Eric John Allwine, 42

Eric John Allwine, 42, of Creston Ave., Ellwood City died unexpectedly on  Sunday, June 2, 2013 in the Emergency Room of the Ellwood City Hospital.

Born February 12, 1971 in New Castle, he was the son of John C. and Sandra Guy Allwine of Ellwood City.

Eric was the weigh master for Colonia-McCLymonds Trucking Co.  He loved playing the guitar and was the lead singer for “Twist of Fate”.  He was an avid Steeler Fan.  His most cherished time was spent with his family.

In addition to his parents, survivors include two daughters, Erica Allwine of Wampum, Morgan Allwine of New Castle; son. Johnny Allwine who is stationed with the US Army in Hawaii; two brothers,  Craig Allwine and Jason (Kim) Allwine, both of Ellwood City; sister, Natalie Allwine of Ellwood City; his loving companion, Stacy Dismuke of Ellwood City; and several nieces, nephews and a great nephew.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, Neil and Shirley Guy and John and Wanda Allwine.

Visiting hours will be held on  Thursday from 6-8 pm at the Marshall Funeral Home 200 Fountain Ave. Ellwood City.

Interment will follow in Slippery Rock Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

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8 thoughts on “Eric John Allwine, 42

  1. To the Allwine Family :
    Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of your Son, Father, Brother, Uncle.
    He was a wonderful person and always friendly no matter where he was or what he was doing.
    having had the pleasure of growing up together and knowing him now 30 some yrs later as a neighbor has been a pleasure.
    please take comfort in knowing he is in Gods hands now and at rest !
    Rest in Peace My Friend !
    Chris & Rich Newman

  2. We are so sorry for your loss.John,Sandy and family you have our prayers and thoughts.May you all find peace….

  3. John, Sandy, Craig, Jason, Natalie, and family. I am deeply saddened to hear of the loss of your son, and my friend and former bandmate Eric. I enjoyed the time we shared together years ago when we started the original “twist of fate” band, and have some fond memories of those days. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. God bless you all!

  4. i just wanted to say that Eric is a good man. it was pure luck having somone in my life as encouraging and joyfull as he. one can say he gave me insparation to play guitar to my fullest. you will be missed. never forgotten. love you bro. God bless.

  5. Eric, I’ll sure miss you, buddy! The fact that you’re not here is really messed up, and has affected a lot of people! Reflection. Remembrance. Laughing one minute, then being really sad the next. I don’t know how many times in the last week that people told me: “I heard that song on the radio that you guys used to play, and it made me cry!” How many times we’d form and reform Twist Of Fate. It’s still so hard for me to get a grip that we won’t be playing again… all those practices in the basement… Cinnamon Girl – Locomotive Breath – “And now here’s something really “Good”. The song that keeps playing over and over in my mind is “Don’t you- Forget about me. Don’t, Don’t, Don’t, Don’t. Don’t you- Forget about me!” Hey, ya know what… I’m getting Twist Of Fate tattooed on my arm in my skeleton drummer’s bass drum tomorrow as a twisted sort of tribute to you. Rest in peace, my friend… I’ll see you some day. “Keep on rockin’ in the next world!”

  6. My dearest brother, I love you so much. Each day that passes brings me another day closer to seeing you again. There are no words to describe the hurt that I feel. God brought you home but left a void in my soul that will never heal. I hope you have peace now. I will miss our talks, laughs and hugs. I can already feel you next to me. I know Grandpa Neil is smiling right now. When my phone rings I think it is you calling, I long to hear your voice. I have no idea how I will live day to day without you by my side. You made me a better person! The stories that I have been hearing about you makes me feel how much you were loved. As I write this the door bell just rang and nobody is here. Uncle Alan and I looked at each other and knew it was you messing with us. Rest, now my brother, you are in a much better place. We will meet again ( I hope soon) and I know when those gates open you will be there with your arms wide open and I will come running. I love you with every beat of my heart. Your favorite sister, Natalie!

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