Connie L. Lafley “former Coudersport resident”
HARRISBURG, Pa.---Connie L. Lafley, 80, of Harrisburg, formerly of Coudersport, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2020, in her home.
Born on Wednesday, October 4, 1939 in Wellsville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Lawrence W. and Gertrude G. Marble Reuning.
Connie was a graduate of Coudersport High School, Class of 1957 and was a 1961 graduate of Thiel College in Greenville, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. She then started her teaching career in Jamestown, N.Y. and then furthered her education at State University of New York at Plattsburgh. earning a Master of Science degree in Mathematics Education. Her teaching career took her to many places in the United States, spanning16 years as a high school math teacher. She was then employed as a descriptive research statistician for the Pennsylvania Department of Labor, retiring from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 2005.
She was a member of the Friends of Gettysburg, Civil War Preservation Trust, Salisbury Confederate Prison Association, the Humane Society of Harrisburg. National Humane Education Society, PETA, National Parks Conservation Association, Reagan Ranch, George Bush Presidential Center, a George Bush Presidential Library Friend, and a member of the Environmental Defense Fund. Connie was a PIAA gymnastic judge for gymnastics competitions for over 25 years at local, district and state competitions. She was a volunteer at a Senior Center in Harrisburg. She spent many hours researching her family genealogy.
Surviving are two nephews, Brian Bradley of Pittsburgh and Barry Bradley of Mansfield.
In addition to her parents, Connie was predeceased by a daughter, Brenda Dunkovich; a sister, Patricia Bradley; and her longtime companion, William T. Michener, Jr.
A memorial service honoring Connie’s life will be held in St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Coudersport on a date and time to be announced. Burial will be in Homer Cemetery, Inez.
Connie’s family has entrusted her care and cremation arrangements to Kevin J. Dusenbury, funeral director/owner of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse.
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