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BERCHIN, William
 
William Berchin, 73, of Carlos, died Sunday, October 27, 2002 at home surrounded by his loving family. Born in Conemaugh, PA, February 8, 1929, he was the son of the late Mark Berchin and Justina (Hurachak) Berchin. He was also preceded in death by his first wife Janet (Callihan) Berchin and a brother, Walter Berchin of Denville, N.J. A graduate of Conemaugh High School and Penn State University, he was retired from Kelly Springfield as a Senior Tire Development Engineer. He was a member of the Antique Auto club of America, Fort Bedford Region, AACA of Bedford, PA. He attended God’s Ark of Safety, Frostburg. His hobbies included collecting antique cars, both models and real vintage cars. He enjoyed showing his vintage cars and has been seen in many area parades over the past several years. He also enjoyed line dancing with his wife. He was a veteran of the Air Force during the Korean War. Surviving are his wife, Wilma (Spiker) Cooper-Berchin, Carlos; his daughters Clare Cooper and husband, Patric, Frostburg, and Bonnie Hanft, and husband Rev. Wendell, Hagerstown, MD. His wife’s children Rick Cooper and wife, Kim, Carlos, Roxann Baeza and husband Willie, North Potomac, MD; ten grandchildren - Heather Hanft, Hagerstown and Allan Hanft and wife Angie, Mt. Savage, Brittnay and Lance Cooper, Frostburg, Kenny, Ashley, and Amanda Cooper, Frostburg, and Paul, Chris, and Lauren Baeza, North Potomac, MD and  great-grandchildren Caitlyn and Andrew Hanft, Mt. Savage - as well as one sister, Olga Fedore of Beaverdale, PA, four brothers, Harry Berchin, Long Island, NY, John Berchin of St. Louis, MO, Daniel Berchin of Conemaugh, PA and Thomas Berchin of Pittsburgh, PA, also survive. Visitation will be held at God’s Ark of Safety, Frostburg, on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 P M. Viewing will also be held on Wednesday from 12:00 – 1:00 PM with the funeral service at 1:00 PM at God’s Ark of Safety, with Pastor Everett Spence officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Park Veterans Garden. Military Honors will be accorded at the cemetery by the combined veterans honor guard. Pallbearers will be Rocky Hanft, Allan Hanft, Patric Cooper, Lance Cooper, Kenny Cooper and Willie Baeza. Arrangements are under the direction of Hafer Funeral Service, PA, Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Hwy., LaVale. 
Sunday, October 27, 2002; Hafer Funeral Services, LaVale, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso) 
Posted February 13, 2014


BERGDOLL, Child of Mr. & Mrs. C. A.

GRANT COUNTY NEWS, Press Petersburg of 15th - An infant child of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Bergdoll was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery Sunday.
Mineral Daily News, May 23, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 4, 2010

 

BEREIDER, Michael G.

Michael G. Bereider, 69, of Garrett, near Meyersdale, died at his home. He was born at Dunbar, May 19, 1890, a son of Andrew and Louise Barnhart Bereider. He leaves his widow, the former Pansy Fullerton, and five children: Mrs. Margie Tottell, of Trenton, N. J., William, of Akron, Ohio, and Rose, Barney (Bonnie?), and Ernest Grant, at home. A veteran of World War I, he was a member of the Garrett American Legion and the Garrett Volunteer Fire Department.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 1, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 

BERGER, Chas

Chas Berger, an engineer on a log train, was killed Fri morning at Gladwin, on Dry Fork railroad.
Berger in some manner slipped from his engine and fell directly under the wheels. Several trucks passed over his body. the dead man was 23 years old and unmarried. His home was at New Martinsville, where the remains have been shipped.

Keyser Tribune, August 4, 1911
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 24, 2010

 


 

BERKEBILE, Adam L.

SOMERSET, Aug. 4 — Adam L. Berkebile, 28, a native of Hooversville and a former resident of Johnstown, was killed Monday in Syracuse, N. Y., when he fell from the top of a 48-foot gasoline storage tank, suffering a fracture of the skull and internal injuries. His mother, a widow, Mrs. Pershing Berkebile lives at Hooversville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, August 4, 1937
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKEBILE, Clyde I.

Clyde I. Berkebile, 76, of Somerset, died in Somerset Hospital. He was born Oct. 12, 1887, in Hooversville, a son of the late Elmer and Mary Ellen Buhan Berkebile, and was a former field engineer for Bell Telephone Co., working from the firm's Greensburg office. He retired in 1952 after 30 years service. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mrs. Gladys Seibert, a brother, and three sisters. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Beulah Shrader Berkebile, a daughter, Mrs. Rose Marie Heiple of Somerset; three grandchildren, and three brothers and a sister, Irvin, Harold, Stewart, and Mrs. Wesley McClemmens of Hooversville, R.D. The body is in the Miller funeral home in Somerset, where the funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, with burial in Husband Cemetery in Somerset.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania, January 16, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKEBILE, Elmer

Hooversville, Aug. 16 - Funeral services for Elmer Berkebile, who died at his home near here last evening will be held Friday morning, in order that a sister living in Iowa will be able to attend the obsequies. The funeral party will leave the residence at 9 o'clock for the Otterbein Church, Shade Township, where services will be held about 10:30 by the Rev. J. K. Huey of Hooversville.    
Johnstown Tribune, Aug. 16, 1911
[Elmer was married to Mary Ellen Buhan. Pershing Berkebile became the guardian of his children, according to an article in The Daily Courier of Connellsville dated February 1, 1912.]
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKEBILE, Miss Hazel

