Obituaries

Louis E. Burket

Louis E. Burket, 85, formerly of New Enterprise, died Sunday afternoon, March 18, 2018, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror.

Eleanor M. Conrad

Eleanor M. Conrad, 96, Tyrone, died Sunday. She was the daughter of the late John and Mary Dry Denny. On Oct. 12, 1946, she married Russell Conrad, who preceded her in death. Surviving is a niece, Ethel Rhoades of Tyrone. She was preceded in death by seven brothers: Harold, Jack, David, Edward, ...

Mathetta A. Blair

Mathetta A. Blair, 82, formerly of Bellefonte, passed away Wednesday at Universal Healthcare/Brunswick, Bolivia, N.C. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles L. and Harriet (Gilespie) Noll. On March 8, 1956, she married Clarence E. “Pete” Blair, who preceded her in death on ...

Shirley E. Holton

Shirley E. Holton, 79, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Nelson E. Clapper and Eleanor M. (Moses) Gross. On Feb. 1, 1957, she married Ralph E. Holton Sr. in Winchester, Va. Surviving are eight children: Deborah K. ...

Beverly Ann Kirk

Beverly Ann Kirk, 76, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 15, 2018, after a brief illness. She was born in Patton, daughter of the late Ralph and Jeanette (Lechene) Hoover. Surviving are her children: Robert Allen Kirk Jr., Polly (Dietz) of Massillon, Ohio, ...

Lois Faye Lamson

Lois Faye Lamson, 90, Altoona, formerly of Erie, passed away Monday evening after a very short illness. She was born in Erie, daughter of the late Thomas and Laura (Hollingsworth) Pack. She married Ronald E. Lamson, who preceded her in death in 1987. Surviving are three sons: Kerry ...

Eugene E. Nileski

Eugene E. Nileski, 60, Gallitzin, died unexpectedly on Thursday in Lock Haven. He was born in Altoona, son of Lawrence V. and Dolores H. (Quinn) Nileski. Surviving are his mother of Gallitzin; four brothers and sisters: Duane of Gallitzin, Marlene (Patrick) Crane of Loretto, Beth Ann ...

Margaretta B. Perry

Margaretta B. Perry, 98, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening at Graystone Manor at Bellmeade. She was born in Sunbury, daughter of the late Christian and Olive (Beers) Schmidt. On April 9, 1939, she married F. Wayne Perry at Trinity Lutheran Church, Juniata, and he preceded her in death on ...

Charles F. ‘Chuck’ Prevost

Charles F. “Chuck” Prevost, 59, Blairsville, formerly of Patton, died Friday. He was born in Spangler, son of Frank N. and Vernita M. (Fitzpatrick) Prevost. Surviving are two children: Patricia and David; two grandchildren; his mother; and four sisters: Bonnie Lee, Deborah, Lura and Tina. ...

Adelaide M. Clapper

Adelaide M. Clapper, 89, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter and Gladys (Sprow) McConnell. Surviving are two sons: George A. and Terry L., and wife, Judy; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her ...

Lois Fern Friday

Lois Fern Friday, 95, Tyrone, died Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late George W. and Annie B. (Miller) Friday. Surviving are a niece, Linda J. Hand, with whom she resided; and many other nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family. Lois ...

Jo-Anne (Orent) Halpern

Jo-Anne (Orent) Halpern, 72, Hollidaysburg, passed away in the early morning hours on Friday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg after an extended illness. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Marjorie and Max Orent. She grew up in Hanover, with her sister Janice Quint; ...

George E. Lingenfelter

George E. Lingenfelter, 87, a resident at Graystone Court, Roaring Spring, formerly of Munson, died unexpectedly Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Munson, son of the late Frank and Marie (Barken) Lingenfelter. He was twice married; first to Delores Laich on Nov. 9, 1957, who preceded ...

Margaretta B. Perry

Margaretta B. Perry, 98, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening at Graystone Manor at Bellmeade. Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. funeral service on Monday, March 19, 2018, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata, Pastor Elizabeth Hess officiating. Interment will be made ...

Adelaide M. Clapper

Adelaide M. Clapper, 89, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror.

LaRue H. Hauser

LaRue H. Hauser, 85, a resident of Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday morning at the center. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Richard and Esther (Grove) Hetzel. On Aug. 20, 1955, she married Charles B. Hauser at St. Joseph ...

Shirley E. Holton

Shirley E. Holton, 79, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Christopher T. Lamont

Christopher T. Lamont, 31, Newry, formerly of Patton, died Wednesday after a battle with Stage IV Melanoma. He was born in Spangler, son of Christopher M. Buxton and Kathy M. (Campbell) Lamont. Surviving are his fiancee, Melissa M. Warfield; three siblings: Michael, Laura and David Lamont; a ...

Donna L. Mickel

Donna L. Mickel, 82, Erin, N.Y., went home to the Lord on Sunday. She was born in Elmira, N.Y., daughter of the late Eugene “Beanie” and Alma (Durham) Campbell. Surviving are her loving husband of 44 years, Ernest Mickel; two children: Cindy (John) Jackson and Dolly (Forrest) ...

William F. ‘Bill’ Tauber

William F. “Bill” Tauber, 88, Hollidaysburg, died Sunday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Robert F. and Grace (Kelley) Tauber. On June 15, 1957, he married Barbara Bistline at the First Baptist Church, Altoona. Surviving are his wife of 60 ...