Cumberland Times-News

November 28, 2012

FRANCES P. BLOCHER [Salisbury, Pa.]

Cumberland Times-News

— SALISBURY, Pa. — Frances Patricia Blocher, 75, of Salisbury, Pa., died Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, at Meyersdale Medical Center, Meyersdale, Pa.

Born May 19, 1937, in Mount Savage, she was the daughter of the late James Henry and Elizabeth (Winner) Weimer. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Rose Mary Ford and Elaine Beeman.

Mrs. Blocher was a school teacher for the Salisbury-Elk Lick School District, retiring after 29 years. She received her Bachelors of Education degree from Frostburg State University, where she was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Teacher’s Sorority. She was also a member of St. Michael Catholic Church, West Salisbury, Pa. and Somerset Co. Maple Producers Association. She was an instrumental part of the family businesses, Blocher Farm Service and Milroy Farms. Frances enjoyed spending time with family and friends, traveling and supporting local theater events.

She is survived by her husband, Gary B. Blocher; a son, Jason A. Blocher and M. Melissa Friend, of Salisbury and four sisters, Mary Thoerig and Margaret Robison, both of Mount Savage, Elizabeth Rogers, of Port Bolivar, Texas and Annette Lashley, of Glencoe, Pa.

Friends will be received at Newman Funeral Home, Inc., 9168 Mason-Dixon Hwy., Salisbury, on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Michael Catholic Church, Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Nathan Munsch officiating.

Interment will be in the St. Patrick Cemetery, Mount Savage.

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