John “Sonny” Kolik Jr., 66

John “Sonny” Kolik, 66, of Meadowland Ave., Ellwood City (Perry Twp.) died unexpectedly on Monday, October 28, 2013 at his residence.

Born October 28, 1947 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late John and Mary Kosior Kolik Sr. He was married to the late Susan Sweet Kolik who passed away May 22, 2006.

Sonny retired from the Butler Post Office. He graduated from Lincoln High School and St. Vincent College. An Army Veteran, he served from 1969 -1972 during the Vietnam Conflict. He was a member of Holy Redeemer Church.

Survivors include a son, Christopher (Thuy Linh) Kolik of Cincinnati, Ohio; a daughter, Alison (Benjamin) Edgerton of Glenshaw, PA; two sisters, Rita (Martin) Woloszyn and Janet (Sam) Pezzi, both of Chewton; and five grandchildren, Isabelle, Jonah, and Ruby Kolik and Dylan and Hadley Edgerton.

He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday November 1 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday at 10 am at the Holy Redeemer Church.

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

Memorial Contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Charles W. Fox, 86

Charles W. Fox, 86, of Portersville Rd., Ellwood City (Perry Twp.) died on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at his residence.

Born October 13, 1927 in Wurtemburg, PA, he was the son of the late Leo O. and Caroline F. Hartzell Fox. He was married for 50 years to Nancy Rutter Fox who passed away January 7, 2006.

Charles graduated from Lincoln High School. He owned and operated Fox’s Auto Body originally located on Beaver Ave. and then on Portersville Rd. Mr. Fox had attended the Park Alliance Church and the Free Methodist Church. Most recently he attended the New Castle Bible Church. Charles was a Veteran of the Air Force, stationed mostly in Washington State. He was an avid motorcyclist, having taken his last joyous ride on October 13. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include a sister, Betty L. Wright of Ellwood City; niece, Kathy (Bruno Lorusso) Wright of New Castle; nephew, Charles (Pamela) Wright of Ellwood City; and many special neighbors and friends.

In addition to his beloved wife, Nancy, he was preceded in death by a brother, William L. Fox.

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

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10:00 am with Rev Max Bungard and Rev. Forrest States officiating.

Interment will follow in Wurtemburg Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to City Rescue Mission 319 South Croton Ave. New Castle, PA 16101 or the Catholic Hospice 6200 Brooktree Rd. Suite 220, Wexford, PA 15090

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Rose M. Caminiti Cody, 74

Rose M Caminiti Cody, 74, of Beaver St., Wampum died on Monday, October 14, 2013 at her residence following a brief illness.

Born May 3, 1939 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late James and Philomena O’Kuzo Caminiti. She was married for 33 years to Gene Cody who passed away April 7, 2011.

Rose graduated from New Castle High School in 1957. She worked for the Aetna Casualty Insurance Co and then for the McBride Shannon Insurance Company. Rose was a member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City.  She was an active member of the Wampum Women’s Club and the long time secretary for the Wampum Christmas Parade Committee. Rose also worked on the Board of Elections. She loved camping at Pymatuning and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include a son, James (Amy) Caminiti of Wampum; two step sons, Robert (Barbara) Cody of Wampum, Bruce Cody of Slippery Rock Twp.; brother, Joseph A. (Darlene) Caminiti of New Castle, five grandchildren, Peyton and Abigail Caminiti, Veronica (Greg) Shafer, Amber Cody, Kevin (Emily) Cody; three great grandchildren, Landon, Aiden, and Collin Shaffer; and three nephews, Joseph A. (Wendy) Caminiti Jr, her godchild, Douglas G. Caminiti, and Marc A. Caminiti.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday October 17 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 the Holy Redeemer Church on October 18, 2013 at 10:00 am.

Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery in Beaver Falls.

The family wishes to express their gratitude and special thanks to the nurses and aides of Southern Care Hospice for their loving care and concern.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Virgil L. “Butch” Allen, 64

Virgil L “Butch” Allen, 64, of Smithsburg, Maryland, formerly of Wampum died unexpectedly on Friday, October 11, 2013 at his residence.

Born September 30, 1949 in Wampum, he was the son of the late John and Eunice Kirkwood Allen .

Butch was a carpenter, specializing in building new homes. He enjoyed NASCAR and was an avid Steeler fan. He also loved to fish.

Survivors include his companion, Bonnie McClelland with whom he resided; four daughters, Belinda (Paul) Hervatine of Wampum, Krystal (Mike) Bernardi of Port Charlotte, Florida, Carey (Tom) Stroia of New Castle, Tammy (fiance – Domenic Pisani) Allen of New Castle; a sister, Linda (Rich) Wise of Orrtanno, PA; 9 grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

He was preceded in death by former wife, Sandra J. Brommer Allen who passed away February 24, 2003

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday October 15, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Grand View Cemetery

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Catherine J. Tavis Hughes, 61

Catherine J. Tavis Hughes, 61, of Ada Drive, Ellwood City, passed away October 11, 2013, at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born in Geneva on the Lake, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Walter J. and Evelyn Mayfield Tavis. Catherine enjoyed bird watching and antique cars.

