Articles by Teolis Funeral Home

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Rose Sberna, 88

Mrs. Rose Sberna, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at her daughters residence. Mrs. Sberna was born on April 17, 1929 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Lucy Frisk Segretti. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1947 and from the Garfield Business School in Beaver Falls. Rose had worked at the Eastvalle Clay Products for 4 years as a bookkeeper. She later worked for the Ellwood City Area School District in the Business and Superintendents Office as a secretary for 23 years. She retired in 1996. Rose is…


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Alice Elizabeth Betty Woodfield, 94

Mrs. Alice Elizabeth “Betty” Woodfield, daughter of Mabel McQuiston Cover and George Cover, passed away on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at Northview Estates in Ellwood City, Pa. Growing up during the great depression, Alice was born on July 16, 1923. She attended a one room school house at the top of Mount Hope road and Dutch Ridge road where she excelled in her class work. During World War II, she assisted in the war effort by working at United States Steel Tube Mill in Ellwood City. After the War, she worked at places such as Isaly’s Ice Cream store, Precision…


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Joann E. Parau, 85

Joann E. (Neff) Parau of The Grove at Harmony, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away at the Butler Memorial Hospital on Saturday, October 21, 2017. Joann was born on December 8, 1931 in New Castle to the late Curtis and Anna (Duvall) Neff. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1949. Joann had worked at the former Lawrence Savings and Trust, Lawrence County Board of Assistance, and the Lawrence County Housing Authority. Joann was an encyclopedia of movies and movie stars, and could tell you anything about them. She loved people and loved talking. While growing…


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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…