Obituaries

Ronna Mae (Lidwell) Diehl

Ronna Mae (Lidwell) Diehl, 69, Van Ormer, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at home, surrounded by her family. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona.

Marjorie M. Gunnett

Marjorie M. Gunnett, 90, rural Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, June 21, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Luther H. and Sarah Ellen (Zook) McClure. On July 20, 1951, she married Richard D. “Dick” Gunnett ...

Barbara Ann Helsel

Barbara Ann Helsel, 74, Sinking Valley, died Monday evening at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, following an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Russell R. and Mildred F. (Hart) Schall. On Dec. 9, 1965, she married Jerry L. Helsel in Sinking Valley. Surviving are her ...

Maxine J. Husick

Maxine J. Husick, 90, Six Mile Run, died Friday at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Six Mile Run, daughter of the late Clyde and Della (Graffious) Baker. Surviving are two children: George of Altoona and Monica Reihart (Russell) of Six Mile Run; six grandchildren; nine ...

Edgar Regis ‘Gar’ McCloskey

Edgar Regis “Gar” McCloskey, 82, formerly of Gallitzin, died Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Edgar and Arvilla McCloskey. Surviving are children: John, Ramona, Francis, Robert, Rebecca Forleo and Mark; many grandchildren; siblings: Clarence, Joseph, ...

James Stanley Routch

James S. “Jim” Routch, 84, 160 Evergreen Road, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday at The Winds at Mattern Orchard after an extended illness. He was born in Hastings, the seventh and youngest child of the late Elmer and Olive (Trimble) Routch. Jim married his college sweetheart, J. Carolyn ...

Gerald A. Black

Gerald A. Black, 77, East Freedom, passed away Friday, June 21, 2019, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Marjorie M. Gunnett

Marjorie M. Gunnett, 90, rural Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, June 21, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Daniel P. Kelley

Daniel P. Kelley, 61, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday. He was born in Spangler, son of Ruth Ann (Chemisky) and the late Paul P. Kelley. Surviving are his mother; a brother, Perry P. (Carol); two sisters: Paula M. Kelley and Sheila A. (Tom) Maleike; two nieces: Martina and Marisa; and two ...

James Stanley Routch

James Stanley Routch, 84, Hollidaysburg, died Friday at The Winds at Mattern Orchard. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg. Interment will be at Alto-Reste Park. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Leanore J. ‘Mickey’ Stone

Leanore J. “Mickey” Stone, 92, Martinsburg, died Friday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Charles A. Sr. and Clara Edith (Miller) Smith. Surviving are four children: Karen, Jeff and Sherri, all in New York, ...

Roberta L. Wheeler

Roberta L. Wheeler, 27, Altoona, passed away Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was born in Phoenixville, daughter of Alice L. (Colledge) and the late Grant B. Wheeler, who passed away in March 2019. In addition to her mother, surviving are a daughter, Addison Wheeler; a brother, Steven (Nichole) ...

Paula Jayne Yerty Wirfel

Paula Jayne Yerty Wirfel, 62, Imler, died Thursday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Carl W. and Ruth E. (Knipple) Yerty. Surviving are her husband, Kurt Wirfel; two sons: Joel (Kelly) Jones and Benjamin (Michelle) Casto-Yerty; four grandchildren; two brothers: Rod (Vicki) ...

James C. Beach

James C. Beach, 92, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away on Wednesday at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born in Henrietta, son of the late Harry B. and Clara A. (Haffley) Beach. On May 8, 1948, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Kensinger in York, and she ...

Marlene L (Civils) Leonard

Marlene L. Leonard, 82, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., daughter of the late Kenneth and Louise (Kachele) Civils. On Nov. 5, 1955, she married her husband of 66 years, the late Robert “Jake” O. Leonard. ...

Shirley ‘Rene’ Rooney

Shirley “Rene” Rooney, 91, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully on Tuesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Earl and Elsie (Taylor) Smith. In 1944, she married Charles W. Rooney, who preceded her in death on Aug. 22, 1997. Surviving are two daughters: Charlotte (Robin) ...

Helen L. States

Helen L. States, 94, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Catherine (Murray) Stehle. Surviving are two sons: David A. (Carla) and Jared L. States; a daughter-in-law, Carolyn States; five grandchildren; and five ...

Donald E. ‘Don’ Wickham

Donald E. “Don” Wickham, 64, Imler, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born in Rome, N.Y., son of the late Otis and Fannie Wickham. On Aug. 30, 1994, he married Barbara Helsel in Berkley Springs, W.Va. Surviving are his wife; a stepdaughter, Cheri A. ...

Wava M. Weitzel

Wava M. Weitzel, 58, Altoona, died Wednesday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Lester and Shirley (Fink) Stotler. Surviving are a daughter, Crystal Stewart of Altoona; and two siblings: Nancy Yon and Lester Stotler Jr., both of Altoona. She was preceded in ...

Robert M. ‘Bob’ Moore Jr.

Robert M. “Bob” Moore Jr., 69, Carrolltown, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of Robert M. Sr. and Lois (Bayle) Moore, both of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, Cindy (Homan) Moore; two children: Michael Moore of Janesville and Tammy ...