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Obituaries

Clay E. Hull

Clay E. Hull, 94, New Enterprise, died Thursday. He was born in New Enterprise, son of Clay Ebaugh Sr. and Mary (Shaffer) Hull. Surviving are his wife, Dottie (Farabaugh) Hull; four children: Beth, Bruce and Matthew Hull and Jennifer Brooks; five grandchildren; and a sister, Shirley ...

Ann T. Jaron

Ann T. Jaron, 87, Naples, Fla., died Monday, March 18, 2019, in Naples. Formerly of Cherry Hill, N.J., she was raised in Altoona. She was the beloved wife of Eugene Jaron, with whom she shared almost 60 years of marriage. Surviving are three loving children: Mary (Charles), Stephen ...

Joseph D. McConnell Sr.

Joseph D. McConnell Sr., 85, Portage, passed away Thursday. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Roy and Helen (Cashman) McConnell. Surviving are 10 children: Cindy, Elva, Joe, Will, Alice, Jimmy, Johnny, Donny, Larry and Michael; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and ...

Martha Mock

Martha Mock, 80, Altoona, passed away Thursday evening at her home. Friends will be received from 4 until the 7 p.m. funeral service Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Interment will be at Grandview Cemetery. A complete obituary will appear in ...

Grant Wheeler

Grant Wheeler, 76, Everett, passed away Monday. He was born in Schenectady, N.Y., son of the late Grant B. Sr. and Lillian Wheeler. Surviving are his wife, Alice E. (Colledge) Wheeler; three children: Steven Colledge, Grant B. and Roberta Wheeler; and many grandchildren, cousins, nieces, ...

Joseph W. Barley Jr.

Joseph W. Barley Jr., 41, Altoona, died Saturday, March 9, 2019, at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of Joseph W. Sr. and Mary (Keiffer) Barley. All services will be private. Arrangements are by Sorge Funeral Home Inc., Hollidaysburg.

Robert J. Beiswenger

Robert J. Beiswenger, 91, Corning, N.Y., formerly of Amsbry, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at Guthrie Corning Hospital. Friends will be received from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 E. Pulteney St., Corning, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be ...

Donald F. Burk

Donald F. Burk, 98, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Graystone Manor at Bellemeade. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Herbert and Vera (Ott) Burk. On June 21, 1939, he married Emma Grace Gutshall, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 2004. Surviving are two sons: Donald V. ...

Charles P. ‘Chuck’ Cusick

Charles P. “Chuck” Cusick, 59, Irvona, died Wednesday. He was born in Altoona, son of Patty (Pierce) and the late George “Pat” Cusick. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Connie E. (Jones); two children: Kellie (Kiel) Knisley and Kyle P. (Justine); three grandchildren; his mother; and ...

Vivian L. Eckhard

Vivian L. Eckhard, 88, Altoona, formerly of Antis Township, passed away Wednesday at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Kathryn (Benedick) Talhelm. On July 16, 1951, she married Bernard R. Eckhard in Altoona, and he preceded her in death on May ...

Jean M. Gwin

Jean M. Gwin, 93, Champion, Ohio, formerly of Blandburg, died Monday. She was born in Blandburg, daughter of the late Walter and Marguerite (Bricker) Garman. Surviving are her husband, James H.; four children: Robert, Richard, Marcia Ford and Barry; five grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; ...

Pastor Joseph Thomas ‘Joe’ Himes

Pastor Joseph Thomas “Joe” Himes, 60, Altoona, entered into Glory on Tuesday. He was born in Altoona, son of Dorothy (Teufel) Himes. Surviving are his wife of 22 years, Candice (McCaulley) Himes; a son, Robert M. Clark Jr., who resided with him; a daughter, Melissa A. Hagan of ...

Rita Elvira Hinckle

Rita Elvira Hinckle, 83, Sykesville, Md., passed away Wednes­day at Carroll Hos­pice Dove House in West­minster, Md. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter Ray and Dorothy Mae (Baker) Syster. She was the wife of the late Lester Clyde Hinckle. Surviving are a daughter, Susan ...

Donald C. Benton

Donald C. Benton, 71, East Freedom, passed away on Sunday, March 10, 2019. Friends will be received from 2 until the 4 p.m. memorial service Sunday, March 31, 2019, at Miller Funeral Home, East Freedom. A complete obituary will appear in Friday’s Mirror.

Harry E. Booterbaugh

Harry E. Booterbaugh, 71, Blandburg, died Tuesday at home. He was born in Frugality, son of the late Ira J. and Samantha (Vaugh) Booterbaugh. He was preceded in death by his wife, the former Peggy Beers; a brother, Francis; and a sister, Edna Mae. Surviving are a daughter, Frances Booterbaugh; ...

Bella Rose Bonsell

Bella Rose Bonsell, 93, Tyrone, died Tuesday. She was born in Northwood, daughter of William “Bill” and Ruth (Hastings) Phillips. Surviving are four daughters: Ruth Estright, Donna Carlucci, Connie Sessamen and Joyce Cingel; and many grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, ...

Charles P. ‘Chuck’ Cusick

Charles P. “Chuck” Cusick, 59, Irvona, died Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 29, 2019, at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1085 Main St., Coalport. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2019, at St. Basil ...

Margaret C. Dickson

Margaret C. Dickson, 80, Tyrone, died Tuesday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of Wayne and Catherine (Fisher) Zindel. Surviving are three children: Cindy (Martin) Gillmen, Veronica (Tony) Reed and Ronald Jr. (Robin); six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and three siblings: Constance ...

Virginia M. Drobnoek

Virginia M. Drobnoek, 90, Williamsburg, passed away Tuesday morning, March 26, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care. Arrangements are by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

James D. Eicher Sr.

James D. Eicher Sr., 68, Osterburg, passed away Tuesday at his home. He was born in Queen, son of the late Garland M. and Dorothy Mae (Sell) Eicher. On Nov. 23, 1979, he married Joyce Whitcomb in Claysburg. Surviving are his wife; a son, James D. Eicher Jr.; a daughter, Heather Eicher; ...