Frederick D. “Buz” Stelter, 86

Frederick D. “Buz” Stelter, 86, of Boyd School Rd., Wampum (Shenango Twp.) passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital following an extended illness.

Born April 13, 1931 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Virginia Bowden Stelter. He was married for 64 years to Florence “Allie” Alden Stelter as they were married February 26, 1953. She survives.

Fred graduated from Shenango High School. He served in the Army from 1952-1954 being stationed in Korea for thirteen months. He retired in 1993 from Penn Power where he was the Yard Supervisor. He was an active member of the Independent Methodist Church having served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President of the Church Council, and most recently President and Chairman Emeritus of both. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Fred enjoyed spending time at his camp that he built in Neiltown, Forest County. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Canada.

In addition to his wife, Allie, survivors include two sons, Fred D. (Lisa) Stelter Jr. of Wampum, James Daniel (Cecile) Stelter of Titusville; sister, Dolores Cox of Pulaski; sister in law, Judy Stelter of Wampum; and his granddaughter, Holly Stelter of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Ronald Stelter.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday November 12 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at the Independent Methodist Church at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Frederick Gilbert officiating. Military rites will be offered by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Independent Methodist Church, 1921 New Butler Rd. New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

James Franklin Mentzer, 71

James Franklin Mentzer, 71, of Chippewa Twp, formerly of Shenango Twp, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at Temple University Hospital. Born December 26, 1945 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Jack and Bess Kemp Mentzer. A 1964 graduate of Shenango Area High School, Jim worked for the Ellwood City Forge Corporation for 37 years starting as a tool grinder and retiring as a purchasing agent in 2004.

 

Jim was a lifelong member of the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church where he served as a deacon, Elder, and clerk of session. He belonged to the Masonic Lodge 599 of Ellwood City and the New Castle Consistory. An outdoor enthusiast, Jim loved nature. He had a particular love for fishing which led him to making his own lures and establishing his own small business. Enjoying the simple things in life, Jim enjoyed his family and his Wednesday morning breakfasts with “the guys.”

 

Jim is survived by his devoted wife of 42 years, Billie McConahy Mentzer; their children Jamey (Jared) Mentzer, of Hopewell and Autumn (Jeff) Cairns, of Monaca; his sisters Patricia Carnahan of Hemet, CA, Molly Agostino, and Barbara Tartaglione both of New Wilmington; numerous nieces and nephews; his grandchildren, Nolan and Avery Cairns; and his faithful canine companion, Roxy.

 

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Russell and Jack Mentzer.

 

Visiting hours will be held on Friday September 1, from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Visiting hours will also be from 10am until the time of service at 11 am at the Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church officiated by Rev. Julia Williamson. Masonic Service will be offered at 10:30am at the church.

 

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to the Slippery Rock Church. The family asks that friends, family, and loved ones consider registering as an organ donor. Jim passed away while awaiting a single lung transplant. The possibility of organ transplantation filled his final days here on Earth with hope.

 

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Winifred R. Manzo, 87

Winifred R. Manzo, 85, of Wampum, finally free of the pain she suffered with for years, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017 at Rochester Manor following a longterm illness.

Born October 23, 1931 in Wampum, PA, she was the daughter of the late James Kirkwood and Helen Nagel Kirkwood.

She was a member of Wampum Methodist Church, and a former member of St. Monica’s in Wampum. She was last employed at the Airway Luggage Company. She graduated from Wampum High School. She enjoyed word search books. Her most treasured time was spent with family.

Survivors include three daughters, Patty (Chuck) Shoemaker of Chippewa, PA, Debby (Cliff) Ziegler of Somerset, PA, and Linda (Scott) Creed of Imperial, PA; brother, John (Joanne) Kirkwood of Wampum, PA; 7 grandchildren, Kristy Reitz; Brian and Eric Shoemaker, Chad and Brett Zeigler, Chelsey Miller, and Amber Creed; 12 great grandchildren;

She was preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, William “Punzo” who passed in 2009, her parents, her brothers James, Bob, Eugene, and Walter, two sisters Delores Talley, and Tippy LaPenta.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday June 20, 2017 from 2 to 4 pm and from 6 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held at the Marshall Funeral Home, on June 21, 2017 at 11 am with Rev. Todd Davis officiating.

Interment will follow in the Clinton Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the donors favorite charity.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Albert G. Smith Jr. “Smitty”, 67

Albert G. Smith Jr. “Smitty”, 67, of old Rt. 18, Wampum passed away unexpectedly though in ill health Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his home.

