Paul D. Bardwell age 80, of Summit Township, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday, June 27, 2021 following a longtime battle with C.O.P.D. He was born in Westmoreland County, Pa. on February 2, 1941 a son of the late Rodney and Mae (Soles) Bardwell.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Dale Bardwell.
Paul was a lifetime resident of the Erie area. He worked as a bus driver for Coach USA and also General McLane School District. Paul was a longtime member of McKean United Methodist Church and previously volunteered as a fireman for Perry Highway Hose Co. He enjoyed deer hunting, watching his Cleveland Indians, playing cards and watching his grandchildren's sporting events.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marjorie (Chaple) Bardwell; their children, Linda McCaslin and her husband Donnie, Chuck Bardwell and his wife Cary and Karen Merryman and her husband Dave; five grandchildren, Josh McCaslin and his wife Marissa, Ryan Bardwell and his wife Katie, Jared Merryman, Alyson Merryman and Coy Bardwell and one brother-in-law, Charlie Chaple and his wife Penny.
The family would like to thank the ASERA Care Hospice Team for all their care and support.
Funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family with burial in Dunn Valley Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd., Erie, PA 16506.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Perry Highway Hose Co., 8281 Oliver Rd., Erie, PA 16509.
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Published by Erie Times-News on Jul. 4, 2021.