Obituaries

 

May 26, 2020

Larry E. SEELEY, 74, of Belmont, NY, died Friday, May 22, 2020 in his home.  Born November 29, 1945, in Waverly, he was the son of William B. and Marie Preston Seeley.

He was married to the former Marie Thomas, who survives.  Larry was employed by Ulysses Boro for 31 years, retiring in 2010.  He was a former member of the Genesee Rod & Gun Club.  An outdoorsman, Larry enjoyed hunting, archery, and fishing.  Larry was known for telling jokes and his red Chevy truck.

Surviving besides his wife of 32 years, Marie, are:  a son, Larry G. Seeley of KY;  five grandchildren, Brandon Gleason, Brett Gleason, Larry “Buddy” Seeley, Morgan (Cory) Corwin, and Abby McMullen;  five great-grandchildren;  three brothers-in-law, Frank Budde of Newport, PA, Elmer Thomas of Wellsville, and Lyle Thomas of Scio;  two sisters-in-law, Eloise Chapman of Wellsville and Sheila Thomas of Scio;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sons, Scott A. Seeley and Kevin Michael Seeley;  a daughter, Tracy L. Gleason;  and a brother, William Seeley, Jr.

The immediate family will hold a private viewing and funeral at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Mr. Naysim Simon will officiate.  Burial will be in Fairlawn Cemetery, Scio.

A live webcast for the public will be available 1:00 PM, Thursday, May 28, 2020 on www.olneyfoust.com at the bottom of Larry’s obituary page.

Memorials may be made to SPCA serving Allegany County, P.O. Box 381, Wellsville, NY 14895.

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Edwin Gerald SHERMAN, 80, of Whitesville, NY, died Thursday, May 21, 2020 in the VA Medical Center, Buffalo, NY.  Born November 8, 1939, in Cortland, he was the son of Percy James and Ruth Margaret Pembleton Sherman.  On October 15, 1964, in Richburg, he married the former Linda Carrie Huntoon, who predeceased him on February 18, 2003.  A graduate of Bolivar High School, he served honorably with the US Army from 1961 – 1966 and with the US Air Force from 1966 until his retirement in 1981.  He was employed by Fitzpatrick’s Poultry Farms in Whitesville.  Ed was a life member of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702 in Wellsville and Frank B. Church VFW #2530 in Wellsville.  He resided at Manor Hills assisted living in Wellsville for the last four years.  Surviving are:  two children, PJ (Sheri) Sherman of Whitesville and Linda (Steve) Twigg of Corning;  five grandchildren, Dodie (Kris) Roseman, Todd (Abbi) Sherman, Carrie (Brandon) Cook, Kimberly Sherman, and Samantha Cook;  six great-grandchildren;  five siblings, Margaret Standridge of TX, Francis Sherman of TX, Ruth Cornelius of Wellsville, William (Ann) Sherman of Ada, OH, and Leonard Sherman of Whitesville;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two siblings, James Sherman and Alice Miller.  The immediate family will hold a private viewing at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA followed by a graveside service in Whitesville Rural Cemetery.  The Rev. Trevor Price will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of Morrison B. Hayes American Legion Post #702.  The service will be video recorded for the public and posted Thursday on www.olneyfoust.com at the bottom of Ed’s obituary page.  Memorials may be made to the Whitesville Public Library, P.O. Box 158, Whitesville, NY 14897 or to LEEK Preserve serving wounded Veterans at www.leekpreserve.org.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.wellsvillefuneralhome.com.

 

May 22, 2o20

Sharon A. DUBOTS, 71, of Coudersport, PA, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020 in a hospice in Pittsburgh following a short battle with cancer.  

Born October 2, 1948, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Herman E. and Dorothy E. Zinck Hildebrandt.  Sharon grew up in Roulette and graduated from Port Allegany High School.  She was retired from Morgan AM&T in Coudersport.

