Edward “Ed” Clayton Kemena, 85, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, September 24, 2021, in the ER at Heritage Valley Sewickley. Ed was born in Sewickley on Jan. 19, 1936, one of two sons to the late Ernest and Mary Esther (Clayton) Kemena. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son Timothy Lee (surviving spouse Cheryl) Kemena and his brother Ernest (the late Darlene) Kemena. Beloved husband of 34 years to Marilyn “Dolly” Kemena; loving father of Deborah Lavely, Edward (Regina) Kemena, stepson Charles (Brenda) Edward Galloway III and stepdaughter Sandra (John III) Lee Galloway Veney; grandfather of seven and great grandfather of too many to count. Edward graduated from high school and went on to Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics which took him to U.S. Airways where he served and retired as a mechanic. Edward proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, and he also was proud to served in the U.S. Army Band, playing trombone. Edward learned from his father how to build homes. In fact, he built his own home and had helped his father build other homes in the hills of Bell Acres. He lived in that home all his life. He touted his 1967 light blue T-Bird to all the car shows especially Fridays with his stepdaughter. He enjoyed watching the Science Station, History Station, and Boxing. Come celebrate this man’s life on Tuesday visitation 4-8 at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. where service will be held on Wednesday at 11 A.M. Burial will follow at Economy Cemetery.
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