Obituaries

James P. ‘Jim’ Kovach Jr.

James P. “Jim” Kovach Jr., 38, Portage, passed away Sat­urday in Portage. He was born in Johnstown, son of James Sr. and Rebecca (Smith) Kovach. Surviving are his mother; a sister, Mandy Degraffenreid; a brother, Ryan Kovach; five nieces and nephews: Chloe and Isabella Degraffenreid and ...

Jerry J. Noel

Jerry J. Noel, 81, Rosebud, Coalport RD, died Sunday. He was born in Patton RD, son of the late Joseph A. and Cressie J. (Bender) Noel. Surviving are his wife, Jean (Tyler); four children: Jerry, Judy Patterson, Jeff and Jamie; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and two siblings: ...

George Hewit Robinson

George Hewit Robinson, 60, Fredericksburg, Va., passed away Monday morning. He was born in Winches­ter, Mass., son of the late Robert Bruce II and Elizabeth (Hewit) Robinson. Surviving are a daughter, Elizabeth Ann Robinson; three sisters: Sally Myers and Frances Elizabeth and Mary-Alice ...

Dominick ‘Nick’ Ruggiero

Dominick “Nick” Ruggiero, 85, Altoona, passed away Saturday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Armando and Carmella (DeAntonio) Ruggiero. He married the late Betty Darlene Rodgers. Surviving are four children: Mark Ruggiero and Jeffrey Ruggiero, Ronald Rodgers and ...

Cathryn “Cathy” (Anderson) Vargo

Cathryn “Cathy” (Anderson) Vargo, 70, Cresson, went to heaven on Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Donald C. and Mary (Jehu) Anderson. On Jan. 3, 1970, she married Michael Vargo. Surviving are her loving husband, Michael; three children: Jennifer Ann and Jill Marie ...

David Allen ‘Bones’ Baronner

David Allen “Bones” Baronner, 67, Altoona, died Saturday at his residence, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Vincent S. and Helen M. (Marzucco) Baronner. On Nov. 3, 1979, he married Kathy E. “Peach” Peachman in Altoona. In addition to his wife, surviving ...

Betty Bell Virginia Langer

Betty Bell Virginia Langer, 96, La Mirada, Calif., formerly of Bellwood, died Monday, Aug. 20, 2018, at her home. She was born in Antis Township, daughter of the late William E. and Mildred A. (Longenecker) Coady. Surviving are three children: Judith Marks, Bonnie Haefner and Randy Langer; 10 ...

Matilda L. Link

Matilda L. Link, 90, Hastings, died Saturday. She was born in Susquehanna Township, daughter of the late Celestine and Evelyn (Hollen) Holtz. Surviving are two sons: Richard H. and Joseph B.; five grandchildren; and four siblings: Edward Holtz, Regina Kaspar, Josephine Gray and Maurita Bergman. ...

James Donald Maney

James Donald Maney, 96 of Bald Eagle, died Saturday at Tyrone Colonial Courtyard. He was born in Pottersdale, son of the late James Ryan and Clarabell (Moore) Maney. On Feb. 16, 1946, he married Mary Carolyn Fisher, who died April 12, 2009. Surviving are a daughter, Sandra L. Chronister and ...

Lester Duane Ritchey

L. Duane Ritchey, 80, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Saxton, died Sunday. He was born in Finleyville, son of the late Harry Emery and Helen Beatrice (Aller) Ritchey. Surviving are two children: Tammy Bridenbaugh and Bob; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; six ...

John A. Strittmatter

John A. Strittmatter, 90, Patton RD, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Ebensburg RD, son of the late Alexander and Mary Frances (Zeak) Strittmatter. On Sept. 10, 1949, he married Mary J. Farabaugh in St. Augustine. Surviving are his wife of 69 ...

Michael James Daily

Michael James Daily, 71, Altoona, passed away Fri­day, Aug. 31, 2018. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2018, at The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park.

Mildred F. (Brandt) Dill

Mildred F. (Brandt) Dill, 99, Lancaster, died Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. She was the widow of Walter J. Dill. Surviving are a son, Walter J. Dill Jr. of Pocono Summit; a daughter, Aileen M. Pilarski and husband, Thomas, of Allentown; two grandchildren: ...

Clarence E. Fleck

Clarence E. Fleck, 70, Altoona and Bellwood, died Friday evening at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. He was born in Altoona. Surviving is his caretaker, Tamara M. Miller. Clarence was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam era. The funeral service will be private. Interment will be at Blair Memorial ...

Mary Ann Fox

Mary Ann Fox, 75, Altoona, died Saturday at Maybrook Hills Rehabil­itation and Healthcare Center, surrounded by her loving family, after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harvey and Julia (Simelbauer) Price. On July 22, 1961, she married Robert J. Fox Sr. in ...

Kathryn J. George

Kathryn J. George, 75, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Tipton, died Tuesday afternoon at The Lutheran Home at Holli­daysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Levi “Woody” and Annette Jane (Ziegler) Smith. She was twice married; first to Ray L. Riggleman, and he preceded her in ...

Bonnie L. (Estep) Himes

Bonnie L. (Estep) Himes, 71, Sylacauga, Ala., formerly of Altoona, died Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Freda and Blair Estep. She married George M. Himes Jr., and he preceded her in death. Survi­ving are one daughter; seven ...

Durbin W. ‘Uncle’ Hoffman

Durbin W. “Uncle” Hoffman, 69, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilita­tion Center. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Durbin C. Jr. and Marjorie L. (Lumadue) Hoffman. Surviving are seven sisters: Cecilia (Thomas) Shannon, Marjorie L. (Bill) Weible, ...

Dennis P. Hummel

Dennis P. Hummel, 78, York, entered into rest on Friday at York Hospital. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John and Catherine (Hart) Hummel. He leaves behind his longtime sweetheart, Adele Naglieri. Including his sweetheart, Adele, also surviving are two children: Dennis Hummel II ...

Martin Paul Koenig

Martin Paul Koenig, 67, Hollidaysburg, died Satur­day, Aug. 4, 2018. He was born in Natrona, son of the late Edward John Sr. and Marie Gertrude (Schrott) Koenig. Surviving are his wife, Deborah A.; two children: Ashley M. Westerburg and Mark W.; two stepsons: Aaron D. and Adam J. Frank; and ...