Howard Ray Dierfield Jr., 78, of New Castle passed away the morning of Sunday, May 7, 2017, at Sharon Regional Health System.
Born in New Castle on July 17, 1938, he was a son of Howard R. Dierfield Sr. and Katherine Tropea Dierfield.
Howard is survived by his fiancee, Suzanne Lenn.
Before his retirement in 2000, Mr. Dierfield was employed at the Crane Co./Pentex as an oven operator for 23 years.
He served in the Marine Corps from 1955 to 1958.
Survivors include a son and his fiancee, Kenny Dierfield Sr. and Kim Mindek of New Castle; a son and daughter-in-law, Rick and Louann Dierfield of New Castle; a brother, LeRoy Dierfield of New Castle; two sisters, Wanetta Eppinger of New Bedford and Dolly Brown of Goldsboro, North Carolina; three grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents.
Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A blessing service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Frank Almade officiating. The New Castle Area Honor Guard will perform a military service.
Burial will be in Parkside Cemetery.
Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on  May 8, 2017