Ladell John Lydic, Sr., age 68, resident of 29811 Lee Road, Waterford, PA went home to be with the Lord unexpectedly on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Born on August 20, 1945 in Erie, PA, Ladell was a son of the late Ladell Gould Lydic and RoseEllen Shearer Lydic.

Lydic, Ladell John Sr.A graduate of Cambridge Springs High School in the Class of 1963, Ladell worked for Lord Corporation in Cambridge Springs retiring from there in 2008 as a maintenance technician after 29 years of employment. Ladell enjoyed working on cars, riding his motorcycle, and was a NASCAR fan. He was a member of the Church of Nazarene in Waterford.

Surviving Ladell is his wife – the former Allison Pearl Kimmy, whom he married November 19, 1993; a daughter – Sue Ellen Blair and her husband, Paul of Titusville; a son – Ladell John Lydic, Jr. and his wife, Brandy of Cambridge Springs; five stepsons – Robert F. Semerad of Waterford; Timothy Semerad of Erie; Nathan Blaede and his wife, Jean of Saegertown; Joseph Blaede and his wife, Linda of Elgin, PA; and Teddy Smith and his wife, Amy of Conneautville; and a step-daughter – Katrina Raver of Columbus, OH. Ladell is additionally survived by a sister-in-law – Hazel Lydic of Cambridge Springs; 22 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Ladell was preceded in death by a daughter – Della Lee Lydic, two step daughters – Patricia Blaede and Prudence Stancliff; and a brother – Ron Lydic.

Friends may call at the Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs on Tuesday, April 1st from 6:00 until 9:00. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday morning at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Gregory Jack, pastor of the Waterford Church of Nazarene, officiating.