Peter "Pete" Scott Messenger

Peter “Pete” Scott Messenger, 63, of Albion, passed away unexpectedly due to natural causes on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at UPMC Hamot.  He was born December 2, 1955 in Erie, a son of the late James and Dorothy (Aldrich) Messenger.  Pete graduated from Fort LeBoeuf High School and he took pride in organizing recent Class of 1973 reunions.  He was a truck driver for Modern Industries for more than 30 years.  He was very active in the Nazarene Church, he was a past officer of the Sons of American Legion Squadron 285 in Waterford, and he was a participant with the Brothers Bowling Association, bowling annually with his brothers for the past 45 years.  Pete was a huge Mopar and Jeep fan, always attending the Mopar Show in Albion.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, and camping at Red Oak Campground in Warren, PA.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Messenger.  He is survived by his wife of nearly 31 years, Debbie (Lawson) Messenger, whom he married September 2, 1988, four children, Cindy Terlitsky and her husband, Chad, of Mill Village, Bradley Messenger and his wife, Allison, of Waterford, Carla Giddings and her companion, BJ Duryee, of Waterford, Andrew Messenger of Quincy, MA, four brothers, Dean Messenger and his wife, Jan, of Erie, Tom Messenger of Belleview, FL, Pat Messenger and his wife, Sue, of Waterford, Tim Messenger and his wife, Patty, of Erie.  Also surviving are seven grandchildren; Jordan, Alexa, Russell, Daniel, Sophia, Jessica and Austin, many nieces, nephews and friends.  Calling hours will be held at the Albion Church of the Nazarene, 4 miles West of Albion on Rt. 6N, on Sunday from 4pm-7pm, and on Monday from 10am until the time of a funeral service there at 11am with Rev. Wayne Hennen officiating.  Burial will follow in Albion Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Fort LeBoeuf Class of ’73 Reunion Fund c/o Kim Trott.  The Mattera Funeral Home, 188 East State Street, Albion, is handling the funeral arrangements.  To light a memory candle or leave a condolence, please visit 


Left by  “Dave, Sue, Kyle and Adam Crosby” on 07/21/2019

So sorry for your loss, prayers to the family.

Left by  “The Daugherty Family” on 07/20/2019

We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our sincere sympathies, and know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. May the Lord give you strength during this very difficult time and in the days ahead.
Love, Gary & Lisa Daugherty
Brendan & Christine Daugherty
and Family

Left by  “Bob Catlin” on 07/20/2019

Another good man gone waaaaay to soon. Condolences!

Left by  “Bob Catlin” on 07/20/2019

Another good man gone waaaaay to soon. Condolences!

Left by  “Melissa Osterberg” on 07/19/2019

Deb my thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family. I am so very sorry for your loss. Keeping you all in my thoughts

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