Mr. Donald Repsher, age 84 of Clapper Hill, Laceyville, Pa., passed away at the Meadow View Nursing Facility, in Montrose, Pa. on Friday morning, Feb. 22, 2013, where he has been a resident for the last five weeks.
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He was born in Skinners Eddy, Pa. on Sept. 4, 1928, a son of the late Frank and Clara Carr Repsher.
Don began working for the Bennett Panel Saw Co., in his early years, in Skinners Eddy. He then started driving truck, for his brother Carlton (Dutch) Repsher and many other companies hauling everything from cattle, pigs, lumber, logs, fuel oil, gasoline, and pallets. Don hauled pallets for Brunges Pallet Mill, in Montrose for 35 years, until they closed a few years ago. Don never had an accident during the 53 years, of driving.
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, especially Salmon fishing, NASCAR racing, and camping. The Repsher family took many camping trips, for many years.
Surviving is his wife of 48 years, the former Sheila Hitchcock Repsher, who he married on Sept. 3, 1964; his son Kevin Repsher, and his daughter, Dawn Repsher (Peter Baldwin) all of Laceyville, Pa.; his three grandchildren Kyle Repsher and Dereck and Alissa Baldwin, all of Laceyville, Pa.; his extended family of brothers and sisters-in-laws Leonard and Lorraine Hitchcock, of Sun City, Ariz.; and Eldred and Donna Hitchcock, of Binghamton, N.Y.; also several nieces and nephews, and a special long time friend Grace Harvey of Montrose, Pa. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters.
Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main Street, Laceyville, Pa.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, c/o Mrs. Vicky Ellis, 2198 Clapper Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA 18623.
Published in Daily Review on Feb. 25, 2013