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Obituaries

Lois K. Cox

Lois K. Cox, 83, Bellwood, died Wednesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Kenneth and Virginia (Carter) Moran. On Dec. 12, 1987, in Winchester, Va., she married David C. Cox, who survives. Also surviving are her children and stepchildren: William K. Sweeney and Scott Sweeney ...

Natasha Maher McKnight

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her or be full of the love you shared. Natasha Maher McKnight passed from this world to eternal peace Monday in East Freedom. Natasha was the loving mother of Avery Poboy of East Freedom, who is her pride and joy and her greatest achievement ...

William Ernest Moore

William Ernest Moore, 71, Houtzdale, died Monday at DuBois Medical Health Center. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late Ernest William and Maude Miller Moore. He was married to Tammy K. Kimberling on Nov. 13, 1984. She survives along with children: Melvin Moore (Faith), Brenda Benninghoff ...

James M. Scarangella

James M. Scarangella, 64, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James R. and Violet (McCauley) Scarangella. He is survived by two sons: James (Christina) Scarangella II and Jeremy Scarangella; a grandson, Jeremy Scarangella II; two sisters: ...

Shirley Ann ‘Aunt Sissy’ Aikens

Shirley Ann “Aunt Sissy” Aikens, 80, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021. A complete obituary will appear in the Saturday-Sunday edition of the Mirror. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

Buddy E. Colyer

Buddy E. Colyer, 74, Antis Township, died Thursday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Elwood “Bud” Colyer and Evelyn (Endress) Colyer Buchanan. Surviving are a sister, Darlene (Colyer) Benner, and her husband, Richard; three nephews: Bryan (Lori) Benner, ...

Joseph M. Gorchik Sr.

Joseph M. Gorchik Sr., 66, Portage, formerly of Colorado Springs, Colo., passed away Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of Robert and Olga (Krisko) Gorchik. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Maureen (Tomkins) Gorchik; and a brother, Robert Gorchik. Surviving are his sons, ...

John D. Greene

John D. Greene, 78, Altoona, died late Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Mount Vernon, N.Y., son of the late John B. and Dora M. (Reed) Greene. On June 18, 1962, he married Linda L. Walker in Altoona. Surviving are his wife; two sons, Brian K. and Dale A. (Barbara) Greene, both ...

Arthur Paul Kennedy

Arthur Paul Kennedy, 83, Portage, passed away Monday. Arthur was born in Scratchtown, the son of William and Theda Kennedy. He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings: Lillian, Christine and William Jr.; and his son, Mark. He is survived by his wife, Janet; daughters, Sheri and Darla; ...

John Daniel Plouse Jr.

John Daniel Plouse Jr., 63, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021, after a courageous battle with cancer. A complete obituary will appear in Saturday-Sunday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

James M. Scarangella

James M. Scarangella, 64, Altoona, passed away Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by the Santella Funeral Home.

Ray E. Swartz

Ray E. Swartz, 85, New Enterprise, passed away Sunday. He was born in New Enterprise, son of the late Chester A. and Mary Evangeline (Ulery) Swartz. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. (Caffey) Swartz; daughter, Suzanne Andrews; son, Donald R. Swartz; sisters, Peg Wachter and Josephine ...

James S. Wasko

James S. Wasko, 75, Altoona, passed away. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by the Santella Funeral Home.

Harriet Kay Altman

Harriet Kay Altman, 74, Antis Township, died Monday, March 1, 2021, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Mary Jane Campbell

Mary Jane Campbell, 91, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday. She was born in Orbisonia, daughter of the late Marshall and Ethel (Shope) Gilliland. She married Glenn W. Campbell Sr. on Aug. 17, 1968, in Altoona. He preceded her in death on Jan. 4, 2018. Surviving are a son, Glenn Jr.; ...

Clement Leo Freidhof

Clement Leo Freidhof, 94, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday at the Winds of Mattern Orchard. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Leo and Mae (Brawley) Freidhof. Clement married Mary Ellen Ergler on April 3, 1948. Surviving are his loving wife; daughters, Mary Susan ...

James W. ‘Jim’ Gilmore Jr.

James W. “Jim” Gilmore, 84, Altoona, passed away early Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James W. Sr. and Lottie (Jones) Gilmore. He married Cora L. Speacht. She preceded him in death in 1979. Jim is survived by a son, James W. “Jim” Gilmore ...

Kenneth A. ‘Kenny’ Howell

Kenneth A. “Kenny” Howell, 76, Hollidaysburg, recently of Homewood, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Runville, son of the late William D. and Mary Kay (Reese) Howell. He married Jacquelyn Diane Dickson on Dec. 14, 1963. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Renee Diane ...

Faye A. James

Faye A. James, 89, a former resident of Williamsport and Altoona, passed away on Sunday at Valley View Nursing Center. She was born in Montgomery, Lycoming County, a daughter of the late Lester P. and Pearl (Wertman) Page. She was the widow of J. Richard James, who preceded her in death on ...

Dorothy M. Martin

Dorothy M. Martin, 93, Ashville, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Ortega, Fla., daughter of Connie Everett and Angie Mae (Swift) Davis. Surviving are three children: Jerry and Michael Martin and Linda Delfosse; three grandchildren: Lara and Brandon Martin and Connie Delfosse; and ...