Obituaries

Mary Jane Reekie

Mary Jane Reekie, 91, Manor Township, died Tuesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late David and Susanna Gertrude (Peterman) Fechter. Surviving are her husband, John Gale Reekie; three children: Dr. Timothy Reekie, Linda Reekie and Michele Reekie; and four grandchildren. In addition ...

Virginia Luella Stere

Virginia Luella Stere, 101, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday evening at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Clarence Michael and Hazel Pearl (McMinn) Hart. On July 27, 1937, she married George R. Stere, and he preceded her in death Sept. 1, ...

Heather Dianne Stewart

Heather Dianne Stewart, 44, rural Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday evening, Feb. 6, 2019, at McGee Women’s Hospital of UPMC, Pittsburgh, following a courageous battle with cancer. Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. celebration of life service Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at ...

Joyce A. Brenneman

Joyce A. Brenneman, 86, Duncansville, passed away unexpectedly Monday at her residence. She was born in Ohio, daughter of the late Edwin Lloyd and Olga (Uline) Figart. On Dec. 15, 1950, she married James R. Brenneman in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1998. Surviving ...

John T. Chathams

John T. Chathams, 65, Flinton, passed away Monday evening at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank and Nannie (Bollinger) Chathams. On Sept. 16, 1972, he married Susan M. Royer, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2017. Surviving are two sons: Robert (Kathy) ...

Miriam L. Hoover

Miriam L. Hoover, 91, East Freedom, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away late Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. Arrange­ments are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Cleona R. ‘Nooks’ Pope Rumberger

Cleona R. “Nooks” Pope Rumberger, 89, passed away Friday evening, Feb. 1, 2019, after a lengthy illness. Cleona, or “Nooks” to family and friends, was born May 2, 1929, in Greenwood, Blair County, daughter of Neil and Emma (Miller) Pope. She graduated from Bellwood-Antis High School ...

Robert M. Stultz

Robert M. Stultz, 90, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. Robert, known by all as “Bob,” was born in Altoona on Nov. 17, 1928, son of the late Cleda (Bush) Stultz. Bob was preceded in death by his first wife, Helen (Ehredt) Stultz. He went on to remarry ...

Linda A. Williams

Linda A. Williams, 57, Altoona, passed away Tuesday after a long fought and courageous battle with several illnesses. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Mary Ellen (Chase) Megahan. Surviving are her loving husband of 35 wonderful years, Walter Williams; a son, Walter F. ...

John T. Chathams

John T. Chathams, 65, Flinton, passed away Monday evening at his residence. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

The Rev. Roland Emond Jr.

The Rev. Roland Emond Jr., 71, Coalport, died Monday. He was born in Worcester, Mass., son of Janette (Peters) Emond and the late Roland Emond Sr. Surviving are his wife, Jodi (Zeisel); four children: Julie, Chris and Patrick Zeisel and Rachel Emond; many grandchildren; his mother; and a ...

Willard Clinton Gunnett

Willard Clinton Gunnett, 94, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clappertown, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday afternoon at the home. He was born in Royer, rural Williamsburg, son of the late Neff Earl and Edith Bell (Vanderpool) Gunnett. On Aug. 10, ...

Michael C. Harrison

Michael C. Harrison, 81, Portage, died Monday. He was born in Chicago, Ill., son of the late Russell and Angela (Leginze) Harrison. Surviving are his wife, Susan (Fukas); a son, Michael and wife, Miche; two grandsons: Ty and Logan; and a brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Brian Paul and wife, ...

Margaret M. McMahon

Margaret M. McMahon, 94, formerly of Baldwin, passed away Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, surrounded by her loving family. Surviving are three children: Judy (Bill) McKillop, William (Diane) McMahon Jr. and Ronald (Coralie) McMahon; eight grandchildren and ...

Betty Jane Mock

Betty Jane Mock, McGaheysville, Va., 96, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday at her home after a brief illness. She was born in Osceola Mills, daughter of Charles Russell and Josephine Lucy Vaughn. She was married to Charles E. Mock Jr., and he died Dec. 8, 2017, after more than 76 years of ...

David E. Ott

David E. Ott, 65, East Freedom, passed away Monday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Cletus P. and Clyde E. (McKendree) Ott. Surviving are his long-time friend, Jim Smith; and four brothers: Richard and wife, Sandra, Steve and wife, ...

Warren E. Thomas

Warren E. Thomas, 95, Tyrone, died Sunday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born in Tyrone, son of Ralph G. and Ethel (Nowlin) Thomas. Surviving are a nephew; a nephew-in-law; five great-nieces and nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and nephews. Warren was a U. S. Army veteran of WWII. ...

Richelle A. Umholtz

Richelle A. Umholtz, 44, Altoona, died unexpectedly Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Sandra D. (Sprankle) McClellan and the late Ricky G. McClellan Sr. On March 24, 1994, she married James M. Umholtz Sr. in Newport News, Va. Surviving are her husband; two ...

Marguerite L. Campbell

Marguerite L. Campbell, 87, Claysburg, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late Levi W. and Marguerite (Drass) DeLozier. On Jan. 12, 1980, she married Samuel Dean Campbell in Duncansville. Surviving are a stepdaughter, Sara Walter of ...

Christopher David Diehl

Christopher David Diehl, 73, Boonsboro, Md., passed from this life on Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at Ravenwood Lutheran Village in Hagerstown, Md. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George R. and Pearl (Koontz) Diehl. He was the beloved husband of Bonnie K. Diehl for 53 years. They were ...