DEAKINS, Cecil (infant)

Cecil Deakins, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Deakins, died on Monday of heart failure caused by diphtheria from which it had been suffering for a week or more. The funeral was on Wednesday, the interment being in Philos cemetery, Rev A. R. Reily officiating.
18 December 1891; Piedmont (WV) Herald
(Courtesy of John Fazenbaker)
Posted January 4, 2020

DEAKINS, Leonard Frank

Services for Leonard Frank Deakins, 65, LaVale, who died Friday in Allegany Hospital, were held Sunday in the Hafer Funeral Home with Rev. L. W. Burton, pastor of Park Place Methodist Church, officiating. Interment was in Zion Memorial Park. Hymns were sung by Mrs. Charles Zimmerman and Mrs. Stanley Willets, accompanied by Mrs. Harry Price. Pallbearers were Robert A. Johnson, Arthur W. West, Nathan E. Hollen, Walter H. Reel, Paul Nixon, Charles R. Welling, J. Clark Catlett and Okey W. Gilpin.
Wednesday, 5 March 1952; Evening Times (Cumberland, MD)
Posted November 23, 2019

DEAL, Mrs. Alice Evora Garlets

Mrs. Alice Evora Deal died at her home in Greenville Township at about 8 p.m. Thursday, December 1, of cerebral hemorrhage. She had been in ill health for about five years, and her condition became serious around 4 p.m. the day of her death. She was born at St. Paul on June 1, 1883, daughter of Ananias and Clara (Yutzy) Garlets and was 63 years, 5 months and 29 days in age at her passing. She is survived by her husband, John Milton Deal, one son, Harvey E. Deal, at home; six daughters; Mrs. Margaret Stevanus, Shaft, Md.; Mrs. Sadie Caton, Meyersdale Route 3; Miss Clara Deal, Pittsburgh; Mrs. Lulu Setzer, Finzel, Md. and Misses Mable and Carrie Deal, at home; one sister, Mrs. Sadie Wilhelm, Meyersdale and by seven grandchildren. She was a member of St. Mark's Reformed Church in Greenville where funeral services were conducted at 2:30 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Ira S. Monn, pastor of St. John's Reformed Church, Salisbury, officiating. Interment was made in the Greenville Cemetery in charge of Mortician Stanley M. Thomas.
Meyersdale Republican, December 8, 1949
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DEAL, Mrs. Allie Cook

Mrs. Allie Cook Deal, of Meyersdale, wife of the late William Deal, died Wednesday night. Mrs. Deal was a twin sister of Mrs. Charles A. Smouse, Bedford Road.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 1, 1940
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DEAL, Mrs. Annie Beal

FROSTBURG — Mrs. Annie Deal, 69, widow of Henry W. Deal, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of her son, James H. Deal, New Hope Road. She had been ill two years. Her parents were the late E. Manuel and Sarah Beal. Survivors include another son, Henry Deal, Borden; three daughters, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Bishop and Mrs. Emma Pearl Garlitz, Borden, and Mrs. Anna May Weslow, New Hope Road, and four sisters, Mrs. Earl Hansrote, Mrs. Tillie Robinette, Mrs. Minnie Howsare and Miss Hazel Beal, all of Cumberland.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 16, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 9, 2012

DEAL, Mrs. Bertha Irene Burow

Bertha Irene Deal, 75, of Listonburg, died Jan. 8, 1996, at her home. Born Aug. 17, 1920, in Listonburg, a daughter of the late Ray John and Stella Blanche (Davis) Burow. Survived by her husband Elmer V.; two daughters, Jacklyn Ann Popovich of Morgantown, W. Va., and Judy Rae Ludy of Waynesboro, Pa.; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two brothers, Ray John Burow Jr. of Monroeville and William G. Burow of Listonburg. Retired Listonburg postmaster and a lifetime member of Trinity United Methodist Church of Listonburg. Friends will be received at Humbert Funeral Home, Confluence, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. Saturday, the hour of service, The Rev. David Lee officiating. Interment, Addison Cemetery. Family suggests memorial contributions to the Listonburg United Methodist Church. Published January 11, 1996, Somerset, PA, Daily American  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted February 18, 2017

DEAL, Donald Wayne

Donald Wayne Deal, 70, of 3719 Greenville Rd., Meyersdale, Pa., died Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006, at Meyersdale Medical Center. Born Aug. 26, 1935, in Greenville Township, he was the son of the late William and Mary Ann (Baer) Deal. He was preceded in death by one son, Michael; seven brothers, Ralph, Raymond, Carl, Melvin, Robert, Walter and John; and six sisters, Ethel, Edna, Cathaline, Pauline, Dorothy and Betty. Mr. Deal was a retired mechanic for Pittsburgh Knipple Works, Boynton, Pa., and was a member of Greenville Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Wilda Marie (McKenzie) Deal; one son, Donald S. Deal and wife Loretta; and two daughters, Rhonda Teets and husband Charlie and Monica Porter and husband George, all of Meyersdale; one brother, Paul E. Deal, Salisbury; one sister, Mary Bell Brown, Finzel; eight grandchildren, Mandy Marteney and husband Ken, Deanna Beal and husband Randy, Charles Teets II, Kristen Porter and friend, Heath Engle, George Porter Jr., Nicholas Porter, Aleigha and Stephen Deal; and four great- grandchildren, Rebecca and Katlynn Beal and Natalie and Blake Marteney.
about Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 11, 2011