Dies at Hooversville - SOMERSET, Jan. 17 — Miss Hazel Berkebile, 41, daughter of Mrs. Mary Buhan Berkebile and the late Elmer Berkebile, died Thursday night at her home at Hooversville. She leaves her mother, flve brothers and two sisters.
The Daily Courier, January 17, 1939
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

BERKENBAUGH, Augustus
 
FROSTBURG— Augustus Berkenbaugh, 55, died last night at the Crump Nursing Home, Cumberland. A native of Borden, he was a son of the late Louis and Eva (Wyper) Berkenbaugh. He was a carpenter and was employed in the Pittsburgh area. Survivors include a brother, Thomas Berkenbaugh, Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Joseph Kratovil, Turtle Creek, Pa.; Miss Eva Berkenbaugh, Turtle Creek; Mrs. H. D. Shipman, New York, and Mrs. Lewis, Cumberland. The body is at the Durst Funeral Home here.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, April 10, 1956 - pg 15, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 6, 2013



BERKENBAUGH, Francis DeSales
 
CUMBERLAND — Francis DeSales Berkenbaugh, 91, of Cumberland, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2011, at the home of his daughter, Ann Berkenbaugh Suter, Hagerstown, where he had resided since December 2010. Born Nov. 3, 1919, in Pekin, Mr. Berkenbaugh was the son of the late John J. Berkenbaugh and Helen E. (Brehany) Berkenbaugh. Frank was the youngest of 10 brothers and sisters and was the last surviving member of the Berkenbaugh family. He was also preceded in death by a special nephew, John "Jack" Berkenbaugh. Frank was a lifelong member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, Cumberland, and attended both grade school and high school at Saint Mary's Catholic School on Oldtown Road, Cumberland. He was a devout Catholic and attended Mass regularly well into his 80s. Frank was a World War II veteran and had been employed at the B&O Railroad for a number of years. He eventually became an optician and made this his career until his retirement. He worked for White-Haines Optical Company, Cumberland, as well as Alliant Tech in the optical department as well as the Westvaco Corporation. He retired in his early 80’s. Frank is survived by his wife of 57 years, Letty J. (Lichty) Berkenbaugh; his sons, Michael D. Berkenbaugh, Steven P. Berkenbaugh, Cumberland, and Patrick J. Berkenbaugh, Denver, Colo.; his daughter, Ann Berkenbaugh Suter, Hagerstown; as well as one daughter-in-law, Mary (Eady) Berkenbaugh, Cumberland. He is also survived by grandchildren, Jennifer A. (Hendershot) DiFonzo and husband, Mark, Hagerstown, Amy L. Hendershot, Cumberland, Cyerra M. Berkenbaugh, Cumberland, Benjamin Berkenbaugh, Denver, Zepplynne A. Schafer, Keyser, W.Va. and Christopher Schafer, Keyser. He had just recently become a great-grandfather to twin boys, Vincent Todd DiFonzo and Samuel Frank DiFonzo, Hagerstown, whom he was fortunate enough to spend a lot of time with in his last few months. Also surviving him, his special little pal and constant companion, Penny, his YorkiePoo. Frank was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease several years ago, and for the last remaining four months of his life was cared for by Hospice of Washington County, Hagerstown, at the home of his daughter. The Berkenbaugh family wishes to recognize the caring and dedication to comfort from every person on the "team." Specifically, we'd like to thank Susie Smythers, RN., Cindy Taylor LGSW (Social Worker), Anna Shank, his personal aide and pretend dance partner, Father Michael Seger, and Rev. James Hay. Without these dedicated folks, those last months and days would have been far more difficult. Anyone meeting Frank for the first time would have been charmed by his never-ending smile, and his wonderful sense of humor. He never met a stranger and truly loved people from all walks of life. He loved to sing and dance. Children in the family loved him because he was silly, funny, and fun to be around. Yet, his grandchildren all referred to him as "Grandfather," a name he picked out because it had a respectful family tone, and he loved teaching them each to say it. Frank enjoyed a lifelong love of golf. His claim to fame was a hole in one at the old Rock Pile Golf Course on Uhl Highway. He continued golfing well into his mid 80s. He loved the game so much that, while playing 18 holes one day, he fell and shattered his rotator cuff. He got up and continued playing through the 18th hole, and then went to the ER. He loved the outdoors, especially camping at the Cacapon River in West Virginia, and tending his annual flower garden. A tree was planted in his name at the home of his granddaughter and husband on the day he died. Because he so looked forward to planting a garden at his daughter's house this year, the plan will continue, and be designated as "Frank's Garden" in his memory. A memorial service will be conducted at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 10 a.m. with Father Mike Masich O.F.M. Cap. officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. Anyone wanting to make a donation in Frank's name may do so to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21742, The Alzheimer's Association, Greater Maryland Chapter, 1850 York Road, Suite D, Timonium, MD 21093 or to the charity of one's choice.
Cumberland Times-News, May 16, 2011
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013




