PORT ALLEGANY - Howard R. Amell, 90, of N. Brooklynside Road, passed away Thursday (April 4, 2013) in Sena-Kean Manor, Smethport.
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Born Aug. 12, 1922, in Port Allegany, he was a son of the late Albert and Florence Chapin Amell. On Aug. 24, 1962, in Shinglehouse, he married Phyllis M. Chandler, who survives.
Mr. Amell was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1940.
Howard was employed by Pierce Glass Co. (now Verallia Co.) as a machine operator, retiring in 1982 after 41 years of service.
He was a veteran, having served in the U.S. Army during World War II.
Mr. Amell attended the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460, Port Allegany.
In addition to his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by two stepsons, Gilbert E. (Rayann) Amell and Keith A. Amell, both of Port Allegany; a daughter, Jackie (Dave) Kaples of Woodbridge, Va.; two stepdaughters, Merita L. Greenleaf of Orlando, Fla., and Kathy L. Amell of Eldred; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two great-great-grand-children; two half-brothers, Michael and Skip Amell, both of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a stepmother, Margarie Amell; and a stepson, Lawrence A. Amell.
Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Anthony Edgell, pastor of the Turtlepoint Evangelical Church, officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge 460.
A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard immediately following the service at the funeral home.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 5 to Apr. 11, 2013