DEAL, Mrs. Emma Hostetler

MEYERSDALE — Mrs. Emma Hostetler Deal, 73, died yesterday at her home. Born in Meyersdale, she was a daughter of the late John C. and Ellen (Miller) Hostetler. Mrs. Deal was a teacher at Meyersdale School District from 1907 until 1933. From 1946 until 1953 she taught at Salisbury and was a substitute teacher in Meyersdale from then until 1962. She was a member of Meyersdale Church of the Brethren where she taught Sunday School. Surviving are her husband, Roy C. Deal, and one brother, Paul Hostetler, Pittsburgh. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where friends will be received after 1 p. m. today. A service will be conducted there Friday at 2 p. m. by Rev Arthur Hunn. Interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 6, 1963
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DEAL, Ervin Emerson
Ervin Emerson Deal, 63, of 110 S. Main Street, Ext., Accident, Maryland, died Monday, July 7, 2003, at Ruby Memorial Hospital, Morgantown, WV. Born January 31, 1940, in White Marsh, MD, he was a son of the late Earl Emerson and Etta (Bowser) Deal. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Juanita Marlene (Heinbuch) Deal, January 11, 1980; his step-mother, Theresa (Wotring) Deal and a step-sister, Ruthie DeWitt. Mr. Deal was of the Lutheran faith. He was employed as a heavy equipment operator for a stone quarry, a member of Hilltop Sportsmen's Club, and L.O.O. Moose. Surviving are his fiance, Brenda Overick; one son, Gary Deal and fiance, Edith Tweedy of Delta, PA; one daughter, Linda O'Neal and husband, Howard of Bristol, TN, Brenda's daughter, Lorraine Cairns and husband, Jeff, of Parkville, MD; twin sisters, Marlene Glass of Jarrettsville, MD and Eilene Beckman of Coraopolis, PA; sister, Janice Georg of Accident, MD; and step-sister, Karen Friend, Oakland, MD; three grandchildren, Brian, Bradley and Tamika; and four great-grandchildren, Shelly, Gage, Matthew and Alaizah; four nieces and four nephews. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Homes, P.A., 26722 Garrett Highway, McHenry, MD, Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 P.M. Friends will be received at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Baltimore, on Thursday from 3-5 and 7-9 PM .Funeral services will be conducted at the Lassahn Funeral Home, Baltimore, Friday, July 11, at 11:00 A.M.with the Rev. Dr. Wilfred Karsten officiating. Interment will follow in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Baltimore,MD. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Zion Lutheran Church, Accident, MD. 
Monday, July 7, 2003; Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 7, 2014

DEAL, James Harvey, Jr.

FROSTBURG - James Harvey Deal Jr., 60, of Meshach Frost Village, Frostburg, died Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002, at Sacred Heart Hospital. Born March 18, 1942, in Zihlman, he was the son of the late James H. Deal Sr., and Viola (Winebrenner) Deal, Frostburg. Mr. Deal was retired maintanence engineer with Bel Air Apartments, and he was a member of the Piney Mountain Sportsmans Club, and he attended the Frostburg Assembly of God Church, Frostburg. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife of 38 years, Grace (Shannon) Deal; three daughters, Suzzanne Poling and husband Beuford R., Corriganville, Lori Ann Johnson and husband Earl G. III, Hedgesville, W.Va., and Kimberly L. Rounds, Cumberland; six grandchildren, Willie J. Groves, James Admiral-Ray Poling, Samuel R. Rounds, Tyler L. Rounds, Taylor L. Rounds, and Garth David Poling; three brothers, David Deal and wife Mary, Manchester, Earnest Deal and wife Mary Ann, Chambersburg, Pa., and Harold Deal and wife Marsha, Gambrills; and one sister, Juanita Heavner and husband Lane, Inwood, W.Va. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home, P.A., 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at the Frostburg Assembly of God, on Friday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eddie Schaidt officiating. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be David Deal, Earnest Deal, Harold Deal, Russell Sperry, Steve Frankenberry, and Lane Heavner.
Cumberland Times-News; about Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 28, 2011


DEAL, Mrs. Mary Ann Baer

Meyersdale - Mrs. Mary Ann Baer Deal, 68, died at her home in Greenville Township. She leaves 12 children, 30 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, seven brothers and sisters.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 20, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 DEAL, Milton C.

MEYERSDALE, Oct. 30.—Milton C. Deal, 52, of Garrett, died Saturday at Somerset. He leaves his mother, Mrs. Susan Bockes Deal, and two sisters. He was unmarried.
Wednesday, October 30, 1946, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DEAL, Mrs. Viola Winebrenner
Viola Deal, age 92, of Bunker Hill, WVa. (formerly of Frostburg), died Monday, November 25, 2013 at the home of her daughter in Bunker Hill, W.Va.   Born October 27, 1921 in Mount Savage, Maryland, she was the daughter of the late William Maurice[sic, Morris] and Susan Arvada (Hutzel) Winebrenner.  She was married November 28, 1939 to James Harvey Deal, Sr., who died September 10, 1990. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sons, James Harvey Deal, Jr., and Eugene Richard Deal; a son-in-law, Herschel Lane Heavner; a great-grandson, Charles Edward Groves; and a great-great grandson, Nathan Allen Pryor. Last of her immediate family, she was also preceded by her brothers and sisters, Lonnie Raymond Winebrenner, Myrtle Alzine Rice, Sarah Elizabeth Bowers, William Benjamin Winebrenner, James Hiram Winebrenner, John Walter Winebrenner, Delcie Louise Witt, Cyrus Samuel Winebrenner, Clinton Edward “Doc” Winebrenner, Susanna Trimble, Ralph Francis “Jake” Winebrenner, Elnora Winebrenner, Jessie Wesley Winebrenner and David Wilbert Winebrenner. She did domestic work for several families in Frostburg and also in her church.  She was a member of the Frostburg Church of the Nazarene and the “elite 90’s group” at the church. Surviving are a daughter, Juanita Mae Heavner of Bunker Hill, W.Va. who was her special care giver; three sons, David William Deal and wife, Mary of Manchester, Md.; Earnest Edward Deal and wife, Mary Ann of Oil City, Pa.; Harold Raymond Deal of Chambersburg, Pa.; and a daughter-in-law, Grace A. Deal of Cumberland, Md.; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at the Durst Funeral Home 57 Frost Avenue, Frostburg on Friday, November 29, 2013, 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Frostburg Church of the Nazarene, 150 Center St. with Rev. Timothy Smith and Rev. Galen Winebrenner officiating. Burial will be in the Frostburg Memorial Park.  Memorial donations in her memory may be made to her church.
abt. Monday, 25 November 2013; Durst Funeral Home website
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted November 30, 2013

Name: Walter David Deal, 74, of 1070 West Finzel Road, Frostburg, MD
Parents: William and Mary (Baer) Deal
DOB: December 7, 1929, in Somerset County, PA
DOD: Saturday, February 14, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, MD
Spouse: None indicated
Predeceased by: parents; son, Keith Deal; 12 brothers and sisters
Survived by: sons, Barry Deal, Oklahoma; David Deal, Salisbury, PA; Kevin Deal, Westernport, MD; daughters, Brenda Cook, Robin McKenzie, Jackie McKenzie and Melisa Arnold, all of Salisbury, PA; brothers, Donald Deal, Meyersdale, PA; Paul Deal, Salisbury, PA; sister, Mary Belle Brown, Frostburg, MD
Burial: February 17, 2004, Greenville Cemetery, with military honors

Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 18, 2014


DEAL, Miss Wanda Kay
MEYERSDALE — Wanda Kay Deal, 5, of RD 4, died yesterday at her home. She had been ill the past nine months. She was a daughter of Mrs. Catherine (Dietle) Deal and the late Harvey Deal. Besides her mother she is survived by a brother, Larry E. Deal, and a sister, Brenda C. Deal, at home. The body is at the Price Funeral Home where a service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Rev. Earl Dobbs will officiate and interment will be in Greenville Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 13, 1962
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 26, 2013


DEAL, Walter David
FROSTBURG — Walter David Deal, 74, of 1070 West Finzel Road, Frostburg, died Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004, at Sacred Heart Hospital.  Born Dec. 7, 1929, in Somerset County, Pa., he was the son of the late William and Mary (Baer) Deal. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Keith Deal; and 12 brothers and sisters.  Mr. Deal is survived by three sons, Barry Deal of Oklahoma, David Deal of Salisbury, Pa. and Kevin Deal of Westernport; four daughters, Brenda Cook, Robin McKenzie, Jackie McKenzie and Melisa Arnold, all of Salisbury; two brothers, Donald Deal of Meyersdale, Pa. and Paul Deal of Salisbury; one sister, Mary Belle Brown of Frostburg; 15 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.  Mr. Deal was a member of the Greenville Lutheran Church. He was retired and had previously worked at the Celanese, was a farmer and worked as a janitor in the Frederick, Md. area.  Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Highway, Salisbury, Pa. on Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Services will be conducted at the Greenville Lutheran Church on Tuesday at 10 a.m. with Pastor David E. Fetter officiating. The body will be taken to the church one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in  Greenville  Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded by the Salisbury VFW.
abt. Saturday, Feb. 14, 2004; MD Death Notices and Obituaries
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted December 11, 2013

DEAN, Mrs Catherine Naughton

Mrs Catherine Dean of Windsor Park, Chicago, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Gertrude Whitby, at 7232 Yates Ave, Chicago on Friday evening after a lingering illness from paralysis.  She is survived by eight grown children: three sons and five daughters.  Mrs Dean was a former resident of Allegany County were she has many relatives and friends.  She was a cousin of the late Michael Naughton of Barton, also an aunt of Rev Thomas McGuigan of Washington and a sister, [wife?] of John McGuigan of Westernport.
Cumberland Press; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, June 17, 1914 - pg 8, col 3
Find A Grave Memorial# 115337291
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted December 22, 2016

DEAN, H. Bruce

A Funeral By Moonlight
[Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun.]
Cumberland, MD., June 30. - The body of H. Bruce Dean, who died at Smithfield, Va., arrived here tonight at 8:15 o'clock and was buried at 9 o'clock by moonlight, no artificial light being used, in Rose Hill Cemetery. There was a large assemblage, which sang impressively "Rock of Ages". Rev. J. M. Yingling conducted the services.
The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, MD.; July 1, 1898
(Courtesy of Charles Riend/transcribed by Genie)
Posted October 4, 2015

DEAN, James William

SCHELLSBURG, Pa. - James William Dean, 78, of Mann's Choice RD, died Friday at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Born September 26, 1888 in Cumberland, Md., he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Clara (Crowe) Dean. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Catherine (Jack) Dean; a son, James R. Dean, 410 Polk Street, Cumberland; a daughter, Mrs. James Shipe, 425 Cumberland Street, Cumberland; three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Wilson, Mrs. Nellie Drumm, Mrs. Martha Cole, all of Cumberland; one brother, Robert Dean, LaVale, Md. Services will be conducted oday at 2 p. m. at Mickel Funeral Home here with Rev. Daniel G. Kratz officiating. Interment will be in Schellsburg Cemetery.
The Cumberland News, June 26, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DEAN, John Francis

Eckhart, Md., Dec. 4 — John Francis Dean, 43, a painter at the Celanese plant, died at 6:30 p. m., yesterday, at his home in Eckhart, after being ill several days with heart trouble. A World War veteran, he was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dean of Borden Mines and was a member of the official board of the Eckhart M. E. Church and was active in community welfare work. Surviving are his widow, the former Eva Rephann, and a daughter, Miss Betty Dean, at home; the following brothers and sisters, William Dean, Cessna, Pa.; Robert and Arthur Dean, whose addresses are unknown, and Mrs. Clayton Wilson and Mrs. Roy Drum, Cumberland; and Mrs. Joseph Stinnetz, Middletown, Ohio.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 4, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted April 25, 2010

DEAN, Joseph Arthur

Joseph Arthur Dean, 53, died Friday in a Veterans Administration hospital in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a resident of Cumberland until 28 years ago. Survivors include three sisters, Mrs. Roy Drumm, Mrs. Martha Cole and Mrs. Clay Wilson, and one brother, Robert Dean, all of Cumberland. The body will be brought to the Hafer Funeral Home Monday.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 21, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


 DEAN, Joseph L.

Joseph L. Dean, aged 52, died Sunday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Nanny Wilson, wife of William Mc. Wilson, 48 Independence street, from asthma. He came here from Frostburg eight months ago to reside with his daughter and in the meantime was received into St. Paul's Lutheran Church. Besides Mrs. Wilson the surviving children are Misses Nellie and Martha Dean and Robert and John F. Dean, Cumberland; James W. Dean, Somerset, Pa., and Mrs. Joseph A. Dean, Akron, O. James L. Dean, Frostburg, is his brother, and Mrs. William Koontz, Frostburg, and Mrs. Joseph Crawford, Lonaconing, are sisters.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 19, 1920
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DEAN, Phoebe Jane

PENDLETON COUNTY - Phoebe Jane Dean was born January 28, 1841, and died March 24, 1913 at the home of her daughter, near Kline, aged 72 years, 1 month, and 24 days. She united with the Lutheran church in young womanhood and remained a faithful member of the same until death. The exact date of her marriage to Moses Mallow is not known to the writer. Her husband, two sons, and one daughter preceded her by answering the summons of their master. She leaves to mourn three brothers, four sisters, three sons, George W., Samuel J, and E. P., two daughters, Lucy B, and Mrs. Myrtle Lough; five grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends. She was stricken with paralysis, her fatal sickness lasting little more than a day.
"Blessed are the dead that die in the Lord."
Mineral Daily News, April 11, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 29, 2010

DEAN, Robert E.

