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Ralph R. Flowers, 81, of Aiken Road, New Castle, died on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at UPMC Jameson Hospital, New Castle.
He was born on Jan. 11, 1936, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Harvey and Violet (Bailey) Flowers.
Mr. Flowers was a crane operator and electrician at Sharon Steel, retiring after 39 years.
He was a member of the CG's Club and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
He is survived by his long-time companion, Beatrice A. Leckwart of New Castle; five children, Gary Flowers, Diane Randall and her husband, Wayne, Rick Flowers and his wife, Shirley, Gayle Stillwagon and Harvey Flowers, all of New Castle; a brother, Howard Flowers of New Castle; a sister, Catherine Cwynar of New Castle; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Donald Stillwagon; a granddaughter; and a great-grandson.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the William F. and Roger M. DeCarbo Funeral Home, 926 Cunningham Ave.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the William F. DeCarbo Memorial Chapel. Pastor John Coomber of Grace Bible Church will be officiating.
Burial will be in the Clinton Cemetery, Wampum.
Online condolences may be viewed or offered to the family by visiting www.williamrogerdecarbo.com.
Published on July 12, 2017
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