FORRY

Roger Forry, 81, died Jan. 8 in Somerset. Born April 7, 1936 in Palmyra he is the son of Cyrus and Gertrude Forry. He is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife of  60 years the former Janice Fake, a son Christopher and wife Mindy Forry and daughter Andrea and husband Randy Miller all of Somerset. Three grandsons, Matthew and wife Tricia Diamond of Somerset, Seth  and wife Michelle Forry of Berlin and Ethan and wife Courtney Forry of Vinco, two great-granddaughters Allison Diamond and Sara Forry, sister Linda Cook of Mechanicsburg and brother David Forry of Palmyra.  Roger is a graduate of  Palmyra Public Schools, Hershey Junior College “56”; Elizabethtown College “58”. Bethany Theological Seminary, the Lancaster Theological Seminary of the Evangelical and Reformed Church 1961. He was licensed in the ministry in 1954. READ ON…

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WOODS

Randy A. Woods, 66, of Friedens, passed on December 31, 2017 at home. Born August 23, 1951 in Lower Turkeyfoot Twp., he is a son of the late Edward and Olive (King) Woods. Randy is survived by his wife of 38 years, Deborah (Richter) Woods; daughter Shanna Eperjesi and husband Michael of Mt. Pleasant; grandchildren Paige and Edward Eperjesi; siblings Darl Woods of Confluence, Marjorie Ohling of Somerset, Wayne Woods of Herkimer, NY, Ray Woods and wife Rhonda of Fort Hill, Stanton Woods and wife Sharon of Berlin, Peggy Kreger and husband Rick of Confluence, Pamela Hay and husband Albert of Kingwood, and Teresa Whaley and husband Edward of Markleton; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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BLAIR

Evan E. Blair Jr., 64, of Central City, formerly of Somerset, passed on December 31, 2017 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born July 9, 1953 in Greensburg, he is a son of the late Evan and Pauline (Fleegle) Blair. He is survived by his siblings Doc Blair and wife Ruth of Berlin, Tammy Zellam of Central City, and Gloria Wheeler of Effingham, GA; children Lisa Blair of Brookville, and Lexie Blair and Alex Blair, both of Somerset, and many friends. Evan enjoyed fishing, riding motorcycles, and spending time with his friends. There will be no viewing or visitation. The family would like to thank the In Touch Hospice staff and Evan’s sister Tammy for their loving care during his final illness.

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MONTGOMERY

Donald E. Montgomery, 88, of Rockwood, passed on December 27, 2017 at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born August 25, 1928 in Johnstown, he was the last surviving child of 13 to the late Charles and Minnie Montgomery. He is also preceded in death by his wife Rachel Montgomery in 2010; and daughter Martha Kelly. Don is survived by his sons Ralph William Montgomery (Susan) of Friedens and Kenneth Montgomery (Charmaine) of Rockwood; grandchildren James, William, Gregory, and Melissa Montgomery, Larissa Pluck, and Brady Kelly; and 9 great-grandchildren. READ ON…

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SNYDER

Mary Edna “Short” Snyder, 95, of Rockwood, went to be with the Lord on December 21, 2017 at the Meyersdale Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Born June 8, 1922, she is preceded in death by her husband Wilbur in 2009; sisters Kathleen Meyers and Margaret Race; and granddaughter Sandy Snyder. She is survived by her sons Kenneth and wife Connie of Ohio, and Jack and wife Shirley of Rockwood; sister Dorothy Mosholder of Rockwood; grandchildren Mike, Robert, Brenda, and Tom; and numerous great-grandchildren. She was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Somerset. READ ON…

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LIVENGOOD

Margaret L. Livengood, 72, of Somerset, passed on December 19, 2017 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born July 2, 1945 in Rockwood, she is a daughter of the late Frank and Sarah (Fulton) Pritts. She is also preceded in death by her sisters Mary Foust and Mildred Whipkey; and brothers Theodore, George, Burton, and Russell Pritts. Margaret is survived by her husband of 55 years, Fred Livengood; children Timothy L. Livengood and wife Michele of Somerset, Tonya Hornick (Charles) of Somerset, Shawn Livengood of Somerset, and Mike Livengood of Friedens; grandchildren Shandi, Wesley, Andrew (Kendra), Sara, Tyler, Hope, and Aundrea; great-granddaughter Sarabella; close friends Pauline “Bawl Baby” Ogline, Connie Bowers, Jane Sarver, and Darlene Hoffman; and many others. READ ON…

