Articles by Turner Funeral Home

Theo C. Cusato, 93

Theo Chase Johns Cusato, 93, of Ellwood City went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday, September 10 2017.  She leaves a legacy of faith and will be remembered fondly for the selflessness, love and generosity she extended to all those who knew her.   Theo was born July 30, 1924 to the late Edward and Marie Bloom Johns in Berwinsdale, PA. She graduated from Coalport High School in 1941 and moved to New Jersey with several friends to work in war material factories. When her twin nieces were born, she moved to Ellwood City where she…


Ruth Bleakney Holzhauser, 97

Ruth Bleakney  Holzhauser, 97, of New Castle PA, passed away peacefully on  Monday, September  4 2017  after an  illness. The daughter of  the late Eugene  Bleakney, and   Edythe Magee Bleakney,  Ruth was born in Ellwood City in August 1920.  She was the devoted big sister to   Shirley Bleakney Houck (deceased),   and Kenneth Bleakney, and Norma Bleakney McClintick. Ruth married Jacob D. Holzhauser, who died in 2000, a decorated WWII Marine veteran, in 1946. Mourning her death, she leaves behind her children, Dennis (Diana) of Little Rock AK, and  Gerald (Joyce) of New Castle.   And also her grandchildren,  Jennifer (Alex) Holzhauser…


Wayne R. Read, 70

Wayne R. Read, 70, of  New Castle (Wayne Township), went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 6 2017. He was born in Clearfield PA,  on July 31, 1947 to the late  Richard  and  Lois Johnston  Read. Wayne graduated from Clearfield High School in Clearfield, PA in 1965. He  retired from General Electric in Grove City, where he was a machinist. Wayne  was a member of Park Alliance Church in Ellwood City.    He  enjoyed photography and nature, but most of all he loved his family.  He will be missed by all, especially his family. Wayne  is survived by his…


M. Charles Nye, 88

M. Charles Nye, 88, of Portersville PA, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday afternoon, August 2 2017 at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler PA. He was born in Fombell, Beaver County, on April 6 1929 to the late Joseph Bert Nye and Florence Lena Weil Nye. Charles graduated from Muddy Creek High School in Portersville. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving as a corporal in the 47th Infantry Division, in Germany with the 28th Anti-Aircraft Battalion. He worked at Mooney Bros. Cement Block plant in New Castle; Mathews Conveyor in Ellwood City, and then was manager…


Jacqueline Ann McKissick Bauder

Jacqueline Ann McKissick Bauder, died at her home at  Northview Estates in Ellwood City, on Monday July 31 2017.  She was  preceded in death in 1983 by her husband, Donald Ray Bauder, with whom she was married for 27 years; and by her parents, Burns William McKissick and Gertrude Lemery McKissick. Jacqueline was born on March 15 1935 and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1953, and was an active  member of the reunion committee for her class. She attended New Castle Business College and proudly worked for the Pentagon in Washington DC as an executive secretary.   She also worked…


Charles L. “Chuck” Timblin, 74

Charles L.  “Chuck”  Timblin,  74 , of New Castle,  passed away  peacefully after a lengthy illness  on  Saturday, July 22 2017 at Butler Memorial Hospital in Butler PA. He was born in Ellwood City on March 27, 1943, to the late  Charles  W. and Alma Hazen  Timblin. Chuck graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, class of  1961 and served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, including  one year in Vietnam. He worked at the former  Mathews  Conveyor, then was a cold draw foreman at B & W Tubular Products in Beaver Falls, and lastly  Shook Welding,…


Charles E. “C.P.” Parker, 65

Charles E. “C.P.” Parker, 65, of Koppel, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully but unexpectedly at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after a brief illness. He was born in Ellwood City on June 29 1952 to the late Howard E. and Doris Mae Crone Parker. He attended Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, and was a mechanic at Beatrice Service in Ewing Park, Ellwood BP, and McElwain Motors in Ellwood City for many years before retiring. He was an avid antique and classic car enthusiast, and was very passionate about “Hit n’ Miss” motors. He is survived by two…


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McCormick, Brenda

Brenda L. McCormick (née Shaner), 65, of Ellwood City, went home to Heaven on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, surrounded by family at Good Samaritan Hospice. From her birth on June 11, 1952, until her death, she served the Lord and extended love, kindness, and faith to those around her. She was born and raised in Portersville to Robert and Lela Shaner and was the eldest of three children. Her talents and passions included Christmas, singing, decorating cakes, playing the piano, throwing a mean theme party, sewing, and helping both lost animals and the homeless. Left to remember her love are…


Charles R. Moser, 92

For more than three decades Charles “Charlie” R. Moser made sure Ellwood City area residents were provided with a wealth of local news.Moser, 92, the longtime editor of The Ledger, died Monday at Carriage Court Care Home in Shenango Township of natural causes. Moser was born Dec. 1, 1924, in New Castle to the late Fredrick and Bertha Moser.“He was a remarkable guy,” said Dom A. Viccari, who joined The Ledger in 1955 and worked for the The Ledger for 52 years. “Charlie (Moser) was a prolific writer and was very interesting to talk to,” Viccari said. “He was always…


John A. Calabria, 87

John A. Calabria, 87, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully at the Community Living Center at the VA Medical Center in Butler, on Sunday afternoon, June 11 20017. He was born in  Sabraton WV  on September 29 1929, to the late Angelo Mario “Charley” Calabria, and the late Mary Elena Rocco  Calabria. He graduated from New Castle High School in 1948. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War from 1951-1953. He worked first at Shenango China in New Castle, then in yard shipping  at the former Babcock and Wilcox Tubular Products Div. in Beaver…