Obituaries

Vivian M. Johnson Hudson, 79

Vivian M. Johnson Hudson, 79, formerly of Charles St., Portersville (Muddy Creek Twp.) passed away Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 at the Autumn Grove Care Center in Harrisville, Pa. Born May 2, 1936 in New Castle, she was the daughter of the late William and Josephine Majors Duncan. In addition to her parents, Vivian was preceded in death by her former husbands, Richard O. Johnson and Donald Hudson, and two brothers, Bill and Ronnie Duncan, and a grandson, Jagger Lee Hogue. Vivian was a Nurses Aide for many years at many area nursing homes, including Silver Oaks, Belvedere, and St Joseph….


Charles C. “Chuck” Landolfi

Charles C. “Chuck” Landolfi, 68, of Ellwood City went to be with his loving savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 surrounded by his loving family and “The Boys.” Chuck was born on April 14, 1947 in Ellwood City to the late Dominick L. and Angela “Lena” Adamo Landolfi. Chuck graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1965 and was the first athlete from Lincoln High School to have his football jersey number retired. Chuck wore the number 48 while playing for the Fighting Wolverines. Chuck still holds many of the schools football rushing records. He was…


Bonnie V. Dawson, 83

Bonnie V. Dawson, 83, of North Sewickley Twp., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at Evergreen Nursing Center. Born in Ellwood City on Oct. 28, 1931, Bonnie was the daughter of the late Melvin and Lady Dot Coates Butler. She married William E. Dawson on Aug. 12, 1949 and he preceded her in death this past December. Bonnie was a 1949 graduate of Lincoln High School. She was an avid reader who enjoyed bird watching. She and her husband loved to go camping and travel, especially to the Outer Banks. She retired from the cafeteria at Riverside High School…


Jacob M. “Jake” Mazzanti, Sr., 92

Jacob M. “Jake” Mazzanti, Sr., 92, of Ellport passed away in his residence on Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at 11:22 am. Born in Ellwood City on Feb. 2, 1923, Jacob was the son of the late Alfredo and Mary Lordo Mazzanti. He married the former Mollie Nocera on July 9, 1947. Jake graduated from Lincoln High School in 1942 and then served in the US Army during WWII. He retired from US Steel in 1977 where he worked as an inspector. A member of Holy Redeemer Parish, Jake was an avid golfer and bowler. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing….


David L. Biddle, 73

David L. Biddle, 73, of North Sewickley Twp. passed away on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 in his residence with his loving family at his bedside. Mr. Biddle was born on Aug. 29, 1942 in Ellwood City to the late Galen Biddle, Sr. and Hazel Alben Biddle. Dave had worked for over thirty years as a heavy equipment mechanic for the Eichley Corp. in Pittsburgh. He also was the owner and operator of D&P Sales where he made customized caps and campers for pickup trucks. Dave enjoyed hunting, fishing, being at his camp in Pymatuning, and most of all spending time…


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Joseph E. Bowman, 79

Joseph E. Bowman, 79, of Fletcher Hill Road, Wampum (Shenango Twp.) passed away Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015 at the Autumn Grove Care Center in Harrisville following an extended illness. Born April 18, 1936 in Wampum, he was the son of the late George and Dorothy Pierson Bowman. Joseph retired from Babcock & Wilcox where he worked in the shipping department from 1963-1985. He was a 1955 graduate of Shenango High School. A Veteran of the Army, Joe was stationed in Korea. He enjoyed riding motorcycles and fishing. Survivors include niece, Mary Alice Huff of Union Twp., and two nephews, John…


Harold J. Buchta, 53

Harold J. Buchta, 53 of Woodside Ave., Wayne Township passed away at his residence on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. Born in Pacoima, California on Sept. 9, 1962 Harold was the son of the late Harold B. and Shirley L. Squires Buchta. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lisa Marie Ott Buchta on March 4, 2015. He began working with his father at Harold’s Auto Electric where he developed a passion for tinkering with cars and motorcycles. He later became the owner of his father’s business. Harold was also a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and…


Donald R. Wymer, Jr., 54

Donald R. Wymer, Jr., 54, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 in his residence. Donald was born on Oct. 26, 1960 in Ellwood City to the late Donald R. Wymer, Sr. and Nancy R. Kennedy Britton of Ellwood City. He had worked for the Southern Corrosion Co. painting water towers, and later for Wood Floor Designs as an installer. Donald is survived by his mother, his wife, Terri Gallagher Wymer, his two sons, Joshua M. Wymer, and Donald R. Wymer III, both of Ellport, his grandson, his sister, Laura (Kelly) Brownfield of Virginia, and his…


Robert M. “Bob” Hozick, 54

Robert M. “Bob” Hozick, 54, of Ellwood City passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2015 in his residence. Bob was born on Nov. 28, 1960 in New Castle to the late Robert J. Hozick and Helen Louise Rychlicki Hozick of Chewton. Bob is a member of the Shenango High School class of 1978, and the Holy Redeemer Parish. He had worked for the Ellwood City Forge for many years , and then with North American Forge Masters in New Castle for several years as a forging supervisor. He is also a member of the Polish White Eagles in Chewton….


Marlene Hairhoger, 82

Marlene Hairhoger, 82, of Wampum New Galilee Road, New Beaver Borough passed away unexpectedly at her home on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015. Born April 9, 1933 in Wampum, she was the daughter of the late Edward and Edith Rush Harper. She was married for 63 years to David O. Hairhoger Sr. who survives. A homemaker, Marlene graduated from Wampum High School and was a member of the Wampum Presbyterian Church. In addition to her husband, Dave, survivors include a son, David O. (Richard Moriarty) Hairhoger Jr.; two daughters, Robin (Paul) Chiappetta, Jody (Richard) Burnett. She was “Nanny to five grandchildren,…