Gerald Carothers, 77

Gerald “Jerry” Carothers, 77, of Florence, Kentucky, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on August 14, 2013 after a brief illness. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Born September 6, 1935 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late David and Anna Koach Carothers, and was raised by his aunt and uncle, the late Clarence and Hilda MacDonald.

Following graduation from Lincoln High School in 1953, Gerald served 3 years in the US Army from 1954-1957. He worked at Billco Manufacturing in Zelienople for almost 35 years, first as a machinist and assemblyman, and later as the purchasing manager. Following his retirement, he moved to Boone County Kentucky and was an aide in the local school district. He also helped his son with his business. Jerry enjoyed traveling our country with his wife, and spending as much time with his family as possible. He loved children, and they loved him more.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Norma Jean Tritt Carothers, two sons, Brian (Karen) Carothers of Richwood, Kentucky, Eric (Heather) Carothers of Grove City; five grandchildren, Brian Douglas, Lauren and Jenna Carothers, and Catherine and Jonathan Carothers; his older brother, Merlin (Mary) Carothers of San Marcos, CA; brother in law, Gilbert (Joann) Tritt of Katy, TX; sister in law, Mary Jane LeRoy of Ellwood City; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, David Bert Carothers.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday August 24, 2013 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Pastor Jean Smith of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church will officiate. Military rites will be conducted by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

 

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Nancy M. Scala, 86

Nancy M Scala, 86, of Canal Street, Wampum died on Sunday, August 18, 2013 at the Haven Nursing Home following an extended illness.

Born February 24, 1927 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Adelina DiTommasso Scala .

Nancy graduated from Wampum High School and worked at Shenango China in New Castle. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.

Survivors include two sisters, Josephine Lawson of Koppel, Delores Dando of Wampum; and a number of nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Andrew, Nick and Mario Scala; and four sisters, Carolyn Scala, Mary A. Skvarla, Jennie Kramer, and Mary T. Scala, as a child.

A blessing service will be held on Tuesday Aug 20, 2013 at 10 a.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

The family suggests contributions to Southern Care Hospice 2656 Wilmington Rd New Castle 16105.

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LaMoine B. “Boone” Hartzell, 82

LaMoine B. “Boone” Hartzell, 82, of Hilltop Dr. Ellwood City (Franklin Twp) died on Monday, August 5, 2013 as a result of an automobile accident in Shenango Twp.

Born April 21, 1931 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Harvey LaMoine and Fannie M. Dobson Hartzell. He was married to Lena “Pudgie” LeViere Hartzell who passed away on March 1992.

Boone retired from Pettler Company in Beaver Falls where he was a machine operator. Boone was a member of the First Church of God. He enjoyed hunting and fishing. Boone was an avid photographer and videographer.

Survivors include five daughters, Wendy (Dale) Pritchard of South Beaver Twp., Cheri (Thomas) Coulter and Kim (Cliff) Kaufman, both of Franklin Twp., Diana “Dee” (Merrill) Fish of North Carolina, Lami (Fred) Ziegler of North Sewickley; twelve grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

Per Boone’s wishes, no visitation will be held. A private family service took place in the Greenlawn Cemetery in Butler. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to First Church of God.

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Joseph F. Daly Sr., 84

Joseph Francis Daly Sr, 84, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 27, 2013.

Born March 13, 1929 in Brackenridge, PA, he was the son of the late Edward and Della Lydick Daly .

Joseph was a decorated World War II Veteran having proudly served our country as a Merchant Marine and a member of the US Army. He was last employed at Aetna Standard Engineering in Ellwood City. He was a lifetime member of the Saxon Club in Ellwood City, the American Legion, and many other organizations too numerous to mention. He was also extremely proud of his Irish heritage.

Joe was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 59 years, Ethel Mae Christy Daly and his youngest son, Timothy Edward Daly. Joseph was one of eleven children, all of whom had preceded him in death.

