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Obituaries

Roger D. Blough

Roger D. Blough, 65, Philipsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Friday afternoon. He was born in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Jack N. and Gertrude L. (Gorsuch) Blough. Surviving are his companion, Beverly Cowher; a sister, Linda L. Whitaker; two brothers: Larry L. and Timothy W.; ...

Stephen J. Bucar

Stephen J. Bucar, 83, Williamsburg, died Sunday in Altoona. He was born in Ganister, son of the late George S. and Annie R. (Mumich) Bucar. Surviving are his wife, Virginia L. Marvich-Bucar; three stepchildren: Laura Appleman, Shari Hinish and Joe Marvich; and four stepgrandchildren. He was ...

Jeffrey A. Noel

Jeffrey A. Noel, 54, Coalport, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Jerry J. and Jean T. (Tyler) Noel. Surviving are his mother of Coalport; siblings: Jerry L. (Leslie), Judy Patterson and Jamie; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; and several aunts ...

Rosalie Marie Robinson

Rosalie Marie Robinson, 64, Altoona, died late Thursday evening, May 28, 2020, at her residence. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

Nora Jane (Phillips) Ruckinger

Nora Jane (Phillips) Ruckinger, 74, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Earnest and Martha (Shoemaker) Phillips. On March 22, 1965, she was united in marriage to Donald P. Ruckinger in Winchester, Va. In addition to her husband, ...

Robert K. Sweitzer

Robert K. Sweitzer, 65, Tyrone, died Monday, June 1, 2020, at his residence. Arrangements are by Feller Memorial Home, Tyrone. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Therese M. Tomlinson

Therese M. Tomlinson, 63, of Altoona, sailed away peacefully and contentedly on a white puffy cloud led by her guardian angels to meet her Savior and to be greeted by many loved ones gone before. She leaves behind her best friend, Thomas, husband of 39 years, to remain a little longer in the ...

Robert G. Wingard

Robert G. Wingard, 73, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at his residence after an illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Gerald S. and Lillian T. (Fuchsgruber) Wingard. He married Linda Jane Love in 1974. Surviving are his wife of 46 years; a daughter, Krista Wingard of Camp Hill; ...

Lena C. Ferguson

Lena C. Ferguson, 98, Pittsburgh, formerly of Juniata, died early Friday morning at Canterbury Place, Pittsburgh. She was born in Juniata, daughter of the late Frank and Almira (Keith) Garner. On Dec. 28, 1936, she married Duncan Ferguson Jr. in Cumberland, Md. He preceded her in death on ...

Edgar Dewey Franks III

Edgar Dewey Franks III, 54, South Attleboro, Mass., formerly of Roaring Spring, passed away peacefully Thursday at HopeHealth Hospice Hulitar Center in Providence, R.I. He was born in Uniontown, son of Edgar Dewey Franks Jr. and the late Frieda (Silver) Rodeheaver. He was the stepson of the ...

Sarah Jane Free

Sarah Jane Free, 71, Ore Hill, rural Roaring Spring, died Saturday evening at her residence. She was born in East Freedom, daughter of the late Orville R. and Ida E. (Sollenberger) Snowberger. On Oct. 16, 1965, she married George Calvin Free. Surviving are her husband; two children: Doreen Kay ...

Jerry M. McKeehen

Jerry M. McKeehen, 84, Altoona, died Friday at his residence surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Berwinsdale, son of the late Don and Olive (McGarvey) McKeehen. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, the former Jane Samuels, whom he married July 6, 1956, in Winchester, Va.; four ...

Lawrence ‘Larry’ Massaro Jr.

Lawrence “Larry” Massaro Jr., 89, passed away at UPMC Altoona on the morning of May 29, 2020. He was born in Altoona on June 6, 1930, the son of Lawrence Massaro Sr. and Catherine Massaro. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, Olive (Weyandt) Massaro; his sons: Lawrence “Mel” Massaro ...

Christopher David Morgan

Christopher David Morgan, 48, Tyrone, died unexpectedly Thursday in the emergency room at Mount Nittany Medical Center, State College. He was born at Fort Meade, Md., son of David M. and Joanne (Slifer) Morgan. On July 3, 1997, he married Mandi Carole Hunter. Surviving are his parents of ...

Robert ‘R.T.’ Noel

Robert “R.T.” Noel, 86, Fallentimber, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John M. and Aileen M. (Bender) Noel. Surviving are his wife of 66 years, the former Marian Tonkin, whom he married Nov. 13, 1953 in Cumberland, Md.; three children: Stephen (Ann ...

Darlene J. Brenneman

Darlene J. Brenneman, 71, Sinking Valley, died Friday at her residence. She was born in Sinking Valley, daughter of Revere and Lola Smith. She was twice married; first to Harold Lewis, who preceded her in death in August 2007. She then married Harold E. Brenneman on July 23, 2016, in Sinking ...

Dennis W. Carson

Dennis W. Carson, 66, Brisbin, passed away Thursday. He was born in Brisbin, son of the late Leslie W. and Betty L. (Lobb) Carson. Surviving are two daughters: Jaime (Pater) Davis and Samantha Carson; five grandchildren; and three sisters: Nancy (Michael) Killeen, Leslie Zelanko and Jackie ...

Sherry L. Guyer

Sherry L. Guyer, 69, Edinboro, formerly of Erie, passed away Tuesday at her residence. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Herbert C. and Dorothy Mae (Benson) Hammel. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anita Jane Hammel. Surviving are her children: ...

Lawrence Massaro Jr.

Lawrence Massaro Jr., 89, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. At the request of the deceased, no services will be held. A complete obituary will appear at a later date. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home.

Theodore L. ‘Ted’ Seskey

Theodore L. “Ted” Seskey, 59, Duncansville, died unexpectedly at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Theodore S. “Butch” and Madeline E. “Madge” (Zandy) Seskey. Surviving are a sister, Trudy B. (Tim) Wesner of Altoona; a brother, Robert H. (Barb) Seskey of ...