Passing of William L. ‘Higgy’ Higgins, 75, of Coudersport

William L. “Higgy” Higgins, 75, of Coudersport, PA died Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Charles Cole Memorial Hospital in Coudersport.

Born on February 9, 1936 in Coudersport, he was the son of LeRoy and Hilda L. Baker Higgins. On October 13, 1962 in Port Allegany, PA he married Mary E. Crusan. They later divorced.

Mr. Higgins was a lifetime resident of Coudersport and was a 1954 graduate of Coudersport High School. He was employed with the former A. & P. Store in Coudersport and later with Bruzzi Laundry and Twin Tier Linen Service. He was a member of Park United Methodist Church, the Port Allegany Moose Lodge #460, the Coudersport Golf Club, and was a social member of the American Legion Potter Post #192.

Surviving are one son, Mark W. Higgins and his wife, Tammy, of Coudersport, two grandsons, Zachary Higgins and Andrew Higgins, two sisters, Rose Predmore and her husband, Neville Whyte, of Coudersport, and Mary Stott and her husband, Len, of Windsor, Canada, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Friends are invited to Mr. Higgins Life Celebration beginning on Wednesday, January 18, 2012 with visitation from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the Fickinger Funeral Home of Coudersport. Funeral and committal services will be held at 3:00pm Thursday at the Seventh Day Adventist Church, South Main Street, Coudersport, with Pastor Lynn Gatz officiating. Burial will be in Eulalia Cemetery, Coudersport. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice. To share your fondest memories of Higgy, please visit

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