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Obituaries

Elvira E. ‘Alyce’ DiFiore

Elvira “Alyce” (Leoni) DiFiore, 98, Altoona, passed away Sunday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Giuseppi and Anna (Moscata) Leoni. On April 17, 1941, she married the late John A. DiFiore. Surviving are two daughters: Lana M. ...

Chad E. Dionis

Chad E. Dionis, 49, Orlando, Fla., passed away Monday, March 30, 2020, after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of Edward and Judith (Kephart) Dionis. He married Paula Wheeler on Nov. 28, 2010. Surviving are his wife; and several aunts and cousins. He was preceded in death by a ...

Mark Edward Menegay

Mark Edward Menegay, 52, Altoona, died Sunday. He was born in Lackawanna, N.Y., son of James and Sheila (Brannen) Menegay. In addition to his parents, surviving are two children: Amanda N. Menegay of Rebersburg and Aaron J. Menegay of Altoona; and a sister, Mary Menegay of Northern Canton, ...

Kaidon Allen Montgomery

Kaidon Allen Montgomery, infant, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Friday, at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of Mark Montgomery III and Tanya McCartney. Surviving are his parents; his grandparents: Ruby (Keller) McConnell, Mark Jr. and Christina (McConnell) Montgomery, and Mark and Tracy ...

Kevin L. Snyder

Kevin L. Snyder, 64, Altoona, died Sunday evening, at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles and Joyce (Burket) Snyder. He married Annette Sunderland, and she preceded him in death on June 1, 2019. Surviving are three children: Brad Snyder, Aimee Sunderland and Kevin Snyder ...

Mary E. Moses

Mary E. Moses, 65, Claysburg, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Wanda (Claycomb) Burke and the late Donald O. Moses. Surviving are her mother; two daughters: Rachel Moses and fiance, Donald Turner, and Yvonne Winston and husband, James; a son, ...

Joe A. Boyd

Joe A. Boyd, 83, New Enterprise, died Friday after a battle with cancer. He was born in New Enterprise, son of Jerome and Eva (Stiffler) Boyd. Surviving are his wife, Beth (Randolph); two sons: Rodney and Joe A.; three daughters: Christina Thorngate, Joan Patterson and Betsy Francke; 10 ...

Ruth E. (Fockler) Coleman

Ruth E. (Fockler) Coleman, 87, Claysburg, went to be with her Lord on Friday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Ross and Mary (Marshal) Fockler. She married William Coleman in 1993. Surviving are her husband; three daughters: Kathy Shopp and husband, David, Beth Dively and ...

Howard ‘Larry’ Harshaw Jr.

Howard “Larry” Harshaw Jr. 58, Altoona, died on Friday at UPMC Altoona surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Meadville, son of Howard Harshaw Sr. and Bonnie Molke. Surviving are a daughter, Caitlin Shaffer of Hollidaysburg; three sons: Robert Harshaw of Sharpsburg and Ryan ...

Homer H. Albright

Homer H. Albright, 90, Lecanto, Fla., formerly of York and Roaring Spring, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday morning. He was born in Hollidaysburg RD, son of Harry and Mary (Carper) Albright. He was formerly married to Ruth E. (Dively) Albright. Surviving are a son, William Albright ...

Josephine ‘Peenie’ (Ferrau) Colliflower

Josephine “Peenie” (Ferrau) Colliflower, 94, a resident of Altoona for her entire life, passed peacefully on Sunday, March 27, 2020, at Heritage of Hudson in Ohio, after a brief stay there following an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Sebastiano Ferrau and Pearl ...

Michael John Damiano

Michael John Damiano, 56, State College, formerly of Altoona, went to be with the Lord peacefully at home on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the age of 56. Michael is survived by his mother, Wanda Damiano of Centre Hall; wife, Kandi L. Damiano; four children: Jaime Auwae-Lapilio, Kasandra ...

Sharen A. (Luciano) Ferguson

Sharen A. (Luciano) Ferguson, 77, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Saturday evening, March 28, 2020, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Blain City, daughter of the late Daniel A. and ...

James C. Freeman

James C. Freeman, 94, formerly of Tipton, died Thursday, March 5, 2020, at Graystone Manor at Bellmeade. He was born in Alexandria, son of the late Frederick David and Alice (Isenberg) Freeman. On Oct. 24, 1947, he married Dorothy M. Weber in Huntingdon, and she preceded him in death on Dec. ...

Randal J. ‘Randy’ Geiner

Randal James “Randy” Geiner, 64, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at his home. He was born in Lancaster, son of Frank J. and the late Doris J. (Vaughn) Geiner. He married Cynthia “Cindy” (Huston) on Sept. 11, 1976. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Jennifer (Shawn) Brown ...

Eugene R. ‘Gene’ Harker

Eugene R. “Gene” Harker, 88, formerly of Bellwood, died Friday morning at Graystone at Bellmeade. He was born in Duncansville, son of the late Cyril and Cecelia (Decker) Harker. On Jan. 15, 1955, he married Jean M. “Peewee” Campbell in Newry. She preceded him in death on April 22, ...

Suzanne J. Marx

Suzanne J. Marx, 69, Dillsburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2020, at the home of her daughter. A service will be held at a later date. For future services and to view a complete obituary and to sign an online guestbook please visit cocklinfuneralhome.com.

Dorothy Jane ‘Pop Pop’ Liebegott

Dorothy Jane “Pop Pop” Liebegott, 98, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, died Monday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Raymond L. and Marie K. (Miller) Stitzel. In June 1941, she married Thayne P. Liebegott ...

Nathan Michael McDermott

Nathan Michael McDermott, 42, Cresson, passed away Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of Michael and Mary (Dziabo) McDermott. Surviving are his parents; his wife, Stacy (Crynock) McDermott; two children: Gracie Havrilla and Izabella Lee; three stepchildren: Marissa Conley, Janessa ...

Marjorie A. Poske

Marjorie A. Poske, 81, Frederick, Md., formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Frederick Health Hospital, Frederick, Md. after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Leo and Audrey (Dibert) Schmidhammer. On Feb. 13, 1960, she married Augustus R. Poske. He ...