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Theodore "Cub" RANSOM

November 13, 1938 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 83)


Theodore J. “Cub” RANSOM, 83, of Cowanesque, PA, died Sunday, March 27, 2022 in UPMC Williamsport.  

Born November 13, 1938, in Wellsville, NY, he was the son of Homer and Hattie Skutt Ransom.  On September 25, 1965, in Cowanesque, he married the former Brenda Earl, who survives.  A graduate of Northern Potter High School, he served honorably with the U.S. Army.  He was self-employed carpenter and owned and operated Home Comfort Restaurant in Westfield.  Cub was a member of the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, Crary Hose Company in Westfield, Westfield Rod & Gun Club, and volunteered with the PA Fish Commission.  

Surviving besides his wife, Brenda, are:  a daughter, Daphne (Paul) Zelinka of Westfield;  a grandson, Houston Baker of Blossburg;  a brother, Raymond “Shine” (Carol) Ransom of Westfield;   two sisters-in-law, Waneta Ransom of Genesee and Doretta (Fernley) Leach of Cowanesque;  two brothers-in-law, Harvey Vallieres of Whitesville, NY and Drexel (Dorothy) Earl of Westfield;  nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by two sisters, Lois Vallieres and Betty McDonald;  and two brothers, John R. Ransom and Edgar B. Ransom.  

A gathering to celebrate Cub’s life will be held on a later date.  

Memorials may be made to the Cowanesque United Methodist Church, c/o Valley Trinity Parish, P.O. Box 265, Westfield, PA 16950.  

Arrangements are under the direction of Olney-Foust Funeral Homes & Crematory, Ulysses, PA.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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