SMETHPORT - Robert W. Leavitt, 84, passed away Friday (March 1, 2013) at his home of an apparent heart attack.
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Born March 14, 1928, in Emporium, he was a son of William and Myrtle A. Smith Leavitt. In July 1949, in New York City, he married Lillian Richards, who died April 30, 1960. On Oct. 5, 1962, in Red Bank, N.J., he married Wanita Manual, who died Feb. 9, 2003.
Mr. Leavitt was a security guard for the U.S. Government before his retirement.
He was also a veteran, having served with the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a resident of the area since 2006, coming from North Carolina.
He attended the Hilltop Baptist Church in Gifford.
Surviving are a son, Wallace R. Leavitt of Superior, Wis..; a grandson and a granddaughter; a sister, Shirley Bailey of Tonawanda, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; both wives, Lillian and Wanita; and a sister, Ruth Bressan.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Max Simms, pastor of the Hilltop Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
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Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Mar. 4 to Mar. 11, 2013