Obituaries

Benjamin S. Forshey Sr.

Benjamin S. Forshey Sr., 86, Altoona, passed away Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry S. and Anna (Wood) Forshey. On Nov. 3, 1954, he married Delores A. Sinisi in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on March 24, ...

Janet Marie (Miller) Mickey

Janet Marie (Miller) Mickey, 57, Lampasas, Texas, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at her residence after a battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of John and Zita (Airhart) Miller. She married retired U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kevin Mickey. Surviving are her husband; a son, ...

Ormond O. Ostrander

Ormond O. Ostrander, 90, Altoona, died Tuesday morning at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Arthur C. and Catharine (Burns) Ostrander. On July 21, 1951, he married Anobel L. Whitfield in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Anobel; a son, Guy D. Ostrander and wife, Barbara, ...

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Speck

Robert L. “Bob” Speck, 76, Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday at his residence after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was the son of the late Robert J. and Dolly P. (Reed) Speck. Surviving are his wife of 54 years, Nancy; a daughter, Kim; a granddaughter, Nicole (Matt) Meiser; ...

Gloria L. (Adams) Tewart

Gloria L. (Adams) Tewart, 71, Portage, died Tuesday. She was born in Johns­town, daughter of the late Robert “Clair” and Eunola (Lysinger) Adams. Surviving are four sons: Kevin Adams, Gene, Jeff and Eric; six grandchildren; and four siblings: Nola Fletcher, Charles, John and Herbert. She ...

Nancy K. Bowers

Nancy K. Bowers, 80, Roar­ing Spring, died Sunday morning at the home of her daughter in Pasadena, Md. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Elvin Eicher, and she was raised in the home of her grandparents, the late Elmer and Edith Stiffler. On Feb. 11, 1956, she married Paul ...

Katherine E. Carpenter

Katherine E. Carpenter, 26, Portage, passed away Monday in Altoona. She was born in Maryland, daughter of Brian and Michelle (Combs) Carpenter. Surviving are a son, Vincent Dutko of Altoona; her father in Florida; a brother, Christopher Carpenter of Windber; her grandmother, Rosemarie Carpenter ...

Benjamin S. Forshey Sr.

Benjamin S. Forshey Sr., 86, Altoona, passed away Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry S. and Anna (Wood) Forshey. On Nov. 3, 1954, he married Delores A. Sinisi in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on March 24, ...

Ormond O. Ostrander

Ormond O. Ostrander, 90, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning, Dec. 4, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror.

Shirley A. Reighard

Shirley A. Reighard, 83, Hubbard, Ohio, died Mon­day evening, Dec. 3, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, 709 N. Main St., Hubbard, Ohio.

Carol D. Shoenfelt

Carol D. Shoenfelt, 76, Duncansville, died Monday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late Leo and Carrie (Irwin) Drass. Surviving are two sons: Jeff (Mindy) Shoenfelt of Altoona and Wayne (Lisa) Shoenfelt of Duncansville; four grandchildren: ...

Shirley L. Wagner

Shirley L. Wagner, 69, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday, Nov. 30, 2018, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late George E. and Ethel (Keller) McGee. In 1979, she married Thomas C. Wagner. Surviving are her husband of 39 years; a daughter, Tina M. ...

Kenneth E. ‘Gene’ Wyerman

Kenneth Eugene “Gene” Wyerman, 87, Short Mountain, rural Williams­burg, passed away Monday morning at his residence. He was born in Duncans­ville, son of the late Paul Wyerman and Helen (Weaver) Wyerman-Dibert. On Feb. 2, 1954, he married Frances R. Sottile in Winchester, ...

Dorothy L. ‘Dottie’ Zentack

Dorothy L. “Dottie” Zentack, 71, Cresson, died Monday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late John L. and Verna G. (Bodenschatz) Zentack. Surviving are a daughter, Bobbi Price; two grandsons: Cole and Austin Price; one great-grandchild; and three siblings: John Zentack and wife, Susie, ...

Walter W. Focht

Walter W. Focht, 90, Altoona, passed away Sun­day afternoon at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Yellow Springs, son of the late David W. and Flora Mae (Woomer) Focht. On Nov. 7, 1945, he married Janet L. Sinclair in Maryland, and she preceded him in death on May 11, 2018. Surviving are three ...

Donald L. ‘Don’ Maurey

Donald L. “Don” Maurey, 88, Hollidaysburg, passed away Satur­day at Garvey Manor Nurs­ing Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Clearfield, son of the late Edward and Floyd (Beers) Maurey. On March 21, 1954, he married Patricia Robinson, who preceded him in death on July 11, ...

Kenneth E. ‘Gene’ Wyerman

Kenneth E. “Gene” Wyerman, 87, Short Mountain, rural Williams­burg, passed away Monday morning, Dec. 3, 2018, at his residence. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018, at John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg, where a vigil for the deceased will be ...

Dorothy M. Zura

Dorothy M. Zura, 86, formerly of Portage, passed away Sunday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late George and Mary (Sciko) Gides. Surviving are a sister, Teresa McVicker; a sister-in-law, Mary Gides; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Zura; ...

Leslie R. Brooks

Leslie R. Brooks, 84, Altoona, passed away Saturday morning at the Presbyterian Village in Holli­days­burg. He was born in Allport, son of the late Charles and Alice Almeda (Baumgardner) Brooks. He married Harriett M. Reeseman of Altoona. Surviving are his loving wife of almost 66 years; ...

Frances R. Clinger

Frances R. Clinger, 97, Roaring Spring, died Friday. She was born in Cass Township, daughter of daughter of the late Ira and Annabelle Querry. Surviving are her sister, Ella Wise; nine grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by all five of her children: George, ...