Articles by Turner Funeral Home

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…


Dennis Wallace, 71

Dennis L. Wallace, 71, of Ellwood City (Wayne Township), passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at his residence. He was born in Ellwood City on December 14, 1945 to the late Clarence Edward Wallace and the late Mildred McQuiston Wallace. Dennie was a graduate of Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, class of 1963. He worked at the former G.K. Garrett Co., and later Laszlo Plumbing, and C & C Equipment Co.  He also was a union carpenter. He was a longtime member of Christ Presbyterian Church, where he had been an elder and deacon, a member of…


Fanny Ottaviani, 87

Fanny Ottaviani,  87, of Ellwoood City, passed away  peacefully  but unexpectedly on Sunday evening, October 22 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. She was born in  Ellwood City  on July 20, 1930, to the late Dimitrios and Vasiliki  Santis. She was a graduate of  Lincoln High School in Ellwood City.    She had worked for years in the clerical department at the Aetna Standard Engineering Co. in Ellwood City. Fanny was a longtime member of Bell Memorial Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City where she sang in the church choir, and was a charter member of the Ellwood City Area Civic…


Richard A. “Rick” Kasparek, 63

Richard A. Kasparek, 63, of Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, October 22 2017 at his home. He was born in Ellwood City on May 21 1954, to the late Gerald Kasparek, Sr., and the late Alma Kotuba Kasparek. Rick was a graduate of Riverside High School. He worked for the  P&LE Railroad at Conway Yards and later as a meat cutter at Paul’s Market,  Ellwood City Shop n’ Save,  and Giant Eagle Supermarkets, at the Chippewa Township and Cranberry stores. Rick enjoyed fishing, hunting and most of all, his nieces, nephews and grandchildren. He…


Alice E. Woodrow, 77

Alice E. Woodrow, 77, of Portersville, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 16 2017. She was born in Ellwood City, PA on May 10, 1940 to the late Harold and Alice Pander Funkhouser. She graduated from Lincoln High School (Ellwood City) in  1958 and worked at Airways Industries in Ellwood City, and later at American Eagle Outfitters in Warrendale  before retiring. She was a longtime member of the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church. Alice enjoyed watching her granddaughter Alyssa grow up, family gatherings, the yearly class of 1958 luncheon reunions,  and going on trips with friends. She was an…


Lloyd Elmer Moyer, 93

 Lloyd Elmer  Moyer, 93, of Schill Manor, Ellwood City, formerly of Fombell, entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 7, 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital. He was born  in  Fombell, Beaver County, on September 26 1924 to the late Elmer and Esther Herrmann  Moyer. He married the late Phyllis Catherine Boots Moyer on June 12 1948.  She preceded him in death in October 2014. Together they remained on the farm,  and owned and operated Moyer Farm Dairy from 1959-1972.   After selling the dairy, Lloyd worked at the Ellwood City Forge until his retirement.   He continued working as needed  as…


Frank Tangora, 93

Frank  Tangora, 93, of  Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 2 2017 at  The Grove at Harmony PA. He was born in  Aliquippa   on August 6 1924,  to the late the late  Pasquale  and Antonetta    Tangora. Frank attended Aliquippa High School,  and then served in the US Army 5th Air Force during WWII, with the 90th Bombardment Group, in New Guinea, the Bismark  Archepelago,   and the Phillippines. After his discharge, Frank worked for the A.M. Byers Corp. in  Ambridge, and later retired from the P.&L.E. Railroad, in Aliquippa. He was a member of  Holy Redeemer Parish  Church…


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…