Clarence E. “Ed” Troutner

Clarence E. “Ed” Troutner, 92, of Westfield, N.Y., passed away Friday morning, Jan. 8, 2021, at Absolut Care of Westfield.

He was born in Little Cooley, Pa., on Jan. 25, 1928, the son of the late Paul and Madelyn (Hutchison) Troutner.

He attended New Richmond elementary and high school, he also volunteered in the U.S. Army-Air Corp in 1945, preceding the end of World War II. He was stationed at Yokota and Osaka airbases in Japan, after the war’s end, as a navigator and radio operator on the B-29 aircraft for the Fifth Air Force.

After meeting his future wife, Lois Gail Lang at a square dance, they courted and got married on April 28, 1951, in Teepleville, Pa. They were married for 47 years until her passing on Jan. 4, 1998.

He worked at Talon, Inc. in Meadville, Pa.. for over 20 years, starting as a machine operator and eventually becoming a line foreman. He relocated to Westfield, N.Y. during the 1960s and worked with his brother, Paul Troutner until his passing. They were partners in a small appliance repair business as serviceman. In the mid 1960s he took a job with the Westfield Electric Department as a radio operator and dispatcher. Eventually, he became the township electric line supervisor.

After retiring from the village around 1988, he worked a short time with Growers Co-op as a tow motor driver. He also worked at the Barcelona Harbor, Daniel Reed Pier as the harbormaster for about 10 years.

He was an avid fisherman, hunter and a lifetime member of the Westfield Fish and Game Club.

Ed is survived by a daughter, Cindy Lee (Charles) DuGan from Kennesaw, Ga.; a son, Bradley D. (fiance Rebecca S. Greggs) Troutner of Westfield; six cherished grandchildren: Gareth, Casey and Katie DuGan and Alyssa, Madelyn and Cody Troutner; a brother, Eugene Troutner of Cascabel, Ariz.; two sisters: Lois (Gary) Scott of Schertz, Texas and Joanne (Norman) Dempsey of Guy Mills, Pa.; two great-grandchildren: Michael Dyck and Harleigh DuGan; also survived by his dear friend and longtime buddy, Sue Sortore of Westfield.

Ed was preceded in death by a son, Norman E. Troutner on March 28, 1998.

Friends may call at the Mason Funeral Home 37 Clinton St., Westfield, on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, from 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.. Burial will be made in the Roselawn Memorial Gardens, Meadville, Pa.

Memorial contributions in Ed’s honor may be made to the Patterson Library, 40 S. Portage St., Westfield, NY 14787.

To share a condolence or a remembrance with Ed’s family go to www.masonfuneral.com.