Edgar Schliffka

Edgar Schliffka, Jr. 86 of 193 Edgar Lane, Fombell passed away at his residence Tuesday, May 24, 2011 at 6:18 A.M. He was born in Ellport on June 11, 1924 to the late Edgar and Leona C. Davis Schliffka. He is survived by his wife the former Betty Jean Nelle whom he married on May 24, 1947. Edgar had retired from the Aetna Standard as a welder. After his retirement he worked as a maintenance man at ESB Bank. He was a member of Mountville Presbyterian Church and the Zelieniple-Harmony Sportman's Club. A Veteran of the Army, Edgar served in Europe during WWII and after his reenlistment served as a military policeman in Panama. Besides his wife Betty Schliffka at home he is survived by 3 children, Shelia and Charles Stanton, Lorna Henry and Darrell and Kathy Schliffka and a daughter-in-law, Linda Schliffka all of Ellwood City, 10 grandchildren, Kelly Avena, Michael Stanton, Jason Schliffka, Amy Brenneman, Kassandra Hearn, Bridget Samuels, Bill Buzard, Wendy Myers, Sarah Newman and Lindsey Schliffka, 17 great grandchildren, Hayley and Rocco Avena, Vincent, Amber and Gillian Stanton, Austen and Cale Schliffka, Tristan Brenneman, Moira and Madalyn Hearn, Ryan and Tyler Buzard, Jackson and Beck Myers and Brock, Brody and Mia Newman. Edgar was preceded in death by a son, David B. Schliffka on April 5, 2009, a son-in-law, Terrance Henry and 2 sisters, Dorothy Rogers and Phyllis Blair. Friends may call at the Joseph A. Tomon, Jr. Funeral Home and Crematory, 97 Grim Ave., Ellport on Thursday, May 26 from 2-4 & 7-9 P.M. and Friday from 10-11 A.M. where Funeral Services will be held at 11 A.M. with Pastor Don Michael Hurray. Interment will be in Mountville Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Full Military Rites will be offered by the Veteran's Honor Guard.


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Amy (Schliffka) Brenneman

2011-05-27 00:00:00

I am so blessed to be able to call this wonderful man GRANDPAP! I could always count of him! I have so many great memories of him: riding the tractor with him, eating his awesome fried potatoes, eating fresh raspberries, fishing,digging potatoes and Clear Creek. He only ever told me he loved me a few times in 26 years but he never had to because I always knew he did!!! I love you with all my heart Pap and I will miss you like crazy!! Till I see you again, please tell my dad I love him and please hold my baby (that I never got to meet). Love you Pap!!


Kassie

2011-05-27 00:00:00

This is something I wrote almost five years ago after visiting with my grandparents for the day. I was going through a particularly awful time in my life right then, but as always, my Pap was able to make me laugh continuously just by being himself. He was such a unique and wonderful person and my only regret is that my daughter, although she did get to meet him twice, is not old enough to remember him.

Just a few of the many reasons why I love my Grandfather, from September 2006

-He loves to tell me the story, over and over about the time I was 4 years old, he took me fishing and I fell in the lake

-He frequently wears a trucker's hat with the words " Ben Dover" on it

-No one in our family is in the least bit surprised when he pulls a spoon out of his pocket in a public place

-He thinks it is perfectly acceptable to wear a flannel shirt to a semi-formal event

-Before attending said event, he asks my grandma to call the establishment ahead of time and ask if the air conditioning is on so he will know how to dress

-He asks my grandma to make him a sandwich, then goes on to tell her in detail exactly how to do it (swiss cheese, butter and mustard with horseradish on toasted bread, and cut it in two) When she starts to grumble about it, he says "Hey you wanna chew it up for me too?"

-When a telemarketer calls him to tell him about the opportunity of a lifetime, a vacation in Florida he replies "Bullshit! I don't wanna go to Florida anyways, they got them storms down there."

I know how much we'll all miss Pap, but he's up there fishing with Dad, Pap Henry and Uncle Dave waiting on me to come fall in the lake.


Kassie

2011-05-27 00:00:00

This is something I wrote almost five years ago after visiting with my grandparents for the day. I was going through a particularly awful time in my life right then, but as always, my Pap was able to make me laugh continuously just by being himself. He was such a unique and wonderful person and my only regret is that my daughter, although she did get to meet him twice, is not old enough to remember him.

Just a few of the many reasons why I love my Grandfather, from September 2006

-He loves to tell me the story, over and over about the time I was 4 years old, he took me fishing and I fell in the lake

-He frequently wears a trucker's hat with the words " Ben Dover" on it

-No one in our family is in the least bit surprised when he pulls a spoon out of his pocket in a public place

-He thinks it is perfectly acceptable to wear a flannel shirt to a semi-formal event

-Before attending said event, he asks my grandma to call the establishment ahead of time and ask if the air conditioning is on so he will know how to dress

-He asks my grandma to make him a sandwich, then goes on to tell her in detail exactly how to do it (swiss cheese, butter and mustard with horseradish on toasted bread, and cut it in two) When she starts to grumble about it, he says "Hey you wanna chew it up for me too?"

-When a telemarketer calls him to tell him about the opportunity of a lifetime, a vacation in Florida he replies "Bullshit! I don't wanna go to Florida anyways, they got them storms down there."

