July 23 2021

Janice I. REYNOLDS, 80, of Rochester, NY, died Monday, December 28, 2020 in LeRoy Village Green, LeRoy, NY.

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Ulysses Cemetery.   

Born July 25, 1940, in Ulysses, PA, she was the daughter of Richard E. and Eva S. Monroe Reynolds.  On August 15, 1959, in Sabinsville, PA, she married Norman C. Reynolds, who predeceased her on August 6, 2019.  Janice devoted her life to the care of her husband and family.  She was a self-employed dog groomer.  Janice was a member of Pinnacle Lutheran Church in Rochester.  

Surviving are:  three children, Jacqueline Coles of Rochester, Laurie Ann (Michael) Henley of Akron, and Jeffrey (Donna) Reynolds of FL;  nine grandchildren, Alexander, Samantha, Michael, Jr., Jessica, Jake, Brandon, Benjamin, Tori, and Sara;  five great-grandchildren;  a sister, Diana (George) Koratsis of Painted Post;  nieces and nephews.  

A graveside service will be held 11:00 AM, Sunday, July 25, 2021 in Ulysses Cemetery.  

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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Charles S “Chuck” WETMORE, 70, of Nine Mile Falls, WA, died July 21, 2021, in Spokane, WA after complications following back surgery.  

Born December 15, 1950, in Port Jervis, NY, he was the son of Henry G. Wetmore and Emma Hoffman Wetmore.  He grew up and attended local schools in White Mills, Honesdale and Hawley, PA, graduating in 1969.  He attended Lackawanna Junior College in Scranton and Hiram Scott College in Scottsbluff, NE majoring in Music Education.  A graduate of San Francisco College of Mortuary Science, he earned a degree as a Funeral Director and Embalmer and held a National Certification.  Chuck later earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California Coast University.  He was appointed by the governor to serve as the President of the Washington State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers for five years.  Chuck spent his entire career as a funeral director and was a founding partner of the Cremation Society of Washington in Spokane.  He was a member of Pilgrim Lutheran Church, LCMS, the Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity, North Hill Masonic Lodge, Spokane York Rite Bodies, Scottish Rite Consistory – 32-degree KCCH and the El Katif Shrine.  He was also a member and past Patron of the Adelphi Chapter of Eastern Star in Spokane.  He was President of the Shrine Band for eight years and played the tuba since age 14.  It will be remembered that Chuck provided keyboard music for numerous masonic organizations in Spokane.  

Surviving are:  his wife, Peggy Baker Wetmore;  his children, David Wetmore of CA and Mary Glaze of ID;  stepson, Jason Ashley of Balfour BC;  four grandchildren, Izabelle, Berniece, Korban, and Shalem;  brother, John H Wetmore of PA;  his dear cousins, Ray and Shirley Orben of OH;  as well as his very dear friends, John and Donna Ayers of MT.  He was predeceased by his parents.  

A viewing and visitation with the family will be held at Riplinger Funeral Home 4305 N. Division St., Spokane, on Monday, July 26, 2021 from 7:00 – 8:30 PM, with Scottish Rite Rose Croix and Blue Lodge ceremonies to be held at 7:00 PM.  Funeral services will be held at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 2733 W Northwest Blvd., Spokane on Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM, followed by a reception in the church fellowship hall.  Cremation will follow.  Memorials may be made to the Spokane Shriner’s Hospital.  The family wishes to thank the directors of the Riplinger Funeral Home for their kindness to our family.  

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

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SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Eleanor M. Hess-Taylor Stanley, 77, of Shinglehouse, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 21, 2021.
Born on Wednesday, August 18, 1943 in Pottstown, she was a daughter of Howard Sherman and Evelyn Gottschalk Hess. On September 14, 2011 in Shinglehouse, she married John E. “Jack” Stanley.
Eleanor graduated from Owen J. Roberts High School in Bucktown, Reading Business Institute in Reading, and Pierce College in Philadelphia. 
Eleanor moved to Pompano Beach, Florida in 1964 where she worked as a medical secretary and medical assistant until her return to Pennsylvania in 1991. She then worked for Quest Diagnostics in Collegeville until her retirement in 2011.
After her retirement, she moved to Shinglehouse, marrying her husband, Jack. She was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, where she was the financial chairperson and Charge treasurer. She was a volunteer and member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse and was also a member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department. She loved to knit and read.
Surviving in addition to her husband are three children, Sonia K. Gierschick, Catherine J. Taylor, and Sarah M. Taylor; six stepchildren, Dawn A. Taylor, Denise Ellis, John E. (Doris) Stanley, Dean (Nikki) Stanley, Darren Stanley, and Crystal Ziegler; two grandchildren, Mattew Taylor and Kayla Day; a brother, Sherman Hess, Jr.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Eleanor was predeceased by her first husband, Wallace I. Taylor; and a sister Shirley Ann Shafer.
Friends may call on Sunday from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse. Friends may also call from 10am to 11am on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, where funeral services will follow at 11am with the Rev. Preston Hutchins, Jr., pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
Members of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department are respectfully invited to gather on Sunday evening at 8:30pm at the funeral home to pay their respects.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748; or to Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 475, Shinglehouse,, PA 16748.
Eleanor’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
 
 

Curtis William “Sonny” Perkins, 84, of Shinglehouse, passed away on Thursday, July 15, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

     Born on Tuesday, May 4, 1937 in Portland, Maine, he was the only child of Curtis L. and Hazel F. MacMillan Perkins.

     Sonny attended school in Michigan where his father was employed by Texaco.  The family moved to Shinglehouse to live on the Perkins family homestead. 

     Sonny was a member of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church where he greeted those attending church with a bulletin.  He was also a member of the Oswayo Valley Senior Center in Shinglehouse.  He enjoyed history, his computer, and reading the Bible.  He loved his beloved dog, Pepper.  Curtis William was a gentle man.  He loved his friends, including his caring angels, Janette Church and Nancy Haynes, both of Shinglehouse, his church family, and the staff and residents of Sweden Valley Manor.

     Surviving are several cousins, including, Olin Edgar (Ave Maria) Perkins, Stephen Perkins, Rick Shavalier, Kevin Shavalier, Joy Campbell, Donna Jean, and Debbie; ten second cousins, including Christopher Clapp, who along with his mother, Carolynn, until her death, were responsible for Sonny’s well being.

      Sonny was predeceased by his parents; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

     A memorial service will be held in the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church on a date and time to be announced.

     Sonny will be laid to rest with his parents in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Shinglehouse.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, PO Box 671, Shinglehouse, PA 16748 or to the Oswayo Valley Senior Center, PO Box 296, Shinglehouse, PA 16748.

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

 

Doris Mae METCALF, 96, of Milledgeville, GA, formerly of Potter Brook and Port Allegany, PA, died Sunday, July 18, 2021 in Lynn Haven Health & Rehabilitation, Gray, GA. 

Born April 4, 1925, in Potter Brook, she was the daughter of William Richard and Agnes Mae Robbins Truax.  On August 28, 1943, in Potter Brook, she married Wilbert Richard Metcalf, who predeceased her in 1977.  A graduate of Westfield High School, she was employed by Galeton Production during and after World War II from 1944 – 1947 and The Goodie Gallery in Milledgeville from 1981 – 1992.  Doris was a member of Order of the Eastern Star #33 in Westfield, Potter Brook Happy Hour Club, and First Christian Church, Milledgeville. 

