ROULETTE - Peter A. Chastain IV, 86, of Cow Hollow Road, passed away Tuesday (Nov. 19, 2013) peacefully at home with his family by his side.
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Born Dec. 16, 1926, in Roulette, he was a son of the late Peter A. and Cleo L. Haskins Chastain III. On March 3, 1947, in Hagerstown, Md., he married Evelyn E. Nelson, who died Nov. 18, 2003. They were married 56 years.
Peter had been employed at Sealtest Co. of Erie, Sunny Brook of Bradford and he had been in maintenance with Pierce Glass Co. in Port Allegany. Most recently, he was co-owner of the ABC Motel & Restaurant from 1974-1993, before his retirement.
Mr. Chastain was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Roulette High School, Class of 1944.
Peter was a member of the Riverside Methodist Church of Roulette, Roulette Volunteer Fire Department and VFW Post 6391 and American Legion Post 258, both in Port Allegany.
Surviving are three sons, Peter A. (Cindy) Chastain V of Bradford and Dale A. (Debbie) Chastain and Patrick H. (Michelle) Chastain, both of Port Allegany; five daughters, Carol L. (Gary) Rose and Linda D. (Mark) Gustafson, both of Port Allegany, Greta M. (Thomas) Tanner of Knox, Pamela R. (William) Keys of DuBois and Mary E. (Kelly) Unser of Superior, Colo.; 23 grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; seven stepgreat-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his wife, Evelyn, and his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Leon A. Chastain; and a sister, Katherine A. Brown.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Riverside Methodist Church with the Rev. Donald Busch, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Hill Cemetery, Roulette.
Memorials can be made to the Riverside Methodist Church; or Potter County Hospice.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 20 to Nov. 27, 2013
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