Obituaries

Deborah Lynn Strayer

Deborah L, Strayer, 61, Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday, April 27, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 1, 2017, at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s edition of the Mirror.

Eddie Lee Way

Eddie Lee Way, 40, Altoona, died unexpectedly Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of Jeffrey Lynn and Heidi Michele (Ammerman) Way. Surviving are his wife, Kimberly Ann Way; two daughters: Sydney Way and Jorden Hunter; his parents; and a brother, Philip Way. He was preceded in death by his ...

Althea Y. ‘Toots’ Zupon

Althea Y. “Toots” Zupon, 78, Lyleville, died Wednesday in Altoona at her son’s residence after a battle with cancer. She was born in Fallentimber, daughter of the late Clarence and Evelyn E. (Edmiston) Frye. On May 2, 1959, she married Milton J. “Pete” Zupon in Winchester, Va., and ...

John Irvin Dunn

John Irvin Dunn, 88, a resident at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, passed away Tuesday at the home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony Jr. and Amanda (Parks) Dunn. He married Louise Jane Walk, who preceded him in death on Nov. 22, 2007. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Dottie Ickes ...

Bernard E. ‘Bernie’ Ivory

Bernard E. “Bernie” Ivory, 68, Ashville, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the Mirror.

Debra S. Krygoski

Debra S. Krygoski, 63, Altoona, died Saturday at her residence after a battle with cancer. She was born in Mount Carmel, Ill., daughter of the late Terry Cardwell and Barbara (Fisher) Kwasny. Surviving are two daughters: Thea (Jeff) Thompson of El Paso, Texas, and Amy (Keith) Frederick of ...

Kenneth J. ‘Kenny’ Ksiazkiewicz

Kenneth J. “Kenny” Ksiazkiewicz, 48, Ashville, died Wednesday at his residence after courageously battling injuries suffer­­­­­­ed 30 years ago in a car accident. He was born in Altoona, son of Max J. and Virginia Lee (Erculiani) Ksiazkiewicz. Survived by his mother of Ashville; ...

Eileen A. Litzinger

Eileen A. Litzinger, 70, Patton, died Tuesday. She was born in Spangler, daughter of the late Clement and Agnes (Kruis) Litzinger. Surviving are two brothers: Joseph and Ed Litzinger. She was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Delpierre. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. ...

Wilbur M. Miller Sr.

Wilbur M. Miller Sr., 63, Tyrone, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late William T. and Lois A.J. (Yeager) Miller. In June 1985, he married Mary Ann (Moore) Hand. Surviving are his wife; three children: Stacey (James) Mahoney of Roaring Spring, Wilbur Jr. and ...

Betty J. Rollason

Betty J. Rollason, 84, Duncansville, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Mill Creek, daughter of the late William H. and Lena M. (Gill) Sheets. She was twice married: first to William H. Stiver, who preceded her in death in 1978, then to Ralph T. “Tom” Rollason, who preceded her ...

Gerald Frederick Sherlock

Gerald Frederick Sherlock, 74, Hopewell, died Tuesday. He was born in Saxton, son of the late Gerald L. and Mercedes K. (Luther) Sherlock. Surviving are his wife, Carol; two children: Lisa Wachter and Wayne; five grandchildren; and three sisters: Sharon Kowalski, Lana Brumbaugh and Beth Clough. ...

Phyllis Jean Smith

Phyllis Jean Smith, 79, Altoona, died Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Allen and Mary (Diamond) Wombacher. On Aug. 18, 1956, she married Ronald C. Smith in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death on Oct. 13, 2009. Surviving are four ...

Faye Ellen Todd

Faye Ellen Todd, 47, Madison, Ala., formerly of Bellwood, passed away Tuesday. She was the daughter of Ronald and Kathy Burdett. Surviving are a son, Logan Michael Todd; her parents; and a sister, Sue Bartlow. Friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service today, April 27, ...

Frances L. Wright

Frances L. Wright, 70, Middletown, formerly of Altoona, entered into eternal rest on Saturday at M.S. Milton Hershey Hospital, Hershey. She was the loving daughter of the late William L. and Helen (Smith) Wright. Surviving are a daughter, Terri Powell and husband, Charles, of Shippensburg; ...

Robert E. Akins

Robert E. Akins, 88, Juniata, went home to be with the Lord on Monday at Anne Arundel Medical Center, Annapolis, Md., after a brief illness. He was born in Juniata, son of the late Roy and Eleanor (Henchey) Akins. On Nov. 16, 1946, he married the love of his life, Dorothy M. Rabold, and she ...

Christine A. (Fishel) Aurandt

Christine A. (Fishel) Aurandt, 47, Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Spangler, daughter of Blair and Mary Ellen (Holland) Fishel. Surviving are her parents of Altoona; a sister, Susan Fishel of Altoona; two aunts: Estelle and Rebecca; and two uncles: James and ...

George H. Combs

George H. Combs, 72, Flinton, died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Pikeville, Ky., son of the late Marcus V. and Nettie Mae (Robinson) Combs. Surviving are his wife, Kimberly Lee (Webb) Combs; four sons: George Darren, Christopher, Todd and Stephen Craig Combs; two daughters: ...

Randall A. Gonzales Jr.

Randall A. Gonzales Jr., 19, Altoona, passed away Monday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Randall A. Sr. and Anita L. (Black) Gonzales. Surviving are his parents; two brothers: Douglas (Ria) Quarry and Kyle; five sisters: Brittany (Nick) Quarry, Julian Black, Brooklyn ...

Joan L. Iaia

Joan L. Iaia, 88, Altoona, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James and Edith (Pompa) Finochio. On Nov. 26, 1949, she married Leo Iaia, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 20, 2011. Surviving are a sister, ...

Sharon M. Keith

Sharon M. Keith, 68, Flinton, died Monday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Benjamin Burton and Patricia Lee (Maines) Brower. Surviving are a son, Cletus Allen Borgess; three grandchildren; and four siblings: Margaret Cowher and Harold, David and James Brower. She was preceded in ...