BERKENBAUGH, Mrs.Helen Brehany

Helen Berkenbaugh, 82, of 50 Wempe Drive, died this morning in Sacred Heart Hospital where she had been a patient five weeks. A native of Pekin, she was a daughter of James and Catherine (Cain) Brehany. Her husband, John J. Berkenbaugh, died in 1957. She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and the Sodality of the church. Survivors include five daughters, Mrs. Mary O'Keefe, Lorain, Ohio; Mrs. Gerald Donovan, Sandston, Va.; Mrs. Joseph P. Farrell, Mrs. Howard Decker and Miss Sadie Berkenbaugh, all of this city; four sons, John Earl Berkenbaugh, this city; James T. Berkenbaugh, Ridley Park, Pa.; Joseph R. Berkenbaugh, Hagerstown; and Francis D. Berkenbaugh, this city. The body will be at the Hafer Funeral Home tomorrow.
The Cumberland Evening Times, March 26, 1959
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKENBAUGH, John Earl

John Earl Berkenbaugh, 77, of 1018 Shade's Lane, died Friday in Memorial Hospital. A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late John J. and Helen (Brehany) Berkenbaugh. His first wife, Mrs. Helen (Dougherty) Berkenbaugh, also preceded him in death. Mr. Berkenbaugh was a retired grocer and member of St. Mary's Catholic Church. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Mabel (Harvey) Berkenbaugh; two sons, John G. Berkenbaugh, this city; Howard R. Berkenbaugh, Millerville; three brothers, Francis D. Berkenbaugh, city; James T. Berkenbaugh, Ridley Park, Pa.; Joseph Berkenbaugh, Hagerstown; three sisters, Mrs. Raymond Mattingly and Mrs. Howard Decker, both of this city; Mrs. Gerald Donavan, Myrtle Beach, S. C., and two grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Catholic Church. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Stephen B. Berkenbaugh, John M. Berkenbaugh, Michael Berkenbaugh, Donald Farrell, John G. Farrell and Joseph Decker.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, January 4, 1976
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKENBAUGH, John J.

John J. Berkenbaugh, 88, of 50 Wempe Drive, died yesterday at Memorial Hospital, where he had been a patient for the past three weeks. Mr. Berkenbaugh was formerly employed by the Times and Alleganian as a member of the custodial staff. He retired from the local publishing concern a few years ago. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and of the Holy Name Society. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Helen (Brehany) Berkenbaugh; five daughters, Mrs. Mary O'Keefe, Lorain, Ohio; Mrs. Gerald Donovan, Richmond, Va.; Mrs. Howard Decker, city; Mrs. Joseph Farrell, city; Miss Sadie Berkenbaugh, at home; four sons, Joseph Berkenbaugh, Hagerstown; James T. Berkenbaugh, Philadelphia; Earl and Frank Berkenbaugh, both of Cumberland; 27 grandchildren and seven great-grandchilden. He is also survived by three sisters, Mrs. Mary Walsh, Baltimore; Miss Nellie Berkenbaugh, Lonaconing; Mrs. Bridget McDonough, city. The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where the rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8:30 p. m. A requiem mass will be celebrated Thursday at 9 a. m. in St. Mary's Catholic Church with burial in the parish cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, April 2, 1957
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKHEIMER, Mrs. Ruth Logsdon

HYNDMAN — Mrs. Ruth (Logsdon) Berkheimer, 52, widow of Howard Berkheimer, of here, died early today at her home. She was a daughter of the late Frank and Emma (Burley) Logsdon, and was a member of the Methodist Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Mary Williams, Baltimore; two sons, Frank Berkheimer and Merle Berkheimer. both at home; two brothers, Thomas Logsdon, Cumberland, and Tim Logsdon, Hyndman, and three sisters, Miss Esther Logsdon, Miss Mary Logsdon and Miss Delilah Logsdon, all of Hyndman. Services will be conducted Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Zeigler Funeral Home by Rev. T. E. Richardson. Burial will be in the Porter Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 10, 1954
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted June 28, 2009

 

 

BERKEY, John A.

Somerset, May 17 - The funeral service for John A. Berkey, 85, retired Somerset county judge, will be held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Hoffman funeral home, in charge of Rev. J. Hess Wagner. Burial will be made in Husband Cemetery. Judge Berkey had formerly taught in the Fayette, Westmoreland and Somerset county schools before being admitted to the bar.   
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Friday, May 17, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKLEY, Albert J.

Following an illness of complication of diseases, Albert J. Berkley, 47 years and eleven months old, a telegraph operator for the Pennsylvania railroad, died Wednesday night at his home, No. 147 North Fourth Street, West Side. Funeral services were held from the house Friday night at 7:30 o'clock, with Rev. Ellis B. Burgess, pastor of the Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Saturday morning the body was shipped to Youngwood for interment in Central cemetery, near the Fighting school house. Deceased was born at Somerset April 27, 1870, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Israel Berkley, the latter deceased. His death is the second to occur in a family of 17 children. Mr. Berkley is survived by his widow, Mrs. Emma A. Berkley, three children, Calvin M., in military service stationed at San Antonio, Texas; Oswald T., at home; and Miss Roberta Berkley, in training at the Westmoreland hospital, Greensburg; his father, Israel Berkley, of Listie; 10 brothers: Frank, Harry, Nelson, John, Edward, Samuel, Lloyd, Earl, Milton, Oran Berkley; and five sisters: Mrs. James Liberty; Mrs. W. B. Bougher; Mrs. Hattie Brant; Mrs. Della Kreitzberg, and Mrs. Minnie Davis.
The Weekly Courier, Connellsville, April 25, 1918
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)



