Obituaries

Judith Marie ‘Judy’ Beeler

Judith Marie “Judy” Beeler, 79, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Gertrude A. (Ivory) McNelis. On Feb. 27, 1960, she married Donald J. Beeler at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, ...

John M. Fanale

John M. Fanale, 91, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday. He was born Altoona, son of John and Angelina Fanale. Surviving are his wife, Christine; three daughters: Mary Anne, Kathleen and Tina; five grandchildren; and two sisters: Janice and Anna. He was preceded in death by two siblings: Bernard ...

Gerald K. Frederick

Gerald K. Frederick, 83, rural Martinsburg, passed away Saturday. He was born in Curwensville, son of the late Rev. A. Emmert and A. Grace (Kensinger) Frederick. He married Beverly J. Butler, who preceded him in death. Surviv­ing are two sons: David L. and Mark E.; a daughter, Carol S.; five ...

Helen M. Keller

Helen M. Keller, 71, Altoona, passed away Sat­urday, Nov. 17, 2018, at her residence. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Mirror.

Vickie M. Malovich

Vickie M. Malovich, 61, Claysburg, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late William and Shirley (Glass) Weyandt. Surviving are her husband, Eric L. Malovich; a son, Michael; three grandchildren: DeLana, Danica and Dakota; two siblings: William ...

Beverly J. (McKnight) McKee

Beverly J. (McKnight) McKee, 93, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Vincent McKnight and Mae Ella (Weaver) McKnight. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married John H. McKee. Surviving are three loving children: Sheryl ...

Penny K. Wallace

Penny K. Wallace, 61, Tyrone, a guest at Epworth Manor, died Thursday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Gerald C. and Arlene A. Bryan Wallace. Surviving are two sons: Christopher Lee Stroup and Travis James Stroup, both of Tyrone; three brothers: Gerald C. Wallace Jr., Danny ...

Judith Marie ‘Judy’ Beeler

Judith Marie “Judy” Beeler, 79, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thurs­day morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Gertrude A. (Ivory) McNelis. On Feb. 27, 1960, she married Donald J. Beeler at Our Lady of Lourdes Cath­olic Church, ...

Elda Almeda (Ritchey) Billings

Elda Almeda (Ritchey) Billings, 94, Portage, died Thursday. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Clyde and Esther (Stombaugh) Ritchey. Surviv­ing are six children: Robert, Barry, Bonnie, Barbara, Bruce and Beverlee; seven grandchildren; and two siblings: the Rev. J. Clyde Ritchey Jr. ...

Donald Glen Bowser

Donald Glen Bowser, 81, Altoona, died Friday morning at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Lakemont, son of the late James Ray and Ethel (Boose) Bowser. On Sept. 21, 1956, he married Peggy Jean Anderson by the Rev. William Eisenberg at Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester, ...

Danielle M. Champeno

Danielle M. Champeno, 36, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Deborah (Wertz) Hartman. Surviving are five children: Kamren, Kayden, Kealen, Keiyanah and Lyrik; her mother of Altoona; and two sisters: Michele Webster and Kristy Champeno, both of Altoona. ...

Susan R. Chappell

Susan R. Chappell, 70, Blue Knob, died Friday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Clair and Delilah (Medasia) Snoberger. On April 10, 1976, she married William R. Chappell in East Sharpsburg. Surviving are her husband; ...

Kathleen Jane ‘Kathy’ Conroy

Kathleen Jane “Kathy” Conroy, 83, Altoona, formerly of Bell­wood, passed away Thurs­day after an extended illness at May­brook Hills Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late LeClair and Laura M. (DeRemer) Castetter. On Oct. 16, 1965, she ...

Betty E. Edwards

Betty E. Edwards, 87, a resident of Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Roaring Spring and Williams­­burg, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at the home. She was the daughter of the late F. Eugene Sr. “Bean” and Evelyn Susanna (Loose) Biddle. On April 17, ...

Louise Harsomchuck

Louise Harsomchuck, 92, Clintonville, formerly of Houtzdale, died Thursday. She was born in Houtzdale, daughter of the late Emil J. Sr. and Martha (Courtot) Huber. Surviving are two daughters: Sarita Trojanowski and Andrea Quick; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: ...

George E. Herget

George E. Herget, 91, Martinsburg, formerly of West Mifflin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Elizabeth, son of the late William and Anna (Kefover) Herget. On July 19, 1958, he married Lucille I. Hurl in Duquesne, and she died ...

Kenneth L. ‘Ken’ Lear

Kenneth L. “Ken” Lear, 85, Dallas, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of Clyde Sr. and Ruth (Marx) Lear. Surviving are his wife, Nona Summers; a son, Brian Lear and wife, Pamela; two daughters: Cynthia Greider and ...

Alvin E. Morrison Jr.

Alvin E. Morrison Jr., 74, Altoona, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Alvin E. and Eleanor (McConnell) Morrison. Sur­viving are his wife, Billie Diana (Berkheimer); a daugh-ter, Wendy (Mike) Morrison; and a brother, ...

Donald D. ‘Don’ Musselman

Donald D. “Don” Musselman, 76, East Freedom, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Claysburg, son of the late David M. and Irene (Mickle) Musselman. On July 10, 1971, he married Bonnie L. Musselman in Klahr, and she passed away March 12, 2018. Surviving are two ...

Bonnie May (Muff) Grimm Patton

Bonnie May (Muff) Grimm Patton, 74, Tyrone, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Leonard Peter and Treva Pauline (Evans) Muff. She was first married to Donald Gregory Grimm on Aug. 15, 1963. She then married Lloyd Alvin “Butch” Patton on May 23, 1983, in ...