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Gerald E. "Punk" Carpenter, Jr.

April 12, 1961 ~ January 16, 2023 (age 61) 61 Years Old

Gerald Carpenter, Jr. Obituary

Gerald E. “Punk” Carpenter, Jr., 61, of Friedens, passed away suddenly on Monday, January 16, 2023. He was born April 12, 1961 in Somerset, son of Gerald Carpenter and Betty (Gerney) Carpenter. Preceded in death by paternal grandparents Gerald H. Carpenter and Josephine (Gowarty) Carpenter, maternal grandparents Bessie (Gerney) Kubala and John Kubala, and sister-in-law Cathy (Haer) Qualters. He is survived by parents, brother Barry Carpenter of Friedens, his loving wife of 29 years Michele (Haer) Carpenter, who he married on April 24, 1993, daughter Casey Carpenter and boyfriend Tyler Stewart of Wellsboro, son Zachary Carpenter and girlfriend Kailyn Shoffler of Baltimore, MD, in-laws Arlene DeArmitt of Somerset, Ray and Linda Haer of Meyersdale, and brother-in-law Cody Haer of Meyersdale. He was a 1979 graduate of Somerset Area High school. He was employed as a driller by Wampum Hardware of Stoystown for the last 26 years. Prior to Wampum, he was employed by Somerset Well Drilling, Friedens, and worked with the Carpenter family for 17 years. Punk enjoyed hunting with his daughter and son, and loved watching and going to Penguin games with his family. He enjoyed family vacations to the beach, and riding his motorcycle with his wife, Michele. Punk was the kindest, most generous man you could ever know. His witty charm and sense of humor could always make you laugh. He was a loving husband and devoted father, a loyal son and brother. He loved his family with his whole heart and made us feel that love every day. Our hearts are torn apart with grief. He was our rock, he was my love. He was liked by all that knew him and proud were those who called him “friend”. He is deeply loved by his family and we will forever keep every beautiful memory we have of him in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul's United Church of Christ, 206 E. Main St., Stoystown, PA 15563. Pastor Sharon Fox officiating. Instead of flowers, contributions may be given to Stoystown Fire Co., P.O. Box 302, Stoystown, PA 15563, or Friedens Fire Co., P.O. Box 603, Friedens, PA 15541.

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Memorial Service
January 21, 2023

2:00 PM
St. Paul's United Church of Christ
206 E. Main St.
Stoystown, Pennsylvania 15563


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