Name: Constance "Connie" Carpenter Berkley, 85, of LaVale, MD
 
Parents: Edward J. and Myrtle (Hands) Thomas
 
DOB: March 8, 1918, in Bentleyville, PA
 
DOD: Friday, February 13, 2004, at Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, MD
 
Spouse: first husband, Harold Carpenter; second husband, William R. Berkley
 
Predeceased by: parents; husband Harold
 
Survived by: husband William; son, Gordon T. Carpenter, Sr., and wife Barbara, Ormond Beach, FL
 
Burial: Cremation; inurnment in Frostburg Memorial Park
 
Source: Sowers Funeral Home, Frostburg, MD
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 2, 2014 


 

BERKLEY, Mrs. Emma Jane Brant

SOMERSET, Jan. 8.—Mrs. Emma Jane Brant Berkley, 55, wife of Samuel Berkley, died Thursday at her home at Friedens, R. D. She leaves her husband, six children, two sisters and one brother.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, January 8, 1938
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKLEY, George C.

MEYERSDALE, Pa. — George C. Berkley, 48, of Meyersdale RFD 2; was fatally injured Wednesday when his car hit a guard fence on Route 160, about one mile south of Berlin. State police of the Somerset subtation said Berkley's car went into a skid on a sharp curve. It was demolished, with the loss set at $400. The injured man was removed by ambulance to Hazel McGilvery Hospital in Meyersdale. He was pronounced dead on arrival. Dr. A. M. Uphouse, Somerset County coroner, said death was caused by internal injuries. No inquest is planned because the operator was alone at the time of the accident, according to the coroner. The fatality was the fifth of the year on Somerset county roads. All have occurred during the first two weeks of February. Berkley was married and the father of seven children. He was employed on a strip mine operation near here and formerly worked for Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. A native of Somerset county, he was a son of the late Harvey E. and Martha (Ackerman) Berkley.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 16, 1951
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 BERKLEY, Howard A.

MEYERSDALE — Howard A. Berkley, 77, of RD 2, Meyersdale, died yesterday, in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born near Meyersdale October 7, 1889, he was a son of the late Harvey and Margaret (Boose) Berkley. His first wife, Mrs. Kate (Glessner) Berkley, preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Hazel (Brant) Berkley; a son, Robert C. Berkley, Harrisburg; two daughters, Mrs. William P. Deist, Bethel Park, Pa., and Miss Sarah Berkley, Stoughton, Mass.; and a grandchild. The body will be at the Price Funeral Home after 4 p.m. today. Services will be conducted in the funeral home Tuesday at 3 p.m. with Rev. Charles Staub officiating. Interment will be in Fritz Church Cemetery.
The Cumberland Sunday Times, April 9, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKLEY, Israel

SOMERSET, Oct. 14—Israel Berkley, 75 years old, died here at the home of his daughter, Mrs. W. S. Brougher, Wednesday, of infirmities of age. He is survived by 15 children - Frank Berkley, Connellsville; Mrs. W. S. Brougher, John Berkley, Mrs. George Brant and Milton Berkley, all of Somerset; Harvey Berkley, Mrs. James Liberty, Edward Berkley, Oran Berkley, and Mrs. Curtis Davis, all of Listie; Nelson Berkley and Samuel Berkley of Friedens; Mrs. Della Kreitzburg, Rockwood; Lloyd Berkley, Ralphton.
October 19, 1922, The Weekly Courier, Connellsville
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


 

BERKLEY, John L. (also OHLER)

SOMERSET, Sept. 22.—While inspectors continued their probe into the explosion of a Baltimore & Ohio Railroad freight locomotive at nearby Listie, which killed two men and injured three others, it was revealed that John L. Burkley[sic], 62, veteran engineer, who died in the blast, was a substitution for another engineer, Charles Pile of Somerset, when the accident occurred.  Pile, it was learned, had been relieved of the run so that he could attend a funeral of a friend at Altoona.  A three-way probe is under way by the Interstate Commerce Commission, officials of the Connellsville and Pittsburgh offices of the railroad, and by Coroner P. C. Dosch of Somerset.  Berkley, with 36 years of experience, was born in Somerset county, a son of Israel and Lydia Shoemaker Berkley.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carolyn (Hoffman) Berkley, and five children: Edward Berkley, Somerset; William and John Berkley, Jr., both at home; Mrs. William Manser, 1807 Franklin street, Ferndale, and Mrs. Raymond Ruth, Lilly street, Southmont.  Mr. Berkley was a brother of Samuel Berkley, Somerset; Nelson Berkley, Friedens; Harvey Berkley, Listie; Mrs. William Brougher, Somerset; Oran Berkley, Clearfleld; Mrs. Curtis Davis, Somerset; Earl Berkley, FerreIton; Lloyd Berkley, Pittsburgh, and Milton Berkley, and Mrs. James Liberty, both of Somerset.  Fireman Clarence Ohler, who also died in the blast, was born in Somerset county August 7, 1918, a son of Elmer and Edna (Francis) Ohler.  He had been a resident of Sand Patch for a number of years.  Besides his parents he leaves his widow, Mrs. Margaret (Maust) Ohler, and two children, Bernard and Kenneth Ohler, both at home.  He was a brother of Clyde Ohler of Sand Patch.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 22, 1942
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BERKLEY, Margaret Boose

