Articles by Tomon Funeral Home

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Lawrence Pasquale, 91

Lawrence Pasquale, 91 of Townwood Rd., North Sewickley Township passed away at the Ellwood City Medical Center on Monday, November 13, 2017. Born in Ellwood City on June 9, 1926 Lawrence was the son on the late Guiseppe and Maria Purinna Pasquale.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Theressa Piacesi on April 1, 1983.  Lawrence retired from the Ellwood Works of US Steel where he worked in the foundry.  After US Steel closed he worked at the B&W.  Lawrence also helped construct both the Zelienople Community Mausoleum and the Slippery Rock Cemetery Mausoleum.  He was a…


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Edwin E. Price, 81

Edwin E. Price, 81 of Edison Manor, New Castle, formerly of Ellport passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in UPMC Jameson. Born in Ellwood City on June 16, 1936, Ed was the son of the late Kenneth and Dora Belle Palm Price.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former, Dawn M. Hazen, who passed away on May 23, 2017, they were married in 1953.  Ed and Dawn were both active members of the First Christian Church.  Ed was a machine operator at the Aetna Standard in Ellwood City where he was also the Union Steward.  After…


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Betty Anne Rassman, 83

Betty Anne Rassman, 83, of Perry Township, passed away at her residence on Thursday, November 2, 2017. Born in Pittsburgh on October 11, 1934 Betty was the daughter of the late George F. and Emma A. Hein Asche.  After graduating from West View High School, Betty worked at the Federal Reserve Bank and later as an assembler for Adams Manufacturing.  Betty was a member of Unity Baptist Church of Harlansburg and the Beta Gradeles of Zelienople.  An avid bowler, Betty also enjoyed being a farmer and had a love for horses her entire life.  In her later years, Betty enjoyed…


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Michael Douglas Partridge, 42

Michael Douglas Partridge, 42, of East Pittsburgh, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away in his residence on Monday, October 30, 2017. Born in Ellwood City, Michael was the son of Brad and Barbara Stone Partridge.  A 1993 graduate of Lawrence County Vo-Tech, Michael was a member of the Boy Scouts in his youth.  He loved to draw, and he was a musician who could play just about any instrument he picked up.  He liked tie-dye and Michael was able to teach sign language to others. Michael is survived by his parents, Brad and Barbara Partridge of Edinburg, his daughter, Zoe…


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Verna Zukowski, 96

Verna Zukowski, 96, of Ellwood City, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at Jameson Care Center in Neshannock Township. Born in Chewton on April 14, 1921, Verna was the daughter of the late Michael and Karoline Krrystinski Stabryla.  Her husband, Raymond J. Zukowski preceded her in death on May 16, 1995.  Verna worked at American Bridge during WWII.  She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and its Christian Mothers.  Verna enjoyed spending time with her family. Verna is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Karoline Zukowski and Burton Holt, of Ellwood City and four nieces Carol, Jan, Joy…


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George A. Kirkham, 88

George A. Kirkham, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital. Born in Ellwood City on March 15, 1929, George was the son of the late Joseph and Hazel Main Kirkham.  He married the former Phyllis Fosnaught on June 30, 1951.  George retired from US Steel as a machinist.  He had also worked at American Bridge, the Aetna Standard and for the Borough of Ellwood City.  A US Army Veteran, George served in Germany and Switzerland.  He was Presbyterian by faith.  George had a passion for fishing. George is survived by his wife,…


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Mary H. Fray, 70

Mary H. Fray, 70, of Darlington Twp., formerly of Ellwood City, passed away at her residence on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 following a brief illness. Born in Ellwood City on September 16, 1947, Mary was the daughter of the late John Moroz and Stella Kasicki Moroz Powell.  Mary is survived by Thomas E. Fray, whom she married on June 1, 1969.  Mary was a lifelong member of Holy Redeemer Parish.  She owned and operated Mary’s Pizza and several other Ellwood City restaurants.  Mary enjoyed traveling and spending time with her friends. Mary is survived by two cousins; Stanley (Ann) Silvester…


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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. …