Roy W. E. Whaley, 75, of Conneaut Lake died at home Thursday, August 1, 2019. He was born November 13, 1943 in Pittsburgh a son of Richard F. and Elizabeth (Betty) Auer Whaley. He married Latonie Ayodaner Nelson July 23, 1966 and she preceded him in death January 25, 2000. He subsequently married Carol Waters Culver August 25, 2007 and she survives.
He was a 1960 graduate of Fort Couch (now Upper St. Claire) High School and was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the U.S. Navy from 1963-1969. He worked as an engineer for American Sterilizer (now Steris Corp) in Erie for 28 years and served as a Sadsbury Twp. Supervisor for 14 years and Township Zoning officer for 10 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Linesville VFW Post #7842.
Roy lived a very honorable life. He always felt if you were going to do something, then do the right thing. He loved this community and was always willing to help and give his thoughts on any subject. He was happiest on his tractor which he called the “Toy.” He enjoyed 50’s & 60’s do-wop music, traveling and good food. He also always enjoyed visiting with the people who came into Latonie’s Tropical Tan & Tone.
Survivors, in addition to his wife Carol of 11 years, include: a daughter, Rev. Tonya R. Whaley of Whitehall, MT; a son, Shane N.R. Whaley (Stephanie) of Holland Patent, NY; two grandchildren, Brianna and Kaiden Whaley; two step sons, Brian K. Culver of Meadville and Kevin L. Culver (Kim) of Franklin; a step daughter, Marcy Roberts (Rusty) of Greenville; several step grandchildren, including Sean and Kelsey Culver and Clay Bortner; a sister, Carol Steffen (Bob) of Pittsburgh; a brother, Lee Whaley (Celeste) of Charleston, SC and nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Latonie and his parents.
Calling hours will be Saturday, August 10th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Waid-Coleman Funeral Home, Inc., 12422 Conneaut Lake Road, Conneaut Lake.
The memorial service will be Sunday, August 11th at 2 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 240 N. 3rd Street, Conneaut Lake with Revs. Russ Hixson, William Green and Tonya Whaley, officiating. Military honors will follow with the Huidekoper VFW Post #2006 honor guard.
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