Born May 3, 1950 in Annapolis, MD, he was the son of the late Albert Sr. and Sophie Kazenski Smith. He was married to Avis D’Amico Smith for 38 years, she survives.

Smitty was a Combat Engineer in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1999, where he retired as a Sergeant First Class. He was a Marine during the Vietnam War 1968-1972. Smitty was a member of the 1/229th and 1/107th PA National Guard. He also retired from the PA Liquor Control Board. Smitty is a Catholic by faith. He loved to paint and do yard work. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

Survivors including his wife Avis. A son, Ryan McDonald of Wampum; daughter, Johanna (Paul) McQuiston of New Castle; two sisters, Terry Brooks of FL, and Mary Bost of IN; five grandchildren, Madison, Jonathan, and Samantha McDonald; Keenan and Liam McQuiston.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday June 19, from 2 to 4 pm and from 6 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, Inc. 341 Main Street, Wampum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Butler VA Hospital 325 New Castle St. Butler, PA 16001.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Nancy L. Latcheran, 67

Nancy L. Latcheran, 67, of Graham Ave., West Pittsburg passed away Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital following a brief  illness.
Born March 19, 1950 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late Edward L. and Lucille B. Stickle Freed.
Nancy graduated from New Castle High School and then continued her education, graduating from Slippery Rock University.  She currently and for the past 45 years worked at Lark Enterprises.  She had also worked for the Lawrence County ARC.  Nancy enjoyed quilting and cooking.  Her most cherished time was spent with friends and family.
Survivors include two sons, Christopher (Chrissy) Latcheran of Shenango Twp., Brian (Jessica) Latcheran of New Castle; sister, Mary (Carl) Carney of New Castle; and four grandchildren, Xaviar (Tabby) Coulter, and Jaidyn, Brooklyn, and Boston Latcheran.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Family and friends will be received on Friday, April 28 from 4 to 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St. Wampum.  Rev. Dr. William R. McGary will officiate.
Memorial Contributions may be made to Lawrence County Special Olympics, 1027 N. Croton Ave. New Castle, PA 16101.
Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Barbara J. Marshall

barb marshall 3 (2)Barbara J. Marshall, 68, of Wampum passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 26, 2016.

Born September 26, 1947 in Butler, she was the daughter of the late Harold F. and Leona G. Mottern Osche. She was married for 40 years to Robert S. Marshall who survives..

Barb graduated from Butler High School where she was the head majorette. Following graduation, she worked at Citizen’s National Bank in Butler, After getting married and moving to the area, she was employed by Dr. Jack Brooks as his secretary. She then worked in customer service for both Airway Luggage and Alsy Lighting. Following her retirement, Barb enjoyed traveling with her son on many hockey destinations. Active in the community, Barb was a member of the Wampum Women’s Club and President of the Wampum Community Revitalization Group. She was instrumental in the recent renovation of the train station in Wampum. Barb was an avid Pirate Fan and enjoyed going to the beach. Her most cherished time was spent with her family, especially her son.

Survivors include her husband, Bob, son, Bobby, and a number of aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Friends will be received on Saturday July 30, 2016 from 11 am until the time of the Memorial Service at 1 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum.

Rev. Dr. William R. McGary of the Wampum Presbyterian Church will officiate the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wampum Community Revitalization, PO Box 714, Wampum, PA 16157.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Larry O. Fisher, 75

FisherLarry O. Fisher, 75, of Wampum died on Friday, June 3, 2016 at his residence following a brief illness.

Born September 11, 1940 in Moundsville, WV, he was the son of the late Thomas Clinton and Flossie Virginia Hinnerman Fisher .

He was married to Jackie Nativio Fisher on March 23, 2009. She survives.

Larry worked and retired from both B&W and PennPower. He also formerly was employed at Sears, and currently worked at PTC Alliance in West Mayfield.

He enjoyed antique cars and going to cruises, working, and exercising.

Survivors include a daughter, Catherine (William) Hollencamp of Wampum; step daughter, Jodi (Eric) Sentz of Camp Hill; step son, Bill (Samantha ) DeJoseph of Wampum; sister, Rebecca Lambright of Darlington; 5 grandchildren, Jodie (Artie) Christov, Joy (Nicholas) Bender, James Arthur Hollencamp, Matt (Tanya) Fisher, and Mitchell Fisher; 4 step grandchildren Joel and Josh Washok, and Kohen and Korie DeJoseph; and 8 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Daniel M. Fisher; 3 brothers, James, Charles, and Ronald Fisher; sister, Helen Lilley.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday June 7, from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum.

