Obituaries

Dorothy M. Barrett, 90

Mrs. Dorothy M. Barrett, 90, of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, November 13, 2017 at her daughters residence in Beaver Falls.

Mrs. Barrett was born on August 8, 1927 in New Brighton to the late Joseph Hagans and Verda Penney. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1945. Dorothy had worked at Airway Industries in West Pittsburgh for several years, and later as a homemaker. She enjoyed coloring, watching reality TV and soap operas.

Mrs. Barrett is survived by her daughters Michelle (James) Dashield of Beaver Falls and Traci Moore of Los Angeles, CA, her sons Craig Goatley of Sacramento, CA, Leonard Goatley of Beaver Falls, and Kim Goatley of Columbus, OH, her 9 grandchildren Shawna Christian, Dion Goatley, Damion (Lynda) Barrett, Kevin Larry, Brandon (Shannon) English, Matthew Goatley, Julius Moore, Tre Moore, and Ramiah Richardson, and her 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister Laura Dunlop of Saddle River, NJ.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Gus Leonard Goatley, her second husband Hardy Barrett, Jr., her sister Violet Walker, and her brother Malcolm Eady.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 from 11:00 am until the time of the Services at Noon at the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Rev. Jimmy Johnson will officiate the service.


Ricky L. Blaskowitz, 48

Ricky L. Blaskowitz, 48, of Second St., Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly at work on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

Born October 5, 1969 in Sharon, he was the son of Dennis and Emma L. Lutz Blaskowitz of Ellwood City.

Ricky graduated from Lincoln High School in 1987 where he was a member of the football team. He was a member of the Local 373 Laborer’s Union in Pittsburgh. For many years, Ricky served as the Union Steward. He was a Veteran of the Navy, serving four years during Desert Storm aboard the USS Sampson. He was a member of the Saxon Club in Ellwood City. Ricky was a sports enthusiast, he enjoyed watching and playing hockey, football and golf. He also enjoyed time spent with his Yellow Lab, “Sam”.

In addition to his parents, survivors include two sons, Brett M. Blaskowitz of Ellwood City, Justin G. Allen of Butler; grandmother, Hilda Blaskowitz of Beaver Falls; sister, Marcy Jo Blaskowitz of Ellwood City; brother, Timothy J. (Cristin) Blaskowitz of Puyallup, WA; and a nephew and niece , Jacob and Molly Blaskowitz. He also leaves behind numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Frank J. Blaskowitz; his maternal grandparents, John and Lorena Lutz; and an aunt, Erma Lutz.

Visiting hours will be held on Friday November 17 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 Saturday at 11 am. Pastor Dave McQuaid of the First Baptist Church will officiate. Interment will follow in Locust Grove Cemetery. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.


Lawrence Pasquale, 91

Lawrence Pasquale, 91 of Townwood Rd., North Sewickley Township passed away at the Ellwood City Medical Center on Monday, November 13, 2017.

Born in Ellwood City on June 9, 1926 Lawrence was the son on the late Guiseppe and Maria Purinna Pasquale.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Theressa Piacesi on April 1, 1983.  Lawrence retired from the Ellwood Works of US Steel where he worked in the foundry.  After US Steel closed he worked at the B&W.  Lawrence also helped construct both the Zelienople Community Mausoleum and the Slippery Rock Cemetery Mausoleum.  He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Special Activities Group of the Church.  Lawrence was a Veteran of the Army serving in Europe during World War II.  He was a member of the Ellwood City VFW and enjoyed the outdoors.

Lawrence enjoyed spending time with his great grandson, Owen Robert Dupirick.  He is also survived by his 2 children, Lawrence D. and Joyce Pasquale of Ormond Beach, FL and Elaine M. Pasquale of Ellwood City, 2 grandchildren, Larry D. Pasquale, III of Salt Lake City, UT and Rebecca and Greg Dupirick of Chesapeake, VA, 3 sisters, Jennie Bartolomeo of Ellport, Josephine and Thomas Bunney of Ellwood City and Rose Hahn of New Castle and 2 brothers, Albert and Nancy Pasquale of Ellport and Joseph and Kathy Pasquale of Zephyrhillls, FL.

