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Obituaries

Harry Leo ‘Hab’ Aikens

Harry Leo “Hab” Aikens, 80, of Altoona, died early Tuesday morning, April 20, 2021, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Crea S. and Edna F. (Stoltz) Aikens. He married Ann Elizabeth Frank on Sept. 19, 1964, in Altoona. Surviving are his wife; a son, William A. Aikens ...

Joyce L. (Hoy) Confer

Joyce L. (Hoy) Confer, 90, Johnstown, who was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Friday. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Harry and Martha (Horner) Hoy. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, William D.; son, Jeffrey (Vickie); and ...

Gordon G. Davison

Gordon G. Davison, 86, Dysart, died Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Arrangements are private by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville.

Robert A. DeRose Sr.

Robert A. DeRose Sr., 89, of Ashville, died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony and Angela (Fusco) DeRose. Robert was preceded in death by his wife, Mary “Toots” (Racz); a son, Robert Jr.; son-in-law, Jule Smith; siblings: Helen West, Pearl Dalton, Frank, Ronald ...

George Ellsworth ‘Mackey’ Garner

George Ellsworth “Mackey” Garner, 94, passed away Saturday, April 17, at his home in Martinsburg. Born in Altoona on July 8, 1926, he was the son of the late George T. and Dorothy (Hall) Garner. He was the widower of Janet (Hess) Garner, who preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 1987. Mackey ...

Rose A. (Sako) Lazere

Rose A. (Sako) Lazere, 91, of Cresson, went home to be with the Lord on Friday at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Hoyak) Sako. She was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Frederick M. Lazere; daughter, Janet ...