Obituaries

Ronald L. Coldwell

Ronald L. Coldwell, 78, Cresson, was called to join hands with the Lord Jesus on Sunday at West Penn Hospital after an extended illness. He was born in Port Matilda, son of George and Mary (Peters) Coldwell. On March 27, 1993, he married Eileen F. Perry in Las Vegas, Nev. Surviving are his ...

Ginger C. Dilling

Ginger C. Dilling, 66, Martinsburg, died Sunday morning at UPMC Montifiore, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Doris (Brown) and the late James Dibert. On Dec. 2, 1967, she married Dennis P. Dilling in Roaring Spring. Surviving are her ...

Donna K. Dixon

Donna K. Dixon, 70, Altoona, died Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Clifford and Sara (Laird) Otto. Surviving are six children: Anthony, George, Marlin, David, Donna Plowman and Ruby Wertz; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five siblings: Karen Patterson, ...

Murray J. ‘Jupe’ Grabosky Jr.

Murray J. “Jupe” Grabosky Jr., 77, Gallitzin, died Sunday. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Murray J. Sr. and Agnes (Robine) Grabosky. Surviving are a daughter, Cathy Grabosky; a granddaughter; two great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Elizabeth, Thomas and Donald Grabosky. He ...

Beverly J. Graham

Beverly J. Graham, 80, Altoona, died Sunday evening, Jan. 22, 2017, at her residence. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service, Saturday, Jan. 28, 2017, at Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1309 Frankstown Road, Hollidaysburg. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers ...

Marshall W. Kephart Sr.

Marshall W. Kephart Sr., 75, Lakemont, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Madera, son of the late Leonard and Theta (Bressler) Kephart. In 1976, he married Kathy Helsel at Lakemont United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of 40 years; two daughters: Denise Wood of Lancaster ...

John E. Lioy

John E. Lioy, 86, Jackson, N.J., passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel and Rose (Spinazola) Lioy. Surviving are three children: John Lioy and wife, Patricia, Danny Lioy and wife, Marsha, and Betty Ann Boyd; two brothers: Daniel Lioy and wife, ...

David P. Long Jr.

David P. Long Jr., 91, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died early Monday morning, Jan. 23, 2017, at The Village. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Mirror.

Pauline McCaulley

Pauline McCaulley, 92, Mountain View, Ark., died Saturday. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late George and Lottie V. (Corle) Mosser. Surviving are two sons: Paul Jr. and William McCaulley; four grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Daryl. She was preceded in death ...

Walter R. Miller Sr.

Walter R. Miller Sr., 74, Altoona, died Saturday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona. On Oct. 8, 1962, he married Carolyn L. “Carol” Hughes, and she preceded him in death on March 4, 2013. Surviving are two daughters: Susanne Orr (Christopher) and Lisa ...

Richard H. Searer

Richard H. Searer, 91, Tyrone, died Sunday, at his residence. He was born in Tyrone, son of Reed F. and Annie M. Harris Searer. On June 14, 1952, he married Ann Graham at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church rectory. Surviving are his wife; three children: Richard G. (Cathi) Searer of Madison, ...

Franklin D. ‘Duck’ Shannon

Franklin D. “Duck” Shannon, 86, Altoona, passed away early Sunday morning at HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joshua and Clara (Yanson) Shannon. On Oct. 22, 1956, he married Vergie Wilt in Altoona. Surviving are three children: Rick ...

The Rev. Arthur D. Shotts

The Rev. Arthur D. Shotts, 70, Birmingham, passed away Monday, Jan. 23, 2017, at his residence after a five-month illness. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s edition of the Mirror.

Wayne M. Shaw

Wayne M. Shaw, 67, Martinsburg, died Sunday at UPMC Shadyside after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Blue Knob, son of the late Rev. Lewis and Eleanor (Sharpless) Shaw. On Oct. 4, 1969, he married Deborah A. Steele, and she preceded him in death on June 22, 2015. Surviving ...

Dorothy K. Stahl

Dorothy K. Stahl, 98, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, died Saturday. She was born in Allenport, Washington County, daughter of the late Rev. Clay J. and Iva Jeanette (Sherwood) Bland. Surviving are two children: Cheryl S. Felton and Barry G. Stahl; and five grandchildren. She was ...

Gary L. White

Gary L. White, 61, Altoona, died Sunday. He was born in Altoona, son of Anna (Salyards) and the late Donald White. Surviving are his wife, Marsha (Crider) White; three children: Billy, Jodi and Derek; and two brothers: Don and Tim. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial ...

Kenneth R. Ball

Kenneth R. Ball, 58, Altoona, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Philipsburg, son of the late Walter Gates and Margaret Ball. Surviving are two children: Selena and Dexter; and six siblings: Rulla, Darlene, Ruth Ann, Wayne, Dennis and Rhonda.  He was preceded in death by a son, ...

Mattie Charney

Mattie Charney, 91, Houtzdale, died Saturday. She was born in Leesville, S.C., daughter of Philip and Quilla Matthews. Surviving are her 10 children: Wm. Michael, Jeannette, Judith, Rebecca, G. Thomas, Kathryn, Chris, D. Scott, Ted and Lisa; 18 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was ...

Jane H. Elliott

Jane H. Elliott, 89, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died early Sunday morning, Jan. 22, 2017, at Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg.  A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Mary Jane Horton

Mary Jane Horton, 92, a resident of Garvey Manor, Hollidaysburg died Saturday evening, Jan. 21, 2017. A funeral Mass will be held at Garvey Manor at a later date, to be announced. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Liebegott-Brown Funeral Home, ...