Brian P. Gisewhite, 39, of Centerville passed away Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., at UPMC Shadyside in Pittsburgh after a brief illness.

Brian was born on Aug. 8, 1980, in Meadville, to Ellie Pongratz and Michael Shevitz. He married Shasta Manross on Sept. 28, 2002.

He was a graduate of Meadville High School, Class of 1998.

Brian worked at Walmart, Advantage Sales and Marketing and was last employed at Frito-Lay in Meadville.

He was a volunteer for Maplewood PTO for 10 years, and was on the Penncrest School Board for the past year.

Brian was a family man and volunteered many hours of his time for his children.

He is survived by his wife, Shasta, of Centerville; two children, Sebastian and Charisma, both of Centerville; his mother Ellie Pongratz and companion Gary Fields of Maryland, and his father Michael Shevitz and wife, Suzi, of Franklin; three brothers, Jack Pongratz, of Meadville, Captain Jacob Shevitz and wife, Debbie, of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Corporal Quentin Shevitz and wife, Samantha, of Franklin; a sister Beth Pongratz, of Meadville; his mother-in-law Gloria Manross, of Titusville, and father-in-law Dan Manross and companion, Roberta Janson, of Titusville; a sister in law Shelby Cancilla and husband, Joe, of Waterford; and several nieces and nephews.

Brian was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Merle and Elizabeth Gisewhite; paternal grandparents, Walter Shevitz and Helen Myers; and his step maternal grandparents, Donald and Elaine Jacoby.

Family and friends may call at the Gordon B. Garrett Funeral Home Inc., 303 N. Washington St., Titusville, on Sunday, from 2 to 5 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted at 5 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made to the funeral home on behalf of the family at 303 N. Washington St. Titusville, or on Brian’s tribute page at

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