Obituaries

Martha A. (Stoltz) Lacivita

Martha A. (Stoltz) Lacivita, 88, Altoona, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church, Altoona. Arrangements are by Santella Funeral Home. A complete obituary will ...

Mary Catherine Majestic

Mary Catherine Majestic, 90, Pittsburgh, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Surviving are three children: Patricia Ann (Mark) Waring, Maureen (Robert) Seuffert and Barbara Bundy; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard A. ...

Anna A. Townsend

Anna A. Townsend, 87, Portage, formerly of South Fork, died Tuesday. She was born in South Fork, daughter of the late Frank and Ora (Ressler) Bennett. Surviving are five children: Denise Podrasky, Sharon Nagy, James L. II, Debbie Ritchey and Corda Kostyk; many grandchildren; and a sister, ...

Janet Louise Wyles

Janet Louise Wyles, 75, Roaring Spring, passed away Tuesday. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Gerald and Ada (Stiffler) Baker. Surviving are her husband, Russell Wyles; three children: Shawn (Nicole) Wyles, Dawn (Jesse) Love and Ron Wyles; four grandchildren; and three ...

Trisha A. Corle

Trisha A. Corle, 41, Alum Bank, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Joyce Corle and the late Gary Corle. Surviving are her fiance, Jake Ritchey; her mother; three children: Alexis Corle, Shaunna Finnegan and Logan Hammel; a grandson, Brodie Lunger; and ...

Susan Jane Cullen

Susan Jane Cullen, Richmond, Va., died on Dec. 29, 2018. Surviving are two children: William E. Cullen and Anne-Marie C. Worthy; five grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; and three siblings: Edward Leipold, Linda Knorr and Elizabeth “Betsy” Shade. She was preceded in death by her husband, ...

Leroy F. ‘Red’ Detwiler

Leroy F. “Red” Detwiler, 79, rural Williamsburg passed away Tuesday, morning, Jan. 1, 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.

Margaret ‘Peggy’ ‘Mammy’ (Wolfhope) Felten

Margaret “Peggy” “Mammy” (Wolfhope) Felten, 93, Manns Choice, died Monday. She was born in the New Baltimore area, daughter of the late Clement and Theresa (Restelli) Wolfhope. She married Lloyd C. Felten, who preceded her in death. Surviving are two daughters: Nancy C. Diehl and ...

Douglas J. Smith

Douglas J. Smith, 46, State College, formerly of Warriors Mark, died unexpectedly Sunday from complications of congestive heart failure. He was born in Pusan City, Korea, the adopted son of Neil R. and Nancy A. (Sestak) Smith of Warriors Mark. In addition to his parents, Douglas is ...

Debra J. (Campbell) Ward

Debra J. (Campbell) Ward, 66, Dover, entered into Heaven on Wednesday after a lengthy illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Herman and Alice (Eaken) Campbell. Surviving are four sons: Charles Denny Jr. and wife, Vicki, Brian Denny, Adam Denny and Corey Ward; nine ...

Shirley Wilson

Shirley Wilson, 83, Lilly, died Monday. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Charles and Marcella (Boley) McMullen. Surviving are her husband of 60 years, Gerald; a daughter, Marcie Eckenrode of Loretto; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a brother, William. She was ...

Mary C. ‘Jan’ Yanik

Mary C. “Jan” Yanik, 88, a resident of John Paul II Manor, Cresson, passed away at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Frank and Pauline (Fuller) Yanik. Mary will be sadly missed by numerous nieces and nephews; a cousin, Catherine ...

Arthur R. Kulik

Arthur R. “Art” Kulik, 75, Altoona, died Friday evening at his residence. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Adolph and Mary (Oleska) Kulik. He was twice married, first to Linda Rutolo, in 1961, and then to Mary (Crotsley) Wyland, who preceded him in death on March 17, ...

Diane L. Balkavich

Diane L. Balkavich, 58, Antis Township, died Saturday at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Pauline J. (Dalby) Hummel. Surviving are her husband, Thomas A.; a son, James (Allie) Dillard of Bel Air, Md.; two ...

Annie Bauer

Annie Bauer, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and homemaker, 91, of Altoona, died Saturday at her residence, after a brief illness. She was born in Ganister, daughter of the late Vasil and Elsie (Fecenko) Fek. On Oct. 24, 1953, she married Joseph Michael Bauer at St. ...

Dorothy Bigalow-Servello

Dorothy Bigalow-Servello, 77, Altoona, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Sunday. She was born in Tyrone, daughter of the late James Sr. and Helen (Hileman) Bigalow. On April 20, 1962, she married George W. Servello. Surviving are her loving husband of 56 years, George W. Servello; ...

Terri L. Carles

Terri L. Carles, 55, Altoona, passed away Sunday afternoon at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert “Lefty” Leroy and Mary Katharyne “Kitty” (Boland) Carles. Surviving are two daughters: Carrie L. Carles of Bellwood and Christina Batts of Tyrone; six ...

Mary Ruth Churella

Mary Ruth Churella, 90, formerly of Patton, passed away Friday. She was born in Hastings, daughter of the late Alban and Marie (Strittmatter) Dillon. Surviving are six children: Cathy (Tom) McCort, Dan (Alice), Gary (Debby), Polly, Peggy (Steve) Grieve and Emily (Paul) Dausch; 13 grandchildren; ...

Debora J. (Murtiff) Garland

Debora J. (Murtiff) Garland, 60, Carson Valley, passed away Sunday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Melvin and Lois (Servello) Murtiff. She married Kim Garland in 1975, and he preceded her in death in 2003. Surviving are her boyfriend of 15 years, Richard H. ...

Richard A. ‘Dick’ Illig Sr.

Richard A. “Dick” Illig Sr., fondly known as “Pap” to many, 87, Cresson, passed peacefully on Saturday at Cambria Care Center, Ebensburg. He was born in Ebensburg, son of the late Cyril “Bill” and Cecilia (Sharp) Illig. Surviving are two sons: Richard Jr. and David (Ben), both ...