Obituaries

Charlotte ‘Vonnie’ Quirin

Charlotte “Vonnie” Quirin, 88, East Freedom, died Wednesday at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, and from 11 a.m. until the noon service Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, Pastor Tom Smith ...

Barbara ‘Barb’ Raptosh

Barbara “Barb” Raptosh, 64, Portage, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Windber, daughter of John and Stella (Sinclair) Raptosh. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019, at Serenko-Claar Funeral Home PC, Portage. A Divine Liturgy will be celebrated at 10 a.m. ...

Francis J. ‘Frank’ Sutton

Francis J. “Frank” Sutton, 85, Altoona, died Wednesday at Van Zandt VA Medical Center after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ralph H. and Winifred M. (Cooper-Toole) Sutton. Surviving are his fiancee, Sheila A. Harvey, with whom he resided; a daughter, Susan ...

John Andrews

John Andrews, 87, Tipton, died Wednesday at his residence. He was the son of the late John McCord and Gladys (Young) Andrews. Arrangements are by Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone.

Sister Donna Marie (Carolyn Marie) Beck, CSJ

Sister Donna Marie (Carolyn Marie) Beck, CSJ, 87, Baden, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, in the 70th year of her religious life as a Sister of St. Joseph. The daughter of the late Fred and Mary Carolyn (Sheridan) Beck, Sister Donna Marie entered the Congregation from St. Patrick parish in ...

Patricia L. Bollman

Patricia L. “Pat” Bollman, 71, Martinsburg, died Wednesday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Florence I. (Ritchey) and the late Byron E. “Barney” Mock. Surviving are her husband of 49 years, Raymond E.; two children: Kevin Bollman and Kimberly (Randy) Guyer; a grandson, ...

Russell C. Brink Sr.

Russell Carl Brink Sr., 74, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at Winchester Medical Center after battling leukemia. He was born in Waterman, son of the late Clarence Brink and Ileanea (Dailey) Brink. Surviving are his wife, Myra Jean (Shaffer) Brink; two sons: William Brink ...

Arthur Eugene ‘Pete’ Erickson

Arthur “Pete “ Eugene Erickson, 82, Canton, N.C., passed away Tuesday, March 19, 2019. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Arthur and Ella Mae (Sigler) Erickson. Surviving are a daughter, Jeanie Burchfield and husband, Herb, of Canton; a grandson, Michael (Tonya), two ...

Mary Edna Filak

Mary Edna Filak, 79, Lilly, died Wednesday. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Leroy Stanford and Anna Catherine (Leydig) Albright. Surviving are three children: Ruth Taylor and Susan and Francis Filak; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. ...

Kathleen R. Krug

Kathleen R. Krug, 90, Ashville RD, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael and Anna Marie (Schnaubelt) Stetter. Surviving are children: Steve (Barbara Gooderham), Michael (Vicki Wirfel), Jane (Tim) McCarty, Deborah (Mark) Wilson, Cynthia (Leo) ...

Mark J. ‘Tugboat’ Lynch

Mark J. “Tugboat” Lynch, 39, Duncansville, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday evening. He was born in Altoona, son of Cathie (Lynch) Smith and the late Allen Hoover. Surviving are his mother, Cathie Lynch Smith of Duncansville; his stepfather, Raymond Smith of Altoona; a brother, Matthew ...

Pollyanna Peppetti

Pollyanna Peppetti, 70, Cresson, died Wednesday at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Spangler, daughter of the late Thomas and Catherine (Criste) Wilshire. On June 21, 1969, she married Dr. Robert J. Peppetti at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Patton. In addition to her ...

Diane Summerville

Diane Summerville, 71, Gallitzin, died Wednesday at her home. She was born in Tunnel­hill, daughter of the late Edward and Stella (Roles) Mulhern. On Sept. 21, 1968, she married James F. Summerville at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Gallitzin. In addition to her husband, surviving are three ...

Francis J. ‘Frank’ Sutton

Francis J. “Frank” Sutton, 95, Altoona, died Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, after an extended illness. The visitation will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A public funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, 2019, at Sacred ...

Sherry A. Thomas

Sherry A. Thomas, 50, Claysburg, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2019, at her home. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Orville and Sally (Strayer) Lingenfelter. On Dec. 18, 2007, she married Randy E. Thomas in Roaring Spring. Surviving are her parents; her husband; two daughters: Daisy ...

Michael P. Augsburger

Michael P. Augsburger, 48, Altoona, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Jacksonville, N.C., son of Philip Augsburger and the late Barbara (McConnaughay) Augsburger. Surviving are his father; a brother, Mark Augsburger; and several aunts and uncles: Patricia (Stan) Johnson, Sue (Orlie) ...

William D. ‘Bill’ Chilcote

William D. “Bill” Chilcote, 88, Hollentown, passed away Tuesday following a brief illness at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Bland­burg, son of the late Charles M. and Della E. (Richardson) Chilcote. On Oct. 19, 1957, he married Connie J. Michaels in ...

Rochelle Jock

Rochelle Jock, 80, Bell­wood, passed away Mon­day, June 10, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George Sr. and Lois Boutiller. Surviving are her three children: Lorrie, Art and Mary; and three grandchildren: Will, Chris and Jeremy. She was preceded in ...

Christy Richers-Bejmovicz

Christy Richers-Bejmovicz, 47, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Robert Jr. and Sue (Hasentab) Richers. On Nov. 11, 2011, she married her loving husband, Matthew Bejmovicz. In addition to her husband and ...

Anita M. Wicker

Anita M. Wicker, 67, Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Alphonse Pacifico and Angeline Ciambotti. On April 18, 1988, she married Edward L. Wicker in Altoona. Surviving are her husband of Williamsburg; two daughters: ...