Harry J. Whitlatch


Harry J. Whitlatch, 94, formerly of Shenango Township, passed away the afternoon of March 13, 2019 at Shenango-on-the-Green in New Wilmington.
Born Nov. 13, 1924 in New Castle, he was a son of Harry and Grace (Boalick) Whitlatch.
He was preceded in death on April 29, 2003, by his wife of 57 years, Dorothy Aline (Turner) Whitlatch, whom he married Feb. 24, 1946. He subsequently married Ruth Gardner Whitlatch, who also preceded him in death.
Harry served his country during World War II in the Army with the 39th Field Hospital, attached to the 9th Air Force as a Technician Fifth Grade.
He was formerly employed with Pennsylvania Engineering, until he took employment with the U.S. Postal Service as a letter carrier until his retirement. He, along with his wife, Aline, were the co-owners of Turner's Vacuum Sales and Service.
Among his many interests, Harry enjoyed trains, fishing and travel, and most importantly, time spent with his family.
He was of the Christian faith.
He is survived by a son, Robert D. (Jackie) Whitlatch of Conway, South Carolina; a daughter, Cheryl Kelly of Ellport; three grandchildren, Rob Whitlatch, Lori Ott-Kolhmeyer and Christine McDanel; three stepgrandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four stepgreat-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters, Laura Carr, Ruth Hoover, Helen Whitlatch and June Trick; and two granddaughters, Robyn Ann Whitlatch and Lisa Marie Buchta.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A memorial service will take place immediately following the visitation at 4 p.m. with Pastor Peggy Suhr Barkley of Trinity Lutheran Church in Ellwood City and Claire Megles of Kindred Hospice officiating.
A private burial will be in Oak Park Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be offered in Harry's honor to Shenango Township Volunteer Fire Department, 2424 E. Washington St., New Castle, Pa. 16101; Shenango-on-the-Green, 238 S. Market St., New Wilmington, Pa. 16142; or Kindred Hospice 3124 Wilmington Road, Suite 108, New Castle, Pa. 16105.
Online condolences may be offered at www.cunninghamfh.com
Published on March 14, 2019
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2 posts

Stacey Wetzel
Mar 19, 2019
I will always remember Harry for our shared love of the Ladies of the Dukes. He was a very sweet man and will be missed. RIP Harry.
David Meyer
Mar 14, 2019
Another one of the greatest generation to heaven.