Robert J. Guy, 80

Robert J. Guy, 80, of Hardy Lane, Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) passed away Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the VNA Hospice in Butler following a courageous seven month battle with cancer.

Born June 11, 1937 in Jeannette, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Elsie Daugherty Guy. He was married for 54 years to Darlene Hoover Guy who survives.

Robert retired from Honeywill in 2000 where he worked in the maintenance department. An outdoorsman, Robert enjoyed hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed golfing.

In addition to his wife, Darlene, survivors include a son, Dr. Robert J. (Michelle) Guy Jr. of Harrisville; daughter, Holly Guy of Bradenton, Florida; sister, Lois Stough of Grapeville, PA; brother, John (Janice) Guy of Jeanette; and three grandchildren, Robert J. Guy III, Shayne Kennedy and Cairo Nord.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Thomas Guy.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday, November 1st from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Clint Quillen will officiate the service. Twin Valley Cemetery in Jeannette will be Robert’s final resting place.

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David J. Boydell, 56

David J. Boydell, 56, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 23, 2017 at the Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital.

He was born August 10, 1961 in Ellwood City. Dave graduated from Vo-Tech in 1979. He worked for 26 years as a millwright at BNZ Materials in Zelienople. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping. He also enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Dave was an avid Pittsburgh sports fan, especially the Steelers.

Survivors include his father and stepmother, John D.(Barbara Hall) Boydell of Ellwood City; his wife, Jennifer Boydell; three sons, Josh (Krista) Boydell of Ellwood City, Shayne (Pete Finegan) Boydell of Allison Park, Matt (Kayla) Zion of Neshannock Twp; his mother-in-law, Lou Ellen Gillett of Finley, OH; sister, Donna (Tom) Hull of Canonsburg; brother, Robert V. Boydell of Beverly Hills, FL; and a grandson, Camren Boydell.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Veronica Dobranski Boydell and his father in law, Robert Gillett.

A Celebration of Dave’s life will be held on Friday, October 27th from 3 to 6pm at the Sons of Italy Hall in Ellwood City.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City. Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

 

Frances J. Campbell, 94

Frances J. Campbell, 94, formerly of Hogue Rd. passed away Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Carriage Manor in New Castle.

Born July of 1923 in Tug Hill, New York, she was the daughter of the late Glenn and Myrtle Hopseker Rogers. Frances was married to Ernest Raymond Campbell who passed away March 2, 1995.

Mrs. Campbell was an Elementary School Teacher for 24 years in the Laurel School District. She was a member of the Rose Point Reformed Presbyterian Church. Frances was an avid reader. She cherished time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Donald (Cheryl) Campbell of Hazelton, PA, Roger (Diana) Campbell of Ellwood City; daughter, Amy (William) Puryear of Hilliards, PA; two sisters, Sarah Edwards of Kentucky, Donna Smith of Florida; brother, Art Seamans of California; seven grandchildren, Jill, Seth, Donald, Dean, Lynn, Spencer, and Cassidy; and six great grandchildren, Lydia, Audrey, Jacob, Gage,Avery, and Lawrence.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her stepmother, Vangie Rogers, and siblings, Grace Eiss, Ruth Tyner, Lloyd Rogers, Herbert Rogers, and Stephen Seamans.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday October 28 from 10:00 am until the time of the funeral service at 11:30 am at the Rose Point Reformed Presbyterian Church. Her pastor, Rev. Charles Brown will officiate the services. Interment will follow in the Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Mervin L. Wilson, 85

Mervin L. Wilson, 85, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, October 20, 2017 at Princeton Village in Largo, Florida following an extended illness.

Born April 19, 1932 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Loyal and Thelma (Hogue) Wilson. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Sally Wilson Winter.

Merv graduated from Lincoln High School in 1950 and from Geneva College in 1956. He served in the Army during the Korean War. He worked at Ohio Edison and Penn Power and when retiring he served on the Board of Director’s and was the Treasurer of Penn Power.

