Obituaries

Diane L. Balkavich

Diane L. Balkavich, 58, Antis Township, died Saturday morning, Dec. 29, 2018, at Hillview Health­care and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held ...

Erdie ‘Doll’ Illig

Erdie “Doll” Illig, 85, Loganton, passed away Saturday at Lock Haven Hospital, Lock Haven. She was born in Ashville, daughter of the late Milford and Maryann (Pelton) Shingler. She married Francis P. Illig, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Frances Warfel (Mark) of ...

Kenneth A. McNally

Kenneth A. McNally, 63, Bellwood, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Connie L. (Harris) McNally; a daughter, Brandy McNally in Tennessee; a son, Robert McNally of Duncansville; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; and a sister, Judy Grimminger, of ...

Helen M. Frank

Helen M. Frank, 82, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Rose (Ellinger) Mittermeier. On March 3, 1962, she married Paul M. Frank at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona, and he preceded her in death on March 29, 2017. Surviving ...

James ‘Jim’ Morris III

James “Jim” Morris III, 83, Catfish, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of James II and Anna (Ritz) Morris. He married Phyllis Link on June 30, 1956. Surviving are his wife of 62 years; a daughter, Robyn (Jack) Heinbaugh of Herndon, ...

Thomas L. ‘Tom’ Stout

Thomas L. “Tom” Stout, 82, of Altoona, passed away at his residence Thursday evening. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harold and Agnes (Becker) Stout. Surviving are a daughter, Tracey Stout (companion, Phil DeHaas) of State College; a son, Thomas M. (Shelley) Stout of ...

Walter E. ‘Chick’ Chihon

Walter E. “Chick” Chihon, 87, Bellwood, died Tuesday evening at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ramey, son of the late Walter Edward and Mary (Homa) Chihon. On May 21, 1955, he married Stella Marie Nanouski at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Ramey. Surviving are ...

Theodore ‘Ted’ Galuschik

Theodore Galuschik, 86, Patton, died Thursday. He was born in Patton RD, son of the late Stephen and Anna (Kupetz) Galuschik. Surviving are his wife, Arvilla Jean; a son, Theodore Joseph; four grandchildren; one great-grandson; a daughter-in-law, Holly Angeloff; and a brother, John. He was ...

Paul J. Gorman

Paul J. Gorman, 66, Mount Union, formerly of Martinsburg, died at his home on Wednesday. He was born in Martinsburg, son of Roland and Rose (Eger) Gorman. In 1975, he married Jeannie Weyer at Sinking Valley Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Shelby Gorman of Mount ...

Martin Heverly

Martin Heverly, 60, formerly of Altoona, passed away on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2018, at Wake Forest Baptist Health, Winston-Salem, N.C. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Henrietta M. ‘Sis’ Koofer

Henrietta M. “Sis” Koofer, 96, Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville, passed away Wednesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Oscar and Estelle (Alberts) Loibl. On Oct. 4, 1944, she married Silas “Dick” Koofer in Cumberland, Md., and he ...

Linda J. Mauriello

Linda J. Mauriello, 68, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona, where she fought a courageous battle with cancer for five years. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Russell and Betty (Wills) Pirozzola. Linda married Joseph N. Mauriello Jr., and he passed away on April 13, ...

Olive M. Metzger

Olive M. Metzger, 73, Indiana, formerly of Hastings and Hollidays­burg, passed away Wednesday at Beacon Ridge Nursing Home, Indiana. She was born in Fostoria, daughter of the Rev. James A. and Leta (Roland) Metzger. Surviving are her extended family. She was preceded in death by her parents. ...

James ‘Jim’ Morris III

James “Jim” Morris III, 83, Catfish, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of James II and Anna (Ritz) Morris. He married Phyllis Link on June 30, 1956. Surviving are his wife of 62 years; a daughter, Robyn (Jack) Heinbaugh of Herndon, ...

John Richard Rago II

John Richard Rago II, 51, New York City, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of John and the late Shirley Rago. Surviving are his father, John (Carole) Rago; a sister, Andrea (David) Hollern; a niece, Corinne Barstow; and a ...

Carolyn Fae Reihart

Carolyn Fae Reihart, 87, a lifelong resident of Huntingdon, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Christmas Day, Dec. 25, 2018, at The Oaks at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, after a two month struggle with complications after surgery. She was born in Huntingdon, daughter of ...

Janet Louise Sipes

Janet Louise Sipes, 86, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona with her family by her side. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ritner I. and M. Lucille (McNamara) Fiester. Surviving are her husband of 68 years, Robert D. Sipes of Altoona; six children: Robert A. (Susan) ...

Robert D. Young

Robert D. Young, 62, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was a six-year cancer survivor. He was born in New Paris, son of the late Joseph and Alma (Wagner) Young. On Sept. 2, 1978, he married Donna Friley. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Stacy ...

Calvin Lee Ardrey

Calvin Lee Ardrey, 81, Temple, Ga., formerly of Altoona, passed away on Sunday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clarence Ardrey and Ruby (Rudasill) Ardrey. Surviving are a son, Brian Ardrey and wife, Lorrie, of Temple, Ga.; four daughters and two sons-in-law: Paula Ardrey of Bolivar, ...

Walter E. ‘Chick’ Chihon

Walter E. “Chick” Chihon, 87, Bellwood, died Tuesday evening, Dec. 25, 2018, at his home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, at St. ...