ST. MARYS - Joseph T. Renwick, 73, of 133 Terrace Road, St. Marys, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday (Oct. 19, 2014) at the Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh after a lengthy illness.
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He was born May 23, 1941 in St. Marys, son of the late Aurelia E. O'Donnell and the Honorable State Representative William F. Renwick. He was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, Class of 1959 and was a 1963 graduate of Alfred University. In 1975, he moved to Punxsutawney where he continued his career as plant manager of Airco Speer. He later became president of NAC Carbon from where he retired in 2003. He moved back to St. Marys in 2008.
On July 2, 1959 in the Queen of the World Church, he married Arlene Wehler, who preceded him in death.
Mr. Renwick was a member of the Queen of the World Church, the Elks Club, the St. Marys Sportsmen's Club, and the Leaning Pines Golf Course. He was an avid golfer and hunter and he enjoyed boating and spending time at his camp at the East Branch Dam. In 2000, he was inducted into the Alfred University Sports Hall of Fame for his accomplishments in football.
He is survived by a daughter, Janine (Timothy) McCullough of St. Marys; four sons, Joseph (Lori) Renwick of St. Marys, Michael (Mary) Renwick of Punxsutawney, Patrick (Amy) Renwick of Punxsutawney, and Corey (Stef) Renwick of St. Marys; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kathleen (William M.) Bauer of St. Marys.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, John ""Jack"" Renwick.
Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home in St. Marys. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Queen of the World Church at noon on Friday, with the Rev. Eric Vogt, OSB officiating. Burial will follow in the St. Mary's Cemetery.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Community Nurses Inc., 757 Johnsonburg Road, Suite 200, St. Marys, PA 15857, or to the Elk County Catholic School System, Advancement Office, 600 Maurus Street, St. Marys, PA 15857.
Online condolences may be offered at www.lynch-radkowski.com
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 21 to Oct. 28, 2014