Stevens Funeral Home, Inc - Carrolltown

Ruth H. Switzler

Date of Death: 7/5/2020

Ruth H. Switzler, 87, Carrolltown, passed away July 5, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family.  She was born August 13, 1932 in Thomas Mills, Pa, the daughter of Oscar and Helen (Martin) Drass.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald J. Switzler.  She is survived by her children Thomas D. (Tina Quinn) Switzler, Melbourne, FL; Juliana R. (Daniel) Stevens, Carrolltown; Victoria R.

Denny L. Weakland

Date of Death: 5/15/2020

Denny F. Weakland, 90, Ebensburg, formerly of Carrolltown passed away May 15, 2020 at Kinney’s Meadowview Estates.  He was born February 19, 1930 in Spangler, the son of Fred D. and Marie T. (Harrigan) Weakland.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by cousins Joe Ashcroft, Tyrone; Ron Ashcroft, State College; Danny (Jane) Ashcroft; Warriors Mark.  He attended St. Francis College and served as a Staff Sargent in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

Helen Hanyok

Date of Death: 4/19/2020

It’s with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Aunt Helen Hanyok, 99, Carrolltown  on April 19, 2020 at Haida Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born September 25, 1920 in Glen Campbell, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Sebuck) Ploucha.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Michael Hanyok, Jr.; brother Walter; sisters Josephine Leonard and Berniece Miller.  She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.  Helen is survived by numerous nieces and nephews, especially Lou O’Brien and

Richard "Dick" Bender

Date of Death: 4/6/2020

Richard “Dick” Bender, 71, of Carrolltown, PA passed away on April 6, 2020 as the world stood still for the coronavirus.  In his final months, he was cared for by the staff at Kane Glen Hazel Nursing Facility in Pittsburgh, PA.   Dick’s daughters are grateful to the staff at Kane who tended to him with compassion, kindness and respect despite the risk to their own health.  Dick was the proud father of four daughters: Dr. Renee (Rob) Hoffman, Chadds Ford, PA; Christine (Denny) Dumm, MPA, Nicktown, PA; Dr.

Shirley A. Drzal

Date of Death: 3/16/2020

Shirley A. Drzal, 86, Altoona, formerly of Bakerton, passed away on March 16, 2020.  She was born January 30, 1934 in St.

Teri Lee Reed

Date of Death: 2/10/2020

Teri Lee Reed, 49, Elmora, formerly of Boswell passed away February 10, 2020 at Miners Medical Center.  He was born May 19, 1970 in Somerset, the son of Gary Reed, Boswell and Alyce (Shippey) Reed, Lakeland, FL.  He was preceded in death by his brother Wade Reed.  He is survived by his wife Wendy (Gill) Reed, Elmora whom he married in 2016, children Abigail Reed, Stoystown, Sarah Reed, Myersdale, stepsons Alexander Russo and Jason Russo both of Elmora, sisters Jodi Eckert, Lakeland, FL, Tracy McDonald, Boswell and nieces and nephews.  He was a graduate of North Star High

Richard L. Shero

Date of Death: 1/18/2020

Richard L. “Dick” Shero, 78, Carrolltown passed away January 18, 2020 at Haida Manor after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s. He was born March 7, 1941 in Spangler and will be greeted in his afterlife by his parents, Joseph and Bernadette (Frank) Shero, many friends and pets. Sadly, he will be missed on earth by his daughters; Nancy, Barbara, Judi (John), Suzi (John), Becky (Eb); sisters Cindy (Harry), and Ann (Joseph), grandchildren, great grandchildren, Donna, relatives and friends.

Stella R. Shortencarrier

Date of Death: 1/10/2020

Stella R. Shortencarrier, 98, Bakerton passed away January 10, 2020 at Hillsdale Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. She was born August 14, 1921 in Ashville, PA the daughter of William and Rose (Rhoa) Gauntner. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Frank “Shuty” Shortencarrier, granddaughter, great grandson, sisters Florence Gauntner, Goldie Daugherty, Marie Ivory and Mae Long, brothers Roy, James and William “Sparky” Gauntner. She is survived by her sons William F.

John W. DiBello

Date of Death: 12/18/2019

John W. DiBello, 48, Punxsytawney passed away December 18, 2019 at home.  He was born September 7, 1971 in Ohio, son of Gene Page and Patricia A. DiBello.  He was preceded in death by his parents.  He is survived by children Joshua Waugh, Krystal (Eddie) Reily and Jacob (McKayla Spalla) Waugh, grandchildren Bailey Reily, Jacob Waugh, Jr.

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