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COLEMAN

Joan Ann Coleman, 68, of Berlin, passed on April 17, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House.  Born May 30, 1944 in Meyersdale, she is a daughter of the late George and Flora (Kendall) Horning.  She is also preceded in death by her husband Junior P. Coleman in 2003; brothers Eugene and Ronald Horning; and sisters Phyllis Brant and Francis Brant.  Joan is survived by her children Todd Pritts and wife Brenda, Terrill Pritts, Trevor Pritts and wife Cindy, all of Berlin, Tiffany Pritts of Lewistown, and Trista Pritts and fiance Glenn Gonzalez of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren Crystal, Austin, Justin, Allea, Dustin, and Gavin; great-grandchildren Alana, Leila, and Sawyer; and sisters Georgine Gardner of Berlin and Annette Rawley of Somerset.  READ ON…

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ROBISON

John J. “Robbie” Robison, 68, of Somerset, passed on April 13, 2014 at Lifecare Respiratory Rehab in Pittsburgh.  Born October 5, 1945 in Ronovo, he is a son of the late Martin Robison and Grace (Rankin) Reed.  He is also preceded in death by brother Sonny Fox; sisters Leda Jane Smith, Mary Hulings, Susan Zigler, and Louise Melendez.  John is survived his wife of 40 years Lera (Smith) Robison; children Martin Robison and wife Beth of Culpepper, VA, Denise Kroon and husband Daniel of Somerset, Buffy Robison of Emporium, and Christin Robison of Somerset; grandchildren John, Danielle, Emily, Devon, and Harley; great-grandchildren Carson and Olive; and expectant grandson Wyatt.  READ ON…

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HOSTETLER

Margaret Hostetler, 89, of Berlin, formerly of Rockwood, passed on April 13, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House.  Born May 5, 1924 in Rockwood, she is a daughter of the late Austin and Florence Lyons.  She is also preceded in death by her husband Charles Hostetler; daughter Audrey Landis; and son Bernard Tressler.  Margaret is survived by numerous extended family members, and was affiliated with the Rockwood Alliance Church.  A memorial service will be held at a later time.  Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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AGLIETTI

Edythe Mae Aglietti, 93, of Somerset, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed on April 7, 2014 at Somerset Hospital.  Born May 22, 1920 in Pittsburgh, she is a daughter of the late Walter and Anne (Schnelbacher) North.  She is also preceded in death by her 1st husband George Rossler; 2nd husband Medico “Joe” Aglietti; and granddaughter Megan Elaine Black.  Edythe is survived by her daughter Janet Black and husband John of Rockwood; grandson Seth Black and wife Kerri of Hampton, VA; great-grandson Cade; and numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones.  Edythe was retired from a career as a waitress at the Shanopin Country Club and later, the Pittsburgh Press Club.  She was a avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams.  READ ON…

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SHAULIS

Martha Jane Shaulis, 83, of Somerset, formerly of Friedens, passed on April 7, 2014 at Somerset Hospital. Born September 19, 1930 in Jenners, she is a daughter of the late Robert and Carrie (Laughery) Howarth. She is also preceded in death by her husband Norman Shaulis Jr. in 1980; daughter Janice Floyd; and granddaughter April Ann Rexroth. She is survived by her daughter Katherine Erdman and husband Richard of Dover, PA; son Norman J. Shaulis and wife Ann of York; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Martha was a retired employee of the DeVilbiss Co. in Somerset. She was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church. Friends will be received from 4-8 PM Wednesday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET with a service to follow at 8 PM, pastor Barry Ritenour officiating. Interment at Beulah Church Cemetery.

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SHAFFER

Dean E. Shaffer, 79, of Jones Mills, passed on April 7, 2014 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown.  Born June 27, 1934 in Trent, he is the son of the late Roy and Leona (Bruner) Shaffer.  He is also preceded in death by his wife Mary in 2007.  Dean is survived by his children Alan Shaffer of Pittsburgh, Michele Hart and husband Robert of Somerset, and LeRoy Shaffer of Waymart; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister Wanda Forney of Jones Mills.  Dean was a veteran of the US Navy in the Korean War.  He was a retired technician for the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD and later, from Gilmour Mfg. in Somerset.  READ ON…

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KAUFFMAN

Betty Ann Kauffman, 80, of Somerset, passed on April 6, 2014 at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born January 17, 1934 in Jerome, she is a daughter of the late William and Ruth (Rice) Rummel. She is also preceded in death by her sisters June and Joyce; and brother Bill. Betty Ann is survived by her loving husband Eugene. Her passing ends a marriage union of 62 years. She was a loving and devoted mother to 6 children: Cheryl, wife of Dwain Phillippi, Craig, and wife Janice, Darcy Everly, Susie and husband Russ Lambert, Peggy Horner, and Wanda Kauffman. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 expectant great-grandchildren. Betty Ann was a former Sunday School Teacher and Children’s Director at the Kantner United Methodist Church. READ ON…

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CHOWSKE

Marie Margaret (McKenny) Chowske, 85, of Somerset, formerly of New York City, passed on April 4, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born March 15, 1929 in New York City, she is a daughter of the late Francis Joseph and Mary Philomena (Creighton) McKenny. She is also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Chowske in 2010; brother Thomas McKenny; and sister Frances Higgins. Marie is survived by her children John Joseph Chowske and wife Peggy of Ponte Vedra, FL, Frances Anne Hamilton and husband Richard of San Antonio, TX, Kathryn Grof-Tisza and husband Dr. George Grof-Tisza of Somerset, and Joseph Anthony Chowske and wife Rebecca of Floral Park, NY; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister Patricia and husband Anthony Blaise Genco. Marie was retired from a career as a Registered Nurse at St. John Queens, Hospital in New York City before eventually moving with Joseph to Somerset. A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Peter’s Church in Somerset, father Daniel O’Neill celebrant. Interment will be private. 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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NILAN

Michael J. Nilan, 67, of Somerset, passed on March 24, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House.  Born July 20, 1946 in Philadelphia, he is a son of the late William and Anna Marie (O’Neill) Nilan.  He is survived by his daughter Kelly Buckley and husband Patrick; son Michael J Nilan Jr.; their mother Kathleen Nilan; and sisters Anna Conrad and Joanne Mills.  Michael was a drum corps enthusiast, playing for Blue Rock Drum Corps among others in the Philadelphia area.  He was loved by many and touched the lives of countless people throughout his journey. There will be no viewing, visitation, or service at Michael’s request.  Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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GINDLESPERGER

Barry B. Gindlesperger, 59, of Greensburg, passed on March 21, 2014. Born June 17, 1954 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Glendon and Corabelle Gindlesperger. He is survived by his daughters Mandy Gindlesperger and fiance Joshua Salyer of Rockwood and Marissa Miller and fiance Justin Wall of Greensburg; grandchildren Dylan Zerfoss and Xander and Tanner Salyer, all of Rockwood, and Paetyn and Aubree Wall, both of Greensburg; and loving girlfriend Theresa Litzinger of Monroeville. Barry loved spending time outdoors, especially at Raystown Lake. He was a musician who enjoyed playing and listening to music. He also enjoyed cooking, and was an avid fan of the show “Finding Bigfoot”. Friends will be received from 11 AM until 2 PM with a service to follow at 2 PM at the Milford United Methodist Church at 368 Bando Road, Somerset, pastor John Phipps officiating. Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, ROCKWOOD.

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