NEW CASTLE, Pa. — Glenn Arnold Midkiff, 79, of Orchard Park Drive, New Castle, Pa., passed away Jan. 23, 2012, in Overlook Medical Clinic at New Wilmington, Pa.
Glenn was born Oct. 24, 1932, at Bedford, Ind., the son of Jesse Arnold and Ruth M. (McDowell) Midkiff. He graduated from North High School in Columbus, then from Ohio State University in 1955 with a B.S. in Licensed Professional Engineering. Glenn was a Licensed Professional Engineer with Cooper Energy Services in Grove City, Pa. His employment started in Mount Vernon, then transferred to Grove City, Pa. He worked for this company from 1955 to 1991. He was a member of New Wilmington United Methodist Church, was past president of the New Wilmington Kiwanis Club, coached Little League and Church League in Mount Vernon, and was a former member of the Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Mount Vernon.
On Aug. 1, 1981, Glenn married the former Donna Douglas Hile, who survives. Also surviving are three daughters, Karen Sue Midkiff of Fairfield, Vicki (Tim) Fitzgerald of Mount Vernon and Shereen Midkiff (husband, Dave Crabtree) of Columbus; two sons, Russell Midkiff M.D. of Granger, Ind., and Keith (Karen Jane) Midkiff of Brownsburg, Ind.; two stepdaughters, Laura Mack of Ashland and Becky Wilson of Milan; three stepsons, Douglas Hile of Avondale, Ariz., John Hile of Richmond, Va., and David Hile of Augusta, Ga.; nine grandchildren; 13 stepgrandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Marjorie Marton of Springfield.
Funeral service will be Saturday, Jan. 28, at noon at the New Wilmington United Methodist Church, 125 S. Mercer St., New Wilmington, Pa. Visitation will be Saturday in the Smith Funeral Home, 310 W. Neshannock Ave., New Wilmington, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.; then 11 a.m. until time of service at the church. Officiating will be the Rev. Patricia “Patti” Harbison, pastor of the United Methodist Church of New Wilmington, and the Rev. Chuck Jewell, pastor of the New Creation Free Methodist Church at New Castle, Pa. Interment will be in Bedford, Ind.
Memorial contributions may be made to the New Wilmington UMC, Jameson Hospice or American Cancer Society.