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May 14, 2014

Edward Thomas Longstreth Sr.

MEADVILLE — Edward Thomas Longstreth Sr., 68, of Meadville, passed away Monday, May 12, 2014, at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie.

He was born July 2, 1945, in Meadville, a son of the late William E. and Stella L. Baker Longstreth. He married Linda Beatty on May 1, 1965, and she survives.

Ed was employed at Channellock Inc. for 35 years, retiring in 2005. Following his retirement, he worked part-time at Jack’s Pharmacy in Meadville.

Ed was a proud member of Meadville Masonic Lodge 234, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2006, Charles Stafford American Legion Post 111, Vernon Central Volunteer Fire Department Station 23 and Vernon Township Volunteer Fire Department Station 27. Although his hobbies included fishing and hunting, his favorite pastime was spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors, in addition to his loving wife, Linda, of 49 years, include five children, Tina Jennings and her husband, Mike, of Anchorage, Alaska, Edward Longstreth Jr. and his wife, Dorothy, of Meadville, Thomas Longstreth and his wife, Amy, of Roswell, Ga., Jeffery Longstreth of Meadville, and Julie Winters and her husband, Ron, of Clover, S.C.; 11 grandchildren, Alisha, Alexia and Michael Jennings, Zachary, Ashton, Jacob, Lauren and Haley Longstreth, and Kayla, Mason and Caya Winters; two sisters, Margaret Pechin of Cambridge Springs and Betty Stearns of Franklin; two brothers, William Longstreth and his wife, Barbara, of Erie, and James Longstreth and his wife, Sandy, of Meadville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Lou Brown; and two brothers, Robert and Eckert Longstreth.

A memorial service for family and friends will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Community Church, 7474 Mercer Pike, Meadville. A celebration of life gathering will be Saturday from 2 to 5 p.m. at Vernon Central Volunteer Fire Department, 16589 McMath Ave., Meadville.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Lung Association, 3524 W. 26th St., Erie, Pa. 16506.

Arrangements are under the direction of Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, 581 Chestnut St., Meadville, where memories and condolences may be shared at waidfuneralhome.net.

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