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Abby Louise Mazer, 34, of Somerset, passed on August 31, 2014.  Born September 12, 1979 in Johnstown, she is a daughter of Larry Mazer and his wife Susan Mazer Winger of Johnstown and Sally (Hay) Deist and her husband David of Somerset.  Abby is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents William and June Hay and paternal grandparents Lewis and Sylvia Mazer.  She is survived by her parents; son Brayden L. Mazer of Rockwood; sister Jessica Baker and husband Ben of Sipesville; and significant friend Jason Gindlesperger of Somerset.  READ ON…

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Paul M. “Sonny” Nearhoof, 59, of Pittsburgh, formerly of Somerset County, passed on August 25, 2014. Born November 19, 1954 in Tyrone, he is a son of the late Mervin and Wahneeta (James) Nearhoof. He is also preceded in death by his sister Diane and brothers Jim and Mike. Sonny is survived by his son Robert Nearhoof and wife Eva of Shalimar, FL; grandchildren Bradley, Chandler, Noah, Arianna, and Christian; and sisters Susan Leeper of Las Vegas, NV, Linda Fuhs of Tyrone, and Sandy Davis of Tyrone. Sonny was a veteran of the US Navy in the Vietnam War. He was an avid Steelers fan and enjoyed playing chess and backgammon. READ ON…

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Robert M. Zatko, 71, of New Kensington, formerly of Jennerstown, passed on August 28, 2014 at Allegheny Valley Hospital.  Born April 19, 1943 in Springdale, he is the son of Matthew and Emily (Brodniansky) Zatko.  He is also preceded in death by his wife Susanne (Bittner) Zatko in 1993.  Mr. Zatko is survived by his son Matthew Zatko and wife Bobbie of Somerset; grandson Spencer Zatko; sisters Elizabeth “Betty” Gelorme and husband Tony of Springdale and Norma Boyles of Manassas, VA.; and several nieces and nephews.   He is the brother-in-law of R. Craig Bittner, Kim L. Bittner and wife Lorry, and Cynthia L. Barron and husband Charles, all of Somerset.  Mr. Zatko was a retired self-employed painter and wall paper hanger.  READ ON…

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Donald E. Kelly, 62, of Garrett, passed on August 25, 2014. Born April 22, 1952 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Shirl Kelly and Barbara (Morelli) Hay. He is also preceded in death by his grandparents Vincent and Agnes Yonai. Donald is survived by his children Michael Kelly (Amber) of Berlin and their children Cassandra, Ashton, and Hannah, Donald R. Kelly of Clearville and his children Tyler and Kylee, Allen Kelly (Bonnie) of Clearville and their children Chantel and Zane, Carrie Zinn (Timothy) of Clearville and their children Zachary, Derek, and Jadin, and Anne Hege (Jerry) of Mercersburg and their children Devin, LaShay, and Belle; great-grandson Gunner; brother William Kelly of Rockwood; and sisters Theresa Smith, Vickie McElligott, and Cynthia Svonavec, all of Somerset. Donald was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local #66 in Pittsburgh. READ ON…

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Jenetta J. (Miller) Bowman, 81, of Somerset, went to be with our Lord on August 25, 2014.  Born October 17, 1932 in Lambertsville, she is a daughter of the late Elmer and Mildred (Will) Miller.  She is also preceded in death by her foster parents Theodore (TR) and Bessie (Miller) Myers; husband Robert E. Bowman, to whom she was married for 61 years; and sister Lois Stahl.  Jenetta is survived by her children David E. Bowman and wife Sara of Meyersdale, Ted A. Bowman of Markleton, Nancy C. Bowman of Somerset, Connie J. Bowman of Somerset, and SSG Mark A. Bowman of Friedens; grandchildren Dale E. Bowman and wife Jen, Rebecca J. Bowman, Michael L. Bowman, Jennifer J. Weyant, Joe D. Bowman, and Susan M. Thomas; great-grandchildren Gunner A. Thomas, Heather Ulery, Nicholas Bowman, and Ryan Bowman; and brother James Miller.  Jenetta was a member of the Somerset Church of the Brethren.  She was a former employee of Somerset Area Schools as a cafeteria worker.  READ ON…

