Harry Eugene Carey
Harry Eugene "Gene" Carey, 91, of Sandy Lake, passed away on Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019, at UPMC Horizon Greenville.
Gene was born in Erie on March 5, 1928, to the late Ivan Henry and Bessie Marie Dilley Carey.
He was a 1945 graduate of Wesley High School and a 1946 graduate of the former Sandy Lake High School. Later he attended trade school to become a machinist and worked at GE in Erie, Bessemer, Vista Mill Works, and Adessa Auction.
Gene proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Force during the Korean Conflict.
Gene married his beloved wife, Emma Jo Ann Dickey, on Dec. 19, 1953. She preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 2011. Gene and his wife together owned and operated Carey's Transportation for 42 years, providing the buses for Lakeview School District.
Gene was a member of the Lakeview United Methodist Church and involved in many aspects over his years. He also was an avid bowler and shuffleboard player, looking forward to playing each week. He also enjoyed the outdoors, camping, and traveling. He belonged to the Second Wind Running Club of New Castle and ran many 5K races along with his son Gale, receiving many trophies for the races he ran.
Gene is survived by his son, Gale L. Carey and companion Rose Thomas of Sandy Lake; sister, Doris Mae Thompson of Maryville, Tenn.; brothers, Robert W. Carey and wife Doris of Millbrook, and Dale Carey and wife Lois of Grove City.
In addition to his parents and wife, Gene was preceded in death by his sister, Winifred Carey; a brother, Ronald Carey; and a brother-in-law, William Thompson.

Harry Eugene "Gene", 91, of Sandy Lake.
Calling hours: 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday (9-27-19) in BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 3236 S. Main St., Sandy Lake.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday (9-28-19) in the funeral home with Pastor Sally Bell, associate pastor of Methodists United in Faith, officiating. Full military honors will follow the service.
Interment: Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.BlackFuneralHomes.net.
Published on September 27, 2019


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