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Russell P. Mathis, Jr., 91, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. He was born September 25, 1926 in Atlantic City, NJ, the son of the late Russell P. and Almira C. (Hickman) Mathis. Russell married the former Jean Adams on September 5, 1987, who survives and was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth (Crescenzo) Mathis on August 21, 1986.
Russell was a Graduate of Atlantic City High School, Class of 1944 and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Rider College, NJ in 1952. He retired from Taynton Freight, Wellsboro, PA, in 1987 as the Vice President of Finance after more than 20 years of service.
Russell was U.S. Army veteran serving from 1946 – 1948 with the 88th Division in Italy.
He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Wellsboro and served as a church elder. Russell was also a long-time member of the Transport Investment Club, a member of the Wellsboro American Legion, Post 84 and the Tyoga Country Club where he was a past president and a long-time golfer.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Jean, are his daughter and son-in-law, Patricia A. and Jeffery Dougherty, grandchildren, Erin E. and her husband Anthony Schmitt and Ian P. Dougherty and his fiancée Emily, four great grandchildren, Anthony, Mason, Wyatt and Michael Schmitt all of Pittsburgh; and a niece, Eileen and her husband Jack Morris of Scranton.
In addition to his parents and his first wife, Elizabeth, Russell was preceded in death by a sister and brother-in-law, Catherine and Joseph Meier, a nephew and his wife, Joseph and Patty Meier and a sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Robert Chalfant
A receiving of family and friends will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., 139 Main St. Wellsboro, PA. Russell’s funeral service to follow at 2:00 PM, with Rev. Michael Birbeck officiating. Burial will be in Wellsboro Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Russell’s name can be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA 16901.
First Presbyterian Church o Wellsboro
130 Main St., Wellsboro PA 16901