Samuel A. Teolis, Supervisor | Carmella M. Teolis, Funeral Director

Ellen Lorraine Altsman, 94

Mrs. Ellen Lorraine Altsman, 94, formerly of Ellwood City passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 at the UPMC Passavant Hospital.

Mrs. Altsman was born on October 19, 1924 in Beaver Falls to the late Martin and Beatrice (Watson) Jennings. Ellen had graduated from the Beaver Falls High School with the class of 1942. She attended the Lillyville Church of God in Franklin Twp.. She was an avid reader, and enjoyed camping, painting, needlework, and had a great love for her family, grandchildren, and great- grandchildren .

She is survived by her daughters, Barbara (Jim) Shumaker of Cranberry Twp., and Jodi (Eric) Rall of Nashville, TN, her sons, James (Linda) Altsman of West Pittsburgh, and Fred (Lynda) Altsman of Fombell, her 14 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Dolores Barber of High Spring, FL, Betty Porto of Palm Coast, FL, and Linda (Brad) Hartsfield of Carrabelle, FL.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband of 61 years William Altsman, her son, William Martin Altsman, her grandson, William Altsman, her great-granddaughter, Isabelle Christenson, her sisters, Jean, Doris, Joanne, and Pat, and her brothers, Martin, and Harry.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 1:00 pm at the Lillyville Church of God with Rev. Dennis Arndt officiating. The funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Samuel Teolis Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.

Memorial donations in Mrs. Altsman’s name may be made to the Lillyville Church of God or to the Cranberry Community Presbyterian Church.


  • Jeff Maltz Posted May 10, 2019 8:31 pm

    I would like to extend my sincere condolencesto the enirirew Altsman family for your loss. I always enjoyed talking toi Ellen at family gatherings and she alway made me feel welcome. I She had a beautiful smile and I know she’s smiling now.

  • Susan Zona Posted May 13, 2019 4:43 am

    To Fred, Lynda and the families, I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. May God Bless all of you. Sincerely Susan Zona

  • Susan Zona Posted May 13, 2019 4:47 am

    To Fred, Lynda and families,. I offer my deepest sympathy for your loss. God Bless all of you. Sincerely Susan Zona

  • Tom Kirchner Posted May 13, 2019 11:33 am

    Vicki and I send our condolences to all the Altsman family. Aunt Ellen always made me feel loved, We are sorry that we can’t attend the service, but I am glad that we got to see her on our last few trips back east. I will miss her.

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