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Obituaries

Eddie E. ‘Fuzzy’ McCloskey

Eddie E. “Fuzzy” McCloskey, 73, Lakemont, died Saturday. He was born in Lakemont, son of the late Addie and Dorothy (Mathews) McCloskey. Surviving are a son, Shawn; two granddaughters; a sister, Cora Helsel; a brother, James; and two stepchildren: Robert Bard and Pam McPherson. Friends will ...

Lew A. McKinney Sr.

Lew A. McKinney Sr., 77, Altoona, died Sunday at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. He was born in Tyrone, son of the late James and Inez (Frye) McKinney. Surviving are five children: Faith, Beverly, Lew Jr., Sheila Mort and Max; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and three siblings: Ann ...

Teresa Ann Meshey

Teresa Ann Meshey, 48, Altoona, died unexpectedly on Thursday. She was born in Charleston, S.C., daughter of John C. and the late Gertrude (Vanasdale) Meshey. Surviving are two children: James Boreck and Ann Marie Montgomery; her father; and a sister, Brenda Barnes. There will be no viewing. A ...

Mary N. Smith

Mary N. Smith, 87, formerly of Altoona, died Saturday in Falls Church, Va. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Sadie Nassif. In May 1970, she married Terrance “Terry” Smith in Washington, D.C., and he preceded her in death in 1991. Surviving are three stepchildren: ...

James R. Steberger

James R. Steberger, 85, Altoona, died Saturday. He was born in Cresson, son of the late Ralph and Marie (Fuller) Steberger. Surviving are his wife, Pauline R. (Zitsch) Steberger; four children: Gary and James Steberger, Christine Saplak and Beverly Sullivan; seven stepchildren: Julie Pielmeier, ...

Frederick G. VanAllman

Frederick G. VanAllman, 92, Bellemeade, formerly of Tyrone, died Saturday at Epworth Manor, Tyrone. He was born in Tyrone, son of Charles E. and Cora (Sprow) VanAllman. On Feb. 2, 1959, he married Jane A. Saylor in Tyrone, and she died Jan. 27, 2012. Surviving is a niece, Linda Kay of ...

Robert T. ‘Bob’ Behe

Robert T. Behe, 82, Sankertown, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Lilly, son of the late Joseph and Eva Mae (Dailey) Behe. Surviving are his wife Ruth (Lee); children: Bob “Tucker,” Lisa Dombrosky, Brenda Harris, Lori Behe and Gina Crossman; and 13 grandchildren. He was preceded ...

Gerald A. Black

Gerald A. Black, 77, East Freedom, passed away Friday at UPMC Shadyside. He was born in McPherson, Kan., son of the late George A. and Marjorie (Kline) Black. He married Anna Lee Leydig on Jan. 6, 1976, in Upper Marlboro, Md. Surviving are his wife; three daughters: Janeane Bower of ...

Steven Blake Brumbaugh

Steven Blake Brumbaugh, 52, Lakemont, Altoona, died Saturday afternoon, June 22, 2019, at his residence after an extended illness. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona.

David D. Hescox

David D. Hescox, 73, Bellwood, died Saturday evening, June 22, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Vincent J. Good Funeral Parlor, 328 Fifth Ave., Altoona.

Marjorie A. Hochrein

Marjorie A. Hochrein, 92, Portage, died Saturday at home. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Paul and Pasqueline Stanslaw. Surviving are five children: Leslie Shedlock, Maryann Brunnet, Ross Burgess, Marybeth Maloskey and Chet Hochrein; and eight grandchildren. She was predeceased by ...

Judy A. Massini

Judy A. Massini, 76, Smithmill, died Saturday, at Windy Hill Village, Philipsburg, after a brief illness. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Basil and M. Ruth (Edelblute) Massini. Surviving are two siblings: Raymond (Margaret) of Altoona and Sheilah R. Kawa (Bill) of Houtzdale; ...

James R. Steberger

James R. Steberger, 85, Altoona, passed away Saturday, June 22, 2019, at UPMC Presbyterian. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.

Robert T. ‘Bob’ Behe

Robert T. “Bob” Behe, 82, Cresson, died Saturday, June 22, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, are incomplete. A complete obituary will appear in Monday’s Mirror.

Ronna Mae (Lidwell) Diehl

Ronna Mae (Lidwell) Diehl, 69, Van Ormer, died Friday, June 21, 2019, at home, surrounded by her family. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date. Arrangements are by Lloyd-Dimmick Funeral Home Inc., Irvona.

Marjorie M. Gunnett

Marjorie M. Gunnett, 90, rural Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, June 21, 2019, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Luther H. and Sarah Ellen (Zook) McClure. On July 20, 1951, she married Richard D. “Dick” Gunnett ...

Barbara Ann Helsel

Barbara Ann Helsel, 74, Sinking Valley, died Monday evening at UPMC Shadyside, Pittsburgh, following an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Russell R. and Mildred F. (Hart) Schall. On Dec. 9, 1965, she married Jerry L. Helsel in Sinking Valley. Surviving are her ...

Maxine J. Husick

Maxine J. Husick, 90, Six Mile Run, died Friday at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Six Mile Run, daughter of the late Clyde and Della (Graffious) Baker. Surviving are two children: George of Altoona and Monica Reihart (Russell) of Six Mile Run; six grandchildren; nine ...

Edgar Regis ‘Gar’ McCloskey

Edgar Regis “Gar” McCloskey, 82, formerly of Gallitzin, died Friday, June 14, 2019. He was born in Gallitzin, son of the late Edgar and Arvilla McCloskey. Surviving are children: John, Ramona, Francis, Robert, Rebecca Forleo and Mark; many grandchildren; siblings: Clarence, Joseph, ...

James Stanley Routch

James S. “Jim” Routch, 84, 160 Evergreen Road, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday at The Winds at Mattern Orchard after an extended illness. He was born in Hastings, the seventh and youngest child of the late Elmer and Olive (Trimble) Routch. Jim married his college sweetheart, J. Carolyn ...