Surviving are:  a daughter, Beverly Kobbe of Milledgeville and her family, Eric (Ashley) Kobbe, Kinsey (Charles) Kinnamon, Anna Kobbe, and Chloe Kobbe;  a daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie Kay (Gary) Pennington of Milledgeville and their family, Kevin Caden, Eve (Matt) Derstine, Sophia Derstine, and Haleigh Pennington;  a son and daughter-in-law, Rick (Janine) Metcalf of Murrells Inlet, SC and their family, Matthew (Amber) Metcalf, Mason Metcalf, Bailey Metcalf, Marc (Annie) Metcalf, Samuel Metcalf, and Abby Metcalf;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a grandson, Gary Pennington, Jr.;  a son-in-law, Alan L. Kobbe;  and two sisters, Ruth E. Orcutt and Elberta L. Potter. 

Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Friday, July 23, 2021 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, with Funeral Services following at 12:00 PM.  Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Potter Brook. 

Memorials may be made to Riverview Cemetery, c/o Garry Abbott, 134 Potter Brook Road, Westfield, PA 16950. 

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

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July 19, 2021

Lois L. Johnson passed away at UPMC Charles Cole Place in Coudersport on Thursday afternoon, July 15th.  She was 93,She was born in Chicago, IL on April 21st, 1928, to William G. and Jennie Thor Larson.  She married Robert. H Johnson, in Chicago, in October 1952, who preceded her in death. To this union, they had 2 children that both survive. Jeffrey (Barb) Johnson of Sierra Vista, AZ, and Lisa Darrin, of Coudersport, PA. Also, surviving are 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.  She graduated from North Park College, in Chicago, with an Associates of Arts degree.  Her marriage to Robert, brought her to western Pennsylvania, living in Ridgway, Coudersport, and Kane, where they raised their family.  Upon Robert’s retirement from Stackpole, they relocated back to Coudersport, to be closer to some of their grandchildren.

Lois was an avid reader and was involved in the founding of the Friends Memorial Library in Kane, and she was an active patron of the Coudersport Library. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Coudersport, and she was one of the leaders of the Piecemakers Quilting Circle, and helped send many quilts to the needy around the world. She enjoyed birdwatching, especially hummingbirds.  Cats, baking and cooking were hobbies, as well. Her pies were well-known and loved by many.  She was proud of her Swedish Heritage, and enjoyed making many Swedish foods.

At this time, no memorial service is planned. She will be cremated.  The family requests that memorials can be sent to the Coudersport Library in Coudersport, PA, UPMC Cole Place Activities Fund, or St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, also in Coudersport. Lois’s arrangements have been entrusted to the Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, PA 16915.  To share a memory or condolence with her family visit www.thomasfickinger.com.

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July 14, 2021

Marcia B. PETRENCSIK, 61, of Galeton, PA, died Sunday, July 11, 2021 in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Born February 20, 1960, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of James V. and Cynthia Cotton Dandrea.  A graduate of Galeton Area High School, she was employed by Widmann’s, Brosius Manor, and as a Gale Hose Ambulance dispatcher.  Marcia attended St. Bibiana Catholic Church in Galeton.  Surviving are:  her husband, Joseph S. Petrencsik, Jr.;  three children, Jon (Becky) Petrencsik of Wellsboro, Alexis Petrencsik of Wellsboro, Morgan-Jo (Joseph White) Petrencsik of Galeton;  three step-children, Joseph M. Petrencsik of Galeton, Paula-Jo (Gary) Hayes of York, and Michelle (Michael) Petito of Germania;  four grandchildren, Alexi, Alissa, Madyson, and Joseph;  five siblings, Beverly (John) Rogers of Galeton, John Dandrea of Davis Station, Charlene Strykowski of Wellsboro, Shelley Shearer of Dallastown, and Holly (Michael) Snell of Punta Gorda, FL;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a brother, Richard Dandrea.  

A private Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Bibiana Catholic Church, Galeton.  The Rev. Joseph V. Dougherty will be the Celebrant.  Burial will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton.  

Memorials may be made to the Galeton Public Library, Goodyear Hose Co., Gale Hose Ambulance, or the Galeton Fireworks Committee.  

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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July 12, 2021

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Levi Barnes, of Shinglehouse, passed away suddenly on Monday, July 5, 2021, at the age of 30.     He is survived by his daughter, Alana Marie Barnes and his drum kit.  Also surviving are his mother, Michelle Barnes Singer; and his two sisters, Katelyn Mae Barnes and Mandy Querry of Buffalo, N.Y.

    A celebration of Levi’s life will be held from 1pm to 6pm on Sunday, July 18, 2021, at the Shinglehouse Park, pavilion #3, Oswayo Street, Shinglehouse.  All are welcome.

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

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Stephen E. “Steve” Osburn, 64, of Shinglehouse, passed away with his loving family by his side on Thursday, July 8, 2021, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.

    Born on Tuesday, August 28, 1956, in Wellsville, N.Y., he was a son of Leo E. and Ruth A. Ball Osburn. 

      Steve was a graduate of Bolivar High School.  He was employed for several years as a machinist at Dresser Rand Industries in Olean, N.Y.

     Steve was a member of St. Theresa Catholic Church in Shinglehouse.  He had been a member of the Eastern Motor Racing Association and was a member of the NRA.  He enjoyed hunting, guitars, music, and was an avid Formula One racing fan.

     Left to cherish his memory are his former wife, Terri L. Osburn of Rushford, N.Y.; five children, David E. (April) Osburn of Belfast, N.Y., Anni L. (Benjamin) Perrello of Buffalo, N.Y., Lee W. Osburn of Arcade, N.Y., Jody W.  (Aly) Osburn of Rushford, N.Y., and Autumn K. (Kyle Schwedt) Osburn of Arcade, N.Y.; four grandchildren; two sisters, Sherry Orrell of Suffolk, Virginia and Lee (Bobby) Hendrix of North Las Vegas, Nevada; several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews; and a good and faithful friend, Randy Rossman of Olean, N.Y.

     In addition to his parents, Steve was predeceased by a sister, Colleen Siccard.

     There will be no public visitation.  A memorial funeral Mass will be held at St. Theresa Catholic Church, Shinglehouse, on a date and time to be announced.  Burial will be in Rathbone Cemetery, Coneville.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

 

 

July 9, 2021

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Ross L. Jones, of Wildcat Road, Shinglehouse, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, July 4, 2021, after a year long battle with cancer.
Born on Tuesday, February 13, 1945 in Oswayo, he was a son of John P. Sr. and Delma Bettinger Jones. On June 18, 1966, in Oswayo, he married Ellen L. Shelley, who survives.
Ross was a 1963 graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. He was a US Army veteran having served during the Vietnam War from 1968 to 1969 with the Blackhorse Unit, HowitzerBattery 3/11 ACR. Ross received a Commendation Medal for Meritorious service.
He was a logger for many years, retiring in 2014. His brother, Warren, got him started in the business. Ross was the owner of the former Linda Lanes (which he renamed OV Lanes) in Shinglehouse from 1983 until selling in 2020. He also owned the former A&M Bowling Center (which he renamed Bowl-M-OVer Lanes) in Wellsville, N.Y., from 2012 until his death. Ross was an avid bowler.
Surviving besides his wife are his daughter, Michelle (David) Ford of Shinglehouse; two grandsons, Aaron Thompson of Wellsville, N.Y. and Shawn Radigan of Shinglehouse; a great-granddaughter, Taelynn Dickerson of Shinglehouse; three sisters, Edith Keech and JoAnn (Tom) Wetzel, both of Shinglehouse, and Violet (Fred) Mohr of Carter Camp; three brothers, Hank (Marsha) Jones of Wellsboro, John “Foggy” (Mary “Mugs”) Jones of Oswayo, and Darold Jones of Portville, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews
In addition to his parents, Ross was predeceased by two brothers, Warren and Earl; and three sisters, Ruby Johnson, Eileen Sugden, and Beatrice Mosso.
As per Ross’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or memorial service. Instead the family will hold a bowling tournament in his memory this fall on a date to be announced.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Ross’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 Ross, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Richard D. “Rick” Marther, 38, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Erie, passed away in the Olean General Hospital, Olean, N.Y., on Tuesday, July 6, 2021, after suffering an apparent heart attack in his home.

