Daniel J. Kegarise, 62

KegarizeDaniel J. Kegarise, 62, of E. Edison Ave., New Castle died Friday, November 13, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital following complications arising from an unexpected heart attack.

Born May 26, 1953 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Ellis and Shirley Wehman Kegarise. He was married to Eleanor Durbin Kegarise who survives.

Dan worked for Consolidated Glass Company. He had previously worked for the Union Township Road Department for 22 years. Dan also parked cars for Union High School home football games. Dan graduated in 1971 from New Castle HIgh School where he played football and baseball. He received a football scholarship to attend Arizona where he played until he had an injury that ended his football career. Dan then went on to play professional baseball with the Arizona Rattlers Minor League organization. Dan enjoyed time spent with his family and he loved his dog, Buddy.

In addition to his wife, Eleanor, survivors include three sons, Justin Kegarise of Las Vegas, Nevada, Ty (Bobbie Jo) Kegarise of Pittsburgh, Shawn Kegarise of Pittsburgh; daughter, Ashley (Richard Powell) Kegarise of Hermitage; three step daughters, Michelle Woolsey of New Castle, Lori Hill of Wampum, Shannon Crass of New Castle; two sisters, Amy (Donald) Cubellis of Hermitage, Mary Kegarise of Texas; a brother in law, Bob Rio of Florida; twelve grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Anita Rio.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday November 17, 2015 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Rev. Susan Petritis of Gateway Hospice will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the family in care of the Marshall Funeral Home..

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Bobbie (Hedlund) Shutack, 61

Shutack2Bobbie (Hedlund) Shutack, 61, of Darlington Twp. passed away on November 11, 2015 at the Beaver Medical Center surrounded by her family and friends.

Born April 12, 1954 in New Castle, PA, she was the daughter of the late Charles Hedlund and Charlotte Clark Hedlund Blake. She was married for 43 years to Charles Shutack Sr who survives.

Bobbie graduated from New Castle High School with the Class of 1972. Her most cherished time was spent with family and friends. She loved to read and travel with her husband who is an over the road truck driver. She was the guidance/mentor not only to her large family and friends, but also to all the adopted children she called her own.

In addition to her husband, Charles, survivors include two sons, Charles Shutack Jr. of Darlington, Chris Shutack and daughter in law Anna Shutack of East Palestine, OH; two sisters, Robin Falatko, Debbie DiFrischia; three brothers, Chester Blake, Charles Hedlund, Rick Hedlund; and nine grandchildren, Jesse Rambo, Nina, Chad, Donald, Kayla, Shawn, Alexander, Emily, and Katherine Shutack.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Charlotte as well as her stepfather, Chester Blake Sr. and a sister, Jean (Blake) Sankey.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, November 14 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 Sunday at 1:30 pm.

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Ruth I. Steckman, 96

steckman4Ruth I. Steckman, 96, formerly of Brighton Rd., Ellwood City passed away peacefully at the home of her daughter Thursday, November 5, 2015 surrounded by her loving family following a short illness.

Born March 11, 1919 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Richard T. and Edna Sloan Stratton. She was married for 39 years to John C.”Jack” Steckman who passed away in 1975.

Ruth and her husband, Jack owned and operated Steckman’s Memorial Studio in Ellwood City for many years. She was an avid and accomplished bowler having been inducted in the Ellwood City and the Lawrence County Bowling Halls of Fame. Ruth also enjoyed dancing and was the former treasurer of the “Doe’s Auxiliary” at the ELKS Club. .

Survivors include three daughters, Sherry (Vince) Perciavalle of Beaver,, Patricia (Fred) Konyak of Ellwood City, Margaret “Peg” (Larry) Haswell of Wampum; son, Kip (Debra) Steckman of Renfrew; daughter in law, Joan Steckman of Ellwood City; sister, Ada Hinkle of Portersville; fourteen grandchildren; thirty great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren, ;

Besides her parents and husband, Ruth was preceded in death by two sons and a daughter in law, Thomas Steckman (1951) and John (2009) and Kathleen (1996) Steckman; two grandsons, Shawn Steckman (1975), F. Mark Konyak (2012); four brothers, Richard “Bud”, Leighton, Royal, and Harold Stratton; and a sister, Mary Catherine Gossett..

Family and friends will be received Sunday November 8 from 2-6 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 11 am with Rev. Dr. Keith Black of the Raccoon United Presbyterian Church officiating.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

The family would like to extend their special thanks to caregivers, Dora, Shirley, and Alison and also to the Vitas Heathcare Team of Patty, Teri, Kelly and Stephanie for their kind and compassionate care.

