Carl Jacob Cott, age 84, well known mayor, of Forksville, Pa. passed away on Thursday night, April 3, 2014 at the Williamsport Hospital in Williamsport, Pa. with his loving family at his side.
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He was born Dec. 2, 1929 in Dushore, Pa. the son of the late Lawrence Jacob Cott and Audra Mae Steiner of Forksville, Pa. He married the former Grace Wilcox of Forksville, Pa. on July 17, 1955.
Carl attended the Cherry Township School and then later graduated in 1948 from the Loyalsock Area High School, Estella, Pa. He honorably served during the Korean Conflict in both the United States Army and Navy.
He started working at Baumunk Lumber and then proceeded to work at Randall Logging and McCarty Driscoll Lumber Company before retiring from Lewis Lumber Company after 26 years of service. He also worked as the manager of the Sullivan County DMV in Laporte, Pa. for several years.
Carl was a member of the Forksville United Methodist Church and served the church as a trustee for many years. He was also a member of the McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa., the A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384 V.F.W. New Albany, Pa. and the Evergreen Masonic Lodge #163 in Monroeton, Pa. He was also a life member of the Scottish Rite in Williamsport, Pa.
He had been serving as the mayor of Forksville for many years and was very active in the Sullivan County Food Pantry. He enjoyed camping and traveling.
Surviving are his wife of 58 years, Grace at home; son, David Cott of New Albany, Pa.; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Andrew Bucikowski of New Albany, Pa.; brothers-in-law, Clark Walker of Wyalusing, Pa. and Norman (Ann) Wilcox of Montoursville, Pa.; sisters-in-law, Judy Cott of Millville, Pa. and Alberta Thall of New Albany, Pa.
He is also survived by seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was predeceased by a daughter, Catarina Daugian on Sept. 27, 2012; and by two sisters, Audrey Mae Gilbert and Gail Dorsey Walker; and a brother, Larry Cott.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Forksville United Methodist Church, Forksville, Pa. with Pastor Linda Renninger, officiating. Interment will be in the Friends Cemetery, Shunk, Pa.
Graveside military services will be accorded by members of the McDermott Post #452 American Legion, Mildred, Pa., and the A.J. Bird Memorial Post #384 V.F.W., New Albany, Pa. Members are asked to assemble and pass in review at 12:45 p.m. on Saturday in the church.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be sent to Forksville United Methodist Church, PO Box 4, Forksville, PA 18616, Forksville Volunteer Fire Company, PO Box 64, Forksville, PA 18616 or the Sullivan County Food Pantry, PO Box 55, Dushore, PA 18614.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, 206 Water St., Dushore, PA 18614.
To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, please go to www.homerfuneralhome.com.
P. Dean Homer Funeral Home - Dushore
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Dushore, PA 18614
Published in Daily Review on Apr. 5, 2014