Mildred Ruth Curtaccio

Mildred Ruth Curtaccio, 69, of Ellwood City, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday afternoon, September 3, 2015.

She was born in New Brighton on May 22, 1946 to the late Howard Shaffer and the late Ruth Wells Shaffer. She graduated from New Brighton High School in the class of 1964 and married her late husband of 26 years, John B. Curtaccio, on October 10, 1975. He preceded her in death on May 15, 2002. Mildred worked as a crossing guard for the Borough of Ellwood City and was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star #212, Ellwood City Chapter, the Ellwood City Saxon Club, and was a past president of the Ellwood City Eagles Club. Mildred volunteered as a 4H leader and also enjoyed crafts and, most especially, bingo.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brother, Howard William Shaffer.

She is survived by her children: Brenda Dillon of Ellwood City, Todd Pohuski (and fiancé Rebecca Badger) of New Brighton, Heather Curtaccio (and fiancé Joe Sabolchick) and Elva “Lee” Klingensmith, all of Ellwood City, as well as seven grandchildren: Carl John and Ashley Marie Dillon, Caleb Sabolchick, Crystal Neupauer, Nichole Eaton, Amber Caldwell, and Timothy Klingensmith, Jr., and two great granddaughters, Kaylea and Hannah Neupauer.

Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 today, Monday, September 7, 2015 in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Services will be conducted at 11 A.M. on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 at TURNER’S with Rev. Andrew Shaffer and Rev. Tod Custer officiating.

Interment will follow in Holy Redeemer Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Members of O.E.S. #212 are asked to meet at the funeral home at 6:45 P.M. on Monday evening to conduct an Eastern Star funeral service.

Memorial contributions may be made, in Mildred’s name, to O.E.S. #212, 828 State Route 288, Fombell, PA 16123, or to the American Cancer Society.

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