Charleen Rubar

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OSWAYO - Charleen D. Rubar, 79, of Oswayo, passed away Thursday (Oct. 27, 2016) in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.
Born on Aug. 10, 1937 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Thompson Van Pelt. On July 12, 1986 in Sweden Valley, she married Gerald "Jerry" Rubar, who died Dec. 31, 2003.
Mrs. Rubar graduated from Coudersport High School and Mansfield University. She was an elementary school teacher in Coudersport for many years. Her love of teaching showed in the stories she told of her students and the pride in watching them graduate high school.
Charleen enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and visiting friends, but her greatest joys were spending time with her grand and great-grandnieces and nephews and her little dog, "Mystery."
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Barbara Van Pelt of Hebron; a nephew, Rodney Van Pelt; two nieces, Deborah J. Perkins and Deanna L. (David) Johnston; and several generations of nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, Charleen was preceded in death by a brother, RLee Van Pelt; and a nephew, Randy Van Pelt.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union St., Shinglehouse, where funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Fred Kemp, pastor of Potter County Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery at Crandall Hill, Hebron.
Memorials if desired may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.
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Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home
118 South Union St.
Shinglehouse, PA 16748
(814) 697-6570
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Published in The Bradford Era from Oct. 29 to Nov. 4, 2016
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