Articles by Turner Funeral Home

Albert W. Poholsky, 96

Albert W. Poholsky, 96, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Sunday January 7 2018 at his home. He was born in Sagamore PA,    on  November 29 1921, to the late Stephen  and Anna Gaborack  Poholsky. Al graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City,  and Geneva College with a B.S. in accounting. He served his country as a medic during World War II in the US Army Air Corps and earned the rank of sergeant. He worked in the sales department  of  the  Fittings and Forgings department at the former B. & W. Tubular Products Co. in Beaver…


Carol L. Kotuby, 70

Carol  L.  Reeder Kotuby, 70, of Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family,  on Friday evening, January  5, 2018 at the VNA Inpatient Hospice  in Butler. She was born in Beaver Falls  on   August 30 1947, to the late Ralph and Barbetta “Betty” Seelhorst Reeder. Carol graduated from  Riverside  High School in 1965.  She attended first,  the Edgewood Baptist Church, and later the First Baptist Missionary Church in Chewton. She worked  for many years  with her husband at the family’s grocery store, Kotuby’s Shop n’Save in Ellwood City. Carol loved cooking, but her  grandchildren and…


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Carl W. Bender, Jr. , 88

Carl W. Bender, Jr., 88, of Neshannock Township, passed away peacefully on Friday, December 29, 2017 at the Avalon Nursing Center. He was born November 18, 1929 to the late Carl W. Bender, Sr. and Olive Brisbin Bender. Carl was a 1947 graduate of New Castle High School and graduated from Youngstown University  in 1955. He was  the owner of C. Bender Real Estate and worked at  the Lawrence County Court House as a real estate assessor. Carl was a proud US Navy veteran, serving in the Korean War. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in…


Nancy L. Hazen, 77

Nancy L. Hazen, 77, of Ellwood City (Perry Township), passed away peacefully at her residence, surrounded by her family, on Monday evening, December 11, 2017. She was born in Ellwood City on March 6 1940, daughter of the late Harry and Ellen Lutz Stewart. Nancy  worked  at the Ellwood Knitting Mills  and  Pittsburgh Mailing Service in Cranberry. She was married  for over 60 years to her husband, Paul L. Hazen. Nancy served her community, by serving on the Perry Township, Lawrence County  Elections Board for 48 years. Nancy loved to travel,  having visited all 50 states, and numerous countries around…


Patricia Ann Leonhardt, 75

Patricia A. Leonhardt , 75, of  New Castle,  (Neshannock Township)  passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at her residence. Patricia was born in New Castle PAon December 26, 1941 to the late Russell and Anne Weppler McKnight. She married the late Robert P. Leonhardt, Jr.,  who preceded her in death on November 14, 2016. Patricia had worked in clerical department at the former Shenango Pottery in New Castle. Patricia is survived by her son Todd (Sharon) Leonhardt of Medina, Ohio; and by  her two granddaughters, Megan and Jacqueline Leonhardt. No public services are planned at this time. The TURNER FUNERAL…


Helen E. Muntean Oliver, 87

Helen Muntean Oliver, 87, of  North Tower Road, (Franklin Township),  Fombell,   died peacefully at home on  Tuesday evening, November 21 2017, surrounded by her family. Born March 5, 1930 in Canton, Ohio, Helen was the daughter of the late Nick Muntean Sr.  and the late Elizabeth Toda Muntean.   She was a member of the Park Alliance Church (Christian and Missionary Alliance)  in Ewing Park where she helped in the kitchen for many years and was known for always baking delicious cookies for friends and family. She is survived by Albert H. Oliver, her husband of 67 years; son and daughter-in-law,…


Lena C. Bauder, 97

Lena Stanilla Bauder, 97, of Ellwood City, (Franklin Twp.) was called home to the Lord, on Sunday evening, November 19, 2017 at the Ellwood City Medical Center. She was born on January 2, 1920 in Lebanon, PA to the late Anna Arazan and Joseph Stanilla. She graduated from Lebanon High School in 1937, where she met her future husband, Willard E. Bauder, when he was stationed at Indiantown Gap before he was sent to Europe during World War II. She and Willard married on November 7, 1945. He passed away May 3, 1982. Lena was a longtime member of Trinity…


Ira Clifford Boyer, 71

Ira Clifford   Boyer, 71, of Fombell, (Franklin Twp.) passed away peacefully at his home on Monday morning, November 13,  2017. He was born in Ellwood City  on December 31,  1945  to the late Ira W. Boyer and the late Mary Daufen Boyer. Cliff was a graduate of Riverside High School, class of  1964.  He then volunteered for service in the US Army, serving  as a sergeant for more than one tour in Vietnam, where he drove supply trucks in battle areas. Upon his return, Cliff worked  for many years as maintenance superintendent at the Ellwood City Forge Co. (now Ellwood…


David Samuel Kerr, 32

David Samuel Kerr, 32, of Ellwood City went home to be with his Lord and Savior the morning of November 10, 2017. Born March 11, 1985 in New Castle, he was the son of Samuel and Patricia Kerr. David was a lifelong resident of Castlewood. He attended Portersville Christian School until his senior year where he graduated from Shenango High School in 2003. David was employed with the USPS as a mail carrier. He was a member of Word of Life Family Church. David loved politics. He was proud to share his views and truly lived what he believed. David…


Olga M. Lemanski, 90

Olga M. Lemanski, 90, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening, November 4, 2017 at The Grove in Harmony. She was born in Ellwood City, on March 30, 1927 to the late George and Regina Koenig Miller, and was raised by the late Wilhelm and Anna Schuller. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. She shared 57 years of marriage with the late Sylvester “Sud” Lemanski, who passed away on October 29, 2004. Olga was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church and the Ellwood City Saxon Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed attending bingo…