Everett R. “Sonny” Blass, Jr., 87, of Coudersport, PA passed peacefully in his home on Monday, May 9, 2022.
Born December 15, 1934, in Coudersport, he was the son of Everett R. and Marian E. Neefe Blass. A 1953 graduate of Coudersport High School, he played football while also earning the Keystone Farmer Award. On June 29, 1958, in Coudersport, he married the former Rita M. Fisher, who survives. Sonny was an active leader in many agriculture, community, Masonic and Church organizations. Amongst the many were Potter County Conservation District, PA Cooperative of Potato Growers, Eulalia Lodge #342, Free & Accepted Masons (received 33rd degree in 1985), Coudersport Consistory, Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport, Coudersport Golf Club and Potter County Snowmobile Club serving both as a director and president for the latter two organizations. A farmer from the time that he could walk, Sonny was fortunate to live his dream as the 3rd generation Blass operating Coolridge Potato Farms for over 60 years. Sonny balanced life on the farm with raising a beautiful family. He was an avid, and at times, very passionate sports fan and a longtime supporter of the Coudersport Falcons, as well as his children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Sonny enjoyed golfing, snowmobiling, and playing cards with friends and family.
Surviving besides his wife, Rita, are: four children, Jeffrey (Tom Muraski) Blass of Phoenix, AZ, Joni (Tim) Montroy of Palmyra, NY, Joseph (Nancy) Blass of Richland, MI, and Jonathan (Debra Dehn) Blass of Coudersport; four grandchildren, Brittany Blass, Bethany Blass, Rachel (Emmett) Ozminkowski, and Lance Blass; nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by two sisters, Charlotte I. Freeman and Marjory L. Hawkins.
Friends may call at Park United Methodist Church, Coudersport on Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 3:00 – 5:00 PM, with a Masonic service following at 5:00 PM. A Memorial Service will be held in the church on Sunday, May 15, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Rev. Gregory Rapp and Rev. Scott Ogden will co-officiate. Burial will be in Sweden Hill Cemetery, Coudersport.
Memorials may be made to the Coudersport Consistory, P.O. Box 69, Coudersport, PA 16915 or Park United Methodist Church, 15 E. Third St., Coudersport, PA 16915.
Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA. Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfoust.com.
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