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Melvin "Bud" Coughenour

September 10, 1924 — January 17, 2015

Milton – Melvin “Bud” R. Coughenour, 90, of 32 South Turbot Ave., formerly of Mifflinburg, entered into rest at 12:14 p.m., Saturday, January 17, 2015, at the Rockwell Center, Milton.

He was born September 10, 1924, in Somerset County, a son of the late Homer L. and Ethel M. (Egolf) Coughenour.  On January 3, 1974, he married the former Betty P. Fasick who preceded him in death on December 28, 2010.

Bud was a Sergeant in the Army/Air Force, serving during both WWII and the Korean War as a Flight Maintenance Gunner.  He retired as a Truck Driver for the former Cooper-Jarrett Trucking Company with over 30 years of service.

He was a member of the American Legion, Post 470, Coldwater, OH and would frequent the American Legion in Milton and Danville.  He was a member of the Teamsters and was a former Union Steward.  Bud was charitable to a number of organizations including the Wounded Warriors Project and the Association for the Blind.  He enjoyed talking to people, NASCAR and all sports, was an avid Pittsburgh Steeler, Dale Earnhardt and Penn State football fan.

Surviving are four daughters and three son-in-laws, Janet L. and Bret Johnson of Milton; Judy A. and John Williams of Milton; Colleen and Ron May of Johnstown and Dru Ross of Somerset; a son and daughter-in-law, John “Butch” and his wife Cheryl Meredith of Sunbury; 14 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren and his beloved dog Cleo. He was one of eleven children.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Susan Meredith, Joyce Williams and Steve Williams and two great grandchildren.

A private burial will take place at a later date at the convenience of the family.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517,
Topeka, Kansas 66675 or the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind, 555 Gettysburg Pike Ste A300, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 or the Danville SPCA, 2801 Bloom Rd, Danville, PA 17821.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Rd., Mifflinburg.


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