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Marlin D. "Mud" Moore

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




I am saddened to hear of the passing of our friend Marlin Mud Moore. He enjoyed our visits each year that our Band The Tropics would come up to perform in Coudersport. GOD rest you Mud. Jimmy McNamee Jimmy and the Tropics. On bedhalf of band members that has passed, Bob McNamee, Barry Carpenter and Tony Fachet, tenor sax and great artist. Tony did the snow covered painting of the the Railroad station and Town Hall. We all love Coudersport, where our friendship has lasted from 1979 until present day. I just visited there last weekend July 23,24, 2022.

Jimmy McNamee Jul 28 2022 3:10 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlin Moore

Caroline , Annette and Scott Easton Apr 29 2018 12:00 AM

I am very sorry for your loss.Mud and I have been friends and neighbors for the last 30 years, I am proud to call him FRIEND. He will be greatly missed.

Dale L. Kellner

Dale L. Kellner Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

I used to work at Northwest Savings Bank and Mud came in most everyday with his happy smile and a story or two. I always looked forward to seeing him. He was our Birthday song singer... Whenever a teller had a birthday, he would go stand in front of them and sing them a happy day with that beautiful voice.
Truly sorry for your loss.
Memories of his good heart are shared with many

Judy Dynda Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlin Moore

Barb Lewis Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

I met Mud when I was covering Pennsylvania news for the Olean Times Herald. He quickly became one of my favorite public officials to deal with -- smart, capable, honest and funny. I'll always remember driving from Olean to Coudersport in really awful winter weather and having Mud ask if I didn't realize I could call him and get information on what had happened rather than make that drive. He was right -- and he was someone I knew would always give me accurate information. I'll miss him.

Carole McNall Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlin Moore

Barbara Easton Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

I was sorry to read about Mud. He was someone that I had the pleasure of knowing, and was a great guy. Many prayers go out to his family.

Bucky Amidon Apr 28 2018 12:00 AM

Christine Campbell and her family wish to send our condolences to the family of Mr Moore. I did not know him except when he would come in to Paul's convenience store when it was open for the occasional scratch off ticket and a friendly hello from me behind the counter. He always had a smile and a warm hello to me. He is with God now. Bless you all.

Christine Campbell Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

sorry for your loss just a valley kid heading for heaven he will be missed r joe Troutman .

raymond joe troutman Apr 27 2018 12:00 AM

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