Surviving is her husband of 42 years, William J. Hughes Jr.; one daughter, Diana (Ronald) Graham of Kansas; three sons, William J. (Christy) Hughes III of Frisco, Michael W. (Renae) Hughes of Ellwood City, and Adam Patrick (Toni) Hughes of Franklin Twp.; twelve grandchildren, Emma, Abby Kate, Cooper and Ziggy Graham, and Woodrow, Calvin, Mikey, Ethan, Allison, Ben, Sam, and Abby Hughes; two sisters, Mary Ellen (Henry) Krakovsky and Elizabeth (William) Luffey, and one brother, Joseph Walter (Shelley) Tavis, all of Pittsburgh, and her in-laws, William J. and Mary Hughes Sr. of Frisco.

Friends will be received on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City. A memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 10 a.m. in the Holy Redeemer Church, 4th Street, Ellwood City.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Catherine’s name may be made to the Salvation Army or Beaver County Food Bank.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

William E. Geddes, 62

William E. Geddes, 62, of North St., Ellwood City died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at his residence.

Born December 30, 1950 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Ross and Eleanor Buckingham Geddes. He was married to Joyce F. Fields Geddes who passed away August 9, 2003.

William retired in 2010 from the former Duquesne Light, currently First Energy, where he was an electrician. He was a Veteran of the US Navy, serving in Vietnam. Bill graduated from Lincoln High School in 1969. He was a member of the Ellwood City Moose and Elks Clubs. He enjoyed fishing and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan.

Survivors include two sons, Eric Geddes and his companion, Shannon Detrick of New Castle, Chris (Harley) Geddes of Alabama; three daughters, Ashley (David) Tanner and Heather Geddes, both of Ellwood City, Martha (Frank) Ruzzo of New Castle; a brother, Clinton Geddes of New Castle; ten grandchildren; and one great grandchild.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 13 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 am. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

James R. Norge Sr., 76

James R. Norge Sr., 76, of Wampum Mt-Air Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. He died unexpectedly in the Emergency Room of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born August 28, 1937 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Peter and Sophie Metta Norge Sr.

James was the owner and operator of Norge Construction for 50 years. He formerly attended church at the Church of God in New Castle and currently at the Victory Christian Center in Coitsville, Ohio. Jim enjoyed music and playing his guitar. He also enjoyed karate and had earned his black belt ranking.

Survivors include his wife of 28 years, Becky Anderson Norge; his former wife, Carmella Sbarra Russell of West Pittsburg; daughter and son in law, Lisa and Michael Rosati of West Pittsburg, two sons and their wives, James and Janet Norge of Shenango Twp., Mark and Brooke Norge of New Castle; two daughters and sons in laws, Toni and Brandon Mangino of West Pittsburg, Dawn and Fred Mozzocio of New Castle; 13 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; a brother and sister in law, Peter and Debbie Norge Jr. of New Beaver Boro; two step daughters and their spouses, Sheila and Ron Taylor of Georgia, Tami and Andrew DeLorenzo of Shenango Twp.; and four step grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 13 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11:00 am. .

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Iris Jean Ketterer, 81

Iris Jean Ketterer, 81, formerly of Big Beaver Borough, passed away on Saturday, October 5, 2013, at the Beaver Valley Nursing Center following a lengthy illness. 

Born November 22, 1931, in New Brighton, she was the daughter of the late Earl F. and Ethel M. Alberth Ketterer. 

Iris was a member of the former Queen of Heaven Church in Koppel, where she had taught CCD classes, belonged to the Christian Mothers and sang in the choir. Iris was employed as a clerk at both Neineinger’s and Pavlovic’s Markets retiring in 1995. As a young adult, she enjoyed the outdoors, walking her dog, Tramp, and riding bicycles. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Nola Ruth Ketterer on Feb. 27, 1999. 

Survivors include an uncle, Andrew Ketterer, New Brighton, several cousins and many loving friends. 

A memorial Mass of Christian burial will be held at Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. with burial to follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the MARSHALL FUNERAL HOME, Main Street, Wampum.

Ann Vitril, 86

Ann Vitril, 86, formerly of Vitril Lane, Wampum died on Monday, September 30, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a short illness.

Born August 8, 1927 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Ethel Guy Davis. She was married for 52 years to Harry E. Vitril who passed away January 11, 2009.

Ann was a lifelong active member of the Wampum United Methodist Church having taught Sunday School for over 50 years. She enjoyed cooking, baking, and entertaining.

Survivors include a sister, Jane (Don) Kwolek of Canfield, Ohio; 24 nieces and nephews; 58 great nieces and nephews; 95 great great nieces and nephews; and 7 great great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by sister, Olive Huffman, and four brothers; Guy, Glenn, Harry and Wayne Davis.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday October 3 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Friday at 11:00 am with Rev. Dr. William R. McGary of the Wampum Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Wampum United Methodist Church.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Olive F. Graham, 97

Olive F. Graham, 97, of Pershing St., Ellwood City died on Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born June 21, 1916 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Alice Hazel Scheidemantle. She was married to John E. Graham who passed away April 17, 2009.

Mrs. Graham loved to travel. Her most cherished time was spent with her family.

Survivors include two sons, John Graham of Ellport, Delbert (Chris) Schuster of Beaver Falls; three daughters, Shirley Shablesky and Charlotte Regna, both of Ellwood City, Alice Gibson of North Sewickley Twp.; sister, Orpha Young of New Castle; eleven grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and three great great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Madeline Honneffer, Lola Kotuby; and a brother, William Scheidemantle.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday September 24, 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 Wednesday at 11:00 am with Rev. Todd Onink of the Free Methodist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.