Donald F. Speed Halfhill

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Donald F. 'Speed' Halfhill

August 15, 1947 - January 20, 2019

Donald F. Speed Halfhill Donald F. "Speed" Halfhill, 71, of Green Lane, Edinburg, died Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, at his home in Edinburg.
He was born in Ellwood City on Aug. 15, 1947, a son of the late Walter McCracken and Marguarte (Bookamer) McCracken. He was adopted and raised by Donald E. and Margaret (Gossard) Halfhill. His adopted parents precede him in death.
He was married to Michele (Janowski) Haldhill in 2003. She survives in Edinburg.
Mr. Halfhill was a carpenter, working out of Local No. 268 in Sharon and retiring after 20 years. He was a Navy veteran, serving on the USS Intrepid aircraft carrier.
Mr. Halfhill was a member of VFW Post 6233 in West Middlesex and enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors. He also loved riding his motorcycle; he lived to ride.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven children, Wendy Halfhill of Conway, Pa., Dawn Halfhill of Conway, Eric Haflhill of New Castle, Danielle Fruit of New Castle, Rochelle Ferlan of East Liverpool, Ohio, Jamie Ferlan of Warren, Ohio, and James Ferlan of New Castle; two brothers, Wayne Ritter of New Castle and Guy Ritter of Hillsville; five sisters, Carol Jenkins of New Castle, Glenda Covelli of Volant, Marlene Everly of New Castle, Beverly Joseph of Tennessee and Darlene Smith of New Castle; and five grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, John Ritter, and two sisters, Evelyn McCracken and Charlene Hawkins.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel. Rev. Matthew Bupp will officiate.
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Published on January 21, 2019
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Thursday January 24, 2019

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

William F. & Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home

926 Cunningham Avenue, New Castle, PA, USA

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Thursday January 24, 2019

6:00 PM

William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel

926 Cunningham Avenue, New Castle, PA, USA


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Bill and Kathy Mathews
Jan 22, 2019
RIP Speed ~ you will be missed and remembered by all your friends and family.
Sam Ritter
Jan 22, 2019
R.I.P. uncle Speed
Debbie (Reeher) Sensabaugh
Jan 21, 2019
Rest in peace my friend, lots of memories of you that will not be forgotten, you married a good and loving woman who will always be near and dear to me ... your hearts were one .... fly high my friend