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Obituaries

Colleen M. Buck

Colleen M. Buck, 38, of Altoona, died Friday. She was born in Maryland, a daughter of Ronald E. and Darcia A (Beichler) Townsend. Surviving are her parents; a daughter, Alana Buck; a son, Elijah Buck; a sister, Martha Murray; brothers, Walter Murray and Marcus Townsend; and her grandfather, ...

Stephen Ray Kauffman

Stephen Ray Kauffman, 55, of Philadelphia, formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, 2020, at Mary Washington Hospital due to complications from a lung condition. Stephen was residing at his winter residence with his sister since July. He was preceded in death by his mother, Connie ...

Floyd Blair ‘Buddy’ Miller

Floyd Blair “Buddy” Miller, 41, of Altoona, earned his wings after a long, courageous battle with COVID-19 on Jan. 19, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Windber. Surviving are his momma, Susan (Locher) Elder; son, Garrett Miller of Altoona; his brother, Harry (Carol); and sister, Amy ...

Jane A. Piccirilli

Our beloved mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend, Jane Ann (Luciano) Piccirilli passed peacefully to life eternal Friday, surrounded by love. Jane was born in 1930, the first of nine children to Guy and Rose Luciano. She was predeceased by her parents; brothers: Guy, Joe and Mike ...

Sister Mary Sheehan

Sister Mary Sheehan, IHM, formerly known as Sister Maria Fidelis, of the Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Scranton, formerly of Patton, died Friday. She was born as Mary Elizabeth in Colver, daughter of the late Ernest and Lucy (Strittmatter) Sheehan. She was preceded in death ...

Carol (Coltabaugh) Spofford

Mrs. Carol C. Spofford, 83, of Conway, S.C., passed away Sunday at MUSC Marion. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles Leroy Coltabaugh and the late Ethel Lidia Mahan Coltabaugh. She worked in retail sales and was of the Baptist faith. She was preceded in death by her ...

Edgar C. ‘Bud’ Wertz

Edgar C. “Bud” Wertz, 102, of Florida, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday. He was born in Frankstown, son of the late Walter W. and Catherine K. (Lindsey) Wertz. Bud married Helen G. Miller in 1941, and she preceded him in death in 2003, after sharing 62 years of ...

Joseph Edward ‘Ed’ Wilson

Joseph Edward “Ed” Wilson, 96, of Trenton, Ohio, formerly of Altoona, entered the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was reunited with his beloved wife, Alice, on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. He was born in Barnesboro, son of the late Thomas and Leona (Lowmaster) Wilson. He ...

Richard M. ‘Dick’ Coleman

Richard M. “Dick” Coleman, 80, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, died Friday evening following an extended illness. He was born in Cumberland, Md., a son of the late William J. and Josephine E. (Wempe) Coleman. He is survived by his wife of over 50 years, Margaret L. (Kimmel) Coleman; ...

Annamary ‘Mary’ Himes

Annamary “Mary” Himes, 80, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of Bellwood, died peacefully Wednesday morning at the manor. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Raymond E. and Caroline V. (Price) Estep. On June 5, 1958, she married Lewis E. Himes in Cumberland, Md., ...

Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ King

Margaret A. “Peggy” King, 83, Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Lakemont, daughter of the late Blair I. and Anna P. (Moore) Crownover. On Aug. 13, 1966, she married Thomas J. King in Williamsburg, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, ...

Thomas ‘TJ’ ‘Tim’ J. Kodosky

Thomas “TJ” “Tim” J. Kodosky, 86, Cresson, passed away peacefully Friday afternoon in his favorite recliner, surrounded by his loving family. He was the son of the late John and Helen (Repko) Kodosky. He was preceded in death by sisters-in-law, Thelma Kodosky and Mary Ellen Illig; and ...

John J. Kovach Jr.

John J. Kovach Jr., 92, Patton, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday. He was born in Hastings, the son of John J. and Edna A. (Weakland) Kovach Sr. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Gertrude C. (McConnell) Kovach; grandchildren: Christopher and Ashley ...

Debra A. Marshall

Debra A. (Krouse) Marshall, 64, Altoona, died Thursday. She was born in Washington, D.C., daughter of the late Philip Sr. and Dorothy Linthicum. She married Jeffrey Marshall Sr., He died in 2015. Surviving are: a daughter, Christina Duffey; a son, Jeffrey Jr.; three grandchildren; three ...

Floyd Blair ‘Buddy’ Miller

Floyd Blair “Buddy” Miller, 41, Altoona, earned his wings after a long, courageous battle with COVID-19 on Jan. 21, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Windber, the son of Don Elder and his momma, Susan Locher Elder. Surviving are his momma, Susan Elder; son, Garrett Miller of Altoona; ...

Ruth L. Phillips

Ruth L. Phillips, 91, Tyrone, died Saturday at Windy Hill Village in Philipsburg. She was born in Bellwood, the daughter of the late Clyde and Lyde “Lydia” (Mulhollen) Shrom. On Sept. 24, 1949, in Bellwood, she married Paul C. Phillips, who died Sept. 5, 1992. She is survived by a ...

Mildred M. ‘Sis’ Price

Mildred M. “Sis” Price, 89, of Williamsburg, died Friday at her home. She was born in Clappertown, daughter of the late Roy H. and Marcella A. Umbower. She married John D. Price, who died March 30, 2005. Surviving are three sons: John H., Lester and Delmas Price; two daughters: Missy Price ...

Jack R. Servello Sr.

Jack R. Servello Sr., 80, of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, died at UPMC Altoona Wednesday. Jack was born in Altoona, the son of the late James J. and Mary Louise (Markley) Servello. His wife, Sandra Poet, whom he married on Oct. 31, 1959, at First Baptist Church, preceded him in death on May 20, ...

Peter D. Thompson

Peter D. Thompson, 63, Gettysburg, passed away Thursday at Hershey Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Passaic, N.J., the son of the late James and Evelyn Scott Thompson. In 1976, Peter graduated from Central High School and Altoona Vo-Tech in Martinsburg. He then served 10 ...

Howard ‘Ted’ Treese Jr.

Howard “Ted” Treese Jr., 85, Roaring Spring, died peacefully Saturday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Howard T. Sr. and Ethel M. (Nofsker) Treese. He married Donna Grace and she died Nov. 20, 2008. He is survived by two ...