Obituaries

Daniel W. ‘Pete’ Brantner

Daniel W. “Pete” Brantner, 77, Williamsburg, died Tuesday. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late David Elwood and Mary Elizabeth (Kifer) Brantner. Surviving are eight sisters: Rose D. Lear, Ruth D. Crouch, Carol L. Allen, Bonnie L. Hammond, Rebecca A. Stiffler, V. Arlene Luke, ...

Wilson Dewey Catherman

Wilson Dewey Catherman, 90, Warriors Mark, passed away Tuesday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Warriors Mark, son of G. Dewey and Elva S. (Hannah) Catherman. On Oct. 25, 1958, he married Lorna Parsons at the Warriors Mark United Methodist Church, and she died Nov. 13, ...

George R. Dubbs

George D. Dubbs, 75, Duncansville, passed away late Tuesday, July 16, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Arrange­ments are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Mirror.

John A. ‘Jack’ Gill Jr.

John A. “Jack” Gill Jr., 85, Antis Township, died Monday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late John A. Sr. and Dorothy (Stover) Gill. On Dec. 10, 1955, he married Faye Moore at Wesley United Methodist Church in Tyrone. Their love for one another was strong, ...

Debbie L. Croft (Lear) Hampton

Debbie L. Croft (Lear) Hampton, 58, Altoona, passed away Monday, July 15, 2019, after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, July 22, 2019, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Pastor Gary Dull ...

Rebecca J. Hoover

Rebecca J. Hoover, 45, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Robert William Hughes

Robert William Hughes, 93, Woodbridge, Va., formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday. One of 11 children, Robert was born in Altoona, son of Helen and Edward Hughes. Surviving are his wife, Anna Marie (Weidmann) Hughes; four children: Marianne, Eileen (James) Erwin, Patrick (Karen) and ...

Margaret J. ‘Joan’ Kozak

Margaret J. “Joan” Kozak, 86, Altoona, died Tuesday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William H. and Viola C. (Mengle) Creamer. On April 19, 1958, Margaret married William D. Kozak and he preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1995. Surviving are two daughters: ...

David Layne Langenbacher Jr.

David Layne Langen­bacher Jr., 66, Altoona, died Tuesday. He was born in Tyrone, son of David Sr. and Marion (Updike) Langenbacher. Surviving are wife, Shirley (Walter); five children: Scott, Anita (Scott) McCale, David, Kenneth (Michelle Fagan) and Dianna; 10 grandchildren; and 11 ...

Anna P. McCaulley

Anna P. McCaulley, 92, Altoona, passed away on Saturday at her home after an extended illness. She was born in Oremenia, daughter of the late William Harvey and Pearl Irene Hughes. She married John Allen McCaulley, who preceded her in death. A private service was held at the convenience of the ...

Frank Polignone

Frank Polignone, 83, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Antonio and Carmella (Garafalo) Polignone. On April 27, 1958, he married Denise Maddox in Lewisham, England. Surviving are his wife; a son, Frank S. (Brenda) Polignone of ...

Sandra L. Skupine

Sandra L. Skupine, 51, Carrolltown, died Tuesday. She was born in Spangler, daughter of Dorothy (Gray) Plouse. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Tim Malloy; her husband, John Jr.; two sons: Kevin Boslet and Jason Trinkley; two grandchildren; four siblings: Bonnie Westrick, Karen Warner, ...

Floyd L. Aurandt

Floyd L. Aurandt, 87, East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 14, 2019, at Van Zandt VA Medical Center. He was born in Duncans­ville, son of the late William C. and Iva Jean (Ritchey) Aurandt. He married Mary M. Bowser on Oct. 25, 1958. Surviving are his beloved wife, ...

Clair G. ‘Butch’ Helsel

Clair G. “Butch” Helsel, 78, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Fredrick Sr. and Shirley (Giarth) Helsel. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Carole (Buck) Helsel; a son, Bryan Helsel (Jamie Hissem); two daughters, Mindy ...

Loretta B. Jeffries

Loretta B. Jeffries, 67, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth St., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Susanne M. Johnson

Susanne M. Johnson, 60, Bellwood, passed away Sun­day morning after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph A. and Mary Cecelia (Ropp) Whiteford. On May 12, 1979, she married David E. Johnson at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, ...

Charles Barry Noel Jr.

Charles Barry Noel Jr., 87, Martinsburg, formerly of Gallitzin, died suddenly on Saturday at UPMC Presbyter­ian, Pittsburgh. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Charles B. and Mary (Melley) Noel. Surviving are a sister, Mary BeirLair; a niece, Anne Smith and husband, Michael; four ...

Frank Polignone

Frank Polignone, 83, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, 2019, at The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. ...

Margaret F. Schenk

Margaret F. Schenk, 100, Gallitzin RD, died Tuesday at her home. She was born in Johns­town, daughter of the late Fredrick and Margaret (Hanky) Dreier. Surviving are four children: Jean Schenk, Donna (Thomas) Vinglas, Robert (Kathy Yarbrough) and Ronald (Karen Borthwick); six grandchildren; ...

Everette L. ‘Polecat’ Bowers Sr.

Everette L. “Polecat” Bowers Sr., 73, Altoona died early Sunday morning at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald D. and Mary W. (Blaylock) Bowers. On April 6, 1968, he married Carol A. Claycomb in Winchester, Va. Surviving are his wife, ...