HEINBAUGH

Joanne Heinbaugh, 79, of Confluence, passed on August 14, 2017 at Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown. Born May 17, 1938 in Lower Turkeyfoot twp., she is a daughter of the late Clifford (Jiggs) and Dorothy Irene (Rodahaver) Heinbaugh. She is also preceded in death by her brother Donald Heinbaugh and brother in law Robert Conn. Joanne is survived by her son Gregory Heinbaugh of Confluence; daughter Pamela Fisher (Eddie Hoffman) of Rockwood; grandchildren Tanya and Tessa Heinbaugh, and Lance Fisher; sister Delores Eileen Conn and sister in law Donetta Heinbaugh of Confluence and many neice’s and nephew’s. She worked 44 yrs as an LPN at Price Hosp. Somerset Hosp. and Spears Nursing Home before her retirement. There will be no visitation or service at her request. Memorial Contributions may be sent to the Harnedsville United Methodist Church.

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KING

Samuel W. King Sr., 74, of Friedens, passed on August 13, 2017 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown. Born May 5, 1943 in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp., he is a son of the late Ralph and Anna Belle (Hileman) King. He is also preceded in death by his sisters Elizabeth Staigvil, Mary Jane Nemec, Jean Phillippi, Violet Glover, and Dana Williams; and brothers Robert, Melvin, and David King. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Penelope (Livengood) King; children Christine Lape and Darwin Nippert, Rebecca Sweitzer and husband Rodney, Samuel King Jr., and Vicky Stahl and husband Kevin; grandchildren Makenna and Blake Lape, and Alexandria, Brooke, and Bryce Stahl; great-grandchild AuBree Lager; sister Sharon Younkin and husband Tom; and brothers Roger King and wife Connie and James King and wife Jolinda. READ ON…

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TUNSTALL

Harry E. Tunstall Jr., 70, of Rockwood, passed on August 8, 2017. Born September 15, 1946 in Acosta, he is a son of the late Harry E. and Martha (Fisher) Tunstall. He is also preceded in death by his brother Robert Tunstall. Harry is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy (Romesberg) Tunstall; son Gregory Tunstall and wife Robin of Hollsopple; daughter Marsha Schmuck and husband Ronald Jr. of Scullton; grandchildren Nathan and wife Cathy, Christopher and wife Nicole, and Kenli Tunstall; and Brandon, Caitlin, and Isabelle Schmuck; great-grandson Kayson Tunstall; brother Larry Tunstall and wife Connie of Pittsburgh; and sister Kathy Saxman and husband William of Sharpsburg, MD. READ ON…

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BRUGH

Norma Brugh, 94, of New Centerville, passed away on August 5, 2017 at The Patriot. Born January 13, 1923 in Jefferson Twp., she is a daughter of the late Jacob and Nellie (Mognet) Reese. She is also preceded in death by her husband Richard Brugh and brother Donald Reese. Norma is survived by her children Karen Brugh of Somerset, Kay McCormick (Keith) of Somerset, Keith Brugh (Jean) of New Paris, and Kirby Brugh of Rockwood; grandchildren Jason Brugh (Jessica) of Berlin, NJ, Kaitlyn Begonia (Ben) of Irwin, and Kyle McCormick (Pam) of Pittsburgh; great-grandsons Evan Brugh and Wyatt Begonia; and sister-in-law Sally Reese of New Centerville. READ ON…

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WALKER

Janet M. Walker, 82, of Bakersville, passed on August 3, 2017. Born July 10, 1935 in Somerset, she is a daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn Ash. She is also preceded in death by her husband Wilbert in 2001; sister Ruth Peterson; and brother Donald Ash. Janet is survived by her son Wilbert E. Walker and friend Naomi of Bakersville; grandchildren Justin Walker and wife Kandi of Bakersville, Denver Walker of Bakersville, Adam Walker and wife Ashley of Somerset, and Ashlee Shawley and husband Justin of Jennerstown; 4 great-grandchildren; and siblings Betty St Clair of Jerome, James Ash of Somerset, and Wilma Stahl of Bakersville. Janet was a life member of the Bakersville Fire Department and a co-owner of Laurel Plastics. She loved bingo, going to the Summit Diner, and talking with people. Friends will be received from 4-8 PM Sunday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, with a service to follow at 8 PM, Pastor Dena Gable officiating. Interment at Somerset Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the family to help with final expenses.

