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Obituaries

Doris Jean (Golden) Diehl

Doris Jean (Golden) Diehl, 81, of Tyrone, died Wednesday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late DeForrest and Marie Boyer Golden. On June 21, 1958, she married Joseph Diehl in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death Oct. 24, 2009. Surviving are two daughters: Penny Jo O’Donald ...

Nancy A. Knee

Nancy A. Knee, 75, Gallitzin, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at St. Demetrius Catholic Church, Gallitzin. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 301 Church St., Gallitzin.

David J. Reffner

David J. Reffner, 80, of Coalport, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Philipsburg, son of William Keith and Evelina Reffner. Surviving are a brother, Richard Reffner of Coalport; and many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents. David was ...

Rita M. Bilek

Rita M. Bilek, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence after a brief illness. She was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., daughter of the late Frank and Ellen (Conerty) Klonoski. On July 27, 1946, she married John F. Bilek in Brooklyn, N.Y., and he preceded her in death Sept. 20, ...

William J. ‘Bill’ Boslet

William J. “Bill” Boslet, 69, of Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles C. and Mary E. (Gauntner) Boslet. Surviving are two brothers: Edward C. and wife, Patti, of Altoona, and Thomas A. Boslet of Vestal, N.Y. He ...

Doris Jean (Golden) Diehl

Doris Jean (Golden) Diehl, 81, of Tyrone, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. A reception of friends will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at Tyrone Church of the Brethren. A memorial service will follow the reception at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Arrangements are by Richard H. ...

Clayton ‘Ebe’ Ebersole Jr.

Clayton “Ebe” Ebersole, Jr., 92, Altoona, died Saturday afternoon. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clayton Sr. and Ida Mae (Davis) Ebersole. Surviving are three nieces: Carol J. Whippo, Marilyn J. Whippo and Georgia E. Fuller; and his best friend, Mark Snyder. He was the last ...

Donald L. Kobak Sr.

Donald L. Kobak Sr., 78, of Altoona, died Monday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. He was born in Northwood, Tyrone, son of the late Nicholas and Mary Jane (Friday) Kobak. On Dec. 17, 1965, he married JoAnn “Joie” Harpster. Surviving are his wife of Altoona; a son, ...

John L. Laird

John L. Laird, 83, Altoona, passed away Tuesday morning at his home after an extended illness. He was born in Grazierville, son of the late John L. and Fern M. (Huff) Laird. John married Jean Troutman, who preceded him in death in 1996 after 30 years of marriage. He then met Grace Miner, who ...

Irene S. Miller

Irene S. Miller, 89, of Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday evening, Sept. 17, 2019, The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, following a lengthy battle with cancer. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., ...

Doris S. Conley Montgomery

Doris S. Conley Montgomery, 82, formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday afternoon at Altercare Nursing Home, Navarre, Ohio. She was born in Hollentown, the oldest of seven children, to the late Raymond and Helen (Gardner) Conley. She was raised in Altoona and graduated from Altoona High ...

Barbara L. Rowles

Barbara L. Rowles, 85, Altoona, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Veronica ‘Verna’ Bakale

Veronica “Verna” Bakale, 83, Dysart RD, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Dysart RD, daughter of the late Martin and Mary (Markovich) Bakale. Surviving are three sisters: Alice Corsini of Anaheim, Calif., Dorothy Pino of Livonia, Mich., and Tillie Bakale of Cresson; and ...

Myrle J. Baum Jr.

Myrle J. Baum Jr., 76, Blue Knob, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Myrle Sr. and Winifred (Hart) Baum. Surviving are a daughter, Kelley, in Florida, a son, Brian and wife, Karen, of Duncansville, and their mother, Connie Hilling, in Florida; a son, Jodie ...

Rita M. Bilek

Rita M. Bilek, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, ...

Shirley M. Caramadre

Shirley M. Caramadre, 82, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Clarence K. and Matilda M. (Parson) Leonard and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Jessie and Carl Heiss. On Jan. 31, 1957, she married Daniel A. ...

Michael Gene Cover

Michael Gene Cover, 57, formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. He was born in Altoona, the loving son of Maxine and the late Harry Cover. He was the beloved husband of Fatima (Peralta); the loving father of Jessica Cover, Alicia Cover, Randy (Nicole) Rodriguez, Eddie ...

Jennie A. Amrhein

Jennie A. (Zimmerman) Amrhein, 77, Altoona, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William H. and Martha Esther (Streightiff) Zimmerman. She later married Roy George ...

Veronica T. Bakale

Veronica T. Bakale, 83, Dysart RD, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Doris M. Benton

Doris May Benton, 94, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Newry, died Sunday morning at the home. She was born in Jeannette, daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Dorthan (Loughner) Long. At the age of 17, she married the love of her life, Wilfrid G. Benton, on June 25, ...