Eldred- Jeffrey Paul Love, 79, passed away peacefully at Cole Memorial Hospital after a long illness on Tuesday, January 03, 2023
Born on August 08, 1943, he is the son of Clark and Regina Love. On October 01, 1977, Jeff married the love of his life, Linda Stuchell in Smethport, at United Methodist Church. After their wedding, they made Eldred, Pa their home, where they raised three children, Sherri Lynn Noel of Belmont, John Clark Love of Bradford, and Jill Ann Wong of Ohio.
Jeff was raised in Farmers Valley and Smethport, Pa., where he graduated from Smethport Area High School. He also attended BOCES for the NY State Apprentice Program for Machine Operations. His employment history included a paper route as a child, Costas Grocery Store, Quaker State Oil Refinery, Ethan Allen Furniture, Carpentry/House Building, and Olean Tile Plant where he retired after 30 plus years of service.
He enjoyed spending time with his wife, family, extended family and church family. He loved tinkering and puttering in his garage, wood shop and basement, mowing his lawn, gardening, reading, and studying his bible. Loved sharing his love and knowledge of God. He enjoyed watching his American Flag flying as well as hunting.
Jeff is survived by his wife of 45 years, Linda, one brother, Darryl (Patricia) Love of Smethport; one sister in law, Rose (John) Collins of Texas, two daughters Sherri Lynn (Bill) Noel of Belmont, NY., and Jill Ann (Mario) Wong of Columbus, Ohio; one daughter in law Linda Kay Stephens of Erie, PA.; His grandchildren RJ and Zachery Noel, of Lowell, MA, Branden Love of Eldred, Ashley, Anthony, Alex and Danny Wong of Columbus, OH.; one Aunt, Jeanne Burgie of NC, and cousins Dawn (Steve) Wilkinson of NC and Bonnie (Larry) Malakie of Waterport NY., and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jeff was preceded in death by his parents, his son John Clark; one brother Gary Love; one sister in law Carol Love; one grand daughter Kassey Rene Madison and one grandson Christopher Adam Wong and seven other grandchildren who passed before birth.
A celebration of life for Jeffrey Love, who passed away on Jan. 3, 2023, is set for 10 a.m.-noon Saturday (Jan. 21, 2023) at the Sawyer Evangelical Church, followed by a noon memorial service will be held with the Rev. Homer Williams and the Rev. Larry Malaki co-officiating. A luncheon meal will be provided immediately following the service. All are welcome.
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