Obituaries

Norma Jean (Plummer) Panasiti

Norma Jean (Plummer) Panasiti, 73, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday, April 1, 2019, in DeLand, Fla. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Norman and Evelyn Jean (Pryor) Plummer. Surviving are a brother, James H. Plummer and wife, Marty, in Virginia; family members: Lois (Plummer) ...

Julia Ann Perretta

Julia Ann Perretta, 94, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at the home. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April ...

Larry Joe Ranck

Larry Joe Ranck, 84, Barnesboro, died Monday. He was born in Clymer, son of the late Harry L. Ranck and Josephine Smith Henry. Surviving are three children: Russell Ranck, Robin (Chris) de Koning and Joe Perott; five grandsons; and a sister, Susan Dahlin. He was preceded in death by his wife, ...

Mildred ‘Millie’ Roney

Mildred “Millie” Roney, 93, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidays­burg, passed away peacefully on the morning of Monday, April 15, 2019. She was born in Glass­port, the eldest child of the late Victor and Mary (Kivador) Shandor. Graduating from Glassport High School in 1943, ...

Shirley A. (Barnes) Tate

Shirley A. (Barnes) Tate, 84, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Health­care Center, after a long duration with Alzheimer’s disease, with her husband by her side. She was born in Blue Knob, daughter of the late Theodore and Sarah (Berkhimer) Barnes. She married ...

John W. ‘Jack’ Tull

John Wilson “Jack” Tull, 99, Naples, Fla., passed away suddenly on April 10, 2019. He was born in Philadel­phia, son of George and Florence (Stubbs) Tull. Jack lived on Park Boulevard in Juniata for over 60 years, and in 2015, he moved to Naples, Fla. Surviving are two sons: Daniel ...

Stanley R. Brumbaugh

Stanley R. Brumbaugh, 80, Saxton, died Monday morning at UPMC Altoona following a brief illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Ralph W. and Vera M. (McIntyre) Brumbaugh. On Oct. 11, 1957, he married Betty Lucille “Lou” Starr, and she died Dec. 20, 2017. Surviving are ...

Timothy Case Sr.

Timothy Case Sr., 57, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Monday. He was born in Norfolk, Va., son of Elvin Brickhouse and Mildred Case. Surviving are his parents; his fiancee, Dawn Renee Howard; seven children: Shelvondra, Ceiarra, Kimberly, Antonio, Timothy Jr., Casey and Malachi; many ...

Shirley J. Hershberger

Shirley J. Hershberger, 89, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Kutztown, passed away Tuesday afternoon, April 16, 2019, at the home. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Norman George Hostler

Norman George Hostler, 84, Califon, N.J., formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2019. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Samuel and Maxie Hostler. Surviving are his wife, Catherine E. Hostler; three children; four grandchildren; and two brothers: Bruce Hostler, and wife, ...

Robert C. Gibbons

Robert C. Gibbons, 87, Phoenixville, formerly of Camp Hill, widower of Mary Jean (Weakland), died Wednesday, April 10, 2019, at Parkhouse at Providence Pointe. He was born in Altoona, son of Russell and Sophia (Dougherty) Gibbons. He was married to Mary Jean (Weakland) Gibbons for 57 years, ...

Pearl Lorena (Price) Gottshall

Pearl Lorena (Price) Gottshall 96, Altoona, passed away Monday at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Imlertown, daughter of the late David O. and Estella (Dibert) Price. On Oct. 6, 1951, she married C. Grant Gottshall Jr. at Zion Lutheran Church in ...

Bernadette (Stohon) Michaels

Bernadette (Stohon) Michaels, 70, Portage, died Tuesday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of Walter and Caroline (Krause) Stohon. Surviving are three children: Cheryl (Nathan) Haddon, Chris Jr. (Jodi) and Bryan (Brittany); many grandchildren; and four siblings: Leonard, Ronny, Bob and Dave ...

Irene Molloy

Irene Molloy, 82, Roaring Spring, passed away Monday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Florence (Clinger) Molloy. She is survived by a sister, Marie Molloy of Altoona; her friend Sylvia; and her Roaring Spring family, all of whom will sadly miss ...

Anna Paikin

Anna Paikin, 92, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Philips­burg, daughter of the late Morris and Ida (Small) Kaplan. She married Myrl Caldwell, who preceded her in death on Dec. 31, 1996. She then married Saul Paikin, who also preceded her in ...

Velda B. Rodamer

Velda B. Rodamer, 95, Tyrone, passed away early Friday morning at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Anna Belle (Cherry) Lasher. She married Burton Amous Rodamer and he preceded her in death. Surviving are two children: ...

John D. Vance

John D. Vance, 69, Duncansville, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James H. and Arlene J. (Nale) Vance. Surviving are two daughters: Nicole L. Vance of Duncansville, and Jenifer A. Noel, and husband, Dave, of Hollidaysburg; four grandchildren: Josh ...

Joanna K. ‘Jo’ Watts

Joanna K. “Jo” Watts, 87, Bellwood, died Monday evening, April 15, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 22, 2019, at Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, Bellwood. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Agnes V. Abbotts

Agnes V. Abbotts, 84, Portage, died Sunday. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Walter and Goldie (Weyant) Miller. Surviving are six children: Lillian Abbotts, Patty Shultz, Charles Abbotts III, Sandy Oswalt, Thomas Abbotts and Linda Kick; 16 grandchildren; many great- and ...

Anthony J. ‘Bear’ Fanelli Jr.

Anthony J. “Bear” Fanelli Jr., 88, Altoona, died Monday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony J. Sr. and Monica G. (Wilson) Fanelli. Surviving are a cousin, Barbara Ebner Good, who was raised in ...