Obituaries

Linda L. Akins

Linda L. Akins, 80, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Marion and Helen (Edmundson) Cunningham. On Feb. 4, 1961, she married Dale Akins, and he preceded her in death on Dec.18, 2002. Surviving are her daughter, Beth Akins (Bruce) ...

Cassandra L. Appleman

Cassandra L. Appleman, 30, Martinsburg, died Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Melissa A. (Hall) Flaugh and the late Jeffrey Flaugh. She was married to Sheldon H. Appleman Jr. Surviving are three daughters: Angel, Halie and Cheyenne; her mother of Roaring Spring; ...

Sheldon H. ‘Peep’ Appleman Jr.

Sheldon H. “Peep” Appleman Jr., 49, Martinsburg, died Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Florence (Brawley) Appleman and the late Sheldon H. Appleman Sr. He was married to Cassandra (Flaugh) Appleman. Surviving are three daughters: Angel, Halie and Cheyenne; his mother of ...

Brian L. Beckwith

Brian L. Beckwith, 67, Tyrone, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Philips­burg, son of the late Blaine Allison and Audrey (Fink) Beckwith. He was formerly married to Pamela Lukens. Surviving are a son, Brian L. “Bones” (Heather) Beckwith II of Tyrone; a daughter, Tiffany ...

Betty G. Coady

Betty G. Coady, 93, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of Bellwood, died Monday morning at the Manor. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roy Milton and Mary Florence (Knipple) Daugherty. On May 20, 1946, she married Merrill R. “Red” Coady in Cumberland, Md., and he ...

Martin J. ‘Marty’ Heverly

Martin J. “Marty” Heverly, 60, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Sam and Joan (Weakland) Heverly. Surviving are four siblings: Susan Shannon, Mary Jo (Bob) Laughlin, and Sam and Ed Heverly; many nieces and nephews and ...

Patricia R. (McCarthy) Jackson

Patricia R. (McCarthy) Jackson, 82, Blue Knob, passed away Tuesday at Maybrook Hills Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Healthcare Center. She was born in Carson Valley, daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Wineland) McCarthy. She married Philip R. Jackson in 1954, and he preceded her in death ...

James Joseph ‘Jim’ Luther

James Joseph “Jim” Luther, 61, Altoona, passed away Satur­day at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Stanley M. and Madeline M. (Crist) Luther. Surviving are his life companion, Catherine A. “Katie” Tremmel; four children: Justin Robert ...

Kathleen R. Meintel

Kathleen R. Meintel, 62, Altoona, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leo and Betty (Bowers) Meintel. Surviving are a sister, Marjorie Meintel of Williamsburg; a special aunt, Theresa Gallagher of ...

Roger L. Messner

Roger L. Messner, 68, Antis Township, died unexpectedly Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert W. and Vivian E. (Fisher) Messner. On May 22, 1971, he married Jeneane L. Gingery in Winchester, Va. Surviving are his wife; three daughters: Kim Whitcomb of ...

Herbert L. ‘Jaggers’ Rozsi

Herbert L. “Jaggers” Rozsi, 57, Nanty Glo, died Tuesday. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Herbert McCullough and Emma (McKeel) Rozsi-McGowan. Surviving are a daughter, Carrie Saunders; and three siblings: May Jane Carney, Ronald Rozsi and Joseph McCullough. He was preceded in death ...

Cathy L. Skelley

Cathy L. Skelley, 67, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel and Sara (Lafferty) Graham. On Aug. 16, 1969, she married David J. Skelley in Altoona. Surviving are her husband; a son, David J. (Pam) ...

Dolores G. ‘Lorrie Kenney’ Verbonitz

Dolores G. “Lorrie Kenney” Verbonitz, 66, Altoona, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Shadyside Hileman Cancer Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Kauffman) Kenney. Surviving are two daughters: Lorrie (Brian) and Lisa M. (Jeffrey), ...

Joan Marie Winklbauer

Joan Marie Winklbauer, 92, Dallas, Pa., formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday morning, Jan. 21, 2019, at the Mercy Center, Dallas. She was born in Franklin, daughter of the late John and Mary (Scurry) Healy. On Nov. 18, 1948, she married John P. Winklbauer in Oil City, and he preceded her in ...

Ada R. Adamski

Ada R. Adamski, 94, a resident at Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Monaca and Roaring Spring, died Sunday evening at the home. She was born in Montandon, daughter of the late Rev. Harry C. and Mildred (Mason) Stenger. She was twice married; first to John W. Wright, who died in 1972; ...

Harold William Brower

Harold William Brower, 66, Tyrone, died Friday at his residence. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Benjamin and Patricia (Fink) Brower. On July 5, 2003, he married Penny A. Miner. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Stephanie M. Brower at home and Yvonne J. Dunn in Washington ...

Betty G. Coady

Betty G. Coady, 93, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of Bellwood, died Monday Jan. 21, 2019 at the Manor. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at the ...

Warren C. Detwiler Sr.

Warren C. Detwiler Sr., 80, Roaring Spring, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday evening at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Tyrone Township, son of the late Ralph and Harriet (Drake) Detwiler. On June 12, 1960, he married Polly Ann ...

Margaret A. Eberhart

Margaret A. Eberhart, 91, Cresson, died Sunday. She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Warren J. and Alice M. (Foley) McCarty. Surviving are two children: Kenneth (Jackie) and Lisa (Richard Belchick); two grandchildren; and two siblings: Kathleen Compardo and William. She was preceded in ...

Inda Marie (Cummings) Fleck

Inda Marie (Cummings) Fleck, 90, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James W. and Inda (Cassidy) Cummings. On Oct. 2, 1951, she married Capt. Harold L. Fleck at the Second Presbyterian Church in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on ...