John Prosser

Obituary of John M. Prosser

Please share a memory of John to include in a keepsake book for family and friends.

Smethport - John M. Prosser, 96, of Smethport, passed away Friday (June 25, 2021) at his home in Smethport.


He was born December 9, 1924 in Emporium, the son of  John F. and Kathryn Matteson Prosser. On Feb. 13, 1948 in Crosby, he married Jean Crouse, who survives.


He attended Smethport High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving from  1943 to 1945. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.


Mr. Prosser was a heavy construction worker, employed by Operatoring Engineers Local 66.

He was a member of the Bradford Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses.

In addition to his wife of 73 years, he is survived by:

One son; John “Pete” (Cecelia) Prosser of Ormsby, PA

Two daughters; Nena Burdick of Smethport and Kathryn (Dr. Michael Taylor) Prosser of York, PA

Six grandchildren; Michael Raszmann, Patrick (Amy Haskins) Welch, Molly Prosser Rawsthorn, Krista Prosser, Torrence Stout and Lorenzo Stout.

Three great grandchildren; Harley, Riley and Kaylee Welch

One great great grandson; Jackson Welch

Two sisters; Josephine Ferguson of Texas and Jeanette Sweeley of Smethport, PA


Mr. Prosser was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Nick, Jim and Jake Prosser.


A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday July 3, 2021 from 1:00 PM at Norwich Twp. Fire Hall,  Crosby.


Memorials may be made to Norwich Twp. Fire Dept., Crosby, PA or Penn Highlands Community Nurses Hospice, Dubois, PA.

Online condolences may be made at


Arrangements are under the direction of the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Homes, Inc., Smethport.



Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Norwich Twp. Fire Hall
Route 46
Crosby, Pennsylvania, United States
Online Memory & Photo Sharing Event
Online Event
About this Event
John Prosser

In Loving Memory

John Prosser

1924 - 2021

Look inside to read what others have shared
Family and friends are coming together online to create a special keepsake. Every memory left on the online obituary will be automatically included in this book.
Share Your Memory of