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Brant A. Pekarski

October 30, 1938 — September 12, 2017

Brant A. Pekarski     “AKA Bomber”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.----Brant A. Pekarski, 78, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away on Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport, after a brief illness.

Born on October 30, 1938 in Coudersport, he was a son of Frank A. and Gertrude Shaw Pekarski.  On April 13, 1965 in Coudersport, he married Drusilla L. Fisher, who survives.

Brant was a graduate of Coudersport High School and a graduate of Slippery Rock State College with a Bachelors of Science History degree.  He was a U.S. Army veteran having served during the Korean War in the Military Police.

Brant was a field office manager for several pipeline contractors for 55 years, retiring in 2013.  His favorite saying was “nothing finer than a pipeliner”. 

Brant was a very active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Coudersport, a member of Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M. in Coudersport, a member of the Valley of Coudersport Consistory, and a member of Potter Commandery #69. He was an avid sports fan, especially the Buffalo Bills, and a supporter of local high school sports programs.  He was an avid reader of newspapers and crossword puzzle solver.  His greatest love was his family.

Surviving besides his wife of 52 years are four children, Brian S. “Punk” Pekarski of Coudersport, Jo Renee L. “Moodle” (Jim) Housler of Eldred, Randy S. “Randel” (Suzanne) Pekarski of Buffalo, N.Y., and Jodi L. “Pip” (Jason) Vossler of Coudersport; five grandchildren, Malorie Housler, Maxon Housler, Zachary Housler, Jack Pekarski, and Nora Pekarski; a brother, Frank (Jane) Pekarski of Falconer, N.Y.; and several nieces and nephews.

Brant was predeceased by his parents.

In keeping with Brant’s wishes, there will be no public visitation.  Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life which will be held at the Coudersport American Legion Post 192 on Sunday, October 29, 2017 beginning with a visitation from 1 to 2pm, followed by services at 2pm with the Rev. Joann Piatko, pastor of St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church, Port Allegany, officiating.  Members of Eulalia Lodge #342 F. & A.M. will conduct Masonic services following Brant’s celebration. Military honors will be accorded by members of the Potter County Honor Guard.

Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.

Memorials in Brant’s memory may be made to the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

Brant’s family has entrusted his care to the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.

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