COUDERSPORT, Pa.—James “Jim” Marzo, 79, of Coudersport, formerly of Shinglehouse, passed away on Tuesday, April 13, 2021, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness. Born on Saturday, August 30, 1941 in Coudersport, he was a son of Attore J. and Josephine A. Mancuso Marzo. Jim was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1959. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Lock Haven State Teachers College in 1963 and his Master’s Degree from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1970. Jim spent his teaching career at the Oswayo Valley Elementary School in Shinglehouse from 1963 until retiring in 1997. During this time he was very involved in many of the elementary and high school activities. He enjoyed working at many extra jobs throughout his lifetime. He was a school bus driver, a bartender at the Coudersport Golf Club, a florist at the former Menschel’s Flowers and Gift Shop in Coudersport, a driver for Adelphia where he met many interesting people along the way, and lastly was a delivery person for Buchanan Brothers’ Pharmacy in Coudersport. Jim was a very active member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport and was a 4th degree member of Knights of Columbus Council 1355. Jim was a member and past president of the Shinglehouse Borough Council. He was also a member of the former Oswayo Valley Lions Club in Shinglehouse and also was involved in many activities throughout Shinglehouse while he was a resident. He was a member of many retired teacher professional organizations. Jim was also a member of Potter Players and Community Chorus in Coudersport. He was a world traveler, visiting 48 states and 22 countries. He loved to share his travels and adventures with everyone. He loved stopping at the casino to play Bingo and also enjoyed playing cards with his friends. He loved to decorate for Christmas and other holidays. He was famous for his desserts, cakes, and cookie recipes, especially his mother’s Italian cookie recipes. His family, friends and neighbors will miss his delicious cookies. He was a fun loving person and loved life. His family was extremely important to him. Left to cherish his memory are a sister, Mary M. (Richard) Buchanan of Coudersport; eight nieces and nephews, Joseph N. (Susan) Marzo, Jr. of Coudersport, John M. (JoAnn) Marzo of Williamsville, N.Y., Jerald L. (Susan) Marzo of Lafayette, N.Y., Mary L. (Darren) Wright of Cortland, N.Y., Thomas A. (Robin) Marzo of Owego, N.Y., Melanie S. Hunt of Sparta, N.J., Julie A. (Brian) McCusker of Coudersport, and Christie (Erik) Keglovits of Coudersport; twenty-four grandnieces and grandnephews; ten great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and a sister-in-law, Julie M. Marzo of Owego, N.Y. In addition to his parents, Jim was predeceased by a brother, Joseph N. Marzo, Sr.; and a niece, Michele A. Evans. Family and friends are invited to call from 12:30pm to 2:15pm on Saturday, April 17, 2021, in the gathering space of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport. A Mass of Christian of Burial will be celebrated at 2:30pm with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery, Coudersport. COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly adhered to, including social distancing and properly worn facial coverings. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Eulalia Catholic Church, 6 East Maple Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Jim’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 Jim, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

 COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Clyde David Eck, Jr., 41, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away on Monday, April 12, 2021, in UPMC Susquehanna, Williamsport, after suffering injuries on Sunday in an ATV accident. Born on Thursday, July 26, 1979 in Coudersport, he was a son of Clyde David Eck, Sr. and Louise Marie Setzer. Clyde was a graduate of Hebron Center Christian School, Coudersport. He was employed for many years at the Coudersport School District as a custodian and was also employed by Milon and Joyce Bailey as a logger, excavator, and a mechanic. At the time of his death, he was employed by Patrick Hoopes Trucking in Ulysses, as a diesel mechanic, a job he truly loved. Clyde was a social member of Potter Post 192 American Legion in Coudersport and a member of the newly formed Potter County ATV Club. He was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, ATV riding, and turning a wrench on anything with a motor. His greatest love was his family. Left to cherish his memory are his mother, Louise M. Setzer of Coudersport; his father, Clyde David Eck, Sr. of Shinglehouse; a son, Torrence David Eck of Coudersport; a daughter, Sapphire Diamond Marie Davis-Eck of Coudersport; five sisters, Tina M. Johnson Daughenbaugh, Lois M. (David) Tombs, Tina L. Rader, Teresa L. Rader, and Tracy L. (Ronald) Harris, all of Coudersport; many aunts and uncles; many nieces, including special nieces, Tiffany Cunningham, Carly Daughenbaugh, and Brooke Daughenbaugh; many nephews; and many cousins and friends. Clyde was predeceased by his adopted mom, Clare “Jane” Johnson; a brother, Rowland T. “Murph” Johnson; and his paternal grandmother, Lois H. Eck. In keeping with Clyde’s wishes, there will be no public visitation. A celebration of his life will be held on a date and place to be announced. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research at www.stopsarcoidosis.org/donate (1820 W. Webster Avenue, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60614); or to a charity of the donor’s choice. Clyde’s family 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 Clyde, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.Read less

John W. Fedalen, 78, of Lafayette Hill, PA passed away early Monday April 12, 2021 at Swed

en ValleyManor. He was born February 20, 1943 in Lansing Michigan to Richard C. and Ruth C. (Richards) Fedalen. John graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Philadelphia Biblical Univiersity, and served his country in the US Army. On June 25, 1968, he married Barbara Ann Mellor. Mr. Fedalen was a pastor and social worker in the southern Pennsylvania and New Jersey region, serving several of the communities there. He was an avid sports fan and followed the 76er’s, the Philadelphia Eagles, and was a devoted Philadelphia Phillies fan.

