TURTLEPOINT - Bruce A. Fessenden, 76, of Rock Run Road, passed away Sunday (April 17, 2016) in Lakeview Senior Care and Living Center, Smethport.
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Born April 6, 1940 in Port Allegany, he was a son of Robert V. and Helen Cromwell Fessenden.
Bruce was a lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Port Allegany High School, Class of 1959.
Mr. Fessenden had worked for Pittsburgh Corning Co., Port Allegany, for a few years, then in the oil fields with Plants & Goodwin of Shinglehouse, and most recent with Ball-Incon Co. of Port Allegany, from where he retired after 30 years of service. He also worked several years for the St. Elizabeth's Cemetery, Smethport.
Bruce was a veteran, having served with the U.S. Navy from December of 1959 to December of 1963.
He was a member of the American Legion in Eldred, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 460 and Canoe Place Fish & Game Club, both of Port Allegany, and the Portville (N.Y.) Conservation Club.
Surviving are a daughter, Jennifer L. (Todd) Moyer of Eldred; five grandchildren, Nathan (Rona) Fessenden, Taylor Palmer, Brandon (Amanda) Howard, Josiah Watson and Angelina Watson; four great-grandchildren; a stepson, Joseph L. (Marilyn) Watson of Los Angeles, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Deborah A. Watson of Shinglehouse; a sister, Barbara J. (Dee) Ernst of Port Allegany; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert E. Fessenden.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at 5 p.m. Friday, April 29 in the Eldred American Legion with Joseph L. Watson officiating. Burial will be in Lamphier Cemetery, Eldred.
Memorials can be made to the Canoe Place Fish & Game Club; or the Portville Conservation Club.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany.
Condolences can be made at switzerfuneralhome.com.
Switzer Funeral Home
77 Willow St
Port Allegany, PA 16743
Published in The Bradford Era from Apr. 18 to Apr. 27, 2016