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Obituaries

John S. Whitesell Jr.

John S. Whitesell Jr., 88, Givler Drive, Martinsburg, formerly of Bedford, died on Friday at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Washington Crossings, son of the late John S. Whitesell Sr. and Elizabeth (Slater) Whitesell. On June 3, 1956, he married Mary Jane (Hull) Whitesell. They ...

Betty K. Zimmerman

Betty K. Zimmerman, 94, Williamsburg, formerly of Indiana, Pa., passed away early Friday morning at The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Charles E. and Alverta M. (Snare) Black. On Nov. 15, 1946, she married Howard H. Zimmerman at Zion ...

Kristin A. Bowersox

Kristin A. Bowersox, 49, Altoona, died Thursday, April 2, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Donald and Elaine (Lewis) Reed. In August 1999, she married Mark D. Bowersox in Danville. Surviving are her husband; two sons: Derrick Reed and Trenton Bowersox, both of ...

George S. Burket

George S. Burket, 86, East Freedom, passed away Friday at his home. He was born in East Freedom, son of the late Frank and Gladys (Walter) Burket. On Dec. 15, 1962, he married L. Marie Albright in Claysburg. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Ann Claar and husband, Joe, and Susan Bivens ...

Elsie M. Carnevale

Elsie M. Carnevale, 84, Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Duncansville, passed away Monday in Vero Beach, Fla. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Otto and Marie (Skelley) Snyder. Surviving are three daughters: Valerie Carnevale McKeirnan (Kevin), Donna Schmid and Toni Tangeman ...

Ronald C. Conley

Ronald C. Conley, 77, Duncansville, died unexpectedly Thursday. He was born in Irvona, son of the late Harold and Catherine (Westover) Conley. On April 2, 1967, he married Richanda “Rickey” Albright in Claysburg. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Tamara (Conley) Lange and spouse, ...

Richard E. Figurelle

Richard E. Figurelle, 85, Williamsburg, formerly of Newark, Del., passed away Thursday evening, April 2, 2020, at UPMC Altoona, following complications from a cardiac event. He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late Anthony J. and Carmela M. (Spallone) Figurelle. On Aug. 3, 1963, he married ...

Oliver David Love-Miles

Oliver David Love-Miles, infant son of Allison Love and John Miles of Tyrone, died at birth Wednesday, April 1, 2020. He was the grandson of John and Lori Miles of Port Matilda, Todd Love of Altoona and Michele Love of Pine Grove Mills; and the great-grandson of Edith Miles and Julian and Mary ...

Allison M. ‘Al’ Roesch

Allison Martin “Al” Roesch, 89, Greensburg, passed away Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Roman and Mary (Costlow) Roesch. He was a 1949 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School and a 1957 graduate of Penn State University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and served ...

Michael T. ‘Mick’ Sheehan

Michael T. “Mick” Sheehan, 88, Loretto RD, died Friday. He was born in Loretto, son of the late Charles T. and Elizabeth V. (Rhoa) Sheehan. Surviving are six children: Donald, Beverly Bender, Thomas, Barbara Mallory, Edward and Susan LeComte; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and ...

Mary Joan ‘Mary Jo’ Sibert

Mary Joan “Mary Jo” Sibert, 68, Carrolltown, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Spangler, daughter of William F. and Mildred B. (Yahner) Bender. Surviving are her loving husband of 46 years, Robert “Bob” Sibert; two daughters: Jill and husband, James M. Hammer, ...

Charlotte M. Vaughn

Charlotte M. Vaughn, 91, Altoona, passed away Thursday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. She was born in Ashville, daughter of the late Vernon Ball and Helen Riley. On May 20, 1950, she married Robert P. Vaughn, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 16, ...

William George Chillinsky

William George Chillinsky, 60, Altoona, died Tuesday at the Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg, after a lengthy illness. He was born in Wilkinsburg, son of Robert and Catherine (Cunningham) Chillinsky. On Sept. 18, 2007, he married Tammy S. Lightner. Surviving are his wife, Tammy, of Tyrone; ...

Michael E. Mentzer

Michael E. Mentzer, 70, Adams Township, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully on Thursday, at his home surrounded by family. He was born in Altoona, the son of Deloris Frazer Garrison and the late Marion Mentzer. Surviving are his wife, Jean Lanzendorfer Mentzer, who he married on ...

Leonard A. Price

Leonard A. Price, 92, Pompano Beach, Fla., and Altoona, died Friday, March 6, 2020, in Margate, Fla. He was born in Altoona, son of Harry Britain Price and Maude (Hall) Price. Surviving are his daughters: Nonnie Carrier (Russell) of Richmond, Va., and Kim Price of Orlando, Fla.; his son, ...

Barbara Rosenthal

Barbara Lorraine Rosenthal, 90, Seal Harbor, Maine, died peacefully on Tuesday in Ellsworth, Maine. She was born in Altoona, the only daughter of Edwin Otto and Alice (Peeling) Stander. She graduated from high school having excelled in music and went on to the Eastman School of Music, where ...

Ronald E. Sanker

Ronald E. Sanker, 73, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died early Wednesday afternoon at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Leo F. and Mary E. (Kunsman) Sanker. Surviving are his two children: Richard A. Sanker (Tammy) of Nassawadox, Va., and Rhonda Sanker of ...

Homer H. Albright

Homer H. Albright, 90, Lecanto, Fla., formerly of York and Roaring Spring, passed away, Wednesday, April 1, 2020. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Sheila A. Gehl

Sheila A. Gehl, 59, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Helen (Abram) Mosser. She married Joseph Gehl in 1984. Surviving are her husband; two sons: Joseph Andrew Gehl III of Virginia Beach, Va., and Alexander Gehl of ...

Randal J. ‘Randy’ Geiner

Randal J. “Randy” Geiner, 64, Altoona, died Wednesday morning, April 1, 2020, at his residence. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.