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MAURER Edward R., 82, Ralphton, died January 6, 2018 at In-Touch Hospice House. Born February 3, 1935 in Johnstown. Son of Howard Earl Chick, Sr. and Eleanor (Roberts) Maurer. Preceded in death by parents; brothers Howard, Jr. Howdyand Neil and brother-in-law John Jack Lohr. Survived by wife of 59 years, former Betty Ann Yost; children John Maurer, married to Pamela Krause, Jennerstown; Stacey, married to Dr. Randall L. Bittner, Virginia Beach, VA and William Bill Maurer, married to Deanna Fetz, Manchester, PA; grandchildren David, Carling and Brock Bittner, Virginia Beach, VA; Ryan Maurer, Pittsburgh and Kyle Maurer, Steelton, PA; step grandchildren LaShawna and Paul and great grandson, Aiden Carlson; brother of Connie Lohr, Middletown, PA and Craig, Richmond, Va. Also survived by sisters-in-law; Norma Penny (Weimer) Maurer, Pineville, LA; Mary Ellen (Bednarek) Maurer, Racine, WI and Doris (Yost) Gates, Somerset. 1954 graduate of former J.B.J. Joint High School. Longtime active member of St. Andrews Evangelical Lutheran Church, Boswell for over 60 years where he served on council for many years. Also delivered meals on wheels. US Army veteran of Korean War. Charter member of Boswell Area Jaycees and proud to be the founding father whose proposal brought forth the Boswell Jaycees Holiday Basketball Tournament which celebrated its 51st year in 2017. Lifetime member of Somerset VFW Post 554, Somerset Aerie 1801 FOE, Stoystown American Legion Post 257 and the Jenner Rod and Gun Club. Greatly enjoyed golfing, traveling and hunting with his son Bill. Former service manager for BJ Maurer Motor Co. for 32 years having retired in 1990. Viewing will be held from 2-4 & 6-8 PM Tuesday at Hoffman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 409 Main Street, Boswell. Viewing also from 10AM until the time of service 11AM Wednesday at St. Andrews Church. Rev. Jonathan Adams, officiating. Military services accorded at the church by the Somerset County Honor Guard. Interment Jenner Crossroads Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to North Star Youth Out Reach, 320 Allegheny Street, Boswell 15531 or In-Touch Hospice , 1474 N. Center Avenue, Somerset, PA 15501. To express condolences, make a donation, light a candle, or order flowers, visit HoffmanFuneralHomes.com.
Published on January 7, 2018
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