John DeSousa 77 of Millheim died
Wednesday April 16 2003 at Centre Community Hospital/
He was born on
Nov 14 1925 in Azores Portugal and emigrated to the United States when
he was 5 years old.
In 1949 he married L: June Coiyer who survives at
He was a veteran of Work) War II having served in the Army with
the 508th Parachute Infantry 82nd Airborne Division.
From 1976 to 1988
he worked for Gettig Engineering Pharmaceuticals in Spring Mills He was
the manager of DeSousa Arco in Millheim from 1953 to 1976 He was one
of the original
members of the Black Panther Riding Club in Spring
Mills. He was a member of American Legion Post 444 in Millheim and the Millheim Fire Co.
In addition to his wife he is survived
by two sorts Jack L DeSousa of Cobum and David “Joe" DeSousa of rural
Port Matilda, a sister Laura in Alabama and four grandchildren, Gina David
Curt and Carfi.
Friends and family will gather from 6 to 9 pm today at
Steven R Neff Funeral Home 120 W Main St Millheim. Burial will be at the
convenience of the family with the Rev Edward Putt Sr officiating.
contributions may be made to Saint Lukes United Methodist Church PO
Box 420 Millheim R4 16854
[Centre Daily Times, State College, PA, 18 Apr 2003, Fri, Page 4]