Robert E. Dean, 68, of 307 National Highway, LaVale, died Sunday in Lions Manor Nursing Home where he had been a patient ten days. He had been in ill health the past year. Born September 1, 1906, near Frostburg, he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Clara (Crowe) Dean. Mr. Dean was a retired branch manager of the Hygienic Sanitation Company and a co-owner of Dean's Business Service. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a member of Centre Street United Methodist Church, Cumberland Lodge 63 BPO Elks, LaVale Lions Club, United Commercial Travellers, and served as secretary-treasurer of the West Virginia Pest Control Operators Association for 14 years. Surviving are his widow, Pearl (Wilson) Dean, and three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Wilson, Mrs. Nellie Drumm and Mrs. Martha Cole, all of Cumberland. Friends will be received at the Silcox-Merritt Funeral Residence. Services will be conducted there Wednesday at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jack R. Pease officiating. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. The Elks will hold a memorial service today at 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be William Aumiller, Charles B. Holtzman, Albert Comer, Harold Wagner, Walter Beeche, and Col. Clarence Dolittle.
The Cumberland News, December 17, 1974
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DEAN, William
William Dean, 78, of Mann's Choice RD, died Friday at Bedford Memorial Hospital. Born September 26, 1888 in Cumberland, Md., he was a son of the late Joseph L. and Clara (Crowe) Dean. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Katherine (Jack) Dean; a son, James R. Dean, 410 Polk Street, Cumberland; a daughter, Mrs. James Shipe, 425 Cumberland Street, Cumberland; three sisters, Mrs. Nannie Wilson, Mrs. Nellie Drumm, Mrs. Martha Cole, all of Cumberland; one brother, Robert Dean, LaVale, Md. Services will be conducted today at 2 p. m. at Mickle Funeral Home here with Rev. Daniel G. Kratz officiating. Interment will be in Schellsburg Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; 26 June 1967
(Courtesy of Dave Gracie/transcribed by Genie)
Posted November 17, 2012

DEANER, Paul Keith 

WILEY FORD, W.Va. — Paul Keith Deaner, 70, of Wiley Ford, died Thursday, April 17, 1997, at his residence. Born July 29, 1926, in Somerset, Pa., he was the son of the late Spurgeon and Ruth (Coughenour) Deaner. He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Earl and Wendell Deaner. Mr. Deaner was a self-employed upholsterer. He was a Protestant by faith and an avid hunter and fisherman. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Edith (Turner) Deaner; three sons, Paul Harry Deaner, U.S. Army, Clayton, N.C., James S. Deaner, Hedgesville, and Alan K. Deaner, Hedgesville; one brother, Leland Deaner, Ravenna, Ohio; three sisters, Carol Minnick, Cumberland, Myra Myers, Greensburg, Pa., Rena Souders, Ridgeley; seven grandchildren; and special friends, the members of Wiley Ford Volunteer Fire Department. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, Cumberland, where services will be conducted Sunday with the Rev. Benny R. Brakeall officiating. Interment will be in the Fort Ashby Cemetery. Published in the Cumberland (MD) Times-News, April 18, 1997 (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted February 25, 2017

DEATON, Mrs. Margaret Ursela Dombrosky, nee Hannon

CUMBERLAND - Margaret Ursela Deaton, 89, of Cumberland, died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2007, at WMHS-Memorial Campus. Born Feb. 16, 1918, in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Thomas Francis Hannon and Versa (Dailey) Hannon. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Dombrosky and also her second husband, William Deaton. Mrs. Deaton worked as a legal secretary for various law firms. She is survived by two sons, Thomas A. Dombrosky and his wife Dale, of Baltimore, and Richard A. Dombrosky and his wife Patricia, of Dundalk; a daughter: Rosemary A Carreno and her husband Oscar, of Baltimore; three sisters, Marion Bowser, of Grantsville, Alice Emerick and her husband Richard, of Glen Burnie, and Cathleen Coriell and her husband Samuel, of Germantown, as well as eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (adamsfamilyfuneralhome.com) on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2007 from 7 to 9 p.m. A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. with Deacon Frank Werner. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2007, at 9 a.m. in The Church of St. Patrick with Monsignor Thomas Bevan as celebrant. Interment will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, Baltimore.
Cumberland Times-News, The (MD) - October 29, 2007
Posted September 15, 2018


PATTERSON'S CREEK NEWS, Jan 4, 1913 - Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Duckworth attended the funeral of their son-in-law, Mr. Deaver, Tuesday morning. Mrs. M. H. Duckworth, Misses Myrtle and Bernice Duckworth and Mr. Dennis Culp also attended the funeral.
Keyser Tribune, January 3, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 12, 2010

DeBOLT, Russell Walter

Russell Walter DeBolt, 61, of Pittsburg street, South Connellsville, died suddenly of a heart attack at 12:15 o'clock this morning at his home. A retired Baltimore & Ohio engineer, he had been employed there for 40 years. Mr. DeBolt was a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Junior Order of United American Mechanics, Knights of Pythias and Knights of Khorasson. He was also an honorary member of the South Connellsville Volunteer Fire Department. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Edith DeBolt, and ten children Captain Paul L. of Fort Hamilton, N. Y., Staff Sergeant John E. of Bowling Field, Washington, D. C., Corporal Francis M. in Germany, Clifton of Sheffield, Donald of McKeesport, Philip of St Louis, Mo., David of South Connellsville, Nell, Sara and Dianne all at home. There are 12 grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. B. W. Sleighter of Uniontown and two brothers, George of Portland, Ore., and W. E. DeBolt of South Tenth street, West Side. Friends may call at the Charles McCormick funeral home in South Pittsburg street after 7 'clock this evening. Funeral arrangements will be announced at a later time.
Tuesday, October 1, 1946, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DECKER, Mrs. Agnes L. Wigfield

Mrs. Agnes L. Decker, 80, formerly of 401 Caroline Street, died yesterday. She had been in failing health for three years. Mrs. Decker was born November 27, 1885, in Artemas, Pa., a daughter of the late Jacob and Mary E. (Adams) Wigfield. She was a retired employe of the Amcelle plant of Celanese Fibers Company and a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Her husband was the late Frank T. Decker. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Horchler, this city; two sons, James F. Decker, city; Leo J. Decker. Buffalo Mills, Pa.; three half-brothers, Guy Adams and Webster Adams, Pleasantville, Pa.; Harnish Adams, Bedford; four grandchildren and a number of great-grandchildren. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 until 9 p. m. and tomorrow and Sunday, 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p. m.
The Cumberland News, August 19, 1966
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July 22, 2011


