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Joan R. Stiffler

Date of Death: 5/18/2016

 

Joan R. Stiffler

Sept. 9, 1952 - May 18, 2016

Joan Stiffler, 63, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday evening at Nason Hospital.

She was born in Altoona, daughter of Elwood James and Betty Jane (Crist) Snowberger. On Jan. 21, 1972, she married Jerre Stiffler in Curryville.

Robert Clyde Pheasant

Date of Death: 5/19/2016

 

Robert Clyde Pheasant

August 1, 1931 - May 19, 2016

Robert Clyde Pheasant, 84, Duncansville, passed away Thursday morning at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of Grant T. and Evangeline E. (Hileman) Pheasant.

Joseph A. Haire

Date of Death: 4/29/2016

Sgt. 1st Class Joseph Haire, 85, Hollidaysburg, passed away Friday morning at his residence.

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Carl and Isadore (Carberry) Haire. He married Frances A. Miller on Jan. 3, 1952, in Winchester, Va.

Dorothy E. "Libby" Williams Thomas

Date of Death: 3/10/2016

 

Dorothy E. “Libby” Williams Thomas

August 24, 1965 –March 10, 2016

Dorothy E. “Libby” Williams Thomas, 50, Altoona, passed away Thursday afternoon at Valley View Home.

She was born in Abington, PA, daughter of Lawrence and Beverly Jean (Pfeiffer) Williams Sr.

Carl E. Lear

Date of Death: 3/10/2016

 

Carl E. Lear

November 27, 1926 – March 10, 2016

Carl E. Lear, 89, Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late George and Mary (Estep) Lear. On Sept. 2, 1949, he married Betty Jane Houck, and she preceded him in death April 6, 1998.

Russell R. Irwin

Date of Death: 2/27/2016

 

Russell R. Irwin

April 9, 1921- February 27, 2016

 

Russell R. Irwin, 94, Hollidaysburg, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Russell J. and Barbara (Lomire) Irwin. He was married twice, first to Flora E. Shaffer, who died on April 26, 1978, and then to Mary Kathryn Davis, who preceded him in death in November 1992.

Surviving are the following family members: Pam Wales, Christine Irwin, Miranda Wales and Tristan Irwin; and extended family.

Robert C. Hoopes

Date of Death: 2/23/2016

 

Robert C. ‘Bob’ Hoopes

Aug. 19, 1925 - Feb. 23, 2016

Robert C. "Bob" Hoopes, 90, Hollidaysburg, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday morning at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Clair and Bertha (Vetter) Hoopes. On Jan. 11, 1947, he married Eleanor L. Earnest in Cumberland, Md., and she preceded him in death on Jan. 4, 2009.

William J. "Bear" Shay

Date of Death: 2/20/2016

 

William J. “Bear” Shay

August 15, 1950 – February 20, 2016

William J. “Bear” Shay, 65, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday evening at UPMC Altoona.  He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of the late Joseph F. and Anna Bell (Lindsey) Shay Jr. 

He is survived by his cousins: Jean Pittman and Peggy Gutshall. Karen and Don Focht were supportive to his well-being, making sure he was included in family gatherings.

Ronald A. Petak

Date of Death: 2/14/2016

 

Ronald A. Petak

December 18, 1936 - February 14, 2016

 

Ronald A. Petak, 79, Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday morning at his residence.

He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Albert George and Marjorie Pearl (Martin) Petak. On Nov. 12, 1960, he married Rose A. Rudolph in Bedford.

Rita V. Kennedy

Date of Death: 2/4/2016

 

Rita V. Kennedy

April 1, 1922 – February 4, 2016

Rita V. Kennedy, 93, formerly of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday morning at Garvey Manor, after an extended illness.

She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late John and Anna (Godfrey) Daus. She married Regis L. Kennedy Oct. 30, 1946, in Hollidaysburg, and he preceded her in death Sept. 2, 1990.

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