Obituaries

Merrill G. ‘Pete’ Yeager Jr.

Merrill G. “Pete” Yeager Jr., 75, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Merrill G. Sr. and Pauline (Harshbarger) Yeager. On Feb. 8, 1964, he married Sally Snyder. In addition to his wife of 54 years, he is survived by two ...

Robert E. ‘Bob’ Bastian

Robert E. “Bob” Bastian, 88, Altoona, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Saturday evening at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis R. and Emma (Lorenzen) Bastian. On July 27, 1951, he married Betty P. Blair in Winchester, Va., and she ...

Marilyn Jean Hancock

Marilyn Jean Hancock, 85, East Freedom, passed away Sunday after a long and courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was the third of five children born to the late Vincent James and Verda (Frantz) Smith. In 1958, she married Allan G. Hancock, and together they had three ...

Anne Marie Henry

Anne Marie Henry, 87, Altoona, passed away early Tuesday morning at her residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Arthur W. Hoenstine

Arthur W. Hoenstine, 82, East Freedom, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funer­al Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Richard H. Itinger

Richard H. Itinger, 86, Tyrone, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at his home. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Joseph Little

Joseph Little, 93, Chest Springs, died Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at St. Monica Catholic Church, Chest Springs, the Rev. David Rizzo celebrant. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 ...

Alan W. ‘Delbert’ McConnell

Alan W. “Delbert” McConnell, 44, Patton, passed away Monday. He was born in Spangler, son of Edwin R. and Sandra E. (Semelsberger) McConnell. On April 23, 2011, he married Patricia Greenland. Surviving are his wife; and three children: Jarrid, Isabella and Emma McConnell. He was preceded in ...

Dorothy A. Murray

Dorothy A. Murray, 87, Portage, died Monday. She was born in Cresson, daughter of the late Vincent and Regina (McConnell) Smith. Surviving are six children: Kathy, Don Jr., Debbie, Linda, Gary and Becky; many grandchildren; and 10 siblings: Walter, Lois, Evelyn, Myrtle, Russell, Richard, Duane, ...

Gary L. Nelson

Gary L. Nelson, 70, Martinsburg, formerly of Carlisle, passed away Tues­day morning. He was born in Carlisle, son of the late Edgar and Esther (Mellott) Nelson. On Nov. 30, 1968, he married Mary Elizabeth Nelson. Surviving are his wife of 50 years; two sons: Christopher Scott Nelson and Ian ...

Mary Jane Pipetti

Mary Jane Pipetti, 90, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at ...

David Allan Rhule

David Allan Rhule, 84, Altoona, died early Monday morning at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Jonathan Edward and Thelma (Waight) Rhule. On April 2, 1957, he married Marilyn Joyce Myers in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, ...

Diana E. Stitt

Diana E. Stitt, 64, Altoona, passed away Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018, at UPMC Magee Women’s Hospital, Pitts­burgh. She was the daughter of the late Oliver and Ann (Cenerari) Grassi. Surviving are a daughter, Candace; two sisters: Carol Leipold and husband, Ed, and Carmel Hicks; three nephews: ...

Robert J. BeirLair

Robert J. BeirLair, 83, Altoona, passed away Sun­day at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Houtzdale, son of the late Helen M. BeirLair. On June 13, 1959, he married Mary Margaret Noel. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Anne Akers-Smith (Michael Smith) of Annandale, Va.; four grandchildren: ...

George P. Benton

George P. Benton, 68, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully on Sunday morning at UPMC Altoona after battling melanoma cancer for more than three years and having received treatment at UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, Pittsburgh. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Hugh and Blanche (McGuire) ...

Maria Sophia Bruton

Maria Sophia Bruton, 65, Altoona, died Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Pieter­maritzburg, Kwazulu-Netal, South Africa, daughter of the late Petrus Jacobus Barnard and Maria Aletta van Jaarzveld. Surviving are her fiance, Robert Citron of Roaring Spring; three children: ...

MaryLou ‘Gee’ Ebersole

MaryLou “Gee” Ebersole, 76, New Enterprise, died Sunday. She was born in Stonerstown, daughter of the late John Harry and Mary Amanda (Guyer) Longenecker. Surviving are her husband, Richard Dale Ebersole; a son, Brent Dale Ebersole (Sonja Elaine Metz); three grandchildren; and numerous ...

Marlin G. Helsley

Marlin G. Helsley, 57, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday evening at his residence. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Glenn and Joan (Marlin) Butler. Survi­ving are five brothers: Philip Helsley, Steve Helsley, Joseph Helsley, Ralph Helsley and Ben Butler; and two ...

Jack B. Henry

Jack B. Henry, 56, Roaring Spring, died Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018, while in Dallas, Ore. He was the son of the late Ronald and Sylvia Henry. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Susan M. Henry; a daughter, Jessica Henry; a stepdaughter, Jolene (Greg) Povich; two step-grandsons: Seth and Dalton ...

Jack A. Hoenstine

Jack A. Hoenstine, 87, Queen, passed away Sunday at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Queen, son of the late Miles and Mary (Burket) Hoenstine. On April 24, 1958, he married Elsie R. Fickes in Winchester, Va., and she passed away June 21, 2009. He then married Helen Little on Oct. 8, ...