Besides of parents and wife, Lawrence was preceded in death by his sister, Antonette Pogozelec and 2 brothers, Theodore and Anthony Pasquale.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at Holy Redeemer Church on Thursday at 10 AM by Fr. Mark L. Thomas.  Entombment will follow in Zelienople Mausoleum.


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 Group),  and later as an independent owner-operator truck driver, then for McClymonds Supply and Transit.

He is survived by his two children, Clifford J. Boyer, at home;  and Tracy Boyer Crespo of Franklin Township, and by his ex-wife, Carol  A. Hinkle Boyer.

Three grandchildren survive: Chelsey Marie Crespo, Dakota James Crespo, Chase William Smith.

Cliff is also survived by one sister, Mary Jane (and Wilbur) Boots;  and Clara (and Paul) Carder, all of Fombell.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, John W. Boyer, and by five brothers and sisters in infancy.

Friends will be received from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, November 16 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City.

Services will be conducted on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:00 P.M. at TURNERS, with the Rev. Sean Brubaker, pastor of Calvin Presbyterian Church in Ellwood City, officiating.

Burial will be in Zelienople Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family.  Full military rites will be observed by the Veterans Honor Guard at TURNERS.

You may read the obituary, sign his guestbook, or send condolences at: www.turnerfh.com


Donald C. Edinger, II

Donald C. Edinger II, 47, of Edinburg, Pa passed away on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in the UPMC Montefiore Hospital.

Don was born on September 29, 1970 in Ellwood City to Donald and Janet Stanton Edinger . He graduated from Beaver Falls High School with the class of 1989 and the New Castle School of Trade where he studied HVAC. He had worked briefly at Central Air in New Castle, then American Industries  and Donahue Rail Cars as a welder. He also had worked as a Fireman with Station 81 in Sheakleyville, Pa, and as a EMT with Life Force in Greenville. An outdoorsman, Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and was a member of the Koppel-Big Beaver Sportman’s Association. He also loved spending time with his children, and woodworking.

Don is survived by his wife Holly Tanner Edinger whom he married on February 10, 1996, his parents Donald and Janet Edinger of Koppel, his daughter Kelsey Edinger of Koppel, his sons Donald C. Edinger III and Jordan Edinger both of Edinburg, his sisters Lorene (Jeff) Hopper of Mt. Jackson, Tina (Frank) Miller of Hillsville, and Kara Edinger-Jacoby of Koppel, and his brother Harry Fisher of North Sewickley Twp..

He was preceded in death by his brother Randy L. Fisher.

Visitation will be held on Friday from 2:00 pm until the time of the Service at 6:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Interment will be at the Grandview Cemetery in Beaver Falls.

Memorial contributions in Donald’s name may be made to the Sheakleyville Volunteer Fire Department, 3278 Perry Highway, P.O. Box 72, Sheakleyville, Pa 16151.


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 also enjoyed helping wayward fantasy sports enthusiasts set their lineups on Twitter, offering his informed opinion to anyone who asked. David’s work was well-known and well-respected; a quick Google search will provide links to dozens of his podcasts and articles from fantasy sports outlets across the world.

Above all else, David was a man that cherished and adored his family. His greatest joys were those that came from his children. Through their eyes, he hung the moon and the stars.

David leaves behind his beloved wife, Kelsey Kerr and their three children Jackson, Gracie, and Owen. He is also survived his mother, Patricia Kerr; one brother, Jason Kerr; three sisters, Patti (Bobby) Green, Kimberly (Tim) Holden, Dawn Marie (Mark) Giangiuli. He is also survived by a niece, Kayla Giangiuli; a nephew, Lincoln Kerr; his in laws, James and Connie Arkwright and Michael and Teri Anderson, as well as his sisters in law, Rebecca and Abby Arkwright; and several loving aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel H. Kerr.

Visitation will be Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm at Word of Life Family Church, 326 Laurel Blvd., New Castle. Services will be conducted Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 11 am at the church, with Pastor Ted Saad officiating. Burial will follow in Harmony Baptist Cemetery, New Castle, PA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Word of Life Family Church in care of the Kerr Family.

You may read the obituary, sign his guestbook, or send condolences at: www.turnerfh.com


Frederick D. “Buz” Stelter, 86

Frederick D. “Buz” Stelter, 86, of Boyd School Rd., Wampum (Shenango Twp.) passed away Thursday, November 9, 2017 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital following an extended illness.

