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Obituaries

Gary Edward Lardieri

Gary Edward Lardieri, 67, Altoona, died Friday afternoon at UPMC East, Monroeville. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank Edward Sr. and Amanda Isabel (Fry) Lardieri. On July 20, 2002, he married Lisa Marie Shaffer in Altoona. Surviving are his wife, Lisa; three children: Kristen ...

Margaret Helen Miller

Margaret Helen Miller, 95, Altoona, passed away Monday evening at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William N. and Margaret M. (MacFarlane) Marshall. On May 8, 1948, she married Donald R. Miller in Altoona. He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2001. Surviving are a ...

Don Oliver Prough

Don Oliver Prough, 85, formerly of Altoona, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2019. He was born in Altoona on Oct. 1, 1934. He was the widower of Joyce I. (Mock) Prough, who passed away Sept. 30, 1995. He was also predeceased by two sons: Dan O. Prough and Tom A. Prough. Surviving are three children: ...

Donald L. Underwood

Donald L. Underwood, 91, a resident of Homewood at Martinsburg, formerly of Holliston, Mass, was promoted to Heaven, Tuesday morning, Dec. 31, 2019, at the home. Friends will be received from 1 until the 3 p.m. funeral service, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, at Bice Memorial Chapel at Homewood at ...

Jane E. Weaver

Jane E. Weaver, 75, Martinsburg, died unexpectedly Sunday evening as a result of injuries sustained in a house fire. She was born in Claysburg, daughter of the late Kenneth and Bertha (Moore) Eicher. On Sept. 29, 1962, she married John J. Weaver at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Newry, and ...

Sandy Byrne

Sandy Byrne, 64 Ebensburg RD, died Sunday. She was born in Colver, daughter of the late Ralph Sr. and Vivian (Keith) Mahute. Surviving are her husband, Bob; children: Adam (April), Jason (Barb) and Jessica (David); six grandchildren; a brother, Ralph “Butch” Mahute Jr.; and a sister-in-law, ...

Penny J. Dively

Penny J. Dively, 60, New Enterprise, died Sunday. She was born in Everett, daughter of the late Emory “Pete” Howsare and Joyce (Grimes) Tenley. Surviving are her husband, Blair Dively; five children: Brenda DeHaas, Latisha Helsel, April Margraff, Carrie Dively and Blair Dively Jr.; 21 ...

Sonja Eileen McDonald

Sonja Eileen McDonald, 65, Green Slopes Road, Imler, died Sunday. She was born in Bedford, daughter of the late Curtis and Geraldine (Mock) Feathers. Surviving are husband, Galen L.; children: Angelique Walason, Melissa Campbell, Alicia McDonald and Galen II; eight grandchildren; and siblings: ...

Janet Lee McKenzie

Janet Lee (Sell) McKenzie, 74, LaVale, Md., passed away Friday at her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late James Elmer and Kathryn Mabel (Rupert) Sell. She was also preceded in death by her brother, James Lynn Sell; a brother-in-law, Ronald H. Whetsell Sr.; and a niece, Karin ...

Edna May Morgan

Edna May Morgan, 84, Altoona, died early Monday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles Luther and Edna May (Spahn) Hiltner. On Aug. 31, 1956, she married Jack Merrill Morgan in Winchester, Va., and he preceded her in death Aug. 10, 2018. Surviving ...

Michelle Lynn Oswalt

Michelle Lynn Oswalt, 43, Altoona, passed away Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, in her home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Ernest Oswalt and Deborah McCartney. Along with her parents, surviving are her son, Philip Oswalt; a sister, Tammy Oswalt; and two brothers: Patrick and Raymond Oswalt; ...

Carl A. ‘Robbie’ Robison

Carl A. “Robbie” Robison, 95, Duncansville, died peacefully Sunday morning. Friends will be received from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020, and from 10 until the 11 a.m. funeral service Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, at the Juniata United Methodist Church, 808 N. Fourth St., Altoona, Pastor Julia ...

Mary Jane Sutton

Mary Jane Sutton, 87, Loretto, died Sunday. She was born in Chest Springs, daughter of the late Walter and Anna (Miller) Crossman. Surviving are sons: Frederick, Timothy and Clifford; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and siblings: Gertrude Sutton, Teresa Failor and Walter (Bobbi). ...

Virginia M. ‘Virge’ Zabrosky

Virginia M. Zabrosky, 91, Portage, died Saturday. She was born in Johnstown, daughter of Francis and Anna (Chrisko) Roberts. Surviving are husband, Walter “Merve”; daughters: Sandy Casey, Joyce Benton and Kristy Haugen; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and sister, Helen ...

BeLinda C. Cox

BeLinda C. Cox, 48, Imler, died Saturday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Curtis Emery Cox and Brenda Carol (Midkiff) Cox. Surviving are her sister, Lorrie A. (Cox) Mitchell; and two brothers: Michael A. Cox and Darin E. Cox. She was preceded in death by an infant brother, ...

Mary (Sinisko) Dubbs

Mary (Sinisko) Dubbs, 90, Duncansville, passed away peacefully at home on Sunday. She was born in Bucks County, daughter of the late George and Elizabeth G. (Gellis) Sinisko. She married Charles Dubbs, who preceded her in death in 2001. She was preceded in death by a brother, George J. ...

Theresa M. Kizina

Theresa M. Kizina, 52, Altoona, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Phillipsburg, daughter of Alfred and Darrilyn (Henderson) Kizina. Surviving are three daughters: Rachel, Renee and Amanda Wagner; six grandchildren; her parents; a sister, Nicole Kizina; and a brother, ...

Amanda Marie Sprankle

Amanda Marie Sprankle, 39, Altoona, formerly of Tyrone, died Wednesday at her residence. She was born in Altoona, daughter of James and Anita (Hartsock) Sprankle. Surviving are three children: Jayden and Marina Beck and Zane Leeper; and her mother, Anita Wilson and husband, Gene, of Owego, ...

Paul E. Swartz

Paul E. Swartz, 90, Tipton, passed away Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019, after a brief illness. Surviving are his wife of 63 years, Sara Ray Swartz; a son, Kevin Swartz of Tyrone; a daughter, Karol Fink of Lancaster; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leola Lightner of ...

Glenn F. Kagarise

Nov. 17, 1929 – Dec. 27, 2019 Glenn F. Kagarise, 90, Williamsburg, passed into Heaven on Friday afternoon at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born in Williamsburg, son of the late Norris Arthur and Thessa Edgell (Norris) Kagarise. On Nov. 9, 1953, he married Betty J. McConahy in ...