Allen Decker died at his home Tuesday, at 5 a.m., of a cerebral hemorrhage which he suffered Sunday. Mr. Decker had been in ill health for some time, but his condition was not considered serious. He was a son of the late Willis and Mary (Burkholder) Decker. He was born December 1, 1887, and had lived in the vicinity of Garrett all his life. He is survived by his wife, Cora (Bockes) Decker, and twelve children: Clarence and Kenneth, living in Akron, Ohio; Paul, Salisbury; Wilma Decker Boyer, Allen Jr., Blanche, Elwood, Melvin, Harry, Harold, Bruce and Pauline; also two brothers, William and Webster, Garrett; two sisters, Mrs. Irvin Gnagey, Garrett; and Mrs. Harry Stevanus, St. Paul. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in the Center Lutheran Church, of which he was a life-long member, Rev. H. K. Hilner of the Meyersdale Lutheran Church officiating. Interment will be made in the Center Church Cemetery under the direction of H. R. Konhaus, Meyersdale mortician.
Meyersdale Republican, February 5, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DECKER, Miss Alta Grace

Miss Alta Grace Decker, 90, 801 Franklin Avenue, died at 4 p.m. Sunday. She was born October 9, 1883 at Scottdale, a daughter of the late Sylvester Barkley and Maria Griffin Decker. She had been employed by Columbia Gas Company for 29 years and also worked at Levey Brothers and J.J. Long store. A life-long Connellsville resident, she had been a member of Edna Rebekah Lodge 32 of Connellsville and also was a past noble grand and past district president of that lodge and was also a member of the Daughters of Union Veterans. There are no surviving relatives.  The Daily Courier, Conellsville, Pa.  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted March 6, 2017 


DECKER, Miss Bernadine

Bright Young Daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Decker Passed Away

Miss Bernie Decker, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. J. Decker, died at the family residence in Eckert yesterday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock. She had been ill only three days and was the victim of a sudden and malignant attack of peritonitis that baffled the skill of four physicians. Miss Decker was an exceedingly bright young person and her sudden taking away has caused extreme sorrow. She was fifteen years of age and besides her parents is survived by several brothers and sisters, among them Miss Lula Decker, who makes her home with her aunt, Mrs. Edward Mulvaney, of this city. She was a niece of Mrs. Dr. C. H. Brace, of this city, and Mr. Bernard Dilley, of Vale Summit. The body will be brought to Cumberland tomorrow and will be buried in St. Patrick's cemetery. Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co., Md.; Thursday, Novermber 9, 1905 - pg 8, col 3; Find A Grave Memorial # 125664307 (Courtesy of Pat Dailey) Posted August 25, 2016

DECKER, Mrs. Edna Christner

Mrs. Edna Christner Decker, 69, of Garrett, died in Meyersdale Community Hospital. She was born September 30, 1890, in Garrett, a daughter of Mahlon and Maulda Pritts Christner. She is survived by her husband, William F. Decker; four sons, including Robert W., William, Jr., and Preston, of Garrett; two daughters, 14 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; three brothers, George and Harry Christner, of LaVale, Md., and Edward Christner of Garrett, and one sister, Mrs. Walter Brant, of Garrett.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, November 12, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DECKER, Fitzhugh Lee

"Fitzhugh Lee Decker, 82, of York, Pa., and formerly of 106 Grand Avenue, city, died yesterday at York Hospital.  A former employe of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, he completed 53 years of service before his retirement. He was a son of the late Levi Winbert and Frances Ardella Decker. His wife, Nellie May (Manspeaker) Decker died in 1952. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Cumberland Lodge 160 and of First Baptist Church here. Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Fred. Geller, York, with whom he resided the past 10 years, and Mrs. Harry Tritt, York. The body will be at the Hafer Funeral Home Tuesday."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, 19 Apr 1965
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted May 22, 2010

DECKER, Harold Edward 

Harold Edward Decker, 27 years old, one of the best known young men of Connellsville, died yesterday afternoon at 1:45 o'clock at the state sanitarium at Cresson, Pa. Mr. Decker had been in poor health for some time and was admitted to the sanitarium for treatment a week ago last Thursday. The body will arrive at Connellsville this evening and will be removed by Funeral Director J.E. Sims to the home of the parents of the deceased, Mr. and Mrs. S.B. Decker, in Franklin avenue. Notice of funeral later. Mr. Decker was born in Connellsville October 12, 1880, a son of S.B. and Maria Griffin Decker. Virtually all his life was spent here. He was well known in musical circles, being a cornet soloist in the Connellsville Military Band and a member of Kiferia's orchestra. He was also a member of the Woodmen of the World. Mr. Decker was married at Beaver, Pa., January 13, 1916, to Miss Carol Decker of Lancastor, Mo. In addition to his widow and parents, he is survived by one sister, Miss Etta Decker, and two brothers, Roger and James Decker, all of Connellsville. An infant son, Charles Sylvester Decker, died a month ago yesterday. The Daily Courier, Connellsville, May 7, 1917  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) Posted March 6, 2017


The body of James C. Decker, who died Tuesday morning at his home in Somerset, will be brought to Connellsville this evening, arriving about 5:30 o'clock, and taken to the parlors of Funeral Director W.A. McNanamy, West Apple street. About 7 o'clock it will be removed to the home of Mrs. Decker's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Flynn, North Third street, West Side. The funeral party will assemble at the Flynn home Friday morning at 8:30 o'clock, going from there to the Immaculate Conception Church where requiem high mass will be celebrated by Rev. Father Henry Gotbel. Interment will be made in new St. Joseph's Cemetery. Both the Connellsville Military and the 110th Regiment bands, of which he was a member, will play at the head of the funeral procession. The 110th is composed of musicians who were in the unit when it accompanied the 28th Division overseas. The Veterans of Foreign Wars will be in charge of the service. Both bands, in uniform, will meet at the City Hall at 8 o'clock Friday morning. They will consolidate for the funeral and will head the procession from the house to the church at 8:30 o'clock, and then march from the church to the cemetery. Don M. Kimmel, war-time leader of the band, who still is in charge of it, is expected here from his tour of the Pacific coast with the Shriners in time to join the bandsmen in the service. Members of old Company D and the 110th Medical Detachment will attend the service also. The members of Camp Walter E. Brown of the Veterans of Foreign Wars will attend the service as a body.  Published in The Daily Courier, Connellsville, June 25, 1925  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted February 28, 2017

DECKER, James F.

