Obituaries

Earl W. Hollabaugh Jr.

Earl W. Hollabaugh Jr., 76, Cleveland, Ohio, passed away Tuesday after a lengthy illness. He was born in Blair County, son of the late Earl W. Sr. and Lena Hollabaugh. Surviving are a brother, William; a sister, Vendela Sunday; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death ...

Melvin E. Keith Sr.

Melvin E. Keith Sr., 98, Duncansville, died Saturday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. He was born in Martinsburg, son of the late Irvin and Nora (Showalter) Keith. He married Camilla M. Schilling on Feb. 10, 1943, in St. Mary Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg. She ...

Sherry Lynne Lamca

Sherry Lynne Lamca, 58, Altoona, passed away Thursday at home. She was born in Orange, Calif., daughter of Ken and Lynn (Kensinger) Steele. Surviving are her loving husband, John W. Lamca, whom she married on Dec. 28, 1976, in Altoona; three daughters: Tiffany Parker (Tony), Stephanie Lamca ...

Mary P. Lenhart

Mary P. Lenhart, 92, Cambria Care Center, formerly of Altoona, passed away on Thursday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Anton and Anna (Ehgartner) Soldner. She married Regis Lenhart on Nov. 12, 1947, in Altoona. He preceded her in death on June 2, 2001. Surviving are five ...

Charles Elmer Nau III

Charles “Chuck” Elmer Nau III, 70, Huntsville, Ala., passed away Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of Charles “Butch” and Margaret (Miller) Nau. He is survived by his wife of more than 50 years, Joyce Madara Nau; two children: Darla (David) Bernstein of Seattle, Wash., and Daniel ...

Paul R. Rankin

Paul R. Rankin, 84, Tipton, passed away Friday at Maryland Masonic Homes, Hunt Valley, Md. He was born in Butler, son of the late Orville Hunter and Edna Amanda (Hartzell) Rankin. He married Naomi Miller in Oil City on March 17, 1955, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 13, ...

Kay D. Cullen

Kay D. Cullen, 78, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Thomas and Myrtle (Leonard) Patterson. Surviving are a son, Randy Patterson; five grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters: LaRay McMullen and Dolores Steinbrunner. She ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Dull

Elizabeth “Betty” Dull, 95, Altoona, formerly of Johnstown, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Leslie L. and Tirzah E. (Boyer) Chamberlain. She married Lewis Elwood Dull, and he preceded her in death on March 16, ...

Elijah Harris Jr.

Elijah Harris Jr., 54, Altoona, died Tuesday evening at his residence. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Mount Zion Baptist Church, Altoona. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Howard P. Long

Howard P. Long, 59, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday in Martinsburg. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of D. Adam and Anna F. (Rhodes) Long-McConahay. On June 15, 1984, he married Susan E. Shaw in Martinsburg. Surviving are his loving wife; two children: Ben H. Long and girlfriend, ...

Paul R. Rankin

Paul R. Rankin, 84, Tipton, died Friday morning, March 24, 2017. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 27, 2017, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at Logan Valley Presbyterian Church, ...

Randall Scott ‘Chook’ Riggleman

Randall Scott “Chook” Riggleman, 54, Tyrone, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Donald Raymond and Sally (Mountz) Riggleman. On Oct. 12, 1996, he married Anna Marie Supina. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Randi Ann Riggleman; a brother, Donald R. ...

William J. Snyder III

William J. Snyder III, 56, Johnstown, died Wednesday at his residence after a lengthy illness. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late William Jr. and Sandra (Wilson) Snyder. Surviving are his spouse, David Turnmire; and two sons: David and wife, Bailey, and Matthew Snyder. He was preceded ...

Candy Lee Barger

Candy Lee Barger, 46, Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Richard Fawkes and the late Beverly (Horton) Weaver. Surviving are two children: Brandon M. Barger and Kaylan S. Barger; a grandchild; her father, Richard; and two siblings: Brandy Kirsch and Joey ...

Dorothy (Austin) Dolby

Dorothy (Austin) Dolby, 80, DuBois, died Wednesday at DuBois Nursing Home. She was born in Zephyrhills, Fla., daughter of the late Arthur and Esther Austin, the eldest of five children. Surviving are four children: Debby Rouzer and husband, John, of Altoona, Becky Curley and husband, Roy, ...

Anthony F. ‘Tony’ Frank Jr.

Anthony F. “Tony” Frank Jr., 70, Coupon, died Wednes­day at his residence. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, son of the late Anthony F. Sr. and Mary (Hoover) Frank. On April 25, 1979, he married Mary Lou Laskowski. Surviving are his wife; two children: Rebecca and fiance, Kris Shelow, of ...

Sophia H. Gormish

Sophia H. Gormish, 90, Northern Cambria, died Tuesday. She was born in Bakerton, daughter of the late Andrew Jr. and Sophia (Naberezny) Gormish. Surviving are two nephews: Dr. Clay and Dr. Deron Gormish. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Andrew III and Frederick Gormish. At Sophia’s ...

Cheryl D. Walter

Cheryl D. Walter, 46, Altoona, died Thursday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Donald and Georgia (Yingling) Yon. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth Walter; two children: Jasmine and Jaycee Ressler; her mother; and two siblings: Sandra Martz and John Yingling. She was preceded in death by ...

Donald L. Berry Sr.

Donald L. Berry Sr., 58, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Daniel Lavelle and Judith Carol (Hite) Berry. Surviving are his wife, Linda M.; two sons: Donald L. Jr. and Chad M.; three grandchildren; his mother, Judith; and two siblings: Jeanette C. Mock and ...

Diane F. Brown

Diane F. Brown, 63, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully on March 3, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Queens County, N.Y., daughter of the late Edward and Frances (Tommaso) Watson. Surviving are her husband, David A. Brown, with whom she shared 35 years of marriage; two daughters: ...