Donald W. Cragle, 75, of River Road, Ellwood City (North Sewickley Twp.) died unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, November 2 2010 in the Butler Memorial Hospital.
He was born in Wampum PA on November 9, 1934, to the late John A. and Sadie Kaufman Cragle. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Ellwood City, class of 1952.
He was a retiree with 28 years service from the B & W Tubular Products Co., where he was a brick layer mainly at the Koppel steel mill.
Don was an avid sports fan, who played on the Lincoln High School baseball team and played softball in leagues in New Castle and Ellwood. He loved hunting and fishing, and most of all he was a devoted father and grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Nancy Haswell Cragle, whom he married on February 13 1956. She died on March 16 2005.
He is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, and two sons and one daughter-in-law: Kim (and Mark) Kaszer and Holly (and Bill) Cornelius; Donald (and Pam ) Cragle Jr. and Paul Cragle , all of Ellwood City.
Seven grandchildren survive: Ryan Kaszer, Retta Kaszer, and Mark Kaszer Jr.; Amy and Donnie Cragle; Tyler, Parker, and Paige Cornelius; as well as two great grandchildren, Logan Rees and Noah Kaszer.
The last of his family, he was preceded by two brothers and three sisters: John S. Cragle, Paul Cragle, Glenn Cragle, Violet Kanzleiter, Eva Baker, and Agnes “Sis” Pack.
Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. on Thursday, Nov. 4 , in the TURNER FUNERAL HOME OF ELLWOOD CITY, 500 Sixth Street, Ellwood City.
Services will be conducted on Friday, Nov. 5, at 11:00 A.M. at TURNERS, with the Rev. Dick Allen of the Chewton Christian Church officiating.
Burial will be in Clinton Cemetery, New Beaver.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 777 Penn Center, Suite 200, Pittsburgh, PA 15235. You may read the obituary, sign the guestbook, or send condolences at www.turnerfh.com. Send Flowers / Gift Basket | Sign Guest Book (Online Condolence) | View Guest Book | Send Condolence (Offline)