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
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. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting