LAPE

Charles A. Lape, 94, of Sipesville, passed on March 27, 2017 at Somerset Hospital. Born May 21, 1922 in Jenner Twp, he is a son of the late Augustus and Mary Virginia (McAvoy) Lape. He is also preceded in death by his sisters Alma, Edna, Maxine, and Doris; and brothers Ralph, Foster, and Bill. Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth (Ogline) Lape; daughters Linda White and husband Charles of Port Republic, MD and Margie Bello and husband John of Ashburn, VA; grandchildren Charles Young (Kirsten), Brian Young, Christy Fick, Loretta Stem (John), and Maria Finn (Dan); great-grandchildren Amanda, Kelsey, Kayla, Sydney, Brett, Bella, Shannon, Joseph, and Connor; and sister Lois Brougher of Johnstown. READ ON…

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BOWMAN

George Bowman of Rockwood went to be with the Lord on Sunday March 26, 2017 at The In Touch Hospice House. He was the son of the late Norman and Alice Bowman, and is survived by his wife of 58 ½ years Nancy Putman, along with his four children: Greg (Joy), Scott (Leslie), Jeff (Tina), and Kim Smith (Matt); 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. George is also survived by his sisters Geraldine Walker and Violet Walters (Ron). He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Devon; mother and father-in-law Ralston and Ethel Putman; and brothers-in-law Bob Walker and Harold Kaufman. READ ON…

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BUMBARGER

Connie Marie Bumbarger, 55, of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2017 at home. Born March 11, 1962 in Indiana, PA, she is the daughter of Archie and June (Haag) Shupe, of Homer City, PA. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Samuel and Anna Mae Shupe and maternal grandparents Leo and Della Haag. Connie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Mark A. Bumbarger; daughter Patrice Bumbarger and fiancé Zack Meyers of Normalville, PA; son Ryan Bumbarger of Somerset; grandson Beckett Meyers; siblings Debra (Shupe) Beabes and husband Timothy of Somerset and Sandra (Shupe) Kuhns and husband Scott of Acme, PA; and numerous other extended family members. READ ON…

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BERKEBILE

Gerald Ray Berkebile, 36, of Somerset, passed on March 23, 2017. Born January 13, 1981 in Somerset, he is a son of Gerald Wm. and Leora J. (Rose) Berkebile of Somerset. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Gerald Ray Rose and paternal grandfather Gerald Warren Berkebile. Gerald is survived by his parents; children Cameron, Lilliauna, Amaura, and Adilynn, all of Somerset; sister Jennifer Hinzy and husband John of Markleton; brother Gregory Berkebile and wife Channing of Somerset; READ ON…

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LUCE

Matthew Blair “Matt” Luce, 93, of Rockwood, PA, formerly of Perryopolis, PA, passed on March 18, 2017.  Born October 1, 1923, he is the son of the late Olphra A. and Ellen Blair Luce.  He is also preceded in death by wife Margaret “Marge” Luce, grandson Lucas Svonavec, sister Emma Elizabeth “Betty” Sager, sister Margaret “Peg” Crouse, and brother Frances Luce.  Matt is survived by son Reed Luce, daughter Betty Lou Svonavec, her husband David, grandchildren Heidi Svonavec, Adam Luce, Gabriel Svonavec, Jacob Luce and Terry Jerin.  READ ON…

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LOVE

Sally L. Love, age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017. Sally was born December 26, 1931 in Brookville, PA to George Forsythe and Gladys Foulks Forsythe. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She loved to bake, especially pies, and was artistic with painting and crafts of all kinds. She also enjoyed watching the wildlife. Sally is survived by her daughters Sandy (Frank) Campbell and Jill (John) Fox, her granddaughters Krista (Pat Gibson) Shinew, PhD, DVM, Kayla (Patrick) Collins, PhD, AT, and Jenna Fox, MD, and her great-grandson Grady Love Collins. READ ON…

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WILSON

William K Wilson, 89, of Somerset, died at Siemons Heritage Personal Care Center on March 8, 2017.  Born on October 21, 1927, in North Vandergrift, PA, he was the son of the late Thomas and Bessie (Henry) Wilson.  William was preceded in death by all of his brothers and sisters, Mary Ellen (Conner), John, Charles, Jessie (Young), Thomas Jr., Lucian, and Carol Dee (Canale). William is survived by his wife of 68 years, Phyllis (Williams) Wilson, Patricia Wilson Randall (daughter) of Ephrata, Christine Wilson Coulter (daughter), Jeffrey Coulter (son-in-law), Brandon Wilson Coulter (grandson), and Jordan Nicholas Coulter (grandson) all from Somerset.  READ ON…

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MOSTOLLER

Lloyd E. “Uncle Lloyd” Mostoller, 82, of Friedens, passed on March 6, 2017 at Somerset Hospital. Born August 6, 1934 in Stonycreek Twp, he is a son of the late Merle and Metta (Yoder) Mostoller. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Warren and J. Clark Mostoller; and sisters Alverna Custer, Ferne Dawson, Mary Gasior, and Bernice Rhoads. Lloyd is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia (Caton) Mostoller; children Larry Mostoller and wife Connie of Friedens, Linda Ellis and husband Dr. F. Ray “Skeets” Ellis of Somerset, and Scott Mostoller and wife Tina of Friedens; and grandchildren Larry Lynn Mostoller, Derek Ellis, Lauren Detwiler and husband Nate, Marissa Mostoller, and Bryce Mostoller. READ ON…

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FISHER

Terrence L. “Terry” Fisher, 80, of Somerset, passed on March 6, 2017 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Born November 27, 1936 in Altoona, he is a son of the late Paul and Reba (Ritchey) Fisher. He is also preceded in death by his first wife Diane (Sandrus) Fisher; daughter Lynnette Dykes; son Curtis Fisher; and grandson Travis Bonghi. Terry is survived by his wife Cathy (Teeter) Fisher; daughter Dawn Bonghi and husband Ross of Altoona; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers Kirk Fisher and wife Marsha of Lancaster and Craig Fisher and wife Karen of Harrisburg; son-in-law Kent Dykes; and daughter-in-law Jennifer Fisher. READ ON…

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RECKNER

Shirley L. (Bittenbender) Reckner, 89, of Casselman, went to be with the Lord on March 5, 2017 at The Patriot, surrounded by her family. Born April 6, 1927, she is a daughter of the late Lee and Mabel Bittenbender. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 38 years, Frank Reckner Sr; granddaughter Tricia Deeter; and son-in-law Terry Deeter. READ ON…

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