Obituaries

William I. ‘Bill’ Arford Jr.

William I. “Bill” Arford Jr., 61, Portage, died Wednesday. He was born in Johnstown, son of William I. Sr. and Faye (Krenjeck) Arford. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Mary Lou (Weakland) Arford; his mother, Faye Arford; and a sister, Faye Brunnet. He was preceded in death by his father, ...

John W. Bickle Jr.

John W. Bickle Jr., 44, Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2017, at his residence. Arrange-ments by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, are currently incomplete. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Mirror.

Barbara Suzanne Hailer

Barbara Suzanne Hailer, 82, Cresson, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Maurice and Mary Ellen (Spahr) Rice. Surviving are four children: Michael (Gina), Patrick and Tim Hailer and Kelly (Jonathan) Gill; her “adopted” children: Mary Harker, ...

Sheila Elaine Hoffer

Sheila Elaine Hoffer, 77, Tyrone, died Friday, June 16, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at First Assembly of God Church, Tyrone, Mr. Jerry Gardner officiating. Arrangements are by Derman Funeral Home, Tyrone. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory ...

Ronald Peter Muffie Sr.

Ronald Peter Muffie Sr., 82, Cresson, passed away Wednesday surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Peter and Ann (Kos) Muffie. Surviving are eight children: Kathleen Witt and husband, Rick, Mary Ann Casale and husband, Jeff, Linda Spahr and husband, Joe, ...

Ralph M. ‘Red’ Thomas

Ralph M. “Red” Thomas, 93, Warriors Mark, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Burket Cemetery, Warriors Mark, Pastor Eric Shafer officiating. Military honors will be provided by Tyrone Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements ...

Beverly E. Way

Beverly E. Way, 93, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at her residence. Surviving is her daughter, Robin. At the request of the deceased, a private service will be held. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

Marian J. Chilcote

May 15, 1927 - June 20, 2017 Marian J. Chilcote, 90, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday morning at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehab­ilitation Center. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late William and Bernice (Hoffman) Weber. On Aug. 28, 1947, she married Donald K. Chilcote ...

Lester G. Cox

Aug. 8, 1953 - June 21, 2017 Lester G. Cox, 63, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Earl Sr. and Kathryn (Martin) Cox. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline (Hardy) Cox; four daughters; two sons; his mother; two sisters; and four brothers. He was ...

Donna J. Kotelnicki

Jan. 30, 1962 - June 20, 2017 Donna J. Kotelnicki, 55, Ebensburg, died Tuesday. She was born in Johns­town, daughter of Charles and Joanne (Sullivan) Begenyi. Surviving are two children: Rick and Nichole; five grandchildren; her mother; and five siblings: Michael, Barry, Debbie Weiland, ...

Thomas J. Krull Sr.

Jan. 23, 1930 - June 20, 2017 Thomas J. Krull Sr., 87, Portage, died Tuesday. He was born in Portage, son of the late Joseph and Angela (Wileck) Krull. Surviving are his wife, Sarah; five children: Karen Melotti, Thomas, Robert, Sarah Hilton and Annette Hollewa; five grandchildren; and four ...

Anna Jane McClellan

May 25, 1927 - June 19, 2017 Anna Jane McClellan, 90, Tipton, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Claude C. and Edna Mae (Laird) Lewis. On Nov. 12, 1946, she married Chester Raymond McClellan Jr. in ...

Marilyn McNulty

Nov. 3, 1929 - June 15, 2017 Marilyn McNulty, 87, Bonita Springs, Fla., formerly of Streetsboro, Ohio, and Altoona, passed away Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Brandon River Rehabil­itation Center, Bradenton Fla., after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph ...

Ronald P. Muffie Sr.

Ronald P. Muffie Sr., 82, Duncansville, formerly of Cresson, died Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at his residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 23, 2017, at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be ...

Matthew Scott Shuey

Aug. 24, 1983 - June 13, 2017 Matthew Scott Shuey, 33, Fort Pierce, Fla., formerly of Julian, passed away Tuesday in Florida. He was born in State College, son of Cheryl Ann Locke and the late Robert S. Shuey. Surviving are a daughter, Katrina; two sons: Ian and KC; his mother and ...

Charles Richard Beechan

Charles Richard Beechan, 77, of State College died Sunday in Maryland. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Mary Ellen (Conway) Beechan; three children; and 10 grandchildren. Arrangements are by Koch Funeral Home, State College. kochfuneralhome.com

Francis K. Biddle

Francis K. Biddle, 74, Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly early Monday morning at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Karl and Cora (Blackie) Biddle. On May 15, 1971, he married Vesta R. Clemens at Christian Missionary Alliance, Pine St., Hollidaysburg. Surviving are his wife ...

John R. Brehm Jr.

John R. Brehm Jr., 63, Hollidaysburg, died Monday evening at his residence. He was born in Beaver County, son of the late John R. Sr. and Anna M. (Jaros) Brehm. On Sept. 27, 1973, he married Jane L. Black at St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg. Surviving are his wife with whom he shared ...

Verna Fay Foor

Verna Fay Foor, 91, Altoona, died June 8, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Ephrata, daughter of the late Martin W. and Daisy M. (Bixler) Reich. On July 26, 1949, she married Rolland E. Foor, and he preceded her in death on July 19, 2001. Surviving are three daughters: Merilyn L. ...

Kenneth E. Keagy

Kenneth E. Keagy, 82, Altoona, passed away Monday at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. He was born in Yellow Creek, son of the late John R. and Rosalind (Kesarise) Keagy. On Nov. 14, 1959, he married Carol M. Belin in Altoona. Surviving are his wife of 57 years; a son, Kenneth A. (Erica) Keagy of ...