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Obituaries

Elizabeth May Hershey

Elizabeth May Hershey, 103, Altoona, passed away peacefully Thursday afternoon at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ralph G. and Nora (Baith) Montgomery. On May 13, 1939, she married Victor R. Hershey in Altoona at the former First Methodist Church, Juniata. He ...

Lynn S. Kaplan

Lynn Susan Auerbach was born in Easton, daughter of Minerva (Bugen) and George Auerbach. She went to grade school, junior and senior high there, graduating from Easton High School. Lynn then attended Arcadia University and then the University of Michigan, where she graduated with a degree in ...

Frances Cecilia ‘Frankie’ (Canole) Kessler

Frances Cecilia “Frankie” (Canole) Kessler, 91, Altoona, died Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 2020, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Royersford, daughter of the late John H. and Florence E. (Merkey) Canole. After the death of her mother on Dec. 15, 1929, Frances was ...

Donna Rae (Myers) Miller

Donna Rae (Myers) Miller, 84, Williamsport, passed away Thursday at the Gatehouse of Divine Providence Hospital, Williamsport. She was born in Bellwood, daughter of the late Donald W. and Beulah (Price) Myers. Surviving are her daughters: Renee A. Bower of South Williamsport and Dawn L. ...

Donna M. Pagliara

Donna M. Pagliara, 61, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Geisinger Medical Center after a five-year battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Regina Ruggery-Pagliara and the late Julian Pagliara. Surviving are two sons: Andrew, an actor in New York City, and Nicholas ...

Ralph Park

Ralph Park, 96, Andover, Ohio, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2020. He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late Cloyd and Anna (Oberman) Park. Surviving are daughters: Scarlett Tini, Sheree L. (Bruce) Gilpin, Tami Park and Marcia McInnis (Steven Winchell); two sons: Terril (Kathy) and Roger Park; 19 ...

Betty H. (Lutz) Stacey

Betty H. (Lutz) Stacey, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William Carl and Edna (Whitesel) Heller. She was twice married, first to Carl D. Lutz, then to Ronald R. Stacey on July 7, 2007, in Hollidaysburg. Surviving ...

Mary Caroline Weakland

Mary Caroline Weakland, 54, Altoona, formerly of Tyrone, died Thursday. She was the daughter of the late Thomas and Jenny Faye (Lewis) Gates. Surviving are a sister, Donna Chathams; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Gage Weakland; two brothers: Kenneth and ...

Marilyn Lois Randall Brown

Marilyn Brown was a resident of Inglenook Apartments at the Presbyterian Village in Hollidaysburg since 2017. Prior to that, she lived with her husband, Russell, at 800 New Street in Roaring Spring for over 60 years. Marilyn was born in Sonman, PA on November 13, 1926, the daughter of Ernest ...

Grace Ellen Hall

Grace Ellen Hall, 95, Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Wednesday evening at her home. She was born in rural Woodbury, daughter of the late W. Homer and Margaret E. (Ake) Stonerook. On Dec. 24, 1945, she married Richard C. Hall in Woodbury, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 2, ...

George A. Koesbauer

George A. Koesbauer, 90, Hollidaysburg, died Thursday. He was born in Yellow Springs, son of Frances (Koesbauer) Sonnleitner. He is survived by a daughter, Rose Hinz; four grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nine great-great-grandchildren; and a niece, Elizabeth Rider. He was preceded in ...

Douglas J. McCartney

Douglas J. McCartney, 58, Blandburg, died Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona after a brief battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of Jean A. (Wilson) and the late George L. McCartney. Surviving are his mother of Blandburg; two brothers, Perry J. of Bluemont, Va., and Mark B. (Delcie) ...

Carla J. Weaver

Carla J. Weaver, 68, Cresson, passed away peacefully Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was the daughter of the late Francis and Rita (Stoltz) Moyer. Carla is survived by two children: Hope Benning of Duncansville and Brian Weaver and girlfriend, Laura Uveges, of Pittsburgh; grandsons, Brayden and ...

Helen Virginia Campbell

Helen Virginia Campbell, 89, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Charles M. and Catherine S. (Turek) Gray. On Dec. 8, 1949, she married George Alvin Campbell in Winchester, Va., and ...

Calvin J. Childers

Calvin J. Childers, 72, Hopewell, died Tuesday. He was born in Sandy Run, son of the late Chester and Emma (Spahn) Childers. Surviving are his wife, Patricia A. (Foor) Childers; stepson, Kevin (Nina) Foor; a granddaughter, Kristen Foor; two great-grandchildren; four siblings: Phillip (Rose), ...

Douglas J. McCartney

Douglas J. McCartney, 58, Blandburg, died Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A private family service will be held at the funeral home. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Robert Leroy Lafferty Sr.

Robert L. Lafferty Sr., 78, Duncansville, passed away Monday at the VA Medical Center, Martinsburg, W.Va. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Bernard F. and Adelia (DeFrancesco) Lafferty. Surviving are a son, Robert L. Lafferty Jr.; a daughter, Jaquelyn Veasley; a grandson, Nicholas R. ...

Joseph A. Mascitelli

Joseph A. Mascitelli, 65, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Angelo J. and Alvera M. (Caputo) Mascitelli. He later married Mary Yeager. Surviving are his loving wife; a daughter, Amanda Mascitelli; two sons: David and Jeff (Lena) ...

Marie A. Molloy

Marie A. Molloy, 87, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Florence (Clinger) Molloy. Surviving are her best friend, Sylvia “Mom” Quirin; Sylvia’s children: Chuck, Bruce, Ted and Bonnie; and Sylvia’s grandchildren, ...

Robert Bell ‘Bob’ Woomer

Robert Bell “Bob” Woomer, 60, Altoona, died unexpectedly Tuesday evening, Sept. 15, 2020, at his residence. He was born July 8, 1960, in Tyrone, son of the late Merle R. Sr. and Edith Marie (Patterson) Woomer. Surviving are his fiancee, Diane L. Pfahler; his daughter, Melissa M. Woomer ...