Obituaries

Ronald Kent ‘Ron’ Young

Ronald Kent “Ron” Young, 85, Levittown, formerly of Altoona, passed away Sun-day, Dec. 16, 2017, at Manor Care of Yardley after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Edwin and Mildred Young. Surviving are two daughters: Michelle Grietzer of Bensalem and Gwen Gutowski ...

Russel E. Cornelius Sr.

Russel E. Cornelius Sr., 70, Coalport, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Elwood and Alma (Faust) Cornelius. On Dec. 21, 1968, he married Marleigh Hamilton in Altoona. Surviving are his wife of 49 years; three children: Russel Jr. of Coalport, Michelle ...

Marcellus James ‘Marcy’ Criste

Marcellus James “Marcy” Criste, 81, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday morning, Dec. 22, 2017, at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017, at Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral ...

Gary F. Hall

Gary F. Hall, 75, Cresson, died Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017, at Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Betty L. Miller

Betty L. Miller, 99, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Rome, N.Y., passed away Wednesday morning at the home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel G. and Meda (Colyer) Thomas. On Sept. 28, 1947, she married John R. Miller in Altoona, and he preceded her in ...

George Robert Shaffer

George Robert Shaffer, 91, Pavia, died Thursday at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Pavia, son of the late Harry and Minnie (Wentz) Shaffer. He was twice married, first on March 25, 1950, to Barbara Lou Langham, who preceded him in death on Dec. 12, 1983. He then married Doris Beachley ...

Daniel M. Wenrich

Daniel M. Wenrich, 67, Sinking Valley, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Walter E. and Josephine R. (Green) Wenrich. Surviving are a sister, Judith (Henry) Schirmacher of Altoona; a brother, Donald B. Wenrich Sr. of Sinking Valley; a nephew, Donald B. ...

Katherine E. Zinn

Katherine E. Zinn, 94, Altoona, passed away Fri-day, Dec. 22, 2017, at May-brook Hills Health and Re-habilitation Center after a brief illness. Arrangements are by Anthony P. Scaglione Funeral Home, 1908 Seventh Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Barbara Rose (Porta) Shigley

Barbara Rose (Porta) Shigley, 90, a 68-year resident of State College, died Thursday at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College, after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, the youngest child of the late Francis Joseph and Rose Hannah (Smith) Porta. On June 12, 1949, she married James ...

Betty Lucille ‘Lou’ Brumbaugh

Betty Lucille “Lou” Brumbaugh, 79, Saxton, died Wednesday evening at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring, after a brief illness. She was born in Aitch, daughter of the late Frank and Alma (Busseck) Starr. On Oct. 11, 1957, she married Stanley R. Brumbaugh. Surviving are her ...

David Merle Christine

David Merle Christine, 90, Tyrone, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George and Anna (Fagan) Christine. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Spicer; a son, Michael Christine; and three grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Joyce Shuey; ...

Merle ‘Bud’ Christine Jr.

Merle “Bud” Christine Jr., 83, Bald Eagle, died Monday. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Merle Sr. and Laura (Moore) Christine. Surviving are his wife, Linda; four children: Ruth McGowan, Alan, Robert and Amy Sherry; 19 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Fred. He ...

Patricia L. Deibler

Patricia L. Deibler, 53, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Charles and Edna (Williams) Weatherwalk. Surviving are her husband of 36 years, Lige; three children: Betty Jean Deibler, Brandon Christopher Deibler and Ashley Marie Butler; six ...

Thomas William Denny

Thomas William Denny, 26, Weedville, died Monday due to injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Woodland. He was born in Tyrone, son of David N. Denny and Loni Osterhout. Surviving are his father, David N. (Tonda) Denny Sr.; his mother, Loni S. (Dan) Carper; a sister, Rachelle ...

Roger W. Eckardt

Roger W. Eckardt, 86, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Berwick, son of the late Delbert and Lena (Whitmire) Eckardt. On June 18, 1960, he married Dolores Soltis at St. Therese Catholic Church, Altoona. Surviving is his wife, Dolores. He was preceded in death by ...

Daniel B. Flegal

Daniel B. Flegal, 55, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Satur-day morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Robert D. Flegal and Judith A. Whitney. Surviving are four siblings: Cheryl L. Shaw and husband, Gary, of Wolfsburg, Mont., Robert L. ...

Robin G. Hauret

Robin G. Hauret, 59, Patton, died Tuesday. She was born in Buffalo, N.Y., daughter of the late Howard and Gloria (Weiss) Neidrauer. Surviving are her husband, Timothy Hauret; a daughter, Jennifer Hobin; two grandchildren; and a sister, Christine Neidrauer. She was preceded in death by a ...

Martha C. Heaton

Martha C. Heaton, 83, Altoona, died Wednesday at her son’s residence. She was born in Bedford County. Surviving are her husband of 67 years, Robert L. Heaton Sr.; a daughter, Donna Marie Hainley; five sons: Robert L. Jr., Ronald J., Daniel L., Denis E. and Randy J. Heaton; five grandchildren; ...

Jesse W. ‘Pud’ Irvin

Jesse W. “Pud” Irvin, 90, Williamsburg, passed away peacefully late Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Williams-burg, son of the late Jesse M. and Lillie (Parks) Irvin. On May 28, 1948, he married Margaret E. Farringer in Williamsburg, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 21, ...

Timothy E.J. Lidwell

Timothy E.J. Lidwell, 63, Ashville, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Spangler, son of the late James W. and Lois R. (O’Brien) Lidwell. Surviving are his wife, Kim M. (Billy) Lidwell; a daughter, Tricia Lidwell; a son, Ryan Thomas Lidwell; one granddaughter; and four siblings: ...