Mabel R. Ankney Lyons, 83, of Somerset, passed peacefully at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor on November 21, 2017. Born August 6, 1934 in Somerset Twp., she is a daughter of the late Edmund and Myrtle (Felix) Ankney. She is also preceded in death by her husband Donnie L. Lyons, and brothers Carson, Calvin, Walter, Raymond, and Robert; and sister Frances. She is survived by her step-daughter Cathy Lyons Kitting and husband Ken; step-son Donald Lyons and wife Alyce; grandchildren Kacy Lyons Smith, Cheri Kitting Miller, Paige Lyons, Russell Lyons, and Hoss Lyons; great-grandchildren Jennica, Ricky, and Mary Eden; brother Clyde “Chris” Ankney of South Carolina; and numerous nieces and nephews. Mabel was a homemaker. She enjoyed walking and stopping to talk with her neighbors. She loved to dance and play Bingo. Friends will be received from noon until 2 PM Saturday with a service to follow immediately at 2 PM at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset, Pastor John Marshall officiating. Interment at Somerset County Memorial Park.

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Carol Joanne Chitester, 87, of Somerset, went to be with her Lord and Savior, and joined her beloved husband Ronald, on November 20, 2017 at the In Touch Hospice House. Born September 16, 1930 in Brookville, she is a daughter of the late Charles and Dorothy (Witherow) Fitzsimmons. She is also preceded in death by her husband, the Reverend Ronald Chitester in 1987; step-father George Carrier Sr.; and son-in-law Roger “Pudge” Purbaugh. Joanne is survived by her children Willard Chitester and wife Sandra of Flower Mound, TX, David Chitester Sr. of St. Petersburg, FL, Kelly Lytle and husband Michael of Confluence, and Robin Mostoller and husband Chad of Stoystown; grandchildren Jared, Seth, Kayla, Keri, Kasey, David Jr., Eric, William, Jesse, Acasia, Craig, Kalena, and Ruby; great-grandchildren Lydia, Ziva, Abraham, and Bella; and brothers Willard Fitzsimmons and wife Mary and George Carrier Jr., both of Brookville. READ ON…

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David E. “Rabbit” Miller, 62, of Friedens, passed on November 17, 2017 at Somerset Hospital. Born February 9, 1955 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Paul and Shirley (Kendall) Miller. He is also preceded in death by his brother Gregory Allen Miller. Rabbit is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kimberly (Holt) Miller; daughters DeAnn McCoy and husband Bradley of Somerset and Angela Supranowicz and husband Stanley Jr. of Friedens; grandchildren Andrew and Daniel Gilley, and Elise and Alexander McCoy; brother Paul B. Miller Jr. and wife Gayle of Friedens; sister Phyllis Conner and husband Danny of Rockwood; and numerous nieces and nephews. READ ON…

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Gabrielle Zentay, 84, of Rockwood, formerly of Irwin, passed on November 7, 2017 at home. Born April 9, 1033 in Budapest, Hungary, she is the daughter of the late John and Anna (Zsidakovics) Niederkirchner. She is also preceded in death by her husband Stephan Zentay in 2009 and brother Joseph Nadasvolgyi. Gabrielle is survived by her daughter Sheila Zentay of Rockwood; niece Anna Nadasvolgyi of Rockwood; and grandson John Fisher and wife Felicia of Acme. She was known for her cooking skills, and enjoyed making ceramics and collecting jewelry. She was a member of St. Peter’s Church in Somerset. A funeral mass will be held at 10 AM Friday at St. Peter’s Church at 433 W. Church St. Somerset, Father Daniel O’Neill celebrant. Interment at Barron Church Cemetery, Rockwood.

