Articles by Marshall Funeral Home

Ricky L. Blaskowitz, 48

Ricky L. Blaskowitz, 48, of Second St., Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly at work on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. Born October 5, 1969 in Sharon, he was the son of Dennis and Emma L. Lutz Blaskowitz of Ellwood City. Ricky graduated from Lincoln High School in 1987 where he was a member of the football team. He was a member of the Local 373 Laborer’s Union in Pittsburgh. For many years, Ricky served as the Union Steward. He was a Veteran of the Navy, serving four years during Desert Storm aboard the USS Sampson. He was a member of the…


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…


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Alan H. Bargebuhr, 83

Alan H. Bargebuhr, 83, formerly of South Hills passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Jefferson Medical Center in Clairton. Born December 22, 1933 in New York City, he was the son of the late Herbert and Jeanette Aron Bargebuhr. Alan retired as the District Director of the Pennsylvania Public Welfare Office in McKeesport. He was a Veteran of the Army and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh. Survivors include a daughter, Rachel J. Bargebuhr of Ellwood City and his best friend, Georgia Stuart of Whitehall. Per Alan’s request, there will be no services. Memorial Contributions…


Lillian M. Aromatorio, 86

Lillian M. Aromatorio, 86, of Allen Court, Wampum passed away peacefully on Friday, November 3, 2017 at UPMC Jameson Hospital following a brief illness. Born May 16, 1931 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the John and Rose George Saad. She married Angelo Aromatorio of Wampum on April 24, 1954 and was blessed with over 63 years of marriage. Lillian graduated from New Castle HIgh School in 1950. She was a member of the former St. Monica’s Church in Wampum and a current member of Holy Redeemer Church in Ellwood City.She worked for many years as a bookkeeper…


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)…


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…


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…


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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…


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…


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…