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William J. “Captain Bill” Basinger, 65, of Rockwood, passed on August 21, 2014 at Somerset Hospital. Born October 28, 1948 in Connellsville, he is a son of the late John and Geraldine (Whiteman) Basinger. He is survived by his loving companion Darlene Maule; children Ronna Yablonski and husband Bradley of Somerset, Tammy Pressley and husband Michael of Rockwood, William J. Basinger Jr. of Rockwood, and James King and wife Lynn of Scullton; grandchildren Kaitlyn and Christopher Yablonski, Bethenee and David Snuffer, Jonathan Pressley, and Richard King; great-grandchildren Wyatt Freeman and Abel Snuffer; and brothers Robert “Ken” Basinger and John Basinger, both of Connellsville. READ ON…

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Clark W. Hall, 58, of Rockwood, passed on August 20, 2014 at home.  Born November 11, 1955 in Somerset, he is the son of June (Dickey) Hall of Somerset, formerly of Rockwood, and the late Richard Hall.  Clark is survived by his sisters Judy Jashienski (Stanley) of Clarksville, TN, Dolores Bainum (Bruce) of Camden, TN, Cindy Skylling (George) of Somerset, Carol Brelias (Mark) of Hunterville, NC. and Violet Caruso (Henry) of Mt. Pleasant; several nieces and nephews; and cousin and good friend Larry Pritts of Somerset.  There will be no viewing or visitation.  A memorial service will be held at a later time.  Interment at Rockwood IOOF Cemetery.  Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, ROCKWOOD.

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Robert H. Coleman, 83, of Somerset, died on August 9, 2014 at In Touch Hospice of Somerset. Born March 31, 1931 in Somerset County, he was the son of the late Robert C. and Nellie (Hay) Coleman. Bob was also preceded in death by wife Gisela (Gary) Coleman, brothers J. William and N. Allen Coleman, sister Mary Ann (Coleman) Ankeny, infant sister Rose, and former wife Jeanne (Merrill) Coleman. Bob is survived by son Neil Coleman and wife Kay Casteel of Mercersburg, PA, son Rob Coleman of Somerset, PA, daughter Lauren Coleman and husband Joe Bertolini of Waynesville, OH, and grandchildren Brynna Coleman, Fiona Coleman, Erin Bertolini, and Ian Bertolini. Also surviving are step-sons Greg and Mark Gary of Utah; step-daughter Debbie Gary-Taskey of Friedens; former wife Betty (Miller) Harman of Friedens; aunt Fern Hay of Somerset; and sister-in-law Gloria (Eicher) Coleman of Akron, OH. READ ON…

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Frederick J. Walker, age 73, went to be with the Lord on August 8, 2014. Loving husband of Carol A. (Holladay) Walker. Married 54 years. Devoted father to C. Allen and wife Eva, Ronald D. Walker and wife Deborah, and grandchildren Sarah, Leah, David, Nicole, and Kimberly. Also survived by many favorite nieces and nephews, and sister-in-law LaVerne Walker. Frederick is preceded in death by his parents, step-mother Elaine Walker, and brother Charles Walker. He was a retired US Air Force veteran and a retired SCI Laurel Highlands LPN. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Lutheran Church in Bakersville. READ ON…

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Frank Ryniak, 65, of Central City, formerly of Meyersdale, passed away on July 31st at Windber Hospice.  Son of the late Frank Edward and Helen (Friske) Ryniak.  A 1967 graduate of Jenner-Boswell and a graduate of Allegany College of Maryland.  Frank served in the Army as a Military Policeman.  He worked as a bricklayer, certified auto mechanic, and computer technician.  The job he loved most was his position as Head Printer Technician for Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh.  An avid kayaker and photographer, Frank loved the outdoors.  He loved his family and loved the Lord.  He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Vickie (Housel), three children, and five grandchildren: son Travis and wife Jana (Seifert) and son Andrew of Boswell, and daughter Emily and husband Todd Coleman, and their daughters Caitlyn and Gabrielle of Rio Rancho, NM, and daughter Sarah and her daughter Sierra and son Jeremy and fiance Chris of Pittsburgh.  No viewing or visitation at the request of the deceased. A private family service will be held at a later time.

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