James L. Beatrice, 73

Beatrice (2)James L. Beatrice, 73, of Wampum Rd., Ellwood City passed away Thursday, July 28, 2016 at the Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital.

Born October 16, 1942 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Carmen J. and Elizabeth Muoio Beatrice. He was married for 33 years to Karen Queen Beatrice as they were married February 16, 1983.

Jim was the retired owner and operator of J. Beatrice Foods. He and his wife, Karen had formerly owned the Nautical Lounge in Beaver Falls. Jim also had been a bartender at the Moose Club in Ellwood City for many years. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and then served his country in the AirForce. Upon his discharge, Jim furthered his education, graduating from Youngstown State University. He was Catholic by faith. Jim was a member, officer and orator for the SOI and a member of the Saxon and Moose Clubs, all in Ellwood City. Jim coached and sponsored “Lil Angels” girls softball for a number of years. .He enjoyed skiing, golfing, making homemade wine, smoking a good cigar, but his most cherished time was spent with his family and his beloved dogs, Bailey and Lexie.

In addition to his wife, Karen, survivors include four daughters, Paula “Kim” Gavala of Butler, Lori (Rodney) Venezie, Sarah Beatrice, and Jamie Beatrice, all of Ellwood City; four grandchildren, Chelsea (fiancé- Bill Cercone) Haney, Kayla Gavala, Ricco Venezie, Logan Gavala; one great grand children, Lily Cercone; and a number of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Marlene Gruber.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday August 2 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the Blessing Service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Sandra J. Miller, 64

Miller, Sandy (2)Sandra J. Miller, 64, of Sewall Court, Ellwood City passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following an extended illness.

Born August 10, 1951 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Hobart and Thelma White Miller. She recently celebrated 39 years of marriage to Raymond C. Miller as they were married July 22, 1977. He survives.

Sandy graduated from Lincoln High School in 1969. She continued her education, graduating from Edinboro University in 1973. Sandy taught for the Ellwood City School District for 31 years. She taught from 1973 until her retirement in 2005 at West End, Wayne, Ewing Park, North Side and Hartman Elementary Schools. She also worked at the original “Wolverine Restaurant” with her sister, Diane, cousin, Brenda Oliver, and her grandmother, Clara. Sandy was an active member of First United Methodist Church, serving as the United Methodist Women’s President at the local and district level, co-chair of the Wednesday Soup Luncheons, member of the choir and bell choir, a Carpenter’s Project volunteer, and served as the Church Treasurer. She was also a volunteer and past president of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary and was a former Girl Scout Leader.

In addition to her husband, Ray, survivors include two sons and a daughter in law, John (Debbie) Miller and Steven Miller; daughter, Julie Miller; one grandson, Owen Miller; a brother and sister in law, Ronald (Judy) Miller; and nephew, Michael Miller.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, David Paul Miller and sister, Diane Eileen Miller.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday July 27 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received on Thursday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the First United Methodist Church. Pastor Angelique Bradford and Rev. David Wilson will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church, 416 Crescent Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117 .  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Henry Arsene LeRoy, 69

LeRoy2Henry “Chuck” Arsene LeRoy, 69, of Summit Ave., Ellwood City passed away Sunday, July 24, 2016 at his residence.

Born February 16, 1947 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late Henry Arsene and Irene Burke LeRoy. He was married to Darla J. Rough LeRoy who survives.

Henry was a truck driver for many years. He was an expert auto repairman. He was into classic cars, especially, “Nova’s”. Henry enjoyed fishing and was an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan.

In addition to his wife, Darla, survivors include four sons, Charles R. (Laura) LeRoy and Frank LeRoy, both of Wintersville, Ohio, Vincent LeRoy of Pittsburgh, Charles S. LeRoy of East Brady; three daughters, Laura (Luke) Bowser of Karns City, Tomasa Steighner of East Brady, Irene (Robert) McCullough of Chicora; two sisters, Irene (Robert) Reese of Pittsburgh, Mary (Robert) Hagerman of CT;stepchildren, Tina (Eric) Buchanan, B. Wayne (Sandra) Jacobs Jr., Y. Laurie Jacobs, William T. (Stephanie) Fair, Talia I. Darnell; his first wife, Caroline LeRoy; 25 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Valet, Josephine, Donald, Helen Jean, Arsene “Sonny” and Richard LeRoy.

