Zachariah  Allerton Jr.


Zachariah Allerton, Jr., 93, of New Castle passed away the evening of June 9, 2019, at Quality Life Services, New Castle.
Born March 16, 1926, in New Castle, he was the son to the late Zachariah and Bessie (Woodings) Allerton Sr. On Oct. 11, 1947, he married Elaine A. (Potter) Allerton. She preceded him in death on June 5, 2016.
Mr. Allerton was a New Castle High School graduate and attended the New Castle Business School. He served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II.
He was employed by the City of New Castle as a firefighter for 33 years, retiring in 1985. He enjoyed being a member of PORKS - Penn Ohio Radio Kontrol Society and flying radio control airplanes. Zachariah loved photography and was a founding member of the New Castle Camera Club.
Zachariah is survived by one son, Zach A. Allerton of New Castle; one daughter, Jill E. Allerton of New Castle; and three grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Elaine.
A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle, with the Rev. Richard Vogeley of First Presbyterian officiating.
Burial will be at Castle View Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Castle City Rescue Mission, 319 S. Croton Ave., New Castle, Pa. 16101.
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Published on June 10, 2019
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Joel Cohen
Jun 11, 2019
Zach and my father, Seymour Cohen, would spend hours together, whether it was with a camera or ham radio. Zach was a down-to-earth person. He was also witty. My condolences to his family and I hope that they can somehow find peace & comfort however they are able.