Obituaries

Joyce M. Burns

Joyce M. Burns, 84, formerly of Altoona, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Fla. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Leora K. Hoffman

Leora K. Hoffman, 75, Riggles Gap, Antis Township, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, 2018, at her home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. Friends will also be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, ...

Roy D. Keller Jr.

Roy D. Keller Jr., 68, Tyrone, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, after complications from a motorcycle accident. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Roy D. Sr. and Beverly (Sigrist) Keller. On March 27, 1976, he married Arlene F. Claar in ...

Michael Scott Long

Michael Scott Long, 46, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday. He was born at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., son of David and Jeanie (Knott) Long. Surviving are two children: Drew Long in North Carolina and Brooke (Jack) Del guidice in Florida; a grandson, Blayze Del guidice; his parents; ...

Victor Russell Tracey

Victor Russell Tracey, 72, Woodbury, formerly of Frederick, Md., passed away on Monday, after an extended illness. He was born in Durham, N.C., son of William and Nell (Dixon) Tracey. On Feb. 28, 1987, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Widmann in Curryville. Surviving are his wife, ...

Rosanna ‘Jean’ (Wagner) Williams

Rosanna “Jean” (Wagner) Williams, 89, Everett, died Monday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry A. and Beatrice Mary Wagner. Surviving are four children: John A. Williams, Thomas L. (Terri) Williams, Joan M. Mallow and Michele A. (Joe) Willis; seven grandchildren; and ...

Norma J. Belin

Norma J. Belin, 83, Altoona, passed away early Monday morning at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ernest and Harriet Grace (McMonigal) Wright. On June 17, 1963, she ...

Roy D. Keller Jr.

Roy D. Keller Jr., 68, Tyrone, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Michael Long

Michael Long, 46, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 16, 2018, at his residence. A memorial service will be held First Baptist Church of Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

Sara Jane Plowman

Sara Jane Plowman, 51, Fallentimber, died Saturday at her residence after an apparent heart attack. She was born in Huntingdon, daughter of the late Thomas E. Hughes and Mary (Merkel) Gray. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth M. Plowman Jr.; three children: Joshua S. (Ciara) Vaughn, Elisha L. ...

Camilla D. Terek

Camilla D. Terek, 82, South Fork, died Friday. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Charles T. and Mary M. (Facemyer) McCarthy. Surviving are four children: Stacey Lewis, Charles (Kim), Melissa (Anthony) Barlam and Michael (Kristin); 12 grandchildren; and four sisters: Molly Chunta, ...

Domenica Josephine ‘Minnie’ Ciambotti

Domenica Josephine “Minnie” Ciambotti, 88, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carlo and Maria Asunta (Pinciotti) Ciambotti. Surviving are three sisters: Christine M. Ciambotti, Marion V. Fultz and Rita B. Luciano (James); a ...

Barbara A. (Kauffman) Ritchey

Barbara A. (Kauffman) Ritchey, 79, rural Martinsburg, peacefully entered eternal rest Saturday afternoon at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Levi W. and Eva L. (Brumbaugh) Kauffman. On June 21, 2005, she married Ralph G. Ritchey in ...

LaRue S. Barner

LaRue S. Barner, 97, Harrisburg, died Friday. She was born in Volant, daughter of the late Kenneth D. and Dorothy (Clouse) Shaffer. On Oct. 9, 1943, she married Charles H. Barner Jr. in Potter Creek. Surviving are son, Charles K. Barner; a daughter, Diane L. Barner; two granddaughters; four ...

Marilyn J. Hainley

Marilyn J. Hainley, 88, formerly of Duncansville, died Friday evening at The Lutheran Home at Holli­days­burg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Cloyd and Hilda (Kaltsmith) Murray. On Oct. 15, 1960, she married Paul F. Hainley at Green­wood United Methodist Church. He preceded ...

Barbara A. Kauffman

Barbara A. Kauffman, 79, rural Martinsburg, passed away Saturday afternoon, Dec. 15, 2018, at her residence after a lengthy illness. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

James McElhinney

James McElhinney, 76, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Jack and Catherine McElhinney. Surviving are three daughters: Jendy McElhinney (Michael Brink) and their children: Ethan and Michaela Brink; Melinda Houser (Ward) and their children: ...

Carl Ruggles

Carl Ruggles, 88, East Freedom, passed away Friday at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in East Free­dom, son of William Gary and Pearl (McIlnay) Ruggles. On Nov. 11, 1950, he married Helen T. Dodson at St. Patrick’s Church, Newry. Surviving are his wife of 68 years; a son, Jeffrey ...

Scott C. Sutton

Scott C. Sutton, 36, formerly of Chest Springs, died Thursday at his home in Allison Park, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Altoona, son of Charles and Rose (Smychynsky) Sutton of Chest Springs, who survive. Surviving are his loving wife and teammate, Anne (Stoltz), whom he ...

Mary Lou (Grove) Teeter

Mary Lou (Grove) Teeter, 81, Duncansville, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of John L. and Mary M. (Burket) Grove. She married William H. Teeter in 1959 in Duncans­ville. He preceded her in death in 1991. Surviving are a daughter, Mary Bee Brown in Kansas; a ...