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Obituaries

Janet L. (Weaver) Warsing

Janet L. (Weaver) Warsing, 98, formerly of Altoona, Philipsburg and Hollidaysburg, died Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at Elmcroft of Altoona, Duncansville. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George E. and Laura M. (Culp) Weaver. On Dec. 15, 1945, she married Luther L. Warsing in ...

Dennis B. Berkey

Dennis B. Berkey, 75, formerly of Duncansville, died Thursday at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Quentin E. and Grace M. (Weaver) Berkey. He is survived by two daughters: Danielle Glotfelty (Troy) of Berlin and Dana Brinkel (Ed) of Altoona; a ...

Helen L. Decker

Helen L. Decker, 101, McKee, died Wednesday evening at the home of her son in Brookes Mills. She was born in McKee, the daughter of the late Samuel and Edith (Caswell) Wilt. She married Chalmer R. Decker on March 7, 1939, and he died Nov. 21, 2001. She is survived by her son, Donald E. ...

Deborah Nuse Meese

Deborah Nuse Meese, 71, Pinellas Park, Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away after an extended illness. She was active in Abundant Life Church before moving to Florida to live with her son, Del Coy. Surviving are her son; four siblings; and one grandson. Debbie was preceded in death by her ...

James Linden Porter

James Linden Porter, 68, Altoona, passed away early Friday at home surrounded by his family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Lee Clifford and Betty Louise (Hall) Porter. On Dec. 27, 2002, he married Marie A. Snyder at Fort Apache VFW, Juniata. In addition to his wife, Marie, he is ...

Spero Gust Tsikalas

Spero Gust Tsikalas, 91, Ebensburg, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona (Palliative Care). He was born in Uniontown, son of Gust D. Tsikalas and Anna Niarhous-Hixenbaugh. He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmothers: Ann Marie (Minarchick) and Maria; brothers: Jimmy, Gust Jr. and John; ...

Nancy L. Wininger

Nancy L. Wininger, 84, Altoona, passed away peacefully Tuesday at UPMC Altoona following a brief illness. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late James and Rebecca (Isenberg) Haigh. She married Ronald D. Wininger on Jan. 2, 1955. Surviving are the love of her life for 70 years, Ronald; a ...

Dennis B. Berkey

Dennis B. Berkey, 75, formerly of Duncansville, died Thursday at Meadow View Nursing Center, Berlin. Friends will be received from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020. A complete obituary will follow in the weekend edition of the Mirror. Arrangements by Brown Funeral Home & Cremation ...

Helen L. Decker

Helen L. Decker, 101, McKee, died Wednesday evening at the home of her son in Brookes Mills. She was born in McKee, the daughter of the late Samuel and Edith (Caswell) Wilt. She married Chalmer R. Decker on March 7, 1939, and he died Nov. 11, 2001. She is survived by her son, Donald E. ...

John T. Freeberg

John T. Freeberg, 78, Houtzdale, passed away Wednesday at Jefferson Manor, Brookville. He was born in Houtzdale, a son of the late Birger Axel and Marie Lydia (Williams) Freeberg. Surviving are his wife, Judy; children: Scott Freeberg, Mary Beth Conner, Wendy Stewart, Roxie Shreffler and ...

Anna Mae Koblinsky

Anna Mae Koblinsky, 80, passed away July 31, 2020. Anna Mae was born Aug. 25, 1939, to Joseph and Katherine Kemmer in Baltimore, Md. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Thomas Kemmer. Anne Mae was a loving mother of five children: Joseph (deceased), George of Altoona, ...

Kenneth G. Rabenstein

Kenneth G. Rabenstein, 87, a former resident of Altoona and Huntingdon, went to be with his Lord at his home in Dover, Pa., on Monday, after an extended illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the Rev. John E. Rabenstein and Mable (Jones) Rabenstein. Surviving are his wife, Shirley A. ...

Melvin C. ‘Mel’ Settle

Melvin C. “Mel” Settle, 82, Pearwood Drive, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona Hospital. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William C. and Martha W. (Decker) Settle. He was united in marriage to the former Dorothy M. (Keen) Settle; she preceded him in death on Oct. 30, 2015. ...

Ann E. Ansman

Ann E. Ansman, 102, Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away of natural causes Tuesday at her residence. Ann was born in Ebensburg, daughter of the late George and Marie (Griffen) McMullen. On Oct. 11, 1946, she married Leroy R. Ansman who preceded her in death ...

Roger S. Bowers

Roger S. Bowers, 96, Roaring Spring, died Saturday, May 2, 2020, at the James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center of natural causes. Roger was a United States Army veteran of World War II, serving in the 103rd Medical Battalion, 28th Infantry Division in Europe. He was awarded the Purple Heart and ...

Janet E. Ferguson

Janet Eileen Ferguson, 63, Daisytown, died unexpectedly Monday, May 25, 2020, at her residence. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, at United Methodist Church, 130 Second Avenue, Altoona, where a Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Mindi ...

Nicholas D. ‘Nick’ Hoenstine

Nicholas D. “Nick” Hoenstine, 23, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday. He was born in Altoona, son of David E. and Libby (Biesinger) Hoenstine. Nick and his beloved girlfriend Briana Cunningham are expecting a child in January. Nick also enjoyed spending time with Briana’s children Taelynn ...

Sandra E. Hoyer

Sandra E. Hoyer, 76, Sidman, died Tuesday. She was born in Sidman, daughter of Andy and Norma Selepak. She is survived by her husband, R. Wayne Hoyer; son, Keith; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Andrea Stupi; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sandra was preceded in death ...

Louise D. Paul

Louise D. Paul, 98, Altoona, formerly of Sinking Valley, was called home on Tuesday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Raymond and Beulah (Foreman) Brooks. She married Robert H. “Bob” Paul on Jan. 19, 1946. Bob and Louise ...

George Armstrong Swander Jr.

George Armstrong Swander Jr., 70, Altoona, passed away Tuesday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late George Armstrong Sr. and Dorothy Swander. On Sept. 27, 1974, he married Beth A. Weigand in Altoona. He is survived by his wife, Beth; three sons: George ...