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Obituaries

Antoinette M. Reagan

Antoinette M. Reagan, 80, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 23, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, a private service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror.

Gilda D. Adams

Gilda D. Adams of Cresson went to join her heavenly family on May 24, 2020. She married Joseph “Woody” Adams on Aug. 5, 1950 and, after 43 years of loving marriage, “Woody” passed away on Dec. 27, 1993. She was preceded in death by sisters: Mary Belmonte, Carrie Tiercave, Elizabeth ...

LaRue E. Fohringer

LaRue E. Fohringer, 94, Centre Hall, passed away Friday, May 15, 2020, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Lemont, daughter of the late Emmett and Mary (Bloom) Brooks. LaRue is survived by her son, Dennis Fohringer, and daughter, Trudy Wasieko ...

Marion C. Lacorato

Marion C. Lacorato, 93, Altoona, died peacefully at her home Monday. She was born in Gallitzin, the daughter of the late Charles and Charlotte (Larson) Johnston. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph R. on Dec. 17, 1990; her daughter-in-law, the former Joanna (Reilly) Lacorato; ...

William W. Moore Sr.

William W. Moore Sr., 92, Duncansville, formerly of Burnham, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was a U.S. Army veteran and served in the Korean War. He was awarded the Purple Heart. Special thanks to the nurses and staff at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home and the Altoona ...

Bev J. Rutherford

Bev J. Rutherford, 73, Altoona, formerly of Tyrone, died Monday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Altoona, a daughter of Roy L. and Helen Louise (McCoy) Miles. She was married to Alvin T. Rutherford for 26 years. He died Aug. 2, 2014. Surviving are a ...

Ruth A. Soliday

Ruth A. Soliday, 84, of Altoona, passed away Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Somerset, daughter of the late James Wilson and Mary Ellen (Burkett) Sarver. On Jan. 22, 1956, she married R. Bruce Soliday in Las Cruces, N.M. In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is ...

Sara Jane Brown

Sara Jane Brown, 78, a resident at Maybrook Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Ore Hill, died Saturday morning at the home. She was born in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Rev. Harvey C. and Hannah C. (Pearson) Feathers. She married Kenneth V. Brown on Jan. 18, ...

William ‘Bunk’ Culp

William “Bunk” Culp, 85, Chester Hill, died Tuesday at Haida Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Hastings. He was born in Altoona, son of Martin and Pauline Culp. Bunk married Margaret J. “Peg” Fisher, who survives at home. Also surviving are daughter, Kimberlee “Kim” Verbeck; ...

Helen Evey Garver

Helen Evey Garver, 88, Altoona, died Saturday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Merle and Dorothy (Miller) Evey. She married Hugh Garver on June 6, 1952, in Altoona. Surviving are her husband of 67 years; a son, Mark Garver of Altoona; two daughters: Linda ...

Warren Alan Gingrich

Warren Alan Gingrich, 96, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully at his home Saturday. He was born in Mercersburg, the son of the late Howard D. and Pearl (Henneberger) Gingrich. Warren married Joyce Gothe on Aug. 5, 1950. Surviving are his wife of 70 years; three daughters: Jill Miller ...

Leo F. ‘Lee’ Hazlett

Leo F. “Lee” Hazlett, 82, Altoona, died Friday evening, May 22, 2020, at his residence. A private funeral Mass will be celebrated at the convenience of the family, due to the COVID-19 restrictions. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home, ...

Connie E. (Pugh) Keeley

Connie E. (Pugh) Keeley, 78, Cresson, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Amsbry, daughter of the late Lloyd and Ruth (Gates) Pugh. She was preceded in death by her husband, William; a son, David H. Tillard II, and her brother, Charles “Ben.” Surviving are a daughter, Karen ...

Deloris M. Knisely

Deloris M. Knisely, 82, Claysburg, went home to be with her Lord on Friday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Chester and Anna (Walter) Knisely. Surviving are three sons: Neil Ellis Jr. and wife, Charlotte, Chet Ellis and wife, Kathie, and John Ellis and wife, Michelle; ...

Mary ‘Jean’ O’Donnell

Mary “Jean” O’Donnell, 93, of Amber Hills, Ebensburg, formerly of Cresson, died Saturday. She was born in Munster Township, daughter of the late John and Beatrice (Farabaugh) Noel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred; siblings, Geraldine, Lucille, Laverne, Rita, Mildred and ...

Naomi ‘Nannette’ Schoening

Naomi “Nannette” Schoening, 81, Altoona, passed away Friday evening at The Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. Nannette was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Walter William and Beatrice (Miles) Ackerman. Surviving are three daughters: Kelly Bowers and Karen (Rick) Smith, all of ...

Ruth A. Soliday

Ruth A. Soliday, 84, Altoona, passed away Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Somerset, daughter of the late James Wilson and Mary Ellen (Burkett) Sarver. On Jan. 22, 1956, she married R. Bruce Soliday in Las Cruces, N.M. In addition to her husband of 64 years, she is survived ...

Leonard R. Weyandt

Leonard R. Weyandt, 60, Claysburg, died Friday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Albert Jr. and Helen (Harbaugh) Weyandt. Surviving are five children: Michael Dibert, Jamie Weyandt, Kasie Metzgar, Nicole Weyandt and Mark Keller; 11 ...

Rosella Ann Hammaker

Rosella Ann Hammaker, 79, Altoona, passed away on Thursday after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ralph and Beatrice (Heller) Snyder. On Jan. 14, 1961, she married Robert Hammaker in Honolulu, Hawaii. Surviving are her husband of 59 years; their two children: ...

Sarahjane E. Harker

Sarahjane E. Harker, 88, Newry, died Thursday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roy and Stella (Fisher) Delozier. On May 30, 1981, she married Gary T. Harker in Duncansvillle. Surviving are her ...