Suella Volpe, 80

Suella Ida Volpe, 80, formerly of Ellwood City passed away Saturday, January 7, 2023 in North Carolina following a short illness.

Born November 15, 1942 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Orville Cox and Lorraine Kildoo Jeffers.

Suella graduated from Lincoln High School in 1960. She was part owner of The Kildoo Agency Insurance Company on Pittsburgh Circle until her retirement in 2010. Suella loved watching the Pittsburgh Steelers and traveling. Her most cherished time was spent with family and many dear friends.

Survivors include her sister, Patty (Dave) Ketterer; sister in law, Pudue LaCava; son and daughter in law, Skip (Erin) Volpe; daughter and son in law, Cheri (Ed) Kaufman;and also Dan (Jennifer) Jones and David (Dana) Dahl; grandchildren, Jillian Kaufman, Allison (Scott) Smith, Taylor (Royce) Deyber, Angela Volpe and also Ashley Hyatt, Addison, Ryan, and Abbigail Dahl; great granddaughters, Brooklyn Deyber and Bailey Smith and alsoNathan Jones and Ezra Hyatt..

She was preceded in death by her life partner, John Dahl who passed away in 2022; two granddaughters at birth Sara and Julie Kaufman ; grandson, Danny Jones; and her former husband, Ralph “Doc” Volpe Sr..

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, January 12 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.

Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project.

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