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EGNER

Adeline E. “Addie” Egner, 85, of Somerset, passed on March 4, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House in Somerset. Born January 3, 1930 in Greensburg, she is a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Falcone) DiOrio. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Mary Testa and Suzy Mull; and brother Frank DiOrio. Addie is survived by her husband of 55 years, Russell Egner; daughters Natalie Soulsby and husband Michael of Montclair, VA, Marcella Bermudez and husband Jorge of Fredericksburg, VA, and Beth Egner of Fredericksburg, VA; grandchildren Katie and Joey Soulsby; sisters Carmella Garner and husband Phil and Ada Capazoli; and brother Eddie DiOrio, all of Greensburg. Addie was a long-time volunteer at the Somerset Community Hospital. She was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Somerset, and was an avid Pirates fan. A memorial mass will be held at a later time. Arrangements in the care of MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET. Memorial contributions may be sent to In Touch Hospice at PO Box 1173 Somerset, PA 15501.

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DIAZ

Dr. Carlos Diaz, 51, of Friedens, passed on March 3, 2015 at home. Born April 5, 1963 in Consolacia del Sur, Cuba, he is the son of Alberto and Carmen (Benitez) Diaz of Miami, FL. He is preceded in death by his son Michael Diaz. Dr. Diaz is survived by his parents; wife of 20 years, Heidi (Blazosky) Diaz; children Christa, Alexander, Katrina, and Julia, all at home; special friend and cousin Antonio Mendez and wife Maria Carmen of Miami, FL; mother-in-law and father-in-law Ann and Michael Blazosky, sister-in-law Susan Blazosky, brother-in-law Bernard Blazosky and wife Jennifer, and nephew Joseph Blazosky, all of St. Michael; and numerous extended family members. Dr. Diaz was employed by Conemaugh Health Systems where he worked at Meyersdale Medical Center for over 20 years, and became the Emergency Room Director. READ ON…

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KNOPSNYDER

Elizabeth “Bets” (Engleka) Knopsnyder, 90, of Rockwood peacefully passed away at Somerset In Touch Hospice on March 2, 2015.
She was born May 15,1924 in Brothersvalley Twp, daughter of Homer & Viola (Ackerman) Engleka.
Elizabeth was a 1941 graduate of Somerset High School.
She married Glenn Knopsnyder on Feb 18, 1944.  Glenn died in 1971.
Preceded in death by her parents, sisters Helen Miller and Grace Spangler, brothers Clarence, Elwood, Carl, Charles, and Warren Engleka. READ ON…

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RODDY

Edward J. Roddy, 48, of Somerset, passed on February 22, 2015 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh. Born August 14, 1966 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Henry Marine and Nancy (Roddy) Dunmeyer. Ed is survived by his wife of 13 years, Donna (Emerick) Roddy; children Travis Roddy and fiance Chrissie Scarlett of Rockwood, Courtney Roddy and friend Robert Cawley of Somerset, Heather Strait and fiance James Hopkins of Lilly, Kerry Rosey and husband Mike of Hooversville, Kayla Kabina and husband Steve III of Central City, Joseph Sterle and wife Christy of Listie, Kris Sterle and fiance Ashley Shipley of Somerset, Brandon Sterle of Somerset, Dusti McClemens of Somerset, and Dakota Strait of Somerset; grandchildren Amber, Steve IV, Christian, Seth, Michael, Addison, Shyloh, Cambri, and Drayven; sisters Louann Fleegle and husband Paul of Boswell and Glenda Dunmeyer and fiance Wayne Schmidt of Boswell; and brother Rusty Dunmeyer and wife Lori of Somerset. Ed was employed by Herring Motors in Somerset. READ ON…

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ASH

Audrey Jean Ash, 75, of Somerset, passed on February 19, 2015. Born October 11, 1939 in Shanksville, she is a daughter of the late Edward W. and Pauline (Weigle) Baumgardner. She is also preceded in death by her fiance, William Shaulis. Jean is survived by her son, Kenneth Ash and wife, Nicole of Alliquippa; daughter, Kerri O’Baker and husband, Jack of Summerville, South Carolina; grandchildren, Colton and Landrie Ash, and Chase and Camryn O’Baker; sister, Patricia Weir of Pittsburgh; and brothers, Edward W. Baumgardner Jr. and Ronald Baumgardner, both of Friedens. Jean was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church in Somerset. She was a retired, longtime employee of the J.J. Newberry Co. in Somerset. She was a loving mother and grandmother, who devoted her life to caring for her family. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with a service to follow at 8 p.m., at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, the Rev. Charles Olson officiating. Interment at Somerset County Memorial Park.