Born on Tuesday, November 2, 1982 in Erie, he was a son of Eugene C. “Gene” and Kathy L. Rumbaugh Marther.  On May 6, 2017 in Clara at their family camp, he married Christina M. Reed, who survives.

Rick, who was lovingly known by his family and friends as “Minnow” and “Fish Daddy Rick”, was a graduate of Collegiate Academy in Erie.  He graduated in 2006 from Penn State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Wildlife and Fishery Sciences.  He was a member of Tau Phi Delta Fraternity.

At the time of his passing, Rick was the hatchery manager for the PA Fish and Boat Commission in Oswayo.

Rick was an Eagle Scout.  His Eagle Scout project was to build and set out mourning dove nesting boxes.

He was a Mason, having started in the DeMolay in Erie.  Rick was an avid hunter, fisherman, and trapper.   He also enjoyed bowling.  He was a member of the Sons of the American Legion through the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530.  His greatest love was his family.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Christina M. Reed-Marther; his parents of Erie; his son, Troy M. Price at home; his stepson, Christopher R. (Serina Button) Carpenter, serving with the US Marines; a sister, Jennifer L. “Jen” (Jason) Wilkinson of Erie;  several nieces and nephews, including Alyssa Fisher and Madison Fisher; his mother-in-law, Cheryl S. (Bill Green) Reed of Bath, N.Y.; and several aunts and uncles, including Norma Cowley of Erie.

Minnow was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Wilbur C. Marther and Carrie M. Marther; and by his maternal grandparents, Raymond E. Rumbaugh and Rose E. Rumbaugh.

Family and friends may call from 2pm to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm on Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will be held at 11am on Monday, July 12, 2021, with Pastor Tim Taylor of Crosstown Alliance Church, Shinglehouse, officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to

www.support.woundedwarriorproject.org

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

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July 2, 2021

Edwin E. “Ed” Darrin, 75, of Coudersport, died Friday, June 26, 2021 at UPMC – Cole, Coudersport.Ed was born on May 19, 1946, in Coudersport, the son of the late Elwood “Cy” and Beverly “Eloise” (Lowe) Darrin.  He married the former Teresita “Tessie” Maala on October 25, 1975 and they have celebrated 45 years of marriage.Ed was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1964, and earned an Associate’s Degree from Penn State Altoona.  Ed stated his career at Martin Marietta, Baltimore then he worked for Dresser-Rand, Olean but most recently worked 30+ years for Pure Carbon, Coudersport.  Ed served on the Borough Council and was a volunteer fire fighter in Coudersport for many years and was a member of various car clubs.  Ed loved to spend time with his family and enjoyed hunting, fishing, target shooting, bowling, photography, reading, old tools and fixing items.  He was an amateur historian, with a deep knowledge of Coudersport and Potter County. He had a great passion for classic cars, his favorite being his 1967 Plymouth Barracuda convertible.In addition to his wife, Tessie Darrin, Ed is survived by a son, Edwin W. “Ed” Darrin of Philadelphia; a brother, Richard J. (Valerie) Darrin of Coudersport; a nephew and three nieces.Family and friends are welcome to pay their respects Friday July 9, 2021 from 1 to 2pm at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 N. East St., Coudersport.  A memorial service will follow at 2:00 pm at the funeral home with Pastor Gregory Rapp officiating .  A private burial will be held in Eulalia Cemetery.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Edwin E. Darrin, please visit our floral store.

June 28, 2021

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Ellamay S. Campbell, 92, a lifelong Coudersport area resident, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021, at UPMC Cole, Coudersport.
Born on Tuesday, April 9, 1929 in Hebron, she was a daughter of Don Gerald and Zeruah A. Harris Stearns. On March 24, 1951 in Hebron, she married James H. Campbell, who passed away on July 20, 2012.
Ellamay was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1946. She attended Salem College in Salem, West Virginia, for 1 ½ years, studying Home Economics. She was a graduate of Westbrook Academy in Olean, N.Y.
She was employed at the former Brownhill & Kramer Hosiery Company in Coudersport, she also was employed at the Tennessee Gas Land Office in Coudersport, and later at the former L.H. Lincoln and Son, Company in Coudersport. Ellamay and her husband then owned and operated the Coudersport Tastee Freeze for 10 years. She was then employed by Pennsylvania State Parks at Lyman Run and she retired from the Pennsylvania Forestry Department, in 1994 after 16 years of service.
Ellamay attended the Coudersport Free Methodist Church (now God’s Country Ministries). She was a member and former past president of the New Century Club in Coudersport and was a member of the Potter County Historical Society in Coudersport. She was a longtime volunteer for the Christmas House in Coudersport where she formerly served as treasurer, the Potter County Hospice and the Coudersport Chapter of the American Cancer Society. She enjoyed her flower gardens and knitting.
Surviving are a son, Curtis J. (Christine) Campbell of Coudersport; a grandson, Dennis J. Campbell of Coudersport; two sisters, Reva J. (Richard) Bond of Greeley, Colorado and Maralee E. (Olyn) Chaffee of Leraysville; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ellamay was predeceased by four brothers, Clayton H. Stearns, Glen B. Stearns, Dick R. Stearns, and David E. Stearns.
Family and friends may call from 2pm to 3pm on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at God’s Country Ministries, 1237 East Second Street, Coudersport, where a memorial service will follow at 3pm with Pete Tremblay, pastor emeritus, officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery, Crandall Hill, Coudersport.
Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Ellamay’s name may be made to the Christmas House, PO Box 716, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Ellamay 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 Ellamay, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

George Olmsted Morley
Oct. 6, 1997

 George Olmsted MORLEY, 97, of Ulysses, PA, passed away Thursday, June 24, 2021 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  Born March 29, 1924, in Coudersport, he was the son of Edwin J. and E. Elizabeth Olmsted Morley.  On September 17, 1948, in New Hampton, NY, he married the former Maude A. Morley, who survives. A 1942 graduate of Ulysses High School, he worked as a pipeliner for 30 years and was a self-employed excavator for over 15 years. He was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, Lewisville Lodge #556 F&AM in Ulysses, and served on the Ulysses Borough Council for 32 years.   George was a very social person, who loved life and people.  Everybody was his friend or potential friend.  No matter where he went, he would see someone who knew him.  He enjoyed life and did not want it to end.  There was always more music to hear and learn, another dance, or family event to enjoy.  He was an avid and talented dancer.  Maude and George’s graceful dancing was a delight to observe.  

Music was George’s life-long passion.  He was blessed by God with a strong, beautiful singing voice.  He used his versatile voice for singing with classical and church choirs, as well as barbershop groups, country music, and calling for square dances.  Known for singing while working on the pipeline, his co-workers nicknamed him “The Singing Pipeliner.”  

Family was his other passion.  These two passions became intertwined in 1960 when he taught himself to play guitar.  A family band was formed after he taught some of his children to play the ukulele, guitar, and bass.  Together, Maude and George began to encourage their children to sing and harmonize.  It gave George great pleasure to have the family perform at many events.  

Well-known for his humor, George was an endless source of entertainment to family and friends.  As the great-grandchildren came along, each would be taught the “fine art” of making faces.  Because of his tutelage in this art form and other silliness, they dubbed him “silly grandpa.”  

George spoke often of his idyllic childhood on the family farm in Gold where his older sister, Mary, younger brother, Jack, and he grew up.  Always an excellent storyteller, George would regale his family and friends with story after story about the mischievous escapades that he instigated on Jack and others.  

