Obituaries

Dr. John C. Brisini

Dr. John C. Brisini, 96, Ebensburg, died Thursday. He was born in Lilly, son of Camillo and Maria (Defante) Brisini. Surviving are three children: Nicholas, Joseph (Jill) and Mary (Perry); seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister, Frances Cardillo. ...

Richard A. ‘Rick’ Freet

Richard A. “Rick” Freet, 64, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William E. and Alma May (Walters) Freet. Surviving are a daughter, Kristan (Jim) Rightenour; four grandchildren: Devyn, James, Noah and Emily; and eight siblings. Rick served in the ...

Dennis L. ‘Denny’ Garwood

Dennis L. “Denny” Garwood, 74, Duncansville, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lester D. and Harriet P. (Stotler) Garwood. On June 8, 1968, he married Sandra G. Holliday in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Sandra; two ...

Peter R. Grier

Peter R. Grier, 64, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at Our Lady of ...

Carol Sue Hogue

Carol Sue Hogue, 76, Loretto, died Friday at her home. She was born in Salem, Ill., daughter of the late Raymond Foutch and Mildred (Bushong) Bailey. On Nov. 26, 1962, she married George Hogue Sr. in Washington, D.C. Surviving are her husband of 57 years; four children: Judy Hogue (Andy), ...

Normalee Lucas

On Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019, Normalee Lucas, loving wife and mother of nine children, passed away peacefully at age 88, at her Mount Joy home. Normalee was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., to Dewey and Edna Mae Purchase, and was the youngest of four siblings, all of whom have preceded her in death. ...

LaRue Anne Henry Miles

LaRue Anne Henry Miles, of Evergreen Estates, Lancaster, formerly of Bellwood, peacefully passed away on Thursday at the age of 95. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of Wilhemina “Minnie” Glass and Harry A. Henry. She married Charles J. Miles, who preceded her in death in 1958. During ...

Gloria J. Mirante

Gloria J. Mirante, 78, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Anthony L. Sr. and Anna Maria (Corso) Mirante. Surviving are a brother, Anthony J. Mirante Jr. of Altoona; two nephews: Louis and Stephen Nitti; and a ...

Twila M. (Focht) Snyder

Twila M. (Focht) Snyder, 85, Duncansville, died Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Howard and Sylvia (Bousom) Focht. She married Dean E. Snyder in 1956. Surviving are her husband of 62 years; three daughters: Donna L. McCoy of Roaring Spring, Sylvia L. ...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Wojcik

Robert J. “Bob” Wojcik, 70, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Hillview Chateau, Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Louis and Teresa M. (Kinney) Wojcik. On July 24, 1976, Bob married Shelia A. Hughes at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. Surviving are his wife, ...

Richard Anthony Bruno

Richard Anthony Bruno, 78, Chelmsford, Mass., formerly of Altoona, died Wednesday, July 31, 2019, after an extended illness. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou; a son, Michael of Buda, Texas; a daughter, Shannon (Chris) Morrissey of Billerica, Mass; three grandchildren; a sister, Patricia Cherry ...

Barbara A. ‘Barb’ Eger

Barbara A. “Barb” Eger, 79, Cresson, died Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Jr. and Josephine (Hoover) Petyak. On Jan. 12, 1957, she married David Eger. In addition to her husband of 62 years, surviving are four children: Karen (Tim) Seymore, ...

Paul Elwood Fisher

Paul Elwood Fisher, 87, James Creek, died Thursday. He was born in Grafton, son of the late Philip Carl and Cora Blanche (Norris) Fisher. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah A. Riley; grandson, Carson Fisher Riley; and siblings: Ruth Hess, Thelma Divley, Elda Pennebaker, Merle “Gert” Fisher ...

Bernard V. Gustitis

Bernard V. Gustitis, 89, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in New Philadelphia, son of the late John A. and Helen (Kisalosky) Gustitis. He married Norma Favoccia, and she preceded him in death on May 13, 1992. Surviving are ...

Betty L. ‘Nan’ (Lovell) Hescox

Betty L. “Nan” (Lovell) Hescox, 92, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born at home in Blandburg, daughter of the late Frank and Iva M. (Thomas) Lovell. She married John Hescox in 1945. Surviving are her husband of 74 years; three daughters: Patricia R. Carnell and ...

Bertha ‘Birdie’ Howard

Bertha “Birdie” Howard, 97, Coalport, died Wednesday. She was born in Osceola Mills, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Tomco) Stewart. Surviving are daughter, Bette Kava; son-in-law, Bob Johns Sr.; grandchildren: Bob Johns Jr. and Celena (Jerry) Giles; and numerous nieces and nephews. ...

Waltraud ‘Trudy’ Seitz Ott

Waltraud “Trudy” Seitz Ott, 75, Altoona, formerly of Gainesville, Fla., died Thursday. Surviving are her husband, A. James Ott; a daughter, Erika Childress; four stepchildren: Darlene Ott-Hale, Linda Adler, James Ott and Carol Rouzer; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two ...

David L. Roudabush Sr.

David L. Roudabush Sr., 66, Portage, died Thursday. He was born in Windber, son of the late Harvey and Phyllis (Townend) Roudabush. Surviving are his wife, Carol (Fordick) Roudabush; a son, David (Kate) Roudabush Jr.; a daughter, Ashley; two grandchildren: Harper and Camden; three siblings: ...

Albin H. Schenk Jr.

Albin H. Schenk Jr., 84, Loretto RD, died Thursday. He was born in Loretto RD, son of the late Albin Sr. and Edith (Baker) Schenk. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Helen (Patrick) Schenk; two daughters: Patricia (Andy “John”) Choros and Pamela (John) Crowell; two granddaughters: Miranda ...

Florence E. Sollenberger

Florence E. Sollenberger, 90, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of East Freedom, passed away Thursday at the home. She was born in Cross Keys, daughter of the late Burleigh and Golda P. (Stiffler) Grove. On May 14, 1948, she married Joseph F. Sollenberger in Cross Keys, and he ...