Articles by Teolis Funeral Home

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Robert E. Mohrbacher, 91

Mr. Robert E. Mohrbacher, 91,  formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at the Cumberland Crossing at UPMC Passavant Hospital. Mr. Mohrbacher was born on December 15, 1926 in Marion Twp. to the late Frederick and Anna Borman Mohrbacher.  He is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1944. Robert enlisted with the U.S. Navy on January 3, 1945 and served as an Apprentice Seaman until his discharge on November 22, 1946. He was awarded the Word War II Victory Medal and the American Area Campaign Ribbon. Following his service with the Navy, Robert…


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Norma Michels, 88

Mrs. Norma Michels, 88, of Slippery Rock Twp. passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at the St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital. Mrs. Michels was born on November 7, 1929 in New Castle to the late Roy K. and Florence Jones Shaffer. She had graduated from Princeton High School with the class of 1948. Norma worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for Farmer Supply in New Castle, and later at New Castle Auto Parts. She is a past Worthy Matron of the Eastern Star, and a member of Challenges. Mrs. Michels is survived by her daughters Ann (Steve) Zemko, Branda (Dan)…


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Virginia Y. LaCava, 91

Mrs. Virginia Y. LaCava, 91, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at The Grove in Harmony. Mrs. LaCava was born on September 22, 1926 in Wampum to the late Keith and Martha Boone Hazen, Sr.. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1944, and the Providence Baptist Church. Virginia had worked at the U.S. Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City during World War II, the Ellwood City News Stand, and Straws Bakery. For many years she volunteered with the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary, the Golden Agers, and served as a Girl Scout…


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LuAnn Houk, 61

Mrs. LuAnn Houk, 61, of Lake Arthur Estates in Portersville passed away on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital. LuAnn was born on March 28, 1956 in Ellwood City to the late James R. and Anna Mae Graff Piper. She had graduated from Seneca Valley High School with the class of 1974, and from the University of Phoenix with a degree in Health Care Administration. She had worked as a CNA at the Passavant Retirement Community and at the Sunrise Nursing Home in Cranberry Twp. as a medical technician. She is a member of the Word…


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Helen Z. Ungham, 98

Mrs. Helen Z. Ungham, 98, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at the Cambridge Village. Mrs. Ungham was born on June 6, 1919 in Ellwood City to the late Zack and Elizabeth Cristea Brandes, Sr.. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1937 and was the class Valedictorian. She had worked at the former Ellwood City Federal Savings and Loan. Helen was one of the banks first female bank tellers. She was a very active member of the St. Elias Romanian Orthodox Church, and the Romanian Aid Society.  She also enjoyed playing…


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Russell H. Yanssens, 63

Russell H. Yanssens, 63, formerly of Ellwood City passed away at his residence in Clintonville, Pa on Thursday, December 14, 2017. Russell was born on April 10, 1954 in Ellwood City to the late Robert E. and Irene Hudspath Yanssens. He had attended Lincoln High School and the Lillyville Church of God. Russell had worked at ITC Inc. for 7 years and Aikens Refuge for 15 years. He is a member of the Wampum Rod and Gun Club and the NRA. An outdoorsman, Russell enjoyed hunting, and fishing. He is survived by his daughter PFC Anna Zilka who is stationed at…


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Amelia “Millie” Stiles, 84

Mrs. Amelia “Millie” Stiles, 84 of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, December 15, 2017 in the Northview Estates. Mrs. Stiles was born on April 12, 1933 in Ellwood City to the late Wade and Della Allam Thomas. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1951 and the Holy Redeemer parish. Millie enjoyed cooking, baking, and being with her family. She is survived by her nieces Patty Suppa of Pittsburgh, Kathy (Jim) Kleine of St. Louis, MO, and Della (Tim) Stabryla of Columbus, OH, and several other nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by…


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Leo E. Sicard, 91

Mr. Leo E. Sicard, 91, of Wayne Twp. passed away on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at the Edison Manor in New Castle. Mr. Sicard was born on February 16, 1926 in Northhampton, MA to the late William and Mary Louise Poudrier. He also attended high school in Northhampton, MA. At the age of 17 Leo enlisted with the U.S. Navy on March 14, 1943 and served as a Fireman First Class on the U.S.S. Iowa until his discharge on March 2, 1947. He was awarded the World War II Victory Medal, American Theatre Medal, Asiatic Pacific Medal with 9 stars,…


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Paul M. Kotuby, 59

Paul M. Kotuby, 59, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital in Cranberry Twp. Paul was born on October 26, 1958 in Ellwood City to the late Paul Kotuba and Julia Tamelcoff Kotuba of North Sewickley Twp.. He is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1976. Paul learned the butcher trade from his father Paul at their family owned grocery store. He worked as a meat cutter for many years at Paul’s Market, Milk House Meat’s both in North Sewickley Twp.,  Giant Eagle in Seven Fields, and…


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Nancy N. Rugh, 84

Mrs. Nancy N. Rugh, 84, of Shenango Twp. passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 in her residence. Mrs. Rugh was born on August 18, 1933 in Ellwood City to the late Vincent and Sophie Blaskowitz Zduniak. Nancy had worked at the Ellwood City Knitting mill as a seamstress, Eppinger’s Restaurant as a cook, and Mine Safety in Wampum. She is survived by her daughter Carol (Frank) Ritorto of Ellport, her sons John (Kathy) Rugh of Perry Twp. and Tom (Kim) Rugh of West Sunbury, her grandchildren Ashley Rugh, Courtney Rugh, Michael Ritorto, Frank Ritorto, Gabriel Rugh, Thomas Rugh, and Bailey…