Robert P. Leonhardt, Jr.

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Robert P. Leonhardt, Jr., 78, of Neshannock Township passed away November 14 at the Sharon Regional Hospital.

Robert was born in New Castle on April 4, 1938 to the late Robert P. and Amy I. Coryea Leonhardt. Robert is survived by his wife of 56 years the former Patricia A. Weppler, and his son Todd of Medina, Ohio and two grandchildren. Robert will missed by his dog Ruby.

Robert worked at Rockwell International in New Castle for 26 years. He was a former officer of the Rockwell Credit Union before Rockwell International closed.

No services are planned at this time.

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Winnifred S. Herbert

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Winnifred S. Herbert, 96, formerly of East Wallace Avenue passed away at the Haven Convalescent Home on November 9, 2016.

Winnifred was born in New Castle on March 27, 1920 to the late James W. and Sarah L. Long Herbert. She worked as a clerk at the former G.C. Murphy’s store for 38 years. Winnifred was also a member the First Baptist Church for over 81 years. She was a member of the Joy Gleaners Sunday School Class and very devoted to the church Nursery.

She is survived by her cousin, Annabel Fombelle of New Castle and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Winnifred was preceded in death by her sister, Katherine Brown, and her brothers; William and James Herbert.

Visitation will be on Monday from 12 to 1 pm at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street, New Castle.

Funeral services are at 1 pm at the funeral home and will be conducted by Pastor John L. Yergan, Pastor of Visitation at the First Baptist Church,

Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.

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Henry W. Wellhausen

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Henry W. Wellhausen, 99, of Old State Road, Slippery Rock Twp. passed away at his residence the evening of November 6, 2016.

Henry was born in Slippery Rock Twp. on December 13, 1916 to the late Charles and Clara Guy Wellhausen. He married the former Anna G. Miller, who preceded him in death on June 14, 2016.

Henry was a retired farmer and had worked at the YDC as a Houseparent and in the warehouse. He also was once a substitute mail carrier and County Tax Assessor. He was a member of the Center Presbyterian Church where he had served as an Elder and Trustee. Henry was also a member of the East New Castle Grange.

He is survived by his children; Lois and James Smith of Cincinnati, OH., Phillip and Rebecca Wellhausen of Crawfordsville, IN., and Elizabeth and Richard Zimmerman of Pittsburgh, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, Henry was preceded in death by his sister; Kezia Lechner.

Visitation will be held on Friday, from 5 to 8 pm at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street, New Castle. Funeral services will be on Saturday at 11 am at the Center Presbyterian Church. Rev. Dr. James Bibza will officiate.

Interment will be in the Center Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center Presbyterian Church.

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Frank R. Spirk, Sr.

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Frank R. Spirk, Sr., 71, of North Beaver Street passed away at his residence the morning of November 5, 2016.

Frank was born in Pittsburgh on October 3, 1945 to the late Nicholas and Catherine Krivoniak Spirk. He married the former Hazel Hedglin who survives at home. They were married 31 years. Frank worked in maintenance at the former St. Francis Hospital for 30 years. He was a devoted and active member of the Maitland Lane Free Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by his daughter, Charmel Marie Spirk of Pittsburgh; his son, Frank R. Spirk, Jr. of New Castle; his sisters, Catherine Spirk of Florida, Margaret Spirk of North Carolina, Pauline Browning and Rita Gunning, both of Pittsburgh; and his brother Paul Spirk of Idaho.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm on Wednesday at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street in New Castle.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 11 am, to be conducted by Rev. John Fraser of Maitland Lane Free Methodist Church.

Interment will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Maitland Lane Free Methodist Church.

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Patricia J. Miller

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Patricia J. Miller, 75, of Edinburg passed away on August 24th at UPMC Jameson Hospital.

Pat was born on September 8, 1940 in Rimersburg, PA. to the late Russel and Geneva Frampton Lewis. She married Blaine E. Miller, who preceded her in death on January 16, 2001. Through the years, Pat worked at various dry cleaners as a clothes presser. Prior to retiring, she worked in the bakery at WalMart. She attended the New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Pat is survived by her children and their spouses; Georgia and John Stuble of Harrisville, PA., Juanita and Frank Joseph of Waverly, TN., and Joshua and Pamela Miller of Edinburg, 2 grandchildren, and 5 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and 1 great grandchild.

Visitation will be 2 to 4 pm Saturday at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street. Funeral services will follow at 4 pm at the funeral home and will be conducted by Pastor Gary L. DeWitt of the New Hope Wesleyan Church.

Interment will be at Graceland Cemetery.

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Richard V. Fisher

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Richard V. Fisher, 85 of Perry Highway in Portersville passed away on August 13th at the Good Samaritan Hospice in Cabot, Pennsylvania.

Dick was born in New Castle on September 14, 1930 to the late Vernon T. and Alda Jane Fisher. He married the former Florence Louise Harlan who preceded him in death on September 25, 2008.

Dick was a dairy farmer and lifelong member of Oak Grove Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Guernsey Breeders Association.

