ROULETTE - Delbert W. Baxter, 76, of Main Street, passed away Thursday (May 15, 2014) in his home, unexpectedly.
Born Sept. 16, 1937, in Nelson, he was a son of Franklyn L. and Laura Shields Baxter. On May 18, 1963, in Port Allegany, he married Janet A. Dunkelberger, who survives.
Delbert was employed with North Penn Gas Co. as operations manager, retiring in 1999 after 38 years of service.
Mr. Baxter was also a veteran having served with the U.S. Army
He was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1955.
Delbert attended the Riverside Methodist Church of Roulette. He was a member of F. & A.M. Liberty Lodge 505, Port Allegany, where he was a past master; member of Arnold Chapter 254, Port Allegany; Potter Commandery 69, Coudersport; Coudersport Consistory, where he participated many years in the Passion Play; life member of the Roulette Fire Department; and he was very active in the Boy Scouts of America.
Surviving, in addition to his wife Janet, are a son, Timm F. (April) Baxter of Port Allegany; a daughter, Tammy S. (Stanley) Fox of Roulette; seven grandchildren, Joshua, Laura and Ray Fox, Benn, Jacob and Jennifer Baxter, and Tyler Tucker; two brothers, George F. (Dawn) Baxter and Robert M. (Kaye) Baxter of Tioga; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and daughter-in-law, Marci G. Baxter.
Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. H.D. Youngblood Jr. officiating. Burial will be in Grimes Cemetery, Port Allegany.
A masonic service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.
Memorials can be made to the Roulette Fire Department or Roulette Ambulance.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com