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Obituaries

Gertrude C. McFalls

Gertrude C. McFalls, 94, of Bellwood, died Saturday morning, Nov. 9, 2019 at Epwoth Healthcare & Rehab Center, Tyrone. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, Bellwood. A full obituary will run in Monday’s Altoona Mirror.

John Richard Rago

John Richard Rago, 88, of Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late Louis and Clara (Valentino) Rago. He was twice married, first to Shirley Fickes, who preceded him in death, then to Carole Weber on Sept. 17, ...

Eileen Solomon

Eileen Solomon, 90, Patton, died Saturday at Hummingbird Estates. She was born in Bakerton, daughter of William and Mary (Kelly) Harris. Surviving are children: Coleen “Jo” Steele, Beth Strohmier, Chuck Solomon Jr., and Kelly Solomon; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and brother, ...

Chester Thompson Sr.

Chester Thompson Sr., 93, Brisbin, died Friday at Mount Nittany Medical Center. He was born in Houtzdale, son of Carl and Annie (Sharpless) Thompson. Surviving are three sons: Chester Jr., Frank and Fred; and daughter, Stephanie Dale. Preceding him in death were wives, Adolphine and Delores; ...

Bonnie S. ‘Bones’ Wright

Bonnie S. “Bones” Wright, 67, Riggles Gap, went to be with her Lord and Savior early Thursday morning at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. She was born on the Graham farm in Riggles Gap, Antis Township, a daughter of the late John R. and Phyllis C. (Moyer) Graham. She married Don I. ...

Marie A. (Kolessy) Damico

Marie A. (Kolessy) Damico, 100, Millcreek Township, passed away Tuesday at St. Mary’s Home of Erie East. She was born in Smoke Run, daughter of the late John and Frances (Belin) Kolessy. She was the eldest of six children. Surviving are two sisters-in-law: Janet Kolessy of Hollidaysburg ...

The Rev. Charles Kephart Sr.

The Rev. Charles Kephart Sr., 78, Martindale, died Thursday. He was born in Houtzdale, son of the late Ruth Baughman. Surviving are children: Deborah A., Charles Jr., and David A. Kephart Sr. and Rachel Cable; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six siblings. He was preceded in ...

Dr. Ralph Macek

Dr. Ralph C. Macek, 78, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, with his family by his side. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

John Richard Rago

John Richard Rago, 88, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Monday at his residence. He was born Altoona, son of the late Louis and Clara (Valentino) Rago. He was twice married; first to Shirley Fickes, who preceded him in death, and then to Carole Weber on Sept. 17, 1988. Surviving are ...

Antoinette Z. Spinazzola

Antoinette Z. Spinazzola, 86, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Friday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late John B. and Antonette (Calabro) Zanghi. On June 16, 1956, she married Angelo J. Spinazzola at St. Matthew’s Catholic ...

Gisela E. Swartz

Gisela E. Swartz, 89, a resident of Epworth Manor, Tyrone, passed away Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. She was born in Berlin, Germany, the daughter of Gustav and Edith (Wernitz) Konig. On June 5, 1948, she married George M. Swartz in Bellwood, and he died May 19, 2013. Surviving are two daughters: ...

Bonnie S. ‘Bones’ Wright

Bonnie S. “Bones” Wright, 67, Riggles Gap, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. Friends will be received from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Riggles Gap Bible Church. A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. ...

Edith K. Young

Edith K. Young, 97, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Philadelphia, daughter of the late Frederick W. and Melvina (Hoering) Kruger. She married John R. Young III and he preceded her in death on March 2, 1984. Surviving are two daughters: ...

Tammy Sue Drass

Tammy Sue Drass, 54, Duncansville, died unexpectedly Tuesday night, after a brief battle with a pulmonary embolism and sepsis. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Fred and Phyllis (Long) Renaud. Surviving are her loving husband of 29 years, Dr. Michael Drass; a daughter, ...

Zita A. Milliron

Zita A. Milliron, 94, Altoona, passed away Thursday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George and Lilly Margaret (Schell) O’Friel. She married John H. Milliron at St. Leo’s Catholic Church, and he preceded her in death on March 17, 1980. Surviving are five ...

Toni L. ‘Bird’ Musselman

Toni L. “Bird” Musselman, 62, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Valeria Johnson of Altoona and the late Donald Bowers. On June 26, 1975, she married Jeffery L. Musselman in Arlington, Va. Surviving are her mother; two sons: Douglas (Amy) ...

Charles Wolf Riley

Charles Wolf Riley, 64, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at his home. He was born in Clearfield, son of the late Wallace and Marie (Wolf) Riley. On Oct. 22, 1983, he married Susan Bailor in Tipton. Surviving are his wife, Susan; five children: David Riley and his wife, Lenora, and their ...

Alfred James ‘Al’ Stanslaw Jr.

Alfred James “Al” Stanslaw Jr., 61, East Freedom, passed away Wednesday at his home, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Alfred James Sr. and Regina Mary (Thompson) Stanslaw. On Oct. 7, 1999, he married his wife, Cathy. In addition to his ...

Paul Richard Fasano

Paul Richard Fasano, 58, Altoona, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Lock Haven, son of Joseph Fasano and Theresa Hivicdko. Surviving are his girlfriend, Kathy Jo Pluebell of Altoona; and two sisters: Carol Eaton and Jennie Malone, both of Lock Haven. He was preceded in death by a ...

The Rev. Anthony J. Legarski

The Rev. Anthony J. Legarski, 61, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Mercy Hospital, Pittsburgh, after a brief illness. He was born in Somerset, son of the late John G. and Yolanda B. (Lapina) Legarski. Surviving are his sister, Dorothea Bacher and husband, Randy, of New ...