Obituaries

Katherine E. Carpenter

Katherine E. Carpenter, 26, Portage, passed away Monday in Altoona. She was born in Maryland, daughter of Brian and Michelle (Combs) Carpenter. Surviving are a son, Vincent Dutko of Altoona; her father in Florida; a brother, Christopher Carpenter of Windber; her grandmother, Rosemarie Carpenter ...

Benjamin S. Forshey Sr.

Benjamin S. Forshey Sr., 86, Altoona, passed away Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry S. and Anna (Wood) Forshey. On Nov. 3, 1954, he married Delores A. Sinisi in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on March 24, ...

Ormond O. Ostrander

Ormond O. Ostrander, 90, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror.

Shirley A. Reighard

Shirley A. Reighard, 83, Hubbard, Ohio, died Mon­day evening, Dec. 3, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard, Ohio.

Carol D. Shoenfelt

Carol D. Shoenfelt, 76, Duncansville, died Monday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late Leo and Carrie (Irwin) Drass. Surviving are two sons: Jeff (Mindy) Shoenfelt of Altoona and Wayne (Lisa) Shoenfelt of Duncansville; four grandchildren: ...

Shirley L. Wagner

Shirley L. Wagner, 69, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late George E. and Ethel (Keller) McGee. In 1979, she married Thomas C. Wagner. Surviving are her husband of 39 years; a daughter, Tina M. ...

Kenneth E. ‘Gene’ Wyerman

Kenneth Eugene “Gene” Wyerman, 87, Short Mountain, rural Williams­burg, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was born in Duncans­ville, son of the late Paul Wyerman and Helen (Weaver) Wyerman-Dibert. On Feb. 2, 1954, he married Frances R. Sottile in Winchester, ...

Dorothy L. ‘Dottie’ Zentack

Dorothy L. “Dottie” Zentack, 71, Cresson, died Monday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late John L. and Verna G. (Bodenschatz) Zentack. Surviving are a daughter, Bobbi Price; two grandsons: Cole and Austin Price; one great-grandchild; and three siblings: John Zentack and wife, Susie, ...

Walter W. Focht

Walter W. Focht, 90, Altoona, passed away Sun­day afternoon at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Yellow Springs, son of the late David W. and Flora Mae (Woomer) Focht. On Nov. 7, 1945, he married Janet L. Sinclair in Maryland, and she preceded him in death on May 11, 2018. Surviving are three ...

Donald L. ‘Don’ Maurey

Donald L. “Don” Maurey, 88, Hollidaysburg, passed away Satur­day at Garvey Manor Nurs­ing Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Clearfield, son of the late Edward and Floyd (Beers) Maurey. On March 21, 1954, he married Patricia Robinson, who preceded him in death on July 11, ...

Kenneth E. ‘Gene’ Wyerman

Kenneth E. “Gene” Wyerman, 87, Short Mountain, rural Williams­burg, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2018, at his residence. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg, where a vigil for the deceased will be ...

Dorothy M. Zura

Dorothy M. Zura, 86, formerly of Portage, passed away Sunday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late George and Mary (Sciko) Gides. Surviving are a sister, Teresa McVicker; a sister-in-law, Mary Gides; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Zura; ...

Leslie R. Brooks

Leslie R. Brooks, 84, Altoona, passed away Saturday morning at the Presbyterian Village in Holli­days­burg. He was born in Allport, son of the late Charles and Alice Almeda (Baumgardner) Brooks. He married Harriett M. Reeseman of Altoona. Surviving are his loving wife of almost 66 years; ...

Frances R. Clinger

Frances R. Clinger, 97, Roaring Spring, died Friday. She was born in Cass Township, daughter of daughter of the late Ira and Annabelle Querry. Surviving are her sister, Ella Wise; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all five of her children: George, ...

Ethel Dudurich

Ethel Dudurich, 96, Irvona, died Thursday at Maybrook Hills Rehabil­ita­tion and Healthcare Center. She was born in Madera, daughter of the late Metro and Nancy (Culubanish) Fundack. In July 1947, she married John J. Dudurich in Ramey, and he died in August 1995. Surviving are three ...

Walter W. Focht

Walter W. Focht, 90, Altoona, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 2, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

Elizabeth S. Hare

Elizabeth S. Hare, 91, Altoona, passed away Friday at the Presbyterian Village in Hollidays­burg. She was born in Hollidays­burg, daughter of the late D. Edgar and Mable Mae (Ritz) Sellers. Surviving Elizabeth are her four wonderful children who were the light of her life: a son, Robert ...

Michael D. Kensinger

Michael D. Kensinger, 57, rural Martinsburg, died Saturday in Roaring Spring. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Donald B. and Wanda J. (Miller) Kensinger. He married Lou Ann Greenleaf on Oct. 3, 1987. Surviving are his wife; two children: Melissa Kensinger and Ryan Kensinger, both ...

Richard Allen Lamont

It is with great sadness that the family of Richard Allen Lamont, 50, Altoona, announces his passing. He died Saturday at his Altoona residence after many years of struggling with diabetes and kidney disease. He was born in Colver, son of Darlene (Barnes) and the late Alvin Lamont. ...

Robert Godfrey Leberfinger

Robert Godfrey “Bob” Leberfinger, 85, Altoona, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Hollidays­burg, son of the late Godfrey and Catherine (Steiner) Leberfinger. On Nov. 7, 1953, he married Arline L. Grimminger at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, ...