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.
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Zachary Gordon Alan Andrews
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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.
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Clifford Eugene Sharp Jr.
SHARP – Clifford Eugene Jr., 71, passed away peacefully April 5, 2014, in Las Vegas, Nev.
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