Martha E. Pocza, 91

Martha E. Pocza, 91, of Trinity Oaks Care Center died on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the VNA Hospice Center in Butler.

Born October 1, 1921 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late John and Martha Kovesci Bokor. She was married for over 51 years to Louis Pocza who passed away June 14, 1999.

Martha was a member of St. Peter’s Reformed Church in Zelienople. Active in the community, she was a member of the Ellwood City AARP, the Keenegers of Portersville, the Hungarian Women’s Club, Golden Agers, and Charlie’s Angels Dance Group. Mrs. Pocza graduated from Lincoln High School. Martha was formerly employed in the Superintendents Dining Room at the National Tube Company. She was also employed by Matthews Conveyer Company in Ellwood City during the war years.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Pocza Hart of Laguna Niguel, CA, Nancy Murphy of Zelienople; sister, Goldie Black of Morrow Bay, CA; three grandchildren, Timothy, Andrew and Loraine Murphy; one great grandchild, Eligh Murphy, and a number of nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two brothers, George Bokor Sr. and John Bokor Jr.

Visiting hours will be held Thursday July 11, 2013 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 Friday at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. James R. Bertoti officiating. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Helen M. Newton, 92

On Saturday, July 6, 2013, after a long and full life, Helen Mae Newton was called home to her heavenly father. She passed away at her home in Chippewa Township, PA with her daughter by her side. She was 92 years old.

The fourth of nine children, Helen Lucas was born on April 1, 1921, in Coal Bluff, PA. Her parents were the late George and Marie Anna Yosina Lucas. Her brothers, George, Michael, Andrew, Frank and John Lucas and sisters, Anna Albert, Margaret Minett and Mary Vucenovich have preceded her in death. At the age of 20, she married Charles Leroy Newton who passed away in 1993.

She was the mother of six children and a homemaker, as well as contributing to the war effort by making artillery shells during WWII. She loved yard sales, shopping at Wal-mart, scratch off tickets and collecting angel figurines. She was also especially fond of spending time with her grandson and granddaughter, Brian and Melissa Trevelline.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Gloria Jean Hill in 1985. Her surviving children are her daughter, Patricia Trevelline of Chippewa Twp, and her four sons, Kenneth Newton of Butler, Ronald Newton of Beaver Falls, Dave Newton of Ellwood City, and Charles Newton of Beaver Falls. In addition to her children, she is survived by her many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service to celebrate her life was held on Tuesday July 9 at the Marshall Funeral Home in Ellwood City. Helen was laid to rest in the Slippery Rock Church Cemetery alongside her husband.

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Margaret Johnson Clark, 86

Margaret Johnson Clark, 86, of Main St., Wampum died on Monday, July 8, 2013 at the Franciscan Manor in Beaver Falls following a lengthy illness.

Born November 21, 1926 in Ashtabula, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late George H. and Mary Ryan Johnson .

She was married to the late Russell D. Widdowfiled who passed away in 1970 and then to the late Herbert Clark who passed away in 2005.

Margaret graduated from Wampum High School. She was an beautician for many years. She also worked and retired from the PA Turnpike where she was a toll collector. She was a member of the former Queen of Heaven Church and a current member of Holy Redeemer Church.

Survivors include two daughters, Sandra (Rodger) Husing, Debbie (John E.) Colbert; two sisters, – Helen (Lynn) Guy, Mary Jane Craven, all of Wampum; five grandchildren, Anita Allen, Daniel “Bugsy” Senchak, Michelle Buccelli, Bryan Buccelli, and John Colbert; and six great grandchildren, Melissa Malcomb, Devin Allen, Gage Buccelli, Arianna Colbert, Hallie Senchak, and Amari Buccelli.

In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by three brothers, George Jr, Paul and Lester Johnson.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday July 10 from 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

A Private Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday at the Holy Redeemer Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Fred D. Faraoni, 57

Fred D. Faraoni, 57, of Mahony Ave, Ellport died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Born June 20, 1956 in Ellwood City he was the son of the late Fred H. and Alberta J. Williams Faraoni. He was married for 31 years to Deborah Ann Spratley Faraoni who survives.

Fred owned and operated Faraoni Lawn Care in Ellwood City for many years. He was an excellent pool player, shooting for the IMBS Club in Koppel.

In addition to his wife, Deborah, survivors include two sons, Fred A. Faraoni and Daniel (Shanea) Faraoni, both of Ellport; three sisters, Sandra (Roy) Brei of Sharon, Anna Marie Krol of Ellwood City, Cynthia K. Moffatt of Ellwood City; brother, Charles (Donna) Musulin of New Castle; and two grandsons, Damian and Landyn Faraoni.


