John C. Stoy Jr., 75, of Somerset, passed on April 4, 2011 at Somerset Hospital. Born December 8, 1935 in Somerset Twp, he is the son of the late John C. Stoy Sr and Verda (Walker) Stoy. John is survived by his wife of 50 years, Patricia (Blank) Stoy; sons Jack C. Stoy of Somerset, Steven C. Stoy and wife Jeanne (Bittlebrun) Stoy of Boswell, and Willam C. Stoy of Somerset; grandchildren Matthew, Aubree, Conrad, Hunter, and Chase Stoy; and brother Robert W. Stoy and wife Mary (Berkeley) of Haymarket, VA, sister Jane A. Stoy of Somerset, and brother James M. Stoy and wife Heather (Brown) of Somerset. John was a 1953 graduate of Somerset High School and was a veteran of the Marine Corps in the Korean War. He was a 35 year employee of Penelec and a life member of the Somerset Fire Dept. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Somerset. He was a member and past commander as well as current secretary/treasurer of the American Legion Post 181 in Somerset. He was a member of the FOE Aerie 1801. He was a member of Lodge #357 of the F&AM as well as the Jaffa Shrine. John was an avid sports enthusiast who spent a lot of time involved with Somerset Baseball and later, following the sporting events of his grandchildren. Friends will be received from 2-9 pm Thursday at MILLER FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY, SOMERSET. A Masonic service will be held at 6:30 pm Thursday at the funeral home with a Somerset Fire Dept service to follow at 7 pm. A funeral service will be held at 11 am Friday at First United Methodist Church on Patriot St, Reverends Dale Shunk and Dr. Arthur Gotjen officiating. Interment with full military honors by the Somerset County Honor Guard at Somerset County Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be sent to Somerset Oncology at 314 S. Kimberly Ave, Somerset, PA 15501.

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13 Responses to STOY

  1. John W. Friedline says:

    I remember John from my father Wallace L. Friedline; my prayers are with you at this time.

    John W. Friedline
    Kendall Park, NJ.

  2. Kay Yost Gallagher says:


    I’m so sorry for your loss and wish I could be there to personally tell you of my fond memories of John. Please express my sympathy to Bob as well.

    With Love,

    Kay Yost Gallagher

  3. Patty & Family; Our deepest sympathies during this trying time. God Bless. Jay & Jane Maust; San Antonio, TX

  4. Daniel Stoy says:

    Dear Pat and Family: Effie and I send our deepest sympathy to You and your family on the passing of John. Our hearts are sad and our prayers are with you for God’s comfort during your time of grief and letting go. Effie and I fondly recall our visit to your home and enjoying conversation on the back deck. It was a good visit filled with great memories. I remember so clearly as a kid those pictures of John in his uniform proudly displayed at Uncle John’s and Aunt Verda’s home on Garrett, Street. He will be forever in my mind that strong, loyal Marine. With all our Love and Prayers: Dan and Effie Stoy.

  5. Christi & Paul Cebula says:

    May God’s true peace and love surround the entire family during this very dark valley. Please let us know if there is anything we can do for any of you!

    Love,Christi & Paul

  6. Jeff & Denise Davis says:

    To the Stoy family, Our sympathies to you at this difficult time. Denise & Jeff Davis

  7. Bill and Pat Lape says:

    Pat: Obviously, we are very sorry to hear of John’s passing. So many good memories of his smile and the good times at Somerset H. S. “Class of 53.” We’re certain you and your family will have comfort in knowing what a good and genuine person John was as husband, father, and friend. Peace be with you.
    Bill & Pat Lape

  8. Hoagie and Pat Rosania says:

    Dear Patty,

    We send our sincere sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Pat and Hoagie

  9. Judy Hostetler Zettle says:

    I just wanted to extend my condolences to you and your family. John was a memorable classmate and friend. I have a lot of memories of John as a school mate and later as a part of our community. He will missed by many. Judy Hostetler Zettle

  10. Ralph & Janet Bowers says:

    Pat & Family we send our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one.
    We were sorry to hear of john’s death. Our thoughts & prayers are with you
    and your family in this difficult time.
    Wilbur & Janet Bowers

  11. Mark & Pam Miller says:

    Pat and Family, we are sorry to hear of John’s passing and extend our deepest sympathy to you.

  12. John Heller says:

    To all the Stoy Family and friends, We are sorry to hear that we lost John.
    One of our biggest Hockey and Baseball fans. We will never watch a game again without remembering John. Our thought and prayers are with you all.
    John Heller, John-John, Tracie.

  13. Dennis Troy says:

    Pat & Family,

    I offer my deepest sympathy for the loss of John.
    My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time.
    I have fond memories of John, You and the boys at First United Methodist

    Dennis Troy & Family

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