Obituaries

Earl J. Anna

Earl J. Anna, 92, Penn Hills, formerly of Altoona, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia “Ginny” (Porta) Anna, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Surviving are five children, of whom he was a loving father: Rick (Lauren) Anna, Gary (Chris) ...

Marian E. Burket

Marian E. Burket, 91, Martinsburg, died Saturday evening, Nov. 18, 2017. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring.

Kenton Scott Knepp

Kenton Scott Knepp, 50, Altoona, went peacefully to be with the Lord on Friday morning. He was the son of Jesse E. and Dorothy L. (Lukehart) Knepp. Surviving are two daughters: Kiersten E. Knepp and Chelsey N. Knepp; two brothers: Jeffrey Knepp and wife, Terry, and Steve Knepp and ...

Jerry Lynn Nale

Jerry Lynn Nale, 64, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday evening at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Jonathan and Lois (Oyler) Nale. He married Marie E. Burket in 1986 in Hollidaysburg. Surviving are his wife, with whom he shared 31 years of marriage; two daughters: Vicki ...

Gary Lee Patterson

Gary Lee Patterson, 77, Manchester, N.J., died Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, at Community Medical Center, Toms River, N.J. He was born in Altoona, son of Fred Patterson and Regina Patterson Stanslaw. Surviving are his loving wife of 54 years, Lois (Capen) Patterson; two sons: Gary of Manchester, ...

Robert C. Amis

Robert C. Amis, 74, Goose Bay, N.Y., formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. Surviving are his wife of 31 years, Laurie Andre-Amis; a son, Peter Clair Amis; a daughter, Alana Andre Amis; a sister, Nancy Krill; four brothers-in-law: Joseph, Richard (Pam), James (Gina) and ...

Earl J. Anna

Earl J. Anna, 92, Penn Hills, formerly of Altoona, died Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. He was the beloved husband of the late Virginia “Ginny” (Porta) Anna, with whom he shared 63 years of marriage. Surviving are five children, of whom he was a loving father: Rick (Lauren) Anna, Gary (Chris) ...

Father Alexander Mary Bombera, T.O.R.

Father Alexander Mary Bombera, 98, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died Thursday at St. Francis Friary-Mount Assisi, Loretto, after an extended illness. He was born in Stevens Point, Wis., son of the late John and Mary (Somberg) ...

Salvatore ‘Sal’ Randazzo

Salvatore “Sal” Randazzo, affectionately called “Toto,” 78, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Sciara, Sicily, son of the late Guiseppe and Maria Randazzo. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Santina “Mama” Randazzo; four children: Maria, Guiseppe, Marco ...

Shirley Jane Millin

Shirley Jane Millin, 88, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leonard Joseph and Goldie Bridget (McNulty) Farabaugh. On Aug. 10, 1950, she married John Russell Millin at the Cathedral of the Blessed ...

Salvatore ‘Sal’ Randazzo

Salvatore “Sal” Randazzo, affectionately called “Toto,” 78, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Sciara, Sicily, son of the late Guiseppe and Maria Randazzo. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, Santina “Mama” Randazzo; four children: Maria, Guiseppe, Marco ...

Sally Ann Russell

Sally Ann Russell, 75, Duncansville, died Saturday at UPMC Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Jackson and Alva (Johnson) Ebling. Surviving are her husband, Paul Merle Russell; three children: Craig Russell of Duncansville, Christine Barry of Altoona and ...

Salvatore Randazzo

Salvatore Randazzo, 78, Altoona, passed away Friday, Nov. 17, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. Arrangements are by ...

Carl C. Yingling

Carl C. Yingling, 67, Duncansville, went to be home with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Ray A. Sr. and Peggy L. (DeWitt) Yingling. On June 17, 1972, he married Deborah “Debbie” Smith in ...

Timothy J. Birt

Timothy J. Birt, 47, Hollidaysburg, died Friday at his residence. He was born in Warren, son of Ann Chapman. Surviving are his wife, Michelle L.; a daughter, Sammantha Martinez; two sons: Zachary Meddock and Connor Birt; three stepchildren: Virginia and Derrick Reese and Shelby Rakoski; two ...

Lloyd R. Bridenbaugh

Lloyd R. Bridenbaugh, 85, Altoona, formerly of Duncansville, died Monday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Helen Jarrett, who preceded him in death in 1941. He was raised by his aunt and foster mother, Mrs. Frank Russell. On July 12, 1979, he ...

Sara N. Conner

Sara N. Conner, 79, Tyrone, died Thursday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Charles and Nellie (Colyer) Noye. On Feb. 24, 1959, she married Thomas Edward Conner in Hagerstown, Md., and he preceded her in death in 2011. Surviving are three daughters: Sallie Ann Lindstrom ...

Cecil Ross Trueblood

Cecil Ross Trueblood, Penn State Professor Emeritus, beloved husband and father, 83, State College, passed away peacefully on Sunday at Foxdale Village, State College. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Cecil Roscoe and Alice Marie (Burley) Trueblood. On Aug. 6, 1955, he married Doris ...

Mary E. Westover

Mary E. Westover, 71, Tyrone, formerly of Northern Cambria, died Friday. She was born in Hastings, daughter of the late Bernard and Lucille (Nagle) Weakland. Surviving are three daughters: Colleen, Arlene and Betsy; a son, LeRoy; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four siblings: ...

Sara L. Zolna

Sara Zolna, 68, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Josephine (Lenhart) Nidetch. On May 31, 1968, she married Clive Umbower in Carson Valley, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1994. Surviving are a son, John ...