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Mary Ellen Hainsey

Mary Ellen Hainsey, 92, Ginter, died Saturday. She was born in Osceola Mills, daughter of the late John Plummer and Anna (Franek) Plummer Legan. Surviving are a daughter, Carol Vogel; a son, William Hainsey; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her ...

Grace H. Kline

Grace H. Kline, 86, Roaring Spring, died Saturday. She was born in Six Mile Run, daughter of the late Earl and Margaret Hastings. On Feb. 26, 1950, she married William C. Kline, and he preceded her in death on June 15, 2014. Surviving are three sons: William R., Lester C. and David W.; four ...

Michael Lee Sady

Michael Lee Sady, 75, Jamestown, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Portage, son of the late Michael and Agnes (Scoran) Sady. Surviving are three children: Candace Sady, Michele Lea Sady and Michael Sady; four grandchildren; and five siblings: Edward, Francis, Steve, Agnes and ...

Charles P. ‘Charlie’ Strittmatter

Charles P. “Charlie” Strittmatter, 80, Patton, passed away Sunday at Miners Medical Center, Hastings. He was born in Patton, son of the late Xavier and Eliza (Walker) Strittmatter. Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Joan R. (Gray) Strittmatter; two sons: Charles “Chuck” and Bruce ...

Ralph E. Zook

Ralph Edwin Zook, 85, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Windber, son of the late W. Paul and Myrtle E. (Weaver) Zook. On March 24, 1951, he married Dorothy Lee Miller at Memorial Church of the Brethren, Martinsburg. Surviving are his beloved ...

Dwight D. Dittsworth

Dwight D. Dittsworth, 66, Altoona, died Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Russell E. and Rita Marie (Shannon) Dittsworth. Surviving are his wife, Nancy J. (Weigand) Dittsworth, whom he married in May 2012; two daughters: Amber and Laura; a son, Shane; seven ...

Annabelle Mae Fisher

Annabelle Mae Fisher, 81, Altoona, died Saturday at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Russell Sr. and Edna (Cashman) Clapper. On April 20, 1957, she married Charles Edward Fisher Sr. in Altoona. Surviving are three children: Charles E. Fisher Jr. and ...

Alice M. Hanna

Alice M. Hanna, 82, Altoona, passed away Saturday evening at her residence surrounded by her family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Anthony and Magdaline (Gurna) Lawruk. She was twice married, first to James Ball, who preceded her in death. On Sept. 9, 1972, she married Harry ...

Dorothy M. Knarr

Dorothy M. Knarr, 83, St. Benedict Manor, a native of Elder Township, passed away Saturday. She was born in Hastings RD, daughter of the late Rudolph and Kathryn (Semelsberger) Quist. Surviving are her children: Gloria (Kenneth) Frederick of Duncansville, Elizabeth (William) Kokla of ...

Joseph Kozen

Joseph Kozen, 88, Lilly, passed away Sunday surrounded by his family at his residence. He was born in Lilly, son of the late Albert and Mary (Kozlick) Kozen. Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy (Walwro) Kozen; two sons: Jeffrey Kozen and wife, Jeannette, of Lilly and Gregory ...

Larry Eugene Shultz

Larry Eugene Shultz, 71, Duncansville, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Cloyd W. and Beatrice (Hoover) Shultz. Surviving are his son, Shawn, of Portland, Ore.; a brother, Cloyd W. Jr. (Karen) of Williamstown, N.J.; and ...

Jean L. (Curry) Tanner

Jean L. (Curry) Tanner, 87, a resident of Elmcroft Senior Living, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, died Saturday at Elmcroft surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Lucille (Treese) Curry. Surviving are two children: Les (Nancy Hoover) ...

Evelyn M. Brua

Evelyn M. Brua, 89, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Walter S. and Elizabeth P. (Kensinger) Hoffer. On April 4, 1946, she married Robert I. Brua in State College, and ...

Neal Lee Garrison

Neal Lee Garrison, 70, Wheeling, W.Va., formerly of Altoona, passed away Thurs-day at Wheeling Hospital. He was born in Salem, N.J., son of the late Walter and Nada Brasch Garrison. Surviving are his loving wife of 50 years, Gail Honsaker Garrison; a son, Brooke (Susan) Garrison; a ...

Peter William Lumadue

Peter William Lumadue, 57, died Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, in Mount Dora, Fla. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Peter Lumadue and D. Helen McGrain. Surviving are six siblings: Charles (Minnie) Lumadue, Jane Lumadue (Ray Wagner), Dick (Karen) Lumadue, Kathleen (Bob) Kelly, Eileen ...

Charles Ellsworth Mock Jr.

Charles Ellsworth Mock Jr., 99, a native and long-term resident of Altoona, died peacefully on Friday in Harr-isonburg, Va., after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles Ellsworth and Agnes Maud (Carolus) Mock. In October, he and his wife, the former Betty Jane ...

Donald L. Russell

Donald L. Russell, 90, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Friday at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born in Woodbury, son of the late Henry and Adah (Hartman) Russell. On Nov. 1, 1950, he married Shirley V. Helsel in Wood-bury, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 27, ...

Larry E. Shultz

Larry E. Shultz, 71, Duncansville, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday afternoon, Dec. 7, 2017. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Mirror.

Barry L. Bottenfield

Barry L. Bottenfield, 63, Hopewell, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Jack R. and Alice J. (Steele) Bottenfield. Surviv-ing are his wife, Janet L. (Hoover); a son, Adam; two grandsons; and three brothers: Jack D., Randy A. and Andy. Friends will be ...

Marilyn (Dutko) Dea

Marilyn (Dutko) Dea, 78, Beulaville, N.C., formerly of Gallitzin, passed away Fri-day, Nov. 17, 2017, at her residence. She was born in Hilo, Hawaii, daughter of the late John and Lillian Dutko. She married William Dea in Philadelphia, and he preceded her in death on April 9, ...