She enjoyed being outside in her flower garden, playing with Butter the family dog, and volunteering with Teacher’s Pet Rescue.  She was a member of the Coudersport Lions Club.  Sharon cherished time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are:  two children, Julie Dubots (Martin Dehn) of Andrews, TX and Joseph Dubots of Coudersport;  five grandchildren, Kyle (Rebecca) Franke of Williston, ND, Breanne Dubots, Carlotta Rohrer, Dylan Dubots, and Haley Dubots, all of Coudersport;  a great-grandson, Ryder Franke;  six step-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a daughter-in-law, Kelly Dubots;  a brother, H. Edward Hildebrandt, Jr.;  a sister, LaVerta Treat;  and her step-father, Ken Corsaw.

The family will hold a private graveside service in Fishing Creek Cemetery, Roulette.

Memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915, the Coudersport Lions Club, P.O. Box 55, Coudersport, PA 16915, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

The family is being assisted by Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

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May 19, 2020

Nancy J. FRANCIS, 82, of Andrews Settlement, PA, died Friday, May 15, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA.  Born November 9, 1937, in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Charles W. and Mary Lewis Haskell.  On October 20, 1957, in Andrews Settlement, she married Dale C. Francis, who survives.  Nancy was a graduate of Genesee High School and the first graduating class of Northern Potter.  She attended Andrews Settlement Baptist Church.  She was a foster mother to 14 children while living in California early in her marriage.  Surviving besides her husband, Dale, are:  a daughter, Joy (Rick) Currier of Andrews Settlement;  a son, Martin Francis of Coudersport;  and three grandchildren, Mollie Currier, Jacob Francis, and Jenevieve Francis.  She was predeceased by two grandsons, Stephen R. Currier and Nathan L. Currier;  and a sister, Dawn B. Haskell.  The immediate family will hold a private funeral at the Andrews Settlement Baptist Church.  The Rev. Dale Post will officiate.  Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery.  The funeral will be video recorded for the public and posted Thursday on www.olneyfoust.com at the bottom of Nancy’s obituary page.  Memorials may be made to Andrews Settlement Baptist Church, Attn: roof fund, 2224 Peet Brook Road, Genesee, PA 16923.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

 

Rexford Jobe FLYNN, Jr., known as Joey, Joe, or RJ, went to be with the Lord on May 13, 2020. Joe was born October 1, 1954 in Blossburg, PA to Wilda and Rexford Flynn. He will be laid to rest with military rites near his extended family in Ulysses, PA at Ulysses Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard. Joe married his high school sweetheart, Gloria Struble, in Dansville, NY on September 4, 1973. He has four amazing sons, Rexford “Joe” III (Lisa), Thomas (Jan), Brian (Amy), and Maximilian (Nicole); eight grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was a Vietnam War Veteran, serving honorably with the US Marine Corps. He had many engaging stories of serving our country as a Marine and the men that served alongside him. He was an avid outdoorsman and taught his family, including a multitude of nieces and nephews, to camp, hunt, and fish. He is remembered fondly by nephews for being the one to get them their first bike or teaching them to catch their first fish. He loved all animals, especially his horses and dogs. He is preceded in death by his parents, Wilda and Rexford Flynn; and two sisters, Elizabeth Faro and Gloria Coons. He is one of 11 children and proudly the only boy. Sisters Bonnie Perkins, Beverly White, Gayle McCarthy, Madelyn Houghtaling, Moneen McElhatten, Maxine Addis, Charlene Palasciano, Victoria Martin and all his many nieces and nephews will miss him greatly, especially his smile and great sense of humor. His family asks that you keep them in your prayers at this difficult time. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to Wounded Warrior Project at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

 

Sharon L. Ball, 73, of Shinglehouse, passed away in her home with her loving family by her side on Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a long illness.

Born on Thursday, August 29, 1946 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of James and Barbara Gardner Murphy. On June 5, 1965 in Olean, she married Martin L. “Marty” Ball, who passed away on September 19, 2006.

Sharon was a graduate of Olean High School, Class of 1964. In her younger years, Sharon worked for the former AVX Corporation in Olean and for the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse. She was then employed as a driver for LabCorp and was later employed at the Dialysis Center of the Olean General Hospital, Olean. She also worked as a temporary receptionist for Doctors Singh and Nadella in Shinglehouse. Lastly before her retirement, she was employed by the physical therapy department at the Olean General Hospital.

