Stewart E. “Ed” Black, 89 of Knox passed away on December 19, 2020 at UPMC Northwest after being hospitalized with Covid-19.
Born on January 20, 1931 in Huefner he was the son of the late John D. and Marion Baker Black.
On August 8, 1953 he was married to the former Joann Beichner Black who preceded him in death on March 6, 2002. He was then married to Maryne Hiwiller Black on May 28, 2004 and she survives.
He was a member of St. Michael Church in Fryburg.
Ed served his country in the Army during the Korean War conflict with an Honorable Discharge on November 12, 1954 while on base at Ft Knox, Kentucky. Upon discharge from the Army he worked for Wolmedorf Trucking an Allaman Bros of Shippenville as a truck driver, bus driver, and mechanic. At the same time he also worked at Knox Glass Containers in Knox until his retirement. Ed was his sons Boy Scout and Cub Scout leader, and also a little league coach in Shippenville. He also instilled in them the joy of hunting with his motto being “You got to get lead in the air”. He enjoyed going to his children's and grandchildren's sporting events, and family camping trips. Ed enjoyed bingo, going to Florida in the winter months and most of all being around his family.
He is survived by his wife Maryne and his children Terry (Cindy) Black of Knox, Edward (Karen) Black of Knox, Mark (Janice) Black of Knox, Karen (Mike) Wilson of Venus , Barbara (Chris) Kerle of Shippenville. Seventeen grandchildren: Luke, Matt, and Dan Black; Nathan, Jason, and Jeremy Switzer; Brad, Adam and Ben Black; Emily Black Amanda Black Schreckengost; Bryan, Lindsay, and Kenny Kiskadden; Joe, Shawn, and Heather Kerle Casalicchio. Also surviving are twenty-five grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; two step children: late Jack (Sammie) Giering, Jill (Kerry) Miller; four step-grandchildren: Lisa (Kevin) Siegel, Lauren Fye, Kellyn Perez, Bryan Miller and two step-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a sister Hattie Sliker of New York.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Joann, three brothers John, Leland, and James Black; three sisters Emma Grace Fulton, Virginia Servey, and Betty Traister.
Friends will be received at the St. Michael Church in Fryburg on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 from 10 to 11 am and Mass of a Christian Burial will be celebrated 11 am with Rev. Marc Solomon Pastor of St. Michael Church presiding. Interment will be in the St. Michael Cemetery following the Mass.
As per state regulations for Covid-19 the family asks that safety precautions of social distancing and wearing of masks will be followed.
Faller Funeral Home, Inc in Fryburg will be caring for the family.
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