Obituaries

Jack Donald Covert

Jack Donald Covert, 76, Altoona, died early Sunday morning, May 5, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be ...

James Anthony “Jimmy” Mannino

James Anthony “Jimmy” Mannino, 91, Tyrone, died Saturday at Heather Court, Nottingham Village, Northumberland. He was born in Tyrone, son of Cosmo and Paola Catalano Mannino. On Jan. 27, 1953, he married Sara Cimino in Osceola Mills. She died Aug. 14, 1983. Surviving are two daughters: ...

Bernard L. ‘Bernie’ ‘Bern’ Beck

Bernard L. “Bernie” “Bern” Beck, 74, Carroll­town, passed away Satur­day at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Felix and Alwilda (Edmiston) Beck. Surviving are his loving wife Linda (Owens) Beck; two children: Adam (Lisa) Beck of ...

Steven J. Chew

Steven J. Chew, 70, Altoona, formerly of Iowa, passed away Saturday at his residence. He was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, son of the late James and Lillian (Wram) Chew. He married Susan Barr in 1990. Surviving are his wife of 29 years; four daughters: Tanya in North Carolina, Trina in ...

Eleanor Louise Clark

Eleanor Louise Clark, 102, formerly of Tyrone, died Wednesday. She was born in Juniata, daughter of Walter and Ethel Burket. Surviving are four children: Robert Berkstresser, Janet Brown, Jerry Berkstresser and John Berkstresser; eight grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded ...

Gerald A. Eberhart

Gerald A. Eberhart, 80, Cresson, died Wednesday at Maybrook Hills Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Healthcare Center. He was born at home in Cresson, son of the late Lewis C. and Carolyn R. (Lilly) Eberhart. He first married Joyce Zabinski, who preceded him in death. He then married Carolyn Decker ...

Captain Joseph A. Gildea

Captain Joseph A. Gildea, USN (Ret.) passed away suddenly on April 24, 2019 at the age of 90. A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and uncle, Captain Gildea lived a life of honor, duty, faith and love. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of Raymond L. Gildea and Madeline Clark ...

Virginia B. Hann

Virginia B. Hann, 79, Altoona, died Friday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of Nelson and Blanche O. (Witchel) Dodson. She was married to the late John J. Hann. Surviving are a daughter, Missy L. Koch; a sister, Paulette Clapper; and six brothers: ...

Stephen ‘Cristy’ Selwitz

Stephen “Cristy” Selwitz, 73, Duncans­ville, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Hugh P. and Zennith (Stouffer) Selwitz. He married Arlene Landis in 1965. Surviving are his wife of 54 years; a daughter, Stephanie Price of Duncansville; five ...

Donald Eugene Smith

Donald Eugene Smith, 77, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harvey Smith Jr. and Lorraine (Stehley) Oswalt (Leroy). On July 9, 1962, he married Norma Lou Larkins in Winchester, Va. In addition to his wife of 56 years, Norma, surviving ...

Amelia Adaline (Hogans) Banks

Amelia A. Banks, 72, Altoona, cherished wife, mother, sister, aunt and grandma, passed away Tuesday at her residence with her husband by her side. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Daniel and Arminta (Lee) Hogans. On May 30, 1987, she married Phillip Banks. Amelia leaves ...

Richard L. Creppage

Richard L. Creppage, 45, Altoona, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Matthew J. and Connie L. (Light) Creppage. On July 31, 2007, he married Cheryl Louise Kimberling. In addition to his wife and parents, surviving are his son, Trenton Robert Creppage; two sisters: ...

James L. Dick

James L. Dick, 79, Duncansville, died Thursday morning. He was born in Ore Hill, son of the late Charles and Laura (Black) Dick. He married Fern Rightenour on May 1, 1961. In addition to his wife, surviving are three sons: James A., Thomas G. and Gregory E. Dick; a great-grandson, Kylar Skala; ...

Kathryn M. Eger

Kathryn M. Eger, 86, Duncansville, passed away Thursday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Christian R. “Ray” and Marie (Smith) Sollenberger. On Dec. 15, 1952, she married Joseph B. Eger, ...

Stephen Mazur

Stephen Mazur, 98, formerly of Lilly, died Thursday. He was born in Lilly, son of the late Michael Sr. and Anna Mazur. Surviving are his wife, Karen George; two daughters: Jeanette Wallace and Stephanie (Michael) Stewart; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Mary ...

Mary J. (Pileggi) Sidler

Mary J. (Pileggi) Sidler, 83, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Salvatore and Domenica “Mildred” (Malfara) Pileggi. On Sept. 5, 1955, she married William B. Sidler Sr., and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1996. Surviving ...

Donald Eugene Smith

Donald Eugene Smith, 77, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening at his home. Friends will be received from 4 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Monday, May 6, 2019, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Interment will take place at Grandview Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in ...

John J. Weber III

John J. Weber III, 92, Houserville, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at Mount Nittany Medical Center surrounded by family. John J. Weber III was born in his grandparents’ home in Altoona. He was the son of the late John J. Weber Jr. and Thelma Grace (Pullen) Weber. He was active in Boy ...

Amelia A. Banks

Amelia A. Banks, 72, Altoona, passed away Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at Hope Community Church. ...

Elaine Lorena Chutko

Elaine Lorena Chutko, 91, formerly of Hawk Run, died Tuesday. She was born in Morrisdale, daughter of the late Lloyd and Nellie (Krise) Burge. Surviving are three daughters: Maria Friday (Dr. Carlos) Wiegering, Martha Dunlap and Annette (John) Dunlap; four grandchildren; five ...