Bert M. Bliss, 75, of Warren, PA., died peacefully with the love of his life, Sara, next to him, on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at AHN-St. Vincent Hospital, Erie, PA., after an illness of the past month. He was born November 26, 1944 in Warren, PA. He was the son of Duane and Lela Taft Bliss. Bert was a lifelong Warren area resident and a 1962 graduate of Warren High School.
After graduation he was drafted in the U.S. Army as a Specialist 5th grade, during the Vietnam War. Upon discharge from the service, he earned a Bachelors’ Degree in Marketing from Penn State University in 1972.
He was employed with the former Struthers Wells Corporation as their Production Control Supervisor for 20 years, retiring in 1999 from Tri-State Wholesale Oil Company. He served as President of the Warren American Legion Post 135 for 20 years. Bert was a past member of the Warren Eagles Aerie. He had also been a past member of Blueberry Golf Club and Jackson Valley Country Club, where he was an avid golfer.
He was a Penn State Season Ticket holder and enjoyed going to games with family and friends, for many years.
He is survived by his best friend and life partner of 36 years, Sara Guiffre McWilliams, Aunt and Uncle, Barbara and Jack Carlson, Aunt Betty Werner all of Russell, PA., Sister-in-law, Sheila Guiffre of Sewickley, PA., Niece – Andrea Stillmak and husband, Kirk, Tony Guiffre and wife, Lori, Michael Guiffre and wife, Jacqui, he was a very special great uncle to his great nieces and nephews, Mack, Zeke, Bodie, A.J., Annie, Grayden and Walker.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a Brother-in-law, Anthony “Tony” J. Guiffre, Stepbrother – Rex McCullough, Stepsister – Kathleen Dunham.
Friends will be received at the Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc., 304 East Street, Warren, PA. on Friday, October 2, 2020 from 5 to 8 P.M. where CDC guidelines will be enforced, patrons must wear masks and observe six feet distancing. A Celebration of Bert’s life will be held Saturday, October 3, 2020 at noon at the Warren American Legion Post 135, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA
Interment will be in St. Joseph R.C. Cemetery where full military honors will be conducted by members of the Clarendon, Sheffield V.F.W and the Warren American Legion Post 135 Funeral Detail and the U.S. Army Honor Guard. Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Warren American Legion Post 135, 412 Pennsylvania Avenue West, Warren, PA. 16365 or the Warren Public Library Association, 205 Market Street, Warren, PA. 16365. E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www.lewisfuneralhomeinc.com