George’s most favorite spot in the world was Morley Hollow in the Gold area near where he grew up.  To provide a place where the family and future generations could gather in this beautiful spot, George built a large building called the Morley Pavilion. Family parties and reunions are held here.  Very popular senior dances used to be held here with music being provided by George’s “No Name Band.”  

The next favorite place for George was the big white house on the corner in Ulysses, PA.  George and Maude settled here in the summer of 1953.  This house remained the family home for 66 years.  It became known to the family as “Grand Central Station,” when their family grew to ten children.  As the next generations were born, the house was filled with love and laughter as it rocked with the activities and chaos of their ever-increasing family.  

Surviving besides his wife of nearly 73 years, Maude, are:  five sons: Bryan (Janine) Morley of Gold, Douglas (Pat) Morley of Gold, Steve (Cathy) Morley of Fillmore, NY, Gary (Rhonda) Morley of Coudersport, and Greg (Joyce) Morley of Lancaster;  five daughters, Sally (Robert) Ferguson of Bradford, Vickye (Michael) Hudson of Gold, Debbie (D. Chris) Haley of Ulysses, Melanie Morley of Coudersport, and Tammy (Ron) Hagar of Mansfield;  21 grandchildren, Andrew (Joanne) Morley, Jessica Morley, Amy (Chris) Quimby, Rob Ferguson, Ryan (Jenn) Ferguson, Matt (Joan) Morley, Jeanne Morley, Jonathan (Leigh) Haley, Nate (Kristen) Haley, Tim (Autum) Haley, Mark (Maria) Morley, Aaron (Vara) Morley, Traci (Paul) Rankin, Kevin (Karime) Morley, Luke (Carrie) Morley, Chad (Beth) Morley, Nikki (Kriss) Morley, Erica (Jake) Bachman, Benjamin (Morgan) Wilson, Josh (Cheyenne) Morley, and Sam Morley;  two step-grandchildren, Alesia (Seth) Blosser and Travis Hagar;  37 great-grandchildren;  a brother, Edwin “Jack” (Beatrice) Morley of Greencastle;  many nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his step-mother, Nina Olmsted Morley;  his sister and brother-in-law, Mary (Lou) Dushek;  and great-grandson, Ethan Haley.  

Friends may call at God’s Country Ministries, 1237 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA on Monday, June 28, 2021 from 10:00 – 11:00 AM with Funeral Services following at 11:00 AM.  Funeral leaders will be Gary Morley and Jon Haley.  Burial will be in the Ulysses Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice.   

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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June 25.2021

ROULETTE, Pa.—Barbara J. “Barb” Gustin, 81, a longtime resident of Roulette, passed away with her loving family by her side on Monday, June 21, 2021, at the Gatehouse at Divine Providence Hospital in Williamsport, after a short illness.
Born on Friday, January 26, 1940, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Herbert Scutt and Ada Miles Scutt Hillman. On April 23, 1960, in Hinsdale, N.Y., she married Richard C. “Dick” Gustin, who survives.
Barb was a graduate of Hinsdale High School. After raising her family, Barb worked for Fay Bennett at 6B’S Craft Barn in Roulette. She was also an Avon representative for more than 20 years in the Roulette area.
Barb was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church in Roulette. She was a volunteer at the Potter County Historical Society in Coudersport. She had a green thumb, growing many house plants and tending to her vegetable garden, where anyone was welcome to pick what they needed.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband of 61 years; three children, Janet D. (Clifford) Bennett of Frewsburg, N.Y., and James D. (Audrey) Gustin and Brian M. (Jean Reynolds) Gustin, both of Roulette; ten grandchildren; nineteen great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Kenneth Hillman of Cuba, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Barb was predeceased by a brother, Roy Hillman.
Friends are invited to call from 5:30pm to 6:30pm on Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the Riverside United Methodist Church, 39 River Street, Roulette, where a celebration of life will follow at 6:30pm. In the absence of her pastor, Matt Howe, the Rev. Jim Cannistraci, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Eldred, will officiate.
Burial will be in Sartwell Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Riverside United Methodist Church, PO Box 65, Roulette, PA 16746; to the Potter County Historical Society, PO Box 605, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to the Roulette Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 172, Roulette, PA 16746.
Barb’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
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June 22, 2021

HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA—Daniel “Dan” Roy Milliard, 73, of Hamilton, formerly of Coudersport, Pa., passed away peacefully on Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at St. Peter’s Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, following a heroic battle with brain cancer.

Dan was born on Sunday, June 29, 1947, in Fort Fairfield, Maine, a son of Leoned and Alice Shaw Milliard.

He attended American University, Central Missouri State University MBA and University of Tulsa Law. He then moved to Coudersport, Pennsylvania, where he began practicing law before joining Adelphia Communications. He also faithfully served on the Board of Directors of Charles Cole Memorial Hospital and Citizens Trust Bank for many years. In 1999, he moved to Toronto, Ontario where he continued successfully leading businesses and serving on various Board of Directors.

Though he was a successful and talented businessman and lawyer, he was an even better father and friend. His successes in life came from his unwavering integrity, trustworthiness, and his ability to relate to everyone he met.  He enjoyed hosting friends and family for any occasion, golfing every chance he got, Canadian fishing trips with lifelong friends (where he was crowned the “exalted walleye king”), relaxing with a glass of wine and a book at his cottage on Lake Rosseau, and watching his grandchildren grow.

Dan is survived by his wife Maria, his children—daughter, Allison (Ruyter) of Stoughton, MA, son, John (Amanda) of Wasilla, AK, and their mother, Ann of Abington, MA; his three grandchildren, Lucas, Amelia and Matilda; a stepdaughter, Victoria of Hamilton, Ontario; and his father-in-law Nick of Hamilton, Ontario.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother John Henry.

A Celebration of Life service will be announced at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Cole Foundation/Patterson Cancer Center in his memory would be greatly appreciated by the family.

Dan’s family is being assisted by Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, Pa.

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June 18, 2021

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Gerald K. “Jerry” Rinehart, Sr., 89, of Coudersport, formerly of Boyertown, passed away in his home on Monday, June 14, 2021, after a long illness.
Born on Wednesday, August 26, 1931, in South Coventry Township, he was a son of Leslie W. Sr. and Alice A. (Weidenmoyer) Rinehart. On June 21, 1952 in Pottstown, he married Mary E. Feight, who survives.
Gerald attended Pottstown High School. He was a US Army veteran having served during the Korean War from 1952 to 1954, attaining the rank of Corporal. A truck mechanic for all of his life, Jerry was last employed as a diesel truck mechanic for Ryder Trucking. He was also the owner of Jerry’s Archery Shop in Pottstown, and a founding member of Stowe Archers. He was an avid outdoors-man, hunter and archery enthusiast. He began coming to Potter County for hunting when he was 14 and eventually built a hunting cabin on Bailey Run Road, where he enjoyed many weekends prior to his retirement.
Jerry was a past member of the First Baptist Church in Pottstown. Early in his retirement years, Jerry drove school bus for the OJ Roberts School District and particularly enjoying taking the girls softball and track teams to their games, especially when they played Boyertown teams. After raising their family in the Boyertown area, Jerry and Mary sold their home and spent many years traveling and living full time in their RV before relocating to Gods Country, Potter County. Both Jerry and his wife, Mary, received the Volunteer National Park Service Stewardship Achievement Award for their volunteer services at the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. In addition, they both also received the Presidents Call to Volunteer Service Award for their work as campground hosts at the Big Cypress National Preserve in Florida. He became an expert woodworker in his retirement, creating numerous decorative bowls, napkin holders and clocks which he gave to family and friends. 
Left to cherish his memory is his wife of 68 years…Jerry and Mary would have celebrated their 69th anniversary next week on June 21. Also surviving are four children, Claire D. (Jere) Engelman of Mechanicsburg, Gerald K. (Mary Huertas) Rinehart, Jr. of Shickshinny, Keith A. (Debbie) Rinehart of Escondido, California, and Faye A. “Tiny” (Neil) Colgan of Bechtelsville; 14 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 6 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Agnes Hospodar of Spring City; a brother, Frank “Butch” (Barbara) Miller of Lake Placid, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Jerry was predeceased by a son, Robert R. Rinehart; a grandson, Robert P. “Paulie” Rinehart; two brothers, Leslie Rinehart Jr, Clay Rinehart Sr; and two sisters, Kathryn Cutler, and Evelyn Davidheiser,.
In keeping with Jerry’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jerry’s name may be made to Stowe Archers, 1132 Grosstown Road, Stowe, PA 19464.
Jerry 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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JUNE 14, 2021

