Obituaries

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., ...

A. Charlotte Biter

A. Charlotte Biter, 78, Cresson, went home to be with the Lord on Monday at Amber Hills at Cambria Care Center. She was born in Wildwood, Gallitzin Township, daughter of the late Jesse A. Sr. and Alice J. (Trexler) Wright. On her birthday, May 17, 1957, she married Donald J. Biter ...

Hilda L. Conrad

Hilda L. Conrad, 93, Altoona, died Tuesday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Cyril Patrick and Mary R. (Seymore) Kibler. On June 19, 1954, she married James W. Conrad at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, Altoona, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 15, 2009. Surviving are ...

Kathryn L. Delozier

Kathryn L. Delozier, 86, a resident of Epworth Health­care and Rehabilitation Center, Tyrone, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2019, at the center. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror ...

Beatrice ‘Bea’ ‘Betty’ (Wojcik) Dybus

Beatrice “Bea” “Betty” (Wojcik) Dybus, 92, Kearny, N.J., formerly of Altoona, died at Clara Maass Medical Center, Belleville, N.J. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael J. and Anna (Saternus) Wojcik. She married Charles Dybus, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 29, ...

Cynthia Marie Fresh

Cynthia Marie Fresh, 62, Hollidaysburg, died Monday evening, Jan. 28, 2019, at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror.

Charles F. Hershberger

Charles F. Hershberger, 88, rural Martinsburg, Woodbury Township, Bedford County, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 30, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2019, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019, both to ...