Obituaries

William Jack ‘Bill’ Costanza Jr.

William Jack “Bill” Costanza Jr., 72, of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday. He was born in Charleroi, son of William Jack Sr. and Daisy Mae (Milliken) Costanza. Bill married Phyllis Wilfong on May 29, 1971. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; his mother, Daisy Mae ...

Joyce L. Hainley

Joyce L. Hainley, 89, died unexpectedly early Saturday morning Aug. 31, 2019, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Friends will be received from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept 6, 2019, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home, Inc., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

Maureen L. Holland

Maureen L. Holland, 68, Duncansville, died unexpectedly Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Richard and Olive (Piper) Holland. Surviving are a sister: Deborah Weitzel (Dennis); and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers: Richard Jr. and Jeffrey. ...

Donna L. Price

Donna L. Price, 84, a resident at The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Blue Knob, died Thursday morning at The Village, following a brief illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Howard and Ruthanna (Wineland) Gahagan. She married Lawrence E. “Larry” Price June ...

Lucille E. Wombacher

Lucille E. Wombacher, 86, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late George and Pearl Patterson. On Nov. 24, 1950, she married Willard L. Wombacher Sr. who preceded her in death on Sept. 9, 2010. Surviving are a daughter: Michelle Zemleduck ...

William Jack ‘Bill’ Costanza Jr.

William Jack “Bill” Costanza Jr., 72, of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Friday. He was born in Charleroi, son of William Jack Sr. and Daisy Mae (Milliken) Costanza. Bill married Phyllis Wilfong on May 29, 1971. Surviving are his wife, Phyllis; his mother, Daisy Mae ...

Casper Friedenberger Jr.

Casper Friedenberger Jr., 95, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Casper Sr. and Theresa (Gremheller) Friedenberger. He married Louise M. Stetter on Sept. 10, 1947. Surviving are his wife of ...

Bernard J. Harrington

Bernard J. Harrington, 96, formerly of Jeannette, passed away peacefully at Amber Hills Care Center, Ebensburg. He was born in New York City, N.Y., son of the late Michael and Margaret Harrington. On Aug. 22, 1944, he married Jane E. Daerr of Greensburg and together they shared 73 years of ...

Patricia M. ‘Pat’ Koeck

Patricia M. “Pat” Koeck, of Altoona, died Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, surrounded by family and in their loving arms. Pat was born in Madera, the daughter of the late Roland and Pellijane (Kaminski) Swoope. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband, George. Her greatest love was to be ...

Carson Ward Veach

Carson Ward Veach, our loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, son and friend, passed away peacefully Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, surrounded by family at the age of 89. Carson was born in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to Arthur H. Veach and Hazel Melius Veach. He met the love of ...

Pauline E. Colledge

Pauline E. Colledge, 98, Everett, died Wednesday. She was born in Everett, daughter of the late Clarence E. and Louie J. (Ramsey) Colledge. Surviving are a sister, Mary K. Foor; many nieces and nephews; and cousins. She was preceded in death by five siblings: infant Grace E., infant John C., ...

Kathryn Mae (Kephart-Sinclair) Gallaher

Kathryn Mae (Kephart-Sinclair) Gallaher, 83, Altoona, died peacefully Friday, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Madera. She loved spending time with her family, whether during holiday celebrations or just enjoying the chaos of a house full of children. She is survived by ...

Joan K. Lear

Joan K. Lear, 72, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with her Lord Thursday afternoon, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, following a brief illness. She was born in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late John D. and Verna R. (Reigh) Kipe. On Dec. 11, 1965, she married John S. Lear ...

Floyd Miles

Floyd Miles, 90, Rosebud, Coalport, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Irvona, son of John Miles and Ester Nedimyer. On May 27, 1960, he married Naomi McGarvey. Surviving are his wife, Naomi Miles; four children: Kevin (Judy) Miles of Glen Hope, Brenda (John) Gallaher of Irvona, ...

Ruth L. (Dow) Murphy

Ruth L. (Dow) Murphy, 93, Hastings, formerly of Patton, died Thursday. She was born in Scottdale, daughter of the late Robert and Lois (Faust) Love. Surviving are her son, Allen (Arlene) Dow; and three grandchildren: Allen (Chris) Dow, William (Heidi) Dow and Rachel (Ed) DeDea. She was preceded ...

Marion G. ‘Mert’ Ott

Marion G. “Mert” Ott, 92, Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Monday. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Allen and Norenna (Hale) Wineland. On June 29, 1974, she married Lawrence J. Ott, who preceded her in death Nov. 10, 2006. Surviving are a daughter, Jolene (Thomas) ...

Leoda F. (Ray) Wertz

Leoda F. (Ray) Wertz, 81 West Loop, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at her home. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late David and Ruth (Ritchey) Ray. She married Robert E. Wertz in 1960. Surviving are her husband of 59 years; two sons: Darcy and wife, Joanne, in Virginia and ...

David W. Fruge

David W. Fruge, 72, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Crowley, La., son of the late Daniel and Yvonne (Sigur) Fruge. He married Deborah K. Kneidinger, originally of Bellemeade, on June 7, 1969. Surviving are his wife; a sister, Denise Fruge Mire (Michael) of ...

Lori Gottshall-Aungst

Lori Gottshall-Aungst, 63, Hopewell, died Wednesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Paul and Marilyn (Bratton) Gottshall. Surviving are her husband of 38 years, Ronald; her mother; three children: Julie Russell, Justine Wickel and Jedidiah; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; and ...

Betty Jane Grove

Betty Jane Grove, 91, Altoona, passed away early Thursday morning at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Leroy and Ruth Elizabeth (Cobert) Park. On July 7, 1952, she married Jack R. Grove in Juniata at the Juniata United Methodist Church, and ...