Obituaries

Luther D. ‘Luke’ Coho

Luther D. “Luke” Coho, 87, East Freedom, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Lakemont, son of the late John and Maude (Parker) Coho. He was twice married: first to Margaret H. McConnell, who passed away in 1999, and then to Joan Pilkington, who passed away in ...

Christopher Michael Corle

Christopher Michael Corle, 31, Altoona, died Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, at his residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Pastor Duane Coy ...

Lucy M. Grimme

Lucy M. Grimme, 91, Altoona, passed away Wednesday afternoon at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in New York, N.Y., daughter of the late John B. and Lily (Medinsky) Jorkasky. On July 3, 1946, she married Robert C. Grimme in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on June 2, ...

Robert W. Keith

Robert W. Keith, 67, Altoona, died Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert Warren and Virginia E. (Hauser) Keith. Surviving are two sisters: Karen (Barry) Robison of Altoona and Robin (Harry) Zeigler of Tyrone; four nieces and nephews: Kirk ...

Lorraine C. Lego

Lorraine C. Lego, 89, a resident of The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Gallitzin, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late William and Lucy (Merhar) Enderlein. Surviving are three children: Allen K. and Thomas, both of Gallitzin, and Carolyn ...

Peter McGough

Peter McGough, 63, McGough Lane, Dysart, died Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, at his residence. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday’s Mirror.

George E. Shultz

George E. Shultz, 83, Tyrone, passed away peacefully on Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Elmer and Virginia (Snyder) Shultz. Surviving are his former wife, Roxanne R. (Ray) Shultz; two children: Daniel R. Shultz and Charlene L. Shultz; four grandchildren: ...

Peggy Ann Espenlaub

Peggy Ann Espenlaub, 78, Exton, died July 25, 2017. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles L. and Peggy Dolores (Watson) Campbell. Surviving are her husband, Charles Espenlaub; four children: Charles F. III, Bradford and Douglas Espenlaub and Kathryn Espenlaub Veazie; nine ...

Lucy Grimme

Lucy Grimme, 91, Altoona, died Wednesday afternoon at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Mirror.

Martha J. ‘Marty’ Lindsey

Martha J. “Marty” Lindsey, 88, Duncansville, passed from this life to the next on July 29 at Presby­terian Village at Hollidays­burg. She was born in Newry, daughter of the late Homer and Ada (Clark) Glunt. On Nov. 10, 1944, she married Paul R. Lindsey Sr. in Paris, Texas, and he ...

Jeffrey Joseph Lucas

Jeffrey Joseph Lucas, 56, Bellwood, died Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017. He was born in Titusville, son of the late Joseph and Beverly (Hills) Lucas. Surviving are three children: Carla Shomo, Jacqueline Edgerton and Jeffrey Lucas; two grandchildren; and five siblings: Terri Warner, Todd Confer and ...

U. Thomas Langham

U. Thomas Langham, 71, formerly of Queen, died on July 16, 2017. He was born in Queen, son of the late Ben Yingling and Flada Langham. Surviving is a brother, Carey Langham. A memorial service was held Aug. 11, 2017, at Bethesda United Church of Christ, Bethesda, Md. Arrangements are by ...

The Rev. Floyd H. Mitchell

The Rev. Floyd H. Mitchell, 92, Martinsburg, died Monday at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born in Boones Mill, Va., son of the late Rev. Zion and Martha (Ikenberry) Mitchell. Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Hull; three sons: Wayne H., Glenn H. and Mark D. Mitchell; four grandchildren; ...

Pearl L. (Warren) Rinker

Pearl L. (Warren) Rinker, 90, Altoona, died Monday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James and Edith (Rager) Warren. Surviving are 10 sons: Gary Sr., Richard and Robert Hallman, Raymond Keith, Fred and Dennis Warren, and Dwayne, Tim, Todd and Jeff Rinker; 27 grandchildren; 27 ...

Ann Stanchek

Ann Stanchek, 87, Lititz, formerly of Portage, died Tuesday. She was born in Sonman, daughter of the late Andrew and Justina (Matejcik) Ligda. Surviving are three children: Debra Paterson, Cindi Stanchek and Pam Stanchek; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and three siblings: Mary ...

Joan Abshire

Joan Abshire, 87, Altoona, passed away Monday, Aug. 14, 2017. She was born in Watseka, Ill., the youngest daughter of a railroad man and a homemaker. Surviving are two daughters: Kara DiCecco of Bear, Del., and Kelly Garza of Altoona; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She ...

Paul W. Boland

Aug. 9, 1938 - Aug. 15, 2017 Paul W. Boland, 79, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late William H. and Regina (Frank) Boland. In 1961, he married Linda R. Brua at St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church, ...

Ralph E. ‘Bud’ Campbell

Jan. 22, 1946 - Aug. 12, 2017 Ralph E. “Bud” Campbell, 71, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ralph C. and Edith (Hameley) Campbell. On Nov. 26, 1966, he married Janice Summerville. Surviving are his loving wife of 50 ...

Anthony E. ‘Tony’ Claar

Oct. 13, 1949 - Aug. 14, 2017 Anthony E. “Tony” Claar, 67, Claysburg, passed away Monday at his residence. He was born in Queen, son of the late Rudy Fay and Dorothy (Warsing) Claar. On Nov. 6, 1976, he married Marilyn J. Holland, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 26, ...

Florence Edith Farber

Jan. 12, 1935 - Aug. 11, 2017 Florence Edith Farber, 82, a resident of St. Mary’s Villa Nursing Home, Elmhurst, formerly of Altoona, died peacefully on Friday morning at the home after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Thomas and Margaret (Whitsel) ...