John E. Duespohl

Born: Wed., Apr. 7, 1926
Died: Tue., Apr. 24, 2012


Visitation

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 27, 2012
Location: Switzer Funeral Home


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 28, 2012
Location: United Methodist Church


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John E. Duespohl
           PORT ALLEGANY - John E. Duespohl, 86, of Hillside Ave., passed away Tuesday (Apr. 24, 2012) in Lakeview Senior Care & Living Center, Smethport.
     Born April 7, 1926, in Petrolia, PA, he was a son of Charles A. and Clara E. Cochran Duespohl, Sr.  On June 6, 1953, in Port Allegany, he married Mabel G. Smith, who died July 14, 1984.
    Mr. Duespohl was an elementary teacher and principal at the Mill Street School, Port Allegany School District, for 34 years, retiring in 1987.
     He was a veteran of WWII, having served with the US Army, as Staff Sergeant, with the 69th Infantry.
     He was a graduate of Clarion University with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, 1951, and from Penn State University with a Master’s degree in Education Administration, 1959.
     He was a member of the United Methodist Church of Port Allegany, VFW Post 6391, and American Legion Post 258, both of Port Allegany; a lifetime charter member of the National WWII Memorial Tribute to a Generation; and was a National WWII museum supporter. He was a life member of the Pennsylvania State Education Association and McKean Pennsylvania Association of School Retirees, former member of the Port Allegany Chamber of Commerce, former Junior Assistant Scout Master, and was a licensed auctioneer.
     He is survived by a daughter, Karen S. (Jeff) Row of New Cumberland, PA, a son, Gary L. (Donna) Davis of Fairless Hills, PA; three grandchildren, Kimberly A. Davis, Tyler S. Row, and Lucas J. Row; a brother, Charles (Esther) Duespohl, Jr. of Karns City, PA; and several nieces and nephews.
     He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Mabel, and a brother, Bernard Duespohl.
     Friends will be received from 4-8 p.m. Friday in the Switzer Funeral Home, Port Allegany. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Apr. 28, 2012) in the United Methodist Church, with Rev. Randall Headley, pastor, officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Port Allegany.
    A military service will be held by the Port Allegany Honor Guard following the service.
     Memorials can be made to the United Methodist Church or the Veterans Memorial Home, Port Allegany.
    
Condolences can be made to:  Karen Row
                                                        420 Jennifer Dr.
                                                        New Cumberland, PA  17070

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