Obituaries

Nichole M. Thrower

Nichole M. Thrower, 42, Portage, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2018, at Windber Hospice. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at Jean H. Kinley Funeral Home, Portage. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Holy Family Catholic Church, ...

Dennis M. ‘Denny’ Bakale

Dennis M. “Denny” Bakale, 72, Patton, died Wednesday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of the late Matthew and Ann Marie (Ribaric) Bakale. Surviving are two sisters: Jeannie (Bakale) Aldrich in Michigan and Pamela Newman of Patton; a ...

Gordon H. Goetz

Gordon H. Goetz, 76, formerly of Altoona, passed away in Butler on Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, while in hospice care. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald and Agnes Goetz. Surviving are three siblings: Donald R. Goetz and wife, Deborah, Norman F. Goetz and Donna Berkheimer and husband, ...

Ronald Blaine Gosnell

Ronald Blaine Gosnell, 83, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday at UMPC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Earnest B. and Gladys E. (Grove) Gosnell. On July 19, 1985, he married Annabelle S. Trimble in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Annabelle; and a stepson, Craig Price. Ronald ...

W. Paul Kiser

W. Paul Kiser, 62, Portage, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018, at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral service will be celebrated at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, the Rev. Robert E. ...

Eleanor M. Laughlin

Eleanor M. Laughlin, 85, Altoona, was promoted to Glory on Wednesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Alfred and Hazel (Benett) Lysinger. Surviving are a brother, Ronald Lysinger and wife, Christine; three sisters-in-law: Mary Lysinger, Donna Lysinger ...

Dennis C. ‘Denny’ McMahon

Dennis C. “Denny” McMahon, 49, Chest Springs, died unexpectedly Monday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clyde A. and Audrey (Imler) McMahon. Surviving are a son, Zane McMahon of Patton; a grandson, Daniel Sharp Jr.; a brother, Steven McMahon of Duncansville; a ...

Mary E. Ward

Mary E. Ward, 83, Tyrone, died Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Alvah H. and Ellouise Pearl (Adams) Weaver. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 17, 2018, and from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, at ...

John G. Dunkle Sr.

John G. Dunkle Sr., 72, Sinking Valley, passed away Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late North and Evelyn (Riggle) Dunkle. On Oct. 15, 1966, he married Gretchen Sheffer. Surviving are his wife; a son, John G. (Kelly) Dunkle Jr.; two ...

John G. Dunkle Sr.

John G. Dunkle Sr., 72, Sinking Valley, passed away Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late North and Evelyn (Riggle) Dunkle. On Oct. 15, 1966, he married Gretchen Sheffer. Surviving are his wife; a son, John G. (Kelly) Dunkle Jr.; two ...

Marian Grace (Woomer) Edwards

Marian Grace (Woomer) Edwards, 93, a resident of The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of Juniata, passed away early Wednesday mor­ning at the home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, where a ...

Marian Grace (Woomer) Edwards

Marian Grace (Woomer) Edwards, 93, a resident of The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of Juniata, passed away early Wednesday mor­ning at the home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, where a ...

Glenn “Rick” Hinson

Glenn “Rick” Hinson, 63, Hollidaysburg, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at his residence, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma. He was born in St. Marys, son of Glenn A. Hinson and Jean (Miller) Hinson. On April 18, 1992, he married Cindy ...

Glenn “Rick” Hinson

Glenn “Rick” Hinson, 63, Hollidaysburg, died peacefully on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, at his residence, with his family by his side, after a courageous battle with glioblastoma. He was born in St. Marys, son of Glenn A. Hinson and Jean (Miller) Hinson. On April 18, 1992, he married Cindy ...

Dorothy McCartney nee Burket

Dorothy McCartney nee Burket, 92, Canton, Ohio, formerly of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday. Surviving are three daughters: Judith Ann Pearce, Mary Lou (Pete) Argabright and Amy (Ken) Zwayer; a son, Robert E. (Karen) McCartney III; as well as many grandchildren, ...

Dorothy McCartney nee Burket

Dorothy McCartney nee Burket, 92, Canton, Ohio, formerly of Martinsburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday. Surviving are three daughters: Judith Ann Pearce, Mary Lou (Pete) Argabright and Amy (Ken) Zwayer; a son, Robert E. (Karen) McCartney III; as well as many grandchildren, ...

Judith A. ‘Judy’ McCormick

Judith A. “Judy” McCormick, 69, Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul P. Cruthers and Elizabeth (Cruthers) Eicher. On Sept. 28, 1974, she married Charles H. “Chuck” McCormick at United Pres­by­terian ...

Judith A. ‘Judy’ McCormick

Judith A. “Judy” McCormick, 69, Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul P. Cruthers and Elizabeth (Cruthers) Eicher. On Sept. 28, 1974, she married Charles H. “Chuck” McCormick at United Pres­by­terian ...

A. Lorraine Walter

A. Lorraine Walter, 92, Claysburg, passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Diamond­ville, Wy., daughter of the late Clarence and Laverne (Hutchings) DeMaine. On Dec. 7, 1942, she married the love of her life, Eugene V. Walter, in Ogden, Utah. They enjoyed 56 wonderful years ...

A. Lorraine Walter

A. Lorraine Walter, 92, Claysburg, passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Diamond­ville, Wy., daughter of the late Clarence and Laverne (Hutchings) DeMaine. On Dec. 7, 1942, she married the love of her life, Eugene V. Walter, in Ogden, Utah. They enjoyed 56 wonderful years ...