Obituaries

Ricke A. Love

Ricke A. Love, 72, Altoona, passed away early Tuesday morning at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Emanuel and Margaret (Glunt) Love. He married Nancy A. Love, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 25, 2007. Surviving are two ...

Dr. Robert C. Magley

Dr. Robert C. Magley, 87, Ebensburg, passed away Sunday, June 18, 2017, at his residence after many years devoted to the care and well-being of the community. It is with the greatest gratitude that Dr. Magley and his family received the support and appreciation of the Ebensburg and northern ...

Pamela Marie Shepard

Pamela Marie Shepard, Altoona, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at her mother’s residence after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Marie M. (Lang) and the late John A. Cronauer. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Shepard of Altoona; a daughter, Carolyn Hill and ...

Margaret M. Smith

Margaret M. Smith, 87, Port Matilda, passed away Monday at Mount Nittany Medical Center. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late John and Charlotte (Craigo) Mayhue. On Dec. 12, 1949, she married Thomas H. Smith Jr., and he preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1993. Surviving are two ...

Ralph M. ‘Red’ Thomas

Ralph M. “Red” Thomas, 93, Warriors Mark, died Monday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Ralph M. and Claire M. (Fowler) Thomas. He was twice married; first to the late Betty Miller and then to Dorothy (Beckwith) Updike. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy M. ...

Richard K. ‘Rick’ Buchanan

Richard K. “Rick” Buchanan, 72, Duncansville, passed away Sunday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Walter and Edna (Coke) Buchanan. On Oct. 12, 2002, he married Patty Jo Smith in Altoona. Surviving are his wife; a son, Richard H. (Lisa) Buchanan ...

Jo Ann Gehret

Jo Ann Gehret, 55, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday at her residence. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of Carl D. and Nancy E. (O’Donnell) Hayes. Surviving are her beloved husband of 33 years, David J. Gehret; a daughter, Megan (Chad) Albright; three sons: Tyler, ...

Pauline L. Gentry

Pauline L. Gentry, 83, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday, June 13, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thurs-day, June 22, 2017, at St. John’s Reformed Church, Hollidaysburg. Afterward, friends are invited for food and fellowship at the home of her son, John Gentry, at 840 ...

Harold Thomas ‘Tom’ Imler

Harold Thomas “Tom” Imler, 72, New Enterprise, died Sunday. He was born in Salemville, son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Horton) Imler. Surviving are six siblings: Patricia, Beverly, Becky, Pam, Frank and Harley. He was preceded in death by five siblings: Donna, JoAnn, Chet, Alfred and ...

Mary Lou Keller

Mary Lou Keller, 84, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Ernest H. and Edna M. (Legner) Luther. On Aug. 11, 1956, she married Eugene F. “Archie” Keller in Findlay, Ohio. Surviving are her husband; two brothers: James E. Luther of Peoria, ...

Dorothy June Kinard

Dorothy June Kinard, 86, Hollidaysburg, died Monday. She was born in Alexandria, daughter of the late Frank and Alma (Moorehead) Leamer. On Feb. 18, 1956, she married Dale R. Kinard, who preceded her in death on Oct. 27, 1990. Surviving are five children: Lisa, Lori, Eric, Scot and Todd Kinard; ...

Harry J. ‘Pete’ McConnell

Harry J. “Pete” McConnell, 84, Altoona, died peacefully on Sunday evening at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. He was born in Ashville, son of the late Richard and Philomena “Minnie” (Rice) McConnell. On Feb. 23, 1955, he married Shirley A. McCloskey, and she predeceased him on ...

Marjory M. Sager

Marjory M. Sager, 93, Altoona, passed away Sunday morning at the residence of her daughter after an extended illness. She was born in Henrietta, daughter of the late William L. and Florence (Horton) Miller. On Oct. 14, 1944, she married Edward Neil Sager in Altoona, and he preceded her in ...

Jeanette Lee ‘Jan’ Speck

Jeanette Lee “Jan” Speck, 67, Martinsburg, died unexpectedly on Sunday morning at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Bette (Malone) and the late Ken Frye. On Jan. 10, 1970, she married Gary W. Speck at First Church of the Brethren, ...

Rose M. Behe

Rose M. Behe, 86, Cresson, formerly of Pittsburgh, died June 12, 2017, in Johnstown. She was born in Carrolltown, daughter of Francis and Mary (Farabaugh) Behe. Surviving are two sisters: Dolores Behe and Mildred Rehovich. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, ...

James L. Black Sr.

James L. Black Sr. 84, Dysart, formerly of Duncansville, died Saturday at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Point, Bedford County, son of the late Harry and Clara (Price) Black. Surviving are his wife of 64 years, the former Alda Swain, whom he married March 28, 1953, ...

Leona Murawski

Leona Murawski, 98, Houtzdale, died Saturday at home. Surviving are three children: Barbara Johnson, Anthony and Richard; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Murawski; her parents, Victor and Josephine (Finney) Duey; and a ...

Betsy Jane Renwick

Betsy Jane Renwick, 70, Tyrone, died Saturday at Tyrone Hospital. She was born in Altoona, daughter of James Harry and Grace Evelyn (MaGill) Gunsallus. On April 25, 1971, at Sandy Ridge, she married Charles W. Renwick, who died June 6, 2010. Surviving is a son, Scott Allen of Coalport. There ...

Richard K. Buchanan

Richard K. Buchanan, 73, Duncansville, died Sunday morning, June 18, 2017, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Funeral arrangements by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, are incomplete. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror.

Kiera N. Chirdon

Kiera N. Chirdon, 16, Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Daniel B. Chirdon and Danielle R. Thomas. Surviving are her parents; her stepmother, Nicole A. Chirdon; a brother, Silas Chirdon; a sister, Mira ...