Obituaries

August 5, 2020

Robert J. SIMMONS, 76, of Westfield, PA, died Monday, July 27, 2020 in his home.Born November 13, 1943, in Brookfield, he was the son of Robert H. and Emma Benson Simmons.  A US Navy Veteran, he served honorably from 1961 — 1964.  He was married to the former Barbara K. Lee, who survives.  Bob was employed by Ingersoll-Rand and Dresser-Rand in Painted Post, NY, retiring as a Field Representative in 2009.  He was a member of Howard S. Lines VFW Post #6753 in Knoxville and River Valley Country Club in Westfield.  Surviving besides his wife, Barbara, are:  five children, Trisha (Linda Stephens) Stratton of Granbury, TX, Tracy (Marcelle) Simmons of Fairfield, Tina (John) Huse of Winchester, VA, Troy Simmons of Westfield, and Tara (Charles) Kibbe of Harrison Valley;  nine grandchildren;  a great-granddaughter;  five siblings, Shelva Clark of Knoxville, Ruth Ann (Roger) Tomb of Westfield, Barry (Patti) Whitney of Campbell, NY, Jeff (Missy) Whitney of Painted Post, NY, and Stacey Whitney of Corning, NY;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Kolby Geffers and Shelby Kibbe;  and a sister, Shelly Simmons.  A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, August 16, 2020 at the Roadside Rest in Harrison Valley.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines are recommended.  Burial will be in Champlin Cemetery, Westfield. Memorials may be made to Guthrie Corning Cancer Center, 2 Guthrie Drive, Corning, NY 14830.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Robert J. SIMMONS, please visit our floral store.

Anna L. JORDAN, 76, of Gold, PA, died Monday, August 3, 2020 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.Born November 21, 1943, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Warren E. and Ann Violet Bird White.On July 27, 1968, in Coudersport, she married Earl C. Jordan, who survives.A graduate of Coudersport High School, she was employed by Mapleview Care Home in Coudersport as a nurse’s aide and by Pure Carbon in Coudersport. Anna was a caregiver for many neighborhood children and served as a 4-H leader.Surviving besides her husband, Earl, are: five children, Michael Jordan of Gold, Sandra (Joseph) Cole of Coudersport, Richard Jordan of Gold, Robert (Grace) Jordan of Coudersport, and Janell (Will) Neuhauser of Wellsboro; five grandchildren, Dylan Jordan, Kasey Cole, Keven Jordan, Keith Cole, and Katrina Neuhauser; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased six brothers, Thomas White, Warren David White, William F. White, Arthur A. White, Raymond E. White, and Paul White; and four sisters, Jocelyn White, Elizabeth Petrovcik, Carol V. White, and Ruth A. White.Friends may call at the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA on Friday, August 7, 2020 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM, with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Rev. Cameron Cowburn will officiate.  Burial will be in Raymond Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Tri-Town Volunteer Firemen’s Auxiliary, P.O. Box 156, Ulysses, PA 16948 or the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA 16948.

 

August 3, 2020

MILLPORT, Pa.—Betty J. Garloff, 83, of Millport, passed away unexpectedly in her home on Friday, July 31, 2020.Born on Thursday, March 11, 1937 in Lebanon, Pa., she was a daughter of Clarence and Nora Gibble Moyer. On January 4, 1955 in Lebanon, she married Richard H. “Dick” Garloff, who passed away on May 27, 2005.Betty and Dick moved to Millport in 1974 where they ran the family farm and sold firewood.Betty was a hard worker, who enjoyed her home and farm. She loved mowing her lawn and cooking. Through the years they had many dogs who she dearly loved.Surviving are a daughter, Audrey L. Tucker of Elmira, N.Y.; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; a sister, Florence; and several nieces and nephews.Betty was predeceased by her parents, husband, and several siblings.In keeping with Betty’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be with her husband on the family farm.Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Betty’s name may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.Betty 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 Betty, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty J. (Moyer) Garloff, please visit our floral store. NO SERVICES TO BE HELD

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Wendy S. Gleason, 53, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away after a brief but brave battle with breast cancer on Thursday, July 30, 2020, at the Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y.Born on Friday, March 24, 1967 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of David A. and Carolyn P. Hackett Leet. On August 20, 1988 in the Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport, she married William J. “Bill” Gleason, who survives.She was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1985. Wendy graduated from the Continental School of Beauty in Olean, N.Y. and for several years was employed by Robert Joseph Family Hair Care in Coudersport.Wendy loved bowling, spending time in her pool with her beloved grandchildren and her Laney bug, shopping trips with her three daughters and her mom, and mowing her lawn. Above everything, her greatest love was her beloved family.Surviving besides her husband, are her parents of Coudersport; three daughters, Megan M. (Bryan) Uhl of Kersey, Kayla A. (Caleb) Nichols and Macy J. (Matthew Freeman) Gleason, both of Coudersport; three grandchildren, Kohlson B. Uhl, Kason W. Uhl, and Aspen C. Uhl; two sisters, Tina (Kristine Deburgomaster) Leet of Coudersport and Julie A. (Dean) Taylor of St. Marys; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends called Sunday afternoon  at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Private funeral services were held with Pastor Scott Ogden of Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, officiating. Burial will be in Ford Hill Cemetery, Coudersport. Memorials in Wendy’s name may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.Wendy’s family has entrusted her 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 Wendy, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

 

 

 

July 29,2020

ROULETTE, Pa.—Gerald H. “Huck” Tauscher, 80, a lifelong resident of Roulette, passed away on Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.Born on Saturday, January 20, 1940, in Roulette, he was a son of Henry R. and Doris I. Barr Tauscher. On December 16, 1977 in Coudersport, he married Marcia K. Fortner, who passed away on February 17, 2015.Huck was a graduate of Roulette High School. He was employed for nearly 40 years by North Penn Gas Company, first as a meter reader and lastly in the repair service of the meters. He, along with his wife, Marcia, owned and operated the Friendly Inn in Roulette for 12 years.Huck enjoyed remote control planes, HO scale trains, computers, and anything electronic. He loved his gardening, starting his vegetable plants early in the year on his porch. His greatest love was his family.Left to cherish his memory are a sister, Judy M. Tucker of Roulette; four children, Tim A. (Nita) Spencer of Roulette, Kathy M. (Rick) Todero of Greensburgh, Jenny L. (Jeff) Kurth of LaPorte, Indiana, and Lori; several grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.Huck was predeceased by his parents and his wife.In keeping with Huck’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Roulette Ambulance Association, PO Box 172, Roulette, PA 16746.Huck’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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July 27, 2020

