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Obituaries

Dianne M. Burket

Dianne M. Burket, 72, Queen, passed away Wednesday at home. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Ivan and H. Marie (Williams) Feather. She married Ronnie Burket on June 23, 1966, in Cumberland, Md. Surviving are her husband; three sons: Michael and wife, Dena, Craig and wife, ...

Irene Fischer

Mrs. Irene Fischer, 93, Altoona, died Friday morning at Altoona Center for Nursing Care after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Kenneth L. and Gladys J. (Kinney) Gable. On Sept. 10, 1946, she married Donald Martin Fischer at the Cathedral of the Blessed ...

Robert A. ‘Bobby’ Homan

Robert Albert “Bobby” Homan, 74, Altoona, died Sunday morning at his residence, after a brief illness. He was surrounded by his wife, children and grandchildren. He was born in Carlisle, son of the late Ralph W. and Mary (Rumfelt) Homan. He married Marcia A. Kephart on Aug. 31, 1968, at the ...

Charles S. Marcinko

Charles Stephen Marcinko Jr., 64, Ebensburg, passed away Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center, after a brief battle with COVID-19. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Charles S. and Rosemarie (Kepko) Marcinko. Surviving are his wife, the former Michele Brady; and children: Charles III; ...

Catherine A. (Rodgers-Ruggiere) Nedimyer

Catherine A. Nedimyer, 89, Eden, N.Y., formerly of Bellwood, died Sunday. She was the daughter of Andrew S. and Sophie Ruggiere. Surviving are her husband, John W. Nedimyer; children: John (Margaret), Michael (Catherine) and Jerome (Elizabeth) Nedimyer, Anne “Bear” Kelly, William Nedimyer, ...

Barbara (Cassidy Ellis) Smith

Barbara (Cassidy Ellis) Smith, 61, left this world to join her loved ones and her Savior in heaven, on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. She passed away peacefully at her residence in Bellwood, after a brief illness. She was born in Springfield, Mass., the proud daughter of U.S.S. Indianapolis ...

Harold E. Yingling

Harold E. “Mule”, “The Builder” Yingling, 77, Flint Hill, Va., passed away on Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021, at Heritage Hall in Front Royal. Harold was preceded in death by his wife of 52 years, Jean E. Yingling; and his parents, Oliver and Ethel Yingling. “Mule,” “The Builder,” ...

Patricia R. Ansman

Patricia R. Ansman, 82, Pittsburgh, formerly of Gallitzin, died at UPMC Passavant. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Homer and Ruth (Hinton) Hough. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph. Surviving are her daughter, Diana McConnell; a grandson, Andrew; son-in-law, Leo ...

Douglas M. Barry

Douglas M. Barry, 73, of Lakemont, passed away Monday at the Village at Morrison’s Cove. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Donald and June (Horner) Barry. He married Bonnie Lee in 1966. Surviving are his wife of 55 years; three daughters: Kimberly Walter and husband Mark of ...

Lori J. (Hubbard) Botteicher

Lori J. (Hubbard) Botteicher, 73, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday peacefully at her home, surrounded by family. She was born in Mount Penn, daughter of the late Robert and Jane (Mahan) Hubbard. She married Richard F. “Hank” Botteicher in 1970. Surviving are her husband of 50 years; ...

Marjorie Jane Bowser

Marjorie J. Bowser, 82, Escondido, Calif., formerly of Altoona, died Wednesday at Palomar Memorial Hospital in Escondido, Calif., after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles S. Smith and Carrie Mae (Wolfinger) Smith. She is survived by a daughter, Kara Mae ...

Elva E. (Brumbaugh) Clouse

Elva E. (Brumbaugh) Clouse, 93, Martinsburg, died Monday. She was born in rural Williamsburg, daughter of the late John and Ida (Endres) Brumbaugh. She was preceded in death by her husband, George; grandson, Joel Gesalman; and nine siblings. Surviving are children: Janet, Ron, Dwight, Gerald, ...

K. Wayne Corle

K. Wayne Corle passed away Monday. He was born to parents Frank Perrin Corle and Mary Fleda (Brumbaugh) Corle. He had numerous brothers and sisters and enjoyed tormenting all of them. Wayne married Shirley Jean (Musselman) Corle on Nov. 4, 1966. They welcomed their only child, Theresa Ann Corle ...

Mary M. Corle

Mary M. Corle, 93, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Clover Creek, rural Martinsburg, passed away late Monday at the home. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late George Joseph and Violet Mae (Baughman) Eger. On Sept. 25, 1948, she married Joseph E. Corle in ...

Robert A. ‘Bobby’ Homan

Robert A. “Bobby” Homan, 74, of Altoona, died Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021, at his residence after a brief illness. Family and friends will be received from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 26, 2021, at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. with ...

Leonard Kenneth ‘Ken’ Krise Sr.

Leonard Kenneth “Ken” Krise Sr., 81, Briggsdale, Colo., was called home Saturday. Ken was born, in Van Ormer, the son of John Leonard and Lucreshia Rocksanna (Ammerman) Krise. He grew up in the Appalachian Mountains of Pennsylvania, the oldest of four boys. In 1960, he moved to Chicago, ...

Hazel C. R. Marthinsen

Hazel C. R. Marthinsen, 91, of Zelienople, passed away Sunday at UPMC Passavant, Cranberry Township. She was born in Milo Township, Minn., daughter of the late Ernest and Gertrude Roelofs Ruis. Hazel was an avid reader and enjoyed history and political spy thriller novels. She also enjoyed ...

Betty Mae McCusker

Betty Mae McCusker, 91, Utahville, died Friday in Flinton, at the home of her granddaughter, Faith Ann Scott. She was born in Elizabeth, N.J., a daughter of the late Thomas and Tekla (Wetzler) O’Shell. On Aug. 14, 1948, in Coalport, she married Benjamin F. McCusker, who died Jan. 12, 1976. ...

Joanne Marie ‘Jodi’ Saunders

Joanne Marie “Jodi” Saunders, 71, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John Lawrence Slage and Catherine Bernadette Barclay and stepfather, William Coble. Surviving are her son, William Michael Nazarkewich and wife, Ursula, in ...

Frank M. Vingless

Frank M. Vingless, 70, of Tyrone died Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Coupon, a son of Michael Joseph and Sophie Vingless. Surviving are two daughters, Mary F. Pellegrini of Altoona and Natasha B. Hampton and her husband, Bobby, of Carrolltown; two grandchildren, Macy and Maura ...