Obituary of Gerald A. Shewan
Gerald A. Shewan, age 96 of the Regency at South Shore, passed away on Saturday April 25, 2020 at Fairview Manor. He was born in Erie on May 25, 1923 the son of the late William W. and Louisa (Sauer) Shewan. Upon graduation from Erie Technical High School, he went to work at Odin Stove until enlisting in the Marine Corp. After being discharges as a Staff Sgt, he went to work at Lyons Transportation Co. as a mechanic for 40 years. Gerald was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and great-great-grandfather to his family and was always there when anyone needed his help. Gerald is survived by his loving wife, Adeline Geiger Shewan of 78 years. In addition, he is survived by three children, Judith (Dennis) Vogel of Great Falls, MT, Geraldine Woomer of Lake City and Thomas (Ivette) Shewan of Marysville, OH; sisters, Mary Louise Shewan and Nancy Fertig of Venice, FL; twelve granddaughters, sixteen great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. Gerald was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard W. Shewan II, daughter-in-law, Patricia Shewan, brother Richard W. Shewan I who was killed in action during WW II, William T. Shewan, sister, Donna Shewan Gigenbach and many nieces and nephews. He enjoyed working alongside his wife Adeline, doing woodworking and remodeling. In accordance with CDC Corona Virus Guidelines a Funeral Mass was celebrated with the immediate family at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church. Inurnment will be private in Calvary Cemetery. Arrangements are under the care of the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. 4216 Sterrettania Rd. Erie, PA 16506. Memorial contributions may be made to either; Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church 2401 W 38th St. Erie, PA 16506 or The Regency at South Shore, 322 Washington Pl. Erie, PA 16505.
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