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Obituaries

Susan Kay Diethrich

Susan Kay Diethrich, 77, of Martinsburg, died early Sunday morning at UPMC Altoona of a pulmonary embolism after her brief fight against stage four lung cancer that had been recently discovered. She was born in San Antonio, Texas, daughter of the late Thomas J. and Sara K. (McKnight) ...

Larry James Focht

Larry James Focht, 74, Altoona, was called home Sunday to be with the Lord and to hear, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant.” He was born in Altoona, son of the late James and Margaret (Bowman) Focht. On July 8, 1966, Larry married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, ...

Ernest Edgar ‘Ed’ Schoening Jr.

Ernest Edgar “Ed” Schoening Jr., 83, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. Ed was born in Johnstown, son of the late Ernest Edgar Schoening Sr. and Jane Viola (Evans) Schoening. Surviving are two daughters, Karen L. Smith (Rick) of Altoona and Kristy S. Schoening of Williamsburg; ...

Barbara A. Stoops

Barbara A. Stoops, 80, of Osterburg, formerly of Thompsontown, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Wilmer and Ruth (Mountain) Wertz. She married Joseph D. Stoops, who preceded her in death Aug. 30, 2022. Surviving is a daughter, ...