Stevens Mortuary

William D. Frank

Date of Death: 1/26/2018

William D. Frank

March 26, 1933 – January 26, 2018

William D. Frank, 84, Altoona, formerly of Pittsburgh, passed away Friday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Robert A. and Anna (Ferko) Frank.  He married Leanore M. “Lee” Maratto on October 22, 1958.

Darlene Louise Fetter

Date of Death: 1/25/2018

Darlene Louise Fetter

June 22, 1942 – January 25, 2018

Darlene Louise Fetter, 75, Altoona, passed away on Thursday at UPMC Altoona.  She was born in Williamsburg, daughter of the late Fred and Mary (Estep) Hughes.

Surviving are four sons:  Richard, Robert, Kenneth and Frank Fetter, all of Altoona; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brothers:  Ronald and Gerald Hughes of Altoona; and two sisters:  Susan Knotts and Linda Hughes of Altoona.

Margaret Louise Talko

Date of Death: 1/24/2018

Margaret Louise Talko

November 23, 1940 – January 24, 2018

Margaret Louise Talko, 77, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at her residence.  She was born in Lilly, daughter of the late Charles and Margaret (Shandor) Novotny.  She married James M. Talko on October 6, 1962.

Surviving are her husband; a son, Christopher J. (Laura)Talko of Elmhurst, IL; a granddaughter, Emelia; a sister, Mary Ann Zakrzwski of Cresson; and numerous nieces and nephews.

John L. Casner

Date of Death: 1/24/2018

John L. Casner

Aug. 6, 1935 – Jan. 24, 2018

John L. Casner, 82, Altoona, died at UPMC Altoona, after a long fight with cancer and other diseases.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late John C. and Renna R. (Evans) Casner.  He married Helen C. Sweitzer, August 20, 1960, in Altoona, with whom he enjoyed 57 years of happy marriage. 

George K. Sheedy

Date of Death: 1/23/2018

George K. Sheedy

June 6, 1925 - Jan. 23, 2018

George K. Sheedy, 92, Altoona, passed away Tuesday at UPMC Altoona.

He was born in Altoona, son of the late Raymond and Agnes (Klesius) Sheedy.  He married Margaret J. “Peggy” O’Connor on Jan. 31, 1948 at St. Leo Catholic Church, Altoona.  She preceded him in death Nov. 17, 2004.

Donna L. Dionis

Date of Death: 1/22/2018

Donna L. Dionis

July 29, 1929 – January 22, 2018

Donna L. Dionis, 88, passed away Monday at Maybrook Hills Rehab & Health Care Center.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late George V. and Susan J (Kissel) Detterbeck, Sr.  On June 25, 1949, she married Paul P. Dionis.  He preceded her in death on June 15, 1995.

Helen Regina Gray

Date of Death: 1/22/2018

Helen Regina Gray

March 3, 1920 – January 22, 2018

Helen Regina Gray, 97, Hollidaysburg, passed away Monday at Garvey Manor.  She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Martin and Mary Catherine “Katie” (Baughman) Gray. 

She was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

She was a 1938 graduate of Altoona Catholic High School.   She retired from the local Social Security as a Claims Representative with 27 years of service.

Elden D. Baker

Date of Death: 1/18/2018

Elden D. Baker

December 2, 1926 – January 18, 2018

Elden D. Baker, 91, Duncansville, formerly of Philipsburg, passed away Thursday at the Lutheran Home at Hollidaysburg.  He was born in Bellwood, son of the late Glenn Leroy and Catherine (Harmon) Baker.  He was married twice, first to Marian T. Johnson who preceded him in death, and then to Jean Vogle, who also preceded him in death.

Thomas R Williams

Date of Death: 1/22/2018

Thomas R. Williams

April 29, 1957 – January 22, 2018

Thomas R. Williams, 60, Altoona, died peacefully Monday morning at home surrounded by family, after a courageous battle with cancer.  He was born in Altoona, son of the late Robert D. and Mary Pat (Runk) Williams.  He married Robin Lonsinger on February 14, 1976. 

Thomas A. "The Tool Man" Robertson

Date of Death: 1/17/2018

Thomas A. “The Tool Man” Robertson

   May 3, 1964 - January 17, 2018

Thomas A. Robertson, 53, Altoona, passed away Wednesday at UPMC Altoona unexpectedly.  He was born in Altoona, a son of Clarence and Carrie (Franco) Robertson.   

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