Gene A. Rees, 75, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away at home in Coudersport, PA.
Gene A. Rees, 75, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away at home in Coudersport Friday April 21, 2023.
He was born April 23, 1947 in Coudersport, to Donald and Glendolyn (Hartwell) Rees, and had been a resident of Punxsutawney for better than 40 years prior to coming back to Coudersport. He built a business for himself as an upholsterer and developed a reputation as one of the best in the region. He was a member of the Punxsutawney Seventh Day Adventist church, and the Punxsutawney Eagles, he enjoyed motorcycle riding, and NASCAR racing. He loved cars, and enjoyed that aspect of his vocation, working on car interiors, the most.
Gene is survived by two sons: Gene Rees, Jr. of Perrysburg, NY and Levi M. Rees (Donna Herrington) of Newton, TX; three daughters: Kimberly Rees of Port Allefany, Angel “Sis” Rees (Tony Bundy) of Coudersport, and Sherri McDonald (Roy) of Springville, WV; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother: Donald Rees (Cindy) of Austin; and a sister: Donna Clinton (Gaylon) of Austin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a son: Ronald J. Rees; two granddaughters: Ashley, and Amber Rees; a beloved dog: JD; and his second wife: Lorraine Rees with whom he maintained a close relationship even after their separation.
Services will be private at the convenience of his family and have been entrusted to the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home 210 N. East Street Coudersport, PA 16915. Donations in his name made to the American Cancer Society. To share a condolence or memory with his family, visit www.thomasfickinger.com.