William G. "Bill" Farrell, 82, of Wellsboro, died on Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at his home. Born on Sept. 24, 1931, in Blossburg, he was the son of Alfred "Hap" and Gertrude (Powell) Farrell. Bill is survived by his wife, Elaine (Knaus) Farrell.
Having completed a bachelor of science degree in education in 1957 at Mansfield University, Bill began his career as a teacher. He later served as Tioga County PA's Chief Probation Officer and District Court Judge retiring in 1999. Bill served with the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict and the National Guard. He was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons Friendship Lodge No. 247 of Mansfield, the Tyoga County Country Club, Arnot Sportsman's Club, Mansfield VFW, the Wellsboro American Legion and Trinity Lutheran Church of Wellsboro. Bill was an avid golfer and hunter.
In addition to his wife, Elaine, Bill is survived by three step-sons and a daughter-in-law, Chris and Christine Maynard, of Cranberry Township, Jeffrey Maynard, of Palmyra, Va. and Jack Maynard, of Palmyra, Va.; two brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Sharon Farrell, of Hornell, N.Y., and Wayne Farrell of Fla.; a sister-in-law, Susan Farrell, of Mansfield; two nephews, Jeff (Kelly) Farrell, of Mansfield, and Kevin (Christine) Farrell, of Strongsville, Ohio; two nieces, Jennifer Lehman, of Mansfield and Beth (Brian) Loveless of Avon, Conn.; ten step-grandchildren; and four step-great-grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by his first wife, Bonalyn (Taynton) Farrell on Oct. 1, 2008, and his brother, Dr. Ronald Farrell on Jan. 19, 2002.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date with Rev. Peter LaVancher officiating. Memorial contributions may be made in Bill's memory to Trinity Lutheran Church, West Ave., Wellsboro, PA 16901. Burial will be in Tioga County Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Mansfield. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family. www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com