Margery G. MANN, 98, of North Syracuse, NY, formerly of Addison, NY and Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Kissimmee, FL. Born March 15, 1921, in Westfield Township, PA, she was the daughter of Stephen and Elsie Robbins Truax. On June 19, 1937, in Wellsboro, PA, she married Clifford D. Mann, who predeceased her on October 12, 2005. She was employed as a cook in the Northern Potter School Cafeteria and at Gaylord Miller Racetrack in Ulysses. She also was employed by Galeton Production and Barnett Brothers Potato Farm. Margery and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Bingham Township for 43 years, moving to Addison in 1989. In retirement, she traveled to all 50 states and several foreign countries. Surviving are: two daughters, Dawn (Jim) Arkerson of North Syracuse, NY and Gail Sprague of Addison, NY; six granddaughters, Arie, Laurie, Lynette, Danielle, Alicia, and Marily; 13 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by an infant son, Eugene; a great-grandson, Harry; son-in-law, Fred Sprague; two brothers, George Truax and Keith Truax; and three sisters, Onolee Hall, Ardelle Baker, and Madeline Vermilyea.  A graveside service will be held 12:00 Noon, Saturday, August 1, 2020 in the Mills Cemetery.  Pastor Harold Kiel will officiate.  A luncheon will follow at Sandy’s Country Cottage in Ulysses.  Please RSVP to Jim Arkerson at 315-591-3821 if attending the luncheon.  Memorials may be made to the Mills Cemetery Association, c/o Jeannette Barker, 369 Hamilton Road, Ulysses, PA 16948. Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Cordelia G. “Dee” RUTER, 94, of Coudersport, PA, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport. Born June 21, 1926, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Alberta Britt Gleason. On January 9, 1943 she married her lifelong love, Frank Ruter, Jr, who proceeded her in death on June 22, 2012.Dee and her husband owned and operated Highland Farms, and founded the first Polaris dealership in Pennsylvania. Mrs. Ruter served several terms as a director of the Coudersport School Board and President of the PTA.She was a founder and active member of the Colesburg Community Club and a trustee of the Sweden Hill Cemetery Association for many years. She and her husband Frank were board members of the Penn State Cooperative Extension. As well as being an avid reader, painter and gardener, Mrs. Ruter was a member of Christ Episcopal Church of Coudersport.Mama/Gramma Dee was a consultant, advisor and cheerleader to her children and grandchildren.She is survived by five children, Connie (Dan) Wetzel of Coudersport, Sherri (Ernie) Krensel of Malvern, Darlene (Eddie) Gilbert of Ivyland, Stacy (Karen) Ruter of Coudersport and Julie Kosa of Coudersport; 13 grandchildren and 20 great- grandchildren; brothers, William (Shirley) Gleason and Ed (Lucy) Gleason; and many nieces, nephews and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and two sisters, Alyce Reese and Fay Long Booth.In keeping with Dee’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Foundation for the Blind, Christmas House or a charity of your choice.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.Her special qualities are well expressed in a Facebook post by her granddaughter Heather Wetzel:  Mourning the loss of this special woman today, my Gramma Dee Ruter. Even at 94 she was tough and feisty yet loving, smart and beautiful—taught me so much about plants, gardening and life. Mother of six, farm wife, wicked smart businesswoman, great cook, voracious reader. Like a second Mom in many ways. My middle name Dee was after her…rest in peace Gramma, I know we’ll adventure together again. Love you bunches!

 

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Services

July 23, 2020

Daisy M. ELLIOTT, 84, of Genesee, PA, died Wednesday, July 22, 2020 in Jones Memorial Hospital, Wellsville, NY.

Born August 16, 1935, in Genesee, she was the daughter of George A. and H. Ione Easton Haskins.  On March 30, 1952, in Genesee, she married John O. Elliott, who predeceased her on February 21, 1982.  Daisy was a self-employed hairdresser and a lifelong area resident.

Surviving are:  two sons, William A. (Deborah) Elliott and Timothy J. (Denise) Elliott, both of Genesee;  seven grandchildren, Aaron Elliott, Kathaleen Greenman, Aarol Elliott, Jason Bundy, Derrick Elliott, Jamie Williams, and Sarah Daniels;  17 great-grandchildren;  two brothers, James A. (Pauline) Haskins of Parker FL and William I. (Mary Jane) Haskins of Ulysses, PA;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her stepmother, Rosetta Haskins;  two brothers, George Lee Haskins and Donald Richard Haskins;  and a grandson, John R. Harvey, Jr.

Friends may call at the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, July 26, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 4:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Rev. Cameron Cowburn and Rev. Mel Ternes will co-officiate.  Burial will be in Genesee Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Solid Rock Bible Church, 1735 Grover Hollow Road, Genesee, PA 16923 or Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA 16948.

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

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July 21, 2020

 

