Obituaries

Jo Ann Gehret

Jo Ann Gehret, 55, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, June 17, 2017, at her home. Friends will be received from 1 to the 2 p.m. memorial service on Wednesday, June 21, 2017, at Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home. A complete obituary will ...

Sheila Elaine Hoffer

Sheila Elaine Hoffer, 77, Tyrone, died Friday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Lloyd Raymond and Grace M. (Thompson) Dean. She married James M. Hoffer on Oct. 4, 1956. Surviving are her husband; seven children: James M. Hoffer Jr. (Faith Ann) of Huntingdon, ...

Glenn R. Hoover

Glenn R. Hoover, 92, formerly of rural Martinsburg and Williamsport, passed away early Sunday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born in New Enterprise, son of the late Blaine K. and Susan Grace (Frederick) Hoover. Glenn was married three times, first to Geraldine ...

Betty Jane Kennedy

Betty Jane (Johnson) Kennedy, 85, formerly of Martinsburg and Roaring Spring, passed away early Saturday morning at Hearthside Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, State College, after a lengthy illness. She was born in Chester County, the eldest child of the late Byron and Etta (Hugo) ...

Iva Jean Snyder

Iva Jean Snyder, 82, Duncansville, passed away Sunday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Annie (Williams) Snyder. Surviving are three brothers: Dean and William of Duncansville and Dennis L. of Puzzletown. She was preceded in death by two ...

Mary Jane Hughes

Mary Jane Hughes, 83, Williamsburg, passed away Friday evening at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg after a brief illness. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late M. Marie Cadle. On April 14, 1952, she married Ralph H. Hughes in Winchester, Va. Surviving are her beloved ...

Dean V. Lilly

Dean V. Lilly, 86, originally from Altoona, and a longtime resident of Oak Forest, Ill., passed away peacefully in Bellefonte on Saturday. Dean is survived by his children: Dean A. and DJ Lilly; his grandchildren: Caroline and Stewart Lilly; his brothers: Art “Buddy” and Larry Lilly; ...

Timothy P. Sissler

Timothy P. Sissler, 66, Hollidaysburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Friday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Jack E. and Hilda (McCracken) Sissler. On July 7, 1973, he married Ann E. Bryan at Evangelical United ...

Stephen Bruce Wasylak

Stephen Bruce Wasylak, 72, Altoona, died early morning Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Stephen and Janice (Widney) Wasylak. He married Cathy M. Fetterman on Sept. 17, 1966, at Greenwood United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife, Cathy; three children: ...

Phillip B. Sky

Phillip B. Sky, Altoona, left this world June 16, 2017, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife Roz Roth Sky, the love of his life for almost 54 years of marriage; his children: Dave and Tobi Sky Rispoli, Izzy and Dana Pettinato Sky; grandchildren: Sam and Mandy Sky and ...

Ronald J. Baker

Ronald J. Baker, 85, Cleveland, N.C., died Tuesday. He was born in Emeigh, son of the late Vallie Elijah and Alice Myrtle (Neff) Baker. Surviving are his wife, Delories (Maines) Baker; a daughter, Kimberly; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harry Baker. Ronald was a ...

Sam H. Baughman

Sam H. Baughman, 81, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday evening in Cresson. He was born in Martinsburg, son of the late Robert and Olive (Brown) Baughman. Surviving are his wife of nearly 58 years, Irene L. (Smith); a daughter, Stephanie A. Baughman; two sons: Samuel H. II ...

David L. Burick

David L. Burick, 51, Altoona, died Friday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John Paul and Dorothy (Long) Burick. On June 14, 1986, he married Tina M. Buchanan. Surviving are his wife; two sons: David Lee and Joshua Lewis; three grandchildren; and three brothers: Tom, John and Alex. At ...

James R. ‘Jim’ Eckenrode Sr.

James R. “Jim” Eckenrode Sr., 77, Cresson, died Thursday at his residence, surrounded by those he loved. He was born in Loretto, son of the late Robert J. and Rose (Olson) Eckenrode. Surviving are three children: Terri Anne (John “Jake”) Casale of Loretto, James Jr. (Luanne Hartman) ...

Susan G. Estep

Susan G. Estep, 68, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Bedford, daughter of Benjamin and Edna La-Vern VanScoyoc. On July 20, 2002, she married James L. Estep. Surviving are her husband; a sister, Debbie Leckemby; a brother, Ben VanScoyoc; and two caretakers: Tina ...

Regis ‘Paul’ Little

Regis “Paul” Little, 77, Patton, died Friday at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Chest Springs, son of the late Earl and Mabel (Conrad) Little. On Aug. 14, 1965, he married Sally Sheehan in Patton. Surviving are his wife of 51 years; five children: John ...

Paul Miller

Paul Miller, 78, Carrolltown, died Monday. He was born in Emeigh, son of the late Rose Miller and John Checkock. Surviving are his wife, Margaret; three children: Teri Younkin and Paul and Christopher Miller; two grandchildren; and two sisters: Rose Basile and Elizabeth Klingensmith. He was ...

Timothy P. Sissler

Timothy P. Sissler, 66, Hollidaysburg, died Friday morning, June 16, 2017, at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 19, 2017, at Grace Bible Church, 164 Laurel Lane, Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, ...

Walter Jerome ‘Walt’ Stoner

Walter Jerome “Walt” Stoner, 79, Dickerson, Md., died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Michael Jerome Stroster and Gladys Marie Skelly. Surviving are his wife, America Stoner; two children: John C. Stoner and Elizabeth M. Hartman; and one grandchild. Arrange-ments are by ...

Kathleen Joyce ‘Kathy’ Stuver

Kathleen Joyce “Kathy” Stuver, 64, Hollidaysburg, died Saturday, June 10, 2017, at her residence after a battle with breast cancer. She was born in Somerset, daughter of Herbert and Sarah (Hockenbury) Stuver. She had been married to John Tarin of Palm Springs, Calif. Although divorced for ...