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Selina A. Downs Cidade, 61

Selina A. Downs Cidade, 61, of Harpers Ferry Rd., Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) passed away unexpectedly Friday, October 30, 2015.

Born April 30, 1954 in Pittsburgh, she was the daughter of the late John P. Downs Jr. and Leta Rose Wills Downs of North Sewickley Twp. She was married for 37 years to Eduardo F. Cidade Sr. who survives.

Selina was an Analyst for American Eagle Outfitters in the South Side of Pittsburgh. She received her Masters degree from Strayer University where she was a member of the honorary society, Phi Theta Kappa. Selina was a very talented knitter and she enjoyed shopping. She was Episcopal by faith. Selina loved to throw parties and was the “queen” of Christmas. She was a die hard New England Patriot fan. Selina’s most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren whom she loved dearly.

In addition to her husband and mother, survivors include a son, Eduardo F. Cidade III of North Sewickley Twp.; daughter, Melissa A. Cidade of College Park, Maryland; two brothers, John P. Downs III of Seattle, Washington, Charles P. Downs of North Sewickley Twp.; and two grandchildren, Margaret Rose and Joseph.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Friends and family will be received Wednesday November 4 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home. 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Pastor Marvin Mayle will officiate.

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James O. Yhelka, 50

YhelkaJames O Yhelka, 50, a lifelong resident of Ellwood City passed away Friday, October 30, 2015 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital following a short illness.

Born July 1, 1965 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late James Yhelka and Peg Duncan Casuccio of Ellwood City.

Jim retired from VEKA in Zelienople. He was Catholic by faith. Jim enjoyed cooking, baking, reading and fishing. He loved his border collies. His most cherished time was spent with family, especially his brother, Joe.

Survivors include his wife, Kathy Leindecker Yhelka who he was with for 17 years, his mother and step father, Peg (Robert) Casuccio of Ellwood City; two daughters, Meagan M. Yhelka of Fombell, Raven V. Yhelka of Ellwood City; son, Jeremiah James Yhelka of Ellwood City; step son, Kyle Hoffmeier of Ellwood City; two brothers, Scott (Anna Marie) Duncan of Sharon, Joseph (Tonya) Yhelka of Ellwood City; grandson, Darius D. Yhelka; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1998, and a nephew Joseph James Yhelka.

Family and friends will be received on Tuesday November 3 from 3 pm until the time of the Blessing service at 5 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery..

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Joseph E. Bowman, 79

Joseph E. Bowman, 79, of Fletcher Hill Rd., Wampum (Shenango Twp.) passed away Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Autumn Grove Care Center in Harrisville following an extended illness.

Born April 18, 1936 in Wampum, he was the son of the late George and Dorothy Pierson Bowman.

Joseph retired from Babcock & Wilcox where he worked in the shipping department from 1963-1985. He was a 1955 graduate of Shenango High School. A Veteran of the Army, Joe was stationed in Korea. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing.

Survivors include niece, Mary Alice Huff of Union Twp., and two nephews, John Huff of Union Twp., Victor Huff of New Castle.

He was preceded in death by a sister and brother in law, Sarah and John Huff.

Graveside services will be held at Castleview Memorial Park on Tuesday, October 27 at 2:00 pm.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Jean Hampe, 94

HampeJean Hampe, 94, of Third Ave., New Brighton passed away the morning of Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Northview Estates in Ellwood City.

Born October 22, 1920 in Sagamore, PA, she was the daughter of the late George and Mayme Rowland Nolf. Jean grew up in the Plumville, Smicksburg, PA area, where she enjoyed helping her father on their small family farm.

Jean married Lawrence Wingard in 1939 and they moved to the Ellwood City area in 1950, with their two daughters. After her husbands death in 1960, Jean became the Wayne Township School Cafeteria Manager and later owned and managed the Wingard Retirement Home on Route 65 Beaver Falls. She later married Gus Hampe who passed away in October 1980. Jean enjoyed her family and traveling. She was a long time member of the local AARP and went of many excursions with the group as assistant tour director. A member of the Harmony Baptist Church, she belonged to the missionary society, helping to make many beautiful quilts.

Survivors include daughter, Joyce (William) Bingle of Beaver Falls; step son, Gus R. (Judy) Hampe of Aliquippa; nine grandchildren, David, Doug and Dan Wawrzynski, Dawn Tabin, Jeannie Ball, Bill Bingle, Rob Hampe, Lisa Miller and Sherry Grady; sixteen great grandchildren; and two great great granddaughter.

