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Agnes L. Hay, 89, of Rockwood, passed on January 21, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born August 5, 1925 in Listie, she is a daughter of the late Steven and Helen (Bator) Svonavec. She is also preceded in death by her husband Dean S. Hay in 2007; grandson Jason Rosemeier; brother Steve Svonavec; and sisters Elizabeth Aust, Margaret Knapp, Dorothy Steinkirchner, and Helen Zborovancik. Agnes is survived by her daughters Linda Hoppa (James) of Townsend, TN, Shari Schrock (Phil) of Somerset, Leslie Miller (Richard G.) of Rockwood, and Mary Ann Nist (Joseph) of Rockwood; grandchildren Cory Rosemeier (Jen), Nikki Klawitter (Robby), Christa and Derek Schrock, Lori Miller, Tammy Smith (Chuck), Nathan Miller (Annie), Matthew Miller (Torie), Joanna Haupt (Justin), and Amy Nist; great-grandchildren Ethan, Caroline, Remington, Cameron, Shawnna, Alayna, and Wyatt; sister Jane Van Aller of Rockwood; and brothers Joseph Svonavec (Grace) of Rockwood, Donald Svonavec (Jane) of Listie, and James Svonavec (Sally) of Somerset., READ ON…

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Charles William “Pappy Charlie” Kelly, 63, of Garrett, passed on January 14, 2015 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Born July 20, 1951 in Somerset, he is a son of Florence “Dolly” (Mitchell) Kelly of Garrett and the late Fred W. Kelly. He is also preceded in death by an infant brother. Pappy Charlie is survived by his wife of 43 years, Mary (Winkler) Kelly; children Beverly Shaffer and husband Jeffrey of Berlin, Penny Kelly and John Ohler of Berlin, and Andrew Kelly and wife Kelley of Garrett, grandchildren Riley Shaffer, Kelsey and Courtney Helmick, READ ON…

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David R. Greaves, 69, of Washington, DC, formerly of Addison, passed on January 8, 2015. Born June 28, 1945 in Uniontown, he is a son of the late Edward and Mary (Wilkins) Greaves. He is also preceded in death by his sister Lois Kaufman. David is survived by his brother James Greaves of Pearland, TX; and nieces Karen Hetrick and husband Reed of Grantsville, MD and Beth Woods and husband Rodney of Addison, among several nieces, nephews, and extended family. He was a 1963 graduate of Turkeyfoot High School and later worked for many years in the Covington and Burling Law Firm in Washington, DC. A graveside service will be held at 2 PM Friday at Addison Cemetery, pastor Samuel McClintock officiating. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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Sarah E. Jubick Dayoob, 88, of Somerset, formerly of Windber, passed on January 1, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House in Somerset. Born February 15, 1926 in Windber, she is a daughter of the late James and Mary (Magazzu) BeBiase. She is also preceded in death by her husbands John J. Jubick and George A. Dayoob; brothers Dominic, John, Anthony, and James DeBiase; sisters Josephine Marfizo, Rose DeBiase, and Katherine Badowski; brother-in-law Joseph Marfizo; sisters-in-law Betty Greybeck DeBiase, Sue Kolson DeBiase, Mary Kovalsky DeBiase, and Betty Crawford DeBiase; great nephew Robbie DeBiase; niece Joan DeLisa; and great-nieces Kathy Lucas and Jennifer DeLisa. Sarah is survived by her beloved son Ron J. Jubick and daughter-in-law, the former Lorraine Latuch of Somerset; grandchildren Jessica Jubick Dawson and husband Brandon of Charleston, SC, Chad Walter and wife Emily (Shoup) of St. Croix, VI, and Benjamin Walter and wife Allison (Urban) of Somerset; READ ON…

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Roy E. Appel, 63, of Somerset, passed on December 30, 2014 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Born March 16, 1951 in Pittsburgh, he is the son of Patricia (Elmer) Appel of Winter Garden, FL and the late Ralph Appel. Roy is survived by his mother, daughter Marilee Appel of Somerset; son Richard Appel of Somerset; grandchildren Ryan and Nicole Appel; brother Robert Appel and wife Cathy of Winter Garden, FL; niece Ashley Appel of Orlando, FL; sister-in-law Cindy Williamson and husband Chuck of Morgantown, WV; nephews Chuck Williamson Jr. of Toronto, Canada and Chris Williamson of Morgantown, WV; and best friend Maryjane Appel of Somerset. READ ON…

