Obituaries

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Frank L. Bellissimo, 85

Mr. Frank L. Bellissimo, 85, of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the Ellwood City Hospital. Mr. Bellissimo was born on September 13, 1932 in Ellwood City to the late Bruno and Victoria DeCaria Bellissimo. Frank is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1952 and was a standout player on the high school football team. He attended and played football at Geneva College for 2 years. Frank then enlisted with the U.S. Army and played football for his base camp’s traveling team in Europe. He was honorably discharged on August 20, 1961 with…


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Mary E. Tribuzio, 93

Miss Mary E. Tributzio, 93, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, October, 4, 2017 in the Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle. Mary was born on March 27, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Seratino and Josephine DiLeonardo Tribuzio. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Mary was know for always having a wonderful smile. She is survived by her sister Angeline C. “Lena” Forletta of Florida, and her nieces and nephews Pamela Pogozelec, Paulette Pogozelec, John Forletta, Albert Forletta, and Sherina Tiberia, and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her…


Ray Yoho, 86

Ray Wilson Yoho, 86, of Wayne Twp. passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, PA. Born November 20, 1930 in Shenango Twp., he was the son of the late John E and Catharine Irene Houk Yoho. Ray graduated and served as the Class President for the Class of 1948 at Shenango High School. He served aboard the USS Lowery in the US Navy during the Korean War where he was awarded The Korean Service Medal with one star and the United Nations Service Medal. Following his honorable discharge in 1952, Ray studied at Penn…


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…


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Stephanie J. Johnson, 32

Stephanie Jo Johnson, 32, of New Castle, formerly of Ellport, passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 after a motor vehicle accident. Born in Ellwood City on June 10, 1985, Stephanie was the daughter of Rick Johnson and Matilda DeGennaro Krenke.  Stephanie worked as a home heath aide for Don’s Services in New Castle.  She attended Pathways Church in Chippewa.  Stephanie played Youth League softball growing up in Ellwood City.  She loved the beach, but above all else, Stephanie absolutely loved being Hayden’s mom.  They were always together, usually outside, whether it was swimming in the summer or in the…


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…


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Alfred A. Bertagna, 75

Alfred A. Bertagna, 75, of Slippery Rock Twp. passed away on Tuesday, October 3, 2017 in the Haven Convalescent Home. Mr. Bertagna was born on May 17, 1942 in Ellwood City to the late Alfredo and Rose Strazze Bertagna. Al is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1960, and graduated from Alliance College in 1962 with a degree in machine designing.  He also had attended classes at Youngstown State University. He worked at the Aetna Standard, Matthews Conveyor, and Herr-Voss from which he retired with over 30 years of service as a machine designer. Al was a member of the Holy…


Rev. Carl E. Hockenberry, 87

Rev. Carl E. “Chip” Hockenberry, 87, of North Sewickley Twp went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. He had been under hospice care at the Ellwood City Hospital. Born October 27, 1929 in Franklin Twp. Beaver County, he was the son of the late Loyal Earl Hockenberry and Ethel Grace McCartney Hockenberry. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 61 years, Edna Ava Remaley Hockenberry who passed away November 21, 2011; and brothers, William, Kenneth, Don, and Gerald “Red” Hockenberry, Bobby and Eddie Kalajainen,…


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Marsha A. Barkay, 63

Ms. Marsha A. Barkay, 63, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at the Honor Health Hospital in Phoenix, AZ. Marsha was born on October 22, 1953 in Ellwood City to the late William and Roberta A. Straley Barkay. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1971. She also graduated from Thiel College with a degree in Business and Biology and from Slippery Rock University with a masters degree in Nuclear Medicine. She had worked at the former St. Frances Hospital in New Castle and then at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown and Boardman…


Regis H. Frederick Jr., 70

Regis H. “Rick” Frederick Jr., 70, of New Beaver Boro passed away peacefully Saturday, September 30, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family. Born December 8, 1946 in Sewickley, he was the son of the late Regis and Mildred Louise McConnell Frederick Sr. He was married for 49 years to Darlene A. Brown Frederick who survives. They were married December 30, 1967. Regis worked at several companies, most recently at Universal Refractories where he served as the Vice President and Controller. He graduated from Freedom High School and studied at Slippery Rock University from September of 1964 to January…