Altoona Obituaries

Altoona Obituaries

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  • Saturday Feb 6 | via Washington Times 

    Black Civil War soldiers honored only in Pennsylvania

    Strolling through a cemetery around a national holiday, when bright flags mark each veteran's grave, it's easy to overlook the four letters carved into some: "U.S.C.I." They stand for United States Colored Infantry, and they mark the resting place of one of dozens of local black men who took up arms during the Civil War. It's been 150 years since those units began returning home from their service in the South, where more than 175,000 members fought - and in some cases, died - to free their fellow African-Americans from slavery.

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  • Sunday Jan 31 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Black Civil War soldiers forgotten

    Strolling through a Blair County cemetery around a national holiday, when bright flags mark each veteran's grave, it's easy to overlook the four letters carved into some: "U.S.C.I." Graves of black soldiers who served in the Civil War, such as this one at Union Cemetery in Hollidaysburg, are sometimes marked "U.S.C.I" for United States Colored Infantry. They stand for United States Colored Infantry, and they mark the resting place of one of dozens of local black men who took up arms during the Civil War.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Jaylen Paul Lenning

    Surviving are his parents; his stepmother, Candice Lenning; four siblings: Aaliyah, Ashton, Kane and Rayne; his paternal grandparents, Paul and Mary Lenning of Altoona; his maternal grandfather, David McPherson of Bradenton, Fla.; his girlfriend, Shaylee Martz; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Jay was to complete his high school studies at Altoona Area High School District this spring and continue his education in the electrical field.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via GantDaily.com 

    Obituary Notice: Walter R. Kulp

    In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty L. Kulp, on July 7, 2006 and to whom he was wed in 1950 at the Philipsburg Baptist Church. He was also preceded in death by three sisters, Della Shimmel, Ruth Andrews and Edna Martin and five brothers, Daniel, George, Joe, John and Carl Kulp.

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  • Thursday Jan 28 | via GantDaily.com 

    Obituary Notice: Phyllis Ann 'Millie' Wright

    She is survived by three sons, Mark Caruso of Clearfield, Dean Caruso of Woodsfield, Ohio and Rick Caruso and his wife, Tonya of Treasure Lake and four grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Edwin J. Wright, on Nov. 2, 2012 and to whom she was wed July 8, 1978 in Clearfield; and five brothers, William, John Jr., Carmen, Angelo and Amerigo Guy.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via The Inter-Mountain 

    Timothy Michael Hicks

    Timothy Michael Hicks, 57, of Cherry Hill Lane, Buckhannon, passed away at 6:47 a.m. Monday, Jan. 25, 2016, in Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown following a long battle with COPD.

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  • Wednesday Jan 27 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Crago remembered as coach who made impact

    Tom Musselman vividly recalls how he and Bob Crago enjoyed a special connection when they were coaching the Altoona Area High School track and field team in the 1980s and 1990s. Musselman, then the head coach, and Crago, the throwing coach, didn't need to speak at times to know what the other was thinking.

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  • Monday Jan 25 | via Recordpub.com 

    Charles E. "Chuck" Snowberger

    Charles E. "Chuck" Snowberger, 87 of Ravenna, died Thursday, January 21, 2016. He was born November 7, 1928 in Altoona, PA to Charles and Helen Snowberger.

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  • Saturday Jan 23 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Doris E. Larrimore

    Doris E. Larrimore, 89, The Winds at Mattern Orchard, Duncansville, formerly of Altoona, passed away Friday at Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of V. Paul and Martha J. Reed.

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  • Thursday Jan 21 | via Patch.com 

    Robert Small, Grew up in Waltham, Dies at 74

    Robert E. "Bob" Small, 74, died peacefully surrounded by his family on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 following a courageous battle with kidney disease. He was born in Waltham on October 25, 1941 the son of the late Edgar Small and Katherine Small.

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  • Tuesday Jan 19 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Margaret Elizabeth Shuta

    Margaret Elizabeth Shuta, 88, formerly of Altoona, passed away Tuesday morning at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg, after a brief illness. She was born in Altoona, daughter of Frank and Edna Shaw.

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  • Monday Jan 18 | via Cape Gazette 

    Thomas J. O'Connor, retired mechanic

    Thomas "Tom" J. O'Connor, 64, of Greenwood, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, at his home. He was born in Altoona, Pa., Sept.

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  • Friday Jan 15 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Lena Mae Bair

    She was born in St. Clairsville, Bedford County, daughter of William Mearle and Daisy Dean Walters. She married Lester Donald "Big Bair" Bair on July 22, 1950, in Altoona, and after 64 years of marriage, he preceded her in death on Oct. 11, 2014.

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  • Jan 6, 2016 | via Fredericksburg.com 

    Francis 'Don' Bruce

    Don loved college football, especially Penn State University. He was also an avid hunter and fisherman.

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  • Jan 5, 2016 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Dolores J. - Dee' Burkett

    She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Winfield Scott and Elmira V. Eichelberger. She married Robert F. Burkett on Sept.

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  • Jan 4, 2016 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Alverna M. Decoskey

    She was born in Altoona, daughter of the late Pasquale "Patsy" and Theresa Lardieri. She married Bernard L. Decoskey, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 17, 2002.

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  • Jan 4, 2016 | via Republican Journal 

    Jane Ames

    Jane Marie Good Ames, 88, of Brandon, Fla., formerly of Northport, died at home with her family Monday, Dec. 28, 2015. She was born April 24, 1927, in Altoona, Pa., the daughter of Frederick Alvin Good and Madeline Clark Good.

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  • Jan 3, 2016 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Eileen M. Humphreys

    She is survived by two children: Gary P. Quirin and Krista L. Quirin, with whom she resided; a daughter-in-law, Brenda Quirin; a brother, Paul Mercer, all of Altoona; and four grandchildren: Heather Kinser, Bryelle Quirin, Myah Quirin and Kevyn Quirin. She was preceded in death by two sons: Kevin and Jeffrey Quirin; and five siblings: Florence Cooper, Thomas Mercer, Mike Mercer, Elizabeth Shannon and Joseph Mercer.

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  • Jan 2, 2016 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Michael Enrico - Muskie' Muscatelli

    He was born in Altoona, son of the late Armand "Herk" and Anna Jane Muscatelli. He was the longtime, special companion of Mary Grace Conklin.

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  • Jan 1, 2016 | via Altoona Mirror 

    Fred - Jug' Herron

    He was born in Roaring Spring, son of the late Charles and Edith Herron. He married Pauline L. Aungst on Jan. 18, 1954.

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