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Friday, November 24, 2017

Anthony “Tony” Pranses, 72, Wellsboro, PA

Anthony “Tony” Pranses

Anthony “Tony” Pranses, passed away on November 23, 2017. 

Tony was born February 3, 1945, in Everett, Washington, the son of the late Anthony L. and Melba (Spangler) Pranses.

Tony spent his secondary school years in the York, PA and Lima, Ohio areas and was a 1968 graduate of Villanova University. After graduation, Tony worked for the Harley Davidson Motorcycle Company of York, PA and for the Berg Electronics Division of E.I. DuPont in New Cumberland, PA. In 1984, Tony and other principles established a manufacturing contract firm with production facilities in Juarez, Mexico and offices in El Paso, Texas. Tony returned to the York, PA area in 2004 working as a licensed U.S. Customs Broker for BDP International of York, retiring in 2010. Tony and Stephanie moved to the Wellsboro area in 2010 where both have been active members of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church of Wellsboro. 

Throughout his life, Tony enjoyed many outdoor activities, including wilderness backpacking, mountain climbing, downhill skiing, bicycle racing and his greatest passion, competitive equestrian sports and pleasure riding.

Tony is survived by his loving wife, Stephanie Thomas Pranses of Wellsboro; his beloved stepmother, Louise Pranses of Lima, Ohio; sisters, Renee Pranses of Lima, OH and Sarah Bransom of Grand Lake, Colorado; and brother, Terry Pranses of Hoboken, NJ. Also surviving are four children, Joseph Meitzler and Jenifer Moore of York, PA, Jeanine Pranses of Hanover, PA and Anthony Loran Pranses of Bingham, Maine. In addition, Tony leaves eight grandchildren and one great-grandson. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack Bransom.

A private burial will take place at the Wellsboro Cemetery and a memorial service will be held at a later date to be announced.

Local arrangements are entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main St., Wellsboro, PA.

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