Obituaries

Kay A. Hoff

Kay A. Hoff, 75, Tyrone, and a guest at Mount Laurel Healthcare, Clearfield, died Sunday. She was the daughter of the late Wesley and Virginia Lide Hoff. Surviving are two daughters: Terri Cunkle and Traci Canale; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter. A private service will be held ...

Mary Elizabeth (Shoemaker) Lash

Mary Elizabeth (Shoemaker) Lash, 73, DuBois, died Saturday, May 25, 2019, in Lakewood Ranch, Fla. She was born in DuBois, daughter of Warry and Mary Shoemaker of Hickory. Surviving are a son, Robert J. (Marie) Young Jr. of Hollidaysburg; and two brothers: Merle Shoemaker of Venice, Fla., and ...

Barbara D. Lewis

Barbara D. Lewis, 81, Claysburg, passed away Monday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Merle and Sarah (Ickes) Wertz. Surviving are seven children: April Musselman, Robert Ferrone, William Feathers, Melanie Freeman, Robert Lewis, Dawn Claar and Justin Lewis; 12 grandchildren; 12 ...

Rita H. Shank

Rita H. Shank, 82, Carroll­town, died Tuesday at her home. She was born in Hastings, daughter of the late Dominic and Ruth (Lantzy) Carpinello. Surviving are three children: Bernard (Lisa) Shank, Gregg Shank and Patti (Shank) Higgins; two grandchildren: Jeanette and Katelynn; and numerous ...

Mildred Hawkins Turner

Mildred Hawkins Turner, 95, Altoona, died Saturday at Maybrook Hills Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Healthcare Center after a brief illness. She was born in Spartanburg, S.C., daughter of the late Frank Joe and Luzon (Lussardi) Hawkins. On Sept. 13, 1941, she married Ralph McMillan Turner in ...

Joseph D. Ackerman Sr.

Joseph D. Ackerman Sr., 86, Altoona, died Friday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was born in Hackensack, N.J., son of Joseph D. Ackerman and Ladorna Peterson. Surviving are nine children; two brothers; and one sister. He was preceded in death by three children. Joseph ...

Florence D. Appleman

Florence D. Appleman, 71, Martinsburg, died Friday at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. She was born in Blue Knob, daughter of the late Dewey and Viola (Mock) Brawley. On June 7, 1969, she married Sheldon H. Appleman Sr. in Newry, and he died April 11, 2007. Surviving are five children: ...

Roger Evans Baxter

Roger Evans Baxter, 80, Sinking Valley, died Wednesday morning at his home. He was born in Kittanning, son of the late Olin J. and Marion E. (McComb) Baxter. He married Evelyn L. Himes. Surviving are his wife; a half-brother, John William Baxter of Glenside; an aunt, Mona McComb of Hyde Park; ...

Jerry Roy Disney

Jerry R. Disney, 76, rural Martinsburg, passed away late Sunday, June 2, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg following an extended illness. He was born in Bradford, son of the late Roy E. and Lenore K. (Ward) Disney. On April 6, 1968, he married Martha A. Burns in Custer City. Surviving are ...

Iva J. Hershberger

Iva J. Hershberger, 66, Claysburg, passed away Saturday as a result of an automobile accident. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Leslie and Mary (Musselman) Musselman. On July 11, 1980, she married Raymond B. Hershberger in Claysburg, and he passed away April 13, ...

Barbara D. Lewis

Barbara D. Lewis, 81, Claysburg, passed away Monday, June 3, 2019. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

John Curtis Messner Jr.

John Curtis Messner Jr., 69, Supply, N.C., formerly of Bellwood, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Physician’s Center Hospice, Wilmington, N.C. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Curt and Peggy J. (Simmers) Messner. Surviving are a brother, Steven L. of Altoona; a ...

Mildred Hawkins Turner

Mildred Hawkins Turner, 95, Altoona, died Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, ...

Catherine G. Worthington

Catherine G. Worthington, 87, Altoona, formerly of East Orange, N.J., passed away Wednesday at Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Greenville, N.C., daughter of the late Ben Frank Sr. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Green. Surviving are three children: Janice Bracey and Bing and ...

John Curtis Messner Jr.

John Curtis Messner Jr., 69, Supply, N.C., formerly of Bellwood, died Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Physician’s Center Hospice, Wilmington, N.C. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home, Inc. Bellwood. A graveside service with military ...

David Michael ‘Mike’ Miller

David Michael “Mike” Miller, 65, Sinking Valley, died Friday morning at Hillview Healthcare and Rehab­ilitation Center, Altoona, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Bernard D. and Shirley J. (Peters) Miller. On Aug. 12, 1972, he married Bonnie June Overcash ...

William Neuder

William Neuder, 84, Dudley, died Friday. He was born in Dudley, son of Wallace and Catherine Neuder. Surviving are two sons: William “Butch” and Joel; a daughter, Chanin; nine grandchildren; and four sisters: Dorothy, Audrey, Linda and Cathy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Jane ...

Zachary ‘Zach’ Tyler Peterman

Zachary “Zach” Tyler Peterman, 27, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday after a motorcycle accident. He was born in Altoona, son of Timothy A. and Tammy J. (Smith) Peterman. Along with his loving parents, Zachary is survived by sister, Erica Lockard (Lee); a brother, Jared ...

Jacqueline S. ‘Jackie’ Schrift

Jacqueline S. “Jackie” Schrift, 86, Wilmore, died Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Jesse and Josephine Klock. Surviving are three children: Paul, Jennifer and Joseph; seven grandchildren; and a sister, Sally. She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L.; and six ...

Lukas W. Shank

Lukas W. Shank, 29, Carrolltown, died Saturday. He was born in Johnstown, son of William and Nicole “Nikki” (Kinney) Shank. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Jared; and his grandmothers: Louetta Shank and Norma J. Frederick. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers: Joseph Shank and ...