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Obituaries

Charles E. ‘Chick’ Kanode

Charles E. “Chick” Kanode, 77, Martinsburg, passed away late Wednesday at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, after a brief illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late, Arthur S. and Elizabeth (Wagner) Kanode. On June 22, 1968, he married Janice E. Ebersole in ...

Ruth E. King

Ruth E. King, 102, of Martinsburg, formerly of Salemville, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Manns Choice, daughter of the late George and Verda (Long) Horn. Surviving are two daughters: Barbara A. (Bob) Jennings and Kathy S. (Ernie) Wampler; two nieces: Mildred Bassler and Katrina ...

Susan T. Means

Susan T. Means, 73, Altoona passed away early Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late James C. and Barbara (Blake) Turnbull. Surviving are two brothers: James (Barb) and John (Nancy) Turnbull; a sister, Ann (Joe) Baier; as well as several nephews; ...

Donald J. Myers Jr.

Donald J. Myers Jr., 51, Washington, Pa., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Washington Hospital, Washington, Pa. He was born in Hayward, Calif., son of Donald J. Myers Sr. and the late Kathy Myers. A private family service will be held. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home ...

Lavon Newswanger

Lavon Newswanger, 49, Roaring Spring, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Diane; two children: Charlie and Levi; a brother, Lloyd and wife, Lisa, as well as a nephew, Brenden, and a niece, Rachel, all of Newville; and his parents: John and Mabel Newswanger ...

James P. Seasoltz

James P. Seasoltz, 87, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry K. and Cecelia G. (Weamer) Seasoltz. On Nov. 28, 1953, he married Joan D. Blocher at St. Mary Catholic Church, Altoona. Surviving are his wife of ...

Lisa R. Worley

Lisa R. Worley, 45, Sproul, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles “Leroy” and Shirley D. (Smith) Acker. On July 8, 2016, she married George Worley. Surviving are her husband; four daughters: Latishia-Anne Acker, Makaylah ...

Linda L. Akins

Linda L. Akins, 80, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Marion and Helen (Edmundson) Cunningham. On Feb. 4, 1961, she married Dale Akins, and he preceded her in death on Dec.18, 2002. Surviving are her daughter, Beth Akins (Bruce) ...

Cassandra L. Appleman

Cassandra L. Appleman, 30, Martinsburg, died Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Melissa A. (Hall) Flaugh and the late Jeffrey Flaugh. She was married to Sheldon H. Appleman Jr. Surviving are three daughters: Angel, Halie and Cheyenne; her mother of Roaring Spring; ...

Sheldon H. ‘Peep’ Appleman Jr.

Sheldon H. “Peep” Appleman Jr., 49, Martinsburg, died Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Florence (Brawley) Appleman and the late Sheldon H. Appleman Sr. He was married to Cassandra (Flaugh) Appleman. Surviving are three daughters: Angel, Halie and Cheyenne; his mother of ...

Brian L. Beckwith

Brian L. Beckwith, 67, Tyrone, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Philips­burg, son of the late Blaine Allison and Audrey (Fink) Beckwith. He was formerly married to Pamela Lukens. Surviving are a son, Brian L. “Bones” (Heather) Beckwith II of Tyrone; a daughter, Tiffany ...

Betty G. Coady

Betty G. Coady, 93, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of Bellwood, died Monday morning at the Manor. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Roy Milton and Mary Florence (Knipple) Daugherty. On May 20, 1946, she married Merrill R. “Red” Coady in Cumberland, Md., and he ...

Martin J. ‘Marty’ Heverly

Martin J. “Marty” Heverly, 60, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Sam and Joan (Weakland) Heverly. Surviving are four siblings: Susan Shannon, Mary Jo (Bob) Laughlin, and Sam and Ed Heverly; many nieces and nephews and ...

Patricia R. (McCarthy) Jackson

Patricia R. (McCarthy) Jackson, 82, Blue Knob, passed away Tuesday at Maybrook Hills Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Healthcare Center. She was born in Carson Valley, daughter of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Wineland) McCarthy. She married Philip R. Jackson in 1954, and he preceded her in death ...

James Joseph ‘Jim’ Luther

James Joseph “Jim” Luther, 61, Altoona, passed away Satur­day at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Stanley M. and Madeline M. (Crist) Luther. Surviving are his life companion, Catherine A. “Katie” Tremmel; four children: Justin Robert ...

Kathleen R. Meintel

Kathleen R. Meintel, 62, Altoona, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leo and Betty (Bowers) Meintel. Surviving are a sister, Marjorie Meintel of Williamsburg; a special aunt, Theresa Gallagher of ...

Roger L. Messner

Roger L. Messner, 68, Antis Township, died unexpectedly Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert W. and Vivian E. (Fisher) Messner. On May 22, 1971, he married Jeneane L. Gingery in Winchester, Va. Surviving are his wife; three daughters: Kim Whitcomb of ...

Herbert L. ‘Jaggers’ Rozsi

Herbert L. “Jaggers” Rozsi, 57, Nanty Glo, died Tuesday. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Herbert McCullough and Emma (McKeel) Rozsi-McGowan. Surviving are a daughter, Carrie Saunders; and three siblings: May Jane Carney, Ronald Rozsi and Joseph McCullough. He was preceded in death ...

Cathy L. Skelley

Cathy L. Skelley, 67, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona after a battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel and Sara (Lafferty) Graham. On Aug. 16, 1969, she married David J. Skelley in Altoona. Surviving are her husband; a son, David J. (Pam) ...

Dolores G. ‘Lorrie Kenney’ Verbonitz

Dolores G. “Lorrie Kenney” Verbonitz, 66, Altoona, passed away Tuesday afternoon at Shadyside Hileman Cancer Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Thomas and Gertrude (Kauffman) Kenney. Surviving are two daughters: Lorrie (Brian) and Lisa M. (Jeffrey), ...