A private funeral service will be held Saturday for Jason Edward Manwell of East Lackawannock Township, formerly of Boyd Drive in Hermitage. He passed away of natural causes at 10:28 p.m. Sunday (5-2-10) in Countryside Convalescent Home, East Lackawannock Township. He was 94.
Mr. Manwell was born June 21, 1915, in Kent, Ohio, a son of Menso J. and Kitty Kingsberry Manwell.
He was employed for 35 years at the former Sharon Transformer Division of Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he worked as an electrical tester. Mr. Manwell retired in 1976.
A Free and Accepted Mason, he was a member of the former Lodge 668 in Sharon, and belonged to Shenango Valley Lodge 810, Hermitage.
Mr. Manwell was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army in the European African Middle Eastern theater in battles at Normandy and in Northern France and the Rhineland. He was honorably discharged Nov. 20, 1945, with a Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the World War II Victory Medal with four Bronze Stars.
Mr. Manwell was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1338, Sharon.
His wife, the former Helen Hall, whom he married Nov. 11, 1942, passed away April 15, 1992.
He is survived by his six nieces, Paula Priester and her husband John R., West Middlesex; Gwen Locke, Stuart, Fla.; Carol Reher and her husband Rick, Medford, Oregon; Jane Schumacker and her husband Leo, Boulder, Colo.; Betty Hollis, Pontiac, Mich.; and Katie St. John, Union City, Erie County; and a nephew, Ronald R. Lindsay and his wife Linda, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his infant son; his brother, James Manwell; and his three sisters, Annetta Gahagan, Margaret Lindsay and Mary Manwell.
Memorial contributions may be made in his memory to Family Hospice and Palliative Care, 1965 Shenango Valley Freeway, Suite 2, Hermitage, PA 16148.
Jason Edward, 94, East Lackawannock Township, formerly of Boyd Drive, Hermitage.
Calling hours and service: Private. Condolences may be sent by visiting the website www.McGonigleFuneralHomeandCrematory.com
Interment: Oakwood Cemetery, Hermitage.
Arrangements by J. BRADLEY McGONIGLE FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY Inc., 1090 E. State St., Sharon.