Obituaries

Alan R. Forney

Alan R. Forney, 70, Pittsburgh, formerly of Altoona, passed away Friday at St. Clair Hospital, Mount Lebanon, after a brief illness. He was born in Olean, N.Y., son of the late Robert T. and Lila L. (Aughenbaugh) Forney. Surviving are three children: Ryan P. and wife, Yolanda, of ...

Robin Renee Hughes

Robin Renee Hughes, 45, Altoona, formerly of Saxton, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Huntingdon, daughter of Charlotte (Ross) Airhart and stepfather, Daniel Airhart, and the late Billy Porter. Surviving are her mother and stepfather; a son, Richard Hughes and wife, ...

Dorothy M. ‘Dottie’ Maucieri

Dorothy M. “Dottie” Maucieri, Altoona, died Friday, Oct. 6, 2017. She was born in Bojano, Campo­bassa, Italy, daughter of Francesco and Elvira Amatuzzio-Maddas. She married Joseph Maucieri in March 1943 in Tampa, Fla. Surviving are two daughters: Barbara Dorio of Oakhurst, N.J., and ...

Allen Walker Salyer

Allen Walker Salyer, 22, Roaring Spring, formerly of Tyrone, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at his home. Friends will be received from 4 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Allen John Carbaugh

Allen John Carbaugh, 83, Waterside, died Saturday. He was born in Waterside, son of the late Ernest H. and Violet Carbaugh. Surviving are his wife, Donna; three children: Gregg Carbaugh, Roy Carbaugh and Julie Lynn Nelson; eight grandchildren; and three siblings: Blair, Betty and Mardella. He ...

Maline Jane Ciambotti

Maline Jane Ciambotti, 85, Carlisle, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Altoona, passed away quietly on Saturday at Manor Care, Carlisle. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Violet Rhoades. She married Rudolph J. “Rudy” Ciambotti, who preceded her in death on ...

Annette M. Dobson

Annette M. Dobson, 90, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Friday from complications of Alzheimer’s disease, at her residence with her children at her side. She was born Antionette M. Rogal in the village of Allport, Cambria County, daughter of the late John and Antionette Presalowicz ...

Mary Virginia ‘Ginger’ Eckenrode

Mary Virginia “Ginger” Eckenrode, 82, Carrolltown, died Friday at her residence, surrounded by her loving family, after an extended illness. She lived an ordinary life of extraordinary impact, touching the lives of thousands of other people through her work in nursing and her passion for ...

Delphine C. Gates

Delphine C. Gates, 94, Martinsburg, died Friday. She was born in New Enterprise, daughter of the late Sherman and Deliliah (Koontz) Baker. On Sept. 5, 1939, she married John H. Gates, who preceded her in death on May 17, 2011. Surviving are five children: Darlene Guyer, Betty Bechtel, Francis, ...

Christina P. ‘Chrissy’ Henninger

Christina P. “Chrissy” Henninger, 44, Altoona, died Saturday morning, Oct. 7, 2017, at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. ...

Bertha E. (Lewis) Johnson

Bertha E. (Lewis) Johnson, Ross Township, Allegheny County, formerly of Tipton, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2017. Surviving are her beloved daughter, Dorinda (Douglas) Taylor of Pittsburgh; two grandchildren: Monique and Brandon Taylor, to whom she was a loving grandmother; and her ...

Donald E. ‘Don’ Kruise

Donald E. “Don” Kruise, 84, Altoona, passed away early Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph J. and Margaret (Kibler) Kruise. Surviving are his fiancee, Sue Snyder of Hollidaysburg; two daughters: Judy Crisafulli and husband, Paul, of Ocala, ...

Jaqueline Irby Lane

Jaqueline Irby Lane, 72, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Marion, S.C., daughter of the late Tyson and Essie Mae Drummond. Surviving are her husband, William Lane; two sons: Michael and Archie Irby; and two brothers: Patrick and Tyson Drummond. She was preceded in death ...

Miriam A. ‘Mimi’ Mock

Miriam A. “Mimi” Mock, 73, Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg, formerly of Cresson, died Thursday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Francis and Agnes (Leap) Bradley. Surviving are three children: Wayne, Donna Pettenati and Sharon ...

David Michael O’Connell

David Michael O’Connell, 64, State College, passed away on Sept. 25, 2017, after a battle with cancer. He was born in Johnstown, son of William and Dorothy (Ober) O’Connell. Surviving are two daughters: Joy O’Connell and Jessie O’Connell; a grandson, Ryan O’Connell; a son-in-law, ...

Robert C. Richardson

Robert C. Richardson, 86, Alexandria, died Wednesday. He was born in Clinton, Ind., son of the late Carl and Bertha (Hedges) Richardson. Surviving are his wife, Betty; four children: James Reaser, Martie Mehrring, Robert C. Richardson and Beth Harms; six grandchildren; and five ...

Edna (Baker) Yingling

Edna (Baker) Yingling, 79, Portage, passed away Friday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Herbert and Helene (Marks) Baker. Surviving are two daughters: Dianna Foreman and Rebecca Clinger; three grandchildren: Victoria Yingling, ...

Warren W. Beman Jr.

Warren W. Beman Jr., 69, Altoona, died Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Warren W. Sr. and Dorothy N. (Mattern) Beman. On March 5, 1998, he married Tyane Weyandt in Cleveland, Ohio. Surviving are his wife; a stepdaughter, Rachelle Hoover of State College; and two step-grandsons. ...

Diane B. Henahan

Diane B. Henahan Diane B. Henahan, 69, Indian Land, S.C., formerly of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received at the 7 p.m. funeral Mass on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Hollidays-burg. Arrangements ...

Joyce Louise Kearney

Joyce Louise Kearney, 86, Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Clinton and Minnie Mae (Price) Shroyer. She married Robert Sheldon Kearney, who preceded her in death on Feb. 17, 2013. Surviving are three daughters: ...