Calling Hours:
Friday, March 4, 2022, 4:00-7:00pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 1:00-2:00pm at the church

Mass of Christian Burial:
Saturday, March 5, 2022, 2:00pm
Church of Notre Dame
2325 Highland Rd., Hermitage, PA
The Very Rev. Richard J. Allen, E.V., pastor, as celebrant

Burial will be in St. Rose Cemetery, Hermitage.

Edward B. Ceremuga, Hermitage, passed away peacefully Tuesday, March 1, 2022 with family by his side. He was 86.

Ed was born May 18,1935 in Greenville, Pa. A son of John and Agnus (Uhrin) Ceremuga. Ed graduated from St. Michaels Catholic School, Greenville Pa in 1953. Right out of high school, Ed drove a Pepsi Cola truck delivering Pepsi throughout the Shenango valley and surrounding communities. Ed also had his own Polka band The Ed Ceremuga Melodaires, which he started at age 19 and played throughout the valley. In 1956, he married Mary Lou Decapua of Sharon and had 5 children together.

Ed started in the insurance business in 1957 and became one of the area’s most successful insurance sales representatives serving hundreds of families. Ed owned and operated the Ed Ceremuga Insurance agency with his wife Mary Lou by his side as secretary. He was an independent agent selling for multiple insurance companies throughout his career. He also served as Vice President of Sales for Protected Home Mutual Life Insurance Company during his tenure. Ed had nearly 60 years in the insurance business before retiring in 2016.

Ed was the family rock to lean on and learn from as he led his family through the tragic loss of a son, Mark Ceremuga, in 1974 due to a car accident, and also through his wife Mary Lou’s valiant 5-year battle with breast cancer and passed in 1992.

Ed met the former Sandy (Seeley) Hittle of Greenville, Pa and married in 1995. Together, they seamlessly merged two families into one and have shared many happy memories together. Together, Ed and Sandy teamed to restart the band. “THE CEREMUGA MELODAIRES” played and entertained at many social events, family gatherings, and several retirement / nursing homes as a way to give back to the community.

Ed was loved by many and his smile, quick wit, sense of humor and desire to meet every person that crossed his path was enjoyed by all. He especially loved watching his children and grandchildren in all of their activities through life, he was always there. He also enjoyed the “Ceremuga Camp Therapy” located in Kennerdell, Pa where many joyous family gatherings with brothers and sisters, sons, nieces, nephews, and grand children gathered for hunting, fishing, card playing, and laughter.

Ed is survived by his loving and caring wife Sandy, and children Gary Ceremuga and his wife Nancy (Kilgore), Greg Ceremuga and his wife Lori (Miller), Denise(Ceremuga) Osborne and her husband Bill, Doug Ceremuga and his wife Dana (Leigh Sheets), Toni (Hittle) Mild and her husband Craig, and Doug Hittle. Siblings, Cecilia Ceremuga, Paul (Nancy) Ceremuga, John (Betsy) Ceremuga, Mary Jane (Joe) Perrotti, Joe (Beth) Ceremuga, and Michael Ceremuga. Sister-in-law Margie Ceremuga. Grandchildren, Ashley Davis and her husband Joel, Marissa Foster and her husband Mike, Chad Ceremuga and his wife Gina, Bradley Ceremuga, Matt Ceremuga and his wife Kailee, Craig Osborne and his wife Nicole, Sara Owens, Joshua Weaver, Gabe Mild, Luke Mild, Sloan Mild, Logan Hittle, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents, Ed was preceded in death by his first wife Mary Lou and son Mark Ceremuga; and a brother George Ceremuga.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.



  1. Lois Simons Lois Simons
    March 3, 2022    

    So sorry to see of Ed’s passing you will all be in my thoughts and prayers at this this of loss.( Sandy I’m the Ridgewood SV and Giant Eagle girl)

  2. Doug & GAIL MOON Doug & GAIL MOON
    March 3, 2022    

    Sandy & family, our sympathy, thoughts and prayers are with you. May your many warm memories bring you comfort.

  3. Mary Beth Loscalzo Mary Beth Loscalzo
    March 3, 2022    

    Just a great man that I had the privilege of knowing!!
    Condolences, Mary Beth and Phil Loscalzo

  4. Jeff and Bobbi Greenburg Jeff and Bobbi Greenburg
    March 3, 2022    

    To the entire Ceremuga family, deepest and most heartfelt condolences on the loss of such a wonderful man. From decades ago with Hickory Hornets wrestling as the centerpiece to recent years with West Middlesex Big Reds basketball taking center stage, it was always so great to see Ed light up the gym when he walked in. He was a community giant who will be sorely missed.

  5. Ronda Durso Ronda Durso
    March 3, 2022    

    My deepest sympathy…such a kind and happy man..and I will always have fond memories of ed and Sandy’s kindness and wonderful music for my residents at the nursing home..

  6. Mary Ellen Bayuk Mary Ellen Bayuk
    March 3, 2022    

    I am so sorry for the Ceremuga family’s loss. Ed and Sandy provided many hours of entertainment at St Paul’s which the residents greatly enjoyed. I especially remember when my Dad, John Bayuk, was there for rehab Ed singled out and recognized my Dad as a family friend and that made my Dad feel so special at a time when he needed it. Ed touched people’s lives in ways I am sure he never knew. He will be missed.

