EVERETT — HUNTSMAN – Franklin E., 85, Pennknoll Village, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Born Sept. 5, 1927, in Martinsburg, son of the late Frank T. and Mary (King) Huntsman. He was husband of the late Marietta (Claybaugh) Huntsman, whom he married on March 18, 1951. Survived by daughter, Rose Marie, wife of Kenneth Miller, Alum Bank; grandchildren, Alison, wife of David Harclerode; Alesia, wife of Jim Young; Joshua Huntsman; and Stephanie Huntsman; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Shirley, wife of Roy Sparks. Preceded in death by son, Stephen; brother, Donald; and sisters, Vera, Sarah and Ruth. Franklin was a graduate of Woodbury High School. During the years, he had a paper route in Florida, was a farmer, a motel owner and operator, a Bible storybook salesman, a carpenter and owner of Colonial Gift Shop. Member of Seventh Day Adventist Church and German Seventh Day Baptist. He enjoyed going to church, carpentry work, shoveling snow, reading, traveling and visiting with friends and family. He will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Friends and family will be received from 4 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, and from noon until the time of funeral service at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at J. Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Alum Bank, Pastor Paul Manuel and Pastor Bob Snyder, officiating. Interment, the Dry Hill Cemetery, Woodbury.
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Dorothy E. Blank
BLANK – Dorothy E., 84, Arbutus Park Retirement Community, went to be with her Lord Dec. 18, 2013.
William Richard Drobnich
DROBNICH – William “Bill” Richard, 90, a native of Cambria County and longtime resident of New Enterprise, died peacefully Dec. 18, 2013.
GERIDEAU – Benjamen, 68, Somerset County, passed away peacefully at his home Dec. 15, 2013.
GRASSA – Thomas, 92, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 19, 2013.
Father Oliver Hebert TOR
HEBERT – Father Oliver, TOR of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred of Jesus, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013.
Robert W. Horn
HORN – Robert W., 62, Boswell, died Dec. 15, 2013, at Somerset Hospital.
Dorothy V. Johnson
JOHNSON – Dorothy V., 98, Johnstown, died Dec. 19, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Merle D. Kelly
KELLY – Merle D., 88, Johnstown, formerly of Vinco, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Golden Living Center.
Irene E. Lambing
LAMBING – Irene E., 99, Indiana, formerly of Strongstown, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at Scenery Hill Manor in Indiana.
Robert M. Livingston
LIVINGSTON – Robert M., 72, Cambria Care, died Dec. 19, 2013, at his residence.
Rose Rita (Simsic) Otterson
OTTERSON – Rose Rita (Simsic), 76, rejoined the Lord Dec. 16, 2013, after a prolonged hospitalization.
Edith M. Ronald
RONALD – Mrs. Edith M., 87, Windber, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Albert John Schwing Jr.
SCHWING – Albert John Jr., 85, Richmond, Va., passed away Nov. 22, 2013.
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- District Deaths Dec. 19, 2013
Ethel A. Bombatch
BOMBATCH – Ethel A., 95, formerly of Lower Yoder Township, died Dec. 18, 2013, at Richland Woods.
CHIMELEWSKI – Katherine, 90, Summerhill, died Dec. 17, 2013, at Rebekah Manor, Portage.
CLAAR – Roberta “Berta,” 74, Lilly, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at UPMC-Altoona Hospital.
Charles C. Cymbor
CYMBOR – Charles “Charlie” C., 95, Patton, passed away Dec. 18, 2013, at UPMC Altoona.
M. Carol Jones
JONES – Mrs. M. Carol, 75, Elton, formerly of Oceanside, Calif., passed away Dec. 17, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven, Elton.
KIMBLE – Dolores, 84, Melbourne, Fla., went to be with her Lord peacefully asleep on Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013.
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