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Edward J. Dreier | 73

May 28, 1948 - November 2, 2021

Edward J. Dreier, 73, of 394 West Creek Road, St. Marys, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Tuesday, November 2, 2021, at his residence.

He was born May 28, 1948, in St. Marys, son of the late Otto and Esther Shank Dreier. Ed was a lifelong resident of the area, was a graduate of St. Marys Area High School, and attended the University of Pittsburgh. He was a retired employee of SGL Carbon.

On April 30, 1982, in the Sacred Heart Church, Ed married Bonnie M. Bon, who survives.

He is also survived by two sisters: Debbie Dreier of St. Marys and Susie Barnett of Gala, VA; two brothers: David Dreier and his wife Tammy of Eugene, OR and Mark Dreier of Eustace, TX; his sisters-in-law: Patricia Gahn and Sandy Bon, both of St. Marys; his brother-in-law, Bill Forster and his wife Jackie of Hermitage, PA; several nieces and nephews; and by his two special puppies: Oscar and Ellie.

In addition to his parents, Ed was preceded in death by three brothers: Ted Miller, Rich Miller, and Gary Dreier; and by his sister-in-law, Diane Bon.

Ed was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Vietnam War. While in the military, he was a member of the Scout Dog Team and was the recipient of two Purple Heart awards. He was an avid fly fisherman, enjoying fishing in Beaver Kill, NY. Ed also enjoyed golfing, gardening, and shooting pool.

A Funeral Service will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 9, 2021, at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Thomas Curry, OSB, officiating. Full military rites will be accorded by the St. Marys Servicemen’s Burial Detail. Burial will be in the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Visitation will be held in the Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home on Tuesday morning, from 10:00 AM until the time of the service.

Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Elk County Humane Society, 1029 East Eschbach Road, St. Marys, PA 15857.

Events

Visitation

November 9, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Funeral Service

November 9, 2021
11:00 am
Lynch-Radkowski Funeral Home

Final Resting Place

November 9, 2021
12:00 pm
St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery

Tribute Wall

3 Comments

  1. Bonnie,
    So saddened to hear of the passing of Ed. Haven’t seen or been in contact with Ed in a few years but I’ll remember our growing up and later our fishing trips where we told many stories and many laughs. He will be truly missed.
    Thoughts and prayers,
    Jack O

  2. To Bonnie & Family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts. I will miss Ed….

  3. Bonnie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Ted often spoke of Ed and you. Wish the brothers could have been closer. Maybe now they are.
    Lyn

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