Meadville Tribune

August 29, 2013

Elwood R. Reagle

Meadville Tribune

CAMBRIDGE SPRINGS — Elwood R. Reagle, 59, passed way peaceably at his home, 147 Kearney Ave., Cambridge Springs, on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013.

His wife, the former Linda Harmon, survives him. Elwood was the son of the late Homer and Eddna Unger Reagle.

A graduate of Saegertown High School in the Class of 1971, Elwood was an employee of Cambridge Springs Borough, working on the streets department for 23 years and retiring in 2010. He was a member of VFW Post 169 of Venango and American Legion Post 381 of Cambridge Springs. His hobbies included fishing, boating and camping. He was well known as a great storyteller.

Surviving Elwood in addition to his wife, Linda, whom he married on Feb. 25, 2005, are 11 stepchildren, Willie Boozer and his wife, Andrea, of Cambridge Springs, Louis Aurther of Cambridge Springs, Paula Humes and her husband, Gary, of Cambridge Springs, Cindy Mullahan of Delaware, L.J. Lydic and his wife, Brandy, of Cambridge Springs, Joe Bleade and his wife, Linda, of Corry, Nate Blaede and his wife, Jean, of Saegertown, Ted Smith and his wife, Amy, of Conneautville, Sue Blair and her husband, Paul, of Townville, Katrina Blaede of Columbus, Ohio, and Mark Blaede of Oil City; and 24 stepgrandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Carol Turij and her husband, Bob, of Linesville and Linda Campbell of Meadville; and a brother, Richard Reagle and his wife, Linda, of Meadville. Included also is his cherished dog, “Patches,” who was always at his side.

Preceded in death in addition to his parents were two daughters, Pat Blaede and Prudey Smith; two sisters, Donna Zellem and Beth Lipps; and a brother, Albert Reagle.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Saturday for an hour of visitation beginning at 1 p.m. and to funeral survices there beginning at 2 p.m.

Interment will be in Cambridge Cemetery.

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