Edward Loreman, 89, of 21 D & H Avenue Riverside PA went to be with his
Savior on Saturday, June 27, 2009 at the Nazareth Memory Center at Maria
Joseph Manor Danville PA. He was born May 14, 1920 in Danville PA the son
of the late Grant and Effie Brown Loreman.
educated in the Danville School System. He enlisted in the United States
Army in 1939 and trained new recruits for two years. He then was called to
active duty in 1943 serving in the European Theatre. Reverend Loreman held
every rank in the United States Army from Private to Major retiring from
both active duty and from the reserves in 1965.
He was a
self-employed painting contractor until 1967, when he entered the ministry.
He served as pastor of several United Methodist Churches including Irish
Valley, Clearfield, Mt. Pleasant Mills, Williamsport and Mifflinville,
retiring in 1983.
Loreman shared his faith, love and commitment to his Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ, through ventriloquism using Willie Witness. He was a member of St.
Peter’s United Methodist Church in Riverside PA and the Danville Lions
Club. He enjoyed playing his guitar, music and oil painting.
Loreman just recently celebrated 68 years of marriage to Frances L. Bebb
Loreman on June 14, 2009. He is also survived by one son, David Loreman of
Bloomsburg PA and one daughter, Barbara Wands and her husband Ken of
affectionately known as “Popoo” by his six grandchildren; Karen, Deborah,
Ken, Jr., Cate, Erin and Connie along with his 15 great-grandchildren. He
was preceded in death by two daughters; Connie Jean Loreman in infancy in
1958 and Alice Duttinger in 2006. He was preceded in death by two brothers;
John Loreman and Clinton “Bud” Loreman.
A Celebration of his life will be held
Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 11:30 AM at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church
240 Sunbury Road Riverside PA. Burial will follow in Elan Memorial Park
Bloomsburg PA. Friends will be received from 10:30 AM until the time of
service at the church. Military rites will be accorded by Montour County
Veterans Association. The family will provide flowers. Memorial
contributions may be made to Nazareth Memory Center at Maria Joseph Manor
610 Schoolhouse Road Danville PA 17821. Arrangements are under the
direction of the Visneski Funeral Home 10 W Mahoning Street Danville PA.