The Altoona Mirror, 29 Jul 2016 17:24:23 EDTFri, 29 Jul 2016 17:24:23 EDT Irvin Burns Irvin Burns, 68, Roaring Spring, died Wednesday evening at his residence surrounded by his loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late David W. and Elinor (McCauley) Burns. On Ja.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTCatherine L. 'Kay' Burr L. "Kay" Burr, 91, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona, surrounded by her family. She was born in East Freedom, daughter of the late Hugh C and Adelaide (Brown) Lingenfelter.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTNaomi Ruth 'Gram' Fether Ruth "Gram" Fether, 89, Johnstown, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Francis Isaac and Palmer Emily (Kestermont) Ritchey.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTRalph E. Helsel E. Helsel, 85, Blue Knob, peacefully went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Blue Knob, son of the late Francis and Ethel (Long) Helsel. On Feb. 4, 1950, he married Mildred M.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDTRichard E. Hoover E. Hoover, 87, Tyrone, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late James A. and Florence (Snyder) Hoover. On Sept. 21, 1950, he married Phyllis Kooken.Fri, 29 Jul 2016 00:00:00 EDT