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Obituaries

Howard Samuel Albright

Howard Samuel Albright, 94, of Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, died Friday morning, Nov. 27, 2020, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home after an extended illness. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no visitation or services. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. ...

Richard Joseph ‘Dick’ Barry

Richard Joseph “Dick” Barry, 67, of Altoona, passed away at his home on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, following illness. He was born to Francis Leo Barry and Nellie Dora (Westover) Barry. Surviving are his two children, Matthew Barry (Melissa) of Hollidaysburg and Melissa (Steven) Ball of ...

Robert D. ‘Beatle’ Beatty

Robert D. “Beatle” Beatty, 81, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clair and Alma (Shinafelt) Beatty. He married Shirley Wood in 1961. Surviving are his wife of 60 years; a son, Robert E. and wife, Tina, of ...

John O. Brooks

John O. Brooks, 78, of East Freedom, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born in Philipsburg, the son of the late Charles and Alice (Baumgardner) Brooks. He married Judy A. Snyder on Oct. 27, 1962, and she died March ...

Charles T. Butler, Sr.

Charles T. Butler, Sr., 96, of Bellefonte, formerly of Philipsburg, died Thursday. He was born in Philipsburg, a son of Pearl (Butler) Hoy. Surviving are his wife, Grace; two children, Charles Butler Jr. and Sarah Denny; and numerous grandchildren. Charles is a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. ...

Fay A. Furry

Fay A. Furry, 96, of New Enterprise, died Tuesday. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of Clarence Edward and Florabelle (Fogle) Campbell. Surviving are children, James Furry and Beverly Wakefield; grandchildren: Christopher and Derek Furry, Scott Wakefield and Betsy Wakefield Clark. She was ...

Rachel Caryne Gittins

Rachel Caryne (Perry) Gittins, 43, of Germantown, Md., formerly of Martinsburg, passed away on Nov. 20, 2020. She was the devoted mother of Margaret and Connor Gittins; loving sister of Rebecca Perry of Philadelphia, Stephen Brazelle of Fredericksburg, Va., Lisa Perry of Cleveland, Ohio, Anna ...

Robert Carl Gransbury

Robert Carl Gransbury, 45, passed away Nov. 17, 2020, at his Horsham residence, in the arms of his wife and surrounded by immense love, after an extended illness. He is preceded in death by his father, R.F. Gransbury. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth; daughter, Niyah; his mother and ...

Edwin C. Hill

Edwin C. Hill, 62, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona following a long battle with multiple myeloma. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Harold M. and Winifred (Norris) Hill. On Nov. 3, 1990, he married Melissa Burley. He is survived by his loving wife; three sisters: Wanda ...

Betty R. (Hanks) Hoover

Betty R. (Hanks) Hoover, 98, of the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully into the arms of her Savior and Lord Jesus on Wednesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ray A. and Bertha M. (Russell) Hanks. She married the late Wayland Dale “Squink” Hoover, ...

Dolores Jane ‘Dee’ Johnson

Dolores Jane “Dee” Johnson, 89, of Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Thursday evening at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Altoona, a daughter of the late William and Jeanette (Smith) Palmer. She married Loren Miller Johnson on Oct. 16, 1959, in ...

Michael W. Lengyel

Michael W. Lengyel, 56, Altoona, formerly of State College, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Greensburg, the son of Mary (Tomlinson) Lengyel-Untrauer and the late Matthew Lengyel. Michael is survived by his mother and stepfather, Raymond Untrauer, both of Garvey ...

James E. ‘Herk’ Litzinger Sr.

James E. “Herk” Litzinger Sr., 74, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning. He was born in Altoona, son of James S. and Mary (Shoenfelt) Litzinger. James is survived by his mother, Mary; four children: James, Patrick, Chris and Leslie Tiedt; nine grandchildren; two siblings: Darlene Wiebly ...

Margery A. (Dudley) Mayers

Margery A. (Dudley) Mayers, 97, died Wednesday. She was born the daughter of John and Madeline (Swartz) Dudley. Surviving are a brother, James Dudley; daughter-in-law, Annette Mayers; children, Connie Illig, Jeff and Susan. Margery was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. ...

Jacqueline A. Michaels

Jacqueline A. Michaels, 65, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, from 10 a.m. until the noon funeral service at Fourth Street Church of God, 2010 Fourth St., Altoona, PA 16601. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Mirror. ...

Brian H. O’Neil

Brian H. O’Neil, 77, of Punta Gorda, Fla., died Friday in his Martinsburg home, surrounded by his family, after a battle with cancer. Brian was born in New York City, N.Y. He graduated from Darien High School in Darien, Conn., in 1961, where he was a track and football standout. After high ...

Barbara A. Schmitt

Barbara A. Schmitt, 86, of Murrysville, died Thursday at Walden’s View, North Huntingdon. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carl and Lida Dietz. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her first husband, Charles Lichty; her second husband, Alfred Schmitt; and a ...

Peter F. Steiner

Peter F. Steiner, 93, of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday. He was born at home in Hollidaysburg, son of Madeline (Blyler), and the late John Steiner. He married Jean Weible in 1946. Surviving are his wife of 74 years; two daughters: Shelley Steiner ...

Kathleen Halloran Wisniewski

Surrounded by family, Kathleen Halloran Wisniewski, 76, Hockessin, Del., passed away on Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020. She is survived by her two loving daughters: Andrea Carbaugh (Blair) and Lauren Wisniewski; her brothers: Michael Halloran and Thomas Halloran of Altoona; a sister-in-law, Susan ...

Charles P. Alessi Sr.

Charles P. Alessi Sr., 71, of Altoona, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Charles J. Alessi and Effie (Edmonson) Ralyea. He married Vicki Peery in 1972. Surviving are his wife of 48 years; two daughters: Lisa Day and husband Randall ...