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Virginia (Pat) Bowersox, 98, of Somerset, PA died Sunday, December 28, 2014 at Patriot Manor, Somerset, PA. Born October 25, 1916 in Pittsburgh, PA, she was the daughter of the late William Richard Donaldson and Mae Marshall. Mrs. Bowersox was preceded in death by her husband, Rev. George E. Bowersox, Jr, and her brother William (Bill) Donaldson. Mrs. Bowersox was retired from employment with the Somerset Area School District, having taught English in The Somerset Junior High for 16 years.
She was an active community volunteer, including volunteer work/ teaching at Camp Sequanota, Jennerstown, PA, where Rev. Bowersox was camp director from 1956 till 1979, Meals on Wheels of Somerset, Past President of the Somerset Hospital Auxiliary, and as a mail delivery reader at Patriot Manor for fifteen years.
Mrs. Bowersox loved her church, Trinity Lutheran of Somerset where she led the WELCA (Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America) local chapter for many years. She also taught Sunday school. She strongly believed in annually giving her tithe to support the church and favorite charities. READ ON…

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Dorothy Jean (Eagle) Weicht, 85, of Leesburg, FL, formerly of Somerset County, passed on December 27, 2014. Born September 8, 1929 in Ralphton, she is a daughter of the late Robert and Rachel (Hostetler) Eagle. She is also preceded in death by her son John R. Weicht; sisters Lillian Ringler and Dolores Klink; brother Robert Eagle; brother-in-law George Weicht; sister-in-law Miriam Weicht; and son-in-law Thomas Leclair. Dorothy is survived by her husband Carl J. Weicht, who she married on October 8, 1949; children Constance M. Ayers and husband J. Harlan of Leesburg, FL, Linda L. Leclair and partner Brian D. Ploof Sr. of Preston, CT, and Wayne A. Weicht and wife Angela (Hanyok) of Middletown, DE; grandchildren Robert J. Weicht, Jonathan C. Ayers-Jordan, Christine E. Ayers, Sean M. Weicht, Tiffany M. Ayers, Wesley T. Leclair, Madison A. Leclair, Evan P. Doyle, and Kiren P. Doyle; daughter-in-law Anita (Doyle) Weicht of North Haven, CT; sister Helen Coughenour and husband Jack of Rockwood; and sister-in-law Dorothy (Weicht) Brubaker of Somerset. READ ON…

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Jacob Michael DeMarco, 81, of Somerset, died peacefully at home with his wife by his side on December 23, 2014. Born December 30, 1932 in Garrett, he is the son of the late Michael and Mary (Quartucci) DeMarco. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Susan (Pfouts) DeMarco. Jacob was a graduate of Meyersdale High School and later graduated from WVU with a Master’s Degree in Political Science. He was a veteran of the US Air Force. He enjoyed studying history and spending time with Susan in the Laurel Highlands. He will be greatly missed by his cats Rocky and Tiger. Friends will be received from 11 AM until 1 PM with a service to follow at 1 PM Saturday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, pastor Justin Upton officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Somerset County Humane Society at PO Box 182, Somerset, PA 15501.

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Donald B. Younkin, 90, of Somerset, passed on December 19, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born October 9, 1924 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Russell and Anna (Pyle) Younkin. He is also preceded in death by his brother Earl Younkin; sister Nellie Willkow; and son-in-law Thomas Laird. Don is survived by his wife of 68 years Devyenna (Schenck) Younkin; daughters Anna Mary “Amy” Palermo and husband Ed of Lower Burrell and Lizabeth Sue “Suzy” Laird and friend James Fulton of Somerset; grandchildren Mary Ann and fiance Scott, Karyn and fiance Karl, and Amy and husband Mike; and great-granddaughter Sophia. Don was a 1942 graduate of Somerset High School. READ ON…

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Betty J. Hostetler, 83, of Somerset, formerly of Rockwood, passed on December 16, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born September 19, 1931 in Somerset, she is a daughter of the late Charles and Carrie (Forespring) Bowlby. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Dean Hostetler; and brothers Jay and Willard Bowlby. Betty is survived by her children Rick Hostetler and wife Sherri of Somerset, Cathy Talley and husband Mickey of Somerset, Karen Custer and husband Mark of Erie, and Jack Hostetler and wife Marion of Frankfort, OH; grandchildren Richard, Jason, Amanda, Justin, Cara, Katie, and Leanna; 7 great-grandchildren; brother Floyd Bowlby of Danbury, CT, and the ladies from the New Centerville Sewing Factory. READ ON…

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