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John E. Wiltrout

April 19, 1935 ~ August 29, 2023 (age 88) 88 Years Old


John E. Wiltrout, 88, of Meadville, passed away Tuesday, August 29, 2023, at Wesbury United Methodist Community.

He was born April 19, 1935, in Meadville, a son of George and Violet Curtis Wiltrout.  He had been married to Carol Truran and subsequently married Nancy Silvis on July 26, 1974.

John was a 1953 graduate of Meadville High School and attended Behrend College of PSU as part of job training.  He worked as a supervisor at Talon for 22 years, retiring in 1994.  He was a former member of the Gold Wing Road Riders Assn. and enjoyed traveling and winters in Florida.

John was a member of Littles Corners Methodist Church.

Survivors, in addition his loving wife Nancy, include a daughter Susan (Chester) Gerber of Hartstown; five sons, Dan (Kathleen) Wiltrout of Rockford, MI, Steve (Krista) Wiltrout, Ted (Deanna) Wiltrout, John (Deanna Murawski) Wiltrout, all of Conneaut Lake, and John (Kristi) Heilman of Cambridge Springs; a sister Shirley Soth of Edinboro; fourteen grandchildren, Neil (Stacy), Eric (Lisa), Kevin (Mandy), Lisa (Kyle), Justin, Bryant, Jerad, Lacey (Gerald), Jennifer (Adam), Trevor (Jamie), John, II, Nicholas, Kyle (Katlyn), and Tiffany (Kent); twenty great-grandchildren; two sisters-in-law, Glenyce Wiltrout and Joyce Silvis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Frances Dunn and Margaret Yoder; a brother, Willard (Bill) Wiltrout; two granddaughters, Ashley and Amber Wiltrout; and a brother-in-law, Richard Silvis.

Calling hours will be Saturday, September 9th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the ROBERT W. WAID FUNERAL HOME, 581 CHESTNUT ST., MEADVILLE where a memorial service will follow at 12:00 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Miller, Pastor of Littles Corners Methodist Church, officiating.

Memorials may be made to Littles Corners Methodist Church, 15400 State Hwy 198, Meadville, PA 16335.

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September 9, 2023

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Memorial Service
September 9, 2023

12:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335


Littles Corners Methodist Church
15400 State Hwy 198, Meadville PA 16335


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