John is survived by a son: Paul D. Fedalen (Courtney) of Coudersport, a daughter: Hope Doughty (Jon) of Herman, ME, and 5 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers.

His family has entrusted the Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA with his arrangements, and in keeping with his wishes there will be a memorial service celebrating his life at a later date in the Philadelphia area. To share a memory or condolence with his family, visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

 

April 12, 2021

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Edward Bez, 98, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, went to be with his Lord on Monday, March 22, 2021, at the Baptist and Wolfson Town Center Emergency Room, Jacksonville, Florida.Born on Sunday, May 7, 1922, in Tonawanda, N.Y., he was a son of Stephen and Anna Licnerska Bez. On September 14, 1946, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coudersport, he married Hazel A. Kaple, who passed away on September 1, 2010.Edward attended school in Coudersport. He was a US Army veteran, having served in World War II.The majority of his life, he was employed at the former Damascus Tannery in Coudersport.Edward was a member of Coudersport Alliance Church. He was devoted to living his life to honor his Savior, Jesus Christ. He enjoyed woodworking (having made furniture for his family), tinkering on cars, and driving along country roads.Left to cherish his memory are a son, Dr. Edward L. (Rachel) Bez of Jacksonville, Florida; two daughters, Joline J. Huren of Las Vegas, Nevada and Laurie A. (James) Mitchell of Eldersburg, Maryland; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandsons; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents and wife, Edward was predeceased by a brother, Henry Orlowski; a sister, Irene Scarpace; and a son-in-law, Robert F. Huren.Family and friends may call from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm on Friday, April 16, 2021, at Coudersport Alliance Church, 1 Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, where a Celebration of Life service will be held at 10am on Saturday, April 17, 2021, with Edward’s son, Dr. Edward Bez, pastor of Christ Messiah Church in Jacksonville and the Rev. Josh Dean, pastor of Coudersport Alliance Church, co-officiating. Burial will be in Summit Cemetery, Coudersport. COVID 19 restrictions will be strictly followed, including social distancing and properly worn facial coverings.Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a biblical garden: Christ Messiah Church, 7576 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32217.Edward’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 Edward, 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 Edward Bez, please visit our floral store.

April 2, 2021

Thomas L. REIGH, 89, of Millville, PA, formerly of Westfield and Sabinsville, died Monday, March 29, 2021 in his home.  Born February 22, 1932, in Williamsburg, PA, he was the son of Oliver L. and Hazel M. Edwards Reigh.  On April 14, 1956, in Limerick, he married the former Phoebe Willaredt, who predeceased him on February 20, 2011.  A US Coast Guard Veteran, he served honorably from 1950 – 1953.  He was employed as a school bus driver by Blast Intermediate Unit for 20 years, then operated Reigh’s Personal Care Home with his wife in Westfield for 19 years.  Tom was a member of the Harrison Valley Christian & Missionary Alliance Church and was active in Westfield bowling leagues for over 30 years.  

Surviving are:  four sons, Randy Reigh of Sabinsville, Richard (Sue) Reigh of Harrison Valley, Ryan (Mary) Reigh of Millville, and Russell Reigh of Westfield;  a daughter, Rosanne (Scott) Dibble of Mansfield, PA;  a son-in-law, Randy (Patrice) Wheaton of Westfield;  26 grandchildren;  several great-grandchildren;  a sister-in-law, Joan Reigh of Pottstown;  two brothers-in-law, Dennis Youse of Westfield and David Hallman of Pottstown;  and nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a daughter, Robin M. Wheaton;  two sisters, Mary Lou Youse and Beverly Hallman;  a brother, Larry W. Reigh;  and a daughter-in-law, Tammy Reigh.  

Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses on Monday, April 5, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM.  The family will hold a private memorial service following.  

Memorials may be made to the CMA Church, 217 E. Main St., Harrison Valley, PA 16927.   

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March 29, 2021

Erwin L. McCASLIN, 85, of Westfield, PA, died Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro.  Born April 15, 1935, in Potter Brook, he was the son of Cleo J. and Gladys O. Houghtaling McCaslin.  On April 9, 1961, in Potter Brook, he married the former Audrey J. Miller, who survives.  He was employed by Eberle Tannery and Westfield Tanning Company for many years.  He served as union treasurer.  Surviving besides his wife, Audrey, are:  two children, Shari A. McCaslin of Addison, NY and Timmy L. (Trena) McCaslin of Coatesville;  five grandchildren;  four great-grandchildren;  four sisters, Mona Silsby of New Tazewill, TN, Ada Reynolds of Potter Brook, Joy (Duane) Stiles of Westfield, and Thelma (Norman) Smith of Potter Brook;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  He was predeceased by four brothers, Harvey McCaslin, Frederick McCaslin, Lyle McCaslin, and Joseph McCaslin;  and three sisters, Ila May Smith, Nancy Cook, and Candy Dunn.  Services will be private.  Memorials may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation at www.yourcpf.org.  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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March 26, 2021

