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Obituaries

Sandra ‘Sandy’ Anne (Andrews) Thompson

Sandra “Sandy” Anne (Andrews) Thompson, 73, Altoona, “the love of my life,” passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, from natural causes under the care of hospice and family. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Andrew “Skip” and Loretta (Holtz) Safko. Surviving ...

Robert Ewing ‘Bob’ Findley

Robert Ewing “Bob” Findley, 91, Altoona, died early Saturday morning, March 21, 2020, at Elmcroft of Altoona. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in Sunday’s Mirror.

Dorothy E. Green

Dorothy E. Green, 90, a resident of Amber Terrace, Altoona, died Saturday at the home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Richard and Mary (Rife) Stewart. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles W. Green; a daughter, Glenna Thompson; and a sister, Anna Marie. There will be ...

Ernest ‘Ray’ Kephart

Ernest “Ray” Kephart, 88, Gallitzin, died Monday at his home. He was born in Coalport, son of the late Ernest W. and Beatrice (Maines) Kephart. Surviving are eight daughters: Patty (Jim) Derosa, Mary Ellen Urbanek, Ann Graeff, Denise (Ken) Hite, Theresa (Joe) Remacle, Linda (Russ) ...

Regina F. ‘Gina’ Laird

Regina F. “Gina” Laird, 60, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Samuel and Louise (Grillo) Coen. Surviving are three daughters: Heather Laird (Nick Benjamin) and Amanda (Gavin) Wasylak, all of Altoona, and Samantha ...

Julia A. Laura

Julia A. Laura, 93, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Michael and Madeline (Farretti) Giosia. She married John J. Laura, and he preceded her in death in 2016. Surviving are a daughter, Joni Laura in ...

Thomas M. Link

Thomas M. Link, 77, Patton, passed away peacefully Monday, at his home. He was born in Spangler, son of the late Daniel J. and Ruth (Whitehead) Link. On April 11, 1970, he married Linda Switzler. Surviving are his wife of nearly 50 years; a daughter, Jill; a son, Dirk and wife, Bridget ...

Elva Dawn McMaster

Elva Dawn McMaster, 94, Lake Heritage, Gettysburg, died Saturday at Gettysburg Center. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Bronnell and Florence Feathers Decker. Her husband, John Joseph McMaster, died in 2008. Mrs. McMaster is survived by two daughters: Linda Harvilchuck and ...

Father Gerald J. Nagle

Father Gerald J. Nagle, 89, Maryknoll Missonary, Ossining, N.Y., died Monday, March 16, 2020. He was born on a farm near Chest Springs, son of the late Ferdinand and Mary (Strohmier) Nagle. Surviving are two sisters: Connie Kessler of Mechanicsburg and Theresa Nagle of Cresson; a sister-in-law, ...

Catherine ‘Kay’ Olszewski

Catherine “Kay” Olszewski, 99, Portage, died Saturday. She was born in Jamestown, Portage, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Yetsko) Habas. Surviving are daughters: Shirley Branas, Mary Zdunczyk, Donna Thurston, Elaine Olszewski, Louise Shope, Cathy Sossong and Joan Oshaben; and many ...

June Marie (Gillam) Peters

June Marie (Gillam) Peters, 79, Alexandria, died Friday, March 20, 2020, at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Oliver Township, Mifflin County, a daughter of the late George A. Gillam and F. Irene (Dunmire) Gillam. On June 19, 1965, she married William Lynn Peters at Spring Run Church of the ...

Sally Ann Rehnstrom

Sally Ann Rehnstrom, 85, Altoona, passed away Sunday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Paul and Rose (Kovacic) Carnicella. She married Arthur E. Rehnstrom on Nov. 4, 1961. Surviving are her husband; a son, Douglas (Martine) A. Rehnstrom of Reston, Va.; two ...

Shirley J. ‘Missy’ (Campbell) Holsinger

Shirley J. ‘Missy’ (Campbell) Holsinger, Hollidaysburg, passed away at home on Wednesday. She was born in Geesey­town, daughter of the late Ernest and Margaret (Wilt) Campbell. She married Kenneth E. Holsinger, who passed away July 5, 1997. Surviving is a daughter, Pamela Holsinger of ...

Helen E.C. Meredith

Helen E. C. Meredith, 110, Tyrone, died Saturday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late David H. and Minnie (Hampton) Meredith. Surviving are many nieces and nephews. She was the last of her immediate family. A memorial service will be scheduled to honor the life of Helen E.C. Meredith ...

Margaret E. ‘Peg’ Giordano

Margaret E. “Peg” Giordano, 75, Portage, formerly of New York City, died Friday in Ebensburg. She was born in New York City, daughter of William and Marie (Hurbanek) Kelly. Surviving are her children: Jeanne Hablitz, Alfred Giordano and Anthony Giordano; and 10 grandchildren. She was ...

M. Emilie Igou

M. Emilie Igou, 87, Hollidaysburg, died Wednesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Hope Camp, daughter of the late John E. and Agnes May (Berkey) Newell. On March 14, 1958, she married Richard A. Igou in Penfield. He preceded her in death on May 26, 2017. Surviving are three daughters: ...

Helen A. Johnson

Helen A. Johnson, 86, Martinsburg, died Friday evening. She was born in rural Martinsburg, daughter of the late Denver and Delcie (Mowery) Brumbaugh. On Aug. 30, 1952, she married Russell W. Johnson in Martinsburg. Surviving are her husband; three children: Robert S. Johnson and wife, ...

Eugene E. Sauer

Eugene E. Sauer, 88, Altoona, formerly of Martinsburg, passed away Friday at Elmcroft of Altoona, Duncansville. He was born in Port Washington, Wis., son of the late Arno and Margaret (Enders) Sauer. On Jan. 28, 1964, he married Mary Alice Smith in Washington, D.C. She preceded him in death on ...

Michael C. Vaughan

Michael C. Vaughan, 43, East Freedom, passed away at UPMC Presbyterian, Pittsburgh. He was born in Roaring Spring, son of Susan (Musselman) Harclerode and the late Dennis C. Vaughan. Surviving are two daughters: Romona Vaughan of East Freedom and Kayla Schlegel of Claysburg; two sons: Blake ...

Donna L. Bridenbaugh

Donna L. Bridenbaugh, 91, rural Roaring Spring, passed away Friday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Sharon, daughter of the late William A. and Hilda G. (Taylor) Sumner. On Aug. 23, 1958, she married Robert P. Bridenbaugh. Surviving are her beloved husband of 61 years; ...