Obituaries

Charles Francis Smith

Charles Francis Smith, 77, Alexandria, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Francis and Dorothy Helen (Delozier) Smith. On June 24, 1961, he married Nancy (O’Connor) Smith. Surviving are his wife; five children: Christine ...

Joanne S. Tiesi

Joanne S. Tiesi, 77, Bethel Park, formerly of Carrolltown, died Friday. She was born in Spangler, daughter of the late Joseph Jr. and Rose (Cammarata) DeSalvo. Surviving are her husband, Francis X. Tiesi; two children: Jeffrey (Noelle) Tiesi and Annette (John) Kelley; and two grandchildren. A ...

Charles A. ‘Chuck’ Warner

Charles A. “Chuck” Warner, 76, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 3 until the 5 p.m. funeral service on June 25, 2018, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Catherine S. Arnold

Catherine S. Arnold, 75, Tyrone, died Friday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Barberton, Ohio, daughter of Eugene K. and Mary (Decker) Shaw. On June 4, 1963, she married Thomas E. Arnold in Winchester, Va. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Lori McGovern and husband, Gary, of ...

Verne H. ‘Bud’ Evans Jr.

Verne H. “Bud” Evans Jr., 51, Altoona, died Wednes-day. He was born in Willits, Calif., son of Iva (Brown) and the late Verne H. Evans Sr. He was formerly married to Marlene (Greenwald). Surviving are his fiancee, Mary Eckert; three daughters: Cynthia, Alyssa and Kiera; a granddaughter, ...

Mary E. Friday

Mary E. Friday, 86, Baughman Hollow, died Thursday. She was born in Lewistown, daughter of the late Clyde and Geraldine Baughman. Surviving are four children: David, Chris Gurekovich, Andrew and Barry; four grandchildren: Lisa Caldwell, Kim Brinkman, Aaron Gurekovich and Max; and six ...

Charles Francis Smith

Charles Francis Smith, 77, Alexandria, died Thursday, June 14, 2018, at UPMC Pittsburgh. Friends will be received from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 17, 2018, at Curtright Funeral Homes, Smithfield Chapel, 313 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, June 18, 2018, at ...

James M. ‘Jim’ Snyder

James M. “Jim” Snyder, 66, Tyrone and Greenwood, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles E. and Joyce Ann (Burket) Snyder. Surviving are his wife, Lisa M. Snyder of Duncansville; four children: Loni Sue ...

Iska I. Chilcote

Iska I. Chilcote, 64, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She married Frank D. Chilcote in 1974. Surviving are her husband; two daughters: Christine Fortunato and Amanda; three sons: Christian, Christopher and Creighton; 18 grandchildren; a ...

Randy DeGol

Randy DeGol, 52, Deerfield Beach, Fla., died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Florida. He was born in Altoona, son of Leno and Evelyn (McGuire) DeGol. Surviving are his father, Leno; two sisters: Sharon DeGol and Debra DeGol-Fraundorfer (Bob), all of Altoona; a brother, Michael ...

Dorothy M. Forshey

Dorothy M. Forshey, 89, Newark, Del., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, June 15, 2018, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, Del. Interment will be held privately in Yellow Springs Lutheran ...

Gloria Y. ‘Vonnie’ Halbritter

Gloria Y. “Vonnie” Halbritter, 78, Hollidays­burg, passed away Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Jesse Jr. and Violet I. (Mentzer) Strayer. Surviving are a son, Richard K. Halbritter of Altoona; a grandson, Richard L. ...

Stephanie Kaye Luciano-Kinonen

Stephanie Kaye Luciano-Kinonen, 43, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at Hershey Medical Center after a courageous battle with metastatic breast cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of LaThrisia (Luciano) Rickabaugh and the late Theodore Luciano. Surviving are her husband, Stephen; two ...

Mark A. Lee

Mark A. Lee, 56, Altoona, passed away Wednesday as a result of an automobile accident. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John and Betty Mishler. He married Tammy (Zink) in 1988. Surviving are his wife; three daughters: Tiffany, Ashley and Amanda; two sons: William and Bobby Zink; 20 ...

Glenn J. McMonigal

Glenn J. McMonigal, 77, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the Late Charles Glenn and Ethel (Morgret) McMonigal. On Aug. 29, 1970, he married Patricia Ann Gates at Jaggard United Methodist Church, Altoona, and she preceded him in ...

Raymond P. ‘Ray’ Scott

Raymond P. “Ray” Scott, 88, East Freedom, passed away Wednesday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in East Freedom, son of the late Quay and Mildred (Shelton) Scott. He married Darlene G. (Delozier), whom together helped build the Old Roaring Spring Assembly of God ...

Helen F. Starziski

Helen F. Starziski, 94, Tyrone, passed through heaven’s gate to join her family on Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Kraffitz) Starziski. Though she never married, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews to whom she was very devoted. ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Turley Jr.

Robert “Bob” Turley Jr., 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, surrounded with love by his wife and his family. He was born in Irvona, son of the late Robert and Reva (Stoutenger) Turley. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joan (McIntire) Turley; a son, Robert (Beth) ...

Joseph M. ‘Joe’ Wyland Jr.

Joseph M. “Joe” Wyland Jr., 36, Summerhill, formerly of Loretto, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday. He was born in Johnstown, son of Joseph M. Wyland Sr. and Sharon C. (Craine) Hutchinson. Surviving are his girlfriend, Kayla Skelly; a daughter, Jordyn Wyland; a stepson, Jaiden ...

David H. ‘Butch’ Bearer

David H. “Butch” Bearer, 76, Carrolltown, passed away Tuesday at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Susquehanna Township, son of the late Harvey A. and Mary R. Bearer. On July 6, 1963, he married Dorothy Niebauer. Surviving are his loving wife; three ...