JAMESTOWN, N.Y.—Trisha A. “Trish” Amidon, 41, of Jamestown, formerly of Oswayo, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in her home on Tuesday, March 23, 2021. Born on Saturday, October 13, 1979, in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Bucky and Susan Shall Amidon.Trish was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School, Class of 1998 and a 2002 graduate of St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science.During and after college, Trish was employed at Auntie Anne’s pretzel shop in the Olean Center Mall and was a waitress in several area restaurants. She was later employed as a long term substitute teacher in New York’s Southern Tier. She loved political science and history.Trish was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse where she was baptized in 1979. She was confirmed in St. Elizabeth of Hungary in Smethport.During her high school years, Trish played volleyball and was a statistician for the high school boy’s baseball team. She was also a member of the band and in her senior year was Oswayo Valley’s representative for the Flaming Foliage Festival in Renovo. Trish’s greatest love was her family, especially her children.Surviving in addition to her parents of Oswayo are three sons, Christian M. Amidon, Jonathon K. Amidon, and Jake A. Faison, all of Jamestown; a daughter, Erika Grace Amidon of Jamestown; two sisters, Stefanie M. Amidon of Port Royal, S.C. and Kara D. Amidon of Coudersport; a brother, Mark T. Amidon of Shinglehouse; her loving companion and the father of her children, Howard M. Wheeler, Jr. of Jamestown; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.Trish was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Paul and Phyllis Shall; and her paternal grandfather, Leon Amidon.Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at 11am on Saturday, March 27, 2021, in St. Theresa Catholic Church, Puritan Street, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Thomas Brown, pastor, will be celebrant. Burial will be in Wells Cemetery, Oswayo.Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Trish’s name may be made to A Way Out, PO Box 447, Coudersport, PA 16915.Trish’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 Trish, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly adhered to, including properly worn facial coverings.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Trisha A. Amidon, please visit our floral store.

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Ruby M. Austin, 100, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Thursday, March 25, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.Born on Monday, June 7, 1920, in Brookville, she was a daughter of Guy A. and Twila E. Mogle Confer. On April 17, 1935, in Shinglehouse, she married H. Nelson Austin, who passed away on February 24, 2010.Ruby attended Shinglehouse High School. She retired as head cashier from the former Shinglehouse Market Basket in 1982. She had previously been employed at the former Westons Shopper City in Westons Mills, Alcas Cutlery in Olean, N.Y., and at the former Rhodes Bakery, also in Olean.Ruby attended Bell Run Union Church. She was a member of the Bell Run Community Club, having held every office, and was a member of the F.A.& I.U. Insurance Group (the Myrtle Alliance). She enjoyed crocheting, quilting, and reading. Her greatest love was her family.

Surviving are three sons, Daniel N. Austin and Lloyd E. (Phyllis) Austin, both of Shinglehouse, and Herbert L. (Elsie) Austin of Cory; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; two daughters-in-law, Sara Jane Austin of Shinglehouse and Beverly Austin Van Der Griff of Millport; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Ruby was predeceased by two sons, N. Robert Austin and Wayne P. Austin; three granddaughters; three great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Confer and Guy A. Confer; and a sister, Louise Kerns.Family and friends may call from 12:30pm to 2:30pm on Sunday, March 28, 2021, at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 2:30pm with Pastor Chad E. Shaffer, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Bell Run Community Club, c/o Becky Austin, 308 Austin Road, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.Ruby 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 Ruby, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.COVID-19 restrictions will be followed, including properly worn facial coverings.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ruby M. (Confer) Austin, please visit our floral store.

 

 

 

 

 

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March 23, 2021

WESTFIELD, Pa.—Bonnie L. Meyers, 81, of Westfield, passed away on Monday, March 22, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a short illness.Born on Sunday, November 12, 1939, in Palmerton, she was a daughter of William and Mayme Brezak Smida. On November 27, 1974, in Perkasie, she married Theodore A. “Ted” Meyers, who survives.Bonnie was a graduate of Palmerton High School, Class of 1957. For nearly 30 years, Bonnie was employed in the banking industry.She enjoyed crafts, gardening and her pets.Left to cherish her memory are husband of 46 years; a niece; and two nephews.In addition to her parents, Bonnie was predeceased by her son, Michael Kevin Green; and a brother, William Smida, Jr.At Bonnie’s request, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.Bonnie’s husband, Ted, is deeply appreciative of their neighbors, the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Company, who were so kind and helpful to them.In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bonnie’s name may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 112 East Tannery Street, Harrison Valley, PA 16727 or to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Company, 810 SR 49, Ulysses, PA 16948.

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

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Bonnie’s husband, Ted, is deeply appreciative of their neighbors, the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company and the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Company, who were so kind and helpful to them.In lieu of flowers, memorials in Bonnie’s name may be made to the Harrison Township Volunteer Fire Company, 112 East Tannery Street, Harrison Valley, PA 16727 or to the Tri-Town Volunteer Ambulance Company, 810 SR 49, Ulysses, PA 16948. Ted entrusted Bonnie’s care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

 

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Dale C. FRANCIS, 87, of Andrews Settlement, PA, died Friday, March 19, 2021 in his home.  Born August 7, 1933, in Williamsport, he was the son of Meade C. and Gertrude M. Perry Francis.  On October 20, 1957, in Andrews Settlement, he married the former Nancy J. Haskell, who predeceased him on May 15, 2020.  A graduate of Ulysses High School, he served honorably with the U.S. Army from 1954 – 1956.  Residing in California and Nebraska for 15 years, he returned to Pennsylvania and was employed by PennDOT for over 23 years.  In retirement, he was employed as a truck driver by Kevin Smoker at Allegen Farms.  Dale was a member of Andrews Settlement Baptist Church.  He and his wife were foster parents to 14 children while living in California early in his marriage.  Surviving are:  a daughter, Joy (Rick) Currier of Andrews Settlement;  a son, Martin Francis of Coudersport;  three grandchildren, Mollie Currier, Jacob Francis, and Jenevieve Francis;  three sisters, Mary Jane Nye of Rogersville, TN, Patricia (Virgil) Nye of Genesee, and Carole Cary of Knoxville;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two grandsons, Stephen R. Currier and Nathan L. Currier;  two siblings, Helen Smith and  Herbert Francis;  and a sister-in-law, Dawn B. Haskell.  Friends may call at Andrews Settlement Baptist Church on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Rev. Dale Post and Rev. Howard Burnham will co-officiate.  Burial will be in Andrews Settlement Cemetery.  Military Rites will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.  The funeral will be video recorded and posted Thursday on www.olneyfoust.com at the bottom of Dale’s obituary page. Memorials may be made to Andrews Settlement Baptist Church, 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.

