Obituaries

Ryan P. Biddle

Ryan P. Biddle, 51, Imler, passed away Monday, July 16, 2018, at his residence. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

Jane M. Fleck

Jane M. Fleck, 84, Dun­cansville, died Monday morning at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. Arrangements are by Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services Inc., Duncansville. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Albert E. Wagner

Albert E. Wagner, 78, formerly of Spruce Creek, died Sunday at Arista Care at Woodland Park, Orbisonia. He was born in Lock Haven, son of the late Hugh E. and Tillie M. (Schrack) Wagner. Surviving are four children: James, Roy and Kathy Jo Wagner and Dorothy Thompson; and many grandchildren. He ...

Nancy V. Behe

Nancy V. Behe, 79, Portage, died Saturday. She was born in Martindale, daughter of the late William T. and Victoria V. (Metz) Walls. Surviving are three children: Wanda, Janice and Glen; four grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; and a sister, Fay. She was preceded in death by her husband, ...

Betty M. Braniff

Betty M. Braniff, 87, Coalport, passed away Friday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Irvona, daughter of the late Maurice and Belle (Potts) McGarvey. Surviving are a son, Richard Braniff and wife, Nancy, of Irvona; a daughter, Cindy O’Donnell and husband, Dave, of ...

Cynthia L. ‘Cindi’ or ‘Grammy’ McKelvey

Cynthia L. “Cindi” or “Grammy” McKelvey, 66, Duncansville, passed away early Tuesday, July 10, 2018, at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Janet and Veryl McKelvey. Surviving are a son, Brad J. Walker and wife, Kimberley A., of ...

Mary Kay Moran

Mary Kay Moran, 79, Altoona, died Saturday, July 14, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Joseph Russell Breslin

Joseph Russell Breslin died Friday, July 6 2018, in Towson, Md. He was born in Altoona and attended Altoona High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in March 1945 and was honorably discharged in July 1946. He continued his military service by enlisting in the U.S. Army in July 1949 and ...

Richard Allen Prevost

Richard Allen Prevost, 72, Carrolltown, passed away Friday. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Henry and Rose Marie (Hollern) Prevost. Surviving are his wife, Rose (Weber), three children: Mariam, Michael and Richard Jr.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and four siblings: ...

Patricia Ann (Evans) Vierkorn

Patricia Ann (Evans) Vierkorn, 86, formerly of Altoona, died peacefully on Thursday in Flushing, Mich. She was born on Altoona and she was a star pupil at Altoona Catholic High School. At the age of 21, she bravely moved to California to start her adult life near her brother, James. She met ...

Sylvia M. Begamaschi

Sylvia M. Bergamaschi, 82, Dean, died Thursday. She was born in Elstie, daughter of the late Herman J. and Elizabeth (LaRue) Smithbauer. Surviving are six children: Lois, Janet, Robin, LeRoy Jr., Brian and Carol; three grandchildren; and two siblings: Donald Smithbauer and Beverly Zavodni. She ...

George Edward DeJaiffe

George Edward DeJaiffe, 80, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Beccaria, son of the late Camille and Josephine (O’Shell) DeZaiffe. On Oct. 21, 1978, he married Judith A. Emeigh. Surviving are his wife; three children: Donna (Richard) ...

Larry A. Petrunyak

Larry A. Petrunyak, 62, Patton, passed away Friday. He was born in Spangler, son of Emery L. and Mary Emily (Yahner) Petrunyak. Surviving are a son, Nathan; one granddaughter; his mother; a brother, Emery L. (Heidi F.) Petrunyak Jr.; three sisters: Linda Duclos, Debbie (Albert Jr.) Litzinger ...

Harold Meredith ‘Moose’ Beringer

Harold Meredith “Moose” Beringer, 89, Tyrone, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Harold Elton and Hazel Meredith Beringer. On Dec. 27, 1952, he married Elizabeth “Lou” Ann Bayer, at the First Presbyterian Parsonage, Tyrone. Surviving are his wife; ...

Lillian A. Cichetto

Lillian A. Cichetto, 86, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Cologero and Malchiona (Tripician) Fiore. On Aug. 12, 1969, she married John Cichetto, and he preceded her in death on June 28, 2005. Surviving are many ...

John A. Settimio

John A. Settimio, 85, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Raphael and Raphine (Figliola) Settimio. On June 11, 1955, he married Virginia “Jean” Mitchell in Altoona. Surviving are his wife; three sons: Randy (Jan) Settimio of ...

Thomas R. Verzella

Thomas R. Verzella, 68, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born in Beaver Falls, son of the late John and Violet (Sever) Verzella. On July 28, 1973, he married Maureen Flickinger in Castle Shannon. Surviving are his wife; two sons: Robert Verzella ...

Rosemary Weston

Rosemary Weston, 70, Bellwood, died Wednesday morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James C. and Ruth A. (Powers) McCaulley. Surviving are a son, Michael J. McCaulley; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Darlene L. McCaulley; and a brother, ...

Harold G. Claar

Harold G. Claar, 78, Oster­burg, passed away Tuesday at Windber Hospice. He was born in Claysburg, son of the late Ira and Goldie (Walter) Claar. On July 10, 1959, he married Patricia Feathers in Winchester, Va., and she preceded him in death on Feb. 26, 2004. Surviving are two sons: Chris ...

George Edward DeJaiffe

George Edward DeJaiffe, 80, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence after an extended illness. He was born in Beccaria, son of the late Camille and Josephine (O’Shell) DeZaiffe. On Oct. 21, 1978, he married Judith A. Emeigh. Surviving are his wife; three children: Donna (Richard) ...