SOMERSET — MILLER – Ralph L., 95, Somerset, formerly of Boswell, died March 24, 2013, at In-Touch Hospice House, Somerset. Born July 11, 1917, in Boswell, son of Jacob F. and Stella (Barton) Miller. Preceded in death by parents; wife of 72 years, Florence L. (Berkey) Miller, on Jan. 20, 2013; infant daughter, Donna Dolores Miller; two infant sisters; an infant brother; brothers, William and Charles; and sisters Louise Persuhn, Catherine Fleegle, Margaret Baroni and Beulah Fleegle. Survived by sons, Wayne, married to Donna (Bird), Madison Heights, Mich.; Larry, married to Mae (Varner) Hooversville; and Donald, married to Ruby (Hoffman), Somerset; grandchildren, Troy, Todd, Tonya, Chadd, Ginger and Patricia; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren. A 1934 graduate of Boswell High School. A U.S. Army Air Force veteran of World War II, having served as a sergeant with the 672nd Bombardment Squadron, 417th Bombardment Group and 5th Army Air Force as a top turret gunner on an A20 bomber. Member of Boswell Area Historical Society, Shutterbug Camera Club and Boswell Church of God, where he served as Sunday school superintendent and teacher, was trustee for many years, clerk and treasurer for six years and also performed mission work. He also was the oldest living member of the Church of God in Pennsylvania. He was a mail carrier and retired Pattern Maker for former Johnstown Works, U.S. Steel Corp. with 36 1/2 years of service. Ralph enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, word puzzles, painting and World War II aviation. He also was a volunteer for Boswell Food Pantry for 19 years. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell. Viewing also will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Thursday at Boswell Church of God, Pastor David McGinnis, presiding. Interment, Friedens Lutheran Cemetery. Military honors by Somerset Honor Guard. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths July 26, 2014
Beverly A. (Ling) Kocis
KOCIS – Mrs. Beverly A. (Ling), 77, died July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Nathan M. Kubat
KUBAT – Nathan M., 29, Johnstown, went home to be with his Lord and Savior July 23, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
Charles Wesley Moonly Jr.
MOONLY – Charles Wesley Jr., Mount Pleasant, S.C., passed away Tuesday, July 22, 2014.
- Funerals July 26, 2014
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Clara Murphy Bond Bell
BELL – Clara Murphy Bond, Windsor, N.C., and Edenhouse in Bertie County, N.C., died Monday, July 21, 2014.
Fred G. Biller
BILLER – Fred G., 91, Cresson, died July 24, 2014, at Our Lady of The Alleghenies Residence, Hollidaysburg.
John R. Haywood
HAYWOOD – John R., 82, Richland Township, went to be with the Lord July 24, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center.
David G. Hull Jr.
HULL – David G. “Too Tall” Jr., 60, South Fork, died July 23, 2014, at Windber Hospice.
KRISKO – Stephan “Tib,” 89, passed away July 22, 2014, at home.
Elizabeth Anne Muncert
MUNCERT – Elizabeth Anne, 86, Johnstown, passed away July 23, 2014, at The Lutheran Home at Johnstown.
SCHULLER – Sadie, 85, Moxham, lost her battle with cancer July 23, 2014, at home.
Mary Grace Spodinak
SPODINAK – Mary Grace, 87, Johnstown, died July 24, 2014, at Church of the Brethren Home.
Nancy L. (Adeline) Yoder
YODER – Nancy L. (Adeline), 75, formerly of Tire Hill, died July 21, 2014, at her home at Richland Towers.
- Funerals July 25, 2014
- 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.
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