PUTMAN

Marie C. Putman, 94, of Somerset, passed on December 13, 2017 at Somerset Hospital. Born August 4, 1923 in Lincoln Twp., she is a daughter of the late Norman and Carrie (Dunmeyer) Shaulis. She is also preceded in death by her husband Albert Putman in 1994; great-granddaughter Morgyn Taelor Dunmyer; brothers Norman Shaulis Jr., and Earl and John Shaulis; and sisters Dolly Koontz and Minnie Daniels. Marie is survived by her children Robert Cramer and wife Rose of Stanley, NC, David Cramer and wife Donna of Rockwood, and Gail May and husband David of Rockwood; grandchildren Jeff Cramer, Tonya Brown (Chris), Jenna Dunmyer (Chad), Kurt May (Bethany), Jessica Leach (Derek), and Michael Armstrong; great-grandchildren Lauren, Carter, Alexis, Kaiden, Torie, Kynslee, and Asher; brother Homer Shaulis and wife Shirley of Jerome; and numerous extended family members. Marie was a former employee of Coleman Brothers Enterprises. READ ON…

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HAER

Curtis Roy Haer Jr., 67 of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at home. Born May 11,1950 in Garrett. Son of the late Curtis R. Haer and Carrie (Colflesh) Haer. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 44 years Sandy (Knopsnyder) Haer; sons, Michael Scott and wife, Renia (Rigo) of Somerset; Joshua Lee and wife, Kari (Lowry) of Somerset and his grandchildren Nolan Michael, Elizabeth Paige, Ryann Nicole, and Dallas Marshall and many cousins, nieces and nephews. His is survived by brothers and sisters, Shirley Oakes, Garrett; Frances Humbert, Somerset; Ray Haer and wife Linda, Meyersdale; Lois Cox, Meyersdale; Barry Haer and wife, Cathy, Rockwood; and Randy Haer and wife, Pat, Somerset. Curtis was US Army Veteran served in the Vietnam War. He was an owner/operater of C.R. Haer Trucking of 37 years. READ ON…

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LAUS

Joyce Ann (Weimer) Laus, 65, of Rockwood, passed peacefully on December 8, 2017 after a long battle with heart disease. Joyce is survived by her husband of 44 years, P.A. Laus Jr. She was born February 9, 1952 in Appleton, MD to the late Ambrose and Olive Weimer. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Rita Rafferty and Carol Broadwater; sister-in-law Janet Mayhugh; and brothers-in-law Edward Rafferty, Robert Mardis, Paul Colmer, and Dale Mayhugh. She is also survived by her siblings James Weimer (Jenny), Eleanor Colmer, Francis Weimer (Doris), Louise Ohler (Lewis), Donna Glotfelty (William), Jenny Miller (Arlen), Helen Mardis, Katherine Baer (David), John Weimer (Debbie), Harry Weimer (Lonnie), brother-in-law George Broadwater, and sister-in-law Rebecca Queer (Richard). READ ON…

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BRECKENRIDGE

Ida “LaVerne” Breckenridge, 72, of Rockwood, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on December 7, 2107 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born September 26, 1945 in McKees Rocks, she is a daughter of the late Roberta Campbell. She is also preceded in death by her beloved son Robert M. Breckenridge; brother James Campbell; mother-in-law Elvesta Breckenridge; and brother-in-law Robert Breckenridge. She is survived by her loving husband of 53 years, David Breckenridge; son Daniel and wife Lori; daughter-in-law Cindy; grandchildren Sarah (Miles) Miller, and Emily (Brad), Isaac (Laurel), and Graycen (Hunter) Breckenridge; all of Rockwood; brother John (Carole) Campbell; brother-in-law Bill Breckenridge; sisters-in-law Carol Deitz and Anna Breckenridge; and numerous other extended family. READ ON…

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PHILLIPPI

Ruth M. Phillippi, 95, of Markleton, passed on December 4, 2017 at the Meyersdale Health Care Center. Born December 1, 1922 in Summit Twp., she is a daughter of the late Arthur and Mary (Hostetler) Faidley. She is also preceded in death by her husband Fred in 1992; sons Jesse and David Phillippi; grandsons Tony Enos and Daniel Persuhn; great-granddaughter Katelin; brothers Robert and Albert Faidley; and sisters Ann Phillippi and Margaret Kochever. Ruth is survived by her children Joan Phillippi and husband Alvin of Casselman, Robert “Moe” Phillippi of Markleton, Roger Phillippi of Markleton, Clyde “Buck” Phillippi and wife Bonnie of Somerset, Phyllis Villeneuve and husband Thomas of Berlin, Kathy Enos of Somerset, and Kenneth Phillippi and friend Tammy Sheetz of Glencoe; 22 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; numerous great-great-grandchildren; and brother Joseph Faidley of Meyersdale. Friends will be received from 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM Saturday at the Rockwood Church of the Brethren, Pastor Craig Breegle officiating. Interment at Laurel Cemetery, Rockwood.

