Obituaries

Sylvia Ann Sherry

Sylvia Ann Sherry, 78, formerly of Carrolltown, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Franklin, Mass., daughter of the late George and Lois (Sylvia) Kaufman. Surviving are three daughters: Dr. Dawn A. Sherry, Deborah S. Hegedus and Deanna M. Sherry; three grandchildren; and a sister, Thelma ...

Mildred ‘Louise’ Somerville

Mildred Louise (Lloyd) Somerville, 98, Clearwater, Fla., died Saturday. She was born in Altoona and moved to Clearwater with her late husband, John, in 1975. Surviving are a nephew, Steven Somerville and wife, Kitty, of the Florida Keys; a niece, Marilyn Lynch of Zephryhills, Fla.; three ...

David A. Hamilton

David A. Hamilton, 65, Coalport, died Tuesday. He was born in Philipsburg, son of the late David and Mary (McLaughlin) Hamilton. Surviving are his wife of 46 years, Sharon (Hockenberry) Hamilton; two children: Kevin and Ginger Sacolic; and five grandchildren. At the family’s request, there ...

Lawrence B. ‘Jake’ Henry Jr.

Lawrence B. “Jake” Henry Jr., 76, passed away peacefully on Tuesday in Gainesville, Va., after an extended battle with dementia. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lawrence and Frances Henry. On Oct. 22, 1960, he married his high-school sweetheart and the love of his life, Marilyn ...

Joe D. Neff

Joe D. Neff, 82, Ocala, Fla., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. Surviving are his longtime companion, Audrey Clapper; three sons: Gary Neff, David Neff and Brian Neff and wife, Nancy; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two sisters: Kay Eicher and Sue Dwyer and husband, ...

Alma K. ‘Mammy’ Ronk

Alma K. “Mammy” Ronk, 61, Altoona, passed away Monday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Paul and Anna (Young) Hitchings. Surviving are her significant other, Donald Davis; two daughters: Ramie Kay Ronk and Michelle Anna Aman; two sons: Ray Ronk and Beau Davis; 11 ...

Josephine J. Shanaway

Josephine J. Shanaway, 76, Fallentimber, passed away Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. She was born La Jose, daughter of the late Stanley and Mary Sass. Surviving are three children: Kim (Joe) Whited, Patrick Mark (Gale) Shanaway and Daniel (Greta) Shanaway; four grandchildren: Jeffrey, Gina, Jerome ...

Phoebe Sparks

Phoebe Sparks, 86, Frederick Md., peacefully passed onto her Heavenly home in her sleep on Saturday, surrounded by family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph F. and Dolly (Catherine A.) Brubaker. Surviving are her husband of 64 years, the Rev. Hayden L. Sparks of Upperco, ...

Roger D. Brown

Roger D. Brown, 30, Northern Cambria, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Johnstown, son of Roger and the late Robyn (Toth) Brown. Surviving are his father, Roger and wife, Heidi Brown, both of whom raised him; and two siblings: Autumn and Tyler. He was preceded in death by two ...

Craig C. Campbell

Craig C. Campbell, 55, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday evening at UPMC Shadyside Pittsburgh, after an extensive battle with leukemia. He was born in Altoona, son of Willard E. Campbell and the late Donna M. (Shinafelt) Campbell. On April 2, 2011, he married Christine Glidden at First United ...

John L. Dunn

John L. Dunn, 97, passed away Saturday at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William and Susan (Wertz) Dunn, and was one of 13 children. He married Patricia A. Santella, who preceded him in death on July 24, 1989. Surviving are three children: ...

Thomas W. ‘Tom’ Fox

Thomas W. “Tom” Fox, 71, passed away peacefully on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, in San Diego, Calif., due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Howard and Mary Fox. Surviving are two sisters: Annakay Sousa and husand, Frank, of South Dennis, ...

Joseph M. Mazenko

Joseph M. Mazenko, 80, Irvona, died Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph G. and Thelma M. (Killion) Mazenko. Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann; three children: Kathleen, Bruce and Todd; seven grandchildren; and six siblings: Linda, Mary Helen, Tom, Jim, Tim and Rudy. He was ...

Alma K. Ronk

Alma K. Ronk, 61, Altoona, passed away Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 until the 8 p.m. funeral service, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Axe and Santella Family Chapel, 1534 Fourth St., Altoona. Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth ...

John L. Dunn

John L. Dunn, 97, Altoona, passed away Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, 2017, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic ...

Mary Anne Robilatto

Anne Robilatto, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Warminster, Bucks County, passed peacefully into the arms of her Savior on Thursday afternoon at the home. She was born in Asheville, N.C., daughter of the late William Browning and Grace (Bell) Garrett. On Nov. 30, 1946, ...

Paul E. ‘Boo Boo’ Barley III

Paul E. “Boo Boo” Barley III, 7, Altoona, died Saturday at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He was born in Altoona, son of Paul E. Jr. and Susan C. (Hockenberry) Barley. Surviving are his parents; two sisters: Christie Mowry and Kimberly Streightiff; and his grandparents: Paul ...

Joanne M. Carper

Joanne M. Carper, 63, a resident of Maple Hollow Road Skills of Central Pennsylvania group home, Duncansville, died Saturday morning at UPMC Altoona following a brief illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Doris (Frederick) Carper and the late Robert Carper. Surviving are her ...

Ruth E. Creps

Ruth E. Creps, 86, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died Saturday. She was born in rural Martinsburg, daughter of the late William E. and Annie M. (Teeter) Creps. Surviving are her longtime companion and best friend, Doreen Fyock; and a ...

Zella J. Dellinger

Zella J. Dellinger, 90, Sproul, passed away Saturday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. She was born in Queen, daughter of the late Harvey E. and Mary Jane (Hoenstine) Claar. On Oct. 10, 1946, she married Jack V. Dellinger in Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in death on Nov. 11, ...