Obituaries

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Mary Jane Appollino Caccia, 88

Mary Jane Appollino Caccia, 88, of Johnson St., Ellwood City passed away Friday, August 11, 2017 at The Grove At Harmony. Born October 30, 1928 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Ernest and Vienna Giard Appollino. She was married on August 20, 1957 to William Caccia Jr. Mary Jane graduated from Lincoln High School and was a member of Holy Redeemer Church. She retired in 2005 from Angel’s Cleaning Service. Survivors include two sons, Michael Lane Caccia of Beaver Falls, David Ernest (Debby Tincani) Caccia of Ellwood City; sister, Dorothy Appollino of Florida; and a grandson,…


Charles V Badger, 87

Charles V “Chuck” Badger, 87, of Franciscan Manor, formerly of Big Beaver Borough, devoted husband, loving and caring father and grandfather went to be with his Lord on Friday, August 11, 2017 following a brief illness. Born November 16, 1929 in Lawrence County, he was the son of the late Lester V. and Blanche Brown Badger. He was married for 53 years to Edna L. “Irene” Butkevitz Badger who passed away August 9, 2004. Chuck graduated from Wampum High School where he played basketball and baseball. Following graduation, he played Minor League Baseball for the Boston Braves. He served in…


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Gloria Jean Skornickel Kleinhample, 70

Gloria Jean Skornickel Kleinhample, 70 of Mars passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at her current home with her cousin’s family in Ellwood City. Gloria was born in Pittsburgh on February 9, 1947 to the late Charles and Grace Braun Skornickel.  She was a graduate of Mars High School and a retired nurse’s aide at St. John’s Specialty Care Center in Mars. Besides her parents Gloria was recently preceded in death by her cousins, Shane and Mike Bastain Gloria was loved by many and gave until she had nothing more to give.  She would give you the shirt…


Christina M. Allen, 59

Christina M. Allen, 59, of Zelienople formerly of New Castle passed away unexpectedly on Monday, August 7, 2017 at UPMC Passavant Hospital. Born September 27, 1957 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline Quintana Sbarro. Chris graduated from Mohawk High School and Jameson School of Nursing. She was a Registered Nurse at UPMC Montefiore Hospital in Pittsburgh. She lived her life for her children and grandchildren. Survivors include children, Mark S. (Jenna A.) Milone and Leonard, Jauan, Julius Allen, all of Zelienople, Nicole Allen of Pittsburgh; three sisters, Carmella (Glen) Russell of West Pittsburg,…


Ann Konyak, 95

Mrs. Ann Konyak, 95, of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, August 7, 2017 in the Franciscan Manor. Ann was born on January 4, 1922 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph and Theresa Palakovic Gretch. She had graduated from Lincoln High School and Nursing School. Ann worked as a Supervising Nurse in the OB department at the Ellwood City Hospital for over 40 years. She is also a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. She enjoyed gardening, and most of all spending time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her son  Joseph C. (Colleen) Konyak of Ellwood City,…


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Samuel J. Santillo, 94

Mr. Samuel J. Santillo, 94, of Ellwood City passed away on Sunday, August 6,2017  under the care of Good Samaritan Hospice at the Heritage Valley Medical Center, in Beaver, Pa. Samuel was born on July 12, 1923 in Ellwood City to the late Antonio and Catherine Carofino Santillo. Sam attended Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, Pa. As a child Sam worked as a golf Caddie at the Connoquenessing Country Club and played ice hockey on the frozen ponds and rivers of the local area. As a young man, Sam joined the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) which took him to Washington State….


James R. Yost, 74

James R. Yost, 74, of New Beaver Boro passed away Monday, August 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his loving family following a brief illness. Born May 11, 1943 in Racine, Ohio, he was the son of the late Robert E. and Janice E. Buckley Yost. He was married to Janet R. Nicely Yost for 51 years. Jim was a lifelong farmer, owning and operating Yost Farms. He received numerous awards for his agricultural excellence, including the Eastern United States Master Farmers Award. Jim was a former Board of Director of the Penn State Extension. He was also active…


Clinton Marshall, 91

Clinton “Peanuts” Marshall, 91 died at his residence on Friday, August 4, 2017. Born January 4, 1926, in Harmony “Shingle Hollow,” to the late Joseph and Elsie Myers Marshall. He was married for 52 years to Jean Brenneman Marshall who passed away February 4, 1999. Peanuts worked as an inspector at B&W from 1948 until his retirement in 1981. He was an active member of the Calvin Presbyterian Church. He was a member of the Saxon Club for many years and a former member of the Keenagers. Peanuts drove the church bus and also delivered Meals on Wheels for many…


Wayne R. Read, 70

Wayne R. Read, 70, of  New Castle (Wayne Township), went to be with his Lord on Sunday, August 6 2017. He was born in Clearfield PA,  on July 31, 1947 to the late  Richard  and  Lois Johnston  Read. Wayne graduated from Clearfield High School in Clearfield, PA in 1965. He  retired from General Electric in Grove City, where he was a machinist. Wayne  was a member of Park Alliance Church in Ellwood City.    He  enjoyed photography and nature, but most of all he loved his family.  He will be missed by all, especially his family. Wayne  is survived by his…


M. Charles Nye, 88

M. Charles Nye, 88, of Portersville PA, passed away peacefully, on Wednesday afternoon, August 2 2017 at Sunnyview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Butler PA. He was born in Fombell, Beaver County, on April 6 1929 to the late Joseph Bert Nye and Florence Lena Weil Nye. Charles graduated from Muddy Creek High School in Portersville. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving as a corporal in the 47th Infantry Division, in Germany with the 28th Anti-Aircraft Battalion. He worked at Mooney Bros. Cement Block plant in New Castle; Mathews Conveyor in Ellwood City, and then was manager…