The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


February 9, 2014

Homer G. Shaulis Jr.

BOSWELL — SHAULIS – Homer G. “Curly” Jr., 86, Boswell, died Feb. 7, 2014, at In Touch Hospice House, Somerset. Born Feb. 5, 1928, in Johnstown, son of Homer G. Sr. and Lois (Phillipi) Shaulis. Preceded in death by parents; son, Lynn; and brother, Wayne. Survived by wife of 65 years, Henrietta “Mikey” (Niemiec); son, David, married to Sharon (Hoffman), Boswell; daughter, Kim (Shaulis) Zerfoss, Boswell; grandson, Jacob Walker; granddaughter, Joni Shaulis; cousin, Dorothy Heiple, North Carolina; and special caregivers, Shannon, Rita, Tina and Judy. A 1947 graduate of Somerset High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and Korean War. Proprietor of Boswell Service Station for 26 years. He also worked for numerous local coal companies. Lifetime member of St. Andrew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boswell.  Also a member of Stoystown Post 257 American Legion, Somerset Aero Club and EAA.  Curly was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying his single engine planes. He also was a very good handyman and jack of all trades. Friends received from 5 p.m. until time of service at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, Pastor Michael Minick, presiding. Military rites by Somerset County Honor Guard. Inurnment, Beam Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Homer’s memory may be sent to In Touch Hospice House, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, Pa. 15501.  To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit


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