Obituaries

Frank Frederick, Jr., 73

Frank Frederick, Jr., 73, of Perry Twp. passed away on Monday, Feb. 22, 2016 in the VNA Hospice. Mr. Frederick was born on Feb. 8, 1943 in Sewickley, Pa. to the late Frank and Dolores Holman Frederick, Sr. Frank enlisted with the U.S. Army on April 12, 1965 and served until his discharge on April 11, 1971. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Parachute Badge, Vietnam Service Medal and the Vietnam Campaign Medal. Frank worked as a Chrysler-Dodge Master Technician for 40 years. He retired in 2006 from Ellwood City Motor’s. He is a…


Ronald A. Folino, 59

Ronald A. Folino, 59, of Hazel Avenue, Ellwood City, passed away on Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at Forbes Regional Hospital in Monroeville after an extended illness. Ron was born on March 15, 1956 in Ellwood City to the late Anthony and Lucille Catello Folino. He was a 1974 graduate of Lincoln High School and a member of Holy Redeemer Church. Ron formerly owned and operated ABC Pest control. He enjoyed classic cars and going to car shows. Ron is survived by his children and their spouses; Jamie and Brian Partridge, Mark and Tricia Folino, and Alan and Mary Folino, all…


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Clara C. Armstrong, 85

Clara C. Armstrong, 85, of Grant Ave., Butler (Oakland Twp.) went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 from the VNA Hospice following a short illness. Born April 13, 1930 in Oakland Twp.,she was the daughter of the late Orie and Florence McMillen Mottern. She was married for 64 years to Clair Armstrong who survives. Clara formerly was employed at Penn Champ in East Butler for several years. She was an active member of the Faith Fellowship Alliance Church where she arranged the Sunday flower arrangement for 25 years. She enjoyed gardening, both flower and vegetable….


Francis C. Piper, Sr., 89

Francis C. Piper, Sr., 89, formerly of Franklin Twp. passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 in the Mill Creek Community Hospital in Erie. Francis was born on March 2, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Joseph C. and Frances Fox Piper. He had attended Lincoln High School before joining the U.S. Navy on Jan. 11, 1945. He served with the 28th and 125th NCB until his discharge on June 17, 1946. He was awarded the Pacific Theater Ribbon with one star, Good Conduct Ribbon, American Theater Ribbon and the Victory Medal. Francis worked at the Babcock & Wilcox…


Barbara M. Walker, 80

Barbara M. Walker, 80, of Longvue Ave. Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) passed away Monday, Feb. 15, 2016 at Cranberry Place following an extended battle with diabetes. Born Sept. 20, 1935 in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late William and Harriet Ellen Wardle Maronde. She was married for 50 years to Dale Walker who survives. Barbara graduated from East High School in 1953 where she had the leading role in many high school plays. She worked in the offices at Century Food Market and National Tea Company, both in Youngstown. She retired from Keystone Bakery in West…


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Elinore G. Davis

Her faith in her Savior and the love she gave to and received from her family carried her along the journey that Elinore G. Davis traveled until Feb. 15, 2016. Elinore shared her smile with everyone and will long be remembered for it. Elinore was born in North Beaver Township, Pa. on Jan. 2, 1919 to the late James C. and Mary F. McConaghy Gardner. She was preceded in death by her grandson, William J. Arbogast and her siblings, Dr. James L. Gardner, Jean Miles, Margaret Anderman, Janet Dawson, Dr. Thomas A. Gardner and Mary Jane Clark. She was married…


Robert E. Huffman, 75

Robert “Gizmo” E. Huffman, 75, of Dutch Ridge Road, Ellwood City (Wayne Twp.) passed away Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following an extended battle with colon cancer. Born Oct. 13, 1940 in Ellport, he was the son of the late Wilbert L. and Martha Stanyard Huffman. He was married for 47 years to Linda Aumiller Huffman who survives. Bob retired in 2013 from McClymonds Supply and Transit. Following his retirement, he instructed new drivers. He graduated from Beaver Falls High School in 1958. Gizmo served in the Army from 1964-1966 during the Vietnam War and was…


Linda L. Barrow, 55

Linda L. Barrow, 55, of New Beaver Borough passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in her residence. Linda was born on Oct. 27, 1960 in Ellwood City to the late Mathew S. “Popeye” and Mary Rose Ferrigno Franer. She had attended Beaver Falls High School. Linda loved animals, especially horses. She is survived by her two sisters, Tina Franer of Wampum and Julie LaDuke of North Sewickley Twp., and her brother Joe Franer of Koppel. A private Memorial Service for the family will be held on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at the Edgewood Baptist Church with Rev. Michael…


Albert J. Amadio, 85

Albert J. Amadio, 85, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 in the Ellwood City Hospital Emergency Room. Amadio was born on Dec. 5, 1930 in Ellwood City to the late Nazzareno and Susan Orsini Amadio. He is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and had served as an usher for many years at the church. He had worked at the Ellwood City Tube Mill for several years, and then at the Aetna Standard Engineering Co., where he retired from in 1986 with 34 years of service. Albert had also worked as a carpenter for…


Cathy D. Bingle, 59

Cathy D. Bingle, 59, of Lutz St., Fombell passed away unexpectedly Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 at the Ellwood City Hospital. Born Oct. 12, 1956 in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Harry and Martha McKeough Fischer. Cathy was married for 40 years to Stan Bingle who survives. Cathy graduated from Riverside High School in 1975. She worked in various positions at the Ellwood City Hospital for 38 years. Cathy was a member of the Riverview Country Community Church in Ellwood. She enjoyed gardening and loved going to the beach. Her most cherished time was spent with her…