Saturday, October 29, 2016

Obituary: Charleen D. Rubar, 79, Oswayo

Charleen D. Rubar        “beloved aunt”
OSWAYO, PA---Charleen D. Rubar, 79, of Oswayo, PA, passed away Thursday, October 27, 2016, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.
Born on August 10, 1937 in Coudersport, she was a daughter of Arthur and Dorothy Thompson Van Pelt.  On July 12, 1986 in Sweden Valley, she married Gerald “Jerry” Rubar, who died December 31, 2003. 
Mrs. Rubar graduated from Coudersport High School and Mansfield University.  She was an elementary school teacher in Coudersport for many years.  Her love of teaching showed in the stories she told of her students and the pride in watching them graduate high school. 
Charleen enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and visiting friends, but her greatest joys were spending time with her great and great-great nieces and nephews and her little dog, Mystery.
Surviving are a sister-in-law, Barbara Van Pelt of Hebron; a nephew, Rodney Van Pelt; two nieces, Deborah J. Perkins and Deanna L. (David) Johnston; and several generations of nieces and nephews. 
In addition to her parents and husband, Charleen was preceded in death by a brother, RLee Van Pelt; and a nephew, Randy Van Pelt.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Virgil L. Howard Funeral Home, 118 South Union Street, Shinglehouse, where funeral and committal services will follow at 4pm with the Rev. Fred Kemp, pastor of Potter County Baptist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Hebron Cemetery at Crandall Hill, Hebron.
Memorials if desired may be made to the Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm and Carlton Streets, Buffalo, NY 14263.
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