Edwin L. Surrena


Edwin L. "Ed" Surrena, 72, of Mercer, passed away at 9:35 a.m. Monday, July 8, 2019, in his home after a six-month illness, surrounded by his family.
He was born in Bedford on Sept. 28, 1946, to Wayne L. and Alene Beegle Surrena.
Ed was a 1964 graduate of Grove City High School. He began his career at Bashline Company and then moved on to the Pennsylvania State Police Academy, retiring after 25 years of service.
Ed was a member of the Brady Paul Lodge #54 and a member of the National Guard for approximately six years. Ed was a longtime member of Trinity Presbyterian Church in Mercer.
He was an avid golfer, fisherman, and hunter with a deep appreciation for classic cars (especially his 1965 red GTO). Ed was a Pittsburgh sports enthusiast.
Ed is survived by his wife of 26 years, Ann Robinson Surrena; one daughter: Amy Surrena and her fiancé Jimmy Miller of St. Joe, Ind.; one son: Jason Surrena and his wife Cassandra of Philadelphia; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
His parents preceded him in death.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a favorite charity.

Edwin L., 72, of Mercer.
Visitation: None, per Ed's wishes.
Family service: Private, at CUNNINGHAM FUNERAL HOME, INC., 144 S. Pitt St., Mercer, 16137, with his immediate family at their convenience, with Dr. Catherine Craley and Dr. William P. Crooks officiating.
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Daryl Dniels
Jul 16, 2019
Sincere condolences to Ann and family. Ed and I were classmates at GCHS. He cared about people. In his work. Even in retirement, I am thankful to have known him.
Bill Marquis
Jul 10, 2019
My sincere condolences to Ed's family. I had the pleasure working with Ed at the Mercer Station in the 80's. He was an excellent trooper who just did the job and never complained. Always professional. Rest in peace in arms of God.
Edward Surrena
Jul 10, 2019
We were not real close but you were a cousin haven't seen you in a long time we went to school together your family has my deepest sympathy you were a good guy.
Steve Cessna
Jul 09, 2019
He was a great guy, seen more of him in our younger years, always teased him and his cousin Perry b/c of them being state troopers, thank you for your service and being a loved cousin. RIP❤️
Jim Sopher
Jul 09, 2019
Very sorry for your loss. Ed will be missed, a lot of great memories hunting, golfing and from camp
Karl and Fran Cessna
Jul 09, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. We have many good memories. ❤️🙏
Patsy and Bob Heath
Jul 09, 2019
We will miss you Ed and our backyard conversations. You were a special neighbor who was instrumental in helping us adjust to our move to Mercer . You and Ann were exceptional neighbors. May you be at peace in God's arms.
Robin Robinson
Jul 09, 2019
Ann, Jason, and Amy, I’m so sorry for all of you! Ed was a special cousin to all of us Cessnas, he will be greatly missed. We have wonderful memories of him from our childhood. You will all be thought of deeply❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️