PORT ALLEGANY - William T. "Bill" McEnteer, 89, of Port Allegany, died Tuesday (March 18, 2014) in the Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
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He was born Feb. 26, 1925, in Tidal, a son of William J. and Mary I. Craig McEnteer. On Nov. 11, 1955, in Bolivar, he married Mary E. Spencer, who survives.
Mr. McEnteer was a graduate of Union High School in Rimersburg. He was a signal maintainer for the Pennsylvania Railroad, Penn Central Railroad, NY Central Railroad, and ultimately Conrail. He worked for the railroads for 42 years, retiring in 1985.
Bill was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Signalmen, where he was a union representative for 29 years. He was also a member of Port Allegany Moose Lodge No. 460. Bill loved his family, and enjoyed all family gatherings and events. He also enjoyed baseball, reading about history, outdoor gardening and watching television.
Bill was a great husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Cheryl Brown of Port Allegany, Marilyn "Smooch" McEnteer of Tavares, Fla., and Patricia (Michael) Maynard of Port Allegany; seven grandchildren, Tim (Jacque) Brown, Kevin (Anissa) Brown, Heather Kio, Jennifer (Jerry) Ballinger, Christian (Sue) Stevenson, Derek (Summer) Maynard and Natalie Maynard; 12 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley Burdett of Battle Creek, Mich.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one grandson, Sean Brown, on June 24, 2005; two sisters, Velma Rush and June Fitzgerald; and one brother, Jim Butler.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes Inc., Port Allegany. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (March 22, 2014) in the funeral home, with the Rev. Randall Headley, pastor of the Port Allegany United Methodist Church, officiating. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home.
Memorials, if desired, can be made to S.W. Smith Library, Port Allegany, or the Port Allegany Ambulance Service. Online condolences may be made at www.hartle-tarboxfuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Olean Times Herald on Mar. 20, 2014
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