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Douglas H. "Doug" House

August 2, 1944 ~ October 16, 2019 (age 75)


Douglas H. House      “beloved brother and uncle”

AUSTIN, Pa.---Douglas H. “Doug” House, 75, a lifelong resident of Austin and Coudersport, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, after a lengthy illness.

Born on Wednesday, August 2, 1944 in Odin, he was a son of Harold W. and Alice May Ayers House.

Doug attended Coudersport High School.  He was a farmer and was employed as a truck driver hauling potatoes for area farmers in Sweden Township.  He had also worked for Max Greeley and Sons, driving water trucks and dump trucks for years.  Additionally he also worked for Sweden Township, plowing snow and performing general road maintenance.

He was a former member of the East Fork Sportsmen’s Club.

Surviving are two sisters, Barbara (Donald) Colburn of Howard and Fern Davis of Holly Grove, Arkansas; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

In addition to his parents, Doug was predeceased by a son, Timothy Lee House; and a brother, David W. House.

There will be no public visitation or funeral services.  Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-9959; the LEEK Hunting and Mountain Preserve, 497 PA 244, Oswayo, PA 16915; or to a charity of donor’s choice.

Doug’s family has entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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