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Alan R. “Cork” Dugan

Dec 23, 2008

Alan R. “Cork” Dugan, 78, of Muncy, went to his eternal rest on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2008, in Montoursville surrounded by the loving staff at Sycamore Manor. He resided at Sycamore the past two years while he endured a lengthy illness of atrial fibrillation and Alzheimers disease.

Born in Clarkstown on Nov. 4, 1930, he was one of seven children born to Harry Preston and Laura Caroline (Michael) Dugan.

He and his loving wife of 59 years, the former Rita H. Hall, were married Feb. 28, 1949.

A 1949 graduate of Muncy High School, he was an outstanding wrestler and was one of Stan Schuyler’s boys on the football team. Cork farmed and worked at Modecraft before taking a job at Sylvania in Montoursville, where he worked for 37 years until the plant closed in 1989. He then went to Penn College where he earned a certificate in small engine repair and outdoor power equipment. It was a pleasure for him to repair and refurbish his neighbor’s lawn mowers.

Cork was a former member of the Muncy Lodge No. 299, F & AM, the Williamsport Consistory and the Sulphur Spring Rod & Gun Club. He was a lifetime member of the Keystone Hook & Ladder Co., Muncy, and strongly supported the East Lycoming Farm & Home Heritage.

An avid hunter and fisherman, he mostly enjoyed pheasant hunting with his 16-year old Brittany spaniel, Jenny. He was also fond of his cats, Bootsy and Tiger. In addition, he enjoyed hiking in the Grand Canyon and driving his pick-up truck on the Alcan Highway to Alaska. Of the trips abroad, he was mostly fond of his trip to Ireland. He was proud to have either camped or traveled in 46 states.

Cork was one of Muncy High School’s most dedicated fans. He attended football games, wrestling matches and baseball games, and faithfully followed the athletic careers of all his grandchildren and their friends.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Catherine A. Campbell and husband Roger of Muncy, Vincent J. Dugan and fiance Dawn of Sunbury, Galen J. Dugan of Muncy and Brian M. Dugan of Hughesville; nine loving grandchildren, Regan N. Campbell and wife Shannon of Hatboro, Dr. Craig A. Campbell of Washington, D.C., Captain Jamie O. Campbell, currently stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, and wife Missi of San Diego, CA, Sara M. Campbell and fianc, Joe Engel, of South Williamsport, Jenny A. Campbell of Columbus, Ohio, 2nd Lt. Kyle M. Campbell of Colorado Springs, CO, and Ian I. Dugan, Heather M. Dugan and Billy Dugan, all of New Baltimore, Michigan; two great-grandchildren, Hayden (daughter of Regan and Shannon Campbell) and Addison (daughter of Jamie and Missi Campbell); three sisters, Helen Marsh of Muncy, Frances Spring and husband Dean of Clarkstown and Janet Confer and husband Ray of Muncy; and one brother, Byron M. Dugan and wife Betty of Muncy.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Milford, a paratrooper who was killed in action in Italy during World War II, and a sister, Mary Funk.

A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 27, at Muncy Baptist Church, Penn and Market Streets, Muncy. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott M. Warren, pastor of Muncy Baptist Church, and Chaplain George Spencer of Sycamore Manor. Burial will be held in Muncy Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to either the Maple Court at Sycamore Manor, 1445 Sycamore Road, Montoursville, PA 17754 or the R. J. Patrizio Community Pool, Muncy Area Pool Association, P. O. Box 101, Muncy, PA 17756.

The family is being assisted by Grenoble’s, 121 S. Main St., Muncy.