COLLINS

Carol C. Collins, 75, of Confluence, passed on August 13, 2015. Born June 28, 1940 in Pittsburgh, she is the daughter of the late William and Edith (Brougher) Coleman. She is also preceded in death by her husband John in 2007. Carol is survived by her brother William Coleman II and wife Patricia A. Jensen of St. Paul MN; niece Carey Coleman of Minneapolis, MN; and many friends in the Confluence and Rockwood area. She was a retired, longtime elementary school teacher at the Turkeyfoot Area Schools. She was also active with the Somerset Hospital Auxiliary and the New Centerville Firemens’ and Threshermens’ Jubilee Assn. A graveside service will be held at 3:30 PM Friday at Maple Summit Church Cemetery at 815 Maple Summit Road, Mill Run, PA 15464, Rev. Arthur Gotjen officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Somerset Hospital Auxiliary at 225 S. Center Ave. Somerset, PA 15501. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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SMITH

Gene M. Smith, 76, of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on August 15, 2015. Born April 14, 1939 in Ligonier, he is a son of the late Clarence and Mary Smith. He is also preceded in death by several siblings. Gene is survived by his wife of 27 years, Betty (Tunstall) Smith; adult children Nicole, Timmy, and Wendy of Latrobe and George of Lititz; 8 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was a graduate of Ligonier and was a member of the US Army. He was a retired truck driver with 44 years of service at Coleman and PIE. He was a member of the New Beginnings Outreach Center in Jennerstown. Gene was an avid musician and singer, and was the musical director at his church for 11 years. He also played at Senior Centers across the county. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY, SOMERSET. A service will be held at 11 AM Thursday with one hour of viewing prior to the service at the New Beginnings Outreach Center, pastor Kurtis Frampton officiating. Interment at Beam’s Church Cemetery. Military honors accorded by the Somerset County Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Betty Smith at 7398 Somerset Pike, Jennerstown, PA 15531.

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LAPE

Maxine Lease Lape, 91, of Somerset, passed on August 16, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born May 16, 1924, the eighth child of the late John O. and Minnie (Coleman) Lease of Friedens. She was also preceded in death by her husband David N. Lape; son David G. Lape; sisters Olga Cargill, Erma Lease, Beulah Wasconis, Edna Montgomery, Eleanor Mace, and Mabelle Rovnyak; and brother Vernon O. Lease. She is survived by her daughter Susan and husband Robert D. Christner of Somerset; grandsons Robert A. Christner and wife Julie of Somerset and Randall D. Christner and wife Julie of Chicago, IL; great-grandchildren Meagan, married to Michael Shroyer, Brett, and Cole Christner of Somerset, and Katie, Kelly, and Travis Christner of Chicago; daughter-in-law Joyce A. Lape of Johnstown; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. Maxine was baptized, confirmed, and married at Friedens Lutheran Church. After graduating from Somerset Twp. High School and Maison Frederick Academy in Greensburg, she was the owner-operator of her own salon in Friedens. READ ON…

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SNYDER

Audrey M. (Berkey) Snyder, 84, of Somerset, passed on August 15, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born May 2, 1931 in New Centerville, she is a daughter of the late Lloyd and Mildred (Dunmeyer) Berkey. She is also preceded in death by her husband Lester Snyder in 2014, she and Lester were married in 1950; infant son Lloyd Lester Snyder; and brother Fred Berkey. Audrey is survived by her daughter Kerri Sue Walker and husband Barry of Folmont – Central City; grandson Dr. Matthew L. Walker and wife Myranda of Shanksville; brother Lloyd “Dudder” Berkey Jr and wife Barbara Clay Berkey of New Centerville; and nephew Braxton Berkey of New Centerville. Audrey enjoyed quilting and visiting casinos, but caring for her family was her first love. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. There will be no viewing or visitation at her request. A memorial service will be held at a later time. 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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RICHTER

