WOODS

Carina M. Woods, 70, of Somerset, passed on May 19, 2016 at Somerset Hospital. Born November 18, 1945 in Indiana, PA., she is a daughter of the late John and Geneva (Aimino) Yankuski. Carina was a very loving and beautiful person. She touched the hearts of all who knew her and will be forever loved and missed very deeply. She was a hard worker who loved animals and being active. Carina is survived by her long-time love and partner, Dominic DiDonne of Somerset; her sons Jeff, Jerry, and Greg; and brother Joe Yankuski and his wife Esther. Friends will be received from 10am until noon Monday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Somerset County Humane Society at PO Box 182, Somerset, PA 15501.

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PRITTS

Donald M. Pritts, 77, of Trent, passed away on May 11, 2016 at home. Born March 25, 1939 in Middlecreek Twp., he is a son of the late Ralph and Ella (Peck) Pritts. He is also preceded in death by his brother Reaford Pritts; and sisters Betty Lilly and Marie Miller. Don is survived by his wife of 57 years, Mildred “Mid” Pritts; daughters Debra Shaulis and husband Rick of Trent and Patty Tims and husband Dave of Somerset; grandchildren Heather Shaulis of Trent, Daniel Tims of Somerset, and D.J. Tims and wife Heather of Somerset; great-grandchildren Audrey, Addison, Emma, and Jordan Tims, and Ella Shaulis; and brother Dale Pritts and wife Monna of Barronvale. READ ON…

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FUNDIS

Tammy L. Fundis, 50, of Rockwood, passed on May 8, 2016. Born September 6, 1965 in Somerset, she is a daughter of the late John and Jean (King) Phillippi. Tammy is survived by her husband of 31 years, Wayne Fundis; son Zachary Fundis and wife Jessica of Rockwood; grandson Eli Fundis; sister Lori Richter of Fort Hill; and several nieces and nephews. Tammy enjoyed biking, fishing, riding motorcycles, and going to the beach. A memorial service will be held at 11 AM Thursday at Messiah Lutheran Church, Pastor Lee Gable officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to Messiah Lutheran Church at PO Box 126, Rockwood, PA 15557. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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CUSTER

Adena May “Dee” Custer, 78, of Somerset, passed on May 5, 2016 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born June 17, 1937 in Asbury Park, NJ, she is the daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Dugan) Miller. She is also preceded in death by her twin infant daughters Mary Adena and Kathleen Susan Custer. Dee is survived by her husband of 58 years, Robert Custer; children Linda Dee Hamilton of Somerset, Ronald Ryan Custer of Shanksville, Sandra Sue Close and husband Randy of Somerset, Edward Joseph Custer and wife Christine of Berlin, John Dean Custer and wife Kathy of Somerset, and David Paul Custer and wife Heather of Shanksville; 12 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. READ ON…

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METZ

Lawrence R. Metz, 91, of Somerset, formerly of Rockwood, passed on April 30, 2016 at Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown. Born May 27, 1924 in Acosta, he is the son of the late Howard and Ada (Tinkey) Metz. He is survived by his sons Lawrence “Butch” Metz of Rockwood, Vernon “Buck” Metz of Somerset, and Jerome “Jerry” Metz and wife Christine of Greenville, SC; grandchildren Joel, Jason, Erin, Jeremy, and Kerri; and great-grandchildren Morgan, Karsyn, and Jeanette. Lawrence was a veteran of the US Navy in WWII. He was a retired railroad engineer for the B&O Railroad. He was a member of the Meyersdale Masonic Lodge #554 and the Jaffa Shrine. There will be no visitation or service at his request. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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JONES

Emrys Jones, also known as Casey, Slow-Poke, and Bud, 96, of Rockwood, passed on April 23, 2016 at home. Born November 28, 1919 in Rockwood, he is the son of the late Evan Jones and Esther (Morgan) Jones. He is also preceded in death by his wife Della Bolden Jones in 2011 and sister Edith Young. Casey is survived by his sons Michael Jones and wife Rita of Somerset, Timothy Jones of Rockwood, and Jonathan Jones and wife Amy of Rockwood; and granddaughters Allie Jones and Angela Barclay. READ ON…

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KAROLYI

Elizabeth Karolyi, 90, of Rockwood, passed on April 24, 2016 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born February 12, 1926 in Bocar, Yugoslavia, she is preceded in death by her husband Istvan Karolyi in 1991 and daughter Maria Karolyi. Elizabeth is survived by her son Stephen Karolyi Jr. and wife Kathy of Pittsburgh and grandsons Stephen Karolyi III and William Karolyi. Elizabeth was very good at many crafts, which she loved to create. READ ON…

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PHILLIPPI

Harold C. “Pud” Phillippi, 78, of Garrett, passed on April 18, 2016 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Born January 13, 1938 in Black Twp., he is a son of the late Roy and Alta (Sanner) Phillippi. He is also preceded in death by his sister Shirley Miller and brothers Frederick and Larry Phillippi. Pud is survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon (Johnson) Phillippi; daughter Stephanie Christner and husband Tim of Meyersdale; son Shawn Phillippi of Garrett; grandchildren Logan Christner and Megan Clark; and sister Nancy Ringer and husband Larry of Somerset. READ ON…

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BELL

Eldon E. Bell, 65, of Berlin, formerly of Somerset, passed away peacefully on April 16, 2016 with his loving family by his side. Eldon was born on August 4, 1950 to the late Alvin and Hilda (Martz) Bell. He is also preceded in death by LaVerna and Ernest Bell; and Pat Conrad. He is survived by his family Melanie and Jim Fraley; Jill and Andy Latuch and their children Gabe and Will; and Josh and Autumn Fraley and their son Koi, all of Somerset. Eldon loved traveling, spending time with his beloved dogs, and later, after moving to Meadowview Nursing Center in Berlin, participating in all of the activities offered at Meadowview. Friends will be received from 6-8 PM Monday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, with a service to follow at 6 pm, pastor Douglas Burns officiating. Interment at Bakersville Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to Interim Hospice at 512 Georgian Place, Somerset, PA 15501.

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DUNMEYER

Helen Jean Dunmeyer, 69, of Somerset, passed on April 14, 2016 at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown. Born August 26, 1946 in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp., she is a daughter of the late Earl W. and Zelma (King) Pletcher. She is also preceded in death by her infant son Scott Lynn Dunmeyer; beloved mother-in-law Betty Dunmeyer and her husband Nevin; and sister Wilma M. Pletcher. Jean is survived by her husband of 44 years, Floyd Lynn Dunmeyer; siblings James “Hummer” Pletcher and wife Luella of Markleton, Larry “Beanie” Pletcher of Scullton, Nellie M. Pletcher of Scullton, and Jack I. Pletcher and wife Barbara of Kingwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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