Lester R. Lovell

Lester R. Lovell, 78, of Jersey Shore, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at his home.

Born July 25, 1934, in Elkland, Pa., he was a son to the late Lewis and Gladys (Kio) Lovell.

Lester enjoyed fishing, gardening and hunting. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

Surviving are a son, Thomas (Helen) Lovell; six daughters, Sherry Edwards, Lestra (David) Eichelberger, Nancy (Clifford) Lewis, Helen (Daniel) Gutshall, Mary (Melvin) Pepperman and Kathy (Michael) Nudd; 16 grandchildren including Julie, who took special care of her grandfather; 15 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Edith Lockamy and Cecilia Pierce.

He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Helen E. Thomas; a grandson, Jason Lovell; two brothers and seven sisters.

A memorial service will be held 6 p.m. Tuesday at Frederick B. Welker Funeral Home, 125 N. Main St., Jersey Shore. A visitation will be held from 5 p.m. until the time of service at the funeral home. The family requests that all friends dress casually.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Lester’s name may be made to the charity of your choice.