Stevens Mortuary

Karen Kay Manocchio

Date of Death: 6/17/2019

Karen Kay Manocchio

Sept. 16, 1941 – June 17, 2019

Karen Kay Manocchio, 77, Altoona, went home to be with the Lord on Monday at UPMC Montefiore, Pittsburgh, surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Detroit, Mich., daughter of the late John S. Knicely and Helen P. (Arnsparger) Burk and was raised by her stepfather, Paul Burk.  On July 16, 1960, she married Ralph L. Davis, and he preceded her in death.

Francis B. 'Ben' Kolbenschlag

Date of Death: 6/15/2019

Francis B. 'Ben' Kolbenschlag

May 25, 1925 - June 15, 2019

Francis B. "Ben" Kolbenschlag, 94, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg. 

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Frank G. and Agatha (Rhodes) Kolbenschlag. 

He was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline K. Goden; and a brother, Richard Kolbenschlag.

Loretta T. 'Baba' Zeth

Date of Death: 6/11/2019

Loretta T. ‘Baba’ Zeth

Sept. 25, 1940 – June 11, 2019

Loretta T. “Baba” Zeth, 78, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at her residence following an extended illness.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Walter and Magdalen (Becker) Tomlinson.  She married Donald E. Zeth on June 27, 1959 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. He preceded her in death on Aug. 15, 1971.

Gertrude 'Trudy' Vinglas

Date of Death: 6/9/2019

Gertrude M. ‘Trudy’ Vinglas

Nov. 19, 1944 - June 9, 2019

Gertrude M. “Trudy” Vinglas, 74, Sinking Valley, passed away Sunday at UPMC Shadyside Hospital, Pittsburgh, 13 days after being diagnosed with a very aggressive cancer. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Ellis “Squink” and Gertrude “June” (Morris) Riley. She married Anthony M. Vinglas on June 1, 1963 at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.

Richard J. Gross

Date of Death: 5/31/2019

Richard J. Gross

April 26, 1937 – May 31, 2019

Richard J. Gross, 82, Port Richey, FL, formerly of Altoona, passed away Friday in New Port Richey, Fl.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Helen M. (Gross) Neeley.  He married Diana J. Tamburrino and she preceded him in death on Oct. 15, 1998.

Garry T. Conerby

Date of Death: 6/4/2019

Garry T. Conerby

June 18, 1952 – June 4, 2019

Garry T. Conerby, 66, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at his residence following complications of a lengthy heart condition. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Logan J. and Effie M. (Lang) Conerby. 

Surviving are three daughters: Sherriann (Sean)) Reid of Barbados, Diane (Sean) McLanahan of Hollidaysburg and Terriann (Randy) Grove of Altoona; six grandchildren; and a brother, Terry Conerby of Altoona.

Catherine G. Worthington

Date of Death: 5/29/2019

Catherine G. Worthington

Oct. 22, 1931 – May 29, 2019

Catherine G. Worthington, 87, Altoona, formerly of East Orange, NJ, passed away Wednesday at Hillview Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born in Greenville, NC, daughter of the late Ben Frank Sr. and Elizabeth (Taylor) Green.

Surviving are three children: Janice Bracey and Bing and Derek Worthington; and five grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Worthington; and two siblings.

Pauline J. Beeler

Date of Death: 5/26/2019

Pauline J. Beeler

March 19, 1925 – May 26, 2019

Pauline J. Beeler, 94, Altoona, passed away Sunday at Maybrook Hills Health and Rehabilitation Center.  She was born in Page, WV, daughter of the late Frank and Marie (Panzarotto) Modico.

Surviving are a son, James Beeler of Altoona; a daughter, Joan Stetler of Duncansville; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, James Beeler; and a daughter, Gloria Forney.

Angelo R. 'Ralph' Marasco

Date of Death: 5/21/2019

Angelo R. ‘Ralph’ Marasco

Jan. 28, 1934 - May 21, 2019

Angelo R. “Ralph” Marasco, 85, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona following a brief illness.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Martin J. and Irene (Bombay) Marasco.  He married Mary Louise Sullivan on July 29, 1954.

Mary Louise Hoover

Date of Death: 5/11/2019

Mary Louise Hoover

May 30, 1935 – May 11, 2019

Mary Louise Hoover, 83, Sterling, Virginia, formerly of Altoona, passed away Saturday in VA. She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Fred and Elizabeth “Betty” Moore (Young) Buckreis.  She was married twice, first to William Clarence Stiver on April 6, 1963 and he preceded her in death on Aug. 20, 1968. She then married David Neal Hoover on May 5, 1971.

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