Articles by Tomon Funeral Home

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Susan L. Antoniotti, 58

Susan L. Antoniotti, 58, of Marion Township passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospice after a long battle with cancer. Born in Ellwood City on August 31, 1959, Susan was the daughter of Delpha Scheidemantle Cearfoss and the late Norman Cearfoss, Sr.  She married Alex “Boo” Antoniotti on July 2, 1995 and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2011.  A 1977 graduate of Riverside High School, Susan worked at Canon Industries in Cranberry Two., Plunkett Motor Freight in Zelienople and most recently as a dispatcher at E&L Trucking in Portersville.  Susan loved life and…


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Stephanie J. Johnson, 32

Stephanie Jo Johnson, 32, of New Castle, formerly of Ellport, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 after a motor vehicle accident. Born in Ellwood City on June 10, 1985, Stephanie was the daughter of Rick Johnson and Matilda DeGennaro Krenke.  Stephanie worked as a home heath aide for Don’s Services in New Castle.  She attended Pathways Church in Chippewa.  Stephanie played Youth League softball growing up in Ellwood City.  She loved the beach, but above all else, Stephanie absolutely loved being Hayden’s mom.  They were always together, usually outside, whether it was swimming in the summer or in the…


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Rose Ann Dunning, 81

Rose Ann Dunning, 81, of Gregg St., Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at Franciscan Manor, Patterson Heights. Born in Ellwood City on October 29, 1935, Rose Ann was the daughter of the late Frank and Lena DeVite Sulia.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas R. Dunning on April 30, 2014.  They were married on September 3, 1955.  Rose Ann retired in 2010 after 41 years of service as secretary to the superintendent in the Ellwood Area School District.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Church. …


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Megan R. Wilhelm, 28

Megan Rae Wilhelm, 28 of Transfer, PA passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2017. Born in Brighton Township on December 16, 1988 she was the daughter of Sherri Hoak of Transfer, PA and Eric L. Wilhelm of Beaver Falls.  Megan served in the Army in Texas training as a medic from 2007 through 2011.  She enjoyed camping and her music but mostly the time spent with her children, Pierson L. Jones and Madison R. Jones. Besides her parents and children, Megan is survived by her brother, Phillip G. Hoak of Ellwood City, a half-sister, Tiffany Wilhelm of Natrona Heights, PA…


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Betty L. Wright, 91

Betty L. Wright, 91, of Foch Street, Ellwood City, passed away in her residence on Thursday, September 21, 2017.  Born in Wurtemburg on May 28, 1926, Betty was the daughter of the late Leo O. and Caroline Hartzel Fox.  She married Raymond C. Wright on her birthday in 1946 and he preceded her in death in 1988.  Betty was a former member of the Wurtemburg United Methodist Church.  She loved spending her summers fishing and socializing at the family cottage in Henry’s Bend in Oil City.  She enjoyed cooking for family and friends, often searching cookbooks for the perfect recipe….


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David Michael Lordi, 63

David Michael Lordi, 63, of Williamsport, formerly of Ellwood City, fell asleep in the Lord on Sunday, September 3, 2017 following a lengthy illness. Born in Ellwood City on January 30, 1954, David was the son of the late Angelo and Helen Giacobbi Lordi. After graduating from Lincoln High School in 1972, David went on to earn his B.S. in Biology from Geneva College in 1976.  David married the love of his life, Elizabeth Loccisano Lordi on September 27, 1980.  After more than 30 years of service, David retired from his job as a customer service manager at Penna Flame…


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Mary E. Zollum, 90

Mary E. Zollum, 90, of Mahoney Avenue, Ellport passed away on Wednesday, August 23, 2017 in Good Samaritan Hospice at Heritage Valley Beaver. Born in West Aliquippa on July 14, 1927, Mary was the daughter of the late Steve and Mary Golixer Novak.  Mary retired from Ro-Mar Textiles, formerly Dustproof, after 35 years of service.  A very active member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Mary was a member of its Christian Mothers and Ladies Guild.  She volunteered for over 25 years in the Holy Redeemer School cafeteria.  This last parish bazaar was the first Mary missed.  Mary was also a member…


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John M. Tomon, 82

John M. Tomon, 82 of Dutch Ridge Rd., Wayne Twp. passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at Golden Hills Nursing & Rehab Home. Born in Chewton, PA on September 30, 1934 John was the son of the late John and Angela Gorzkowski Tomon.  John married the former Priscilla Snezic on October 10, 1959.  He retired from both the B & W and Ellwood Quality Steel where he worked as an electrician.  A graduate of Wampum High School, John was an Army veteran serving from 1954 through 1957.   An avid hunter, John was a member of the…


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Gloria Jean Skornickel Kleinhample, 70

Gloria Jean Skornickel Kleinhample, 70 of Mars passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her current home with her cousin’s family in Ellwood City. Gloria was born in Pittsburgh on February 9, 1947 to the late Charles and Grace Braun Skornickel.  She was a graduate of Mars High School and a retired nurse’s aide at St. John’s Specialty Care Center in Mars. Besides her parents Gloria was recently preceded in death by her cousins, Shane and Mike Bastain Gloria was loved by many and gave until she had nothing more to give.  She would give you the shirt…


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Sara K. Mullin, 89

Sara K. Mullin, 89, of Dover Lane, Ellwood City, passed away in the Ellwood City Hospital on Monday, July 31, 2017. Born in Ellwood City on July 30, 1928 Sara was the daughter of the late Matt and Sarah Manchen Kast.  Sara graduated from Lincoln High School in 1946 and worked in clerical offices at US Steel.  She then married Samuel Mullin, Jr. on November 24, 1956 and together they raised four children.  When they were grown, Sara went to Slippery Rock University and graduated in 1973 with her teaching certificate.  She worked as a substitute for many years in…