John W. Leavens, 95 of Hawthorne Dr., Brookfield Twp. Passed away at his residence on Monday, January 2, 2017 at 2:30 PM. Born in Farrell, PA on December 14, 1921, John was the son of the late Vincent and Mary Magilnecki Leavens. He is survived by his wife, the former Sarah Boyer. They were married on March 12, 1974. John retired in 1980 from GATX where he worked as a fitter. He was a member of St. Adalbert Church in Farrell. Besides his wife Sarah, he is survived by 3 sons, John Leavens and Paul Leavens of Lakeland, FL and Eugene Leavens of Winterhaven, FL, three step-children, Corliss Wright of Waxahachie, TX, Toni Juergensen of Boardman, OH and Tammy Hray of Vienna, OH, 2 sisters, Anna Taranich of Brookfield, OH and Fran Giroski of Sharon, PA, 11 grandchildren and several great grandchildren. John was preceded in death by a son, Vincent Leavens, a sister, Jean Christello, 4 brothers, Joseph, Michael, Anthony "Shorty" and William Leavens and a step-son, John Lawson. Friends will be received on Thursday, January 5th from 10:00 AM until 11:00 AM at St. Adalbert's Church, 1035 Fruit Avenue, Farrell. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow the visitation at 11:00 AM with Fr. Joseph Campbell. Interment will follow in Holy Cross Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to Tomon Funeral & Cremation Services, 264 E. State St., Sharon, PA.
It's so very sad to go to his home and not find him there. I'm comforted by the knowledge that he is with our Heavenly Father and is free and at peace. We will meet again in Heaven someday.
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