Our Obituaries

Douglas Paul Hensel

May 2, 1947 - June 13, 2014

Douglas Paul Hensel of Coudersport, PA, passed away peacefully on June 13th, at home surrounded by those who loved him. Doug was born May 2nd, 1947 In St. Mary's, PA. He was the son of Francis and Kathryn Hensel of Austin, PA. A graduate of Austin High School in 1965, Doug went on to receive his BS in education at Mansfield University where he played baseball, bridge, and golf. Doug married...
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Thomas R. Pesock

October 28, 1945 - June 3, 2014

Thomas R. Pesock, 68, of Coudersport, PA, died Tuesday, June 3, 2014 at UPMC Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA. Born October 28, 1945 in Coudersport, he was the son of Nelson Pesock and Ardith Murphy Tucker. On May 23, 1979 he married Linda Lee Bretz Pesock who survives. Tom had worked for many years as a guard at the Potter County jail. He loved spending time outside around the house...
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Mary Jane Casbeer Wykoff Baker

June 1, 2014

Mary Jane Casbeer Wykoff Baker, 94, of Roulette, Pa died Monday, June 1, 2014 at Sweden Valley Manor. Born February 27, 1920 in Austin, PA she was the daughter of Ward and Lena Williams Casbeer. In 1938 she married Arnold M. Wykoff who died in 1963. On June 12, 1965 she married Ronald E. Baker who died in 2006. She had been employed by Pure Carbon. She was a member of the Riverside United...
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Alma Grace Fowler

July 2, 1932 - May 31, 2014

Alma Grace Fowler, 81, of Austin, PA died Friday, May 31, 2014, surrounded by family, in her home. Born July 2, 1932 in Wharton, Township, PA, she was the daughter of Alonzo S. and Gertrude R. Dow Mahon. On April 24, 1949, she married John Fowler who survives. Alma spent her lifetime in the Austin/ Costello Area. She attended local schools . Alma was an active member of the Costello United...
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Irvin V. Saler

May 13, 2014

Irvin V. Saler, Sr. 93, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at Sweden Valley Manor. Born November 8, 1920, in Bridgeport, OH, he was the son of Victor and Mary Legon Saler. In Coudersport, June 1952, he married Anna E. Renko Saler, who preceded him in death May 6, 2001. He served in the military during WW II,. Irvin worked for 19 years at Clark Brothers in Olean, NY, and...
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James A Bruzzi

May 13, 2014

James A Bruzzi, Sr., 64 , of 12 South Main St., Coudersport, PA, passed away Tuesday, May 13, 2014 in Geisinger Medical Center following a brief illness. Born November 27, 1949 in Coudersport, PA he was the son of Frank and Theresa Juliano Bruzzi of Coudersport, PA. He graduated Coudersport Area Jr. Sr. High School. Following graduation he studied computer technology in Pittsburgh, PA. He was...
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Betty J. Pesock

July 21, 1921 - May 8, 2014

Betty J. Pesock, 92, of Coudersport, PA passed away Thursday, May 8, 2014 at Sweden Valley Manor. Born July 21, 1921, in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of Mike and Jeanette Major Peeler. On January 16, 1939, she married Frank J. Pesock who preceded her in death March 18, 2002. Betty worked for many years at local grocery stores and at the City News. She was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic...
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Arch L. Carey

November 8, 1924 - April 13, 2014

Carey Arch L. Carey, 89, of Coudersport, PA died April 13, 2014, in Sweden Valley Manor. Born November 8, 1924, in Coudersport, he was the son of Frank J. and Mildred Tracy Carey. He was a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church. Arch served in the U S Army Air Corps. during WWII and was a life member of the American Legion Post #192. Arch was an avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting and...
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Rosemary Anne ("Tante") Wells

August 15, 1944 - April 10, 2014

Wells Rosemary Anne ("Tante") Wells was born August 15, 1944. She loved her childhood particularly the Radio Kids show on WFRM. She developed her love of music in her youth. She graduated from the Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, PA, where she was a member of the choir, madrigal and loved her years there. She attended McMurray College. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a...
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Harriet C. Winseck

February 2, 1925 - March 19, 2014

Winseck Harriet C. Winseck, 89, went to be with her Lord and many loved ones, Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. She was born February 2, 1925, in Hobart, NY. She was the daughter of Percy and Florence Brockway Weeks. On October 5, 1946 she married Carroll M. "Zip" Winseck, Sr., who preceded her in death February 17, 1998. Harriet was a tax...
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Michael N. Martin

July 19, 1950 - March 10, 2014

Martin Michael N. Martin, 63, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully on Monday (March 10, 2014) at his home, surrounded by his loving family, after a short illness. Born on July 19, 1950 in Coudersport, PA he was a son of Norman and Agnes (Norek) Martin, Austin, PA. On September 2, 1978, in Coudersport, he married Rosa (Leete) Martin who survives. Mick was employed as a Group Leader at...
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Lena G. Ludwig

May 19, 1927 - March 3, 2014

Ludwig Lena G. Ludwig, 86, formally of Canisteo, NY passed away Monday, March 3, 2014 at the home of her niece and sister, Helen Wahl and Helen Reed in Eastampton, N.J. Born May 19, 1927 in Prouty, PA she was the daughter of Evan H. and Marion E. Hamilton Watson. On October 3, 1948 she married Albert D. Ludwig who preceded her in death November 21, 1994. Lena was a graduate of...
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William "Bill" Linn

