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GRUNDY

Terry Lee Grundy, 70, of Somerset, passed on July 23, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born January 14, 1945 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Bernard and Betty Jane (Kaufman) Grundy. He is survived by his sons Matthew Grundy and wife Katherine of Centreville, VA and Michael Grundy and wife Sharon of Christiansburg, VA; daughter Allyson Heier of Gaithersburg, MD; brother Bernie Grundy; and sister Marsha Kopcho. Terry was a veteran of the US Army. He was an avid reader and lover of Jazz music. He enjoyed playing Chess, doing crossword puzzles, tending his plants, and feeding squirrels and birds. A memorial service will be held on September 5 at 3:00 PM at the Somerset American Legion. Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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ROSE

Kenneth L. Rose, 33, of Somerset, passed on July 21, 2015. Born July 19, 1982 in Somerset, he is a son of Linda (Morris) and Joseph Rose Jr. He is preceded in death by his sister JoLynn Rose; maternal grandmother Dorothy Morris; and paternal grandmother Sandy Stern. He is survived by his parents; brother Jeremy Rose and wife Nicki of Somerset; paternal grandfather James Stern of Friedens; and aunt Sue Stern of Friedens. He was an avid fisherman and loved animals. He also enjoyed logging, at which he was employed, and spending time with his family. There will be no visitation or service. Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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BALSLEY

Richard Scott Balsley, 65, of Somerset, Pa., went to be with the Lord on July 21, 2015. He was born Jan. 19, 1950, in Hartford City, Ind., to Richard L. and M. Kathryne Balsley. Scott is preceded in death by his father; brother, Rex L. Balsley; father-in-law, William H. Stahl; brother-in-laws, Kenneth Grise and Cpl. Roger W. Stahl; and his grandparents, Winfield Scott and Margaret Balsley and Dorence and Esther Carson.
Scott is survived by his mother from Anderson, Ind.; wife, Jo Ann (Stahl) of Somerset, Pa.; children, Megan (Balsley) and Joshua McKinley, Pittsburgh, Pa; Mikel and Kathryn Balsley, Boswell, Pa., and grandchildren Landon Isaiah McKinley and Brooke Ann McKinley. He is also survived by his brother, James (Janet) Balsley of Noblesville, Ind.; sister, Celia Grise of Greensburg, Ind.; mother-in-law, Dorothy Stahl of Somerset, Pa.; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Rebecca and John Minnich of Somerset, Pa; and by many loving nieces and nephews and godson, Daniel Dageforde, of Richmond, Va. READ ON…

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PRITTS

Jeffrey A. Pritts, 58, of Trent, passed on July 16, 2015. Born September 15, 1956 in Somerset, he is the son of the late Burton Pritts and Bessie (Shaulis) Pritts of Trent. Jeff is also survived by his wife of 40 years, Debora (King) Pritts; sons Dustin Pritts of Eureka, CA and Brendon Pritts of Somerset; sisters Jill Gary and husband Kenneth of Rockwood and Kimberly Rose and husband Earle of Confluence; niece Candace Cairns; mother-in-law Priscilla King-Dinning of Somerset; sister-in-law Terri Naugle and husband Bud of Friedens; special friends Sherrie Barto and Barb Snyder; and his beloved dog Bailey. Jeff was a heavy equipment operator who was a member of Union Local #66 in Pittsburgh, and also the FOE #1801 in Somerset. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling and camping, playing golf, and spending time with his family. READ ON…

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EGNER

Russell J. Egner, 79, of Somerset, passed on July 15, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born January 5, 1936 in Derry, he is a son of the late Theodore and Dorothy (George) Egner. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Adeline “Addie” Egner; and sisters Marjorie Rainesalo, Patricia Wolford, and Matilda Kinsey. Russell is survived by his daughters Natalie Soulsby and husband Michael of Montclair, VA, Marcella Bermudez and husband Jorge of Fredericksburg, VA, and Beth Egner of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren Katie and Joey Soulsby; sister Nancy Joanne Rogers of Ligonier; god-daughter Jennifer DiOrio Falbo of Greensburg; and special nephew Bill Wolford of Graham, NC. READ ON…

