Ralph M. Pursel

Born: Tue., Dec. 8, 1953
Died: Wed., Oct. 18, 2017


3:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

Funeral Service

4:00 PM Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
Location: Yost-Gedon Funeral Home

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Ralph “Buck” M. Pursel, 63, of Lock Haven, PA, passed away, Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UMPC) in Williamsport, PA.

Ralph was born December 8, 1953 in Lock Haven, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents Thomas and Rose (Bower) Pursel. He is survived by 3 children, Stephanie Chomskis (Erick), Patrick Pursel, and Casey Pursel (Andrew Lewis). His beloved dog Max. Three grandchildren; Sophia Chomskis, Gavin Chomskis, Adalyn Lewis, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. A brother Thomas Pursel, and two sisters Laura Sementilli, and Kathy Gottshall. Ralph was a loving father, grandfather and friend to all. He never met a stranger.

He graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1971 and from Pennsylvania State University. He was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force in 1978. Ralph was an electrician, and enjoyed his profession. He was always there to help family and friends with electrical projects or whatever else they needed him for. He was an avid outdoorsman he loved hunting and fishing. He never missed a Penn State football game. He was also a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Castanea Fire Hall. He enjoyed watching western movies, the History Channel, cooking, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. His best buddy is his dog Max, Max was his side kick wherever dad went.

A special thank you to all of the wonderful nurses and doctors for their loving care and support. Also thank you to Yost-Gedon Funeral Home for all of the arrangements.

A celebration of life service for Ralph will be held at 4:00 pm, Sunday, October 22nd at Yost - Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, 121 West Main Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745, Pastor Susan Champion will be officiating. Family and Friends wishing to pay their respects will be received at 3:00pm on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers or donations, we ask that you take a moment to hug your parent, grandparent, child or friend, go for a walk in the woods for a moment, an hour, or a day. Time waits for no one.

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Patricia Chomskis
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Roman and Pat Chomskis.

Our hearts are sad for your loss and we continue to pray for all of you in this tough time of acceptance. Your dad will always be remembered for being a great "Mr Fix It" and for having some great kids! Love from Roman and Pat Chomskis

Harriet Edwards
   Posted Fri October 20, 2017
Dear Kathy, Sis, Tom and the children and grandchildren of Ralph "Buck" Pursel...I was so saddened to read of your loss. I remember "Buck" at the house on Woods Ave. He was always such a funny, sweet guy. It's been many years, but I bet he never changed! May the Good Lord wrap His loving arms around you and give you the comfort and the strength you need to see you through these most-difficult days. With love and prayers, Harriet

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