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Lois Arlene Grove

Date of Death: 3/13/2020

Lois Arlene Grove

June 4, 1928 – March 13, 2020

Lois Arlene Grove, age 91, died on Friday, March 13, 2020 at Crestwood Care Center in Shelby.

Born on June 4, 1928 in Altoona, PA to Albert and Mildred C. (Schach) Irvin, she was a resident of Shelby for 40 years. Lois was employed at Fisher Big Wheel as a sales clerk from where she retired. 

She enjoyed collecting Shirley Temple dolls, plates and knickknacks.  Most importantly she loved spending time with her family.

Dorotheann Simendinger

Date of Death: 3/6/2020

Dorotheann Simendinger

Oct. 2, 1935 - March 6, 2020

Dorotheann Simendinger, 84, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday morning at Ridge View Personal Care Home, after an extended illness.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late John J. and Catherine (Bauer) Seiler. On April 30, 1960, she married Leonard A. Simendinger in Hollidaysburg. He preceded her in death on Jan. 17, 1993.

Surviving are a son, Mark J. of Hollidaysburg; a brother, James M. (Amelia) of Altoona; and several nieces and nephews.

Carolyn D. Hamill

Date of Death: 3/3/2020

Carolyn D. Hamill

Aug. 15, 1935 – March 3, 2020

Carolyn D. Hamill, 84, Hollidaysburg, passed away peacefully at Garvey Manor Nursing Home on Tuesday March 3, 2020 surrounded by her children in a room filled with love, gratitude and admiration.  The love, care and graciousness from all at Garvey Manor provided Carolyn an elegant transition to Heaven.

John William 'Bill' Robison

Date of Death: 2/26/2020

John William 'Bill' Robison

Dec. 11, 1951 - Feb. 26, 2020

John William "Bill" Robison, 68, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday after a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late James H. and Theresa (Suss) Robison. On June 22, 1974, he married Pamela Gardner.

Richard C. Gildea

Date of Death: 2/24/2020

Richard C. Gildea

Aug. 23, 1924 – Feb. 24, 2020

Richard C. Gildea, 95, of Hollidaysburg, died peacefully at Garvey Manor Monday, February 24, 2020,

surrounded by his family. Dick was born on Blair Street in Hollidaysburg, the eldest of five children of

Raymond and Madeline Gildea. He married Mary Louise (Williams) Gildea June 11, 1947. She preceded

him in death on December 18, 2010.

Surviving are ten children and their spouses whom he considered his children as well; Michael, Susie,

Gloria D. Burget

Date of Death: 2/5/2020

Gloria D. Burget

June 21, 1944 - Feb. 5, 2020

Gloria D. Burget, 75, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday afternoon at her residence after an extended illness.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Glenn Edwin and Ethel Irene (Crist) Burget. She was twice married. First to David C. Kester Jr. and then to James C. Eberly, both of whom preceded her in death

Donald R. Margroum

Date of Death: 1/23/2020

Donald R. Margroum

Dec. 4, 1943 - Jan. 23, 2020

Donald R. Margroum, 76, Duncansville, passed away Thursday evening at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, after battling a brain tumor.

He was born in Johnstown, son of the late William and Dorothy (Noon) Margroum. On Feb. 22, 1964, he married C. Ann Hockenberry in Johnstown.

Lois M. Heininger

Date of Death: 1/10/2020

Lois M. Heininger 

May 6, 1918 - Jan. 10, 2020

Lois M. Heininger, 101, a resident of the Presbyterian Home at Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday evening at the home. 

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Joseph B and Harriet (Ross) Metzler. On June 20, 1960, she married Joseph F. Heininger in Hollidaysburg. He preceded her in death on May 1, 1985. 

Wayne L. Salyards

Date of Death: 1/2/2020

Wayne L. Salyards

July 12, 1933 - Jan. 2, 2020

Wayne L. Salyards, 86, Altoona, passed away Thursday afternoon at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, following a brief illness.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Earl E. and Elsie E. (Croft) Salyards.

Surviving are a daughter, Sherry Bush of Altoona; four grandchildren: Brittnany Bush, Courtney Delozier, James Bush and Duane Bush; and a great-grandson, Bentlee Clapper.

Margaret Helen Miller

Date of Death: 12/30/2019

Margaret Helen Miller

Aug. 2, 1924 - Dec. 30, 2019

Margaret Helen Miller, 95, Altoona, passed away Monday evening at UPMC Altoona.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late William N. and Margaret M. (MacFarlane) Marshall. On May 8, 1948, she married Donald R. Miller in Altoona. He preceded her in death Aug. 17, 2001.

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