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George E. Warp

October 11, 1924 ~ March 13, 2003 (age 78)

George E. Warp, 78, of 11328 Oakgrove Avenue, Meadville, died Thursday March 13, 2003, at Wesbury United Methodist Community after a lengthy illness.

He was born in Guys Mills, October 11, 1924, a son of Celyn & Amy Custead Warp.  He married Helen J. Bachiak July 9, 1947, and she preceded him in death December 16, 1985.

He was employed at Talon as a machine operator and in the Tool Crib, retiring in 1984, after 40 years of service.  He also was a part-time barber, school bus driver, and backhoe operator.

He was a graduate of Randolph-East Mead High School, Guys Mills, a veteran of World War II serving as a Staff Sgt. with the U. S. Army Air Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater of operations.  He was the recipient of 8 Distinguished Flying Cross medals, and 8 Bronze Stars.

He was a member of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, VFW Post #2006, was a certified scuba diver, enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, treasurer hunting, and had enjoyed swimming, and playing basketball.

He had been excitedly anticipating the arrival of his first great grandchild.

Survivors include a daughter, Denise Estes of Meadville; a son, Dennis A. Warp of Meadville; a sister, June Woolstrum of Cooperstown; five grandchildren, Joshua, Jennifer, and Julia Estes, and Ryan & Matthew Warp, and nieces and nephews.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, Douglas and Pamela Warp, and a sister, Janice Cutshall.

Calling hours will be Friday from 2-4 & 7-9 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut St., Meadville.  The funeral service will be Saturday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Timothy Solomon, pastor of Emmanuel United Church of Christ, officiating.

Following cremation, burial will be in Greendale Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Emmanuel United Church of Christ, 30 N. Park Ave., Active Aging, Inc., 1034 Park Ave., Visiting Nurses Assn. of Crawford Co., 747 Terrace St., or the Meadville Medical Center Wound Recovery Unit, 751 Liberty Street all of Meadville, PA 16335.

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