Obituaries

Eric Miles, 68

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Eric Alfred Miles, born on July 15, 1948, a lifelong resident of Wampum, passed away on February 19, 2017 at the age of 68.

Eric was a member of the Wampum United Methodist Church. He served on the Board of Trustees, including the offices of Secretary and Treasurer. He was a member of the Wampum Historical Society, Sons of the American Legion and the Ellwood City Library Book Club.

Eric graduated from Lincoln High School. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Geneva College and attended Westminster College for post-graduate study.

Eric taught, primarily History, for 32 years at Lincoln High School before he enjoyed retirement starting in 2001.

Eric is remembered by his family for his excellent memory, extensive movie knowledge, particularly John Wayne, and his always-comedic qualities. Eric was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Penguins, Steelers, and the Pitt Panthers. He held a deep appreciation for nature and enjoyed daily, long walks. He was a member of the NRA and, for many years, spent time hunting and fishing locally. Eric had a big heart for all animals.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Miles, and his daughter, Stephanie Looney and her husband Christian Looney.

He was preceded in death by his parents Frank Alfred and Jean Miles, and a daughter, Valerie Miles.

Visiting hours will be held on Saturday, February 25, from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum. Funeral services will immediately follow at the funeral home with his pastor, Rev. Todd Davis officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Wampum United Methodist Church or the Ellwood City Public Library.   Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com

 


Richard L. Miles, Jr., 67

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Mr. Richard L. Miles, Jr., 67, of Wampum passed away on Tuesday, February 21, 2017 in the Friendship Ridge Nursing Center.

Mr. Miles was born on September 7, 1949 in Erie, Pa to the late Richard L. and Edith L. Steele Miles, Sr.. He had attended Riverside High School.  Richard enlisted with the U.S. Marines on February 2, 1967  and served until his discharge on December 17, 1970 . He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Marksmanship Badge.  Following his service with the Marines, Richard worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill in Beaver Falls for 8 years as a crane and machine operator. He then worked as a bartender at Buster’s in Koppel for 6 years. He was also  a member  the V.F.W. in New Galilee since 1990 and  the Veterans Honor Guard for over 14 years.  An outdoorsman, Richard  enjoyed fishing, and camping.

He is survived by his wife Delores Shutack Miles whom he married on June 11, 1974, his daughter, Yvonne Miles and her companion Ron Painter of Verona, his son, Skip Miles of Beaver Falls, his grandchildren, Alyssa, Anthony, Justin, and Joshua Miles, and his sisters, Michelle Clark of Erie, and Debbie Miles of New Brighton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister, Kathy Miles.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00 pm until the time of the Memorial Service at 4:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Rev. Keith Black will officiate. Members of the Veterans Honor Guard are asked to meet at the funeral home on Friday by 3:50 pm to conduct full military honors.


Dolores McCandless, 64

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Dolores McCandless, 64, of Portersville Rd., Ellwood City passed away surrounded by her loving family on Monday, February 20, 2017 at UPMC Montefiore Hospital. Although she had been in ill health, death was unexpected.

Born March 4, 1952 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Robert W. and Elsie A. Newton McCandlless Sr.

Dolores enjoyed cooking and playing bingo. She also enjoyed playing pool and darts with the Ellwood City Women’s Leagues. Her most cherished time was spent with family and friends.

Survivors include her husband, Alan Daufen; two daughters, Yvonne (Jayson) Loccisano of South Carolina, Gwendolyn Daufen (Harry Ritter) of Ellwood City; son, Terry (Brandy) Daufen of Mercer; sister, Lisa (Lance) Loccisano; brother, Robert (Cindy) McCandless, both of Ellwood City; six grandchildren, Kelsey, Dalton, Nathaniel, Tyler, Sierra, and Zackery; three step grandchildren; and two step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Chad McCandless and a brother, Terry McCandless.

Visiting hours will be held on Thursday February 23 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 7 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.


Angeline J. Eckman, 85

wm (3)Mrs. Angeline J. Eckman, 85, of Ellwood City, formerly of Chippewa Twp., passed away on Friday, February 17, 2017 in her residence.

Mrs. Eckman was born on May 31, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late Rocca A. and Theresa Choff Manzo, Sr.. She is a graduate of Lincoln High School, and a former member of St. Monica’s Catholic Church. She loved to go dancing, traveling, and being with her family.

