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Monday, December 10, 2012

Edward L. Easton, Sr., 87, of Coudersport, PA

 A youthful Ed Easton at WFRM
Edward L. Easton, Sr., 87, of Coudersport, PA, longtime area sports broadcaster and District Judge, died Sunday, December 9, 2012 at Sweden Valley Manor in Coudersport, PA.

Born on September 2, 1925 in Salamanca, NY he was the son of Howard and Nellie Davy Easton. On May 10, 1958 in Port Allegany, PA he married Caroline Gaberseck who survives.

Mr. Easton had worked at the former Damascus Tanning Company in Coudersport and in 1956 began his employment with WFRM Radio and over the years had worked as news director, sports broadcaster, Polka Party host, and radio personality. He temporarily retired in 1978. In 1964 he became a Justice of the Peace and in 1970 a District Judge, retiring in 1994.

Mr. Easton was a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church where he served as a Eucharistic minister and lector. He was a member of Knights of Columbus Council 1355 and the Port Allegany Moose Lodge. He enjoyed walking, plowing snow and visiting people in the hospital and area nursing homes.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three children, Edward L. (Debra) Easton, Jr. of Herndon, PA, John E. (Jean) Easton of Braselton, GA, and Annette L. Easton of Coudersport, PA, six grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Shirley Tyler of Westfield, PA and Beverly Burdick of Genesee, PA and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Timothy S. Easton, who died on April 13, 1983, one sister, Margaret Finch, and four brothers, Albert, Loyal, Clifford and Fordyce Easton.

Friends are invited to Mr. Easton’s Life Celebration beginning Friday, December 14, 2012 with calling hours from 11:00am until 1:00pm at St. Eulalia Catholic Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00pm Friday at St. Eulalia Catholic Church with the Reverend James C. Campbell, pastor, as celebrant. Burial will be in St. Eulalia Catholic Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coudersport Sports Boosters, 698 Dwight Street, Coudersport PA 16915, or to the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Association, 122 E. Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915, or to the Coudersport Public Library, 502 Park Avenue, Coudersport, PA 16915. 

Arrangements are under the direction of the Fickinger Funeral Home, a Life Celebration Home, of Coudersport. To share your fondest memories of Ed, please visit www.lifecelebration.com.

23 comments :

Anonymous said...

An Icon in Coudersport, This man will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him very,very much. May you rest in peace Mr. Easton

Anonymous said...

RIP ED!! You were a great man! Sure gonna miss you!! Prayers to the family! :(( Brad Jones

Mike & Michele said...

Thinking of you Caroline and the rest of the family as well. May you rest in Peace Ed

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.Prayers go out Ed's family. Ed was a good man!

tooter said...

Rest in Peace Ed, long time friend...

Anonymous said...

What a great guy. I remember him letting me talk on the radio when I was a kid. Rest in peace Ed.

Mike Tumas

Anonymous said...


It was a joy knowing Ed. While I was helping out in their home, Ed and I always sang together. It would make me laugh when he put his own spin on some of the songs!
A good man who will be missed by many.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why he liked to visit people in the hospital and nursing homes??

JP Milchuck said...

Mr. Easton was such a great man, and I'm honored to have met him. I always loved going to his home with his grandson Scott and sit around the table talking about nothing. I also loved listening to stories about my Uncle John and it still blows my mind away how close those two were.

Rest in peace Mr. Easton you'll be missed.

Anonymous said...

Rest in Peace Ed. God only made one of you, and then broke the mold. While you will be greatly missed by those you left behind, your son Tim has graciously accepted you at his side among the angels and you are reunited. A great legacy is left by a great man.

Al C. "Bagz" Shalkowski, Florence, AZ said...

I am very sorry to hear of the passing of Ed "Double E" Easton. He was a great friend and a wonderful person as well. He will be missed by all who knew him, but my memories of him will last a lifetime.


Anonymous said...

Caroline,Annette,Scott and family, Our hearts are heavy for you. Ed was such a good guy. Scott I know your gramps meant so much to you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Jim n Dee

"CUZ" said...

My condolences to Caroline and the entire Easton family. I will always cherish the memories of the years I spent working as a DJ and announcer at WFRM with "DOUBLE E".
Keep spinning those polkas with Frankie.

Anonymous said...

Ed Easton was one of the nicest and most honest individuals I ever met. As a kid back in the seventies we would sneak radios into the classrooms to listen to the rebroadcasts of our basketball games that Ed and Henry Fuller used to call on WFRM. What a thrill for us Port Allegany kids. Coudersport has lost a true icon and gentleman in Mr. Easton. May God bless him and his family.

Anonymous said...

Eds life was a great asset to the Community. He will be truly missed.

Shirley Snyder said...

To Ed's family: I am so sorry for your loss. Ed was a great man. I remember back in the day when my husband Tom and I were first married, Ed used to come to our house with Paul Heimel, Joe Beak Renko, Bagz Shalkowski, Peanut Ramsey and others and play cards all night. Ed was a good friend and we loved him so much. Ed is now with the angels and his family and many friends. God has a special place for him. What a wonderful man. We will miss you.

Carrie and Luke said...

Our hearts go out to Caroline and the Easton family. We loved getting to know you and Ed, Caroline, and you both will always have a special place in our hearts.

With Love,
The Morleys

The Beak said...

My condolences to Carline and the entire Easton Family. Double E. was a Great Person and a very close friend. I will remember all the road trips you, Paul and I made to the basketball games. RIP Double E. The BEAK

Frank Kaziska said...

My condolences to the entire Easton family. Ed was a very special person and affected all that came into contact with him. He will be missed.

J said...

I am truly saddened to hear of Ed's passing. He has always been one to be thought of fondly by everyone, young and old. Certainly a well liked member of the community. My thoughts are with his family, friends, and the community.

Anonymous said...

I was sorry to hear of Ed's passing. I was hoping to visit him in the nursing home for a long time. With all of the accolades here I'm sure he will be rewarded for his actions in this life.

Anonymous said...

He was one of a kind and will always be fondly remembered.
--Richard and Sally Whorelli

Sue Mitchell said...

My condolences and prayers go out to the Easton family and friends. What a wonderful man he was.