John S. Culbertson

March 21, 1930 ~ May 21, 2018 (age 88)
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John S. Culbertson, 88, of Meadville and formerly of Wexford, died Monday, May 21, 2018 at Wesbury United Methodist Community.


He was born March 21, 1930 in Meadville a son of Leland J. and Miriam Shryock Culbertson.  He married Margaret (Peggy) Seib on June 18, 1955 and she preceded him in death April 5, 2012.


He was a 1951 graduate of Allegheny College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.  He was the president of his fraternity, Delta Tau Delta.  Following college graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he attended and graduated from Officer Candidate School.  He was a veteran of the Korean War serving as a 2nd Lieutenant in charge of an ammunition supply depot during 1953.


His professional career included several years as trust officer with First National Bank of Meadville, general manager of Conneaut Lake Park, owner and president of Spenzer Container Corporation in Greenville, head of the trust department of Pennbank in Titusville and head of the trust department of Integra Bank in Pittsburgh.  He also serves as a trustee for Integrity Investments based in Venice, FL.


He was a member of First Presbyterian Church and was a member and past President of its Board of Trustees.  He was a member of the Essayists and Literary Union in Meadville, member and past President of the Meadville Rotary Club, a member of the Cranberry Sunrise Rotary Club, a member and past President of the Meadville Public Library, the former City Hospital Board of Directors, the Iroquois Club of Conneaut Lake and member of the American Cancer Society.  While living in Wexford, he was a member of the Memorial Park Presbyterian Church where he chaired the Clayton Youth Center fundraising drive, served on the Development Committee and as chair of the Endowment Committee.


He is survived by three daughters, Annette Calderwood of Wheaton, IL, Connie Culbertson of Pittsburgh and Janie Lehman and her husband Jeff of Hudson, OH and four grandchildren, John L. Calderwood, William A. Calderwood, John Thomas Lehman and Margaret Rose Lehman.


He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.


A private graveside service will be in Greendale Cemetery with military honors provided by Huidekoper VFW Post #2006.


A memorial service will be Monday, June 18th at 11:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty Street, Meadville with the Rev. Dr. Brian K. Jensen, Pastor, officiating.


The family suggests memorials be made to Allegheny College, 52 N. Main Street, First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty Street or Huidekoper VFW Post #2006, 1045 S. Morgan Street all of Meadville, PA 16335.


Arrangements are under the direction of the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville where memories and condolences may be shared at

Donations may be made to:

Allegheny College
520 N. Main Street, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-332-3100

First Presbyterian Church
890 Liberty St., Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-333-2161

Huidekoper VFW Post. #2006
1045 S. Morgan Street, Meadville PA 16335

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