Lester Paul Hauschild
Lester Paul Hauschild Jr., 84, of New Castle died on Jan. 21, 2020, in New Wilmington.
Mr. Hauschild was born on Sept. 21, 1935, in Greensburg, Pennsylvania.
He was an investment counselor.
He was a veteran serving in the Army.
He was a graduate of the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio, an Eagle Scout and a committed community volunteer.
Mr. Hauschild was a member of numerous boards, including the board of trustees for First Presbyterian Church (and past president).
He was also a member of the Hoyt Institute of Fine Arts (and past treasurer), New Castle Community YMCA (and past president) and Moraine Trails Council Boy Scouts of America.
He was active with the Lawrence Club and the New Castle Country Club.
A long-time supporter of the College of Wooster, Mr. Hauschild was an alumni trustee for six years and served on three campaign committees, including the national steering committee for the Independent Minds campaign.
Mr. Hauschild was the recipient of many awards, including the Jack Butz Humanitarian Award (2006), the Melvin Jones Fellow (2002) and the Sara L. Patton Stewardship Award (The College of Wooster, 2017).
Upon receiving the Butz award, Mr. Hauschild said "community service is the rent we pay for our time on earth. I want to be remembered as a good tenant."
Mr. Hauschild was the son of the late Lester Paul and Margaret McKee Hauschild.
Preceding him in death was his brother, William L. Hauschild.
He is survived by his six nieces, Wendy W. Holmes and husband, Tommy, of Amelia Courthouse, Virginia, Jamie Wood and husband, Brian, of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina; Kelly Moody and husband, Rich, of Newtown, Connecticut; Karin Hauschild and husband, John Carwile, of Riga, Latvia, Peggy Matthews of Onancock, Virginia, and Loui Beacham and husband, Tim, of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina; as well 15 great-nieces and six great-great-nieces and nephews.
Friends will be received from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020 at R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle.
A service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, at First Presbyterian Church, 125 N. Jefferson St.
Interment will be at Whitehaven Memorial Park, Mayfield, Ohio.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.cunninghamfh.com.
Published on January 23, 2020


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Albert Coleman
Jan 29, 2020
LEs was a good classmate and friend. We were not only gradutates from New Castle High School but we were inthe aremy together. We were drafted at the same time back inthe fifties. Sleep well Les!
Dr. Henry Sinopoli
Jan 25, 2020
A gentleman and a staunch supporter of the Boy Scouts of America, Moraine Trails Council...
Jan 25, 2020
Blue Caribbean was purchased for the family of Lester Paul Hauschild.  Send flowers
Spencer Hobe
Jan 25, 2020
I knew him fondly as Uncle Les, although he was actually my mom's cousin. Growing up I remember that you had to ready when shaking his hand because he had a crushing grip. I got married in 2017, and he was nice enough to drive over from New Castle to Columbus for the wedding. I have included a picture of the McKee descendants at the wedding. Les has a band-aid on his nose in the picture. My mom and her sisters are in the front row. They were all very fond of him.
Jack Borland
Jan 24, 2020
A good friend since grade school, many hours were spent working and playing; Jaycees, Red Cross, First Presbyterian, etc. Les was a compassionate, caring, giving volunteer to many causes. New Castle has lost a gentle man. It was my pleasure to have known him.
Ray and Judith Hylton
Jan 24, 2020
Lester Hauschild was a caring, passionate, generous servant of God. He gave so much to so many for the glory of God. He loved the people of First Presbyterian Church, New Castle.
Leslie Andrews
Jan 24, 2020
My sympathy to Lester’s family, friends, and associates.
Ray Tennent, Scout Executive
Jan 24, 2020
Lester was a great example of what it means to be a mentor and leader. He cared for the youth in our community and wanted them to have a life changing scouting experience so they could be the best version of themselves. When our scout council needed him he always was there for us. He will be deeply missed.
Cathleen Weaver
Jan 24, 2020
A kind and caring man. Such a wonderful friend to my grandparents.Prayers for his family.
Jack Reed
Jan 23, 2020
I was fortunate to have been a Moraine Trails Boy Scout Board member with Lester for several years. Driving back and forth to meetings together and learning from Lester was an honor.