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Saturday, April 9, 2011

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell, 89, of Coudersport, PA

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell
“beloved grandfather

Arthur E. “Bill” Chapell, 89, of Coudersport, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 7, 2011 in Sweden Valley Manor, Coudersport, after a long illness.

Born November 4, 1921 in Morris, PA, he was a son of Clatey and Bertha Brown Chapell. On October 28, 1960 in Coudersport, he married Rosella B. “Rosie” Bunnell, who survives.


Mr. Chapell attended Coudersport Schools and was a U.S. Army Air Force veteran having served during World War II in Hawaii.

For most of his life, Bill was a truck driver working for Joyce Western Construction in Andover, NY and in later years was employed by Jim Leete and Sonny Blass, both of Coudersport, retiring due to ill health.

He was a member of Potter Post #192 American Legion in Coudersport for over 54 years. He was a former member of Eulalia Lodge # 342 F. & A.M. in Coudersport. Bill loved his cats and dogs, especially his Siberian Husky/Chow, Princess. He loved hunting and fishing, especially taking his great-grandchildren fishing.

Surviving besides his wife are a brother, Richard “Steve” Chapell of Coudersport; several nieces and nephews; a stepdaughter, Doris A. Robison of Coudersport; three step-grandchildren, Michael A. (Judy) Furman of Harrisburg, Dennis J. (Cheryl) Furman of Austin and Wendy S. (Roben Reynolds) Cobado of Coudersport; seven step-great-grandchildren; and nine step-great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Bill was predeceased by a brother, Clement Chapell; and a sister, Irene.

A memorial service in celebration of Bill’s life will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. at Potter Post #192 American Legion, Coudersport. The Rev. Scott R. Odgen, pastor of Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, will officiate.

Members of the Potter County Honor Guard will accord military honors at the memorial service.

Flowers are gratefully declined. Memorials may be made to the Sweden Valley Manor Patient Activity Fund, 1028 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department Auxillary, PO Box 161, Coudersport, PA 16915; the Potter County Honor Guard; or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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

2 comments :

connie & john welsh said...

God speed Bill, I'll always remember how kind you were. Loving thoughts to those you left behind.

Connie & John Welsh

Anonymous said...

RIP Grandpa - We all love you very much!