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Eleaner L. Johnson, 89, of Somerset, passed on April 22, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born January 15, 1926 in Normalville, she is a daughter of the late Daniel and Bertha (Pritts) McMillen. She is also preceded in death by her husband Guy Johnson in 1989; daughter-in-law Miriam (Pugh) Johnson; brother Daniel McMillen Jr.; and sister Betty McMillen. Eleaner is survived by her children Barbara Shaffer and husband Jim of Somerset, Terry Johnson Sr. of Somerset, Karen Sue Fulton and husband Lonnie of Somerset, Steven Johnson and wife Lori (Qualters) of Somerset, and Christine Skovensky and husband Dan of Johnstown; grandchildren Adriele, John, James, Terri, Terry Jr., Scott, Wendy, Jody, Jennifer, Kelsey, Danny, and Ryan; numerous great-grandchildren; and brothers William McMillen and wife Jane of Normalville, Robert McMillen and wife Linda of Champion, and Thomas McMillen and wife Leota of Somerset. READ ON…

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William “Bill” G. Balsinger II, 81, of Meyersdale, formerly of Sharon, passed on April 16, 2015 at Golden Living Center in Meyersdale.  Born January 16, 1934 in Uniontown, he is the son of the late William “Guy” Balsinger and Virginia Kelly.  He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 49 years, Kathleen, in 2005.  Bill is survived by his sisters Kathy Williamson and husband George of Chapel Hill, NC, sister Pat Lennex and husband Bill of Broadway, VA, children Kathleen Messenger and husband Byron of Hibbs, Barbara Trout and husband Bob of Rockwood, William Balsinger and wife Anita of Inwood, WV, and numerous grandchildren.  READ ON…

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Shirley J. King, 78, of Somerset, formerly of Markleton, passed on April 17, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born November 28, 1936 in Upper Turkeyfoot Twp., she is a daughter of the late Frank “Dutch” and Christina “Teeny” (Phillippi) Dwire. She is also preceded in death by her husband John King in 2010; daughters Darla and Vickie King; son Kevin King; grandson Brett King; brothers Donald “Buster” Dwire and Kenneth Dwire; and sister Loretta “Jane” Ohler. Shirley is survived by her children Diana Mitchell and husband Eric of Markleton, Melinda Bryner and friend “Muskie” of Salisbury, Wayne “Butch” King of Friedens, Jerry King and wife Dana of Friedens, and Michele Jones and husband Casey of Mt. Joy; grandchildren Skippy Bryner, Robin McAuliffe, Nathan Miller, Kourtney and Madison King, and Jacob Jones; READ ON…

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Betty R. (Fieg) Dwire, 88 went home to be with her Lord on April 18, 2015 in Toccoa, Georgia. Born October 29, 1926 in Shanksville, the daughter of Cora (Hay) and Harrison Fieg, the oldest of nine children. She was married to Ross R. Dwire. Preceded in death by parents, husband, infant daughter, Diana; brothers Leo, Harry, Fred, Jake and Henry Fieg and three nephews, Rodger, Kevin and Rodney. Survived by son, Ronald, married to Mary Ann (McKay) Dwire and daughter, Joyann Dwire; grandchildren: Rebecca, married to Chris Broom; Kimberly, married to Rik Wise, and Matthew, all of Toccoa, Georgia, grandson Glenn and wife Bonnie Dwire, Somerset, PA; great-grandchildren: Meg, Joel, Jeremiah and McKayla Broom; David and Jonathan Wise and Dylan Dwire; and one great-great grandchild, Bentley Dwire. READ ON…

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Helen C. Creamer, 75, of Berlin, passed on April 15, 2015 at home. Born October 24, 1938 in Baltimore, MD, she is a daughter of the late Maurice and Helen (Hart) Creamer. She is also preceded in death by her brother William Creamer and sister-in-law Dorothy Creamer. Helen is survived by her longtime companion Dorothea Wolfe; good friends Wendy and Waide Stanton of Berlin; and several nieces and nephews. She was a retired teacher and was a great lover of animals. There will be no viewing or visitation at Helen’s request. Interment will be private. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Somerset County Humane Society at PO Box 182 Somerset, PA 15501. Arrangements in the care of MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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Rita F. Peck, 59, of Rockwood passed on April 12, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born April 30, 1955 in Oakland, MD, she is a daughter of the late Fay and Alice (Weimer) Fisher. She is also preceded in death by her husband Calvin Peck in 2010. Rita is survived by her daughter Kathy Gary and husband Richard of Markleton; grandchildren Caleb and Jayden Gary; cousins Dusty and Rusty Wilt of Meyersdale; brothers and sisters Wanda Leydig and husband James of Meyersdale, Peggy Durst of Scullton, Roxann Leydig and husband Ron of Berlin, Debra Cornelius of Green Bay, WI, Kenny Fisher and wife Linda of Winchester, VA, Patty Zimmerman and husband Eric of Salisbury, David Fisher of Somerset, and Suzie Baker and husband Sam of Rockwood; and numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family and friends. READ ON…

