Meadville Tribune

December 10, 2013

Kenneth M. (Shorty) Hall

Meadville Tribune

MEADVILLE — Kenneth M. (Shorty) Hall, 82, of Meadville passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Edinboro Manor.

He was born Jan. 19, 1931, in Crawford County, a son of the late Lloyd and Violet Phillips Hall. He married Glenna Brown in 1955. She preceded him in death in 1999.

He had been employed for 40 years with Erie Lackawanna Railway which later became Conrail.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Meadville Aerie 429, the Meadville Club and the Italian Civic Club. He loved music, playing the guitar and horses. He enjoyed farming and was a coin collector.

He is survived by two daughters, Kendra Hall Smith-DeRoss and her companion, Curtis Mook, of Meadville, and Vicky Hall Acker and her husband, Paul, of Albemarle, N.C.; three sons, Gary Brown and his wife, Debra, of Meadville, Daniel Hall and his wife, April, of Meadville, and Brian Hall and his wife, Tammy, of Oil City; 11 grandchildren, Cheryl Whitmore and her husband, Rusty, Jake Smith and his wife, Kristen, Larry Acker and his wife, Autumn, Anita Acker, Julie Coley and her husband, P.J., Daniel Hall and his wife, Sandy, Jeff Marranconi and his wife, Kelly, Sara Gilson, Jimmy Myers and his wife, Wendy, Morgan Hall and Jordan Hall; and a brother, James Hall and his wife, Sandy. He is further survived by 15 great-grandchildren; and nieces.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Laverne Hall of Union City and Walter Hall of Meadville.

Family and friends are welcome to call from noon to 2 p.m. on Thursday at Hatheway-Tedesco Funeral Home & Crematory, 614 Baldwin St., Meadville.

The funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. at the funeral home, with Pastor David Brumagin of the Meadville Medical Center Pastoral Care officiating.

Burial with full military honors provided by the Erie Crawford Honor Guard and Burial Detail will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Harmonsburg.

Memorials can be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kan. 66675.

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