Mrs. Margaret Boose Berkley, 66, Tuesday night at home of son, Howard, Summit township, after long illness. A daughter of Andrew and Ellen
Suder Boose and widow of Harvey Berkley, she leaves two sons, Howard of Summit township and Edgar of Meyersdale. There are five grandchildren, four sisters, including Mrs. Marie Reiley of Scottdale and one brother.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, December 18, 1936
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 

 

BERKLEY, Mrs. Martha V. Ackerman

Mrs. Martha V. Berkley, 65, died yesterday at her home on Olinger Street after an illness of six months. A native of Northampton Township, she was born May 7, 1885, a daughter of George and Savilla (Deal) Ackerman. She is survived by her husband, Harvey C. Berkley, two sons, Carl M. and William R. Berkley, at home; four daughters, Mrs. Mayford Westlow, Miss Wilma Kay Berkley and Miss Goldie Berkley, all of Frostburg, Md., and Mrs. James E. Henry, Philadelphia; two sisters Mrs. John Hostetler, and Mrs. Ira Ferner, both of Berlin; four brothers, Henry and Edison Ackerman, both of Meyersdale; Maurice Ackernan, McKeesport, and E. Ackerman, Glencoe; 10 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Rites will be conducted at 2:30 p. m. Saturday in Meyersdale Brethren Church by Rev. Gerald Polman, pastor. Burial will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, June 22, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 


BERKLEY, Miss Velma Kathryn
 
FROSTBURG — Velma Kathryn Berkley, 89, of West Main St., Frostburg, died Monday, June 2, 2003, at Memorial Hospital. Born May 14, 1914, in Meyersdale, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Martha (Ackerman) Berkley. She also was preceded in death by three sisters, Naomi Henry, Goldie Berkley and Orpha Weslow. Ms. Berkley was retired from Celanese Fibers Corp., and attended the Frostburg Presbyterian Church. Surviving are one brother, William R. Berkley; and numerous nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at the Durst Funeral Home, 57 Frost Ave., Frostburg, on Thursday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Jean E. Martin officiating. Friends will be received one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in the Union Cemetery, Meyersdale, Pa. 
about Monday, June 2, 2003; Cumberland Times-News obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013



 
BERKLEY, William R.
 
LAVALE - William R. "Pete" Berkley, 81, of LaVale, died Monday, Jan. 8, 2007, at his residence. Born Aug. 8, 1925, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Harvey and Martha (Ackerman) Berkley. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Constance Berkley; several brothers and sisters; and nephew, Merle Berkley. He was retired from the Queen City Brewery. He served his country in the United States Army. Mr. Berkley was a member of the Cumberland Moose, Cumberland American Legion, Cumberland V.F.W. and Cumberland Eagles. Surviving are stepson, Gordon Carpenter Sr. and wife Barbara, Florida; daughter, Linda Berkley, Meyersdale; stepgrandson, Gordon T. Carpenter Jr.; stepgranddaughter, Candice Lynn Carpenter; and numerous nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be conducted on Friday, Jan. 12, 2007, at 10:30 a.m. at Frostburg Memorial Park.
about Monday, Jan. 8, 2007; Cumberland Times-News obituary
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013


BERLIN, Edgar A.

Edgar A. Berlin, 35 years old, an advocate of sports and outdoor life, died this morning at Allegany Hospital of pneumonia. He had been ill but a few days. He was the son of Mrs. Cora L. Berlin and the late Samuel A. Berlin, of Martinsburg, and besides his mother, is survived by his wife, Mrs. Frances Berlin, and two brothers, C. Roy Berlin, of Covington, KY and J. William Berlin, of Philadelphia, PA. Since his youth Mr. Berlin was employed with Wertheimer Brothers, clothiers and later with Samuel W. Kaplon, who now occupied the Wertheimer store room. Mr. Berlin, was popular, having a wide circle of friend.
Cumberland Evening Times April 24, 1926
(Courtesy of Pat Thompson)
Posted July 30, 2009



Mrs. Janet Louise DeWitt Bernard

BERNARD, Mrs. Janet "Jan" Louise DeWitt (corrected)