James F. Decker, 60, of 814 Mann's Terrace, died yesterday at Sacred Heart Hospital, where he had been admitted November 24. Born December 2, 1915 in Ridgeley, he was a son of the late Franklin and Agnes (Wigfield) Decker. An employee of Allegany Transit Company, he was a member of Teamsters and Chauffeurs Local 453. Surviving are his widow, Doris A. (Zorick) Decker; a daughter, Mrs. Carole Jean Saliga, Fayetteville, N. C.; a son, James F. Decker, Jr., Woodsboro; a sister, Mrs. Ruth Horchler and a brother, Leo Decker, both of Cumberland. The body is at the George Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. and from 2 until 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. The family requests expressions of sympathy take the form of memorials to the American Cancer Society. Services will be conducted at 10:3O a.m. Friday in the funeral home by Rev. Roman Kozacheson. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Christian Wake services will be conducted at 7 p.m. tomorrow in the funeral home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 3, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DECKER, Margaret

KITZMILLER - Margaret, little daughter of C F Decker, who had been a sufferer of typhoid fever for several weeks, died Sunday morning. Funeral services were conducted in M E Church Monday morning by Rev Zumbsemen, of Buckhannon. Interment took place at Deer Park Md.
Keyser Tribune, October 18, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 30, 2010

DECKER, Mrs. Maria Griffin

Mrs. Maria Decker, 82 years old, died at 11 o'clock Thursday morning at her home at 801 Franklin avenue after an extended illness which became critical late Tuesday night. Mrs. Decker was born in Connellsville on February 12, 1861, the daughter of the late Maurice and Sarah Brierly Griffin, and had resided here all her life. Her father was a Civil War veteran and was one of the freight agents of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in Connellsville. He had been a prisoner of the Confederate army for about eight months and died as a result of privations suffered while a prisoner of war in the South. She was united in marriage to Sylvester B. Decker, who died in 1918. Surviving are two children: Roger B. of Youngstown, Ohio, and Alta Decker, at home. There are two grandchildren. The funeral service will be held at 4 o'clock tomorrow afternoon at the home, in charge of Rev. E.A. Schultz, pastor of the First United Brethren Church. Burial will be made in Chestnut Hill Cemetery.
[Unknown Source]
Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 21, 2017

DECKER, Mrs. Nellie May

Services for Mrs. Nellie May Decker, 64, wife of Fitzhugh Decker, 106 Grand Avenue, who died Monday in the York (PA) City Hospital, will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Hafer Funeral Home. Rev. O. Alton [?Afton?] Linger, pastor of First Baptist Church, will officiate and interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
Wednesday, 3 September 1952; Cumberland (MD) Evening Times
Posted January 18, 2020

DECKER, Roger B.

Roger B. Decker, 67, of 801 Franklin Ave., died at 10:25 a.m. Sunday in Connellsville State Hospital after a lingering illness. He was born April 1, 1893, in Connellsville, a son of the late Sylvester and Moria Griffin Decker. He was a former resident of Youngstown, Ohio, moving to Connellsville four months ago. He was a Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad yard conductor and a member of F.O. Eagles. Surviving are one sister, Miss Alice Decker of Connellsville, and two nieces. The body is at the Ingram funeral home where the funeral service will he held at 2 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Orville K. Mellquist will officiate. Interment will be in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pa.  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted February 28, 2017

DECKER, Mrs. Shirley A Hostetler
Shirley A. Decker, 80, of Garrett, died December 29, 2013 at Golden Living Center, Meyersdale. Born August 21, 1933 in Garrett, the daughter of August and Leora (Burkholder) Hostetler. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Preston D. Decker; and brothers: Ed, George, Harold, Donald and Jim Hostetler. Survived by her son, Larry Decker and wife Irene, Garrett; grandchildren: Andrea Thompson and husband Todd and Penny Johnson and husband Courtney; great grandchildren: Tyler and Brady Johnson, and Savannah and Hannah Thompson. She was a bartender at the Laurel Falls Association for many years. Shirley was a member of the Meyersdale American Legion and VFW Auxiliaries. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Tuesday. Interment Highland Cemetery, Garrett.
December 29, 2013; William Rowe Price Funeral Home obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 24, 2014

DECKER, Sylvester Barkley

Sylvester Barkley Decker, 61 years, eight months and eight days old, a former deputy sheriff of Fayette county, and one of the best known residents of Connellsville, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock at his home, 801 Franklin avenue. Mr. Decker had been failing in health for about a year, but was able to be about until two weeks ago. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence, with interment in Chestnut Hill Cemetery. The deceased was born in Goshen, Rockbridge Co., Va., June 10 1857, a son of the late Harvey and Fannie Baer Decker. He spent his boyhood days in the county where he was born, and since he grew to manhood, virtually all of his life was spent in Connellsville. After locating here, Mr. Decker entered the service of the Pennsylvania Railroad and for some years was a freight conductor. After leaving the service of the railroad, he engaged in painting, following that occupation until his health commenced to fail. At the time of his late illness, Mr. Decker was a watchman for the Pittsburgh and Lake Erie Railroad in the West Side. In politics, the deceased was a Republican. In addition to serving as deputy sheriff, he was a former member of the Connellsville police force, serving in the capacity of chief of police at one time. He was also a member of Council. Mr. Decker was married in Connellsville to Miss Mariah Griffin, who survives, with three children: Miss Alta Decker and Roger Decker, at home, and James Decker, in France. One sister, Mrs. Octavia Goodman, of Goshen, Va., and one brother, Ferdinand Decker, of Lynchburg, Va., also survive.  [Unknown Source]  (Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)  Posted February 28, 2017

DECKSOM, Mrs. Amelia McKenzie

Amelia McKenzie Decksom, wife of  M. B. Decksom, died at her home here, last Thursday. She was a daughter of the late John E. McKenzie, of Avilton, Md. She was a sister of Mrs. George McKenzie, Frostburg, Md.; Urban McKenzie, Grantsville, Md, and Melvin McKenzie, Lonaconing, Md.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 15, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 3, 2010

