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Leonard Riggans, 90, of Union Township passed away the morning of Feb. 12, 2018, at his residence.
Born in New Castle on Jan. 17, 1928, he was the son of the late John W. and Louanna Hall Riggans. Surviving at home is his wife, Ruth E. Pitzer Riggans, whom he married on Nov. 12, 1949.
Mr. Riggans was a private of the U.S. Army, where he served in the Korean War. He worked with the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on the Section Gang, then for CSX.
Often in his spare time Leonard loved to fish. He also was a member of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Along with his wife, he is also survived by one niece, Louanna (Gary) Locke of New Castle, and several other nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents; six brothers, James, Melvin, Ronard, Charles, Jack and Maynard Riggans; and four sisters, Velera Lyons, Edith Tomon, Verona Schetrom and Delora Hosler.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle. A service will immediately follow visitation, with Karl Lutgens of Jehovah's Witnesses officiating.
Burial will be at Oak Park Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on February 12, 2018
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