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March 17, 2021

Melvin S. EASTON, 81, of Genesee, PA, died Saturday, March 13, 2021 in Wellsville Manor Care Center, Wellsville, NY.  Born January 29, 1940, in Coudersport, he was the son of Marvin R. and Alberta Freeman Easton.  On July 14, 1962, in Hickox, he married the former Jill C. Hokenson, who survives.  A 1957 graduate of Northern Potter High School, Melvin owned and operated Easton’s Mundy Brook Farm in Genesee for many years.  He was a member of the Genesee Grange.  Surviving besides his wife, Jill, are:  three children, Brian (Heather) Easton of Westfield, Timothy (Delanne) Easton of Genesee, and Ellen (Kevin) Erdmann of Whitesville, NY;  nine grandchildren, Zachary Easton, Jeffrey (Lindsay) Easton, Brianne (Zachary) Putman, Kurtis Easton, Joseph Easton, Brock (Rebecca) Erdmann, Bryce Erdmann, Mariah (Connor) Rittwage, and Spencer Easton;  eight great-grandchildren;  a brother, Rodney (Joan) Easton of Genesee;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents.  Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Friday, March 19, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  A private graveside service will be held in Genesee Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Genesee Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.To send flowers to Melvin’s family, please visit our floral store.

Joseph W. RAYMER, Jr., 66, of Galeton, PA, died Friday, March 12, 2021 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born September 15, 1954, in Wellsboro, he was the son of Joseph William “Bill” and Elizabeth Yahn Raymer.  A graduate of Galeton High School, he earned a degree in political science from the University of Pittsburgh.  Joe worked as a laborer and was last employed by Pike Township.  Surviving are:  a sister, Marjorie (Timothy) Smith of Westfield;  two nieces, Sarah and Tiffany;  an aunt, Helen Turner of Tampa, FL;  and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a sister, Debra Raymer.  Services will be private.  Memorials may be made to any local animal shelter.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com. To send flowers to Joseph’s family, please visit our floral store.

Deborah S. Johnson Hoffman, 69, of Coudersport, died Friday, March 12, 2021 at her home after an extended illness. Deborah was born on October 11, 1951, in Port Allegany, the daughter of the late Donald and Elsie (Johnson) Johnson. Deborah was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1968 and attended the University of Pittsburgh-Bradford for one year.  She was a house keeper and care giver for County Meadows , retiring in 2010.  She was a member of the Gospel Tabernacle, enjoyed old movies, game shows and spending time with her family.  She also enjoyed fantasy movies including Harry Potter, Marvel and the Legend of the Stone .Deborah is survived by sons, Jeremy (Catherina) Hoffman of Harker Heights, TX; Joseph (Stephanie) Johnson of Hummelstown; daughters, Christina (Steven) Smith of Papillion, NE; Diana (Dylan) Sherwood of Ulysses; Jessica Hoffman of Angelica, NY; a brother, Christopher Johnson of Mercer; sisters, Susan Richmond of Sioux Falls, SD; Kathy House of Wolsey, SD; 11 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Deborah was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Johnson.A private celebration of Deborah’s life will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Deborah’s name may be made to: A Way Out, 110 East Third Street, Coudersport, PA 16915The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St. Coudersport, PA, with her arrangements. To share your fondest memories of Deborah or to sign her guestbook, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Deborah S. Johnson Hoffman, please visit our floral store.

March 9, 2021

Rudolph N. BOWMAN, 85, of Genesee, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA and Klamath Falls, OR, died Friday, March 5, 2021 in his home.  Born January 3, 1936, in Berwyn, he was the son of Rudolph and Lydia Hayworth Bowman.  He was married to the former Cheryn Traphagen, who predeceased him on October 12, 2018.  A U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, he served honorably from August 31, 1953 – September 3, 1962.  He was employed as a department manager in the aerospace industry in the Los Angeles, CA area.  Rudy was a member of the Genesee United Methodist Church.  He was active with Toys for Tots and other charitable activities with Marine Corps veterans.  Surviving are:  two daughters, Bobbi Earl of Pinon Hills, CA and JoAnne Walker of Costa Mesa, CA;  a son, Raymond Bowman of Orange, CA;  a step-son, Christopher Bowman of Klamath Falls, OR;  several grandchildren;  five siblings, James (Alice) Bowman of Lancaster, Thomas Bowman of Port Orange, FL, Jeanne (Charles) Leonard of Genesee, Ruth (Darrell) Davis of Genesee, and Eleanor (Phillip) DiMarino of Coudersport;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by a brother, John Bowman;  and a sister, Frances Gimbel.  A memorial gathering will be held on a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Genesee United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 137, 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.

