Obituaries

Richard J. Snyder

Richard J. Snyder, 69, Altoona, died Sunday morning, Nov. 11, 2018, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, followed by a 1 p.m. funeral service. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Leo Baranick

Leo Baranick, 87, Ebens­burg, formerly of Patton, passed away Wednesday at Cambria Care Center. He was born in Patton, son of the late Vasil and Anastasia (Korinchak) Baranick. Surviving are several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by five brothers: John, Andrew, Peter, ...

William E. Freidenbloom Jr.

William E. Freidenbloom Jr., 87, Altoona, passed away Friday at Maybrook Hills Rehabil­itation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. He was born in Cross Keys, son of the late William E. Sr. and Clara (McGee) Freidenbloom. On Sept. 5, 1964, he married Mary Jane DePiro in Cross Keys. Surviving ...

Gardner correction

Vera C. Gardner, 96, formerly of Claysburg, Mercer and Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Homewood at Martins­burg. Friends will be received from 1 until the 2 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Christ Luth­eran Church, Claysburg. Arrange­ments are by ...

Joseph Lack

Joseph Lack, 88, Altoona, formerly of Ebensburg, died Wednesday at VA Pittsburgh Healthcare. He was born in Colver, son of the late Charles and Josephine (Monyak) Lack. Surviving are his second wife, Evelyn (Weyandt) of Altoona; two children: Gaye Jo (Ed) Miller of Latrobe and James ...

Beverly J. (McKnight) McKee

Beverly J. (McKnight) McKee, 93, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Vincent McKnight and Mae Ella (Weaver) McKnight. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married John H. McKee. Surviving are her three loving children: Sheryl A. Murtha of ...

Anna M. Moughemer

Anna M. Moughemer, 98, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, 2018, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, Hollidays­burg. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Satur­day, Nov. 17, 2018, at St. Mary ...

James W. Patterson

James W. Patterson, 79, Bellwood, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Claysburg, son of the late James A. and Mary (Leonard) Patterson. Surviving are two sons: Gregory Scott of Altoona and Jason Alan of Pittsburgh; six sisters: Beverly, Marlene, Marion, Peachie, Charlene and ...

Dolores ‘Dee’ Pletcher Riggleman

Dolores “Dee” Pletcher Riggleman, 86, Martinsburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Daniel and Beatrix (Everett) Vickers. Surviving are five children: Spring (Don) Aikens in Florida, Cynthia Pletcher of Martinsburg, Pamela ...

Vera C. Gardner

Vera C. Gardner, 96, formerly of Claysburg, Mercer and Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Charles S. and Violet (Beegle) Madara. On April 5, 1947, she married Gerald L. Gardner, who preceded her in death on Dec. 12, ...

Bernadine K. Himes

Bernadine K. Himes, 77, formerly of Frankstown, passed away Friday, Oct. 19, 2018, at her residence in Orlando, Fla. She was born in Frankstown, daughter of Ellen May (Johnson) and Paul Reed Dubbs. On June 24, 1961, she married Paul Himes in Hollidaysburg. Surviving are her husband; a son, ...

Barbara L. Strayer

Barbara L. Strayer, 54, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona, after a two-year battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Rosella Keister. She married Thomas “T.J.” Strayer Jr. on March 3, 1997. Surviving are three children: April (Kent) Carnell, Thomas ...

Louis E. ‘Louie’ Weber

Louis E. “Louie” Weber, 76, Athens, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018, at his residence, after battling lung and bone cancer. He was born in Duncansville, son of Louis and Bernice (Hoffman) Weber. Louis was a 1960 graduate of Hollidaysburg High School. After graduation, he served ...

Vera C. Gardner

Vera C. Gardner, 96, formerly of Claysburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 8, 2018, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 1 until the 3 p.m. funeral service on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at Christ Lutheran Church, Claysburg. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funer­al Home, ...

Richard C. ‘Chris’ Heil

Richard C. “Chris” Heil, 75, Hollidaysburg, went home to be with his Lord Jesus Christ on Thursday afternoon at his residence. He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, son of the late Eugene and Marjorie (Molden) Heil. Surviving are his wife, Peggyann Carnill; a son, Christian Heil; a daughter, ...

John W. ‘Jack’ Seabolt Jr.

John W. “Jack” Seabolt Jr., 69, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Mon­day at Graystone Manor at Bellemeade. He was born in Altoona, son of John W. Sr. and Sarah A. (Yoder) Seabolt. Surviving are his mother; a brother, Mark Seabolt and wife, Tammy; a niece, Crystal Hensler and ...

Pastor Bruce D. Whalen Jr.

Pastor Bruce D. Whalen Jr., 84, rural New Enter­prise, passed away Wednes­day at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Bruce D. Sr. and Mary I. (Albright) Whalen. Surviving are his wife, N. JoAnn (Criswell) Whalen; three sons: David B., Mark A. and Daniel P.; a ...

Leroy Huber

Leroy Huber, 87, Odenton, Ohio, died Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Oscar N. and Christine (Kline) Huber. He married Bonnie Lou Seagraves Smith Huber. Surviving are his wife; five children: Lee F. Huber of Roanoke, Va., Teresa Jewell of ...

Louise E. Julick

Louise E. Julick, 85, Carrolltown, died Wednes­day. She was born in Hastings, daughter of the late Henry and Bertha (Kirkpatrick) Rosian. Surviving are three children: Joyce C. Mitchell, Cheryl Cahallan and Edward G. Julick; seven grandchildren; and four siblings: Kathy, Leo, Grace and Emily ...

Susan Litzinger

Susan Litzinger, 65, Altoona, passed away Mon­day at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Morgan and Joan (Fogel) Litzinger. Surviving are her mother of Altoona; a daughter, Sara Litzinger and fiance, Ryan Harr, of Columbus, Ohio; two grandchildren: Ember Harr and Piper ...