Obituaries

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Saturday, June 8, 2013
Coudersport
pool opens
Obituaries
Coudersport Borough
Swimming Pool opened for
the season last weekend.
Operating hours this
season are 1-6 pm Monday
through Friday, and noon to
5 on Saturday and Sunday.
Adult swimming only (18 or
older) is Wednesdays from
6-8 pm.
Admission prices remain
the same as last year: daily,
student $4.00 (borough
resident), $4.50 (others);
adult, $5.00 (resident), $5.50
(others). Season passes are
also available.
Applications for swimming lessons are available
at the borough office or the
pool. Swim parties can be
scheduled at the pool.
Helen L. Taubert
AUGUST 19, 1922 - MAY 28, 2013
Helen Louise (Shalkowski)
Taubert passed away May 28,
2013, in St. Petersburg, Fla.
She was born in Coudersport on Aug. 19, 1922, and
was the only living member of
the family of 13 children born
to Anthony and Anna Warren
Shalkowski.
Helen was a 1940 graduate
of Coudersport High School.
She married William Taubert
on Dec. 3, 1948, and lived a
happy, productive life, actively participating in her
church and the Eastern Star. Bill passed away in
1959 as a result of an automobile accident.
Helen left Coudersport to become a missionary
within the Lutheran Church, travelling throughout
the U.S. and Africa for more than 20 years. She
learned to speak Swahili and cared for and lived
among the people in Tanzania until the political atmosphere became unsafe. She returned to the U.S.,
where she continued missionary work for many
years within the Lutheran Church.
She retired to St. Petersburg and continued as a
Lutheran pastoral volunteer until 2011.
Helen had a faithful, strong love for her church,
her family and friends. She is survived by several
nieces and nephews and many friends.
A memorial service will be held June 16 at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in St. Petersburg. Interment
will be in Coudersport with a graveside service at a
later date.
Katherine C. Earle
AUGUST 30, 1930 - JUNE 2, 2013
Katherine C. Earle, 82, of Knoxville and formerly
of Austin, passed away quietly at her home on Sunday, June 2, 2013 surrounded by her loving family.
Born August 30, 1930 in Odin, she was the daughter
of the late Guy and Florence (Faucet) Crosby.
She retired from Corning Glass, Inc., was an avid
bird lover and enjoyed gardening and canning. She
married Glenn Earle, Jr. on October 11, 1947 and
together they were foster parents to dozens of children.
Katherine is survived by her loving husband of
65 years, Glenn; her children, Ernest Earle of Knoxville, Sharon (Otto) Deutschlander of Coudersport
and David (Mary) Earle of Westfield; her extended family members, Dora Howard, Dawn Bacon
of Austin and Debbie Shepard of Port Allegheny;
five grandchildren, Glenn and Brad Earle, Harry
Deutschlander, Heidi Jackson and David Earle; eight
great grandchildren, Sierra, Felisha and Katie Earle,
Sierra Nichols, Otto and Owen Deutschlander and
Logan and Christine Jackson; her brother, Herbert
(Betty) Crosby of Emporium; a sister, Mary Morgan
of Wisconsin; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by a daughter in law,
Francine Earle, and two brothers, Robert and Foster
Crosby.
Private family services will be held at their convenience. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions
may be made in her name to the Knoxville Deerfield
Volunteer Fire Company or to the Valley Community Ambulance. To send an online condolence visit,
www.kenyonfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in
care of Kenyon Funeral Home.
Death Notices
Otto C. Mosch III
Otto Carl Mosch III, 45, died May 19, 2013. He was born
Jan. 30, 1968, in Coudersport, the son of Carl and Linda
(Glassmire) Mosch. He served for two years with the U.S.
Navy on the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower CVN 69 and attended
the University of Minnesota. Among survivors are his parents
and three brothers.
Lois S. Taft
Former Coudersport resident Lois S. Taft, 76, of Knoxville,
died May 28, 2013, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital
in Wellsboro. She was a native of Corning, N.Y., and a graduate of Knoxville High School. She attended Elmira (N.Y.)
Business Institute. In 1959, she married Milton A. Taft, who
died in March 2012. Mrs. Taft was employed for 20 years by
the Potter County Board of Assistance. She was active with
the Daughters of the American Revolution and Order of Eastern Star. Among survivors are two children, Susan Lingeris of
Knoxville and Robert Taft of Hermitage, and a sister, Peggy
(Mrs. Gene) Kump of Knoxville. Burial was in Riverside Cemetery, Knoxville. Kenyon Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Horvath
Joseph Horvath, 87, of Bark Shanty Road, Austin, died May
28, 2013. A native of New Jersey, he was an Army veteran of
World War II and later worked for the New Jersey Department
of Defense. Mr. Horvath received many honors and awards for
his service in war and stateside. He was married to the former
Irene Hommer, who died in 1996. The Horvaths owned and
operated Bark Shanty Farm for many years, where they raised
and sold beef cattle. Among survivors three daughters, Sharen
(Jay D. Roush) Horvath of Port Allegany, Lorie F. Kuhar of
New Jersey and Kim G. (Sgt. Brent) Ingram of Colorado. Local arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home. Interment will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery in
Flemington, N.J.
Genevieve I. Potocek
Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport hosted a special visitor this week.
The Most Reverend Lawrence T. Persico attended a strawberry shortcake social with employees and residents such as Jo Kleinhans and
Robert Starr, shown here. Last year, Pope Benedict XVI named the Rev.
Msgr. Persico as the tenth bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of
Erie, succeeding Bishop Donald W. Trautman. Born in Monessen, PA,
Bishop Persico was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Greensburg
in 1977.
