Obituaries

The Most Rev. Joseph V. Adamec, Bishop Emeritus

The Most Rev. Joseph V. Adamec, Bishop Emeritus, 83, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday in Canonsburg. He was born in Bannister, Mich., son of the late Michael and Alzbeta (Ochran) Adamec. Friends will be received from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, ...

Donald W. ‘Donnie’ Freeman

Donald W. “Donnie” Freeman, 57, Claysburg, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Donald R. and Nancy J. (Moses) Freeman. Surviving are his wife, Melanie; a son, Derek; a daughter, Ciara; a grandson, Rylen Davis; a sister, Sherrie (Ken) Pote; a ...

Timothy M. Gottshall

Timothy M. Gottshall, 67, Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the funeral home. Committal with full ...

James K. ‘Jim’ Hershberger

James K. “Jim” Hersh­berger, 92, rural Martins­burg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Dr. J. Warren and Lorma (Kerr) Hershberger. On June 8, 1952, he married Doris Guyer ...

Anna Louise Shimer Magee

Anna Louise Shimer Magee, 98, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Pleasant­ville, daughter of the late Dr. Harry A. and Margaretta (Blackburn) Shimer. Anna grew up in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School and Wilson College in Chambersburg. She worked ...

John L. Mauk

John L. Mauk, 67, Altoona, passed away Monday evening at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert P. and Lorraine (Snyder) Mauk. On July 28, 1977, he married Pamela Ammerman in Altoona. In addition to his wife of 41 years, surviving are a daughter, Shelby Swope and husband, ...

Brandi Lynn Holland Miller

Brandi Lynn Holland Miller, 33, Altoona, died Sunday, March 10, 2019. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at Faith United Church of Christ, 711 Seventh Ave., Altoona. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary ...

Vincent J. ‘Vinny’ Palko

Vincent J. “Vinny” Palko, 21, Altoona, died Thursday in Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Brian and Jill (Geisbrecht) Palko. Surviving are his father of Altoona; his mother, with whom he resided; two brothers: Luke (Alyssa) Geisbrecht and daughter, Savannah, and Brian; and a ...

Lee D. Storms

Lee D. Storms, 48, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of Patricia (Matthews) Robinson and the late John W. Robinson. Surviving are her mother, Patricia Robinson; a brother, John W. Robinson Jr. of Harrisburg; and two sisters: Lynn Bartko of ...

Isadore B. Blake

Isadore B. Blake, 67, Patton, died Wednesday. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Joseph and Mary (Bertin) Blake. Surviving are his wife, Mary (Quist); five children: Kristian Blake, Nicole Scheetz, Cassandra Mae Blake, Alexander Bertin Blake and Shelby Ismarie Blake; one granddaughter, ...

Harry ‘Frank’ Carney

Harry “Frank” Carney, 72, Bedford, died Thursday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Charles W. and Jennie C. (Feathers) Carney. Surviving are a son, Charles “CW” Carney (fiancee, Jessica Finochio); a grandson, Isaiah L. Carney; and three siblings: Randy L. Carney, Patricia ...

Walter C. Deyarmin Jr.

Walter C. Deyarmin Jr., 52, Ebensburg, passed away Thursday. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Walter Sr. and Isabel (Leamer) Deyarmin. Surviving are his wife, Melinda “Mindy” (Sherry) Deyarmin; three children: Zackary, Luke and Zabrina Deyarmin; a sister, Carolyn Deyarmin; and a ...

Bonnie Lou Haines

Bonnie Lou Haines, 72, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Pearl (Pipetti) Africa. She later married Richard Haines. In addition to her loving husband, surviving are a daughter, Margaret Haines; and a brother, William ...

Alice M. Hancock Isenberg

Alice M. Hancock Isenberg, 86, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday at Greenfield Senior Living, Harrisburg. She was born in Huntingdon, daughter of the late John I. and Agnes Mae (Morningstar) Weir. She was twice married; first to David Hancock; and then on Feb. 17, 1990, she married Robert J. ...

Darrel E. Keith

Darrel E. Keith, 61, Hastings, formerly of Lyleville, died Sunday, March 17, 2019. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Thomas H. and Elinor A. “Sis” (Dixon) Keith. Surviving are three brothers: Dale (Brenda) Keith, Lynn (Bonnie) Keith and Mark (Tammy) Keith; three nephews: Philip, ...

Donald J. Mattern

Donald J. Mattern, 80, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully at his home on Monday. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Clayton J. and Anna Elizabeth Mattern. He married the love of his life, his late wife, Gloria Jean Shinafelt, who preceded him in death on Jan. 17, ...

Patricia Ann McIntyre

Patricia Ann McIntyre, 72, Altoona, died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Oklahoma City, Okla., in 1946. Surviving are a son, Christopher J. Quesada (Ebony Corbett) of Altoona; and three grandchildren: Christopher J. Quesada Jr., Zihuere K. Anderson and Herbert M. Quesada, all of ...

Troy Dale Wheland Jr.

Troy Dale Wheland Jr., 22, Tyrone, died Thursday. He was born in Tyrone, son of Troy Dale Wheland Sr. and Brenda Wilt. In addition to his parents, surviving are three sisters: Sierra Wheland and Kendra and Braelynn Sweeney; a brother, Kaden Sweeney; his maternal grandmother, Judy Grager; ...

Timothy A. Cogan Sr.

Timothy A. Cogan Sr., 66, Cresson, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Loretto, son of the late Paul “Bill” and Lucy (Colian) Cogan. Surviving are two siblings: Diana L. (Gary) Weaver and Paul Jr. (Marilyn), both of Cresson; fiancee, Cindy Smith of Cresson; nephews and niece: ...

Betty J. Ernest

Betty J. Ernest, 97, Altoona, passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Columbus, Ohio, daughter of the late John E. and Daisy (Hanna) Weidley. On Nov. 22, 1945, she married Frank H. Ernest, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 17, 2005. Surviving are two ...