Stevens Mortuary

Ann M. McGeary

Date of Death: 4/20/2019

Ann M.  McGeary

December 6, 1927 – April 19, 2019


Ann M. McGeary,91, of Garvey Manor Nursing Home, formerly of Altoona, passed away peacefully Friday at Garvey Manor.

Ann was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Joseph and Grace (Rimbeck) Dorfmeister.  She married Harold G. McGeary on October 16, 1948 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona.  He preceded her in death on May 17, 2005.  

Robert J. Simington, Sr.

Date of Death: 4/19/2019

Robert J. Simington, Sr.

April 29, 1942 – April 19, 2019

Robert J. Simington Sr, 76, Altoona passed away peacefully Friday at UPMC Presbyterian Pittsburgh due to extended illness.

Son of the late Melvin Robert & Anna (Bumberger) Simington. After27 years together he married Christine Cornelius.

Anthony J. 'Bear" Fanelli Jr.

Date of Death: 4/15/2019

Anthony J. ‘Bear’ Fanelli Jr.

Aug. 24, 1930 – April 15, 2019

Anthony J. “Bear” Fanelli Jr., 88, Altoona, died Monday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center after a brief illness.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anthony J. Sr. and Monica G. (Wilson) Fanelli. 

He is survived by a cousin, Barbara Ebner Good, who was raised in the family home; many nieces and nephews; and a very dear companion, Alice Karl.

Timothy Lynn Crust

Date of Death: 4/8/2019

Timothy Lynn Crust

Jan. 12, 1961 – April 8, 2019

Timothy Lynn Crust, 58, Altoona, passed away Monday at his home after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.  He was born in Tyrone, son of Richard and Marla (Stiver) Crust.  He married Margaret Grata on September 27, 1986.

Betty J. Ergler

Date of Death: 4/7/2019

Betty J. (DeFrancesco) Ergler

April 19, 1928 – April 7, 2019

Betty Jane (DeFrancesco) Ergler, 90, Altoona, passed away peacefully Sunday morning surrounded by her loving family after a brief illness.

She was born in Altoona, the daughter of the late Carmelo and Mary (Traficante) DeFrancesco.  On April 8, 1948 she married Richard J. Ergler at Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Altoona. He preceded her in death on February 6, 1992 after 43 years of marriage.

John H. Scheffer

Date of Death: 4/5/2019

John H. Scheffer

Aug. 10, 1934 – April 5, 2019

John H. Scheffer, 84, Hollidaysburg, passed away unexpectedly Friday, April 5, 2019 at his residence.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late John Carl and Hilda (Craine) Scheffer.  He married the love of his life, Irma J. Stoiber on July 14, 1955 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Altoona by Father Panza.

Jame E. 'Tree' Barr

Date of Death: 3/28/2019

James E. 'Tree' Barr

April 19, 1957 - March 28, 2019

James E. “Tree” Barr, 61, Altoona, passed away Thursday at UPMC Altoona after an extended illness.  He was born in Youngtown, Ohio, son of the late Roy and Clara (Yanke) Barr.

Vivian L. Eckhard

Date of Death: 3/27/2019

Vivian L. Eckhard

May 6, 1930 - March 27, 2019

Vivian L. Eckhard, 88, Altoona, formerly of Antis Township, passed away Wednesday at Homewood at Martinsburg.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Kathryn (Benedick) Talhelm.  She married Bernard R. Eckhard on July 16, 1951 in Altoona. He preceded her in death on May 18, 2005. 

Donald F. Burk

Date of Death: 3/27/2019

Donald F. Burk

Aug. 31, 1920 – March 27, 2019

Donald F. Burk, 98, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at Graystone Manor at Bellemeade.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Herbert and Vera (Ott) Burk.  He married Emma Grace Gutshall on June 21, 1939.  She preceded him in death on Jan. 27, 2004.

Margaret J. (Mackey) Mason

Date of Death: 3/16/2019

Margaret J (Mackey) Mason of Palm Coast Florida passed away unexpectedly at her home Saturday morning March 16.  Margie as she was known to family and friends was 94.

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