Gary Lee Coursen 1958-2013

FOWLER – Gary Lee Coursen, 55, of Fowler, went to be with his Lord on Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at University Hospital in Cleveland after a six-month battle with cancer.

Gary was born on Aug. 2, 1958, in Sharon, Pa.

Gary graduated from Hubbard High School in 1976 and Kent State University, and was a longtime employee and news director at WKBN / WYTV.

Gary was also an avid runner, biker, hiker and outdoorsman, and he never stopped looking for a good news story.

He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Rebecca Coursen; daughters, Sally Elizabeth (21) and Julia Alice (18) Coursen; his mother, Audrey Coursen; and his brother, Dave Coursen, and wife, Karen.

He was predeceased by his father, David W. Coursen.

There will be calling hours from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Cortland Trinity Baptist Church, 2576 McCleary Jacoby Road, Cortland, with a memorial service following from 4 to 5 p.m. The service will be officiated by Pastor Dan Barker.

The family asks that in place of flowers, contributions be sent “In Memory Of Gary Coursen” to the following address: Seidman Cancer Center, P.O. Box 74947, Cleveland, OH 44194.

Funeral arrangements will be handled by Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.

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