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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Potter County Coroner to seek re-election

Potter County Coroner to seek re-election

Coroner Kevin J. Dusenbury, Sr.
Shinglehouse, PA----Potter County Coroner Kevin J. Dusenbury, Sr. of Shinglehouse has announced he will seek the Republican nomination for Coroner in the upcoming spring primary election.

Dusenbury has served as coroner since 1994 and previously served as Potter County deputy coroner since 1984.

Since serving as coroner, Dusenbury has been involved in the development and updating of a mass fatalities plan for the county with Potter County Emergency Management officials and fire and emergency personnel throughout Potter County.

In addition to his regular duties of the office, Dusenbury has in the past distributed many materials from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to area schools to discourage underage use of alcohol. He has also participated in many Prom Awareness programs at several area schools in the county. Dusenbury was instrumental in forming a Child Death Review Team in Potter County which he co-chairs with Joy E. Glassmire, Potter County Children and Youth Director. He also is a member of the Potter County Suicide Prevention Task Force.

He completed the Mediocolegal Death Investigation Seminar required for coroners at the Pennsylvania State Police Academy in Hershey and many other courses in forensic death investigation. He is a member of the Pennsylvania State Coroners Association.

Dusenbury states, “It is my greatest honor to serve the people of Potter County during one of the most, if not the most, difficult times of their lives. Throughout the years of serving as Coroner, I have always tried to comfort and care for families while diligently performing my duties.” 

A graduate of Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY, Dusenbury holds an associate in applied science degree in Mortuary Science. A licensed funeral director in Pennsylvania and New York, he owns and operates the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home in Shinglehouse.

He is a member of several volunteer, civic, fraternal, and professional organizations. He and his wife, Patty, have two children, Kevin (Nicole) Dusenbury, Jr. and Kathryn (Robert) Barger.

9 comments :

Anonymous said...

good luck that's a terrible job to have but if your none for the weary and can stomach such a job.. You got my vote...

Bonnie Sue said...

Voted for you everytime in the past...YOU have my Vote This Time ALSO..THANK YOU for an Excellent service

Anonymous said...

Kevin is the man..

R. Logue's said...

We would vote for Kevin or his son for anything they ran for, cause you couldn't ask for nicer more considerate people than they are!!! Good Luck!!

Anonymous said...

Really is there anyone in the county as nice as Kevin and can do the job as good as he can if I was still living in potter county he have my vote

Anonymous said...

I totally agree and I don't live in Potter County, but who better for the job. Kevin is a good egg and kudos to him for doing this job, I couldn't. And yes, I do know him personally, so yep, vote for him. It's a thankless job :(

Anonymous said...

Kevin was amazing during the loss and investigation of my loved ones death. He gave us comfort when we needed it most and never forgot my face even asd time passed and would always make sure he asked how we were doing and lend kind words ... I couldnt imagine what kind of person it would take to have to do the job he does. He will always have my vote and a place in my heart as truly one of our best citizens. we should be proud to have such a man working for us

Anonymous said...

Sounds like Steve Hartle from Smethport. If he's anwhere as nice and compassionate as Steve, he's a good man.

sue @ gary walaski said...

kevin we would vote for you even if you were running for dog catcher, you are the man.