Articles by Teolis Funeral Home

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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…


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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….