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Richard B. Dannenberg

Date of Death: 7/13/2016


Richard B. Dannenberg

Nov. 22, 1933 – July 13, 2016

Richard B. Dannenberg, 82, Hollidaysburg, passed away Wednesday evening at The Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.  He was born in Bronx, NY, son of Benjamin and Susan (Haney) Dannenberg. 

On October 13, 1961 he married Loretta A. Engel in New York City and she preceded him in death May 18, 2009.

He is survived by a son, Peter of McLean, VA; a daughter, Carol of Hollidaysburg; and two grandchildren: Lukas and Sophia.

Helen A. "Screech" Lightner

Date of Death: 6/20/2016


Helen A. “Screech” Lightner

June 1, 1923 – June 20, 2016

Helen A. “Screech” Lightner, 93, Altoona, passed away Monday evening at The Village at Morrisons Cove.

She was born in Duncansville, daughter of the late John R. and Arvillia (Clapper) Grove.  On Jan. 30, 1946, she married Joseph “Joe” Lightner in Fredericksburg, Va., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 27, 2003.

Jean M. Sommer

Date of Death: 6/15/2016


Jean M. Sommer

July 22, 1960 – June 15, 2016


Jean M. Sommer, 55, Duncansville, passed away Wednesday evening at UPMC Altoona as the result of an automobile accident.

She was born in Franklin, daughter of the late Joseph E. and Donna J. (Dille) Daley. On April 21, 1990, she married Dr. Ronald P. Sommer, D.M.D, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Altoona.

Joan L. "Nan" Greaser

Date of Death: 5/29/2016


Joan L. “Nan” Greaser

Feb. 27, 1931 – May 29, 2016

Joan L. “Nan” Greaser, 85, Hollidaysburg, passed peacefully at home from this world on May 29, 2016, and into the arms of her beloved husband to join him in eternal life.  She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of Oakley and Mary Ellen (Dell) Stiffler.  She married Ted E. Greaser on June 24, 1951 in Hollidaysburg and he preceded her in death Feb. 26, 2012.

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.

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