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PYLE

Loretta K. Pyle, 78, of Somerset, passed on February 22, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born February 27, 1936 in Philadelphia, she is a daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Liston. She is also preceded in death by her son Rex Pyle and brothers Lee and Joseph Liston. Loretta is survived by her husband of 60 years, Gerald Pyle; son Jerry Pyle of Somerset; daughter-in-law Ruth Ann Pyle of Hedgesville, WV; and 13 grandchildren. Friends will be received from 10 AM till 1 PM with a service to follow at 1 PM Tuesday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET, Rev. Roger Forry officiating. Interment at St. John’s Cemetery.

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CRAMER

Georgia Ann Cramer, 71, passed at The Patriot in Somerset on February 20, 2015. Born February 10, 1944 in Middlecreek Twp., she is the daughter of the late Ephraim W. Sr. and Wilma Mae (Fresh) Cramer. She is also preceded in death by her brother Thomas Cramer. Georgia is survived by her brother E.W. “Skip” Cramer Jr. and wife Linda; niece Mari Beth (Blake) Hauger; and great nephew Preston Hauger, all of Somerset; sister-in-law Roseanne Cramer of Mechanicsburg; and aunt Maxine Henry of Rockwood. Georgia was a 1962 graduate of Rockwood High School. She had a love for animals, especially horses. Friends will be received from 2-5 PM Sunday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET, with a service to follow at 5 PM. Interment at Kingwood IOOF Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Kingwood Church of God at 119 Humbert Road, Markleton, PA 15551.

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HEINBAUGH

Madeleine F. Heinbaugh, 79, of Somerset, passed on February 19, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born May 28, 1935 in Scharny, Quebec, Canada, she is a daughter of the late Emile and Albertine (Sevegney) Lamontagne. She is survived by her daughter Mary Lynn “Kathie” Heinbaugh of Somerset; grandchildren Derrek Lyons and wife Danielle of Spring Valley, CA, Matheu Lyons of Somerset, Aadam Dunmire of Somerset, and Noah Farbo of Windber; and many in her extended family in Quebec. Madeleine was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Somerset. She owned and operated the Heinbaugh Day Care Center for 30 years and later, Heinbaugh’s Rest Home, both in Somerset. She spent her life taking care of others. There will be no viewing or visitation. A funeral mass will be held at 10:00 AM Tuesday at St. Peter’s Church, father Daniel O’Neill celebrant. 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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FERNER

Ruby L. Ferner, 92, of Rockwood, passed on February 15, 2015 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born July 3, 1922 in Jefferson Twp., she is a daughter of the late Floyd and Maggie (Sleasman) Tinkey. She is also preceded in death by her husband John (Miller) Ferner in 1997; sisters Ruth Barron and Shelva Jean Miller; and brothers Robert, Clyde, Jerome, and John Tinkey. Ruby is survived by her daughters Ruth Ann Neil and husband John, Carol Hange and husband James Sr., and Susie Bottomley and husband Dwayne, all of Rockwood; grandchildren Shelley Watters (Frank), John W. Neil II (Ellie), Michael Neil, Bethany Reed (Kenneth), Suzette Shaffer (Richard), James E. Hange Jr., Stacey Shaffer (Scott), and David Bottomley; great-grandchildren Drake, Addi, Jacob, Ryan, Richelle, Cooper, Jena, Anni, Justin, Jessica, Nicholas, Scotty Jr., and Luke; great-grandson Samuel; sister Shirley Miller of Bakersville; brothers Glenn Tinkey of Jones Mills, Samuel Tinkey of Bakersville, and Domer Tinkey of Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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HENNING

Harold R. Henning Jr, 83, of Somerset, passed on February 13, 2015. Born May 5, 1931 in Warren, he is the son of the late Harold and Catherine (Snyder) Henning. He is also preceded in death by his grandson Benjamin Henning and sister Mary Jean Peterson. Harold is survived by his son Michael Henning of Somerset; daughter Cathy Flanagan and husband Gary of Ft. Ashby WV; grandchildren Brian and Valerie Henning, and Sheila Boswell and husband Bryan; and great-grandchildren Mia, Tryndon, and Rawley Boswell, and Danalynn Henning. Harold was a veteran of the US Navy in the Korean War. He loved to hike on the trails on the State Game Lands near his home. Friends will be received from 3-8 PM Tuesday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET.

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