Eugene G. Schwanke

Born: Tue., Aug. 30, 1938
Died: Sun., Mar. 4, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 07, 2018
Location: Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc.

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thu., Mar. 08, 2018
Location: Russell United Methodist Church

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 08, 2018
Location: Russell United Methodist Church

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Eugene G. Schwanke, 79, of Warren, died Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Warren Manor.  Eugene was born August 30, 1938, in Warren, PA. He was the son of the late Carl L. and Bernice (Waite) Schwanke

Gene was a 1957 graduate of Warren High School and served in the Army National Guard.  He was employed as a draftsman with the former Pittsburgh Demoine Steel Company, Dorcon, Struthers Wells Corporation and the Warren Erection Company.  Gene was a member of the Moose Lodge and was a former 32nd Degree Mason the Joseph Warren Lodge #0726 Free and Accepted Masons.  A gifted vocalist, Gene was also a bass singer in the Conewango Clippers Barbershop Quartet and served as the director of the Sweet Adelines.  He was also involved in several other Barbershop Quartets.  In his younger years, Gene coached Warren Little League and the Hot Stove League.

He is survived by three sons, John Schwanke, and wife, Kelly, of Scandia, Mark Schwanke, and wife, Faye, of Russell, and David Schwanke, and wife, Bonnie, also of Russell; one brother, Donald Schwanke, of Greenhurst, NY; 11 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Gene was preceded in death by a son, Todd “Birdman” Schwanke; and brother, Wayne Schwanke.

Friends will be received at the Peterson-Blick Funeral Home, Inc. 1003 Penn. Ave. E., Warren, on Wednesday, March 7, from 6 to 8 p.m., and at the Russell United Methodist Church, 19 N. Main St., Russell, on Thursday, March 8, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m, at which time a funeral service will be held there.

Private burial will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those wishing to make a memorial contribution should consider the Conewango Clippers Barbershop Quartet, C/O John Shaughnesy, 8 Glenwood St, Warren, PA 16365.

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Harold Bennett
   Posted Tue March 06, 2018
Sorry about your dad's passing. Just know he is in a better place and not suffering. Thinking and praying for you buddy.


Kevin & Pam Martin
   Posted Wed March 07, 2018
To the entire Schwanke family,

We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. You are all in our thoughts and prayers during this time.


Kevin & Pam Martin

Jim Stearns
   Posted Mon March 12, 2018
Schwanke Family,

I was sorry yo hear of Gene's passing. Gene was a very good friend, and we had many good times together. I am sorry that I was unable to attend the funeral, I am having trouble with my eyes and could not get there.

Shirley Harmon
   Posted Sun March 18, 2018
Faye Schwanke, sorry to read of Gene's passing.

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