Roland Levesque

Roland Levesque

Roland “Frenchie” Levesque, 87, of Blairsville, passed away Friday, June 14, 2019, at Greensburg Care Center, Greensburg.

A son of Joseph and Leda (Marquis) Levesque, he was born June 1, 1932, in Epping, N.H.

Mr. Levesque was a member of the Homer City United Methodist Church, Black Lick Sportsmen Club, International Brotherhood of Electric Workers and Westinghouse Veterans Association.

He worked 39 years at Blairsville Westinghouse Specialty Metals, retired in 1993 and was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War.

He was excellent in woodworking and enjoyed bowling, horseshoes, hunting and following the Steelers.

Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Evelyn M. (Steffy) Levesque, whom he married June 5, 1954; four children: Valerie DeMarines (Dan), of Greensburg; Jack Levesque (Dawn), of Blairsville; Jerry Levesque, of Whitney, Texas; and Lori Joseph (Tim), of LaPlata, Md.; 11 grandchildren: Matt DeMarines, Mark DeMarines, Brandon Levesque, Joe Levesque, Janelle Williams, Meagan Levesque, Cassie Crusan, Alexander Joseph, Christopher Joseph, Anderson Joseph and Samuel Joseph; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Germaine LeBanc, of Exeter, N.H.

Roland was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers: Adrian, Robert, Rene and Roger; two sisters: Teresa Averill and Simone Sisson; and a great-grandson, Carter Joseph.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Shoemaker Funeral Home Inc., 49 N. Walnut St., Blairsville, where the Rev. Katrina Laude will conduct a funeral service at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment will be in Blairsville Cemetery, Blairs-ville.

Military services will be accorded by Blairsville VFW Post No. 5821 and American Legion Post No. 0407.

Memorial donations may be made to www.outsidethelines.org in memory of Roland Levesque.

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