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December 4, 2012

William Leonard Elliott

TOWNVILLE — William Leonard Elliott, 77, of Townville, died peacefully at his home on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012. Born on May 19, 1935, in Meadville, he was a son of Leonard Dare and Edna Mae Boylan Elliott.

He graduated from Cochranton High School in 1953. He married Eva Rose Robbins on July 16, 1956, in Tyronville. Eva survives. They have four daughters, Christine Bryant and her husband, Jeff, son, Drew, and daughter, Jessy, of King George, Va.; Darlene Williams and her husband, Scott, of New Castle, Del.; Kathleen Elliott of Townville; and Tricia Elliott, her son, Joshua Manuel, and daughter, Morgan Manuel, of Townville. He is also survived by a great-granddaughter, Kaylee Lynn Manuel. Other surviving family members are his twin sister, Wilma Louise Walker of Meadville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Uda Snyder and Esther Weaver.

He was a faithful member of Townville First Baptist Church, most recently serving as registrar for the Wednesday night Kids Club. He was an active member of Townville Volunteer Fire Department for many years, serving as chief in 1966. He was instrumental in the formation of Townville Ambulance Service and was one of the first emergency medical technicians to be trained and serve with the ambulance. He was a first aid and EMT instructor throughout Crawford County for many years.

He worked 18 years at American Viscose/Avtex Fibers. He retired in 2001 from the Pennsylvania Game Commission, 13 years as a clerk/dispatcher and 33 years as a deputy game protector. He enjoyed helping with Youth Field Days and teaching Hunter Safety to local youth.

Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, 33353 N. Main St., Townville.

Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Townville First Baptist Church, with the Rev. James Riley officiating.

Interment will be at Kingsley Cemetery, Townville.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the Townville First Baptist Church Kid’s Club, 33274 N. Main St., Townville, Pa. 16360; Townville Volunteer Fire Department, or Townville Ambulance Services, 33441 N. Main St., Townville, Pa. 16360.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on William’s book of memories online at roofnercollinswarrenfh.com.

Arrangements are under the care of Willis L. Arnold Funeral Home, 33353 N. Main St., Townville, a branch firm of Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home, 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

 

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