John Barry Burkhardt, 77, of Coudersport, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020, at UPMC-Cole, Coudersport, PA.John was born on March 19, 1943, in Blackwood, NJ the son of the late Paul Edward and Susan (Seif) Burkhardt.  He married the former Judith J. Kummerlen on November 25, 1966 and they have celebrated 53 years of marriage.John was a graduate of Gloucester City Jr. & Sr. High School, Class of 1962. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army from 1962-1965 in the Airborne Division as a Paratrooper.  While in the army he trained in Goju Ryu Karate and earned a 4th degree instructors black belt.  After serving his country he opened Dojos in South Jersey where he would meet his future wife, Judy.  She would also become a black belt.  John also started Mugoi Gijutsu Karate Do and was a 10th degree creator black belt, Lester Whinna, an 8th degree black belt, will continue the practice in Mantua, NJ.   John served in the Westville, NJ, Police Department from 1967-1979.  While working for the police department, he earned his Associates Degree in Criminal Science at Gloucester County Community College.  He continued his studies at Glassboro State College. In 1979 John took an early retirement and moved to Potter County, PA.  John and his wife purchased and operated the Coudersport Laundromat.  In 1985 they built and operated Video Valley, Coudersport.   In 1988 he formed a partnership with Stanley Goodwin and Willis Garman called, SWJ and purchased 1400 acres in Potter County.   John would later build Cedar Ridge Development, with his wife Judy.  They would then own and operate JB Sales & Modular Homes.  In 1999, John and Judy purchased Coudersport Insuring Company, Inc. which they owned and operated until they retired in 2007.John was affiliated with St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport.  He was a member of the American Legion Potter Post 192, the Austin V.F.W. Post 7810, the Black Forest Conservation Association and the National Rifle Association.  John was also a 32nd Degree Mason, belonging to the Eulalia Lodge #342 and the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, Coudersport.ing and obtained a patent on January 6, 1976.  He also loved his Irish Setters, boating at Kinzua, and taking his daily drive around Potter County and surrounding areas.In addition to his wife, Judy, John is survived by a brother, Paul E. Burkhardt, Jr. of Lindenwold, NJ; a brother-in-law, Karl (Grace) Kummerlen of Maple Shade, NJ; sister-in-law, Ellen (Joseph) Gangemi of Berlin, NJ and many nieces and nephews, including Paul E. Burkhardt, III and Mark Burkhardt, both of Laurel Springs, NJ.  In addition to his parents, John was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald William Burkhardt, and a sister-in-law, Winona Burkhardt .A Memorial Mass will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 11:00 am at St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple Street, Coudersport, PA with Rev. James Campbell, officiating. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials contributions in John’s name be made to, St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 , Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, 171 Port Allegany Rd. Coudersport, PA 16915, Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 E. 2nd St., Coudersport PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.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 John or to sign his guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

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July 20, 2020

CERES, N.Y—Ellen M. “Granne” Reesher enjoyed over 80 years of remarkable health before the Lord ushered her into His presence on Wednesday, July 15, 2020. He shortened any suffering she might experience after the 3 years that she kicked cancer’s butt.      Born on Monday, May 15, 1933 in Olean, N.Y., she was the daughter of Hjalmar “Yum” and Bernice Green Anderson.  On December 19, 1953 in Olean, she married Francis O. Reesher, who predeceased her on February 24, 2015.     Ellen was a graduate of Olean High School.  She then enjoyed her job as a receptionist/switchboard operator at the former Olean Tile company, which afforded her the opportunity to buy her first brand new car off the showroom floor. A devoted housewife and mother, she chose to stay at home to raise her family of five children and kept a tidy and organized household in a way unparalleled by many of her friends, according to their own testimony. Apparently she could serve breakfast, get her daily baking done, polish the baby shoes, iron her husband‘s work clothes including socks and hankies, clean the entire house and be out to soak up some sun before her girlfriends were even out of bed!      When her youngest was a high school senior in 1984, she became the library aide at “ the home of the Bulldogs” where she enjoyed the company of her coworkers and she was a friend to so many of the students, especially those who needed one the most. Before she retired in 2011, the senior class dedicated their yearbook in her honor.   She took great pride in caring for her lawn and flower gardens, and  at least a couple of times a week she could be seen riding her lawnmower or out blowing every last blade of grass off of her driveway.  She adored her faithful and true circle of amazing lady friends who gathered often to play cards, go out for fish fries, take a ride for ice cream or even take vacations together.  She was a woman of  faith, grace and thoughtfulness. If it was your birthday or a holiday or even if you had just been on her mind, you probably received a card from her. Many of us would not have known that in high school, Ellen received an award for sharpshooting. Later, between band trips and going to parades and sporting events, she  and her husband enjoyed motorcycle riding with some of their friends.   Left to cherish her memory are three children, Lynda L Herne of Riverview, Florida, Kirk A. (Yvonne) Reesher of Bolivar, and Shae E. Smith of Bolivar; eight grandchildren- Heidi, Josiah, Shaena, JoHanna, Shaeleigh, Kiernan, Keldon, and Jayden; eleven great-grandchildren  – Raegan, Mykayla, Makenna, Unique, Elijah, Isaiah, Demius, Samyrah, Sabre, Lillian, and Grayson; a great-great-granddaughter, Naomi; several nieces and nephews, including her favorite nephew, Jim Goodrich; and a host of many faithful friends.     In addition to her parents and husband, Ellen was predeceased by two sons, Richard J. Reesher and David F. Reesher; and two sisters, Marjorie Goodrich and Dorothy Swartz. The family will hold a celebration of life service at Ellen’s home at 9450 Route 417 W. in Ceres, New York on Sunday, August 2, 2020 at 2 PM. The service will be officiated by Pastor David W. Herne, who has been like a son to her and  has been a help, support, and encouragement through all  life’s peaks and valleys. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.  Flowers are gratefully declined.  Memorials in Ellen’s name may be made to Heritage Aflame  Ministries,  198 Salt Rising Road, Bolivar, New York 14715.     Ellen’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.   To express condolences or share a fond memory of Ellen, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhom.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

July 17,2020

Catherine H. PHOTOPOULOS, 86, of Greer, SC, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in her daughter’s home.Born January 28, 1934, in Atlantic City, NJ, she was the daughter of John and Sophia Reres.On December 4, 1955, in Atlantic City, NJ, she married Stephen P. Photopoulos, who predeceased her on June 13, 2012.Catherine and her husband owned and operated The Chateau in Ardmore, PA for 18 years and the Brass Balloon in Wellsville, NY for 10 years. She was a longtime member of St. Luke Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA.Surviving are: three sons, Peter S. (Maria) Photopoulos of Reading, PA, Anthony S. (Lisa) Photopoulos of Pottstown, PA, and Stephen S. (Kelly) Photopoulos of Pittsburgh, PA; three daughters, JioannaCarjuzza of Bozeman, MT, Athena (Steven) Levy of Boulder, CO, and Stephanie (Jerrold) Walsh of Greer, SC; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.A private graveside service will be held in All Saints Cemetery, Brookland, PA. A memorial service will be held on a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance, P.O. Box 247, Ulysses, PA 16948.Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.ra

