JENNER TOWNSHIP — GINDLESPERGER – Dean J. “Pap,” 86, Jenner Township, Somerset County, went home to be with his Lord Sept. 28, 2013, at his home. Born May 13, 1927, in Sipesville, son of Lemon and Daisy Mae (Ankeny) Gindlesperger. Preceded in death by parents; wife, the former Mary Martinez; sons, Richard and Henry; an infant granddaughter; infant sister, Virginia; sister, Bessie Smalley; and brothers, Melvin, Edward, Lee, Merle, Lester, Kenneth, Paul and Ray Gindlesperger. Dean was the last surviving member of his siblings. Survived by children, Dean Paul, married to Dorothy (Stitt), Somerset; James, married to Lena (Weyant), Jennerstown; Mildred Walker, and fiance, Scott Knupp, Gray; Robert, and girlfriend, Kim, Somerset; Ivonne “Bonnie,” married to Thomas Reedy, Somerset; and Diane, married to Ron St. Clair, Jennerstown; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a coal miner for several local companies. Dean enjoyed playing horseshoes and cards, hunting and fishing and tinkering with cars and small engines. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where a service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, with Pastor William Dodson presiding. Interment, Beam Cemetery, with military rites by Somerset County Honor Guard. Donations in Dean’s memory may be given to the funeral home. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
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Merle C. Fitzgibbon
FITZGIBBON – Merle C., 96, Johnstown, died Dec. 12, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Rodney M. Jennings
JENNINGS – Rodney M., 91, Peaceful Valley, died Dec. 12, 2013, at home.
KUBAS – George, 91, Hooversville, died Dec. 13, 2013, at home.
Robert C. Schmucker Jr.
SCHMUCKER – Robert C. Jr., 78, Davidsville, died Dec. 12, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Catherine S. Siwy
SIWY – Catherine S. “Stella,” 89, East Taylor Township, died Dec. 13, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by family.
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Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
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