Articles by Teolis Funeral Home

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Barbara J. McNutt, 65

Mrs. Barbara J. McNutt, 65, of Shenango Twp. passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. McNutt was born on December 7, 1951 in Gettysburg, Pa to the late Glenn and Rhoda Shultz.  Barb worked at the former Leeds and Northrup, later known as Heraeus Electro-Nite, for many years as an assembler. She is survived by her husband James N. McNutt, her sister Donna Main of Gettysburg, and her dog Dessie. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Daniel Sites. As per Barb’s wishes the will not be…


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Mary E. Fabian, 101

Mrs. Mary E. Fabian, 101, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday October 13, 2017 at the Beaver Valley Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Fabian was born on March 5, 1916 in Canonsburg to the late Damiano “Domenic” and Maria Difonte (DeFonde) Viccari. She had worked at Ellwood Products, the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, Roberts Manufacturing, Jesse Jeans, and as a house keeper in the Ellwood City area. She was an active member and kitchen volunteer at the former St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers….


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Mary G. Tirlia, 89

Mrs. Mary G. Tirlia, 89, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Monday at the Avanti Senior Living in Shenandoah, Texas. Mrs. Tirlia was born on April 6, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late George and Orania Mazni Dan. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1946 and attended Geneva College. Mary was a member of the St. Elia’s Romanian Orthodox Church while living in Ellwood City. She was the co-owner and operator of “Dan’s Place” along with her sister Helen and her brother John for many years. Mary truly loved and enjoyed her grandchildren. She…


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Mary E. Tribuzio, 93

Miss Mary E. Tributzio, 93, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, October, 4, 2017 in the Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle. Mary was born on March 27, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Seratino and Josephine DiLeonardo Tribuzio. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Mary was know for always having a wonderful smile. She is survived by her sister Angeline C. “Lena” Forletta of Florida, and her nieces and nephews Pamela Pogozelec, Paulette Pogozelec, John Forletta, Albert Forletta, and Sherina Tiberia, and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her…


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Ronald H. Raisley, Sr., 79

Mr. Ronald H. Raisley, Sr., 79, of Wampum passed away on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in his residence. Mr. Raisley was born on July 2, 1938 in Beaver Falls to the late Robert and Lucille Davis Raisley. He is a member of the Wampum High School class of 1956.For most of Ron’s life, he worked as a truck driver for various trucking companies in the area. Most recently he worked as a drive for Allegheny Leather Care in Ellwood City. An outdoorsman, Ron enjoyed hunting and fishing. He is survived by his wife Betty J. Rossi Raisley whom he married…


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Kathryn E. Mazzanti, 58

Kathryn E. Mazzanti, 58, of Ellport passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 in the UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital. Mrs. Mazzanti was born on September 28, 1958 in Ellwood City to Jerome and Judy Pfeil Cowan. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1976, and from the Community College of Beaver County with a degree in Nursing. Kathy worked as an LPN at the Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center or 38 years. She was an active member of the Victory Family Church in Cranberry Twp.. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and most of all her grandchildren. Kathy…


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Kirk A. “Zeke” Zikeli, 61

Kirk A. “Zeke” Zikeli, 61, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, September 8, 2017 in the Allegheny General Hospital. Kirk was born on March 16, 1956 in Ellwood City to the late Karl R. and Doris H. Gillespie Zikeli. He had graduated from the Lawrence County Vo-Tech in 1974, and from EMT Training School. Zeke worked  for Buccelli’s Service Station, Pete’s Flower Shop, Ellwood Ambulance Service, Ellwood BP Station, Harry’s Service Station, and then became the owner and operator of Zikeli Auto Repair. He was one of the first EMT’s and a well known auto mechanic in the Ellwood City…


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Sarah Costa, 88

Mrs. Sarah Costa, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Tuesday, September 5, 2017 in the Ellwood City Hospital. Mrs. Costa was born on December 8, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late Anthony and Christina Toma Casuccio. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1946. Sarah also graduated from the New Castle Beauty School, and attended classes at West Minister College, Slippery Rock College, and the University of Pittsburgh. She worked as a cosmetology teacher at the New Castle Beauty School and the Lawrence County Vo-Tech for many years. She also is a member of the Dayspring Harvest…


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Douglas E. Cosgrove, 67

Mr. Douglas E. Cosgrove, 67, of Park Gate passed away on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at the UPMC Shadyside Hospital. Mr. Cosgrove was born on April 23, 1950 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Gale and Lola Riezer Cosgrove. He graduated from the Big Rapids High School, and the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD in 1972. Doug then served with the U.S. Navy with the rank of Lieutenant for 5 years and was awarded the National defense Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Commendation, Combat Action Ribbon, Expert Pistol Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Following his service with the Navy, Doug worked…


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Cynthia A. Pritts, 60

Mrs. Cynthia A. Pritts, 60, of Fombell passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at the UPMC Presbyterian Hospital. Cindy was born on January 14, 1957 in Pittsburgh to the late Carl and Elizabeth M. Tonecha Zilka. She is a member of the Seneca Valley High School class of 1975. Cindy had worked at Eat N Park as a supervisor for many years. From 1996 until 2004 she and her husband Dave where the owners and operators of the First Street Dinner in Ellwood City. She then worked as the head cook at King’s restaurant in Cranberry Twp. She was a member…