Births
Eli James Dynda
A son, Eli James Dynda, was born April 23, 2013 at
Cole Memorial Hospital to Rebecca (Rees) Stuckey and
James Dynda Jr. The little boy was born at 8:04 a.m. and
weighed eight pounds, four ounces. He was 20 inches
long.
He joins brothers Gavin (20) and Zane (18) and sisters
Jocelyn (21) and Alivia (11 months).
Maternal grandparents are Donald and Cindy Rees and
Kristy Rees of Austin. Paternal grandparents are James
Sr. and Jackie Dynda, also of Austin.
Strawberry Fest
Coudersport Area Lions
Club is hosting a Strawberry
Festival on Friday, June 14,
from 11 am to 3 pm at the
courthouse square. Volunteers will serve strawberries, biscuits, ice cream and
whipped topping. Proceeds
will benefit local charities.
Laurel Festival underway
Wellsboro
is hosting its
weeklong Laurel
Festival starting this weekend
and continuing
through Saturday,
June 15.
Now in its 72nd
year, the festival
culminates with
a parade at 2 pm
Ashley Chitester Serena Smoker
next Saturday
featuring queen
Cimino and Jeremy Chitcandidates from several
ester of Coudersport.
area communities. Among
Queen crowning is schedthe contestants are Serena
uled for next Saturday night
Smoker, daughter of Jack
at Wellsboro High School.
and Julie Smoker of EmpoFor more information on the
rium, and Ashley Chitester,
Laurel Festival, call 570daughter of J. Shannon
724-1926.
College degrees conferred
Glaucoma screening June 29
Coudersport Area Lions Club is sponsoring free glaucoma screening on Saturday, June 29, from 10 am to 2 pm
at the Northwoods Tavern.
Instanter, the daughter of John and Wilma Tomaiko Potocek.
She attended schools in Coudersport and was a member of St.
Eulalia Catholic Church. She was preceded in death by her
parents and brothers, Anthony and Robert Potocek. Burial was
in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery. Fickinger Funeral Home was
in charge of arrangements.
Rena Virginia Mack
Rena Virginia Mack, 91, of Galeton, died May 31, 2013,
at her home. Born in Galeton, she was a daughter of Gus and
Ella (Anderson) VanSteamburg. She was married to Chester
Mack, who died in 1982. Virginia worked at Galeton Production for many years. Hess Funeral Home of Galeton was in
charge of arrangements.
Kenneth P. Siebert
Kenneth P. “Kenny” Siebert, 60, of Coudersport, formerly
of Shinglehouse, died May 31, 2013 in Cole Memorial Hospital after a long illness. Born Feb. 25, 1953 in Myrtle, he was a
son of Fred P. and Beatrice M. Reed Siebert. He was formerly
married to Donna J. Carr, who survives. Memorials may be
made to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard
Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
Ralph E. ‘Bud’ Bell
A memorial service for Ralph E. “Bud” Bell, 88, of Shinglehouse, who died March 25, 2013, will be held at 11 am on
Saturday, June 8, at Bell Run Union Church, Shinglehouse.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors. Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil
L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
Mike Newhouse has
earned his master’s of civil
engineering degree from
Johns Hopkins University
and is currently working
for the federal government
in the Baltimore area. He is
the son of Beth and Doug
Newhouse and the grandson
of James Miller and the late
Carol Miller.
Donna Lorenzo of Emporium has been awarded a
bachelor’s degree in nursing
from Slippery Rock University.
Library lists memorials, gifts
Barbara Moscato Brown
Library in Emporium has announced recent memorials and
gifts:
Gifts were received from
Katie Brown as part of her
Cameron County High School
senior project, and from Harriet and Dick Stolz.
Donations were received
in memory of Cameron
County WWII Veterans by
Mary Louise Blumle; James
E. Abriatis by Tess and Julie
Dubler; Ann D. Baldwin by
Emporium High School Class
of 1945; Rose Troncone Bogart
by Thomas A. Nickler; Leo
William “Bill” Burlingame by
Northern Tier Community Action Corp.; Teresa Marie Coppersmith Carpenter by Donald
Coppersmith’ James E. “Jim”
Cool by Cameron County High
School Class of 1960; Walter
H. Coppersmith by Donald
Coppersmith; Leo J. Cummings by Cameron County
High School Class of 1961.
Also, in memory of James
A. Gavlock by Lois Coppersmith and family; in memory
of Sabina Cheslock Glasl by
Julie and Tess Dubler’ Stan
and Betsy Mann and Thomas
A. Nickler; Patricia L. “Pat”
Grimone by GKN Sinter Metals EMA Plant; Jose Carlos
Rivero Gutierrez by Tom and
Jeanmare Holjencin; David
Simon Hornung by Edward
and Clythera Hornung and
Jane and “Hap” Soban; Randy
S. Housler by Emporium Hardwoods; Mabel H. Jones by
Lois Coppersmith and family;
Margaret “Peg” Krellner by
Gertrude Gorman; Kermit M.
McLarren by Ken and Joanne
Gerg.
Also, in memory of Dolores
A. Moore by Joe and Jill Cunningham; Raymond M. “Ray”
Preston II by Suzi Ruberto;
Carl J. Schager by Thomas A.
Nickler; Kendyl M. Shaffer by
Grandma and Grandpa; Timmy
Slottje by his mommy; Elner
Jean (Parish) Taylor by Retta
United Methodist Women;
Robert M. Taylor by Emporium High School Class of 1945;
and Harvey G. Wagner Sr. by
Matt and Nancy Zoschg.
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Genevieve I. Potocek, 87, of Coudersport, died May 31,
2013, at Sweden Valley Manor. She was born June 2, 1925, in
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