James Robert Aldridge Sr., 81, Somerset, died March 11, 2020 at UPMC Somerset. Born May 5, 1938 in Frostburg, MD, son of the late Mary Edna (Mock) Aldridge Hogamier. Also preceded in death by his wife, the former Emily Jane (Hoover) McKenzie Aldridge and grandson Nathan. Survived by children: James, Jr. (Heather), Cumberland, MD, Mark (Brenda), Ridgely, WV, and Penny Aldridge, S. Carolina; stepdaughter Debbie (Harmon) Custer, Berlin; grandchildren: Brandon and Franklin; step grandchildren: Rachel Custer and David (Kayla) Custer; great grandson Caden; brother Earl Hogimier; and sister Judy Wheeler. He was a Vietnam War Navy Veteran retiring after 22 years of service. He also retired from the State of Maryland Dept. of Transportation. Member of Laurel Hill Gospel Tabernacle, F.O.E. Aerie 1801, Somerset, and the Somerset American Legion. Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin, where service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday. Pastor Gary Anderson officiating. Interment Comp’s Cemetery, Hyndman. Military honors at the funeral home provided by the Somerset Co. Honor Guard. Memorial contributions may be given to The American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 198, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648, or The American Heart Association, 444 Liberty Ave., #1300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com
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