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Obituaries

Myrle J. Baum Jr.

Myrle J. Baum Jr., 76, Blue Knob, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Myrle Sr. and Winifred (Hart) Baum. Surviving are a daughter, Kelley, in Florida, a son, Brian and wife, Karen, of Duncansville, and their mother, Connie Hilling, in Florida; a son, Jodie ...

Rita M. Bilek

Rita M. Bilek, 93, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence. Friends will be received from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Plank, Stitt & Stevens Funeral Home, 421 Montgomery St., Hollidaysburg. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, ...

Shirley M. Caramadre

Shirley M. Caramadre, 82, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Clarence K. and Matilda M. (Parson) Leonard and was raised by her aunt and uncle, Jessie and Carl Heiss. On Jan. 31, 1957, she married Daniel A. ...

Michael Gene Cover

Michael Gene Cover, 57, formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday, Sept. 14, 2019. He was born in Altoona, the loving son of Maxine and the late Harry Cover. He was the beloved husband of Fatima (Peralta); the loving father of Jessica Cover, Alicia Cover, Randy (Nicole) Rodriguez, Eddie ...

Jennie A. Amrhein

Jennie A. (Zimmerman) Amrhein, 77, Altoona, passed away Monday, Sept. 9, 2019, at Altoona Center for Nursing Care, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William H. and Martha Esther (Streightiff) Zimmerman. She later married Roy George ...

Veronica T. Bakale

Veronica T. Bakale, 83, Dysart RD, died Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Arrangements are by Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A complete obituary will appear in the Mirror at a later date.

Doris M. Benton

Doris May Benton, 94, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Newry, died Sunday morning at the home. She was born in Jeannette, daughter of the late Lawrence H. and Dorthan (Loughner) Long. At the age of 17, she married the love of her life, Wilfrid G. Benton, on June 25, ...

Shirley M. Caramadre

Shirley M. Caramadre, 82, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019, at Santella Funeral Home, and from 9 until the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, at the funeral home. A complete ...

Clayton ‘Ebe’ Ebersole Jr.

Clayton “Ebe” Ebersole Jr., 92, Altoona, died Saturday afternoon, Sept. 14, 2019, at UPMC Altoona. Friends will be received from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, at Myers-Somers Funeral Home Inc., 501 Sixth Ave., Altoona, where a funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday. A ...

Robert J. Gable

Robert J. Gable, 85, New Enterprise, died Sunday. He was born in Altoona, son of Kenneth A. and Agnes Marie (Najduch) Gable. Surviving are wife, Betty; children: Jan Gable, Alan Gable, Nanette Eshelman, Teresa Hale, Susan Rogalski and Kevin Gable; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and ...

Regis E. ‘Jim’ Gray

Regis E. “Jim” Gray, 90, Duncansville, passed away peacefully, Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, at his home, surrounded by those he loved so much. He was born in McKee, son of the late Charles and Catherine Gray. On June 17, 1995, he married Gloria Vaughan in Fairview Heights, Ill. Surviving are ...

Patricia Eleanor ‘Pat’ Nagle

Patricia Eleanor “Pat” Nagle, 62, a resident of Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, went to be with our Lord and Savior Sunday, after an extended illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Benjamin F. and Helen M. (Glass) Nagle. Surviving are a beloved ...

Betty Mae Nale

Heaven gained another beautiful angel as Betty Mae Nale, 98, peacefully left this life at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg on Monday, Sept. 2, 2019. She was surrounded by the love of her family. She was born on May 2, 1921, the daughter of George and Annie (Dodson) Glass. She was married ...

Daniel L. Stultz

Daniel L. Stultz, 79, Williamsburg, died Thursday. He was born in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Ellis Blair and Ruth Alta (Noble) Stultz. Surviving are two nephews: Donald E. (Kristen) Waite and G. Blair (Brenda) Stultz; a niece, Beverly A. (Charles) Dunn; and many other nieces, nephews ...

Debra A. Young

Debra A. Young, 59, Altoona, passed away Monday at Select Specialty Hospital in Johnstown. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Jacqueline Smith and the late Emerson Young. Surviving are her mother of Altoona; two brothers: Richard (Mary) Young of Altoona and Scott (Angeline) Young in ...

Doris M. Benton

Doris M. Benton, 94, a resident of Hollidaysburg Veterans Home, formerly of Newry, died Sunday at the home. Friends will be received from 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Duncansville. A complete obituary will follow in Tuesday’s edition ...

Catherine B. Lantz

Catherine B. Lantz, 61, Altoona, passed away Friday. She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late William W. and Catherine B. Coble. She married William J. Lantz Jr. in 1978 and he preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 2016. Surviving are three daughters: Angela M. Delozier (Michael) of East ...

Michele M. Love

Michele M. Love, 72, Antis Township, died late Friday evening at Epworth Manor, Tyrone, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of the late Peter and Ella Frances (Belis) Siano. Surviving are two daughters: Sheron L. (Gene) Markel of Bellwood and Erin M. ...

Helen M. McCloskey

Helen M. McCloskey, 88, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, formerly of Roaring Spring and Martinsburg, passed away Saturday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late John and Edna (Zook) Sell. She married John McCloskey on Oct. 22, 1960, in Cresson. He ...

Dorothy Fox Wilson

Dorothy Fox Wilson, 97, of Duncansville, died Saturday morning at her residence following an extended illness. She was born in Asheville, N.C., the daughter of the late Eston and FlaVilla (Hendley) Fox and was raised in Arlington, Va. She married Woody Wilson on Aug. 1, 1941, and he died Sept. ...