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Obituaries

Michael John Romano Jr.

Michael John Romano, Jr., 71, Tyrone, died Sunday at the Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born in Tyrone, a son of the late Michael John and Jeanette (Meek) Romano Sr. He married Darlene L. Snyder on Dec. 30, 1966. Michael is survived by his wife; five children: Tammy Harpster ...

James A. Baker

James A. Baker, 63, Flinton, died Saturday. He was born in Philipsburg, son of Martin L. Sr. and Elizabeth Rose (Finney) Baker. James is survived by a brother, David and his wife, Betsey; three nephews; and eight grand-nephews and grand-nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; and two ...

Kaye Harold Brown

Kaye H. Brown, 86, Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Sunday at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in the Santella Funeral Home, where a vigil for the deceased will be held, and from 9:30 until the 10:30 a.m. funeral Mass, Saturday, Sept. 12, ...

Barbara A. Forshey

Barbara A. “Tita” Forshey, 75, Bellmeade, peacefully went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday afternoon at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Aleck C. and Marie C. (Karl) Joseph. On Jan. 22, 1966, she married James A. Forshey ...

Bernice J. (Helsel) Shambaugh Hargis

Bernice J. (Helsel) Shambaugh Hargis, 90, Roaring Spring, died Sunday. She was born in Roaring Spring to Ira and Blanche (Thomas) Helsel. Surviving are children: Roberta Nestor, Niecie Mock, Brenda Garver, Beth Ann Searle, and Barry and Brinley Shambaugh. Bernice was preceded in death by ...

John W. Himes

John W. Himes, 45, Duncansville, died Saturday. He was born in Altoona, son of Arthur “Joe” Himes Sr. and the late Barbara Dodson. He is survived by his fiancee, Tammy Simpson; stepdaughter, Amanda Simpson; grandson, Derek Snyder; his father; brother, Arthur “Joey” Himes Jr.; two ...

Jason Wayne MacEwan

Jason Wayne MacEwan, 48, Portage, passed away Monday at home. He was born in Johnstown, the son of Wayne Bruce and Bonnie (Costlow) MacEwan. He is survived by his parents; stepmother, Linda; a daughter, Charity Powers; siblings: Kelly, Melissa, Dustin and Isabella; aunts, Mary Ann and Pamela; ...

Margaret Steele

Margaret Steele, 96, Altoona, died Saturday at her home. Friends will be received from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. service, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at the First Church of Christ, Juniata Gap, with Pastor John Collins officiating. Arrangements are by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. A ...

Barbara Ann Stever

Barbara Ann Stever, 84, Spruce Creek, was greeted by the Lord on Monday. She was born a daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel Lorraine (Gundrum) Hendericks. On June 30, 1979, she married Dr. Richard W. Stever Jr., who survives. Also surviving are five children: Harold Michael (Kathy) ...

James A. Baker

James A. Baker, 63, Flinton, died Saturday, Sept, 5, 2020. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Sept. 8, 2020, at Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, at Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona. Interment will ...

Monta Jean Beery

Monta Jean Beery, 82, Antis Township, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, at her home. Friends will be received from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020, at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Altoona. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the church. A complete obituary will ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Flood

Elizabeth “Betty” Flood, 84, Houtzdale, died Saturday at her residence. She was born in Houtzdale, daughter of the late Robert and Vivian (Gonder) Martin. Surviving are four children: Phyllis Harris, Kenneth Flood, Shirley Graffius and James Flood; numerous grandchildren; a sister, Delores ...

Barbara A. Forshey

Barbara A. Forshey, 75, Bellmeade, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 6, 2020, at her home. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, at Grace Bible Church, Hollidaysburg. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the ...

Debra Jean ‘Deb’ Leap

Debra Jean “Deb” Leap, 64, died Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, at her residence. She was the daughter of the late Paul and Florence (Fedorko) Leap. Surviving are a sister, Paula (Leap) Tarallo; a brother-in-law, Neil Tarallo; and a nephew, Dominic Paul. A funeral service will be held from 10 to ...

Barbara Ann Stever

Barbara Ann Stever, 84, Spruce Creek, died Monday, Sept. 7, 2020. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone.

Warren Lee Thomas

Warren Lee Thomas, 88, Houtzdale, passed away Saturday at his residence. He was born in Brisbin, son of the late Cyril and Jennette (Lobb) Thomas. In 1953, he married Shirley (Hensel). He served in the U. S. Army. Surviving are a son, Rick; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a ...

Sharon E. Barley

Sharon E. Barley, 73, Altoona, died Sunday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Bessie (Brannen) Greiner. On Nov. 19, 1990, in Winchester, Va., she married Paul E. Barley Sr., who survives. Also surviving are three daughters: Jennifer Barley, Lisa ...

John K. Dugan

John K. Dugan, 75, Imler, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Windber, son of the late J. Russell Dugan and Dorothy (McCreary) Rexford. On Feb. 20, 1965, he married Beverly “Susie” Burket in Winchester, Va. Surviving are his wife; three children: Jeff Dugan and wife, ...

Frances C. (Canole) Kessler

Frances C. (Canole) Kessler, 91, died Sunday morning, Sept. 6, 2020, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

James Patrick Rodgers

James Patrick Rodgers, 84, formerly of Altoona, died Sunday in Silver Spring, Md. He was born in Altoona, son of James J. and Evelyn M. Rodgers. In 1963, he married Evelyn M. (Vanish) Rodgers. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn, of Silver Spring, Md.; a daughter, Kimberly Malengo (Mark) of ...