Leonard Howard Darby
Leonard Howard Darby, 88, Hermitage, passed away peacefully Saturday (Nov. 02, 2019) in St. John XXIII Home, Hermitage.
Mr. Darby was born Dec. 23, 1930, in Hermitage, a son of William Thomas and Marie (Miller) Darby.
Leonard was a lumberjack for more than 50 years and a longtime employee of Blaney Lumber Co., Hartford. Following his retirement from the lumber industry, he worked for 12 years at Precision Steel Services in Farrell.
Leonard was a member of the Neshannock Alliance Church, West Middlesex.
An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed farming, hunting and woodworking.
He is survived by: his wife, the former Betty Frederick, whom he married April 4, 1952; three daughters, Janet Campbell and her significant other, Charlie Foltz, Sharpsville, Beth Ann Butterfield and her husband, Earl, West Middlesex, and Lori Carnahan and her husband, Rick, Hubbard; three sons, Leonard Darby and his wife, Karen, Transfer, Robert Darby and his wife Diane, Hermitage, and Walter Darby and his wife, Lori, also Hermitage; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Besides his parents, Leonard was preceded in death by: three brothers, Clifford, William and Samuel Darby; and a granddaughter, Jamie Bacon.
The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Neshannock Alliance Church, 3109 S. Keel Ridge Road, West Middlesex, PA 16159 or to Sharon Regional Hospice, 1955 Shenango Valley Freeway, Hermitage, PA 16148.

Leonard Howard, 88, Hermitage.
Calling hours: 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday (11-5-19) in the Neshannock Alliance Church, West Middlesex.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.
Service: 4 p.m. Tuesday in the church with Rev. Jeff Smith, senior pastor, officiating.
Interment: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.
Published on November 2, 2019


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William Davis
Nov 05, 2019
Sorry for your loss.
Donald and Kellie George
Nov 04, 2019
So sorry to hear of your loss. He is at peace. May God be with all of you during your time of sorrow.
Peter Darby
Nov 03, 2019
America the Beautiful was purchased for the family of Leonard Howard Darby by Peter Darby.  Send flowers
Amber Connors
Nov 03, 2019
Sending many prayers
Judy Laird
Nov 03, 2019
My sympathy’s go out to you and your family .
May god bless and bring you peace.
Debbie Paulitz
Nov 02, 2019
So sorry to hear that your husband had passed My prayers are with you and your family.