Articles by Teolis Funeral Home

William A. Sturgis, 64

Mr. William A. Sturgis, 64, of Franklin Twp. passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in his residence. Bill was born on March 26, 1952 in Allegheny County to the late James A. Sturgis and Agnes Miller Sturgis Fischer. He had graduated from Shaler High School with the class of 1969. Bill then served with the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was the owner and operator of Bill’s Garage in Franklin Twp. for many years. He is also a member of the Lillyville Church of God. He enjoyed working on cars, reading, and most of all spending…


Mary E. DeCaria, 85

Ms. Mary E. DeCaria, 85, of Ellwood City, passed away on Thursday, March 23, 2017 in the Ellwood City Hospital. Ms. DeCaria was born on June 3, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late James V. and Ruth Perry DeCaria. Mary graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1949, and from the Garfield Business College. She had worked at Glover Insurance Agency in Beaver Falls, and Airway Industries as a secretary. Most recently, Mary has been working for the Holy Redeemer Social Services. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers….


Robert Clark Nesbit, 72

Mr. Robert Clark Nesbit, 72, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 in the Butler VA Medical Center from health issues that occurred due to his exposure to agent orange during the Vietnam War. Mr. Nesbit was born on May 6, 1944 in New Castle to the late Clark James and Margaret Bell Shaffer Nesbit. Bob graduated from Shenango High School and Florida Technical College. He proudly served two tours of duty with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He had served with the Army from April 9, 1965 until his discharge on January 28, 1968 and was…


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Emma F. Naticchioni, 91

Mrs. Emma F. Naticchioni, 91, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, March 12, 2017 in the UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Mrs. Naticchioni was born on January 20, 1926 in Ellwood City to the late Eutimio and Caroline Lanza Mancini. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1944, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. Emma had worked at the U.S. Steel Ellwood City plant in the payroll bureau and accounting department from January of 1945 until November of 1948. For many years she and her husband Earl volunteered with the Meals on Wheels program. While her children where…


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Ruth V. Bell, 63

Ms. Ruth V. Bell, 63, of New Castle passed away on Wednesday, March 8, 2017 in the UPMC Magee Hospital. Ruth was born on July 15, 1953 in Jacksonville, FL to the late Lewis and Geraldine Alben Bell Johnston. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1971, and attended the Cincinnati Bible College for 1 year. Ruth then earned her Degree in Education from Geneva College. She had worked as a substitute teacher for over thirty years for the New Castle School District at the elementary level. She is an active member of the First Christian…


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Normajean Lonkert, 90

Mrs. Normajean Lonkert, 90, of Franklin Twp., formerly North Sewickley Twp., passed away on Sunday, February 26, 2017 in the Heritage Valley Medical Center Emergency Room. Mrs. Lonkert was born on October 12, 1926 in Beaver Falls to the late Henry and Mary Thompson Bischoff. She had attended Beaver Falls High School. Normajean had worked at the Beaver Valley medical Center in the admissions department as a clerk for many years. She is a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses Kingdom Hall in Franklin Twp.. She also enjoyed reading, and sewing. Mrs. Lonkert is survived by her daughters, Dana (Charles) Altsman…


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Fred Cistolo, 87

Mr. Fred Cistolo, 87, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, February 25, 2017 in the LaCasa Personnel Care Home in New Castle. Mr. Cistolo was born on December 21, 1929 in Ellwood City to the late Carmine R. and Elvira Rotolo Cistolo. He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1947, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. He served with the U.S. Army from June 11, 1947 until his discharge on December 10, 1948 in Alaska with the 2nd Battalion, Headquarters Company 23rd infantry. He had worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill for many years….


Richard L. Miles, Jr., 67

Mr. Richard L. Miles, Jr., 67, of Wampum passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Friendship Ridge Nursing Center. Mr. Miles was born on September 7, 1949 in Erie, Pa to the late Richard L. and Edith L. Steele Miles, Sr.. He had attended Riverside High School.  Richard enlisted with the U.S. Marines on February 2, 1967  and served until his discharge on December 17, 1970 . He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Marksmanship Badge.  Following his service with the Marines, Richard worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for…


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Angeline J. Eckman, 85

Mrs. Angeline J. Eckman, 85, of Ellwood City, formerly of Chippewa Twp., passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 in her residence. Mrs. Eckman was born on May 31, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late Rocca A. and Theresa Choff Manzo, Sr.. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School, and a former member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. She loved to go dancing, traveling, and being with her family. Mrs. Eckman is survived by her daughter, Denise Sebastian of Erie, her son, Matthew Eckman of Big Beaver Boro, her grandchildren, Ian Sebastian and Thomas Sebastian, and her brothers,…


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Carol Ann Buzzelli, 71

Mrs. Carol Ann Buzzelli, 71, of Perry Twp. passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in her residence. Mrs. Buzzelli was born on April 24, 1945 in Ellwood City to the late Robert and Sara Houk Lambert. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1963. Carol had worked at Loccisano’s Grocery Store, and presently at Giant Eagle in Franklin Twp. in the customer service department. She is a member of the West Minister United Presbyterian Church in New Brighton where she served as a deacon and helped with the soup kitchen. Carol also did missionary work…