May 18, 2020

Sharon L. Ball, 73, of Shinglehouse, passed away in her home with her loving family by her side on Saturday, May 16, 2020, after a long illness.Born on Thursday, August 29, 1946 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of James and Barbara Gardner Murphy. On June 5, 1965 in Olean, she married Martin L. “Marty” Ball, who passed away on September 19, 2006.Sharon was a graduate of Olean High School, Class of 1964. In her younger years, Sharon worked for the former AVX Corporation in Olean and for the former Hewitt Manor Nursing Home in Shinglehouse. She was then employed as a driver for LabCorp and was later employed at the Dialysis Center of the Olean General Hospital, Olean. She also worked as a temporary receptionist for Doctors Singh and Nadella in Shinglehouse. Lastly before her retirement, she was employed by the physical therapy department at the Olean General Hospital.

Sharon attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a dedicated EMT and member of the Shinglehouse Ambulance Association. She was an Automated External Defibrillator instructor and was a member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary. Sharon served as a notary for many years. Sharon enjoyed going for scooter rides with her beloved dog, Rusty, at her side. She loved animals and playing Solitaire. She loved the weekly Sunday family dinners at her home with her loving children and grandchildren.

Sharon was predeceased by her parents and her husband.

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria L. “Vickie” Harris of Shinglehouse and Valerie J. (Bill) Harvey of St. Petersburg, Florida; a son, David M. (Diane) Ball of Limestone, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Steven, Tony, Tiffany, Jeremy, Issac, Alyssa, Earl and Shelby; four great-grandchildren, Ellie, Katherine, Eli, and Sawyer; and seven step-siblings.

Friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 2pm on Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Sharon’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Sharon, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Sharon attended the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse. She was a dedicated EMT and member of the Shinglehouse Ambulance Association. She was an Automated External Defibrillator instructor and was a member of the former Shinglehouse Volunteer Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary. Sharon served as a notary for many years. Sharon enjoyed going for scooter rides with her beloved dog, Rusty, at her side. She loved animals and playing Solitaire. She loved the weekly Sunday family dinners at her home with her loving children and grandchildren.

Sharon was predeceased by her parents and her husband.

Surviving are two daughters, Victoria L. “Vickie” Harris of Shinglehouse and Valerie J. (Bill) Harvey of St. Petersburg, Florida; a son, David M. (Diane) Ball of Limestone, N.Y.; eight grandchildren, Steven, Tony, Tiffany, Jeremy, Issac, Alyssa, Earl and Shelby; four great-grandchildren, Ellie, Katherine, Eli, and Sawyer; and seven step-siblings.

Friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 2pm on Sunday, May 24, 2020, in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Sharon’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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May 15, 2020

Softly in the night she heard a gentle call.  She grasped the hand held out to her and quietly left us all.Joan Louise Walker WRAGG, 83, of Mills, PA, died Wednesday, May 13, 2020 in her home.  Born December 18, 1936, in Bryn Mawr, PA, she was the daughter of Thornton W. and Florence Shaw Walker.  On June 14, 1958, in Havertown, she married John Edwin Wragg, who predeceased her on July 18, 2002.  Surviving are:  two sons, John Wragg, Jr. and Jeffrey Wragg, both of Mills;  and two granddaughters, Jenelle L. Wragg and Claire C. Wragg.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by two sisters.  At her request, there will be no services.  Joan requested that people wanting to remember her send a “just because” flower bouquet to a senior or shut in.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Blase William “Bill” GALEONE, 84, of Lake Worth, FL, formerly of Galeton, PA, died peacefully Thursday, April 23, 2020 in Trustbridge Hospice.  Born December 10, 1935, in Philadelphia, PA, he was the son of Biagio and Maria Clausi Galeone. On January 31, 1958, in Philadelphia, he married the former Dorothy L. “Dottie” Wynn, who predeceased him on December 24, 2000.  He served honorably with the US Army and was a life member of Raymond Richar Post #6611 in Galeton.  Bill was employed by St. Marys Carbon in Galeton.  He resided in Florida for the last 18 years and resided with his daughter, Laura Jean, for the last nine years.  He enjoyed haggling at flea markets, playing golf, tinkering, hunting, fishing, and helping others.  Surviving are: four daughters, Linda (Charles Schmucker) Galeone of Wellsboro, Lisa Welker of Mesa, AZ, Lorraine (Robert) McDaniels of Galeton, and Laura Jean Galeone of Lake Worth, FL; six granddaughters, Jaime, Raychele, Jessica, Michele, Grace, and Nicole;  seven great-grandchildren, Ashton, Layden, Bastian, Angel, Gabe, MaKayla, and Kaylee;  three siblings, Eve Lafferty, Ted Galeone, and Clare Rush; nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lindsey McDaniel;  and two great-grandchildren.  A graveside service with military rites will be held in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton on a later date.  Memorials may be made to Trustbridge Hospice, 5300 East Ave., West Palm Beach, FL 33407.  Local arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at w