February 27, 2014

William "Bill" Linn was surrounded by his children the morning of February 27th as he went to meet his maker and Lord, at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. An Army veteran and retired Pennsylvania State Trooper, Bill was known by many throughout the area through his service to the community. The life of service he lived was a source of great pride for him. Born in Erie, PA in 1940 to Earl...
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Ruth C. Catrambone

June 9, 1917 - February 14, 2014

Catrambone Ruth C. Catrambone, 96, of Coudersport, passed away at Sweden Valley Manor on Friday, February 14, 2014. She was the wife of the late Bruce Keith Williams and James Catrambone. Ruth was born on June 9, 1917 in Weehawkin, New Jersey and was the daughter of the late James and Carrie Givens Colbert. Ruth was very artistic, spending much of her time painting nature scenes which she...
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George W. Sterner

August 13, 1936 - January 12, 2014

Sterner George W. Sterner, 77, of Austin, PA, died Sunday, January 12, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born in Austin, February 13, 1936, he was the son of Francis A. "Duke" and Catherine C. Fair Sterner. On August 14, 1956 he married Gisela Sackreuther Sterner who survives. Prior to moving to Austin 19yrs. ago George spent much of his life in Cheektowaga, NY. George was a...
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Margaret B. Jackson

April 20, 1932 - January 4, 2014

Jackson Margaret B. Jackson, 81, formerly of Roulette and Coudersport passed away Saturday, January 4, 2014 in Sweden Valley Manor. She was born in Port Allegheny, PA, April 20, 1932, the only child of Earl "Bennie" and Agnes Anderson Burt. She was a graduate of Roulette High School. Early in life she was a telephone operator and from 1964 to 1976 co-operated Chlison's Beer Distributors in...
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Wayne Knowlton

February 27, 1926 - December 26, 2013

Wayne Knowlton, 87, of Roulette, PA, passed away Thursday, December 26,2013 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. Wayne was born February 27, 1926 in Emporium, PA, he was the son of Wayne and Dorothy Hacket Knowlton, Sr. On December 16, 1946 he married Mildred L.. Carey who survives. He was a US Marine 4th Division during World War II, and awarded the purple heart during the invasion of Imo Jima. ...
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Alice J. Kenealy

September 15, 1919 - December 19, 2013

Kenealy Alice J. Kenealy, 94, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, December19, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born September 15, 1919 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Harold and Joyce Matteson Jones. Alice first married Milton Fayette Dates on April 4, 1938 in Wellsville, NY and he preceded her in death December 23, 1957, she later married Lawrence C. Kenealy on February 4,...
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Alice J. Kenealy

September 15, 1919 - December 19, 2013

Kenealy Alice J. Kenealy, 94, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, December19, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport. Born September 15, 1919 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Harold and Joyce Matteson Jones. Alice first married Milton Fayette Dates on April 4, 1938 in Wellsville, NY and he preceded her in death December 23, 1957, she later married Lawrence C. Kenealy on February 4,...
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Bertha R. Darrin

October 26, 1923 - December 13, 2013

Darrin Bertha R. Darrin, 90, of Coudersport, passed away at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital on Friday, December 13, 2013. She was the wife of the late Joseph Darrin with whom she shared 48 years of marriage. Bertha was born in Plains, PA on October 26, 1923 and was the daughter of the late William A. and Mae Grant Roberts. Bertha was a member of Park United Methodist Church of Coudersport....
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Arley W. Predmore

February 6, 1928 - October 22, 2013

Arley W. Predmore, 85, of Coudersport, died October 22, 2013. Born 6 February 1928 he was the son of James Elwin and Bertha Pelchy Predmore. He married Winifred Joan Everett of Ft. Walton Beach, Florida on September 25, 1954. She preceded him in death January 22, 2007. Arley graduated from Coudersport High School, Class of 1945 and worked for Abbott's Dairies and the James Elliott...
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Emma Ruth Gerhart

January 18, 1928 - October 14, 2013

Gerhart E. Ruth Gerhart, 85, of Coudersport passed away Monday, October 14, 2013 at her residence surrounded by her family. Ruth was born January 18, 1928 in Perkasie, PA the daughter of John Calvin and Pearl Elizabeth Alden Buehrle. She and her husband Paul A. Gerhart were married January 7, 1947 in Maryland. Paul passed away on April 26, 2007. Ruth and her husband Paul owned and operated...
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Barbara Lee Streich

December 15, 1950 - October 13, 2013

Streich Barbara Lee Streich, 62, loving wife, mother and grandmother, of Coudersport, passed away peacefully on Sunday, October13, 2013 at Cole Memorial surrounded by her family and friends. Barb was born on December 15, 1950 in St. Mary's, the daughter of Charles and Jean Lousch Miller McWilliams. She was a graduate of Cameron County High School , Class of 1968 and Robert Morris...
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Roy H. Garloff

April 23, 1930 - October 10, 2013

Roy H. Garloff, 83, of Coudersport, PA, passed away Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born on April 23, 1930 in Myerstown, PA, he was the son of Harry and Mabel Klick Garloff . Mr. Garloff had worked at Quaker Alloy Manufacturing, in Myerstown, PA prior to his retirement. He was an avid hunter and in his younger years enjoyed racing cars. ...
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Loretta P. Hill

December 20, 1932 - October 1, 2013

Hill Loretta P. Hill, 80, of Port Allegany, PA, passed away Monday, October 1, 2013 at her residence in Liberty Township. Born on December 20, 1932 in Bradford, PA, she was the daughter of Felix and Eva Stuart McLaughlin . On July 23, 1960 she married her husband Robert D. Hill who preceded her in death on January 8, 2011. Mrs. Hill had been a resident of Port Allegany area for...
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Michael "Micky" J. Pesock

