Obituaries

Darlene Delfosse-Leighty

Darlene Delfosse-Leighty, 63, Altoona, died Sunday, March 12, 2017. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Theodore and Josephine (Cosentino) Delfosse. Surviving are her husband, Kenneth W. Leighty; two sons: Erik and Aaron Leighty; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and five ...

Dwyane A. Fisher

Dwyane A. Fisher, 74, Armagh, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 22, 2017, at his residence. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Richard C. Stuart Funeral Home, 392 E. Philadelphia St., Armagh, and from 11 a.m. until the noon funeral ...

Mary L. Grimes

Mary Lavina Grimes, 99, a resident of Amber Terrace, Altoona, formerly of Roaring Spring, died early Tuesday morning at the home. She was born in King, a daughter of the late William Henry and Anna Mary (Ling) Bloom. She married Jacob Daniel Grimes on March 9, 1940. He preceded her in death on ...

Beulah E. Grove

Beulah E. Grove, 95, Williamsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Neff R. and Mary B. (Tennis) Clabaugh. On April 7, 1943, she married her high school sweetheart, Paul W. Grove, at Zion Lutheran ...

Joseph P. Klemstine

Joseph P. Klemstine, 68, Cresson, passed away peacefully on Tuesday of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease) at his residence, surrounded by family. He was born in Altoona, son of Julius F. and Dorothy (Davis) Klemstine. Surviving are his loving mother; six siblings: Charles (Marian) of Ann Arbor, ...

Marianne H. (Smith) Martz

Marianne H. (Smith) Martz, 82, Tyrone, died Tuesday, at her residence. She was born in Nurnberg, Germany, coming to the United States in 1960. Surviving are a daughter, Brigitte Schobel (Peter); two granddaughters: Sylvia and Yanina in Germany; a sister-in-law, Marjorie E. Hoyer (Charles) ...

Maureen (McManus) Peoples

Maureen (McManus) Peoples, 83, a resident at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday at the manor. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late William Gerald and Mabel R. (Tomlinson) McManus. On May 14, 1966, she married the Honorable Thomas G. Peoples Jr. at Our Lady ...

Betty L. Shaw

Betty L. Shaw, 87, Altoona, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roy E. and Violet A. (Bookhammer) Shaw. Surviving are her fiance, David C. Plank; a sister, La Rue V. Ritchey of Altoona; a niece, Joy L. Shultz and husband, ...

Cynthia H. Smith

Cynthia H. Smith, 57, Altoona, died Saturday, March 11, 2017. She was born in Charleston, S.C., daughter of Charles and Grace (Bolchoz) Rush. Surviving are her husband, Robert L. Smith; two sons: Kenneth E. Hale III and Nicholas Smith; three grandchildren; and two sisters: Dawn Newman and ...

Matilda A. ‘Tillie’ (Weidmann) Taylor

Matilda A. “Tillie” (Weidmann) Taylor, 95, a resident at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday evening at the manor. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John G. and Alice Marie (Sheehan) Weidmann. On Dec. 19, 1942, she married Thomas R. Taylor in Georgia, ...

George W. Burkett

George W. Burkett, 77, Myerstown, died Sunday at Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, after a stroke. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Preston L. and Leota E. (Dick) Burkett. On Aug. 24, 1963, he married Deanna R. Maria at St. Therese Rectory. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: ...

Donna Marie Chamberlain

Donna Marie Chamberlain, 70, Altoona, passed away early Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Donald E. Sr. and Mary (Misciagna) Carnell. On July 12, 1969, she married Thomas F. Chamberlain at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Juniata, and he preceded her in death ...

Scott A. Davinsizer

Scott A. Davinsizer, 42, Bellwood, died Monday evening at UPMC Mercy, Pittsburgh. He was born in Tyrone, son of Harold W. and Carol Patricia (Keith) Davinsizer. Surviving are his father of Bellwood; a brother, Steve of Pittsburgh; two sisters: Norene Bartek and Debbie Leskowitz, both of ...

Alma M. (Bickel) Dumm

Alma M. (Bickel) Dumm, 92, The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, died Monday at The Winds. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Eva (Laufer) Bickel. On June 5, 1944, she married Harold M. (Pat) Dumm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, ...

Sara Ann ‘Sally’ Dumm

Sara Ann “Sally” Dumm, 93, Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona, died Tuesday at Hillview. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Helen (Woods) Wilkins. George passed away at Sally’s birth and her mother later married Lawrence Hawk, who also preceded ...

Mary L. Grimes

Mary L. Grimes, 99, a resident of Amber Terrance, Altoona, formerly of Roaring Spring, died early Tuesday morning at the home. Friends will be received from noon until the 4 p.m. funeral service, Friday, March 24, 2017, at Christ Church, Roaring Spring. Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson ...

Neil M. Myers

Neil M. Myers, 38, Altoona, died Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel and Mary (Forst) Myers. Surviving are a son, Kaden; and two sisters: Stephanie Myers and Kellie Tomchick. There will be no viewing or service. Arrangements are by Liebegott-Brown Funeral Home Inc., ...

Jack R. ‘Slug’ Oswalt

Jack R. “Slug” Oswalt, 84, formerly of Altoona, died early Saturday morning at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Gerald C. Sr. and Iona M. (Burge) Oswalt. On July 29, 1979, he married Mary M. Eberhart in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on Oct. 25, ...

Maureen (McManus) Peoples

Maureen (McManus) Peoples, 83, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday morning, March 21, 2017, at the Manor. There will be no public visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, ...