He is survived by a son, Joseph F. Daly Jr; a daughter, Gloria Mae Wolfe; two granddaughters, Shanna Glover and Melinie Dominguez. Joseph will be deeply missed by his three great-grandchildren, Owen Glover and Franchesca and Katlyn Dominguez.

Per Joseph’s wishes, there will be no visitation. Private arrangement were entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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Jack Leonard Yoho, 92

Jack Leonard Yoho, 92, former Ellwood City resident died on Tuesday, July 30, 2013 in Jacksonville, Florida after a long illness.

Born July 11, 1921 in Beaver Falls, he was the son of the late John Leonard and Vera Hawk Yoho. He was married on July 20, 1939 to his beloved wife, the late Ruth Winifred Johnston Yoho. They had celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Jack graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1939. He was a member of the Masonic DeMolay throughout his high school years. Jack was employed at the Ellwood City Forge as a precision grinder and retired as a Chief Inspector in the 1980′s. He served in the United States Army during World War II in Europe, where he was wounded. After a long recovery at the Valley Forge Military Hospital, he was discharged and received a Purple Heart for his service. A fifty year volunteer at the Butler Valley Medical Center, Jack served as a Veterans Administration Volunteer Service representative for the Lawrence County 112 Disabled American Veterans, for whom he also served as Commander and Adjutant. He was also a member of the local VFW and American Legion. Jack was a past Grand Marshall for the Ellwood City Memorial Day Parade. He also served on the After Prom Committee. Jack and his wife were recognized for community service.He was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church since 1947, where he served as an elder, former deacon and member of the Mariners group. He enjoyed family first, golf and traveling. One annual destination for travel was to the 13th Regiment 8th Army Division reunions held in many eastern United States cities.

He is survived by two sons and daughters in-law, Kenneth and Donna Yoho of Youngstown, Ohio, John and Marie Yoho of Jacksonville, Florida; two daughters and sons in law, Carol and Ronald Tankersley of Haines City, Florida, Cynthia and Louis Reda of Augusta, Georgia, sister, Vivian Yoho Linta of Beaver Falls, and long time companion, Barbara Spivey of Jacksonville, Florida. He was a cherished grandfather of Melissa, Kenneth, Jennifer, Jeff, Michael, Dax, Todd, Susan, Ronald, Donna, Renee and Rebecca and many great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Yoho Helt and two grandsons, Mark Bell in 1992 and Jayce Yoho in 2003.

Friends will be received on Sunday August 4, 2013 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon Monday at the Calvin Presbyterian Church with Pastor Sean Brubaker officiating. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will follow in the Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made in Mr. Yoho’s name to Calvin Presbyterian Church, 65 Crescent Ave. Ellwood City, PA 16117

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Margaret M. Deal, 90

Margaret M. Deal, 90, of Big Beaver Boro (Hoytdale) died on Wednesday, July 24, 2013 at the Carriage Court Personal Care Home with her family by her side.

Born April 9, 1923 in Koppel, she was the daughter of the late William H. and Mildred Brandt Mills. She was married to the late John C. Deal who passed away June 23, 1984.

Peg was a member of the Clinton Methodist Church and the Jenny McKim Sunday School Class. She was an avid quilter and blessed many with her loving quilts. She loved cooking and baking for family and friends.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine (David) Bailey of North Sewickley Twp.; two sons, John W. (Sharyn) Deal of Wayne Twp, Richard (Susan) Deal of Kimbacton, Ohio; eight grandchildren; and nine great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Peggie Jean Matricardi on October 29, 2005 and a brother, William Mills.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday July 26 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum. Friends will also be received at the funeral home from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at noon on Saturday. Pastor Dick Allen will officiate the services.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 12 pm with Pastor Dick Allen officiating. Interment will follow in Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Clinton United Methodist Church.

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Clayton W. Ketterer, 100

Clayton W. Ketterer, 100, of Beaver Dam Rd., New Galilee (New Beaver Boro) died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Hospice of Beaver Valley following a brief illness.

Born June 6, 1913 in Freedom, he was the son of the late Walter S. and Cora Edith Kirschner Ketterer. He was married for 49 years to the late Ethel V. Buchanan Ketterer who passed away May 1, 1989.

