Obituaries

Joel Michael Shultz

Joel Michael Shultz, 74, Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, March 12, 2109, at his home following a lengthy illness. Arrange­ments are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Donald C. Benton

Donald C. Benton, 71, East Freedom, passed away Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Rodney L. Berkheimer

Rodney L. Berkheimer, 62, Martinsburg, died Saturday at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Thomas and Janet (Butler) Berkheimer. Surviving are his twin sister: Robin L. Dammann and husband, Michael, of Roaring Spring; two nephews: Ashley ...

Carol R. Cipriano

Carol R. Cipriano, 68, Altoona, passed away Friday night after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel and Davina Cipriano. Surviving are a son, Matthew Blough of Martinsburg; a sister, Bonnie Cipriano of Woodbridge, Va.; extended family; and her friends ...

Adam Robert DePiro, M. Ed.

Adam Robert DePiro, 37, Altoona, passed away peacefully Friday morning at his home after a courageous seven-year battle against cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of Robert J. and Kathleen A. (McGraw) DePiro. Surviving are his parents; a brother, Lee A. DePiro; his grandmother, Andrea D. ...

Clare Ann Dumm

Clare Ann Dumm, 52, Altoona, formerly of Ebensburg, died Sunday. She was born in Spangler, daughter of Clair “Joe” and Mary “Dee” (McDermott) Dumm. Surviving are her parents; four brothers: John (Stephanie), Pat (Virginia), Paul (Nikki) and Tom (Lisa); numerous nieces and nephews; and ...

Jean E. Graffius

Jean E. Graffius, 94, Altoona, died early Monday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Hayden W. and Emma (Kochenour) Grove. On Sept. 24, 1944, she married Oliver E. Graffius at Bethany Lutheran Church, Altoona. Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Ann Marks ...

Mary E. Melhorn

Mary E. Melhorn 81, Gallitzin, died Sunday, March 10, 2019. Arrange­ments are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

James E. Milchak

James E. Milchak, 89, Hastings, died Sunday. He was born in Hastings, son of the late Anthony F. and Catherine (Bendzella) Milchak. Surviving are four children: James R., Grace Emert, Elizabeth Winter and Philip; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his ...

Sheryl L. Wannyn

Sheryl L. Wannyn, 57, Claysburg, died Saturday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Patricia L. (Smith) Glunt and Terry L. Glunt, and stepmother, Karen Glunt. Surviving are her husband, Dale A. Wannyn; three daughters: Amber Holderbaum, Dee Anna Wannyn and Christina L. Wannyn; five ...

Lee J. Watson Jr.

Lee J. Watson Jr., 91, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Sunday at the home. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Lee J. Sr. and Elvira M. (Ellih) Watson. He was married to Marjorie W. Woodring, the love of his life for 53 years, before she preceded him in ...

Neil L. Wilt

Neil L. Wilt, 71, Duncans­ville, passed away unexpectedly Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George C. and Ruth (Yeckley) Wilt. He married Lois D. Trenger in 1968, and she preceded him in death in 2015. Surviving are a daughter, Chrisy Liebal and husband, Rich, ...

Martha J. Claar

Martha J. Claar, 62, State College, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at Centre Crest Nursing Home after an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Benjamin H. and Ruth E. (McCool) Claar. Surviving are a sister, Barbara C. Lenox and husband, ...

Vicki E. Cunningham

Vicki E. Cunningham, 65, Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert J. and Hilda (Schilling) Gearhart. Surviving are her husband, Galen Cunningham; two sons: Jason and Steve, six grandchildren; a sister, Deborah Lingenfelter; and two brothers: ...

Clare Ann Dumm

Clare Ann Dumm, 52, Ebensburg, passed away Saturday, March 10, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Stevens Funeral Home, Inc., Carrolltown.

Barbara Ann Earhart

Barbara Ann Earhart, 74, Sankertown, passed away peacefully Saturday with all of her family at her side. She was born in Sankertown, daughter of the late Norman N. and Quenita (Reed) Schenk Klayko. Surviving are two sons: Brian (Jennifer Edwards) of Cresson and Mark (Nicole Riley) of ...

Ginger Elaine Hayward

Ginger Elaine Hayward, 54, Houtzdale, died Friday. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Frances (Love) Heitzenrater and the late Robert Hanna Sr. Surviving are her husband, Donny; two daughters: Kasandra and Kacey; four grandchildren; and seven siblings: Susan, Robert Jr., James, Kenneth, ...

Mary ‘Alice’ Long

Mary “Alice” Long, 91, Roaring Spring, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday evening at Garvey Manor. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late Francis and Mary (Gailey) Smith. On Oct. 20, 1952, she married Milton L. Long. He died June 11, 2004. Surviving are five ...

Stephen B. Rhoades

Stephen B. Rhoades, 70, Tyrone, died Friday at his residence. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Laurie W. and Jean Elizabeth (Burley) Rhoades. On May 28, 1994, he married Connie R. Johnson, who died Aug. 11, 2018. Surviving are a daughter, Carmen (Tim) Belardi; a son, Andy (Christin) ...

Charles J. Vermeulin

Charles J. Vermeulin, 75, Ebensburg, died Friday at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Alfred and Edna (Sawtelle) Vermeulin. Surviving are two children: Karen Vermeulin and Tina Springer; two grandchildren; and five siblings: Dorothy, Leo, Thomas, Debra, ...