TURTLEPOINT - Ernest A. Shreve, 80, of Route 155, passed away Saturday (March 15, 2014) in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport.
Born Feb. 16, 1934, in Coudersport, he was a son of Ernest and Lena Proctor Shreve. On June 21, 1997, in Olean, N.Y., he married Gloria J. Lunn, who survives.
Mr. Shreve had been employed by Pittsburgh Corning Co. of Port Allegany and later worked on the Kinzua Dam project, before having to retire.
Ernest was a lifelong resident of the area and enjoyed being an outdoorsman and gardening. He was a former member of the Eldred Township Fire Police. He also enjoyed eating out at the Ponderosa with family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Gloria, are four sons, Charles (Yvonne) Shreve of Eldred, Ernest (Ann) Hoak of Portville, N.Y., Kevin (Nancy) Easton of Hinsdale, N.Y., and Larry Ordway of Wellsville, N.Y.; two stepsons, John (April) Main of Crosby and James (Cheryle) Main of DuBois; four daughters, Sharon Knosker of Bradford, Debra (Charles) Vennard of Portville, Carol Gorney in New York and Faye Carr in Ohio; a stepdaughter, Angela McCullen in West Virginia; several grandchildren, and stepgrandchildren; several great-grandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a stepson, Martin Main; stepgrandson, Jarrett Main; and three brothers, Harry and Charles Bennett and Leroy Shreve.
Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Michael Culver, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
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