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RITCHEY

Richard Lee Ritchey, 62, of Somerset, passed on August 2, 2017. Born November 6, 1954 in Bedford. He is preceded in death by his mother, Rosemary (Patterson) Turner. Richard is survived by his children Christy Chapin and husband Tim of Felton, DE, Dawn Zimmers (Roger Caton Jr) of Somerset, and Ryan Ritchey and wife Kayla of Hampton, VA; grandchildren Ceejay and Justin Chapin, Devon Zimmers, and Jax Ritchey; and siblings Sandy Claar of Martinsburg, Harry Ritchey and wife Pat of Chambersburg, Leroy Turner (Robin Lambert) of Shanksville, Becky Stffler and husband Michael of Claysburg, and Kevin Turner and wife Loralei of Schellsburg. Richard was a veteran of the US Army. He was a longtime self-employed carpenter in Bedford County. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, and was an avid Steelers fan. He will be greatly missed by his dogs Bootsie and Wolfie. There will be no viewing or visitation. A private memorial service will be held at a later time.

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HILLEGAS

Robin M. Hillegas, 61, of Fairhope, passed on July 29, 2017. Born September 15, 1955 in Bedford, she is a daughter of the late Walter and Christine (Hallbaker) Funston. Robin is survived by her children Christy Chapin and husband Tim of Felton, DE, Dawn Zimmers (and Roger Caton Jr) of Somerset, and Ryan Ritchey and wife Kayla of Hampton, VA; grandchildren Ceejay and Justin Chapin, Devon Zimmers, and Jax Ritchey; brothers Roderick Funston and wife Mary Jane, and Rhett “Spike” Funston and wife Kim, both of Buffalo Mills; and former husband Ed Hillegas. Robin enjoyed horseback riding, riding 4-wheelers, and being outdoors. She will be greatly missed by her dogs. There will be no viewing or visitation. A private service will be held at a later time.

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THOMAS

Joseph G. Thomas passed away peacefully in a hospital setting during the late evening of July 31, 2017. Joe was born in Point Marion, PA on April 7, 1930, and was a longtime resident of Somerset County. Joe was a graduate of W & J College and a long-term employee of the then-named Nabisco Company, but his proudest work accomplishment was for Seven Springs Ski Resort, starting out as a security guard and working his way up to Police Chief of the accredited Seven Springs Police Force for over 30 years. READ ON…

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BITTNER

Dolores Jean Bittner, 85, of Somerset, passed on July 26, 2017. Born March 27, 1932 in Somerset, she is a daughter of the late Norman and Margaret (Buratty) Gary. She is also preceded in death by her brother Edgar Gary. Dolores is survived by her son Gary Bittner and wife Nancy of Somerset; daughter Debbie Hardesty and husband Rodney of Berlin; grandchildren Jennifer Samler and husband Vince, and Christopher Bittner and wife Amy; great-grandchildren Hunter Bittner, Jesse Samler, and Ariya Bittner; siblings Pauline Gadd, Ruth Albright and husband Dave, John Gary and wife Fay, and June Day; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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LYONS

Jane Ellen Lyons, 71, of Rockwood, passed on July 17, 2017 at her home. Born March 31, 1946 in Donegal Twp., Westmoreland County, she is a daughter of the late Charles and Elsie (Baker) Stahl. She is also preceded in death by her brother Charles Stahl and his wife Gerry; and sisters Louise Blackston and her husband Ralph, and Arlene Keller. READ ON…

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