Donald Hazlett (1927 - 2018)

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Donald Glenn Hazlett, 91, of Louisville, died on Tuesday (Dec. 4, 2018).
He was a beloved husband, father, brother, friend, Presbyterian Elder, metallurgist, foundry man, golfer, sportsman, freemason, and bridge player.
Born Sept. 28, 1927, in Latrobe, Pa., he was a son of the late Walter Sloan Hazlett Sr. and Anna Koutsky Hazlett. On Aug. 26, 1950, he married Nancy Lilian Gregory Hazlett, who passed away after 63 years of marriage.
He was a graduate of Latrobe High School in 1945, where he participated in basketball, golf, volleyball, track & field and the school band.
He entered the U.S. Army in 1946 and served in World War II occupation of Germany and Northern Italy. He attended St. Vincent College, California State Teachers College, and he played varsity basketball for and graduated from Penn State University with a B.S. in Metallurgy in 1951.
He had been a resident of Latrobe, Grosse Ile, Mich., Bradford, Pa., and Louisville. He managed foundries for Vulcan Mold & Iron Co. in Latrobe, and Trenton, Mich.
He was a member of: American Foundryman Association, American Metals Association, Sons of the American Revolution, the Masonic Lodge in Latrobe, F&AM Loyalhanna 275, Elder in Presbyterian Church U.S.A., and member of Second Presbyterian Church.
Donald retired from Zippo Manufacturing Co. in Bradford as the vice president of manufacturing in 1992 and moved to Louisville.
Don was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Lilian Gregory Hazlett, and is survived by four children (and their spouses): Nancy Deborah Hazlett (David) Rodger, David Gregory (Suzanne) Hazlett, Melissa Jane Hazlett (Rob) Donhoff of Louisville, and Timothy James (Rev. Leslie) Hazlett of Sarasota, Fla.; nine grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Doris Gregory Levisay, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive visitors in the Fellowship Hall of Second Presbyterian Church, 3701 Old Brownsboro Road, Louisville, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, followed by a celebration of his life at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary.
There will be a private interment at Unity Cemetery, Unity Township, at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the: Nancy Gregory Hazlett Endowed Music Scholarship, Seton Hill University, One Seton Hill Drive, Greensburg, PA 15601.
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Ratterman Brothers - St. Matthews
3711 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 893-3644
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Published in The Bradford Era on Dec. 7, 2018
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