Earl was a 1943 graduate of Wellsville High School. He excelled in sports including baseball and football. He was inducted into the Wellsville High School Athletic Hall of Fame with many of his former teammates from the class of 1943. He was the youngest of 11 children. In March 1943 he enlisted in the U. S. Army and was a veteran of World War II. During his service he took part in the D-Day invasion of Omaha Beach. He was employed by National Fuel Gas for many years, retiring in 1984.
He is survived by three children, Denise (Mike) McKee, Debra (Ed) Robbins, John (Dean) Robbins; a grandson, William (Karina) McKee, two great grandchildren, Megan McKee and Kate McKee, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife he was predeceased by 10 siblings.
The family wishes to thank Earl’s caregivers, Marie and Melissa Farley, for their six years of dedication.
The family will welcome friends on Friday, May 20, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A celebration of life will follow at 11:00 am in the funeral home. Burial will follow at North Bingham Cemetery in Pennsylvania. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to any charity of the donor’s choice. To leave online condolences, please visit www.embserfuneralhome.com.