SOMERSET — BLANK – Chester R., 101, Somerset, passed away peacefully at The Heritage at Siemon’s under the care of Heartland Hospice on Aug. 2, 2013. Born July 18, 1912, in Hooversville, son of the late George and Margaret (Murray) Blank. Also preceded in death by his wife, Betty, in 1997; grandson, Jeffrey Blank; sisters, Wilma Zips, Eva Pugh and Dorothy Light; brother, Charles Blank; two infant brothers; and son-in-law, John Stoy. Survived by children, C. Robert Blank, and wife, Susan (Sturgeon), Bloomfield Hills, Mich.; James Blank, and wife, Betty (Koeppe), Johnstown; Patricia Stoy, Somerset; and William Blank, and wife, Elaine (Eichorn), Somerset. Chester was a graduate of Ferndale High School and a veteran of the U.S. Navy in World War II. He was a lifelong barber with 76 years in the profession. Life member of Somerset Fire Department, Somerset FOE and Somerset American Legion. Member of First United Methodist Church, Somerset. Friends will be received from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Miller Funeral Home and Crematory, Somerset. A service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, the Rev. Dale Shunk and the Rev. Arthur Gotjen, officiating. Interment, Somerset County Memorial Park, with military honors accorded by Somerset County Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be sent to Somerset Fire Department, 340 W. Union St., Somerset, Pa. 15501. To leave an online condolence, please visit www.millerfuneralhomeandcrematory.com.
- District Deaths July 24, 2014
Thomas Barton Jr.
BARTON – Thomas Jr., 87, Central City, died July 21, 2014, at home.
Dorothy B. Bermosk
BERMOSK – Dorothy B., 87, Johnstown, passed away July 20, 2014, at Golden Living Center.
Leland Doyle Carney Jr.
CARNEY – Leland Doyle Jr. “Junior” or “Lee,” 77, Pomaria, S.C., formerly of Seward, went to be with the Lord Monday, July 21, 2014.
Ernest R. Contrillo
CONTRILLO – Ernest R., 61, Pittsburgh, formerly of Central City, died July 20, 2014.
Cecelia C. Duncan
DUNCAN – Cecelia C. “Sue,” 78, Johnstown, died July 22, 2014, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center.
Capt. Dudley C. Hunt
HUNT – Capt. Dudley C., (retired) MPD, Washington, D.C., 77, Windber, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Dorothy M. (Moyer) Kepler
KEPLER – Mrs. Dorothy M. (Moyer), 90, Scottsdale, Ariz., formerly of Portage, entered into new life July 19, 2014, at Hospice of the Valley, Scottsdale.
Anna Marie Krumenacker
KRUMENACKER – Anna Marie, 85, Carrolltown, passed away July 22, 2014, at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown.
- Funerals July 24, 2014
BLOCK – Deborah, 62, Johnstown, died July 21, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Edward James Clark
CLARK – Edward James, 89, Johnstown, formerly of Minersville, died Saturday, July 12, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nicole Lyn Eskridge
ESKRIDGE – Nicole Lynn, 24, Linden, Va., passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014.
Jeffery Lynn Flick
FLICK – Jeffery Lynn, 58, Seattle, Wash., formerly of Hollsopple, passed on July 3, 2014, in Seattle.
Elizabeth J. Knapik
KNAPIK – Elizabeth J. “Bethann,” 75, Northern Cambria, passed away July 21, 2014, at UPMC Altoona.
Christopher Shawn Reed
REED – Christopher Shawn, 22, Windber, died July 20, 2014.
Violet Marie (Snyder) Shaffer-Eastlake
SHAFFER-EASTLAKE – Violet Marie (Snyder), 90, Hidden Valley Road, Conemaugh Township, Somerset County, died July 22, 2014.
Teresa L. Smith
SMITH – Teresa L., 50, Johnstown, died July 19, 2014, at her residence.
TURNER – Rosemary, 91, formerly of Johnstown and Woodville, Ohio, died Saturday, July 19, 2014, at Genoa Care Center, Genoa, Ohio.
Mary Ann (Guzic) Walter
WALTER – Mary Ann (Guzic), 77, Lilly, went to her eternal rest July 21, 2014, surrounded by her family at her residence.
- Funerals July 23, 2014
- District Deaths July 22, 2014
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