Obituaries

Betty Adrienne Berry

Betty Adrienne Berry, 82, Grazierville, passed away Saturday. She was the daughter of the late John and Luella Foust Focht. In 1984, she married Robert Berry, who preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 2016. Surviving are six children: Carol Eaken, Bonnie Koltrider, Debra Byens, James Kerstetter, ...

Benjamin B. Brower

Benjamin B. Brower, 44, Tyrone, died Friday afternoon of injuries from a motorcycle accident. He was born in Altoona, son of Barry Snyder of Altoona and Margaret Brower of Tyrone. Surviving are his mother, Margaret; his stepdad, Jack Cowher; three children: Benjamin B., Destiney Dawn and ...

Linda C. (Panek) Mazzocco

Linda C. (Panek) Mazzocco, 63, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, surrounded by family and friends. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Thomas “Tim” and Regina Mae (Hollern) Panek. Surviving are a daughter, Regina L. Geishauser (Greg) of Altoona; ...

Randy Joseph Miller

Randy Joseph Miller, 39, Tyrone, died Sunday morning, July 23, 2017, at the Tyrone Regional Hospital emergency room. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Derman Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone.

Jacob A. Rubritz

Jacob A. Rubritz, 88, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Mont­gomery St., Hollidaysburg.

John A. ‘Jack’ Sahlaney

John A. “Jack” Sahlaney, 84, Houtzdale died Saturday, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born in Houtzdale, son of Elias and Sarah (Batrus) Sahlaney. On Sept. 1, 1958, he married Anne Marie Gero, who survives at home. Also surviving are two children: Betty Abraham and husband, Albert, and ...

Robert D. Smith Sr.

Robert D. Smith Sr., 75, Jade Circle, Martinsburg, passed away Friday at his residence. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late J.H. and Margaret (Mitchell) Smith. He was united in marriage to Patricia A. (DelBiondo) on Jan. 4, 1964, at St. Mark’s Catholic Church. Surviving are his wife ...

Marcella Trindel

Marcella Trindel, 95, Crofton, Md., formerly of Altoona, passed away on Friday, at the Caroline Hospice House. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Teodore and Stella Naperkoski. She was married to the late Harry P. Trindel, also of Altoona, for 42 years. Surviving are her ...

Richard James Betar

Richard James Betar, 82, Merritt Island, Fla., passed away Friday, joining his late wife of 62 years, Greta. He was surrounded by his family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James and Catherine Betar. Surviving are two sons: Mark (Janet) and Todd (Jeanne); two grandchildren: Kyle ...

Patrick A. Colyer

March 17, 1959 - July 11, 2017 Patrick A. Colyer, 58, Daytona Beach, Fla., passed away Tuesday morning, July 11, 2017, from kidney failure. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William and Nancy Colyer. Surviving are his biological father, Kirk Sanders of Daytona Beach, Fla.; two siblings: ...

Joyce Ann David

Joyce Ann David, 85, Altoona, died Friday afternoon at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born in Altoona, the only child of Clyde W. and Isabel (Krause) Beatty. She married Harry T. David on July 4, 1953, in Altoona. Surviving are her husband of more than 64 years, three children: ...

Barry M. Franks Sr.

Barry M. Franks Sr., 72, Derry, N.H., passed away Tuesday at Catholic Medical Center, Manchester, N.H., surrounded by his beloved family. He was born in Chester, son of the late Charles and Sarah (Zimmerman) Franks. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Crider of Derry; three daughters: Tammy ...

Frances A. ‘Pat’ Gutwald

Frances A. “Pat” Gutwald, 99, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of James Morris and Hannah Turley. She married Simon Gutwald, who preceded her in death on July 20, 1964. Surviving are two daughters: Jane and Gloria; a son, Edward J.; 13 grandchildren; and ...

James Edmond ‘Jim’ McCall

James Edmond “Jim” McCall, 66, Four Oaks, N.C., formerly of rural Williams­burg, passed away Tuesday at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Golds­boro, N.C. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Chalmer Eugene and Thelma R. (Pheasant) McCall. Surviving are two daughters: Ruth Anna (Paul ...

Andrew Thomas Slebodnick

Andrew Thomas Slebodnick, 64, Lilly, passed away Saturday at home. He was born in Dearborn, Mich., son of Andrew L. and Ada (Leap) Slebodnick. Surviving are his parents, aunts, uncles and cousins. The funeral service and burial will be private. Arrangements are by Serenko-Claar Funeral Home PC, ...

Mary Keturah Banks

Mary Keturah Banks, 91, Elkton, Md., formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday, July 20, 2017, at Union Hospital, Elkton. Friends will be received 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, July 29, 2017, at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a ...

Vasta A. Eichelberger

Vasta A. Eichelberger, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Louisville, Ga., daughter of the late John and Jesse (Hart) Means. She married Carl W. Eichelberger, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 26, 1989. Surviving are a daughter, Della J. ...

Maxine Vogel

Maxine Vogel, 84, Port Matilda, formerly of Houtzdale, died Thursday. She was born in Irvona, daughter of the late Don and Violet (Straw) Termin. Surviving are a son, Timothy Vogel Sr.; two grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, John R. Vogel; a son, ...

Barbara Jean (Baker) Wright

Barbara Jean (Baker) Wright, 84, Pittsburgh, passed away Thursday at Friendship Village of South Hills, Pittsburgh. She was born in Waterside, daughter of the late Samuel and Wilma (Replogle) Baker. Surviving are her husband, Lawrence Wright; two sons: Thomas (Maribeth) of Troy, Mich., and ...

Vasta A. Eichelberger

Vasta A. Eichelberger, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, July 24, 2017, at Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona, Pastor T.R. Hardic officiating. Interment will be made at Grandview ...