DEEGAN, Mrs. Anna Frances Dugan

Mrs. Anna Frances (Dugan) Deegan, 56, wife of James Deegan, died at her home, 71 Gilmore street, Keyser, suddenly of a heart attack early this morning. A native of Keyser, she was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Michael Dugan. She was a member of the Church of the Assumption and director of the choir and member of the Sodality of the Blessed Virgin of the church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Joseph Wolfe, of Keyser; Miss Joann Deegan, at home; three sons, Cpl. James M. Deegan, with the Marines in China; S2-c John T. Deegan, with the Navy at Bainbridge, and Bernard Deegan, at home; three brothers, Thomas L. Dugan, Cumberland, Md.; Michael L. Dugan, of North Vernon, Ind., and Edmund J. Dugan, at home. Also surviving are three sisters, Mrs. P. M. Curley, of Parkersburg; Mrs. W. J. Laffey, of Keyser, and Miss Edith Dugan, at home. No arrangements have been made."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Thu 4 Oct 1945: "Keyser, W. Va., Oct. 4
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 17, 2010

DEEM, Mrs. Clara L. Colflesh

BERLIN—Mrs. Clara L. Deem, 72, died Sunday at her home near here. Born at Cove, Md., she was a daughter of the late George and Elizabeth (Ringler) Colflesh and the widow of Joseph A. Deem. Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Forrest Romesburg, Hyndman, and a sister, Mrs. Catherine Simpkins, Ellerslie, Md. The body is at the Johnson Funeral Home here where services were conducted this afternoon by Rev. Glenn B. Keidel. Interment was in the IOOF Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 22, 1956
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

DEEM, James Arthur

OAKLAND - James Arthur Deem, 62, died yesterday at his residence after an illness of 45 days. Born in Fairfax, Va., he was a son of Van Deem, Canton, Ohio, and the late Blanche (Trembly) Deem. He was a retired coal miner and a member of Deer Park Assemby of God Church. Surviving are his widow, Ruth (Friend) Deem; three daughters, Barbara Deem, Sharrol Deem and Catherine Deem, at home; two sons, James Deem, Glen Burnie; and Rodney Deem, Crellin; four sisters, Mrs. Florence Moreland, Gorman; Mrs. Elsie Holskey, Coshockton, Ohio; Mrs. Pearl Sweringen, Keyser; Mrs. Mildred Smouse, Baltimore; a brother, Ralph Deem, Jessups; and three grandchildren.   The body is at the Minnich Funeral Home where friends will be received from 7 until 9 p.m. today and from 2 until 4 and 7 until 9 p.m. tomorrow. Services will be conducted at Deer Park Assembly of God Church Wednesday at 2 p.m. by Rev. Gail Hixon, pastor. Interment will be in Deer Park Cemetery. The body will be taken to the church at 1 p.m.
Source: The Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Maryland; Monday, May 29, 1967; page 12.
(Courtesy of Wendy Mammoliti)
Posted February 13, 2014

DEEMS, Frederick

In this town after a painful illness of six weeks, FREDERICK DEEMS, Esq. in the seventy-second year of his age.  Mr. D. Was one the original settlers of Cumberland, and supported throughout his long life, a character without spot of blemish.  He is a brother to Col. J. Deems of Baltimore and was in the Maryland line during last war. He has been a teacher in C. for upwards of forty-five years and has taught father, son & grandson.  Peace to his ashes.
Cumberland Alleganian, Sept 13, 1845

DEENAN, Bessie Kirchner

Bessie (Kirchner) Deneen, 88, of Cairnbrook, went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, July 9, 2008. Bessie was born Jan. 21, 1920, in Hyndman, the daughter of the late William and Martha (Miller) Kirchner. She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Clyde, six sisters: Rose Deneen, Lily Kirchner, Violet Stahlman, Bertha Logsdon, Flora White, and Nettie Kennell, and a brother, John Kirchner. She was the last member of her immediate family. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Lee, wife of Daniel Barta, three granddaughters: Jessie, wife of Allen Barnes, Laura Kohan and Apryle Bartap; and her nieces, Jean Derby and Shirley Hennington, both of whom Bessie and Clyde helped to raise. She was also preceded in death by other nieces and nephews. Bessie lived a full and productive life in which she gave much and asked for little, offering love and friendship to all who came into it. She was a member of Graef's Lutheran Church for 68 years where she performed her duties as a representative of the altar guild along with her friend, Anne Turko. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 12, from 2 to 9 at the Mulcahy Funeral Home, 305 Central Avenue, Cairnbrook. On Sunday, July 13, body will lay in state from 1:30 to 2:30 at Graef's Lutheran Church with service and dinner following. A graveside service will be held at Hyndman Cemetery, Hyndman, with Pastor Bob Way officiating. In leiu of flowers, donations can be sent to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Avenue, Windber, PA 15963.
The Bedford Gazette, July 11, 2008
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 9, 2010

 DEENAN, Mrs. Mildred Grace Gaumer

Mildred Grace Deneen, 87, of Cairnbrook, died Saturday, April 19, 1997, at home. Born Sept. 24, 1909, in Bedford County, she was a daughter of the late Earl and Rachel (Shroyer) Gaumer. Her husband Melvin T. preceded her in death in 1989. She was also preceded in death by her sister Edna Lepley and brother Curtis. She is survived by the following children: Earl, married to the former Helen Dooley; Mary, wife of John Dooley; Robert, married to the former Florence Rolt; and Thomas, married to the former Mary Persuhn, all of Cairnbrook; Ted, married to the former Mary Ann Palya, of Central City; Myrna, wife of James Gianakos, of Johnstown; and Gloria, wife of Charles Gibbons, of Buffalo Mills; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. She also is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Bill Gaumer and Phyllis Reefer, both of Hyndman; Stanley Gaumer and Freeda Bryant, both of Baltimore, Md. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at Graef Lutheran Church, Cairnbrook, with the Rev. Jane McCormic officiating. Burial in McGregor Cemetery. Friends will be received Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Memorial contribution may be made to Graef Lutheran Church building fund or Regional Hospice of Windber. Arrangements by Mulcahy Funeral Home, Central City.
The Bedford Gazette, April 21, 1997
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 26, 2010

DEETER, Kirby Robb

A 26-year-old resident of the Fairhope section near Hyndman died last night in Somerset Community Hospital of injuries received in a motorcycle accident yesterday. The victim was Kirby Robb Deeter, and the mishap occurred just yards from the home of his parents, Wesley L. and Meredith (Robb) Deeter. The cycle on which he was riding with his wife skidded as they neared the Deeter home. His wife was also injured but she is expected to be released from the hospital today. A hospital spokesman said Deeter suffered internal injuries. Deeter was a veteran of Vietnam, being wounded when serving with the Mechanized Infantry of the Fourth Division. He was employed as a draftsman for the Scurfield Coal Company, Somerset. He was a member of Trinity United Church of Christ, RD 1, Mann's Choice, the Disabled American Veterans and Roxbury Sportsmen's Club. Besides his parents and his wife, the former Edith Emerick, he is survived by four brothers, Gerald, Paul and Carl Deeter, Brunswick, Ohio, and Jack Deeter, RD 1, Buffalo Mills, and one sister, Mrs. Patricia Sarver, Somerset. The body is at the Zeigler Funeral Home, Hyndman.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 10, 1975
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)


