JENNERS — GARRETY – Robert B., 68, Jenners, died Nov. 18, 2012, at In Touch Hospice House, Somerset. Born Feb. 29, 1944, in Steubenville, Ohio, son of John Law and Elizabeth (Shoble) Garrety. Preceded in death by parents; son, Robert Weldon Garrety; sisters, Margaret Figard and Elizabeth McGuire; brother, John Garrety; and father- and mother-in-law, Rush and Virginia Berkebile. Survived by wife, the former Wanita Berkebile; daughters, Rene Kimmel, Jenners; Jacqueline, married to Val Campbell, Somerset; and Bobbi Dee, married to Jeremy Harding, Boswell; granddaughter, Lynnae Kimmel; special little buddy, Shawn Purchase; sister, Mary Catherine Hurtak, Harrisburg; and numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws. A 1962 graduate of Johnstown High School. A U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. He was an electronics technician for Welding Services Inc., Norcross, Ga. Member of United Mine Workers, United Steelworkers, International Brotherhood of Boilermakers and Jenner Rod & Gun Club. Life member of Somerset Post 554 VFW. Bob enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing and flying in his airplane. Viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main St., Boswell, where service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Kurtis L. Frampton, presiding. Donations in Bob’s memory may be sent to In Touch Hospice House, P.O. Box 1173, Somerset, Pa. 15501. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
- District Deaths Dec. 14, 2013
Merle C. Fitzgibbon
FITZGIBBON – Merle C., 96, Johnstown, died Dec. 12, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center.
Rodney M. Jennings
JENNINGS – Rodney M., 91, Peaceful Valley, died Dec. 12, 2013, at home.
KUBAS – George, 91, Hooversville, died Dec. 13, 2013, at home.
Robert C. Schmucker Jr.
SCHMUCKER – Robert C. Jr., 78, Davidsville, died Dec. 12, 2013, at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital.
Catherine S. Siwy
SIWY – Catherine S. “Stella,” 89, East Taylor Township, died Dec. 13, 2013, at Memorial Medical Center, surrounded by family.
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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.
- District Deaths Dec. 13, 2013
- Today's Funerals Dec. 13, 2013
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.
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