October 3, 1940 - August 9, 2013

Pesock Michael "Micky" J. Pesock, 72, of Coudersport, PA, passed away at Roswell Park Cancer Institute Buffalo, NY on Friday, August 9, 2013. He was the husband of Carolyn F. Denhoff Pesock with whom he shared 42 years of marriage. Micky was born in Coudersport on October 3, 1940 and was the son of the late Michael E. and Helen Bobinko Pesock. Micky was employed by Union Fork & Handle for...
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Richard W. Yentzer

November 20, 1925 - August 9, 2013

Yentzer Richard W. Yentzer, Sr., 87, of Coudersport, PA, passed away at Sweden Valley Manor on Friday, August 9, 2013. Richard was the husband of the late Hazel G. Buchanan Yentzer and shared 68 years of marriage prior to her passing on July 14, 2012. Richard was born in Sweden Twp. on November 20, 1925 and was the son of the late Roscoe Riley and Hazel Mae Tombs Yentzer. Richard was a...
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Frank B. Schaffner

May 11, 1920 - August 6, 2013

Schaffner Frank B. Schaffner, Sr., 93, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA. Born on May 11, 1920 in Palmyra, PA he was the son of Frank Henry and Nora Reese Schaffner. He graduated in 1937 from Palmyra High School. On December 14, 1985, he married his second wife, Vera Sullivan Schaffner. He had worked before and after his...
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Anne Marie Swank

April 10, 1922 - August 6, 2013

Swank Anna Marie Swank, 91 , of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Austin, PA ,died Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor. Born on April 10, 1922 in First Fork, PA, she was the daughter of Simon and Anna Kuppelweiser. On September 20, 1947 in Emporium, PA, she married her husband of 60 years Harold D. Swank who preceded her in death on January 1, 2008. Mrs. Swank had been a resident of...
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Mildred "Millie" Ayers

August 20, 1950 - July 15, 2013

Ayers Mildred "Millie" Ayers, 62, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, July 15, 2013 at Olean General Hospital in Olean, NY. Born on August 20, 1950 in Coudersport, PA she was the daughter of Leo C. and Joyce E. Ayers. On September 10, 1993 in Coudersport, she married Alan Dickerson, who survives. She had worked at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital until her retirement in 2012. She...
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Gladys E. Hunsinger

April 26, 1952 - July 6, 2013

Gladys E. Hunsinger, 61 of Wharton, PA died Saturday July 6, 2013 in her home. Born April 26, 1952 in Erie, PA, she was the daughter of Clarence and Glenora Brooks Walker. On July 11, 1970 she married Robert W. Hunsinger, Jr., who survives. Mrs. Hunsinger earned 2 Associates Degrees from Williamsport Area Community College, and worked as a Quality Engineer at Morgan AM & T. She...
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Patricia R. Bradley

June 26, 1936 - July 4, 2013

Bradley Patricia R. Bradley, 77, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her home. Born on June 26, 1936 in Wellsville, NY, she was the daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude Marble Reuning. On August 11, 1956 in Coudersport, she married James O. Bradley who preceded her in death on May 26, 1989. Mrs. Bradley had been a resident of Coudersport for most of her life. She was a...
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Audrey V. Furman

September 15, 1936 - June 24, 2013

Furman Audrey V. Furman, 76, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, June 24, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on September 15, 1936 in Andrews Settlement, PA she was the daughter of James A. and Beatrice E. Bly Furman. Ms. Furman was a 1954 graduate of Coudersport High School. She had worked at Galeton Production and retired in 2003 from T C Specialties . She was a...
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Irene C. Bennett

November 26, 1942 - June 17, 2013

Bennett Irene C. Bennett, 70, of Austin, PA. died Monday, June 17, 2013 at UPMC Hamot, Erie, PA. Born, November 26, 1942, she was the daughter of Thomas W. and Frances L. Smith Bennett. She was a graduate of Austin, PA High School. She had worked at Emporium Speciaties, Austin PA, and Pierce Glass, Port Allegany, PA. She was a well known seamstress her entire life, and also a bartender at...
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Genevieve I. Potocek

June 2, 1925 - May 31, 2013

Potocek Genevieve I. Potocek, 87 died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor. She was born June 2, 1925 in Instanter, PA. She was the daughter of John and Wilma Tomaiko Potocek. She attended schools in Coudersport, PA. She was a member of St.Eulalia Catholic Church of Coudersport. She is survived locally by her nephew, Jeff Potocek and his wife Gayle and her nieces...
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Mildred C. Toby

November 28, 1928 - May 24, 2013

Toby Mildred C. Toby, 83, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, May 24, 2013, at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital, Long Term Care Unit. Mildred was born November 28, 1928 in Atlanta, GA. and had recently resided in Coudersport. She was a member of the New Jerusalem Holiness Church, NY, NY. She is survived by her daughters , Beverly C. Prince, MD and her husband Leslie I. Rolfe of...
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T. James Bennett

July 7, 1933 - May 21, 2013

Bennett T. James Bennett, 79 of Austin, PA died May 21, 2013 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. Born on July 7, 1933, in Austin, PA. he was the son of Thomas W. and Frances L. Smith Bennett. Jim was a graduate of Austin High School. He worked for many years at Cameron Manufacturing of Emporium, PA, local Penn Dot and the Market Basket of Coudersport. He...
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Raymond E. (Spike) Hoopes, Jr.

