Delbert J. Leichliter 1935-2021

NORTH JACKSON — Delbert J. Leichliter, 86, passed away Monday morning, July 26, 2021, at his home.

He was born May 2, 1935, in Niles, a son of the late Paul and Lillian Dunn Leichliter.

Delbert graduated from Jackson Milton High School. He retired from Republic Steel in Warren as an overhead crane operator. Delbert enjoyed fishing, gardening and restoring antique tractors. He also had a love of wildlife and would sit in his backyard and watch and care for anything that came by.

His wife, Patricia Pavelko, whom he married Jan. 22, 1955, passed away Aug. 12, 2004.

Delbert is survived by his two sons, James (Cathy) Leichliter of Lebanon, Ohio, and Thomas (Cindy) Leichliter of Benton Harbor, Mich.; five grandchildren, Kevin (Alyssa) Leichliter, Eric Leichliter, Amanda (Matt) Glowacki, Sarah Leichliter and Brock Leichliter; and his companion, Hope Thomas of North Jackson, and their dog, Izzy.

He also was preceded in death by two sisters, Janet and Rodella.

There will be no services.

In lieu of flowers, material tributes may take the form of donations to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St., Boardman, Ohio 44512.

Professional arrangements were handled by Higgins-Reardon Funeral Homes, Jackson-Milton Chapel.

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