Obituaries

Gerald R. Albright

Gerald R. Albright, 78, Roaring Spring, passed away Monday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Rosella (Albright) and the late Jay W. Furry. Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Virginia M. (Connelly) Albright; his mother; three children: Gina Albright, Gail Helsel and Gerald R. Albright Jr. ...

William R. ‘Bill’ Baker Sr.

William R. “Bill” Baker Sr. 73, Hollidaysburg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday following an extended illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late James “Donald” and Ruth (McGinnis) Baker. Surviving are his wife, Brenda, with whom he shared 52 years of ...

Cathy Sue Cox

Cathy Sue Cox, 44, Pittsburgh, formerly of Queen, passed away Tuesday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of David and Nancy (Ruggles) Cox. Surviving are her parents of Queen; a daughter, Savannah Melton of Harrisburg; a sister, Lori ...

Rachel Marie (Magill) Deihl

Rachel Marie (Magill) Deihl, 98, Alexandria, died Thursday at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park, Huntingdon. She was born in Petersburg. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Petersburg Church of the Nazarene, 7063 Shaver’s Creek Road, Petersburg, where a funeral ...

David Leonard Helsel

David Leonard Helsel, 80, Waynesboro, Va., passed away Tuesday after complications from heart surgery. He was born in Johnstown, son of Josiah and Gertrude Helsel. Surviving are his wife, Jackie (Schmidt) Helsel; two daughters: Michele Duley and husband, Matthew, of Potomac Falls, Va., ...

Doris Blanche (Leamer) Holland

Doris Blanche (Leamer) Holland, 70, Cincinnati, Ohio, died Sunday, June 16, 2019, after an extended illness. She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of Howard M. and Mary Louise (John) Leamer. Surviving are her daughter, Denise Peronace of Philadelphia; four grandchildren: Anthony, Austin, ...

Molly J. Hoover

Molly J. Hoover, 62, Altoona, passed away Thursday surrounded by her family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roger L. Sr. and Lillian J. (Downing) Hoover. Surviving are two brothers: Mark (Mary) Hoover of Golden, Colo., and Roger (Cathy) Hoover of Tyrone; five sisters: ...

Mahlon D. ‘Bud’ Lepperd

Mahlon D. “Bud” Lepperd, 88, Antis Township, died Thursday, July 4, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, July 8, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at noon Monday, July 8, 2019, at the funeral home. A ...

Nancy L. Lightner

Nancy L. Lightner, 77, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully early Thursday morning, surrounded by her loving family at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Sheldon and Dorothy (Cruse) Lightner. Surviving are her daughters: Lori (Clark) ...

Angela Martha Maddas

Angela Martha Maddas, 94, Aaronsburg, formerly of Altoona, passed peacefully at home into the love and light of God on Wednesday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Bernardino Berardi and Cleonice Di Christofaro of Acquaviva d’Isernia Molise, ...

James C. Beach

James C. Beach, 92, Martinsburg, formerly of Woodbury, passed away Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 11, 2019, at Woodbury Church of the Brethren, Pastor David Ulm officiating. Arrangements are by ...

James C. ‘Jim’ Douglas

James C. “Jim” Douglas, 89, Duncansville, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday morning. He was born in Canoe Creek, son of the late William C. and Hannah M. (Norris) Douglas. He married Lu Ann Appleyard on March 31, 1978, in Toledo, Ohio. Surviving are his wife, Lu Ann; a daughter, Kim ...

Betty Kruise

Betty Kruise, 86, Coalport, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of Eugene and Mary (Sutton) Yingling. Surviving are two sons: Philip “Bud” and Thomas; three granddaughters: Holly, Barbara Kuhn and Jamie Luciano; six great-grandchildren; and five siblings: ...

Bryan Jonathan Norris

Bryan Jonathan Norris, 60, Sugar Land, Texas, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away peacefully Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Leon and Mary “Thelma” (Stevens) Norris. Surviving are his loving wife of 27 years, Charlet Norris; daughters: Shayna Norris and Brianna Norris; his ...

Lyly S. Barsoum

Lyly S. Barsoum 80, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at the UPMC Altoona. She married Fawzy Shanoudy Wassef on June 29, 1957, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 24, 2015. Surviving are three sons: Essam and wife, Gehan, Hany and wife, Soha, and Yasser and wife, Gihane; eight ...

James Harry ‘Jim’ Burns

James Harry Burns, 67, 225 Pointer Drive, Summerville, S.C., died unexpectedly Sunday afternoon at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late David W. and Elinor (McCauley) Burns. Surviving are five children: Marlana E. and Bryce A., of Summerville, S.C., and Lee D., Jared H. and ...

Vincent P. Conroy

Vincent P. Conroy, 72, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Wallace J. and Catherine (Leonard). On May 8, 1982, he married Connie J. Neely in Hollidaysburg. Surviving is his wife, Connie; two daughters: ...

Cathy Sue Cox

Cathy Sue Cox, 44, Pittsburgh, formerly of Queen, passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2019, at the Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at ...

Virgil E. Horsley Jr.

Virgil E. Horsley Jr., 66, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, June 25, 2019, at his home. Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Leona M. Reese

Leona M. Reese, 93, a resident of St. Benedict Manor, formerly of Loretto, died Tuesday. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Henry Sr. and Lydia (Beba) Reiland. Surviving are four children: Rae Ann Effinger, Dave, Robert and JoAnn Sally; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a ...