Lawrence L. Brant, 89, of Somerset went home to be with the Lord Aug. 16, 2012, at Meadow View Nursing Center. Born Feb. 21, 1923, in Berlin son of Fredrick W. and Pearl I. (Beachley) Brant. Preceded in death by parents, wife the former Hazel Weimer, son Paul Matthew, brothers Fred H., Jabis I., Rupple, Norwood, DeWeese, Woodrow and Raymond, and sister Lucy Jean Brant. Survived by children: Kathleen Long and husband David, Stoystown; David Alan, Somerset; Philip Lawrence, Johnstown; Pamela married to Mark Custer, Berlin; Paula Landis and husband Brian, Berlin; grandchildren: Brenden (Ilse) Long, Darnel (Ramon) Rosario, Nicole (Dustin) Wilt, and Chelsee Marie Campbell; great-grandchildren: Gabriel, Brennan, Michael, Elysiah and Raphael Rosario and Noah Wilt; and
sister Pauline Hoffman, Somerset. He was a 1940 graduate of Berlin Brothersvalley High School and a World War II Army Veteran. He was a driver for Interstate Truck Service. Member of Berlin Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, where he was Deacon, Meyersdale VFW, and the Teamsters Union. He volunteered as a driver for the Area Agency on Aging. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Rev. Sherman Berkey and Rev. Ralph Landis officiating. Interment Beachdale (Beechdale) Cemetery. Graveside military honors provided by the Somerset County Honor Guard Memorial contributions may be given to the building fund at the Berlin CMA Church, 725 N. Broadway, Berlin, PA 15530. DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com.