Lester A. Greenawalt, 90, of Ruffsdale, PA died Thursday August 1, 2019 after a short illness at Hempfield Manor in Greensburg, PA. Son of the late Leroy and Grace Hildenbrand Greenawalt. Lester worked for several years with his parents on the family poultry farm doing door to door delivery of poultry items, fruits and vegetables. His working career also included laying pipe for Sun Pipeline and working in the maintenance department at the U.S. Steel Research Center in Monroeville, PA until his retirement. Even after retirement, Lester loved to keep busy. He was a driver for Serro Scotty Trailers and for the Adessa Auto Auction in New Stanton, PA. He was also a faithful caregiver to his ailing wife. Being the longest living lifetime member of the Hilltop United Methodist Church, he had the privilege of serving on various church committees, ministries and boards. Lester loved to fish, hunt and go camping. He was a self-taught carpenter building the family’s home. He loved to travel and would go annually with his beloved wife to Florida. He is preceded in death by both parents, his loving wife of 69 years Anna Marie Smith Greenawalt, daughter – Patricia Kostella, son – Gary Greenawalt and daughter in law Denise Greenawalt, brother – Richard Greenawalt, sister in law – Anni Greenawalt and brother in law – John Leasure. He is survived by two sons – Robert Greenawalt (Marilyn) and Mark Greenawalt (Cindy), two daughters – Lisa Greenawalt Manning and Laurie DeArmitt (Blair), son in law – Mark Kostella (Jude), one brother – John Greenawalt (Ina), one sister – Hazel Leasure, sixteen grandchildren, eighteen great grandchildren and future great grandchild (Ruby) who is on her way. Friends will be received on Sunday August 4, 2019 from 12 – 3 pm and 6 – 8 pm at the Beatty-Rich Funeral Home, Inc. Rt 136 Madison, PA. Services will be held Monday August 5, 2019 at 11 am at the Hilltop United Methodist Church in Madison, PA with Rev. Randy Sweet officiating. Interment will follow at the Madison Union Cemetery in Madison, PA.
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