Born: Mon Dec 4, 1944
Died: Thu Jan 10, 2013
Janet Louise "Jan" Bernard, 68, of Swanton, went to meet her Lord and Savior on Thursday, January 10, 2013, in her home surrounded by her family. Born on December 4, 1944 in Cumberland, she was the daughter of the late Alvie Harold and Stella Marie (Rodeheaver) DeWitt . She was a graduate of Northern High School Class of 1963 and was employed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1963 to 1966. In 1967, she began a lifelong career in the Real Estate Industry. She was a graduate of the Realtor Institute (GRI) and had earned the designation of Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), as well as Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR). She was a member of the Maryland Association of Realtors and was an Associate Broker with Long and Foster Realtors and Broker and owner/operator of Property Management Services, McHenry. She was a broker and member of the West Virginia Association of Realtors, as well as a member of the Monongalia County Board of Realtors and a member of the Women's Council of Realtors. Jan was a Long and Foster Real Estate Institute, Instructor, Training and Licensing Instructor and a Biffini Mentor and a member of the Metropolitan Regional Information Systems (MRIS). She was especially pleased to receive the "Lifetime Achievement Award" from the Garrett County Board of Realtors and the "First Lady of Real Estate Award" from Long and Foster Realtors. She was the first lady Real Estate Broker of the Cumberland Board of Realtors, as well as the first lady Realtor in Garrett County. Jan was instrumental in forming the Garrett County Board of Realtors and Multi-Listing Service and served in various positions, including president several times, chaired Professional Standard Hearings, established the first Board office and hired first Executive Officer, a director along with chairing several committees, and was selected as Realtor of the Year on three different occasions. She served on various committees for the Maryland Association of Realtors in Annapolis. She was a member of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution and the Garrett County Historical Society. She was a member of the Crellin Assembly of God and had served as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Church Secretary, Leader of Women's Ministry to supply missionary needs and as a Choir member. She loved crocheting, photography, swimming and tennis. Jan was a devout Christian and, being a people person, she never met a stranger. Jan is survived by her husband of 50 years, Harland B. Bernard, the love of her life; three sons, Rodney H. Bernard and wife, Robin, Randy E. Bernard and wife Elisa, all of Oakland; Rory S. Bernard of Swanton; seven grandchildren, Tiffany M. Rounds and husband Adam of Grantsville, Tasha L. Bernard, Mikaela N. Bernard, Brycen R. Bernard, Rylee E. Bernard, all of Oakland, Reagan S. Bernard, Rayce R. Bernard, both of Swanton; one great-grandchild, Lily F. L. Rounds of Grantsville; one brother Andrew W. DeWitt, Elkins, WV; and one niece, who was like a sister, Angie M. Bray of Oakland. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, H. Glenn DeWitt and Allan Reed Dewitt; one sister, Freda Marie Austin; and two grandsons, Jonathan Christian Bernard and Noah Rory Bernard. Friends will be received at the Burdock-Fredlock Funeral Home, P.A., 21 N 2nd St., Oakland on Saturday, January 12th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 PM and at the Crellin Assembly of God on Sunday, January, 13th from 1 to 2 PM at which time a funeral service will be held with the Rev. James Tedeschi and the Rev. A. Ray Beahm officiating. Private interment will be in the Alexander Lohr Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to Hospice of Garrett County, PO Box 271, Oakland, MD 21550, American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123, or the Crellin Assembly of God, 2220 Hutton Rd, Oakland, MD 21550.
Source: burdockfredlockfh.com/obits; Friday, 11 January, 2013
(Courtesy of Harland Bernard)
Posted  February 12, 2013 (correctedFebruary 23, 2013
)


BERRY, Mrs. Beulah Rene Lease

Mrs. Beulah Rene (Lease) Berry, 55, Dawson, died of a cerebral hemorrhage yesterday while waiting for a bus near Cook's service station, McMullen highway, to bring her to Cumberland. Mrs. Berry was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William M. Lease, Cumberland, and the widow of Henry T. Berry, of Rawlings. She was a member of Rawlings Methodist church. Surviving besides her parents are four children, Mrs. Ruth Lease, Bowman's addition; Wilbur T. Berry, United States Army; Juanita Berry, Ridgeley, W. Va., and Frances T. Berry, at home; four brothers, Arch and Richard Lease, Minneapolis, Minn.; Kenneth Lease, Washington, D. C.; Bernard Lease, Frostburg; and four sisters, Mrs. Blanche Cannon, Baltimore; Mrs. Murray Gordon, Rawlings; Mrs. Elsie Haan, Triple Lakes, and Mrs. Grace Williams, Cumberland. Seven grandchildren also survive. Dr. Linne H. Corson, deputy county medical examiner gave a certificate of death from natural causes. The body will remain at the Hafer Funeral Home.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 26, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted October 16, 2012


BERRY, Miss Ellen R.
 
CUMBERLAND - Ellen R. "Nellie" Berry, 96, of Cumberland Nursing Home, formerly of Fayette Street, died Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1999, at Memorial Hospital. Born Dec. 3, 1902, in Rawlings, she was the daughter of the late James E. Berry Sr., and Miriam (Llewellyn) Berry. She was also preceded in death by two brothers, James E. Berry Jr., and George W. Berry; and three sisters, Phyllis Filler, Margaret Valentine and Miriam Berry. Ms. Berry was a sales clerk for Cumberland Cloak and Suit Store. She joined Kingsley United Methodist Church on March 30, 1921. She was a 78-year member and the oldest member of the church. She was a member of the Faithful Workers Sunday School and the Kingsley United Methodist Women's Society. Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Hilda Berry, Cumberland, and Vera Berry, Wheeling, W.Va.; nieces and nephews, Mary Lou Berry Powelson and husband Edwin, Hampstead, Frances Ann Berry Hare and husband Eugene, North Canton, Ohio, James Edward Berry III and wife Nancy, Cumberland, Michael Kenneth Berry, Hampstead, Miriam Lois Berry Heavner and husband Jeffery, McSherrystown, Penn., Deborah Marie Berry Reick and husband Charles, Baltimore, Margaret Ellen Filler Williams and husband Gary, Crystal River, Fla., George William Berry, Terre Haute, Ind., and Patricia Berry, Columbus, Ohio; several great-nieces and great-nephews; and three great-great-nieces. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, Thursday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted at Kingsley United Methodist Church, Friday at 1:30 p.m. with the Pastor Richard H. Jewell officiating. Friends will also be received at the church one hour prior to the services. Interment will be in Fort Ashby Cemetery, Fort Ashby, W.Va. The family requests donations be made to the Kingsley United Methodist Church. Pallbearers will be James Edward Berry III, Michael Kenneth Berry, Edwin Powelson, Eugene Hare, Jeffery Heavner, Charles Reick, and Gary Williams. Honorary pallbearers will be great-nieces, great-nephews and great-great-nieces. 
September 15, 1999, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013
 


BERRY, Henry C.

