Terrance J. "Terry" Gradler, age 67, of Harborcreek Township, passed away on Sunday, March 9, 2014 at UPMC-Montifiore Hospital, in Pittsburgh. He was born September 19, 1946 in Erie, a son of the late Benjamin F. and Eileen Anderson Gradler.
Terry was a graduate of Harbor Creek High School. He was employed for many years as a carpenter, primarily in the home construction business. He had also previously worked with his father at the former Gradler's Auto Body, in Wesleyville. He was an avid hunter, and also enjoyed gardening, re-building cars and trucks, camping, and woodworking. Terry especially enjoyed the time he spent with his grandchildren, who were the loves of his life.
He was preceded in death by a very close cousin, Don Gradler, and two brothers-in-law, Robert DiNicola and Arnie Hall.
Survivors include his two sons, Chris Gradler (Sherrie) and their children, Emma and Terrance "T.J." (Terry's beloved grandchildren), and Scott Gradler; his former spouse, Patricia Gradler; four sisters, Marlene Hartstein (Chuck), Nancy Ostrowski (Bob), Sharon DiNicola and Cathy Hall; four brothers: Thomas (his twin brother), Michael, Daniel (Mark Mitchell) and Benjamin (Sally) Gradler; one uncle, Gerald Gradler. Terry is also survived by many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd., on Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., and are invited to attend the Funeral Service there on Saturday at 10 a.m. Private interment will be at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to John Kanzius Cancer Research, 130 W. Eighth St., Erie, PA 16501, or to Hunt of a Lifetime, 6297 Buffalo Rd., Erie, PA 16421.
Published in the Erie Times-News on Mar. 12, 2014
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