HEREFORD, Texas—Shirley M. West Ibach, 36, of Hereford, formerly of Brocton, NY, passed away unexpectedly in University Medical Center, Lubbock, on Friday, June 11, 2021.
Born March 29, 1985, in Dunkirk, NY, she was the daughter of Shane L. and Janice M. Priday West. On September 19, 2008, in Mayville, NY on the Chautauqua Belle, she married Joshua M. Ibach, who survives.
Shirley was a graduate of Brocton High School in Brocton, N.Y. and graduated from Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH with a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She later earned her Master’s Degree in English from SUNY Fredonia.
Shirley wrote as a reporter for the Dunkirk Observer and for Chautauqua Today. She was also employed in the Headstart Program in Chautauqua County, NY. After moving to Texas with her family, Shirley was employed as an associate professor in the English Department of West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX.
Shirley was a member of the Portland Congregational Church in Portland, NY. She loved to read and to write stories, scripts and poetry. She also enjoyed video games. Shirley had a deep love and passion for her family, her pets and in raising her son, Xander.
Left to cherish her memory are her husband, Joshua M. and their son, Xander S. Ibach, at home; her parents, Shane and Janice West of Portland, N.Y; a brother, Adam L. West also of Portland, NY; her paternal grandmother, Roberta West of Millport, PA.; her maternal grandmother, Corrinne Priday of Wellsville, NY; six aunts: Brenda West, Victoria West, Kathy Osgood, Karen Hoffmann, Nancy Priday, and Mary Beland; an uncle, Arnold West; her mother-in-law, Linda Riley of Dunkirk, NY; her father-in-law, Daniel Ibach also of Dunkirk, N.Y.; and several cousins.
Shirley was predeceased by her paternal grandfather, Loyd West; and her maternal grandfather, Richard Priday.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Shirley on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, at 6 PM at Portland Congregational Church, 8649 Church St, Portland, NY with the Rev. R. Gordon Spiller, officiating.
Family and friends are also invited to attend funeral services on Friday, June 18, 2021, at 1 PM at the Millport United Methodist Church, Millport, Pa., with the Rev. R. Gordon Spiller, officiating. Burial will be in the Pauline M. West Cemetery, Millport, PA.
In lieu of flowers, a gofundme page will be created to help offset hospital costs.
Shirley’s family has entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.
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June 11, 2021

WARREN, Pa.—Eugene Calvert “Gene” Graham, 78, of Warren, formerly of Shinglehouse, passed away in his home with his loving wife and sons by his side on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer.
Born on Friday, October 23, 1942 in Morgantown, West Virginia, he was a son of Glenn and Doris Elliott Graham. In 2005 in Warren, he married his wife, Tamara Younie Graham, who survives.
Gene was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse, Class of 1960. After attending Carnegie University in Cleveland, Ohio, Gene began his career at the Deaconess Hospital in Buffalo, N.Y. in the radiology department, serving as a radiology tech and then assistant chief tech. He was then employed at Sisters of Charity Hospital in Buffalo as chief tech and later administrative supervisor. He was then employed at Buffalo General Hospital, as Radiology supervisor from 1978 to 1989. In 1989 until the time of his retirement in 2010, Gene was the Technical Director of Radiology, Cardiology and the Cancer Treatment Center at WCA Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y. where he implemented the Cancer Center and the Cardiac Cath Department, expanded the Nuclear Medicine Department, Mammography Department, and the MRI Department. He also implemented the PET Scan Program and Ultra Sound Department. He also was in charge of the Radiology Service at Jones Memorial Hospital in Jamestown, N.Y., the Endroconology service in conjunction with Erie Service, Radiology School at WCA Hospital including Cat Scan and Special Procedures.
Gene also participated in the New York State supported program, setting up the Radiology Department in compliance with State mandates at the former Salamanca Hospital. He also helped in re-writing the federal regulatory guidelines for the handling of radioactive isotopes in Nuclear Medicine Departments in Philadelphia and New York City. During his tenure at WCA Hospital, he introduced these regulations and oversaw their implementation.
Gene was a founding board member of American Healthcare Radiology Administrators and a board member of the American Registered Radiology Technologists. He served on the advisory board at Trocare College in Buffalo.
Gene enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. He truly loved traveling and antiquing with his wife. He enjoyed restoring a log cabin near his hometown in Shinglehouse. Gene made several hunting trips out west and Canada. He also, along with his brother, Larry, went hunting in Alaska. He went fall pheasant hunting with his brother Vernon. He also enjoyed motorcycle trips with his wife. His family and friends were very dear to him. Teaching his sons how to fish was the highlight of his fatherhood.
Surviving besides his wife, Tamara, are two brothers, Larry S. Graham of Shinglehouse and Vernon L. (Charlotte) Graham of Rochester, N.Y.; three sons, Eugene C. (Victoria) Graham, Jr. of Venice, Florida, Michael (Kelly) Graham of Jamestown, N.Y., and John Graham of Jamestown, N.Y.; a stepdaughter, Samantha Weilacher of Virginia; three granddaughters, Kelly Graham of Boynton, Florida, Ashley Graham of Venice, Florida, and Courtney Graham of Jamestown, N.Y.; a nephew, Matt Long of Rochester, N.Y.; a niece, Cari Graham of Shinglehouse; a great-nephew, Ayden Long of Rochester, N.Y.; and two great-nieces, Miah Graham and Taylor Graham, both of Shinglehouse.
In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by a nephew, Michael Graham.
In keeping with Gene’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Warren General Hospital Cancer Care Center, 2 Crescent Park West, Warren, PA 16365 or to the Hospice of Warren County, 1 Main Avenue, Warren, PA 16365.
Gene 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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June 9, 2021

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—David L. “Dave” Smitson, 74, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away in his home on Friday, June 4, 2021, after a long illness.

Born on Thursday, January 23, 1947 in Kenton County, Kentucky, he was a son of Bennie L. and Pauline McCarty Smitson. He was married to Donna M. Seeley, who preceded him in death.

Dave was a longtime truck driver until his retirement. He enjoyed listening to music.

Surviving are his mother, Pauline Bradley of Lancaster; two daughters, Bridget A. Smitson-Pilon of Westons Mills, N.Y. and Paula A. Werts of Coudersport; four grandchildren, Mackenzie Pilon, Dalton Pilon, Aiden Werts, and Kayla Werts; two brothers, Jeff and Barry; and several nieces and nephews.

Dave was predeceased by his father.