Martinsburg - Henry C. Berry, for a number of years a prominent figure in business and political circles in Martinsburg, dropped dead at his home here at seven o'clock this evening, death being due to angina pectoris. He was a native of Moorefield, W. Va., but has resided in Martinsburg for 50 years.
Keyser Tribune, October 3, 1913
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted September 22, 2010

 

BERRY, James Edward Jr.
 
CUMBERLAND -
James Edward Berry Jr., 82, of Shriver Avenue, Cumberland, died Wednesday, Aug. 12, 1998, at his home. Born July 17, 1916, in Rawlings, he was the son of the late James Edward Berry Sr., and Miriam Alice (Llewellyn) Berry. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Margaret Alice (Berry) Valentine, Miriam Ethel Berry, and Phyllis Sarah (Berry) Filler; and one brother, George William Berry. Mr. Berry was a retired sales manager from Queen City Dairy after 41 years of service. He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, the Cumberland Lions Club, and the Cumberland Knights of Columbus for 45 years. Surviving are his wife, Mary Hilda (Meagher) Berry; four daughters, Mary Lois (Berry) Powelson, and husband, Ed, Hampstead, Frances Ann (Berry) Hare, and husband, Eugene, North Canton, Ohio, Miriam Louise (Berry) Heavner, and husband, Jeffrey, McSherrystown, Pa., and Deborah Marie (Berry) Reick, and husband, Charles, Baltimore; two sons, James Edward Berry III, and wife, Nancy, Cumberland, Michael Kenneth Berry, Hampstead; one sister, Ellen Rebecca Berry; nine grandchildren, Dayna (Powelson) Stitcher, and husband, Michael, Denean (Powelson) Koontz, and husband, Bernie, Delynn Powelson, Shayne Hare, and wife, Gina, Shannon Hare, Nathan Berry, Meredith Berry, Jason Heavner, and Joel Heavner; three great-grandchildren, Kristin Stitcher, Kara Stitcher and Jensyn Koontz. Friends will be received at Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Rosary will be recited at the funeral home on Friday at 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Patrick's Catholic Church on Saturday at 9 a.m. with the Fr. Thomas R. Bevan as celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Pallbearers will be Ed Powelson, Eugene Hare, Jeffrey Heavner, Charles Reick, Michael Stitcher and Bernie Koontz.
Cumberland Times obituary, August 13, 1998
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

 

BERRY, Mr. Joseph

Mr. Joseph Berry, an aged citizen of Piedmont, formerly of Patterson's Creek, died on Tues, May 28, 1912, at his home in Piedmont. the remains were taken to Patterson's Creek yesterday for burial.
Keyser Tribune, May 31, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010

BERRY, Mr. Joseph

Mr. Joseph Berry, an old citizen of Piedmont, died at the home of his nephew, Mr. Theodore Stockslager, Tues. morning, May 28, 1912, aged 80 years, 3 months and 17 days. Mr. Berry had been sick about two weeks, but was not supposed to be in a dangerous condition, but was found dead in his bed between 8 and 9 o'clock that morning, having passed quietly away as the result of old age.
He was a Confederate veteran, having served in Co. A, 83rd Virginia Infantry, Stonewall Brigade. He came to Piedmont about 19 years ago. He was never married but leaves three sisters and one brother, Miss Elizabeth Berry, of this place. Mrs. Elmyra Greenhold, of Keyser, Mrs. Wm. Chaney of Blaine, and Mr. Daniel Berry, of Barton Md.
The remains were taken Thurs morning to Frankfort, this county, where he was born, for interment, services being held in the M E Church at that place, conducted by Rev. M. R. Oliver.

Piedmont Herold of 31st.
Keyser Tribune, June 7, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted July 17, 2010



BEST, Harry L., Sr.

Frostburg, Sept 11 - Harry L Best Sr, former resident of Luke where he was employed for many years at the West Virginia Pulp and Paper Mill died at 7:15 yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs Adam McDonald, Homestead,
Pa. where he had resided for a number of years. Besides Mrs McDonald, he leaves the following children: Harry L Best, Jr; Philip Best; Mrs Robert Schroder; Mrs Carlton Van Wagner and Mrs Benjamin Neuvils. The body was brought to the home of Otto Honing, 48 Broadway, this city, tomorrow at noon where it will remain until the funeral hour.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, September, 11, 1939 - pg 9, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted April 7, 2012


BETZ, George F.
 
FROSTBURG — George F. Betz, 74, of 11766 Engleside Street, Detroit, died there Saturday. Born in Eckhart, he was a son of the late Henry and Catherine (Kelly) Betz. He was a retired captain of the Detroit Fire Department. Surviving are his widow, Jane (Mull) Betz and a stepson, Marion (Dutch) Hollen, Detroit. The body will be returned to the Durst Funeral Home, where friends will be received tomorrow from 7 until 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Thursday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Michael's Catholic Church. Burial will be in Frostburg Memorial Park. A Christian wake service will be held at the funeral home tomorrow at 7 p.m.
Cumberland News; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Tuesday, May 4, 1976 - pg 8, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 6, 2012

 

BEUTMAN, William C.

