HERMITAGE, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Anson R. Holcroft, 93, of Hermitage, passed away Wednesday, February 22, 2023, peacefully in his residence.

Mr. Holcroft was born August 20, 1929, in Mercer, a son of the late William and Esther (Waid) Holcroft.

He was a 1947 graduate of Hickory High School.

He served as a Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean Conflict. 

After serving his country, Anson went to work at the former National Castings, Division of Midland Ross, retiring as a supervisor in 1989.       

Anson was an active member of Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Sharon,  where he was an elder, trustee, usher and helped with the church’s food pantry. 

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling and water skiing. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving is his wife of 67 years, the former Henrietta Heidbrink; three daughters, Toni Shaw of Dallas, Texas, Denise Lindsey of Naples, Florida and Shelley Taranto of Hermitage; six grandchildren, Gina, Neil, Courtney, Erin, Heather and Trevor and two great-grandsons, Hudson and Randy.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be directed to Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 699 Stambaugh Avenue, Sharon, PA 16146.

Calling hours will be 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., until the time of service, Tuesday, February 28, 2023 in Saints Peter and Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., with Rev. Jacob Deal, officiating.

Arrangements are being handled by the J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com.

A television tribute will air Friday, February 24 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV. Video will be posted here the day of airing.