She was also preceded in death by a daughter Connie Wawrzynski, son in law, Gerald Wawrzynski and her sister, Janet Warren.

Family and friends will be received on Saturday, October 24 from 2 pm until the time of the funeral service at 4 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Rev. William R. McGary will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Harmony Baptist Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Harmony Baptist Church 4103 Ellwood Rd, New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Marlene Hairhoger, 82

Hairhoger, Marlene 2Marlene Hairhoger, 82, of Wampum New Galilee Rd. New Beaver Boro passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, October 21, 2015.

Born April 9, 1933 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Rush Harper. She was married for 63 years to David O. Hairhoger Sr. who survives.

A homemaker, Marlene graduated from Wampum High School and was a member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church.

In addition to her husband, Dave, survivors include a son, David O. (Richard Moriarty) Hairhoger Jr.; two daughters, Robin (Paul) Chiappetta, Jody (Richard) Burnett. She was “Nanny to five grandchildren, Joshua (Mindy), Jacob, Kayla, and Caleb Chiappetta and Natalie (Justin) Burick; and five great grandchildren, Brendan. Gavin, Madilyn, and Landon Chiappetta, and Claire Burick.

She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, George Harper, and two sisters, Betty Ross and Norma Gray.

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

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at the funeral home at 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Dr. William R. McGary officiating.

Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wampum Presbyterian Church, PO Box 25, Wampum, PA 16157 or the donor’s favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Cindy D. Miller, 43

miller, cindyCindy D. Miller, 43, of Center Church Rd., Ellwood City (Slippery Rock Twp.) died unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

She was born January 23, 1972 in Clarion, PA.

Cindy worked at St. Moritz Security Services in Austintown, Ohio. She enjoyed going to flea markets. She helped and loved to raise many neighborhood kids. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandson, Mason Lee.

Survivors include her husband, Terry Miller whom she married in 1999, her mother and stepfather, Barbara Woods (Harry) Alcorn; father and step mother, Richard (Alice) Crisman, all of Emlenton; son, Darin (Mylinda McDanel) Miller of Scott Twp.; two brothers, Jim Crisman of Kennerdell, Jeff (Pam) Crisman of Emlenton; and one grandson, Mason Lee Miller.

She was preceded in death by a son, Derek Lee Crisman in 2003.

Visitation will be held on Friday, October 23, 2015 from 4 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Joe Lahr will officiate. Interment will follow in Harmony Baptist Cemetery .

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Paul E. McElwain, 91

McElwainPaul E. McElwain, 91, of Soap Run Rd., Fombell (Franklin Twp.) passed away Tuesday, October 20, 2015 at his residence following a one year illness.

Born April 20, 1924 in Koppel, he was the son of the late Arthur and MaBelle Reeher McElwain. Paul was married for 63 years to Margaret Nye McElwain whom he married on August 22, 1952. She survives.

Paul retired from MSL Industries, formerly known as George K. Garrett Co. He also managed the Freeway Lanes in Zelienople from 1970 to 1979. Paul graduated from Lincoln High School. He served two tours of duty for his country, one with the Navy during WWII from 1942-1946 and the other with the Navy Reserves during the Korean War from 1951-1955. He was a member of Camp Run Presbyterian Church. Paul was active with the Ellwood City Historical Society, volunteering at their festival booth for many years. He served on the Riverside School Board from 1991-1996, one year as President. In his youth, Paul was an avid baseball player. He also coached baseball for many years including for the VFW Team that won the State Championship in the early 1950’s. Paul also enjoyed bowling and gardening. He sold his excess produce at his booth off of Soap Run Rd.

In addition to his wife, Margaret, survivors include three sons, Kenneth (Rebecca) McElwain of Fombell, Gary (Catherine) McElwain of Rochester Twp., Ronald (Deborah Diodati- fiancé) McElwain of Fombell; three sisters, Evelyn Mack, Shirley Brown, Beverly Barber, all of Ellwood City; six grandchildren, Pamela, Daniel, Gary Allen, Gregory, Samantha, and Dillion; and five great grandchildren.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday October 22 from 2-4 and 6-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at 11 am at the Camp Run Presbyterian Church with his pastor, Rev Andy Shaffer will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in the Camp Run Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Historical Society. 310 Fifth St. Ellwood City, PA 16117.

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