Eldred- Richard A. Lawhead, 78, of Route 446, passed away on Thursday (January 20, 2022) at the Olean General Hospital.
Born on July 14, 1943 he was the son of William and Ruby Armstrong Lawhead. On April 30, 1962 in the Baptist Church in Mahaffy, PA he married Darleane who survives.
Richard was a graduate of Purchaseline High School, and resided in Cleveland, OH before moving to Eldred in 1966. He was previously employed by Clark Bro. and later Dresser Rand from 1966 until his retirement in 2009, and retired as a machine shop inspector.
He was a member of the United Steel Workers and enjoyed riding motorcycles along with hunting.
Surviving including his wife, is two sons; Richard Lawhead of Florida, Kendall (Laurie) Lawhead of West Eldred Road, two daughters; Tina (Tom) Brooks of Berwick, Pa. and Tammy (Cory) Gustin of Eldred, six grandchildren Jeffrey Lawhead, Megan Brooks, Becky Brooks, Haley Brooks, Emma Gustin, and Noah Gustin.
Visitation will be held on Monday (January 24, 2022) from 4 to 6pm and 7 to 9pm with the Funeral Service on Tuesday (January 25, 2022) at 11am with Pastor Jim Cannistraci officiating. A luncheon will be held at the Eldred American Legion Post# 887 following the service. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
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