Stevens Mortuary

Doris J. Snyder

Date of Death: 8/13/2019

Doris J. Snyder

March 29, 1934 – August 13, 2019


Doris J. Snyder, 85, Altoona, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Edward and Clarabell Steckroth.  On July 26, 1958 she married Donald E. Snyder.

Gloria J. Mirante

Date of Death: 8/10/2019

Gloria J. Mirante

Sept. 6, 1940 – Aug. 10, 2019


Gloria J. Mirante, 78, Altoona, passed away Saturday at UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Pittsburgh.

Gloria was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Anthony L. and Anna Maria (Corso) Mirante, Sr. 

She is survived by a brother, Anthony J. Mirante, Jr. of Altoona; two nephews: Louis and Stephen Nitti and a niece, Andrea.

Gloria was a graduate of Altoona Catholic High School, Seton Hill University and Fairfield University. 

Nancy B. Daniels

Date of Death: 8/4/2019

Nancy B. Daniels

Aug. 5, 1936 – Aug. 4, 2019

Nancy B. Daniels, 82, Hollidaysburg, formerly of Altoona, passed away on Sunday at UPMC Altoona, following an extended illness.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Sarah Helen (Bottenfield) Baird.  She married Ronald E. Daniels at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1999.

Frederick P. Fraundorfer

Date of Death: 8/8/2019

Frederick P. Fraundorfer

July 6, 1929 – August 7, 2019

Frederick P.  Fraundorfer, 90, Altoona, received eternal salvation on Wednesday.

Fred “Fritz” was born in Altoona, the last of 13 children to the late Frank X. and Anna (Yeager) Fraundorfer. On April 28, 1962, he married Barbara Banholzer.

Joel C. Meadows II

Date of Death: 7/31/2019

Joel C. Meadows, II

Oct. 6, 1975 – July 31, 2019

Joel C. Meadows, II, 43, Altoona, was welcomed into the loving arms of his heavenly Father on Wednesday after an extended illness.  He was born in Altoona, the son of Joel and Darla (Servello) Meadows.

Surviving are his parents; his sister, Kristin Taylor of Maryland; his life partner, Debbie Sabo and stepson, Aydan Yoder.

Christine Marie 'Chris' Ciambotti

Date of Death: 7/30/2019

Christine Marie ‘Chris’ Ciambotti

Jan. 31, 1926 – July 30, 2019

Christine Marie Ciambotti, 93, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at her residence surrounded by her loving family.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Carlo and Mary Assunta (Pinciotti) Ciambotti. 

Surviving are two sisters, Marian V. Fultz and Rita B. (James) Luciano; sister-in-law, Gloria Ciambotti; and many nieces, nephews and extended family and friends.

Vincent Herschel James Reimer

Date of Death: 7/31/2019

Vincent Herschel James Reimer

April 12, 2019 – July 31, 2019

Vincent Herschel James Reimer, infant, Altoona, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday at Conemaugh Nason Hospital.  He was born in Altoona, son of James and Lori (Snyder) Reimer.

Surviving are a brother, L.J.; a sister, Annabelle; grandparents: Rick and Cindy Snyder and Mary Ann and Don Sheasley; great-grandparents: Donna and Dale Sheasley, and Donald Smith; many aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his dogs, Layla and Athens.

Mary C. Costlow

Date of Death: 7/28/2019

Mary C. Costlow

Dec. 5, 1926 – July 28, 2019

Mary C. Costlow, 92, Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, died Sunday at the manor.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Oscar M. and Catherine (Bender) Newton.  She married Thomas V. Costlow on July 24, 1946 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on June 28, 1964.

David 'Uncle Butch' Hollern

Date of Death: 7/26/2019

David ‘Uncle Butch’ Hollern

Oct. 26, 1939 – July 26, 2019

David “Uncle Butch" Hollern, at some age between 53 and 79, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family and friends, giving this world one last smile on Friday.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Bernard L. and Genevieve E. (Wilson) Hollern. 

Henry Valentine 'Val' Preston

Date of Death: 7/23/2019

Henry Valentine ‘Val’ Preston

June 24, 1938 – July 23, 2019

Henry Valentine “Val” Preston, 81, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at home surrounded by his family.  Val fought a lion-hearted battle with cancer.

He was born in 1938 in East Brady, son of the late Walter and Rose (Crawford) Preston. Val was lovingly married to Mary Lou Bitter for 52 years. They were wed on July 30, 1966 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Butler.

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