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Obituaries

Donald John ‘Don’ Beeler

Donald John “Don” Beeler, 85, of Altoona, died Wednesday evening at the home of his son surrounded by his family. He was born in Burgettstown, son of the late Fisher Elwood and Sophia Jean (Domack) Beeler. He married Judith Marie “Judy” McNelis on Feb. 27, 1960, at Our Lady of ...

Ernest Guy Blough

Ernie Blough, devoted husband, father, soldier and servant of Christ, passed from this world to his eternal home on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Irvin T. and Verna Pearl Blough. Preceding him in death were his brothers: Randel Eugene Blough, Victor Lewis ...

Randy Wayne Bougher

Randy Wayne Bougher, 64, Cresson, passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, at UPMC Altoona, after an arduous and courageous battle with COVID-19. He was born in Altoona, son of Harriet and Palmer Bougher. Randy was a devoted son, loving uncle, loyal brother and caring friend. He is survived by ...

Mary Jane (Unger) Bowmaster

Mary Jane (Unger) Bowmaster, 77, of Martinsburg, went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Tuesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harvey and Alice (Irvine) Unger. Surviving are a daughter, Tammy J. Woleslagle and husband David of Altoona; four sons: James II and wife ...

Audrey R. Burget

Audrey R. Burget, 89, Altoona, passed away at UPMC Altoona after her battle with COVID-19. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Kenneth C. and Mildred M. (Blair) Burget. Audrey is survived by her sister, Ann E. (Jeffrey) Dietze of Dumfries, Va.; two nephews, Bryan C. (Lyndsay) ...

Thomas P. Costlow

Thomas P. Costlow, 70, of Mount Wolf, formerly of Altoona, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Dec. 16, 2020. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Army Captain Thomas V. Costlow and Mary Catherine Newton. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann Kisielnicki, of 49 years; six ...

James Earl ‘Jimbo’ Dixon Jr.

James Earl “Jimbo” Dixon Jr., 36, of Tyrone, died Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of James Earl Dixon Sr. and Shari A. Latchford. He is survived by a daughter, Ava Rae Dixon; his parents; a grandmother, Minnie Dixon; and brothers: Jeremy Verden Mountz and James Joseph Hardy, all of ...

Patricia A. Gibson

Patricia A. Gibson, 78, Altoona, passed away Friday, Jan. 22, 2021, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Glenn and Betty Jane (Rutherford) Irwin. Patricia married John T. Gibson on April 25, 1964. He preceded her in death on Oct. 17, ...

Donna G. Hartford

Donna G. Hartford, 62, Buckhorn, died Thursday. She was born in Naples, Fla., daughter of the late Frederick and Florence (Brown) Hartford. Donna was preceded in death by her husband, Rick Galat; granddaughters: Amerie Hartford and Nova Rightenour; and brothers: Dennis, Gary and Larry Hartford. ...

Rose Mary Heininger

Rose Mary Heininger, 80, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday. She was born in Clearfield, daughter of the late Joseph and Lucy (Pontillo) Mendolia. She married Joseph F. Heininger III in 1960. He preceded her in death in 2013. Surviving are a daughter, Brenda L. Diehl (Kenton) of ...

Annamary ‘Mary’ Himes

Annamary “Mary” Himes, 80, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, formerly of Bellwood, died peacefully Wednesday morning at the manor. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Raymond E. and Caroline V. (Price) Estep. On June 5, 1958, she married Lewis E. Himes in Cumberland, Md., ...

James ‘Jim’ E. Johnson

James “Jim” E. Johnson, 73, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday as a result of an extended illness. He was born at home in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Howard H. and Madalyn (Holland) Johnson. He married Mabel “Kay” Clabaugh in 1968. Surviving are his wife of 53 years; four ...

Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ King

Margaret A. ‘Peggy’ King, 83, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, Jan. 22, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

John M. Nale

John Matthew Nale, 67, a former resident of Altoona, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020. He was a 1971 graduate of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School and a 1975 graduate of Indiana University, Indiana, Pa. John was a professional geologist and owner of J. Nale Environmental Services ...

Marjorie A. Ott

Marjorie A. Ott, 80, Ambridge, formerly of Altoona, died early Wednesday morning at Providence Care Center, Beaver Falls. She was born in Antis Township, daughter of the late John E. and Bertha (Mills) Oswald. On July 20, 1961, she married William F. Ott Jr. in Cumberland, Md., and he ...

Mary Jane (Gates) Siatkowski

Mary Jane (Gates) Siatkowski, 91, passed away in the late hours of Jan. 8, 2021, but not before saying goodbye to her family and many friends. She was born to Leslie and Georgiana Gates in Cresson. After graduating from Saint Francis University in 1951, she followed in the footsteps of her ...

Madeleine Baranik Staffer

Madeleine Baranik Staffer, 100, longtime resident of Patton, passed away Wednesday at Rebekah Manor, Northern Cambria. She was born in Patton, daughter of Anthony and Rose (Caretti) Silvani. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by husbands: George “Bud” Baranik, Dennis ...

Jean L. Stefanini

Jean L. Stefanini, 87, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carl and Angela (Santella) Martino. In 1958, she married Joseph A. Stefanini, and he preceded her in death on July 22, 2010. She is survived by a son, Joseph M. Stefanini; ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Cecil Teeter

Robert “Bob” Cecil Teeter, 70, described by many as a good and loving man, gentle spirit, kind, compassionate, buddy and second father; died Thursday at UPMC Altoona due to complications from COVID-19. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Cecil and Lena (Stevens) Teeter. He later ...

Yvonne J. Dinsel

Yvonne J. Dinsel, 83, of Altoona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday after an extended illness. She was the daughter of the late Charles E. and Violet (Spanogle) Wolford. She married Robert E. Dinsel on Oct. 1, 1955, and he preceded her in death on March 27, 2017. Yvonne is survived by ...