|Potter County Coroner Kevin J. Dusenbury, Sr.|
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 also 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 time 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.
Dusenbury thanks everyone in advance for their friendship and support. “Since first being elected Coroner I have run the office in a highly efficient manner, using my office, my professional vehicles and equipment at no cost to taxpayers. I have been giving back long before it was the popular thing to do among elected officials. I can be reached at 697-6570 should anyone have any questions.”