- About Us
Fred A. Peno “beloved father, grandfather, and great-grandfather”
COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Fred A. Peno, 98, a longtime resident of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in UPMC Cole, Coudersport, after a short illness.
Born on June 25, 1919 in First Fork, he was a son of Tom and Lois Snyder Peno. On December 19, 1942 in Sharon, he married Barbara A. Darlington, who passed away on May 26, 2004.
Fred attended the First Fork country school and in the 1950’s he worked hard to earn his GED. Mr. Peno was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the states during World War II. He was first employed by Westinghouse in Pittsburgh and then was employed by Tri-County Electric Company where he along with his two brothers were instrumental in the construction of the powerlines to Sinnemahoning. He retired as district manager after many years of service.
Fred was a member of Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport and was a member of Eulalia Lodge No. 342 F. & A.M. in Coudersport and was a member of the Coudersport Consistory, where for many years he was involved in the production of the Passion Play. Fred was known by his family as “Mr. Fix-it” and they would say “just take it to Grandpa”. He loved to hunt and fish. His greatest love was his family.
Surviving are a daughter, Marylee (Jim) Lux of Austin; three grandchildren, Britta (Bob) Hooftallen, Tom (Julie) Peno, and Katy Jo (Michael) Peno-Velickoff; three great-grandchildren, Rylee Hooftallen, Jacob Hooftallen, and Ozzy Peno; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, Fred was predeceased by a son, Fred T. Peno; three brothers; and four sisters.
Friends may call from 11am to noon on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at Park United Methodist Church, 15 East Third Street, Coudersport, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Homer Cemetery, Inez.
Members of Eulalia Lodge No. 342 will conduct a Masonic service at 11:45am on Tuesday at the church.
Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors on Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Homer Cemetery Association, c/o 175 Toles Hollow Road, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Fred’s family has entrusted his care to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences or share a fond memory of Fred, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com