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Obituaries

Georganne Wicker

Georganne Wicker, 45, Roaring Spring, formerly of rural Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of George J. and Connie L. (Ross) Corle. On Feb. 14, 2011, she married Matthew H. Wicker Sr. in Las Vegas, Nev. Surviving are her ...

Ethel L. Books

Ethel L. Books, 92, Altoona, and a guest at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, died Monday. She was the daughter of the late Samuel and Iva (Campbell) Vaughn Huber. On April 7, 1957, she married Melvin Books, who preceded her in death on July 8, 2005. Ethel is survived by one ...

Richard Kelso Dobson

Richard Kelso Dobson, 59, Altoona, died unexpectedly Monday, May 13, 2019, at his home due to natural causes. He was born on in Altoona, son of the late Richard T. and Annette M. (Rogal) Dobson. Surviving are two sisters: Jean D. Johnstone and husband, Bruce, of Altoona, and Ann D. Mormak ...

Betty G. Dubbs

Betty G. Dubbs, 93, of Martinsburg, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday at her daughter’s home in Roaring Spring. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William E. and Alice G. (Bartlebaugh) Talbert. On Oct. 17, 1941, she married Ralph H. Dubbs in Altoona, and he preceded her in ...

Judith L. Ford

Judith L. Ford, 73, Martinsburg, passed away early Saturday morning at her residence. She was born and raised in rural New Jersey, enjoying the benefits of country living, daughter of the late James A. and Laura (Griscom) Bowers. On Dec. 21, 1968, she married Richard M. Ford in Jacksonville, ...

John James Janocko

John James Janocko, 87, Morann, died Sunday. He was born in Morann, son of the late Michael and Susan (Rakatowsky) Janocko. Surviving are his wife, Evelyn (Traveny); two sons: Thomas and Timothy; four grandchildren; and three sisters: Florence Kasubick, Delores Horomanski and Margaret Hamady. ...

Georgette J. Matychak

Georgette J. Matychak, 67, Altoona, died peacefully at her residence on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at Jones Funeral Home. A family funeral service will be held Thursday, May 23, 2019, at SS Peter & Paul Orthodox Church. A ...

Gerard F. McGuire

Gerard F. McGuire, 72, Cresson, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Francis and Hilda (Strawmyer) McGuire. Surviving are his loving wife of 48 years, Bernadette F. (Eger); two sons: G.T. McGuire and wife, Holly, of Halifax, and ...

Ray R. Messner Sr.

Ray R. Messner Sr, 84, Altoona, died Saturday at Amber Terrace at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Ray and his twin brother, Kay, were born in Bellwood, sons of the late Perce and Elizabeth (Myers) Messner. Surviving are three sons: Ray R. Messner Jr. of Altoona, Gregg A. Messner of ...

Steve R. Sharer

Steve R. Sharer, 68, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born in Altoona, son of the late R. Lynn and Veronica (Lomax) Sharer. Surviving are two sisters: Valerie Roulic and Karen Antesberger; two brothers: Gregory and Lynn Sharer; an aunt, Dorothy ...

Georganne D. Wicker

Georganne D. Wicker, 45, Roaring Spring, passed away unexpectedly Monday morning, May 20, 2019, at her home. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Timothy S. Yingling

Timothy S. Yingling, 52, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Passaic, N.J., son of the late Frank Yingling and Wanda Dross. Surviving are his wife Bonnie; a daughter, Miranda Fraundorfer and husband, Sean; two granddaughters: Scarlett and Adeline ...

Betty G. Dubbs

Betty G. Dubbs, 93, Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Sunday morning, May 19, 2019, at her daughter’s home in Roaring Spring. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Robert L. ‘Bob’ Leonard

Robert L. “Bob” Leonard, 66, Patton, died Saturday. He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Robert and Mary Agnes (McTigue) Leonard. Surviving are his wife, Louise (Delattre) Leonard; a daughter, Julianne Leonard; a stepson, Matthew Delattre; and two grandchildren. He was preceded in ...

Norman P. Cooper

Norman P. Cooper, 76, Altoona, passed away at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Raymond and Rosemary (Daugherty) Cooper. On Oct. 5, 1963, he married Sharon Kaye Troutman in Juniata, and she preceded him in death on Nov. 23, 2012, after 49 years of ...

Carla Jean Cottle

Carla Jean Cottle, 81, Raystown Road, Hopewell, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late James and Mildred (Snyder) Davis. On June 10, 1956, she married John Ray Cottle at the New Enterprise Church of the Brethren. In addition to her husband ...

Marlene Lois (Meketa) Eicher

Marlene Lois “Mickey” Eicher, 83, Christiana, Tenn., died Oct. 22, 2017. She was born in Wood, daughter of the late Mike and Margarette (Ramper) Meketa. She was married to Stanley, who died Nov. 18, 2018. Surviving are a sister, Janet Bejeck; two brothers: Harry and Melvin Meketa; a ...

Stanley Merle Eicher

Stanley Merle Eicher, 85, formerly of Queen, died Nov. 18, 2018, in Christiana, Tenn. He was born in Queen, son of the late Arch and Mildred Riggs Eicher. Surviving are sisters: Mary Claar, Alice Brown and Gail Eicher; daughter, Cherie Eicher (Donald) Daugherty; two grandchildren; and two ...

Judith L. ‘Judy’ Ford

Judith L. “Judy” Ford, 73, Martinsburg, passed away early Saturday morning, May 18, 2019, at her residence. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Martinsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Lorraine D. (Shaheen) Frank

Lorraine D. (Shaheen) Frank, 93, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday at Pres­by­te­ri­an Village at Hollidaysburg after a brief illness. She was born in Passaic, N.J., daughter of the late Elizabeth Shaheen, and grandparents, Charles and Mary Shaheen. On Feb. 23, 1952, she ...