Obituaries

Judith Marie ‘Judy’ Beeler

Judith Marie “Judy” Beeler, 79, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thurs­day morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Gertrude A. (Ivory) McNelis. On Feb. 27, 1960, she married Donald J. Beeler at Our Lady of Lourdes Cath­olic Church, ...

Elda Almeda (Ritchey) Billings

Elda Almeda (Ritchey) Billings, 94, Portage, died Thursday. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Clyde and Esther (Stombaugh) Ritchey. Surviv­ing are six children: Robert, Barry, Bonnie, Barbara, Bruce and Beverlee; seven grandchildren; and two siblings: the Rev. J. Clyde Ritchey Jr. ...

Donald Glen Bowser

Donald Glen Bowser, 81, Altoona, died Friday morning at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Lakemont, son of the late James Ray and Ethel (Boose) Bowser. On Sept. 21, 1956, he married Peggy Jean Anderson by the Rev. William Eisenberg at Grace Lutheran Church in Winchester, ...

Danielle M. Champeno

Danielle M. Champeno, 36, Altoona, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Deborah (Wertz) Hartman. Surviving are five children: Kamren, Kayden, Kealen, Keiyanah and Lyrik; her mother of Altoona; and two sisters: Michele Webster and Kristy Champeno, both of Altoona. ...

Susan R. Chappell

Susan R. Chappell, 70, Blue Knob, died Friday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Clair and Delilah (Medasia) Snoberger. On April 10, 1976, she married William R. Chappell in East Sharpsburg. Surviving are her husband; ...

Kathleen Jane ‘Kathy’ Conroy

Kathleen Jane “Kathy” Conroy, 83, Altoona, formerly of Bell­wood, passed away Thurs­day after an extended illness at May­brook Hills Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late LeClair and Laura M. (DeRemer) Castetter. On Oct. 16, 1965, she ...

Betty E. Edwards

Betty E. Edwards, 87, a resident of Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Roaring Spring and Williams­­burg, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at the home. She was the daughter of the late F. Eugene Sr. “Bean” and Evelyn Susanna (Loose) Biddle. On April 17, ...

Louise Harsomchuck

Louise Harsomchuck, 92, Clintonville, formerly of Houtzdale, died Thursday. She was born in Houtzdale, daughter of the late Emil J. Sr. and Martha (Courtot) Huber. Surviving are two daughters: Sarita Trojanowski and Andrea Quick; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: ...

George E. Herget

George E. Herget, 91, Martinsburg, formerly of West Mifflin, went home to be with his Lord and Savior unexpectedly on Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Elizabeth, son of the late William and Anna (Kefover) Herget. On July 19, 1958, he married Lucille I. Hurl in Duquesne, and she died ...

Kenneth L. ‘Ken’ Lear

Kenneth L. “Ken” Lear, 85, Dallas, Texas, passed from this life on Tuesday after a courageous fight with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of Clyde Sr. and Ruth (Marx) Lear. Surviving are his wife, Nona Summers; a son, Brian Lear and wife, Pamela; two daughters: Cynthia Greider and ...

Alvin E. Morrison Jr.

Alvin E. Morrison Jr., 74, Altoona, died Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Alvin E. and Eleanor (McConnell) Morrison. Sur­viving are his wife, Billie Diana (Berkheimer); a daugh-ter, Wendy (Mike) Morrison; and a brother, ...

Donald D. ‘Don’ Musselman

Donald D. “Don” Musselman, 76, East Freedom, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Claysburg, son of the late David M. and Irene (Mickle) Musselman. On July 10, 1971, he married Bonnie L. Musselman in Klahr, and she passed away March 12, 2018. Surviving are two ...

Bonnie May (Muff) Grimm Patton

Bonnie May (Muff) Grimm Patton, 74, Tyrone, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Leonard Peter and Treva Pauline (Evans) Muff. She was first married to Donald Gregory Grimm on Aug. 15, 1963. She then married Lloyd Alvin “Butch” Patton on May 23, 1983, in ...

Judith Marie ‘Judy’ Beeler

Judith Marie “Judy” Beeler, 79, Altoona, died unexpectedly Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2018, at her residence. Arrange­ments are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Donald L. Burket

Donald L. Burket, 94, Altoona, passed away Tuesday evening at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles O. and Elva M (Feight) Burket. On April 5, 1947, he married Betty Utts at Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church, Juniata. Surviving is his wife of ...

Kathleen J. Conroy

Kathleen J. Conroy, 83, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Arrangements by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

DeGennaro correction

Gustine “Gus” DeGennaro Jr., 81, Altoona, who passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018, is survived by a granddaughter, Brittney (Sean) Graziosi of Altoona. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. today, Nov. 16, 2018, at Santella Funer­al Home, Altoona. A funeral Mass will be ...

Dick H. Detwiler

Dick H. Detwiler, 93, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday evening at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late Albert E. and Margaret M. (Piper) Detwiler. On June 18, 1948, he married Billie J. Graffious at Bell Avenue Baptist Church, ...

William E. ‘Bill’ Lilly Sr.

William E. “Bill” Lilly Sr., 83, Cresson, passed away Tuesday morning. He was born in Cresson, son of the late William and Genevieve (George) Lilly. Surviving are a daughter, Kimberly; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Joyce Garabrandt and Wayne. He was preceded ...

Betty E. Edwards

Betty E. Edwards, 87, a resident of Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Roaring Spring and Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, Nov. 15, 2018, at the home. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at ...