May 12, 2020

Helen C. (Watson) Reed, 96, of Memphis, TN, formerly of Coudersport, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at her residence.

Helen was born on February 21, 1924 in Costello, the daughter of the late Evon and Marion (Hamilton) Watson. She married Archie A. Reed on June 1, 1940 in Sweden Valley and they celebrated 61 years of marriage until his passing on August 8, 2001.

Helen worked for the former Spaulding Fiber Company, Tonawanda, NY. She was a member of the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church, Life Member of the Order of the Eastern Star, Flagler Chapter # 355, Niagara Falls, NY and the Central Grange. In recent years she enjoyed reading her Bible and historical novels, doing puzzles and spoiling her pets.

Surviving are sons, Gary E. (Janice ) Reed of Seminole, FL and David A. (Jackie ) Reed of North Tonawanda, NY; daughters, Dr. Marion E. (Carl) Hare of Memphis, TN and Helen C. (Michael) Webber of Eastampton, NJ; a brother, Clayton (Shirley) Watson of Bradenton, FL; and 10 grandchildren: Jeanne (Bill) Herrmann, Joanne Reed, Julie Reed, John (Andrea) Reed, Jennifer (Tom) Fendrick, John (Tami) Raby, Laura (Todd) Berwaldt, Spencer (Adrienne) Hare, Travis Hare, and Reed Wahl, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandson.

In addition to her parents and husband, Helen was preceded in death by daughters, Jeanne Marie Reed and Linda Mary Reed, 4 brothers, Paul, Joseph, Lawrence and James Watson, and 2 sisters, Virginia Harvey and Lena Ludwig.

A private funeral service for Helen will be held at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery.

The family suggest memorial contributions in Helen’s name be made to, the Sweden Valley United Methodist Church, 1450 E 2nd St, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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May 8, 2020

Ernest O. “Bowsie” Mosch, Jr. 72, of Coudersport, passed away Wednesday, May 6, 2020, at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Bowsie was born on July 4, 1947, in Coudersport, the son of the late Ernest O. and Florence (Moran) Mosch.

Bowsie was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force, serving in Korea during the Vietnam War era. He graduated from Coudersport High School, Class of 1965, and also attended the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Mansfield. Bowsie owned and operated the Ice Mine in Coudersport for 30 years until 2013.

He also was a history teacher at Northern Potter High School and a substitute teacher at several area schools; a mail carrier in Galeton and Coudersport; a state-certified sewage enforcement officer for several Potter County municipalities; an advertising sales representative for Radio Station WFRM, and an independent photojournalist.

During his years of residency in Couderport and Germania, Bowsie enjoyed local and regional history and was active with the Potter County Historical Society and the E.O. Austin Home Historical Society. Bowsie also enjoyed aviation and railroad history, photography, writing, photographs, and collecting camera equipment.

Surviving are a sister, Janice Lee Mosch of West Virginia, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bowsie was preceded in death by a sister, Patty Dynda, a brother, Tommy Mosch, and a nephew Jeffrey Dynda.

A celebration of Bowsie’s life will be held at a later date.

The family suggests memorials be made to, the Potter County Historical Society,  308 N Main St, Coudersport PA 16915.

The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St., Coudersport PA 16915 with his arrangements.

To share your fondest memories of Bowsie or to sign his guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

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Darryl L. MADISON, 60, of Westfield, PA, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA.  

Born September 15, 1959, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Ralph and Lena J. Norton Madison.

