Obituaries

Beryl ‘Maxine’ Helsel

Beryl “Maxine” Helsel, 83, Portage, died Tuesday. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (McAttackney) Chambers, and stepfather, Ernest Silk. Surviving are a daughter, Donna (Adam) Devlin; a son, Michael (Trish); a daughter-in-law, Marsha; and many grandchildren. She was preceded ...

Peter Edward ‘Pete’ Lynam

Peter Edward “Pete” Lynam, 58, Altoona, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Thomas C. and Muriel F. (Finnerty) Lynam. Surviving are five siblings: Patricia May Beach and Michael James (Linda) Lynam, both of Altoona, David A. (Becky) ...

Thomas C. ‘Tom’ Lynam

Thomas C. “Tom” Lynam, 97, Hollidays­burg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, Duncansville. His suffering was brief, but no less heartbreaking for his family and those who loved him. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Nicholas E. and Helen C. ...

Karen Kay (Mangus) Parks

Karen Kay (Mangus) Parks, 57, Johnstown, died Tuesday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late James and Mary (McVicker) Mangus. Surviving are her husband, Ronald D. Parks Sr.; four children: Annamarie, Katherine, Laura and Ronald Jr.; five grandchildren; and five siblings: Rita, James, ...

Blanche D. Weyant

Blanche D. Weyant, 86, Hollidaysburg, died Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, at Grace Bible Church Hollidaysburg. A ...

Ronald Clair Wilt

Ronald Clair Wilt, 87, Altoona, died Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Dennis and Arletta (Rutter) Wilt. Surviving are three sons: Ronald B., Samuel and Terry Wilt; three daughters: Chyrl Harshbarger, Robin Ross and Sandra Ickes; numerous grandchildren; and a sister, Cleo Wilt. ...

Rose D. Cortese

Rose D. Cortese, 97, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Canio and Santa (Larossa) Rizzo. On Dec. 1, 1945, she married Michael F. Cortese, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 18, 1991. Surviving are two sons: Kenneth of ...

Kathryn L. ‘Kay’ Delozier

Kathryn L. “Kay” Delozier, 86, a resident of Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Tyrone, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday morning at the center. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Marion G. and Almeda (Kensinger) Young. On Nov. 24, 1950, she ...

Hester Anna Dibert

Hester Anna Dibert, 62, Fairhope, passed away Wednesday at her home. She was born in Coalport, daughter of the late Donald and Hester (Benn) Robison. She married Keith Dibert on Jan. 18, 1983. Surviving are her husband; a daughter, Kristi Daniel and husband, Jimmy, of Hyndman; a son, ...

Clarence Eugene Diehl

Clarence Eugene Diehl, 81, Altoona, passed away Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Glenn S. and Lula I. (Clark) Diehl. Surviving are two brothers: William and Ronald Diehl; four sisters: Mary Beatty, Thelma Still, Sarah Havenstine and Elda Fay Wurth; ...

Mary Louise Eckenrode

Mary Louise Eckenrode, 93, formerly of Dysart, died Wednesday at Rebekah Manor, Ebensburg. She was born in Dysart, daughter of the late Samuel and Josephine (Munson) Passanita. Surviving are a son, Gary (Debra) of Milton, Del.; a daughter-in-law, Gerianne (Basile) Eckenrode of Ebensburg; ...

Charles Franklin Hershberger

Charles Franklin Hershberger, 88, rural Martinsburg, Bedford County, passed into the arms of his Savior early Wednesday morning at his residence. He was born in New Enterprise, son of the late Ross Wilbur Hershberger and Cleo Elizabeth (Detwiler) Hershberger. On Aug. 6, 1949, he married M. ...

William E. Hughes Jr.

William E. Hughes Jr., 45, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of Kathryn (Smith) Chamberlain and the late William E. Hughes Sr. Surviving are five children: Taylor, Jordan, Justin, Kiera and Mason; his mother; a sister, Tina McCall; and four brothers: James Price, ...

Patrick A. Keith

Patrick A. Keith, 63, Tyrone, died Tuesday. He was the son of the late Elmer and Nancy (Black) Keith. Surviving are his wife, Melanie (Jackson) Keith; two children: Brett (Shanda) and Todd (Michelle) Keith; three stepchildren: Rochelle (Joshua) Byrne, Garrett (Melissa) Campbell and Sarah ...

Monsignor Roy F. Kline

Monsignor Roy F. Kline, 93, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday at the Manor. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Otto and Helen (Lehmier) Kline. He retired as a priest for the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Surviving are two nephews: Andrew (Jackie) Kline ...

Patricia M. McIntosh

Patricia M. McIntosh, 90, Martinsburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late Matthew H. and Myrtle M. (Kunsman) Himes. Surviving are a son, Gary McIntosh; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 13 ...

Ruth K. Peters

Ruth K. Peters, 87, Exton, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, at Sunrise at Exton, Exton, after an extended illness. She was born in Wilkinsburg, daughter of the late William Frederick and Ruth C. (Brock) Keller. On Feb. 20, 1988, she married John C. Peters in West ...

Olivia L. Progl

Olivia L. Progl, 13, New Alexandria, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Children’s Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Latrobe, daughter of Joseph D. and Diane M. (Breon) Progl Surviving are her parents of New Alexandria; a brother, Joseph P. at home; her grandparents: Paul L. Breon of ...

George R. Stever

George R. Stever, 90, a lifelong resident of Tyrone and a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, passed away on Wednesday after living a Christian life of grace, compassion, service and humility. He was born in Mapleton Depot, son of Homer F. and Beulah Stever. Surviving ...

Harry L. Aultz

Harry L. Aultz, 49, Lewistown, went to be with the Lord on Monday after an automobile accident. He was born in Lewistown, son of Harry J. and Judy A. (Bloom) Aultz of Burnham. On April 1, 1989, he married his wife, Lori A. (Curfman) Aultz. Surviving are his wife; three children: Joshua H., ...