Obituaries

Barbara A. Papadeas

Barbara A. Papadeas, 69, Duncansville, died Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Richard A. and Patricia E. (Wharton) Beiswenger. On July 11, 1975, she married Dean T. Papadeas in Jacksonville, N.C. Surviving are her husband of ...

Anna L. Roebuck

Anna L. Roebuck, 99, Altoona, passed away Saturday at her residence. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Stephen and Techla (Vanescho) Pacovsky. On Sept. 14, 1940, she married John P. “Porkey” Roebuck in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1996. She was also ...

Elma G. Sell

Elma G. Sell, 91, Glen Hope, died Sunday, Nov. 18 2018, at her residence. She was born in Juniata, daughter of the late William E. and Myrtle (Wertz) Smith. Survi­ving are her companion, Roy Erdmann; a son, Jeff Sell and wife, Missy; one grandson; one granddaughter; and numerous ...

Charles Sklar Jr.

Charles Sklar Jr., 93, formerly of Ramey, died Sun­day. He was born in Morann, son of the late Charles J. Sr. and Josephine (McKonsky) Sklar. Surviv­ing are two children: Edward Sklar and Susan Sklar-Graham; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy L. (Saupp); ...

Joseph R. ‘Doc’ Duffy

Joseph R. “Doc” Duffy, 97, Portage, died Sunday. He was born in Johnstown, son of John “J.C.” and Catherine Duffy. Surviving are a daughter, Barbara; a son, Michael; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Louise; a son, Dr. Patrick; and four brothers: Edward, ...

Edward J. Eaton

Edward J. Eaton, 66, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., son of the late Edwin and Anne (Gabriel) Eaton. On July 8, 1989, he married Cynthia A. Rubino at the Edith Davis Chapel. Surviving are his loving wife, Cindy; three daughters: ...

Richard M. ‘Pap’ Irvin

Richard M. “Pap” Irvin, 73, Altoona, died Saturday morning, Nov. 17, 2018, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

Helen M. Keller

Helen M. Keller, 71, Altoona, died at her residence on Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Robert I. and Geraldine M. (Endress) Klopp. She was married to the late Louis Keller. Surviving are two daughters: Penny L. Cheagle and Tina M. Whitfield; two sons: Ronald L. Walls Sr. and ...

Anthony Quinn Lehman Jr.

Anthony Quinn “Tony” Lehman, Jr., 30, Altoona, died early Saturday morning, Nov. 17, 2018. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

Alice Fyetda (Stewart) McCready

Alice Fyetda (Stewart) McCready, 89, Altoona, died Saturday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Emma (Reisdorph) Stewart. She married Don McCready in 1951. He died in 1963. Surviving are a daughter, Keturah Wilson ...

Anna L. Roebuck

Anna L. Roebuck, 99, Altoona, died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018, at her residence. Friends will be received from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at noon Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic ...

Lila J. (Dixon) Skutch

Lila J. (Dixon) Skutch, 86, Portage, died Saturday. She was born in Ehrenfeld, daughter of Wilbur G. and Helen (Harvey) Dixon. Surviving are four sons: James, Russell, Brian and Robert; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. ...

Judith Marie ‘Judy’ Beeler

Judith Marie “Judy” Beeler, 79, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thursday morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Gertrude A. (Ivory) McNelis. On Feb. 27, 1960, she married Donald J. Beeler at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, ...

John M. Fanale

John M. Fanale, 91, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday. He was born Altoona, son of John and Angelina Fanale. Surviving are his wife, Christine; three daughters: Mary Anne, Kathleen and Tina; five grandchildren; and two sisters: Janice and Anna. He was preceded in death by two siblings: Bernard ...

Gerald K. Frederick

Gerald K. Frederick, 83, rural Martinsburg, passed away Saturday. He was born in Curwensville, son of the late Rev. A. Emmert and A. Grace (Kensinger) Frederick. He married Beverly J. Butler, who preceded him in death. Surviv­ing are two sons: David L. and Mark E.; a daughter, Carol S.; five ...

Helen M. Keller

Helen M. Keller, 71, Altoona, passed away Sat­urday, Nov. 17, 2018, at her residence. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018, at Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Mirror.

Vickie M. Malovich

Vickie M. Malovich, 61, Claysburg, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late William and Shirley (Glass) Weyandt. Surviving are her husband, Eric L. Malovich; a son, Michael; three grandchildren: DeLana, Danica and Dakota; two siblings: William ...

Beverly J. (McKnight) McKee

Beverly J. (McKnight) McKee, 93, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Vincent McKnight and Mae Ella (Weaver) McKnight. On Sept. 21, 1946, she married John H. McKee. Surviving are three loving children: Sheryl A. ...

Penny K. Wallace

Penny K. Wallace, 61, Tyrone, a guest at Epworth Manor, died Thursday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late Gerald C. and Arlene A. Bryan Wallace. Surviving are two sons: Christopher Lee Stroup and Travis James Stroup, both of Tyrone; three brothers: Gerald C. Wallace Jr., Danny ...

Judith Marie ‘Judy’ Beeler

Judith Marie “Judy” Beeler, 79, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thurs­day morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Gertrude A. (Ivory) McNelis. On Feb. 27, 1960, she married Donald J. Beeler at Our Lady of Lourdes Cath­olic Church, ...