Floyd (Lee) Rubright, 89 of Sheffield passed away Friday morning, January 15, 2021 at Kinzua Health Care and Rehabilitation in Warren.
He was born in Jeanette, PA on December 2, 1931, the son of Walter Rubright and Bertha (Guinn) Rubright. He attended Penn Township Schools. He married the love of his life, the former Doris Carr on September 10, 1952 at Congruity Presbyterian Church. Together they celebrated 68 years of marriage. He was employed by the former AllTel Telephone Company in Sheffield as an installer and repairman. He worshiped at the Cherry Grove Community Chapel. Lee was a man with a strong work ethic who would never say no to anyone and would always be there to help the community of Sheffield. Lee was a member of the Board of Directors of the Warren County Fair for well over 30 years. He loved tractors of any kind.
He was on the original festival committee for the Johnny Appleseed Festival in Sheffield beginning in 1969. He again served on the committee starting in 2006 when the festival was renewed and did so until his health prevented his participation. He faithfully helped put up the town Christmas decorations every year. Lee will be truly missed by all who had the privilege of knowing and loving him, especially the community of Sheffield. He will be remembered for his kind heart and his contagious smile.
Left behind to cherish Lee’s memory are his wife Doris of Sheffield, His children Kenneth L. Rubright and wife Karen of Sheffield, Sandra Rubright Setili and husband Richard of Akeley and Wayne A. Rubright and wife Tina of Clarendon. He is further survived by grandchildren Carleena Rubright McMillen and husband Bob, Kristy Rubright Rieck and husband John, Kerri Rubright Scarbrough and husband Brad, Matthew D. Waterfield and wife JulieAnne, Nathan D. Waterfield and wife Holly, Audry Fitzgerald and husband Ben. Additionally he is survived by nine great grandchildren with the tenth due in a few weeks.
He is lastly survived by his brother Lloyd Rubright, (wife Patricia), as well as many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Lee is preceded in death by his siblings George Rubright (surviving wife Virginia), Thelma Howell (husband George), and Vern Rubright (surviving wife Marylou).
Private family services will be held on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at the Borden Funeral Home of Sheffield with Pastor Edwin Irvin of the Cherry Grove Community Chapel officiating. Burial will take place at the Cherry Grove cemetery.
The family would like to acknowledge and thank the staff at Kinzua Health Care, especially those in the Alzheimer’s Unit, for the loving care and respect they gave Lee. They are special people.
Memorials may be made in Lee’s memory to the Warren County Fair, P.O. Box 230, Pittsfield, PA 16340 or to the Johnny Appleseed Festival, P.O. Box 784, 20 Leather Street, Sheffield, PA 16347 or a charity of the donor’s choice.