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Leonard Dominick Minutillo, 90, left us peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, July 23, 2017, at his home in New Castle.
Leonard "Lenny" is survived by his loving, caring wife of 40 years, Rose E. Minutillo; his children, Leonard Jr., Laura Wilkinson and Lisa Boutin; stepdaughter, Madeline; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was born in Youngstown on Sept. 4, 1926, to the late Lena and Dominick Minutillo and was preceded in death by his only sister, Mary Bagdan. Leonard was raised in Edinburg and Rutherford, New Jersey.
Protecting our country, he served and was decorated in the Army during World War II, where his first campaign was the Battle of the Bulge.
After many years of working in the industry of manufacturing of television tubes and parts, where he was respected by his peers, he retired as owner and senior vice-president of Southwest Vacuum Devices in Tucson, Arizona. He received many patents for his creative ideas in this industry.
Leonard enjoyed being busy cooking, making Italian sausage, traveling, stained glass art, photography, feeding the wild birds and daily walks in the mall are just some of the activities he liked. Nothing topped his constant desire to speak with and be around family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory, 3000 Wilmington Road.
The New Castle Area Honor Guard will conduct military rites at 10 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. A procession will leave the funeral home at 10:15 a.m. Thursday to attend a Mass of Christian burial at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony Church, officiated by the Rev. James Downs.
Interment will take place in St. Lawrence Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting donations in his memory to Three Rivers Hospice and Palliative Care, 26 Nesbitt Road, Suite 200, New Castle, PA 16105.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.decarbofuneralhome.com.
Published on July 24, 2017
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