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Friday, September 2, 2016

Dale L. Werts, 87, of 325 West Fourth St., Emporium, PA

Dale L. Werts

Dale L. Werts, 87, of 325 West Fourth St., Emporium, PA died at Guy & Mary Felt Manor, Emporium, PA on Friday (September 2, 2016) morning.

He was born December 16, 1928 in Brockway, PA a son of the late Donald and Mildred Billingsley Werts.

On August 25, 1956 in Smethport, PA he married Janice Gustafson Werts, who survives. They just celebrated 60 years of marriage.

Dale was a 1948 graduate of Emporium High School. He was employed for over 25 years at Sylvania in both Emporium and Williamsport, PA. He returned to Emporium in 1971 and was employed by Elmer Johnson's Auto Sales. From 1973 to 1990 Dale and Janice owned and operated Werts News and Gifts, retiring in 1990. In retirement he enjoyed camping and spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. 

He was a member and past president of the Emporium Rotary Club and a member and past president of the Emporium Men's Club. He had served on the Board of Directors at Citizens Trust Company. Dale was also a member of the Cameron County Chamber of Commerce and the Bucktailers Camping Club. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Emporium.

In addition to his wife Janice Werts he is survived by three daughters, Lori (David) Sullivan, Kristen (Brian) Burfield, Connie Garrigan, all of Emporium; 7 Grandchildren, Casey, Daniel & Shannon Sullivan, Cara & Jordan Garrigan, Blake & Brooke Burfield; three nephews, David, John & Stephen Lewis.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Donald and Mildred Billingsley Werts; a son-in-law, Richard Garrigan; sister, Gwendolyn Lewis.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held at the First United Methodist Church, 306 S Spruce St, Emporium, PA on Saturday (September 10, 2016) at 11:00 AM with Rev. Joseph Short, Pastor, officiating.

Burial will follow in the Newton Cemetery, Emporium, PA
In lieu of flowers, memorial Contributions may be made to the Cameron County Ambulance Service, 299 E. Second St., Emporium, PA 15834 or to the Barbara Moscato Brown Memorial Library, 27 W. 4th St., PO Box 430, Emporium, PA 15834-0430

Online Condolences may be placed at www.BarnettFuneralHome.net

BARNETT FUNERAL HOME, Inc. entrusted with arrangements.

1 comment :

Harold and Susan Seay said...

Prayers to the Werts family. Dale was one of the nicest men we have ever known. The store(Werts news and gifts) was a historic part of Emporium and a part of our childhood. May God Bless you all in this time of sorrow.