Obituaries

Catherine H. Burgan

Catherine H. Burgan, 101, Sankertown, died Saturday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Helen Albright. Surviving are six children, Jean Oakes, Sylvia Knipple, Alan (Sunny), Roger (Debbie), Frances Walsh and Kevin; three daughters-in-law: Debbie, Elaine and Audrey ...

Richard L. Dodson

Richard L. Dodson, 76, Queen, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday. He was born in East Freedom, son of the late Mary Jane (Dodson) Gates and stepson of the late Glenn D. Gates. On Nov. 27, 1971, he married Betty Vera Knisely, who preceded him in death on March 3, 2018. Surviving ...

Jane L. (Ehrenfeld) Kunko

Jane L. (Ehrenfeld) Kunko, 83, Lilly, passed away Saturday at Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in Lilly, daughter of Charles and Grace (Laubach) Ehrenfeld. Surviving are her husband of 63 years, Ted Kunko; their six children: Deborah (Edward) Matosziuk of Hollidays­burg, ...

Kenneth E. Leidy

Kenneth E. Leidy, 86, Altoona went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning surrounded by his family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Henry D. and Ethel (Liddick) Leidy. Ken was twice married, first to Katherine (Kitty) Vaughn on Oct. 26, 1953. She preceded him in death on April ...

Raymond Gene Lukens

Raymond Gene Lukens, 85, formerly of Smokerun, died Saturday. He was born in Osceola Mills, son of the late William C. and Emma (Gonder) Lukens. Surviv­ing are a son, Robert E.; two daughters: Pamela and Terry; three sisters: Janet, Helen and Francis; five grandchildren; eight great- ...

William J. Peoples

William J. Peoples, 32, Coalport, died Thursday. He was born in Philips­burg, son of Jerry L. and Anita R. (Hammond) Peoples. In September 2008, he married Beth C. Freyer. Surviving are his parents; his wife; a daughter, Briah B.; two sons: Jaxx W. and Cameron E.; a brother, Robert J. Dillon; ...

Daniel P. Pettenati

Daniel P. Pettenati, 76, Blairmont Commons, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Coupon, died Saturday, March 23, 2019, at his residence in Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2019, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A funeral Mass will be ...

Steven E. Richards

Steven E. Richards, 55, Altoona, passed away at his residence on Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Benjamin and Louise Laura (Manspeaker) Richards. On Dec. 30, 1990, he married Sherrell Davis. Surviving are his wife, Sherrell; and niece and nephew: Jake and Josephine ...

Peggy Jean (Beaver) Bishop

Peggy Jean (Beaver) Bishop, 67, Leesburg, Fla., passed away Friday, March 8, 2019, from complications after a pulmonary embolism. She was born in Huntingdon, daughter of the late Allen and Edith Beaver. Surviving are her spouse of almost 49 years, William P. “Bill” Bishop; a son, ...

Angela A. Fagnani

Angela A. Fagnani, 99, formerly of Duncansville, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at the Masonic Village of Sewickley, near Pitts­burgh. She was born in Italy and moved with her family at the age of 3 to California. She grew up in San Francisco, where she worked as a dental ...

Timothy M. Gottshall

Timothy M. Gottshall, 67, Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank and Donna (Singer) Gottshall. On Aug. 12, 1989, he married Darlene Mentch in Winchester, Va. Surviving are his loving wife; a son, Todd Gottshall of Altoona; ...

Patrick G. ‘Pat’ Kent

Patrick G. “Pat” Kent, 83, Sankertown, went home to be with the Lord on Thurs­­day at his residence. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Russell A. and Helen C. (Reed) Kent. Surviving are two sons: Russell L. and wife, Becky, and Robert R.; five grandchildren: Shaun, David, ...

Carole A. Marlin

Carole A. Marlin, 74, Lima, formerly of Phoenix­ville, passed away Tues­day at Fair Acres Geri­atric Center, Media. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Edna (Hileman) Marlin. She was previously married to, and is survived by, Kenneth F. Rahm and Robert Kutz. In ...

Brandi Lynn Holland Miller

Brandi Lynn Holland Miller, 33, Altoona, died Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Jeffrey E. Sprow and the late Wendy M. (Hornberger) Sprow. Surviving are her husband, Brandon G. Miller in New Jersey; a son, Keldon E. Holland; her father, Jeffrey E. Sprow; her paternal grandmother, ...

Anna Louise Shimer Magee

Anna Louise Shimer Magee, 98, Altoona, passed away Wednes­day at her residence. She was born in Pleasantville, daughter of the late Dr. Harry A. and Margaretta (Blackburn) Shimer. Anna grew up in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School and Wilson College in Chambers­­burg. She ...

The Most Rev. Joseph V. Adamec, Bishop Emeritus

The Most Rev. Joseph V. Adamec, Bishop Emeritus, 83, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday in Canonsburg. He was born in Bannister, Mich., son of the late Michael and Alzbeta (Ochran) Adamec. Friends will be received from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, ...

Donald W. ‘Donnie’ Freeman

Donald W. “Donnie” Freeman, 57, Claysburg, passed away Thursday at his home. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Donald R. and Nancy J. (Moses) Freeman. Surviving are his wife, Melanie; a son, Derek; a daughter, Ciara; a grandson, Rylen Davis; a sister, Sherrie (Ken) Pote; a ...

Timothy M. Gottshall

Timothy M. Gottshall, 67, Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at his home. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 25, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at noon Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at the funeral home. Committal with full ...

James K. ‘Jim’ Hershberger

James K. “Jim” Hersh­berger, 92, rural Martins­burg, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday afternoon at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Dr. J. Warren and Lorma (Kerr) Hershberger. On June 8, 1952, he married Doris Guyer ...

Anna Louise Shimer Magee

Anna Louise Shimer Magee, 98, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Pleasant­ville, daughter of the late Dr. Harry A. and Margaretta (Blackburn) Shimer. Anna grew up in Bedford and graduated from Bedford High School and Wilson College in Chambersburg. She worked ...