Leal McKee Sickafuse


Leal McKee Sickafuse, 93, of Hermitage, passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, in St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, surrounded by his family.
Mr. Sickafuse was born Sept. 12, 1925, in Hickory Township, Lawrence County, a son of James Joseph and Lois (Gibson) Sickafuse. He was a 1943 graduate of the former Eastbrook High School, Hickory Township.
Following high school, Leal worked with his father on the family farm for many years. He later became a certified accountant after studying at Erie Commercial
College and was employed for more than 28 years at the former McDowell National Bank, Sharon. Leal began his career at the bank as a teller and retired May 31, 1988, as an auditor.
Leal was an active member of Central Christian Church, Hermitage, where he served as a deacon and the church treasurer for 30 years, and was part of the Christian Men's Fellowship.
A talented singer, he sang in a barbershop quartet from 1962 to 1966. Leal was an outdoorsman and enjoyed sailing, gardening and walking.
He particularly enjoyed attending his children's special events in their lives.
He is survived by his wife, the former Lucille J. Klakamp, whom he married Sept. 5, 1959; a daughter, Sharon Sickafuse of Germantown, Md.; a son, Terry Sickafuse and his wife, Jennifer, of Thompson, Ohio; and two sisters, Millicent Thompson of New Wilmington; and Donna Rodgers of Girard.
Leal was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Etta Johnson and Lois Mae Sickafuse; and a brother, Joseph Sickafuse, who was killed in action.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Central Christian Church, 218 Meadowbrook Road, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Leal McKee, 93, of Hermitage.
Calling hours: From 1 p.m. until the time of the service Saturday (12-22-18) in Central Christian Church, Hermitage. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: Memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday (12-22-18) in the church, with Pastor Lew Voisey officiating.
Burial: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY MCGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, INC., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
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