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Obituaries

Francis DePaul ‘Sonny’ Baker Jr.

Francis DePaul “Sonny” Baker Jr., 84, formerly of Altoona, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Marymount Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis Sr. and Loretta (Wills) Baker. Surviving are four children: Robert L. Baker and wife, Joan, Antoinette K. Wilson ...

Doris Carper

Doris Carper, 92, a lifetime resident of the Morrisons Cove area, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in 1927 in Roaring Spring, daughter of Jacob and Ada (Miller) Frederick. On July 8, 1949, she married Robert Carper at the First Church of the Brethren, Roaring Spring. Robert preceded ...

Helene Z. Field

Helene Z. Field, 92, Altoona, passed away Friday evening at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, Mauk & Yates Funeral Home ...

Stella B. (Bem) Jenkins

Stella B. (Bem) Jenkins 107, Portage, died Friday. She was born in Portage Township, daughter of Jacob and Tekla (Wasielak) Bem. Surviving are eight nephews; seven nieces; and many great-nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence E. Jenkins Jr.; six brothers, John, ...

Robert N. Lear

Robert N. Lear, 77, Armagh, passed away Wednesday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born in Altoona, son of George and Helen (Mogle) Lear. Surviving are his loving wife of 52 years, the former Janet (Grannas) Lear; a loving daughter, Lisa and husband, Jim Porter, of ...

Rev. Leo A. Lynch

The Rev. Leo A. Lynch, 67, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Leo C. and Matilda (Fiore) Lynch. Surviving are a brother, Dr. James Lynch and wife, Karen, of Greensburg; a sister, Leah Giurfa and husband, ...

Oletha Joy Myers

Oletha Joy Myers, 93, resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clearfield, entered eternal rest late Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at the home. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late John S. “Bert” and Gladys T. (Mangus) Hileman. On June 30, 1951, she married Robert Blair ...

Marjorie E. Over

Marjorie E. Over, 95, Martinsburg, passed away Saturday morning, Jan. 18, 2020, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Sheron L. Plempel

Sheron L. Plempel, 72, Harrisburg, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Francis and Jean Clarke. Surviving are a daughter, Courtney (Scott) Foust of Benton; a son, Brett (Nicole) Plempel of Harrisburg; two grandchildren, ...

Phyllis L. Poorman

Phyllis L. Poorman, 76, Altoona, passed away Friday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Russell M. and K. Helen (Hunter) Wyland. Surviving are two daughters: Dawn R. McCreary (Tim) in Arizona and Stacey L. Stein of Altoona; four ...

Romal E. ‘Gene’ Richie Jr.

Romal E. “Gene” Richie Jr., 88, Duncansville, died Friday at the Winds at Mattern Orchard. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Romal and Lena (Merlonghi) Richie Sr. He married Rita C. Weber. Surviving are three daughters: Rita Edley, LaDonna Daisley and Elisa Cekovic; seven ...

Louise Ritchey

Louise Ritchey, 86, Claysburg, passed away Friday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Harry E. and Anna Belle (Dively) Black. On Nov. 8, 1951, she married Roy R. Ritchey in Franklin, Ind. He passed away on April 17, 2000. Surviving are a ...

Thomas A. Yancey

Thomas A. Yancey, 60, Bellwood, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Donald H. Auker

Donald H. Auker, 81, State College, formerly of Altoona, died Thursday at Centre Crest in Bellefonte. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harry L. and Iola White Auker. Donald first married Peggy Ann (Drake) Auker on Oct. 24, 1960, and she preceded him in death on May 8, 1974. On Sept. 13, ...

Eldon M. Dively Jr.

Eldon M. Dively Jr., 78, Altoona, passed away Tuesday. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Eldon Sr. and Helen (Gross) Dively. Surviving are his wife, Denise Ray; five children: Kip, Scott, Ryan, Chandra and Jalessa Dively; a stepdaughter, Shyann Campbell; two grandchildren: Bentley ...

Byron G. Guyer

Byron G. Guyer, 80, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday at his residence. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late George and Minnie (Amick) Guyer. He married Ruth E. Parsons on Feb. 16, 1963. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Lori Ann Guyer, who resides at home; two ...

The Rev. Leo A. Lynch

The Rev. Leo A. Lynch, 67, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Leo C. and Matilda (Fiore) Lynch. Surviving are a brother, Dr. James Lynch and wife, Karen, of Greensburg; a sister, Leah Giurfa and husband, ...

Patricia D. ‘Pattie’ Riley-Stowell

Patricia D. “Pattie” Riley-Stowell, 58, Bellwood, passed away Friday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was the daughter of the late Donald Wible and Elizabeth (Horne) Wible-James. Surviving are her husband, Andrew J. Stowell; a son, Noah ...

Louise Ritchey

Louise Ritchey, 86, Claysburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, at Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Dorothy M. Weyant

Dorothy M. Weyant, 85, Claysburg, passed away Wednesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was the daughter of the late John A. Fetter and Mildred (Fleegle) Fetter Yingling. On Feb. 9, 1950, she married Robert L. Weyant in Claysburg, and he preceded her in ...