Obituaries

Donald H. ‘Donny’ Henderson

Donald H. “Donny” Henderson died Monday in Blytheville, Ark. He was born in Altoona, son of Gladys and David Henderson. Surviving are his wife, Sharal (Storey) Henderson; daughters: Jessica Henderson (David) Morris and Elizabeth Henderson (Neil) Thornley; his mother; six grandchildren; and ...

Francis H. ‘Sonny’ McMullen

Francis H. “Sonny” McMullen, 89, Ashville, died Thursday. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Albert and Pearl (Frontz) McMullen. He is survived by two sons: Steven (Alaina) and Wayne (Gretchen); a granddaughter, Celia Rose; and a brother, Robert (Mary); and numerous nieces and nephews. ...

James Porter Myers IV

James Porter Myers IV, 21, Altoona, died Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20, 2019, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Stephen Port

Stephen Port, Altoona, passed away on Wednesday surrounded by loving family. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis (Lieberman) Port, the love of his life for nearly 60 years of marriage; his children: Joshua and Leeanne (Olicker) Port, Moses and Joanna (Reinis) Port, Joseph and Tessa ...

Betty Lou Stambaugh

Betty Lou Stambaugh, 79, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Helen Dobie. On July 5, 1958, she married Robert Stambaugh in Altoona. Surviving is her husband of 62 years, Robert; her children: Dale (Kathy) Stambaugh ...

Scott M. Winslow

Scott M. Winslow, 53, Patton, passed away Tuesday at home. He was born in Spangler, son of Russell K. and Nevada J. (Lenglet) Winslow. Surviving are his wife, Ann Marie; daughter, Kristie Inzana; brothers, Kenneth (Rosemary), Glenn (Kathleen) and Rusty (Sheri), and several nieces and nephews. ...

Charles F. ‘Pete’ Yingling

Charles F. “Pete” Yingling, 85, Roaring Spring, died Wednesday evening at UPMC Altoona, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Roaring Spring, the son of the late Frank and Violet (Reffner) Yingling. On May 31, 1957, he married Mona L. Frederick in Winchester, Va. He ...

Ginny L. Brunner

Ginny L. Brunner, 60, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona. Surviving are her mother, Connie L. Brunner of Altoona; a brother, Jeffrey Brunner; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Brunner. Friends will be received from 9 ...

Randy H. Cassidy

Randy H. Cassidy, 60, Altoona, died Monday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Altoona, son of Patrick Cassidy and Nelda Hart. Surviving are his mother, Nelda; his wife, Lisa Cassidy; four children: Mandy, Randy, Halee and Madison Cassidy; four grandchildren; and a ...

Robert E. Charlton

Robert E. Charlton, 81, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday night at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. following the visitation ...

Ralph L. ‘Skip’ Decort

Ralph L. “Skip” Decort, 68, Portage, died Wednesday. He was born in Johnstown, the son of Ralph and Erma (George) Decort-Mulligan. Surviving are his wife, Judy L. (Kovalchek) Decort; a son, Jason (Bryce) Fulton; two grandchildren; and a brother, Calvin “Mike” (Carol) Decort. He was ...

Lousie M. Gottschall

Louise M. Gottschall, 96, Altoona, passed away Tuesday evening at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Francis and Lottie (Holland) Grassmyer. On June 16, 1956, she married Emerson “Skip” Gottschall in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death April 7, ...

Louise A. (Hiney) Holsinger

Louise A. (Hiney) Holsinger, 91, Roaring Spring, died Tuesday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Charles and Ruth (Sell) Hiney. On Aug. 18, 1948, she married Paul I. Holsinger in Roaring Spring, and he died Aug. 10, ...

Linda Jean ‘MeMa’ Plutko

Linda Jean “MeMa” Plutko, 62, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at her home surrounded by her family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harmon E. and Rita (Pachler) Malone. Surviving are Linda’s former husband, John F. Plutko; two daughters: Stephanie and Jennifer Plutko; a ...

Stephen Port

Stephen Port, 83, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. until a noon service Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Agudath Achim Synagogue, 1306 17th St., Altoona, PA 16601. Arrangements are by E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home Inc., 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona. A ...

Rosemary C. (Nagle) Resig

Rosemary C. (Nagle) Resig, 92, a longtime resident of Fayetteville, N.Y., died peacefully on Tuesday. She was born in Altoona and graduated in 1944 from Altoona High School. Rosemary retired in 2005 from Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville where she was office manager, receptionist ...

Doris J. Snyder

Doris J. Snyder, 85, Altoona, died Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 ...

Betty Lou Stambaugh

Betty Lou Stambaugh, 79, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at her home surrounded by her family. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Interment will be at Blair Memorial Park, Bellwood. ...

Albert M. Steinbugl Sr.

Albert M. Steinbugl Sr., 67, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Michael and Nancy (Iaia) Steinbugl. Surviving are a son, Albert Steinbugl II; a daughter, Amy Steinbugl and husband, Keith Sword; two grandchildren: Rylie and Payton; a sister, ...

Judith D. VanAtta

Judith D. VanAtta, 72, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Duncansville, died Tuesday at the home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James R. and Binnie L. (Imler) Imler. She married William F. “Bill” VanAtta, who preceded her in death on May 24, ...