HAMER

Linetta Fern Hamer, 96, of Somerset, passed on April 8, 2017 at Siemon Lakeview Manor. Born April 15, 1920 in Stonycreek Twp., she is a daughter of the late Earl and Mabel (Hunter) Fritz. She is also preceded in death by her husband Charles Hamer in 1994; son Carl Hamer; sister Rosy Berkey; half brother Ray Will; and daughter-in-law Betty Hamer. READ ON…

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SANNER

James R. “Bob” Sanner, 89, of Rockwood, passed on April 5, 2017 at Mon Valley Hospital in Clairton. Born May 14, 1927 in Ligonier, he is a son of the late Oscar and Verna (Foster) Sanner. He is also preceded in death by his wife Joan in 2000; brother Oscar Sanner Jr; and stepchildren Harry, Kenneth, and Gerald Gerhart. READ ON…

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SNYDER

Lloyd Martin Snyder Jr., 81, of Rockwood, went to be with his Heavenly Father on Thursday, March 30, 2017. He was born February 13, 1936 to Lloyd M. Snyder Sr. and Evelyn Etta (Weimer) Snyder and step-mother Edna (Mosholder) Snyder. He is survived by his loving wife Joyce E. (Bittner) Snyder to whom he was married 58 years. He is also survived by his sisters Blanche Sanner, Nelda Fox, and Shirley Shultz, and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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GRENKE

Telford G. “Ted” Grenke, 85, of Johnstown, formerly of New Florence, passed away on March 28, 2017 at the Windber Hospice Palliative Care Center. Born November 1, 1931 in Somerset, he is a son of the late John and Pearl (Egolf) Grenke. He is also preceded in death by his brothers Bob and Johnny Grenke and sister Virginia Hartman. READ ON…

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SPANGLER

Sally Hoffman Spangler went to be with our lord on March 28, 2017 after a short but fierce struggle with ovarian cancer. She was preceded in death just six short months ago by her husband, James C. Spangler to whom she was married to for 63 years. Born August 23, 1931 to Carl and Ruth Hoffman both deceased; and preceded in death by step-mother ,Katherine Hoffman Morgan and sister, Jane Friedline. She is survived by her three children, Sue Leach (Dave) of Southport, NC; Deb LaSota (Dan) of Somerset, PA and Jim Spangler (Trina)of Nashville, TN. READ ON…

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LAPE

Charles A. Lape, 94, of Sipesville, passed on March 27, 2017 at Somerset Hospital. Born May 21, 1922 in Jenner Twp, he is a son of the late Augustus and Mary Virginia (McAvoy) Lape. He is also preceded in death by his sisters Alma, Edna, Maxine, and Doris; and brothers Ralph, Foster, and Bill. Charles is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth (Ogline) Lape; daughters Linda White and husband Charles of Port Republic, MD and Margie Bello and husband John of Ashburn, VA; grandchildren Charles Young (Kirsten), Brian Young, Christy Fick, Loretta Stem (John), and Maria Finn (Dan); great-grandchildren Amanda, Kelsey, Kayla, Sydney, Brett, Bella, Shannon, Joseph, and Connor; and sister Lois Brougher of Johnstown. READ ON…

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BOWMAN

George Bowman of Rockwood went to be with the Lord on Sunday March 26, 2017 at The In Touch Hospice House. He was the son of the late Norman and Alice Bowman, and is survived by his wife of 58 ½ years Nancy Putman, along with his four children: Greg (Joy), Scott (Leslie), Jeff (Tina), and Kim Smith (Matt); 10 grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren. George is also survived by his sisters Geraldine Walker and Violet Walters (Ron). He is preceded in death by his parents; brother Devon; mother and father-in-law Ralston and Ethel Putman; and brothers-in-law Bob Walker and Harold Kaufman. READ ON…

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BUMBARGER

Connie Marie Bumbarger, 55, of Somerset, went to be with the Lord on March 26, 2017 at home. Born March 11, 1962 in Indiana, PA, she is the daughter of Archie and June (Haag) Shupe, of Homer City, PA. She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents Samuel and Anna Mae Shupe and maternal grandparents Leo and Della Haag. Connie is survived by her husband of 35 years, Mark A. Bumbarger; daughter Patrice Bumbarger and fiancé Zack Meyers of Normalville, PA; son Ryan Bumbarger of Somerset; grandson Beckett Meyers; siblings Debra (Shupe) Beabes and husband Timothy of Somerset and Sandra (Shupe) Kuhns and husband Scott of Acme, PA; and numerous other extended family members. READ ON…

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BERKEBILE

Gerald Ray Berkebile, 36, of Somerset, passed on March 23, 2017. Born January 13, 1981 in Somerset, he is a son of Gerald Wm. and Leora J. (Rose) Berkebile of Somerset. He is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather Gerald Ray Rose and paternal grandfather Gerald Warren Berkebile. Gerald is survived by his parents; children Cameron, Lilliauna, Amaura, and Adilynn, all of Somerset; sister Jennifer Hinzy and husband John of Markleton; brother Gregory Berkebile and wife Channing of Somerset; READ ON…

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LUCE

Matthew Blair “Matt” Luce, 93, of Rockwood, PA, formerly of Perryopolis, PA, passed on March 18, 2017.  Born October 1, 1923, he is the son of the late Olphra A. and Ellen Blair Luce.  He is also preceded in death by wife Margaret “Marge” Luce, grandson Lucas Svonavec, sister Emma Elizabeth “Betty” Sager, sister Margaret “Peg” Crouse, and brother Frances Luce.  Matt is survived by son Reed Luce, daughter Betty Lou Svonavec, her husband David, grandchildren Heidi Svonavec, Adam Luce, Gabriel Svonavec, Jacob Luce and Terry Jerin.  READ ON…

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