  7. Stan & Sue Goleb Stan & Sue Goleb
    March 3, 2022    

    Stan & I were so fortunate to move down the “Court” from you and Ed in 2016 and begin a wonderful friendship. Please know, Sandy and family, we send our support, continued friendship and love as you deal with your grief of losing Ed.

  8. John Wallace & Fringe Benefit Services John Wallace & Fringe Benefit Services
    March 3, 2022    

    So sorry for the loss to the Ceremuga family. John (Jack) Wallace and staff at Fringe Benefit Services send their sincere condolences. For years Jack traveled with Ed on company conventions and it was a pleasure to be associated with Ed both personally and professionally. We send condolences to Sandy and children.

  9. Gary L Swanson Gary L Swanson
    March 3, 2022    

    Much love, prayers, and sympathy to you all in the passing of your father, one of the most upbeat, positive, and friendly people we all had the pleasure of getting to know through our many circles growing up. Please accept our deepest condolences from the entire Swanson family.

  10. Gerri(Brown) and Larry Davis Gerri(Brown) and Larry Davis
    March 3, 2022    

    I had known Ed since I was a child! He and my dad, (Francis) Warren Brown were great friends. Never saw Ed without a smile.
    A great and kind man. Our deepest condolences.

  11. Harold Coleman Harold Coleman
    March 3, 2022    

    I’ve known Ed the number of years he was a fine gentleman and a good Christian he will be missed by many.

  12. Judy McCurdy Kukol-Brace Judy McCurdy Kukol-Brace
    March 3, 2022    

    Sandy, so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was always such nice, caring man. I know he will be missed by his family and many friends.

  13. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 4, 2022    

    Ceremuga Family
    We were very sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. What a fun guy he was. Our parents and us always enjoyed being around him. Hoping your memories help you through this different time. ❤️

  14. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 4, 2022    

    So sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. He was always a joy to be around. My parents had many fond memories of their times with him. Our deepest condolences. Jim and Vickie (Lysek) Derr ❤️

  15. Joseph L. & Anna Marie Fry Joseph L. & Anna Marie Fry
    March 4, 2022    

    To Sandy & the Complete Ceremuga Family,
    Our thoughts & prayers are with the Complete Ceremuga family. Ed was truly a wonderful guy with a huge heart & beautiful smile too. The heavens sure have gained a beautiful Angel with Ed. Until we meet again…… Rest in Peace, Ed.

    Our Deepest Sympathies,
    Joseph L. & Anna Marie Fry

  16. Jeanne and dan rotunno Jeanne and dan rotunno
    March 4, 2022    

    Gary, and family; So sorry to hear about your dad. He was truly kind to all, and his beaming personality is evident in his extended family. I’ll never forget walking around old Municipal Stadium in Cleveland when I ran into him rooting on our beloved Cleveland Browns. May he Rest In Peace.

  17. Gale and Marylou McClimans Gale and Marylou McClimans
    March 4, 2022    

    Sandy and family, we are so sad for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Please let us know if you need anything. Sincerely, Gale and Marylou

  18. Ron & Marrianne Maurice Ron & Marrianne Maurice
    March 4, 2022    

    Ceremuga family you sure had a great example of love & laughter from Ed. We will always remember Ed’s charming personality. You have our deepest sympathy & are all in our prayers!

  19. Peggy Peggy
    March 4, 2022    

    Sandy and family, Jeff and I were deeply saddened to hear of Ed’s passing. He was a sweet man and will be missed by all who knew him. So very sorry that we are not in Pennsylvania to assist your family but please know that we are thinking of all of you. Deepest sympathy. Peggy and Jeff McCann

  20. Rick Wachter family Rick Wachter family
    March 4, 2022    

    Please accept our sincerest condolences upon the passing of Ed. Great guy who livened up any room he walked into. A real gentleman. Rick and Cheryl Wachter and family.

  21. Janine & Harry Moats Janine & Harry Moats
    March 4, 2022    

    Sandy & family,
    Our most sincere condolences to you and the rest of the Ceremuga family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you right now.

  22. Bill Welton Bill Welton
    March 5, 2022    

    Sandy and family and to all the Ceremuga family, so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. Such a great guy always with a smile and a quick wit. Known him all my life and he will be sorely missed. Again my sympathies.

  23. George & Penny Kraynak George & Penny Kraynak
    March 5, 2022    

    Thoughts & prayers are with you.
    George & Penny Kraynak

  24. Anonymous Anonymous
    March 5, 2022    

    To the Ceremuga family, Please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of Ed. I have known the Ceremugas my entire life. From my old North High Street neighborhood to St. Michaels school and church. Memories last forever, may yours comfort you at this time. Diana Strosser Miller

  25. Darlene Cook Darlene Cook
    March 5, 2022    

    Such a nice man with a great smile and big ❤️ heart
    Our sympathy to the entire family

    Harley and Darlene Cook

  26. Vicki Coxson Vicki Coxson
    March 7, 2022    

    Sandy & Family,
    I am so sorry to hear of Ed’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  27. Jeanne catalano Jeanne catalano
    March 9, 2022    

    Mary Jane, joe and all of the ceremuga family. I am so sorry to see Ed’s obituary and will keep him in my prayers. My deepest condolence to you all. It is sad to hear of this great loss to your family and to Ed’s wife and family.
    Sincerely, with love,

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