Obituaries

Goldie F. Cochran Reese, 87

Goldie F. Cochran Reese, 87, formerly of Ellwood City, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday afternoon, Jan. 25, 2016 at the Paramount Assisted Living Center in Pittsburgh. She was born in Butler on April 21, 1928 to the late John Calvin Cochran and the late Hazel Biddle Cochran. She graduated from Lincoln High School in the class of 1947 and worked at the glass plant in Frisco before retiring from J.C. Penney Company in 1989 with 25 years of service. Goldie was a member of Calvin Presbyterian Church, where she married her late husband of 61…


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Terrie R. Cragle, 64

Terrie R. Cragle, 64, of Wallace Avenue, New Castle (formerly of Wampum) died unexpectedly Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 at Jameson Memorial Hospital. Born Nov. 11, 1951 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Paul A. and Mary M. McCurdy Cragle. She was a member of the Calvary Assembly of God Church in Bessemer. She enjoyed crafting, scrap booking and dancing. Her most precious time was spent with family. Survivors include a son, Paul “Aaron” (Christina) Cragle of Texas; brother, Dennis “Jim” (Bonnie) Cragle of New Castle; and three grandchildren, Autumn and Mychael Cragle, and Zander Bogear; two…


Theodore Allen “Ted” Zimmerman, 85

Theodore Allen “Ted” Zimmerman, 85 formerly of Kindale St., North Sewickley Twp., passed away on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. at the Lutheran Senior Living Center in Zelienople. Ted was born in Philadelphia on Jan. 16, 1931, the son of the late Alice Zimmerman. He is survived by his wife the former Judith Pitzer whom he married on Feb. 21, 1953. Ted was a service technician at Herge Electric in Ellwood City from 1953 until they closed in 1976, he later owned and operated Zimmerman Service from 1976 until his retirement in 1994. Ted was a member of…


Robert A. Landon, 83

Robert A. Landon, 83, of Maxine Drive, North Sewickley Township (formerly of Carrick, Pa.) passed away in his residence on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2016. Born in Pittsburgh on April 24, 1932, Robert was the son of the late Robert D. and Marie Wiggin Landon. He married the former Bernadette Bannister on Sept. 15, 1970 and she preceded him in death on March 6, 2010. Robert retired from LTV Steel in Hazelwood in 1991 where he worked as a coke oven operator. He also helped out at his uncle’s bar and restaurant, Wiggins, on the North Side. He was a member…


Lois V. Pacillo, 73

Lois V. Pacillo, 73, of Bessemer, formerly of New Galilee passed away Thursday, Jan. 21 at UPMC Mercy Hospital following a short illness. Born Aug. 10, 1942 in New Galilee, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and Ruth E. McKim Baker. She was married for 33 years to the late John R. Pacillo who passed away March 18, 1997. Lois retired from the Mohawk Area School District in 2008, having worked for 30 years, retiring as the Business Manager. She was also the secretary of the school board for many years. She was a lifelong active member…


Donna Mae Baird, 83

Donna Mae Baird, 83, of Kate Houk Road, Wayne Twp. passed away Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 at the Ellwood City Hospital following a brief illness. Born Aug. 27, 1932 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Floyd and Myrtle Young McCaslin. She was married for 62 years to Robert V. Baird as they were married June 11, 1953. He survives. Donna graduated in 1950 from Lincoln High School and continued her education at Butler School of Nursing where she graduated in 1953 as a Registered Nurse. She practiced nursing for over 40 years, working at the Ellwood…


Bruce E. Shidemantle, 59

Bruce E. Shidemantle, 59, of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, Jan. 21, 2016 in the VNA Inpatient Hospice in Butler following a brief illness. He was born in Ellwood City on Aug. 10, 1956 to the late Arthur Mervin Shidemantle, Sr., and Barbara Joanna Boak Scheidemantle, of Portersville, who survives. Bruce graduated from Riverside High School in the class of 1974 and was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver for Kerry Coal Company for many years. He enjoyed hunting and was a Harley-Davidson motorcycle enthusiast. In addition to his mother, he is survived by two daughters:…


Tamey L. Zak, 60

Tamey L. Zak, 60, of Fombell passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 in her residence. Tamey was born on March 18, 1955 in Canonsburg to Gordon and Marlene Wade Baumgardner. She was a member of the Riverside High School class of 1973, and was Catholic by faith. Tamey enjoyed arts and crafts, but most of all spending time with her grandchildren. Tamey is survived by her husband, Robert S. Zak whom she married on Dec. 29, 1972, her two sons, Chad Zak and his fiance Dr. Sara Mendoza of Colombia, South America, and Robert (Millicent) Zak of Franklin…


Dr. Allen Clinton Struble Jr., 91

Dr. Allen Clinton Struble Jr., 91, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at his home under the care of Vitas Hospice. Born Jan. 18, 1924 in Masury, Ohio, he was the son of the late Allen C. and Celia Edwards Struble Sr. He was married on Dec. 3, 1996 in Kona, Hawaii to Dawn Ray Struble, who survives. Dr. Struble practiced Podiatry in Ellwood City for 48 years. He received his Pre-Med Degree from Ohio State University in 1949 and then continued his education at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine earning his Doctorate Degree in…


Pearl E. McConnell, 82

Pearl E. McConnell, 82, of Old Rt. 18, New Beaver Boro passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at UPMC Mercy Hospital following a brief illness. Born May 3, 1933 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Ida M. Smith Brommer. She was married for 62 years to Harold R. McConnell who survives. They were married Aug. 7, 1953 Pearl worked with her husband, Harold for 47 years in McConnell Tax Service. She had previously worked at Reliable Luggage in West Pittsburgh. Pearl enjoyed playing the lottery and trips to the casino. She also enjoyed feeding…