He operated a dairy farm and was employed by Patterson Lumber in Galeton.  Darryl was an avid hunter, fisherman, and dog lover.  He was a Dodge man and enjoyed doing mechanic work.

Surviving are:  four children, Travis Madison, Ray (Courtney) Madison, Julie (Randy) Ballard, and Amy Kendall;  11 grandchildren;  two sisters, Cindy Madison and Diana Pierce;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Ralph “Rusty” Madison, Jr.

Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory.  Services will be private.

Memorials may be made to any local FFA chapter.

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

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  B. Diana Janiszewski, 72, of N. Open Brook Rd., passed away unexpectedly Tuesday (May 5, 2020) from injuries sustained in an accident.
Born January 13, 1948, in Indiana, PA, she was a daughter of Theodore and Barbara L. Plouse Bee.  On Oct. 16, 1982, in Eldred, she married Edward J. Janiszewski, who died Feb. 1, 2013.
Diana was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, class of 1966.
She had been employed with Wilson Enterprises of Port Allegany, before retiring.
Diana enjoyed the outsdoors, hunting, gardening, bird watching, as well as baking & crocheting; but most of all, she enjoyed her dogs and spending time with her family.
Surviving are a son, Richard S. (Jennifer) Lowman of Port Allegany; two daughters, Angela S. Anthony of Bradford, Bobbi Jo (Eric) Pearson of Port Allegany; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Arnie Bee of Port Allegany, Rick (Penny) Bee of Smethport; a sister, Judy Bee of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Edward, a brother, Bruce Bee, and a nephew, Christopher Bee.
Private funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family due to the pandemic circumstances. Burial will be Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Memorials can be made to the McKean County SPCA, 80 Glenwood Ave. , Bradford, PA 16701, or a charity of the donor’s choice.

Condolences can be sent to:  Bobbi Jo Pearson
63 Berts Dr.
Port Allegany, PA 16743

May 6, 2020

Robert E. POLLOCK, 76, of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, May 5, 2020 in his home.  

Born September 11, 1943, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Clifford and Bertha Ordway Pollock.

He worked on the family farm for many years and was employed by Electri-Cord in Westfield for 23 years.  He loved watching television, especially Westerns.  Bob enjoyed being outdoors, yard work, and gardening.

Surviving are:  a brother, Frederick (Linda) Pollock of Ulysses;  a sister, Shirley Fair (Victor) Marquardt of Jackson, MI;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Clifford Pollock, Jr.

The immediate family will hold a private viewing and funeral at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  The Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate.  Burial will be in Mills Cemetery.

A live webcast for the public will be available 2:00 PM, Saturday, May 9, 2020 on www.olneyfoust.com at the bottom of Bob’s obituary page.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

Jesse Martin Leverett, 58, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Friday, May 1, 2020, in Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a long illness.Born on Friday, November 24, 1961 in Bradford, he was a son of Albert and Constance Loucks Leverett.

One of Jesse’s greatest joys in life was being the owner of Jake’s Place in Eldred.  He enjoyed fishing out on the lake with his brother, Al, and also enjoyed going to auctions and playing bingo.  He loved taking his girls to the races when they were young.  He loved to cook.  He was a die hard fan  of the Buffalo Bills.  Jesse had a great sense of humor and had a few but very close friends.  He showed respect to everyone he met.  He will be sorely missed.

Jesse is the beloved father to four daughters, Ann, Jessica, Kristy, and Holly; and grandfather to thirteen beautiful grandchildren.  He is also survived by two sisters, Bonita “Bonnie” (Ted) Mix and Lois (Ronald) Bennett; his beloved, Debbie George; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Jesse was predeceased by a brother, Al Leverett.

In keeping with Jesse’s wishes there will be no public visitation.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 98, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Jesse’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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April 27, 2020

Elizabeth M. “Betty” Kertzel, 95, of Roulette, passed away Thursday, April 23, 2020, at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.

Betty was born on July 13, 1924 in Hazleton, the daughter of the late Leon G. and Margretta (Riebold) Maue, Sr.  She married Gordon F. Kertzel, Jr. on September 7, 1943 in Hazleton.  They celebrated 58 years of marriage until his passing on April 19, 2002.

