Obituaries

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Elaine Yarzebinski, 88

Mrs. Elaine Yarzebinski, 88, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 in the Beaver Valley Nursing Center surrounded by her loving family. Born July 21, 1928 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of Daniel and Aurelia Ungham Fenechi, Sr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph F. Yarzebinski. Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Katherine (Frank) Holby of Port Orange, FL, Janice Jubach of Beaver Falls, Bonnie (Samuel) Rubino of Port Orangge, FL, and Susan (David) Verone of Ellwood City, her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph (Adela) Yarzebinski of Wampum, her 12 grandchildren,…


Gladys M. Parker, 95

Gladys M. Parker, 95, of Old Rt. 18, Wampum passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness. Born October 3, 1920 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Charles Herman and Nina James Hall. She was married in April of 1942 to Leroy S. Parker who passed away in 1971. Gladys graduated as the valedictorian of the Class of 1938 at Wampum High School. While in high school she was a member of the basketball team. Gladys was the oldest member of the Wampum United Methodist Church and also a member…


John Steele Smith, 89

Mr. John Steele Smith, 89, of New Brighton passed away on Sunday, September 4, 2016 in the Providence Care Center in Beaver Falls, Pa. Mr. Smith was born on November 14, 1926 to the late Melvin and Camella Steele Smith. John enlisted with the U.S. Navy and served from 1944 to 1946 as a Yeoman in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. John had worked at Westinghouse Corporation for 35 years. He also worked as a painter for many years. John was a hard worker, and enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Smith is survived by his daughters,…


Terry E. Wisbith, 69

Terry E Wisbith, 69, of Od Route 18, Wampum died Monday, September 5, 2016 at the VMC – Oakland Hospital following a brief illness. Born June 11, 1947 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Edward and Mary L. Petruchik Wisbith. He was married for 45 years to Jeanette Sellers Wisbith who survives. Terry graduated from Lincoln High School in 1965. He served in the Navy as a Machinist Mate 3rd Class aboard the USS Sampson from 1966-1970. He was employed at various industries, including Matthew Conveyor, Russell Trucking, Airway Industries, and the Ellwood City Hospital. Terry…


William G. Krueger, 81

William G. Krueger, 81, of Newport Rd., Wampum (New Beaver Boro) passed away Saturday, September 3, 2016 at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital following an extended illness. Born June 13, 1935 in New Castle, he was the son of the late Charles J. Krueger and the late Sarah Williams Krueger Binger. He was married for 60 years to Mary Alice Schneider Krueger who survives. Bill retired August 1, 1996 from Medusa Cement Company where he was a pack house repairman and truck driver. He was a member of the Wampum United Methodist Church. Bill enjoyed camping, hunting, and his yearly…


Hazel “Betty” Walton Vogel, 73

Hazel “Betty” Walton Vogel, 73, formerly of Portersville passed away unexpectedly Thursday, September 1, 2016 at her residence in Emporium, PA. Born December 15, 1942 in Castlewood, she was the daughter of the late Robert and Ellen Williams Walton. Betty worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years, retiring as the Postmaster of Austin, PA. She enjoyed traveling with her companion, Robert McClymonds, living six months in Emporium and the other six months in Fruitland Park, Florida. She will truly be missed by her family. Survivors include four sons, Larry (Brenda) Lumley Jr. of Chicora, Chuck (Beverly) Lumley…


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Roweine E. Rice, 88

Roweine E. “Sis” Ellefson Rice, 88 , of St. Barnabas Retirement Community, Valencia PA , formerly of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully at The Arbors Three at St. Barnabas, on Sunday morning, August 28 2016. She was born in Ellwood City on July 15, 1928 to the late John A. Ellefson, and the late Roweine Karch Ellefson. Roweine graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, class of 1947. She worked at the former Beaver Falls plant of Babcock & Wilcox Tubular Products, with over 39 years service in the accounting department. She enjoyed golfing and belonged to the Connoquenessing…


Mark H. Cragle, 59

Mark H. Cragle, 59, of S. Hazen Ave., Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly Friday, August 26, 2016. Born April 21, 1957 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Eugene “Dagwood” and Ester “Mazie” Greenwood Cragle. Mark was a self employed Auto Mechanic who loved his job. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. Survivors include his companion of 25 years, Patty Nye, a son, Kevin M. Cragle at home; step children, Shana and Joseph Nye, both of Ellwood City; granddaughters, Summer, Coral, and Elliana; uncles, Clyde and Charles Greenwood; a special nephew, Caleb Cragle; and three…


Patricia J. Miller, 75

   Patricia J. Miller, 75, of Edinburg (New Castle) passed away on Wednesday August 24th 2016 at UPMC Jameson Hospital, New Castle. Pat was born on September 8, 1940 in Rimersburg, PA. to the late Russell and Geneva Frampton Lewis. She married Blaine E. Miller, who preceded her in death on January 16, 2001. Through the years, Pat worked at various dry cleaners as a clothes presser. Prior to retiring, she worked in the bakery at WalMart. She attended the New Hope Wesleyan Church, New Castle. Pat is survived by her children and their spouses: Georgia and John Stuble of…


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Jennie Lonnett, 102

Mrs. Jennie Lonnett, 102, of Ellwood City passed away peacefully on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 in her residence with her loving children at her side. Mrs. Lonnett was born on March 11, 1914 in Ellwood City to the late Domenic and Flora innocent Teolis. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Christian Mothers of the Holy Redeemer Parish. In her younger days, Jennie gave painting lessons, and delighted in walking to church every chance she got. She also enjoyed dancing with her husband Tony, sewing, and was a wonderful cook. She is a former member of…