Per Henry’s wishes, no services will be held. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. The family requests that any memorial contributions be sent to the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Delores L. Price, 83

Price, DeeDelores L. “Dee” Price, 83, of Enon Valley, formerly of North Sewickley Twp. passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Born August 2, 1932 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Gladys Taylor Dix. She was married for 62 years to Edward E. “Dink” Price Sr. who passed away January 28, 2015.

Dee was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and great grandmother. She had formerly worked at Mayer China and also at McDanel’s Refractories. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

Survivors include a son, Edward E. (Cledith) Price Jr. of North Sewickley Twp.; four daughters, Vicki (Leon) Jackson of Middlefield, Ohio, Diane (Clark) Crile of North Sewickley Twp., Doreen (John) Swick and Beverly Martsolf, both of Enon Valley; ten grandchildren; and twenty three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a grandson, and a great grandson.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday July 26 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.  Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday at the funeral home at 11 am with family friend, Rev. Gene Brown officiating.

Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park, Rochester

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Henry James Cooper Jr. 54

cooper (2)Harry James Cooper Jr., 54, of Crescent Place, Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Friday, July 22, 2016.

Born December 28, 1961 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Harry James Cooper Sr. and Carol Jean Lutz Cooper of Ellwood City .

.Through out his life, Harry worked at many different jobs, his most recent was as the Produce Manager at Giant Eagle in Franklin Twp. He was an avid Steeler fan and loved his dog, “Sadie”.

In addition to his mother, Carol, survivors include a daughter, Nicole (George) Richard of Youngstown, Ohio; son, Christopher Cooper of New Castle; sister, Stacy Staples of EllwoodCity; sister in law, Donna Cooper of Bessemer; two brothers, Earl and Larry Cooper, both of Ellwood City; and his companion, Betty Stafford of Wampum.

He was preceded in death by his father and a brother, Mark Allen Cooper.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday July 25 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.Rev. Todd Onick of the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

June C. King, 61

King, JuneJune C. King, 61, of Wampum Ave., Ellwood City passed away Monday, July 18, 2016 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh following a brief illness.

Born June 7, 1955 in Sharon, she was the daughter of the late Roy Samuel Canterbury and Nora Bell Kitson Canterbury of Beaver. She was married for 40 years to William “Bill” David King as they were married July 26, 1975. He survives.

June graduated from Lincoln High School in 1973. She had worked at Formed Fiberglass and at Giant Eagle, but her most important job was being a devoted housewife and mother. She was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church, serving on the church council, was the coordinator of the funeral luncheons, a member of the Altar Guild, a money counter, a member of the Food and Fun Team, and the 2 X 2 Team. She also was a member of the IMBS Club in Koppel. She loved to cook and bake. She also enjoyed her card club and swimming. Her most cherished time was spent with family, especially her grandchildren.

In addition to her mother, Nora and husband, Bill, survivors include two sons, James “Jamie” (Jessica) King of Wampum, William David King Jr. of Ellwood City; two sisters, Carol Canterbury of Wurtemburg, Royellen Canterbury of Neshannock; two brothers, Roy Canterbury of Ellwood City, Jack Canterbury of Minnesota; seven grandchildren, Brandon, John, Zoe, Matthew, Jessica, Alley, and Asa King; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Palmer and Florence Canterbury and two brothers, Kenneth and Brian Canterbury.

Friends will be received on Sunday July 24 from 11:30 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 1:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Peggy Suhr-Barkley will officiate the services. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church.

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

Carolyn June Littell, 70

Carolyn June Littell, 70, of Old Rt. 18, Wampum passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at her residence following a short illness.

Born June 29, 1946 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Mark and Agatha Boyer Mehall. She was married for 53 years to Donald J. Littell, who survives.

Carolyn graduated from Beaver Falls High School. She was a supervisor at Paragon Industries in Zelienople for 15 years. She enjoyed reading and baking.

