Obituaries

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…


Andrew J. Aniceti, Sr., 92

Andrew J. Aniceti, Sr., 92, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 in the Wexford House. Andy was born on June 9, 1923 in New Castle to the late Giovanni and Camille Peltier Aniceti. At the age of 13, Andy joined the Civilian Conservation Corps, a New Deal program that allowed teenagers to work on public related projects. For the next five years he worked on building cabins near the present day location of Seven Springs. Andy enlisted with the U.S. Army on March 1, 1943 and served with the 616th Ordnance Base Armament Maintenance Battalion…


Lillie D’Ambrosio Bernabe, 92

Lillie D’Ambrosio Bernabe, 92, of New Castle passed away on Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital. Lillie was born on June 1, 1923 in Ellwood City to the late Frank and Lizana Innocent D’Ambrosio, Sr. She had worked as a manager for the Cozy Inn in New Castle for several years, and later as a cook for the former St. Joseph the Worker Assisted Living Home. She was an active member of the St. Vitus Catholic Church. Lillie’s joy in life was being with her family. She is survived by her daughters, Bernadette “Dee-Dee” (Michael) Fedeles, Sr….


Alberta Patrizio Wegner, 87

Alberta Patrizio Wegner, 87, formerly of Ellwood City passed away peacefully following a short illness on Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 surrounded by her loved ones. Alberta was born on June 3, 1928 to the late Stephen and Anna Kulikowski Gumienny in Ellwood City. She was married to Neblo Anthony Patrizio for 45 years. They raised their family in Ellwood City and were active in church, school and community events. Members of Pine Hill Pioneer Campers, they enjoyed cross country travel and camping. Following Neblo’s death in 1993, Alberta moved to Bradenton, Fla. where she lived for several years. While in…


Shirley J. Aubel, 82

Shirley J. Aubel, 82, of Perry Twp. passed away on the morning of Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in the Jameson Memorial Hospital. Shirley was born on July 28, 1933 in Forestville, Pa. to the late Joseph and Mary Demarsh Thomas. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1951 and the Holy Redeemer Parish. A homemaker, Shirley enjoyed cooking, baking, being with her grandchildren and taking care of all her kids. She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Joe) Ketterer of Wampum, her two sons, Jim Aubel of Perry Twp. and Thomas (Lisa) Aubel of Chippewa Twp.,…


Mary B. Verdecchia, 88

Mary B. Verdecchia, 88, of Ellwood City passed away on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 in the Ellwood City Hospital. Mary was born on June 7, 1927 in Ellwood City to the late Charles A. and Rose Marie Lasso Carone. She had worked for 30 years at Johnny’s Pizza Shop as a cook. Following her retirement, Mary served as a member of the Ellwood City Hospital Auxiliary for 20 years. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parish and the Holy Redeemer Christian Mothers. She also is a member of the Golden Agers, and she enjoyed reading and baking. Mary…


Patsy J. Vendetti, 65

Patsy J. Vendetti, 65, of Ellwood City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. He was born in Ellwood City to the late John Venditti and Rose Venditti of Ellwood City. He was a 1969 graduate of Lincoln High School, and was a veteran of the United States Navy. He was a life long bodybuilder and fitness enthusiast, avid boxing fan and enjoyed fishing at Rock Point. Patsy was known for his wonderful sense of humor and his selfless love for others. His most cherished time was spent with his grandchildren….


Joan M. Straw, 78

Joan M. Straw, 78, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 in her residence. Joan was born on Jan. 16, 1938 in Ellwood City to the late Toney J. and Marie Kohl Straw. She is a member of the Lincoln High School class of 1955. Joan also graduated from Penn State University, Beaver Campus, where she earned her Real Estate Certification. She had worked for the Humphrey, Humphrey, & Sewell agency as a legal secretary for several years. She later worked as a Real Estate Agent along side her father at the Toney J. Straw Real…


George W. Martin, 92

George Walter Martin, 92, of Enon Valley (Little Beaver Twp.) passed away Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 at Heritage Valley – Beaver Hospital. A lifelong resident of Little Beaver Twp., George was born June 6, 1923 to the late Alfred A. and Hilda M. Keebler Martin. He was married for 69 years to Leita Raney Martin as they were married Aug. 15, 1946. She survives. George retired after 20 years from Babcock and Wilcox, however the job he loved the most was farming. He was a lifetime active member of the Enon Presbyterian Church having served in many different capacities. George…


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Tony P. Guerrera, 77

Tony P. Guerrera, 77, of Ellwood Road, New Castle (Wayne Twp.) climbed the stairway to heaven into the open arms of his Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016. Born Sept. 27, 1938 in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late Paul and Filomena Condell Guerrera. He was married for 56 and a half years to Irene Tolomeo Guerrera as they were married Sept. 12, 1959. She survives. Tony graduated from Lincoln High School with the Class of 1957. He retired from Babcock & Wilcox where he was a crane operator. He had formerly owned TP Enterprises and also…