2018-05-12 / Obituaries

Fred A. Peno

June 25, 1919 - May 5, 2018

Fred A. Peno, 98, a long- time resident of Coudersport, passed away with his loving family by his side on May 5, 2018, in UPMC Cole, Coud­ersport, after a short illness.

Born on June 25, 1919 in First Fork, he was a son of Tom and Lois Snyder Peno. On Dec. 19, 1942, in Sharon, he married Barbara A. Dar­lington, who died on May 26, 2004.

Fred attended the First Fork country school and, in the 1950s, he worked hard to earn his GED. Mr. Peno was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in the states during World War II. He was first employed by Westinghouse in Pittsburgh and then was employed by Tri-County Rural Electric Cooperative, where he along with his two brothers were instrumental in the construction of the power lines to Sinnemahoning. He retired as district manager after many years of service.

Fred was a member of Park United Methodist Church in Coudersport, Eulalia Lodge No. 342 F&AM and the Coudersport Consistory, where for many years he was involved in the production of the Passion Play.

Fred was known by his family as “Mr. Fix-it” and they would say, “Just take it to Grandpa.” He loved to hunt and fish. His greatest love was his family.

Surviving are a daughter, Marylee (Jim) Lux of Aus­tin; three grandchildren, Britta (Bob) Hooftallen, Tom (Julie) Peno, and Katy Jo (Michael) Peno-Velickoff; three great-grandchildren, Rylee Hooftallen, Jacob Hooftallen, and Ozzy Peno; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents and wife, Fred was prede­ceased by his parents; his wife; a son, Fred T. Peno; three brothers; and four sisters.

Services were held at Park United Methodist Church with the Rev. Scott Ogden, pastor, officiating. Members of Eulalia Lodge No. 342 conducted a Masonic service and the Potter County Honor Guard accorded military honors. Burial was in Homer Cemetery, Inez.

Memorials may be made to the Homer Cemetery Assn., 175 Toles Hollow Road, Coudersport PA 16915. Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, Shinglehouse, handled arrangements. To express condolences or share a mem­ory of Fred, visit virgillhowardfuneralhome.com.

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