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Obituaries

Emilie R. Harold

Emilie R. Harold, 85, of Englewood, Florida, formerly of Duncansville, died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the Tidewell Hospice House, following a long illness. Surviving are her husband, Gene; three children: Alan (Robin) Harold of Altoona, Mark Harold of Englewood, Fla., and Martha Harold of ...

Daniel Paul ‘Shorty’ Rorabaugh

Daniel Paul “Shorty” Rorabaugh, 75, South Hill, Va., formerly of Altoona, died Thursday, April 23, 2020. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Arthur D. and Anna Catherine (Raffensperger) Rorabaugh. Surviving are his two brothers: Arthur D. Rorabaugh of Shelbyville, Del., and David ...

Audra C. Snider

Audra C. Snider, 95, Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in East Sharpsburg, daughter of the late Harry Keagy and Viola M. (Barefoot) Replogle. On March 25, 1950, she married H. David Snider in Martinsburg, and he preceded her in death on Jan. ...

Beulah M. ‘Boots’ (Glunt) Vaughn

Beulah M. “Boots” (Glunt) Vaughn, 88, Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frederick and Anna Mae (Claycomb) Glunt. She married Gerald L. Vaughn in 1950, and he preceded in death in 1996. Surviving are three daughters: Connie ...

Linda E. (Donelson) Dent

Linda E. (Donelson) Dent, 63, of Latrobe, passed away on Tuesday at her home. She was born in Clearfield, daughter of Richard E. Donelson of Altoona and the late Harriet M. (Moyer) Donelson. In addition to her father, she is survived by her husband, Patsy K. Dent of Latrobe; her three ...

William Shawn Gority

William Shawn Gority, 60, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. He was born in the United Kingdom, son of the late William Xavier and Audrey June (Orner) Gority. He is survived by a brother, James Gority. A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. ...

Ronald E. McCaulley

Ronald E. McCaulley, 70, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Shadyside. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William C. and Freda I. (Moorehead) McCaulley. He married Cathy J. Kelley in 1968. Surviving are his wife of 52 years; a daughter, Caroline I. of Hollidaysburg; two grandchildren: ...

John G. Myers Sr.

John G. Myers Sr., 75, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Homer G. and Helyn L. (Rice) Myers. He married Esther A. Dorazio in 1963. Surviving are his wife of 56 years; a daughter, Stephanie Ann Bell in Ohio; a ...

Audra C. Snider

Audra C. Snider, 95, Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, May 13, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Clair R. Sprow

Clair R. Sprow, 72, East Freedom, passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was born at home in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Edward H. and Erma M. (Harr) Sprow. He married Donna Horne in 1969. Surviving are his wife of 51 years; a daughter, Elaina Blazer and husband, Michael, of ...

Michiko Street

Michiko Street, 89, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Punxsutawney, passed away Monday. She was born in Shanghai, China, daughter of the late Takeji and Fuku (Yamaguchi) Kubota. Surviving are a daughter, Michko Kathleen (Bill) Blanset; a stepson, Thomas Tebbe; three grandchildren; and two ...

Kathryn Margaret ‘Kate’ Swemba

Kathryn Margaret “Kate” Swemba, 90, Las Vegas, Nev., formerly of Cresson, went home to be the Lord on Friday. She was the daughter of the late Stephen and Margaret (Howe) Prebish. She was the loving mother of her three children: Robert (Jaime) Swemba of Powhatan, Va., Linda Swemba ...

Joseph F. Zanfino

Joseph F. Zanfino, 58, Altoona, died Saturday, May 9, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Arlene (Turchetta) and the late Paul Zanfino. Surviving are his mother of Altoona; two sisters: Nicole Carey and husband,Darren, of Altoona and Christina Payne and husband, Sean, in ...

Patricia C. ‘Patti’ Green

Patricia C. “Patti” Green, 87, formerly of Bellemead, died early Sunday morning at AristaCare at Hillsdale Park, Hillsdale. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Evan and Esther (Pricer) McFeaters. On Aug. 9, 1952, she married Charles L. Green in Johnstown, and he preceded her ...

Nancy J. Kerns

Nancy J. Kerns, 76, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert Sr. and Agnes (Thalheim) Hoover. On Feb. 15, 1969, she married Robert E. Kerns at First United Methodist Church, Hollidaysburg, and he preceded her ...

Helena Kulak

Helena Kulak, 80, Levittown, formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, May 9, 2020, at Jefferson Bucks Hospital, Langhorne. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Raffaele and Mary (Campanaro) Delmonte. She was the wife of the late Joseph A. Kulak of Gallitzin. Surviving are a ...

Gerard David Lowe

Gerard David “Pap-Pap” Lowe, 94, Altoona, passed away Tuesday, May 12, peacefully at his home surrounded by loving family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles Landon Jr. and Clara Wilhelmina (Stahl) Lowe. He married Joan Rosalie Willnecker on Nov. 29, 1947, at St. Mary’s ...

Alice Williams

Alice Williams, 77, Portage, passed away Sunday at Maple Winds Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Portage. She was the daughter of the late James E. and Roberta (Maher) Benton. Surviving are a daughter, Ramona (Robert) Laskowsky; two sons: Arthur (Kimberly) and Robert Williams; nine ...

Ronald Roy Allison

Ronald Roy Allison, 77, New Bedford, Mass., died Tuesday, May 5, 2020, from COVID-19. He was born in New Bedford, Mass., the son of William and Irene (Carreiro) Allison. Ronald attended New Bedford High School, St. Joseph’s Seminary in Callicoon, N.Y., and St. John’s Seminary in ...

Joel G. Claar

Joel G. Claar, 83, Queen, passed away Sunday. He was born in Queen, son of the late Clyde and Mildred (Hainsey) Claar. Surviving are his wife, Donna (Berkhimer) Claar; a son, Wade; a brother, Jay and wife, Lana; a niece, Diane; and four nephews: Rodney, Rocky, Brian and Eric. He was preceded in ...