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

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

Dave’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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June 7, 2021

ROULETTE, Pa.—Jeannette K. Serafini, 79, of Roulette, went to be with her Lord and Savior, surrounded by her dear friends, pastor, and family, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, on Friday, June 4, 2021, after a long illness.
Born on Saturday, January 10, 1942, she was a daughter of Norris and Sarah Richards. On September 4, 1962, she married Donald Serafini, who passed away on September 20, 2000.
Jeannette graduated in 1959 from Owen J. Roberts High School in Pottstown.
Jeannette was a member of Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle, dearly loving her pastor and church family. She enjoyed raising lambs on the farm, riding horses, flowers, and gardening. She was a talented artist and loved to paint.
Surviving are a son, Scott Serafini of Harrisburg; a daughter, Donna Serafini of Delaware; twelve grandchildren, cherishing a special bond with Casey Serafini Baun; six great-grandchildren; a sister, Gladys Richards; her significant other, Joseph Massaro of Lewisburg; several nieces and nephews; and her beloved cat, Tommy and dog, Morris.
In addition to her parents and husband, Jeannette was predeceased by a son, Mark Serafini; and her father-in-law, Edwardo “Pop” Serafini.
Family and friends may call from 11am to 1pm on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle, where funeral services will follow at 1pm, with Pastor John Minor, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
COVID 19 restrictions will be followed.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jeannette’s name may be made to Coudersport Gospel Tabernacle, 420 US-6, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to a charity of the donor’s choice.
Jeannette entrusted her care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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Betty Jean HENRY, 68, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Ulysses, PA and Arcadia, FL, died Saturday, June 5, 2021 in her home.   Born October 19, 1952, in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Richard W. and Hazel G. Buchanan Yentzer.  On October 9, 1971, in Coudersport, she married Roger L. Henry, who survives.  While living in Arcadia, FL, she was employed as a human resources coordinator by Golden Grove and Orange-Co for 17 years.  She was last employed by the PennDOT driver’s license center in Coudersport.  Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church in Arcadia, FL and attended the First Baptist Church, Ulysses, PA.  Surviving besides her husband, Roger, are:  two sons, Christopher Henry of Sebring, FL and Adam (Kristin) Henry of Arcadia, FL;  six grandchildren;  three great-grandchildren;  three brothers, Richard W. (Sharon) Yentzer, Jr. of St. Petersburg, FL, Kenneth P. Yentzer of Canandaigua, NY, and Rodney J. Yentzer of Coudersport;  two sisters, Patricia K. Stebbins of Coudersport and Marjorie A. (Gordon Patrick “Pat”) Rosenberger of Summerville, SC;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by a son, Mark George Henry. Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.   Private burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church, P.O. Boxholder, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

 

 

May 28, 2021

Denise L. OSTI, 57, of Emporium, PA, beloved mother and grandmother, passed away Friday, May 21, 2021 in UPMC Hamot, Erie.Born March 5, 1964, in Youngstown, Ohio, she was the daughter of Anne Korbel.  Denise attended Cameron County High School, Class of 1982.  She cherished spending time with her daughters and grandsons.  Anyone who had the pleasure of knowing Denise would agree that she was one of a kind and her compassion for others had no bounds.  She loved all animals, but most of all her dogs, Huck and Willow.Left to cherish her memory are:  two daughters, Jennifer Osti (Matt Nichols) of Austin and Michele Osti (Martin Lyon) of Emporium;  four grandchildren, Tymber Nichols, Gavyn Catalone, Maddox, and Jaxson Osti;  and a sister, Nikki (Ed) Dynda of Emporium.  Denise was predeceased by her mother, Anne Korbel;  her maternal grandmother, Genevieve “Chickie” Neefe;  and her beloved dog, Keisha.A Celebration of Denise’s life will be held on a later date.  Memorials may be made to Cameron County SPCA, 678 South Mountain Road, Emporium, PA 15834.Arrangements are under direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.Condolences may be sent to:  Jennifer Osti, 230 Summit Street, Austin, PA 16720.

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—Santa J. “Sadie” Knecht, 95, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Phillipsburg, NJ, passed away on Monday, May 24, 2021, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.Born on Friday, December 18, 1925, in Phillipsburg, NJ, she was a daughter of Anthony and Rose Todaro.Sadie was a member of St. Philip and St. James Roman Catholic Church in Phillipsburg. She was employed as a seamstress at Betty Lee Dress Factory in Easton, Pa. for many years.Sadie enjoyed playing Bingo, sewing, and being with her family and friends.Surviving are a son, Charles J. “Charlie” (Debbie) Knecht of Shinglehouse; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Sadie was predeceased by six brothers and a sister.Family and friends are invited to attend graveside funeral services at 1pm on Friday, May 28, 2021, in St. Philip and St. James Catholic Cemetery in Phillipsburg, NJ.Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials in Sadie’s name may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.Sadie’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 Sadie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

COUDERSPORT, Pa.—Anne Elizabeth Lagerstedt, 74, of Coudersport, formerly of Brockton, Massachusetts, passed away unexpectedly with her husband by her side on Sunday, May 23, 2021.Born on Saturday, March 15, 1947, in Stoughton, Massachusetts, she was a daughter of John H. and Eileen Bennett Cummings. On May 4, 1985, in St. Edward’s Catholic Church in Brockton, she married Patrick A. Lagerstedt, who survives.She was a graduate of Stoughton High School. Anne was employed as a stitcher by Foot-Joy Inc. in Brockton for 22 years, having been very proud of her work.Through her employment,, Anne met several sports stars each year including Tom Brady, The Gronk of the Patriots, and Wes Welker.Anne was an avid Patriots fan. She enjoyed playing Bingo. She loved her many dogs throughout the years. Her greatest love was her family.Anne, along with husband, moved to Coudersport in 2005.Surviving besides her husband are four children, Kelly A. Paoletti of Bridgewater, MA, Toby N. Paoletti, Jr. of Brockton, MA, Derek W. (Lauren) Paoletti of Ashburn, Virginia, and Heather D. (Mike) Jones of Coudersport; ten grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a sister, Eileen Brennan of New York City; her friend from childhood whom she considered a sister, Penny Simmons of New Bedford, MA; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents. Anne was predeceased by a sister, Ellen Hamdeed; a granddaughter, Ashley Vaughn; and a grandson, Joseph Braunwald.In keeping with Anne’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.Anne’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 Anne, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

May 20, 2021

Isabella Rose Langworthy, passed away peacefully on Tuesday May 18, 2021 after being born at 5:43 am.Isabella was the daughter of Sarah E. (Henning) Langworthy and the first born child of William R. “Reid” Langworthy of Coudersport.Isabella was too small to come home to meet her siblings; Wesley, Oliver and Natalie Welch and her maternal grandparents, Fred and Brenda Henning and her paternal grandmother, Piper Easton all of Coudersport.The family has entrusted the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, 210 North East St. Coudersport, with her care.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Isabella Rose Langworthy, please visit our floral store.

 

May 18, 2021

ELDRED, Pa.—Jessie J. Schoonover, 72, a longtime resident of Eldred, passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021, in The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, Bradford, after a long illness.Born on Tuesday, March 1, 1949 in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Orville G. and Ava Sherwood Ford. On May 29, 2004, in Eldred, she married LeRoy F. “Skip” Schoonover, who survives.Jessie was a graduate of Oswayo Valley High School in Shinglehouse. She was employed by Case/Ka-bar Cutlery in Olean.She was a member of Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse. Jessie was a loving and caring mother. She enjoyed crafting and loved to garden. Her greatest love was her family.Surviving besides her husband are ten children, Tina L. (Kevin) Commino of Cattaraugus, N.Y., Tammy L. (Dave) Sizer of Chino Valley, Arizona, Terry L. (Hilary) Commino of Rixford, Carol L. (Francis) Miller of Bradford, Sandy L. Schoonover of Olean, N.Y., Sabrina L. (Brian) Picard of Prescott Valley, Arizona, Douglas F. (Christine) Schoonover of Duke Center, Rose A. Schoonover of Duke Center, Ronald E. Schoonover of Eldred, and David A. (Carol) Schoonover of Rixford; many grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; a brother, Ken A. (Teresa) Ford of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents, Jessie was predeceased by four brothers and three sisters.Family and friends may call from 9am to 11am on Saturday, May 22, 2021, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at 11am with the Rev. Jim Cannistraci, pastor of the United Methodist Church of Eldred, officiating. Burial will be in Bell Run Cemetery, Shinglehouse.COVID-19 restrictions will be followed with properly worn facial coverings.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Patient Activity Fund at The Pavilion at Bradford Regional Medical Center, 200 Pleasant Street, Bradford, PA 16701.Jessie’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 Jessie, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

