Obituaries

William J. Taylor

William J. Taylor, 85, Altoona, died at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William H. and Hester A. (Focht) Taylor. Surviving are his wife, Joan (Robbins); three children: Karen Carles, Ronald Galat and Tammy Peros; 13 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; ...

Michael P. Vaughn

Michael P. Vaughn, 66, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at his home. Arrangements are by Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Barbara J. Weakland

Barbara J. Weakland, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Patton, daughter of the late Basil and Mary (Kane) Weakland. Surviving are two brothers: William Weakland of San Clemente, Calif., and Archbishop Rembert Weakland of ...

Albert Lynn Weirich

Albert Lynn Weirich, 98, passed away peacefully Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, after a yearlong stay at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. He was born in Brockway, son of the late Wade and Edna Weirich. He married Arvella M. Weirich on Oct. 2, 1944. She preceded him in death on Dec. 13, 2013, ...

Christine A. (DeGennaro) Wills

Christine A. (DeGennaro) Wills, 89, Altoona, passed away Thursday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of Giustino and Magaret (Sicone) DiMonica DeGennaro. She married James C. Wills, who died Jan. 27, 2012. Surviving are three children: Robin D. Bast of ...

Gene R. Kyle

Gene R. Kyle, 81, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror.

Ruth E. Lykens

Ruth E. Lykens, 69, Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord on Wednesday evening at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roland E. and Julia Gladys-Arella (Lear) Luke. On Sept. 18, 1965, she married David E. ...

Helen M. Malloy

Helen M. Malloy, 95, Carrolltown, died Thursday. She was born in St. Benedict, daughter of the late Gregory and Mary (Shero) Buck. Surviving are three children: Maureen, Sharon and Patrick; seven grandchildren; and four siblings: Dorothy, Jane, Gregory and Marian. She was preceded in death by ...

Deborah K. Romano

Deborah K. Romano, 67, Tyrone, died Wednesday at Tyrone Regional Health Network. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Rocco and Marian (Sprankle) DelBaggio. On June 17, 1967, she married Malvin D. Romano in Tyrone. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Crista K. Romano of Tyrone; two ...

Linda (Krug) Smith

Linda (Krug) Smith, 57, Loretto, died peacefully on Wednesday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, in the comfort of her loving family. She was born in Spangler, daughter of Eugene and Eileen (Wills) Krug. On Dec. 26, 1983, she married Richard Smith in Loretto. Surviving are her ...

Christine A. (DeGennaro) Wills

Christine A. (DeGennaro) Wills, 89, Altoona, passed away Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. ...

Ronan Edward Wilson

Ronan Edward Wilson, 62, Tyrone, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John E. and Ethel M. (Sneath) Wilson. Surviving are his wife, Connie (Miller); three sons: Benjamin, Nate and Clay; a grandson; and a brother, John. Friends will be received ...

John William ‘Jack’ Albright

John William “Jack” Albright Jr., 72, Altoona, died Saturday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John William Sr. and Kathleen Inez (Wyatt) Albright. Surviving is a sister, Eunice M. McCormick. He was preceded in death by a sister, Kathleen Ann Atkinson. A memorial ...

Bonnie J. Vallei

Bonnie J. Vallei, 62, Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Nelson Sr. and Elsie (Berkheimer) Hale. Surviving are her husband, Robert A. Sr.; a daughter, Nickie A. Talbert; two sons: Robert Jr. and Todd M.; three sisters: Faye L. Wike, Mary Ann ...

Beatrice J. Coffee

Beatrice J. Coffee, 89, Portage, passed away Tuesday. She was born in New Eagle, daughter of the late Joseph and Clare (Johnson) Hernandez. Surviving are four children: Lawrence Jr., Joseph, Rosemarie Miller and Kathleen Rejc; nine grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in ...

Helen L. (Wentz) Dick

Helen L. Dick, 90, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Ore Hill, died Wednesday morning at the home. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late George and Anna Wentz. On March 22, 1944, she married Wilfred C. “Screech” Dick, and he preceded her in death on ...

Patricia A. Katsetos

Patricia A. Katsetos, 76, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harold and Alverda (Shoemaker) Merritt. She married Paul J. Katsetos, who preceded her in death on July 9, 1989. Surviving are her ...

Martha E. Mills

Martha E. Mills, 91, died Wednesday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Juniata, daughter of the late Ernest and Edith (Kreps) Whitstine. On Sept. 18, 1947, she married Raymond E. Mills in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2015, after sharing 68 ...

Patrick A. ‘Pat’ Settlemyer Sr.

Patrick A. “Pat” Settlemyer Sr., 64, Altoona, died Monday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clarence V. and Pauline (Conrad) Settlemyer. Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Askew; two sons: Andrew T. Settlemyer and Patrick Settlemyer Jr.; seven ...

John William ‘Jack’ Albright Jr.

John William “Jack” Albright Jr., 72, Altoona, died Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017, at his residence. Arrange­ments are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.