The Funeral Service will be held at 6:00pm with Rev. Mike Wimer of the River of Life Ministry officiating.

Interment will follow in the Grandview Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

William D. Welsh, 84

WelshWilliam D. Welsh, 84, of Shenango Rd. Big Beaver Boro passed away Thursday, June 2, at his residence.

Born in Negley, Ohio on April 6, 1932 to the late David G. and Lenore M. Dyke Welsh.

He was married to the former Patty J. Crees for 64 years, as they were married on December 29, 1951. She survives.

Bill was an active member of the Pathway Church. He was an Air Force Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict. He thoroughly enjoyed woodworking, many of the family will cherish his hand made heirlooms.

Along with his wife Patty, he is survived by a daughter Beverly (Skip) Maxwell of Littleton, CO; a son Bill (Nancy) Welsh Jr. of Lakewood, CO. Three sisters, JoAnne (Jack) Gishbaugher of Florida; Bonnie (Bob) Melvin of Darlington., and Becky Luke of South Beaver Twp. Five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, from 4pm to 7pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main St., Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, June 6 at the Pathway Church, 239 Braun Rd. at 11am with one hour of visitation prior to the service. Pastor Ed Walsh will officiate.

Interment will follow in Grandview Cemetery, where military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pathway Church.

Glenda K. Nicklas

NicklasGlenda K. Nicklas, 65, of Short St, Ellwood City died Monday, February 22 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a 30 year courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis.

Born April 25, 1950 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Curtis Glenn Brown and Elva Vogler Brown of Ellwood City, formerly of Castlewood. .

Glenda graduated from Shenango High School in 1968. She was the manager at T& M True Value Hardware Store in Ellwood for many years. She was an active member of the Lillyville Church of God. She will be remembered for her hand made greeting cards commemorating her loved ones special occasions. She enjoyed scrap booking and gardening. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandchildren, Jacob, Paige, and Easton.

In addition to her mother, Elva, survivors include a son, Glenn (Robyn) Nicklas of Ellwood City; son in law, David Alters of Fombell; two sisters, Dorothy Jean (Ed) Moyer of Castlewood, Dianna Brenneman of Neshannock; two brothers, Jim (Marge) Brown of Ellwood City, Bill (Anita) Brown of St. Petersburg, Florida; and three grandchildren, Jacob Alters, Paige Alters, and Easton Nicklas;

She was preceded in death by her father, Curtis Brown and a daughter Kelly D. Alters.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday from 4 to 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Friends will also be received at Lillyville Church of God from 10 am until the time of the funeral service at 11 am on Friday. Pastor Dennis Arndt will officiate. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to all her wonderful caregivers through out the years.

Memorial Contributions may be made to MS Society Of Western PA, 1501 Reedsdale St. Suite 105 Pittsburgh, PA 15233.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

Joseph John Galmarini, 83

GalmariniJoseph John Galmarini, 83, of Galmarini Lane, Wampum passed away Friday, December 11, 2015 at the Providence Care Center where he was a resident for the past 29 months.

Born September 18, 1932 in New Castle, he was the son of the late John Joseph and Josephine Timpolio Galmarini. Joe was married for 62 years to Norma Montani Galmarini who survives.

Joe retired in 1984 from Babcock & Wilcox where he was an inspector. He was a member of the former St. Monica’s Church in Wampum. Joe served in the Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the PNA, SOI, Hungarian Home, and the IMBS Clubs. Joe enjoyed many hobbies, especially boating and fishing in Canada, New York and locally. He was an avid Steeler and Pirate fan. Following his retirement, Joe enjoyed traveling and the “slots”.

In addition to his wife, Norma, survivors include three daughters, Debra (Dennis) Glasser of Wampum, Angela Bionda of Beaver, Anita (Gary) Morini of New Castle; son, John (Judy) Galmarini of Wampum; sister, Elizabeth Augustine of New Castle, six grandchildren, Natalie, Camille, and Joseph John “Joey” Galmarini, Gary Michael Morini Jr, Tyler Morini, and Derrian Stewart; dear niece, Donna and two nephews, Chuck and Tom; and one great granddaughter that he was blessed to meet, Cali Ashton Morini.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jeanette Navarra.

Visiting hours will be held on Monday December 14 from 1 to 3 and from 5 until the time of the Blessing Service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

The family would like to extend their gratitude and gratefulness to all those as Providence Care Center and Grane Hospice that cared for Joe and touched him and his families hearts. A special thank you to Dr. Jarod Stragand.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 1100 Liberty Ave. Suite #201, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 in honor of Joe.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.