Laura E. Sheldon, 86

Laura E. Sheldon, 86, of Perry Twp. (formerly of Old Pittsburgh Rd, Wampum) passed away peacefully at her home with her daughter and son in law at her side on Sunday, December 21, 2014 following a lengthy illness.

Born November 27, 1928 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harry A. and Frances E. Stevenson Gardner. She was married on December 18, 1953 to Donald A. Sheldon who passed away in 1997.

Laura graduated from Lincoln High School. A homemaker, she was a member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church where she was a member of the Ruth Circle.

Survivors include daughter, Debbie (Larry) Woods of Portersville; sister, Gladys M. (Robert) Martin of Butler; three brothers, Richard H. Gardner of Wampum, Albert C. (Patty) Gardner of Greenville, Charles R. (Lillie) Gardner of Ellwood City.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy E. Christie in 1996 and a brother, Chester A. Gardner in 2014.

Visiting hours will be held Tuesday December 23, 2014 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church on Wednesday at 10 am with her pastor, Rev. Julia Williamson officiating.

Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church or Vita Hospice 235 Alpha Dr. Suite 101 Pittsburgh, PA 15235.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

James E. “Skip” Mills, 69

James E. “Skip” Mills, 69, of Second Ave., Koppel passed away peacefully at his home Saturday, December 20, 2014 following an extended illness.

Born October 28, 1945 in New Castle, he was the son of the late James E. and Jean Winegar Mills Sr. He was married for 37 years to Eileen Davidson Mills who survives.

Skip was the founder and publisher of the Valley Tribune and then the advertising director for the Ellwood City Ledger. He then worked and retired in 2013 from Homeland Security where he worked as a Lead Security Officer for theTransportation Department. Skip graduated from Mohawk High School in 1964. He was a member of the Clinton United Methodist Church. He was also a member and past president of the Koppel Sportsman’s Club.

In addition to his wife, Eileen, survivors include a son, Michael James Mills of Slippery Rock; two stepsons, John (Neda) Fritz of Wexford, Michael (Missie) Fritz of Hermitage; and five grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Ronald L. Mills.

Visiting hours will be held Monday December 22 from 5 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 his pastor, Rev. Wayne R. Cleary officiating. Private interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation 3109 Forbes Ave, Pittsburgh,PA 15213 or the American Diabetes Association 100 West Station Square Drive Suite 1900 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15219.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Daniel Aldan Jr., 90

Daniel Aldan Jr., 90, of Hollow Rd., New Castle (Shenango Twp.) passed away peacefully Saturday, December 20, 2014 at his home following an extended illness.

Born January 20, 1924 in West Pittsburg, he was the son of the late Daniel and Christina Bogaru Aldan Sr. He was married for 67 years to Frances “Fran” Mohorich Aldan who survives.

Dan retired in 1987 after 39 years of service from D.D. Davis Construction Company in Youngstown. He was a 63 year member of the Operating Engineers Union Local # 66. Dan served in the US Coast Guard from 1942 to 1946 . He was stationed in New Guinea on the USS Orange during WWII. He attended Harmony Baptist Church. Dan enjoyed fishing and spending his winters in Florida. His most cherished time was spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Fran, survivors include two sons, Daniel E. (Nancy) Aldan III of Parrish Florida, Jack A. (Rose) Aldan of Youngstown Ohio; two daughters, Suzanne “Suzie” (John) Doerr, of Parrish, Florida, Frances (Blake) Steele of Wayne Twp.; sister, Florence “Allie” (Fred “Buzz”) Stelter of Shenango Twp.; seven grandchildren, Missy Aldan, John (Nicole) Doerr IV, Krysti Sue Doerr, Kayla Aldan, Ashley Aldan, Alena Steele and Callie Steele; and one great grandchild, Kaitlyn Doerr.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Ruth Podolan, Sida “Tillie” Turnbull, Rose Zappola; and six brothers, Mike, Traean “Two Gun”, Alexander “Leek”, John “Will”, Robert “Chickie”, and George “PeeWee” Aldan.

Friends and family will be received Tuesday, December 23 from 4-7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 24 at 11 am with Pastor James Hockenberry officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church or Gateway Hospice.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Jon Mark Mulroy, 55

Jon Mark Mulroy, 55, a lifelong resident of Beaver Falls passed away peacefully at the home of his brother, Rick in Ford City on Saturday, December 20, 2014.

Born December 27, 1958, he was the son of the late Reardon J. and Marie J. Algier Mulroy.

Jon worked for the City of Beaver Falls for 22 years. He was a member of the former St. Mary’s Parish in Beaver Falls.

Survivors include two sisters, Maureen Larkin of Newfoundland, PA, Nancy (Tom) Myers of Parker, PA; two brothers, Edward T. Mulroy and Reardon “Rick” A. (Delores) Mulroy, both of Ford City; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Reardon “Ricky” Mulroy.

Friends will be received Tuesday December 23 from 5 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Father Camillus Njoku will officiate the service. Private interment will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beaver Falls.

In Lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Three Rivers Hospice, 1195 Jacks Run Rd. North Versailles, PA 15137.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Annemarie Williard, 88

Annemarie “Myra” Williard, 88, of Mercer Rd, Ellwood City died Thursday, December 11, 2014 at Northview Estates Ellwood City.

Born July 26, 1926 in Breslau, Germany she was the daughter of the late Felix Siegwart and Alfreda Liche Siegwart.

She was married for 51 years to the late William C. Williard II.

Myra volunteered for the American Red Cross and at the Ellwood City Hospital. She was a member of the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the New Brighton YMCA and the North Sewickley Municipal Women’s Club.

