Obituaries

Wilbur F. ‘Buzz’ Amigh Jr.

Wilbur F. “Buzz” Amigh Jr., 68, Altoona, died Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Wilbur F. Sr. and the late Sara Jane (Hewitt) Amigh. He married Paula R. Haas, who preceded him in death on April 27, 2010, after having shared 14 years of marriage. Surviving ...

Robert P. Broadwater

Robert P. Broadwater, 58, Bellwood, formerly of Salisbury, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Salisbury, son of Paul and Carolyn (Pritts) Broadwater. Surviving are a daughter, Kelly C. (Shane) Cowher of Tyrone; three grandchildren: Kolley, Quinn and Sophia Cowher, all of Tyrone; ...

Nancy G. Donelson

Nancy G. Donelson, 93, Altoona, died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, at First Church of the Brethren, 510 Fifth St., ...

Stanley J. Halerz

Stanley J. Halerz, 72, Altoona, passed away Friday morning at UPMC Altoona. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, 2017, at Greenwood Cemetery, Altoona. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Donna ‘Grace’ (Creighton) Ickes

Donna “Grace” (Creighton) Ickes, 72, Osterburg, passed away Friday after her third courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Cessna, daughter of the late Ray and Rose (Hatch) Creighton. On Sept. 11, 1964, she married James Ickes in Cumberland, Md. Surviving are her husband of 52 ...

Marie R. Klein

Marie R. Klein, 97, Altoona, died Thursday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter and Katherine (Betzendorfer) Plummer. On Feb. 14, 1942, she married Joseph C. Klein at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona, and he preceded her in ...

Dorothy E. Kline

Dorothy E. Kline, 88, Hastings, passed away Thursday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in East McKeesport, daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Abele) Koelsch. On July 17, 1954, she married Alfred “Doc” Kline. Surviving are her husband of 62 years; four ...

Katheryn Marie (Reba) Makosky

Katheryn Marie (Reba) Makosky, 92, Portage, died Friday. She was born in Heilwood, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Berzansky) Reba. Surviving are six children: Joseph, Barbara, Deborah, Mark, Matthew and Michael; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Mary Ruppert ...

Leona M. ‘Peach’ Miller

Leona M. “Peach” Miller, 75, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Richard and Dorothy (Shade) Geist. Surviving are two sons: Donald E. and Robert A. Miller; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Dutch Geist. She was preceded in ...

Joan Marie Nelson

Joan Marie Nelson, 88, Glen Dale, W.Va., passed away Thursday at Good Shepherd Nursing Home, Wheeling, W.Va. She was born in Gallitzin, one of 12 children of the late Charles and Stella Cooper Yeckley. Surviving are six children: Robert (Mary) Nelson of New Brunswick, N.J., Mark (Sheila) ...

Berton E. ‘Bert’ Reese

Berton E. “Bert” Reese, 83, passed away Thursday at Centre Crest Nursing Home. He was born in Blain City, son of the late Berton T. and Mary Grace (Sinclair) Reese. On April 23, 1960, he married Joan Webster. Surviving are his wife; a son, Randolph Reese of Philipsburg; a ...

Karl A. Stiffler

Karl A. Stiffler, 82, Keller, Texas, died Tuesday morning, Jan. 31, 2017, at his residence, from complications of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Oakley Sr. and Mary Ellen (Dell) Stiffler. On June 14, 1958, he married Joan Wills in Landover ...

Gloria J. Tate

Gloria J. Tate, 67, Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 24, 2017, at UPMC Altoona, after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Mirror.

Daniel Blazer

June 2, 1949 - Feb. 20, 2017 Daniel L. H. Blazer, 67, Duncansville, died Monday. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Homer S. and Hilda M. (Helsel) Blazer. Surviving are two sons: Daniel L.H. Jr. and David A.; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Marvin ...

Robert P. Broadwater

Robert P. Broadwater, 58, Bellwood, died Wednesday evening, Feb. 22, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, Bellwood. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s edition of the Mirror.

Victor J. Gressick

Feb. 6, 1948 - Feb. 23, 2017 Victor J. Gressick, 69, Cresson, died Thursday. He was born in Portage, son of the late Frank and Mary (Ritchick) Gressick. Surviving are his wife, Janice; three children: Kara, Ross and Todd; and three siblings: Paul, Dennis and Christine. He was preceded in ...

Irene L. Kovaloski

Feb. 11, 1920 - Feb. 22, 2017 Irene L. Kovaloski, 97, Blandburg, died Wednesday. She was born in Riggles Gap, daughter of the late Sylvester and Corinna (Hostler) Butterbaugh. Surviving are three children: Michael, Victor and Mary; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a brother, ...

Mary S. Macaluso

July 18, 1927 - Feb. 22, 2017 Mary S. Macaluso, 89, Patton, died Wednesday. She was born in Spangler, daughter of the late Tony and Rose (Carretti) Sylvani. Surviving are her husband, Samuel; children: Valerie Marana, Mike and Gerald; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a ...

Leona M. Miller

Leona M. Miller, 75, rural Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at UPMC Altoona after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends will be received from 3 until the 5 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete ...

Peter Wasilko

April 5, 1929 - Feb. 19, 2017 Peter Wasilko, 87, Smithmill, died Sunday. He was born in Smithmill, son of the late John and Anna (Dobish) Wasilko. Surviving are two children: Jeffrey and Wanda Wasilko; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by eight siblings: Evelyn Chronister, ...