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Donald V. “Don” Schrecongost

Donald V. “Don” Schrecongost, 88, of Petrolia, passed away peacefully Sunday morning, November 5, 2023, at Sunnyview in Butler.

Donald was born in Karns City on July 9, 1935. He was the son of the late Carl and Evelyn Stroup Schrecongost.

Don grew up in Karns City and enjoyed reminiscing about childhood memories. He was a 1953 graduate of Fairview Twp. Karns City High School and was a reservist in the Army National Guard. He was a long-time member of the Karns City United Methodist Church.

In his earlier years, Don had been employed at Penn Drake in Karns City and Pullman Standard in Butler. He retired following 40 years of service as a supervisor at Witco Chemical, Sonneborn, in Petrolia. Don was an avid baseball player and in his early years was a well-known “left-handed” pitcher. He played baseball for Ed Gaisford’s traveling team and the Fairview Twp. team. He was a skilled golfer and was a long-time member of the Foxburg Country Club where he had served on the board of directors, and was in the playoffs at Highland Golf Course at the age of 87. He was a member of the SOI in Brady’s Bend and a longtime member of the Moose Lodge in Chicora. Don looked forward to the company of his family and friends.

Don is survived by his loving wife of nearly 70 years, Myrna D. King Schrecongost, whom he married in the Village of Kepple’s Corners on June 2, 1954. Also surviving are three children, David V. Schrecongost of West Sunbury, Stephen C. Schrecongost, and Dale Lynn Schrecongost, both of Petrolia; four grandchildren, Joshua D. Schrecongost of Butler, Kiersten H. Schrecongost of Slippery Rock, Adam Schrecongost (Nikki) of Fredericksburg, VA and Seth S. Schrecongost (Jess) of Latrobe; his great-grandchildren, Madison Lynn, Braden Scott, Leighayla, Jordan, Devin, Paisleigh, and Landen; a brother, Edward Schrecongost and his wife, Gail, of Chicora; a sister, Katherine Groux of Martins Ferry, OH, as well as a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, W. Dale and E. Louise Kamerer King, two brothers-in-law Obie G. King and Donald Groux, and a nephew.

Friends will be received at the Hile Funeral Home of Karns City, 128 Main St., Karns City, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday from the funeral home with the Rev. Beverly Roscoe, pastor of the Karns City United Methodist Church, officiating. The interment will be in Hillview Cemetery, Kepple’s Corners.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 237, Petrolia, PA 16050. Condolences may be sent by visiting

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