Mrs. Eckman is survived by her daughter, Denise Sebastian of Erie, her son, Matthew Eckman of Big Beaver Boro, her grandchildren, Ian Sebastian and Thomas Sebastian, and her brothers, Rocco (Betty) Manzo of Washington, Pa, and Nicholas (Kathy) Manzo of Ellwood City. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, George Eckman whom she married on May 2, 1953 and passed away on March 21, 2006, her son Gregory Eckman, her sister, Mary Jane Suppa, and her brothers, Donald Manzo, and Martin Manzo.

A private visitation will be held for the family on Tuesday in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. A mass of Christian burial will be held on Tuesday at 11:00 am in the Holy Redeemer Church with Father Zachary Galiyas officiating. Interment will be at the St. Mary’s Cemetery in Beaver Falls. Memorial contributions in Mrs. Eckman’s name may be made to the Ellwood City Library.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at http://www.teolisfuneralhome.com/


Wilbert C. “Web” Kennedy, Jr., 44

Web KennedyWilbert C. “Web” Kennedy, Jr., 44, of Franklin Avenue, Ellwood City, passed away unexpectedly as a result of a motor vehicle accident on Sunday, February 19, 2017.

Born in Ellwood City on January 11, 1973, Web is the son of Wilbert “Web” (Kathy) Kennedy, Sr. of Harmony and Loretta Main Prestopine of Newport News, Virginia. A 1991 graduate of Lincoln High School, Web attended Slippery Rock University. He married the former Tara Boffo on October 9, 2004. Web worked at NALCO in Franklin Township and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. He enjoyed gardening and landscaping and he was a Steeler and Pirate fan. Web was also a member of the New Brighton S.O.I. Web loved spending time just being a dad, including coaching in the Ellwood City Girl’s Youth Softball League.

In addition to his parents, Web is survived by his wife, Tara, and their daughter, Emily Kennedy, at home, two sisters; Brenda Ludley and Pam Wheeler, both of Newport News, a half-sister, Ashley Prestopine, and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Web was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Friends will be received on Tuesday, February 21st from 2-4 & 7-9 PM at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, February 22nd at 10:00 AM at Holy Redeemer Church. Interment will take place in Holy Redeemer Cemetery.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at www.tomonfuneralhome.com


Pamela J. Coburn, 52

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Pamela J. Coburn, 52, of Franklin Twp. passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

Born May 16, 1964 in New Brighton, Pam attended Riverside High School.

Survivors include her parents, Richard and Jo Ann McDanel Coburn of New Brighton; two daughters, Tina (Justin) Miller, with whom she resided, Ashley N. (Mike) Hodak of East Palestine, Ohio; son, John A. (Gina) Wimer III of Ellwood City; two sisters, Diana (Jeff) Apotosh of Darlington, Joey (Roger) Rossi of New Brighton; two brothers, Terry Coburn of Beaver Falls, Forest Coburn of New Brighton; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Anthony, Dalton, Ethan, Camron, Lyssa, and Emily; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Richard Coburn on May 10, 2013.

Visiting hours will be held on Wednesday February 22 from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City. Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11:00 am with Pastor Bill Blume of the Faith to Faith Ministries in Rochester officiating. Interment will follow in Concord Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to the funeral home.  Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.


Daniel V. Nonnemacher Jr. 30

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Daniel V. “Boone” Nonnemacher Jr., 30, of Mt. Jackson, PA passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 16, 2017 at his residence. Born August 20, 1986 in New Castle, Daniel was a beloved son, grandson, brother and friend.

“Boone” graduated from Mohawk High School in 2004. He worked at the Tic Toc in Mt. Jackson. He was a poet, writer, and an avid Cleveland Sports Fan. Daniel was a genuine, honest, loving, and caring individual who will be missed by many.

Survivors include his father, Daniel V. Nonnemacher Sr. with whom he resided, his mother and step father, Tracy Strayer (Curtis) Massey of Campbell, Ohio; two grandmothers, Diane Randall of New Castle,PA, Anita Hunter of Wampum, PA; sister, Sydney R. Nonnemacher of Mt. Jackson; and brother, Zachary L. Nonnemacher of Coral Springs, Florida.

Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday February 21 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.  Friends will also be received at the Freedom Church, 9900 Youngstown Pittsburgh Rd. New Middletown, Ohio on Wednesday from noon until the time of the funeral services at 1:00 pm. Pastor Chris Shimmell will officiate.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.


David J. Falatko, 61

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David J. Falatko, known to his friends as ” OSO”, 61, of Taylor Township went home to be with his Lord and Savior on the morning of Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Greenville Memorial Hospital after a courageous battle against cancer.

