Obituary of Gilbert E. Parish
____________________________________________________________________________ Turtlepoint - Gilbert E. Parish, 92, of Turtlepoint, formally of Port Allegany died Friday (February 26, 2010) in the Sena Kean Manor, Smethport. He was born Oct 24, 1917 in Port Allegany, a son of Joseph H. and Lena E. Grabe Parish, On April 15, 1939 in Port Allegany, PA, he married Eva S. Strait, who died Jan. 17, 2003. Mr. Parish was a 1936 graduate of Port Allegany High School. He was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Army, serving from 1944 to 1946. Mr. Parish was a Supervisor, employed by North Penn Gas Co for 43 years, retiring in 1979. He was an avid hunter and enjoyed making maple syrup. He was a member of Eulalia Lodge#342 Free and Accepted Masons, of Coudersport, PA., and Was a 50 year member of The Coudersport Consistory. He also belong to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #6391, Port Allegany, PA He is survived by Two sons: Joseph D. (Ursula) Parish of Turtlepoint, PA, Wayne E. (Dian) Parish of Turtlepoint, PA Four grandchildren and one great grandchild. Mr. Parish was preceded in death by his parents, wife, 3 brothers and 1 sister At Mr. Parish request there will be no visitation. Private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany. Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice; online condolence may be made at www.hartltarboxfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc, Port Allegany.