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Obituaries

Mary J. James

Mary J. James, 82, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Portage, daughter of the late Henry and Dorothy (Nicewonger) Sinclair. On Nov. 21, 1959, she married Andrew G. “Andy” James Sr. in Altoona. He preceded her in death on Dec. 14, ...

Mary Ann Kitko

Mary Ann Kitko, 89, Beccaria, died Tuesday. She was born in Beccaria, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Knuth) Franko. Surviving are a daughter, Marijo; a son, Kenneth; two brothers: John and Joseph; and three grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald A.; a son, Donald J.; two ...

Clifford Charles Moyer II

Clifford Charles Moyer II, 46, Claysburg, died Monday night at the VA Hospital, Pittsburgh, after an extended illness. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Clifford Charles and Deborah (Mellott) Moyer. Surviving are his parents of Martinsburg; a daughter, Jennifer Moyer in Germany; two ...

Richard E. Patterson Jr.

Richard E. Patterson Jr., 55, Altoona, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2019, at his residence. Arrangements are by Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Charles R. ‘Bob’ Shannon

Charles R. “Bob” Shannon, 80, Altoona, passed away Saturday morning, Dec. 21, 2019, at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 408 N. Sixth St., Juniata, Altoona, Pastor Elizabeth Hess ...

Gary I. Shope Sr.

Gary I. Shope Sr., 68, Fallentimber, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Irvin L. and Mary K. (Wagner) Shope. Surviving are three children: Gary I. Jr., Lisa Barnosky and Ben; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; a brother, Wayne; several aunts, uncles, ...

Terry L. Steele

Terry L. Steele, 72, Altoona, died peacefully Monday at his residence as he went home to be with his Lord. He was born in Altoona, son of Jerry and Mary (Bollinger) Steele. He was preceded in death by his father. On Sept. 18, 1998, he married Ruth E. Riggleman in Altoona. Surviving are his ...

Donald L. Underwood

Donald Lee Underwood, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Holliston, Mass., was promoted to Heaven on Tuesday morning at the home. He was born in Grand Rapids, Mich., and raised in Racine, Wis., son of the late Lee S. and Mabel A. (Younggren) Underwood. On June 30, 1956, he ...

Gary Edward Lardieri

Gary Edward Lardieri, 67, Altoona, died Friday afternoon at UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank Edward Sr. and Amanda Isabel (Fry) Lardieri. On July 20, 2002, he married Lisa Marie Shaffer in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Lisa; three children: Kristen ...

Margaret Helen Miller

Margaret Helen Miller, 95, Altoona, passed away Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William N. and Margaret M. (MacFarlane) Marshall. On May 8, 1948, she married Donald R. Miller in Altoona. He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2001. Surviving are a ...

Don Oliver Prough

Don Oliver Prough, 85, formerly of Altoona, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. He was born in Altoona on Oct. 1, 1934. He was the widower of Joyce I. (Mock) Prough, who passed away Sept. 30, 1995. He was also predeceased by two sons: Dan O. Prough and Tom A. Prough. Surviving are three children: ...

Donald L. Underwood

Donald L. Underwood, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Holliston, Mass, was promoted to Heaven, Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2019, at the home. Friends will be received from 1 until the 3 p.m. funeral service, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at ...

Jane E. Weaver

Jane E. Weaver, 75, Martinsburg, died unexpectedly Sunday evening as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Moore) Eicher. On Sept. 29, 1962, she married John J. Weaver at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Newry, and ...

Sandy Byrne

Sandy Byrne, 64 Ebensburg RD, died Sunday. She was born in Colver, daughter of the late Ralph Sr. and Vivian (Keith) Mahute. Surviving are her husband, Bob; children: Adam (April), Jason (Barb) and Jessica (David); six grandchildren; a brother, Ralph “Butch” Mahute Jr.; and a sister-in-law, ...

Penny J. Dively

Penny J. Dively, 60, New Enterprise, died Sunday. She was born in Everett, daughter of the late Emory “Pete” Howsare and Joyce (Grimes) Tenley. Surviving are her husband, Blair Dively; five children: Brenda DeHaas, Latisha Helsel, April Margraff, Carrie Dively and Blair Dively Jr.; 21 ...

Sonja Eileen McDonald

Sonja Eileen McDonald, 65, Green Slopes Road, Imler, died Sunday. She was born in Bedford, daughter of the late Curtis and Geraldine (Mock) Feathers. Surviving are husband, Galen L.; children: Angelique Walason, Melissa Campbell, Alicia McDonald and Galen II; eight grandchildren; and siblings: ...

Janet Lee McKenzie

Janet Lee (Sell) McKenzie, 74, LaVale, Md., passed away Friday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James Elmer and Kathryn Mabel (Rupert) Sell. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Lynn Sell; a brother-in-law, Ronald H. Whetsell Sr.; and a niece, Karin ...

Edna May Morgan

Edna May Morgan, 84, Altoona, died early Monday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles Luther and Edna May (Spahn) Hiltner. On Aug. 31, 1956, she married Jack Merrill Morgan in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death Aug. 10, 2018. Surviving ...

Michelle Lynn Oswalt

Michelle Lynn Oswalt, 43, Altoona, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Ernest Oswalt and Deborah McCartney. Along with her parents, surviving are her son, Philip Oswalt; a sister, Tammy Oswalt; and two brothers: Patrick and Raymond Oswalt; ...

Carl A. ‘Robbie’ Robison

Carl A. “Robbie” Robison, 95, Duncansville, died peacefully Sunday morning. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona, Pastor Julia ...