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Obituaries

Barbara ‘Barbie’ (Plummer) Malchesky

Barbara “Barbie” (Plummer) Malchesky, 71, Charlotte, N.C., formerly of Portage, passed away Sunday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Raymond and Jane Plummer. Surviving are four children: Tommy, Tina, Jason and Jeff ; nine grandchildren; and seven siblings: Janet Minor, Bill, ...

Lt. Col. Thomas A. Stoy

Lt. Col. Thomas A. Stoy, 87, formerly of Ashville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, while at home surrounded by his loving family. Thomas was born in Ash­ville, the son of the late George and Grace Johnston-Stoy. He was married to Shelby Lightner-Stoy on Dec. 5, 2006. He was the ...

Patricia R. Wagner

Patricia R. Wagner, 85, Irvona, died Monday at her home. She was born in Irvona, daughter of the late Eva Konic. Surviving are sons: Mike (Susie Gates), Jeff (Diana Rutola) and Scott (Valerie Snook); five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was ...

Lisa Jo Beegle

Lisa Jo Beegle, 59, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona, following an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Emmert and Dorothea (Detwiler) Beegle. Surviving are her mother; two sisters: Pamela Richardson and her husband, Charles, of Afton, Va., and ...

Rayota L. Brant

Rayota L. Brant, 86, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday. She was born in New Enterprise, daughter of the late Roy M. and Eva Catherine (Stonerook) Brant. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Ray Brant; three granddaughters: Alicia Moore, Kayla (Justin) Fink and Brandy L. Brant; five great-grandchildren: ...

Mandrake ‘Manny’ Carmona Jr.

Mandrake “Manny” Carmona Jr., 45, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Manhattan, N.Y., son of Mandrake Sr. and Bethzaida (Rodriguez) Carmona. Surviving are three children: Sabrina C. Carmona of East Freedom, Mandrake A. Carmona of Claysburg and Reese G. ...

Irene P. Kukenberger-Niovich

Irene P. Kukenberger-Niovich, 95, Altoona, formerly of Windber, died Sunday. She was born in Windber, daughter of Andrew and Julia (Tomari) Kovach. Surviving are six children: Carol Ann Chilcot and friend, Jim Kauffman, of Altoona, Victor Kukenberger and wife, Diane (Beaner), of Geistown, ...

Dorothy Jane ‘Pop Pop’ Liebegott

Dorothy Jane “Pop Pop” Liebegott, 98, a resident of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, died Monday afternoon, March 30, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Mary M. Weber

Mary M. Weber, 85, Columbiana, Ohio, passed away Monday morning at her home, with her daughter by her side. Mrs. Weber was born in Duncansville, daughter of Charles F. and Pearl A. (Miller) Martz. Mary married William C. Weber on June 25, 1955, and together they moved to Columbiana from ...

Rayota L. Brant

Rayota L. Brant, 86, Martinsburg, passed away Sunday. She was born in New Enterprise, daughter of the late Roy M. and Eva Catherine (Stonerook) Brant. Surviving are a son, Jeffrey Ray Brant; three granddaughters: Alicia Moore, Kayla (Justin) Fink and Brandy L. Brant; five great-grandchildren: ...

Sharen A. (Luciano) Ferguson

Sharen A. (Luciano) Ferguson, 77, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday evening, March 28, 2020, at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona, following a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s disease. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth ...

Deirdre M. ‘Dee Dee’ (Oswald) Grimes

Deirdre M. Grimes, 56, Finleyville, died Wednesday. She was born in Norristown, daughter of Janice (Snyder) Oswald Klinepeter and the late Thomas Oswald. Surviving are her husband, David Grimes; her mother and husband, Dwight; siblings: Jeffrey Oswald, Deanna Miller and Denice Geissinger; ...

Carol R. Hauser

Carol R. Hauser, 87, Daytona Beach, Fla., formerly of Altoona, died Saturday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Edward and Catherine (Richman) Hauser. Surviving are three children: Penny Eldridge, Vicky Hoffman and Donald Pletcher; and several grandchildren. At the ...

Irene P. Kukenberger-Niovich

Irene P. Kukenberger-Niovich, 95, Altoona, formerly of Windber, died Sunday. She was born in Windber, daughter of Andrew and Julia (Tomari) Kovach. Surviving are children: Carol Ann Chilcot, Victor Kukenberger, Bonnie Blair, Roe Zonfrilli, Debbie Hoffman and John Kukenberger; and many ...

Betty J. Numer

Betty J. Numer, 94, Portage, formerly of Altoona, passed away Monday at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown. She was born in Boston, Mass., daughter of the late Bernard and Elizabeth (McElhinney) Mc-Glynn. On Nov. 2, 1960, she married Harry H. Numer in Altoona and he preceded her in ...

Marian L. Rickabaugh

Marian L. Rickabaugh, 81, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Marian Dean. She was married to Kenneth Rickabaugh and he preceded her in death on Aug. 3, 2005. Surviving are a ...

Rose Marie Skipper

Rose Marie Skipper, 77, Coupon, died Monday. She was born in Coupon, daughter of the late Frank and Rose (Kutyba) Phillips. Surviving are a son, Patrick; two granddaughters; two great-granddaughters; and two siblings: Mary Ann Weatherwalk and George. She was preceded in death by husband, David ...

Gary Lee Wertz

Gary Lee Wertz, 80, Waynesboro, formerly of Bellwood, died Saturday at his home after a courageous battle with cancer. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife and family. To honor Gary’s request, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., ...

Justin T. Zeth

Justin T. Zeth, 33, East Freedom, died unexpectedly on Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Joe Zeth Jr. of East Freedom and Shannon Zeth of Charleston, S.C. Surviving are his parents; his former wife, Amanda Zeth of Hollidaysburg; two children: Oakley Hollern and Brinnley Zeth, both ...

Robert M. Baker Sr.

Robert M. Baker Sr., 80, of Hudson, Fla., formerly of Cresson, passed away Wednesday at Gulfside Hospice at Heather Hill, New Port Ritchey, Fla. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Leo A. and Grace M. (Noel) Baker. Surviving are his children: Robert (Cheri) of Ijamsville, Md., Shelley ...