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Samuel J. Hoagland

1940 ~ 2020 (age 79)

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Samuel J. Hoagland 79, of Bedford, died Monday, March 9, 2020 at his residence.  He was born on September 8, 1940 in Bedford, a son of the late Kenneth Merle and Ruby E. (Thompson) Hoagland.  On November 29, 1958 in Bedford, he married Judith May (Irwin) Hoagland who preceded him in death on December 21, 2016.  On June 30, 2018, in Bedford, he married Peggy J. (Defibaugh) Hoagland who survives along with his daughter, Debra Lee Hoagland, of Sebring, FL, and his son Brian J. Hoagland, of Bedford; two step-sons: Richard Cecil and wife Noreen, of Bedford, and Darren Cecil, of Everett; eight step-grandchildren: Crystal, Engelica, Devin, Noah, and Gavin Cecil, Garrett, Kenneth, and Erika Cooke; and a step-great-grandchild, Amari.  He was preceded in death by two brothers: Robert Merle and Kenneth Keith Hoagland.

Sam was a member and President of Council at the St. John’s Christian Church, in Cessna, and was a member of the Bedford Elks Lodge #1707.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 13, 2020 at 11:00 a.m., in the Chapel at the Timothy A. Berkebile Funeral Home, in Bedford, with Pastor Eric Larson, and Rev. Paul Claycomb officiating.  Burial at Bedford County Memorial Park.  Friends will be received on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., at the funeral home.   Our online guestbook is available at

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March 12, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Berkebile Funeral Home
214 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522

Funeral Service
March 13, 2020

11:00 AM
Berkebile Funeral Home
214 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522

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