Obituaries

P. Rodger Ecker

P. Rodger Ecker, 70, Altoona, passed away peacefully Sunday surrounded by his family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul L. and Jean E. (Wolfe) Ecker. On Oct. 2, 1976, he married Cheryl A. Walker. In addition to his wife of 42 years, Cheryl, surviving are two children: Darla J. ...

Allen Glass

Allen Glass, 83, Sinking Valley, died Thursday. He was born in Fallentimber, son of the late Dolphus and Grace M. (Kruis) Glass. Surviving are his wife, Betty A. (Gates); a daughter, Debora A. Brown; three grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three sisters: Elsie Martin-Keith, Bernice ...

William Leonard ‘Bill’ Kelly

William Leonard “Bill” Kelly, 92, Saxton, died Wednesday. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late William H. and Addie Manon (Snyder) Kelly. Surviving are his wife, Josephine (Giornesto); two children: Mary Jo (Michael) Pronio and William C.; seven grandchildren; five ...

Brother Stephen Liebal, T.O.R.

Brother Stephen Liebal, T.O.R., 90, of the Franciscan Friars, Third Order Regular, Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died Thursday, May 2, 2019, at St. Francis Friary, Mount Assisi, Loretto, after an illness. Friends will be received from 4 until the vigil service at 7 p.m. Sunday, ...

Phyllis B. Sellers

Phyllis B. Sellers, 85, Duncansville, passed away Sunday afternoon at UPMC Altoona following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Mary Nancy (Replogle) Becker. On July 25, 1953, she married William J. Sellers in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on ...

Mary J. (Pileggi) Sidler

Mary J. (Pileggi) Sidler, 83, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Salvatore and Domenica “Mildred” (Malfara) Pileggi. On Sept. 5, 1955, she married William B. Sidler Sr., and he preceded her in death on April 11, 1996. Surviving are ...

Susan A. Claar

Susan A. Claar, 70, Altoona, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul and Anna (Rudolph) Claar. Surviving are a cousin, Barbara Wicker of Altoona; and friends: Shirley Neely, the Rev. Jerry (Lorie) McCuller, Bev McCombs and ...

Julius A. Colabove Sr.

Julius A. Colabove Sr., 70, Altoona, died Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul Colabove and Velda M. Hart. Surviving are three sons: Brian, Paul and Julius II; seven grandchildren: Bryce, Blaise, Brian, ...

Mary J. (Pileggi) Sidler

Mary J. (Pileggi) Sidler, 83, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona. A complete obituary ...

Shirley A. (Barnes) Tate

Shirley A. (Barnes) Tate, 84, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Health­care Center. She was born in Blue Knob, daughter of the late Theodore and Sarah (Berkhimer) Barnes. Surviving are her husband of 62 years, John L. Tate; two children: ...

Helen J. Tutko

Helen J. Tutko, Gallitzin, died Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at her home. She was the daughter of the late John R. Sr. and Ann (Robatin) Tutko. Surviving are her brothers and sisters. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing or visitation. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11 ...

Connie M. Worley

Connie M. Worley, 73, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Sheldon and Eleanor (Shaw) Mallory. On Oct. 7, 1967, she married Clyde E. Worley in Newry, and he died April ...

Julius A. Colabove Sr.

Julius A. Colabove Sr., 70, Altoona, died Sunday at Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul Colabove and Velda M. Hart. Surviving are three sons: Brian, Paul and Julius II; seven grandchildren: Bryce, Blaise, Brian, ...

James Connelly Sr.

James Connelly Sr., 93, Portage, died Monday. He was born in Lilly, son of the late John Patrick and Genevieve (Hagan) Connelly. Surviving are his wife, Ruth (Glass); two sons: James Jr. and Neil Connelly; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and five siblings: John Dougherty, Janet ...

Richard S. Van Scoyoc

Richard S. Van Scoyoc, 102, Altoona, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. He was born in Bellwood, son of Edward A. and Flora (Sitman) Van Scoyoc. He married Margaret Carn on June 23, 1951, at Jaggard Memorial Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; and his son, Timothy ...

George A. Eaken Jr.

George A. Eaken Jr., 65, Grazierville, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Philipsburg, son of George Sr. and Anna (Wilson) Eaken. On Oct. 7, 1978, he married Judy A. Nevling at Grazierville United Methodist Church. Surviving are his wife; a son, Tighe B. and wife, Amber, of ...

Arthur Gaunt Jr.

Arthur Gaunt Jr., 79, Sidman, died Saturday. He was born in Windber, son of the late Arthur and Adehlia (Bastine) Gaunt. Surviving are five children: Arthur Gaunt III, Marjorie Loggins, Richard (Sherry) Gaunt, Edward (Marjorie) Gaunt and Donald Gaunt; many grandchildren; and a brother, Henry ...

Terry L. Miller

Terry L. Miller, 68, Tyrone, died Monday at his home surrounded by his family. He was the son of Eleanor M. (Diehl) Miller and the late Marion D. “Bama” Miller. On July 7, 1973, he married Sandra L. “Soni” Albright in Tyrone. In addition to his wife and mother, surviving are a ...

Ronald E. ‘Skip’ Over

Ronald E. “Skip” Over, 82, Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lewis Over and Pearl Hoffman. On Feb. 7, 2003, he married Mary Gates in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Mary Gates-Over of Altoona; two daughters: Marilyn ...

Phyllis B. Sellers

Phyllis B. Sellers, 85, Duncansville, passed away Sunday afternoon at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2019, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg, where a funeral service will follow at 4 ...