Clayton worked his entire life in the timber and lumber industry. He was a partner in W.S. Ketterer Lumber Co. until his retirement in 1992. He also farmed the family homestead in New Beaver Boro. He was a member of the Galilean Presbyterian Church where he served as a trustee for many years. Clayton was liked by anyone he knew or met in his long and enjoyable life.

Survivors include a daughter, Sandra (James) Abbott; two sons, Leonard (Jean) Ketterer, Anthony (Donna) Ketterer, all of New Galilee; brother, Andrew (Betty) Ketterer; sister in law, Mary Jane Ketterer, both of New Brighton; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; and five great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Edith VanKirk in 2011, five brothers, Earl, Oakley, Dale, Rusch, and Theron Ketterer, and two sisters, Glenda Thomas and Chelsea Ketterer.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday July 25 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 am with his pastor, Rev. C.F. Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in White Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Galilean Presbyterian Church.

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Margaret V. Gotjen, 88

Margaret V. Gotjen, 88, of Shaffer Rd., New Castle (Slippery Rock Twp.) passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at her residence with her loving family by her side.

Born May 7, 1925 in Fombell, PA, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Julia Poskevich Link. She was married for 63 years to Paul W. Gotjen who passed away August 31, 2005.

Margaret was a member of the First United Methodist Church. She loved to cook and garden. She also loved her pug dogs.

Survivors include two daughters, Bonnie Hafer of Pittsburgh, Sherran (Rev. David) Lassalle of Norfolk, VA; son, Daniel (Shirley) Gotjen of Ellwood City; nine grandchildren; and ten great grandchildren.

The last of her family, she was preceded in death by all her brothers and sisters.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday July 20 from 5-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 2:00 pm with her pastor, Rev. James A. Cannistraci officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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June Pollyblank, 89

June Pollyblank, 89, of Old Rt 18, Wampum (New Beaver Boro) died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at her residence following an extended illness.

Born June 12, 1924 in West Pittsburg, she was the daughter of the late Fred D. and Lillian Mae Hackett Emery. She was married to the late James J. Pollyblank Sr. who passed away January 8, 1978.

June was a long time snack bar employee at Stonecrest Golf Course. She was a member of the Wampum United Methodist Church where she was a former Bible School Teacher and a member of the Woman’s Society. She was also a member of the American Legion Post 749 Auxiliary and the Wampum Women’s Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Patricia Huffman of Wampum, Kathryn Schiraldi of Willowgrove, Linda Pollyblank with whom she resided; a son, James J. Pollyblank Jr. of Marysville, California; eight grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; and six great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dolly Rentz, Gerry Rylott; two sons in laws, Wilbert Huffman, Martin Schiraldi; and a great great granddaughter, Karina Marie Plohr,

Visiting hours will be held on from 2-4 and 7-9 on Friday, July 12 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday 11 am with her pastor, Rev. Todd Davis, Pastor Jeff Harter of Family Hospice and Matt Kingman officiating. Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway # 2 Hermitage, PA 16157.

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Jacqueline A. Hangst, 57

Jacqueline A. Hangst, 57, of Ellport died on Sunday, July 14, 2013 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness.

Born December 29, 1955 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Jack L. Hangst and Shirley Ann Sternquist Hangst.

Jackie graduated from Lincoln High School in 1973. She then attended Duquesne University. She graduated with a Degree in Music from Youngstown State University. She was an accomplished pianist. Until recently, Jackie worked for Angelo’s Towing Service in New Castle.

Survivors include two sisters, Amy Jo (James) Love of Ellwood City, Andrea Hangst of Chicago, Illinois; brother, Jeffrey Hangst of Switzerland; two nieces, Zosia Ann and Amelie Jacqueline Hangst of Switzerland; two nephews, Jonas and Kristian Hangst of Denmark and her stepmother, Stephanie Gunn Hangst of Ellwood City.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, July 17 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 Thursday at 11:00 am with Rev. Tod Custer officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Lawrence County Humane Society.

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