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Obituaries

Marjorie E. Over

Marjorie E. Over, 95, Martinsburg, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Sheron L. Plempel

Sheron L. Plempel, 72, Harrisburg, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Francis and Jean Clarke. Surviving are a daughter, Courtney (Scott) Foust of Benton; a son, Brett (Nicole) Plempel of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, ...

Phyllis L. Poorman

Phyllis L. Poorman, 76, Altoona, passed away Friday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Russell M. and K. Helen (Hunter) Wyland. Surviving are two daughters: Dawn R. McCreary (Tim) in Arizona and Stacey L. Stein of Altoona; four ...

Romal E. ‘Gene’ Richie Jr.

Romal E. “Gene” Richie Jr., 88, Duncansville, died Friday at the Winds at Mattern Orchard. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Romal and Lena (Merlonghi) Richie Sr. He married Rita C. Weber. Surviving are three daughters: Rita Edley, LaDonna Daisley and Elisa Cekovic; seven ...

Louise Ritchey

Louise Ritchey, 86, Claysburg, passed away Friday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Harry E. and Anna Belle (Dively) Black. On Nov. 8, 1951, she married Roy R. Ritchey in Franklin, Ind. He passed away on April 17, 2000. Surviving are a ...

Thomas A. Yancey

Thomas A. Yancey, 60, Bellwood, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Donald H. Auker

Donald H. Auker, 81, State College, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday at Centre Crest in Bellefonte. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry L. and Iola White Auker. Donald first married Peggy Ann (Drake) Auker on Oct. 24, 1960, and she preceded him in death on May 8, 1974. On Sept. 13, ...

Eldon M. Dively Jr.

Eldon M. Dively Jr., 78, Altoona, passed away Tuesday. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Eldon Sr. and Helen (Gross) Dively. Surviving are his wife, Denise Ray; five children: Kip, Scott, Ryan, Chandra and Jalessa Dively; a stepdaughter, Shyann Campbell; two grandchildren: Bentley ...

Byron G. Guyer

Byron G. Guyer, 80, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday at his residence. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late George and Minnie (Amick) Guyer. He married Ruth E. Parsons on Feb. 16, 1963. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Lori Ann Guyer, who resides at home; two ...

The Rev. Leo A. Lynch

The Rev. Leo A. Lynch, 67, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Leo C. and Matilda (Fiore) Lynch. Surviving are a brother, Dr. James Lynch and wife, Karen, of Greensburg; a sister, Leah Giurfa and husband, ...

Patricia D. ‘Pattie’ Riley-Stowell

Patricia D. “Pattie” Riley-Stowell, 58, Bellwood, passed away Friday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Donald Wible and Elizabeth (Horne) Wible-James. Surviving are her husband, Andrew J. Stowell; a son, Noah ...

Louise Ritchey

Louise Ritchey, 86, Claysburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Dorothy M. Weyant

Dorothy M. Weyant, 85, Claysburg, passed away Wednesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was the daughter of the late John A. Fetter and Mildred (Fleegle) Fetter Yingling. On Feb. 9, 1950, she married Robert L. Weyant in Claysburg, and he preceded her in ...

Linda M. (Moore) Babiak

Linda M. Babiak, 76, Woodstock, Ga., formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019, at the home of her daughter. She was born in Hollidaysburg, the daughter of Edward C. and Margaret F. Moore. Surviving are a son, Brett Ciaramella; a daughter, Dana Hvisdak; four grandsons: Jake and ...

Marla Jessie (Seidel) Heinz

Mrs. Marla Jessie (Seidel) Heinz, 79, Altoona, passed away Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at her residence after a brief illness. She was born to parents John Phillip Seidel, Pfc. 2nd Div. USA WWI, and Gladys May Nearhoof Seidel, originally of 700 Pleasant Valley Blvd. She grew up the youngest of ...

Judith A. Kelley

Judith A. Kelley, 58, Bellwood, died Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Wanda E. (Hostler) and the late Roger E. Clark. On June 6, 1981, she married Earnest P. Kelley at St. Marks Catholic Church, Altoona. Surviving are her husband; three daughters: Amber ...

Michael L. Kraft

Michael L. Kraft, 57, Altoona, died Wednesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was born in Altoona, son of William and Bonnie Kraft. Surviving are his wife, Cynthia Kraft. In honoring Mr. Kraft’s wishes, there will be no public visitation or services held. ...

The Rev. Leo A. Lynch

The Rev. Leo A. Lynch, 67, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.

Oletha Joy Myers

Oletha Joy Myers, 93, resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clearfield, entered eternal rest late Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, 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.

Shirley J. Shultz

Shirley J. Shultz, 78, rural Williamsburg, died Thursday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter and Virginia (Heverly) Updyke. Surviving are her husband, Carl Wayne Shultz; children: Sharon (Timothy Snare) Burns, Doug (Elaine) and Troy (Teresa) Shultz; seven grandchildren; 10 ...