William Chelgreen Jr. (1950 - 2013)

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William J. Chelgreen Jr., 62, of Two Mile Road, passed away Friday (Jan. 25, 2013) in UPMC Hamot in Erie.
Born May 25, 1950, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of William J. and Norine R. Holcomb Chelgreen. On Oct. 26, 1974, in Port Allegany, he married Gloria J. Shelley, who survives.
Mr. Chelgreen was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1968.
He was employed by Saint-Gobain Container Co. (now Verallia) before having to retire in 2003.
He was a veteran of the Vietnam War, having served with U.S. Air Force, 391st Supply Squadron.
He was a member of the Port Allegany Alliance Church, where he had served as an elder, board member, and trustee.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Gloria, are two sons, Shaun C. (Amy) Chelgreen of Roanoke, Va., and Mark A. Chelgreen of Wilkes-Barre; a granddaughter, Kaia M. Chelgreen; a sister, Linda A. Thielges of Port Allegany; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the Port Allegany Alliance Church with the Rev. Dale Detweiler officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany. A military service will be conducted by the Port Allegany Honor Guard immediately following the service at the church.
Memorials can be made to the Port Area Ambulance Service; or the S.W. Smith Library.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com
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Port Allegany, PA 16743
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Published in The Bradford Era from Jan. 28 to Feb. 4, 2013
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