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James W. Gromiller

Date of Death: 1/12/2018

James W. Gromiller

June 27, 1931 – Jan. 12, 2018

James W. Gromiller, 86, of Easton, Conn., died Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, at home.

He was born in Hollidays­burg, son of the late James F. and Aveline Filtz Gromiller. He was the husband of the late Gertrude “Trudy” Fox Gromiller.

Mary Burgoon

Date of Death: 1/6/2018

Mary Burgoon

March 23, 1925 – January 6, 2018

Mary Burgoon, 92, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday evening at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg.  

She was born in Pittsburgh, daughter of the late Philip and Margaret (Coyne) Prendergast. On May 23, 1953 she married Francis B. Burgoon in Pittsburgh, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 1998.

Margaret Pearl Taylor

Date of Death: 1/8/2018

Margaret Pearl Taylor

Oct. 25, 1949 – Jan. 8, 2018

Margaret Pearl Taylor, 68, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday evening at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of William and Marie (Noel) Cooper. On June 11, 1972, she married Richard D. Taylor in Altoona. He preceded her in death May 13, 2003.

Glenn W. Campbell, Sr.

Date of Death: 1/4/2018

Glenn W. Campbell Sr.

July 4, 1931 – Jan. 4, 2018

Glenn W. Campbell Sr.,86, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Zane and Bessie (Wertman) Campbell.  He married Mary Jane Gilliland August 17, 1968 in Altoona.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Jane of Hollidaysburg; a son, Glenn Jr. of Altoona; a sister, Ethel Isenberg of Hillview; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Greg E.

Helene Wade-Ackeret

Date of Death: 1/4/2018

Helene Wade-Ackeret

Sept. 16, 1928 - Jan. 4, 2018

Helene Wade-Ackeret, 89, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday evening at The Winds at Mattern Orchard.

She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Stewart and Emma (Stein) Brown. She was twice married; first to Richard S. Wade in 1954 who preceded her in death in 1994 and then to her second husband, James Ackeret in 2006 and he preceded her in death in 2017.

Lillian B. Beck

Date of Death: 1/2/2018

Lillian B. Beck

June 3, 1913 – Jan. 2, 2018

 

Lillian B. Beck, 104, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

She was born in Mineola, N.Y.

Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death in 1985.

She is survived by a daughter, Barbara Wanser Hoover of Hollidaysburg; a son, Gary E. Beck of Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Hazel L. Weise

Date of Death: 12/29/2017

Hazel L. Weise

Sept. 7, 1931 – Dec. 29, 2017

Hazel L. Weise, 86, Duncansville, passed away Friday morning at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Donald and Elizabeth (Wilt) Varner. She was raised by the late Elmer and Pearl (Anderson) Helsel. She married Lester M. Weise on June 9, 1951, in Cumberland, Md.

Esther Clapper

Date of Death: 11/29/2017

Esther Clapper

March 17, 1932 – November 29, 2017

Esther Clapper, 85, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday morning at the Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.  She was born in Flowing Spring, daughter of the late Lincoln Andrew and Elda Elaine (Sweitzer) Hicks.  She married Elvin Vaughn Clapper March 24, 1949 in Williamsburg and he preceded her in death on September 29, 2008.

She is survived by many nieces and nephews.

Sara L. Zolna

Date of Death: 11/14/2017

Sara L. Zolna

Dec. 8, 1948 - Nov. 14, 2017

Sara Zolna, 68, Hollidaysburg, passed away Tuesday at her residence. 

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William and Josephine (Lenhart) Nidetch.  On May 31, 1968 she married Clive Umbower in Carson Valley and he preceded her in death on Aug. 16, 1994.

Arlene E. Bush

Date of Death: 11/7/2017

Arlene E. Bush

April 18, 1942 - November 7, 2017

Arlene E. Bush, 75, Martinsburg, passed away Tuesday evening at UPMC Altoona.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Archibald and Audrey (Holt) McGee.

She married Joe Johnson Bush on May 2, 1980 in Duncansville and he preceded her in death May 31, 2010.

She is survived by three granddaughters: Casey Jolene Garlock, Elizabeth Ann Fausey, and Jessica Arlene Fausey; and two great-grandchildren: Kayden James Meyers, and Bellatrix LaWren Garlock.

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