PICAYUNE, Mississippi—James Speece Clark, 60, of Picayune, passed away on Monday, March 1, 2021, in Picayune, after a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Tuesday, January 10, 1961 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of James S. Clark and Sandra L. Haynes Condon. On September 10, 2016 in Picayune, he married Wendy Clark, who survives.His family lived throughout the United States, following his father’s military career. James graduated from high school in Texas.James was a self-employed contractor having worked in Louisiana and Mississippi.James accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a member of True Life under the leadership of Pastor Leo Burge. He enjoyed the outdoors and the simple things in life. He loved the Lord, his family, and his many pets. He loved going for rides with his dogs in his truck, “Ruby”.Left to cherish his memory are his loving and devoted wife, Wendy; a daughter, Stormy Clark; a son, Robby (Destiny) Clark; his stepfather, Denis Condon; three sisters, Kimberly (Randy) Milliken, Debra (Allan) Ponsaa, and Stephanie (Anthony) Perry; two stepsons, Kyle (Brooke) Ching and Zee (Iriel) Ching; a sister-in-law, Kerry Clark; five grandchildren, Raven, Quest, Kadyn, Coen, and Tyson; two great-grandchildren, Kyler and Allister; many nieces and nephews; and his beloved pets, Travler, Harley, Claws, Tiger, Sylvia, Fang, and Grace.In addition to his father and mother, James was predeceased by a son, James S. Clark; a grandson, Rayburn Clark; and a brother, David Clark.In keeping with James’ wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral servicesLocally the family is being assisted by Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

To express condolences or share a fond memory of James, please visit www.virgilhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of James Speece Clark, please visit our floral store.

Lavere J. Peters, 91, of Coudersport, formerly of York, passed away March 4, 2021 at UPMC – Cole, Long Term Care, Coudersport.Lavere was born on January 16, 1930 in York, the son of the late Howard G. and Ella (Hoofmaster) Peters.  He married the former Dolores M. Brown on June 3, 1956 and celebrated 64 years of marriage.Lavere Owned and Operated his own Plumbing and Heating business in York for 40 years, with his wife.  He was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church and was an active volunteer in the Coudersport area.In addition to his wife, Dolores, Lavere is survived by two sons, Max and Randy Peters, four grandchildren and six great grandchildren.  Lavere was also one of 17 children.At Lavere’s request, there will be no visitation or services.The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St. Coudersport, with his arrangements.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Lavere J. Peters, please visit our floral store.

 

March 8, 2021

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Joseph “Joe” Glogouski, 83, of Shinglehouse, passed away in his home with his loving family by his side on Sunday, February 28, 2021, after a short illness.Born on Sunday, December 12, 1937, in Scranton, he was a son of Charles Sr. and Ann Badner Glogouski. On September 7, 1957, in Philadelphia, he married the love of his life, Betty Lou Longstaff, who passed away on February, 9, 2021.Joe was a graduate of Mastbaum Vocational High School, Class of 1955. He was employed as a foreman at Dresser-Rand in Olean, N.Y., retiring in 1994.Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening. His greatest love was his family.Surviving are four children, Deborah Kelley of Coudersport, Diane (David) Conklin of West Clarksville, N.Y., Sharon (Tom) Lundy and Brian (Barbara) Glogouski, both of Shinglehouse; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Pica of Bristol; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents and wife, Joe was predeceased by a son, Gary Glogouski; a grandson, Joe Lundy; a brother, Charles Glogouski; and a son-in-law, Keith Kelley.In keeping with Joe’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Cleveland Clinic Philanthropy Institute, PO Box 931517, Cleveland, OH 44193-1655.Joe 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 Joe, 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 Joseph Glogouski, please visit our floral store.

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Peggy J. Leilous, 90, of Shinglehouse, passed away in her home surrounded by her loving family on Saturday, March 6, 2021, after a short illness.Born at home in Shinglehouse on Sunday, May 4, 1930, she was a daughter of Henry M. Sr. and Anah B. Taylor Terrette. On April 11, 1947 in Allegany, N.Y., she married Donald E. “Ducky” Leilous, Sr., who passed away on June 26, 1988.

Anticipation in December with the arrival of flower and gardening catalogs, started Peggy’s plans for spring flower planting. She enjoyed going to estate sales and making gel candles with her daughter, Linda. Peggy enjoyed sitting on her porch having coffee and eating ice cream with her family when they came to visit. Peggy was a talented artist who played the organ by ear and was very creative in anything she did. She was an excellent cook and baker and was known for her large family gatherings. She loved being on the farm. Her greatest loves were her family, gardening and cooking.

Surviving are four children, Joyce Allen of Saylorsburg, Donald (Tina Rittburg) Leilous, Jr. of Shinglehouse, Susan (Dale) Kamery of Portville, N.Y., and Christine (Butch) Jones of Oswayo; nine grandchildren; eighteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Garold (Betty) Terrette of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Gorden Terrette of Acworth, Georgia; two sisters, Patricia Danforth and Pudge (Don) Sturdevant, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, Peggy was predeceased by a daughter, Linda Leilous who passed away on March 9, 2006; two brothers, Henry M. “Bud” Terrette, Jr. and James Terrette; three sisters, Rebecca Stonemetz, Marian Kemp, and Eva Simons; and a son-in-law, Herbert Allen, Sr.Private graveside burial services will be held in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Salvation Army, 310 East State Street, Olean, NY 14760.Peggy’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 Peggy, 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 Peggy J. (Terrette) Leilous, please visit our floral store.

