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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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Jay Randell “Fireball” Baker, 56, of Somerset, passed on August 5, 2014. Born May 18, 1958 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Harry and Mary (Walters) Baker. He is also preceded in death by his sister Cathy Jo Baker. Fireball is survived by his daughter Randi Thomas of North Carolina; sisters Donna Cappello, Patricia Bothell, both of York, Barbara Sucher of Ontario Center, NY, and Linda Tall of Somerset; and brother Thomas Baker of Pittsburgh. A memorial service will be held at 2 PM Saturday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET, pastor Barry Ritenour officiating.

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Kenneth Clair Fouse, 76, of Somerset, passed on August 5, 2014.  Born January 7, 1938 in Altoona, he is a son of the late Harold and Pearl (Frederick) Fouse.  He is also preceded in death by his wife Irene in 2006 and sister Geraldine Hupert.  Kenneth is survived by his daughter Jacquelyn McLean and husband Michael of McKeesport and brother Richard Fouse of Altoona.  Kenneth was a retired employee of Rome Wire and Cable in Rome, NY after which he moved to Somerset.  He was a veteran of the US Air Force.  He was a member of the Somerset Rotary Club and was an active member of the Whispering Pines community.  He was a member of the Somerset Church of the Brethren and an avid Pittsburgh Pirates fan.  Friends will be received from 4-7 PM Sunday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET with a service to follow at 7 PM, pastor Paul Liepelt officiating.  Interment at Dry Hill Cemetery in Hopewell Township, Bedford County.

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Austin Carl Armstrong Coddington, 22, of Friedens, passed on August 2, 2014. Born May 21, 1992 in Somerset, he is the son of Matthew Coddington and wife Terry of Somerset and Michele (Phillips) Drake and husband Scott of Somerset. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandmother Nancy Phillips. Austin is survived by his parents; sister Malorie Coddington of Somerset; stepsister Rylee Coddington; stepbrothers Jared Keatts and Dustin, Dylan, and Drew Drake; maternal grandfather George Phillips of Friedens; paternal grandparents Jeffrey and Virginia Walker of Friedens, William and Robin Coddington of Friedens, and Ann Barnes of Somerset; paternal great-grandfather J. R. Lehman of Somerset; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; fiance Chelsea Conrad of Friedens; and dear friend and co-worker Sonny “Uncle Sonny” Durst. Austin was an employee of Geochemical Testing of Somerset. READ ON…

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Merle R. Pletcher, 90, of New Centerville, passed on August 1, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House.  Born October 1, 1923 in Rockwood, he is a son of the late Edward and Elmira (Phillippi) Pletcher.  He is also preceded in death by his wife Mildred in 1998.  Merle is survived by his children Terry Pletcher and wife Judy (Sanner) of Rockwood, Joyce Nelson and husband Ralph of Ashville, OH, Cherie Kenemore and husband Dennis of Mt. Wolf, Jerry Pletcher of Confluence, and Holly Angermeier and husband Michael of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren Allen Pletcher, Patti Jo Lambert, Lori Figueredo, Corey Nelson, Tina Steinfelt, Matt Kenemore, Kelsey Angermeier, and Austin Angermeier; 14 great-grandchildren; brother Dale Pletcher and wife Arlene of Somerset; and caring friend Christine Lamberson.  READ ON…

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