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Obituaries

Mary Vrabel

Mary Vrabel, 97, formerly of Benscreek, died Saturday at The Winds at Mattern Orchard. She was born in Benscreek, daughter of George and Barbara (Birka) Raptosh. Surviving are children: Marianne Kelley, Eileen Datsko and Nicholas Vrabel; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and ...

Jack E. Walker Sr.

Jack E. Walker Sr., 83, Duncansville, died Tuesday at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late John C. and Leah (Dukeman) Walker. He married Janet L. Costlow in 1954. Surviving are his wife of 65 years; two daughters: Debbie Dobrowolsky (David) of Blue Knob and Susan Feathers ...

Robert Lawrence ‘Larry’ Wesner

Robert Lawrence Wesner, also known as “Larry,” 93, Altoona, passed away Tuesday morning at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., 719 N. Fourth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. ...

Angelina V. ‘Ann’ Wood

Angelina V. “Ann” Wood, 88, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Emilio and Mary (Laraia) Jannetta. She is survived by a brother, Richard (Carol) Jannetta; and many nieces and nephews. She was ...

Irma L. Youngkin

Irma L. Youngkin, 86, Lyleville RD, Coalport, died Wednesday at Just Like Home Personal Care, Cresson. She was born in Chambersburg, daughter of the late Harry and Marie (Summers) Besore. Surviving are her children: Donna (Michael) Heitsenrether, Dianne (Kenneth) Slogaski, Deborah (Brian) ...

Kathleen A. Bailor

Kathleen A. Bailor, 71, Altoona, passed away Monday at her residence following a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Bernadette (Sullivan) Slee and the late Robert Slee. Surviving are her mother of Martinsburg; three sons: Bob (Cathy) Bailor of Bellwood, Nik (Erika) Bailor ...

Rodney D. ‘Lazer’ Beam

Rodney D. “Lazer” Beam, 64, Altoona, passed away peacefully Thursday, with his family by his side. He was born in Altoona, son of Virginia and Robert Beam. Surviving are two children: Katy Beam of Altoona and Lazarus Beam-Kaufman, Colorado, formerly of Altoona, both of whom loved him ...

Robert ‘Bob’ Heinbaugh

Robert “Bob” Heinbaugh, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Sharon Heinbaugh; and two daughters: Amanda “Mandy” and Kristin Heinbaugh. Arrangements are by The Good Funeral Home Inc., Alto-Reste Park. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Mark Philip Hertzog

Mark Philip Hertzog, 73, Bellefonte, formerly of Gallitzin, passed away Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, at his home surrounded by family. Friends will be received from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Faith United Methodist Church, 512 Hughes St., Bellefonte. A funeral service will immediately ...

Anne Virginia Mauk

Anne Virginia Mauk, 90, Altoona, formerly of Bellwood, died Monday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William Francis and Myrtle Marian (Hetrick) Crowl. On Aug. 2, 1952, she married Rex Allen Mauk Sr. at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, ...

John T. McCahan Sr.

John T. McCahan Sr., 86, Tipton, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday morning, surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Grazierville, son of the late William R. and Laura (Moon) McCahan. On Sept. 8, 1956, he married Nancy J. Collier at Trinity United Methodist Church, ...

Diane M. (McConnell) Murray

Diane M. (McConnell) Murray, 64, Cresson, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Earl “Red” and Mary (Callahan) McConnell. Surviving are her loving husband, William Murray; children: ...

David Edward Shaffer

David Edward Shaffer, 90, a resident of the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, died Friday evening. He was born in Loysville, son of the late Edward Newton and Anna Marie (Weller) Shaffer. Surviving are a sister, Jane Shaffer Peters of Elizabethtown; nieces and nephews: Sheila, Gail, Ralph, Bret, ...

William L. ‘Bill’ Brown

William L. “Bill” Brown, 63, Jacks Corner Road, Hopewell, passed away Saturday. He was born a son of the late William R. and Frances L. (Fix) Brown. On Aug. 17, 1974, he was united in marriage to Debra A. (Lasher) Brown, at Bedford Forge United Methodist Church. Along with his wife, ...

Margaret A. Headley

Margaret A. Headley, 73, Altoona, passed away Friday at the Altoona Center for Nursing Care, with her son, Thomas, by her side. She was born in East Cleveland, Ohio, daughter of William H. and Laura A. (Alesch) Tate. Surviving are a daughter, Teresa Hosler and husband, Lewis, of ...

Barbara Anne Cover Korman

Barbara Anne Cover Korman, 92, formerly of Altoona and Bellefonte, passed away Saturday at Edinboro Manor in Edinboro. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Fred Hesser Cover and Esther Eleanore Leete Cover. Surviving are her two sons: Jack E. Korman of Karthaus, and Jeffrey M. Korman of ...

Anne Virginia Mauk

Anne Virginia Mauk, 90, Altoona, formerly of Bellwood, died Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2019, at UPMC Altoona, after an extended illness. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

John T. McCahan Sr.

John T. McCahan Sr., 86, Tipton, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sunday morning Nov. 17, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, at Jon C. Russin Funeral Home Inc., Bellwood. A funeral service ...

Myron G. ‘Mike’ Odell

Myron G. “Mike” Odell, Allegheny Township, 76, passed Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, following a lengthy battle with dementia. He was born in Elgin, Ill., son of Clifton and Mary Odell. In 1972, he married Cindy (Stolz) Odell of Altoona. Surviving are his wife; a daughter, Kristen Odell of ...

Ronald B. ‘Ronnie’ Young

Ronald B. “Ronnie” Young, 76, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late James C. and Elmira C. (Wentz) Young. Surviving are three daughters: Rhonda Trexler (Randy), Brenda Riddle (Matthew) and Robin Crowley ...