Dennis A. and Dorothea A. Schwabenbauer
Married for 72 years
SHIPPENVILLE Dennis A. Schwabenbauer, 97, and Dorothea A. Schwabenbauer, 94, of Shippenville, passed away six hours apart on Thursday, January 2, 2020.
Dennis, being the gentleman he was, let her go first. He was born on July 26, 1922, in Lucinda; son of the late Aloysius J. and Edith J. Gatesman Schwabenbauer.
She was born on November 8, 1925, in Lucinda; daughter of the late Edward and Theresa Schmader Steiner.
They were married on June 5, 1947, and just celebrated their 72nd anniversary.
Dennis served in the United States Army during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II and is survived by his close friend: Michael Seery, whom he served with.
Dennis worked most of his life as a self-employed truck driver and also worked for Knox Glass.
Dorothea worked as a bank teller at the First Seneca Bank in Shippenville for 21 years.
They both were members of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Clarion.
Dennis was also a member of the Goldwing Touring Association, riding until he was 89 years old; American Legion Post 66 of Clarion; and the Knights of Columbus.
Dorothea was a charter member of the Nydill Chapter of Embroiders Guild for 25 years and mastered many techniques of embroidering.
She also belonged to the Pennsylvania Ohio Needlepoint Guild for many years. Dorothea taught many types of embroidering classes for the Sawmill Center of the Arts in Cook Forest.
Dennis enjoyed listening to Bluegrass music and Dorothea enjoyed collecting art glass and stamps. They also enjoyed camping and traveling, especially to Alaska and Germany.
Dennis and Dorothea are survived by their two sons: Thomas A. Schwabenbauer and his wife, Angela, of Cranberry and Stephen M. Schwabenbauer and his wife, Debra, of Knox; eight grandchildren: Kyle Schwabenbauer and his wife, Kim; Lissa Strang and her husband, Steven; Corry Eisenman and his wife, Brittany; Jeremy Eisenman and his wife, Jennifer; Nicholas Schwabenbauer and his wife, Jessica; Joshua Schwabenbauer and his wife, Ashley; Zack Schwabenbauer; and Samantha Ferguson and her husband, JJ; 16 great- grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a special niece: Linda Steiner Mander and her husband, Chuck.
He is also survived by his brother: Arthur Schwabenbauer and his wife, Joan, of Coatesville; two sisters: Mary Jane Jadlocki and her husband, Robert, of North Carolina; and Diane Bauer and her husband, Ray, of Lucinda; and his sister-in-law: Freda Schwabenbauer of Clarion.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers: Leon, Regis, and Robert; and a sister: Alberta.
Dorothea was preceded in death by her parents; a sister: Grace; and two brothers: Edward and James.
Dennis and Dorothea were preceded in death by their son: Edward "Bear;" daughter: E. Annie; and a grandson: Adam.
The family received friends on Sunday, January 5, 2020, at the Robert V. Burns Funeral Home in Clarion.
Military Honors were accorded by American Legion Post 66 of Clarion in the funeral home on Monday, January 6, 2020, followed by Mass of Christian burial at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Rev. Monty Sayers, pastor presiding.
Interment was in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations or memorials can be made in their name to the Saint Joseph Catholic School or the Immaculate Conception Catholic School.