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Obituaries

Thomas D. McCullough

Thomas D. McCullough, 86, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Sunday. He was born in Strongstown, son of Lawrence and Ivy (Sowers) McCullough. Surviving are his wife, Gloria; children: Bill Craddock and Debbie Howard; many grandchildren; and stepchildren: Brian and Mary. He was ...

David Lawrence Nowlin Jr.

David Lawrence Nowlin Jr., 67, Houtzdale, died Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital, Johns­town. He was born in Altoona, the son of Donna M. (Williams) Nowlin and the late David L. Nowlin Sr., who died Feb. 12, 2019. He never married. Surviving are his mother of Tyrone; two sisters: Debra ...

Mitchell Wade Ray

Mitchell Wade Ray, 45, Tyrone, died Sunday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Samuel D. and Treva (Riggleman) Ray. Surviving are his parents, his loving husband of 25 years, Donald R. Smith, a sister, Treva DeSimone, and a nephew, ...

Deloris I. Ott

Deloris I. Ott, 92, formerly of Hollidaysburg and Boalsburg, passed away Tuesday morning at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late David A. and Irene (Little) Shawley. On June 20, 1948, she married Fred D. Ott in ...

Jude M. Wargo

Jude M. Wargo, 43, Pittsburgh, formerly of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Friday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of Wally V. and Rose Marie (Gioiosa) Wargo. Surviving are his parents; a sister, Alicia Wargo of Brooklyn, N.Y.; a brother, Damian (Maria) Wargo of Haverton; three ...

Doris R. Bentzel

Doris R. Bentzel, 93, Martinsburg, died Monday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born in Ohio, daughter of the late Howard and Hazel Hathaway. She was formerly married to the late Kenneth R. Bentzel. Surviving are two daughters: Pamela J. (Kenneth) Oakes and Brenda K. (Randy) ...

Robert W. ‘Bob’ Detwiler

Robert W. “Bob” Detwiler, 84, New Enterprise, passed away Saturday. He was born in New Enterprise, son of the late Merle C. and Elda M. (Replogle) Detwiler. Surviving are his wife, Carol Dawn (Clouse) Detwiler; three children: Brian R., Dawn M. Housel and Todd A.; four grandchildren; and ...

Brandon M. Hiles

Brandon M. Hiles, 36, Claysburg, passed away at Conemaugh Nason Hospital. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Giselle Hiles. Surviving are a daughter, Kylie J. Downs; his stepfather, Joel Shawley; and his aunt, Paulletta Burk. All services are private at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory ...

Douglas ‘Doug’ Kauffman

Douglas “Doug” Kauffman, 46, Shippensburg, passed away Sunday at his home, with his family by his side. He was born in Altoona, son of Earl and Joan Sutton Kauffman. In addition to his parents, Doug is survived by his wife, Heather Theimer Kauffman; seven children: Mariah Throckmorton ...

Elwood James Lauck

Elwood James Lauck, 71, of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, passed away Friday. He was born in Findlay, Ohio, son of the late Harold and Loretta Lauck. He is survived by his loving wife, Patty Lauck; daughter, April (Ryan) Freeman; stepsons: Jason Ritchey, Jamie (Robin) Ritchey and Jeremy (Stacy) ...

Pastor Jerry E. Sneath

Pastor Jerry E. Sneath, 79, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly early Friday afternoon. Surviving are his wife, Sue; three children: Lance, Vince and Tammy; and many grandchildren. Jerry grew up in Bellwood and was a school teacher in the Tyrone Area School District. There will be no public ...

Jude M. Wargo

Jude M. Wargo, 43, Pittsburgh, formerly of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Friday at his home. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2020, at Santella Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

Theodore W. ‘Theo’ Weaver

Theodore W. “Theo” Weaver Jr., 34, Altoona, formerly of Tyrone, died Saturday, June 20, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Tyrone, a son of Brett and Jean (Hawn) Potts, who survive in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Crystal Kubica of Altoona; two sons, Joesph Boyles and Solomon ...

Robert S. Beck Sr.

Robert S. Beck Sr., 97, Woodbury, formerly of Vienna, Va., died Friday. He was born in Stony Point, Va.; son of Robert Snead and Florence “Faye” (Biggers) Beck. On April 8, 1944, he married Frances B. (Diefendorf). Surviving are three sons: Kenneth L., Ronald F. and Donald W.; a daughter, ...

Michael Lee Carroll

Michael Lee Carroll, loving father of two sons, passed away Thursday, June 25, 2020, at the age of 56. He was born Feb. 10, 1964, to Joseph and Ella (Judy) Carroll of Ashville. Surviving are his loving sons: Matthew Carroll and Aaron Carroll; siblings: Joseph Carroll (Shelly Litzinger), ...

Sally Jo Castel

Sally Jo Castel, 62, Portage, died Sunday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of Patricia “Pat” (Kick) and the late Charles “Steve” Minor Sr. Surviving are her husband, Mark A. Castel Sr.; her mother; two sons: Mark A. Castel Jr. and Craig A. Castel; three grandchildren; and a brother, ...

Mary C. Coker

Mary C. Coker, 91, Altoona, died Thursday, June 11, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Winston-Salem, N.C., daughter of the late Harry Marsh and Cora Coleman. She married Daniel C. Coker. Surviving are her husband; two daughters: Michelle Jones and Marilyn Madden; and four grandchildren. A ...

Thomas E. ‘Tom’ Gill

Thomas E. “Tom” Gill, 78, Altoona, died unexpectedly Friday at UMPC Altoona after an automobile accident. He was born in Altoona, son of George Gill and Ruth Stiver. On Aug. 20, 1960, he married Mary Ann Price in Tyrone. Surviving are his wife, Mary Ann, of Altoona; a daughter, Cheryl ...

Donna May (Cherry) Hagen

Donna May (Cherry) Hagen, 76, Tyrone, departed this life Friday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Tipton, daughter of the late Donald William and Elizabeth Marie (Williams) Cherry. On Sept. 5, 1964, she married Leslie Elwood Hagen in Winchester, Va. Surviving are her loving husband ...

Mary-Alice Myers

Mary-Alice Myers, 74, Ebensburg, died Friday. She was born in Boston, Mass., daughter of the late John and Alice (McHugh) Donohoe. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth “Jim” Myers; four children: Benjamin Myers, Dr. Molly Trostle, Andrew Myers and Hannah Steele; four grandchildren; and a ...