Obituaries

Kelly C. Claycomb

Kelly C. Claycomb, 53, Osterburg, passed away Fri­day, Sept. 28, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, at Lower Claar Church of the Brethren, Claysburg, Pastor John Winesickle officiating. The service will be held in conjunction with a memorial service for ...

Violet Mae (Eicher) Claycomb

Violet M. (Eicher) Claycomb, 81, Osterburg, went home to her Lord and Savior on Tues­day at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Queen, daughter of the late Arch and Mildred Eicher. On Dec. 22, 1956, she married Sheldon Claycomb in Win­chester, Va., and they ...

Charles E. Gottshall

Charles E. Gottshall, 91, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. As per Charles’ wishes, all services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. Mem­orial contributions in ...

Valerie R. ‘Val’ Groce

Valerie R. “Val” Groce, 43, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly on Saturday at Carroll Hospital, West­minster, Md., with her family by her side. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Herbert and Karen (Fitzgerald) Groce. Surviving are her parents of Hollidaysburg; her sister, ...

Charles Henry Guyer Jr.

Charles Henry Guyer Jr., 76, Altoona, died Tuesday morning at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles Henry, Sr. and Wanda Vivian (Taylor) Guyer. On Jan. 24, 1969, he married Rebecca Ann Joyner in Penn Run. Surviving are his wife; three daughters: Heather L. Guyer of ...

Larry R. Lowe

Larry R. Lowe, 75, Nor­thern Cambria, died Wed­nesday. He was born in Friedens, Somerset County, son of the late John “Jack” and Ruby (Yoder) Lowe. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Carol Ann “Nookie” (DaBella) Lowe; two children: Lisa (Rodney) Morchesky and Larry “Kingpin” ...

Lucille Lucko

Lucille Lucko, 66, Nanty Glo, passed away Friday at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was the daughter of Louis and Regina (Christman) Iannacchione. Surviving are her father; two sons: Timothy and Robert (Amber) Lucko; five grandchildren: Kaden, Karli, Noah, Andrew and Emily; her special ...

Jerry Mosey

Jerry Mosey, 60, Cresson, died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Dean and Sara (Mentzer) Mosey. Surviving are his wife, Brenda (Passanita); two sons: Justin and Jason; two stepchildren: Joshua McMahon and Samantha Morris; four grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; two ...

Robert J. ‘R.J.’ Ott

Robert J. “R.J.” Ott, 23, Duncansville, died unexpectedly on Tues­day at his residence from an apparent heart attack after a lifetime of cardiac issues. He was born in Altoona, son of Melinda L. “Mindy” Ott. Surviving are his mother; several step-siblings; his maternal grandfather, ...

Betty L. Shock

Betty L. Shock, 83, a resident of May­brook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, formerly of Eldorado, passed away early Wednes­day morning. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Kasmir and Mary (Starzeski) Pacanowski. On May 28, 1954, she married James F. Shock in Tyrone, and ...

Donna J. (Wilt) Barker

Donna J. (Wilt) Barker, 81, Pottstown, passed away Monday at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. She was born in Hollidays­burg, daughter of the late Melvin and Violet (Wertz) Wilt. She was the wife of the late Albert Barker. Surviving are six children: Cynthia Kemner and husband, Charles, ...

Robert F. Buck

Robert F. Buck, 84, Tipton, died unexpectedly on Sun­day afternoon, Oct. 28, 2018, at Tyrone Hospital. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at St. ...

Karen Kaye Dandrea

Karen Kaye Dandrea, 74, Altoona, passed away Sunday even­ing at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Ruth (Crabtree) Yohn. On June 17, 1967, she married Gilbert H. Dandrea in Virginia, and he preceded her in death on ...

Theodore W. ‘Ted’ Edgar

Theodore W. “Ted” Edgar, 83, formerly of Hawley, died Monday. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Crandell and Marion (Dill) Edgar. Surviving are three children: Dorothy Van Houten, Mary Ann Sowers and Theodore; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson. He was preceded in death ...

Richard A. Floyd

Richard A. Floyd, 74, Altoona, passed away Mon­day at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Indiana, son of the late Richard H. and Genevieve (Coleman) Floyd. Surviving are two sons: Richard H. Floyd of Fair­mont, W.Va., and Gregory W. (Misty) Floyd of Altoona; two grandchildren: Tressa and Ethan ...

Charles Henry Guyer Jr.

Charles Henry Guyer Jr., 76, Altoona, died Tuesday morning, Oct. 30, 2018, at his residence. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Fri­day, Nov. 2, 2018, and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, 2018, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be ...

Robert Lee Heitzenrater

Robert Lee Heitzenrater, 82, Vandergrift, went to be with the Lord on Sunday. He was the son of the late Harry Vaughn (Julia Ethel Bodenhorn) Heitzenrater. Surviving are a son, R. Bradley (Christine) Heitzenrater of Gerry, N.Y.; a daughter, Laura (Richard) Cuica of Vandergrift; seven ...

Leila J. ‘Dee’ Helsel

Leila J. “Dee” Helsel, 85, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Newry, daughter of the late Francis G. and Wyoma (Ritchey) Holland. Surviving are three daughters: Diana Wallace of Dun­cansville, Terri (Gary) Dunham-Keiser of Waverly, Ohio, ...

Richard M. Klesius

Richard M. Klesius, 91, Altoona, passed away Sunday after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John and Jean (Fox) Klesius. On Nov. 18, 1953, he married Mary Margaret Gutwald at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Altoona, and she preceded him in death on July 9, ...

Richard McKrush Sr.

Richard McKrush Sr., 61, Portage, passed away Mon­day. He was the son of the late Joseph J. Jr. and Edith (Brown) McKrush. Surviv­ing are a daughter, Amy Westover; a son, Justin; four grandchildren; and four sisters: Mary Lou Poorman, Linda McKrush, Donna Slothower and Barb McKrush. He was ...