Jo Ann Zerfoss, 67, of Meyersdale, passed on October 14, 2017 at the In Touch Hospice House in Somerset. Born April 7, 1950 in Meyersdale, she is a daughter of the late Roy and Pauline (Harding) Mull. She is also preceded in death by her husband Glenn W. Zerfoss; son Jeffrey Wilt; and brother-in-law William Hutchinson. Jo Ann is survived by her children Roxanne Weekley and husband Loren of Denbo, PA and Terry Wilt and wife Chris of Markleton; siblings Royce Hutchinson of Somerset, Robert Mull and wife Karen of Chambersburg, Sue Weaver and husband William of Meyersdale, Polly Smith and husband Darren of Glencoe, and Stanley “Butch” Mull and wife Kathy of Greensburg; and several nieces and nephews. Jo Ann was an avid Green Bay Packers fan and animal lover. She also enjoyed reading and doing puzzle games. A private service will be held at the request of the family. Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at PO Box 1173 Somerset, PA 15501.
Robert “Zip” Clinton Kinter, 91, passed away peacefully in his home in Rockwood on October 14, 2017. Born May 28, 1926 in Somerset, he is the son of the late Kathleen Kinter. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946 as a first class seaman on board the USS James E. Craig in the Pacific. He married Ferne Kinter on August 1, 1952 and they celebrated their 65th anniversary this year. A lifelong resident of Rockwood, he worked as the head custodian for Rockwood Area High School for 26 years. Zip was a life member of the Rockwood American Legion Post 279, Meyersdale Elks BPO Lodge 1951, and the United Church of Christ. He was best known for his smile, his love of dancing, and painting the interior/exterior of buildings throughout Rockwood. READ ON…
Susan Dively Worsell, 64, of Stoystown, passed on October 6, 2017 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Born July 11, 1953 in Meyersdale, she is a daughter of the late Merl and Dorothy (Burkholder) Dively. She is also preceded in death by her loving canine companion “Molly”. Susan is survived by her husband of 42 years, Vaughn Worsell, who she married on September 25, 1975. She is also survived by her siblings John Dively (Susan), Kathleen Ellison (Joe), Debra Fisher (Joe), and Jayne Jewart (Ed); nieces and nephews Dru Chiesa, Zachary Steinly, Kelli Katherin, and Nicholas and Katie Jewart; great-nieces Sophia Chiesa and Avery Jewart; and best friends Connie Weyant and Dixie Hagans. There will be no viewing or visitation at Susan’s request. A memorial service will be held at a later time.
Theodore J. Leonberger, 93, of Rockwood, passed on September 30, 2017. Born November 27, 1923 in Morgantown, WV, he is the son of the late Theophilus and Lydia (Foley) Leonberger. He is also preceded in death by his sisters Dorothy Leonberger and Pauline Kritschgau; and brothers George, Robert, and Theophilus Leonberger. He is survived by his brother Richard Leonberger and wife Dorothy of Hewitt, TX; nephew Robert Leonberger and wife Debra of Orange Park, FL; and numerous other nieces and nephews. Theodore was a veteran of the US Army in WWII and had a 42 year career as a telegrapher with the B&O Railroad. He also owned a woodworking and cabinetry shop in Rockwood. Friends will be received from 1 – 3 PM Sunday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, with a service to follow at 3 PM, Pastor James West officiating. Interment at Rockwood IOOF Cemetery.