Survivors include two daughters, Karen (Robert) Newman of New Brighton, Sharen (William) Carson of Oro Valley, AZ; two sons, William Williard III of Lacey, WA, Leo (Susan) Williard of Erie; seven grandchildren, Erin (Bryan) Salada, Brittany, Amanda, Cean (Ashley), Landon, Lucas, Allison Williard; three great grandchildren, Aubree Hupp, Eva and Addie Williard; two sisters in law, Beverly Wolboldt, Nancy Hovanac and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Lilo Koenig, a brother, Erich Siegwart and a nephew Horstel Koenig.

Memorial Services will be held at the North Sewickley Presbyterian Church on January 3, 2015 at 11:00 am with family receiving friends for one hour before the services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to North Sewickley Church Capital Improvement Fund. 106 Chapel Drive Ellwood City PA, 16117

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

John H. McKerahan Jr,. 72

John H. McKerahan Jr., 72, passed away Monday, December 8, 2014 at the Fisher Titus Hospital in Norwalk, Ohio.

Born April 9, 1942 in Pittsburgh, he was the son of the late John H, McKerahan Sr. and Dica Mayhugh McKerahan.

Survivors include two sons, Donald (Nita) McKerahan of Norwalk, Ohio and Thomas (Velvet) McKerahan of Harmony.

He was preceded in death by a son, John H. McKerahan III in 2011.

Private services were held at the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City with Rev. Darcy Kiehl officiating.

Gerald L. Orock Jr., 57

Gerald L. Orock Jr., 57, of Pleasant Hill Rd., Fombell died Sunday, December 7, 2014.

Born June 5, 1957 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Gerald L. “Pee Wee” and Patti Kirkham Orock Sr. of Fombell.

Jerry formerly worked for Kerry Coal Co. and at the B & B Service Station in Ellwood City. He was associated with the former Camp Run Free Methodist Church in Fombell. He enjoyed auto racing and hiking in the woods.

In addition to his parents, survivors include a sister, Lori (Jack) Veres of Ellwood City; brother, Tawn (Susan) Orock of Fombell; aunts and uncles, Sandy & George McCool of Portersville, Regis and Virginia Orock of Portersville, and Mary Jane Orock of Ft. Worth, Texas. He was extremely close with his nieces, Jaime, Brandy, and Carly, and his nephews, Noah and Sebastian.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Randy in 1990.

Private visiting hours will be held Thursday December 11 from 12:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 2 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Sally A. Marshall, 85

Sally A. Marshall, 85, of Ellwood Rd., New Castle (Wayne Twp.) died Sunday, November 30 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a short illness.

Born February 7, 1929 in Wayne Twp, she was the daughter of the late John and Gertrude Ketterer Mayberry. She was married for 65 years to Ralph Marshall as they were married February 18, 1949.

Sally graduated from Lincoln High School in 1947. She was a member of the Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church. Sally bowled with the Thursday Afternoon Bowling League for many years. She enjoyed dancing, and playing cards, and Sunday Family Dinners. She also enjoyed spending her winters in Florida at their home in Umatilla.

In addition to her husband, Ralph, survivors include three daughters, Linda (Carl) Johns of Wayne Twp., Sherry (Mike) Deegan of Slippery Rock Twp., Janet (Todd) Brest of Perry Twp.; two sons, Randy (Diane Fritzman) Marshall and Gary (Cindy) Marshall, both of Wayne Twp.; three siblings, Mary Lou Goss, Ruthie (Norm) Faith, and John (Barbara) Mayberry, all of California; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Gladie Mayberry.

Visiting hours will be held Wednesday December 3 from 3 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Julia Williamson of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

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

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Randy S. Huffman, 50

Randy S.Huffman, 50, of New Beaver Boro died Sunday, November 30, 2014 in the Ellwood City Hospital following a heart attack.

He was the son of the late Wilbert L.”Web” Huffman and Patricia Pollyblank Huffman who survives of New Beaver Boro.

Randy graduated from Mohawk High School in 1982. He had a life long career in restaurant service and management. He enjoyed sports, music, and spending time with family and friends.

In addition to his mother, Patty, survivors include a son, Randy S. Huffman II of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida; daughter, Rachel (Adam) Moore of Chester, Virginia; and a sister, Donna Huffman of Wampum.

Visiting hours will be held Friday, December 5 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Eugene “Crete” Crawford, 72

Eugene “Crete” Crawford, 72, of Bennett Dr., Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) died Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at his residence. Although in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born October 13, 1942 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Eugene “Curly” Crawford and Betty J. Houk Crawford of Beaver Falls. He was married for 42 years to Patty Biega Crawford who survives. They were married on May 27, 1972.

Crete worked for 40 years at Ellwood City Ledger, retiring in 2006 as the circulation director. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960 and then served with the US Navy in Pensacola Florida during the Cuban Missile Crisis. He was well known as a people person having owned the Shelby Bar for 15 years and most recently the New Deal Bar for 9 years. He was an avid bowler, having been inducted in the Lawrence County Bowler’s Hall of Fame. He bowled in leagues in both Lawrence and Beaver County. Crete loved animals. His most cherished time was spent with his family especially his grandchildren.

In addition to his mother, Betty, and wife, Patty, survivors include two sons, Eric (Anna) Thompson of Ellwood City, Jason (Amy) Crawford of Rochester; sister, Dottie (John) Boots of New Brighton; and four grandchildren, Devin and Luca Thompson and Jace and Zane Crawford.

He was preceded in death by father in 1969 and his, father in law, Walter Biega in 1983 and mother in law, Gena “Jean” Biega in 2000.

Visiting hours will be held Saturday November 29 from 1 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Pastor Phil Conklin of the First Church of God will officiate.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Beaver County Humane Society,3394 Brodhead Road in Center Township, PA 15001.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.