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Obituaries

Sarah J. ‘Sally’ (McNelis) Bowerman

Sarah J. “Sally” (McNelis) Bowerman, wife of the late James R. Bowerman, passed away after a lengthy illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph L. and Gertrude A. (Ivory) McNelis. She was the dear sister of Judy Beeler and husband Donald (both deceased) and of Kay ...

Kevin ‘Pelican’ Dunne

Kevin “Pelican” Dunne, 69, died peacefully on Friday, Feb. 19, 2021, at The Gardens at Easton. He was born on Long Island, N.Y., the youngest son of Michael and Martha (Hanna) Dunne. Surviving are his children, Michael Dunne and Mahgayn Schlosser; a sister, Grace Doxsee; a sister-in-law, ...

Irene Fischer

Irene Fischer, 93, of Altoona, died Friday 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. She married Donald Martin Fischer Sr. on Sept. 10, 1946, at the Cathedral of the Blessed ...

Mary Lou (Traugh) Hall

Mary Lou Traugh Hall passed away peacefully Sunday due to complications of COVID-19 at the Hanover Hospital in Hanover, Pa., surrounded by her family. Mary Lou was born on in Berwick, the daughter of Carl E. and Geneva (Schott) Traugh. She was a 1953 graduate of Berwick High School and worked ...

Doris E. Lesher

Doris E. Lesher, 90, Rosebud, Coalport, died Sunday at home. She was born in Ansonville, daughter of the late Carl and Ellen (Ecklund) Camberg. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on Feb. 13, 1990; and a brother, Harold “Sonny” Camberg. Surviving are daughters: Sandra ...

Joan Elizabeth ‘Jo’ Myers

Joan Elizabeth “Jo” Myers, 94, passed away unexpectedly, and peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, at the Elmcroft Senior Living Facility in Duncansville. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael M. and Pearl (Pozorski) Abraham. Joan married Bert R. Myers on ...

Edward Luther ‘Ed’ Noye

Edward Luther “Ed” Noye, 64, Altoona, passed away Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of William Luther and Hazel Mae “Midge” (Worley) Noye. Surviving are his fiance, Jody Marie Frantz, of Altoona; a son, William Luther Noye III and wife, Lori, of Altoona; four siblings: Melody L. ...

Joanne Marie ‘Jody’ Saunders

Sept. 4, 1949 – Feb. 22, 2021 Joanne Marie “Jody” Saunders, 71, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

Lisa M. Trimm

Lisa M. (Shock) Trimm, 54, of Virginia Beach, passed away Thursday at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James and Betty (Pacanowski) Shock Sr. She is survived by her loving husband of 20 years, Jeffrey; a daughter, Kaitlyn ...

Gregory Woollaston

Gregory Woollaston, 64, of New Paris, passed away Friday at his home. He was born in Johnstown, son of Calvin and Violet (Crum) Wollaston. He married Lizbeth (Leventry) Woollaston. He was preceded in death by his father, Calvin. Surviving are his children: Benjamin (Amber) Woollaston and ...

Mary Catherine Moran Aigner

Mary Catherine (Moran) Aigner, Hollidaysburg, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021. Making her debut Aug. 16, 1930, Mary was the first of eight children born to Katie Mariah (McNamara) and Peter Leo Moran. She was preceded in death by siblings: Peter Moran, Veronica Evey, Michael Moran and ...

Catharine E. (Pershing) Czapp

Catharine E. (Pershing) Czapp, 85, Wilmore, died Saturday. She was born in Latrobe, daughter of Daniel and Marguerite C. (George) Pershing. Surviving are four children: Tony, Michael, Kathleen and Donna; six grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, ...

Judith A. (Blazer) DeBartolome

Judith A. (Blazer) DeBartolome, 76, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday morning at her residence after an extended battle with cancer. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Homer and Hilda (Helsel) Blazer. Surviving are two daughters: Sue Lascoli (Rick) of Hollidaysburg and ...

Barbara Jean Espy

Barbara Jean Espy, 79, Tyrone, passed away at her residence on Friday. She was born in Harrisburg, daughter of the late Joseph C. and Marie R. McCloskey. On June 3, 1966, she married John Paul Espy Jr. at First English Lutheran Church, Tyrone. He preceded her in death on Jan. 13, 2010. ...

John Paul Espy III

John Paul Espy III, 50, Tyrone, passed away Friday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late J. Paul Jr. and Barbara (McCloskey) Espy. On Jan. 15, 2005, he married Amy Smith at Waterstreet Church. Surviving are his wife, Amy; three children: Tessa, John Paul IV and Lexi Espy; a sister, ...

Anna Mary Kauffman

Anna Mary Kauffman, 90, Reightown, died Thursday at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. She was born in Antis Township, daughter of the late William R. and Hazel E. (McGinnis) Kauffman. Surviving are a sister, Sally L. Bupp of Reightown; two nephews: Donald (Della) Bupp and Ronald Bupp; and a ...

Ella J. Longenecker

Ella J. Longenecker, 86, Tyrone, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Wasco and Anna (Semetkosky) Lashinsky. On Sept. 18, 1954, she married Donald E. Longenecker at St. Vladimir Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Janesville. He died Aug. 19, 2004. Surviving are ...

Randy J. Pielmeier

Randy J. Pielmeier, 64, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Harold and Alice (Staub) Pielmeier. Surviving is his mother, Alice of Altoona; three children: Adam (Loretta) of Altoona, Ryan (Ashleigh) of Washington, Pa., ...

Larissa T. Schwar

Larissa T. Schwar, 29, Altoona, died unexpectedly at her residence Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. She was born in Easton, daughter of Aaron Timmann and Marci Schwar. At the request of the family, there will be no public viewing. A private service will be held at the convenience of the family. ...

William Richard Shaner

In 1939, Harriett (Culp) and William Shaner gave birth to William Richard Shaner, “Bill” for short, in Altoona. He joined his brother, John and sisters, Emily (Skonier), Barbara (Trotta) and Janey (Krider), and was later joined by Becky (Schraff). During a childhood that may or may not ...