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LeRoy B. Rhodes Sr., 84, of Cunningham Avenue, New Castle, died Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at Golden Hill Nursing Home in New Castle.
He was born on Nov. 21, 1932, in New Castle, a son of the late Sam and Elsie (Bruce) Rhodes.
He was married to Sylvia L. (Perell) Rhodes, who died on March 25, 2007.
Mr. Rhodes worked at Rockwell Spring in maintenance, retiring after 25 years.
He was an Army veteran of World War II, serving in Germany and Italy.
Mr. Rhodes enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, watching Westerns and was an avid sports fan.
He is survived by four children, LeRoy B. Rhodes Jr. and his wife, Donna, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, LeeAnn D. Spanos of New Castle, David E. Rhodes of New Castle and Kathy S. Williams of New Castle; a sister, Carol Robertson of New Castle; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his son, Kevin Rhodes; and his sister, June Fleeger.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Funeral services will be held at noon Wednesday at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel. Pastor Karen Heasley of Spiritual Path Church will be officiating.
Burial will be in Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on February 9, 2017
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