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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