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James E. Hartman, 50, of Somerset, formerly of Lancaster, passed on November 2, 2017. Born February 16, 1967, in Lancaster, he is a son of Helen (Hollinger) Walker of Berlin, PA and the late James Fitzpatrick. He is also preceded in death by his brother Darvin Hartman and sister Brenda Pennell. He is survived by his mother; wife of 35 years, Cindy (Huyett) Hartman of Somerset; sons Jeremy S. Hartman and Jason E. Hartman, both of Lancaster; and brother Kevin Hartman of Denver, PA. James was employed by Quality Spouting in Maytown. He enjoyed riding his Harley, four-wheeling, and riding ATVs. He was a member of the Elizabethtown American Legion Post #329. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

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Woodrow Bruce “Woody” Sanner. 92 Died November 2 , 2017 at the Patriot Manor surrounded by family. Born September 25, 1929 in Garrett Pa. Preceded in death by father, Martin Sanner, mother, Alice Haer Sanner, sisters; Betty Lynch, Pauline Weaver and Gloria Fritz, and son James Allen Sanner. Survived by wife of 69 years of marriage to Fern Wolford Sanner. Survived by sisters Shirley Keim of Somerset and Evelyn Bowman of North Carolina. Survived by Children; Harold and wife Racheal from California, Carl and his wife Carolyn from Somerset, Barry from Somerset, Kay Schimpf and husband Jay from Texas and Woodrow Keith and his wife Anna from Maryland. READ ON…

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Larry N. Pletcher, 78, of Scullton, passed on October 31, 2017 at home. Born September 30, 1939 in Somerset, he is a son of the late Frank and Joanna (Gary) Pletcher. He is also preceded in death by his sisters Olive Hinkle, Brenda Cox, and Patricia Brewer. Larry is survived by his wife of 52 years, Dorothy (Pritts) Pletcher; daughters Stacey Hay and husband Kevin of Kingwood and Shelby Svokos and husband John of Uniontown; granddaughters Joanna Ringer and Madison Ringer; brothers Frank Pletcher of Somerset and Edmund Pletcher of Hundred, WV; and numerous nieces and nephews. Larry was a heavy carpenter for Union Local # 2274 . READ ON…

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Paul Martincsek, 81, died at Somerset Hospital on October 31, 2017 surrounded by loved ones. Paul was born in Mezőberény, Hungary on August 14, 1936. He was a Freedom Fighter during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 fighting for his country’s freedom from the Soviet occupation. He came to the United States in 1959 with a sponsorship from Lutheran Services in America and became a dedicated and proud citizen of the United States. He married Wife Ilona in 1962, and the two would celebrate 55 years of marriage on December 1 of this year. They had two children, Stephen and Anna. Paul worked at Matthews International for almost 40 years in the foundry and as a foreman. READ ON…

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Phyllis A. Rugg, 79, Somerset, went to be with her Lord and Savior on October 27, 2017 after a brief illness.
Born March 17, 1938 in Pittsburgh, Pa she is preceeded in death by parents Robert and Myrna (Orris) Head, brother Robert Head, husband Barry L. Rugg and daughter-in-law Christina Jones. She is survived by brother Bill Head and wife Beverly of Manuta, Ohio, children Mindy Jones, Bill Jones and Dan Jones of Somerset, Pa. Step-children Warren Lee and Mike Rugg of Somerset, Chuck Rugg of Greensburg, Pa and Ronda Velasquez of Murrysville, Pa. Grandchildren Brooke & Darrian Jones and many step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren. READ ON…

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Vaughn A. “Big Daddy” Worsell, 65, of Friedens, passed on October 21, 2017. Born May 27, 1952 in Somerset, he is the son of the late Howard and Lillian (Flick) Worsell. He is also preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, Susan Worsell; and sister Judith Wright. Vaughn is survived by his sister Sherry Mostoller of Somerset; brothers and sisters-in-law John Diveley (Susan), Kathleen Ellison (Joe), Debra Fisher (Joe), and Jayne Jewart (Ed); nieces and nephews Susan Long, Linda Popovich, Nick Popovich, Katelin Rodriguez, Austin Knupp, Brian Critchfield, Dru Chiesa, Zachary Steinly, Kelly Katherin, Nicholas Jewart, Katie Jewart, Avery Jewart, and Sophia Chiesa; and good friends Ted and Dixie Hagans and Connie Weyant. Vaughn was a loving husband to his best buddy and wife Susan, and their loving puppy, Mollie. His sense of humor and crazy antics, as well as his caring nature will be missed greatlyby his family. There will be no visitation at his request. A memorial service will be held at a later time. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Somerset Humane Society at PO Box 182 Somerset, PA 15501.

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