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Obituaries

David ‘Dave’ Brooks

David “Dave” Brooks, 88, Altoona, passed away Sunday at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry and Mollie (Stoop) Brooks; and brother to the late Sheldon Brooks. Dave is survived by his nephew: Jonathon; and nieces: Sherri, Cicely, Rebecca ...

Jerry Edward Kuhns

Jerry Edward Kuhns, 70, Altoona, passed away at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Jeanne E. Seymour

Jeanne E. Seymour, 99, Munster Road, Ebensburg, died Wednesday. She was born in Akron, Ohio, daughter of the late Robert and Mary (Stevens) Smith. Surviving are children: Carolyn (Robert) Kirby, Raymond (Patricia Riccella), Teresa (Glenn) Thomas, Beverly Robey, Celene Seymour and Annette ...

Matilda ‘Tillie’ Bakale

Matilda “Tillie” Bakale, 81, Cresson, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Dysart RD, daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Markovich) Bakale. Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Ball (Louie Benzie) of Cresson; two grandchildren: Mark Ball (Catherine) and Nicole Ball; four ...

Nathan T. ‘Nate’ Burk

Nathan T. “Nate” Burk, 21, Portage, passed away Sunday in Lock Haven. He was born in Bethesda, Md., son of Karen M. (Krisko) and Scott A. Burk. Surviving are his parents; siblings: Nicholas, Nolan and Olivia; his grandparents: Joseph and Mary Ann (Bodosky) Krisko, Richard and Susan ...

John A. Hainley

John A. Hainley, 86, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Howard and Viola (Nagle) Hainley. He married Wendy L. Bare and she preceded him in death on Dec. 18, 1999. Surviving is a daughter, Cathy Jo Hainley; two sons: John Hainley Jr. and ...

Richard C. Hoffman

Richard C. Hoffman, 90, Altoona, passed away peacefully Saturday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Nason and Mary (Treese) Hoffman. On Jan. 17, 1954, he married Velda Mae Nestlerode in Tyrone and she preceded him in death on April 25, 2012. Surviving are two sons: John ...

Donald L. ‘Butch’ Houseman

Donald L. “Butch” Houseman, 77, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Kenneth H. and Wilma L. (Swaney) Houseman. He married Susan M. Isenberg in 1973. Surviving are his wife of 46 years; two sons: Kenneth L. of Lakemont and Scott R. ...

Joan Elaine (McNally) Krull

Joan Elaine (McNally) Krull, 78, Altoona, passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Lilly, the daughter of the late Chester and Veronica McNally. On April 28, 1962, she married Edward Krull at St. Agnes Catholic Church, Cassandra. ...

John E. Mentzer Jr.

John E. Mentzer Jr., 90, Altoona, died Tuesday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John E. Mentzer and Bernadine Lockard. Surviving are daughters: Susan Mentzer and Patti Brown; two grandchildren; and a brother, ...

Clare W. Mollica

Clare W. Mollica, 68, Bellwood, died early Monday morning at her home. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Clair D. and Mary R. (Friday) Fink. In 1974, she married John J. Mollica in Tyrone. Surviving are her husband; four siblings: Roberta (Ron) Dunkel, her twin sister, Clara (Tom) ...

Janet Rummel

Janet Rummel, 62, Rosebud, Coalport, died Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ralph and Fern (Carles) Scherden. Surviving are husband, Henry Rummel; siblings: Judy Williams, Betty Dinges, Jack, Brent and Bill Scherden; stepchildren: Jordan Rummel and Teisha Tittle; and five ...

Audrey C. Wilson

Audrey C. Wilson, 81, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday morning at the Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Theodore and Mary (Burket) Wilson. Surviving are two nieces: Sue Seasoltz of Canonsburg and Rebecca (John) ...

William Elliott ‘Woody’ Wood

William Elliott “Woody” Wood, 85, of Altoona, passed away peacefully at home with family on Tuesday. William was born to William and Ruth (Pennington) Wood of 717 Eighth Ave., Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Emily (Iacovetti) Wood; sons: Craig, Scott (Tara) and Gregory (Anne); a ...

Zane E. Wright

Zane E. Wright, 61, rural Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly Sunday evening Nov. 24, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Lois Jean Adams

Lois Jean Adams, 90, Altoona, died early Saturday morning at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Donald Hall and Margaret Pearl (Harnden) Burkhart. On June 27, 1950, she married Arthur Leroy Adams in Altoona. Surviving are her ...

Francis J. ‘Frank’ Becher

Francis J. “Frank” Becher, 84, a resident of Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg, formerly of Gallitzin, died Friday at the center. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late John and Agnes (Wahl) Becher. He was preceded in death by two brothers: John and Robert; and a sister, Mary Catherine ...

Anna Mae ‘Cookie’ Decker

Anna Mae Decker, 70, Altoona, passed away Friday at her home. She was born in Pinecroft, daughter of the late Kenneth M. Sr. and Edna E. (Parks) Decker. Surviving are a daughter, Tina A. (Bob) Davis-Schmittle of Bellwood; six grandchildren: Jeffrey (Joshlyn) Davis, Raychell (Jared) ...

Patrick J. Drain

Patrick Joseph Drain, born in Tyrone on March 31, 1950, went to be with the Lord on Nov. 21, 2019 at the age of 69. Patrick served his country in the U.S. Navy and retired after 25 years. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Diana R. Drain; his parents, Bernard J. and Bridget M. ...

Patrick J. Feather

Patrick J. Feather, 36, Louisville, Ky., formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019. He was born in Altoona, son of Dennis and Patricia (Frederick) Feather. He married Holly Mann in August 2008. Surviving are his wife; a son, Dominique; his parents; two sisters: Bonnie Staley ...