Mr. Donald Repsher, 84, of Clapper Hill, Laceyville, PA, passed away at the Meadow View Nursing Facility, in Montrose, PA, on Friday morning, Feb. 22, 2013, where he has been a resident for the last five weeks.
He was born in Skinners Eddy on Sept. 4, 1928, the son of the late Frank and Clara Carr Repsher.
Mr. Repsher began working for the Bennett Panel Saw Company in his early years, in Skinners Eddy. He then started driving truck for his brother, Carlton (Dutch) Repsher and many other companies hauling everything from cattle, pigs, lumber, logs, fuel oil, gasoline, and pallets. Don hauled pallets for Brunges Pallet Mill, in Montrose for 35 years, until they closed a few years ago. He never had an accident during the 53 years of driving.
In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, especially salmon fishing, NASCAR racing, and camping. The Repsher family took many camping trips for many years.
Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Sheila Hitchcock, whom he married on Sept. 3, 1964; his son Kevin Repsher, and his daughter, Dawn Repsher (Peter Baldwin), all of Laceyville; three grandchildren, Kyle Repsher and Dereck and Alissa Baldwin, all of Laceyville; his extended family of brothers- and sisters-in-law, Leonard and Lorraine Hitchcock of Sun City, AZ and Eldred and Donna Hitchcock, of Binghamton, NY, also several nieces and nephews, and a special longtime friend Grace Harvey of Montrose.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters.
Interment will be in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the convenience of the family.
Arrangements were made through the Sheldon Funeral Home, Main St., Laceyville.
In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations to the Beaver Meadows United Methodist Church, C/O Mrs. Vicky Ellis, 2198 Clapper Hill Rd., Laceyville, PA. 18623.