Betty retired from Brockway Glass, Brockway, after 23 years of service.  She was a member of the Fishing Creek United Methodist Church, Roulette, the Eastern Star, Myrtle Chapter #46, Port Allegany, Hebron Grange, former member of the Eastern Star, Dubois and was an avid blood donor.   She loved music and singing and was a very active member of the church choir.

Betty is survived by a son, Gordon F. (Sidney) Kertzel of Indialantic, FL; a daughter, Elizabeth Ann “Libby” Pedrazzani of Maricopa, AZ; nine grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 9 great great grandchildren, one nephew, L  George (Denise) Maue, Sugarloaf;and one niece, Linda Fitzgerald of Arlington, NE

In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was preceded in death by a brother, Leon G. Maue, Jr. and one great grandson.

Funeral services and burial in Card Creek Cemetery will be private.

In lieu of flowers the family strongly suggest memorial contributions in Betty’s name be made to the Roulette Fire Department, River St., Roulette, PA 16746 or the Fishing Creek United Methodist Church, 1003 West Branch Fishing Creek Rd., Roulette, PA 16746.

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April 24, 2020

Joan M. “Joanie” Tilburg, 67, of Costello, passed away surrounded by her loving family at the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Vida Glover of Austin, on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Born on Thursday, July 17, 1952, in Port Allegany, she was a daughter of Thomas R. and Lula B. Eck Glover. On June 28, 1986 in Costello, she married Larry R. Tilburg, who passed away on June 16, 2018.

Joanie was a graduate of Austin High School. For many years, Joanie helped her parents run the family owned business, The Old Tannery Inn, in Costello. She was also employed by Emporium Specialties in Austin for many years and by GKN Industries in Emporium. Joanie, even in failing health, worked at the First Fork Lodge in Costello.

Joanie was an active member of the former Costello United Methodist Church. She loved to go shopping and going for car rides, but her greatest love was spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.

Surviving are a daughter Amber (Josh) Roeske of Austin; a son, Tim (Annette) Glover of Coudersport; two stepdaughters, Tammy (Matt) Muisiner of Emporium and Paula (Bill) McCoy of Trout Run; six grandchildren, Zac, Dallas, Ty, Keigan, Treigh, and Jase; a great-grandson, Cole Thomas Tucker; five brothers, Richard (Nancy) Glover, Tom (Penny) Glover, Joe (Vida) Glover, and Rick (Sheri) Glover, all of Austin, and Bruce Glover of Emporium; a sister-in-law, Cindy Glover of Austin; a brother-in-law, Hugh (Jean) Crosby of Austin; her lifelong best friend, Kathy Majot of Austin; many nieces and nephews; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

In addition to her parents and husband, Joanie was predeceased by a granddaughter, Lea Ann McCoy; two brothers, Chuck Glover and Albie Glover and his wife, Anna Glover; a nephew, Jason Glover; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A memorial service will be held on a date, place and time to be announced. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery, Austin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Joanie’s family entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Joanie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

 

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April 13, 2020

 Timm C. Terrette, 55, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly in his home, on Sunday (April 12, 2020) after an extended illness.Born on Wednesday, September 16, 1964, in Nurenberg, Germany, he was a son of James F. “Jim” and Carole E. Sutton Terrette.Timm was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1982, in Shinglehouse. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering.Upon completion of college, Timm accepted a position as a civil engineer, with the New Jersey Department of Transportation, where he worked for 25 years, retiring in 2011.Timm was a member of the University of Pittsburgh Alumni Association. He loved all sports. He enjoyed gardening and caring for his fruit trees. He loved his many cats over the years, who all shared the name “Sam.”Surviving are his spouse, Susan M. Pratt Terrette of Bangor; his mother, Carole E. Terrette of Shinglehouse; a son, Ian Terrette of Bangor; a daughter, Paige Terrette of Bangor; a brother, Gair C. (Pamela) Terrette of Port Allegany; a special companion and friend, Leslie Phearsdorf of Shinglehouse; a niece; a nephew; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.Timm was predeceased by his father, who passed away on Dec. 9, 2017.
Private burial services will be held on Tuesday (April 14, 2020) in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, PO Box 15829, Arlington, VA 22215, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.Timm’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Timm, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

Harold “Tooter” Randall, 80, of Coudersport, passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at The Gatehouse Hospice, Williamsport.Tooter was born on September 16, 1939 in Coudersport, the son of the late Gerald W. and Alice (Glace) Randall.Tooter graduated from Williamsport Tech and was the Director of the Art Department at Adelphia for many years.  Eventually Tooter accomplished his dream and opened A & S Enterprises, which was a successful graphic arts design company he operated until his retirement. Surviving are daughters; Bessi Gerber and Sharon Randall, a son, David Randall, brothers; Richard (Judy) Randall and Fred (Ginger) Andreano, 7 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren and his former spouse, Wanda Randall, with whom he remained very close friends. In addition to his parents, Tooter was preceded in death by sisters; Ruth Ann Tassilo Moran and Judy Persing. A Celebration of Life for Tooter will be planned for at a later date. The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East St., Coudersport, PA 16915 with his arrangements.To plant a tree in memory of Harold Randall, please visit our tribute store.

April 10, 2020

Bernard A. “Bernie” Maille, 81, of Millport, passed away in his home with his loving wife by his side on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, after a period of failing health.Born on Sunday, October 30, 1938 in Harborcreek, he was a son of Edward P. and Agnes Specht Maille. On October 1, 1960 in Erie, he married Antoinette B. “Toni” Kostovick, who survives.Bernie attended Harborcreek High School. For many years, Bernie was employed in Shinglehouse as a school bus driver and a mechanic. He was also employed by his good friend, John Hewitt, at the former John Hewitt’s Auto Body Garage in Millport.Bernie was a member of Sharon Lodge #598 F. & A. M. in Shinglehouse. He enjoyed woodworking and riding his 4-wheeler. He was a jokester and had a quick wit.Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Mark G. (Toni) Maille of Millport, John A. (Erica) Maille of Stillwater, N.Y., and Matthew A. (Diana) Maille of Pittsfield; two daughters, Jennifer A. “Jennie” (Joe) Glogouski of Millport and Michelle D. Maille of Youngsville; eleven grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Specht of Conneaut, Ohio and Barbara (Richard) Payne of Springboro; and several nieces, nephews, and good friends. In addition to his parents, Bernie was predeceased a grandson, Colton Maille; and four brothers.In keeping with Bernie’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. A memorial service will be held on a date, place and time to be announced.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.Bernie’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Bernie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the funeral home Facebook page, Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home.To plant a tree in memory of Bernard A. “Bernie” Maille, please visit our tribute store.

April 9, 2020

-Felecia A. Potter, 79, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away on Monday, April 6, 2020, in Sena Kean Manor, Smethport.

Born on Monday, September 30, 1940 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Paul V. and Kathryn J. Bucheit Tasillo. On May 3, 1969, she married James D. Potter, who passed away on January 4, 2016.

Felecia was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1958. She was employed as an operator by the former Bell Telephone in Coudersport, then by the former Denton Hill Ski Lodge in Coudersport, later at the former Widman’s Drug Store in Coudersport and at the former Coudersport Newsstand. One of Felecia’s favorite jobs was being a daycare worker tending to young children.

Felecia was Catholic by faith. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are a son, Paul “PJ” (Kathy Wiltrout) Potter of Coudersport; a stepdaughter, Marlaina (Terry) Smith of Lakeland, Florida; three grandchildren, Patrick J. Potter of Lock Haven, Hunter R. Potter and Lauryn E. Potter, both of Coudersport; a niece, Lisa Mitchell; and her former daughter-in-law, Carrie Potter of Coudersport.

In addition to her parents and husband, Felecia was predeceased by a sister, Sandy Tasillo; a brother, Dominic Tasillo; and a niece, Amy Tasillo.

A private visitation for Felecia’s family will be held in the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. Private burial services will be held in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery, Coudersport, on Friday, April 10, 2020. The Rev. James Campbell, pastor of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Felecia’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil l. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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April 8, 2020

James Allen “J.A.” Shaffer, 69, Colesburg, passed away Monday, April 6, 2020 at his home. J.A. was born on February 5, 1951 in Williamsport, the son of the late James Horrace and Marian Martha (Klinger) Shaffer.   On November 25, 1970, he married his high school sweetheart, the former Margie A. Dubots, and they have celebrated 49+ years of marriage.  J.A. retired from Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, Coudersport after 42 years of service.  J.A. was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1969 and earned an associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Alfred State College, Alfred, NY.  J.A. was a 33rd degree Mason, a member of the Eulalia Lodge #342 F & A. M., Coudersport and the Coudersport Consistory. Jim served many years as the lighting technician and coordinator of stage crew at the Consistory.  He donated his talents to the local Potter Players group for their productions.  He was also a member of the Coudersport Golf Club. He enjoyed golfing, fishing and woodworking.  He made many gifts for family and friends.  J.A. lived for Penn State football, his family and treasured his grandchildren. Surviving in addition to his wife, Marge, are a sons, Jon Christopher (Sandra) Shaffer of Stewartstown, PA; Michael J. (Erica A. Blake) of Portville, NY;  a brother, Thomas (Terri) Shaffer of Coudersport; grandchildren; Kaitlyn, Teagan and Camden Shaffer and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, J.A. was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Dietz.Services and the burial in Ford Cemetery will be private.  In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in James’s name can be made to the Coudersport Consistory, P.O. Box 69, Coudersport, PA 16915 or the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 E. 2nd Street, Coudersport, PA 16915. The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA 16915 with his arrangements. To share your fondest To plant a tree in memory of James A. Shaffer, please visit our tribute store.

April 6, 2020: Barbara Watterson and Frank Badmone

Barbara A. “Barb” Watterson, 77, of Fonda, formerly of Millport, Pa., passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Wells Nursing Home, Johnstown, after an extended illness.

Born on Saturday, April 25, 1942 in Marion Center, Pa., she was a daughter of Lucille Sheesley and lovingly raised by her foster parents, Clair and Mary Minser of Marion Center. On August 11, 1962 in Indiana County, Pa., she married her high school sweetheart and the love of her life, Robert L. “Bob” Watterson, who passed away on May 8, 2014.

Barb was a graduate of Marion Center High School. she was a homemaker and the secretary for her husband’s real estate office, Fairman Real Estate Agency in Millport. For many years she worked on the Clara Township election board.

Barb was a member of the Millport United Methodist Church. She had many friends in the Shinglehouse area and loved getting together with “the girls” to play cards. In her younger years, she enjoyed hunting with her husband and her children, Robin and Brent. She also enjoyed traveling across the country with her husband and their friends. For many years, she was the chairman of the canned goods section at the Potter County Fair in Millport. She won many blue ribbons for her flower arrangements and house plants at the fair. Along with her husband, Barb loved gardening and for many years they had a very large vegetable garden. Barb was always a happy, kindhearted soul. She moved to Fonda when Bob became ill, spending the last nine years living there to be close to her granddaughter, Taylre, who was the light and joy of her life.

Surviving are a daughter, Robin L. (Jim) Estep of Troy, Pa.; a son, Brent R. (Tracy) Watterson of Johnstown; three grandchildren, Taylre Watterson, Michelle (Scott) Harkness, and Ryan (Samantha) Estep; and two great-granddaughters, Peyton and Emma Harkness.

In addition to her mother and foster parents, Barb was predeceased by a foster brother, Bill Minser; and two foster sisters, Nova Ahl and Ethel Stennman.

Private funeral services are being held at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse. A celebration of Barb’s life will be held at a time and date to be announced.

Barb entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Millport United Methodist Church, c/o 57 S. Branch Canada Hollow Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.
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Frank G. BADMONE, 61, of Westfield, PA, died Saturday, April 4, 2020 at his home.  Born December 2, 1958, in Ulysses, he was the son of George A. and Dorothy M. Duell Badmone.  He was employed by Westfield Tanning Co. and Ulysses Lumber. He loved to fish and hunt. Surviving are: his fiancé, Kathy Page; a daughter, Florence; a sister, Freda Badmone; and a brother, Fred Badmone.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a son, George.  Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory.  A memorial gathering will be held on a later date. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

 

 

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