SOMERSET — GRIFFITH – Vinton “Bun” Joseph, 97, Somerset, died June 30, 2013, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor Estate. Born Jan. 20, 1916, in Heilwood, Pa., son of John Christ and Sarah Jane (Dunmire) Griffith. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Doloris K. Flynn, who died in 1972; son, John C. Griffith; and sisters and brothers, Susie Milligan, Bessie Marks, Mabel Winters, Anna Lohr, Marie Yoder, Lola Griffith, Mary Griffith, Johnny, Heil, Howard and Orie Griffith. Survived by grandchildren, Sean and Heather Griffith, and a number of nieces and nephews. Also survived by loving companion, Lerene Dietle Murray, and her family, Judy (Clarence) Greig and Kay (Donald) Albright, all of Somerset; grandchildren, Jill (Bruce) Cage, Cumberland, Md.; Candace (Todd) Browell, Bedford; and Valerie (Brad) Kleinert, Rockwood; and great-grandchildren, Jared and Chad Browell and Luke Kleinert. Vinton was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Somerset. Former member of JBJ school board. Former owner of the Quemahoning Hotel, Jenners. Life member and 32nd degree of Lodge 358 F&AM, Jaffa Temple, Altoona. Also a life member of Eagles Aerie 1801, and past president, Somerset Jenner Rod & Gun Club. Honorary member of Somerset Volunteer Fire Department and member of Travelers Association (TPA). He was a RSVP at Somerset Courthouse and Somerset Office Building; was a night foreman at Simpson Mine; a toll collector on the Pennsylvania Turnpike; and retired a foreman of Somerset Borough Maintenance in 1981. One of his most memorable times in his life as a young man in 1937, was when he went to church in Hyde Park, N.Y., and was seated across the aisle from then President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and his wife, Eleanor. He had many friends along life’s journey. He will be missed by his family and friends. Friends received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, where service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, the Rev. Edward Hammett, officiating. Interment, Forest Lawn Memorial Park. A masonic service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 918 Tayman Ave., Somerset, Pa. 15501, or Heartland Hospice, P.O. Box 10086 Toleto, Ohio 43699. (www.hauger-Zeigler.com)
- District Deaths July 30, 2014
Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Elaine Jean (Hamilton) Klayko
KLAYKO – Elaine Jean (Hamilton), 65, Lilly, died at peace Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at her home.
MATIJEVICH – Nicholas, 88, Johnstown, formerly of Pittsburgh, died July 28, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
Daisy "Doodles" Miller
MILLER – Daisy “Doodles,” aged 16 years, was released from this life into the next on Sunday, July 27, 2014, surrounded by her loving family, Dorene and Ian Miller, Andrea Brooks, and Jayme Brooks.
Ethel M. Miller
MILLER – Ethel M., 95, Ebensburg, formerly of Barnesboro, died July 29, 2014, at her home with her daughter, Patty, by her side.
Andrea Lynn (Lonas) Peters
PETERS – Andrea Lynn (Lonas), 46, Bolivar, passed into the arms of our Lord on July 28, 2014, in the palliative care unit of Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mirrel Oliver Plummer Sr.
PLUMMER – Mirrel Oliver Sr., 75, Portage, passed away July 27, 2014, at home.
Mary Ann (Sedor) Shedlock
SHEDLOCK – Mary Ann (Sedor), 87, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Revloc and Ebensburg, passed away July 28, 2014, at the manor.
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Michele L. Bernat
BERNAT – Michele L., 45, Mundys Corner, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Benjamin Martin Hadix
HADIX – Benjamin Martin, 33, Johnstown, went to his eternal peace in the arms of Jesus July 24, 2014.
Ethel L. Phenicie
PHENICIE – Mrs. Ethel L., 96, Windber, passed away July 27, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicholas D. Steinkirchner
STEINKIRCHNER – Nicholas D., 32, Jennerstown, died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Brevard County, Fla.
Linda A. Sral
SRAL – Linda A., 68, Portage, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Ruth F. Huff
HUFF – Ruth F., 80, Sidman, died July 27, 2014, at her residence.
Margaret A. Miske
MISKE – Margaret A., 80, Johnstown, passed away July 27, 2014, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home.
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