Jeffrey J. Blass “longtime Galeton resident”
GALETON, Pa.---Jeffrey John Blass, 65, a longtime resident of Galeton, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 11, 2022, in his home after a long illness.
Born on Friday, June 28, 1957 in Wellsboro, he was the eldest son of John J. and Janet Meholczo Blass. He was married to Trixie Buck Blass for 42 years, who preceded him in death.
Jeff was a graduate of Galeton High School and was a 1992 graduate of Penn Tech with a degree in Human Services, having attained a 4.0 GPA and was the Class Valedictorian.
He was employed for 18 years at the Northern Tier Children’s Home and had spent the balance of his 45 years working life as a heavy equipment operator, in the utilities field and in street maintenance.
Jeff had an excellent childhood growing up on the south side with his siblings and great lifelong neighbors on First and Second Streets of Galeton. He especially cherished the lifelong friendships made in the bus gang, where Redwood Village now stands. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with family and friends his entire life. He worked hard and played just as hard.
Surviving are three sons, John, Jake, and Josh; grandsons, Brantley and Jayse Blass; sister, Debra (John) Simonetti, niece, Breana Jo and grandnephew, Zander, all of West Pike; brother, Daniel (Louie) Blass of Mesa, Arizona and niece, Audrey and grandnephews, Oliver and Hayse of California; and sister, Sheila (Tanya) Blass of Ulysses.
Jeff was predeceased by his parents and his sister, Vicki.
In keeping with Jeff’s wishes there will be no public visitation or funeral services.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Teacher’s Pet Rescue, 19 Blackberry Lane, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Jeff entrusted his care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
To express condolences, light a candle or share a fond memory of Jeff, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com or the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home Facebook page.