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Betty R. Huey, 87, of Berlin, passed on April 10, 2015 at home. Born August 5, 1927 in Jenners, she is a daughter of the late Howard and Laura (Stern) Williams. She is also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Clayton in 2009; brothers Charles, Paul, Howard Jr., Elwood, Kenneth, and Richard Williams; and sister June Hamerick. Betty is survived by her children Sandra Boyer and husband Michael of Berlin, Deborah Trok and husband John of Ft. Wayne, IN, Judy Huey of Berlin, and David Huey and wife Sally of Somerset; grandchildren Jason and Jill Boyer, Jeremy Tinkey, Jennifer Cappelan and husband Adam, and Julie Trok; great-grandchildren Caitlyn, Addysen, and Casius; and sister Patricia Smith of Youngstown, OH. Betty was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, and bingo. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. READ ON…

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Michael Earl Maul 59, of Kuhntown passed away April 10th, 2015 at home. Born May 2nd, 1955 in Akron, Ohio. Michael was the son of the late Earl William Maul and Mary Alice Stephens. He also is preceeded in death by 3 brothers; Marty Stephens, G.M. (Pete) Stephens, and James Madden. He is survived by his estranged wife Cheryl D. Griffith and his 4 daughters; Marcie L. Armstrong and husband Stephen of Kuhntown, Shanda Lee and husband Robert of Rockwood, Kristie Rosenbaum and husband Adam of Stoystown, Denyell Maul of Connellsville, and one son Michael R. Maul of Berlin. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Michael retired after 35 years being part of Local 419 Laborer’s Union. He enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and his 2 dogs Cosmo and Koty. He also enjoyed restoring old vehicles and doing his crossword puzzles from the newspaper. He will be sadly missed. A private service will be held at a later date.  Arrangements in the care of MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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Fred M. Harned, 91, of Somerset, passed on April 2, 2015 at the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home. Born April 28, 1923 in Rockwood, he is a son of the late Frank and Anna (Lohr) Harned. He is also preceded in death by his son Douglas Harned; and brothers Harry Harned and Frank Harned Jr. Fred is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Shaffer) Harned; sons Lynnlee Harned and wife Jennifer of Nampa, ID and Brian Harned and wife Elizabeth of Plymouth, MN; daughter-in-law Patricia Eger and husband Michael of Jennerstown; and grandchildren Jessica Valencia and husband Josh, and Amanda Dawn, Victoria, Sara-Beth, Noah, Rachael, and Catherine Harned. Fred was a 1941 graduate of Somerset High School. He was a veteran of the US Army in WWII, serving in the 82nd Combat Engineers and was involved in the North African Campaign as well as the Normandy Campaign, participating in every battle across Normandy, Northern France, and Central Europe, including the Battle Of The Bulge. READ ON…

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Robert B. “Bubba” Tunstall, 64, of Sipesville, passed on March 31, 2015. Born January 8, 1951 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Harry E. Tunstall Sr. and Martha “Dot” (Fisher) Tunstall. He is also preceded in death by an infant son. Bubba is survived by his children Robert O. Tunstall of Sipesville, Jonathan B. Tunstall and fiancé Renee Pointer of Sipesville, and Angel Huber of Parkersburg, WV; grandchildren Jessica Lehman and Alyssa Tunstall; brothers Harry Tunstall Jr. and wife Nancy of Rockwood and Larry Tunstall and wife Connie of Somerset; and sister Kathy Saxman and husband Bill of Sharpsburg, MD. Bubba was a retired former owner of the Tunstall Fuel Company and Wise Disposal. READ ON…

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