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Friday, January 14, 2011

Marlin A. Schoonover, 71, of Millport, PA

Marlin A. Schoonover
“beloved husband, step-father, grandfather & friend”


MILLPORT, PA---Marlin A. Schoonover, 71, of Millport, died Friday, January 14, 2011 in Coudersport, after a short illness.

Born April 10, 1939 in Woodville, he was a son of Frank and Della Nelson Schoonover. On May 25, 1961 in Buffalo, NY, he married Teena A. Bergstrom who died April 20, 1990. On September 14, 1996 in the First Baptist Church in Shinglehouse, he married Susan J. Silsby Mead, who survives.

Mr. Schoonover graduated in 1957 from Northern Potter High School, Ulysses and was a U.S. Army veteran having served from 1957 to 1959. He was employed as a sheet metal worker in Buffalo and later was employed by Air Preheater in Wellsville. He then was employed as a Pennsylvania Fish Commission Deputy Waterways patrolman for 26 years retiring in 1998. He then was a corrections officer at the Potter County Jail retiring in 1999.

Mr. Schoonover was a member of the American Legion Post #963 in Ulysses and a life member of the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and riding his 4-wheeler. He most especially loved spending time with his family and friends.

Surviving besides his wife are two stepdaughters, Penny S. (Eric) Trimble of Wellsville, NY and Samantha A. Mead of Butler; a stepson, Darrin J. (Holly) Mead of Lewisville, NC; six step-grandchildren; two brothers, Dan (Jacquie) Schoonover of Gold and Donald (Carol) Schoonover of South Carolina; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and first wife, Mr. Schoonover was predeceased by a brother, George Schoonover.

Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 11 a.m. at the Shinglehouse Volunteer Fire Department, Puritan Street, Shinglehouse. The Rev. Russell J. Horning, pastor of the First Baptist Church, Shinglehouse, and the Rev. Becky L. Edwards, pastor of the Shinglehouse United Methodist Church, will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, PA.

3 comments :

Anonymous said...

An AMAZINGLY nice guy! God rest his soul!

Anonymous said...

My thoughts are with Marlin's family, will miss him very much

Anonymous said...

One sits here thinking of so many things that we did together over the years. One of the first things which come to mind and that have stayed as thou it was yesterday and yet it was 65 years ago. It is the piggy back ride you gave me off the Mountain. Funny how some thing so simple stays with a man all his life.
The tree houses we built and forts to do our make believe battles from. How nice it would be to have all those home made toys we had back than. Our children wouldn’t believe what we made do with to have so much fun.
Than the Farm chores that had to be done and the Milking of those darn able cows by hand. We worked in the fields with the horses, doing the hay and picking the corn by hand and stacking the oats. Some how, we got them chores done so we had time to play.
Hunting and fishing were the best of times and as we got older we had so many friends to do such with. One can sit back and recall different times a field and the Game and Fish we harvested together and the meals we had from such. Those were the truly good times.
I still see you with that first Turkey you got and the deer you harvested.
Brother you are going to be deeply missed on this side of the Tree Line, but as you travel down the new road of beginning take time to say Hi to Mon and Pop and Brother George. Say hello to Mother B. and Father B and Teeny. Also say hi to Willy and Uncle Bob.
Enjoy your travels down that long road and I’ll look for your signs along the way.
You are going to be very much missed by Little Brother, as you always referred to me.