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March 2, 2014

Bernard (Bernie) H. Seigworth

GUYS MILLS —  Bernard (Bernie) H. Seigworth, 85, of 13557 Wolf Road, Guys Mills, passed away Saturday, March 1, 2014, at home.

Bernie was born in Clarion on July 4, 1928, a son of the late Clarence and Elisebeth (Donohue) Seigworth.

On July 14, 1955, Bernie married Lucille A. Shumaker; she preceded him in death on Aug. 28, 2007.

He was a member of Lyona Bible Church, Guys Mills.

At the young age of 14, Bernie began driving trucks and later became a self-employed truck driver, retiring in 1998. During his 56-year career, he drove throughout the entire U.S. and most of Canada. Additionally, he enjoyed farming; growing vegetables, raising cattle, pigs and chickens. A veteran of the U.S. Army, he served during the Korean Conflict. He attended schools in Clarion. Bernie was a member of Venango Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 169 and Saegertown American Legion Post 205. His hobbies included working on cars. A very giving man, Bernie was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Bernie was deeply loved and respected by his family. He be remembered as a very special husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He will be sadly missed.

Bernie is survived by a son, Douglas W. Seigworth of Meadville; a daughter, Melinda Bish of Meadville; three grandchildren, Danielle Stevens and her husband, Ryan, Heather Beck and her husband, Todd, and Shane Knapp and his wife, Jessica Meeker; eight great-grandchildren, Haley, Madison, Ryliegh, Dawson, Charelsie, Brayden, Avery and Owyn; three sisters; a brother; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and his wife, Lucille, of 52 years, Bernie was preceded in death by infant twin daughters, Sylvia Jane and Sonia Lee Seigworth; a great-grandson, Dustin Beck; and three brothers.

Calling hours are Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, where the funeral will be held at 7 p.m., with Michael Fraser, pastor of Lyona Bible Church, officiating. Full military honors by Veterans Foreign Wars Post 2006 will follow.

Bernie will be laid to rest next to his wife, Lucille, in Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Vernon Township.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in his memory to the family in care of Stephen P. Mizner Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335; or Lyona Bible Church, 28825 Lyona Road, Guys Mills, Pa. 16327.

Share your condolences at miznerfuneralhome.com.

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