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Carol Diane Wilfong

Carol Diane Wilfong, 79, of Emlenton, Pa. passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at Butler Memorial Hospital on November 29, 2022. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Norma (Bubb) Haswell and was born December 23, 1941, in Ellwood City, Pa.

She is survived by her Husband; Richard “Rick” Wilfong; Daughter; Christine Hamovitz (spouse; Arnie), Sons; Samuel Makarevich (spouse; Connie), William Dean Makarevich (spouse; Jodi), and Michael Makarevich; step-son; Eric Wilfong (spouse; Lori); Grandchildren; Jennifer Carol Gales (spouse; James), Tannor Makarevich, Alexandria Makarevich, Gwendolyn Baker, Julia Wilfong, and Joshua Wilfong. Brothers; Lloyd (Skip) Haswell Jr. (spouse; Pam), and David Haswell, Sister Tracie Haswell; William Makarevich, and many nieces

and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

Carol, with her joy of life, is at the warm center of her extended loving families of Wilfong, Bubb, Haswell, Makarevich, and Hamovitz.

Carol was preceded in death by her parents, grandparents; Bill and Dorothy (Dibell) Bubb, William and Birdie (Scheidemantle) Haswell; sister, Elaine Haswell, step-daughter: Jamie Wilfong and niece; Michelle Hardy.

Carol grew up in Ellwood City, attended Lincoln High School, and relished her summer adventures on the Bubb farm. After high school, Carol married William Makarevich, and they traveled extensively with the Navy and their small children before settling in New Castle, Pa. Carol was the proud and colorful proprietress of Brady’s Diner, Beaver Falls. The adventures of Brady’s Diner are a fond memory for many of her friends and family. Carol married her loving husband, Rick Wilfong in 2004 and they’ve lived happily in their log cabin, in a peaceful wooded clearing, in Emlenton, Pa. Besides Brady’s Diner, Carol has been a caring and compassionate caregiver over the years. She’s a big fan of slot machines, and casinos and has taken many a bus ride with “the old folks”. Carol is a member of Big Bend U M Church, in Emlenton, Pa.

Loving, tender, and kind, all that loved her were warmed by Carol’s unconditional love. Carol loved sitting on the porch with Rick and a cup of coffee, watching the nature around her. Her beloved Shih Tzus, Mollie and Cookie, and cat, Kitty were always by her side. Carol’s green thumb rescued many a plant. They’ve always had a house full of rescue plants. Animated storyteller, Carol relished telling stories about her childhood, daily life, and family, with her hands embellishing all the finer points. Lovely conversations with Carol were always punctuated by “One more thing”, “I can’t talk long” and then even more conversation.

Carol Diane had a great love for her family, and they for her. She’d give even more than she had, to help others. Carol was small in stature but had a heart full of love that eclipsed everything.

Instead of a funeral, the family will have a Memorial and Celebration of Carol’s Life, to be announced at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make a donation, in Carol’s name, to the local food bank in Clintonville, Pa. Second Harvest Food Bank of Western Pennsylvania, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest Pennsylvania - Online Giving (

Arrangements entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME & Cremation Services located at 6th and Park in Ellwood City.

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