Hazel J. Port

Hazel J. Port, 84, of Crescent Place, Ellwood City, passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, May 9, 2013 at Providence Care Center in Beaver Falls.

She was born in Park Gate on September 20, 1928 to the late Oliver Benton Durbin and the late Florence Edna Klingensmith Durbin. She was a graduate of Lincoln High School and was Baptist by faith attending Park Gate Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing Bingo.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Angelo M. Port, on December 20, 2012, as well as three sisters, Lillian Wisbith, Alberta Durbin, and Alice Cable, and two stepbrothers and three stepsisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Sandra Lee (and Iain) Sherk of Clearwater, FL, her sister, Violet Erickson of New Brighton, her daughter-in-law Margaret Port of Reno, PA, two grandchildren, Logan Sherk of Clearwater, FL and Jacqueline Thompson of Ludowici, GA and four step-grandchildren: Charles Pettit, Karen Pettit, Jessi Black, and Rob Pettit.

A memorial service for Hazel will be held at Park Gate Baptist Church at a later date. Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME of Ellwood City, Sixth Street at Park Avenue.

Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, North Sewickley Township.

Memorial contributions may be made in Hazel’s name to the Ellwood City Public Library.

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