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Maureen C. Smithe

Date of Death: 4/18/2018

Maureen C. Smithe

July 7, 1930 - April 18, 2018

Maureen C. Smithe, 87, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday at her residence surrounded by family.  She was born in Queens, NY, daughter of the late William and Margaret (Donally) Carroll.  On May 3, 1958, she married Edgar A. Smithe, Jr.  He preceded her in death on July 26, 2011.

Nancy G. Imler

Date of Death: 4/12/2018

Nancy G. Imler

March 8, 1932 – April 12, 2018

Nancy G. Imler, 86, Altoona, passed away Thursday morning at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center from complications of congestive heart failure.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late David A. and M. Christina (Isenberg) Graham. She married William H. Imler Jr., on Sept. 8, 1956, in Lakemont and he preceded her in death in 1976.

Helen June Kelley

Date of Death: 4/1/2018

Helen June Kelley

March 28, 1932 – April 1, 2018

Helen June Kelley,86, Hollidaysburg, passed away Easter Sunday evening at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg after brief illness.

She was born in Geeseytown, daughter of the late John Shubert and Gladys Thelma (Mangus) Hileman.

On Feb. 14, 1953, she married George Edward Kelley Jr. in Geeseytown, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 28, 1999.

Joan E. Brua

Date of Death: 3/19/2018

Joan E. Brua

Feb. 10, 1928 - March 19, 2018

Joan E. Brua, 90, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday evening at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg, peacefully in her sleep.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Leo Francis and Jesse Sophia (Degenhardt) Kuhn.

On September 5, 1949, in Hollidaysburg, she married Stanley K. Brua, who preceded her in death September 10, 2004.

Robert W. Keech

Date of Death: 3/9/2018

Robert W. Keech

October 3, 1936 – March 9, 2018

Robert W. Keech, 81, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday morning at Garvey Manor after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Richard and Margaret (McGuire) Keech.  On October 1, 1960 he married Mary Ann Moore in Hollidaysburg.

Myrtle E. Strong

Date of Death: 3/6/2018

Myrtle E. Strong

Feb. 12, 1931- March 6, 2018

Myrtle E. Strong, 87, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Kladder Station, daughter of the late William and Kathryn (Wise) Smith. On Nov. 15, 1967, she married Frank A. Strong in Newry, and he preceded her in death on April 10, 1992.

Surviving are two sisters: Lois Burk of Martinsburg and Mary Westover of Altoona.

Marlene J. Luther

Date of Death: 2/23/2018

Marlene J. Luther

July 18, 1938 - Feb. 23, 2018

Marlene J. Luther, 79, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday afternoon at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Catherine (Criste) Treese. On Feb. 8, 1958 she married Thomas B. Luther in Hollidaysburg, and he preceded her in death on Nov. 16, 2011.

Merrill Bigelow, Sr.

Date of Death: 2/20/2018

Merrill Bigelow, Sr.

Feb. 10, 1930 – Feb. 20, 2018

Merrill Bigelow, Sr., 88, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday afternoon at his residence.

He was born in Juniata, son of the late William and Betsy (Moore) Bigelow.  On Nov. 24, 1952, he married Thelma E. Wray, who preceded him in death Nov. 3, 2013.

He is survived by a son, Merrill Jr. (Regina), of York, PA ; a granddaughter, Megan; and a grandson, Thomas Myers.

Merrill retired as a driver for Lafferty Trucking. 

Cynthia Jones

Date of Death: 2/16/2018

Cynthia Jones

Feb. 17, 1941 – Feb. 16, 2018

Cynthia Jones, 76, Altoona, died Friday afternoon at UPMC Altoona after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Irwin and Edith (Colbert) Knuppenburg. She married Silas Jones, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Jeremy Nagle and his fiancée, Rashell Simendinger, of Altoona; and two grandsons, Brice and Alec.

Margery E. Johnston

Date of Death: 2/10/2018

Margery E. Johnston

Nov. 3, 1926 - Feb. 10, 2018

Margery E. Johnston, 91, Hollidaysburg, died Saturday morning, Feb. 10, 2018, at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg after a brief illness.

She was born in Turkey Valley, daughter of the late Gilbert and Violet (Bice) Harnish. On March 27, 1944, in Baltimore, Md., she married Calvin S. Johnston, who preceded her in death on July 27, 1982.

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