Our Staff


Jim Wagner

Jim Wagner

Licensed Funeral Director

Jim has served the Coudersport area for nearly a decade with his work at the Tussey-Mosher & Thomas Fickinger Funeral Home.  Although not a lifelong resident he is the 4th generation of his family to make Holliday his home.

After graduating from Grove City College in 1990, he attended the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science and first directed funerals in Franklin, Pennsylvania.  He married his wife Lori, and they have three children:  Joanna, Gene and Isaac.  When the opportunity to relocate to the Wellsboro area presented itself, the family relocated and built their home on property that had belonged to the farmstead.

An active member of the First Presbyterian Church, Jim and his family enjoy and participate in much of what the area has to offer.  Hunting whitetails, and hiking with the dogs are two favorite pastimes, and scholastic athletics, community musical and theatrical presentations and other opportunities happily keep the family involved in a wonderful community to call home. 


Kathy Drapcho

Kathy Drapcho

Office Manager / Support Staff

Kathy has been a resident of Coudersport since 1990 and considers it home. She came on staff at Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home in 2000 as support staff and became office manager in 2005. Kathy can be reached weekdays at Fickingers with any questions or concerns.


Reverend Ken Weiss

Reverend Ken Weiss

Aftercare Associate

Our Funeral Homes we believe that our families need our care even after the day of your loved one’s funeral. Therefore, as an Extended Free Service, we have an aftercare program with Rev. Ken Weiss.

Rev. Weiss recently retired from full time ministry after almost 30 years as a pastor. He is now working with us to provide both aftercare services and pre-need services (common practice of people arranging and paying for funerals in advance in order to relieve their families of that stress during a most difficult time as well as being able to lock in current rates). Rev. Weiss is well familiar with helping people experiencing grief.

We believe that with this free extended service, we offer to our families a full package of services that are geared to help you at this most difficult time. We are including a brief introductory bio of Rev. Weiss, he also specializes in assisting families with preplanning services.

You may reach him at anytime at 570-220-9686 or at kweiss1213@gmail.com

Ken moved to Williamsport in 1986 after attending the Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary graduating with highest honors with a Masters of Divinity Degree (1986)

  • Ordained American Baptist in 1986
  • Pastor of East End Baptist Church - 1986- 1990
  • Completed all coursework at Penn State University in the PhD program for Clinical Psychology Worked as a representative of MetLife helping people plan their financial futures - 1990-1996
  • Pastor of First Church of Christ (Disciples) in Williamsport from 1995 - 2012
  • Member of the Williamsport Kiwanis Club since 1992 and served as President in 1996
  • Received the Ecumenical Service Award from United Churches of Lycoming County - their highest honor - in 2011
  • Served on various boards in this area : The Center in Williamsport, Habitat for Humanity, and Yokefellows Ministry
  • Coached AYSO soccer in town for 12 years
  • Past President of Orchestra Parents Association at the Williamsport High School
  • Served on the Board of Directors of United Churches of Lycoming County for almost 25 years
  • Has Life and Health Insurance Licenses. In addition, is licensed to sell Securities and Investments holding a Series 6, Series 63, and Series 65 License.

Telephone: 1-570-220-9686

Email: kweiss1213@gmail.com


Andrew J. Dubots

Andrew J. Dubots

Andrew J. Dubots is a lifetime resident of Coudersport.  Andy has been employed by Olsen Tenglund Inc. (NAPA) for over 30 years, and store manager for the last 12 years.

Andy has been employed at the Thomas E. Fickinger Funeral Home for 20 years. He has served in the Coudersport Community in the following positions:  32 year member  of the Coudersport Volunteer Fire Department, former Vice President of the Potter County Emergency Services organization, member of Potter County Fire Chiefs  Assoc., member of the Coudersport Volunteer Ambulance Assoc., former Cub Scout Leader, member of the Sons of the American Legion, member of the Eulalia Cemetery Board, serving as Vice-President for ten years and a member of the Coudersport Borough Council for twelve years, serving as president from 2004-2011.


Jim Carpenter

Jim Carpenter

Funeral Home Supervisor

James Calvin Carpenter was born on October 18, 1947, near Hammondsport, NY on Lake Keuka.  Jim moved with his family to the farm near Ellisburg, PA at age five.  He graduated from Northern Potter High School in 1965 and attended Indiana University of PA and graduated Simmons Mortuary School in Syracuse, NY in at Fairfield and Meech Chapel in Syracuse, NY.  Jim was a licensed funeral director at Gray Funeral Home in Port Jervis, NY from 1969 until joining Bob Rearick in Jersey Shore in 1974 where he has been located ever since.  Jim's funeral directing career has spanned over 6 decades.  He currently counsels at Rearick Carpenter in Jersey Shore, Maneval Allen Redmond in Williamsport, Tussey Mosher in Wellsboro and Fickingers in Coudersport.  Jim has ben married for 48 years to the former Jolene Marie Chase of Ulysses and they have four children: William D., Dr. Nathan J., Amy L. Caseman, and Lucas C., along with eight grandchildren.  Over the years, Jim has been a member of the Antique and Classic Boat Society of Clayton, NY, Lions Club, Masonic Organizations in NY, Elks Lodge, Little League Baseball, and Pop Warner Football.  Jim enjoys antique boat restoration, music, meditation, hunting, fishing, theater, and visiting the "retreat" in Ellisburg, The Finger Lakes, The St. Lawrence, and Nashville, TN.


Ronald D. Ebbert

Ronald D. Ebbert

Ronald D. Ebbert is a 1960 graduate of Coudersport High School. He served in the military from July 1960 until June 1966, serving in Korea and Germany. He is married to the former Priscilla A. Carr and resides in Austin, PA. They have three children, David, Veronica and Andrea. Ron was employed at National Fuel Gas Co.  from 1967 until his retirement in 2000, as a deep storage operator and later as a sub-foreman of the East Fork Compressor Station. Ron has always been a civic and community minded person. He was the man behind the formation of The Austin Area Jaycees in 1968 serving 1 ½ years as president. In the year 2000 he found the present  E. O.  Austin Home/ Historical Society and has served as Historical Society president since it’s beginning. Ron is a member of the St. Augustine Catholic Church of Austin, and 25 year caretaker of the St. Augustine/ St. Paul Cemetery.


Sheryl L. Orlowski

Sheryl L. Orlowski

Sheryl L. Orlowski is a graduate of Austin High School and a native of Austin, PA.  Sheryl wears many hats at the Austin Area School as a support staff person.  She  is a life member of the Austin Fire Department and EMT for Austin Ambulance.  She is a member of the Austin Methodist Church and a former Sunday School teacher.  She is married to David Orlowski, and they have one daughter, Tracy.  She enjoys spending time with family, reading, baking, and sewing.


Frederick 'Wick' Furman

Frederick "Wick" Furman

Frederick "Wick" Furman was born and raised in Coudersport and a graduate of Coudersport High School class of 1957.  He served in the Army Security Agency from December 1957 to December 1960.  In 1962, Wick married the former Faye Moore and is the father of 5 children and grandfather to 15 grandchildren.

Wick was employed by Eastman Kodak in Rochester, NY for 10 years.  Returned to Coudersport and was employed by Market Basket as store manager and retired from Adelphia in 2004 after 19 years.  He served as Mayor of Coudersport for 16 years from 1997-2013.  He is a member of St. Eulalia Catholic Church where he serves as a Eucharist Minister and also serves on the Parish Council.  Wick is also a trustee for the Coudersport Public Library.

Wick enjoys playing golf and supporting his children and grandchildren in all of their activities.


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