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—MAJ Lance A. Newton, US Army retired, 50, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, July 13, 2020, in Coudersport, after a tragic work-related accident. He was a devoted husband, loving father, caring son and hard worker.He was born on Sunday, December 14, 1969 in Olean, N.Y. He was the son of Walter L. and Sherryl A. Smith Newton.In 2011 he met the love of his life, Jody L. Torrey, remaining inseparable ever since. They were married on May 16, 2013 at a beautiful ceremony in Bolivar, NY.Lance was a graduate of Bolivar Central School, class of 1988, a proud Bolivar Bulldog. He was an avid sportsman playing football, baseball and basketball. After high school Lance attended Lock Haven University on a football scholarship, receiving his bachelor’s degree in Physical Education in 1992 and his master’s in Education in 2003.While still in college, Lance joined the ROTC. In 1993, he attended OCS in Fort Benning, GA beginning a 27-year career serving in the 28th Infantry Division of the Pennsylvania National Guard and US Army. His military career took him many places, including Kosovo, Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, Korea, Germany, and Afghanistan; building an extended military family. He enjoyed his time in the military and was so proud of his son, Garrett, who is currently serving in Iraq.

Lance received many honors while serving, some of which include: the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal Bronze Star, NATO Medal, Parachutists Badge, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon, and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal.

In 1997 Lance began his teaching career at Oswayo Valley High School. He left his mark on many communities as a coach. What brought him the most joy was coaching his own sons and their friends and teammates at Bolivar-Richburg Central School in wrestling. Lance was always there to lend a helping hand to anyone who needed it. He was a mentor and friend to everyone and always up for a good time along the way.

Lance was an ambitious entrepreneur. While on deployment in Afghanistan in 2013, he purchased his first boom truck, starting Newton Boys Tree Service LLC. His oldest son Tyler and his good friend Larry were by his side the whole time. His most recent endeavor was starting Newton Unlimited LLC with his wife Jody. He thoroughly enjoyed his work and the comradery that surrounded it.

Lance fiercely loved his children and would drop everything to be there for them. Even if that meant taking his crew out to lunch just because Sydney was hungry.

When he wasn’t working, Lance enjoyed being surrounded by his family and friends and, on occasion, drinking a cold one. He spent his time fishing, kayaking, camping, hunting, riding his Harley, shooting anything and everything that could hold ammo, and really enjoyed living his life to the fullest.Lance is survived by his beloved wife, Jody; mother, Sherryl Newton of Shinglehouse; two sons, Tyler Newton of Shinglehouse and SPC Garrett Newton, serving the US Army in Iraq; two daughters Lorin Torrey of Olean and Sydney Torrey of Shinglehouse; three fur-sons Duke, Sergeant Scrappy (aka Scoobs), and Buzzy; a fur daughter Ziva (the Diva); brother, Tommy Newton of Shinglehouse; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Pat and Kim Torrey of Bolivar; his best friend and neighbor, Larry (June) Morrison and his family; too many friends to list (you know who are); several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, all whom he loved so dearly.

Lance was predeceased by his father, Walter L. Newton.

His community has suffered a great loss and he will be dearly missed by so many.

Calling hours will be held at the Shinglehouse Assembly Park on Oswayo Street, across from the elementary school, Tuesday, July 21, 2020, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, with services immediately following at 2:00 PM. Pastor Dave Herne of Heritage AFlame Ministries, Bolivar, N.Y., will officiate.Full military honors will be accorded.

We encourage you to take chair. Properly worn face coverings and social distancing are required per the COVID-19 restrictions.In lieu of flowers, donations are graciously accepted toward the Lance. A. Newton Scholarship Fund and sent to Oswayo Valley School District, Business Office, 277 S. Oswayo St., Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral Director/owner of the Virgil. L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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July 16, 2020

Norma V. DIMON, 94, of Galeton, PA, died Wednesday, July 15, 2020 in her home. Born December 16, 1925, in Atchison, KS, she was the daughter of Clarence Hubert “Dutch” and Mary Elizabeth Signor Shaver. On April 2, 1946, in Atchison, KS, she married Franklin Kenneth Dimon, who predeceased her in 1994. Norma was employed by the Ox Yoke in Galeton for 20 years. Surviving are: two children, Franklin Kenneth (Janet) Dimon, Jr. of Milton and Keith (Janet) Dimon of Galeton; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by ten siblings, A. Jeanne Edwards, Mary E. Keaton, Clarence H. “Babe” Shaver, Jr., Richard D. Shaver, Jacob Burris Shaver, Charles Shaver, Victor Joel Shaver, William Lyle Shaver, Lawrence Duward Shaver, and Robert Shaver. Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory, Ulysses, PA. A private memorial service will be held at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Rev. John Prouty will officiate. Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Gale Hose Ambulance. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

David T. “Panama” Bowen, 67, of Coudersport, passed away July 13, 2020, surrounded by loved ones.David was born November 29, 1952 to William Kenneth and Catherine Bernadette (Eagen) Bowen in Baltimore, MD.David was the owner operator of David Bowen Trucking for many years until 2008 when he became the Field Representative for D&E Farms of Spring Grove, PA. David was an accomplished woodworker and would spend hours at home in his workshop building gifts for friends and family. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved living in Potter County. He enjoyed trail riding in his ranger, riding his motorcycle, playing pool, playing darts, or watching TV. He loved his dogs Dixie and Scooter. He was very much a people person and loved the relationships he had built with his friends and the farmers he worked with.David is survived by his girlfriend, Patricia Tronetti, of Coudersport; two daughters: Erika Bowen(Hassen) Cherifi of Silver Spring, MD, and Morgan Bowen of Millersville, PA; and a brother: Michael J. (Pam) Bowen of Ocean City, MD. He was proceeded in death by his parents and a brother: William K. Bowen, Jr.In accordance with his wishes, a memorial will be held at a later date, and his arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport, PA.Donations may be made in his memory to Potter County Volunteers That Care, P.O. Box 750, Coudersport, PA, 16915 and are encouraged to “pay it forward”.To share a memory of David or a condolence, visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

July 13, 2020

Norma J. HYATT, 90, of Quarryville, PA, formerly of Lock Haven and Ulysses, died Thursday, July 9, 2020.

