Roy P. Washill

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Full Name
Roy P. Washill

Date of Birth
Sunday, June 2nd, 1946

Date of Death
Thursday, December 9th, 2021

Obituary/Notice

Roy P. Washill, age 75, of Erie, passed away on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at Brevillier Village.


He was born in Braddock, PA on June 2, 1946, a son of the late Cyril M. and Eveline Pouder Washill.


Roy graduated from Punxsutawney Area Senior High School. He went on to attend and graduate from Duquesne University earning a B.MUS in Music and from Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago, IL earning a Master’s of Divinity.


He officiated at Zion’s Lutheran Church in Erie, PA from 1978 to 1998, Zion Lutheran Church in Indiana, PA as the Senior Pastor from 1998 to 2008 and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Erie as the interim Pastor from 2008 to 2015.


He was an elementary music teacher in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese and worked part-time playing the French horn in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He was a church musician and among his many talents played the organ and was a choir master at the Lutheran Churches and Synod. He sat on boards and committees of numerous community and church organizations as well.


He is survived by his wife, Lois J. Getman Washill; a daughter, Catherine J. Washill-Logan and her fiancé Dennis W. Martin II; a grandson, Jeffrey A. Logan; and a sister-in-law, Patricia “Max” Mitchell, all of Erie, Pa. and numerous cousins.


Friends may call at Luther Memorial Church Parlor, 225 West 10th Street, Monday, December 13, 2021 from 3 p.m. until time of Closing Prayers at 7:30 p.m. conducted by the Very Rev. Melinda Hall, Dean of St. Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral. The funeral service will be held at Luther Memorial Church Tuesday, December 14, 2021 at 1 p.m. The Rev. Michael Lozano, Bishop of Northwestern PA Synod, ELCA, The Rev. Brenda Martin, and the Rev. Harold Jacobson will co-officiate. All clergy are invited to Vest for the service, color will be white. CDC Guidelines will be followed and masks are required.  

The service will be live streamed to the public at www.YouTube/LutherMemorialChurch,Erie,PA.


Inurnment will take place in Luther Memorial’s Columbarium at a future date.


Arrangements have been entrusted to the Burton Quinn Scott Cremation and Funeral Services, Inc., Wintergreen, 2532 Norcross Road, Erie.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to Bethany Outreach, 254 E 10th St, Erie, PA 16503.


Calling Hours

When
Monday, December 13th, 2021 3:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Address
Luther Memorial Church - 225 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16501

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Service Information

When
Tuesday, December 14th, 2021, 1:00 PM

Address
Luther Memorial Church - 225 West 10th Street Erie, PA 16501

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On-Call 24 hours Business Office: 602 W 10th Street, Erie, PA 16502