Obituaries

Donna L. Williams

Donna L. Williams, 78, Altoona, passed peacefully on Saturday at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Theodore and Ruth (Mentzer) Geist. She married William Williams on April 9, 1960; he preceded her in death in October 2009. Surviving are ...

Irene F. Fagley

Irene F. Fagley, 89, Tyrone, died Saturday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. She was born in Maple Ridge, daughter of James H. and Onda M. (Edmonston) Bywater. She was twice married, first to Charles R. Hunter on July 13, 1949, in Tyrone. He died Feb. 24, 1994. She ...

Mary E. (Bednar) Charney

Mary E. (Bednar) Charney, 97, Nanty Glo, passed away on Dec. 2, 2017. She was born in 1920, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Kachik) Bednar. She was married to the late Michael Charney for nearly 17 years, before his death in 1977. Surviving are a stepson, Francis Charney, in Virginia; ...

D. Rosella Walter

D. Rosella Walter, 90, rural Martinsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, Dec. 3, 2017, at her son’s home. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Mary Ann Crum

Mary Ann Crum, 56, Lilly, died unexpectedly on Friday at her residence. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late George and Mary Jane (Varney) Zunich. Surviving are two daughters: Trista McCloskey of Cresson and Lindsay Crum of Pittsburgh; a granddaughter; and four siblings: Irene ...

Mary A. Gallagher

Mary A. Gallagher, 76, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late Eddie and Greta (Taylor) Conrad. Surviving are a son, Terry of Hollidaysburg; a daughter, Carmen (Kevin) of Altoona; a stepdaughter, Melissa Zumstein; seven grandchildren: Mark ...

David Joseph Luciano

David Joseph Luciano, 85, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Thursday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony and Angelina (Richardella) Luciano. Surviving are his former wife, Barbara J. Luciano; and several loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by ...

Beth (Mingle) Morningstar

Beth (Mingle) Morningstar, 56, rural Huntingdon, went home to be with her Lord on Friday morning at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Marguerite “Peggy” (Isenberg) and the late Thomas E. Mingle. Surviving are her partner, Mike ...

John Edward Osmolinski

John Edward Osmolinski, 91, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Friday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late John and Rosella (Kordell) Osmolinski. On May 20, 1950, he married Emma Barbara Duma at St. Joseph Parish, Haverhill, Mass., and she preceded ...

Marilyn C. Plummer

Marilyn C. Plummer, 85, Clappertown, rural Williamsburg, died Friday in Carlisle. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Evelyn (Weld) Kitchen. Surviving are six children: Richard Jr., Dale, Patti, Marilyn Smith, Joyce Moyer and Jennifer Moffitt; 13 grandchildren; and two ...

Paul Alan Durbin

Paul Alan Durbin, 58, Altoona, passed away at home. Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. memorial service on Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror.

Mary A. Gallagher

Mary A. Gallagher, 76, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Florence Halpern

Florence Halpern, 97, Rockville, Md., formerly of Dover, Del., died Thursday in Rockville, Md. She was born in Barnesboro, daughter of the late Sam and Ida (Brenner) Sanders. On June 20, 1943, she married Harold Halpern in Philadelphia, and he preceded her in death on June 6, ...

Matthew John Mitchell

Matthew John Mitchell, 24, St. Cloud, Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, after being struck by a vehicle crossing Route 192 in Florida. He was born in Altoona, son of John D. Mitchell and Shary Lee Weis. Surviving are his parents; two sisters: Meredith Lee Collins ...

Beth A. Morningstar

Beth A. Morningstar, 56, rural Huntingdon, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017, at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Marilyn C. Plummer

Marilyn C. Plummer, 85, Clappertown, rural Williamsburg, passed away unexpectedly on Friday morning, Dec. 1, 2017, in Carlisle. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Paul L. Burk

Paul L. Burk, 93, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. Surviving are two children: John and Karen; two siblings: Don and Betty; and a large extended family. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, at New Creation in Christ Ministry, Altoona, Pastor ...

Gloria M. Burris

Gloria M. Burris, 80, Blandburg, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday at her residence, surrounded by her loving family. She fought a lengthy and courageous battle with lung cancer. She was born in Blandburg, daughter of the late George W. and Ada M. (Beers) Lightner. On April ...

Andrew F. Frederick

Andrew F. Frederick, 82, Altoona, died Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Hollidays-burg, son of the late George and Gertrude (Weaver) Frederick. On July 16, 1958, he married Joan M. Ruckinger in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 7, 2011. Surviving are a ...

Stanley J. ‘Stush’ Halerz

Stanley J. “Stush” Halerz, 79, Cresson, died Thursday at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Stanley and Margaret (Vargo) Halerz. Surviving are four children: Linda (Roger) Beiswenger of Gallitzin, Leo (Sherry) of Cresson, Mary (Denny) McGarry of ...