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 Lavern "Jake" Walmer

April  4, 1960 - March 10, 2014


Jake Walmer

Lavern "Jake" Walmer, age 53, passed away at his home on Monday, March 10, 2014, from the results of a brain tumor diagnosed in 2009. Born on April 4, 1960, in Erie, Pa., Jake was a son of Loretta Brace Walmer and the late Charles Walmer.

He married the former Penny Stafford on October 12, 1985, and she remains to mourn his loss. Jake graduated from General McLane High School and Erie County Vo-Tech in 1978. He started working at Walmer Trucking in his early teens, and began driving dump trucks at the age of 16. He went on to work for Frank Tucci Trucking and for Rohrer Trucking, as well as other companies, before owning Lavern Walmer Trucking for the past 17 years.

Jake enjoyed watching his daughter's softball games, playing golf with his friends and bowling. As a bowler, Jake threw a perfect 300 game and a high series of 771. Jake is survived, in addition to his wife - Penny Stafford Walmer of Cambridge Springs and his mother - Loretta Brace Walmer of Cambridge Springs, by two daughters - Niki (Brett) Stoll of Kalamazoo, Mich. and Jamie Walmer, living at home; a son - Matt Walmer of Akron, Ohio; a brother - Rick Walmer of Cambridge Springs; two sisters - Shirley Wozniak (Felix) of Edinboro and Tracy Walmer (Joe Van Hoyweghen) of Waterford; and his father-in-law - Neal Stafford of Cambridge Springs.

Jake was preceded in death by his father - Charles Walmer and his mother-in-law: Darlene Stafford. Services handed by the Van Matre Family Funeral Home, in Cambridge Springs,
Reverend James Calender, pastor of the First Church of God, in Cambridge Springs, officiated. Jake is laid to rest in Venango Cemetery.

This website was created in his honor and to preserve all memories.
Please email your photos and memories to    Memories of Jake Walmer

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March 10, 2015

Its been one year since you left this Earth. Your family thinks of you and remembers you.

Although we can't see you, we know you are watching over us and include you in our daily lives.



Stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas, Jake! 
This first Christmas without you is going to be terribly difficult,
but Iím so thankful that Penny and Jamie are able to come celebrate with us for the traditional Christmas Eve dinner at momís. 
I know youíll be there in our hearts and we want you to know how much you are loved and missed everyday.
Keep watching over us and give Dad our love!!



December  2014






A letter from Jake to all the family...RIP

From Shirley, Larry and family


Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
Peace, Prayers and Blessings,
Peter & Patti Held


My sympathy to my dear friend Penny and her daughters and to all of you who loved and knew Jake. He fought a long and difficult battle and he is no longer in pain. Our time here is very short and you will all be with him again in Heaven. The love he gave you will stay with you and give you strength and is much stronger than the loss you feel. He is at peace and will always be in your hearts until you are together again.
Susan Anton


My condolences go out to you and your family. May God comfort you all and give you peace during this difficult time.
Doug Miller


From Face book

Mark Brazel - Sorry for your loss
Kris Williams  - Oh Tracy, I am so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you & your family... and sending a hug your way.
Lou Vullo  - Very sorry for your loss... My prayers are with you and your family today
Sheila Nordin -  Skidder with a kind heart and great smile is the way I will always remember him.
Glad I'm here in McKean for this time of loss for your whole family.
Connie Bradley  - Sorry for your loss Tracy...many prayers to you and your family!
Paula Songer Matney  - I'm so sorry to hear of your lost. May God give you and your family strength and peace. Love you lady.
Shirley J Walmer  - Jake was a great guy, will surely be missed by all.. your all in my thought and prayers. Remember all the good times.
Also glad I am in PA at this sad time.
Anna O'Friel  - Sorry for your loss Tracy
Kris Horner  - So sorry to hear. Please send my love to the family.
Lori Twardowski Raper -  im so sorry for your loss
Tammy Cravener Billings -  I saw this in the paper this morning and was going to e-mail you. So sorry for your loss.
Arron Petermann  - I'm so very sorry for your loss.
Tenderrlee Little  - Sorry for your loss Tracy
Mary Schneider  - I am so sorry. He was a good man. He is with my sister Nancy. We lost her Jan. 19 of this year. My heart is fill off sadness.
Lost a sister and now a cousin. I send my love.
Tammy List-Brown  - Im so sorry for you and your family. Big hug.
Todd Sturga  - So sorry Tracy.
Kerri Chipman Davies  - I am so sorry for your loss Tracy........
Aaron Corwin  - So sorry....
Deanna Efird  - I am so sorry...I'll be praying for comfort for you and your family. XO
Brenda Gass  - So sorry prayers r with all of u..sending lots of love
Sue McLaughlin  - I am so sorry about your loss Tracy. Hugs to all


To my brother Jake; your long, hard battle has ended. May you rest in peace. The pain and confusion has left. You were loved by many and you can tell by the wonderful family here to grieve your passing. As you fought your fight to hold on you have shown a strength from deep with in you. My bother dear, it is time for you to be at peace . To my sister in law Penny Walmer; Your love for Jake was always apparent. As you two always walked hand in hand, your love seemed to seep from every pore of your bodies. Your strength and love has been commendable through out the years and through Jakes illness. God Bless you. I am so sorry for the loss of your loving husband and companion. To my nieces Niki and Jamie; I don't have to tell you how much you were loved. I know the loss of your Dad is tearing you two apart. Always remember the good times. Your love for each other and your Mom and Dad will get you through the rough days ahead. I am sorry for the loss of a wonderful man, your Dad
Shirley Wozniak
Sue McLaughlin  - So sorry Shirley! Hugs to you all

Lizz Lamont  - my thoughts and prayers are with u and your family...may u all find peace..

Debbie Lynch Sickles  - Shirley our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Jake was a great guy and he will be missed.

LeAnne Moore Sanner  - My sincere sympathy to you and your family Shirley! GOD BLESS

Tom Woolslayer  - Sorry for your loss Shirley. You are in our prayers.

Cheryl Heynoski -  I'm sorry for your family's loss my prays are with all of you

Anne Kaye -  Sorry to hear of your loss shirley. Sending you bunches of hugs and prayers.

Shelly Turner  - So sorry Shirley. I'm praying for you, our mom and the whole family. Rest in Paradise Jake!

Lisa Zimmerman  - Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. He was a remarkable man, with a big heart, and will be missed deeply. Let the wonderful memories you share get you through this most difficult time. We are here for you if you need a shoulder. Love to all!


Ricky and Walmer Family,
I had the honor and privilege to have known and worked with Jake for many years. He was on of a kind, truly one of the nicest gentlemen I have ever met. My sincere condolences and may God give you strength in your time of loss.
Bob Lieder Jr, Pleasantville, Pennsylvania


March 11, 2014
Ricky and Walmer Family,
I had the honor and privilege to have known and worked with Jake for many years. He was one of a kind, truly one of the nicest gentlemen I have ever met. My sincere condolences and may God give you strength in your time of loss.
March 11, 2014
Loretta and Family, you are so in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. Jake was such a good man. He will be greatly missed. Love you all!
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Loretta and Family, you are so in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry for your loss, Jake was such a good man. He will be greatly missed.
Love you all !!
Cindy Pyle, Erie Pennsylvania


Loretta & family - we are so sorry for your loss - our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Lil & Chris Kavala, Holiday Florida


While our hearts are filled with sadness that you've left us behind, go in peace my friend to the place where there is no pain. Love and miss you always. Tracy Walmer


Aunt Olive messaged me and told me of Jake's passing. I created this webpage in his honor. To his family and friends I send my condolences.

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