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Jerrold E. DeHart

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 @ 08:05 AM

Posted by Dylan Cyphert

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJerrold E. DeHart, 39, of Turkey City passed away at Clarion Hospital on Saturday, May 5, 2019, following a tragic accident at his home.

Born Aug. 6, 1979, in Franklin, he was the son of Judy E. Healey DeHart and the late James E. DeHart.

Jerry graduated from Keystone High School in 1997.

He worked at Point of Caring as a House Administrator.

Jerry always had a smile on his face, and was a great friend to many. He was a loving father and caregiver. He loved his children more than anything. Jerry loved all children. Whether it was his own children, his “bonus” kids, Caiden and Connor, his “Unofficially Adopted” neighbor kids, Devon and Katie, or the kids he coached on the baseball field, you would always see Jerry interacting with them and loving on them.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, kayaking, and poker runs. He was an avid Pittsburgh Penguins fan. He also enjoyed taking care of the animals on his “Funny Farm.” In addition, Jerry coached baseball at Rimersburg, and was known for being a “Cheer Dad”.

Along with his mother Jerry is survived by his children, Paige, Olivia and Liam DeHart of Turkey City and Rimersburg and Caiden and Connor Haynos of Turkey City; his girlfriend, Heather Haynos of Turkey City; a sister, Jane (Tim) LaVan of Shippenville; a brother, Joe, (Ashley) DeHart of Knox; his nieces and nephews, Brady, Brennan and Kaylee LaVan of Shippenville, and Raydin DeHart of Knox; and a brother-in-law, Justin Balentine of Butler.

Also surviving are his mother and father-in-law, Will and Kathy Balentine of Butler; his girlfriend’s parents, Victor and Barb Best of Mercer; and an aunt, Kay Weller of Mercer.

Jerry was preceded in death by his father James; his grandparents, Richard and Genevieve Healey and Howard “Baldy” and Katherine “Babe” Klingler DeHart; and an uncle, Ellis Weller.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the McEntire-Weaver Funeral Home, Inc., 504 E. Penn St., Knox and from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Cornerstone Church of Clarion, 3655 East End Road, Shippenville.

A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Friday at the Cornerstone Church with Linda Gestner officiating.

In lieu of flowers the family asks memorial contributions be made in memory of Jerry DeHart to Point of Caring, PO Box 10, Knox 16232; or St. Petersburg Volunteer Fire Department, 718 E. Main St., St. Petersburg 16054.

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