Dale R. Witherell, 85, of Warren, PA., died peacefully Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Kinzua Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Warren, PA., after a battle with Alzheimer’s Disease.
He was born on January 2, 1932 in Sharon, PA. Dale was the son of Charles Witherell and Betty Walter Witherell. He was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1950 graduate of Warren High School.
Dale was employed as a purchasing agent with the former Struthers Wells Corporation for many years and retired from Lorangers. He was a member of First United Methodist Church where he had served as a former Sunday School Superintendent. He was a member of Warren Shrine Club and Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge #726. He had served as the former Chairman of the Board of Directors with Warren County Housing Authority. Dale enjoyed visiting and feeding the Elk at George Yaegle’s home.
He is remembered by his wife, daughter and granddaughters as being a loving, caring, devoted husband, dad and grandpa.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Shirley Slocum Witherell whom he married September 3, 1955 in Limestone, N.Y., his daughter, Melissa Shanshala and husband, Michael, two Granddaughters – Rachael and Sandra Shanshala all of Indiana, PA., several nieces and nephews, his granddog, Lucky.
Friends may call at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA., on Sunday, May 28, 2017 from 3 to 6 P.M. where members of the Joseph Warren Masonic Lodge will conducted their funeral ritual at 3:45 P.M. and further visitation will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017 from 10 to 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church, 200 Market Street, Warren, PA., followed by a funeral service at 11:00 A.M. with Rev. Dr. Mark Hecht, Pastor and Rev. Jon Swart, Associate Pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Warren County Memorial Park. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Alzheimer’s Association of Northwestern Pennsylvania, 110 W. 10th Street, Erie, PA., 16501. Email condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewis funeralhomeinc.com.