September 16, 1940 - May 20, 2013

Hoopes Raymond E. (Spike) Hoopes, Jr. 72 of Coudersport, PA died at his home Monday, May 20, 2013. Born on September 16, 1940 in Coatesville, PA, he was the son of Raymond E. and Esther M. Head Hoopes, Sr. He was formerly married to Anita L. Waltman , December of 1961 in Jennersville, PA and later married Joanne M. McClay in 1969 in Parkesburg, PA. He is survived by his life partner...
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Elizabeth "Betty" Tinder

November 5, 1930 - April 28, 2013

Tinder Elizabeth "Betty" Tinder, 82, of Coudersport, died Sunday, April, 28, 2013 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on November 5, 1930, in Wheelersville, PA, she was the daughter of Ross Isaac and Mary Elizabeth Wayman Treat . On September 7, 1957 in Galeton, PA she married Alvoid H." Skoots" Tinder, who preceded her in death, August 28, 2011. Mrs. Tinder...
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Gayle Elizabeth Hafer

July 16, 1943 - April 19, 2013

Hafer Gayle Elizabeth Hafer, 69 of Fisher Drive, Coudersport, passed away Friday April 19 in her home. Born July 16, 1943 in Pottsville, PA she was the daughter of John A and Grace R. Reese. On June 13, 1964 in Mt. Penn, PA, Gayle married Terry A. Hafer, who survives. A devoted Christian, Gayle and her husband had recently begun worshiping with the First Presbyterian Church of...
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Kathryn S. Thompson

January 9, 1925 - April 9, 2013

Thompson Kathryn S. Thompson, 88, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on January 9, 1925 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Albert A. and Dorothy Davey Schaub. On February 28, 1943 at First Presbyterian Church in Coudersport, she married William W. Thompson who survives. Mrs. Thompson was a 1942 graduate of Coudersport...
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Norma M. Butler

October 28, 1927 - March 11, 2013

Norma M. Butler, 85, loving mother and grandmother, went to be with her Lord on Monday, March 11, 2013 surrounded by her family in Coudersport, PA at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born on October 28, 1927 in Olean, NY she was the daughter of Ivan and Dorothy Walker Crosby. On August 8, 1946 at Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport, she married Eugene H. Butler, who died on December 27,...
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Mildred L. Sylawa

February 22, 1924 - February 23, 2013

Sylawa Midred L. Sylawa, 89, of Austin, PA died Saturday, February 23, 2013 at Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, PA. Born on February 22, 1924 in Marion Heights, PA, she was the daughter of Anthony and Kathryn Ignatovich. On June 3, 1973 in Norristown, PA, she married Francis J. Sylawa who survives. Mrs. Sylawa was a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church of Austin, PA....
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Darla K. Black

October 1, 1951 - February 17, 2013

Black Darla K. Black, 61, of Coudersport, PA died Sunday, February 17, 2013 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, PA. Born on October 1, 1951 in Hornell, NY she was the daughter of Raymond and Evelyn Horton Hallett. On March 22, 1969 in Coudersport, she married Edward L. Black who survives. Mrs. Black was a 1971 graduate of Coudersport High School. She had worked at TC...
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Janice A. Butler

March 2, 1934 - February 1, 2013

Butler Janice A. Butler, 78, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, February 1, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born on March 2, 1934 in Warren, PA she was the daughter of Carl H. and Clara Mauer Littlefield. On December 19, 1953 in Derrick City, PA she married Keith L. Butler who survives. Mrs. Butler was a graduate of Bradford High School. She was employed for 33 years with...
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Aloysius K. "Al" Drapcho

January 28, 1937 - January 5, 2013

Drapcho Aloysius K. "Al" Drapcho, 75, of Coudersport, PA died Saturday, January 5, 2013 at his home. Born on January 28, 1937 in Clarence, PA he was the son of John and Mary Hudak Drapcho. On February 23, 1963 in Coudersport he married Maxine H. Kolat, who died on February 15, 1994. On August 4, 2001 he married Kathy L. Edwards who survives. Mr. Drapcho was a 1955 graduate of...
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Edward L. Easton, Sr.

September 2, 1925 - December 9, 2012

Easton Edward L. Easton, Sr., longtime area sports broadcaster and District Judge, died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA. Born on September 2, 1925 in Salamanca, NY he was the son of Howard and Nellie Davy Easton. On May 10, 1958 in Port Allegany, PA he married Caroline Gaberseck who survives. Mr. Easton had worked at the former Damascus Tanning...
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Ardath M. Tucker

March 17, 1927 - November 25, 2012

Tucker Ardath M. Tucker, 85, a longtime resident of Coudersport and Roulette, died Sunday, November 25, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on March 17, 1927 in Port Allegany, PA she was the daughter of Leland and Anna Lyman Murphy. On November 29, 1960 she married Robert "Brother Bob" Tucker, who died on April 3, 2004. Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Seventh Day...
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Ralph J. Shirey

February 2, 1945 - November 24, 2012

Shirey Ralph J. Shirey, 67, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of York, PA died unexpectedly Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on February 2, 1945 in York, he was the son of Ralph and Margaret Gladfelter Shirey. On March 29, 2002 in Leesburg, VA he married Nettie "Dusty" Cummins Staley who survives. Mr. Shirey was a 1963 graduate of West...
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Gayle Y. Lohr

June 27, 1949 - October 28, 2012

Lohr Gayle Y. Lohr, 63, of Gardeau Road, Austin, PA, died Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. Mrs. Lohr was born on June 27, 1949 in Millersburg, PA the daughter of Belton and Violet Klinger. She married her husband, Larry, in Elizabethville, PA. Mrs. Lohr and her husband moved to the Austin area in June of 2011, coming to the area...
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George E. Jaros

