Obituaries

Melvin C. Hammel

Melvin C. Hammel, 78, Williamsburg, passed away Thursday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. He was born in Claysburg, son of the late James W. and Sarah E. (Feathers) Hammel. He married Pauline Banks in 1966. Surviving are his wife of 52 years; two daughters: ...

Lenore Ann Ott

Lenore Ann Ott, 69, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Boalsburg, passed away Friday morning at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, after a brief illness. She was born in Bellefonte, daughter of the late Fred Ott and Deloris “Del” (Shawley) Ott. She is survived by her ...

Jennifer Nolan Yohay

Jennifer Nolan Yohay, 48, Bronx, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday. She was born in Altoona. Surviving are her mother, Michelle Nolan of Hollidaysburg; her father, William Nolan of Altoona; a brother, Christopher and wife, Patricia, of Imperial; a sister, Gretchen Bowman and ...

Rosanne Caporuscio-Starr

Rosanne Caporuscio-Starr, 61, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. celebration of life service Thursday, Dec. 27, 2018, at Santella Funeral Home. A complete ...

Esther Elaine Manlove

Esther Elaine Manlove, 83, Altoona, died Wednesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Cadiz, Ohio, daughter of Paul L. and Mary Esther (Lindley) Zook. She married Charles J. Manlove. Surviving are four daughters: Paulette Manlove, Lisa Southland, ...

Jennifer Nolan Yohay

Jennifer Nolan Yohay, 48, Bronx, N.Y., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018. She was born in Altoona. Surviving are her mother, Michelle Nolan of Hollidaysburg; her father, William Nolan of Altoona; a brother, Christopher and wife, Patricia, of Imperial; a sister, Gretchen ...

Christmas Eve deadline

The deadline for calling in obituaries for the Christmas Day edition of the Mirror will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 24. Faxes and emails can be sent anytime before 1:30 p.m. and call-ins will be accepted from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Mirror will have an early press run Christmas Eve so employees ...

New Year’s Eve deadline

The deadline for calling in obituaries for the New Year’s Day edition of the Mirror will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 31. Faxes and emails can be sent anytime before 1:30 p.m. and call-ins will be accepted from 10:30 to 1:30 p.m. The Mirror will have an early press run New Year’s Eve so ...

Peter Masterson, actor, writer and filmmaker, dies

NEW YORK — Peter Masterson, the playwright, filmmaker and actor with a knack for farce and drama whether co-writing the Tony-winning musical “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas” or directing the movie adaptation of “The Trip to Bountiful,” has died. Masterson’s son, also called ...

Joyce M. Burns

Joyce M. Burns, 84, formerly of Altoona, died Friday at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Fla. She was born in Jacob’s Prairie, Minn., daughter of the late Clarence and Loretta (Lither) Menke. On July 31, 1953, she married Wilbur Grant “Whitey” Burns in Silver Spring, Md., ...

John H. Green

John H. Green, 89, Duncansville, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc., Roaring Spring. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Leora K. Hoffman

Leora K. Hoffman, 75, Riggles Gap, Antis Township, died Tuesday morning at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Andrew E. and Mary Geraldine (Morrison) Shuma. On June 4, 1971, she married John E. “Jack” Hoffman at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Altoona. He preceded her ...

Arlene I. Litzenberger

Arlene I. Litzenberger, 89, Martinsburg, died peacefully at her home on Tuesday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Albert and Thelma (Showalter) Showalter. She married William H. Litzenberger and he died May 26, 2002. Surviving are seven children: Ken Litzenberger of ...

Rhonda L. Mack

Rhonda L. Mack, 61, Cresson, died Tuesday. She was born in Colver, daughter of the late William and Carol (Cherico) LeComte. Surviving are three children: Neil (Kelly), Johnna Mack (Jeff Lego) and Matthew Teeter; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and two siblings: Michael (Tracy) ...

Thomas A. ‘Midgejo’ Miesko

Thomas A. “Midgejo” Miesko, 60, Lilly, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph J. Sr. and Ann D. (Sisto) Miesko. Surviving are two children: Mitchell Miesko (Autumn Knecht) and Torie Miesko (Albert Castaphney); two grandchildren: Aloniah Miesko and ...

Joyce M. Burns

Joyce M. Burns, 84, formerly of Altoona, died Friday, Dec. 14, 2018, at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point, Hudson, Fla. Friends will be received from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Leora K. Hoffman

Leora K. Hoffman, 75, Riggles Gap, Antis Township, died Tuesday morning, Dec. 18, 2018, at her home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, 2018, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. Friends will also be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, ...

Roy D. Keller Jr.

Roy D. Keller Jr., 68, Tyrone, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, after complications from a motorcycle accident. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Roy D. Sr. and Beverly (Sigrist) Keller. On March 27, 1976, he married Arlene F. Claar in ...

Michael Scott Long

Michael Scott Long, 46, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday. He was born at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., son of David and Jeanie (Knott) Long. Surviving are two children: Drew Long in North Carolina and Brooke (Jack) Del guidice in Florida; a grandson, Blayze Del guidice; his parents; ...

Victor Russell Tracey

Victor Russell Tracey, 72, Woodbury, formerly of Frederick, Md., passed away on Monday, after an extended illness. He was born in Durham, N.C., son of William and Nell (Dixon) Tracey. On Feb. 28, 1987, he was united in marriage to Carolyn Widmann in Curryville. Surviving are his wife, ...