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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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Doris E. Brant, 79, of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on December 15, 2014. Born June 16, 1935 in Somerset, she is a daughter of the late Perry and Elva (Henry) Dull. She is also preceded in death by her brothers Bill and George “Jack” Dull. Doris is survived by her son Ronald D. Brant II and wife Vi (Ulderich) of Somerset; daughter Holly Jo Pelliccione and husband Christopher of Somerset; grandchildren Christopher “C.J.” Pellicionne, and Alyssa and Eric Brant; sisters Marjorie Weaver and husband James of New Centerville and Betty Ann Runner of Somerset; and many nieces and nephews. Doris was a retired employee of SCI Somerset State Prison and was a long-time employee of the American Cancer Society. She loved to watch Western movies and spend time with her grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2-4 and 7-9 PM Monday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, where a service will be held at 11 AM Tuesday, pastor Arnie McFarland officiating. Interment at Kingwood IOOF Cemetery.

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Robert J. “Bob” Will, 85, of Friedens, died peacefully at Meadowview Nursing Center December 12, 2014. Born June 20, 1929 in New Baltimore, to the late Lawrence and Agnes Virginia (Topper) Will. Bob is survived by his wife of 62 years, Helen (Krepelka) Will; children Betsy Nightingale of Friedens, Tony Will and wife Kim of Somerset, Cathy Zborovancik of Friedens, Susie Will of Fayetteville, Rose Hoagland of Somerset, Barb Barchey and husband Greg of Somerset, Bobby Will and wife Sue of Dunkirk, MD, and Phil Will and wife Amy of State College; 21 grandchildren; and 9 great-grandchildren. Bob was one of 12 children and is also survived by his sisters Rose Ann Webreck of Berlin and Mary Theresa Keller of Lancaster and many other relatives. Bob served in the US Army after high school and then worked at Esso Standard Oil, Crane Company, and Agway Petroleum. In 1982 he was elected as the Somerset County Prothonotary and in 1988 he was elected as a Somerset County Commissioner. Bob was very active in his community. READ ON…

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Helen Louise (Keefer) Zerfoss, 69, of Berlin, passed on December 12, 2014. Born April 6, 1945 in Brothersvalley Twp., she is the daughter of the late Simon and Nellie (Hartman) Keefer. She is also preceded in death by two infant sons. Helen is survived by her sons Marty Zerfoss and wife Kelly of Rockwood and Michael Zerfoss of Markleton; and 3 grandchildren. She was a retired nurses’ aide at Meadowview Nursing Center and retailer at the Somerset Walmart. There will be no visitation or service at Helen’s request. Interment at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery in Glencoe. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset.

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Charles R. Johnson, 48, of Somerset, passed on December 10, 2014 at home. Born December 16, 1966 in Johnstown, he is the son of David and Linda (Alwine) Johnson of Somerset. He is also survived by his wife Teresa (Wiltrout) Johnson; children Samantha Johnson of Somerset, Donald Rugg of Meyersdale, Sheila Rugg of Greensburg, and Gretchen Johnson of Somerset; grandchildren Mikayla, Amaryon, and Kameron; brothers David Johnson and wife Rene of Somerset, Lester Johnson and wife Astrid of Somerset, and Marty Johnson and wife Sheyla of Friedens; and sister Debbie Bumbarger and husband Doug of Somerset. Charles was employed by the Joseph Fay Construction Co. in Somerset. He enjoyed racing go-carts. Friends will be received from 2-5 PM Saturday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, with a service to follow at 5 PM, pastor Sam Coughenour officiating. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery, Somerset.

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Alice E. (Conn) Sala, 88, of Berlin, formerly of Somerset, passed on December 9, 2014 at Meadowview Nursing Center. Born December 5, 1926 in Somerset Twp., she is a daughter of the late Harry and Viola (Stahl) Miller. She is also preceded in death by her first husband Floyd Conn; second husband Henry Sala; 2 grandsons; sister Vivian Eicher; and brothers Ethan and Dale Miller. Alice is survived by her children Margaret Snyder and husband Terry of Berlin, Daniel Conn and wife Kathy of Somerset, Anna Shonko and husband John of Berlin, and Franklin Conn and wife Mardi of Duncansville; grandchildren Melissa Mimna and husband Jim, Daniel Conn and wife Becky, Adam Conn and wife Elise, and Sophi Conn; great-grandchildren Bryce and Reed Conn and Sky and Miles Mimna; and brothers Dewey Miller and wife Faye of Somerset, and Kermit Miller and wife Shirley of Lore City, OH. READ ON…

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James H. “Hub” Harbaugh, 86, of Rockwood, formerly of Casselman, passed on December 8, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born July 27, 1928 in Fayette County, he is a son of the late Robert and Alice (Rugg) Harbaugh. He is also preceded in death by his sisters Pearl Kemp and Marlene Snatterly; and brothers Charles, Oscar, and Clifford Harbaugh. Hub is survived by his wife of 52 years, Beverly (Nicholson) Harbaugh; children Christopher H. Harbaugh of Rockwood, Teresa (Harbaugh) Wicks and husband Clifford of Las Vegas, NV, Brenda Faye Alaniz of California, Rosemary Dryburg and husband Barry of Somerset, Mary Jane Funston and husband Rick of Bedford County, Marlene Saylor and husband David of York, and Wanda Sue Hirschl and husband Robert of Washington; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; sister Esther Melia of Confluence; and brother Donald Harbaugh of Maryland. READ ON…

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Nancy L. Dunmeyer, 65, of Somerset, went to be with her Lord on December 6, 2014 at Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown. Born March 20, 1949 in Waterford, she is a daughter of the late Roy Roddy and Gladys Snyder. She is also preceded in death by her step-father George Snyder; step-mother Peg Roddy; and sisters Harriet Louise Roddy, and Wilma and Dela Pirl. Nancy is survived by her children Edward Roddy and wife Donna of Somerset, LouAnn Fleegle and husband Paul of Boswell, Russell Dunmeyer and wife Lori of Somerset, and Glenda Hagner and fiance Wayne of Somerset; brothers Roy Roddy and wife JoAnn of Somerset, Clark Roddy and wife Ramona of Somerset, and George Snyder and wife Patty of Scottdale; and numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. There will be no viewing or visitation. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Arrangements by Miller Funeral Home and crematory, Somerset.

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Susan Riddiford Shedd, 53, of Petersburg,Pennsylvania, died Friday November 28, 2014, at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, Pennsylvania. Born to John A. B. and Sandra Riddiford on February 9, 1961 in Ft. Riley, Kansas, she is survived by her husband, Christopher Shedd, to whom she was married on August 31, 2006; her mother, Sandra Riddiford, of State College; her brother, Philip Riddiford, of Bellefonte; her sisters, Cynthia France(Brian), of Centre Hall, and Stephanie Riddiford of Seattle, Washington; her niece, Allison France, of Ft. Collins, Colorado; her nephew, Benjamin France, of Centre Hall, and her step-daughters, Nancy Lee and Madison Shedd, of Philadelphia. READ ON…

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