John Prosser

Obituary of John M. Prosser

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
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