William E. Harvey, 82, of McKean, died Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at home. He was born in Erie, on August 5, 1935, the son of the late Michael and Elizabeth Harvey.
He served in the U.S. Marine Corps, at 8th and I Marine Barracks, Washington D.C. He was one of President Eisenhower’s chefs.
He worked for Niagara Plastics and Team Hardinger as a truck driver, and went on to work and retire from PennDOT.
Bill was a hard worker and loved to farm and raise animals, he always had a big garden and shared with his friends and family. He was a good friend and neighbor to all who knew him, and was always willing to give a hand to anyone in need. Bill always had a smile on his face.
He was a very active and dedicated member of St. Francis Xavier Church, where he was an Usher. He was a member of the Edinboro/McKean V.F.W. Post 740 and the St. Francis Xavier Ushers Club. Bill was also a lifetime member of the Edinboro American Legion Post 439.
He is survived by his children, Penny (Chuck) Keller of McKean, Candy (Stuart) Wigney of Lehigton, and Peter (Sadie Prescott) Harvey of Erie; the loves of his life, his grandchildren, Megan and Hannah Harvey, and Caitlin and Jensine Wigney; his siblings, Tom Harvey of Edinboro, Betty (Alan) Rooney of McKean, Alberta Mancuso of Erie, and several nieces and nephews. Bill’s special friend Diana Leclerc and his dog “Spot” who he loved very much.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Charles and a brother, John Harvey.
The Glunt Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Edinboro is in charge of funeral arrangements.
Friends may call at St. Francis Xavier Church, 8880 Main Street, McKean, on Monday, March 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, March 27, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Edinboro Food Pantry, PO Box 631, Edinboro, Pa 16412 or to Humane Society of NWPA, 2407 Zimmerly Rd, Erie, PA 16506. To send condolences please visit www.gluntfuneralhome.com.