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Obituaries

Sandra L. Getz

Sandra L. Getz, 76, Hershey, formerly of Altoona, passed away Thursday in Harrisburg. She was born in Kittanning, daughter of the late Arnold and Shirley (Moranz) Adelson. On June 21, 1964, she married Ronald Getz, who preceded her in death. Surviving are a daughter, Robin Tomeo (Joseph) of ...

Mary E. Lepore

Mary E. Lepore, 96, The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, at the home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9 ...

Anna T. Mazzetti

Anna T. Mazzetti, 87, formerly of Gallitzin, died Thursday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of the late Anthony and Giovannina (Santoni) Mazzetti. Surviving are a brother, Mario Mazzetti; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by an infant ...

Rita L. Yeckley

Rita L. Yeckley, 84, East Freedom, passed away Thursday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was the daughter of the late Edwin and Emma (Baughman) Yeckley. She married Harold G. Yeckley in 1960. He preceded her in death in 2016 after nearly 57 years of ...

Dr. Steven P. Draskoczy, M.D.

Dr. Steven P. Draskoczy, M.D., 78, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday afternoon, Oct. 16, 2019, at Homewood at Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home.

Garnett Dugan

Garnett Dugan, 100, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William D. and Alice (Smith) Dugan. Surviving are two sisters: Martha Chamberlain and Delores Hendrickson, both of Hollidaysburg; and numerous nieces and nephews, ...

George correction

The celebration of life for Dawn Marie George, 57, Altoona, who died Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, will be held at noon Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, at the Altoona Moose.

Zachary Steven Hoover

Zachary Steven Hoover, 20, passed away Monday evening at his Altoona home surrounded by his family. He was born in Altoona, son of Steven J. Hoover and the late Marla J. Hoover. Zachary is survived by his father, Steven; his stepmother, Leslie R. Hoover; two sisters: Stevie J. Hoover and ...

Shirley M. Long

Shirley M. Long, 93, of Honey Brook, formerly of Altoona, King of Prussia and Malvern, passed away Monday at Heatherwood of Honey Brook surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carl and Freda Moreland. She married Clifford R. Long Sr., who died on June ...

Thomas C. Minnick

Thomas C. Minnick, 72, Johnstown, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Thursday, July 18, 2019, after a brief illness. He was the son of Robert and Eleanor (Crum) Minnick. Surviving are several cousins; and an adopted son, John. He was preceded in death by a half-brother, Walter. He graduated from ...

Daniel D. Fanelli Jr.

Daniel D. Fanelli Jr., 73, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Daniel Sr. and Mary (Cafasso) Fanelli. He later married Mary Jane Branda. Surviving are his loving wife; a daughter, Nikki (Scott) Yost; two beautiful granddaughters: Macy and Laney ...

Blair Z. Frye

Blair Z. Frye, 77, of Altoona died Tuesday after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, the son of Blair E. Frye and Vivian C. Walters. Surviving are his companion, Mary Jane Hartz; his son, Randy Over; his brother, Ronald Frye; and his sister, Joanne Patterson. At the request of the ...

Marjorie J. (Kauffman) Gressley

Marjorie J. (Kauffman) Gressley, 91, of Altoona, passed away peacefully from complications of COPD. Surviving are a daughter, Deborah A. (Gressley) Moore; two sons: J. Scott Gressley and wife, Bobbi Ann (Barr), and Thomas D. Gressley; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Private ...

George Kenneth ‘Kenny’ Grove Jr.

George Kenneth “Kenny” Grove Jr., 53, Loretto, died Tuesday at Indiana Hospital Emergency Room. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, son of George Sr. and Leah Rae (Wills) Grove. Surviving are his mother of Loretto; his wife, the former Gina Rice, whom he married Sept. 14, 1996, in Loretto; two ...

Thaddeus F. ‘Ted’ Haraburda Jr.

Thaddeus F. “Ted” Haraburda Jr., 68, Philadelphia, passed away unexpectedly on Friday. He was born in Philadelphia, son of Thaddeus F. Sr. and Theresa (Pienkos) Haraburda. He married Patricia “Pat” Larkin in Philadelphia. He was the dear husband to wife, Pat; loving father to: ...

Tyler J. Laratonda

Tyler J. Laratonda, 39, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly in Leland, N.C., following a brief illness. He was preceded in death by his father, Damon Maier; and is survived by his mother, Michelle Laratonda of Hollidaysburg. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of ...

William J. ‘Pap’ McDonnell Jr.

William J. “Pap” McDonnell Jr., 84, of Hollidaysburg passed away at home Tuesday after a brief illness. He was born at home in Hollidaysburg, son of the late William J. and Mary (Burger) McDonnell. He married Jean K. Frick in 1962. She preceded him in death in 2018 after sharing 57 years of ...

Victor L. Schiappa

Victor L. Schiappa, 76, Altoona, passed away Tuesday evening at home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Victor and Elizabeth (Labriola) Schiappa. Victor is survived by a son, Adam Schiappa; a daughter-in-law, Stacey; a granddaughter, Adriana; a grandson, Dominic; two sisters: Judy ...

Mark P. Stevenson

Mark P. Stevenson, 65, passed away Sept. 13, 2019, at Largo Medical Center, Largo, Fla. He was the son of late Howard M. and Gertrude V. Stevenson, Formerly of Altoona, he was a resident of Bradenton, Fla., for more than 20 years. He is survived by two daughters and their children; a sister ...

Ralph E. Yohn Jr.

Ralph E. Yohn Jr., 84, of The Villages, Fla., passed away Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, in The Villages. He was born in Bellwood and moved to The Villages in 1996 after retiring. Surviving are his loving wife of 61 years, Carol Yohn of The Villages, Fla.; four daughters: Janet Eichelberger, St. ...