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Edward Swenk Walls

February 21, 1956 April 16, 2016
Edward Swenk Walls
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Obituary for Edward Swenk Walls
Edward Swenk Walls, 60, of Olanta, passed away Saturday April 16, 2016 at his residence with his family at his side after a lengthy illness.
Born February 21, 1956 in Pittsburgh he was the son of Forrest and Laura (Swenk) Walls.  Mr. Walls was a 1974 graduate of Harmony High School and that same year went to work as a Brakeman/Conductor for Penn Central Railroad, later Conrail and most recently Norfolk/Southern from which he retired in 2005.
He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, was a member of the band “Just Passing Thru” in which he played the fiddle and they entertained at local nursing homes and churches.  He was Christian by Faith and was a member of the Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in New Millport.
On June 16, 1984 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Corry, PA he wed the former Stephanie Gould who survives along with two daughters Laura Ann Edwards and husband Robert Jr. of Olanta and Hannah Jean Maney and husband Justin of Pittsburgh.
Also surviving are two sisters Janet Walls of Rapid City, SD and Marian Zedack and husband George of Hastings as well as a niece and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral Services for Edward S. Walls will be held at the Hepburnia United Methodist Church Grampian on Wednesday April 20, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with the Reverend Ronald Emery officiating.  Interment will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery Curwensville.
Friends will be received at the Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville on Tuesday April 19 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM and again on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until 10:30 AM, when the procession will depart for the church.
The family suggests contributions be made to the charity of the donor’s choice
Online condolences may be made to the family at
The Chester C. Chidboy Funeral Home, Inc. of Curwensville is in charge of the arrangements.
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