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MAURER

David E. Maurer, 79, of Level Green passed away peacefully on December 3, 2017. Born on May 10, 1938 in Somerset, the son of Dean R. and Alice (Schrock) Maurer. David was an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life. He retired from People’s Natural Gas Company in Pittsburgh as a tax manager. He was a proud graduate of Penn State University. He served in the U.S. Army Counter- Intelligence Corps. He is survived by his wife Annemarie and daughter Rebecca (Anthony) Piccolin. He is also survived by sister, Patricia (Ronald) Williams and a brother Tim (Dorothy) Maurer along with several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Dean Maurer and sisters Charlotte Glessner and Alice Ann Maurer, and a nephew Eric Maurer. As per his wishes, there will be no visitation or services. In lieu of gifts, please send donations to Latin American Children’s Fund, P.O. Box 302, Sewickley, PA 15143.

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BROCHT

Roger Dale Brocht, 70, of Rockwood, went to be with his Lord and Savior on November 30, 2017 at the VA Hospital in Oakland, Pittsburgh, PA. Born December 27, 1946 in Casselman, he is a son of the late Homer and Lillie (Geary) Brocht. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, D.J. (Delores) Brocht; daughters Amy Lausterer and husband David of Quakertown and Candy Little and husband Edward of Ebensburg; step-children Paul Augustine and wife Wendy of Lovettsville, VA, Tammy Foor and husband David of North Carolina, and Marie Gindlesperger and husband Richard of Berlin; grandchildren Calvin (and wife Kim), Branden, Jason, Samuel Jeffrey, Katie, Amanda, and Holly; great-grandchildren Layla, Alexander, and Allen; brother Rickie Brocht of Meyersdale; sisters Nancy Schrock and husband Wayne of Berlin, Robin Knepper and husband Mike of Somerset, and Kathy Hay and husband Richard of Bakersville; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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WINGO

Danny L. Wingo, 64, of Garrett, passed on November 30, 2017 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born February 3, 1953 in Richlands, VA, he is a son of the late Bill and Juanita (McCoy) Wingo. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Sally (Poorbaugh) Wingo; daughter Erica Wingo of Fayette City; brothers James Wingo and wife Susan of Hopewell, VA and Charlie Wingo of Petersburg, VA., and several nieces and nephews. Danny was a former corrections officer at the James River Correctional Center in Goochland, VA where he trained and worked with Bloodhounds. He later moved to Somerset County where he had a career with Gilmour Manufacturing. While living in this area, he developed an extremely close bond with Sally’s extended family to the point where he considered himself as one of them. He was an avid fisherman and loved the outdoors in general. Danny was a gentle, kind person who touched the hearts of anyone around him, and he will be greatly missed by his family and friends. There will be no visitation or service at his request.

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HEINBAUGH

Mildred L. “Rita” Heinbaugh, 85, of Greensburg, formerly of Rockwood and York, passed on November 24, 2017. Born December 20, 1931 in Acosta, she is the daughter of the late Byron and Mary (Shumaker) Baer. She is also preceded in death by her husband Gail Heinbaugh in 2000; and brothers Orian, Larry, and Glenn Baer. Rita is survived by her children Robert Baer and wife Jane of Friedens, Katie Berarducci and husband Frank of West Newton, Anita Klink of Garrett, and Max Baer of Somerset; sister Lois Welsh of Janesville, WI; brother-in-law Eugene Heinbaugh and wife Nancy of York; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rita was a long-time secretary at the York Cement Block Co. and the Fink Machine Shop, also in York. A funeral service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Rockwood, with friends received 1 hour prior to the service. Interment at Rockwood IOOF Cemetery.

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BARCLAY

Dorothy J. Barclay, 87, of Rockwood, passed on November 24, 2017 at The Patriot. Born June 2, 1930 in Rockwood, she is a daughter of the late Frank and Violet (Schrock) Barclay. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Donald and Clyde Barclay; sisters Doris Canada and Janet Sandusky; Aunt, and lifelong friend Eleanor “Betty” Snyder; nephew Donald Barclay; and great-niece Elizabeth Faulkner. She is survived by her nieces and nephews Sandy Stoltz (Tom), Mike Sandusky (Merry), Julie Christner (Bob), Beth Direnzo (Lou), Wendy Faulkner (Kevin), Patty Martin (Mark), Frank “Butch” Canada, Craig Barclay (Carla), Kirby Barclay (Sue), and Jill Shultz (Dale); and numerous great- nieces and nephews. Dorothy was a member of the Rockwood Church of the Brethren, and a longtime employee of the Somerset Shirt and Pajama Factory. She loved to watch the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates, and spend time with her nieces and nephews. Friends will be received from 4-7 PM Tuesday with a service to follow immediately at 7 PM at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Rockwood, Reverend Jay Christner officiating. Interment at Rockwood IOOF Cemetery.

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