Obituaries

John P. ‘Spook’ McCullough

John P. “Spook” McCullough, 90, Altoona, died Wednesday evening at his residence, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Edward and Curly Fonda (Fetteroff) McCullough. On Aug. 3, 1949, he married Vivian A. Condon at Grace Methodist Church, Altoona. Vivian ...

Doris A. Ollinger

Doris A. Ollinger, 89, currently of Mechanicsburg, passed away Wednesday at Messiah Lifeways Nursing Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Richard H. and Mildred I. (Campbell) Spiers. On Nov. 18, 1950, she married Herbert P. Ollinger at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, ...

Robert H. Watkins

Robert H. Watkins, 65, Altoona, died unexpectedly Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, at his residence after an apparent heart attack. He was born in Frederick, Md., son of Dorothy (Gartrell) Watkins and the late Robert Herman Watkins. On June 17, 2000, he married Paulette M. Anastasia in Thurmont, Md. ...

Vicky J. Weigand

Heaven unexpectedly gained an angel. Vicky Jane Weigand, Altoona, born May 16, 1956, passed suddenly on Thursday, Jan. 10th, 2019, at the age of 62. She enjoyed chasing after her grandchildren and nieces, attending their sporting events and spending any spare time with her family. Her ...

Betty M. Wiser

Betty M. Wiser, 95, Julian, died Thursday. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of David W. and Jennie V. (Bigelow) Reese. Surviving are three children: Kathryn (Randy) Shilling, Frances Price and Robert (Michele) Thompson; many grandchildren; and four stepchildren: Gloria McNeal, Marsha Fisk, ...

Richard A. Conrad

Richard A. Conrad, 73, Altoona, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Chester A. and Elizabeth J. “Betty” (Suckling) Conrad. Surviving are a brother, Terry and wife, Joyce, of Johnstown; a nephew, ...

Isabelle M. ‘Isie’ Fox

Isabelle M. “Isie” Fox, 100, Allemans, died Wed­nes­day at her residence. She was born in Allemans, daughter of the late Andrew J. and Flora G. (Thompson) Glasgow. On April 24, 1935, she married William T. Fox in Osceola Mills, and he died March 6, 1992. Surviving are six children: ...

Todd A. Glass

Todd A. Glass, 51, Duncansville, died unexpectedly Saturday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of Twila K. (Shaw) and the late Robert A. Glass. Surviving are his mother, Twila K. Glass; two brothers: Scott and R. Jeff; three nieces: Sidney, Sawyer and Ginger; and a nephew, ...

Robert G. ‘Bobby’ Leary

Robert G. “Bobby” Leary, 94, Hastings, formerly of Patton, passed away Wednesday. He was born in Patton, son of the late Harvey C. and Emma (Karlheim) Leary. He was preceded in death by seven siblings: Homer, William, Albert, Florence M. Harcleroad, Ruth Sunseri, Helen Williams and Grace ...

Charles P. Lockey

Charles P. Lockey 72, Osceola Mills, died Wednesday. He was the son of the late Carl and Philena (Hassinger) Lockey. Surviving are his wife, Jeannette (Charney) Lockey; two daughters: Krista Lockey and Karla (Jerry) Silks; two granddaughters; and five siblings: John and James Lockey, Betty J. ...

John P. McCullough

John P. McCullough, 90, Altoona, died Wednesday evening, Jan. 9, 2019, at his residence. Friends will be received from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019, at Fairview United Methodist Church. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will ...

Frances M. Stiffler

Frances M. Stiffler, 96, Imler, died Wednesday. She was born in Imler, daughter of the late John Austin and Virgie Viola (Fickes) Corle. Surviving are a daughter, Robin Woolridge; nine grandchildren; and a brother, Robert Corle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin C.; two sons: ...

Harry Thomas David

Harry Thomas David, also known as “Bug,” 92, Duncansville, died Tuesday morning at the Hollidays­burg Veterans Home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clair Edward and Mary Belle (Benner) David. On July 4, 1953, he married Joyce Ann Beatty in Altoona, and she preceded him in death ...

Jesse ‘Arn’ Helsel Sr.

Jesse “Arn” Helsel Sr., 90, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born in McKee, son of the late John C. and Mary (Miller) Helsel. In 1946, he married Allean M. David and she preceded him in death in 2008, after 63 years of ...

William ‘Bill’ Morath

William “Bill” Morath, 92, Altoona, formerly of Lower Burrell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019. He was born in Indiana Township, son of Lloyd and Irene (Fisher) Morath. Surviving are a stepson, Richard (Terry) Keibler of Sarasota, Fla.; a stepdaughter, Robyn (Charlie) ...

Gary L. Pepple

Gary L. Pepple, 69, Altoona, died Monday evening, Jan. 7, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, after an extended illness. He was born in Woodbury, son of the late Daniel D. and Martha E. (Keagy) Pepple. Surviving are two sisters: Carol J. Bloom and Bonnie Diehl. Gary ...

Gordon Earl ‘Gitch’ Richards

Gordon Earl “Gitch” Richards, 83, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Pearl Mabel (Bradley) Beaver and stepfather, James W. Beaver. On Sept. 17, 1954, he married Mary Jane Hale in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Mary ...

Sylvia Mary Santoni

Sylvia Mary Santoni, 92, Altoona, died Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Lawrence and Marietta (LaMorte) Tudisco. On April 24, 1954, she married Alfred Joseph Santoni Sr. in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on March 2, 2014. Surviving are two ...

Donald Francis Stanley

Donald Francis Stanley, 80, Altoona, died Monday afternoon at his residence. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Thomas and Ophelia (Keever) Stanley. On May 29, 1965, he married Karen L. Hurm at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Karen; three ...

Betty Kay Stahl

Betty Kay Stahl, 72, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Hollidays­burg, passed away on Tues­day at the home. She was born in Philips­burg, daughter of the late Clarence and Catherine (Herr) Stahl. Surviving are two daughters: Kelly (Rollin) Black and Becky Emery; seven grandchildren: ...