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Obituaries

Dorothy Irene ‘Dot’ Mervine

Dorothy Irene “Dot” Mervine, 73, a resident of Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, formerly of Cresson, passed away Friday. She was born in Canton, Ohio, daughter of the late John and Alice (Diechert) Lantz. Surviving are her son, Sean Lantz and wife, Bobby; ...

Joseph M. Rupeka

Joseph M. Rupeka, 69, of East Freedom, passed away Wednesday at home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Michael and Lois (Porter) Rupeka. Surviving are three sons, Michael, Jeffrey and Jeremy; five grandchildren, Abigail, Andrew, Tyler, Josh and Alexis; a brother, Jim; and a sister, ...

Terry L. ‘Mr. T.’ Becker Sr.

Terry L. “Mr. T.” Becker Sr., 63, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Erie, son of the late Frederick L. and Marjorie (Brubaker) Becker. He first married Shirley Kochinsky, who preceded him in death. He then married Gloria Metz in 2002. Surviving are his ...

Sarah C. Claar

Sarah C. Claar, 86, Roaring Spring, died Friday morning at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. She was born in East Freedom, daughter of the late Watson and Bertha (Dodson) Feathers. She married Clair Claar on Feb. 25, 1956, and he died Oct. 12, 2016. She is survived by two children, Donna ...

Linda Eileen Deihl

Linda Eileen Deihl, 76, of The Homestead at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon, passed away Thursday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late George P. and Lida Maxine (Boonie) Deihl. She is survived by a son, Scott Matthew Deihl of Annville. Linda graduated from Juniata Valley High School, ...

Gary Paul Fabbri

Gary Paul Fabbri passed away Nov. 9, 2020. He was born in Gallitzin, son of Gino and Mary (Bozella) Fabbri. Gary is survived by his wife, April; three children from his first marriage: Paul Fabbri, Adam Fabbri and Lindsey Easton; three grand­children: Mark Easton III, Gabriel Fabbri and ...

The Rev. Fred C. Hickok

The Rev. Fred C. Hickok, of AristiCare at Hearthside, State College, died early Monday morning. He was born in Hallstead, son of Earl and Florence Coon Hickok. He was united in marriage to Marguerite E. Pedrone on June 22, 1952. Marguerite preceded him in death on April 11, 1998. Their union ...

Jean M. Kranik

Jean M. Kranik, 79, Hastings, formerly of Patton, passed away Thursday. She was born in Hastings, a daughter of Michael and Evelyn (Weakland) Kranik. She is survived by her brothers and sister: Michael Kranik, Richard Kranik and Brenda Charney; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and ...

Adam Thomas Moyer

Adam Thomas Moyer, 46, went home to be with the Lord Thursday, suddenly from cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of Harry T. Moyer and Daisy D. (Smith) Moyer. Adam was a 1993 graduate of Blair County Christian School and a 2003 graduate of Computer Learning Network. He was a network ...

John B. Richardson

John B. Richardson, 68, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, a son of the late John A. and M. Virginia (Rockey) Richardson. John married Betty L. Heiss on June 7, 1975. Surviving are his wife, Betty; son, Adam J. Richardson (Vanessa Wion) of East Freedom; a ...

Gerald L. ‘Woody’ VanOrmer

Gerald L. “Woody” VanOrmer, 78, of Altoona, died Monday at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Oscar L. and Marian (Gutzwiller) VanOrmer. He married Linda A. Krider Aug. 15, 1964, at First Church of Christ, Altoona. She preceded him in death April ...

Charles Wayne ‘Charlie’ Wyerman

Charles Wayne “Charlie” Wyerman, 89, Lake Placid, Fla., formerly of Altoona, went home to be with his Lord Monday at his residence. Charles was born in Altoona, the son of Charles L. and Georgianna (Barnes) Wyerman. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carol; three daughters: ...

Terry L. Becker Sr.

Terry L. Becker Sr., 63, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday. He was born in Erie, son of the late Frederick L. and Marjorie (Brubaker) Becker. He first married Shirley Kochinsky, who preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife of 18 years, Gloria (Metz); a daughter, Brittany (Brandon); a ...

Merle Edward Chamberlain

Merle E. Chamberlain, 94, Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning at Hollidaysburg Veterans Home following complications from COVID-19. He was born in Canoe Creek, son of the late Leroy and Wilda K. (Hoover) Chamberlain. On May 27, 1949, he married C. Lorraine Burger in Williamsburg and ...

Tyler Todd Chesney

Tyler Todd Chesney, 29, Bakers Summit, currently residing in Ocean City, Md., passed away peacefully Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, the son of Richard T. and Chris (Clark) Chesney. He is survived by his parents of Bakers Summit; three sisters: Miranda Delozier and husband, ...

Patricia ‘Pat’ M. Fleegle

Patricia “Pat” M. Fleegle, 83, Henrietta, rural Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning at UPMC Bedford Memorial. She was born in Central City, daughter of the late Orville and Dorothy (Gindlesperger) Carver. On Sept. 5, 1959, she married Robert “Bob” E. Fleegle in Central ...

Cynthia L. Hemcher

Cynthia L. Hemcher, 64, Altoona, died Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Richard E. and the late Joyce (Kramer) Williams. On April 5, 1991, she married James L. Hemcher at Asbury United Methodist Church, Altoona. Surviving are her husband; two sons, Michael ...

Johnathan Albert Masood Sr.

Jonathan Albert Masood Sr., 74, Altoona, formerly of Flower Mound, Texas, died Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Dr. Naseeb and Dorothy (Cassel) Masood. He is survived by children: Jonathan Masood Jr. of Keller, Texas, Jared Masood of Lewisville, Texas, Briggette Strickler of ...

Gloria Jean ‘Jeannie’ Perry

Gloria Jean ‘Jeannie’ Perry, 74, of Portage, passed away Wednesday at home. She was born in Portage, the daughter of Anthony and Anna (Belovsky) Yarosh. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents and a son, Terry Riskus. Surviving are her husband, Richard Perry; sons: Thomas Riskus, ...

Nancy Lee Poplin

Nancy Lee (Cramer) Poplin, 77, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Kenneth E. and Romayne (Martin) Cramer. She is survived by her husband, James; a son, Randall; stepdaughters, Tammy Poplin-Champion and Melinda Poplin-Gossett; a sister, Lenora Gardner; a ...