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Friday, October 24, 2014

Tom Wilson Leete, 92, of Coudersport, PA

Tom Wilson Leete
Tom Wilson Leete, born May 27,1922 in Coudersport, PA, son of the late Tom and Bertha S. Leete.

A lifelong resident of Coudersport, he was married to the late Lois Rees and has four children, June (Roy) Hill, Wellsboro, PA, Thomas (Cindy) Leete- Sterling, Alaska, Martha (David) Pennell of Galeton, PA and Robert Leete of Coudersport, PA.

On December 30, 1983 he married the former Shirlee Smith and they have one daughter Anne Davenport- Leete of Coudersport, PA.

He is also survived by 3 step-children Nancy (Douglas) Pautz of Knoxville, PA, Tim Davenport of Mainesburg, PA and Thomas Davenport of Stowe, PA. Numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and first wife he was preceded in death by one brother Ralph Leete from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is also survived by a cousin, Judge John B. Leete of Coudersport, PA.
WWII Veteran

Tom graduated from Coudersport High School in 1939 where he was on the football team. He attended Penn State University until WWII where he served in Italy and North Africa.

He returned to Penn State majoring in Forest Management. He owned Leete Lumber Co. for many years. He was a life long member of the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport and faithfully served his church as an elder, in the choir and even started the church garden.

He served on Coudersport Boro Council for 36 years, Potter County Planning Commission for 42 years, Potter County Tax Mapper for 22 years. Coudersport Football Statistician for 52 years, Coudersport Ambulance Association for several years as a First Responder, Coudersport Sports Boosters and others, one of the founders of the PA Lumberman’s museum served for 15 years and was a Founder of the Potter County Maple Producers Association. A true renaissance man, Tom’s life was full of interests and acquired abilities.

Tom’s Life Celebration will begin Tuesday, October 28, 2014 with a visitation from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Coudersport. Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 29,2014 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church Rev. Evon Lloyd officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. A luncheon will be served following funeral services at the Leete Family Farm in Sweden Valley.

In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Tom Leete Good Sportsmanship Award for the Coudersport Football Team at the Citizen and Northern Bank, 10 North Main Street, Coudersport, Pa 16915.

Arrangements held by Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home, Ltd. (A Life Celebration Home). 210 North East St. Coudersport, Pa 16915

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

GO WITH GOD AT GOD'S SPEED TOM. MY WIFE AND I GLAD WE HAD KNOWN YOU THROUGH THE NORTH-CENTRAL LAND OWNWER'S ASSOCIATION. YOU KNOWLEDGE AND WISDOME WILL BE SADDLY MISSED. DJC & DMC