DEETZ, Mrs. Annie Wilkinson Cook
Mrs. Annie Wilkinson Deetz, widow of Robert R. Deetz, well known plumbing concern salesman, died yesterday at her residence, 37 Greene St.  Her husband died a number of years ago. A lifelong member of Centre Street Methodist Church, she is survived by a son, John W. Deetz, at home, a brother, James W. Cook, this city, three sisters, Mrs. Walter C. Capper and the Misses Wella and Eula Cook, also of this city and a grandson, John R. Hyde. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home where services will be held tomorrow at 2 P.M. by Rev. Walter Marion Michael, pastor of the Centre Street Methodist Church.   Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, with George Johnson, Orion Wilson, Irby S. Rutherford, James Bishop, Larence Rank and Robert Frantz serving as pallbearers.
Cumberland Times, April 15, 1947
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 28, 2009

DEETZ, Mrs. Eliza Jane (Jennie) Cessna

Mrs. Eliza Jane "Jennie" Deetz, 90, widow of Perry Deetz, died early today at her home, 128 Frederick Street. She was a native of Bedford Valley, PA and was the daughter of the late William and Sidney Ann "Lynch" Cessna. Mrs. Deetz is survived by two sons, Fred and John C. Deetz, this city, four daughters, Mrs. Walter Frantz, and Mrs. Grace Davis, this city, Mrs. Anna May Rollins and Mrs. Joseph Quinn, Ohio, 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren. The body is at the Stein Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 P.M.  by Rev. William James Elliott, pastor of First Methodist Church.  Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times, 23 Jan 1950
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted October 17, 2009

DEETZ, Mrs. Ellen Lowdermilk

DEETZ. In this city, on the 14th instant, Ella[sic]. wife of George M Deetz, aged 29 and eight months
Cumberland Mountain City Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, May 21, 1870 - pg 3, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 21, 2016

DEETZ, John Wesley

John Wesley Deetz, age 50, one of the oldest of native-born residents of Cumberland, expired at his home, 19 Hanover street.  Mr. Deetz had been in feeble health for the past year.  Death was the result of the natural infirmities of old age. Mrs. Deets during his early years was a carpenter.  He went to Missouri before the Civil War, where he engaged in the tobacco business, returning to Cumberland in 1866 and almost steadily from that time until about a year  ago, worked in a clerical capacity.  For a number of years Mr. Deetz was a bookkeeper for the Cumberland Furniture Company.  In 1875 he was city clerk.  His wife, a Miss Catron, whose father was superintendent of the farm of the late Governor Frank Thomas in Garrett county, died several years ago.  Mr. Deetz is survived by three sons, Charles C. and William, contracting plasterers, and Robert R. Deetz, master plumber,of this city and one daughter, Miss Anna Deetz, who lived with her father.  The Deetz family is one of the oldest and most prominent in Allegany county.  Mr. Deetz's four surviving brothers, all residents of Cumberland, are Geo. W., Howard, William T. and Perry Deetz.  Two sisters also survive, Mrs. Anna Fenno, wife of Theo. Fenno, and Mrs. R.A. Field, Willoughby, Ohio, formerly of Cleveland.  Mrs. Deetz was a member of Centre Street M.E. Church for many years. The funeral will take place at 3:30 o'clock Wednesday afternoon from his late home.  Rev. Dawson will conduct the services and interment will be made in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Evening Times, Cumberland, 11 June 1912;
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted July 2, 2010

DEETZ, Perry

Perry Deetz, age 58 years, died at his home, 312 N. Centre St at one o'clock this morning after an illness of one week.  Death was caused by asthma.  The deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Jennie Deetz and eight children.  Calvin, Frederick, Perry, Mrs. J.L. Sewaringen, Mrs. James Quinn, of New Castle, PA, Mrs. Bernard Giles of Tennessee, Mrs Harry Rollins, Steuvenville, Ohio and Mrs. Michael Cosgrove of Cumberland. Funeral arrangements have not been made. Mr. Deetz had lived in this city all his life.  He was a bricklayer by trade. Cumberland Evening Times, 2 June 1954:  Westernport - Charles Donald Dawson, 54, son of Mrs. Julia Dawson, Maryland Avenue, and the late John E. Dawson, died yesterday shortly after being admitted to a Baltimore hospital. Employed on a farm near Baltimore for the past year, Mr. Dawson suffered a heart attack while w working in a field.  A native of Piedmont, he was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, and had attended St. Peter's School.  Mr. Dawson had served an enlistment in the Navy in his younger years. Surviving besides his mother are two brothers, Robert Dawson, Barton and Eugene Dawson, Midland and two sisters, Mrs. Anna R. Hartman, Westernport, and Mrs. Mary G. Lewis, Piedmont. The body is at the Boal Funeral Home.  A requiem mass will be celebrated Friday at 9.a.m. at St. Peter's Church and interment will be in the parish cemetery
Cumberland Evening Times, Saturday 27 Nov. 1915
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted October 17, 2009

DEETZ, Robert R.

Robert R. Deetz, 59 years of age, well known traveling salesman, died yesterday afternoon at his home, 37 Green Street, from paralysis. Mr. Deetz was a son of the late J. Wesley and Katerine (Catron) Deetz and was born in this city where he spent his entire life.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Anna (Wilkerson) Deetz and two children, Mrs. Harold S. Hyde and John W. Deetz, a sister Miss Anna Deetz and two brothers, Charles C. Deetz and William R. Deetz.  He was a member of Centre Street Methodist and Episcopal Church and of Potomac Lodge #100 AF and A Masons. The funeral will be at 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon from the home with interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.  Rev. Dr. Howard E. Thompson, pastor of Centre Street Methodist and Episcopal Church will officiate and members of Potomac Lodge will participate in the service.
Cumberland Evening Times, Nov 6, 1925
(Courtesy of Lee Deetz Fasnacht)
Posted November 21, 2009

Back to Obituaries


Tickies Web Page Themes