Dwight G. Saulsgiver, 58, of North Warren, Pa., died Monday, Dec. 3, 2018, at Veterans Administrative Hospital-Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pa., after an extended illness.
He was born Oct. 27, 1960, in Westfield, N.Y., the son of Gordon D. and Patricia Ann Davenport Saulsgiver of Lakewood, N.Y.
Dwight was a resident of Warren, Pa., for the past 22 years and was formerly of Lakewood, N.Y. He had served with the U.S. Army as a SP5 and was chef while in the service. Cooking for three presidents: Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush and in 1985 cooked for the Olympians.
He was a 1978 graduate of Southwestern High School, Jamestown N.Y., and graduated from Jamestown Community College earning an associates degree in human services. He was formerly employed with United Refining Company and was employed as a chef at numerous restaurants in Jamestown, N.Y. and Warren, Pa,, and produced beautifully decorated cakes. Dwight wrote beautiful poetry and was a published poet. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed building military models. Dwight served God and country with honor and is back to his heavenly home.
In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Tina Edward Saulsgiver of Pittsfield, Pa.; his companion, Laurie Koman of North Warren, Pa.; two children: Brittany Edward of Titusville, Pa., and Katrina Saulsgiver and fiance, Devon Willis of Pittsfield, Pa.; one brother, Dale Saulsgiver and wife, Kelley of Warren, Pa.; paternal great-grandmother, Emogene Saulsgiver of Panama, N.Y.; two grandchilden and another one on the way; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call at the New Creation Assembly of God Church, 116 S. Main Street, Jamestown, N.Y., on Monday, Dec, 10, 2018, from 10-11 a.m., followed by a funeral service with the Rev. Dr. William Blair, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Ashville-Maplegrove Cemetery, Ashville, N.Y. Full military honors will follow the funeral service at church with U.S. Army and the Jamestown Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 865 Honor Guard.
Those wishing to place memorials may do so through Kidney Foundation, c/o Kidney Transplant Department, 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016, or the Disabled American Veterans, Pittsburgh, PA VA Regional Office, 1000 Liberty Ave., Room 1606, Pittsburgh, P. 15222 or VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System, c/o Fisher House (family/patient residence), 1010 Delafield Road, Pittsburgh, PA., 15215
E-mail condolences may be sent by visiting www. lewisfuneralhomeinc.com,
The Donald E. Lewis Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.