Obituaries

Cecil Ross Trueblood

Cecil Ross Trueblood, Penn State Professor Emeritus, beloved husband and father, 83, State College, passed away peacefully on Sunday at Foxdale Village, State College. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Cecil Roscoe and Alice Marie (Burley) Trueblood. On Aug. 6, 1955, he married Doris ...

Mary E. Westover

Mary E. Westover, 71, Tyrone, formerly of Northern Cambria, died Friday. She was born in Hastings, daughter of the late Bernard and Lucille (Nagle) Weakland. Surviving are three daughters: Colleen, Arlene and Betsy; a son, LeRoy; 10 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four siblings: ...

Sara L. Zolna

Sara Zolna, 68, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Josephine (Lenhart) Nidetch. On May 31, 1968, she married Clive Umbower in Carson Valley, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1994. Surviving are a son, John ...

The Rev. Alex M. Bombera

The Rev. Alex M. Bombera, 98, St. Francis Friary, Loretto, died Nov. 16, 2017, at the Friary. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at the Friary where a vigil service will be held. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. A complete ...

Edna Mae Booterbaugh

Edna Mae Booterbaugh, 74, Tyrone, passed away Sunday evening. She was born in Frugality, daughter of the late Ira and Samantha (Vaughn) Booterbaugh. Surviving are her nephew, Francis A. Booterbaugh Jr.; and her best friend, Eileen Colangelo. A private service will be held at the convenience of ...

Shirley Jane Millin

Shirley Jane Millin, 88, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, passed away early Thursday morning, Nov. 16, 2017, in Duncansville. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at ...

Charles Mrdjenovich

Charles Mrdjenovich, 92, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. He was born in Wall, son of the late Steve and Stanka (Petrovich) Mrdjenovich. He married Mary G. Rugh in 1953. Surviving are his wife of 64 years; two sons: Charles P. and wife, Jamie, in ...

Charles W. ‘Chuck’ Russell

Charles W. “Chuck” Russell, 64, of Roaring Spring moved on to eternity with God on Wednesday morning at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Mildred E. “Millie” Russell and the late Fred T. Russell. On April 26, ...

William J. ‘Bill’ Sumner

William J. “Bill” Sumner, 58, Ashville RD, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Spangler, son of Theresa (Weakland) and the late Cyril Sumner. Surviving are five children: Brook, Billy, Brad, Bruce and Brenna Sumner; six grandchildren; his mother; eight siblings: Larry, Sue Nagle, ...

Edna Mae Booterbaugh

Edna Mae Booterbaugh, 74, Tyrone, passed away Sunday evening. She was born in Frugality, daughter of the late Ira and Samantha (Vaughn) Weld. Surviving are a nephew, Francis A. Booterbaugh, Jr.; and her best friend, Eileen Colangelo. At the family’s request, there will be a private service. ...

John K. Brooks

John Kirkland Brooks, 75, Roaring Spring, formerly of Illinois, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Jersey City, N.J., son of the late William David and Gertrude (Church) Brooks-Kearn. He was the dearly beloved husband of Patricia J. (Schamris) ...

Flora (Gregg) Dunham

Flora (Gregg) Dunham, 87, formerly of Dysart, died Monday. She was born in Tippletown, daughter of the late Frank and Ella Gregg. Surviving are four sons: Gregg, Jeff, Mark and Doug; 13 grandchildren; and three siblings: Charlotte, Chuck and Jim. She was preceded in death by her husband, David; ...

Richard J. Lauer

Richard J. “Dick” Lauer, 91, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis B. and Marie (Schmidhammer) Lauer. On Oct. 10, 1953, he married Kathryn “Kate” Adams at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, ...

Mary L. ‘Mazie’ Pramuk

Mary L. “Mazie” Pramuk, 81, formerly of Cresson, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Ebensburg, daughter of the late Cyril and Cecelia (Sharp) Illig. Surviving are three sons: David (Cheryl) of Ebensburg, Stephen (Brandy) of Hollidaysburg and John J. Jr. (Jeanene) of Gallitzin ...

Leone M. Schmittle

Leone M. Schmittle, 105, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank and Edith Keller Higgins. On Oct. 17, 1928, she married Robert J. Schmittle in Woodland, and he preceded her in death on May ...

Cynthia L. ‘Cindy’ Clerkin

Cynthia L. “Cindy” Clerkin, 64, Altoona, died at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. A celebration of life will be held on Dec. 2, 2017. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the ...

Toner Richard Forshey

Toner Richard “Dick” Forshey, 79, rural Martinsburg, passed away Monday evening at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Robert Martin and Georgiana Alma (Waite) Forshey. On Aug. 31, 1964, he married Sandra J. Edwards at St. John’s ...

Beverly J. Hargreaves

Beverly J. Hargreaves, 87, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg after a brief illness. She was born in Uniontown, daughter of the late Harry and Dora (O’Neal) Shaneyfelt. She married Paul E. Hargreaves Jr. at Temple Lutheran Church, ...

Jason M. Peters

Jason M. Peters, 38, Altoona, passed away Sunday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of David Peters and Susan (McNellis) Conrad. Surviving are his wife, DiKarla (Hornberger) Peters and companion, Nic, of Altoona; two daughters: Logan Peters of Hollidaysburg, and Mareike Peters ...

Brenda L. Rivera

Brenda L. Rivera, 58, Altoona, died Monday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Barbara (Burley) Hollen. She married Tony Rivera in 1999. Surviving are her husband of 18 years; a daughter, Anna; a son Corey; six grandchildren; and six siblings: Karen, Cheri, Noreen, ...