William C. Beutman, 86, of Alum Bank, died Thursday, March 31, 1994, at Maple Mountain Manor, Berlin. He was born Jan. 7, 1908, at Scalp Level, a son of the late William C. and Sarah R. (Beckley) Beutman. He is survived by his wife, Veron (Adams) Beutman; 10 children, Jane Fickes, Roger (husband of the former Joanne Frazier), Linda (wife of Jan Knavel), Charles (husband of the former Gail Claycomb), and Jeffery (husband of the former Irene Kaufman), all of Alum Bank; Ann Burkhart of Pittsburgh, Rebecca (wife of Gary Foor) of Bedford RD 2, Thomas (husband of the former Eilene Shaffer) of New Paris RD 2, and James (husband of the former Karen Lott) of Douglas, Ga.; two sisters, Margaret Baumgardner and Dorothy Solden, both of Alum Bank; 21 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by three brothers, a sister and a grandson. Mr. Beutman was a member of Riot Church of the Nazarene and a retired pipeline walker for Sun Oil Co. Funeral services: 11 a.m. Monday at the Edward Blackburn Funeral Home, Pleasantville, with the Revs. Alan Smith and Joseph Schiren officiating. Burial in Pleasantville Cemetery.
The Bedford County Inquirer, April 8, 1994
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 17, 2010

 


 

BEYLER, V. P.

V. P. Beyler, B & O brakeman, whose home was at 317 Eight Street, Washington, D.C., where his widowed mother and two little brothers reside, he being their main support, was instantly killed while coupling on the seventeen mile grade Monday. The coupling was pulled out and Beyler was arranging it when the engine backed on him. He would have been 22 years old Wednesday. He was familiarly known as "Jack" and was a favorite among the railroad men. His body was shipped to Washington.
Keyser Tribune, December 15, 1912
(Courtesy of Patti McDonald)
Posted August 9, 2010

 

BEYNON, Donald Reid Sr.
 
Donald Reid Beynon Sr., 82, of Cumberland, passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at the Allegany County Nursing Home. Born Sept. 13, 1923, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Henry Clay and Emma Jane (Padfield) Beynon. He was also preceded in death by three brothers, Leonard Beynon, John Beynon and William Beynon; and two sisters, Nell Beynon and Mildred Bender. Mr. Beynon was a veteran of World War II, receiving two purple hearts and a bronze star. He retired from the Cumberland Times-News after over 40 years of service. He was a member of the American Legion Post 13, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Cumberland Outdoor Club, the Knights of Columbus, a past Grand Commander of Wamba 89 Order of Alhambra, and an active and charter committee member of the ACIT Basketball Tournament and the Drum and Bugle Corps festival for many years. Surviving are his wife of 62 years, Josephine Darrah Beynon; two sons, Donald Beynon Jr. and wife Judie, Oakmont, Pa., Joseph Beynon and wife Sally, Redmond, Wash.; three grandchildren, Brandon Beynon, Bellevue, Wash., Lindsay Loughren and husband Michael, Oakmont, Chad Beynon, New York, N.Y.; and one great-grandson, Jack Loughren. Friends will be received at the Scarpelli Funeral Home, P.A., 108 Virginia Ave., Cumberland, on Monday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Cumberland Times-News obituary; about Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013


BEYNON, Mrs. Emma J. Padfield

Meyersdale - Mrs. Emma J. Beynon, 81, died yesterday in Meyersdale Community Hospital. Born April 19, 1886 on Meyersdale RD, she was a daughter of the late John and Mary (Alden) Padfield, and was the widow of Henry Clay Beynon, who died in 1958. She is survived by three sons, Leonard Beynon, Jennerstown; James W. Beynon, LaVale; and Donald R., Cumberland; two daughters, Mrs. George W. Bender, Somerset; and Miss Nellie Beynon, Meyersdale, and five grandchildren. The body is at the Price Funeral Home, Meyersdale, where a service will be conducted tomorrow at 2 p.m. Rev. Charles E. Staub will officiate and interment will be in Union Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 10, 1967
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 13, 2010

 


BEYNON, James Wiliam
 
James William Beynon, of LaVale, died Wednesday, June 22, 2005, at Memorial Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's disease. Born April 19, 1921, in Meyersdale, Pa., he was the son of the late Henry Clay and Emma Jane Padfield Beynon. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Francis Young, 1990, after 44 years of marriage, brothers, Leonard Beynon and John Beynon and sisters, Nell Beynon and Mildred Bender. Mr. Beynon was a member of LaVale United Methodist Church and the LaVale Lions Club for over 40 years, where he received Lion of the Year and the Melvin Jones award. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge 100, American Legion 13, AARP, served in the United States Air Force during World War II with rank of sergeant, stationed in England. He retired from Times News after 41 years of employment. While there he was a printer and a machinist. Surviving are his wife, whom he married in 1991, Katherine Samson Beynon; two stepdaughters, Sue Dinsmore and husband Robert, and Sharon Doucette and husband Roger; brother, Donald Beynon and wife Josephine, Cumberland; five step-grandchildren, Jackie Dinsmore, Katherine Doucette, Andrew Doucette, Zachary Simpson and Randall Simpson; and two great-grandchildren, Sam Doucette and Ryan Simpson; and many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at the funeral home on Saturday. Interment will be in Sunset Memorial Park. Military Honors will be accorded by the Combined Veterans Honor Guard.
Cumberland Times-News obituary; about Wednesday, June 22, 2005
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 6, 2013

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