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3000 Wilmington Road
New Castle, PA | 16105
724-658-4711
941 S. Mill St.
New Castle, PA | 16101
724.658.4711

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Obituary for Leonard R. Gajda

Leonard R. Gajda
Leonard R. Gajda, 73, of New Castle, passed away the afternoon of October 11, 2017 at UPMC Jameson Hospital. Born on October 14, 1943 in New Castle, he was the son of the late John and Mary Maslyk Gajda. Surviving at home is his beloved wife of 20 years, the former Helen George, whom he married on February 20, 1997.

Leonard had worked as a machinist and owned the Gajda Machine Shop for 47 years before retiring. He was a member of Neshannock Presbyterian Church. An outdoorsman at heart, Leonard enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Coachmen Club. He also liked to golf and visit casinos. Leonard loved spending time with his family and really enjoyed the company of his dog Tajie.

In addition to his wife, Leonard is survived by his children, Todd Gajda and wife Kim of Columbus, OH, Doug Gajda of New Wilmington, PA, and Christina Ross and husband Marke Walawander Jr. of Waynesburg, PA; brothers, Paul Gajda and wife Jane of Slippery Rock, PA and James Gajda and wife Linda of New Castle; six grandchildren; three aunts; one uncle; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Gwen, and sister, Joan Gajda.

The family will receive friends Monday from 11:00am to 12:00pm at Ed and Don DeCarbo Funeral Home and Crematory 941 S Mill St. Memorial services will be held Monday at 12:00pm at the funeral home, officiated by Reverend Larry Cole.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Leonard’s honor to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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