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Garry W. Hemphill

Garry W. Hemphill     “beloved husband, father, and grandfather”

COUDERSPORT, Pa.---Garry W. Hemphill, 70, a lifelong resident of Coudersport, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, August 8, 2017, in Cole Memorial Hospital, Coudersport.

Born April 12, 1947 in Coudersport, he was a son of William “Bob” and Wanda I. Matzinger Hemphill.  On July 13, 1968 in Olean, NY, he married Lorraine M. Lovell, who survives.

Garry was a graduate of Coudersport High School.  He was employed as a general foreman at the former Pittsburgh Corning Glass Corporation in Port Allegany.  He was also a self-employed farmer and carpenter.

Garry loved fishing, camping, hunting and boating.  His greatest love was his family.

Surviving besides his wife are two children, Michelle M. (Curt) Long and Dana A. (Shari) Hemphill, both of Coudersport; five grandchildren, Levi, Ciarra, Christopher, Kaden, and Colton; a great-granddaughter, Kinslee; a brother, Richard “Dick” (Judy) Hemphill of Coudersport; three sisters, Karen Robinson, Mary (Jeff) Freeman, and Lori (Steve) Watson, all of Coudersport; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Garry was predeceased by a brother, Michael Hemphill.

Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of Garry’s life at 1pm on Saturday, August 26, 2017, at Garry and Lorraine’s home, 41 Old Route 49, Coudersport.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Volunteers That Care, c/o the Patterson Cancer Center, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.

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

To express condolences or share a fond memory of Garry, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com




A candle was lit in memory of Garry Hemphill

colleen and butch deBoer Oct 13 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Garry Hemphill

Ken Rogers Family Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

Prayers to the family of Gary. I have a lot of great memories of working with this great person. He will definatley be missed by so many friends.

Edward Burgess Aug 22 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Garry Hemphill

Betty & Ellwood Cosgrove Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

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Expression of Sympathy Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

Gary was a classmate and friend. I too remember the hayride and dances. He came to our rescue and put the roof on our Dingman Run house. May he rest in peace.

Connie Heimel Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

Lorraine and family, So very sorry for your loss You are in my thoughts an prayers.

Jean Randall Lates Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

Lorraine and children, I am so very sorry for your loss. Garry was a special guy and we all loved him. I don't think he had an enemy. I pray your memories will give you comfort. He was a good man. Sally

Sally Tall Aug 11 2017 12:00 AM

Dear Lorraine, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Doris Robison Aug 10 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Garry Hemphill

Nick and Carole Troupe Aug 10 2017 12:00 AM

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