TRANSFER, Pennsylvania (MyValleyTributes) – Carl L. Rainey, Sr., 70 of Transfer, passed away Saturday evening, April 23, 2022, in Sharon Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Rainey was born January 4, 1952, in Indiana, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Ralph C. Rainey, Sr. and Margaret Jane (Stiffler) Rainey.
He was a 1970 graduate of Sharpsville High School.
In 1977 he married his love, Mary Louise (DeHaven) Rainey, who survives at home.
Carl was a partner in the Raindrop Grill & Restaurant in Greenville for over three years. He enjoyed the restaurant business because of his love for cooking. He was often found trying new recipes until he found just the right combination to delight his customer’s taste buds.
Carl was an avid fisherman. He enjoyed trying to catch that prized walleye or smallmouth bass in the lakes and rivers of the Shenango Valley. He also had a green thumb, tending and caring for his garden. Quite the handyman, Carl had a knack for fixing small or large projects around the house. Carl’s true passion was his family. He adored his family and cherished spending time with his nine grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Carl is survived by his four sons, Shawn Rainey of Transfer, Carl Rainey, Jr. of Great Mills, Maryland, Todd (Jessica) Rainey of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania and Joe Rainey of Brookfield; a daughter, Kristy (Chris) Overton, Dormont, Pennsylvania; six sisters, Connie (Dave) Loughry, Jessie (Steve) Crinon, Joan (Leroy) Maloni, Lois (Chris) Fier, Karen Bonham and Mary (Brian) Todhunter; seven brothers, Ralph Rainey, Jr., George (Geri) Rainey, Fred Rainey, Kenneth (Linda) Rainey, Richard (Mary) Rainey, Dennis (Elaine) Rainey and Jack (Cathy) Rainey; nine grandchildren, Devon Rainey, Caleb Rainey, Thomas Rainey, Malin Rainey, Emma Rainey, Abby Rainey, Hank Rainey, Kimara Davis and Takwon Davis and one great-granddaughter, Faith Rainey.
Besides his parents, Carl was preceded in death by two sisters, Evelyn Chesmar and Sara Addicott and two brothers, Robert Rainey, Sr. and Samuel Rainey.
Calling hours will be 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 2022 in J. Bradley McGonigle Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 1090 E. State Street, Sharon. Funeral service will be immediately following at 5:30 p.m., in the funeral home, with Pastor Chris Massey, officiating.
A television tribute will air Tuesday, April 26 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.