Stevens Mortuary

Dorothy L. Stephens

Date of Death: 2/14/2019

Dorothy L. Stephens

March 20, 1928 – Feb. 14, 2019

Dorothy L. Stephens, 90, Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence surrounded by her family.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late John and Alice (Bender) Graupensperger.  She married Joseph H. Stephens on June 25, 1949. He preceded her in death in 1983.

James E. Poirrier

Date of Death: 2/9/2019

James E. Poirrier

Feb. 8, 1942 – Feb. 9, 2019

James E. Poirrier, 77, Altoona, passed away Saturday at Maybrook Hills Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

He was born in St. Louis, Mo., son of the late James E. Poirrier and Cecelia Vaughn Ceglinski. He was raised in the home of his stepfather, Elmer “Ski” Ceglinski. On June 14, 1983, he married Pamela K. (Donney) Myers, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 18, 2011.

Robert M. Stultz

Date of Death: 1/30/2019

Robert M. Stultz, 90, passed away peacefully on January 30th, 2019.  He was the son of the late Cleda (Bush) Stultz of Altoona, Pennsylvania.  Robert, known by all as “Bob”, was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania on November 17, 1928. 

George D. Faust

Date of Death: 2/2/2019

George D. “Ringneck” Faust

April 18, 1939 – February 2, 2019


George D. Faust, 79, Hollidaysburg, passed away Saturday at The Hollidaysburg Veterans Home.

George was born in Altoona, son of the late Clarence S. and Sara (Heaton) Faust.

He is survived by two brothers: Richard A. Faust of Altoona and Robert E. Faust of Sandusky, OH; two sisters: Betty Stoltz of Altoona and Susan Dolozier of VA and several nieces and nephews.

George was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence A. Faust.

Jane Louise Free

Date of Death: 1/31/2019

Jane Louise Free

Jan. 23, 1949 to Jan. 31, 2019

Jane Louise Free, 70, Altoona, passed away Thursday at her residence.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Frank and Catherine Free.

Surviving are a daughter:  Melissa (Donnie) Farber of Hollidaysburg; and a grandchild, Genea.

There will be no public funeral service. 

Arrangements are by The Stevens Mortuary, Inc., 1421 Eighth Ave., Altoona.

Kathryn B. Temofonte

Date of Death: 1/22/2019

Kathryn B. Temofonte

Sept. 12, 1926 to Jan. 22, 2019

Kathryn B. Temofonte, 92, Altoona, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Robert and Annie (Mengle) Rigg.  She married Vincent L. Temofonte, Sr. He preceded her in death on Nov. 20, 1986.

William G. 'Bill' Bickel

Date of Death: 1/27/2019

William G. ‘Bill’ Bickel

Oct. 27, 1957 to Jan. 27, 2019

William G. ‘Bill’ Bickel, 61, Duncansville, passed away Sunday at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late John C. and Mary Ellen (Leipold) Bickel. 

Patrick K. Rabits

Date of Death: 1/24/2019

Patrick K. Rabits

Oct. 22, 1965 – Jan. 24, 2019

Patrick K. Rabits, 53, Altoona, passed away unexpectedly Thursday at UPMC Altoona due to heart complications. He was born in Altoona, son of Frank and Virginia (Cassarly) Rabits.

Surviving are his parents of Altoona; two brothers: Craig Rabits and Christopher Rabits, both of Altoona; a sister, Jennifer Rabits of State College; and two nephews: Patrick and Phillip Rabits.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Stephen.

Ronald E. Lysinger

Date of Death: 1/27/2019

Ronald E. Lysinger

Jan. 27, 2019

Ronald E. Lysinger, 78, Altoona, was promoted to Glory on Sunday, the Lord’s day, at UPMC Altoona.  With him were his wife, Christine Lysinger and immediate family.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Alfred and Hazel Lysinger.

Gary C. Brode

Date of Death: 1/23/2019

Gary C. Brode

April 2, 1944 – January 23, 2019


Gary C. Brode, 74, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona.

Gary was born in Altoona, son of the late Harold E. and Geraldine (White) Brode.  On January 31, 1968 he married Cynthia Frye.

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