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Obituaries from the Parsons Advocate, 

5 November 2008

Robert F. Greaser

Robert Franklin Greaser, 76, a resident of the Blackman Flats community, Hambleton, departed this life Friday evening Oct. 31, 2008, at his home with his family at his bedside. He had been in failing health for the past two years and death was attributed to complications of Alzheimer's disease.

He was born Sunday, March 20, 1932, in Preston County, a son of the late John L. Greaser and Hazel Adams Greaser.

On Jan. 28, 1956, at Oakland, Md., he was married to the former Elsie Louise Nestor, who survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Yvonne Kay Oliver and husband, Bruce, of North Beach, Md., and Sandra Dee Summerfield and husband, Jim, of Parsons; three brothers, Charles J. Greaser, of Florida, Joseph Greaser and Roger Lee Greaser, both of Kingwood; three sisters, Mary Knutti of Canton, Ohio, Dorothy "Lena" Friend of Masontown and Helen Lucille Sisler of Kingwood; one granddaughter, Danielle "Dani" Morgan Summerfield; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were one daughter, Donna June Greaser; and two brothers, Edward and William "Bootie" Greaser.

He attended the schools of Preston County. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during the Korean Conflict. He was an electrician for 41 years having been employed by Sterling Faucet in Morgantown, P.F.I. at Hendricks, Kingsford Charcoal Co., Mineral Fabrication and Hinchcliff Lumber Co., retiring in 1997. He was an avid outdoorsman. He loved his granddaughter. He enjoyed playing and listening to music and he was a motorcycle enthusiast.

The family will receive friends at Lohr & Barb Funeral Home of Parsons today from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Final rites will be conducted at the funeral home parlor Tuesday, Nov. 4, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Fr. Timothy Grassi will officiate and interment will follow in the Nestor Cemetery at Bull Run, where the H.W. Daniels Post 29 American Legion and the Tygart Valley Post 3647 Veterans of Foreign War will conduct full military rites. The family suggests that expressions of sympathy be in the form of contributions to Hospice Care Corp., P.O. Box 193, Parsons, W.Va. 26287. Lohr & Barb Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements for Robert Franklin Greaser. Condolences may be expressed to the family at; 

Ruby Somerville

Ruby Louise Watring Somerville, 78, of new Sewickley Township, Pa. died Monday, Oct. 27 at the Cranberry Place, Cranberry, Pa.

She was born April 25, 1930 in Leadmine, a daughter of the late Artennis and Mary Jane Cunningham Watring.

She was a member of the Unionville United Methodist Church serving as a financial secretary, Official's board, was very active in the women's society and many volunteer projects at the church. 

She was preceded in death by her husband Thomas E. Somerville in 1981; a son Thomas Eric Somerville; two brothers Jimmy B. Watring and Paul W. Watring; and one sister Ruth Ann "Totie" Hauser.

She is survived by a daughter Gymme Mathe of Butler; a son Aaron and wife Sue Somerville of New Sewickley Township, Pa.; four grandchildren Lindsay Gibson and husband Steve Gibson, Ashley Mathe, Tommy and Trista Somerville; two great-grandchildren Makenna and Madelyn Gibson ; a brother Ralph and wife Joann Watring of Leadmine; four sisters Kathryn Knotts of Leadmine, Gayle Strawderman of Hendricks, Jane and husband Wayne Lipscomb of Morgantown and Hope and husband Bill Cramer of Garner, N.C.; a brother-in-law Walter "Buck" Hauser of Temperance, Mich. and many nieces and nephews from West Virginia, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. 

Friends were received on Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Huntsman Funeral home and Cremation Services ( of 502 Adams Street, Rochester.  Funeral services were conducted on Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 a.m. at the Unionville Methodist Church, 1299 Rt. 68 with the Rev. Stephen Morse.

Private interment followed at Sylvania Hills Memorial Park. 

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Unionville United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1299 Rt. 68, Rochester, Pa.  15074. 

Obituaries reprinted courtesy of the Parsons Advocate.






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