Howard L. Halstead
Howard L. Halstead, 93, of Saxonburg, passed away Sunday, Oct. 16, 2016, at the Butler Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 12, 1922, in Saxonburg, he was the son of James G. Halstead and Bessie G. Leslie Halstead. Howard was a dairy farmer, having started his herd when he was 18 until 1996. He also had an egg and produce route for more than 50 years in northern Allegheny County. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church where he had been a former elder, Sunday school teacher and choir director. He also was a member of Clinton Township Election Board and planning commission, South Butler School Director during the 1970s, Butler Co Ag. Extension, Butler County Holstein Board and PA Holstein Board. He was the former director of the PA Farm Credit and National PCA Board and lifetime member of the Sarver Mens' Chorus and former 4H leader. He made many friends and often stated how much he loved people. Surviving are his wife, Nancy S. (Staley) Halstead, whom he married June 18, 1947; one son, James H. (Linda) Halstead, of Saxonburg; three daughters, Rebecca (David) Griffith, of Madison, Ohio, and Ellen H. (David) Fogel, of Saxonburg, and Ruth H. (Tom) Bates, of San Antonio, Texas; 12 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Jon R. Halstead; one daughter, Melinda Pegher; and three brothers, Clair K. Halstead, the Rev. Paul J. Halstead and Carl H. Halstead. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at FOX FUNERAL HOME INC., Saxonburg. Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Saxonburg, with the Rev. John Porter officiating. Interment will follow in Westminster Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 446, Saxonburg, PA 16056. www.foxfuneralhomeinc.com .
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