Born September 14, 1955 in New Castle, he was the son of John M. Falatko and Joyce K. Pavkovich Falatko. Surviving him is his beloved wife of 30 years, the former Miss Robin Hedlund, whom he married on May 29, 1987.

David was a self employed contractor. He was affiliated with the Victory Christian Center. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Christian Counseling. An avid outdoorsman, David enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. He was a Pittsburgh Sports Fan.

David was a loving man who spent years balancing work, God, and family, not necessarily in that order. He was an amazing husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandfather, friend, and mentor to many. He enjoyed many things in life, but most of all he loved helping things grow. His sons and daughters, as well as his garden are a testament to this. David’s sense of humor and patient and loving spirit will be remembered by all the many people he touched during his life.

In addition to his wife, mother, and father, David is survived by his children, Rudy Vellone, Heather and her husband Wayne Ferrell, Johnna and her husband William Pocza, Jarrod Falatko, Caitlyn Falatko and T.J. Palipchak; his brother, Michael Falatko; his grandchildren Zachary and Brayden Ferrell, Kaileah, Nate, and Haley Vellone, as well as two great-grandchildren, Alex and Spencer.

Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Monday February 20 at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street, Wampum Pa. Funeral Service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home with Pastor Jere Beulah of Victory Christian Church officiating. Condolences may be sent to the family at marshallsfh.com.


John A. McConahy, Jr., 60

John Addison McConahy, Jr., 60 of Beaver passed away at Good Samaritan Hospice on Thursday, February 16, 2017 with his family by his side.

Born in Ellwood City on July 12, 1956, John was the son of Opal Nye McConahy of Ellwood City and the late John Addison McConahy. John is survived by his loving wife, Valerie Carsele McConahy. John owned Pore Boys Auto Body in Beaver for 25 years. He was a member of the Midland Sportsmen Club, an avid sportsman, he loved hunting, fishing and racing especially his Yenko Chevelle. John was a 1974 graduate of Lawrence Co. Votech.

Besides his wife, John is survived by a son and daughter, John Addison McConahy, III of Beaver and Michelle and Bill Hiler of Chippewa, a sister, Bonnie McConahy of Ellwood City, two grandchildren, Adam and Olivia, in-laws, Randall and Fran Boariu, Greg and Noreen LaCava and Rocky and Lisa Carsele, all of Ellwood City. John is also survived by many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be missed by his beloved dog Hunter.

John was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be sent in care of the funeral home or contributions can be made in John’s name to a favorite charity.

The family requests you view the obituary and sign the guestbook at www.tomonfuneralhome.com


Mark Romanoski, 46

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Mark Romanoski, 46, of 3rd Ave., Koppel passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Beaver following a courageous two year battle with cancer.

Born January 23, 1971 in New Brighton, he was the son of the late Darl L. Romanoski and Jill Thellman Romanoski with whom he resided.

Mark formerly worked at the Rowan Rd. Driving Range in Cranberry. He was a member of the Koppel United Methodist Church and graduated from Blackhawk High School in 1989. Mark was a member of the IMBS Club in Koppel where he enjoyed playing on the pool team and playing bocce. He was an avid Steeler Fan. Tina Leslie said it best: “Mark will be reunited with his Dad and they will be doing the “Curly Shuffle”.

In addition to his mother, Jill, survivors include a daughter that meant the world to him, Danielle Nicole Romanoski of Effort, PA; grandmother, Marge Thellman of East Palestine, Ohio; aunts, Jean Thellman and Darlene Wiley; uncles, Ron (Ro) Thellman, Ed (Sue) Romanoski; and numerous cousins and good friends, especially Dwayne “Dewey” Mihalow, Bob Freed and Debbie Suders.

He was preceded in death by his father Darl on December 21, 2010; paternal grandparents, Ed and Gaynell Romanoski, maternal grandmother, Rebecca Thellman, maternal grandfather, Dan Thellman; and uncles, Chuck Wiley and Dan Thellman.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday February 19 from 4 pm until the time of the funeral service at 8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 341 Main Street Wampum.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Koppel United Methodist Church, PO Box 59, Koppel, PA 16136.

The family would like to thank the following for their kind and compassionate care given to Mark. Dr. Kim and staff in Oakland ENT, Dr. Medwick and staff in Beaver, Dr. Lancaster and staff in Beaver, Catholic Hospice Palliative Care, especially Cheryl, Gabby, and Susan, Anova Health Care nurse Peggy; Good Samaritan Hospice of Beaver staff especially nurses, Rhonda and Valerie; and for him many friends for their continued prayers.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.