I know how much we'll all miss Pap, but he's up there fishing with Dad, Pap Henry and Uncle Dave waiting on me to come fall in the lake.


kathy

2011-05-26 00:00:00

Pap i will miss you lots. I know when i think of you i will smile remembering all the many jokes you would tell some over and over and over again but each time they were funny because you made them that way. My fondest memories are the early morning fishing trips at 5:00 am and me being a city girl sleeping till noon was not easy, but you always made those trips so special! I thank you for treating my children like they were your own grandchildren, i thank you for raising 4 wonderful children whom by your example have all became wonderful parents. but most of all i thank you for showing me what a wonderful father and grandfather really is.I am blessed to have known you and i am smiling knowing that you will be hearing the words WELL DONE MY GOOD AND FAITHFULL SERVANT from our lord and savior.We love you pap rest in peace!


Mike Stanton

2011-05-26 00:00:00

Grandpap, thank you for being you. I always enjoyed our time together and the stories you used to tell me about your life. You influenced my life in many ways and I feel blessed to be your grandson.


Sherrie Schliffka

2011-05-26 00:00:00

Although Pap hasn't been my Pap my whole life, he sure did always make me feel like he has been, and thats how i have always felt about him! He became my Pap 13 years ago when I married his wonderful grandson Jason, and i have loved him with all my heart since. He was such a sweet kindhearted person who could always make you laugh(it didn't take long to see where my precious father in law got his heart and humor from!) I have so many memories with pap that i will cherish forever,from all the clear creek memories to the ones of just coming down my driveway and seeing his sweet face sitting out on his bench( or tearing apart junk!)You have always been so special to me Pap and I love you with all my heart. I will miss you terribly, but I know you are in a much better place, and that you are not sick anymore. I will see you again someday,until then know that I love you and give Dad a hug for me.


Hayley Avena

2011-05-25 00:00:00

On May 14th, I went to go visit Pap Bud. I knew how sick he was and it was hard to see him in so much pain. When I left his house that evening, I told him goodbye, but of all things, I forgot to tell him that I loved him. On my way home from his house that evening, I thought to myself, "I really wish I had told Pap that I loved him. That visit could be the last time I ever see him again....for a long time." It turns out that it was the last time I got to see him. There has not been a day that has passed since May 14th that I haven't thought about how much I regret not telling him that I loved him. Many people in my life have told me that life is too short to live it full of regrets. I'm going to take the advice of all of my wonderful family and awesome friends and I am not going to live life with regrets. Instead, I am going to cherish every moment as if it were my last. Pap, I just wanted to say that I miss you. I miss the jokes that you always told me that made me laugh every time.(even thought i have heard some of them before :) I will never forget the feeling I got when mom said that we were going to Grandma Betty's house, because I knew that I would see you there with her. I loved how you gave me crackers every time I went to your house. And who is to say that I can't make up those three little words that I forgot to say to you the last time I got to see you. So Pap, I do truly love you and even though you didn't always say it back, I knew that you did love me. You may be gone but you are certaintly not forgotten. I love you Pap...


Wendy Myers

2011-05-25 00:00:00

We(my brother Bill and I)met Pap when I was around 4 and my brother was 5. My mother(Kathy) married his son Darrell. Pap always treated us like any other grandkid and accepted us as his own. A great memory that I will always have is Pap taking me fishing and I caught my very first fish. Pap and Grandma raised wonderful children and I am very thankful that Pap gave Bill,Sarah,Lindsey and I one of the greatest gifts, our Dad! Thanks Pap! We love you and we will see you in Heaven!


Kelley Avena

2011-05-25 00:00:00

My pap was such a huge part of my life, with my first memories of his hugs and love from the time I was 3 years old. And for the last 35 years, I have been blessed with so many wonderful memories and fun times that he gave as a gift to me and didn't even know it. He showed me how to take the little things in life and make them mean the world. He taught me how good tomatoes are, how to milk a goat, how to bait a fishing hook and how important it is to laugh. He was never rich with money, but yet he was so rich with love that he gave and received, and that meant more to him than anything. Theres nothing like the arms of your Grandpap around you, just one of the many things I will forever miss about my Pap Bud.


Chuck Stanton

2011-05-25 00:00:00

I first met Ed almost 41 years ago when I began to date his daughter, Sheila. He ask me many questions like "What kind of work do you do?" When I told him I was a welder he ask questions only a welder would know the answers to as he was also a welder. "Were you ever in the service?" he ask. I told him I was a Vietnam Vet and he told me he was an MP in Panama and he ask me questions that only someone who served would know the answers to. Many years have passed since that day and I never called him Dad out of respect for my own father. Most men only have one father but I was fortunate enough to have two. So today I say "I love you Dad and you rest easy till we meet again."


Jason Schliffka

2011-05-24 00:00:00

Any man with grandchildren can be called grandfather.Not many can live up to the grand in grandfather.Pap was one of the few that truely was GRANDFATHER! To me he was so much more than that, he is my bestfreind.He would take me hunting,fishing,or maybe just dig potatoes.No matter what we did it was fun just because we were together.he never said i love you but it didn't matter i always knew. So till i see you again Pap I LOVE YOU!


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