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POORBAUGH

Nathan L. Poorbaugh, 39, of Berlin, went to be with the Lord on July 14, 2015. Born September 4, 1975 in Meyersdale, he is a son of Gary and Twila (Sivets) Poorbaugh of Columbia, SC. Nathan is also survived by his wife of 15 years, Jennifer (Fulton) Poorbaugh; daughters Lindsey and Hope Poorbaugh, all of Berlin; brother Shawn Poorbaugh and wife Rachel of Covington, KY; and sister Stephanie Faidley and husband Edward of Somerset. Nathan was employed by Berlin Borough and was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting and fishing. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 PM Thursday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, where a service will be held at 11 AM Friday, pastor Charlie Dunn officiating. Interment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Somerset.

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CRAIG

Janet I. Craig, 80, of Somerset, passed on July 11, 2015 at Meadowview Nursing Center in Berlin. Born June 24, 1935 in Boswell, a daughter of the late Jake and Josephine (Smith) Rice. Also preceded in death by her brother John and sister Sandy. Janet is survived by sons David Gibbons and wife Bobbie of Shanksville, Junius Craig of Taneytown, MD, and Chad Craig and wife Tarina of Gaithersburg, MD; grandchildren Chad Jr., Jared, Christopher, Nicole, and James; and sisters Betty Zablotney of Boswell and Gloria Pope of Fishertown. Janrt enjoyed baking, cooking, and caring for her family. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 AM Saturday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, with a service to follow at 11 AM.

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DETISCH

Christeen L. Detisch, 83, of Somerset, formerly of Harrisville, passed on July 11, 2015 at Somerset Hospital. Born November 11, 1931 in Woodsfield, OH, she is a daughter of the late Earl and Mary (West) Lanning. She is also preceded in death by her husband William Detisch in March 2015; sister Eleanor Heald; and brother William Lanning. Christeen is survived by her daughter Jan Smith and husband Steven, grandchildren Amy Voorhis and husband Cris and Maggie Smith, all of Leesburg, VA; and sister Betty Brestel of West Palm Beach, FL. Christeen was a member of St. Anthony’s Parish in Forestville. She volunteered for the Butler County Meals on Wheels and was a member of the Red Hat Society in Somerset. There will be no viewing or visitation at her request. A funeral mass will be held on July 25, 2015 at 10 AM at All Saints Chapel in Acosta. Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at PO Box 1173 Somerset, PA 15501. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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FLOWER

Jeffrey Aaron Flower departed this life and joined God’s Angels in Heaven on July 11, 2015. Born September 26, 1981, Jeff is survived by his fiancé Rebecca Wild; their 3 beautiful boys: Micah, Landon, and Jase Flower; his parents Sandra and David Flower, all of Somerset; and brother Matthew together with his wife Candace and son Braeden, all of York. Also survived by uncles, aunts, and friends Rosemary and Richard Richards of Milton, FL; Jonathan and Marsha Flower, Iona and William Rice, Becca’s parents Paul and Diane Wild, and special “Uncle” Rick Ross, all of Somerset. Jeff is also survived by his four legged friends and companions Willie Dog Flower and Stella Bella Flower. He was a member of St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Somerset. READ ON…

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KINSER

Kenneth R. Kinser, 57, of Somerset, passed on July 7, 2015. Born July 29, 1958 in Bedford, he is a son of the late Homer and Hazel (Decker) Kinser. He is also preceded in death by his daughter Heather Diana Kinser; sisters Zelda Miller and Louise Thompson; and favorite dog Libby. Kenneth is survived by his daughters Rebecca Morningstar and husband Chad of Saxton and Melissa Zinn and husband Barry of Breezewood; 7 grandchildren; sister Donna Jean Cox of Ridgely, WV; and brothers Merle and Larry Kinser of Chaneysville. Kenneth enjoyed hunting, fishing, NASCAR, and riding 4-wheelers. He was a longtime mechanic at Jim’s Truck Stop in Somerset. Friends will be received Saturday from 11 AM until 1 PM, the time of service, at Bethany United Methodist Church on Bakersville-Edie Road, Pastor Barry Ritenour officiating. Interment at Sipeville Cemetery. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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