BRANT

Rose M. Brant, 75, of Somerset, passed on June 22, 2016 at The Patriot. Born May 18, 1941 in Somerset Twp., she is a daughter of the late Charles and Pauline (Tipton) Whipkey. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Charles Whipkey Jr. and Richard Whipkey. Rose is survived by her sisters Shirley Barndt of Friedens, Peggy Kaufman of Somerset, and Barbara Coffman of Saxton; brother Robert Tipton of Berlin; sister-in-law Sharon Whipkey of Somerset; and numerous nieces and nephews. Rose enjoyed playing bingo and loved her animals. Friends will be received from 11 AM until 1:30 PM Friday with a service to follow at 1:30 at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, Pastor Ed DeVore officiating. Interment at Beam Church Cemetery, Gray. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Somerset County Humane Society at PO Box 182, Somerset, PA 15501.

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NEIL

John William “Bill” Neil, 82, of Rockwood, passed on June 11, 2016 at the In Touch Hospice House in his wife’s arms and surrounded by his family. Born April 21, 1934 in Belle Vernon, he is a son of the late Howard and Josephine ( Moleski) Neil. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruth (Ferner) Neil; children Shelley Watters and husband Frank of Pittsburgh, John William Neil II and wife Ellie of Boiling Springs, Michael Neil of Somerset, and Bethany Reed and husband Ken of New Centerville; grandchildren Drake and Addi Watters, Jacob and Ryan Neil, Richelle Ross, and Cooper Sanner ; sisters Helen Neil and Linda Gardner, both of Pittsburgh; and special sister-in-law and friend Carol Hange and husband Jim of Rockwood. READ ON…

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ST. CLAIR

Janet Zula Dolly St. Clair, 81, of Somerset, passed away at her home on June 11, 2016. Born on October 15, 1934 in New Bethlehem, PA, she is preceded in death by her husband Carl St. Clair; daughter Melody Croskey; and son Douglas Simpson. Janet is remembered dearly by her children Janna Dove, Pamela Smithbower, Warren “Bucky” Cochran, and Lyndon Cochran and wife Bessie; grandchildren Adam, Kala, Nicole, Tana, Randy, Jessica, Clayton, Jordan, Cory, and Michelle; and great-grandchildren Maverick, Gabriel, Tamara, Noah, Leland, Roghan, Myles, Takota, Lilianna, Annessa, Izayah, Onika, Curtis, Hannah, Petey, Aric, Kylee, and Gabrielle. Janet enjoyed cooking, canning, and spending time with her family. She was a humble and kind person, and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Friends will be received from 2-7 pm Tuesday with a service to follow at 7 pm at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, Rev. Dr. Joseph Beer officiating. Interment at Beam Church Cemetery, Gray.

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MOLDOVAN

Frank “Muskie” Moldovan, 88, of Somerset, passed on May 30, 2016 at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born July 7, 1927 in Hooversville, he is a son of the late Frank and Elizabeth Moldovan. He is also preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Moldovan; sister Elizabeth Mardo, and brothers Louis and Alex Moldovan. Muskie is survived by his wife Judith (Stern) Moldovan of Somerset; daughters Sherry Shaffer and husband Phil of Hooversville, Beth Moldovan of Stoystown, and Debbie Ohler and husband Mark of Berlin; son Frank Moldovan and wife Theresa of Friedens; special friend Cindy Penatzer of Stoystown; grandchildren Jack, Brandi, Lindsey, and Lacey; great-grandchildren Amanda, Jasmine, and Syarra; and sisters Emma Poliska, Mary Drouilard, Ann Sullivan, and Esther Nelson. READ ON…

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SHAFFER

George R. “Joe” Shaffer, 79, of Rockwood, passed on May 30, 2016 at home. Born April 7, 1937 in Somerset, he is a son of the late George V. and Barbara (Shaulis) Shaffer. He is also preceded in death by his brother James and sister Louise. Joe is survived by his wife of 25 years, Nancy (Miller) Shaffer; daughters Jenny, Susan, Cindy, and Theresa; son Rob; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Jerry Shaffer; and sister Peggy Shaffer Hernandez. There will be no viewing or visitation at Joe’s request. A graveside committal service will be held at a later time. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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THOMPSON

Samuel G. Thompson, 93, of Markleton, passed on May 29, 2016 at home. Born October 22, 1922 in Chalk Hill, Fayette County, he is a son of the late Samuel C. and Lulu (Grover) Thompson . He is also preceded in death by his grandsons Patrick Thompson, Kevin Thompson, and Christopher Thompson Crowe, and 7 siblings. Samuel is survived by his wife of 74 years, Betty Mildred (Knopsnyder) Thompson; children Donald Thompson and wife Norma of New Centerville, Judith Gelpi and husband Richard of Somerset, Mona Miller and husband Dennis of Somerset, Rhonda Walker and husband Ronald of Greensburg, Gary Thompson and wife Mercedes of Kingsland, GA, and Gail Gaidosh and husband Brent of Meadville; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild. READ ON…

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STERNER

Frank D. Sterner, 74, of Rockwood, passed on May 29, 2016 at home. Born May 23, 1942 in Rockwood, he is a son of the late Clarence and Minnie (Trimpey) Sterner. He is also preceded in death by his sister Sheila Veltri. Frank is survived by his fiance Loretta Miller of Rockwood; children Sharon Atchison and husband Jim of Somerset, Michael Sterner and wife Sharon of Rockwood, Tracy Jacobus and husband Jim of Hagerstown, MD, and Debra Ray and husband Barry of Freeport, NJ; 18 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brother Harold “Ike” Sterner and wife Carol of Somerset; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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TASKER

June N. Tasker, 79, of Friedens, passed on May 26, 2016 at home. Born July 9, 1936 in Detroit, MI, she is a daughter of the late John M. and Freda (Dierich) O’Beirne. She is also preceded in death by her husband Donald Tasker in 2004; and 12 siblings. June is survived by her children Donald M. Tasker and wife Barb of Westland, MI, Lynn Gregory and husband Carl of Canton, MI, Brian Tasker of Friedens, and Scott Tasker and wife Shawn of Canton, MI; 8 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. June enjoyed reading and spending time with her family. Friends will be received from 2-4 PM June 11, 2016 at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset followed by a time of fellowship at Brian’s home.

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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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