William G. "Bill" Farrell, 82, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home.
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Born on Sept. 24, 1931, in Blossburg, he was the son of Alfred "Hap" and Gertrude (Powell) Farrell. Bill is survived by his wife, Elaine (Knaus) Farrell.
Having completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education in 1957 at Mansfield University, Bill began his career as a teacher. He later served as Tioga County PA's Chief Probation Officer and District Court Judge retiring in 1999. Bill served with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and the National Guard. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Friendship Lodge #247 of Mansfield, the Tyoga County Country Club, Arnot Sportsman's Club, Mansfield VFW, the Wellsboro American Legion and Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsboro. Bill was an avid golfer and hunter.
In addition to his wife, Elaine, Bill is survived by three step-sons and a daughter-in-law, Chris and Christine Maynard of Cranberry Township, Jeffrey Maynard of Palmyra, Va., Jack Maynard of Palmyra, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Sharon Farrell of Hornell, N.Y., Wayne Farrell of Florida; a sister-in-law, Susan Farrell of Mansfield; two nephews, Jeff (Kelly) Farrell of Mansfield, Kevin (Christine) Farrell of Strongsville, Ohio; two nieces, Jennifer Lehman of Mansfield, Beth (Brian) Loveless of Avon, Conn.; ten step-grandchildren and four step-greatgrandchildren. Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Bonalyn (Taynton) Farrell on Oct. 1, 2008, and his brother, Dr. Ronald Farrell on Jan. 19, 2002.
A memorial service will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, West Ave. Wellsboro with the Rev. Peter A DeVantier officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, West Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mansfield. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com
Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel
637 S. Main St.
Mansfield, PA 16933
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8, 2013