Howard R. Kimmel, 71, of Warren, Pa., died Sunday, May 26, 2013 at Warren General Hospital after an extended illness. He was born July 9, 1941 in Wilkinsburg, Pa., to the late Ralph and Nellie Hemple Kimmel. He has resided in Warren for the past 28 years and was formerly of Marienville, Pa. He was a 1959 graduate of Wilkinsburg High School. He was employed as a furnace operator with the former Glass Container of Marienville, Pa., and was a bus driver with the Transit Authority of Warren, retiring from there due to illness after many years. He was a member of the Olive Temple Masonic Lodge of Tionesta, Pa.
Howard enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Dorothy Ishman Kimmel, whom he married March 13, 1988 in Tionesta, Pa., 4 children Cheryl Durlin (Darwin) of Pittsfield, Pa., Beth Gisselbrecht (Chuck) of Foxburg, Pa., Tim Kimmel of Marienville, Pa., Mary Wagner and companion, Chris of Jamestown, NY, 2 stepchildren James Cochran (Laurie) of Irvine, Pa., Joseph Cochran and companion, Sue of Marienville, Pa., 2 sisters Betty Meloney of Marienville, Pa., Shirley Orr (Richard) of North Huntington, Pa., 7 grandchildren and 6 greatgrandchildren, several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 brother Ralph Kimmel, Jr., and 1 granddaughter Samantha Lewis.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, Pa., on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., when a funeral and committal service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. with Rev. Marcus Briggs, Chaplain of the Warren General Hospital, officiating. Interment will be in North Forest Cemetery, Marienville, Pa. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com.