March 4, 2021

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Joyce B. Terrette Dennis, 83, of Shinglehouse, passed away with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.Born on Friday, May 14, 1937 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Leslie and Eva Van Curen Lowe. On September 3, 1955 in Shinglehouse, she married Henry M. “Bud” Terrette, who passed away on September 17, 1994. On August 19, 2010, she married Donald R. Dennis, who passed away on January 14, 2015.Joyce enjoyed camping, bowling, and traveling. She enjoyed attending her grandchildren’s sporting events. She loved her flower gardens, but most of all cherished her time spent with her family making many memories. She loved and adored her many pets over the years. Her little Sadie lives with her daughter, Darcie.Left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Darlene M. (Jeff) Howard of Shinglehouse and Darcie L. Baldwin of Little Genesee, N.Y.; two sons, Daniel M. Terrette of Shinglehouse and Dale L. Terrette of Coneville; eleven grandchildren; twelve great-grandchildren; a great-granddaughter to be born in May; a brother, Ernie Lowe of Portville, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husbands, Joyce was predeceased by a daughter, Darla J. Foradora; four brothers; and a sister.Due to COVID restrictions a private family visitation and funeral service will be held in the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.Joyce’s family 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 Joyce, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.COVID-19 restrictions will be strictly adhered to, including facial masks and social distancing.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Joyce B. (Lowe) Terrette Dennis, please

March 1, 2021

Joseph F. Ninkovich, 89 of Coudersport passed away Friday February 26, 2021 in his home following an extended illness. He was born February 28, 1931 in Fredericksburg, PA to Michael and Sophia (Pajsby) Ninkovich. Mr. Ninkovich served in the Merchant Marines, and worked for Bethlehem Steel, and he enjoyed fishing and hunting, the pursuits which brought him to this area.
Joseph is the last member of his family to survive, he is preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 12 siblings. He is survived by his close friend, partner and care-giver Gladys Haskins of Coudersport. His arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA. There will be a memorial service at a later date. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

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February 25, 2021

CLARA, Pa.—Loretta J. Gross, 61, of Clara, passed away on Monday, February 22, 2021, in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a short illness.Born on Thursday, December 3, 1959 in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Edward E. and Mary A. Drake Smith. On August 30, 1975 in Millport, she married Barry L. Gross, who survives.Loretta was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse.She loved feeding the birds and also loved her cat, Bandit. Loretta’s greatest love was her family and her patriotic love for her country.Surviving in addition to her husband are a son, Cody L. (Nedra) Gross of Clara; three sisters, Norene (Robert) Simonds of South Carolina, Edwina (Randy) Parker of Olean, N.Y., and Betty (Ed) Majot of Little Genesee, N.Y.; three brothers, Edward Smith of Olean, N.Y, Marcus Smith of Wellsville, N.Y., and Micah Smith of Portville, N.Y.; three grandchildren, Brody (Kaitlin) Taylor of Shinglehouse, Honor Gross of Shinglehouse, and Emma Gross of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Loretta was predeceased by a daughter, Kelly S. Taylor who passed away in 2007. Private funeral services were  held today at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the National MS Society, PO Box 91891, Washington, DC 20090-1891 or to the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 497 Rte 244, Oswayo, PA 16915.Loretta’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 Loretta, 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 Loretta J. (Smith) Gross, please visit our floral store.

February 22, 2021

CERES, N.Y.—Jon D. “Skip” Livingston, 59, of Ceres, N.Y., passed away on Friday, February 19, 2021 in Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, after a long illness.Born on Thursday, May 25, 1961 in Olean, he was a son of Paul and Doris Jordan Livingston. On August 28, 2004 in Portville, he married Gina Parker, who survives.Skip was a graduate of Olean High School. He had been employed by the former Eleni Interiors in Olean, the former Bradner’s Furniture in Olean, and as a custodian at Portville Central School. At the time of his death, Skip was employed in the housekeeping department at the Seneca-Allegany Casino and Resort in Salamanca.Skip enjoyed working on his home and swimming. His greatest love was being with his family. Left to cherish his memory are his wife; his mother of Olean; two daughters, Karley A. Livingston at home and Sara J. Livingston of Westons Mills; two sons, Corey D. Livingston at home and Toby J. Livingston of Rochester; two brothers, Russell (Kaersten) Woodruff of Clarion, Pa. and Jeff Livingston of Buffalo; a niece; and two nephews. Skip was predeceased by his father; and a brother, Douglas Livingston.Family and friends may call from 2pm to 4pm on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, Pa., where funeral services will follow at 4pm with the Rev. Albert Batt, associate pastor of Believer’s Chapel, Olean, officiating.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240.Skip’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 Skip, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.COVID-19 restrictions will be followed.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Jon D. “Skip” Livingston, please visit our floral store.

