A funeral service will be held Saturday for Leonard “Len” F. Heasley of St. Paul’s Continuing Care, West Salem Township (Greenville), formerly of Pine Hollow Boulevard, Hermitage. He passed away peacefully at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in St. Paul’s, West Salem Township, after an extended illness. He was 93.
Mr. Heasley was born June 10, 1920, in Great Belt and raised in Herman, both in Butler County, a son of Samuel and Clara McClafferty Heasley.
He served in the Army as a technician 5th grade with the 6999 Emergency Battalion in England, France and Germany during World War II.
Len worked as a craneman at the former Sharon Steel Corp.’s Farrell plant for almost 35 years, retiring in 1982.
While living in Hermitage, he was a member of St. Joseph’s Church in Sharon. While living at St. Paul’s, he received communion from St. Michael’s Church in Greenville.
He was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 249, Butler, and was a life member of Summit Township Sportsman’s Club of Butler County, the National Rifle Association and Gun Owners of America Association.
Len enjoyed gardening, training his dogs and spending time with his family, especially at picnics.
He married the love of his life, Loretta “Ret” A. Miller Heasley on Aug. 16, 1951. She died Dec. 17, 2008.
He is survived by several nieces and nephews along with their families.
Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Walter, Daniel, George and Raymond Heasley.
Leonard “Len” F., 93, West Salem Township, formerly of Pine Hollow Boulevard, Hermitage.
Calling hours: Friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 p.m. today (6-6-14) in HAROLD W. STEVENSON FUNERAL HOME, 264 E. State St., Sharon. Condolences to the family may be expressed by visiting stevensonfuneralhome.net
Service: Funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday (6-7-14) in the funeral home with the Rev. Glenn R. Whitman, pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, Sharon, officiating.
Interment: Morefield Cemetery, Hermitage, with military honors presented by the Honor Guard of Veterans of Foreign Wars Hickory Post 6166, Hermitage.