Joshua Scott Brant, 31, of Somerset, passed on September 27, 2017. Born August 18, 1986 in Somerset, he is a son of Scott Brant and Kit (Miller) Muccioli. Josh is preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Catherine and James E. Miller, and cousin Heather Niecole Jones. He is survived by his paternal grandparents William and Barbara Brant of Somerset; mother Kit Muccioli and Dalton Darberry of Markleton; father Scott Brant and his wife Rhoda of Somerset; brothers Christopher Brant and fiancé Laura Svonavec, Michael Caralipio, Adam Brant, and Aaron Brant, all of Somerset; girlfriend Jessica Krepelka of Berlin; aunts and uncles Kim Johnson and Dan Sleasman, Sue and Joe Abbott, Shelly Ansell, Mike and Kathy Ansell, Elliot and Judy Ansell, Karen Gray, Keith and Karen Ansell, Jim and Chris Miller, Diane and Gene Whipkey, Mark and Virginia Brant, Brett and Laura Brant, and Jeff and Jill Latuch. READ ON
Phyllis Williams Wilson, age 87, Jefferson Township, passed away on September 27, 2017 at Siemon’s Heritage Personal Care Home. Phyllis was born January 11, 1930 in Vandergrift, PA, daughter of Sadie and John Williams. She is preceded in death by her parents; husband of 67 years, William K. Wilson on March 8, 2017; 10 half-brothers and sisters, Ray and Dale Fritz, Mildred Sloan, Ruby Matson, Charlotte Hone, Ted, John Jr. and Harry Williams, Marion McDowell, and Gladys Condo. Before retiring to Somerset with her husband Bill, Phyllis worked 10 years at Kiski Valley National Bank and 19 years at the Westmoreland Water Authority in Vandergrift. In 1989 they built their retirement home in Jefferson Twp and moved to the Somerset Area. Phyllis loved to read, work in the garden, and play the piano. READ ON…
Donna L. Yoder, 74, of Somerset, passed on August 7, 2017. Born May 27, 1943 in Somerset, she is the daughter of the late Ralph and Agnes (Caldwell) Bailey. She is also preceded in death by her first husband Paul Landis and son Dean Landis. Donna is survived by her brother Karl Bailey of Acosta; husband of 37 years, Dwight Yoder; daughters Patricia Landis-Shrum and husband Brian of Virginia Beach, VA and Cindy Landis of Somerset; 15 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. Donna enjoyed collecting antiques, and attended the Life Church of God in Windber. Friends will be received from 2-4 PM Saturday, September 30 at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, with a service to follow at 4 PM, Pastor Rick Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Life Church of God at 2400 Jackson Avenue, Windber, PA 15963.
Martha Wright, 59, of Somerset, passed on September 20, 2017 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Born June 25, 1958 in Leesville, LA, she is a daughter of the late Alvie and Lenora (Jernigan) Horton. She is also preceded in death by her husband Bryon Wright in 1988 and 3 sisters. Martha is survived by her best friend and partner of 27 years, Ricky Fisher of Somerset; children Kimberly Block and husband Joseph of Sidman, Kristy Wright of Somerset; Brandon Carver of Calhoun, GA, Gabrielle White and husband Justin of Somerset; and Cody Fisher of Somerset; 12 grandchildren; and brothers Jeff, Robert, and Steven Horton. Martha loved horseback riding, four-wheeling, tractor pulling, line dancing, and spending time with her grandkids. Friends will be received from 2-4 PM Sunday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, with a service to follow. Memorial contributions may be made to the family.
Eleanor B. “Betty” Snyder, 94, of Rockwood, went to be with the Lord on September 19, 2017. Born December 3, 1922 in Rockwood, she is a daughter of the late Elmer and Cora (Pritts) Schrock. She is also preceded in death by her husband Merle “Dixie” Snyder in 1986; grandson Marshall Snyder; brothers Earl, Donald, Jay, Paul, Carl, Ray, Elwood, and Robert Schrock; and sisters Evelyn Schrock, Violet Barclay, and Verna Barclay. Betty is survived by her sons James Snyder and wife Teresa of Garrett and Kerry Snyder and wife Teresa of Meyersdale; grandchildren Amy Kelly, Adam Snyder, Karaha Snyder, and Jadon Snyder; great-grandchildren Cassandra Kelly and Ashton Kelly; sister Geraldine Barron of Somerset; and brother James Schrock and wife Ruth of Somerset. Betty was a 70 year member of the Rockwood Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary. She received a Lifetime Achievement award from the group in 2006. She was also a member of the Mountain Valley Bible Church in Berlin. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Friday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset where a service will be held at 11 AM Saturday, Pastor Tim Shivler officiating. Interment at Rockwood IOOF Cemetery.
Florence A. “Dolly” Kelly, 84, of Garrett, passed on September 18, 2017 at Meyersdale Medical Center. Born April 1, 1933 in Black Twp, she is a daughter of the late James and Catherine (Gephart) Mitchell. She is also preceded in death by her husband Fred in 1998; and son Charles Kelly. Dolly is survived by her children Carol Long and husband Kenneth of Somerset, Fred Kelly and wife Ilene of Friedens, David Kelly and wife Jodie of Rockwood, Sharon Engleka and husband Nathan of Rockwood, Steve Kelly and wife Deanna of Garrett, Barry Kelly and wife Roberta of Acosta, and Mark Kelly and wife Sue of Rockwood; sister-in-law Mary Kelly of Garrett; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and brother William Mitchell and wife Nancy of Somerset. READ ON…