Obituaries

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Millie Sosnoski, 89

Millie Sosnoski, 89, formerly of Ellwood City passed away Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at the Lima Convalescent Home where she had resided for the last nine years. Born October 4, 1927 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Michael and Eleanor Lenarchiak Moczan. She was preceded in death by her previous husband, John Damato and also by her second husband, Vincent Sosnoski who passed away May 26, 2007. The last of her family, she was also preceded in death by two sisters, Stella Marie Sheeler and Helen Frances Prokop; and two brothers, William S. and Joseph James…


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Michael A. Young, 44

Michael A. Young, 44, of Franklin Avenue, Ellwood City passed away on Monday, February 13, 2017 at UPMC Shadyside after fighting a courageous battle against cancer. Born in New Brighton on November 5, 1972, Michael is the son of Ernest and Linda Vannoy Young of Ellwood City. Michael graduated from Laurel High School in 1991 and Gannon University in 1995. He worked at the Lawrence County Correctional Facility as a work-release coordinator before serving as the Chief of Security for Corrections Corporation of America. In 2011, he opened his own Farmers Insurance Agency on Lawrence Avenue in Ellwood City. Michael…


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Bradley S. Grinnen, 21

Bradley S. Grinnen, 21, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the Waynesburg University. Bradley was born on November 5, 1995 in Ellwood City to Deanna Sberna and John Grinnen. He had graduated from the Holy Redeemer Elementary School, and Lincoln High School with the class of 2014 where he was a standout football player and wrestler. Presently, Brad was in his junior year at Waynesburg University majoring in Business and playing football as a defensive lineman. He also was serving on the Leadership Council for the football team. In 2012 he won the MAC…


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Robert G. McCarter Sr. 66

Robert G. McCarter Sr., 66, of New Castle passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 at Edison Manor following an extended illness. Born January 4, 1951 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Harvey T. and Elizabeth Sheffey McCarter. Bob had formerly worked for the Borough of Ellwood City and also for Alsy Lighting. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Chewton. Bob attended Lincoln High School where he was a member of the track team. He was an avid Pittsburgh Sports Fan. His most cherished time was spent with family. Survivors include two sons,…


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Carol Ann Buzzelli, 71

Mrs. Carol Ann Buzzelli, 71, of Perry Twp. passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in her residence. Mrs. Buzzelli was born on April 24, 1945 in Ellwood City to the late Robert and Sara Houk Lambert. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1963. Carol had worked at Loccisano’s Grocery Store, and presently at Giant Eagle in Franklin Twp. in the customer service department. She is a member of the West Minister United Presbyterian Church in New Brighton where she served as a deacon and helped with the soup kitchen. Carol also did missionary work…


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Lester C. Ruby, 93

Mr. Lester C. Ruby, 93, of Koppel passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in the Good Samaritan Hospice. Lester was born on December 20, 1923 in Koppel to the late Norman S. and Anna Baker Ruby. He enlisted with the U.S. Army on February 22, 1943 and served with the Head Quarter Company 2nd Battalion 71st Infantry of the 44th Division until his discharge on November 6, 1945. He fought in the battles of the Rhineland, Northern Europe, and Central Europe and was awarded 3 bronze stars, and the combat infantryman badge. Lester had worked at Geneva Paint &…


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June A. Hudson, 89

Mrs. June A. Hudson, 89, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday, February 10, 2017 in the Ellwood City Hospital. June was born on June 13, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late John and Ruby Butler Murphy. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1945. June had worked at the Ellwood City Glass Plant, Blair Personal Care Home, Cully’s Restaurant, and the Hazel Manor as a cook. She enjoyed playing cards, bingo, and going to casinos. She is survived by her sons, John (Judy) Swesey of Greensburg, and Gary (Sandy) Hudson of Beaver Falls, and…


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Carol Ann Buzzelli, 71

Mrs. Carol Ann Buzzelli, 71, of Perry Twp. Passed away on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in her residence. Mrs. Buzzelli was born on April 24, 1945 in Ellwood City to the late Robert and Sara Houk Lambert. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1963. Carol Had worked at Loccisano’s Grocery Store, and presently at Giant Eagle in Franklin Twp. in the customer service department. She is a member of the West Minister United Presbyterian Church in New Brighton where she served as a deacon and helped with the soup kitchen. Carol also did missionary work…


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Michael J. Hervatine, 65

Michael J. Hervatine, 65 of Evans City passed away at VNA Hospice in Butler Twp. on Sunday, February 12, 2017 at 6:55 AM. Born in Ellwood City on April 21, 1951, Mike was the son of the late Mike and Elizabeth Dici Hervatine.  Mike is survived by his wife, the former Gwen Dee Lewis whom he married on November 25, 1995.  Mike had worked as a delivery person for Print King.  Mike also worked as a basketball official.  He was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish.  Mike was a 1969 graduate of Lincoln High School where he was an outstanding athletic…


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Kevin John Hall, 41

Kevin John Hall, 41, died Saturday February 11, 2017 at his home in Wampum.  Although in ill health, death was unexpected. Kevin graduated from Lincoln High School in 1994. He had formerly worked for 21 years at Dairy Farmer’s of America in New Wilmington. He was a member of the Chewton Christian Church. Kevin was a beloved son, brother, father, and uncle that will be dearly missed. Kevin enjoyed life to the fullest by playing pranks on family members. He also enjoyed spending time with loved ones and working on the family farm with his dad, uncle and brother. Survivors…