Obituaries

Dorothy L. McCartney

Dorothy L. McCartney, 91, a resident of Maybrook Hills Rehabili­tation and Healthcare Center, formerly of Altoona, passed away late Monday evening at the center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Arthur and Edith (Lersh) Gailey. In 1952, she married Gerald K. McCartney in Altoona, ...

Brian D. McConnell II

Brian D. McConnell II, 19, Cresson, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Brian and April (McCaulley) McConnell. Surviving are his mother, April (Scott Garman); his father, Brian McConnell; two siblings: Kierstan and Nicholas McConnell; and a stepbrother, Mike ...

Michael ‘Mike’ James Pollard

Michael “Mike” James Pollard, 79, St. Simons Island, Ga., passed away on March 13, 2018, at Marsh’s Edge after a long struggle with vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harold S. and Olive (O’Keefe) Pollard. Surviving are his wife, ...

Donald H. Stiver

Donald H. Stiver, 88, Altoona, died Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ray and Margaret (Johnson) Stiver. On March 8, 1950, he married Catherine J. Wolf, and she preceded him in death on June 13, 2007. Surviving are six children: ...

Jean (Heverly) Lear

Jean (Heverly) Lear, 93, Altoona, passed away Tuesday afternoon. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Arthur and Olive (Lee) Heverly. She married Sheldon D. Lear, who preceded her in death in 1997 after having shared 57 years of marriage. Surviving are a daughter, Sonja Hull; three ...

Oliver J. Risoldi

Oliver J. Risoldi, 84, Fort Mill, S.C., formerly of Altoona, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ciro and Arcangela (Tricarico) Risoldi. Surviving are his wife, Deborah; a son, Chad; three daughters: Vonnie Kearney, Julie Kimmerling and Lisa Brown; a ...

Daniel Glynn Shade

Daniel Glynn Shade, 79, Foley, Ala., passed away Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles Theodore and Daisy Alma Shade. Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Linda (Been) Shade; two children: Theodore and Stephanie (Juan) Montiel; four grandchildren: Griffin and Drake Shade ...

Gary F. Sharpless

Gary F. Sharpless, 66, Altoona, formerly of Osceola Mills, died Monday at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. He was born in Philipsburg, son of the late Francis E. Sharpless and Marian (Mayes) Sharpless Reams. On June 18, 1983, he married Linda L. Wachter in Osceola ...

Amelia F. Turchetta

Amelia F. Turchetta, 97, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph and Josephine (DeBono) Calabrese. On Aug. 26, 1943, she married Samuel Turchetta, and he passed away on June 12, 1990. Surviving are two daughters: Theresa Ann Nash ...

Marjorie M. ‘Sis’ Andrews

Marjorie M. “Sis” Andrews, 87, Altoona, passed away peacefully Saturday evening at The Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Bernard and Marjorie (Hannon) Donnelly. Surviving are three children: Marie (David Jenner) of ...

Joan E. Brua

Joan E. Brua, 90, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday evening at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidays­burg, peacefully in her sleep. She was born in Hollidays­burg, daughter of the late Leo Francis and Jesse Sophia (Degenhardt) Kuhn. On Sept. 5, 1949, she married Stanley K. Brua in ...

Helen M. Kulick

Helen M. Kulick, 83, Gallitzin, died Monday at her residence after an extended illness. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late John and Cecelia (Ulmanek) Novak. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Kulick of Gallitzin; three grandchildren: Mason Claar of Portage, Maegann Harris in ...

Frances C. ‘Dolly’ McMinn

Frances C. “Dolly” McMinn, 95, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord early on Tuesday morning at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. She was born in Osceola Mills, daughter of the late Duncan and Edith (Myers) Ferguson. On April 26, 1947, she married Richard L. McMinn at ...

Francis L. McTavish Jr.

Francis L. McTavish Jr., 85, Silver Springs, Md., formerly of Gallitzin, died Monday, March 12, 2018. He was born in Lilly, son of the late Francis Sr. and Kathleen (Carrig) McTavish. Surviving are six children: Kevin, Michael, Timothy, Patrick, Kathleen and Susan; 20 grandchildren; and three ...

Oliver J. Risoldi

Oliver J. Risoldi, 84, Fort Mill, S.C., formerly of Altoona, died Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ciro and Arcangela (Tricarico) Risoldi. Surviving are his wife, Deborah; a son, Chad; three daughters: Vonnie Kearney, Julie Kimmerling and Lisa Brown; and six ...

Harold D. Stengel

Harold D. Stengel, 63, Stevens, passed away on Friday, March 16, 2018 at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Harold D. and the late Gladys (Miner) Stengel. Surviving are his wife, Stella Mae (Redcay) Stengel; his father; three children: Stephanie Stengel, Jeff Hummer and wife, ...

Amelia F. Turchetta

Amelia F. Turchetta, 97, Altoona, passed away Saturday, March 17, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2018, at St. Rose of Lima ...

Jill S. Adler

Jill S. Adler, 56, Hollidaysburg, walked into the arms of Jesus on Monday at UPMC Altoona after a brief but courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Ronald and Joann (Donaldson) Dekker. Surviving are her parents; her husband, Mark S. Adler; two daughters: Megan S. ...

Marjorie M. ‘Sis’ Andrews

Marjorie M. “Sis” Andrews, 87, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Saturday evening at The Grand Residence at Upper St. Clair, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 23, 2018, at E. Merrill Smith Funeral Home, 2309 Broad Ave., Altoona. A ...

Louis E. Burket

Louis E. Burket, 85, formerly of New Enterprise, died Sunday afternoon at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Newry, son of the late Ralph and Marguerite (Harker) Burket. He married Betty E. Kagarise, and she preceded him in death in September 1987. Surviving are two sons: Wesley L. ...