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 Aug. 1, 2014
E. Joan Davis
DAVIS – E. Joan, 87, Riverside, Ohio, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Sunday, July 27, 2014, at Kettering Medical Center.
Billie Josephine (LaFollette) Hodges
HODGES – Billie Josephine (LaFollette), 79, Boswell, Jenner Township, formerly of Gadsden, Ala., passed away July 27, 2014, at Windber Hospice from complications of cancer.
KOONTZ – Judy A., 67, Keedysville, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, July 29, 2014, at Mercy Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., after a long battle with lymphoma cancer.
Sherry L. Nagy
NAGY – Sherry L., 49, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at home.
Kenneth A. Naugle
NAUGLE – Kenneth A., 94, Johnstown, died July 30, 2014, at his home.
Richard John Peterson
PETERSON – Richard John, 49, Johnstown, passed away Monday evening, July 28, 2014, at Conemaugh Hospital.
Evelyn F. Vitalie
VITALIE – Evelyn F., 75, Johnstown, passed away July 30, 2014, at her home.
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Paul Radnoti Sr.
RADNOTI – Paul Sr., 80, passed away July 13, 2014, in Hebron, Ind.
Samuel R. Saia
SAIA – Samuel R., 90, Johnstown, died July 29, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Alex J. Stavish
STAVISH – Alex J., 90, Northern Cambria, died July 29, 2014, at Miners Medical Center Hastings.
Margaret R. (Shaffer) Hemminger
HEMMINGER – Margaret R. “Margie” (Shaffer), 93, formerly of Jenner Township, died July 29, 2014, at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin.
Carol R. (Schloski) Groleau
GROLEAU – Carol R. (Schloski), 56, Goshen, Mass., lost her battle with cancer July 16, 2014. Born Dec. 25, 1957, in Colver, she was the daughter of John and Olive (Spotts) Schloski.
George J. Stapinsky
STAPINSKY – George J. “Doodie” or “Hey You,” 85, Fort Hill, formerly of Windber, died July 30, 2014, at In Touch Hospice, Somerset.
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Patricia L. Bakale
BAKALE – Patricia L, 81, Johnstown, went to be with our Lord July 28, 2014.
Stephen A. Christy
CHRISTY – Stephen A., 65, Johnstown, died July 28, 2014, at home surrounded by family and friends.
CUSTER – Margaret “Peggy,” 69, Johnstown, passed away July 29, 2014, at Laurelwood Care Center.
Kathleen L. Geiser
GEISER – Kathleen L., 84, Oakland, died July 29, 2014, at Arbutus Park Manor.
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