Peter G. Ekblom, 61, of Warren, PA passed away Monday, June 10, 2013 at his home following a lengthy 7 ½ year battle with cancer.
Born on December 5, 1951 in Williamsport, PA he was the son of the late Ero J. and Catherine Vogel Ekblom. Pete was a 1970 graduate of Titusville High School and had worked at Struthers Wells for a number of years and retired from Alcoa in Randolph, NY due to ill health.
Pete served with the National Guard and was a member of the National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Isaac Eaton Camp No. 504 Department of Pennsylvania located in Mercer. He enjoyed hunting and the outdoors, having picnics and playing cards with friends. Pete loved reading about American history, especially the Civil War, going on vacations to Gettysburg, PA , Cape Cod and Nantucket Island.
Pete is survived by his sister, Elaine Ekblom of Warren, PA and their faithful dog, Kody, and many relatives and friends. The family would like to thank Father Toohey and Tom for their prayers and visits to their home during Pete’s illness. And a special thanks to all the angels at Hospice for their care and compassion during their time of need.
Friends will be received from 10 to 11:00A.M. Friday, June 14, 2013 at St. Joseph R. C. Church, 600 Pennsylvania Avenue, West, Warren, PA where a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00A.M. with Rev. Richard J. Toohey, Pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be at the family’s convenience in Union Cemetery in Titusville, PA. In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations to Hospice of Warren County, 2 Crescent Park, Warren, PA 16365. The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. of Warren, PA has been entrusted with arrangements. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com