Born April 8, 1930, in Kinzers, she was the daughter of Carl and Mary Rimmey Hohman.  On April 29, 1950, in Elkton, MD, she married Jay W. Hyatt, who predeceased her on December 31, 2005.

An LPN, she was employed by Chester County Hospital and Pocopson Home, both in West Chester, and retired from Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport in 1988.

Norma was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Jersey Shore and a former member of Bible Union Church in West Bingham.

Surviving are:  two daughters, Doreen (Richard) Van Yperen of Cumming, GA and Shirley Hyatt of West Chester, PA;  a daughter-in-law, Dianne (David) Swenson of West Grove, PA;  eight grandchildren;  21 great-grandchildren;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a son, James Hyatt, on November 10, 2005;  and two siblings, Carl Hohman, Jr. and Amy Greenfield.

Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses on Friday, July 17, 2020 from 1:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Rev. Jeffrey P. Howell will officiate.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org or the SPCA.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Norma J. HYATT, please visit our floral store.

 

July 10, 2020

Sandra Leigh “Sandy” ERWAY, 43, of Spencer, MA, formerly of Ulysses, PA, died Friday, February 28, 2020 in Worcester, MA.

Friends may call at the Gold Church, 2402 SR 49 W, Ulysses, PA on Friday, July 10, 2020 from 3:00 – 4:00 PM, with a Memorial Service following at 4:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.

Blase William “Bill” GALEONE, 84, of Lake Worth, FL, formerly of Galeton, PA, died peacefully Thursday, April 23, 2020.A graveside service with military rites will be held 2:00 PM, Sunday, July 12, 2020 in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton, PA.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

Franklin D. RAUSCH, 72, of Ulysses, PA, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2020.A Memorial Service to celebrate Franklin’s life will be held 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 11, 2020 in the Gold Church, Gold, PA.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

July 8, 2020

Norman L. “Tink” MERTSOCK, 67, of Bath, NY, formerly of Savona, NY, Westfield, PA and Sabinsville, PA, died Saturday, July 4, 2020 in Ira Davenport Hospital, Bath, NY.  Born February 15, 1953, in Wellsboro, PA, he was the son of Paul E. and Norma Larrison Mertsock.  Tink worked in various maintenance jobs and he loved to play the guitar.  Surviving are:  a son, Paul E. (Kristi) Mertsock of Elmira Heights, NY;  two grandchildren, Maggie Mertsock and Douglas Mertsock;  three siblings, Gaylord (Penny) Mertsock, Lorilynn (Rich) Eakle, and Donald J. Moore;  an aunt, Natalie Wynkoop;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by his parents;  his step-father, Phillip Moore;  and a brother, Douglas Moore.  A graveside service will be held 4:00 PM, Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Larrison Cemetery, Sabinsville, PA. Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Norman L. “Tink” MERTSOCK, please visit our floral store.

Joseph E. HANES, 82, of Mills, PA, died Friday, June 26, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA.  Born August 8, 1937, in Pike Township, PA, he was the son of Leon C. and Vera Viola Morgan Hanes.  On September 13, 1957, in Fairfield, CT, he married the former Judith A. Liepertz, who survives.  Joseph was employed as a truck driver by Texaco and Kimberly-Clark and he maintained a small masonry business.  He was a member of the New England Teamsters Local 159 throughout his career. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and loved to spend time in the woods.  In retirement, he was a member of the Westfield Area Lions Club and the Westfield Historical Society.  Surviving besides his wife, Judy, are:  two children, Kathleen O’Connor of Oak Park, IL and Joseph E. Hanes, Jr. of Torrington, CT;  a brother, Robert Hanes of New Smyrna, FL, a sister, Harriett (Frank) Arreola of Magna, UT;  three sisters-in-law, Naomi Hanes of Sunderlinville, Miriam Lucy Hanes of Lawrenceville, and Beverly Channey of Bradenton, FL;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a daughter, Cynthia A. Hanes;  his step-father, Ross Young;  and three brothers, William Hanes, Herbert L. Hanes, and Harry T. Hanes.  Cremation was at Olney-Foust Crematory.  A memorial gathering will be held on a later date.Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Arrangements are entrusted to Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joseph E. HANES, please visit our floral store.

 

July 7, 2020

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Georgia E. Finster, 63, of Coudersport, formerly of Roulette, passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport, after a brief illness.Born on December 30, 1956 in Baltimore, Maryland, she was a daughter of George N. Shenberger and Ella Mary Blimline. On October 12, 2002 in Shinglehouse, she married Lee W. Finster, who survives.Georgia attended school in Baltimore. For a short period of time, she was employed in the cafeteria at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse.Georgia was a devout Lutheran. She loved animals, especially her cat, Tippy Marie Finster, and very much enjoyed participating in various sports in the Special Olympics. Surviving besides her husband, are five sisters, Betty Land, Barbara Morris, Peggy Stacier, Alice Shenberger, and Mary Atkins; a brother, Carl “Gene” Blimline; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Georgia was predeceased by a sister, Ruthie Hirt.In keeping with Georgia’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.In lieu of flowers, memorials in Georgia’s name may be made to the Potter County Special Olympics.Georgia’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 Georgia, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Georgia E. (Shenberger) Finster, please visit our floral store.

 

June 29, 2020

CERES, N.Y.—-Gordon W. Harmon, 72, a longtime resident of Ceres, N.Y., passed away in his home on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, after a long illness.

Born on Saturday, January 17, 1948, in Shinglehouse, Pa., he was a son of Leon C. and Gladys A. DeGolia Harmon. On April 15, 1972 in Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church in Portville, he married Teresa A. Cappelletti, who passed away on May 23, 2012.

He was a graduate of Bolivar High School, Class of 1966. Gordon was a US Air Force veteran, having served during the Vietnam War.

Gordon was employed as a machinist at Dresser Rand in Olean, retiring in 2010.

He was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse; a member of the Portville American Legion Post 814; a member of the NRA; and a member of the Portville Conservation Club. Gordon enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gun collecting. He was a hunter safety instructor for many years.

Surviving are a brother, Roger (Linda) Harmon of Ceres, N.Y.; two nieces, Corinna (John) Carasquillo of Philadelphia and Rene (Tom) Williams of Bradford, Pa.; and a friend, Ron Ratzel of Ceres, N.Y., whom Gordon considered a son.

