RICE

Danny R. Rice Sr., 69, of Reading Mines, Stoystown, and Somerset, died July 25, 2016 at Somerset Hospital. Born in Johnstown May 16, 1947 to the late Carl Rice Sr and Freda (Connor) Rice. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers Claude, Carl Jr. (Jean), Tom Sr. (Jane); an infant brother at birth; sisters Fay Woy and Pat Young; and brother-in-law Robert Shumaker. Danny is survived by his sons Danny R. Rice Jr. (Mitzie) and Jason Rice (Tonya); grandchildren Dalton, Kayla, and Gage; sister Jane Ogdon (David); former wife Judith Spangler Rice; brothers-in-law Lloyd Woy and Lloyd Young; sister-in-law Thelma Rice; numerous nieces and nephews including special nephew, “brother” David Woy; and caregiver and companion of 30 years Jean M. Sorber, her son Steven (Jessica), and grandson Benjamin P. Richards. Dan worked at various coal mines for over 40 years. There will be no viewing or visitation at his request. Interment at Stoystown IOOF Cemetery at a later time. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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MCINTOSH

Betty J. McIntosh, 58, of Somerset, passed away after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer on July 25, 2016 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born September 3, 1957 in Rockwood, she is a daughter of the late Harold and Evelyn (Yaste) Weimer. She is also preceded in death by her sister Peggy Weimer; brothers Kenneth Weimer and Harold Weimer Jr; mother-in-law Dorothy M. McIntosh; and father-in-law Jack W. McIntosh. READ ON…

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PRITTS

Ronald D. Pritts, 69, of Rockwood, passed on July 24, 2016. Born October 7, 1946 in Rockwood, he is preceded in death by an infant daughter. Ron is survived by his wife of 45 years, Sally (Hoover) Pritts; daughters Michelle Hemmerlin and husband John of Grove City and Melissa Bailey and husband Andre of Yorktown, VA; grandchildren Rachel, Laurel, Alex and Deckoda. Ron was a 1964 graduate of Somerset High School. He then had a long career with the Somerset Daily American, beginning as a reporter, and later, as a photographer, and sports editor before retiring in 2014. There will be no viewing, visitation, or service at Ron’s request. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Rockwood.

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WALTERS

Thelma (May) (Cooper) Walters, 96, of Mercersburg, PA, formerly of Rockwood, PA, passed away Friday July 22, 2016 at her home. Born July 15, 1920 in Casselman, PA, she is a daughter of the late Joseph and Leora (Phillippi) May. She is also preceded in death by her first husband of 34 years, Herbert Cooper Sr; second husband of 10 years, Robert Walters; son Gary Cooper; and granddaughter Wendy Cooper. Thelma is survived by her children Herbert Cooper Jr and wife Julia of North Huntingdon, PA, Phillip Cooper and wife Lynn of Olympia, WA, and Janie (Cooper) Reed and husband Edward of Mercersburg; daughter-in-law Ranh Cooper of Double Oak, TX; 8 grandchildren and their spouses: Jeff and Brian Cooper, Vicky Russo (Mark), Eric Cooper (Melanie), Audra and Melanie Cooper, Eddy Reed (Elizabeth), and Mike Reed (Jodi); 13 great-grandchildren; sisters Rose Mary Smith and Judy McPherson, both of Beaver, PA; brother Richard May of Haddonfield, NJ; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family and friends will meet at 1pm Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Rockwood, and proceed at 2pm to Laurel Cemetery, Markleton, for a graveside committal service.

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GELPI

John B. Gelpi, 77, of Somerset, passed on July 21, 2016 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Johnstown. Born April 24, 1939 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Bernard and Martha (Beeman) Gelpi. He is also preceded in death by his wife Donna in 2002; and brother Ernest Gelpi. John is survived by his daughters Kimberly Ross and husband John of Somerset, Kathy Johnson and husband Brian of Friedens, and Karen Thomas and husband Doug of Friedens; grandchildren Jessica, Jennifer, Danielle, Joshua, and Shane; great-grandchildren Austin, Riley, Adaline, Adin, Jayden, Liam, Haddie, and Gavin; siblings Robert Gelpi and wife Patricia of Mesa, AZ, Richard Gelpi and wife Judith of Somerset, Bernice Barnett of Somerset, and Michael Gelpi and wife Margaret of Listie; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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CUSTER

