Emil E. Cehovin

Emil E. Cehovin, age 94, of Erie, passed away Wednesday, May 30, 2018 at Brevillier Village. He was born in James City, PA in February, 1924, son of the late Joseph and Angela Lizjak Cehovin.

Emil was a U.S. Army veteran during WWII, serving in the European Theater in the 310 Signal Corp, Ninth Army. He earned seven medals, including three Bronze Stars. Emil was employed as a City of Erie Police Officer. He was shot in the line of duty and former police sergeant and friend said, "They don't come like Emil too often. This is a guy that rookie cops can really learn something from." He retired from EPD in 1975. Emil's interests included hunting, fishing, gardening, woodcarving and watercolor painting.

In addition to his parents, Emil was preceded in death by his wife, of 51 years, Florence C. Cehovin, who passed away December 8, 1998; two brothers, Joseph and Boris Cehovin; one son, Emil Cehovin and one daughter, Diane Allen. He is survived by one son, Charles Cehovin (Kathy); one daughter, Margaret Glance (John); one granddaughter, Hollis Allen Malone (Joe); and five nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Brevillier Village for the wonderful care given to Emil.

According to Emil's wishes, there will be no calling hours observed. Private interment will be held at Wintergreen Gorge Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas Funeral Home, Inc., 2607 Buffalo Rd. Memorial contributions may be designated to the PA Soldiers and Sailors Home, 560 East 3rd Street, Erie, PA 16507 or the National Arbor Day Foundation at, or the Tamarack Wildlife Rescue, Cambridge Springs, 21061 Stull Road, Saegertown, PA 16433.

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