SOMERSET — LEER – Helen Laferne, 73, Somerset, died Sept. 5, 2013, at Somerset Hospital. Born Nov. 23, 1939, in Somerset, daughter of Earl H. Weimer and Mary Grace (Knepper). Preceded in death by parents; husband, Wilbert Clyde Leer Jr., who died March 3, 1991; brother, William Weimer; and infant brother, George. Survived by sons, Michael T. Leer, Somerset; David S. Leer, married to the former Melanie Nicklow, Somerset; Carl E. Leer, married to the former Kathy Cunningham, Sidman; and James A. Leer, married to the former Alison Shaw, Somerset; and grandchildren, Alex, Bethany, Hope, Julie and Lincoln. Sister of Ann Burns, Erie; Jay Weimer, Somerset; Dave Weimer, and wife, Judy, Somerset; Fred Weimer, and wife, Nancy, Irwin; and Joseph Weimer, and wife, Sue, Somerset; and sister-in-law, Arlene Weimer, Somerset. Helen was a graduate of Somerset High School. She worked until her retirement as an LPN for Siemon’s Lakeview Manor. Member of Milford United Methodist Church and Red Hats. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hauger-Zeigler Funeral Home, Somerset, and from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at Milford United Methodist Church, Somerset, the Rev. John Phipps, officiating. Contributions may be made to Milford United Methodist Church, 368 Bando Road, Somerset, Pa. 15501. (www.haugerzeigler.com)
Gladys M. Stombaugh
STOMAUGH – Gladys M., 94, Portage, went to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013.
Maureen S. Plummer
PLUMMER – Maureen S., 69, Sidman, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Windber Hospice.
Joseph A. Pettinato
PETTINATO – Joseph A., 86, of New Brighton, N.Y., a retired letter carrier, World War II Navy veteran and devoted family man, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Eger Health Care & Rehabilitation Center, where he had resided since May of this year.
A. Martha (Eash) Thomas
THOMAS – A. Martha (Eash), 94, Saylor School Road, Hollsopple, went peacefully to be with the Lord Dec. 11, 2013, at Laurel View Village.
GRAFFIUS – Robert “Parker,” 15, Madison, W.Va., born April 8, 1998, son of Robert Russell III and Regina Orosz Graffius, went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013.
Naomi R. Costello
COSTELLO – Naomi R., 91, Davidsville, died Dec. 11, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Rose A. Hancharik
HANCHARIK – Rose A., 75, Richland Township, died Dec. 5, 2013, at LaurelWood Care Center.
THOMAS – Amandus “Mandy,” 91, Hastings, passed away peacefully at home Dec. 12, 2013, surrounded by his loving family.
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Lois L. Rager
RAGER – Lois L., 83, Johnstown, died Dec. 11, 2013, at St. Jude’s Haven surrounded by her friends and caregivers who loved her very much
CHAPMAN – Darlene, 58, Hayes, Va., formerly of Beaverdale, passed away Dec. 9, 2013
H. Matthew Gearhart
GEARHART - H. Matthew IV, 36, Mineral Point, passed away Dec. 9, 2013, as a result of an asthma attack.
Doris (Hysong) Anderson
ANDERSON – Doris (Hysong), 91, New Florence, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, at Sunrise of Abington, Abington.
Ralph E. Botteicher
BOTTEICHER – Ralph E., 94, Derry, formerly of Johnstown, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at the home of his granddaughter.
Jean Grace (Emerson) Fair
FAIR – Jean Grace (Emerson), 97, Petoskey, Mich., formerly of Nanty Glo, passed away Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at Bay Bluffs, in Harbor Springs, Mich.
ROMAGNA – Margaret “Margee,” 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Ebensburg, passed away Dec. 10, 2013, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring.
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Jean V. (Cleimer) DiValentone
DiVALENTONE – Jean V. (Cleimer), 75, Boswell, died Dec. 10, 2013, at her home.
Anthony G. Bongiovanni
BONGIOVANNI – Anthony G. “Nino,” 84, Johnstown, died Dec. 9, 2013, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.
BOXLER – Sylvester “Dwayne,” 73, Fayetteville, formerly of Mineral Point, went to his heavenly home Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
William E. Barron
BARRON – William E., 79, Bethlehem, passed away Dec. 9, 2013.
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