Obituaries

Pauline K. Goden

Pauline K. Goden, 93, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at her residence, after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be ...

David C. Ream

David C. Ream, 34, Trafford, formerly of Portage, died Friday. He was born in Windber, son of David and Deborah (Saulsbury) Ream. Surviving are his parents of Portage; two siblings: Greg Ream and Holly Karageanes; and his grandmother, Margaret A. Saulsbury. He was preceded in death by his ...

Laurita M. Robison

Laurita M. Robison, 87, Duncansville, died peacefully Saturday night, Sept. 23, 2017, at her home. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

Helen T. Settlemyer

Helen T. Settlemyer, 57, Altoona, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at her residence after an extended illness. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.

Paul L. ‘Augie’ Weakland Jr.

Paul L. “Augie” Weakland Jr., 66, Fallentimber, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Coalport. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Gary A. Yon

Gary A. Yon, 65, Gallitzin, died Sept. 16, 2017, at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul and Virginia (Caldwell) Yon. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Cheryl Patterson, whom he married Nov. 1, 1969; a daughter, Missy (Jim) Mitchell of Duncansville; three ...

Defense attorney for Oklahoma City bomber

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rob Nigh, a defense attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and witnessed his 2001 execution, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, former colleagues said. He was 57. Known for his encyclopedic legal knowledge, work ethic and intense preparation ...

Elizabeth (Domenick) Bettius

Elizabeth (Domenick) Bettius, 82, Falls Church, Va., formerly of Altoona, passed away on Aug. 31, 2017. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank and Madeline (Denardo) Domenick. Surviving are three children: Tina Marie Nevitt, Frank and Michael; nine grandchildren; six ...

Wilfred ‘Sam’ Brumbaugh

Wilfred “Sam” Brumbaugh, 76, Roaring Spring, died Saturday morning at home after a brief illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Elvin and Mae (Amick) Brumbaugh. He married Patricia L. Murphy on July 12, 1960. Surviving are his wife; six children: Wayne Brumbaugh of ...

David Shawn Clark

David Shawn Clark, 53, of Oberjosbach, Hessen, Germany, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in Germany. He was born in Altoona, son of the late David Fletcher and Joan (Eichenlaub) Clark. He married Crystal H. Trux. Surviving are his wife; two stepdaughters: Ashley and Crystal; a sister, Renee; two ...

William C. ‘Bill’ Hines

William C. “Bill” Hines, 90, Loretto, died Saturday. He was born in Sankertown, son of Joseph Sr. and Laura (Noel) Hines. Surviving are his wife, Rosetta; five children: Joe, Cindy, Joyce, Jeffrey and Anita; and 11 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eight siblings: Joseph Jr. ...

Gary L. Koons

Gary L. Koons, 62, Cresson, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. He was the son of Robert M. and the late Janet (Jones) Koons. Surviving are three children: Chad Koons, Sarah Glunt and Rachel Koons; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his father; and four sisters: Denise ...

Lottie J. Mincin

Lottie J. Mincin, 90, Martinsburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Maryanne (Haracz) Zehowicz. On June 24, 1944, she married Carl A. Mincin, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, ...

Zelda Marie Teeter

Zelda Marie Teeter, 88, formerly of Woodbury, died Wednesday. She was the daughter of the late Orville and Mary Holsinger. Surviving are four children: Stephen Holsinger, Stephanie Vick, Kevin Teeter and Kenton Teeter; nine grandchildren; and five siblings: Wilson, Maxine Lockett, Martha ...

Betty L. (Wyles) Brubaker

Betty L. (Wyles) Brubaker, 84, Oviedo, Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Fla., surrounded by her family. She was born in New Enterprise, daughter of the late John and Hazel (Brumbaugh) Wyles. On Nov. 24, ...

Robert A. Hanna Sr.

Robert A. Hanna Sr., 75, Houtzdale, died Thursday. He was born in Akron, N.Y., son of the late James and Mabel (Webster) Hanna. Surviving are seven children: Susan Sedgwick, Ken Smith, Robert Hanna Jr., Kris Swatsworth, Ginger Hanna Hayward, James Hanna and Kori Smith Lindgren; 14 ...

George Isaiah ‘Bud’ Hughes Jr.

George Isaiah “Bud” Hughes Jr., 67, Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George I. Sr. and Joyce (Burley) Hughes. Surviving are a daughter, Jodie Eckenrode of Harrisburg; a son, Jason Hughes of East Freedom; ...

Nelson B. Lovell

Nelson B. Lovell, 78, Allemans, died Wednesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Glasgow, son of the late Eugene C. and Alverta M. (Morrow) Lovell. On Aug. 1, 1959, he married Joyce A. Roub. Surviving are his wife; six children: Peggy S. O’Roark, Jeff S. Lovell, ...

Tara A. Griesel

Tara A. Griesel, 31, Altoona, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Phillip B. and the late Emilee F. (Griesel) Jenkins. Surviving are a daughter, Larissa C. Griesel at home; her father of Altoona; a brother, Blake E. Griesel; and her maternal grandmother, ...

S. Kathleen ‘Kathy’ Keith

S. Kathleen “Kathy” Keith, 84, Roaring Spring, died Tuesday morning at her residence. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late John W. and Violet M. (Bowers) Butler. On June 10, 1951, she married Harry E. “Till” Keith Jr. in Roaring Spring. Surviving are her husband with ...