Donald H. Blackwell, I, 89, of Blackwell, PA passed away Wednesday December 25, 2019 at The Green Home in Wellsboro. Born February 21, 1930 to Enoch and Gladys (Hilborn) Blackwell in Blackwell, Donald attended Girard College in Philadelphia, prior to graduating from North Side High School in Corning, NY. Donald served his country during the Korean War in the US Air Force, and on October 3, 1959 married Martha Kocourek, with whom he enjoyed 60 years of marriage. He was a Methodist, the Chief Clerk of Tioga County, served on the board for both Tri-County and Wellsboro Electric, was an avid reader, and enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and gardening.
Donald is survived by his wife Martha, three sons: Jay Blackwell (Kelly) of Mechanicsburg, Chip Blackwell of Morris, and Mark Blackwell of Liberty; two grandchildren: Brendan and Haley Blackwell, both of Mechanicsburg, a great-granddaughter Kiyana Blackwell of Mechanicsburg, and a brother: Burdette Blackwell (Wilma) of Warner Robbins, GA. He was preceded in death by his parents: 4 brothers: Enoch, Jesse, Theryl, and Lane Blackwell; and two sisters: Joan Flick and June Smith.
Friends and family are invited to pay tribute to Donald’s life on Saturday January 4, 2020 from 11am to 12 noon at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home 139 Main Street Wellsboro, PA, with a memorial service to follow in the funeral home with pastor Sherry Butters officiating. Burial in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. The family requests that those wishing to make a donation in Donald’s name do so to a charity of their choice. To share a memory or condolence, please visit www.tusseymosher.com.
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