Obituaries

Daniel “Dan” Beach

A memorial service for Daniel “Dan” Beach will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 18th Street Community Church, 1416 18th St., Altoona.

Gloria Jean (Justice) Bosh

Gloria Jean (Justice) Bosh, 77, Duncansville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday. She was born in Taylorville, W.Va., daughter of the late Clarence and Emma Justice. She married Vernon E. Bosh in 1961, and he preceded her in death in 2011. Surviving are a son, Kurtis and wife, Val, in ...

Dorothy M. (Lardieri) Burns

Dorothy M. (Lardieri) Burns, 95, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at the home. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral service will immediately follow the visitation at the funeral home. A ...

Norma F. Crist

Norma F. Crist, 84, Punxsutawney, formerly of Pittsburgh, died Tuesday. She was born in Pavia, daughter of the late Nevin M. and Ada F. (Burkett) Crist. Surviving are two brothers: Leon and Terry Crist; and many nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two ...

Bruce L. Douglas

Bruce L. Douglas, 79, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at the home of his niece, Wanda (Dave) Brunner. Bruce was born in Altoona, son of the late Ray Feather and Mildred (Stough) Douglas. Surviv­ing are three children; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother; and ...

John Foster ‘Chisel’ Hawn

John Foster “Chisel” Hawn, 69, Huntingdon, died Tuesday. He was born in Huntingdon, son of the late Charles and Ruth (Foster) Hawn. Surviving are three siblings: Bobby “Chisel” Hawn, Cheryl Franks and Bill Hawn; and many nieces and nephews. Chisel served with the U.S. National Guard. ...

Ferdinand J. Hite Jr.

Ferdinand J. “Ferdy” Hite Jr., 77, Lehigh, Fla., formerly of Newry, died Thursday, May 9, 2019, at his home after a battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ferdinand and Mary (Berrich) Hite. On Feb. 11, 1994, he was united in matrimony to Ollie Jeanette Hughes, who ...

Linda L. Leeper

Linda L. Leeper, 80, Northwood, died Tuesday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Winfield S. and Helen C. (Bratton) Umholtz. On Dec. 1, 1956, she married David J. Leeper in Tyrone, and he died June 16, 1998. Surviving are two sons: David Scott of Tyrone and James ...

Margaret T. McGarry

Margaret T. McGarry, 94, Ebensburg, formerly of Lilly, passed away Monday. At Margaret’s request, there will be no public visitation. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. today, May 23, 2019, at Our Lady of the Alleghenies Catholic Church, Lilly, Father Kevin Queally, T.O.R., ...

Richard Thomas ‘Rick’ Noonan

Richard Thomas “Rick” Noonan, 72, Antis Township, passed away suddenly Saturday evening. He was born in Altoona, son of Norma (Lowey) Sickles and the late Robert E. Noonan, who preceded him in death in 1974. On Feb. 14, 1969, in Altoona, he married Linda Cherry, whom he met and fell in ...

Betty M. Whysong

Betty M. Whysong, 93, Donahoe Road, Bedford, died Tuesday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Roscoe L. and Mae Pauline (Holderbaum) Smith. Surviving are two grandchildren: Aaron L. (Shannon) Whysong and Julie C. (Brett) Spain; and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death ...

Linda Lee Woolford

Linda Lee Woolford, 73, Altoona, died Thursday, May 16, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Ringler) Mowery. Linda was married to William M. Woolford, and he preceded her in death. Surviving are three sons: Jeffrey A. Stevens, Vincent J. ...

Daniel ‘Dan’ Beach

A memorial service for Daniel “Dan” Beach will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 2019, at 18th St. Community Church, 1416 18th St., Altoona.

Bernard ‘Terry’ Bloom

Bernard “Terry” Bloom, 75, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Portage, died Monday at UPMC Shadyside following complications after back surgery. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Rev. Bernard and Ruth (McQuillien) Bloom. On July 3, 1965, he married Lucy L. Sheppard in Portage. ...

Patty A. Brandt

Patty A. Brandt, 58, Altoona, died Monday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Blair E. and Joan (Johnson) Frye. Surviving are her husband, Rickey A. Brandt Sr.; a stepson, Rickey Jr.; one granddaughter; one great-grandson; four sisters; and four brothers. In addition to her parents, ...

Eugene L. Glass

Eugene L. Glass, 77, Dysart, died Saturday at Amber Terrace at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Fallentimber, son of the late Glenn L. and Vera M. (Davis) Glass. In June 1974, he married Agnes S. Hertzog in Frugality, and she died June 15, 2018. Surviving are a brother, ...

Kenneth L. ‘Ken’ Kinkead

Kenneth L. “Ken” Kinkead, 76, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday at his home. He was born in Clear­field, son of Chester B. Kinkead and the former Josephine H. Mackie. On Jan. 24, 1964, he married the former Sue M. Tears, and they shared 51 years of marriage until her passing on Feb. 1, ...

Angelo R. ‘Ralph’ Marasco

Angelo R. “Ralph” Marasco, 85, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona following a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Martin J. and Irene (Bombay) Marasco. On July 29, 1954, he married Mary Louise Sullivan. Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou; two daughters: ...

Georgette J. Matychak

Georgette J. Matychak, 67, Altoona, died peacefully of natural causes at her residence on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Georgette was born in Sewickley to the late George P. Joseph and Irene (Yawor) Brenner on Jan. 3, 1952. She was a 1969 graduate of Ambridge High School in Ambridge. She would go on ...

Margaret T. McGarry

Margaret T. McGarry, 94, Ebensburg passed away Monday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of Michael and Mary (Bodnar) Mutsko. Surviving are a son, Joseph McGarry Jr.; a sister, Anne Mae Pugel; and a niece, Lisa. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Leroy ...