Obituaries

Cherie M. DelGrosso

Cherie M. DelGrosso, 85, Altoona, passed away at her home on Friday, April 19, 2019. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. A com­plete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror.

Ronald Robert Kobak

Ronald Robert Kobak, 78, Northwood, passed away peacefully Thursday, at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born in Northwood, son of Nicholas and Mary Jane (Friday) Kobak. On Dec. 5, 1980, he married Shirley Ann Mayhue. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Julie Brenneman and husband, James, of ...

Vera M. Laratonda

Vera M. Laratonda, 81, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday, April 18, 2019. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

David C. Mattern

David C. Mattern, 71, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Richard and Ethel (Leamer) Mattern. He married Betsy L. Cameron in 1971, and she preceded him in death in 2005. Surviving are two daughters: Meghan Myers ...

William G. Munn

William G. Munn, 56, Altoona, died peacefully early Thursday morning at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James O. and Virginia (Swan) Munn. Surviving are his wife, Heather A. McArdle; his daughter, Elizabeth V. McArdle-Munn at home; his ...

Joseph ‘Joe’ Pennington

Joseph “Joe” Pennington, 84, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Wednesday after a brief illness. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Bernita B. ‘Gabby’ Petrusky

Bernita B. “Gabby” Petrusky, 93, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Jesse Miles and Eva Jeanette (Martin) Helsel. On March 3, 1951, she married Joseph Edward Petrusky in Brisbin, and he preceded her in death ...

Josephine ‘Jo’ Stevens

Josephine “Jo” Stevens, 95, Ebensburg, died Thursday. She was born in Bens Creek, daughter of the late Ferdinand and Helen (Migda) Sady. Surviving are two stepdaughters: Susan (Michael) Walsh and Anne (David Kulesva) Stevens; three sisters: Helen Lear, Eleanor Perry and Rose Kleman. She was ...

Lois E. (Brubaker) Bottomfield

Lois E. (Brubaker) Bottomfield, 95, Hollidays­burg, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Woodbury, daughter of the late Elmer J. and Rebecca (Byers) Brubaker. She married Joseph E. Bottomfield in 1947, in Hollidaysburg, and he preceded her in death in 2008, after 61 years of ...

Pastor Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter

Pastor Rodney Lynn Lingenfelter, 71, closed his eyes at last in this broken world and opened them again in his eternal home by receiving his promise of eternal life from his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Wednes­day. He was born in McKee, son of the late Charles and C. Pearl (Shaw) ...

David C. Mattern

David C. Mattern, 71, Hollidaysburg, died Thurs­day at The Village at Morrisons Cove. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 20, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will follow immediately after the visitation at 7 p.m. A ...

Rose R. Merritts

Rose R. Merritts, 77, Williamsburg, died on Tuesday. She was born in Clearfield, daughter of the late James and Edith (Shirey) Cole. Surviving are her companion, Mark Wyland; eight children: Cindy Stephens, Pam Shaffer, Bridgett, April Davis, Donald, Rick, Dale and Ross; many grandchildren; and ...

William G. Munn

William G. Munn, 56, Altoona, died peacefully early Thursday morning, April 18, 2019, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Hillside Community Church, Bellwood. A service to celebrate William’s life will be held at 7 ...

Janet R. Parthemore

Janet R. Parthemore, 86, Woodbury, passed away peacefully on Saturday at her home. She was born in Marion Township, Henry County, Ohio, daughter of the late Arthur and Jessie (Myers) Rayle. Janet was born and raised on her parents’ farm. She graduated from Findlay College, Findlay, Ohio, ...

Julia Ann Perretta

Julia Ann Perretta, 94, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg, passed away peacefully Tuesday at the home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael and Rita (Faretta) Labriola. On Aug. 13, 1947, she married Anthony Perretta, and he preceded her in death on ...

Helen L. Tutokey

Helen L. Tutokey, 91, Smithmill, died Tuesday. She was born in Smithmill, daughter of Wasco and Anna (Semetosky) Lashinsky. Surviving are two daughters: Ilene (Dirk) Smith and Joyce Ann Lehner; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Marty Tatanish, Marie Lidgett and ...

Dorothy L. ‘Dottie’ Berger

Dorothy L. “Dottie” Berger, 70, Altoona, died peacefully Monday, April 15, 2019, with her family by her side. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, where a vigil for the deceased will be held during the visitation. A ...

R. Allen ‘Griff’ Griffith

R. Allen “Griff” Griffith, 83, Scott Township, died Tuesday, April 16, 2019. Surviving are his loving companion, Marlene Flaherty; two children: Gordon Griffith and Mark (Lisa) Griffith; two grandchildren: Abbey and Justin Griffith; his best friend, Suzanne Schollaert; and a sister, Rita ...

Grace (Hyle) Helsley

Grace (Hyle) Helsley, 88, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Canoe Creek, daughter of the late Frank and Laura (Curry) Hyle. She married Wilbur Helsley in 1952, and he preceded her in death in 2008, after sharing 55 years of marriage. Surviving are two daughters: ...

Shirley Jean (Hull) Hershberger

Shirley J. Hershberger, 89, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of New Enterprise and Kutz­town, died Tuesday. She was born in South Wood­bury Township, daughter of the late Clay E. Sr. and Mary A. (Shaffer) Hull. Surviving are her husband, James K.; two sons: Mark W. and Richard ...