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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Genevieve B. (Decewicz) Bonitz
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Betty A. Hasse
HASSE – Betty A., 68, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 4, 2013, at home.
George S. Hoberney
HOBERNEY – George S., 76, Willoughby Hills, Ohio, since 1972, formerly of Cleveland Heights, Ohio, died Dec. 3, 2013.
Robert John Holbink
HOLBINK – Robert John, 70, Nanty Glo, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
William Jacob Huss Jr.
HUSS – William Jacob Jr., 73, Ideal Park, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 3, 2013, surrounded by his family.
Mary Louise Leventry
LEVENTRY – Mary Louise, 90, Indiana, died peacefully on Thanksgiving, Nov. 28, 2013, at St. Andrew’s Village.
Betty Louise Lopez
LOPEZ – Betty Louise, 83, Johnstown, passed away Dec. 3, 2013, at Allegheny Lutheran Home.
Mark R. Semelsberger
SEMELSBERGER – Mark R., 32, Hastings, passed away Dec. 1, 2013.
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Peter W. Chiodo
CHIODO – Peter W., 70, Westwood, died Dec. 1, 2013.
Betty Lou (Gray) Crilly
CRILLY – Betty Lou (Gray), 55, Carmichaels, Pa., formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Nov. 28, 2013, at Rolling Meadows Nursing Home, Waynesburg, Pa.
Joseph R. Latch Jr.
LATCH – Col. Joseph R. Jr., 89, Johnstown, died Dec. 2, 2013.
Michael Joseph Mandichak
MANDICHAK – Michael Joseph “Juiceman,” 39, Portage, passed away Dec. 2, 2013, at home due to his longtime heart condition.
Mary Lou (Mills) Sam
SAM – Mary Lou (Mills), 80, former Windber resident, went to be with the Lord Oct. 26, 2013.
Judith Ann Servantez
SERVANTEZ – Judith “Judy” Ann, 69, Springfield, Mass., died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Baystate Medical Center.
SWEETSER – Shari, 53, Johnstown, was received by God Nov. 29, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
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Harry L. Irwin
IRWIN – Harry L., 88, Johnstown, died Dec. 1, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Garth Lorrell Litzinger
LITZINGER – Garth Lorrell, 75, Columbia, S.C., died Nov. 29, 2013, after suffering a fatal stroke.
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