Obituaries

Nelda J. Baird

Nelda J. Baird, 94, Altoona, died Friday. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Sam and Sally (Musselman) Dodson. On Feb. 16, 1944, she married Albert E. Baird, and he passed away Feb. 7, 1989. Surviving are two sons: Gary Baird and David Baird; a daughter, Debra B. Miller; eight ...

Paul ‘Mick’ Borlie Sr.

Paul “Mick” Borlie Sr., 80, Chardon, Ohio, formerly of Cresson, died Saturday. He was born in Cresson, son of the late William Sr. and Frances (Kenny) Borlie. Surviving are five children: Maryann Kennedy, Paul Jr., Liz Pollock, Tim and Michele Clark; nine grandchildren; nine ...

Walter William ‘Sonny’ Clapper Sr.

Walter William “Sonny” Clapper Sr., 85, Altoona, drew his last earthly breath and first heavenly breath on Friday afternoon. Surviving are his loving wife of 66 years, Dorothy M. (Aiken) Clapper; five children: Walter Jr., Susan Sprinkle, Joseph (Kathy), Judy (Victor) Ridenour and Larry ...

Chester Crum

Chester Crum, 69, Portage, died Saturday. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Joseph and Ruby (Wilson) Crum. Surviving are his wife, Sharleen “Cookie” (Thomas); six children: William, Doris, Dawn, Donna, Robert and Edward; many grandchildren; and five siblings: Gary, Ralph, Roger, ...

Beverly J. Frederick

Beverly J. Frederick, 83, rural Martinsburg, died Fri­day. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Elvin and Lillian (Henry) Butler. On Oct. 23, 1955, she married Gerald K. Frederick. Survi­ving are her husband; two sons: David L. and Mark E.; a daughter, Carol S.; five grandchildren; 11 ...

Jennie F. Pulcinello

Jennie F. Pulcinello, 91, Reightown, died Friday evening at her home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. ...

Dr. Charles Lloyd Whetstone

Dr. Charles Lloyd Whetstone, 86, Rochester Hills, Mich., formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Friday to meet his Lord and Savior. He was born in Martins­burg, the middle child of Charles Oren and Ruth Irene Deffenbaugh Provins Whetstone. Surviving are two sons: L.E. Whetstone and ...

Theodore A. ‘Ted’ Benton

Theodore A. “Ted” Benton, 95, Brooks Mills, passed away Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, at his residence. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, at Puzzeltown Road Bible Church. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary ...

Beverly J. Frederick

Beverly J. Frederick, 83, rural Martisnburg, passed away Friday morning, Sept. 21, 2018, at Homewood at Martinsburg. Friends will be received from 10:30 a.m. until the noon funeral service on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at Martinsburg. Arrange­ments are by ...

Paul T. McConnell

Paul T. McConnell, 78, Altoona, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Cumber­land, Md., son of the late Melvin and Mary (Knee) McConnell. He married Lillie Belle Stevens, and she preceded him in death in May 2014. Surviving are a daughter, Shelly Longo; a granddaughter, Elise ...

John R. Myers Sr.

John R. Myers Sr., 71, Tyrone, died Friday at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born in Fallen­timber, son of the late Robert B. and Nancy M. (Perino) Myers. On April 15, 1989, he married Diana K. (Clark) Oakes in Tyrone. Surviving are his wife; two sons: John R. (Krystle) ...

Margaret M. Weyer

Margaret M. Weyer, 89, a guest at Arista Care Hunt­ing­don, died Wednesday. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Katherine (Philips) Wilson. Surviving are six children: Kenneth, Robert, James, Jean Gorman, Mary Crowell and Penny Jo Dean; 22 grandchildren; and two siblings: Paul Wilson ...

William L. Birely

William L. Birely, 74, Altoona, died Wednesday at Maybrook Hills Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Kenneth and Helen (Moser) Birely. On Nov. 20, 1976, he married Carolyn Bashaw in Altoona. Surviving is his wife, Carolyn. ...

Doris L. Bristow

Doris L. Bristow, 90, a resident The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Duncansville, died Wednesday evening. She was born at home in Ducans­ville, daughter of the late A. Clair and Mary E. (Yeckley) Baker. On Jan. 27, 1946, she married Theodore C. “Ted” Bristow at ...

Milton V. ‘Milt’ DeJean

Milton V. “Milt” DeJean, 92, Pilesgrove, N.J., passed away peacefully on Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018, at his home. He was born in June of 1926, in Akron, Ohio, son of Velmer V. DeJean and Winona Schaffer in Akron, Ohio. Surviving are his wife of 30 years, Berenice; 10 children: Sandra, ...

Diane K. Frederick

Diane K. Frederick, 61, Roaring Spring, died Wednesday morning at her home, after a brief seven-month battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Peter G. and Elizabeth R. “Betty” (Trostle) Frederick. Surviving are her companion and special friend, Chris Hammel ...

Edith F. Geist

Edith F. Geist, 82, Altoona, passed away peacefully Wednesday, at her home. She was born in Warriors Mark, daughter of the late Robert and Estella (Lytle) Sellers. She married Theodore P. Geist, who preceded her in death on Dec. 21, 2011. Surviving are two sons: Jeffrey (Sharon) Geist and ...

Paul T. McConnell

Paul T. McConnell, 78, Altoona, passed away Sept. 16, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, at the Axe Santella Family Chapel, 1534 4th Ave., Altoona. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home, Altoona.

Kathryn L. ‘Kathy’ Oshall

Kathryn L. “Kathy” Oshall, 66, Coalport, died Wednesday. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Rembrandt “Bud” and Patricia (Pearson) Eckberg. Surviving are her husband of 47 years, Floyd Oshall Jr.; children: Bart, Regina Oshall, Lisa Oshall and Charles; five grandchildren; ...

Dale Howard Roach

Dale Howard Roach, 72, Hollidaysburg, died unexpectedly on Monday at his residence. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, son of the late James Howard and Iris Jean (McCormick) Roach. On Nov. 14, 1964, he married Sharon K. Powell in Kettering, Ohio. Surviving are his wife; two sons: Kevin Roach ...