COUDERSPORT - Donald D. "Don" Higley, 80, of Coudersport, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday (Nov. 26, 2013) in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.
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Born Sept. 21, 1933, in Oswayo, he was a son of Harold B. and Lila Kemp Higley. On June 6, 1954, in Ceres, he married Beverly J. VanDruff, who survives.
Don was a graduate of Shinglehouse High School, Class of 1951. He worked several years as a carpenter before receiving his bachelor's degree in education from St. Bonaventure University. He earned his master's degree in education from Mansfield University.
Don was employed as a math teacher at Coudersport High School, retiring after 29 years of service. After retirement, he drove for Adelphia Communications, Stoltz Auto and E & G Auto, all of Coudersport.
He was a longtime resident of Coudersport. Don had a great faith and trust in the Lord and was a very active member of the Coudersport Alliance Church, where he served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, and board member. He was a member of P.S.E.A. and the Coudersport Golf Club. He was also a talented carpenter and woodworker.
Surviving, besides his wife, are a son, Stuart E. (Virginia) Higley of Huntington Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Ann E. Horn of Coudersport; a grandson, David E. (Coleen) Horn of Coudersport; a granddaughter, Cristy Higley of Huntington Beach; three great-grandchildren, Darian, Joshua and Isabella; a brother, Earl (Marjorie) Higley of Myerstown; a sister, Harriet Brown of Warsaw, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Don was predeceased by a daughter, Naomi Sue Higley.
Friends may call at the Coudersport Alliance Church, 7 Alliance Ave., Coudersport, on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., at which time funeral services will follow with the Rev. Joe C. Lazurek, pastor, officiating.
Flowers are gratefully declined and will be provided by the family. Memorials may be made to Coudersport Alliance Church, 7 Alliance Ave., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Don, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 27 to Dec. 4, 2013
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