CERES. Pa.—Jean Gross, 84, of Ceres, passed away in her home on Monday, May 17, 2021, after a short illness.Born on Saturday, September 12, 1936, in Olean, N.Y., she was a daughter of Robert B. and Lucy Turner Howard. On March 11, 1958, in Coudersport, Pa., she married Herbert H. “Herb” Gross, who passed away on September 21, 2003.Jean was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1954. A hard worker, Jean held many jobs through the years, her most important one being a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister.Jean was a member of Bell Run Union Church in Shinglehouse and was also a member of the Shinglehouse American Legion Post 530 Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed mowing her lawn, tending to her flower beds, and feeding the birds.Surviving are four children, Linda D. (Duane) Smith of Cuba, N.Y., Rex E. (Sharon) Gross of Friendship, N.Y., Chris E. Gross of Ceres, and Tina M. (Larry) Posey of Bellview, Florida; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jack (Nickki) Howard and Bill (Mindy) Howard, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.In addition her parents and husband, Jean was predeceased by five brothers and a sister.A celebration of Jean’s life will be held from 2pm to 4pm on Friday, May 21, 2021,at her home, 236 Route 44, Shinglehouse. At 4pm her nephew, Pastor Robert “Bob” Howard of Olean, will officiate a memorial service honoring Jean’s life.In lieu of flowers, memorials in Jean’s name may be made to any organization supporting veterans.Jean’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 Jean, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook

Helene K. NAWROCKI, 70, of Genesee, PA, died Thursday, May 13, 2021 in her home. She was born November 10, 1950, in Philadelphia.  A graduate of Abington High School, she earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree in nursing from La Salle University.  On June 19, 1976, in Abington Township, she married Stanley W. “Stash” Nawrocki, Jr., who survives.  She was employed by Delaware Valley Hospital in Bristol in the ICU and as Director of Nursing.  Helene was the CEO of the Center for Nursing Excellence in Abington.  She was an author and editor of nursing photo books with Spring House Corporation and authored the Nurse’s Book of Courage.  She lectured far and wide at nursing seminars with Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio.  Moving to Potter County in 1996, she served as Executive Director of the Potter County Education Council.  In retirement, she operated Bear Mountain Herbs.  Helene was a member of the Genesee Library Book Club, the Wellsville Garden Club, and the Hooterville quilting group.  She is survived by her husband, Stash, and a sister and brother-in-law, Deborah Lynn (Kenneth) Pagliaro of Lansdale.  She was predeceased by her parents, Richard and Helen McPeak Ritting.  Friends may call at Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines apply. Memorials may be made to Genesee Area Library, P.O. Box 135, Genesee, PA 16923, Genesee Volunteer Fire Company & Ambulance, P.O. Box 9, Genesee, PA 16923, or Elk County Community Foundation for Potter County Education Council Fund.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helene K. NAWROCKI, please visit our floral store.

May 17, 2021

SHINGLEHOUSE, Pa.—-Rosalie E. “Rose” Siller, 77, of Shinglehouse, formerly of Mentor, Ohio, passed away on Tuesday, May 11, 2021, in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.
Born on Monday, May 8, 1944, in Shinglehouse, she was a daughter of LaVerne A. and Vera I. Lawton Lowe. On July 31, 1963 in Port Allegany, she married Harold P. Siller, who predeceased her on August 2, 1991.
While living in Ohio, Rose was employed by the former J.J. Newberry’s Department Store and also was a cashier at Mentor Family Foods Grocery Store in Mentor.
Rose enjoyed gardening and genealogy. She was a self taught computer enthusiast.
Left to cherish her memory are three children, Athena A. (John) Benchina of Mentor, Wilma L.(Marc) Reynoso of Painesville, Ohio, and Harold P (Barb) Siller II of Mentor; nine grandchildren, Amy, John, Nirvana, Mike, Josh, Marco, Max, Stephanie, and Erik; a great-grandson, Ryker Danik; four siblings, Harold A. Lowe of Coudersport, Frances “Frankie” A. (Dale) Stonemetz of Shinglehouse, Ramona J. Lowe of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Clara B. Lowe of Orlando, Florida; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, and husband, Rose was predeceased by a grandson, John Moore; two sisters, LaVerna E. Krisher and Lois M. Prentice; and a brother, LaVerne A. “Buz” Lowe, Jr..
In keeping with Rose’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or funeral services. Burial will be in Madison Memorial Cemetery, Madison, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to PCAAP (Potter County Animal Assistance Project)
c/o Kim Mitchell, 208 West Beech Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Rose’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 Rose, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.

May 13, 2021

Josephine A. “Joey” Corey, 87, of Sweden Valley, passed away Sunday, May 9, 2021 at her home. Joey was born on November 15, 1933 in Limestone, NY, the daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (Naples) Yannie.  She married Paul M. Corey, on November 1, 1952 at the Faith United Methodist Church, Sweden Valley, and they celebrated 67 years of marriage before his passing on February 28, 2020. Joey was a beloved wife and mother who cherished time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family.  She shared a love of golf with her husband Paul and was a club champion golfer at the Coudersport Golf Club as well as member for over 50 years.  Joey also enjoyed quilting, reading, gardening, bird watching, baking and knitting.  Joey worked several years at Pure Carbon before being employed by the Coudersport Area School District where she retired after 18 years of service.  She had a strong faith and was a dedicated member and volunteer to the Faith United Methodist Church of Sweden Valley.Surviving are two sons, Glenn A. (the late Diane) Corey of Rocky Mount VA and Dennis P. (Wendy) Corey of Williamsport; two daughters, Linda L. Corey of Butler, Pa, and Loriann (James) Bollhorst of Coudersport; grandchildren, Stephanie (Richard) Blair, Elizabeth (James) Norton, Lori (Dan) Glant, Jason (Jamie) Corey, Aaron Corey, Jamie (Matthew) Turner, Emily (Daniel) Daugherty, Alyson Corey, Christopher (Amy) Foust, Jennifer (Grant) Brown, Koriann (Thomas Kisiel) Bollhorst;  20 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; a brother, Lawrence (Beth) Yannie, and several nieces and nephews.In addition to her parents and husband, Joey was preceded in death by sisters, Louise Camp, Mary Mitchell, Leona Shaver, Lucy White, and Ann Long and brothers, John, Alex, and Paul Yannie.A Memorial service will be held, Saturday, July 3, 2021, at 10:00 am at the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church, 1450 E 2nd St. Coudersport, PA, with Rev. Scott Ogden and Rev. Tom Shateo co-officiating. Burial will follow in Sweden Hill Cemetery.  A time of fellowship and sharing will follow at 12:30 pm with a luncheon at the Coudersport Golf Club (839 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA) to celebrate the lives of both Joey and Paul Corey. Their family invites those who attend to bring a memory to share during that time.The family suggest memorial contributions in Joey’s name be made to the Coudersport Golf Club, 839 Cherry Springs Rd, Coudersport, PA 16915 or to the Sweden Valley Faith United Methodist Church, 1450 East Second 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 send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Josephine A. Corey, please visit our floral store.

