Carson E. Arner, 64, of Middlebury Center, passed away suddenly Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.
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He was the husband of Bethanne Dungey Arner, whom he married on Sept. 12, 1987, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, in Shavertown. Carson was born Dec. 29, 1948, in Berwick, the son of the late Harry and Jennie Ryman Arner.
In 1966, Carson enlisted in the United States Navy and served in the Vietnam War on the carrier USS Ticonderoga, as a communications specialist. After his service in the military, he worked for Commonwealth Telephone as an installer and lineman from the Conyngham/Shickshinny District. In 1979, he transferred to the Wellsboro area working in the greater Tioga County, staying with the company as it changed to Frontier Communications and worked up from an installer to central office technician to first classman, retiring in January 2012 after 42 years. Carson was a member of the Wellsboro Moose, a charter member of Tioga County Bass Anglers, Knoxville VFW Post 6753, an avid fisherman and an accomplished bowler, with two 300 games to his credit. He enjoyed hunting, he was a member of the NRA and he always loved a good joke.
Surviving are his wife, Bethanne of Middlebury Center; two daughters, Mollie Arner of Middlebury Center, Stefanie Arner of Phoenix, Ariz.; son, Christopher Arner of North Dakota; one grandchild, Jax Algyer of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Brenda Betz (Lester) of Wapwallopen, Denise Moyer (Kenneth) of Wapwallopen, Kim Waltz (Glen) of Whiteland Ind.; several nieces and nephews.
Friends and family are invited to Carson's Life Celebration on Wednesday, Aug. 28, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., ""A Life Celebration Home,"" 139 Main St., Wellsboro. Funeral will follow at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Dr. Roger Wagner officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made in Carson's name to the
or the Wellsboro Moose. There will be a dinner Friday evening, Aug. 30, 5 p.m., at the Wellsboro Moose. All who knew Carson and his family are invited to share in the food and fellowship that will be provided. To share your fondest memories of Carson, visit www.lifecelebration.com.
Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, LTD.
139 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
Published in The Wellsboro Gazette from Aug. 25 to Sept. 2, 2013