In addition to his parents and wife, Gordon was predeceased by an infant brother, Craig Harmon; and a sister, Nancilea Hensley.

In keeping with Gordon’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. A private graveside burial service will be held in Evergreen Cemetery, Ceres, Pa. The Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor of St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, Pa., will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959.

Gordon entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

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

John W. “Jack” KAMINSKI, Jr., 61, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Lansdale, died Thursday, June 25, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.

Born December 26, 1958, in Philadelphia, he was the son of John W. and Shirley Chmil Kaminski.  On January 15, 1977, in Pennsburg, he married the former Pauline Bengier, who survives.  Jack was a self-employed home improvement contractor.

Surviving besides his wife, Pauline, are:  his mother, Shirley Kaminski of Quakertown;  three children, Jason Kaminski of Lansdale, Shaun Kaminski of CA, and Jackie (Daniel) Stahlecker of Lansdale;  a grandson, Noel Stahlecker;  three siblings, Thomas Kaminski of Quakertown, Richard (Lisa) Kaminski of Pennsburg, and Shirley (James) Dean of Telford;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his father;  a brother, Stanley Kaminski;  and a sister, Teresa A. Kaminski.

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

Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of John W. “Jack” KAMINSKI, please visit our floral store.

June 23, 2020

Gerald S. “Jerry” CARY, 87, of Harrison Valley, PA, died Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY.  Born October 5, 1932, in Harrison Township, he was the son of Stephen L. and Margery Spoor Cary.  Jerry owned and operated a dairy farm for 30 years and was employed in maintenance by the Northern Tier Children’s Home in Harrison Valley from 1985 – 2015.  In retirement, he spent his time working in his wood shop and tending to his lawn and garden.  He was a life member of the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company.  Surviving are:  three children, Allen J. (Darcie) Cary of Bloomington, IL, Martin J. (Jennifer) Cary of Harrison Valley, and Diane L. (Bob) Willard of Wellsville, NY;  a daughter-in-law, Robin Cary of Mills;  11 grandchildren;  18 great-grandchildren;  four step-daughters;  a sister, Emily “Jeanie” Pfuntner of Charleston, SC;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his wife, Janet Manning Cary;  a son, Kevin L. Cary;  and three siblings, Jennie C. Kibbe, Leland “Pete” Cary, and Maude C. Reed.  Friends may call at the Roadside Rest in Harrison Valley on Friday, June 26, 2020 from 1:00 – 3:00 PM, with a firemen’s service at 3:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines are recommended.  Private burial and committal will be in Whites Corners Cemetery.  Rev. Trevor Price will officiate.  Memorials may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 112 E. Tannery St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Family and friends are invited to attend a visitation for Yvonne E. “Bonnie” Setzer, 86, a longtime resident of Coudersport, from 1pm to 2pm on Saturday, June 27, 2020, at the Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport where a celebration of her life will follow at 2pm.  The Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor, will officiate.  She will be buried next to her husband in the Reed Cemetery, Borie.

Bonnie passed away on April 10, 2020.

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

For further information, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com

June 22, 2020

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Bertha M. Pekarski, 88, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away in her home with her loving family by her side on Friday, June 19, 2020, following a short illness.

Born on Saturday, February 6, 1932, in Wharton, she was a daughter of Earl W. and Mildred V. Reed Mahon. On June 8, 1951, in Coudersport, she married Robert M. “Bob” Pekarski, who passed away on November 5, 2015.

Bertha was a graduate of Austin High School, Class of 1949. She was a loving wife and devoted mother who raised her children, doted upon her grandchildren, and was always cracking jokes. She enjoyed crocheting, watching Hallmark movies, and baking pies, especially rhubarb, for friends and family. Her greatest joy came from taking care of family and those around her. She was a devout Catholic and a strong believer of her faith. She was employed for a short time as a cook in the deli at the former Market Basket, which later became Jubilee, in Coudersport.

Bertha was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport. She was a dedicated life member of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, where she had served as president; she was a member and past president of the Tri-County Fireman’s Association of Pennsylvania; and a life member of the State Fireman’s Association.

Surviving are four children, Karen S. (Stacy) Ruter, Linda M. Pekarski, and Judy L. (Roger) Bauer, all of Coudersport, Robert M. (Tracey Green) Pekarski of Eldred; twelve grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Barbara A. (Karl) Buchholtz of Lewisburg; a brother, Earl W. (Rebecca) Mahon, Jr. of Wharton; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Bertha was predeceased by a daughter, Loretta M. (Randy) Franklin; and an infant son.

Family and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at the gathering space of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. in St. Eulalia Catholic Church with Father James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; to St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 East Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; and St. Jude Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

June 18, 2020

Anne Elizabeth Leete Seager, 43, of Bath, NY, died Sunday morning, June 14, 2020 at the Guthrie Corning Hospital after a three year battle with cancer.  She graduated from Coudersport High School and the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication.  While there, she was selected by faculty and staff to be named among Students in American Universities and Colleges.  She was chosen because she excelled in academic achievements, service to the college community, and participation and leadership in co-curricular activities.

Anne was inducted into the Sock-n Buskin Honorary Society for her participation and commitments to theater production at the university.  She also received the Robert C. Lang award, the award was created to recognize outstanding achievements in the areas of music, studio arts, writing, and theater arts at Pitt-Bradford.

Anne was born April 19, 1977, in Coudersport.  She married Jeffery Seager on January 1, 2016.  She worked as a Human Resource Director at Sweden Valley Manor for 12 years prior to her marriage.

Anne is survived by the love of her life, her husband, Jeffery, her mother, Shirlee Leete of Coudersport; a step-daughter, Skylar Seager of Florida whom she loved as her own; brothers, Tim (Virginia) Davenport of Mainesburg, PA; Rob Leete of Coudersport; Tom (Cindy) Leete of Sterling, AK; sisters, Nancy (Doug) Pautz of Knoxville, PA; Martha (David) Pennell of Galeton, PA; June (Roy) Hill of Wellsboro, PA; godparents, Dr. Celso and Anna Backes formerly of Coudersport; and her wonderful great neice and nephew, Madison & Michael Blackwell.  Anne was preceded in death by her father, Tom Leete and brothers, Tom Davenport and Lewis Davenport, Jr.

