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Obituaries

Mahersal B. ‘Bonnie’ Thomas

Mahersal B. “Bonnie” Thomas, 94, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence. Bonnie was born in Altoona, son of the late Mahersal M. “Mac” and Nellie L. (Slaughter) Thomas. On June 15, 1946, he married Roxie Harris, who survives. Surviving are his wife; a son, Dwayne Thomas ...

Helen Virginia Campbell

Helen Virginia Campbell, 89, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care. A complete obituary will appear in a future edition of the Mirror. Arrangements are by Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg.

Richard T. ‘Dick’ Cence

Richard T. “Dick” Cence, 92, Patton, died Thursday. He was born in St. Boniface, son of Leroy and Syvilla (Eckenrode) Cence. Dick is survived by sons, Rick and Bill; his grandchildren; siblings: Joyce Dedea, Raymond, Ed, Carol Dotts and Leroy. He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty ...

Elizabeth A. Diehl

Elizabeth A. Diehl, 59, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of William Tillett and Carol Wyerman. She married Larry Diehl in 1992. Surviving are her husband; children: Ellen Elizabeth, Isaac L., Michael A. Moran; two grandchildren, William and ...

Carol Lynn Freidenbloom

Carol Lynn Freidenbloom, 68, East Freedom, died Wednesday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center Emergency Department. She was born in Altoona, a daughter of the late Delmer and T. Patricia (White) Cooper. She married Floyd C. Freidenbloom on March 7, 1975. She is survived by her husband; two ...

Linda K. (Edwards) Long

Linda K. (Edwards) Long, 62, Roaring Spring, unexpectedly went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a brief illness. She was born in Williamsburg, a daughter of the late John and Betty (Biddle) Edwards. She married Leroy A. Long on Oct. 30, 1982. She is survived by her ...

Nicholas E. ‘Nick’ Lynam III

Nicholas E. “Nick” Lynam III, 74, of Orchard Park, N.Y., passed away Sept. 2, 2020, at Buffalo General Hospital, Buffalo, N.Y., following a five-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Nick was born in Altoona to Nicholas E. Lynam Jr. and Helen L. (Kelley) Lynam. He was the oldest of six ...

Patricia L. Mattern

Patricia L. “Patsy” Mattern, 90, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away Wednesday at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg. Patsy was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles C. and Theresa C. (McMullen) Mitchell. On Sept. 17, 1951, she married James G. Mattern, who preceded ...

‘Avengers’ and ‘Game of Thrones’ star Diana Rigg dies

LONDON (AP) — Diana Rigg, a commanding British actress whose career stretched from iconic 1960s spy series “The Avengers” to fantasy juggernaut “Game of Thrones,” has died. She was 82. Rigg’s agent, Simon Beresford, said she died Thursday morning at home with her family. Daughter ...

Mary Grace (Caldwell) Anders

Mary Grace (Caldwell) Anders, 94, Alexandria, died Tuesday at Garvey Manor. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth (Seidel) Caldwell. She married Thomas R. Anders Sr. in 1950, and he preceded her in death in 2015. She is survived by her children: Sharon Dick, Thomas ...

Monta Jean Beery

Monta Jean Beery, 82, Bellwood, died Saturday morning at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Marion, Ohio, daughter of the late Clifford Clayton and Rhea H. (Woodruff) Seiter. On Oct. 4, 1959, she married Dale Miller Beery at Trinity Lutheran Church, Marion, ...

Peter J. ‘Pete’ Bernard Jr.

Peter J. “Pete” Bernard Jr., 83, Northern Cambria, passed away at home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Spangler, a son of the late Peter and Beulah (Miller) Bernard. Pete was the beloved husband of Adrienne (Smorto) Bernard. Together, they lovingly raised four sons. In ...

Ryan W. Brenneman

Ryan W. Brenneman, 36, rural Martinsburg, formerly of Williamsburg, died Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of Kenneth and Elizabeth (Landis) Brenneman. Surviving are his parents; two children: Kaylee Brenneman and Zayden Beatty; fiancee, Heather Miller; two brothers: Heath and Luke; a sister, ...

Kaye Harold Brown

Kaye H. Brown, 86, Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late William Ralph and Nellie (Tate) Brown. Kaye married Joanne Ciccarella on Feb. 20, 1954. He is survived by his loving wife, Joanne, of 66 years; a daughter, Bonnie Eger; ...

Carol L. Freidenbloom

Carol L. Freidenbloom, 68, East Freedom, died Wednesday morning at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. A full obituary will appear in a later edition of the Mirror. Arrangements are by the Todd T. Thompson Funeral Home Inc.

Mary Imogene Hoover

Mary Imogene Hoover, 84, Patton, passed away Tuesday at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Patton, the daughter of Earl and Mae (Otto) Karlheim. She is survived by her husband, James Paul Hoover, whom she married Dec. 29, 1956; children Cynthia (Dr. Bradley) Shollenberger, ...

Gary M. ‘Tink,’ ‘Popa,’ ‘Popabear’ Jones

Gary M. Jones, 68, Ashville, formerly of Lakemont, passed away peacefully surrounded by his wife, daughter, son-in-law and three grandchildren. He was very strong in his battle with dementia and many other health issues. Tink was born in Altoona, son of the late Franklin Lee and Cora (Fisher) ...

Vivian Marshall

Vivian Marshall of Brisbin died Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl Shimmel; grandchildren: Kodi Bell, Adrianna and Christian Rivera; nieces: Joyce Woods and Donna Leiphart; nephew, Preston McGraw; great-nieces: Elaine Rinker and Heather Kovac; and great-nephew, Preston ...

Daniel Anthony Nardozza

Daniel Anthony Nardozza, 76, Cape Coral, Fla., formerly of Altoona, passed away Aug. 25, 2020. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. COVID-19 practices, such as masks and social distancing will be in place.

William M. Reid Jr.

William M. Reid Jr., 60, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday. He was born in Virginia, son of the late William Sr. and Mary Reid. Surviving are his caregiver, Sara Helsel; a sister, Joanne Reid; and a brother, John. Cremation services by Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg.