Earl E. Wilber

Born: Thu., Jun. 18, 1942
Died: Fri., Nov. 24, 2017


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SMETHPORT — Earl E. Wilber, 75, of Route 46, passed away at home on Friday (Nov. 24, 2017) surrounded by his family and his beloved dog “Skippy,” following a long and courageous battle with cancer.
Born June 18, 1942, in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Harry and Esther Saverline Wilber. He was a graduate of the Otto-Eldred High School, Class of 1961. He married Mary E. Cochran Billyard, who survives.
He was employed by the American Refining Group in Bradford, which was formerly known as Kendall Refinery and Witco Refinery, for over 33 years prior to retiring in 2002 due to health issues.
He was a lifetime member of the  Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2497 of Smethport and a member of the VFW Post 212 of Bradford; as well as the Fraternal Order of Eagles # 2432 of Bradford and the Limestone, NY, Fireman's Club.
Since his retirement he has greatly enjoyed hunting and riding his four-wheeler with his best friend, Dick Collins of Rixford. He enjoyed spending time with his friends and going anywhere with his beloved dog, “Skippy.”
In addition to his wife he is survived by three sons, William T. (Tiffany) Wilber in Florida, Timothy E. (Leianne) Wilber of Smethport and Kristopher A. (Malia) Wilber of Bailey, Colo.; three daughters, Cammy McGhee of Erie, Dianna Billyard of South Orange, N.J., and Sheryl Wilber of Machias, N.Y.; 10 grandchildren, Hunter Wilber, Austin and Colby Wilber, Jessica Hunt, Wayne and Michael Fagan, Chelsey Wilber, Kenneth Cheizewiczs, Chesney, Chelsey and Sara Wilber; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Mae (Mick) McMurtrie of Bradford and Cyndie Perry in Virginia; and two brothers, Del (Judy) Wilber in Florida and Roy (Nancy) Wilber of Bradford; as well as many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Wilber; a grandson, Keith Alan McGhee; and a granddaughter, Janda Hunt; as well as three brothers, Jerry, Bill and Jim Wilber.
At  Earl’s request there will be no visitation; a celebration of Earl’s life will be held at a later date and time to be announced.
Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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