SOMERSET — SHAFFER – Marie Alta, 97, Somerset, formerly of Friedens, died Jan. 30, 2014, at Siemon’s Lakeview Manor. Born July 23, 1916, in Lincoln Township, daughter of William A. and Minnie Mae (Hoffman) Emert. Preceded in death by parents; foster parents, John and Myra Hanks; husband, Harry Shaffer; brothers, Clarence, James, Charles and Richard Emert and Albert VonMoose; and foster brothers, Charles and Rev. Dr. Edgar Hanks. Survived by daughters, VerNae, married to Neil Rayman, Somerset; Gloria, married to John Wyatt, Tennessee; and Melea, married to David Pruskauer, Florida; grandchildren, Vonnie Hayes; Mark Rayman; George and James Dinsmore; and Sierra, Eric, Matthew and Dillan Pruskauer; and six great-grandchildren. She was a graduate of Somerset Township High School. She was employed by the former Walker Creamery, Hilltop Floral and 1XL Dairy Store. Member of Friedens Lutheran Church. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 10 a.m. until the time of her service at 11 a.m. Monday at Friedens Lutheran Church, the Rev. Edward V. DeVore, officiating. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be given to Friedens Lutheran Church, 131 S. Main St., Friedens, Pa. 15541. Arrangements by Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown. (DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com)
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
ANDREWS – Zachary Gordon Alan, 21, Johnstown, was called home April 13, 2014.
Ray H. Clites
CLITES – Ray H., 93 , Westmont, died April 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Beverly J. Hoover
HOOVER – Beverly J., 75, Johnstown, was received into heaven April 16, 2014.
Joseph Samuel Kuhar Jr.
KUHAR – Joseph Samuel Jr. “Joey,” 64, passed away April 11, 2014, at home, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Charles M. Lambert
LAMBERT – Charles M., 87, Central City, passed away April 14, 2014, at home.
Betty L. Lydic
LYDIC – Betty L., 88, Johnstown, died April 15, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home, Windber.
Stella A. Ponchek
PONCHEK – Stella A., 92, East Conemaugh, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Pauline L. Turchetta
TURCHETTA – Pauline L., 84, Cresson, died April 15, 2014, at Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg.
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Boyd Merle Akers Jr.
AKERS – Boyd Merle Jr., 90, Lower Yoder, died April 15, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Philip Joseph Baldacchino
BALDACCHINO – Philip Joseph, 87, Carrolltown, died April 14, 2014.
Grace (Deitke) Davis
DAVIS – Grace (Deitke), 90, Phoenix, Ariz., passed away peacefully April 10, 2014.
Cynthia Jayne Eisler
EISLER – Cynthia Jayne, 59, Somerset, formerly of Wilbur, went home April 13, 2014, at Somerset Hospice House.
James E. Foster
FOSTER – James E., 86, Johnstown, died April 13, 2014.
Alice M. Goller
GOLLER – Alice M., 94, Presbyterian Home, died April 13, 2014, at Presbyterian Home.
M. Elayne Gooderham
GOODERHAM – M. Elayne, 78, Altoona, died April 14, 2014.
Edward Carl Harbart
HARBART – Edward Carl “Duger,” 90, Richland Township, died April 15, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
Edward J. Harris
HARRIS – Edward J. “Ed,” 83, Fairfax, Va., passed away April 7, 2014, at home.
MASON – Dorothy, 66, Portage, formerly of Northern Cambria, died April 15, 2014, at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage.
Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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