Esther E. Waite, 95, Tyrone, died Tuesday at Altoona Regional. She was born in Spring Hill, Pittsburgh, daughter of George J. and Hilda Ann (Ziegler) Schneider. She married Melvin J. Waite on April 18, 1942, and he preceded her in death on April 4, 1989. She is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at St Matthew's Catholic Church, Father Jozef Kovacik as celebrant. Interment will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville.