TRESSLER

Roy P. Tressler, 90, of Somerset, passed on April 20, 2017 at Meadowview Nursing Center in Berlin. Born August 8, 1926 in Confluence, he is a son of the late Earl and Jennie (Osler) Tressler. He is also preceded in death by his brothers William, Harry, Earl Jr., and James; and sisters Margaret, Bertha, Ada Mae, Ethel, Elsie, and Virginia. Roy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Martha Jane (Miller) Tressler; READ ON…

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MARKER

Gordon P. Marker, 77, of Somerset, passed on April 18, 2017 at Conemaugh Hospital in Johnstown. Born July 29, 1939 in Garrett, he is a son of the late Wilmer and Cora (Spaugy) Marker. He is also preceded in death by his wife Alice (Heining) Marker in 2016; brothers John Marker and Wilmer Marker Jr; sisters Ethel Witt and Glenda Weimer; and great-granddaughter Zoey Kintigh. READ ON…

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COLFLESH

Chester W. Colflesh, 73, of Ursina, died peacefully at home with family at his bedside on April 18, 2017. Son of the late George W. Colflesh and Marie (Cunningham) Colflesh. Preceded in death by infant brother Delmer Colflesh, sister Leora and her husband Earl Pyle, and sister Mary and her husband Walter Tressler. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Evelyn (Hyatt) Colflesh; daughters Lisa and her husband Alan Saylor and Brenda and her husband Paul Nicholas, his son Marshall Colflesh, special nephew Chad Hyatt and wife Jeannie and their daughters; READ ON…

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STOUFFER

Thomas A. Stouffer Jr., 77, of Somerset, passed on April 17, 2017. Born April 9, 1940 in Bakersville, he is a son of the late Thomas A. Stouffer Sr. and Sarah (Weyand) Stouffer. He is also preceded in death by his sister Judith Brant. Thomas is survived by his wife of 57 years, Patricia (Craver) Stouffer; children Catherine Tims and husband John Sr. of Somerset, Christine Yoder and husband Kevin of Salem, OH, and Jodi Miller and husband Daniel of Somerset; grandchildren Cassidy and Kyle Yoder, and Christopher, Corey, and Chloe Miller; sisters Nancy Walker, Tomalee Will and husband Robert, and Janora Fochtman, all of Somerset; brothers Ed Stouffer of Alverton and Harry Stouffer; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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FELKER

Mary Jane (Sleasman) Felker, 72, of Garrett, passed away April 16, 2017 peacefully in hospice care at home. She was the daughter of Lee Laughman of Newville, PA and the late Betty Laughman. She is also preceded in death by husbands Leo W. Sleasman Sr. and William Felker Sr.; daughter Kimmy Reese; and brothers Paul and Charles Laughman. Mary is survived by her partner William Trent; sons Jerry Sleasman and wife April, Tim Sleasman and wife Kim, and Jay Sleasman and partner Shelli; grandchildren Matthew, Mallory, Kristin, Toby, Jon, Jay Jr., Leo, Alex, Brenton; great-grandson Isaiah; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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BUCHKO

Reverend John Buchko, 78, of Somerset, went home to be with the Lord on April 15 after a lengthy illness. Born June 8, 1938 in Cokeburg, PA to the late Mike and Anna (Wargo) Buchko of Atlasburg, PA. He grew up in Cross Creek, PA and graduated high school as the Valedictorian of his class. He later graduated from Washington and Jefferson College with a degree in Physics, then, in an answer to a call to preach, went on to graduate from the Nazarene Theological Seminary at Olivet Nazarene University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Divinity. READ ON…

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LAUER

Jay Joseph Lauer, 26, of Uniontown, formerly of Somerset, passed on April 10, 2017. Born June 5, 1990 in Johnstown, he is a son of Ricky and Theresa (Pingatore) Lauer of Somerset. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandfather Robert Lauer. Jay is survived by his parents; siblings Zack, Luke, and Isabella Lauer, all of Somerset; paternal grandmother Carolyn Lauer of Somerset; maternal grandparents Joseph and Rose Pingatore of Somerset; and fiancé BethErin Mechling of Uniontown. Jay will also be greatly missed by his dog “Scout”. READ ON…

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HARAH

Charles W. Harah, 75, of Latrobe, passed on April 11, 2017 at Latrobe Hospital. Born April 3, 1941 in Pittsburgh, he is a son of the late Merle and Helen (Jackson) Harah . He is also preceded in death by his wife Heather in 2012; sister Patricia Rodriguez; and brother Frank Harah. Charles is survived by his daughters Heather Bennett and husband Ron of Daytona Beach, FL and Shawna Johnson and husband Chris of Jones, OK; grandchildren Koby, Mikaela, and Kingston; brother Robert Harah and wife Debbie of Monroeville; and numerous extended family members. Charles was a veteran of the US Navy, and a retired employee of the Xerox Corp. with 35 years of service. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. Friends will be received from 10 am until noon Saturday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, and are invited to proceed to Union Cemetery in New Centerville for a graveside service.

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HURST

Howard Clay Hurst of Somerset departed this world on April 9th 2017 at the age of 92. He was born June 24, 1924 to Maude and Howard Hurst. Known as Butch to his family, he was born and raised in Shinnston, WV. He graduated from Shinnston High School, where he met his future wife Juanita “Bobbie” Chinault. They were married February 23, 1946, and recently celebrated their 71st Anniversary. After graduating from high school he was offered a basketball scholarship to Alderson-Broaddus College, but Howard was drafted into the Army and served with the 43rd Infantry Division in the South Pacific until the end of WWII, and was called back to duty for the Korean Conflict. READ ON…

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KREGER

Donald H. Kreger, 83, of Rockwood, passed on April 5, 2017 at home. Born December 1, 1933 in Markleton, he is a son of the late Raymond and Leona (McMillen) Kreger. He is also preceded in death by his wife Minnie in 2000; and granddaughter Britteny Kyle. Donald is survived by his children Randy of Rockwood, Bonnie of Rockwood, Juanita of Enterprise AL, Rhonda and husband Phillip of Berlin, and Shayne of Rockwood; 7 grandchildren; and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a veteran of the US Navy, and was a retired heavy construction superintendant. There will be no viewing or visitation at his request.

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