 

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Stephen Craig Musulin, and a brother in law, Joe Krol.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday July 10, 2013 from 7:00 pm until the time of the funeral service at 9:00 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Rev. Jack Sawyer of the United Full Gospel Assembly will officiate. Interment will follow in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to M.D.S. Foundation, 4573 S. Broad St. Suite 150 Yardville, NJ 08620.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Margaret L. (Hogue) Pelloni, 90

Margaret L. (Hogue) Pelloni, 90 of King, North Carolina (formerly of Ellwood City) passed away on Friday, July 5, 2013.

Born December 23, 1922 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late George Grant and Jessie (Cunningham) Hogue. She was married in 1947 to the late E. Alfred Haddock, deceased in 1959 and married in 1963 to the late Anthony J. Pelloni, deceased in 1987. She was a January 1941 graduate of Lincoln High School. Margaret worked at the JC Penney Co, GC Murphy Co, Ellwood Products in Frisco, in the Office at U.S. Steel and was employed by the Ellwood City Police Dept. She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church on Fountain Ave. where she served as a Secretary, and a Deaconess. She was also a member of the JC Meyer Sunday school class, and Deborah Circle and a former Sunday School teacher. Margaret also served the community several years working the polls during elections. She served Meals on Wheels for 25 years, and served as treasurer for Ellwood City Women’s Club.

Survivors include a brother, Donald Hogue (Marietta GA); three daughters, Cheryl (Wayne) Geras of King NC, Cathy (Richard) Rizor of Rockledge FL, Candace (Steve) Curtis of Ormond Beach FL; four sons, John Pelloni of Ellwood City PA, Richard Pelloni of Industry PA, Anthony Pelloni of La Mesa CA, Stanley (Diane) Haddock of Yorba Linda CA; 24 grandchildren; Tony Joe and Sammy Pelloni, Richard, Mark, and Michael Pelloni, Billy Joe, Troy, and Steven Pelloni, Jason and Jordan Geras, Jesslyn Geras McCutcheon, Lindel, Heather and Alex Daugherty, Amy Rizor, Anissa Bernal, Shari, Dustin, Marco, and Joseph Pelloni, Connor and Trevor Haddock, James Curtis, Krista Curtis Shaw; 26 great grandchildren, Joshua, Jacob, Ashely and Brook Pelloni, Maxwell, Ethan and Mia Pelloni, Dante, Rocco and Bella Pelloni, Anthony, Lauren and Zachary Pelloni, Jasmine Pelloni,

Sophia Geras, Isabella, Selah and Abigail McCutcheon, Allison, Addison and Aaron Bernal, Cole Rigo, Addison Daugherty, Ian Daugherty, Asia and Matthew Pelloni, Kate Shaw; and one great great grandchild, Riley Bernal.

In addition to her parents and husbands she was preceded in death by a son, William J. Pelloni; two brothers, McClelland and Thomas Hogue; daughter in law, Margie Pelloni; and one grandchild, Alfred Haddock.

Family and friends will be received on Friday July 12 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church on Saturday at 10 a.m. with Rev. Wesley Evans officiating. Internment will follow at Sylvania Hills Mausoleum in New Brighton.
Memorial contributions can be made to the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com,

Edna Mae Richards, 64

Edna Mae Richards, 64 of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on July 4, surrounded by her loving family.

Edna was born in Ironton, Ohio on October 27, 1948 to the late Nellie Catherine (Floyd) and Chester Bernard Ford. After Ironton, she lived in Phoenix before settling in Gallipolis, Ohio, graduating from Gallia Academy High School (GAHS) in 1966. She moved to Pennsylvania in 1975 and then to Ellwood City in 1978, where she raised her family.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Harlan Tyrone Richards of Ellwood City; three daughters, Vicki Richards (Justin) McMaster of Delaware, Ohio, Cristi Richards of Madison, New Jersey and Amy Richards (Mike) Benninger of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her pride and joy, and what she said “made getting older worth every minute” were her grandchildren Tyler and Lauren McMaster and Ryanne Benninger. She is also survived by her sister Linda (Bill) Newman and Thomas “Fred” (Debbie) Ford. She also has many nieces and nephews.

Ty and Edna hosted a foreign exchange student, Helena Gomez, in 1987. Helena was their other daughter, who Edna visited in Spain in 2005. Helena and her husband Andres have two children, Amelia and Sebastian, and live in Brussels, Belgium.

Edna was a devoted wife, mother, sister, Mimi, and friend to many people. She loved spending holidays with the family, traveling with her husband and joining in on family vacations. As for her community, she was a Deacon and Elder at Calvin Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City and she taught young girls how to be strong girls as a Brownie leader, for almost 20 years. She remained active with the Girl Scout Council for over 25 years. Throughout her years, she stayed active in school functions, the Municipal and Card Clubs and volunteered at the local hospital and belonged to a golf and bowling league.

