Orin J. Dickerson “beloved husband, father, and grandfather”
MILLPORT, Pa.---Orin J. Dickerson, 83, of Millport, passed away in his home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, October 12, 2018.
Born on March 4, 1935 in Olean, N.Y., he was a son of Harold J. and Edith LaDue Dickerson. On July 11, 1953 in Wellsville, N.Y., he married Louella A. Geer, who passed away on September 3, 2017.
Orin attended Eleven Mile School. He was employed by the former Air-Preheater Factory in Wellsville, retiring in 1985 after 25 years of service. He, along with his wife, ran the family beef farm for many years until 2017.
Orin was an avid hunter. In his earlier years he enjoyed snowmobiling.
Surviving are four children, Sharon A. (Jeffrey) Putt of Allegany, N.Y., Pat K. (Ron) Sheppard of Clara, Peg A. (Ray Tombow) Harrier of Pittsburgh, and Alan W. (Melody) Dickerson of Pittsburgh; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill (Theo) Dickerson and Tom (Cecelia) Dickerson, both of Shinglehouse; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife of 64 years, Orin was predeceased by a sister, Betty Linza; and three brothers, Gerald Dickerson, Bob Dickerson, and Ed Dickerson.
Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, October 15, 2018, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral services will follow at noon with the Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Shinglehouse.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Cole Memorial Home Health and Hospice, 102-108 South Main Street, Coudersport, PA 16915.
Orin’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 Orin, please visit www.virgillhowardfuneralhome.com