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Robert Gene Carpenter

April 27, 1944 ~ August 23, 2018 (age 74)

Robert Gene Carpenter, 74, Friedens, died Aug. 23, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. Born Apr. 27, 1944 in Jenner Cross Roads, son of Gerald H. and Josephine I. (Gowarty) Carpenter. Preceded in death by parents, and beloved sister Linda (Carpenter) McVicker. Survived by his wife of 47 years the former LaRue Telenko; children Lynette (Robert) Hall, Olney, MD, and Deanna (Dwayne) Wiedner, Friedens; grandchildren: Austin Hall, Abigail Wiedner (Gene Gardner), and Allison Wiedner; brothers: Gerald (Betty) Carpenter, Friedens, and Gary (Theresa) Carpenter, Stoystown; brothers-in-law Neil “Chip” McVicker, Stoystown, and Daniel Telenko, Walkersville, MD; and several nieces and nephews. He was a Vietnam War Army Veteran and a former partner in Somerset Well Drilling. Lifetime member of the V.F.W. He enjoyed mowing, gardening, hunting, fishing, and watching sports with LaRue. Family will receive friends from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Friedens Lutheran Church and 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Monday at Friedens Lutheran Church. Rev. Douglas Knupp officiating. Entombment Richland Cemetery Mausoleum. Military Honors by Somerset County Honor Guard. Arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Stoystown. In lieu of flowers contributions may be given to Windber Hospice, 600 Somerset Ave., Windber, PA 15963. DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com

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