Obituaries

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Olga T. Port, 97

Olga T. Port, 97 formerly of Division Avenue, Ellwood City passed away at the University Hospital, Bedford Ohio Medical Center on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Born in Ellwood City on November 14, 1919, Olga was the daughter of the late Pietro and Santina Nichanti Mariotti. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas D. Port on April 22, 2001. They were married in 1941. Olga was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Church. Olga is survived by two grandchildren, Ronald L. Port of Charlotte, NC and Stacey L. & Hoby Hanna of Pepper…


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Earl L. McElwain, 86

Earl L. McElwain, 86 of Wurtemburg Rd., Wayne Township passed away at the residence of his step-daughter, Carol Lee Gardner in Millersburg, Ohio on Thursday, April 13, 2017. Born in Ellwood City on January 7, 1931, Earl was the son of the late Clarence and Otis Kelty McElwain. Earl was preceded in death by his wife, the former Evelyn Johnson McElwain, who passed away on December 11, 2013. They were married on July 31, 1964. Earl had retired as a hammer operator at Pullman Standard in Butler. Earl is survived by three step daughters, Carol Lee and Doug Gardner of…


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Richard J. Bartholomew, 86

Richard J. Bartholomew, 86, of North Beaver Twp. passed away Friday, April 7 2017 as a result of a house fire. Born January 28, 1931 in Burton, Ohio, he was the son of the late Lisle H. and Helen Kotacka Bartholomew. He was married on November 4, 1955 to Kathleen J. Sheets Bartholomew who passed away December 7, 2016. They were married 61 years. Richard had previously worked at JB Mill and for Veon’s Mining Company. He retired from Rhodes Bus Company where he drove for the Mohawk School District. He enjoyed farming and working his Belgium Draft Horses. He…


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Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Paul Schuller, 86

Mrs. Elizabeth “Betty” Ann Paul Schuller, 86, of Wayne Twp. passed away on Monday, April 3, 2017 in the Allegheny General Hospital. Mrs. Schuller was born on December 15, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late Gregorious and Mary Paul. She had graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1948. Betty is a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church where she was the Sexton, choir member, music and worship chairperson. She is also a member of the Ladies Saxon Club Branch 32. Betty loved being a wife, mother, and grandmother, and enjoyed gardening, singing, and was an…


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Robert S. Ierace, 85

Robert S. Ierace, 85 of 6th Street, Ellwood City passed away at Allegheny General Hospital on Monday, April 3, 2017. Born in Ellwood City on October 11, 1931, Robert was the son of the late Domenico and Bertha Florio Ierace.  He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Mary Lou Falconie who passed away on April 6, 1980.  Robert had retired as a Machinist at Universal Valve Co and was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.  Robert was a veteran of the Air Force serving as an aircraft mechanic from 1952 through 1956.  He was a member of…


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Margaret “Marge” (Andino) Lombardi, 90

Mrs. Margaret “Marge” (Andino) Lombardi, 90, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, April 2, 2017 in the Ellwood City Hospital. Mrs. Lombardi was born on December 1, 1926 in Beaver Falls to the late Pietro and Ortenzia Puteri Andino. Marge is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Holy Redeemer Church. She had worked at the Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill, Armstrong Cork, Morini’s Grocery Store, Dom’s Grocery Store, and Romar Textile. She was also a member of the Opti Mrs. Club. Marge was a devoted wife, and a loving mother and grandmother….


Ronald R. Stelter, 83

Ronald R. Stelter, 83, of West Pittsburg passed away Sunday, April 2, 2017 at UPMC – Jameson Hospital following a brief illness. Born December 16, 1933 in Shenango Twp, he was the son of the late Fred D. and Virginia Bowden Stelter. He was married for 56 years to Rita R. Atkinson Stelter who passed away December 1, 2010. Ron graduated from Shenango High School. A Veteran of the US Air Force, he served during the Korean War. Ron retired from UPS in 1996 where he was a delivery driver. He was a member of the Savannah United Methodist Church…


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…


Jean Kirkwood, 90

Jean Kirkwood, 90, formerly of Wampum passed away Friday, March 31, 2017 at Rhodes Estates in New Castle following an extended illness. Born May 9, 1926 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John and Elsie A. Cunningham Grinnen. She was married for 73 years to Walter R. Kirkwood who passed away December 2, 2016.  A homemaker, Jean was a member of the Wampum United Methodist Church. Survivors include a daughter, Bette Jean (Dave) Capots of West PIttsburg; two sons, Walter Jack Kirkwood of New Castle, Gary Lee (Jana) Kirkwood of Wampum; son in law, Elmer McClain;…


Laureen D. DeCampli, 90

Mrs. Laureen D. DeCampli, 90, of Perry Twp. passed away at the residence of her son, Billy DeCampli in Zelienople on Tuesday evening, March 28, 2017. Mrs. DeCampli was born on January 16, 1927 in Beaver Falls to the late Charles Klear and Clara Gerwig Klear Steffler. Laureen grew up in Fombell on the farm of her loving step-father Bill Steffler and her mother. She graduated from Zelienople High School in 1944. She worked at the GC Murphy Company in Ellwood City. Laureen met her future husband, Nick, at the store when he asked her to help him choose Christmas…