Obituaries

Laurence P. Bauer

Laurence P. Bauer, 75, Altoona, passed away Sunday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul E. and Wilma A. (Brumbaugh) Bauer. Surviving are two sisters: Mary Helen (William) Hilton of Terre Haute, Ind., and Barbara Jean ...

Doris L. Gwin

Doris L. Gwin, 86, Canoe Creek, rural Williamsburg, went home to be with the Lord early Thursday morning at her residence. She was born in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late Luther H. and S. Ellen (Zook) McClure. On Sept. 2, 1955, she married Bruce R. “Pap” Gwin in Williamsburg, and ...

Thomas A. ‘The Tool Man’ Robertson

Thomas A. “The Tool Man” Robertson, 53, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Clarence and Carrie (Franco) Robertson, the youngest of six boys. Surviving are the love of his life, Mary A. Heiss of Altoona; his parents; four brothers: ...

Alea D. Yingling

Alea D. Yingling, 89, formerly of Ashville, died Thursday. She was born in Illinois, daughter of the late George W. and Annabelle L. (Spade) Billand. Surviving are a daughter, Karen Itle; two granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren She was preceded in death by her husband, Byron Yingling; a ...

Romeo George Dente

Romeo George Dente, 94, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George A. and Rose (Menza) Dente. On Aug. 2, 1997, he married Marietta G. Fisher at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. Surviving are his wife; ...

Roy Bernard ‘PaPa’ Lambert

Roy Bernard “PaPa” Lambert, 70, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Sophia, W.Va., son of the late Rev. Leo and Frances (Haga) Lambert. On June 27, 1966, he married Dana Stone in Sophia, W.Va. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Tina and ...

Edward T. McMillan

Edward T. McMillan, 81, Enola, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Wilbur E. and Nora E. McMillan. Surviving are a daughter, Lori J. Mardis; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Friends will be received ...

Arlene Roberta Rainelli

Arlene Roberta Rainelli, 93, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert Emmett and Carrie May (Claybaugh) O’Keiff. On March 5, 1946, she married David Dempsey Rainelli, and he preceded ...

Dr. Paul H. Resnik

Dr. Paul H. Resnik, 68, Cameron Park, Calif., formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at his residence after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Amelah “Amee” Resnik; and a younger brother, Daniel. Paul and Amee were married in Maui, ...

Bonita Grace Socoski

Bonita Grace Socoski, 52, Lewistown, died Monday. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Malcolm and Grace (Ramsey) Detwiler. Surviving are her husband, Leonard J.; two children: Albert P. Jr. and Betty Jo Miller; two stepchildren: Cindy and Joseph; two granddaughters; and her parents. She ...

Anna L. Claar

Anna L. Claar, 85, Martinsburg, formerly of Roaring Spring, died Monday afternoon at her residence. She was born in Martinsburg, daughter of the late Luther R. and Alvina (Fuiten) Showalter. On July 19, 1949, she married H. Glenn “Shorty” Claar in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in ...

Carol LaRue Dollar

Carol LaRue Dollar, 84, Altoona, died Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018, at her residence. Friends will be received from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Christ Community Church, Altoona, where a memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., ...

Nora Elizabeth Hoover

Nora Elizabeth Hoover, 82, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul C. Sr. and R. Beatrice (Rabenstein) Stauffer. She married Kenneth Dale Hoover, who preceded her in death on Aug. 17, 2015. Surviving are a ...

Ruth Marguerite Hoover-Camenite

Ruth M. Hoover-Camenite, 95, Altoona, died Tuesday. She was born in rural Martinsburg, daughter of the late Oliver F. and Chloe E. (McGregor) Morgan. Surviving are five children: John, Joleen, Doris, Dan and David; two stepsons: Frank and Mark Camenite; 12 grandchildren; and 15 ...

Ann L. McCollough

Ann L. McCollough, 80, Lebanon, formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday. She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late George and Louisa (Kepple) Hamilton. On Sept. 24, 1955, she married Willard G. McCollough Sr. in Clarion, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 12, 1968. Surviving are ...

Clifford W. Pelter

Clifford W. Pelter, 45, York, formerly of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Monday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Glenn R. and Diane K. (Bungo) Pelter. Surviving are his wife, Kelli A. (Gerber) Pelter; a son, Mason R. Pelter, at home; and his parents of ...

Dr. Paul H. Resnik

Dr. Paul H. Resnik, 68, Cameron Park, Calif., formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, at his residence after a battle with cancer. He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Amelah “Amee” Resnik; and a younger brother, Daniel. Paul and Amee were married in Maui, ...

Arminta M. McGee

Arminta M McGee, 78, Philadelphia, went home to the Lord on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Perry and Mattie (Adams) McGee. Arminta was educated in Altoona public schools, which afforded her the opportunity to become a majorette in the early 1950s. She was a 1957 ...

John ‘Pen’ Ambler

John “Pen” Ambler, 81, Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was born in Williamsport, son of the late Jesse Paul and Margaret (Magee) Ambler. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. Romagnino, with whom he shared 36 ...

Rose Marie Bookhamer

Rose Marie Bookhamer, 78, Eleventh Street Tower, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Andrew and Frances (Dunio) Consalvo. She married Gerald E. Bookhamer on Oct. 27, 1962, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 12, 1998. Surviving are a ...