 

SMETHPORT, Pa.—June L. Kelligan, 75, a resident of Sena Kean Manor in Smethport, formerly of Coudersport, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, February 15, 2021, in UPMC Hamot, Erie, after a lengthy illness.She was born on Saturday, March 17, 1945 in Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Wellsboro, a daughter of Howard R. Livingston and Dorothy L. Eaton.June was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University where she majored in Sociology and obtained a secondary degree in Spanish. She lived most of her life in Pennsylvania and Texas but also lived in California, New Mexico, Colorado and New York. June had several careers throughout her life, the most enjoyable for her being the program coordinator for the Meals on Wheels program in Amarillo, Texas and being a taxi cab driver in the Denver, Colorado area.June loved spending time with family and friends, cooking, writing poetry and songs, reading, and arts and crafts of all types. Leaving behind are a cherished mother-in-law, Evelyn “Nanny” Allen of Coudersport; five children, Lorrie (Randy) Riale of Port Allegany, Patrick (Sheila) Kelligan of Raeford, North Carolina, Michael Kelligan of Port Allegany, and Timothy Kelligan and Amber (Tom) Saiz, both of Denver, Colorado; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Paula Livingston of central Pa.; a brother, Peter Livingston of Fullerton, California; and many nieces, nephews, and extended family who she cared for very much.In addition to her parents, June was predeceased by her grandparents, Mort and Hazel Eaton; and her brother, Michael Livingston.There will be no public visitation. A celebration of June’s life will be held at a later date.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Craft Fund at Sena Kean Manor, 17083 Route 6, Smethport, PA 16749.June’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 June, 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 June L. (Livingston) Kelligan, please visit our floral store.Services are to be announced

February 19, 2021

Raymond M. JORDAN, 72, of Genesee, PA, died Tuesday, February 16, 2021 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  Born July 29, 1948, in Homer, NY, he was the son of Mark and Ursula Jordan.  On December 5, 1971, in Chester, NY, he married the former Ella M. Deon, who predeceased him on September 23, 2013.  A Vietnam Veteran, he served honorably with the U.S. Navy from 1969 – 1972.  He was employed by CNG/Dominion for 29 years, retiring in 2003.  Ray was father to many foster children and a member of the Genesee Volunteer Fire Company. Surviving are:  three children, Robb (Heather) Jordan of Ulysses, Russell (Lynette) Jordan of Genesee, and Paula Jordan of Leola;  12 grandchildren;  six great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Patricia and Sharon;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to his wife, he was predeceased by two brothers, Ed Jordan and Les Jordan. Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Sunday, February 21, 2021 from 12:00 – 2:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 2:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply.  Mr. Vernon Fisher will officiate.  Military Rites will be accorded by the Potter County Honor Guard. 

Memorials may be made to the Genesee Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 9, 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. 

February 17, 2021

Shirley (Elliott) Reedy, 76, of Coudersport passed away Sunday February 14, 2021.  She was born November 8, 1944 in Grayson, NC to Edgar and Bertie (Richardson) Elliott.  She married Donald F. Reedy, Sr. on 11/9/1960.  Shirley was a seamstress and also worked at Pure Carbon.  She was an avid crafter and very accomplished at knitting, sewing, embroidery, painting and coloring.  She especially enjoyed her Christmas tradition of knitting gloves, scarves and hats and baking cookies, and then taking them to local nursing homes and elementary schools accompanied by her husband, dressed as Santa Claus. 

Shirley is survived by her daughter: Dianna Lofland (Michael) of Henderson, MD; her son: Daniel Reedy Sr and two step-sons:  Donald Reedy, JR. (Mary) of Henderson, MD, and Jeffrey Keeble of Marydel, MD; 8 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two sisters:  Barbara Elliott of Elkton, MD and Tammy McCarthy of Aberdeen, MD. She is also survived by a special granddaughter, Amber Baker who lived with her and took care of her for the last 4 years of her life. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and a sister: Anita Rowland.

Services will be private at the convenience of her family.  Her arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 N. East Street Coudersport, PA.  To share a memory or condolence visit www.thomasfickinger.com

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Laurie S. REES, 50, of Port Allegany, PA, died Thursday, February 11, 2021 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born November 8, 1970, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Carol Rees.  A 1989 graduate of Port Allegany High School, she was employed by Helpmates.  Surviving are:  her mother, Carol Rees of Port Allegany;  two brothers, Travis Gaines of Port Allegany and Justin (Tina) Rees of Roulette;  a sister, Wendy (Tom) Rees Manning of Port Allegany;  aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her step-father, Gordon Gaines;  and her longtime companion, Shane A. Bailey.  Services will be private.  Memorials may be made to the family.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

February 12, 2021

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Robert Clair “Bob” Worden, 86, of Shinglehouse, passed away peacefully at home with his wife, Ruth, by his side on Wednesday, February 10, 2021.

He was born on Sunday, October 21, 1934 on the farm in Shinglehouse that he has lived on with his wife for the past 50 years. He was a son of Ross L. and Lurena E. Stillman Worden. On November 14, 1953 in Shinglehouse, he married Ruth E. Smith, who survives.

He was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1952, after which he worked for his father on the family farm on Bells Run where he had spent his youth. Bob enlisted in the US Army in 1953, honorably serving his country for two years. He went to work for Clark Brothers, then Air Pre-Heater, and lastly was very proud to be second shift superintendent at Worthington in Wellsville, N.Y., retiring in 1996 after over 30 years of service.

Robert was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper. He was also an expert flint knapper. Bob, along with his wife Ruth, enjoyed going to primitive rendezvous, throwing tomahawks and shooting primitive archery, having traveled to many states to do so.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years; four children, Robert L. Worden of Maui, Hawaii, Renee (Howard) Sturdevant of Shinglehouse, Rochelle (Bob Stephenson) Worden of Collingdale, and Andy (Kaylee) Worden of Smethport; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by three siblings, Opal Higgins, Dawn Prince, and Ronald Worden.

There will be no services at this time.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Oswayo Valley Memorial Library, PO Box 188, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to VNA Northwest PA, 1223 East Main Street, Bradford, PA 16701.

Robert’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 Bob, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Betty Lou Glogouski, 83, of Shinglehouse, passed away on her birthday, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, with her loving family by her side in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., after a lengthy illness.