April 20, 1916 - October 8, 2012

Jaros George E. Jaros, 96, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on April 20, 1916 in Coudersport, PA, he was the son of Michael and Mary Upsutnick Jaros. On January 23, 1937 in Coudersport, he married Lorraine E. Bickford Jaros, who preceded him in death November 15, 2011. Mr. Jaros attended schools in Coudersport....
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Betty B. Sevinsky

September 17, 1930 - October 8, 2012

Sevinsky Betty B. Sevinsky, 82, a resident of Cole Manor, Coudersport, PA died Monday, October 8, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on September 17, 1930 in Kittaning, PA, she was the daughter of Roy O. and Daisy J. Shaffer Burford. On August 1, 1990 at St. Bibiana's in Galeton, PA she married Thomas J. "Slim" Sevinsky, who died on January 29, 2011. Betty had...
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Ronald D. Rees

July 14, 1945 - September 16, 2012

Rees Ronald D. Rees, 67, of Austin, PA died unexpectedly Sunday, September 16, 2012 at UPMC Hamot in Erie, PA. Born on July 14, 1945 in Coudersport, he was the son of Ronald M. and Marjorie Earle Rees. Ron graduated from Austin High School in 1963.He served with the U. S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was employed from 1979 until his retirement in 2007 from GKN Sinter Metals in...
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Margaret Elizabeth Wilson (Betty) Turbett

December 22, 1918 - September 13, 2012

Turbett Margaret Elizabeth Wilson Turbett (Betty) died in her home on September 13, 2012. She was born in Pittsburgh, Pa December 22, 1918. Betty grew up in Pittsburgh, Pa. and lived in Akron, Ohio, West Chester, Pa. and Coudersport, Pa. She received her RN Certificate in Pittsburgh in 1939 and her Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from West Chester University in 1968. She...
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Rachel Carey Kenyon

March 5, 1918 - September 12, 2012

Kenyon Rachel Carey Kenyon, 94, of Coudersport, PA, died on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at her home. Born on March 5, 1918 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of T. Frank J. Carey and Mildred Tracy Carey. On August 22, 1937 in Coudersport she married B. Earl Kenyon, who died on October 26, 1973. Mrs. Kenyon was a graduate of Coudersport High school, a Potter County farm wife,...
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Janet M. Vosick

February 9, 1947 - September 10, 2012

Vosick Janet M. Vosick, 65, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, September 10, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on February 9, 1947 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Darwin and Bonnie Corey Reed. On August 31, 1968 in Coudersport, she married Michael J. Vosick. Mrs. Vosick was a lifetime resident of Coudersport and was a graduate of Coudersport High School and...
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Thomas "Tom" Carl Freeman

January 7, 1935 - September 8, 2012

Freeman Thomas "Tom" Carl Freeman 77, loving father, husband, grandfather, and Coudersport Native passed away September 8 at the Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born Jan. 7, 1935, son of Basil A. and Catherine Mary Obleski Freeman Sr. On January 5, 1958, Tom married Barbara Ann Gorton. Four children were born into this union. Kitty, twins Jodie & Julie and Lori. Tom was a graduate of...
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Martha E. Frank

October 9, 1925 - September 3, 2012

Frank Martha E. Frank, 86, formerly of Austin, PA died Monday, September 3, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA. Born on October 9, 1925 in Brockway, PA she was the daughter of James and Effie Fuhs Whelan. On November 23, 1945 in Brockway, she married Vincent J. Frank, who died on April 8, 2003. Mrs. Frank graduated from high school in Brockway. She was a longtime...
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Clare "Jane" Johnson

January 25, 1938 - August 26, 2012

Johnson Clare "Jane" Johnson, 74, of Coudersport, PA died Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on January 25, 1938 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Robert E. and Lois Sturdevant Bailey. On August 27, 1958 in Port Allegany, PA she married David H. Johnson, who died on October 28, 1989. Mrs. Johnson was a lifetime resident of the...
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Mildred F. Mackey

May 20, 1916 - August 15, 2012

Mackey Mildred F. Mackey, 96, of Coudersport, PA died Wednesday, August 15, 2012 at her home in Coudersport. Born on May 20, 1916 in East Orange, New Jersey, she was the daughter of Charles M. and Mildred Bayless Kernahan. On July 24, 1936 in Coudersport she married Herbert E. Mackey, who died on April 3, 1985. Mrs. Mackey graduated from high school in Cooke County Tennessee....
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Kaleb Bryan Haynes

July 16, 2012

Haynes Kaleb Bryan Haynes, 16, of Coudersport, PA died unexpectedly Monday, July 16, 2012 in Coudersport. Born on May 7, 1996 in Coudersport, PA he was the son of Amy Stout and Eugene Haynes . Kaleb was a student at Coudersport High School. He was a member of FFA, and wrestled for Coudersport High School team and played on the football team. He loved to fish, hunt, skateboard, and ride...
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Carolyn J. Owens

July 16, 2012

Owens Carolyn J. Owens, 85, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, July 16, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on April 10, 1927 in Elkland, PA, she was the daughter of Emory E. and Lillian E. Blow Pepper.On July 5, 1947 in Coudersport, she married William F. Owens who preceded her in death. Mrs. Owens was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She worked for her brother Milford at...
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Hazel Yentzer