Edna will always be known as a person that lent her time and kindness to her friends, neighbors and family. She loved watching sports, sharing an opinion, taking pictures and telling a favorite family story and most of all, spoiling her grandchildren.

Viewing hours celebrating Edna’s life and happiness will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave in Ellwood City. A memorial service will be held at Calvin Presbyterian Church on Monday at 11 am with Pastor Sean Brubaker officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s favorite charity. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

Gary E. Cragle, 60

Gary E. Cragle, 60, of Millview St., Ellwood City died at his residence on Monday, July 1, 2013 surrounded by his loving family following a one year illness.

Born March 30, 1953 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Eugene “Dagwood” and Esther “Mazie” Greenwood Cragle. He was married to Darlene Novalesi Cragle who survives.

Gary worked as a tool and dye maker and a machinist for Tita Brothers. He enjoyed fishing and boating. While living in Florida, he enjoyed deep sea fishing.

In addition to his wife, Darlene, survivors include two daughters, Sarah Cragle of East Palestine, Ohio, Hanna Pisecki of Clearwater, Florida; four step children, Cathleen and Christian Winterbottom, and Michael and Dylan Viccari; brother, Mark (Patty) Cragle of Ellwood City; twp step granddaughters, Hailee Vincik and Scarlett McKay; and a nephew, Kevin Cragle of Ellwood City and a number of other nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Jim, Michael, and David Cragle.

A memorial service will be conducted at the convenience of the family.

Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Sally Cornelius, 60

Sally Cornelius, 60, of Treece Ave., Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) died on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at the Evergreen Nursing Center following a lengthy illness.

Born July 29, 1952 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Virginia Stelter Baney.

Sally graduated from Riverside High School in 1970.

Survivors include her husband of 35 years, John E. Cornelius; son, Adam Cornelius; step-son, John E. Cornelius Jr.; two granddaughters, Makenna and Kaylee Cornelius, all of Ellwood City, two sisters, Janice (William) Cornelius of Ellwood City, Dona (Brandon) Sandbak of Laurel, Montana; and one brother, Frank (Kathy) Baney of New Castle.

Friends will be received on Saturday June 29 from 5 until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Raymond D. Jackson, 54

Raymond D. Jackson, 54, of Bellevue, PA formerly of Wampum died on Thursday, June 20, 2013 at the Allegheny General Hospital following a brief illness.

Born September 21, 1958 in Ellwood City, he was the son of Raymond C. and Maryann Zultowski Jackson of Wampum.

Raymond graduated in 1977 from Lawrence County Vocational Technical School. He was Catholic by faith, attending the Church of the Assumption in Bellevue. He was a warm, loving, friendly, likable and caring person who loved the outdoors. He enjoyed fishing, traveling, music and people. His most cherished time was spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, Ray and Maryann, survivors include three sisters, Jeanne Pittavino of Cranberry Twp., Janet (John) Emig of Parker, Colorado, Peggy (Stephen) Needler of Fort Worth, Texas; brother, Thomas E. Jackson of Wampum; nieces and nephews, Gregory (Nico) Pittavino, Anthony and Michael Pittavino, Zachary, Brittany and Rebecca Needler; any many loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by a nephew, Nathan Needler, and a brother in law, Stanley M. Pittavino.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday June 23, 2013 from 2-4 and 6- 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 am on Monday at the Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City. Entombment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Staunton Clinic. 111 Hazel Lane Suite 300 Sewickley, PA 15143.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Kenneth Jerome Johnson Sr., 65

Kenneth Jerome Johnson Sr., known as “Saul” by his close friends, passed away early Tuesday morning June 18, 2013 following his birthday a day prior.

Born June 17, 1948 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Solomon and Cora Rhodes Johnson.

Kenny was a Mohawk High School graduate where he excelled in basketball. Upon graduation, he went to work for Cemex and following 44 years of service, he retired as a plant supervisor. Saul was an active member of the First Baptist Church of Chewton, serving as a church deacon, treasurer of the usher’s organization and a member of the male chorus.

He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marlene Dashield Johnson; his loving son, Kenneth (Neva) Johnson Jr. of New Castle; two daughters, Staci Dixon and her children, Tammy Cox and her son. Survivors also include three sisters, Loretta Rhodes of Houston Texas, Shirley Askerneese and Pat Monts, both of Center Twp.; two brothers, Eugene (Geraldine) Johnson of Beaver Falls, Ernest (Carlyn) Johnson of New Castle. Kenny also leaves behind three beloved grandchildren, Amira Johnson, age 8, Khalil Johnson, age 6, and Tayeden Johnson, age 3, all of New Castle and his loving mother in law, Dorothy Stevenson of Ellwood City. He also leaves a host of loving nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Paul Johnson.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday June 21, from 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Funeral Services will be held at the First Baptist Church in Chewton on Saturday at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Eric Board officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.