Scott Eugene Richter, 54, of Fort Hill, passed on August 10, 2015. Born July 30, 1961 in Connellsville, he is a son of the late Augustus Richter Jr and Nancy (Prinkey) Richter. Scott is survived by his wife of 27 years, Lorrie (Phillippi) Richter; children David McCormick, Stoystown, Kala Lloyd and husband Chad , Scullton, Ryan Richter, Little Rock, AR, Ray Richter, Somerset, and Brandon Richter, Fort Hill; grandchildren Bridgette, Elizabeth, Allyson, Sydney, Johnathan, and Nevaeh; brother David Richter, Confluence; sisters Deborah Woods and husband Randy, Friedens and Susan Fisher and husband Tom, Drummond, MT; nieces Shannon and Kathy; and nephews Tommy and Zachary. Scott was a carpenter with Union Local 2274 in Charleroi and he also did custom woodworking and cabinetry. READ ON…

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HITTIE

Our beloved Drew Blanset Hittie, 29, of Somerset, was welcomed into the loving arms of God on August 10th, 2015, after a three year battle with cancer. His determined and graceful fight served as an inspiration to all who knew him. Born April 13, 1986, in Johnstown, he is survived by his wife and love of his life, Lauren Elizabeth Hittie (Knupp); father and mother Mike and Debbie Hittie of Friedens; father-in-law and mother-in-law Craig and Melanie Knupp of Somerset; brothers Zac Hittie and friend Laura Higgins of Harrisonburg, VA, and twin Derek Hittie and friend Gabe Grice of Chicago, IL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Josh and Sandy Knupp and niece Rayleigh Grace Knupp of Somerset; grandparents John and Catherine Barndt of Friedens, and Joe and Ila Wilt of Shanksville; great grandfather Harold “Dutch” Miller of Lambertsville; READ ON…

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WOOD

Glen J. Wood, 95, of Friedens, went to be with the Lord on August 6, 2015. Born August 29, 1919 in Somerset, he is the son of the late James Bigler and Effie (Miller) Wood. Also preceded in death by wife Dorothy Bernice (Beyl) Wood; brothers Charles and Clair Wood; and sisters Todd Meyers and Dorothy Wood. READ ON…

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HUMMEL

Terry Lee Hummel, 59, of Somerset, passed on July 30, 2015. Born September 14, 1955 in Pittsburgh, he is a son of the late Jacob and Ruth (Hoyman) Hummel. Terry is survived by his sisters Elizabeth Caton (Roger), Karen Schrock (Don), Brenda Hummel, Rise Weaver (Bob), Tracy Beja, and Shannon Hummel (Julie); brothers Jon (Karen), Donald, Scott, Bryan, Loren, Mark (De), Jody (Donna), and Shawn (Kerri); and numerous nieces and nephews. Terry enjoyed golf and stamp collecting, and was an avid Steelers Fan. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday at the Amity United Church of Christ at 315 Center St. Meyersdale. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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MOORCROFT

Christopher Thomas Moorcroft, 39, of Somerset, passed on August 1, 2015. Born August 25, 1975 in Pittsburgh, he is a son of Harry Moorcroft Sr. of Somerset and Roxann (Kick) Gregory and husband David of Boswell. He is preceded in death by his uncle Raymond Moorcroft. Christopher is survived by his parents; wife JoAnn (Fundis) Moorcroft; daughters Alexandria and Cassidy Moorcroft, all of Somerset; son Greggory Peterson of Bakersville; maternal grandmother Mildred Kick of Somerset; brother Harry Moorcroft Jr. and wife Michelle of Berlin; sister Bethany Kenyon of Bedford; nephews Tyler, Ryan, Gavin, Ethan, and Xavier; and his beloved dog “Bubba”. READ ON…

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PIATT

Willetta “Billie” (Powers) Piatt, of Somerset, passed on August 1, 2015. Born April 24, 1931 in Mifflin Township, PA, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Walter E Piatt who passed in 2004. The date of her death would have marked their 62nd wedding anniversary. Preceded also in death by her parents William M. and Margaret Price Powers; her siblings Mary Margaret Ashoff, George Powers, Elizabeth Powers, Ann Martin, Sheila Connely and William Powers, Jr. READ ON…

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