July 14, 2012

Yentzer Hazel Yentzer, 87, of Coudersport, PA died July 14, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on January 31, 1925 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Reva and Florence Eaton Buchanan. On July 15, 1944 in Genesee, PA she married Richard Yentzer who survives. Mrs. Yentzer was a homemaker most of her life and had formerly worked at Galeton Production. She was a member of...
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Betty (Pat) Brewer

March 8, 1920 - July 13, 2012

Betty (Pat) Brewer, 92, of Coudersport, PA passed away Friday, July 13, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on March 8, 1920 in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late John Raymond and Genevieve Bailer French. She was married to the late Edgar D. Brewer. Mrs. Brewer and husband were former owners of Central Buick Company and Brewer's dairy farm. She was a Mother,...
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Helen M. Rink

May 9, 1929 - July 12, 2012

Rink Helen M. Rink, 83, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, July 12, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on May 9, 1929 in Union County, PA she was the daughter of Harry William and Mildred M. Mudge Pennycoff. Mrs. Rink had lived in the Coudersport area since the early 1970's. She was formerly employed at a nursing home in New Columbia, PA. Later she worked...
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Frank E. Ruter, Jr.

October 1, 1924 - June 22, 2012

Ruter Frank E. Ruter, Jr., 87, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, June 22, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on October 1, 1924 in Bitula, PA he was the son of Frank E. Ruter, Sr. and Viva M. Stiles Ruter. On January 9, 1943 in Coudersport he married Dee Gleason who survives. Mr. Ruter was a longtime resident of the Coudersport area and was well known as a...
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Michael J. Carpenter

August 29, 1969 - May 31, 2012

Carpenter Michael J. Carpenter, Jr., 42, of Ulysses, PA died unexpectedly Thursday, May 31, 2012 in Glade Spring, Virginia. Born on August 29, 1969 in Bucks County, PA he was the son of Michael J. Carpenter, Sr. and Frances Dubots Carpenter. On October 9, 2004 he married Teresa King who survives. Mr. Carpenter was a 1987 graduate of Coudersport High School. He was a member of the...
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Pearl S. Coyle

May 27, 2012

Coyle Pearl S. Coyle, 95, of Coudersport, PA died Sunday, May 27, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on January 5, 1917 in Lackawanna, NY she was the daughter of Claude and Blanche Vasbinder Stonemetz. On September 16, 1939 in Buffalo, NY she married Robert C. Coyle, who died on January 2, 1993. Mrs. Coyle graduated from South Park High School in Buffalo, NY...
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David L. Anderson

March 21, 1948 - April 30, 2012

Anderson David L. Anderson, 64, of Coudersport, PA died Monday, April 30, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on March 21, 1948 in Coudersport, he was the son of Leon E. and Shirley Melquist Anderson. David was a 1966 graduate of Coudersport High School and the Erie Business Institute. He was a computer programmer most of his life working for 20 years in...
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John W. Valenti

July 23, 1961 - April 29, 2012

Valenti John W. Valenti, 50, of Austin, PA died Sunday, April 29, 2012 of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Liberty Township, McKean County. Born on July 23, 1961 in Coudersport, PA he was the son of Joseph B. and Alma H. Johnson Valenti. On May 12, 1984 at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Austin, he married Rhonda K. Ripple who survives. John was a 1979 graduate of...
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Francis Truman "Prouty Prowler" Ayers

April 5, 2012

Ayers Francis T. Ayers "Prouty Prowler" Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. Francis Truman Ayers, of 555 Prouty Road, passed away at his home peacefully with his loving wife at his side on April 5, 2012. Born on August 22, 1930, at home in the Prouty, he was the son of William Ayers and Myrtle Harvey and also Arthur and Blanche Ayers. On July 14, 1949 he married...
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Francis Truman "Prouty Prowler" Ayers

April 22, 1930 - April 5, 2012

Ayers Loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. AUSTIN, PA Francis Truman Ayers, of 555 Prouty Road, passed away at his home peacefully with his loving wife at his side on April 5, 2012. Born on August 22, 1930, at home in the Prouty, he was the son of William Ayers and Myrtle Harvey and also Arthur and Blanche...
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Dorla D. Tucker

May 9, 1933 - March 13, 2012

Tucker Dorla D. Tucker, 78, of Colesburg, PA died Tuesday, March 13, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport, PA. Born on May 9, 1933 in Oswayo, PA she was the daughter of Clarence and Evelyn Stewart Kelligan. Dorla married Edgar E. "Sonny" Tucker at the U. S. Air Force Base in Sculthorpe England on October 23, 1951 and last year they celebrated their 60th wedding...
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John V. "Jack" Phillips

January 29, 1945 - March 8, 2012

Phillips John V. "Jack" Phillips, Jr., 67, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, March 8, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on January 29, 1945 in Pottsville, PA he was the son of John V. Phillips, Sr. and Anne Delores Kocher Phillips. On September 2, 1983 in Highland Mills, NY he married Virginia Ann DeMore, who died December 1, 1998. Mr. Phillips had...
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Tillie C. Ludwig

October 24, 1925 - February 19, 2012

Ludwig Tillie C. Ludwig, 86, of Austin, PA died Sunday, February 19, 2012 at her home following a lengthy illness. Born on October 24, 1925 in Buffalo, NY she was the daughter of Louis and Anna Carrino Celia. She married Boyd Ludwig in Emporium, PA and he died on August 21, 1976. Mrs. Ludwig was a longtime resident of Austin and was employed for many years as a machine operator...
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John R. Hughes, Sr.

