Obituaries

David M. McDanel, 74

David M. McDanel, 74, of Fombell passed away Friday, October 14, 2016 at the Villa St. Joseph of Baden following a courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. Born May 26, 1942 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late H. Lewis and Ada Graham McDanel. He was married for 23 years to Paula Leathers McDanel who survives. David served in the US Army as a mechanic and truck driver. He continued his truck driving career throughout his life as both a company driver with Warren Sauer’s Trucking in Cranberry and then as an owner/operator with D& M Trucking. With…


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Betty E. Tincani, 59

  Betty   E.  Tincani, 59, of  Homewood, (Beaver Falls), passed away  unexpectedly on Saturday evening, October 15 2016. She was born in New Brighton  on February 19 1957 to the late  George  and June   Egan. Betty worked as a laborer at Phoenix Glass (Anchor Hocking) in Monaca for almost 30 years. She loved spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of  42  years, George  P. Tincani, whom she married on August 24 1974. She is also survived by  one daughter and  two  sons:   Traci (and Duane) Copper of Ellwood City; George Tincani;    and…


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William G. Strouse, Jr., 85

Mr. William G. Strouse, Jr., 85, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, October 15, 2016 in the Sunnyview Nursing Home in Butler. Mr. Strouse was born on July 6, 1931 in Ellwood City to the late William G. and Agnes Leymarie Strouse, Sr.. Bill served with the U.S. Army from November 16, 1948 until his discharge on November 28,m 1951 with the 39th Field Artillery Battalion and held the rank of corporal. He was awarded the Japan Occupation Medal and the Korean Service Medal with 3 bronze campaign stars. He had worked as a salesman and a Drivers Education…


Russell H. Ehrenberg, 87

Russell H Ehrenberg, 87, of Wampum died on Saturday, October 15, at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Born August 23, 1929 in Beaver Falls, PA, he was raised by his adoptive parents, the late August and Fannie Barr Ehrenberg. He was married 65 years to Kathryn James Ehrenberg, she survives. Russ retired from the New Castle Refractories after 19 years of service. He was affiliated with the Wampum Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed auto repair and maintenance work. He also enjoyed country music, and visiting with family, friends and passerby’s from his home in Wampum. Also surviving are…


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Joanna K. Zagorski, 68

Joanna K. Zagorski, 68, of 626 Portersville Road, Wurtemburg, passed away at the Ellwood City Hospital on Friday, October 14, 2016. Born in New Brighton, PA on January 5, 1948, Joanna was the daughter of the late Gilbert and Kathleen Eddy Leonard.  Joanna was a 1965 graduate of Beaver Falls High School.  She retired from ESB Bank in 2014 after twenty years of service.  Joanna enjoyed knitting, completing crossword puzzles and most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. Joanna is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, David and Lisa Zagorski of Ellwood City, her daughter,…


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Benjamin “Ben” Liss, 88

Benjamin “Ben” Liss, 88, of Pershing Street, Ellwood City, passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at Golden Hills Nursing Center in New Castle. Born in Ellwood City on February 21, 1928, Ben was the son of the late John and Anna Kuliga Liss.  Ben married the former Rose Genone on October 5, 1957 and she preceded him in death on January 13, 2013.  A 1946 graduate of Lincoln High School, Ben worked at the Ellwood City Tube Mill until it closed and worked at US Steel in Sharon, PA until his retirement.  He served in the US Army during…


Willard F. Deemer, 91

Willard F. Deemer, 91, of Glenkirk Road, New Galilee, (New Beaver Boro), passed away peacefully at his home on Friday morning, October 14 2016. He was born in Ellwood City on April 13 1925 to the late Ralph and Marie Francis Deemer. He attended Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, and then served in the US Navy during World War II.      He was a Pearl Harbor survivor, and an aviation ordnanceman aboard the USS Cabot, an aircraft carrier involved in many battles and invasions of islands in the South Pacific theatre, including the Philippines and Solomon Islands until…


Betty J. Shaffer,88

Betty J. Shaffer, 88, of Mercer Rd., Ellwood City (Franklin Twp.) passed away Monday, October 10, 2016 at Carriage Court Assisted Living following a lengthy illness. Born November 10, 1927 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Charles L. and Irene Nevin Hangst. She was married for 49 years to Robert D. “Abe” Shaffer who passed away April 14, 2002. Betty graduated from Lincoln High School in 1945. She began her 43 year career in banking with Peoples Bank. She retired in 1988 from Integra Bank as a mortgage loan manager. She was a member of the…


Lynn N. Guy, 85

Lynn N. Guy of Wampum went peacefully home to be with the Lord on October 9, 2016 surrounded by all of his loving and devoted family. He was born in Chewton on July 23, 1931 to the late Blanche Aley Guy and Frank J. Guy. Lynn attended Wampum High School and Ellwood City High School. He also attended the New Castle School of trades, studying auto mechanics. A veteran, Lynn served at Camp Irwin in Barstow, CA from 1951-1953. As part of the First Armored Battalion, he was a tank commander during the Korean War. Upon returning to Wampum, Lynn…


Dale B. Brown, 93

Dale B. Brown, 93, of Old Rt 18, Wampum (New Beaver Boro) passed away unexpectedly Thursday, October 6, 2016 at his residence. Born March 9, 1923 in Wampum, he was the son of the late William A. and Icle Vogel Brown. He was married for 61 years to Evelyn M. Swogger Brown who passed away September 27, 2006. Dale graduated from Wampum High School in 1941. He proudly served in the Army during WWII. He served with the 148th and 1275th Combat Engineers from 1943 to 1946 in both the Atlantic and Pacific Theatres. He was awarded the Presidential Citation…