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Dr. Paul Everett Peirsel, M.D.

April 9, 1947 ~ August 31, 2021 (age 74)


Dr. Paul Everett Peirsel, M.D., 74, of Meadville died Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at Wesbury United Methodist Community.


He was born April 9, 1947 in Detroit, MI a son of Kenneth and Bonnie Foster Peirsel.  He married Charlotte K. “Charlie” Crider September 29, 1978 and she preceded him in death March 7, 2021.


He was a graduate of Cass Tech High School for the Gifted and Talented, Wayne State University and the University of Michigan Medical School where he was 3rd in his class and was a member of the first medical program for the specialty in Emergency Medicine.  He served his residency at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn, NY and helped establish the Twin Lakes Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center in Somerset, PA.  He moved to Meadville in 1995 where he helped to establish the Wound Care Clinic at Meadville Medical Center.


He was a member and Deacon of First Presbyterian Church and a former member of the Meadville Rotary Club.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing and sailing.


Survivors, include:  five children, Wendy Chavez (Randy) of Dallas, TX, April Kretchman (Tim) of Meyersdale, PA, Matthew Peirsel of Phoenixville, PA, Mark Peirsel (Melanie) of Meadville and Luke Peirsel (Dana) of Pittsburgh; twelve grandchildren, Chantelle Ankeny (Joshua), Noah Ansell, Conner Chavez, Carter Chavez, Emily Sayler, Tim Kretchman, Joshua Kretchman, Elizabeth Sayler, Sydney Peirsel, Owen Peirsel, Evelyn Peirsel and Logan Peirsel; two great grandchildren, Griffin Ankeny and Charlotte Rhenlee Ankeny; four siblings, William Peirsel (Laurel), Sandy Peirsel, Elizabeth Lovas (Todd) and Kenneth Peirsel and nieces and nephews.


In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents.


Calling hours will be Thursday, September 2, 2021 from 5-7 p.m. at the Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc., 581 Chestnut Street, Meadville.  The funeral service will be Friday, September 3, 2021 at 10 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty Street, Meadville with Rev. Dr. Brian K. Jensen, Pastor, officiating.  The service will be available livestreamed at:


In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials be made to First Presbyterian Church, 890 Liberty Street or Charlie’s Angels Scholarship, c/o The Wesbury Foundation, 31 N. Park Avenue, both of Meadville, PA 16335.


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September 2, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Robert W. Waid Funeral Home, Inc.
581 Chestnut Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Funeral Service
September 3, 2021

10:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Meadville
890 Liberty Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Video is available for this event


The Wesbury Foundation
31 N. Park Avenue, Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-332-9264

First Presbyterian Church
890 Liberty St., Meadville PA 16335
Tel: 1-814-333-2161

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