Meadville Tribune

September 6, 2013

E. John Schwab

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — E. John Schwab, 59, of Meadville, passed away, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, at UPMC Hamot.

He was born March 12, 1954, in Meadville, a son of Edward J. Schwab and Katherine Eddy Schwab. He married Debra J. Roseberry on July 21, 1973; she preceded him in death Dec. 21, 2012.

John was employed by Advanced Cast Products for more than 40 years, was president of Advanced Cast Local Steel Workers and a member of United Steel Workers Local 1917.

He was a member of First Baptist Church in Meadville.

John enjoyed golfing, hunting, spending time with his grandchildren and was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers fan.

He is survived by his fiancee, Deborah Fronce of Meadville, whom he was to marry today; a daughter, Angela Hartman and her husband, Scott, of Candor, N.Y.; a son, Michael Schwab and his wife, Kelly, of Meadville; seven grandchildren, Harry, Dylan, Mackenzie, Riley, Hailey, Sierra and Samantha; a sister, Diane O’Brien and her husband, David, of Ashville, N.Y.; two cousins, Larry Sayre and his wife, Connie, of West Virginia, and Jean Schwab of Meadville; a stepson, Jason Fronce, his wife, Dawn, and family of Meadville; mother-in-law, Genevieve Davenport of Meadville; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Hamilton, her husband, Brian, and family of Meadville; brother-in-law, Chris Fronce, his wife, Tracy, and family of Hartstown; his First Baptist Church family; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, Debra, he was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Lauren Schwab; a sister, Carolyn Cooper; and a brother, Robert Schwab.

Services will be private.

Burial will take place in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.

Memorial contributions may be made in John’s memory to Aseracare Hospice, 1600 Peninsula Drive, Erie, Pa. 16505; or First Baptist Church, 353 Chestnut St., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

Arrangements are under the care of Roofner-Collins-Warren Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., 544 Chestnut St., Meadville.

Please take a moment to share a memory or condolence with the family on John’s Book of Memories online at