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Henry G. Sommers

Thursday, July 12, 2018 @ 08:07 AM

Posted by Aly Delp

sommers2Henry G. Sommers, 85, of Sechen Drive, Portersville (Muddy Creek Township) passed away Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at the VNA Hospice in Butler following a brief illness.

Born August 14, 1932, in Ellwood City, he was the son of the late George B. and Irene L. Kline Sommers. He was married for 63 years to Janis E. Hawthorne Sommers when she passed away February 4, 2018.

Henry retired as the Camp Manager at the Seneca Hills Bible Camp. He had also worked at Mathews Conveyer. Henry was an active member of the Portersville Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder. He was a life member of the Wurtemburg Perry Volunteer Fire Department. Henry was a Staff Sergeant with the 2nd Platoon, Company B, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division of the Army serving in the Korean War. He received the Korean Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Award from the Army. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, and hunting. His most cherished time was spent with his family.

Survivors include two sons, Thomas H. (Susan) Sommers of Ellwood City, David J. (Jane) Sommers of Edmonton, Alberta Canada; two daughters, Barbara (Pete) Christophe of Ellwood City, Susan (David) Marcyjanik of Portersville; a sister, Ilene Carbone of New Castle; a brother, Richard Sommers of New Castle; 10 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

Family and friends will be received at the Portersville Presbyterian Church on Saturday, July 14, from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1:00 p.m. His pastor, Rev. Dana Opp will officiate. Military rites will be offered by the Veterans Honor Guard. A time of fellowship will follow the service at the church. Interment will be held in the church cemetery.

Memorial Contributions may be made to the Portersville Presbyterian Church or the Seneca Hills Bible Camp.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Marshall Funeral Home, Ellwood City.

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