In addition to her husband, Don, survivors include a son, Harold Mark Littell of Wampum.

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

Kevin “Scott” Brown, 57

scottKevin “Scott” Brown, 57, of Franklin Twp. died Monday, July 11, 2016. He passed at Allegheny General Hospital surrounded by the presence and words of his entire family. He stubbornly fought a battle with cancer for 4 1/2 years, appearing superhuman these past six months.

Born June 10, 1959 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Robert and Marilou Boots Brown of North Sewickley Twp. He was married for 29 years to Terri Garmen Brown as they were married February 14, 1987. She survives.

Scott graduated from Riverside High School in 1977. He began his masonry career as a laborer for Merle Hoover of Ellwood City. He later worked for his brother as a brick layer for many years before starting K. Scott Brown Masonry in 1994. He was a member of the Union Goodwill Community Church. He enjoyed running in local 5K races and playing volleyball with the local church leagues. He was a respected businessman and much adored son, brother, father, and friend. He instilled in his children an ethic to work hard, respect others, and value family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Terri, survivors include four children, Curtis Brown of FranklinTwp., Nickolas (Aubree) Brown of Charleston, SC, Alexander and Emma Brown, both at home, granddaughter, Abeni Brown of Franklin Twp.; sister, Sherree May of Ellwood City, and a brother, Steven “Craig” Brown of Cranberry Twp.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday July 13 from 6 to 9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at the funeral home on Thursday from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am. His pastor, Rev. Eugene McConnell will officiate the service. Interment will follow in the Lillyville Church of God Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Doris L. Steele, 85

steele1Doris L. (Loveable) Steele, 85 passed to be with her lord and savior peacefully at Butler Memorial Hospital surrounded and embraced by loving family and friends after a valiant battle with heart related issues. Despite the adversity of the final weeks, Doris was spreading happiness and appreciation to various doctors and nurses; their smiles and positive comments were proof.

Doris is survived by her youngest son Grant Steele, middle son Blake Steele and his wife Frances, granddaughters Callie & Alena Steele and daughter in law Mary Ann Steele. Doris is also survived by her younger sister Donna Wilson.

Doris was preceded in death last September by her husband of 66 years Bill Steele. Also preceding Doris was eldest son Doug Steele, father and mother Dallas & Verna Weingartner Houk, brothers Kenneth and Russell Houk and sisters Marjorie Watson and Viola Richards.

Doris was dedicated to her family throughout her life, dear friend to so many across generations that only Doris and the Lord would be able to list them all. Doris was a devoted and active lifetime member of Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church and was active in its Naomi Circle. Doris also worked in the Lawrence County Commissioners’ office for 27 years where she regularly spread happiness to coworkers and visitors; she was also described as the “merry prankster” at work and was known as the person responsible to “break in” each new board of County Commissioners. Many close friends still called and visited from those courthouse days despite Doris retiring over 20 years ago.

In addition to her outstanding personality and professional talents Doris was a great homemaker, among too many talents to list she was well known for her various pies, all with crusts made from scratch.

Doris was a blessing to all. Family and friends will be received on Friday July 1 from 2 to 4 pm at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church with the service following with her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson officiating.

The family suggests memorial contributions to the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church.

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

Donna Jean Montozzi, 84

MontoziDonna Jean Montozzi, 84, of Spring Hill, Florida (formerly of Ellport) passed away Sunday, June 26, 2016 at Mariner Palms Assisted Living Facility in Florida.

Born March 16, 1932 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Sylvester and Hazel Gilchrist Ferrucci. She was married for 65 years to Gene Montozzi as they were married February 3, 1951. He survives.

Donna graduated from Lincoln High School and attended the Victor Mannequin Modeling School. She was of the Roman Catholic Faith. Donna worked and retired after 16 years as a Real Estate Broker in Ellwood City and Schererville, Indiana.

In addition to her husband, Gene, survivors include a daughter, Pattie Houk of New Castle; two sons, Mark Montozzi of New Galilee, Dave Montozzi of Hebron, Indiana; seven grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, William Ferrucci.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday, July 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Saturday at Holy Redeemer Church. Entombment will follow in St. Peters Mausoleum.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.