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BOWMAN

Robert E. Bowman, 84, of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on April 22, 2014.   Born November 28, 1929 in Friedens, he is the son of the late Lawrence A. “Petie” and Bessie (Schrock) Bowman.  He is also preceded in death by an infant sister.  Mr. Bowman is survived by his wife Jenetta J. (Miller) Bowman, to whom he was married for 61 years; children David E. Bowman and wife Sara of Meyersdale, Ted A. Bowman of Markleton, Nancy C. Bowman of Somerset, Connie J. Bowman of Somerset, and 1st S. Sgt Mark A. Bowman of Friedens; grandchildren Dale and wife Jen, Rebecca, and Michael Bowman, Jennifer Weyant, Joe Bowman, and Susan Thomas; and great-grandchildren Gunner Thomas, Heather Ulery, and Nicholas and Ryan Bowman.  READ ON…

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RUBRIGHT

Robert R. Rubright, 84, of Somerset, passed on April 20, 2014 at The Patriot. Born August 28, 1929 in Friedens, he is a son of the late David and Pearl (Hoover) Rubright. He is also preceded in death by his step-mother Anna Mae Rubright; wife Orpha in 1989; sisters Erin Springer and Diane Rubright; and brother David Rubright. Bob is survived by his children Robert R. Rubright Jr. and wife Lois of Bakersville, Brenda Walker and husband Bruce of Somerset, and Roger Rubright of Somerset; grandchildren Jason Walker and friend Andrea Younkin, Tiffany St. Clair and husband Travis, Bridget Barndt and husband Corey, Amanda Ambrocik and husband Mike, and Hannah Thomas and husband Paul; great-granddaughters Coleen Barndt and Cambryn Ambrocik; READ ON…

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COLEMAN

Joan Ann Coleman, 68, of Berlin, passed on April 17, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House.  Born May 30, 1944 in Meyersdale, she is a daughter of the late George and Flora (Kendall) Horning.  She is also preceded in death by her husband Junior P. Coleman in 2003; brothers Eugene and Ronald Horning; and sisters Phyllis Brant and Francis Brant.  Joan is survived by her children Todd Pritts and wife Brenda, Terrill Pritts, Trevor Pritts and wife Cindy, all of Berlin, Tiffany Pritts of Lewistown, and Trista Pritts and fiance Glenn Gonzalez of Clearwater, FL; grandchildren Crystal, Austin, Justin, Allea, Dustin, and Gavin; great-grandchildren Alana, Leila, and Sawyer; and sisters Georgine Gardner of Berlin and Annette Rawley of Somerset.  READ ON…

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ROBISON

John J. “Robbie” Robison, 68, of Somerset, passed on April 13, 2014 at Lifecare Respiratory Rehab in Pittsburgh.  Born October 5, 1945 in Ronovo, he is a son of the late Martin Robison and Grace (Rankin) Reed.  He is also preceded in death by brother Sonny Fox; sisters Leda Jane Smith, Mary Hulings, Susan Zigler, and Louise Melendez.  John is survived his wife of 40 years Lera (Smith) Robison; children Martin Robison and wife Beth of Culpepper, VA, Denise Kroon and husband Daniel of Somerset, Buffy Robison of Emporium, and Christin Robison of Somerset; grandchildren John, Danielle, Emily, Devon, and Harley; great-grandchildren Carson and Olive; and expectant grandson Wyatt.  READ ON…

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HOSTETLER

Margaret Hostetler, 89, of Berlin, formerly of Rockwood, passed on April 13, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House.  Born May 5, 1924 in Rockwood, she is a daughter of the late Austin and Florence Lyons.  She is also preceded in death by her husband Charles Hostetler; daughter Audrey Landis; and son Bernard Tressler.  Margaret is survived by numerous extended family members, and was affiliated with the Rockwood Alliance Church.  A memorial service will be held at a later time.  Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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AGLIETTI