Anne requested that there be humor in her obituary.

When Anne learned she had terminal cancer she wrote her own “bucket list.”  She and Jeff flew to Las Vegas to be remarried by Elvis and during the ceremony, Anne promised to “never step on Jeff’s blue suede shoes.”

 

About six months ago, Anne put a photo on Facebook of her 13 pills she took daily and wrote “Here’s my breakfast of champions, what’s yours like?” She knew her time was limited to a few months, so two weeks ago, she remarked “Well, if I die before November, at least I won’t have to worry about who I’m going to have to vote for President.”

 

A few years ago, when we had our Christmas celebrations at our farmhouse, Anne bought her father a 30-30 gun, wrapped it up, and put it under the tree.  The next morning, Tom unwrapped it and leaned it against the living room wall, where it stayed for the next two weeks.  Anne spotted it and took it upstairs and put it in the closet.  A year went by, Christmas rolled around once again, so she wrapped the rifle up again and put it under the Christmas tree.  Tom never realized it was the same gun she’d given him a year before.

That’s who Anne was.  She never complained once during her three year battle with cancer, but would move Heaven and earth to help other people and make them laugh.  She had hundreds of friends and not one enemy.

A Celebration of Anne’s life will be held at a later date, when we do not have to limit the number of family and friends who can attend, at the First United Presbyterian Church, Coudersport, PA.  A burial will follow in the North Bingham Cemetery, Bingham Twp., PA.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorial contributions in Anne’s name be made to the Tom Leete & Anne Leete Seager Sportsman Memorial Fund, in care of the C & N Bank, 10 N. Main St., Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

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

 

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June 17, 2020

Cynthia A. HANES, 60, of Mills, PA, died Friday, June 5, 2020 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, PA. Born February 19, 1960, in Bridgeport, CT, she was the daughter of Joseph E. and Judith A. Liepertz Hanes.  A graduate of Housatonic Valley High School, Falls Village, CT, she attended the College of St. Joseph in Rutland, VT.  Cynthia was employed as an administrative assistant by Harvard University and MIT, both in Cambridge, MA.  She had a passion for antiques and loved to research their origins.  Surviving are:  her parents, Joseph and Judith Hanes of Mills;  a sister, Kathleen O’Connor of Oak Park, IL;  a brother, Joseph E. Hanes, Jr. of Torrington, CT;  an uncle, Robert Hanes of New Smyrna, FL;  four aunts, Harriett (Frank) Arreola of Magna, UT, Naomi Hanes of Sunderlinville, Miriam Lucy Hanes of Lawrenceville, and Beverly Channey of Bradenton, FL;  and 17 first cousins.  She was predeceased by three uncles, Herbert Hanes, Harry Hanes, and William Hanes; an aunt, Lois Hanes;  and two first cousins.  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.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Cynthia A. HANES, please visit our floral store.

Betty L. Nolan, 83, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her sister by her side at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, after a long illness. Born on Monday, August 17, 1936 in Roulette Township, she was a daughter of Randall B. and Iva Knowlton Ayers. On November 11, 1950 in Bell Run, she married Albert H. “Junior” Nolan, who passed away on January 21, 2012.Betty was an Avon representative for 60 years in the Shinglehouse area where her customers were also her friends.Betty was a charter member of Bell Run Union Church where for many years she served as a Sunday school teacher. In her later years, Betty was an active member and later became an assistant director of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse. She enjoyed camping and most especially spending time with her family.Surviving are three children, Vickie (Robert) Benson, Cathleen (Richard) Milliken, and Rodney (Lyn) Nolan, all of Shinglehouse; nine grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; two sisters, Shirley (Clayton) Watson of Coudersport and Dolores (Michael) Brocious of Shinglehouse; four brothers, William (Paula) Ayers of Bolivar, N.Y., James Ayers of Shinglehouse, Raymond (Terry) Ayers of Cobleskill, N.Y., and Gary (Laura) Ayers of Grand Haven, Michigan; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was predeceased by five brothers, Gene Ayers, Ronald Ayers, Charles Ayers, Leland Ayers, and Larry Ayers.Private funeral services will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse with the Rev. Chad E. Shaffer, pastor of Bell Run Union Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery, Shinglehouse.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.Betty’s family has entrusted her 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 Betty, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty L. (Ayers) Nolan, please visit our floral store.

Beverly L. Murray, 83, a lifelong resident of Bolivar, passed away with her loving family by her side on Sunday, June 14, 2020, in Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, after a long illness.Born on Saturday, January 30, 1937 in Bolivar, she was a daughter of Harold R. “Stubby” and Catherine “Cookie” Clark Stives. On February 20, 1964 in Bolivar, she married Frederick E. “Fred” Murray, Sr., who passed away on October 10, 1997.Beverly attended Bolivar High School. She was first employed by the former AVX Corporation in Olean and later was employed by Kline Scissor Factory in Bolivar.Beverly was a social member of American Legion Post 772 in Bolivar and a social member of the Bolivar Volunteer Fire Department. She loved to play bingo and was an avid NASCAR fan. In her earlier years, she enjoyed bowling, having been a member of the Ladies Bowling League in Shinglehouse, Pa. Beverly was an avid angel collector. Her greatest love was her family.Surviving are five children, Sue A. (LeRoy) Williams of Bolivar, Frederick E. “Fred” (Robin) Murray, Jr. of Shinglehouse, Pa., Robin L. (Jon) McDowell of Bolivar, Randy S. (Laura) Murray of Portville, and Wendy C. (Doug) Murray of Belmont; twelve grandchildren, Brandy, Misty, Christi, Karen, Amanda, Gary Sr., Desiree, Justin, Shannon, Kyle, Brandon, and Jami; eighteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson to be born in September; four siblings, Susie Stives of Bolivar, Darlene Militello of Rochester, Roger (Debbie) Stives of Bolivar, and Valerie (Fred) Galbreath of Bolivar; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Beverly was predeceased by a son, Allen D. Murray; a daughter, Cindy L. Murray-Goss; a grandson, Anthony “AJ” Murray; and seven siblings, Harold Stives, Donald “Duck” Stives, Stuart Stives, Gerald “Baldy” Stives, Larry Stives, Bill Stives, and Cecelia “Twink” Jenkins.Family and friends may call from 11 am to 1 pm on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at 1 pm with Pastor David W. Herne, of Heritage AFlame Ministries, Bolivar, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Bolivar.Memorials in Beverly’s name may be made to the Bolivar Volunteer Ambulance Association, 460 Main Street, Bolivar, NY 14715.A very special thank you to the Bolivar Fire and Ambulance Department for your kindness.Beverly’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Beverly, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.For the safety of everyone, COVID-19 restrictions are to be strictly adhered to regarding face coverings and social distancing.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Beverly L. (Stives) Murray, please visit our floral store.

