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Obituaries

Lawrence J. McCale

Lawrence J. McCale, 66, Greenwood, died Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late James and Helen (Wills) McCale. Surviving are his wife, Denise (Miller) McCale; a daughter, Loreli Miller; a son, Lawrence Koch; nine grandchildren; two brothers: Dave and Ken; a niece, ...

Robert Stephen Paranich

Robert Stephen Paranich, 85, Bellemead, died Saturday, July 4, 2020, at his home. A private funeral Mass will be held at the convenience of his family. Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A complete obituary will appear in Thursday’s Mirror.

Robert J. ‘Bob’ Richardson

Robert J. “Bob” Richardson, 78, Riverview, Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away Friday, at his residence, following a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late John A. Richardson and Mary V. (Rockey) Richardson. On May 1, 1965, he married Doloris “Dee” ...

Hazel A. (Smith) Snowberger

Hazel A. (Smith) Snowberger, 95, Roaring Spring, passed away Sunday. She was born at home in Allegheny Township, daughter of the late Millard and Elizabeth E. (Wysong) Smith. She married Orville Glenn Snowberger in 1946, and he preceded her in death in 2000 after 54 years of marriage. Surviving ...

Ruth H. Switzler

Ruth H. Switzler, 87, Carrolltown, passed away Sunday at her home. She was born in Thomas Mills, daughter of Oscar and Helen (Martin) Drass. Surviving are her children: Thomas D. Switzler, Juliana Stevens and Victoria Tinnick; six grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Delores Shatrosky; ...

David Lynn ‘Dave’ Woleslagle

David L. “Dave” Woleslagle, 77, Altoona, passed away Sunday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, after a lengthy battle with multiple illnesses. He was raised in Tyrone, son of the late Walter and Anna Jane (Conaghan) Woleslagle. On July 22, 1967, he married Sandra K. Lear. In addition ...

Donna M. Brown

Donna M. Brown, 78, Portage, died Saturday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Edward and Katherine (Serenko) Decort. She was preceded in death by her husband, Francis J. Brown, Sr.; daughter, Roxanne Shaffer; grandson, Roger Brown; brother, Andrew Decort; and infant sister, Nancy. ...

James W. Crum

James W. Crum, 76, Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, died Saturday, July 4, 2020. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A full obituary will appear in Tuesday’s edition of the Mirror.

Gail L. Frycklund

Gail L. Frycklund, 64, Windber, passed away Saturday at St. Jude’s Haven, Johnstown. She was born in Spangler, the daughter of Arthur W. and Mary Louise (Brodosky) Gobert. She was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her husband, Bruce Frycklund, whom she married Nov. 18, 1989; ...

John P. Hooper

John P. Hooper, 80, Altoona, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona following a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Herbert J. and Margaret K. (Conrad) Hooper. He is survived by a sister, Lucille Mangiacarne (Frank) of Altoona and also by his cats, whom he dearly loved. John was a ...

Joyce A. Knowles

Joyce A. Knowles, 83, Pinecroft, passed into the arms of her Lord and Savior early Saturday morning, July 4, 2020, at her home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020, and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A ...

Barbara L. Rose

Barbara L. Rose, 68, Portage, died Thursday in Johnstown. She was the daughter of William and Eleanor Troska. Barb was preceded in death by her parents. Surviving are her loving husband, Jim; her sons, Jason and Jared Black; three grandchildren; a special friend, Debbie Hall; and numerous ...

Robert J. Tennis Sr.

Robert J. Tennis Sr., 98, Tyrone, died Friday July 3, 2020, at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Spruce Creek, a son of John and Roxie (Rossman) Tennis. In 1942, he married Christine P. Cowher in Cumberland, Md. She died Sept. 25, 2016. Surviving are two daughters, Donna L. Sellers ...

K. Susanne Barnard

K. Susanne Barnard, 83, of Altoona, died late Tuesday evening at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late N. Kenneth and Kathryn B. (Martz) Mehaffie. She was preceded in death by the love of her life, James A. Datris, and her estranged husband, Lyle M. Barnard. Surviving ...

Michael John ‘Mike’ Damiano

Michael John “Mike” Damiano, 56, formerly of Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 21, 2020. A visitation will be held Saturday, July 25, 2020, at Park Forest Baptist Church, from 9 to 11 a.m. followed by a memorial service beginning at 11 a.m., After the service, ...

Irene M. Musser

Irene M. Musser, 94, Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning. She was born in Greenwood, daughter of the late William H. and Hester A. (Focht) Taylor. Surviving are three children: Ginger A. Michelone, Joy A. Hoover (Jeff) and Randy B. (Lea Ann); six grandchildren; and two siblings: Marian ...

Robert J. Richardson

Robert J. Richardson, 78, Riverview, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Friday, July 3, 2020, at his residence following a brief battle with cancer. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Cloyd E. Scott Jr.

Cloyd E. Scott Jr., 63, Tyrone, died Wednesday at his residence. He was born in Huntingdon, son of the late Cloyd E. Sr. and Rose Ann (Robenolt) Scott. On June 8, 1984, he married Paula J. Eckard. In addition to his wife, surviving are his six children: Chistine (Terry), Alice Scott, Cloyd ...

Barbara A. Stiffler

Barbara A. Stiffler, 80, Lilly, passed away Thursday surrounded by her family at her home. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late John and Catharine (Stevens) Warner. Surviving are her loving husband, Gary “Bud” Stiffler; two daughters: Beth Ann Stransky and husband, Michael, and ...

John A. Watchey

John A. Watchey, 75, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at his daughter’s residence in Cheswick. He was born in Altoona, the son of the late Robert E. and the late Bertha C. (Krape) Watchey. On Feb. 5, 1966, he married Donna Delfosse, who preceded him in death on Dec. 31, 2000. Surviving ...