Born April 13, 1931 in Wampum, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Virginia Bowden Stelter. He was married for 64 years to Florence “Allie” Alden Stelter as they were married February 26, 1953. She survives.

Fred graduated from Shenango High School. He served in the Army from 1952-1954 being stationed in Korea for thirteen months. He retired in 1993 from Penn Power where he was the Yard Supervisor. He was an active member of the Independent Methodist Church having served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors, the President of the Church Council, and most recently President and Chairman Emeritus of both. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Fred enjoyed spending time at his camp that he built in Neiltown, Forest County. He also enjoyed traveling, especially to Canada.

in addition to his wife, Allie, survivors include two sons, Fred D. (Lisa) Stelter Jr. of Wampum, James Daniel (Cecile) Stelter of Titusville; sister, Dolores Cox of Pulaski; sister in law, Judy Stelter of Wampum; and his granddaughter, Holly Stelter of Cleveland, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Richard and Ronald Stelter.

Visiting hours will be held on Sunday November 12 from 4-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home, 341 Main Street Wampum.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday at the Independent Methodist Church at 11:00 am with his pastor, Rev. Frederick Gilbert officiating. Military rites will be offered by the New Castle Area Honor Guard.

Interment will follow in Graceland Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Independent Methodist Church, 1921 New Butler Rd. New Castle, PA 16101.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.


Alan H. Bargebuhr, 83

Alan H. Bargebuhr, 83, formerly of South Hills passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Jefferson Medical Center in Clairton.

Born December 22, 1933 in New York City, he was the son of the late Herbert and Jeanette Aron Bargebuhr.

Alan retired as the District Director of the Pennsylvania Public Welfare Office in McKeesport. He was a Veteran of the Army and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.

Survivors include a daughter, Rachel J. Bargebuhr of Ellwood City and his best friend, Georgia Stuart of Whitehall.

Per Alan’s request, there will be no services.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Animal Rescue League or the Humane Society.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

Online condolences may be sent to marshallsfh.com.

 

 


Elaine Marie Barillaro, 65

Elaine Marie Barillaro, 65, formerly of Ellwood City, passed away on Saturday, October 28, 2017. She was born in Ellwood City on May 9, 1952 to the late Bruno Anthony and Ellen Marie (Lascoula) Barillaro.

Elaine graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City with the class of 1970. She worked at the Team Enterprises and ICE both in Chicago, IL, as a product demonstrator.

Elaine enjoyed cooking and being with family and friends. She was a caring, compassionate, loving, honest person who was everyone’s best friend that was always smiling.

Elaine is survived by her daughter, Michele Caruso of Woodridge, IL whom she loved traveling, dining, and going to the movies with. She is also survived by her sister, Nancy Lee (Jeff) Salinger of Fort Worth, TX, her brothers, Joseph (Diane) Barillaro, and Anthony (Kathleen) Barillaro both of Ellwood City, and several nieces and nephews.

A Private visitation will be held for family and friends on Saturday, November 11, 2017 from 4:00 pm until the time of the Blessing Service at 6:00 pm in the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home, Inc. and Cremation Services. Father Zachary Galiyas will officiate.


Edwin E. Price, 81

Edwin E. Price, 81 of Edison Manor, New Castle, formerly of Ellport passed away on Sunday, November 5, 2017 in UPMC Jameson.

Born in Ellwood City on June 16, 1936, Ed was the son of the late Kenneth and Dora Belle Palm Price.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former, Dawn M. Hazen, who passed away on May 23, 2017, they were married in 1953.  Ed and Dawn were both active members of the First Christian Church.  Ed was a machine operator at the Aetna Standard in Ellwood City where he was also the Union Steward.  After the Aetna closed Ed worked as a repairman for Sears in New Castle.

Surviving is a son, William L. Price of Mercer.

Besides his parents, step-father, Lloyd Kettler and and wife, Ed was preceded in death by two brothers, David “Tony” Price and Larry J. Price.

Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Avenue, Ellport on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 from 2 to 4 PM.  A funeral service will follow at 4 PM with Ed’s pastor, Rev. Thomas A. O’Brien.  Interment will be in Sylvania Hills Memorial Park.

Contributions can be made in Ed’s name to the First Christian Church, 110 Ada Dr., Ellwood City, PA 16117.