Obituaries

Kenneth ‘Tom’ Beichler

Kenneth “Tom” Beichler, 84, Antis Township, died Thursday evening, Jan. 17, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at the ...

Dennis R. ‘Uncle Denny’ Love

Dennis R. “Uncle Denny” Love, 78, Altoona, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at Lighthouse Independent Baptist Church, Altoona. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, at ...

Pauline T. (Pawlak) Mandichak

Pauline T. (Pawlak) Mandichak, 90, Gallitzin, died Saturday at her residence. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late Charles and Emma (Koniczak) Pawlak. Surviving are her husband, Andy; two sons: Andrew and Michael; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Emma. She ...

Philip P. ‘Phil’ Pupo

Philip P. “Phil” Pupo, 60, Mount Joy, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis P. and Mary Louise (Bradley) Pupo. He was the husband of Brenda Keim. In addition to his wife, surviving are a ...

Gregory L. Price Sr.

Gregory L. Price Sr., 66, Johnstown, died Thursday after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of Leonard and Marie (McCreary) Price. Surviving are his father, Leonard; a daughter, Christine E. Price; seven sons: Ryan (Teri) Price, Jason (Patti) Caruso, Wayne Munoz, ...

Stephen A. Suchta

Stephen A. Suchta, 86, Lilly, on Friday morning, Jan. 18, 2019, our beloved husband, dad and grandpap entered the heavenly kingdom to live eternally with God, the Blessed Mother and all the saints and angels. Steve was born Aug. 3, 1932, in Lilly Coal, the youngest of seven children John and ...

Shirley Ann (Wissinger) Ulrich

Shirley Ann (Wissinger) Ulrich, 90, formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday, Jan. 3, 2019, in San Diego, Calif., with her four children at her side. She was born in Altoona, the youngest of 15 children of Walter Gardner and Bertha Mae (Reed) Wissinger. Surviving are a daughter, Marci Brown ...

Leo Lawrence Crammer Jr.

Leo Lawrence Crammer Jr., 63, Mineral Point, died Wednesday at home. He was born in Reading, son of Leo Lawrence Sr. and Irene (Guadagano) Crammer. Surviving are his wife, Margaret Rose “Peg” (Kozich) Crammer; his mother; a son, Shaun Crammer; a stepdaughter, Mary (Gary) Fingerhoot; two ...

Helen R. Dawson

Helen R. Dawson, 90, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Thursday at Maybrook Hills Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James and Catherine (Tanneyhill) Balasco. She married Richard B. Dawson in Winchester, Va., and he preceded ...

John Robert ‘Bob’ Laing Sr.

John Robert “Bob” Laing Sr., 90, Coalport, died Wednesday at his home. He was born in Coalport, the youngest child of the late Chrissie H. (Shanks) and James W. Laing Sr. Surviving are four children: John R. “Scott” Jr. and wife, Cynthia Katishen, of Beccaria, Robin E. (Laing) ...

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Latoche

Robert J. “Bob,” Latoche, 83, Cresson, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Joseph A. Latoche and Anna (Drevjanko), who came to the United States from Austria-Hungary when she was 16 years old. Surviving are his loving wife, Della (Shrader), with ...

Adrian H. Leap

Adrian H. Leap, 72, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born in North Charleroi, son of the late Jerome and Marcella Leap. On Sept. 9, 1967, he married A. Diane Bunnell at St. Rose of Lima Church, Altoona. Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Diane; his ...

Pamela Diana Martinez

Pamela Diana Martinez, 56, Tyrone, died early Wednesday morning at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Gerald L., Sr. and Marjorie L. (Fonner) McCloskey. Surviving are two sons: Andres D. of Bellwood and Benjamin F. (Rose) of Altoona; her parents, of Bellwood; three ...

Cheryl A. (Sickle) Smith

Cheryl A. (Sickle) Smith, 52, Martinsburg, died Monday at her residence. She was born in Morristown, N.J., daughter of Franklin R. and Carol J. (Wogan) Sickle. Surviving are a daughter, Tia Smith in Florida; her mother of Altoona; her father of Easton; two sisters: Helen R. Sickle of Altoona ...

Lynn C. Wesner

Lynn C. Wesner, 69, Altoona, entered into Heaven’s gates with his Lord and Savior on Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of Lynn W. and the late Ora B. (Crisman) Wesner. Surviving are his father and stepmother, Darlene, of East Freedom; a half-brother, Robert Acker, of East Freedom; ...

Eugene Eckenrode

Eugene Eckenrode, 77, Chest Springs, died Wednesday in the Emergency Room at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Gerald H. and Marie M. (Weakland) Eckenrode. On Sept. 1, 1961, he married Elaine Stine in Chest Springs. Surviving are his wife of 57 years, Elaine Eckenrode; ...

Angela C. Ellis

Angela C. Ellis, 81, of Williamsburg, passed away Wednesday morning at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Anthony E. and Carmela M. (Spallone) Figurelle. On July 30, 1960, she married Francis W. Ellis at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Williamsburg, and he preceded ...

Stephen Eric Fouse

Stephen Eric Fouse, 80, formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2019, at the Martin Medical Center in Stuart, Fla. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Stephen Harvey Fouse and Helen Marie Matthews Fouse Homyack. On July 4, 1964, he married Jeanette Butts in ...

Helen L. (Nori) Johnson

Helen L. (Nori) Johnson, 92, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Hollidays­burg, daughter of the late Angelo and Adeline (Polce) Nori. She married William E. Johnson in 1968, and he preceded her in death on July 6, 1969. Surviving are several ...

Patricia A. Freeman

Patricia A. Freeman, 75, Patton, died Wednesday. She was born in Bisbee, Ariz., daughter of the late Joseph J. and Alice (Bobby) Kruley. Surviving are children: Robert J. (Susan Cebula) and Laurie A. (David) Ford; four grandchildren; two siblings: Thomas (Sally) Kruley and Geraldine (Paul) ...