Edythe Mae Aglietti, 93, of Somerset, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed on April 7, 2014 at Somerset Hospital.  Born May 22, 1920 in Pittsburgh, she is a daughter of the late Walter and Anne (Schnelbacher) North.  She is also preceded in death by her 1st husband George Rossler; 2nd husband Medico “Joe” Aglietti; and granddaughter Megan Elaine Black.  Edythe is survived by her daughter Janet Black and husband John of Rockwood; grandson Seth Black and wife Kerri of Hampton, VA; great-grandson Cade; and numerous nieces, nephews, and loved ones.  Edythe was retired from a career as a waitress at the Shanopin Country Club and later, the Pittsburgh Press Club.  She was a avid fan of all Pittsburgh sports teams.  READ ON…

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SHAULIS

Martha Jane Shaulis, 83, of Somerset, formerly of Friedens, passed on April 7, 2014 at Somerset Hospital. Born September 19, 1930 in Jenners, she is a daughter of the late Robert and Carrie (Laughery) Howarth. She is also preceded in death by her husband Norman Shaulis Jr. in 1980; daughter Janice Floyd; and granddaughter April Ann Rexroth. She is survived by her daughter Katherine Erdman and husband Richard of Dover, PA; son Norman J. Shaulis and wife Ann of York; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren. Martha was a retired employee of the DeVilbiss Co. in Somerset. She was a member of Beulah United Methodist Church. Friends will be received from 4-8 PM Wednesday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET with a service to follow at 8 PM, pastor Barry Ritenour officiating. Interment at Beulah Church Cemetery.

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SHAFFER

Dean E. Shaffer, 79, of Jones Mills, passed on April 7, 2014 at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown.  Born June 27, 1934 in Trent, he is the son of the late Roy and Leona (Bruner) Shaffer.  He is also preceded in death by his wife Mary in 2007.  Dean is survived by his children Alan Shaffer of Pittsburgh, Michele Hart and husband Robert of Somerset, and LeRoy Shaffer of Waymart; 7 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and sister Wanda Forney of Jones Mills.  Dean was a veteran of the US Navy in the Korean War.  He was a retired technician for the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD and later, from Gilmour Mfg. in Somerset.  READ ON…

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KAUFFMAN

Betty Ann Kauffman, 80, of Somerset, passed on April 6, 2014 at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born January 17, 1934 in Jerome, she is a daughter of the late William and Ruth (Rice) Rummel. She is also preceded in death by her sisters June and Joyce; and brother Bill. Betty Ann is survived by her loving husband Eugene. Her passing ends a marriage union of 62 years. She was a loving and devoted mother to 6 children: Cheryl, wife of Dwain Phillippi, Craig, and wife Janice, Darcy Everly, Susie and husband Russ Lambert, Peggy Horner, and Wanda Kauffman. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and 2 expectant great-grandchildren. Betty Ann was a former Sunday School Teacher and Children’s Director at the Kantner United Methodist Church. READ ON…

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CHOWSKE

Marie Margaret (McKenny) Chowske, 85, of Somerset, formerly of New York City, passed on April 4, 2014 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born March 15, 1929 in New York City, she is a daughter of the late Francis Joseph and Mary Philomena (Creighton) McKenny. She is also preceded in death by her husband Joseph Chowske in 2010; brother Thomas McKenny; and sister Frances Higgins. Marie is survived by her children John Joseph Chowske and wife Peggy of Ponte Vedra, FL, Frances Anne Hamilton and husband Richard of San Antonio, TX, Kathryn Grof-Tisza and husband Dr. George Grof-Tisza of Somerset, and Joseph Anthony Chowske and wife Rebecca of Floral Park, NY; 10 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; and sister Patricia and husband Anthony Blaise Genco. Marie was retired from a career as a Registered Nurse at St. John Queens, Hospital in New York City before eventually moving with Joseph to Somerset. A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM Monday, April 7, 2014 at St. Peter’s Church in Somerset, father Daniel O’Neill celebrant. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at PO Box 1173, Somerset, PA 15501. Arrangements by MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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