Born on Wednesday, February 9, 1938 in Abington, she was a daughter of Lincoln and Betty Rogers Longstaff. On September 7, 1957 in Philadelphia, she married Joseph Glogouski, who survives.

Betty Lou was a graduate of Mastbaum Vocational High School, Philadelphia, Class of 1955.

She enjoyed visiting the casino, reading, and watching television, especially the Buffalo Bills. She was a huge Buffalo Bills fan. Her greatest loves were her family and the family gatherings that were held for the holidays.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four children, Deborah Kelley of Coudersport, Diane (David) Conklin of West Clarksville, N.Y., Sharon (Tom) Lundy of Shinglehouse and Brian (Barbara) Glogouski, both of Shinglehouse; ten grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lincoln (Andrea) Longstaff of Pennsylvania and Michael (Cindy) Longstaff of Smethport; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Betty Lou was predeceased by a son, Gary Glogouski; a grandson, Joe Lundy; and a son-in-law, Keith Kelley.

In keeping with Betty Lou’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, PO Box 631, Buffalo, NY 14240.

Betty Lou 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 Lou, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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February 11, 2021

ST. LOUIS, Missouri—Charity Lynne Nolan, 35, of St. Louis, formerly of Port Allegany, Pa., passed away unexpectedly in St. Louis on Saturday, February 6, 2021.

Born on Monday, June 17, 1985 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Rod D. Nolan and Connie Hagg Nolan.

Charity was a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 2003 and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford with a Bachelor’s Degree. She also graduated from Maryville University in St. Louis where she received her Master’s Degree as a nurse practitioner.

She was employed at ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in St. Louis and by other area facilities in the St. Louis area.

Charity was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan, having loved heckling her dad when her team and the Cincinnati Reds played each other. She was a very thoughtful and caring person. She loved animals.

Left to cherish her memory are her father and stepmother, Rod and Lyn Nolan of Shinglehouse; four siblings, Nicole L. McNeal of Alpharetta, Georgia, and Jordan M. Nolan, Carter A. Nolan, and Grant T. Nolan, all of Shinglehouse; a niece, Lydia McNeal; two nephews, William McNeal and Bohannon Nolan; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Charity was predeceased by her mother, Connie Thrash; her stepfather, John Thrash; her paternal grandparents, Albert and Betty Nolan; and her maternal grandparents, Marlin and Betty Hagg.

Family and friends may call from 10 am to 12 noon on Friday, February 12, 2021 at the Bell Run Union Church, 904 Taylor Brook Road, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 12 noon with Pastor Chad E. Shaffer, 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 a SPCA of the donor’s choice.

Charity’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 Charity, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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Bruce David Wilson, 68, of Coudersport, passed away Tuesday, February 9, 2021 at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Bruce was born on November 16, 1952 in Lansdale, the son of the late Donald J. Wilson and E. Lorraine (Sprouse) Gerhart.  He married the former Ruth Ann Hedrick on April 2, 1970 and would have celebrated 50 years of marriage this year.

Bruce was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1970.  Bruce owned and operated Wilson Appliance Sales & Service, with his wife, for 40+ years. Earlier in life, Bruce was active with the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association and the Coudersport Fire Department.  He loved antique cars, especially 1960’s models, and was a member of the Antique Automobile Club of America and CORSA.  

Surviving in addition to his wife Ruth Ann of Coudersport; is a son, Christopher W. Wilson (Gus Kulawiecz) of Coudersport; brothers, Don (Kathy) Wilson and Brian (Kathy) Wilson both of Ft. Myers, FL; Terry (Stephanie) Gerhart and John Gerhart both of Coudersport; a sister, Hope (Frank) Giordani of FL; step-brothers, Samuel Gerhart of FL and David Gerhart of PA; a brother-in-law, Bill (Diane) Hedrick, numerous nieces and nephews and many special friends. 

In addition to his parents, Bruce was preceded in death by a son, Shane Wilson, a step-father, Samuel Gerhart and his parent-in-laws, G. William and Helen Hedrick.

Due to COVID restrictions, a private visitation and funeral service will be held at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East Street, Coudersport. A private burial in Woodland Cemetery will follow.

The family suggests contributions in Bruce’s name be made to the Park United Methodist Church, 15 East Third Street, Coudersport, PA 16915 or Boy Scout Troop 536 c/o Mike Delp, 88 Southwoods Road, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 

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SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Lois C. Weiss, 92, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Coudersport and Harrison Valley, passed away on

Thursday, February 4, 2021, in Mercy Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., after a period of failing health.

Born on Friday, March 23, 1928 in Palo Alto, she was a daughter of Charles E. and Helen I. Coleman Walton.

Lois was a graduate of Pottsville High School. She had been employed as a sales associate for Olan Mills in El Paso, Texas.

While residing in Pottsville, she attended Christ Evangelical Congregational Church and while living in Coudersport, attended Coudersport Alliance Church. For a period of time while residing in Shinglehouse, Lois attended the First Baptist Church. She enjoyed playing cards.

Left to cherish her memory are a daughter, Roberta L. Sasser of Shinglehouse; a son, David Callahan of La Vernge, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Amber, Harmony, Anthea, and Jason; three great-grandchildren, Payten, Jaykub, and Kayson; a brother, Charles E. Walton, Jr. of Cressona; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Lois was predeceased by an infant brother; and a sister, Evelyn Berger.

In keeping with Lois’ wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Coudersport Alliance Church, 7 Alliance Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Lois’ 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 Lois, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

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