Obituaries

May Levina Anderson

May Levina Anderson, Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Kent, Ohio, went home on Sept. 17, 2017, after a brief illness. Surviving are many beloved nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald; her parents: Dana Jr. and Grace (Peoples) Bailey; a brother, Bud; and a sister, ...

Primo Vivio Lusardi

Primo Vivio Lusardi, 97, Tyrone, died Monday. He was born in Hollidaysburg, son of James L. Sr. and Louisa (Zazzali) Lusardi. On Oct. 10, 1953, he married Mary Philipena “Phil” Hagg at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Tyrone, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1996. Surviving are ...

Melissa Ann Mauro

Melissa Ann Mauro, 53, East Freedom, died Tuesday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of D. Jane Eicher. On Nov. 16, 1985, she married David C. Mauro in Roaring Spring. Surviving are her husband; two sons: Zachary D. and Nicholas A. Mauro; and her mother. A private service ...

The Rev. Lon Hugh Gowan

The Rev. Lon Hugh Gowan, 82, a resident of the Allegheny Lutheran Home, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at the home. At the request of the deceased, there will be no viewing. A memorial service will be held at 2:45 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, at the Allegheny Lutheran Home, the ...

Lori Hewitt

Lori Hewitt, 49, Brisbin, died Monday at Penn Highlands, Clearfield. She was born in Philipsburg, daughter of David and Kay (Lobb) Churner, Brisbin. Surviving are her husband, John Patterson; two daughters: Nichole Coccia and Samantha Hewitt; and two sisters: Tonia Saupp-Burley and Heather ...

John L. Lloyd

John L. Lloyd, 78, Altoona, passed away Monday after a brief illness. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Anna Marie (Koehle) Lloyd. On June 15, 1963, he married Elizabeth L. Leonard. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Laura E. (Todd) Lloyd-Henry of Baltimore, Md., and Elaine M. ...

Primo Lusardi

Primo Lusardi, 97, Tyrone, passed away Monday. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, at Richard H. Searer Funeral Home Inc., Tyrone. A funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at St. Matthews Catholic Church, Tyrone. A complete obituary ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Miller

Elizabeth “Betty” Miller, 84, Ebensburg RD, died Sunday. She was born in Dysart, daughter of the late Veto and Josephine (Pandolpho) Balzano. Surviving are a daughter, Michelle Miller of Ebensburg; and her special friend, Jim Hoenshall. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred; and ...

Elizabeth A. ‘Liz’ Miller Burket

Elizabeth A. Miller “Liz” Burket, 88, Ohio, reached the end of her journey of life and passed through the wonderful door that leads into God’s presence on Monday after a period of declining health. She was born in Roaring Spring, daughter of Clarence S. and Margaret Ruth Albright. On ...

James Walter Paul

James Walter Paul, 74, Queen, passed away Monday at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. He was born in La Follette, Tenn., son of the late George Emory and Myrtle Marie (Marcum) Paul. On Jan. 5, 1969, he married Dianne Lynn Schwartzback in Howard County, Md. Surviving are his wife ...

Robert Hunter ‘Rob’ Sieg

Robert Hunter “Rob” Sieg, 22, Gallitzin, died Monday at his residence. He was born in Johnstown, son of Michael and Kim (Myers) Sieg. Surviving are his fiancee, Alexis Weber of Boswell; his parents of Gallitzin; two brothers: Richard Sieg of Lilly, and Ruben (Joyce) Ray in Illinois; a ...

William Jeffrey Stiffler

William Jefferey Stiffler, 49, Roaring Spring, died Sunday afternoon at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System. He was born in Altoona, son of Diane (Stiffler) Lambie and the late Sam Stiffler. Surviving are five children: Brittany, Andrew, Amanda, Megan and Timothy; six grandchildren: Lilliana, ...

Eleanor M. ‘Nelnie’ Watters

Elanor M. “Nelnie” Watters, 77, a resident of Altoona Center for Nursing Care, formerly of Tunnelhill, died Monday at UPMC Altoona. She was born in Tunnelhill, daughter of the late John and Caroline (Pierzchala) Watters. Surviving are a sister, Geraldine Racz of Upland; two brothers: ...

Mark Thompson Botteicher

Mark Thompson Botteicher, 64, Minot, N.D., died Friday. He was born in Altoona, son of Sherald and Elizabeth (Salyards) Botteicher. On Sept. 7, 2009, he married Katherine Ann Milbrath. Surviving are his wife; four children: Josh, Kayla, Kelly Botteicher Millham and Alex; Kathy’s children: ...

Michael M. McMahon

Michael M. McMahon, 72, Altoona, passed away Monday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Montrose and Zora F. (Miller) McMahon. On June 24, 1972, he married Deborah (Faretta) McMahon. Surviving are his wife; two daughters: Dawn M. (Scott) Igoe and Carole Ann McMahon ...

Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Miller

Elizabeth “Betty” Miller, 84, Ebensburg RD, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017. Friends will be received from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017, at Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

James Walter Paul

James Walter Paul, 74, Queen, passed away Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. Arrangements are by Leslie-Miller Funeral Home, Claysburg. A complete obituary will appear in Wednesday’s Mirror.

Daniel F. ‘Fisher’ Smith

Daniel F. “Fisher” Smith, 75, Tyrone, died Saturday at Van Zandt VA Medical Center, after a lengthy illness. He was born in North­wood, Tyrone, son of Joseph M. and Jessie Anna (Estright) Smith. Surviving are his companion of 32 years, Donna M. Fink; her son, Chad D. Fink; an extended ...

Eugene Yazwinski

Eugene Yazwinski, 74, Houtzdale, died Saturday at UPMC Altoona. He was born in Houtzdale, son of the late Michael and Katherine (Bizak) Yazwinski. On Nov. 14, 1998, he married Ellen S. Conley. Surviving is his wife. He was preceded in death by two brothers: William and Andrew Yazwinski. At the ...

Jeffrey A. Eggerstorfer

Jeffrey A. Eggerstorfer, 60, Altoona, died Saturday in Altoona. He was born in Altoona, son of Gilda Crocetti and Frank X. Eggerstorfer Jr. He married Donna E. Beigle on July 9, 1983. Surviving are his mother; his wife; a daughter, Valerie; a son, Frank; a sister, Carol Davis and husband, ...