Obituaries

Peter P. ‘Pete’ Dionis

Peter P. “Pete” Dionis, 80, Altoona, passed away Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George and Rose (Seidel) Dionis. On June 3, 1961, he married Beverly Burket at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona, and she preceded him in death on Nov. ...

Richard C. ‘Curt’ Gearhart

Richard C. “Curt” “The Dent Man” Gearhart, 59, Altoona, passed away Sunday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William R. and Patricia (Drenning) Gearhart. Surviving are two daughters: Ashley P. Campbell and Marissa Lombardo-Matthews; ...

Cody Tyler Henderson

Cody Tyler Henderson, 25, Altoona, passed away Friday, May 11, 2018. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 11 ...

Marjorie Nixon Kline

Marjorie Nixon Kline, 90, Hollidaysburg, passed away early Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 10 until the 11 a.m. memorial service on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at First United Methodist Church of Hollidaysburg, 801 Allegheny St., Hollidaysburg, Pastor John Godissart ...

Thomas P. Laino

Thomas P. Laino, 59, Cresson, died Monday, May 14, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Jean ‘Mema’ (Frick) McDonnell

Jean “Mema” (Frick) McDonnell, 80, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully on Monday at her residence, surrounded by her family. She was born in Pittsburgh, moments before her beloved twin sister, Jane. She was the daughter of the late Albert and Ida (Amsler) Frick. In November 1962, she ...

David V. ‘Joe’ Walters

David V. “Joe” Walters, 75, formerly of Charger Highway, Duncansville, passed away peacefully on Sunday surrounded by his family, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel W. and Evalyn V. (Fogle) Walters. On July 22, 1967, he married Sherrie L. Huffman, ...

Adam David Weigand

Adam David Weigand, 30, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday, May 13, 2018. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror.

Louis A. ‘Lou’ Bimatre

Louis A. “Lou” Bimatre, 64, Altoona, passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018, at his residence. Friends will be received from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona, where a funeral service will be held immediately after at 11 a.m. Thursday. A complete obituary ...

The Rev. Gervase Cain, T.O.R.

The Rev. Gervase Cain, T.O.R., 86, of the Third Order Regular Franciscans of the Province of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, died Saturday at St. Francis Friary, Loretto, after an illness. He was born in Export, son of the late Howard and Mary (Martinsek) Cain. He was given the name Joseph ...

Marguerite Cogan

Marguerite Cogan, 89, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, 2018, at New Life Assembly of God, ...

George E. Espy, V.M.D.

George E. Espy, V.M.D., 97, formerly of Logan Township, died early Sunday morning at Pennknoll Village, Bedford. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry A. and Stella G. (McGarvey) Espy. Surviving are numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers: ...

Phyllis K. Fochler

Phyllis K. Fochler, 73, Duncansville, died Thursday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank and Olive (Hoover) Beard. Surviving are three children: Tammy Croft, Ronald Baronner and Darlene Bryan; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and five siblings: Gene, Robert, ...

Scot Andrew Gonter

Scot Andrew Gonter, 42, Enola, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 9, 2018. A memorial service will be held at noon on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Chapel Hill United Church of Christ, 701 Poplar Church Road, Camp Hill. A public visitation will be held an hour prior to the service. ...

Pastor Jeffry K. Ling Sr.

Pastor Jeffry K. Ling Sr., 75, Schellsburg, died Monday. He was born in Scalp Level, son of the late John Kenneth and Helen Margaretta (Rose) Ling. Surviving are his wife, Vicki (Hinson) Ling; three children: Jeffry K. Jr., Troy A. Mickle and Jeremy P.; six grandchildren; and three siblings: ...

George F. McConnell

George F. McConnell, 82, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Christopher L. and Ravina (James) McConnell. On May 16, 1959, he married Donna (Parson) in the rectory of the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Altoona. Surviving are his loving ...

Ronald Stewart ‘Ron’ Moore

Ronald Stewart “Ron” Moore, Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., formerly of Harrisburg and Blandburg, went to his Lord on Wednesday at his residence, after bidding his family a loving goodbye. He was born in Cambridge, Md., son of George Glenwood and Janice (Wheatly) Moore of Hurlock, Md. Surviving ...

Robert Pauli

Robert Pauli, 89, Portage, died Sunday. He was born in Portage, son of the late John and Dorie (Runkell) Pauli. Surviving are two daughters: Dianne Whaley and Dorie Schornack; four grandchildren: Robert and William Kilpatrick and Deanna and Darcie Buckler; and several great-grandchildren. He ...

Carol R. Scott

Carol R. Scott, 59, Huntingdon, formerly of Hollidaysburg, went to be with the Lord on Sunday at UPMC Altoona with her family at her side. She was born in Bedford, daughter of Margaret (Shields) and the late James Jeffreys. On Aug. 24, 1985, she was united in marriage to Robert C. Scott at ...

Jo Ann Vocco

Jo Ann Vocco, 76, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Thursday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ray E. and Gladys F. (Walters) Gutshall. On June 18, 1983, she married Arthur E. Vocco in Altoona, and he preceded her in death March 18, 2001. Surviving are a son, Thomas Gutshall ...