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Richard L. Pousen, 66,


Richard L. Pousen, 66, of 111 Hinman St., Monroeton, PA, passed away early Tuesday morning, June 28, 2011 at his home, following declining health.

Born in Elmira, NY on Jan. 31, 1945, he was the son of the late Stanley and Helen Roberts Pousen. He was a graduate of Troy High School, Class of 1963, and in early years, he enjoyed playing softball.

During high school, Richard joined the Navy Reserve and following high school, served three years of active duty in the U.S. Navy. Following completion of his military service, he became employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda. He later moved to California where he resided for 12 years. While in California, Richard was employed by Con-Edison and Wells Fargo Bank. He returned to Bradford County and was employed by GTE Sylvania from 1978 until his retirement in 2004.

He was a member of Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the Monroeton Rod & Gun Club. He was a social member of Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, and played on the Bradford County Pool League for many years. Richard enjoyed his motor home, trips to Las Vegas, camping and playing pool.

Survivors include his wife, Marletta Northrop Pousen at home; sons, Craig Thomas Pousen of Palm Springs, CA, Scott David Pousen and wife, Justine of Hornbrook; step-grandchildren, Kenneth Ross of Meshoppen, Ashley Ross of Hornbrook, Kaitlyn Ross of Hornbrook; his brother, Anthony “Tony” Pousen of Towanda; sisters, Roberta Morse and husband, Donald of Big Flats, NY, Paula Tuttle and husband, Ronald of Towanda; sister-in-law, Thelma Northrop of Rome; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; very special friends, Jack and Gayle Vanderpool of Laceyville.

In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother-in-law, Ronald Northrop.

In honor of Richard’s request, there will be no funeral service or visitation.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the COPD Foundation, 2937 SW 27th Avenue Suite 302, Miami, FL 33133 in Richard’s memory.

The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda is assisting the Pousen family with arrangements.

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