Obituaries

Richard William ‘Bill’ Koelle

Richard William “Bill” Koelle, 45, Hanover, entered God’s eternal care on Saturday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Elizabeth “Betsy” Ann (Cliber) and the late Richard L. Koelle. Surviving are his loving wife, June A. (Naill) Koelle, with whom he shared 20 years of ...

Dr. Donald G. Snyder Jr.

Dr. Donald G. Snyder Jr., 63, Hollidaysburg, went to be with the Lord on Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald G. Sr. and Janet Mae (Shute) Snyder. Surviving are his wife, Sandra M. (Griffith) Snyder; two sons: Brian T. Snyder of Hollidaysburg and Benjamin J. Snyder of ...

Daniel T. Plummer

Daniel T. Plummer, 54, Altoona, died Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of William and Vivian (Bookhamer) Plummer. Surviving are two children: Jennifer R. and Todd R. Plummer; his mother, Vivian; and four siblings: Tim and Bruce Plummer, Vonda Whitfield and Karen McKee. He was preceded in ...

Jacob Ronald Whiteford

Jacob Ronald Whiteford, 25, Indiana, Pa., formerly of Westover, died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of Ronald and Diane (Imler) Whiteford. Surviving are his parents of Westover; and a brother, Kyler Whiteford of Indiana, Pa. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, ...

Francis E. ‘Skip’ Della

Francis “Skip” Della, 68, passed away Sunday at Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Rose M. Fatigante and his adoptive parents, the late Frank F. and Christine L. Della. Surviving are a daughter, Samantha Hammond; ...

Leroy P. Beals

Leroy P. Beals, 65, Fallentimber, died Saturday. He was born in Philipsburg, son of the late James E. and Faye L. (Meckley) Beals. On Oct. 21, 1971, he married Joyce M. Huey. Surviving are his wife; two children: Leroy T. Beals and Rebecca J. Beirlair; four grandchildren; and four siblings: ...

Ernest Walter ‘Ernie’ Bubier

Ernest Walter “Ernie” Bubier, 71, Duncansville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday as a result of an accident in his garage. He was born in Wilton, Maine, son of the late Charles and Zelma Lakin Bubier. On May 10, 1986, he married Karen Yohn in Wilton, Maine. Surviving are his ...

Harry R. Campbell

Harry R. Campbell, 95, Northern Cambria, died Sunday. He was born in Barnesboro, son of the late Harry A. and Bessie (Coy) Campbell. Surviving are a daughter, Gale Pompa; two grandchildren; and a sister, Annabell Agostino. He was preceded in death by his wife, Lola; and five siblings: Beatrice, ...

Earl B. Cunningham

Earl B. Cunningham, 94, Frederick, Md., formerly of Altoona, passed away Sunday at Kline Hospice House in Mount Airy, Md. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11, 2017, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday. A complete ...

Ralph J. Farabaugh Sr.

Ralph J. Farabaugh Sr., 89, Loretto, died Monday. He was born in R.D. Loretto, son of the late Rupert and Catherine (Driskel) Farabaugh. Surviving are eight children: Theresa Storm, Louise Eckenrode, Cindy Gailey, Donna Berg, Ralph Jr., Priscilla Perehinec, Jerry and Justina Bohn; and 22 ...

Nina B. Garman

Nina B. Garman, 81, a resident of Windy Hill Village, Philipsburg, formerly of Glasgow, died Monday. She was born in Glasgow, daughter of the late Charles B. and Marguerite H. (Hommer) Bowman. On Sept. 29, 1956, she married Dean L. Garman, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 2005. ...

Judy Ann Hurm

Judy Ann Hurm, 73, a resident of Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center, formerly of Sinking Valley, died Monday at the home. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Jack and Catherine (Garman) McElhinney. On July 1, 1966, she married John R. Hurm in Altoona. Surviving are ...

Donald W. ‘Bill’ Lidwell

Donald W. “Bill” Lidwell, 80, Altoona, passed away Sunday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Ashville, son of the late Patrick and Georgia (Noel) Lidwell. On April 30, 1988, he married Carmela A. Caracciolo in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Carmela; two sons: William P. ...

Reuben J. Smith

Reuben J. Smith, 97, East Freedom, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Robert James and Alice C. (Mellott) Smith. On Feb. 21, 1941, he married Mary E. Lewis in Maryland. Surviving are his wife; three sons: Reuben ...

Genevieve A. ‘Gennie’ Stitt

Genevieve A. “Gennie” Stitt, 94, died Thursday afternoon at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roy W. and Rhoda V. (Grace) Kehoe. On June 9, 1942, she married Harold G. Stitt in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death on ...

Reverend Marjorie G. Walker

Reverend Marjorie G. Walker, 99, Lewisburg, passed away Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017, at Riverwoods, Lewisburg. Arrangements are by Cronrath-Grenoble Funeral Home, South Second and St. Louis Streets, Lewisburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Anna Marie Wilt

Anna Marie Wilt, 91, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at her home, surrounded by her family She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Melvin Sr. and Violet (Wertz) Wilt. Surviving are three sisters: Violet Yingling and husband, Edward C., of Duncansville, Donna J. Barker of ...

Ruth Shuey Risser

Ruth Shuey Risser, 91, Adamstown, Md., formerly of Palmyra, passed away on Friday at Buckingham’s Choice, Adamstown. She was born in Palmyra, daughter of the late David and Ada Shuey. She married Dr. John Vere Risser, DVM, who preceded her in death. Surviving are her three children: John ...

Steve M. Cushion Sr.

Steve M. Cushion Sr., 93, Tyrone died Saturday at Colonial Courtyard, Tyrone. He was born in Stover, son of Matthew M. and Anna (Lynch) Cushion. On Nov. 21, 1953, he married Ellen M. Lewis at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone. She died July 6, 2014. Surviving are a daughter, Dolores ...

Louis James Reagan

Louis James Reagan, 78, Waynesboro, formerly of Greencastle, died Friday morning at Brookdale Senior Living Center, Hagerstown, Md. He had been in declining health during the past year and a half. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Cyril and Rose (Bettwy) Reagan. He married Sharon Fitz ...