Calling Hours:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 4:30-6:30pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA

Funeral and Committal Service:
Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 6:30pm
Loutzenhiser-Jordan Funeral Home and Cremation
Services, Inc., 366-368 S. Main St., Greenville, PA
Rev. Aaron Lego, officiating
Pastor of Grace Chapel Community Church

Greenville VFW Post #3374 will render military
honors at the conclusion of the service.

Burial will be private in America's Cemetery, Hermitage, PA

Roy E. Wedlake, Jr., age 93, of  Greenville, passed away Sunday morning, June 3, 2018 in The Grove at Greenville. 

He was born in New Philadelphia, OH on August 25, 1924 a son of Roy E. and Hazel O. (Steitz) Wedlake.  He attended Sharon High School and served his country in the United States Army where he was a Staff Sergeant from 1943-1946 and served in the Korean War from 1950-1951.  Roy would entertain the troops by whistling and in 1947 he won a whistling contest at the Palace Theater in Youngstown on the Horace Heights and his Musical Knights Show.

He was the owner/operator of Roy's ESSO, Greenville for 11 years and was employed at the former Steel Car, Greenville for 25 years. He was a life member of the Greenville VFW #3374, and the American Legion Post #140.

He attended Grace Chapel Community Church, Hermitage and enjoyed rooting for the Cleveland Browns. He was an avid golfer and

on his 62nd birthday he celebrated by playing 62 holes while walking the Pine Hill Golf Course in 6 hours and 27 minutes.

Roy and his wife, the former Shirley R. Blaire, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on February 7, 2018. In addition to his wife, he is also survived by his children; Bobbi L. Wedlake of Greenville, and Kenneth E. Wedlake and his wife Tracy of Buffalo, NY, three grandchildren, Kelly Sharp, Diana Linton, and Kristina Kidd and four great grandchildren, Bryana Linton, Dayna Jancsar, Ethan Kidd, and Paige Kidd.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, David H. Wedlake, a daughter-in-law, Kathie Wedlake, two brothers, Harry Wedlake and Russell Wedlake, a sister, Geraldine Burns.



  1. Jack and Linda Foster Jack and Linda Foster
    June 4, 2018    

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to all of the Wedlakes!! Roy painted a beautiful picture for us of our beloved Loons, which we still have! He was a great father and father-in-law to our dear friends Ken and Tracy. I always wished I had a dad like him!! Linda and Jack Foster

  2. Mike Strosser Mike Strosser
    June 4, 2018    

    I loved him.
    Golfed with him many times walking.
    Always had the next club out of the bag before he got to the ball.
    Always watched me when I played alone when he worked out there.
    Thought I might need a witness if I got a hole in one.
    Never got one.

  3. Howard VanWye Sr. Howard VanWye Sr.
    June 4, 2018    

    What a great person. I knew him and his wife when I was a kid. As a matter of fact I ran away from home a few times and always went to Roys house. Wished he and Shirley were my parents. I’m sure he’ll be missed by all who ever knew him. God Bless you Roy.

  4. Fred and Charlene (Loreno) Peterson Fred and Charlene (Loreno) Peterson
    June 4, 2018    

    Dear Shirley and Family,
    Most of all I remember Roy’s kindness to us. He was very careful and precise in his work of groundskeeping, and showed the same great attention to detail in painting that he began in his later years. He painted a beautiful covered bridge scene that took 180 hours to complete as a gift to us. His patience and desire to please went into those hours of painting, and he always gave them away. Many good memories.

  5. Ina Daniello Ina Daniello
    June 4, 2018    

    Roy boy…loved that man! He always said I’m a hard worker but I could never keep up to him! He never stopped. He will definitely be missed and never forgot. My deepest heart felt condolences to the awesome family he leaves behind!

  6. Vicki Vandergrift Vicki Vandergrift
    June 4, 2018    

    We are so sorry to hear of Roy’s passing. He was a sweet soul. We both enjoyed serving him for years at the VFW. Our prayers are with you for the comfort and peace that only God can bring.

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