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Obituaries

Robert J. Dinges

Robert J. Dinges, 76, Tyrone, passed away late Tuesday evening at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Paul and Florence E. (Singler) Dinges. On July 11, 1964, he married Elizabeth R. Scherden at the Wehnwood Evangelical United Brethren Church, Altoona. In addition to his wife, ...

Amanda L. Harbaugh

Amanda L. Harbaugh, 31, Patton, died Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, as the result of a motor vehicle accident. She was born in Lancaster, the daughter of Joseph R. Jr. and Kathern (Vermeulin) Harbaugh. She was preceded in death by her father. Surviving are her mother; her fiance, Darrell Wholaver ...

Peyton M. Rovatsos

Peyton M. Rovatsos, 14, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly at home on Sunday. He was born in Altoona, beloved son of Jerome Rovatsos III and Nikki Schandelmeier. He is survived by his parents; four siblings: Randi Main, Scott Mateo, Scott Stewart and Brittany Rovatsos, all of Altoona; a ...

David H. Shields

David H. Shields, 64, of Altoona, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. He was born May 4, 1955, at Fort Sill, Okla., a son of Howard and Jerrell (Shannon) Shields. On May 4, 1977, he was married to Sally Elizabeth Kelley. He is survived by his wife; his mother, Jerrell Shields; and ...

Vernon Lee Smith

Vernon Lee Smith, 65, Blue Knob, passed away Tuesday at home. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Homer and Elvina (Teeters) Smith. Surviving are a son, William Smith and wife, Lacie, of Blue Knob; a daughter, Mary Smith, of Altoona; two grandsons: Owen and Sawyer; two brothers: ...

Wilfred D. Taylor

Wilfred Dale Taylor, 88, Tyrone, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Graystone Manor, Bellmeade, after a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 11, 1931, in Warriors Mark, a son of the late Clarence C. and Rachael (Chronister) Taylor. He was married to Sara Woomer. He is survived by his wife of ...

Donald Welsh

Donald Welsh, 84, Irvona, died Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020, at home. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, at Gibbons Funeral Home, Coalport. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Mirror.

Thomas G. Boob

Thomas G. Boob, 57, Altoona, died Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 5 p.m. A complete obituary will appear in ...

David F. Chesney Sr.

David F. Chesney Sr., 65, Woodbury, died Monday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Charles A. Sr. and Ruthe Irene (Nicewonger) Chesney. Surviving are a son, David F. Jr. (Linda); six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two siblings: Charles A. Jr. (Linda) and Ruth I. White; his ...

Marlene J. Christie

Marlene J. Christie, 77, Altoona, died Saturday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. She was born in Baltimore, Md., daughter of the late Edward and June (Mason) Funk. Surviving are two daughters: Germaine Crocker of Altoona and Melinda Schmidl of Smithsburg, Md.; seven grandchildren; five ...

Rebecca Ann ‘Becky’ Hazenstab

Rebecca Ann “Becky” Hazenstab, 64, Loysburg, went to be with her Lord on Monday, at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh. This was after complications from a stem cell transplant. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Gene and Florence (King) Shaffer. Becky was a graduate of the Northern ...

Barbara A. Herman

Barbara A. Herman, 78, Claysburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at home. She was born Jan. 20, 1942, in Altoona, daughter of the late Earl R. and Freda J. (Kyper) Beckwith. She married Eugene P. Herman on July 14, 1986, in Winchester, Va. He passed away on Sept. 24, 2004. Surviving are a ...

Gertrude A. ‘Trudy’ Keller

Gertrude A. “Trudy” Keller, 94, Altoona, passed away peacefully Monday at Garvey Manor after a brief illness. Trudy was a resident of Garvey Manor for the past six years. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul C. and Theresa P. (Roesch) Stalter. She married George C. Keller ...

George E. Kunstbeck

George E. Kunstbeck, 75, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Monday at his home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Louis J. and Rita (Moloney) Kunstbeck. On June 6, 1970, he married Nora Ann Wilson at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona. Surviving are his wife of 49 years; three ...

Robert Joseph ‘Bob’ Rahm Sr.

Robert Joseph “Bob” Rahm Sr., 75, of Claymont, Del., formerly of Altoona, passed away early Tuesday morning, Jan. 21, 2020. Bob had been diagnosed with Lewy body dementias several years prior to his passing. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Joseph D. and Anna (Schoch) Rahm. On May ...

James P. Simpson

James P. Simpson, 62, Bellwood, formerly of Martinsburg and Saxton, died Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clara K. (Taylor) Delaney. On April 28, 1979, he married Debra A. Baker in Saxton. Surviving are his wife; two sons: ...

Amber Nicole Wiggs (Port)

Amber Nicole Wiggs (Port), 34, Williamsburg, died Friday at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. She was born in St. Louis, Mo., daughter of Christy Lonero and Jimmy Dean Wiggs. Surviving are her mother and stepfather, Dan and Christy Lonero of St. Peters, Mo.; her father, Jimmy Dean ...

David Arthur Allison

David Arthur Allison, 86, Huntingdon, died Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, at Westminster Woods, Huntingdon. Arrangements are by Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Paul E. Brungo

Paul E. Brungo, 79, Coalport, died Sunday at his home. He was born in Coalport, son of Angelo and Salvatrice (Salazzo) Brungo. Surviving are his wife, Janet (Yahner); children: Paula Lloyd, Mary Teresa Brungo and Michael Brungo; seven grandchildren; and sisters: Joann Finch and Janice Brungo. ...

Justin P. ‘Googles’ Dodson

Justin P. “Googles” Dodson, 35, Altoona, passed away Friday. He was born in Altoona, son of Joseph Dodson, who preceded him in death, and Jean (Schachtner) Paule and stepfather, Frederick Paule II. Surviving are his daughter, Nadia Grace; his mother and stepfather; three sisters: ...