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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…


Ruth L. Johnson, 93

Ruth  L.   Johnson,  93, of Ellwood City, passed  away  peacefully on  Saturday, May 20 2017 at  NorthView Estates in Ellwood City. She was born in North Sewickley Township   on June 19 1923 to the late Frank  and   Eva  Boots  Gallaher. Ruth graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City. She worked at the former Ellwood Works of US Steel   Corp. as a typist in the offices. Ruth was a longtime member of the First Christian Church of Ellwood City. She  enjoyed  music and reading. Ruth was preceded in death by her loving husband of  65 years,  Raymond M. Johnson,…


George E. Robinson, 75

George E. Robinson, 75, of   Freedom  PA (New Sewickley Twp.) passed away peacefully on Sunday afternoon , May 7 2017 at UPMC McCandless Hospital, after a short illness. He was born in Marshall Township, Allegheny Co., on December 23 1941 to the late George E.  and G. Naomi  Holsinger  Robinson Jr. He was employed for many years as a truck driver  for various  sanitation and refuse companies in the area. George enjoyed hunting and fishing and truck and tractor pulls. He is survived by his wife of 50 years,  Gladys E.  Lindsay Robinson,  as well as by his two favorite…


Richard C. “Dick” Streckeisen, 73

Richard C. “Dick” Streckeisen, 73, of Ellwood City, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, April 2, 2017 at his son’s residence in Castlewood . He was born in New Castle on July 12 1943 to the late Donald C. and Mary E. Bair Streckeisen. Dick graduated from Lincoln High School, with the class of 1961. He was employed for over 35 years, as a machine operator and shipper at the Ellwood City Forge Co. (Ellwood Group) until retiring in 2003. He was a veteran of the US Army, in the 82nd Airborne Battalion, serving during the Vietnam War…


Patrice J. “Patty” Kroll, 66

Patrice J.  “Patty” Kroll, 66, of Ellwood City, passed away on Thursday, March 23 2017 at her sister’s home where she has lived for the last year during her continuing health decline. Patrice is preceded in death by her parents,  Marion  W. Quinn  Kroll and  Joseph M. Kroll of Fombell. She is survived by her sisters and brothers:   Richard M. (and Judy) Kroll;   Norma  (and John) Senediak;  Terry (and Emily) Kroll;  and  Kim (and Bill) Gillespie;  as well as several nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews. Patty was born March 9 1951 in Ellwood City, and graduated from Riverside…


William Joseph “Joe” Ray, 60

William Joseph  “Joe”  Ray, 60, of  North Sewickley Township, (Beaver Falls),  passed away peacefully and unexpectedly  in his sleep at his home on Thursday morning, March 23 2017. He was born in Ellwood City on June 6 1956 to Ethel Mullenax Ray of North Sewickley Township, and the late Delbert W. Ray. Joe was a heavy equipment mechanic   for over 30 years, at Murphy Tractor Co.,  formerly known as Doyle Equipment Co in Cranberry Twp. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family, his  friends, and coaching girls softball  with the Riverside R.G.A.A. He is survived by his  loving wife of…


Charles B. Baker, 92

Charles B. Baker, 92, of North Sewickley Township, (Ellwood City) , passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at Creek Meadows Nursing Home in Zelienople. He was born on September 13, 1924 in Ellwood City, PA, to the late Charles W. and Suzanne Welsh Baker. He attended Lincoln High School in Ellwood City . He was a member of the First Christian Church, VFW Post #252, where he helped form the Honor Squad, and also a member of the American Legion. He was a lifetime member of both the Castlewood Rod & Gun Club and the Ellwood Wampum Rod…


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Harry T. Kauffman, 81

Harry  T.  Kauffman, 81, of North Sewickley Township  passed away peacefully on  Tuesday evening, March 7 2017 at the Ellwood City Hospital after a lengthy illness. He was a  union  trucker for  30 years, and worked for Quality Carriers trucking.  He loved his job, and always said “ the bigger the truck, the better”. Harry was proud that he had driven over 1 million miles completely  accident-free. He loved all his vehicles and loved to travel. He loved spending time with his family.  Harry was a loving husband, father, stepfather, and “pa” and “great pa”. He is survived by his…