Articles by Teolis Funeral Home

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Karen S. Ottaviani, 60

Mrs. Karen S. Ottaviani, 60, of Jamestown, Pa passed away at her residence on Monday, August 21, 2017. Mrs. Ottaviani was born on April 8, 1957 in Ellwood City to the late Richard Wright and Bertha Evans Wright of Franklin Twp.. She is a member of the Riverside High School class of 1975. Karen also graduated from the Beaver County Community College with a degree in accounting. A homemaker she enjoyed fishing, working puzzles, and especially spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her mother Bertha Wright, her daughters Anna (Matt) Peffer of Portersville, and Jamie (Bill) Kunz of…


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Albert D. Ierullo, 88

Mr. Albert D. Ierullo, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, August 17, 2017 at the UPMC Jameson Memorial Hospital. Albert was born on November 11, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late Domenico and Mildred Fera Ierullo. He had attended Lincoln High School and is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Albert served with the U.S. Army from February 28, 1951 with the 78th quartermaster base depot company until his discharge on February 12, 1953 and held the rank of Private First Class. He worked for many years at the U.S. Steel tube mill in Ellwood City and later…


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John Albert Manzetti, 93

Mr. John Albert Manzetti, 93, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at the Heritage Valley Medical Center. John was a true part of the “Greatest Generation” and was the “real deal”.  He was a proud father of 2 boys, grandfather of 4 and great-grandfather of 5. Mr. Manzetti was born on January 19, 1924 in Beaver Falls to the late Peter and Mary Trozzo Manzetti. John graduated from the Beaver Falls High School with the class of 1942.  He had served with the U.S. Army in 1945 during World War II.  John worked multiple jobs most of…


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Arthur J. Mazzei, 47

Arthur J. Mazzei, 47, of Ellwood City went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Allegheny General Hospital following a brief illness. Arthur was born on July 29, 1970 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph “Lucky” and Connie DeBaise Mazzei, Sr.. He had attended Lincoln High School and graduated from the Lawrence County Vo-Tech where he studied the restaurant trade. He also graduated from the Butler County Community College in 1997 with a major in logistics. Arthur was a self employed owner/operator semi-truck driver for many years. He attended the Holy Redeemer…


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Helen M. Montgomery, 73

Mrs. Helen M. Montgomery, 73, of Fombell passed away on Friday, August 11, 2017 at the Passavant Retirement Community. Mrs. Montgomery was born on November 30, 1943 in Leechburg to the late Herbert and Viola Wyrick. She is a member of the Leechburg High School class of 1961. She had worked at Reboard in Apollo, PA and later for Romar Textiles for 26 years as a seamstress. Helen also was a member of the former Knox Presbyterian Church and the Franklin Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary.  She enjoyed line dancing, cooking, and most of all spending time with her family and grandchildren….


Ann Konyak, 95

Mrs. Ann Konyak, 95, of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 in the Franciscan Manor. Ann was born on January 4, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Theresa Palakovic Gretch. She had graduated from Lincoln High School and Nursing School. Ann worked as a Supervising Nurse in the OB department at the Ellwood City Hospital for over 40 years. She is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She enjoyed gardening, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son  Joseph C. (Colleen) Konyak of Ellwood City,…


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Samuel J. Santillo, 94

Mr. Samuel J. Santillo, 94, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, August 6,2017  under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice at the Heritage Valley Medical Center, in Beaver, Pa. Samuel was born on July 12, 1923 in Ellwood City to the late Antonio and Catherine Carofino Santillo. Sam attended Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Pa. As a child Sam worked as a golf Caddie at the Connoquenessing Country Club and played ice hockey on the frozen ponds and rivers of the local area. As a young man, Sam joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which took him to Washington State….


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Ralph Arena, 77

Mr. Ralph Arena, 77, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017 at the Bon Secours Mary Immaculate Hospital in Newport News, VA. Ralph was born on June 3, 1940 in Ellwood City to the late Patsy and Frances Napolitano Arena.  He had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1958. Ralph was a retired school teacher of 33 years at the Union Area High School. He was a very loving, generous man, who knew no strangers, nor anyone whom he wouldn’t help. God please take care of him for us. We love you and…


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Jimmie Bucci, 89

Mr. Jimmie Bucci, 89, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at the Allegheny Valley Hospital following a motorcycle accident that he was involved in. Mr. Bucci was born on September 8, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Carmen and Carmella Buccelli Bucci. He had attended Lincoln High School and the Holy Redeemer Church. Jimmie had worked at the U.S. Steel Ellwood City plant in the mechanical department for 28 years. He also worked at H&H Truck Repair, Westgate Truck Stop, and Dennise Auto & Truck Repair on State Route 351. Jim was an avid Harley…


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Mary C. Wiley, 74

Mary C. Wiley, 74, of New Castle passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 in the Grove at New Wilmington. Mary was born on September 4, 1942 in Ellwood City to the late Robert J. and Anne Bradley Yeykal. She had graduated from Mount Gallitzin High School in Baden, and attended Duquesne University. She had worked at the WKST radio station in Ellwood City as a talk show host, the Ellwood City Ledger and the Cranberry Review Journal as a journalist. She was an avid reader and enjoyed writing and singing. Mary was also a co-founder and committee member of the Ellwood…