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Obituaries

Richard A. ‘Dick’ Carothers

Richard A. “Dick” Carothers, 97, Altoona, died Thursday afternoon at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Cecil B. and Laura R. (Moore) Carothers. On July 16, 1955, he married E. Marjorie Mattern at Broad Avenue Presbyterian Church, Altoona, ...

Judy Ann Detwiler

Judy Ann Detwiler, 69, Altoona, passed away Tuesday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Catharine E. (Brantner) and the late Marion E. “Amos” Detwiler. Surviving are her mother; a sister, Debra F. Dilling; and a brother, Ronald E. Dilling. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. ...

David P. Fortney Sr.

David P. Fortney Sr., 73, Blandburg, died Monday at Resthaven Nursing Home, York. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Melvin D. and Pearl V. (Williamson) Fortney. On Dec. 11, 1965, he married Marcia A. Reardon in Blandburg. In addition to his wife, surviving are two children: David P. ...

Mary E. Hatch

Mary Elizabeth Hatch, 72, rural Williamsburg, died Sunday. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Richard M. and Hazel T. (Deters) Sayers, and raised by her aunt and uncle, Phyllis Hatch and Gerald Deters. Surviving are a sister, Patricia A. Hatch; a sister-in-law, Christina D. ...

David E. Hedberg

David E. Hedberg, 76, Bedford, Va., died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Carl Nils and Helen Mae (Clabaugh) Hedberg. Surviving are his wife, Anna Mary (Still) Hedberg; two children: Kyle Hedberg and Charity (James) Lewis and their mother, Joanne ...

Lillian A. Hougaard

Lillian A. Hougaard, 96, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Seminole, Fla., passed away Monday evening at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late John R. and Ella T. (Hansen) Rasmussen. She was married to the late ...

Grace R. Miller

Grace R. Miller, 79, Altoona, passed away Monday at Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Rose (Yohn) Port. She married Eugene Miller who survives. She is also survived by eight children: Kenneth, Bruce, Thomas, Cindy, Lisa, Margie, ...

Joseph Paul ‘Joe’ Nesius

Joseph P. “Joe” Nesius, age 70, of Remington, Ind., passed away at his home on Friday, Nov. 29, 2019. He was born in Gary, Ind., on March 17, 1949, the son of Paul J. Nesius and Beulah Mae (Whorrall) Nesius. Surviving are his children, Justin (Amber) Nesius and Ashlea Nesius, both of ...

John Peter ‘Pete’ Rickens

John Peter “Pete” Rickens, 56, Cresson, passed away at his home in Sankertown on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019. He was born in Rapid City, S.D., son of Robert W. and Janet E. (Moran) Rickens. He was preceded in death by his father; and Joe and Craig Baum, whom he cared for. Surviving are his ...

Lt. Col. Charles E. ‘Chuck’ Schuster

Lieutenant Colonel Charles E. “Chuck” Schuster, U.S. Air Force Retired, 88, of Valparaiso, Fla., passed away on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, after complications from a stroke. Mr. Schuster was born in Altoona, on Aug. 14, 1931, to Anna and Peter Schuster, and had been a resident of Fort Walton ...

Patricia Kustaborder Brooks

Patricia Kustaborder Brooks, formerly of Bellwood, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, in Raleigh, N.C. Surviving are her three children and their spouses: Shelly and Tom Rhodes of Columbia Falls, Mont., Stefany and Rick Singer of Raleigh, N.C., and Nicholas and Anastasia Brooks of Smethport; ...

Maurey Theodore ‘Ted’ Leis

Maurey Theodore “Ted” Leis, 41, Altoona died Wednesday. He was born in Windber, son of Paula J. (Rosian) McDonald. Surviving are mother, Paula J. McDonald (Terry Ray); a sister, Melissa M. Hartzell and her son, Alexander; and maternal grandparents, Martha Imler and Mike Imler. A memorial ...

Joseph G. Lipple

Joseph G. Lipple, 95, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Ashville, died Sunday at the Veterans Home. He was born in St. Benedict, son of the late Anthony and Caroline (O’Connor) Lipple. Surviving are children: Tom (JoAnne), Lois Eger, Cathy “Kate” Klepser, Dan ...

Nancy L. McCoy

Nancy L. McCoy, 78, Queen, passed away Sunday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Sproul, daughter of the late Kenneth and Betty (Musselman) Knisely. On July 1, 1967, she married Robert Dean McCoy in Leamersville, and he preceded her in death Dec. 30, ...

Joanne Darlene Richards

Joanne Darlene Richards, 80, Calvin, died Saturday. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of Alfred L. and Vivian M. (Magill) White. Surviving are husband, Wayne L.; sons: Bruce (Kathy), Carl (Brenda) and Dale (Joy); seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings: Robert ...

Mary E. Hatch

Mary E. Hatch, 72, rural Williamsburg, passed away Sunday morning, Dec. 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg.

Darlene R. Kyper

Darlene R. Kyper, 82, Altoona, passed away early Sunday morning at Greystone at Bellemeade. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Donald A. and Florence L. (Rock) Reidenbaugh. On Feb. 19, 1954, she married Frederick E. Kyper in Altoona. He preceded her in death in 2011. Surviving ...

Homer C. Smith Jr.

Homer C. Smith Jr., 82, Duncansville, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Homer C. and S. Verna (Walter) Smith. Surviving are numerous cousins. He was preceded in death by a number of cousins as well. A special thank you is offered to special ...

Connie Louise Stewart

Connie Louise Stewart, 58, Martinsburg, W.Va., passed away unexpectedly Friday at her residence. She was born in Hanau, Germany, daughter of the late Vito Anthony DeCriscio Jr. and Patricia Louise (Hand) DeCriscio. On Feb. 26, 1999, she married her husband, Robert Dale Stewart. Along with ...

James E. Stuart

James E. Stuart, 94, Duncansville, passed away Friday surrounded by his family at The Winds at Mattern Orchard. He was born in Renovo, son of the late James and Hazel Elizabeth Kitchen. On Dec. 25, 1945, he married the love of his life, Grace E. Johnson, who preceded him in death Feb. 4, ...