Carl Pritts, a man of more nicknames than can be easily recounted, passed away on Sunday, October 16, 2016, surrounded by loving family. He is survived by wife Eleanor (Felder), daughter Dana Weimer and husband Den, and their children Ethan and wife Brittany (Heiple), Zachary, and Hanna, son Rob Pritts and wife Melissa (Yoder), and their daughter Jordan. He also leaves behind sisters Audrey Campbell and Doreen Strozak, and brother Duane Pritts. Carl worked for the railroad for 36 years and retired as a conductor on the S&C in 1999. He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed hunting with his son, grandsons and many friends. READ ON…

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Frances D. Kuna, 60, of Somerset, passed on October 15, 2016. Born February 20, 1956 in Meyersdale, she is a daughter of the late Lester and Iretha (Cameron) Younkin. She is also preceded in death by her brothers James and Rex Younkin. Frances is survived by her husband of 41 years, John Kuna; daughter Nickol Sheetz and husband Michael of Friedens; son Greg Kuna and wife Cande of Friedens; grandchildren Shawn and Cheyenne Sheetz, and Montana, Isabella, Ilianna, and Elliott Kuna; great-granddaughter Alaya Sheetz; brother Charles Younkin and wife Doris of Fort Hill; sister Betty McClintock and husband Sidney of Confluence; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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B. Elizabeth Brougher, 94, of Markleton, went home to be with her Lord on October 9, 2016 at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born April 12, 1922 in Shanksville, she is a daughter of the late Royal and Blanche (Yoder) Knepper. She is also preceded in death by her husband Orville in 1997; grandson Scott Miller; brothers Miles and Clifford Knepper; and sisters Ruth Saylor, Bernice Carbaugh, and Pauline Hartsock Hostetler. Elizabeth is survived by her children Linda Beachley and husband Ron of Davidsville, LaVonne Sanner and husband Ken of Markleton, Jane Pritts and husband Richard of Allentown, Mabel Walker and husband James of Markleton, and Diane Miller and husband Barry of Greencastle, PA; READ ON…

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Leslie “Les” Donald Gwyn of Rockwood, PA joined our Lord, his brothers, Ron and Barry Gwyn, on August 12th, 2016. Les was the son of his late father, Leslie Redford Gwyn and mother, Dorothy Elizabeth Baker Gwyn, Grandparents Albert and Wilda Bevans and William and V. Cora Gwyn. Les was a school teacher and dedicated youth counsel for all of his life. He was a loving member of The Calvary United Methodist Church in Somerset, PA. He loved his community and was a longtime volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He loved the Pennsylvania and West Virginia Wild life, camping, fishing, and God’s gifts. READ ON…

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Luke Daniel Tressler, 29 of Rockwood, Pa., the son of George D. Tressler and the late Debra (Saler) Mills, passed away October 3, 2016. He was also preceeded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter and Mary (Colflesh) Tressler. Along with his father, Luke is survived by his father’s companion, Ginny McCulley, sister Rebecca-Jo Moore, half sisters Amanda Sigmund and Roxanne Brocht, two step sisters, maternal grandparents Ron and Dwella Saler, all of their families and other relatives and friends. READ ON…

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Frederick Michael Elliott, 72, of Berlin, passed on October 6, 2016 at home. Born June 17, 1944 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Charles and Lois (Ringler) Elliott. He is survived by his wife Barbara (Judy) Elliott, whom he married in 1967; daughter Janel L. Coughenour and husband James of Berlin; his wonderful grandchildren Laika Zarefoss and Lukas Coughenour; sister Frederica Christensen and husband Donald of La Porte, IN; sister-in-law Susanne (Judy) Wright and husband Dr. Jesse Wright of Louisville, KY; brother-in-law E. Brant Judy and wife Tai of St. George, UT; and many loving aunts, nieces and nephews, and great-nieces and great-nephews. READ ON…

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Violet M. Johnson, 90, of Rockwood, passed on September 30, 2016 at Meadowview Nursing Center in Berlin. Born May 24, 1926 in Milford Twp, she is a daughter of the late Walter and Laura (Barkman) Beck. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 48 years, Glenn Johnson in 1993; sisters Leora Beck, Zola Klink, and Gladys Beck; and brothers Oscar and Ernest Beck. Violet is survived by her children Shirley A. Summers and husband Elvin of James Creek, PA, Fred R. Johnson and wife Georgian of Ponte Vedra, FL, Barbara E. Bucior and husband Andy of Greensboro, NC, Glenn E. Johnson Jr and wife Choi Chang of Singapore, Homer Johnson of Rockwood, and Jane K. Sterner and husband Ike of Rockwood; READ ON…

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Shirley A. Halbrock Campbell, 79, of Somerset, passed on September 29, 2016 at The Heritage at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born January 25, 1937 in Somerset, she is a daughter of the late Edgar and Agnes (Kimmel) Little. She is also preceded in death by her husband Robert Campbell in 2009; granddaughter Jennifer Sarver; great-grandson Turner Ulery; brothers Edgar and Lewis Little; brother-in-law Tom Carter; and sister-in-law Sandra Little. READ ON…

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Christopher R. A. Hart, 38, beloved son of Rodger Hart and Celia Williams, passed away suddenly this week. Christopher is also survived by his daughter Hedessa, and sons Kai and Xavier; four brothers; one sister; and several nieces and nephews. Christopher will be sadly missed for his sense of fun, his love of chess, music, Magic: The Gathering cards, and, of course, Star Wars, and everything oriental. He was one of a kind and lived life to the fullest. Rest in peace beloved son, brother, father, and friend.

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Margaret “Peggy” Metz Ogle, 86, of Somerset, passed on September 24, 2016. Born December 28, 1929 in Detroit, MI, she is a daughter of the late John A. Metz Jr. and Margaret Ritchey Metz. She is also preceded in death by her husband Alexander Ogle in 2004 and brother John Ritchey Metz. She is survived by her sons James Earl Ogle IV, John Metz Ogle, married to the former Barbara Toth, and Thomas Alexander Ogle married to the former Carol Locklin; grandchildren Alexander Randlev Ogle, Jaimie Elizabeth Ogle, Matthew James Ogle, John Metz Ogle Jr., and Sarah Elizabeth Ogle; and sister Sandy Quereshi. READ ON…

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