|William Howard De Arment.|
William Howard De Arment, aged 17 years and seven months, died of pneumonia Saturday morning at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James De Arment, of Orchard street, Portage. Private funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon by the Rev. Mr. Wygant, of the United Evangelical Church, owing to the illness of the deceased's pastor, the Rev. B. F. Bungard, of the United Brethren denomination. Burial was made in Prospect Cemetery. Among the relatives and friends from out of town at the services were Mrs. Kathryn Siegel, Mrs. Thomas Maher and family, and James Eichelberger, of Altoona; Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Barnhart, Mr. and Mrs. John O. Foster, and Mrs. Thomas Malcolm and brother, of Johnstown; Mr. and Mrs. James A. Smith, of Nant-y-Glo, and Mr. and Mrs. John Lynch, of Greensburg. There were many beautiful floral offerings.
The deceased was employed by the Sonman Coal Company and was highly esteemed. William Howard De Arment graduated as valedictorian of the Portage High School class in the spring of 1917 and expected to take up the study of law in the near future. He was a member of the Patriotic Order Sons of America and was recently initiated into the Knights of Malta at Portage.