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SMALE

Melonie Elaine Smale, 65, of Friedens, formerly of Gap, PA., passed on December 18, 2017 at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born August 19, 1952 in Coatesville, she is a daughter of the late Norman and Clara “Goldie” (Johnson) Sellers. She is also preceded in death by her first husband Frederick Davidson and sister Mary Iva Reed. She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Kim Smale of Friedens, also formerly of Gap, PA; children Tina Davidson of Harrisburg, Ron Davidson and wife Jill of Rockwood, Angel Davidson of Philadelphia, and Noah Smale of Friedens; grandchildren Kayla, William Anthony, Archie, and Sierra; brother Archie Shearer of Coatesville; sister Norma Montgomery and husband Norman of Gap; special Niece Brenda Albright of Millsboro, DE; and numerous other nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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HIPPLER

“You don’t find many like him”
Vic Hippler was reunited with his parents, Victor S and Mary Jane (Gartland); sisters: LaRue Bulloch and Dona Mae Trenkle on Friday, December 15, 2017 at Vincentian Home in Pittsburgh surrounded by the presence and love of his family. Vic was born December 27, 1935 in Johnstown and he graduated from Johnstown High School in 1954. His strong work ethic guided him in many occupations in construction, Bethlehem Steel, proudly serving his country in the United States Army, and retiring from Conemaugh and Blacklick Railroad. In March 1956, he began courting Dolores “Dolly” (Lux), his wife of 57 years, with a drink of Lemon Blennd at the Westmont Dairy Dell. They were married April 23, 1960. READ ON…

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PUTMAN

Marie C. Putman, 94, of Somerset, passed on December 13, 2017 at Somerset Hospital. Born August 4, 1923 in Lincoln Twp., she is a daughter of the late Norman and Carrie (Dunmeyer) Shaulis. She is also preceded in death by her husband Albert Putman in 1994; great-granddaughter Morgyn Taelor Dunmyer; brothers Norman Shaulis Jr., and Earl and John Shaulis; and sisters Dolly Koontz and Minnie Daniels. Marie is survived by her children Robert Cramer and wife Rose of Stanley, NC, David Cramer and wife Donna of Rockwood, and Gail May and husband David of Rockwood; grandchildren Jeff Cramer, Tonya Brown (Chris), Jenna Dunmyer (Chad), Kurt May (Bethany), Jessica Leach (Derek), and Michael Armstrong; great-grandchildren Lauren, Carter, Alexis, Kaiden, Torie, Kynslee, and Asher; brother Homer Shaulis and wife Shirley of Jerome; and numerous extended family members. Marie was a former employee of Coleman Brothers Enterprises. READ ON…

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HAER

Curtis Roy Haer Jr., 67 of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at home. Born May 11,1950 in Garrett. Son of the late Curtis R. Haer and Carrie (Colflesh) Haer. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 44 years Sandy (Knopsnyder) Haer; sons, Michael Scott and wife, Renia (Rigo) of Somerset; Joshua Lee and wife, Kari (Lowry) of Somerset and his grandchildren Nolan Michael, Elizabeth Paige, Ryann Nicole, and Dallas Marshall and many cousins, nieces and nephews. His is survived by brothers and sisters, Shirley Oakes, Garrett; Frances Humbert, Somerset; Ray Haer and wife Linda, Meyersdale; Lois Cox, Meyersdale; Barry Haer and wife, Cathy, Rockwood; and Randy Haer and wife, Pat, Somerset. Curtis was US Army Veteran served in the Vietnam War. He was an owner/operater of C.R. Haer Trucking of 37 years. READ ON…

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