Community mourning deaths of Kaup, Magee

Young, Oakes, Brown lead partner, VA Medical Center chief of staff pass away


Two prominent members of the Altoona community, Rex Kaup and Dr. R. Samuel Magee,

(please see obituary, Page A4) passed away over the weekend.

Kaup, a lead partner at Young, Oakes, Brown & Co. CPA since 1979 and active in many community organizations, died Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, where he was being treated for lymphoma.

Kaup, 68, received the Blair County Chamber of Com­merce Life­time Achieve­ment Award for Business Ex­cel­lence in 2019.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.


Magee died at home on Saturday.

He was 73.

Magee served as president of the Altoona Hospital medical staff from 1998 to 2002 and chairman of the surgery department from 1987-2016 before becoming chief of staff at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center in 2018.


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