Survivors include a son, Richard (Kathy) Wilson of Oldsmar, Florida; a daughter, Lori (Charles) Ryder of Akron, Ohio; and two grandsons, Kyle and Adam Wilson, both of Oldsmar.

A private entombment will be held at Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Nickolas Palagallo, 90

Nickolas Palagallo, 90, of New Beaver Boro passed away Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Butler Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

Born November 8, 1926 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Anthony and Mary Colao Palagallo. He was married for 65 years to his beloved wife, Phyllis Leopardo Palagallo who survives.

Nick retired in 1988 after working for 42 years at Medusa Cement Company. He served in the Navy during WWII and was a member of the Wampum American Legion Post 749. Nick’s passion was baseball. He played in the Local American Legion and County Baseball Leagues and was drafted by the New York Giants. He enjoyed taking care of his property and trips to the casino.

In addition to his wife, Phyllis, survivors include two daughters, Brenda (Warren) Ottobre of Westerville, Ohio, Lana (Bob) Brindle of Pickerington, Ohio; four grandchildren, Heather (Gerald) Hoffman, Ryan Ottobre, Stephanie and Eric Brindle; and two great grandchildren, Carter and Avery Hoffman.

The last of his family, Nick was preceded in death by four brothers, Joseph, Orlando, Adam, and Albert Palagallo; and four sisters, Florence Valentino, Jennie Sweikowski, Esther Reynolds, and Anna McCutheon.

Visitation will be held on Monday October 23 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 1:30 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. Entombment will follow in the Williamsburg Mausoleum in the Beaver Falls Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Edythe Mae Soltes, 90

Edythe “Edie” Mae Soltes, 90, of Mecklem Lane, Ellwood City passed away Thursday, October 19, 2017 at Northview Estates following a brief illness.

Born January 18, 1927 in Beaver Falls, she was the daughter of the late Kenneth Warren and Violet Woods Warren Hutchinson. She was married to Stephen G. Soltes who passed away April 16, 1999.

Edie worked at Standard Steel Specialty Shop in Beaver Falls. She was Protestant by faith and a former Girl Scout Troop volunteer in Perry Twp.. She assisted with the Meals on Wheels Program at the Ellwood City Hospital. Edie and Steve enjoyed bowling with the Sunday Night League and dancing.

Survivors include two daughters, Susan (Tim) Stevenson of Ellwood City and Jan Soltes of Pittsburgh; and a granddaughter, Shelley R. Stevenson of North Huntingdon.

In addition to her parents and husband, Edie was preceded in death by a sister, Donna Lee Warren and a close childhood friend, Eugene “Bud” Raybuck.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday October 22 from 3 to 7 pm and on Monday, October 23 from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Tod Custer will officiate the services. Interment will follow in St. Gregory Cemetery in Zelienople.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Ellwood City Public Library.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Kimberly Kozol, 55

Kimberly Ann Kozol, 55, of Edison Manor, New Castle passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her residence following a short illness.

Born December 5, 1961 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Edna Jean Krepps Kozol.

Kim graduated from St. Anthony’s School in Oakmont. She retired after working for 29 years at Lark Workshops. Kim enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. She always had a smile for everyone she met.

Survivors include two sisters, Linda Kozol of New Castle, Jodi L. (Stephen) Stuble of Wampum; two brothers, John R. (Donna) Kozol and Richard J. (Linda) Kozol, both of Wampum; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two nieces and a nephew.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday October 20 from 3pm until the time of the funeral service at 7pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Wampum. Rev. R. Tod Custer will officiate. Interment will follow in Castleview Memorial Park.

Memorial Contributions may be made in memory of Kim to the Special Olympics of PA.

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Helen L. Eiler, 47

Helen L. Eiler, 47, of North Versailles formerly of New Castle passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital following an extended illness.

She was born August 15, 1970 in Ellwood City. Helen graduated from Riverside High School in 1989. She had formerly worked at the Wampum Mushroom Mines, Alsy, and Liberty Mutual. Helen enjoyed cooking. She was very family oriented and enjoyed every moment spent with her husband.

Survivors include her husband, Wayne Eiler, her father, Jeffrey Norris of New Castle, mother and step father, Mary L. Andrews (James H. “Windy” ) Winfield, brothers, James W. (Kimberly Smith) Winfield of Moon Twp., Jeffrey Joseph (Bonnie) Norris, Jamie, Jeff, and Justin Norris, all of New Castle; and good friend, Julieann Smith-Goode of North Versailles. Helen is also survived by aunts and uncles, Jack (Beth) Andrews and Al (Dot) Andrews, all of Ellwood City, Jeff (Shirley) Steffler of Wampum, Ed (Sally) MacAdoo and Joyce Demartinis, all of Sharon; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday October 16 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Rev. Ray A. Medina of Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the family in care of the funeral home to help with expenses.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Ray Wilson Yoho, 86

Ray Wilson Yoho, 86, of Wayne Twp. passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, PA.

Born November 20, 1930 in Shenango Twp., he was the son of the late John E and Catharine Irene Houk Yoho.

Ray graduated and served as the Class President for the Class of 1948 at Shenango High School. He served aboard the USS Lowery in the US Navy during the Korean War where he was awarded The Korean Service Medal with one star and the United Nations Service Medal. Following his honorable discharge in 1952, Ray studied at Penn State University, graduating in 1957 with an electrical engineering degree. Ray retired from Rockwell/Boeing in California in 1990. He enjoyed working outdoors.

Survivors include four sisters, Jean Spears of New Castle, Leann (John) Roth of Huntsville, AL, Sally Swaney of Lebanon, TN, Susan Colella of Jackson, MI; sister in law, Norma Yoho of New Castle; and several nieces, nephews, great and great great nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Neil E. Yoho and John D. Yoho, two brothers in law, Lawrence E. Spears and Donald Swaney, sister in law, Geraldine Yoho Frohnapfel, a nephew, Rickie Spears, and a niece Julie Roth Evans.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, October 10 from 11 am until the time of the funeral service at 12 noon at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church, Ellwood City. Pastor James R. O’hara of the Castlewood Christian and Missionary Alliance Church will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Slippey Rock Church Cemetery Association.

Arrangements have ben entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Rev. Carl E. Hockenberry, 87

Rev. Carl E. “Chip” Hockenberry, 87, of North Sewickley Twp went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He had been under hospice care at the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born October 27, 1929 in Franklin Twp. Beaver County, he was the son of the late Loyal Earl Hockenberry and Ethel Grace McCartney Hockenberry.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Edna Ava Remaley Hockenberry who passed away November 21, 2011; and brothers, William, Kenneth, Don, and Gerald “Red” Hockenberry, Bobby and Eddie Kalajainen, and Chuckie Miller.

Rev. Hockenberry served as the Pastor of the Camp Run Free Methodist Church for 30 years. He was a lifelong member of the church. Carl formerly worked for the Ellwood City Tube Mill and Matthews Conveyer. Rev. Hockenberry also drove a tractor trailer for Shreiber’s, Brady’s, and Jones Motor Freight. Carl served in the US Army during the Korean War.

Carl is survived by two daughters, Lorraine (Rudy) Shirilla of Beaver Falls, Elaine Steighner of Ellwood City; two sons, Randy Hockenberry of Portersville, Gary (Karen) Hockenberry of Rochester; considered adopted sons, Tony Barge and Melvin McCracken; brother, Gary Kalajainen of New Castle; and two sisters, Devona “Vonnie” (James) Anderson of Prospect and Shirley Dittmer of Warren, Ohio. He is also survived by six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday October 6, 2017 from 2-4 and 6 until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. His nephew, Rev. Daniel Hockenberry of the Brookfield Christian Church will officiate the service. Interment will follow in Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Colon Cancer Research .

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