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Cynthia J. Crilly

Date of Death: 10/16/2018

Cynthia J. Crilly

April 25, 1953 - Oct. 16, 2018

Cynthia J. Crilly, 65, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday evening at her residence.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Harold and Joan (Rooney) Miller.

She married Stanley F. Crilly March 18, 1978 in State College.

John Joseph "Joe" Burger

Date of Death: 10/16/2018

John Joseph “Joe” Burger

June 5, 1925 - October 16, 2018

On October 16, 2018 John Joseph “Joe” Burger, 93, died peacefully at his residence surrounded by his family.  He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Charles and Mary (Hartsock) Burger.

Marlin G. Helsley

Date of Death: 10/12/2018

Marlin G. Helsley

Dec. 24, 1960 – Oct. 12, 2018

Marlin G. Helsley, 57, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday evening at his residence.

He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Glenn and Joan (Marlin) Butler.

He is survived by five brothers: Philip Helsley, Steve Helsley, Joseph Helsley, Ralph Helsley, and Ben Butler; and two sisters: Glennette Yingling and Betty Aungst.

Donald F. Gonsman

Date of Death: 9/29/2018

Donald F. Gonsman

Sept. 2, 1959 – Sept. 29, 2018

Donald F. Gonsman, 59, Newry, passed away unexpectedly Saturday evening at UPMC Altoona.  He was born in Altoona, son of Robert F. and Patricia (Decker) Gonsman.

Saraellen Kay Miller

Date of Death: 9/25/2018

Saraellen Kay Miller

Jan. 5, 1944 - Sept. 25, 2018

Saraellen Kay Miller, 74, Duncansville, passed away Tuesday morning at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Charles and Thelma Franks.  She married Raymond “Scott” Miller on June 5, 1966 in Hollidaysburg.

George D. "Butch" Focht

Date of Death: 9/18/2018

George D. “Butch” Focht

July 5, 1944 - September 18, 2018

George D. “Butch” Focht, 74, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at his residence after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late George M. and Thelma F. (Gates) Focht.

He married Marjorie Brown in Altoona on October 19, 1968.

George Hewit Robinson

Date of Death: 9/10/2018

George Hewit Robinson

Feb. 10, 1958 - Sept. 10, 2018

George Hewit Robinson, 60, of Fredericksburg, VA, passed away Monday morning, September 10, 2018 at Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg. He was born in Winchester, MA, son of the late Robert Bruce II and Elizabeth Hewit Robinson. He is survived by daughter, Elizabeth Ann Robinson, and three sisters: Sally Myers, Frances Elizabeth and Mary-Alice Robinson, and close friend, Janice Graves.

Stephen E. Swope

Date of Death: 8/25/2018


Stephen E. Swope

Nov. 13, 1967 – Aug. 25, 2018

Stephen E. Swope, 50, Pittsburgh, formerly of Hollidaysburg, died Saturday at UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh, after complications of a heart attack. 

He was born in Altoona, son of the late G. Andrew and Ruth M. (Mazzei) Swope.

Shirley A. Smith

Date of Death: 8/8/2018

Shirley A. Smith

April 7, 1926 – Aug. 8, 2018

Shirley A. Smith, 92, Martinsburg, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at Homewood at Martinsburg after a brief illness.  She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Paul H. and Esther M. (Patske) Smith.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Paul and a sister, Elizabeth.

Ruby Louise (May) Zeek

Date of Death: 7/27/2018

Ruby Louise (May) Zeek

June 17, 1926 – July 27, 2018

Ruby Louise (May) Zeek, 92, Altoona, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday, July 27, 2018 at Hillview Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born in East Freedom, PA on June 17, 1926, the daughter of George Leonard and Ethel (Snowberger) May.  On May 27, 1944 in East Freedom she married Michael George “Pat” Zeek, who preceded her in death on July 30, 1985 after 41 years of marriage.

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