and was the music director for Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.  She was a member of the Methodist Women having held numerous positions through the years.  She was a member of the church’s quilting club, the soup kitchen and the leader of the prayer chain.  Velva retired from J.C. Penney’s in Ellwood City. 

Survivors include two sons, F. Jay (Florence) Wiley Jr, Jeffrey J. (Debra) Wiley, both of Ellwood City; two daughters, Joan A. Ritzert of Ellwood City, Jeanne  L. (Mark) Snyder of New Castle; sister, Carolyn Sarver of Ellwood City, brothers, Ray (Carolyn) Miller of Kingsport, TN, Tom (Becky) Miller of Clarion; sister in law, Thelma Miller of Ellwood City; 18 grandchildren; and 30 great grandchildren. 

In addition to her husbands, she was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Lou Wiley, son, Gerald R. “Jerry” Wiley, brother Hobert J.C. Miller and a sister, Marion Martin. 

Visiting hours will be held on  Tuesday September 3 from 4:30 until the time of the funeral service at 6:30 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Ellwood City. Her pastor, Rev. Jim Cannistraci will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

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

Eileen Blinn, 82

Eileen Blinn, 82, formerly of Chewton, passed away on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born October 8, 1930 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Julia Laughlin Hackett. She was married for 42 years to Gerald W. Blinn Sr. who died July 25, 1992. A member of the Holy Redeemer Parish, Eileen enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Survivors include three sons, Gerald W. Blinn Jr. and Ronald L. Blinn, both of Ellwood City and Daniel L. Blinn of Tucson, Arizona, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sons, William E. Blinn on June 18, 1988 and Thomas R. Blinn on May 9, 2008, sister, Helen Reeher, and two brothers, James and Wayne Hackett.

Friends will be received on Friday from 11 am until the time of the Blessing Service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.

Rev. Father Camillus Njoku will officiate

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Mary Ann Buzzelli, 88

Mary Ann Buzzelli, 88, of Mercer Rd., Ellwood City passed away on Monday, August 26, 2013 at the Beaver Valley Rehabilitation Center following a one year illness.

Born June 27, 1925 in Amsterdam, New York, she was the daughter of the late Silvestro and Angelina Stellato Pasquarelli.

Mary retired in 1990 from the Pittsburgh Beauty Academy in Beaver Falls where she was the director since its opening. While at the Beauty Academy, she was actively involved in fundraising for Children’s Hospital, being recognized in 1984 for raising the most money of all the Beauty Academies in the Pittsburgh Area. Mary enjoyed baking cookies for her family and friends at Christmas time and for weddings. She also enjoyed canning and cooking.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph J. Buzzelli, whom she married on November 30, 1974, two stepchildren, Randy (Barbara) Buzzelli of Niantic, Connecticut, Dona (Bill) Jamison of Wampum; sister and brothers, Theresa (Lou) Muscatello, John Pasquarelli and Frank (Alice) Pasquarelli, all of New York; three grandchildren, Joseph Buzzelli, Karla Wilbanks, Kyle Jamison; five great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephew.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Louis Pasquarelli, and a sister, Josephine Kaczor.

Per Mary’s wishes, no visitation will be held. A private service will be held at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cemetery in New York.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Foundation, 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Gerald Carothers, 77

Gerald “Jerry” Carothers, 77, of Florence, Kentucky, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on August 14, 2013 after a brief illness. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Born September 6, 1935 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late David and Anna Koach Carothers, and was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Clarence and Hilda MacDonald.

Following graduation from Lincoln High School in 1953, Gerald served 3 years in the US Army from 1954-1957. He worked at Billco Manufacturing in Zelienople for almost 35 years, first as a machinist and assemblyman, and later as the purchasing manager. Following his retirement, he moved to Boone County Kentucky and was an aide in the local school district. He also helped his son with his business. Jerry enjoyed traveling our country with his wife, and spending as much time with his family as possible. He loved children, and they loved him more.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Norma Jean Tritt Carothers, two sons, Brian (Karen) Carothers of Richwood, Kentucky, Eric (Heather) Carothers of Grove City; five grandchildren, Brian Douglas, Lauren and Jenna Carothers, and Catherine and Jonathan Carothers; his older brother, Merlin (Mary) Carothers of San Marcos, CA; brother in law, Gilbert (Joann) Tritt of Katy, TX; sister in law, Mary Jane LeRoy of Ellwood City; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, David Bert Carothers.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday August 24, 2013 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Jean Smith of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

 

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Nancy M. Scala, 86

Nancy M Scala, 86, of Canal Street, Wampum died on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Haven Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Born February 24, 1927 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Adelina DiTommasso Scala .

Nancy graduated from Wampum High School and worked at Shenango China in New Castle. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.

Survivors include two sisters, Josephine Lawson of Koppel, Delores Dando of Wampum; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Andrew, Nick and Mario Scala; and four sisters, Carolyn Scala, Mary A. Skvarla, Jennie Kramer, and Mary T. Scala, as a child.

A blessing service will be held on Tuesday Aug 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions to Southern Care Hospice 2656 Wilmington Rd New Castle 16105.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

LaMoine B. “Boone” Hartzell, 82

LaMoine B. “Boone” Hartzell, 82, of Hilltop Dr. Ellwood City (Franklin Twp) died on Monday, August 5, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident in Shenango Twp.

Born April 21, 1931 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Harvey LaMoine and Fannie M. Dobson Hartzell. He was married to Lena “Pudgie” LeViere Hartzell who passed away on March 1992.

Boone retired from Pettler Company in Beaver Falls where he was a machine operator. Boone was a member of the First Church of God. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Boone was an avid photographer and videographer.

Survivors include five daughters, Wendy (Dale) Pritchard of South Beaver Twp., Cheri (Thomas) Coulter and Kim (Cliff) Kaufman, both of Franklin Twp., Diana “Dee” (Merrill) Fish of North Carolina, Lami (Fred) Ziegler of North Sewickley; twelve grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Per Boone’s wishes, no visitation will be held. A private family service took place in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Butler. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church of God.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.