Alverna Ruth (Mostoller) Custer, 94, formerly of Friedens, and later, Transfer, PA, passed on July 17, 2016 at The Patriot in Somerset, PA. Born February 8, 1922 in Stonycreek Twp, the daughter of the late Merle M. and Metta (Yoder) Mostoller. She is also preceded in death by her loving husband Lloyd E. Custer; son Dwight E. Custer; grandson Bradley B. Custer; infant twin brother and sister Paul and Pearl Mostoller; brothers J. Clark Mostoller and Warren E. Mostoller; and sisters Bernice O. (Mostoller) Rhoads, Ferne J. (Mostoller) Dawson, and Mary A. (Mostoller) Gasior. READ ON…

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BRUBAKER

Dorothy L. Brubaker, 89, of Somerset, passed on July 10, 2016 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born December 26, 1926 in Jenner Twp, she is a daughter of the late J. Carl and Eva (Fritz) Weicht. She is also preceded in death by her husband John Brubaker in 1974; son Lee Brubaker; and brother George Weicht. Dorothy is survived by her children William J. Brubaker (Janet) of Leesburg, FL, Jane C. Zimmerman (Dennis) of Boswell, and Mary L. Brubaker of Somerset; grandchildren David, Douglas, Gregory (Deneice), and Craig (Katrina) Brubaker, M. Scott Zimmerman (Elisha), Brenda Swallow (Daren), and Nikki Brubaker; great-grandchildren Alice Brubaker, Avery, Addison, and Lincoln Zimmerman, Jeremiah and Zachary Swallow, and Tesla Brubaker; and Brother Carl J. Weicht of Leesburg, FL. READ ON…

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CINDRIC

Phyllis June (Cunningham) Cindric, 92, of Somerset, died peacefully in her sleep on July 8, 2016, at Saint John XXIII Home in Hermitage. She was born June 18, 1924 in Mount Union, the eldest child of C. Brandon Cunningham and Kathleen (Longacre) Cunningham. She was preceded in death by her parents and her siblings Lois Joann Remek, Janet Kathleen Rosenberry, and Fredric Merrill Cunningham. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, Blase Cindric, who passed away in 2003. She is survived by her son Blase B. Cindric, daughter-in-law Mary Patricia Cindric, and grandchildren Blase, Brandon, and Fiona Cindric, all of Hermitage. Phyllis was a graduate of Mount Union High School and Shippensburg University, and also earned a Master of Arts degree in English from the Pennsylvania State University. READ ON…

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STURNI

LANCE CHARLES STURNI
Lance Charles Sturni, 70, Somerset, while being lovingly cared for by the In Touch Hospice House Angels, slipped the bonds of earth on this day, July 5, 2016.
Born September 25, 1945 in McKeesport Hospital, McKeesport, PA, the son of the late Wilda (Rader) and Charles Robert Sturni.
Also preceded in death by dear Aunt, Helen Catherine Rader and brother, Wade Rader Sturni.
Survived by wife, Suzanne (Parmiter), her devoted children, Kelley Suzanne (Opfar) and husband William P. Keane, Pittsburgh PA; and Jonathan Allen Opfar and wife Patti Jo (Nelson) Friedens, PA. READ ON…

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SINCLAIR

Charles H. Sinclair, 66, of Somerset, formerly of Pittsburgh, died suddenly on July 2, 2016 at his home. Charles was a member of the Steamfitters Local #449 for 42 years. He is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Edna (Thearle) Sinclair of Port Vue, PA and his sister Margaret Sinclair of White Oak, PA. He is survived by his beloved wife of 25 years Lois Knopsnyder Sinclair. He will be missed by his sons Daniel (Joelle) Sinclair and Gregory (Dawn) Sinclair; stepsons Steven (Emmy) Benford, Shane (Lisa) Benford, and Brandon (Michele) Benford; his 13 grandchildren; and his best friend Ray Cook. READ ON…

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