The Tribune Democrat, Johnstown, PA


July 5, 2006

Obituaries 07/06/2006

BAKER - Margaret L. (Koffman)

BAKER - Margaret L. (Koffman), 74, Alwine Road, Boswell, died July 3, 2006, at Siemon Lakeview Manor Estate, Somerset. Born Jan. 5, 1932, in Ralphton, daughter of John and Margaret L. (Pizer) Koffman. Preceded in death by parents; infant daughter, Melissa Ann Baker; son-in-law, James Deist; very beloved twin sister, Emily Coddington; sisters, Anna May Ohler and Betty Jane Koffman; brothers, Robert, Walter, Harold, Telford and Richard Koffman; sister-in-law, Donna (Kipp) Baker; and mother- and father-in-law, Pearl Edith (Burkett) and Arthur Cleveland Baker. Survived by husband of 55 years, Donald E. Sr.; children, Shirley Deist, and her special friend, Mike Ogline, Boswell; Donald Baker Jr., married to former Patricia Lankey, Somerset; Betty, married to Robert Charlton, Boswell; Diane, married to Jeff Sopich, Gray; Cathy, married to Ron Hileman, Gray; John, married to former Shannon Timulak, Gray; Telford, married to former Terri Moskey, Boswell; Emily, married to Louis Alongis, Bakersville; and Richard, married to former Rosie Sopich, Boswell; 25 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenny Koffman, Adrin, Pa., and June Koffman, and wife, Betty, Blairsville; sisters, LaVern, married to Freeman Coddington, Friedens, and Marion Oaks, Central City; brothers-in-law, Carl Coddington, Bakersville; James Baker, Boswell; Kenneth Baker, and wife, Kay, Friedens; Arthur Baker Jr., and his friend, Judy, Boswell; and Bruce Baker, and wife, Janet, Boswell; and sister-in-law, Shirley, married to Robert Speelman, Somerset. She loved listening to all kinds of music, especially Elvis Presley. She also enjoyed collecting Elvis memorabilia, feeding and watching birds and cooking and baking for her family. Viewing from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Hoffman Funeral Home -- Cremation Services, Main Street, Boswell, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, the Rev. Barry K. Ritenour officiating. Interment, Jenner Crossroads Cemetery.

BERKEY - Marian E.

BERKEY - Marian E., 82, Meadville, and formerly a longtime Johnstown resident, died Friday, June 16, 2006. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 15, at Maple Grove Church of the Brethren, Johnstown.

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