Arleigh “Babe” Willy, Jr., age 67, of New Freeport, passed away Tuesday, November 26, 2019 in his home with his family by his side following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born May 30, 1952 in New Freeport, he is the son of the late Arleigh and Martha (Tedrow) Willy, Sr.
Babe was a member of the Waynesburg Moose Lodge Post #461 and Waynesburg American Legion Post #330. He was employed at the former Accurate Forging Brass Plant in Brave, PA as a Press Operator for 26 years until he retired in 1996. Babe collected anything and everything. He was an avid bingo and auction goer. Babe loved old cars and tinkering on them, especially his 1970 Plymouth Duster. He was under the care of Concordia Hospice and Terry Tharp during his time of need.
He is survived by two children, Cheri (Robert) Phillips, of Spragg, PA and Bobby (Ashley Sluder) Willy, of Charleroi, PA; five grandchildren, Brenden Voight, Abby, Nathan, Kaleb Phillips, and Lucian Willy; four sisters, Deborah Durbin, of Waynesburg, PA, Emma Rutan, of Waynesburg, PA, Brenda Ankrom, of Sycamore, PA and Arlene (Fred) Thomas, of Holbrook, PA; many nieces and nephews; lots of friends.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by one daughter, Becki Willy, one granddaughter, Bella Willy; one brother, Bobby Willy; four nephews, Fred and Timmy Thomas, Jason Rutan and Nick Durbin; the mother of his children, Bert Willy.
Friends will be received on Saturday, November 30, 2019 from 3-8 p.m. at Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC. 3275 W. Roy Furman Hwy Rogersville, PA 15359. Telephone: 724-499-5181. A funeral service will be held immediately after the visitation at 8:00 p.m. with Pastor Gale Cobb, officiating.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Kesterson-Rush Funeral Home, LLC.
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