Obituaries

Pauline K. Goden

Pauline K. Goden, 93, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, died Saturday at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank G. and Agatha (Rhodes) Kolbenschlag. On June 28, 1946, she married Harold E. Goden in State College, and he preceded her in ...

Theresa J. Harp

Theresa J. Harp, 81, East Freedom, died Sunday evening at her residence. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Paul and Eva (Knighting) McCabe. On Jan. 28, 1961, she married Richard E. Harp in Defiance. Surviving are her husband with whom she shared 56 years of marriage; three ...

Francis Ray ‘Frank’ Jenkins II

Francis Ray “Frank” Jenkins II, 44, Altoona, passed away Friday after an ATV accident. He was born in Altoona, son of Cathleen (Nash) and Clyde H. Blair Sr. Surviving are his parents; three brothers: Justin P. Jenkins, Clyde Harrison “C.H.” Blair and Chance D. Blair; a special ...

Clair J. ‘Sonny’ Lockard

Clair J. “Sonny” Lockard, 82, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Duncansville, passed away Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., ...

Jean M. Reese

Jean M. Reese, 80, Duncansville, formerly of Lilly, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until noon, Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held immediately after at noon. A complete ...

Laurita M. Robison

Laurita M. Robison, 87, Duncansville, died peacefully Saturday night at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank A. and S. Kathryn (Duck) McKinney. On July 2, 1953, she married Carl A. Robison in Juniata. Surviving are her husband ...

Evelyn Lorraine ‘Sis’ Sederes

Evelyn Lorraine “Sis” Sederes, 82, Altoona, passed away Sunday at her residence after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Teresa (Moore) Krause. On March 22, 1957, she married Thomas A. Sederes at Fairview Methodist Church, and he preceded her in ...

Irene Faye Shaner

Irene Faye Shaner, 80, Altoona, died Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at Blair Memorial Park Cemetery, Bellwood, Pastor Stewart W. McClelland officiating. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral ...

Marjorie Ann Swartz

Marjorie Ann Swartz, 90, a resident of Amber Terrace at Altoona Center, Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Marie (Haines) Lindsey. Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Shaner; three grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; and eight ...

The Rev. Marjorie G. Walker

The Rev. Marjorie G. Walker, 99, Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at RiverWoods, Lewisburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Stella (Reid) Batts. In 1937, she married the Rev. Kenneth A. Burket, and they celebrated 38 years of marriage before his death in ...

Paul L. ‘Augie’ Weakland Jr.

Paul L. “Augie” Weakland Jr., 66, Fallentimber, went home to be with the Lord Saturday, surrounded by his loving family, after courageously battling cancer for more than two years. He was born in Philipsburg, son of the late Paul Sr. and Orveda (Baker) Weakland. On Aug. 21, 1971, he ...

Pauline K. Goden

Pauline K. Goden, 93, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at her residence, after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be ...

David C. Ream

David C. Ream, 34, Trafford, formerly of Portage, died Friday. He was born in Windber, son of David and Deborah (Saulsbury) Ream. Surviving are his parents of Portage; two siblings: Greg Ream and Holly Karageanes; and his grandmother, Margaret A. Saulsbury. He was preceded in death by his ...

Laurita M. Robison

Laurita M. Robison, 87, Duncansville, died peacefully Saturday night, Sept. 23, 2017, at her home. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

Helen T. Settlemyer

Helen T. Settlemyer, 57, Altoona, passed away Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, at her residence after an extended illness. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.

Paul L. ‘Augie’ Weakland Jr.

Paul L. “Augie” Weakland Jr., 66, Fallentimber, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Coalport. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Gary A. Yon

Gary A. Yon, 65, Gallitzin, died Sept. 16, 2017, at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul and Virginia (Caldwell) Yon. Surviving are his wife of 48 years, the former Cheryl Patterson, whom he married Nov. 1, 1969; a daughter, Missy (Jim) Mitchell of Duncansville; three ...

Defense attorney for Oklahoma City bomber

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Rob Nigh, a defense attorney who represented Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh and witnessed his 2001 execution, died Sunday after a battle with cancer, former colleagues said. He was 57. Known for his encyclopedic legal knowledge, work ethic and intense preparation ...

Elizabeth (Domenick) Bettius

Elizabeth (Domenick) Bettius, 82, Falls Church, Va., formerly of Altoona, passed away on Aug. 31, 2017. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank and Madeline (Denardo) Domenick. Surviving are three children: Tina Marie Nevitt, Frank and Michael; nine grandchildren; six ...

Wilfred ‘Sam’ Brumbaugh

Wilfred “Sam” Brumbaugh, 76, Roaring Spring, died Saturday morning at home after a brief illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Elvin and Mae (Amick) Brumbaugh. He married Patricia L. Murphy on July 12, 1960. Surviving are his wife; six children: Wayne Brumbaugh of ...