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Obituaries

Joseph Alexander Stephane Allard

Joseph Alexander Stephane Allard, 91, Altoona, died Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020, at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona, after brief illness. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Jones Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. ...

Molly Jo (McKnight) Barnes

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Molly at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Altoona. A committal service will follow the Mass at Calvary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to her children through her father, John McKnight, 403 Beaumont ...

Clyde E. ‘Nick’ Conrad

Clyde E. “Nick” Conrad, 75, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Sylvester and Madelyn (McDonald) Conrad. He married Judy Wicker in 1967. Surviving are his wife of 52 years; a daughter, Laura Conrad; and a brother, George, in Ohio. At ...

Adam W. Detwiler

Adam William Detwiler, 39, rural Williamsburg, died Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Glenn W. Detwiler and the late Sondra Jane (Miller) Detwiler. Surviving are his wife, Nadezda “Nadia” Alekseevna; his father; two daughters: Emily D. Ray and Olesya S. Lebedeva; a son, Brandon A. ...

Richard Wayne ‘Rick’ ‘Rich’ Fry Jr.

Richard Wayne “Rick” “Rich” Fry Jr., 61, Altoona, died Sunday morning at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Richard Wayne and Dorothy Kay (Gority) Fry. Surviving are two sisters, Lorena A. Lallemand of Hollidaysburg and Susan K. Ickes (Tim) of Flinton; two ...

Timothy Alan Gochnaur

Timothy Alan Gochnaur, 60, Altoona, died Thursday in New Castle. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clair Edgar and Mary Jane (Rhodes) Gochnaur. On June 25, 1990, he married Deborah Jo Osterhout. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Christina Gochnaur and Tara Jo Moyer; four ...

Lois M. Heininger

Lois M. Heininger, 101, a resident of the Presbyterian Home at Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday evening at the home. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Joseph B and Harriet (Ross) Metzler. On June 20, 1960, she married Joseph F. Heininger in Hollidaysburg. He preceded her ...

Robert E. Heininger

Robert E. Heininger, 83, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. He was born at home in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Robert E. and Roberta (Speidel) Heininger. He married Marilyn Nash in 1954. Surviving are his wife of 65 years; three children: ...

Robert J. Diethrich

Robert J. Diethrich, 87, formerly of Hastings, died Friday. He was born in East Carroll Township, son of James A. and Lucy A. Diethrich. Surviving are three daughters: Lynne, Donna and Doris; five grandchildren; a great-grandson; a brother, Thomas; and two sisters: Alma and Lucy. He was ...

Aldine Donna Ehgartner

Aldine Donna Ehgartner, 84, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening surrounded by her family at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George F. and Helen (Wilson) Miller. On Aug. 23, 1951, she married George R. Ehgartner and he preceded her in ...

Rita L. Eicher

Rita L. Eicher, 95, Portage, died Saturday in Portage. She was born in Lilly, daughter of John and Florence (Earnest) Muldoon. Surviving is a son, Carl “Butch” Eicher Sr.; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Regina, Anna Mae and Dorie. She was preceded in death ...

Victor A. ‘Tony’ Gioiosa Sr.

Victor A. “Tony” Gioiosa Sr., 86, Altoona, passed away Thursday after a brief illness at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Michele A. and Donata M. (Perretta) Gioiosa. On Sept. 27, 1952, he married Louise M. Maierhofer at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, ...

Ruth E. Haynes

Ruth E. Haynes, 100, Sinking Valley, died Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born Hollidaysburg, daughter of John R. and Sarah J. (Frederick) Zimmers. On Nov. 22, 1941, she married Denzel L. Haynes in Cumberland, Md. He died July 3, 1984. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. She was ...

Lois M. Heininger

Lois M. Heininger, 101, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 10, 2020, at the Presbyterian Home at Hollidaysburg. Friends will be received from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020, at Plank Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg. Lois’s funeral service ...

Edward A. McCaulley

Edward A. McCaulley, 72, Bellwood and Tyrone, died Friday evening at his residence. He was born in Bellwood, son of Roy & Jeannette L (Garman) McCaulley. He married Linda A. Frontz. Surviving are his wife; mother; a daughter, Arneida R. Stevens; a son, Ivan B. McCaulley; several ...

Myrtle Elizabeth ‘Betty’ (Cremer) Nye

Betty (Cremer) Nye, 87, a resident of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., formerly of Huntingdon, died peacefully Christmas morning following a brief illness. She had been living at Woodlawn Commons, a senior community. Born in Huntingdon, Betty was the firstborn of the late William E. and Myrtle I. ...

Robert W. Peacock IV

Robert W. Peacock IV, 61, Irvona, died Thursday at his residence. He was born in Phillipsburg, son of Robert W. Peacock III and Lois (Weakland) Peacock. Surviving are his wife, Marlene (Collins) Peacock of Irvona; his mother, Lois (Weakland) Peacock of Coalport; a son, Jason Peacock of ...

Robert J. Purdin

Robert J. Purdin, 36, Altoona, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Fort Polk, La., son of Daniel and Kathy (Feather) Purdin. On July 22, 2017, he married Jessica Orr in Duncansville. Surviving are his wife of Altoona; his parents of Tampa, Fla.; two sons: Adam and Aidan Purdin, ...

Stella R. Shortencarrier

Stella R. Shortencarrier, 98, Bakerton, died Friday. She was born in Ashville, daughter of William and Rose Gauntner. Surviving are two sons: William and James; many grandchildren; a brother, Charles; and a sister, Emma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank; a granddaughter, a ...

Carl J. Snyder

Carl J. Snyder, 48, Altoona, passed away at his residence. He was born in Washington, D.C., son of Nancy Levine and the late Augustine J. Snyder. Surviving are his mother of Hollidaysburg; an aunt, Barbara Mauer and husband, Lawrence; an uncle, James Fitch and wife, Danielle; and numerous ...