Obituaries

Kimberly Ann Kozol, 55

Kimberly Ann Kozol, 55, of Edison Manor, New Castle passed away Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at her residence following a short illness. Born December 5, 1961 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Edna Jean Krepps Kozol. Kim graduated from St. Anthony’s School in Oakmont. She retired after working for 29 years at Lark Workshops. Kim enjoyed participating in the Special Olympics and was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler fan. She always had a smile for everyone she met. Survivors include two sisters, Linda Kozol of New Castle, Jodi L. (Stephen) Stuble of Wampum; two…


Alice E. Woodrow, 77

Alice E. Woodrow, 77, of Portersville, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, October 16 2017. She was born in Ellwood City, PA on May 10, 1940 to the late Harold and Alice Pander Funkhouser. She graduated from Lincoln High School (Ellwood City) in  1958 and worked at Airways Industries in Ellwood City, and later at American Eagle Outfitters in Warrendale  before retiring. She was a longtime member of the Ellwood City Free Methodist Church. Alice enjoyed watching her granddaughter Alyssa grow up, family gatherings, the yearly class of 1958 luncheon reunions,  and going on trips with friends. She was an…


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Barbara J. McNutt, 65

Mrs. Barbara J. McNutt, 65, of Shenango Twp. passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in her residence surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. McNutt was born on December 7, 1951 in Gettysburg, Pa to the late Glenn and Rhoda Shultz.  Barb worked at the former Leeds and Northrup, later known as Heraeus Electro-Nite, for many years as an assembler. She is survived by her husband James N. McNutt, her sister Donna Main of Gettysburg, and her dog Dessie. She was preceded in death by her parents, and her son Daniel Sites. As per Barb’s wishes the will not be…


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Mary E. Fabian, 101

Mrs. Mary E. Fabian, 101, of Ellwood City passed away on Friday October 13, 2017 at the Beaver Valley Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Fabian was born on March 5, 1916 in Canonsburg to the late Damiano “Domenic” and Maria Difonte (DeFonde) Viccari. She had worked at Ellwood Products, the Ellwood City Knitting Mill, Roberts Manufacturing, Jesse Jeans, and as a house keeper in the Ellwood City area. She was an active member and kitchen volunteer at the former St. Agatha Roman Catholic Church. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers….


Helen L. Eiler, 47

Helen L. Eiler, 47, of North Versailles formerly of New Castle passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at Allegheny General Hospital following an extended illness. She was born August 15, 1970 in Ellwood City. Helen graduated from Riverside High School in 1989. She had formerly worked at the Wampum Mushroom Mines, Alsy, and Liberty Mutual. Helen enjoyed cooking. She was very family oriented and enjoyed every moment spent with her husband. Survivors include her husband, Wayne Eiler, her father, Jeffrey Norris of New Castle, mother and step father, Mary L. Andrews (James H. “Windy” ) Winfield, brothers, James W. (Kimberly…


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Susan L. Antoniotti, 58

Susan L. Antoniotti, 58, of Marion Township passed away on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 at Good Samaritan Hospice after a long battle with cancer. Born in Ellwood City on August 31, 1959, Susan was the daughter of Delpha Scheidemantle Cearfoss and the late Norman Cearfoss, Sr.  She married Alex “Boo” Antoniotti on July 2, 1995 and he preceded her in death on February 11, 2011.  A 1977 graduate of Riverside High School, Susan worked at Canon Industries in Cranberry Two., Plunkett Motor Freight in Zelienople and most recently as a dispatcher at E&L Trucking in Portersville.  Susan loved life and…


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Mary G. Tirlia, 89

Mrs. Mary G. Tirlia, 89, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Monday at the Avanti Senior Living in Shenandoah, Texas. Mrs. Tirlia was born on April 6, 1928 in Ellwood City to the late George and Orania Mazni Dan. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1946 and attended Geneva College. Mary was a member of the St. Elia’s Romanian Orthodox Church while living in Ellwood City. She was the co-owner and operator of “Dan’s Place” along with her sister Helen and her brother John for many years. Mary truly loved and enjoyed her grandchildren. She…


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Frank L. Bellissimo, 85

Mr. Frank L. Bellissimo, 85, of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, October 5, 2017 in the Ellwood City Hospital. Mr. Bellissimo was born on September 13, 1932 in Ellwood City to the late Bruno and Victoria DeCaria Bellissimo. Frank is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1952 and was a standout player on the high school football team. He attended and played football at Geneva College for 2 years. Frank then enlisted with the U.S. Army and played football for his base camp’s traveling team in Europe. He was honorably discharged on August 20, 1961 with…


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Mary E. Tribuzio, 93

Miss Mary E. Tributzio, 93, of Ellwood City passed away on Wednesday, October, 4, 2017 in the Haven Convalescent Home in New Castle. Mary was born on March 27, 1924 in Ellwood City to the late Seratino and Josephine DiLeonardo Tribuzio. She was a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish. Mary was know for always having a wonderful smile. She is survived by her sister Angeline C. “Lena” Forletta of Florida, and her nieces and nephews Pamela Pogozelec, Paulette Pogozelec, John Forletta, Albert Forletta, and Sherina Tiberia, and several great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her…


Ray Yoho, 86

Ray Wilson Yoho, 86, of Wayne Twp. passed away Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, PA. Born November 20, 1930 in Shenango Twp., he was the son of the late John E and Catharine Irene Houk Yoho. Ray graduated and served as the Class President for the Class of 1948 at Shenango High School. He served aboard the USS Lowery in the US Navy during the Korean War where he was awarded The Korean Service Medal with one star and the United Nations Service Medal. Following his honorable discharge in 1952, Ray studied at Penn…