Glenn E. Vest, age 83, of Harborcreek Twp., passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011, at St. Vincent Health Center. He was born in Pleasanton, Nebraska, July 15, 1927, a son of the late Richard Clyde and Delila Ann Smith Vest.

Glenn earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and a masters degree in engineering from Penn State University. He was employed as an Engineer with Erie General Electric, from 1954 until his retirement in 1987.

He holds three U.S. Patents, which are still used on locomotives today. Glenn was a Professional Engineer and belonged to the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the Quarter Century Club of G.E. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting and was active in model airplanes. He also liked square dancing and was a member of the Squaws and Paws Square dancing club, Presque Isle Dancers, Perry Squares, and Penn Shores Dance Club.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Lucile Loeffelholz Vest in 2007 and by two brothers, Walter and Richard Vest.

Survivors include two sons, Douglas Vest, wife Doris of Erie and Joseph Vest, wife Kellie of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.; a daughter, Evelyn Wedzikowski, husband John of Erie; eight grandchildren, John and Jennifer Wedzikowski, Scott Vest, wife Ashley and Andrew Vest, Jorden, Tayler and Nicole Vest and Joey Vest Jr.; great grandchildren, Cayden Vest, Nilyne Vest and Christine Rodriguez. Many nieces and nephews also survive.

Arrangements were handled by Brugger Funeral Homes and Crematory, Pine Avenue Branch, 845 East 38th St., Memorials may be made to the Regional Cancer Center, 2500 West 12th Street, Erie, 16505.

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