Obituaries

Paul E. McElwain, 91

Paul E. McElwain, 91, of Soap Run Rd., Fombell (Franklin Twp.) passed away Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 at his residence following a one year illness. Born April 20, 1924 in Koppel, he was the son of the late Arthur and MaBelle Reeher McElwain. Paul was married for 63 years to Margaret Nye McElwain whom he married on Aug. 22, 1952. She survives. Paul retired from MSL Industries, formerly known as George K. Garrett Co. He also managed the Freeway Lanes in Zelienople from 1970 to 1979. Paul graduated from Lincoln High School. He served two tours of duty for his…


Sue R. Simi, 89

Sue R. Simi, 89, of Ellwood City, passed away on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 at 11:40 p.m. at Marion Manor in Greentree, Pa. Born in Ellwood City on Jan. 7, 1926 Sue was the daughter of the late Pietro and Lilly Mariani Simi. Sue retired from Matthews Conveyor and later Ro-Mar Textiles. She was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish and a former member of the Ellwood City Lioness Club. Sue enjoyed bowling and line dancing, but she enjoyed spending time with family and friends most of all. Sue is survived by her sister, Erma Yanniello of Ellwood City, a…


Cindy D. Miller, 43

Cindy D. Miller, 43, of Center Church Road, Ellwood City (Slippery Rock Twp.) died unexpectedly at her residence on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015. She was born Jan. 23, 1972 in Clarion, Pa. Cindy worked at St. Moritz Security Services in Austintown, Ohio. She enjoyed going to flea markets. She helped and loved to raise many neighborhood kids. Her most cherished time was spent with her grandson, Mason Lee. Survivors include her husband, Terry Miller whom she married in 1999, her mother and stepfather, Barbara Woods (Harry) Alcorn; father and step mother, Richard (Alice) Crisman, all of Emlenton; son, Darin (Mylinda…


Gertrude M. Kingston, 92

Gertrude M. Kingston, 92, of NorthView Estates, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Monday evening, Oct. 19, 2015 at the Ellwood City Hospital. She was born in Renfrew, Pa. on May 13, 1923 to the late Frank C. Stubbel and the late Elizabeth Nicolaus Stubbel.  She married the late Giles D. Kingston on June 30, 1941.  He preceded her in death on Feb. 2, 1975.  She attended Lincoln High School and was a member of Holy Redeemer Parish Church (formerly St. Agatha).  She was active for several years in Christian Daughters of America, Christian Mothers, the American Legion in Wampum,…


Evelyn Loretta Manzetti, 94

Evelyn Loretta Manzetti, 94, of Franklin Twp. passed away on Sunday, Oct. 18, 2015 at the Passavant Retirement Community. Evelyn was born on Jan. 20, 1921 in Koppel to the late Angelo and Genevive Ferino Docchio. She is a member of the Holy Redeemer Parrish. She had worked at the Armstrong Cork in Beaver Falls, Gaylords Paper Mill in Beaver Falls and from the age 59 to 73 she was the owner and operator of Manzetti’s Candies and Pastries in Beaver Falls. She enjoyed baking, cooking and crocheting. Evelyn is survived by her husband, John A. Manzetti whom she married…


Jean DeMark, 94

Jean DeMark, 94, formerly of Main Street Extension, Wampum, currently residing in Mill Manor Care Facility, Vermilion, Ohio passed away on Oct. 16, 2015. Born Dec. 23,1920 in Ellwood City, she was the oldest daughter of the late Carl and Mary Sheldone Tammaro. She was married in Chattanooga, Tenn. on Nov. 20,1942 to Eugene L. DeMark of Wampum. The couple moved to Columbia, S.C. until Eugene was shipped out to England a few months later to assist the U.S. Army in WWII. After the war, Jean and Eugene lived in Wampum for 55 years of marriage together when Eugene passed…


Loretta A. Leventry, 69

Loretta A. Leventry, 69, of Princeton, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday morning, Oct. 18, 2015. She was born in Ellwood City on Nov. 21, 1945 to the late Albert Claire Brown and the late Alice Petro Brown Haley. She graduated from Laurel High School and worked as a finisher at Shenango China for many years. Loretta enjoyed flowers and gardening. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, George Brown. Loretta is survived by her daughter, Jennifer (and Derek) Pelligrene of Princeton, as well as three grandchildren, Frankie, Molly, and Leland Pelligrene. Two sisters and…


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Ada Zeigler, 100

Ada Zeigler, 100, of Rhodes Estates passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2015 at the Jameson Memorial Hospital following a short illness. Born Dec. 15, 1914 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Peter J. and Josephine Aiken Tillia. She was married for 54 years to Wilbur Zeigler who passed away in 2007. Mrs. Zeigler retired from the New Castle School District where she was an Elementary Teacher. She attended Harmony Baptist Church. Ada enjoyed traveling, having visited 49 of the 50 states. Survivors include three nephews, Richard “Dick” (Peg) Badger of Wampum, Barry (Virginia) Badger of Manheim, Virginia,…


Marie Ella Hart, 90

Marie Ella Hart, 90, of Fombell and Ellwood City went to rest peacefully in the arms of God on the evening of Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015 at the Evergreen Nursing Center in Harmony after a brief stay. Prior to her stay at Evergreen, she was a resident of Northview Estates in Ellwood City. Born on Feb., 23, 1925, Marie was the oldest child of George H. and Esther (Rape) Lauten of Fombell. On March 1, 1944 she married Emerson J. Hart of Fombell, a farmer who had courted her on horseback. Marie was a hard working farm wife who raised…


Floyd L. Mayberry, 74

Floyd L. Mayberry, 74, of Portersville Rd., Ellport passed away Friday, Oct. 9, 2015 at UPMC Passavant Hospital following a lengthy illness. Born Nov. 6, 1940 in Ellwood City,he was the son of the late Floyd E. and Betty Russell Mayberry. He was married for 56 years to Judith A. Grady Mayberry as they were married Sept. 23, 1959. She survives. Floyd was a lifelong mechanic. He worked at many local companies including 27 years at Halstead Industries, three years at SSD Distribution, three years at Trinity Industries and eight years at BNZ Materials. He also worked at Timpano Motors…