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Marlin D. “Mud” Moore “beloved husband, father and grandfather”
COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Marlin Dale “Mud” Moore, 70, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, April 27, 2018, after a lengthy illness.
Born on June 27, 1947 in Port Allegany, he was a son of Howard E. and Dorothy M. Kelly Moore. On July 28, 2017 in Sinnemahoning, he married June M. Hurler, who survives.
Mud grew up in Sweden Valley and attended a two-room country school through the sixth grade. He was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1966, where he was a member of the football team. While in high school, Mud worked part time in several gas stations at the same time.
He began working in Rochester, N.Y. for a few years after graduation and then returned to Coudersport working at the former Market Basket in Wellsville, N.Y. as an assistant manager. He then was employed at Worthington Corporation in Wellsville until 1972. He then was employed at the former Pure Carbon Company in Coudersport and later was employed by the Potter County Sheriff’s Department where he was the first Potter County State Certified Corrections officer. In 1987, he was appointed Coudersport Borough Manager, a position that he held until retiring in 2013. During the 27 years as manager, Marlin completed many large projects, such as the new water and sewer system and building a new Borough Maintenance facility which when finished was paid for completely. He worked hard for many grants to help pay for the projects. Another of his projects was the rebuilding of the Fourth Street Bridge. On Monday, April 23, 2018, Mud was honored with the dedication of the Fourth Street Bridge in his name. At the time of his retirement, the Borough had no debt other than the remaining water and sewer debts. He again then worked for the Potter County Sheriff’s Department from 2014 until July of 2017, retiring due to illness.
Mud was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church in Coudersport, a member of Coudersport Knights of Columbus Council 1355, a life member of the Sons of the American Legion Post 192 in Coudersport, a member of the Costello Sportsman’s Club, a life member of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department and a life member of the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association. He was a board member of the Northern Tier Children’s Home for eight years and was a former member of the Coudersport Borough Council where he served as a trustee for the State Borough’s Association and had served as council vice president for one year and had served has president in 1986. He enjoyed playing golf and was an avid hunter. He very much enjoyed his participation over the years in the Potter Players where he excelled as a soloist.
Surviving besides his wife are a son, Michael E. (Kathy Orth) Moore of Woodland Park, Colorado; two daughters, Michelle M. (Trevor) Leathers of Austin, Texas and Larae M. (Chad Wilcher) Cornish of Coudersport; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Neil R. (Darla) Moore of Sebastian, Florida and H. Mark (Chris) Moore of Coudersport; a sister, A. Faye (Frederick “Wick”) Furman of Coudersport; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Mud was predeceased by two brothers, Donald Lynn Moore and Gary J. Moore.
Friends may call from 10am to 1pm on Monday, April 30, 2018 in the gathering space of St. Eulalia Catholic Church, Coudersport, where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1pm with the Rev. James Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery, Coudersport.
Members of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Association will pay their respects on Monday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; or to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, 171 Port Allegany Road, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Mud’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 Mud, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com