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Obituaries

Richard E. Black

Richard E. Black, 92, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday at Maybrook Hills. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John E. and Leora M. (Miller) Black. He married Louise Weyant in 1971, she preceded him in death in 2007. Surviving are a daughter, Lisa R. Yohn (Scott) of Carson Valley; ...

Samuel Irvin Boston

Samuel Irvin Boston, 79, Altoona, passed away Sunday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Glenn and Ruth (Baird) Boston. On Dec. 6, 1963, he was united in marriage to Regina (Zapotoczny) Boston. Along with his wife of 56 years, he is survived by three daughters: Cindy and ...

Hartland Nason Clouse

Hartland Nason Clouse, 91, McKee, joined his beloved wife of 40 years in heaven on Monday morning at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Woodbury, son of the late Roy and Nannie Mae (Grace) Clouse. He married Marjorie Belle Pepple on June 14, 1958, and she died Oct. 14, 1998. He is survived by three ...

Irvin W. Bridges Sr.

Irvin W. Bridges Sr., 95, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Claysburg, passed away Sunday at the home. He was born Cumberland, Md., son of the late Samuel and Mary (Burkett) Bridges. He married Betty L. Eicher April 8, 1948 in Cumberland, Md. She passed away April 28, ...

Melvin B. Foutz

Melvin B. Foutz, 79, Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, died Monday morning at the center. He was the son of the late Oakey and Rachel Foutz. There will be no visitation or services. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave. Altoona, PA 16602.

Jayne L. Hughes

Jayne L. Hughes, 73, Altoona, died Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Robert Wolfinger and Betty (Hill) Stoner. Surviving are her husband, Ronald; daughter, Chastity Delozier; son, Paul Wolfinger; sisters, Patricia Leaper and Kathy DeFrancesco; brother, Robert Stoner; six ...

Betty M. Foust

Betty M. Foust, 96, Tyrone, died Saturday. She was born daughter of the late W. Delbert and Frances (McMullen) Miller. On Sept. 19, 1946 she married Byron “Barney” Foust, who preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2002. Betty is survived by two children, Jeffery M. (Becky) Foust of Dover and ...

Gail L. Glunt

Gail L. Glunt, 70, formerly of Hollidaysburg, entered the kingdom of heaven for eternal rest and peace early Friday morning. Gail was the daughter of Wilford Ray and Bernice Irene (Benson) Glunt at Foot-of-Ten, Duncansville, in a small house built by her father. She is survived by her son, ...

Fayetta D. Rickard

Fayetta D. Rickard, 88, Altoona, passed away Sunday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., daughter of the late Durrell E. and Evelyn C. (Braniff) Miller. She married Paul E. Rickard Jr. on Dec. 24, 1952. He preceded her in death on May 22, 2016. She is survived by ...

Graetz, white minister who supported ’55 bus boycott, dies

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Rev. Robert Graetz, the only white minister to support the Montgomery bus boycott, died Sunday. He was 92. His daughter, Meta Ellis, shared the news in a Facebook post from the Southeastern Synod Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The church did not mention ...

Mary C. Behe

Mary C. Behe, 96, Naples Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in Naples. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Santella ...

Irvin W. Bridges

Irvin W. Bridges, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Claysburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at the home. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg.

David Rush Duval

David Rush Duval, 85, passed away on Thursday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ralph Edward and Mildred (Rush) Duval. Surviving are two children: Michelle (John) Smithmyer and David Duval; six grandchildren: Heather Duval (Geoff Dixon), Megan Smithmyer ...

Janice L. Knee

Janice L. Knee, 79, Altoona, died early Wednesday morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ray F. and Dorothy H. (Caldwell) Knee. She retired as the office manager and corporate secretary for the former D & M Linen Supply following 41 years’ service. She ...

Theodore L. Kunko

Theodore “Ted” Kunko, 89, Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Lilly passed away at the Village. He was born in Portage Township, son of Joseph and Mary Ann (Kurush) Kunko. Preceded in death by parents; loving wife Jane Kunko,(whom he married July 2, 1955); Brother Adam Kunko; ...

Lucinda ‘Cindy’ K. Michelone

Lucinda “Cindy” K. Michelone, 77, rural Williamsburg, died Saturday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Melvin and Elda (Eastep) Hughes. In 1968, she married Joseph Michelone. Surviving are two sisters: Jane E. Clabaugh and Shirley M. Salyards. She was preceded in death by her husband; a ...

Lisa Lorraine Morris

Lisa Lorraine Morris, 53, Altoona, passed away Wednesday morning at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh, after brief illness with brain cancer. She was born as a twin at Altoona Hospital to Edward Morris Sr. of Oregon and Marjorie Witherspoon of Altoona. Surviving are her mother and father; a ...

Elwood T. Palmer Jr.

Elwood T. Palmer Jr., 87, Tyrone, died Friday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. He was born in Philipsburg, son of Elwood T. Sr. and Dorothy A. (Russell) Palmer. On Nov. 26, 1960, he married Barbara A. Lynch at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone. Surviving are his ...

David V. Pietsch

David V. Pietsch, 80, Harrisburg, passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Vinton and Grace E. (Kleffel) Pietsch. Surviving are a son, Brian R. Pietsch and wife, Deena Pietsch of Harrisburg; two grandchildren: Emma and Chase Pietsch; and a sister, ...

Margie A. (Harbaugh) Corrado

Margie A. (Harbaugh) Corrado, 86, of Altoona, died Friday. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of Denver and Helen (Burkholder) Harbaugh. She married Ronald W. Corrado in 1958, he preceded her in death in 1987. Surviving are a son, Michael L.; sisters: Jean Dukeman, Bonnie Loop, Glenna ...