June 11, 2020

Gloria J. Froebel, 84, of Coudersport, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Gloria was born on September 28, 1935 in Millport, the daughter of the late Arthur L. and Gladys (Blanchard) Kelley.  She married Howard William White who preceded her in death in 1959 then later married the late Arthur Alan Froebel. Gloria worked many years at the former Northern Tier Child Care, Coudersport.  She was a member of the American Legion, Potter Post 192.  She was well known for shooting pool and was an avid bowler.    Surviving are daughters, Lonnie Jo of Coudersport; Lisa Joy Binkley of Holtwood; Leslie Jean Froebel of Buffalo, NY; Jamie Lee Waaler of Wentzville, MO; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.  She was one of 14 children; she had six brothers and seven sisters.In addition to her parents and husbands, Gloria was preceded in death by two children, Jeri Lynn Houghtaling and Jeffrey Loren Froebel.A celebration of Gloria’s life will be held at a later date and a private burial will be held in Eulalia Cemetery. The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA 16915 with her arrangements.To share your fondest memories of Gloria or to sign here guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gloria Joanne Froebel, please visit our floral store.

Virginia L. “Ginny” Horst, 72, of Coudersport, formerly of Germania, passed away Sunday, June 7, 2020 at the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.Ginny was born on July 27, 1947 in Reading, the daughter of the late Calvin T. Smith and Betty L. (Moyer) Smith of Schuylkill Haven. She married Robert H. Horst on February 25, 1979  and they have celebrated 41 years of marriage together. Ginny started Best Buy Surplus Food with her husband in 1989.  She also operated her own cake baking business from her home and was famous for her chocolate cake with peanut butter icing, which they featured in the store, and also won first prize for her apple pie in the Potter County Fair and the Pennsylvania Lumber Museum Festival.  In addition to baking; Ginny enjoyed sewing, music, and playing the piano.  She adored her family more than anything and she especially enjoyed spending time and playing Uno with her granddaughter, Autumn.  Ginny always made sure the holidays were extra special with decorating and preparing the family meals.Ginny earned an Associate’s degree in Human Services from the Pennsylvania College of Technology, Williamsport. Ginny was a member of the First Baptist Church, Galeton.Surviving in addition to her husband and mother, are a son, Robert H. “Bobby” Horst, Jr. of Myerstown; a daughter, Rachel J. (Guy F. “Skeet” Wheeler, Jr.) Horst of Coudersport; sisters, Linda Lou Phillips of Schuylkill Haven; Franny (Gordon) Lake of Florida; Jodie (Jeff) Mintzer of Orwigsburg; a granddaughter, Autumn Wheeler, and many nieces and nephews. There will be a private memorial service.  The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA 16915 with her arrangements.To share your fondest memories of Ginny or to sign her guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Virginia L. Horst, please visit our floral store.

Dolores E. Saulter, 96 of Coudersport, passed away Tuesday June 2, 2020 at the Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Dolores was born March 19, 1924, in the Troy Hill District of Pittsburgh, the daughter of the late Henry & Wilma (Rech) Leicher.  She was the wife of the late Milton F. Saulter.  There will be no visitation or services, a private burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hebron Twp.The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA 16915 with her arrangements.

June 10, 2020

Carolyn S. EATON, 59, of Mentor, OH, formerly of Genesee, PA, died March 1, 2020.  A Memorial Service will be held 1:00 PM, Sunday, June 14, 2020 in the Genesee United Methodist Church.  Rev. Rob Anderson will officiate.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines are recommended.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Carolyn S. EATON, please visit our floral store.

June 8, 2020

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Betty E. George, 83, of Shinglehouse and a former longtime resident of Portville, N.Y., passed away on Saturday, June 6, 2020, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a long illness.Born at home in Olean during a prayer meeting hosted by her parents on Sunday, July 5, 1936, she was a daughter of Ferman and Rose Butler Woods. On September 29, 1967 in Titusville, she married Glen George, who passed away in June 2010.Betty attended school in Olean and later received training as a nurse’s aide while working in Olean. She, along with her husband, owned and operated George’s Sanitation Service in Portville.Betty was a faithful member of the Olean Revival Center where she served as Assistant Pastor, a Sunday school teacher, and a youth leader. From her birth at the prayer meeting in her parent’s home, Betty’s love and devotion to the Lord was unwavering.Before her eyesight failed, Betty read her Bible daily. She enjoyed Jimmy Swaggart’s Ministries on TV and was an ardent customer of QVC. Her greatest love was the Lord and her family.Left to cherish her memory are four children, Jerry D. Harrier, Sr. of Shinglehouse, Sherry J. (Rev. James D.) Gheen of Portville, Linda R. Turner of Shinglehouse, and George F. Harrier, Jr. of Bradford; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; a brother, David (Lori) Woods; two sisters, Rose Mary Hall and Darlene (Walt) Wojewoda; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Betty was predeceased by three grandsons; and many brothers and sisters.Funeral services will be held at 1pm on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. The Rev. James D. Gheen, assistant pastor of the Friendship Church of God in Christ in Friendship, N.Y. and Betty’s son-in-law, will officiate. Burial will be next to her husband in the Veteran’s Field of Honor in the Mt. View Cemetery, Olean.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Christina Shelp, PO Box 595, Shinglehouse, PA 16748, to assist with final expenses.Betty’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.To express condolences or share a fond memory of Betty, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

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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.

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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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.

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

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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.

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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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