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Obituaries

Sister Mary Elaine Peters

Sister Mary Elaine Peters, a member of the Sisters of Mercy, died Thursday at Mercy Center, Dallas, Pa. She was born in Nicktown, the daughter of Joseph and Catherine (Schirf) Peters, one of 15 children. She entered the Sisters of Mercy in 1949 and professed her final vows in 1955. A Sister ...

William R. ‘Bill’ Ritchey

William R. “Bill” Ritchey, 71, a resident of Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in St. Clairsville, son of the late Charles Jr. and Mary (Hengst) Ritchey. Surviving are a sister, Patty Helsel and husband, Buck, ...

Candace ‘Candy’ Robertson

Candace “Candy” Robertson, 74, of Altoona, passed away Thursday surrounded by her family after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Elmer and Buelah (Knox) Schmerbeck. She married John Robertson on May 25, 1968, and has been blissfully married for 52 years. ...

Jacqueline E. Smith

Jacqueline E. Smith, 84, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Chester J. and Ruth A. (Hartswick) Weakland. She married Charles Smith, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 28, 2007. She is survived by two ...

Gary D. Snowberger

Gary D. Snowberger, 66, of Roaring Spring, suddenly passed away Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona after an apparent heart attack. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Paul E. and Geraldine (Taylor) Snowberger. He is survived by his wife, Melissa (Butler) Snowberger of Roaring Spring; ...

Harold Dean Stengel Sr.

Harold Dean Stengel Sr., 87, of Altoona, died Wednesday evening at UPMC Altoona. He was born in McKee, son of the late Francis and Nellie (Dively) Stengel. Harold was married twice, first to Gladys L. Miner on Feb. 14, 1953, and she preceded him in death on Sept. 18, 1993; and then to ...