×

Obituaries

Austin Anthony ‘Autie’ Frank

Austin Anthony “Autie” Frank, 89, passed away Saturday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, following an extended illness. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 19, 2020, The Stevens Mortuary Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona. A funeral Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. ...

Elmer H. Lamborn

Elmer H. Lamborn, 87, Martinsburg, died Thursday at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born in Woodbury, son of the late Aaron and Susie (Imler) Lamborn. Surviving are his wife, Mary Alice (Keagy) Lamborn; a son, Herbert Lamborn and wife, Sharlene, of Alexandria; two grandchildren: Rachel ...

Margaret M. Lumadue

Margaret M. Lumadue, 81, Altoona, died Monday morning, June 15, 2020, at her home after an extended illness. Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at Jones Funeral Home, Altoona, where a Vigil for the deceased will be celebrated during the visitation. A funeral ...

William Donnelly Thompson Jr.

William Donnelly Thompson Jr., 81, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at his residence. He was the son of William D. Sr. and Pauline (Bowman) Thompson. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Anne (Densevich) Thompson; three children: William D. Thompson III (Dana) of Altoona, Susan ...

Robert L. Beck

Robert L. Beck, 78, Altoona, passed away Sunday morning, June 14, 2020, peacefully at his residence. A complete obituary will appear in Tuesday’s Mirror. Arrangements are by Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona.

Virginia A. Burket

Virginia A. Burket, 89, Martinsburg, passed away Saturday. She was born in Altoona; daughter of the late Harry and Elvina (Henry) Corl. On April 11, 1950, she married Logan E. “Toby” Burket Sr. in Winchester, Va. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2008. Surviving is her son, Logan E. ...

Mary T. Farabaugh

Mary T. Farabaugh, 88, Loretto, died Saturday at her residence surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Ebensburg, daughter of the late Harvey and Caroline (Coons) Byrne. Surviving are a son, John (Teresa) of Altoona; a daughter-in-law, Debbie (Urbain) Farabaugh of Loretto; five ...

Ruth M. Neuhart

Ruth M. Neuhart, 93, Altoona, died Saturday. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Charles and Mary (Weller) Walls. Surviving are two sons: Gary of Raleigh, N.C. and Ed of Mechanicsburg; three granddaughters; and several great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ed; ...

Betty (Cremer) Nye

The committal for Betty (Cremer) Nye, who died Dec. 25, 2019, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 20, 2020, at Riverview Cemetery, Huntingdon. Due to COVID-19, there will be no formal public service. Contributions may be made to the Huntingdon County Library, 330 Penn St., Huntingdon, 16652. ...

Carmela J. Scherden

Carmela J. Scherden, 67, Altoona, passed away Friday at her residence after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carl and Mary (Savine) Cherullo. On Sept. 27, 1980, she was married to John J. Scherden at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church by ...

John H. Sepp

John H. Sepp, 82, Roaring Spring, formerly of New York, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona. See www.sorgefuneralhome.com for full obituary and service information.

Edward Thomas Thompson

Edward Thomas Thompson, 81, Utahville, died Saturday. He was born in Blain City, son of Elmer L. and Edna C. Thompson. Surviving are his wife, Nancy J.; four sons: Terrance, Tracy, Benjamin and Matthew; a daughter, Stacey; and many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sons: Timothy ...

Neil H. Butler

Neil H. Butler, 88, East Sharpsburg, peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Thursday morning at his home. He was born in East Sharpsburg, son of the late Raymond F. and Ann H. (Hufford) Butler. He married Barbara M. Moore on May 23, 1952, and she died Dec. 19, 2010. Surviving are a ...

Barbara R. Crider

Barbara R. Crider, 86, Altoona, passed away Friday at her home surrounded by her family. Surviving are three daughters; one son; 10 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren. At the request of the deceased, there will be no services. Arrangements are by Leslie E. Axe Funeral Home, 1520 Fourth ...

Frederick C. Diamond

Frederick C. Diamond, 83, Altoona, formerly of Wilmore and Sidman, died Wednesday. He was born in Summerhill, son of Wilbur C. and Eva J. (Harris) Diamond. Surviving are his wife, the Rev. Esther P. (Weaders) Diamond; a daughter, Elizabeth L. (Wayne) Lang; nine grandchildren; three expected ...

Randel W. Gensamer

Randel W. Gensamer, 70, Altoona, died unexpectedly Tuesday at his home. He was born in Los Angeles, Calif., son of Charles S. Jr. and Rae N. (Watson) Gensamer. On May 6, 1978, he married the love of his life, Naomi R. Shaw in Altoona, and she preceded him in death on June 28, ...

Sarah ‘Sally’ (Richards) Hazelton

Sarah “Sally” (Richards) Hazelton, 92, formerly of Mechanicsburg and Altoona, passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020, at Premier at Susquehanna Nursing Home in Millersburg. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Earl M. and Sadie O. (Snyder) Richards. She was the wife of the late ...

Bernard R. ‘Bernie’ Kizina

Bernard R. “Bernie” Kizina, 95, formerly of Philipsburg, died Thursday. He was born in Summerhill, son of the late William and Gussie (Nevara) Kizina. Surviving are his wife, Winifred “Winnie” Kizina; three daughters: Gwen Hirchak, Molly Fleck and Debra Clemmer; Winnie’s four ...

Thomas Lang

Thomas Lang, born April 24, 1933 in Cresson, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 1, 2020. He received a Bachelor of Science degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Saint Francis College in Loretto, before graduating from the University of Michigan Law School in 1958. He then settled in Phoenix, ...

Barbara A. (Fiedor) O’Dell

Barbara A. (Fiedor) O’Dell, 70, Canandaigua, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, after a brief illness. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of Walter and Georgette (Chaplin) Fiedor. She is survived by two children: Tom O’Dell (Candice Drave) and Erin ...