Obituaries

Loretta Irene Hemberger

Loretta Irene Hemberger, 86, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday night at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Howard and Gertrude Yingling. She married Louis Anthony Hemberger, and he preceded her in death on June 13, 1993. Surviving are two children: Michael ...

Gail F. Jarrett

Gail F. Jarrett, 80, Duncansville, passed away Thursday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late James and Barbara (Stonerook) Bougher. Surviving are four children: Craig Thompson and wife, Sharon, Roderick Thompson, Angela ...

George F. Shaw

George F. Shaw, 92, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died Sunday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, following a brief illness. He was born in Leamersville, son of the late Fred B. and Lena (Spidle) Shaw. On April 29, 1947, he married Aldine A. Evans in Duncansville, ...

Gertrude M. ‘Trudy’ Vinglas

Gertrude M. “Trudy” Vinglas, 74, Sinking Valley, passed away Sunday at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, 13 days after being diagnosed with a very aggressive form of cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ellis “Squink” and Gertrude “June” (Morris) Riley. On ...

Jack Earl Waite

Jack Earl Waite, 92, Tyrone, died Sunday. He was the son of the late Earl Charles and Clara Bell (Snyder) Waite. On Dec. 25, 1946, he married Shirley Marie Fuoss at the Alliance Church of Fuoss, and she preceded him in death Dec. 20, 2015. Surviving are two sons: David (Kathy) Waite of ...

Robert Vincent ‘Lil’ Bobby’ Zeth

Robert Vincent “Lil’ Bobby” Zeth, infant, East Freedom, passed away Saturday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born in Altoona, son of Robert L. Zeth and Elizabeth A. McIntyre. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Adrion LaCour; a sister, Jazmin Zeth; his ...

Dorothy A. ‘Dottie’ Babiak

Dorothy A. “Dottie” Babiak, 92, Duncanville, formerly of Martinsburg, died Friday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Martinsburg, daughter of George and Beatrice Young. She was formerly married to the late Walter P. Babiak. Surviving are a son, ...

Bonnie Lee Baughman

Bonnie Lee Baughman, 74, State College, died Friday at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Dean and Imogene (Miller) Halbritter. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Christine Halbritter of Hatfield; a niece, Aimee Taylor (Jeff), of Mickleton, ...

Terry L. Brumbaugh

Terry L. Brumbaugh, 72, East Freedom, died Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Elvin and Mae (Amick) Brumbaugh. He married Juanita F. Dawson. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Angelita (Ryan) Johnson of ...

James Byerly

James Byerly, 38, Tyrone, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona as a result of an automobile accident. He was born in Clearfield, son of Carolyn Kyler. Surviving are his mother; two daughters: Kassidi and Karli Byerly; a brother, Jeffrey Kyler; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral ...

Beverly A. Skelton

Beverly A. Skelton, 77, Tyrone, died Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Robert L. and Clara (Carson) Dean. Surviving are four daughters: Delores, Bobbi Williams and Brenda Savino of Tyrone and Kathy of Altoona; eight grandchildren; 13 ...

Sherry A. Thomas

Sherry A. Thomas, 50, Claysburg, passed away Saturday at home. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Orville and Sally (Strayer) Lingenfelter. She married Randy E. Thomas on Dec. 18, 2007, in Roaring Spring. Surviving are her parents; her husband; two daughters: Daisy and Randi Thomas: ...

Jack Earl Waite

Jack Earl Waite, 92, Tyrone, died Sunday, June 9, 2019. Friends will be received from 3 until the 4 p.m. memorial service on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at Faith Alliance Church, Fuoss Mills. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Richard H. Searer Funeral Home ...

Ned Zimmerman

Ned Zimmerman, 97, Hopewell, died Saturday at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. He was born in Riddlesburg, son of the late Kiah and Mazie (Burket) Zimmerman. He married Mary Virginia Keifman. Surviving are two children: Leslie and Cheryl Weaver; four grandchildren; eight ...

Dorothy A. ‘Dottie’ Babiak

Dorothy A. “Dottie” Babiak, 92, Duncansville, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, June 7, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Health­care Center, Altoona. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a ...

Kathryn C. (Smeal) Fagan

Kathryn C. (Smeal) Fagan, 69, Antis Township, died Tuesday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Sr. and Alice (Suckling) Smeal. Surviving are a brother, John, and a sister, Judith Jantz. She was preceded in death by her husband, James H. “Red” Fagan Sr. Friends ...

Justin Allen Garlick

Justin Allen Garlick, 40, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday of a coronary aneurism after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Preston D. Garlick Sr. and Karen Marty. Surviving are his father and mother, Preston D. Garlick Sr. and Brenda L. Hollingworth Garlick in ...

Rita H. Gleason

Rita H. Gleason, 99, Joliet, Ill., died Friday, May 24, 2019. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Eleanora Grassi. Surviving are her children: Michael (Peggy) Gleason and Mary Pat (Richard) Finn; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in ...

Gail F. Jarrett

Gail F. Jarrett, 80, Duncansville, passed away Thursday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Duncans­ville, daughter of the late James and Barbara (Stonerook) Bougher. Surviving are four children: Craig Thompson and wife, Sharon, Roderick ...

Cody Kephart

Cody Kephart, 24, Portage, died Thursday after an accident. He was born in Johnstown, son of David A. Sr. and Elise (Zaman) Kephart. Surviving are his parents; his fiancee, Alexa; a brother, Caleb (Vanessa); his grandfather, the Rev. Charles Kephart; and maternal grandparents: Leslie and Mary ...