Obituaries

Robert R. ‘Bob’ Bickford

Robert R. “Bob” Bickford, 81, Flinton, died Thursday. He was born in Flinton, son of the late Russell E. and Bertha M (Wesneski) Bickford. On June 16, 1956, he married Eleanor Wolfe. Surviving are his wife; a son, Robert; two grandsons; a great-granddaughter; and four siblings: Paul, Donna ...

John W. Bickle Jr.

John W. Bickle Jr., 44, Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Hunting­don, son of the late John W. and Bertha E. (Keller) Bickle. On May 23, 2008, he married Lynn A. Knab. Surviving are his wife, with whom he shared nine years of marriage; two ...

Wayne E. Blackie Sr.

Wayne E. Blackie Sr., 70, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening at his residence. A memorial service will be held at a later date at Fourth Street Church of God, Altoona. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. A complete obituary will appear in a later edition of the ...

Anna M. Clark

Anna M. Clark, 64, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Anna (Moser) Nelson. On May 15, 1971, she married Donald D. Clark at Juniata Valley Gospel Church. Surviving are her husband, with whom she shared 46 years of ...

Richard A. Cruse

Richard A. Cruse, 74, Port Orchard, Wash., formerly of Frankstown, passed away Wednesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Thorold R. and Ruth I. (Keasey) Cruse. In March 1975, he married Joan E. (Facciola) Greenwalt, who preceded him in death on March 13, 2017. Surviving are four ...

Angelo Luis Figueroa

Angelo Luis Figueroa, 76, Altoona, died Thursday. He was born in Puerto Rico, son of the late Angel Del Figueroa and Hilda (Otano) Vazquez. Surviving are five children: Angelita Fisher, Minnita Lamborn, Angelo, Angel and Jerico; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. He was preceded ...

Joseph Clair Hoff

Joseph Clair Hoff, 72, Altoona, passed away Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clair Joseph and Alma Rita (Willnecker) Hoff. On Jan. 10, 1970, he married Cheryl Gutshall at First United Methodist Church, Altoona. Surviving are his wife of Altoona; a daughter, Melissa J. Fels ...

Frances ‘Carol’ Stoy

Frances “Carol” Stoy, Crestview, Fla., passed away Friday, June 2, 2017. Surviving are her husband, Joe Stoy of Crestview, Fla., formerly of Ashville; two sons: Mike and Devon; and one granddaughter. A celebration of life service was held Saturday, June 17, 2017, at Central Baptist Church, ...

Frank M. Walker

Frank M. Walker, 68, Jacksonville, Fla., passed away Thursday, June 8, 2017. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph E. and Adaline M. (Weyandt) Walker. Surviving are two brothers: Ralph I. (Constance) and Thomas M. (Debra) Walker; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and ...

William I. ‘Bill’ Arford Jr.

William I. “Bill” Arford Jr., 61, Portage, died Wednesday. He was born in Johnstown, son of William I. Sr. and Faye (Krenjeck) Arford. Surviving are his wife of 35 years, Mary Lou (Weakland) Arford; his mother, Faye Arford; and a sister, Faye Brunnet. He was preceded in death by his father, ...

John W. Bickle Jr.

John W. Bickle Jr., 44, Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, June 21, 2017, at his residence. Arrange-ments by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, are currently incomplete. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Mirror.

Barbara Suzanne Hailer

Barbara Suzanne Hailer, 82, Cresson, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Maurice and Mary Ellen (Spahr) Rice. Surviving are four children: Michael (Gina), Patrick and Tim Hailer and Kelly (Jonathan) Gill; her “adopted” children: Mary Harker, ...

Sheila Elaine Hoffer

Sheila Elaine Hoffer, 77, Tyrone, died Friday, June 16, 2017. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 25, 2017, at First Assembly of God Church, Tyrone, Mr. Jerry Gardner officiating. Arrangements are by Derman Funeral Home, Tyrone. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory ...

Ronald Peter Muffie Sr.

Ronald Peter Muffie Sr., 82, Cresson, passed away Wednesday surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Peter and Ann (Kos) Muffie. Surviving are eight children: Kathleen Witt and husband, Rick, Mary Ann Casale and husband, Jeff, Linda Spahr and husband, Joe, ...

Ralph M. ‘Red’ Thomas

Ralph M. “Red” Thomas, 93, Warriors Mark, passed away Monday, June 19, 2017. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 24, 2017, at Burket Cemetery, Warriors Mark, Pastor Eric Shafer officiating. Military honors will be provided by Tyrone Veterans Honor Guard. Arrangements ...

Beverly E. Way

Beverly E. Way, 93, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at her residence. Surviving is her daughter, Robin. At the request of the deceased, a private service will be held. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata.

Marian J. Chilcote

May 15, 1927 - June 20, 2017 Marian J. Chilcote, 90, formerly of Altoona, died Tuesday morning at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehab­ilitation Center. She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late William and Bernice (Hoffman) Weber. On Aug. 28, 1947, she married Donald K. Chilcote ...

Lester G. Cox

Aug. 8, 1953 - June 21, 2017 Lester G. Cox, 63, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Buffalo, N.Y., son of Earl Sr. and Kathryn (Martin) Cox. Surviving are his wife, Jacqueline (Hardy) Cox; four daughters; two sons; his mother; two sisters; and four brothers. He was ...

Donna J. Kotelnicki

Jan. 30, 1962 - June 20, 2017 Donna J. Kotelnicki, 55, Ebensburg, died Tuesday. She was born in Johns­town, daughter of Charles and Joanne (Sullivan) Begenyi. Surviving are two children: Rick and Nichole; five grandchildren; her mother; and five siblings: Michael, Barry, Debbie Weiland, ...

Thomas J. Krull Sr.

Jan. 23, 1930 - June 20, 2017 Thomas J. Krull Sr., 87, Portage, died Tuesday. He was born in Portage, son of the late Joseph and Angela (Wileck) Krull. Surviving are his wife, Sarah; five children: Karen Melotti, Thomas, Robert, Sarah Hilton and Annette Hollewa; five grandchildren; and four ...