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Obituaries

Kathy Barrett

Kathy Barrett, 69, Altoona, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, in Denver, Colo. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc. Bellwood. A full obituary will appear in Wednesday’s edition.

Jean R. Focht

Jean R. Focht, 97, was taken to her eternal home in Heaven on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019, where she has met her God and savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, face to face. On this date, she also joined her beloved husband of 71 years of marriage, Dean R. Focht Sr., who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, ...

Lloyd A. ‘Squirrel’ Forshey Sr.

Lloyd A. “Squirrel” Forshey Sr., 94, of Hollidaysburg, died Monday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. He was born at home in Pinecroft, the son of the late Guy L. and Rebecca V (Pfahler) Forshey. He married Glenda Sorge in 1946. Surviving are his wife of 73 years; two sons: Lloyd ...

Victoria C. ‘Vickie’ Gjurich

Victoria C. “Vickie” Gjurich, 100, of Cresson, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Gallitzin, the daughter of the late Carlo and Zelmira (Bertoccini) Fabbri. Surviving are her son and daughter-in-law: Milan and Janice Gjurich; her granddaughter, Dr. Dana Gjurich and her husband, ...

Bob A. Hammond

Bob A. Hammond, 66, of Altoona, died Sunday in Jefferson County. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late William and Jewel (Bridgland) Hammond. He married Wallee Supaksirikul in 2001. Surviving are his wife of 17 years; and two sisters: Ruth Ann DeHaas of Hollidaysburg and Cathy Ann Clapper ...

Harry T. Irwin

Harry T. Irwin, 91, Antis Township, died unexpectedly Saturday evening at his home. He was born in Antis Township, son of the late Fred F. and Easty (Miller) Irwin. On Nov. 21, 1950, he married Mary Ann Nachtman in Cumberland, Md., and she preceded him in death on March 24, 2019. He is ...

Mary Meredith

Mary Meredith, 76, died Saturday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. She was the daughter of John and Ruth Meredith. Surviving are her brother, Donald; her sister, Sarah; and cousins: John, Susan, Lauren, Samwell, Becca, Caroline and Shari. She was preceded in death by her parents; and ...

Karen Marie Reagan

Karen Marie Reagan, 60, of Boonville, Mo., passed away peacefully at home surrounded by family Friday, Oct. 11, 2019, after a long battle with cancer. Karen was born in Wilmington, N.C., to Paul and Daisy Reagan. Born into a military family, she called many places her childhood home, but ...

Eugene E. Stoltz Sr.

Eugene E. Stoltz Sr., 84, died Sunday afternoon, Oct. 13, 2019, peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family, after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at Jones Funeral Home where a vigil for the deceased will be held during the ...

Martha L. Tatanish

Martha L. Tatanish, 87, Smithmill, died Saturday. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Wasco and Anna (Semetosky) Lashinsky. She married Alex Tatanish. Surviving are two daughters: Coleen Heim and Marleen Durfee; a son, Alex; three grandchildren; and two sisters: Ellen Longenecker ...

Kaitlyn G. ‘Katie’ Wentz

Kaitlyn Grace “Katie” Wentz, 16, Patton, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of Joseph R. and Brenda M. (Semelsberger) Wentz. Surviving are her parents, her sister, Alyssa, at home; maternal grandmother, Shirley Semelsberger; maternal grandfather, Richard ...

Joann E. Woods

Joann E. Woods, 89, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019,at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Martin Francis and Ethel (Kehoe) Carey. She married John M. Woods June 24, 1983 and he died April 26, 2013. Surviving are five children: Martin R. Miller, John A. ...

Helen Marcella Igou

Helen Marcella Igou, 90, of Roaring Spring, died Saturday evening. She was born in Roaring Spring, the daughter of the late Edward and Helen (Wilt) Beers. She married Malcolm W. Igou on June 3, 1960, in Roaring Spring, and he died Dec. 21, 1981. Surviving are: three sons, Rick Igou and wife, ...

James N. Frew Jr.

James Newton Frew Jr., 76, of Huntingdon, died Sunday. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late James N. Frew Sr. and Neoscealeta J. (Lightner) Frew. He was twice married: first to Penny Mundorff and then to Dawn Mundorff. Surviving are: three children: James Newton III, Melissa and Robert ...

R. Louise Pearson

R. Louise Pearson, 93, of Bellwood, formerly of Tyrone, and a guest at Cambria Care Center, died Saturday. She was the daughter of the late H. Blaine and Grace E. (Hostler) Stephens. On Sept. 8, 1943, in Winchester, Va., she married Clyde J. Pearson, who preceded her in death Dec. 9, 1981. ...

Catherine Baum

Catherine Baum, 91, Carbondale, was taken by the Lord Tuesday as she joined her beloved husband, Robert, in Heaven. Our mom, grandma, and great-grandma loved her family as we all loved her. She was born in Altoona and married Robert on Feb. 14, 1953. Surviving are: five living children: ...

Jean Ann Bradley

Jean Ann Bradley, 86, formerly of Lilly, died Saturday at Arbutus Park Manor, Johnstown. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Thomas and Alberta (Albright) Carney. Surviving are: her children, Linda (Brian) Bobolsky of Portage and Michael (Lisa Cartwright) of Outer Banks, N.C.; a ...

Robert L. Frank

Robert Lawrence Frank, 66, of Denver, Pa., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Melvin G. and Lorraine D. (Shaheen) Frank. Surviving are: his sister, Barbara E. Frank, of Altoona; two uncles: Joseph Frank Sr. of Altoona and ...

Kori Michael Hileman

Kori Michael Hileman, 45, of Altoona, died Friday at UPMC Shadyside Hospital in Pittsburgh, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with leukemia. He was born in Altoona, son of Kermit Hileman and the late Judy Kaye (Anderson) Hileman. Surviving are: his wife, Denise, to whom he ...

Patricia P. Leap

Patricia P. Leap, 93, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at the Manor. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ernest Rudolph and Winifred Agnes (Ryan) Pressler. On July 11, 1949, she married James F. Leap at Sacred Heart Catholic Church. He preceded her in ...