Mr. Fisher is survived by his son; Gary L. “Fish” Fisher, a daughter; Cindy L. Speer, both of Portersville, 8 grandchildren, and his siter; Betty Jane McKean of Butler.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a sister; Carolyn McFarland.

Visitation was scheduled for 10 to 11 am, Tuesday, August 16th, followed by a funeral service at 11 am at the Oak Grove Presbyterian Church, conducted by Rev. Judith A. Wilson, church pastor.

Interment will be in Mount Hermon Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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Robert H. Symons

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Robert H. Symons, 71 of Lilac Hill Lane, Volant passed away at his residence the evening of August 10th.

Bob was born in New Castle on February 13, 1945 to the late Howard and Myrtle Minshull Symons. He married the former Lucinda “Cindy” McIver on May 31, 1969 who survives him at home.

Bob was a 1964 graduate of Union High School and then served in the Army in Vietnam from 1965 to 1967. He drove truck for various trucking companies before his retirement. He was an active member of the Independent Methodist Church.

In addition to his wife, Bob is survived by his daughter and her husband; Natalie Rae and Jeff Mendenhall of Volant, three grandchildren; Anthony, Cameron, and Cassius Mendenhall, his sisters; Shirley Cousins, Louise Llewellyn, and his brother and wife; Al and Peggy Symons all of New Castle.

In addition to his parents, Bob was preceded in death by two brothers in law; Dave Llewellyn and Dan McIver.

He will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, August 20th at the Independent Methodist Church to be conducted by Rev. Frederick H. Gilbert, church pastor.

Interment will be in Volant Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Independent Methodist Church.

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Joy W. Hancox

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Joy W. Hancox, 74, of the Evergreen Nursing Center, Harmony, formerly of New Castle, passed away peacefully on Saturday morning, August 6, 2016, in the care of Amedisys Hospice at Evergreen Nursing Center.

She was born in Brookville PA on October 9 1941, to the late Quay and Georgia Conway Wolfe.

Joy graduated from Brookville High School, and the Shadyside Hospital School of Nursing, affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh.
She was Methodist by faith. Joy loved reading, sewing, and was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers, and Pirates fan. She loved her grandchildren: Jessica Olson, Steven, Nicholas, and Joseph Totin.

She was a military wife of 27 years, traveling all over the world with her husband, and raised two daughters overseas. Her husband, Boyd N. Hancox, whom she married April 7 1962, died February 7, 1991.
As a registered nurse, she worked at area nursing homes, including Silver Oaks Nursing Home in New Castle.

She is survived by her daughter, Kristina (and Michael) Abbinanti of Pittsburgh; and by her four grandchildren and step-grandson, Michael Abbinanti. Also surviving is her son-in-law, Ron Totin of New Castle; her sister, Bonnie Myers of Ellwood City; and her brother, Keith (Mike) Wolfe in Arkansas.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Lisanna R. Hancox-Totin, who died April 15 2015.

No public visitation is planned. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Burial will be in Knoxdale Mt. Pleasant cemetery, in Knox Dale, Jefferson Co., PA.

Memorial donations may be made to: Amedisys Hospice, (www.amedisys.com) 240 Pullman Square, Butler PA 16001; or American Cancer Society, (www.cancer.org) 320 Bilmar Dr., Pittsburgh PA 15205; or St. Judes Childrens Research Hospital (www.stjude.org), 105 Braunlich Dr., Pittsburgh PA 15237.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City PA 16117.

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Verna A. Stuart

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Verna A. Stuart, 77, of New Castle, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Wednesday evening, July 6 2016 after a brief illness.

She is survived by one son and three daughters: Wes (and Pamela) Stuart, Jr. of West Pittsburg PA; and Lori (and Ken) Aller, of New Castle; and Stacy (and Daymon) Attisano, and Christine (and Michael) Collins, all of Portersville.

Seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, and by her husband , Wes C. Stuart, who died 27 years ago.

Private services were held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, July 8, 2016, in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City. The Rev. Jon Paul Robles officiated

Burial was in Unity Baptist Cemetery, Harlansburg .

Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Alzheimers Foundation, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, NY, NY 10001.

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William D. Zeigler

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William D. Zeigler, 86, of Hollow Road, Shenango Twp. passed away at his residence the morning of July 6.

William was born in New Castle on March 26, 1930 to the late William J. and Hazel Irene Getrost Zeigler. He married the former Reta M. Nycum who survives at home. They were married 65 years.

William retired from Penn Power as a Technician after 32 years of service. He enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family. He’s also known as Lawrence County’s premire Christmas Tree farmer the past 43 years.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two daughters; Renee Z. Bullano of Richmond, VA. and Lisa M. Bradley of Streetsboro, OH., one son; Mark D. Zeigler of New Castle, 6 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, a sister; JoAnn Ryan of Hemet, CA., and a brother Dow Zeigler of Banning, CA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grand daughter and his brother Merle Zeigler.

Visitation will be on Saturday from 10 am to 11 am at the Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 North Jefferson Street.

Funeral services will follow at 11 am at the funeral home and will be conducted by Rev. Jeff MacKay, pastor of Harmony Baptist Church.

Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery.

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