New Springfield - William D. Linhart, 85, of Woodworth Road, passed away at his home at 12:00 a.m. Monday.
Bill was born December 1, 1927 in Erie, PA, a son of the late Davis and Bertha Hall Porter Linhart, and had resided in the New Springfield area since 1946, coming from Erie. He had been employed with the Ohio Turnpike for twelve years, as well as had driven bus for the South Range School District. Along with his wife, Gene, they had started the Town 'N Country Garden Center LLC in 1959, and later Town 'N Country Landscaping, LLC, and was still active in the business until the past few months.
He was a member of the New Springfield Church of God.
Bill is survived by his wife, the former Gene Dailey, whom he married in 1950. He also leaves two sons, Gary J. (Patti A.) Linhart, East Palestine, and J. Scott (Kimberly Sue) Linhart, Columbiana; and two daughters, Rebecca (Michael) Minamyer, New Waterford, and Billie J. (Jerry) Lydia, Canfield. twenty-two grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. He also leaves a brother, Robert Linhart, California, and a sister, Jean (Paul) Tanner, Anderson, IN.
A sister, Velma (Everett) May and a brother, James E. (Gladys) Linhart, preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends at the New Springfield Church of God, 3649 E. Garfield Road, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, August 28th, and for one hour prior to the funeral service, which will begin at 12 Noon, on Thursday. Officiating will be his pastor, Rev. Alan Leach. Burial will follow in New Springfield Cemetery. Arrangements were with the Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home, East Palestine.
Contributions can be made to Hospice of the Valley, 5190 Market St. Youngstown, OH 44512.