June 14, 1925 - January 20, 2012

Hughes John R. Hughes, Sr., 86, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, January 20, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on June 14, 1925 in Wheeling, West Virginia, he was the son of Robert D. and Flora M. Haning Hughes. On June 9, 1951 in Coudersport, he married Phyllis Moran, who died on December 20, 2002. Mr. Hughes was a veteran of the U. S. Navy having served during...
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William L. "Higgy" Higgins

February 9, 1936 - January 14, 2012

Higgins William L. "Higgy" Higgins, 75, of Coudersport, PA died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on February 9, 1936 in Coudersport, he was the son of LeRoy and Hilda L. Baker Higgins. On October 13, 1962 in Port Allegany, PA he married Mary E. Crusan. They later divorced. Mr. Higgins was a lifetime resident of Coudersport and was...
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Alice L. Cizek

July 31, 1933 - January 14, 2012

Cizek Alice L. Cizek, 78, of Coudersport, PA died unexpectedly Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on July 31, 1933 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Walter M. and Anna S. Brooks Lehman. On May 16, 1959 in Germania, PA she married Norman F. Cizek, who died on June 16, 2009. Mrs. Cizek was a lifetime resident of Coudersport and...
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Florence E. Snowman

July 16, 1910 - January 14, 2012

Snowman Florence E. Snowman, age 101, of Coudersport, PA died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on July16, 1910 in New Denmark, New Brunswick, Canada, she was the daughter of Hans and Matilda Rasmussen Carlsen. On July 14, 1931 in New Denmark, New Brunswick, Canada, she married Milton Ashley Snowman, who died on November 4, 1989. They enjoyed 58...
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Howard A. Smith

October 7, 1928 - January 1, 2012

Smith Howard A. Smith, 83, of Roulette, PA died Sunday, January 1, 2012 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born on October 7, 1928 in Olean, NY he was the son of Lafie J. and Gladys Meacham Smith. On June 29, 1949 in Roulette, he married Marian Tucker, who died on July 18, 2006. Mr. Smith was a lifelong resident of Roulette. He served with the U. S. Army during World War...
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Eric B. Robinson

March 25, 1965 - December 13, 2011

Robinson Eric B. Robinson, 46, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Born on March 25, 1965 in Coatesville, PA he was the son of Robert Bruce and Karin Britt Olsen Robinson. On May 19, 1989 in Blue Bell, PA he married Theresa Bacha who survives. Eric was a graduate of Coudersport High School. He was self-employed and was a...
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Galen A. Snowman

December 13, 1934 - December 10, 2011

Snowman Galen A. Snowman, 76, of Coudersport, PA died unexpectedly Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Hamot Medical Center in Erie, PA. Born on December 13, 1934 in Caribou, Maine, he was the son of Milton A. and Florence Carlsen Snowman. On July 12, 1958 in Coudersport, he married Helen Psychos who survives. Mr. Snowman was a graduate of Caribou High School. He had served with the...
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Lorraine E. Jaros

September 4, 1917 - November 15, 2011

Lorraine E. Jaros, 94, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on September 4, 1917 in Roulette, PA she was the daughter of Glenn G. and Fern Weimer Bickford, On January 23, 1937 in Coudersport, she married George E. Jaros who survives. Mrs. Jaros was a graduate of Roulette High School. She was formerly employed at the Sears...
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Fordyce "Al" Reese

December 21, 1934 - November 9, 2011

Reese Fordyce "Al" Reese, Sr., of Coudersport died at home surrounded by his loving family on November 09, 2011. He was born December 21, 1934 in Coudersport, the son of Howard and Doris (Fessenden) Reese. He attended Austin area schools. On September 5, 1958 he married Rosemarie Greitl in Munich, Germany. Mr. Reese was a Sergeant (E-5) with the US Army serving ten years with the 82nd,...
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Marjory L. Butz

November 1, 2011

Butz Marjory L. Butz, 95, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on June 7, 1916 in Colesburg, PA she was the daughter of Edgar Harvey and Katherine Anna Mosch Tucker. On December 14, 1940 in the All Saints Church at Brookland she married Wilson C. "Will" Butz, who died on January 13, 2000. Mrs. Butz was a graduate of Coudersport High...
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Joyce E. Ayers

September 25, 1931 - October 20, 2011

Joyce E. Ayers, 80, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, October 20, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on September 25, 1931 in Andrews Settlement, PA she was the daughter of James A. and Beatrice Bly Furman. On April 7, 1950 in Coudersport, she married Leo C. Ayers, who died on October 11, 1993. Mrs. Ayers was a graduate of Coudersport High School. She worked on the...
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Jane M. Gardner

October 8, 1917 - October 14, 2011

Gardner Jane M. Gardner, 94, of Coudersport, PA joined the heavenly choir, Friday, October 14, 2011. She was a resident at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on October 8, 1917 she was the daughter of Egbert C. and Hertha Catherine Mosch McElroy. She was first married to Edwin D. Gamble, who died in 1945. On May 25, 1947 in Coudersport, she married Lawrence L. Gardner, who died...
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Jean A. Zimmerman

March 22, 1921 - September 27, 2011

Zimmerman Jean A. Zimmerman, 90, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport. Born on March 22, 1921 in Coudersport, she was the daughter of Louis G. and Marion Thompson Stocum. On December 25, 1940 in Oxford, PA she married Warren H. Zimmerman, who died on May 5, 2002. Mrs. Zimmerman was a lifelong resident of Coudersport. She...
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Emerson R. "Bud" Warner

