Obituaries

Helen F. Starziski

Helen F. Starziski, 94, Tyrone, passed through heaven’s gate to join her family on Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Joseph and Anna (Kraffitz) Starziski. Though she never married, she is survived by numerous nieces and nephews to whom she was very devoted. ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Turley Jr.

Robert “Bob” Turley Jr., 78, passed away peacefully on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, surrounded with love by his wife and his family. He was born in Irvona, son of the late Robert and Reva (Stoutenger) Turley. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Joan (McIntire) Turley; a son, Robert (Beth) ...

Joseph M. ‘Joe’ Wyland Jr.

Joseph M. “Joe” Wyland Jr., 36, Summerhill, formerly of Loretto, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday. He was born in Johnstown, son of Joseph M. Wyland Sr. and Sharon C. (Craine) Hutchinson. Surviving are his girlfriend, Kayla Skelly; a daughter, Jordyn Wyland; a stepson, Jaiden ...

David H. ‘Butch’ Bearer

David H. “Butch” Bearer, 76, Carrolltown, passed away Tuesday at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Susquehanna Township, son of the late Harvey A. and Mary R. Bearer. On July 6, 1963, he married Dorothy Niebauer. Surviving are his loving wife; three ...

Catherine R. ‘Kay’ Cronin

Catherine R. “Kay” Cronin, 92, Summerville, S.C., wife of the late William J. Cronin, passed away Tuesday at Summerville Medical Center. She was born in Haverford, daughter of the late Edward and Mary Ellen McNally. On May 1, 1954, she married William at Our Mother of Good Counsel, Bryn ...

Timothy P. Eck

Timothy P. Eck, 31, Altoona, passed away Friday. He was born in Pullman, Wash., son of Richard and Maureen Eck. Surviving are his father, Richard of Hollidaysburg; his mother, Maureen of Altoona; his fiancee, Nicole Kyler, with whom he resided; a son, Weiland Eck at home; a sister, Alyson Eck ...

Michael L. Feather Sr.

Michael L. Feather Sr., 64, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Homer S. and Pauline (Murphy) Feather. In 1976, he married Evelyn Butler. Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Evelyn, of Altoona; two children: Katy and ...

Dorothy M. Forshey

Dorothy M. Forshey, 89, Newark, Del., passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018. A visitation for family and friends will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 15, 2018, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, Del. A private interment will be held in Yellow Springs Lutheran ...

Paul V. Gressick Sr.

Paul V. Gressick Sr., 90, Portage, died Wednesday. He was born in Munster, son of the late Frank and Mary (Ritchick) Gressick. Surviving are four children: Paul V. Jr., Mary Jane Gressick, Carol Lee and Alice Lee; 25 grandchildren; and two siblings: Dennis Gressick and Christine Ott. He was ...

Helen M. Madonna

Helen M. Madonna, 77, Gallitzin, died Tuesday at Maple Winds Care Center, Portage. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Madeline (Boldizar) Troy. Surviving are two children: Lisa (Gary) Lingafelt of Gallitzin and Robert (Tracey) of Cresson; six grandchildren: Nicholas, ...

Gloria D. Possumato

Gloria D. Possumato, 80, a resident of Hillview Chateau, Altoona, passed away Sun-day at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Salvatore and Concetta (Morrone) Possumato. Surviving are two brothers: Daniel and Samuel Possumato; and ...

Marianne M. Smith

Marianne M. Smith, 89, Bellwood, died Tuesday evening at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Neilson and Esther M. (Towsey) Miller. Surviving are a daughter, Katherine Burch; two sons: James Ford and Grady L. Smith; four grandchildren; and numerous ...

Alice M. Suckinos

Alice M. Suckinos, 79, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Coupon and Cresson, died Tuesday at the home. She was born in Glen White, daughter of the late Gerald and Edna (Nagle) Conrad. Surviving are four sons: Brian (Cecelia), Joseph (Darnice), Jeffrey (Sandra) ...

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Clifford Wogan Sr.

Retired Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Clifford Wogan Sr., 82, St. Robert, Mo., formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, June 9, 2018. Surviving are his wife, Donna, at home; three sons: Daniel Wogan Jr. (Loreen) of Altoona, Stephen (Julie) Wogan of Crookston, Minn., and Jeffrey (Amanda) Wogan of ...

Ben J. Yon

Ben J. Yon, 42, Altoona, died Friday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Ben A. and Karen (Wendt) Yon. Surviving are his parents; his companion, Crystal; a daughter, Karah; two sons: Britton and Ben; two sisters: Malissa and Kimberley; two brothers: Bill and Travis; and several ...

Elizabeth C. Fleck

Elizabeth C. Fleck, 86, Duncansville, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late Herbert and Lovetta (Nicodemus) Hammaker. On April 7, 1953, she married Charles S. Fleck in Hollidaysburg. Surviving are her husband with whom she ...

David R. Heim

David R. Heim, 86, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, after an extended illness. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Glenn J. McMonigal

Glenn J. McMonigal, 77, Altoona, died Tuesday, June 12, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Mirror.

Edward G. Carper Jr.

Edward G. Carper Jr., 88, Roaring Spring, died Sunday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove after an extended illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Edward G. Carper Sr. and Lula (Snyder) Carper. He was twice married; first to Marian Cooper and then to Neva (Riley) ...

Dale A. Datres

Dale A. Datres, 67, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Stephen and Anna Mae (Beecher) Datres. On June 27, 1987, he married Darlene M. Windle at Zion Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg. Surviving are his ...