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Obituaries

K. Susanne Barnard

K. Susanne Barnard, 83, of Altoona, died late Tuesday evening at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late N. Kenneth and Kathryn B. (Martz) Mehaffie. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, James A. Datris, and her estranged husband, Lyle M. Barnard. Surviving ...

Michael John ‘Mike’ Damiano

Michael John “Mike” Damiano, 56, formerly of Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2020. A visitation will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Park Forest Baptist Church, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service beginning at 11 a.m., After the service, ...

Irene M. Musser

Irene M. Musser, 94, Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning. She was born in Greenwood, daughter of the late William H. and Hester A. (Focht) Taylor. Surviving are three children: Ginger A. Michelone, Joy A. Hoover (Jeff) and Randy B. (Lea Ann); six grandchildren; and two siblings: Marian ...

Robert J. Richardson

Robert J. Richardson, 78, Riverview, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence following a brief battle with cancer. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Cloyd E. Scott Jr.

Cloyd E. Scott Jr., 63, Tyrone, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Huntingdon, son of the late Cloyd E. Sr. and Rose Ann (Robenolt) Scott. On June 8, 1984, he married Paula J. Eckard. In addition to his wife, surviving are his six children: Chistine (Terry), Alice Scott, Cloyd ...

Barbara A. Stiffler

Barbara A. Stiffler, 80, Lilly, passed away Thursday surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late John and Catharine (Stevens) Warner. Surviving are her loving husband, Gary “Bud” Stiffler; two daughters: Beth Ann Stransky and husband, Michael, and ...

John A. Watchey

John A. Watchey, 75, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at his daughter’s residence in Cheswick. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Robert E. and the late Bertha C. (Krape) Watchey. On Feb. 5, 1966, he married Donna Delfosse, who preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2000. Surviving ...

Darlene A. Harr

Darlene A. Harr, 87, of Imler passed away Thursday at home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Millard and Elizabeth (Whysong) Smith. She married Charles “Fred” Harr on April 30, 1952, in Winchester, Va. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 2014. Surviving are four sons: Dwayne ...

John N. ‘Pete’ Helsel

John N. “Pete” Helsel, 83, of Claysburg passed away Thursday at home. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late James and Ella (Imler) Helsel. He married Dolores Ickes on Aug. 8, 1959, in the parsonage of Claysburg United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife of Claysburg; three ...

Emma Theresa ‘Winky’ Housner

Emma Theresa Housner, 94, called “Winky” due to her maiden name, Winklbauer, passed away from natural causes on Tuesday at Windy Hill in Kingwood, W.Va. She was born in Altoona. She had three brothers: Bun, Shorty, and Tubby; and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins. She grew up in ...

Jebediah J. McCready

Jebediah Jameson McCready, 1, Bakers Summit, died Wednesday at UPMC Children’s Hospital. He was born in Altoona, son of Jason M. and Brandy L. (Bender) McCready. Surviving are his parents; grandparents: Dan Sr. and Louann McCready, and Tom and Beverly Bender; and great-grandparents: Adrian ...

John A. Watchey

John A. Watchey, 75, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at his daughter’s residence in Cheswick. A full obituary will be in Saturday’s Altoona Mirror. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc.

Karen A. Westover

Karen Ann (Dworak) Westover, 65, La Jose, died at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Alvin Dworak and Mary Grimes Dworak. Surviving are her husband, Ronald N. Westover; her daughter, Kristy Adams and husband, Thomas Baker, all of La Jose; and brother, John Dworak of Lilly. She was ...

Donald Charles McElheny

Donald Charles McElheny, 76, Guntersville, Ala., passed away Monday, June 1, 2020, at Huntsville Hospital. He was born in Juniata, son of Arthur Regis and Mildred Agnes (Krug) McElheny. Surviving are his wife, Faye Tyler of Guntersville, Ala.; three children: Michael McElheny of Nashville, ...

Jeffrey H. Saltsman

Jeffrey H. Saltsman, 46, Altoona, died on Father’s Day, June 21, 2020, in Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of James E. Saltsman and Sally A. (Dick) Davis. Surviving are his son, Jeffrey H. Saltsman II of Altoona; his mother of Altoona; three brothers: Dale Davis and Robert and William ...

Mark Thomas Balmforth

Mark Thomas Balmforth, 60, Austin, Texas, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2019. He was born in Pensacola, Fla., son of the late Stanford C. and Barbara (Dieges) Balmforth. Surviving are siblings: David M. Balmforth, Anne E. Coppersmith and Paul D. Balmforth. He was preceded in death by siblings: Diane ...

Victoria G. ‘Jenny’ Farren

Victoria G. “Jenny” Farren, 95, Puritan, passed away Sunday at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary (Bednarcyk) Solarczyk. Surviving are a brother, Joseph Solarczyk; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her ...

David Wesley Fike

David Wesley Fike, 78, Tyrone, passed away Tuesday at his home. He was the son of the late Charles and Florene (Gensimore) Fike. On Aug. 18, 1973, he married Darlene Atchinson in Camp Hill. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Charles and Brian (Kristen); a granddaughter, ...

Thomas D. McCullough

Thomas D. McCullough, 86, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Sunday. He was born in Strongstown, son of Lawrence and Ivy (Sowers) McCullough. Surviving are his wife, Gloria; children: Bill Craddock and Debbie Howard; many grandchildren; and stepchildren: Brian and Mary. He was ...

David Lawrence Nowlin Jr.

David Lawrence Nowlin Jr., 67, Houtzdale, died Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital, Johns­town. He was born in Altoona, the son of Donna M. (Williams) Nowlin and the late David L. Nowlin Sr., who died Feb. 12, 2019. He never married. Surviving are his mother of Tyrone; two sisters: Debra ...