Obituaries

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 ...

Louis A. Vecere II

Louis A. Vecere II, 71, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Louis and Eunice (Bigelow) Vecere. He was married to Barbara Nardella, who preceded him in death on Dec. 20, 2016. Surviving are a son, Erik Vecere and fiancee, Camellia Burns, of ...

Paul A. Varner

Paul A. Varner, 56, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, passed away Friday, March 9, 2018. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Robert and Bertha Varner. Surviving are his wife, Dorothy Mountain; a daughter, Fawn Mountain; a son, Allan Mountain; two grandchildren; and two siblings: Jean ...

Lois Faye Lamson

Lois Faye Lamson, 90, Altoona, formerly of Erie, passed away Monday evening, March 12, 2018, after a brief illness. Arrangements are by Dusckas Funeral Home Inc., 2607 Buffalo Road, Erie. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Louis A. Vecere II

Louis A. Vecere II, 71, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, March 14, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Mirror.

John F. Bettwy

John F. Bettwy, 60, Altoona, passed away early Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona after a hard-fought battle with MDS leukemia. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William and Eleanor (Brandt) Bettwy. Surviving are his wife, Bec “Reeb” (Wesley); two daughters: Michele and Krista; a ...

Anna T. (Rossi) Conrad

Anna T. (Rossi) Conrad, 93, Wopsy Road, Dysart, died Wednesday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Dysart RD, daughter of the late Lorenzo and Theresa (Rea) Rossi. Surviving are a special nephew, Arnold “Arnie” Barr (Cynthia McKendree) and family of Dysart; several other ...

John N. ‘Jack’ Grigg

John “Jack” Grigg, 79, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in South Fork, son of the late Lucy and Charles Grigg. On Jan. 26, 1963, he married Judith Bruckner in Johnstown. Surviving are his wife of 55 years; two sons: Keith (Renee) ...