April 29, 2021

Harold L. “Walt” SHERWOOD, II, of Bolivar, NY, formerly of Shinglehouse, PA and Ulysses, PA, died Thursday, April 22, 2021 in Olean General Hospital, Olean, NY.  Born September 7, 1955, in Warsaw, NY, he was the son of Harold L. and Shirley Hancock Sherwood.  Walt was active in the operation of the family business, Sherwood Enterprises, Inc., for many years. He earned his nickname from NBA star Walt Frazier.  Walt enjoyed motor sports and all forms of racing.  He was a huge sports fan, in NASCAR, David Pearson, in football, 49ers Joe Montana, and in baseball, San Francisco Giants Willie Mays.  He was an assistant coach with Ulysses Little League for 10 years, including an undefeated season in 1971.  Surviving are:  a brother, Robert (Vicki) Sherwood of Ulysses;  a sister, Darcy Lea Sherwood;  an uncle, Glenn Sherwood of Warsaw, NY;  nieces, nephews, and cousins.  In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Lyle K. Sherwood, Kevin L. Sherwood, and Carroll B. Sherwood.  Private burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, 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.

April 23, 2021

Donna M. THOMAS, 95, of Ulysses, PA, died Wednesday, April 21, 2021 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport.  Born May 25, 1925, at home on Algonquin Street in Detroit, MI, she was the daughter of Elton Newman and Dorothy May Toepfer Rockwell.  She was a 1943 graduate of Southeastern High School in Detroit.  On February 21, 1959, in Doylestown, she married Jack R. Thomas, who predeceased her on February 26, 2016.  Mrs. Thomas and her husband owned and operated a dairy farm in Ulysses.  For many years, they made maple syrup by open pan wood fire and gave most of it away.  She was employed as a teacher’s aide in the Northern Potter School District for many years.  Donna was a member of the Ulysses United Methodist Church, UMW, and served as a Sunday school teacher.  She carried on a tradition from her mother of making felt stockings for grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Donna loved to travel by bus, train, or automobile.  One of her travel highlights was chaperoning her grandson Brian’s senior trip to Europe.  Surviving are:  six children, Eldon (Linda) Achberger of Lantana, FL, Katherine (Rod) Fontanellaof Wellsboro, Curt (Ann) Achberger of Montoursville, and Eric (Pam) Achberger of Baton Rouge, LA, Jack R. (Kathy) Thomas, Jr. of Ulysses, and Tracy (Bobbie Jo) Thomas of Osceola;  17 grandchildren;  24 great-grandchildren;  two great-great-grandchildren;  daughter-in-law, Sue Williams of Genesee;  sister-in-law, Janice Thomas of Bedminster;  nieces and nephews.  In addition to her husband, she was predeceased by a granddaughter, Riley Thomas;  a great-grandson, Ty Finkele;  three siblings, Elton N. Rockwell, Nancy Marilyn Goettling, and John Lewis Rockwell;  her parents-in-law, Clyde and Helen Paige Thomas;  and a brother-in-law, Clyde Thomas, Jr.  Burial will be in Ulysses Cemetery.  A Memorial Service will be held on a later date.  Memorials may be made to Ulysses Library, P.O. Box 316, 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.

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Judson “Jud” R. Duell, III, 59, of Knotts Island, NC, formerly of Coudersport, passed away Monday, April 12, 2021 at Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, in Virginia Beach, VA, surrounded by his family. Jud was born on June 2, 1961, in Frankfurt, Germany, and he was the son of Judson R. Duell, II and Helga (Pitz) Duell, of Knotts Island, NC, formerly of Coudersport. Being part of a military family, Jud was able to experience life in many states in his early years, including Texas, North Carolina, New Mexico, and Alaska. Jud was a 1979 graduate of Mayfield High School, in Las Cruces, NM, and he continued his education at Penn State. He worked many years at the Pittsburgh Corning Corp. in Port Allegany and then for several years as a Maintenance Manager at Georgia-Pacific in Bradford, where he was widely recognized for implementing a system that greatly reduced energy consumption and improved operations. He then relocated to Indiana, where he continued his career in corrugated paper manufacturing.  Jud was an incredibly hard working man and took great pride in his career, as well as his love for mechanics, but he was most dedicated to raising his children and supporting their aspirations. When he retired to Knotts Island, NC, he spent his time riding motorcycles, being with family, and enjoying life as “Poppy” to his grandchildren. Jud always had a love for hot rods, with him growing up racing dirt track cars and four wheelers (winning the AMA Grand National TT race in Geneva, NY in 1993 and at one time being 3rd in the nation for his talents). He was also an avid bowler, with him earning the title of top men’s youth bowler in New Mexico at age 17, and hitting a perfect 300 game and holding a record 3 game series win, with a score of 831, in Coudersport. He was also a long time member of the Eulalia Masonic Lodge #342.  In addition to his parents, Jud is survived by his two aughters, Ashley Duell and Breanne (Blane) Fenning; his brother, Joseph Duell; his beloved grandchildren, Cameron and Avery Fenning; and his niece and nephew. Jud was preceded in death by his brother, John Duell. 10-11 am at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 North East Street Coudersport, with a memorial service to follow with Pastor Scott Ogden, officiating.  A private burial will be held in Sweden Hill Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in Jud’s name to Old Friends Senior Dog Sanctuary, 2110 Lebanon Rd, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, to support his love and compassion for dogs. To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Judson R. Duell, III, please visit our floral store.

 

April 20, 2021

Rodney D. EASTON, 78, of Genesee, PA, died Sunday, April 18, 2021 in UPMC Cole, Coudersport.  Born August 1, 1942, in Coudersport, he was the son of Marvin R. and Alberta Freeman Easton.  On February 27, 1965, in Williamsport, he married the former Joan K. Ames, who survives.  A 1960 graduate of Northern Potter High School, he earned an associate’s degree from Williamsport Technical Institute.  He was employed as a heavy equipment operator with Baltimore Operating Engineers, Local #37.  Rodney attended Gold Church and was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Glen Burnie, MD.  Surviving besides his wife, Joan, are:  two sons, Scott (Kelly) Easton of Glen Burnie, MD and Sean Easton of Genesee;  seven grandchildren, Amanda, Scott, Molly, Noah, Colby, Storm, and Kaylee;  three great-grandchildren;  a daughter-in-law, Cathy Easton of Genesee;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by his parents;  and a brother, Melvin S. Easton.  Friends may call at the family home on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  Memorials may be made to Genesee Area Library, P.O. Box 135, Genesee, PA 16923 or Gold Church, 2402 SR 49W, Ulysses, PA 16948.  Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.

April 19, 2021

Beverly J. CRAWFORD, 66, of Harrison Valley, PA, formerly of Germania, died Thursday, April 15, 2021 in her home.Born April 4, 1955, in Wilkes-Barre, she was the daughter of Robert and Claire Searfoss Adams.  On July 27, 1974, in Dallas, PA, she married Gary J. Crawford, who survives.  Bev devoted her life to her family.Surviving besides her husband, Gary, are:  her mother, Claire Adams of Dallas;  six sons, Gary A. (Melody) Crawford of Harrison Valley, Philip (Renae) Crawford of Woodbridge, VA, Kyle Kriamakbar of Johnstown, Morris Crawford of MD, Adam Crawford of Dubois, and Lloyd Crawford of OR;  ten grandchildren;  a brother, Robert A. Adams of Sweet Valley;  a sister, Lynn (Loren) Sutliff of Bloomingdale;  nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her father;  and a sister, Barbara Hamblin.A private service will be held at the Coudersport Alliance Church, Coudersport, PA.  Rev. Timothy H. Miller will officiate.Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses.  Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.Plant a tree in memory of Beverly by clicking here.To send flowers to Beverly’s family, please visit our floral store.

 

 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.

 

 

 

 

 

March 24, 2021

 

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. 

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

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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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