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Obituaries

Paul E. Martin Sr.

Paul Edward Martin Sr., 90, formerly of Hollidaysburg, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of Robert and Marian (Stemmerick) Martin. In 1952, he married Katherine R. Bane. Surviving are his children: Evangeline (Mark) Subisak, ...

Michael Mazur Jr.

Michael Mazur Jr., 92, Lilly, died Tuesday. He was born in Lilly, son of the late Anna and Michael Mazur Sr. Surviving are a sister, Mary Smilnak; and brother, John Mazur. He was preceded in death by his wife, Alice K. (McGivney); a sister, Ann Mazur; and a brother, Stephen Mazur. Friends will ...

Ann Marie ‘Annie’ (Novak) Yartin

Ann Marie “Annie” (Novak) Yartin, 90, Gallitzin, died unexpectedly on Tuesday. She was born in Gallitzin, daughter of John and Cecelia (Ulmanek) Novak. On June 4, 1949, she married Pete A. Yartin at St. Mary Catholic Church, Gallitzin, by Fr. John Chraca. Pete’s death on Oct. 23, 2014, ...

Eleanor Altiero

Eleanor Altiero, 92, Altoona, passed away Monday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Albino and Jennie (Lindo) Troiano. On Sept. 18, 1948, she married the late Dominic D. Altiero, and they shared 61 years of marriage. Eleanor is ...

Kenneth ‘Joe’ Bearer

Kenneth “Joe” Bearer, 81, Hastings, died Monday. He was born in Hastings, son of Harvey and Mary Ruth Bearer. Surviving are his wife, Rae (McConnell); children: Kim Kline, Ken, Sandra Walsh, Melanie Mertens, Amy Taylor and Mary Bearer; 12 grandchildren; and siblings: Fred, Clare, Charlie, ...

Lynn Delmar Cupp

Lynn Delmar Cupp, 82, Tyrone, died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Kenneth Edward and Helen L. (Fike) Cupp. On July 11, 1959, he married S. Darlene Lloyd, and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. In addition ...

Barbara Suzanne Gorsuch Freeman

Barbara Suzanne Gorsuch Freeman, 88, Tyrone, formerly of Boalsburg and Rehoboth Beach, Del., passed away from this beautiful world to live eternally with her Heavenly Father on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Edgar L. and Madeline Tate (Beckman) Gorsuch. ...

Paul I. Gomes

Paul I. Gomes, 87, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Tuesday at the home, following a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Ralph and Madelyn (Zeigler) Gomes. Paul married Elizabeth Loretta “Betty” Dascanio, and she preceded him in death on April 9, ...

Bette Jean ‘Sis’ Kava

Bette Jean “Sis” Kava, 71, Flinton, passed away Monday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul Kava and Bertha (Stewart) Kava Howard. Surviving are daughter, Celena (Jerry) Giles of Altoona; brother-in-law, Robert Johns of Irvona; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. ...

John Richard Rago

John Richard Rago, 88, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord Monday, Nov. 4, 2019, at his residence. A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, Pastor John Collins officiating. A complete obituary will ...

Joseph F. ‘Joe’ Roub Sr.

Joseph F. “Joe” Roub Sr., 91, Altoona, died Monday morning at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William A. and Julia (Parks) Roub. On Nov. 27, 1954, he married Rose Marie Meloy in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 28, 2012. Surviving are his four children: ...

Barbara Kay (Miller) Black

Barbara Kay (Miller) Black, of Middletown, passed away Friday, Nov. 1, 2019, at the age of 72. Barbara was born July 17, 1947, in Altoona, to Mary Elizabeth (Horton) and James Clifford Miller, both of whom preceded her in death. She was a 1965 graduate of the Hollidaysburg Area High ...

Dorothy L. Bogel

Dorothy L. Bogel, age 69, Martinsburg, died Sunday evening at Homewood at Martinsburg, following a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Greenfield Township, daughter of the late Sherman C. and Margaret E. (Dodson) Smith. On Dec. 24, 1967, she married William V. Bogel. Surviving ...

Arletta Mae (Gabrielson) Bowers

Arletta M. Bowers, 89, Martinsburg, passed away Thursday. She was the daughter of the late Oscar and Mabel (Miles) Gabrielson. Surviving are daughter, Susan (Rydbom) Klotz; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sisters: Mildred Wheeler and Carol Krepps; and a brother-in-law, Jim Bowers. ...

Joan M. Cloherty

Joan M. (Claar) Cloherty, 84, Lilly, died Monday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of Chalmer J. Sr. and Esther Mae (Carruthers) Claar. Surviving are a son, James E. Nadolsky Sr. (fiancee, Amy Farabaugh); two grandsons: James E. Jr. and Brandon T. Nadolsky; three siblings: Eugene Claar (wife, ...

Fred G. Fauth

Fred G. Fauth, 85, Altoona, died Sunday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Fred and Lillian (Richard) Fauth. He married Hilda Pugh in 1953. Surviving is his wife of 66 years; and a son, Fred S. Fauth of Altoona. All services are private. Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral ...

Daniel R. Patterson Sr.

Daniel R. Patterson Sr., 64, Altoona, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 30, 2019, at Epworth Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Tyrone. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Dorothy J. Strittmatter

Dorothy J. Strittmatter, 80, Patton, died Saturday. She was born in Spangler, daughter of Lloyd and Catherine (Ott) Marshall. Surviving are children: Wanda (Richard) Hnatkovich, Catherine (Samuel) Vescovi, William (Deborah) and Frederick (Cheryl); and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. ...

Carol Jean Buday

Carol Jean Buday, 61, formerly of Patton, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2019, at her home in Palm Bay, Fla. Interment will be at noon Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, at St. Clair Cemetery, 944 St. Clair Way, Greensburg. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

Marie C. Frye

Marie C. Frye, 75, Potetown, died Saturday. She was born in Clappertown, daughter of Elmer G. and Blanche (Dixon) Helsley. Surviving are her husband, Terry Lee; five children: Neal D. Becker, Mitchell B. Becker, Joel O. Becker, Terry L. Jr. Frye and Holly Fink; 13 grandchildren; 10 ...