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Obituaries

Thelma F. Steele

Thelma F. Steele, 94, Martinsburg, formerly of Loysburg, died Tuesday. She was born in Waterside, daughter of the late Warden and Bertha (Steele) Ebersole. Surviving are three daughters: Patricia (Ralph) Scott, Cindy (Jeffrey) Krill and Mitzi (Don) Heaton; seven grandchildren; and 16 ...

Mary Jane (Doyle) White

Mary Jane White, Jupiter, Fla., 83, passed away peacefully on Satur­day, March 30, 2019. She was born in Altoona and was one of 11 children. After graduating from Altoona High School in 1953, Mary Jane and her friend, Patti, spent three weeks working over the summer in Atlantic City, ...

Drew A. Wierman

Drew A. Wierman, 71, Hollidays­burg, passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Cecil P. and Margaret J. (Snyder) Wierman. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. (Pavelko) of Hollidaysburg; a daughter, Trista M. Pfeiffenberger and husband, David, in ...

Bruce Allen Woodring

Bruce Allen Woodring, 70, Altoona, died early Tuesday morning, May 7, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Ellen Ruth Woytowiez

Ellen Ruth Woytowiez, 71, Altoona, passed away at home on Tuesday after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Floyd and Adelaid (McGrinn) Singer. Surviving are her husband, Martin Woytowiez; two daughters: Tonia Runkle and Tammy Hartz; four grandchildren; and five ...

Marcie Ann Brode

Marcie Ann Brode, 49, formerly of Juniata, died unexpectedly on Sunday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Sherry (Janosik) Warner and the late Harry McGraw. Surviving are her partner, Jeff Strasser; two children: Michael D. Brode Jr. and Taylor Finochio; three grandchildren; her mother; and ...

Jeanette M. Cramer

Jeanette M. Cramer, 80, rural Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly early Tues­day morning, May 7, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Arrange­ments are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Ruth E. Creps

Ruth E. Creps, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of North Woodbury Township, died Tuesday. She was born in Aitch, daughter of the late Rolla W. and Ruth E. (Young) Thompson. Surviving are two daughters: Donna (Ken) Corle and Cathy (Dennis) Feather; four grandchildren; and ...

Raymond W. Franks

Raymond W. Franks, 76, Huntingdon, died Tuesday. He was born in Petersburg, son of the late James M. Franks and Elvara Cunningham. Surviving are his wife, Shelby J. (Goss); four children: Troy, Michael, Polly Smithmyer and Douglas; many grandchildren; and a brother, John. He was preceded in ...

Helen F. Hammond

Helen F. Hammond, 91, Cresson, passed away peacefully to be with the Lord on Monday, surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert C. and Marie C. (Westrick) Eckenrode. Surviving are her four children: Bernie Hammond and wife, Joan, in New York, ...

Brandon P. Koehle

Brandon P. Koehle, 36, Altoona, lost his battle for life on Tuesday at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a lengthy history of substance abuse and a severe head injury. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Donald L. Kordish

Donald L. Kordish, 79, Portage, died Tuesday. He was born in Portage, son of the late Joseph and Margaret (Conley) Kordish. Surviving are his wife, Mary C. (Lamb); three children: Don (Tracey) Kordish, Andrew Kordish and Debra (Jared) Black; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; and a ...

Richard Bell Marshall

Richard Bell Marshall, 75, Altoona, died Monday. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of the late Harry and Ruth (Bell) Marshall. Surviving are his wife, Sheryl (Smith); four daughters: Joanne Marshall, Jelene Barrineau, Jendi Marshall and Jodi (Steve) Wade; 13 grandchildren; seven ...

Gerald L. ‘Jerry’ Mattern

Gerald L. “Jerry” Mattern, 85, Hollidaysburg, died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Canoe Creek, son of the late Jason and Florence “Sis” (Douglas) Mattern. He was married to Lucinda (Cherry) Mattern, and she preceded him in death on Dec. 26, 1997. Surviving are a daughter, ...

Helen L. Mock

Helen L. Mock, 94, Altoona, passed away peacefully from natural causes on Tuesday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Louis and Genevieve (Shaffer) Einodshofer. She married George C. Mock, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 18, 1991. Surviving are two sons: Joseph ...

Theodore R. ‘June’ Simpson Jr.

Theodore R. “June” Simpson Jr., 80, Duncansville, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Juniata, son of the late Theodore Sr. and Madeline (McIntosh) Simpson. Surviving are his personal companion, Sandra Beaumont of Duncansville; a daughter, Tammy L. Simpson of Hollidaysburg; a ...

Robert D. ‘Bob’ ‘Bobby’ Williams Jr.

Robert D. “Bob” “Bobby” Williams Jr., 49, Sinking Valley, died unexpectedly on Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Tyrone, son of Robert D. Sr. Williams and Shirley Ann (Hillard) Hosband. On Dec. 28, 1996, he married Joy M. Kephart at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sinking ...

Lucille J. Campagna

Lucille J. Campagna, 87, Lilly, died Monday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late August and Carmella (Courvina) Campagna. Surviving are a sister, Patty McConnell; and a special niece, Ava Ann Campagna. She was preceded in death by seven siblings: John, Natale “Cook,” Victor, ...

Jack Donald Covert

Jack Donald Covert, 76, Altoona, died early Sunday morning at UPMC Altoona following an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Earl and Bettie (Shaffer) Covert. On March 3, 1959, he married Sharon D. Liebegott in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Sharon; five children: ...

Susan L. Estright

Susan L. Estright, 69, Altoona, passed away Sunday morning at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Phyllis (Samuels) Albright. On Aug. 19, 1968, she married John R. Estright in Altoona, and he preceded her in death in 2003. Surviving are her two ...