September 29, 1935 - September 26, 2011

Emerson R. "Bud" Warner, Sr., 75, of Coudersport, formerly of Stroudsburg, PA died Monday, September 26, 2011 at his home following a brief illness. Born on September 29, 1935 in East Stroudsburg, PA he was the son of C. Robert and Frances Woodling Warner. He was married for over 50 years to Ruth Ann Haydt from Palmerton who survives. They were married in Trachsville, PA. Mr....
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Marian Huling

May 14, 1921 - September 23, 2011

Huling Marian T. Huling, 90, formerly of Austin, PA died Friday, September 23, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital. Born on May 14, 1921 in Plymouth, PA, she was the daughter of Alexander Bernard Quinn, and Mary Jane Brennan Quinn. On February 2, 1943 in Sioux Falls, SD she married Everett G. Huling, who died on May 27, 1997. Mrs. Huling had lived at Sweden Valley Manor in...
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William “Bill” Gaberseck

August 2, 1929 - July 26, 2011

Gaberseck William “Bill” Gaberseck, 81, of Coudersport, PA died Tuesday, July 26, 2011 at the home of his son, Larry Gaberseck, after a brief illness. Born on August 2, 1929 in Olean, NY he was the son of John and Angeline Mohar Gaberseck. On October 27, 1956 in Coudersport, he married Phyllis E. Potter, who died on December 8, 2004. Mr. Gaberseck was a lifetime resident of...
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Cynthia A. “Cindy” Pavelosky

May 5, 1957 - July 25, 2011

Pavelosky Cynthia A. “Cindy” Pavelosky, 54, of Austin, PA, died unexpectedly Monday, July 25, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Born on May 5, 1957 in McKeesport, PA she was the daughter of James and Jan Kenyon Pishok. In February of 2004 she married David J. Pavelosky, who survives. Mrs. Pavelosky and her husband moved to the area in 2003, coming to the area...
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Margie Ford Anderson

December 21, 1928 - July 20, 2011

Anderson On Wednesday, July 20, 2011, our town lost a very sweet lady. Margie Ford Anderson, 82, of Coudersport, PA passed away after a brief battle with cancer. She was born December 21, 1928 in Port Allegany, PA and was the daughter of Ernest and Ruth Meacham Ford. Margie graduated from Port Allegany High School in 1946. She attended beauty school in Buffalo and worked as a beautician...
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Titus D. Bender

April 4, 1933 - June 9, 2011

Bender Titus D. Bender, 78, of Coudersport, PA, formerly of Ephrata, PA, died peacefully Thursday, June 9, 2011 at his home following a brief illness. Born on April 4, 1933 in Colebrook, Lebanon County, PA he was the son of the late Henry A. and Ruth (Hoffer) Bender. On March 10, 1957 he married Darlene Boyer who survives. They celebrated their 54th anniversary on March 10th of this...
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John H. Duell

February 24, 1968 - May 17, 2011

Duell John H. Duell, formerly of Coudersport, Pa., died on May 17, 2011 in Evansville, Indiana. Born on February 24, 1968 in Coudersport, he was the son of Judson R. Duell II and Helga Pitz Duell. John had lived in Germany, New Mexico, North Carolina, Virginia and Alaska prior to returning to Coudersport with his parents. He then lived in Coudersport for many years prior to...
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Helen I. Ripple

July 21, 1927 - May 3, 2011

Ripple Helen I. Ripple, 83, of Costello, PA died Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at her home following a brief illness. Mrs. Ripple was born on July 31, 1927 in First Fork, the daughter of Clara Zoschg and was raised by Peter and Aloisa Zoschg. On June 24, 1950 in Austin she married Avery R. “Abe” Ripple, who died on June 26, 2005. Mrs. Ripple was a graduate of Emporium High School. She...
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Carlton R. "Pete" Haskins

October 11, 1933 - April 29, 2011

Haskins Carlton R. "Pete" Haskins, 77, of Coudersport, PA died Friday, April 29, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on October 11, 1933 in Coudersport he was the son of Floyd C. and Cecil Kent Haskins. On August 17, 1956 he married Marqurita Burney. They later divorced. On April 11, 1984 he married Judith Anne Marky Thompson, who died on August 15, 2009. ...
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Joseph P. Milchuck

March 19, 1933 - April 28, 2011

Milchuck Joseph P. Milchuck, 78, of Coudersport, PA died Thursday, April 28, 2011 at Solara Hospital in Harlingen, Texas following a brief illness. Born on March 19, 1933 in Coudersport, he was the son of John H. and Anna K. Dubots Milchuck. On July 23, 1955 in Olean, NY he married Olive M. Butler, who died on September 10, 2008. Mr. Milchuck was a lifelong resident of...
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Flora L. Tucker

August 13, 1924 - April 24, 2011

Tucker Flora L. (Eggleton) Tucker, 86, of Roulette, PA died Sunday, April 24, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on August 13, 1924 in Scranton, PA, she was the daughter of Horten Cecil and Alice Long Eggleton. On April 17, 1948 in Roulette, she married James L. Tucker, Sr. who died on December 5, 1983. Mrs. Tucker was a lifelong resident of Roulette. She was a...
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Dale L. Pye

May 31, 1931 - April 16, 2011

Pye Dale L. Pye, 79, a longtime resident of Coudersport, PA died Saturday, April 16, 2011 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport. Born on May 31, 1931 in Blossburg, PA he was the son of Julian Calvin and Genevieve Lucille Smith Pye. Mr. Pye had lived in the former Mapleview Rest Home in Coudersport for many years and in 1973 was transferred to the extended care unit...
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