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Donna Baker

May 11, 1934 - Nov 23, 2023

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Hollidaysburg, PA

May 11, 1934 - Nov 23, 2023 Donna L. (Newman) Baker, 89, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Thursday at her residence. She was born in Hollidaysburg, daughter of the late Walter and Florence (Kautz) Newman. She married Galen L. Baker, who preceded her in death in 1992. Surviving are a daughter, Judy A. Stitt of Hollidaysburg; a grandson, R. G. Stitt in FL; a sister, Kay Chamberlain; and a step-daughter, Joyce McCorkle. She was preceded in death by siblings: Dean and Paul Newman, and Marguerite Kachel...Read More

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Florence Marie Hammel

Feb 20, 1954 - Feb 28, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Florence Marie Hammel, 70, Altoona, passed away Wednesday evening at the Presbyterian Village at Hollidaysburg.She was born in Johnstown, daughter of the late Wilbert and Bessie (Shaw) Davinson. She is survived by a daughter, Sandra M. Burd and husband Michael of Altoona; grandchildren: Brittany Rogers, Michael Clinger (Daly), Brett Clinger (Amber Smith) and Harley Garman (Angelo); great grandchildren: Cameron Anderson, Drayden and Malakai Clinger, Victoria Clinger, and Brantley, Savannah and Tyler Garman; a great-great granddaughter: Anngelyca Anderson; and two brothers: Robert Davinson and Wilbert Davinson, Sr. and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilbur Hammel in 2014, a daughter Donna Marie Tucker and a sister, Diana George.Florence retired as an assistant manager from Steel City Construction. She was a member of Providence Presbyterian Church where she was an active member in the church. She served as an usher, deacon, Sunday school teacher and sang in the choir. She enjoyed painting and crochet. Friends will be received from 11am until 1pm Monday, March 4, 2024, at Mauk & Yates Funeral Home, Inc., 719 N 4th Avenue, Altoona, 16601, where a funeral service will be held at 1pm. Interment will take place at Alto Reste Park.

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John R. Corle

Apr 30, 1950 - Feb 25, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

John R. "Jack" Corle 73, of Altoona, peacefully passed away Sunday morning atGarvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. He was born in Altoona, son of the late Dirvin and Grace (Wertz) Corle.He married Carol Ann Mosney on July 3, 1971, at Saints Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church.Jack was a 1969 graduate of Altoona Area High School and a member of St. Mark's Catholic Church.He worked as an electrician for 40 years at both Blair Electric and Lincoln Contracting in Boswell.Jack was a member of the Mine Workers of America Union.He enjoyed cars, hunting, and watching television.Surviving are his wife, Carol; and a sister, Nancy Hopkins.Friends will be received from 10 until the funeral service outside of Mass at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024, at Stanley J. Krish Funeral Home Inc., 1204 17th St., Altoona, with Father Nelson Javier TOR.Committal at Alto-Reste Park.In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to Garvey Manor Actives Fund, 1037 S. Logan Blvd., Hollidaysburg, PA 16648.

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Frederick J. Colabrese

Apr 09, 1931 - Feb 25, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

April 9, 1931 – Feb 25, 2024 Frederick J. Colabrese, 92, of Hollidaysburg, passed away Sunday surrounded by his family. He was born in Pittsburgh, son of the late Pasquale and Rose (Sciullo) Colabrese. He married Diana M. Johnston, who preceded him in death in 2019 after sharing 58 years of marriage. Surviving are two daughters: Donna M. Gagnon and husband Rick in VA, and Jill Hileman and husband Dan of Hollidaysburg; two sons: Ron and wife Lisa of Pittsburgh, and Dan and wife Michele in AL; 11 grandchildren: Megan, Ben, Katelyn, RJ, Lauren, Hope, Audrey, Taylor, Allison, Meredith, and Jacob; five great-grandchildren: Grace, Levi, Ben, Jase, and Grey; and a sister, Ann Laman. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Carole, in 2017 and a brother, Theodore. Fred earned a BS in Pharmacy from Duquesne University and retired from the VA Hospital. He served in the US Army during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, where he sang in the choir for over 50 years. Fred especially loved his family. He enjoyed gardening and entertaining family and friends with songs and his accordion. Friends will be received from 10am to 12pm Friday, March 1, 2024, at St. Mary Roman Catholic Church, Hollidaysburg, where a funeral Mass will immediately follow at 12pm, with Fr. Alan E. Thomas, Celebrant. Private Committal at New St. Mary Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Mending Hearts Animal Rescue: 4771 E Loop Rd, Hollidaysburg, PA 16648. sorgefuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Frederick J. Colabrese, please

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Margaret Frances Giarth

Jan 03, 1935 - Feb 08, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Jan 3, 1935 – Feb 8, 2024 Margaret Frances (Black) Giarth passed away on Thursday. She was born in Altoona, PA to Earnest and Pauline (Baith) Black. She is preceded in death by her brother, Sam; her husband, Joseph Raymond Giarth Jr; and their nephew, Daniel Giarth Jr “Butch”. She leaves behind her loving sons, Dwayne Giarth Sr and wife Brandy and their two children, Jocelyn and Dwayne Giarth Jr and David Giarth, with his three children, Jessica, Rachel and Sarah and several great grandchildren. Also remaining are her six nieces and nephews: Jodi, Nancy, Pam, Richard, Michael and Susan and their families. She was a 1954 graduate of Altoona High and a 1959 Graduate of the Altoona Hospital School of Nursing. She was an ER nurse at the Altoona Hospital post-graduation and then later at the Hollidaysburg Lutheran Home until finally retiring. She enjoyed knitting, crafts and just being a grandmother. She had a deep faith in God and loved all animals, but especially dogs. She will be deeply missed by all. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Humane Society. All services are private at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg. To to the family or in memory of Margaret F. (Black) Giarth, please

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Harry O. Charlesworth

Sep 15, 1922 - Feb 06, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Harry O. Charlesworth, age 101, of Duncansville, passed peacefully Tuesday evening, February 6, 2024, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans Home. He was born September 15, 1922 in Altoona, a son of the late Albert and Nettie G. (Moore) Charlesworth. He married Margaret M. Yingling on May 14, 1948 at Hick's Memorial United Methodist Church in Duncansville. She preceded him in death on October 25, 2019. Surviving is a son, David Charlesworth (Fayleen) of Duncansville; a daughter, Jan Grinder (John) of Duncansville; 6 grandchildren: Rachel Wisniewski, Gregory Muri, Aaron Charlesworth, Erica Ohara, Sean Charlesworth, and Alaina Gelineau; 10 great-grandchildren: Savannah and Morgan Wisniewski, Maddie and Joshua Charlesworth, Jack and Bodhi Gelineau, and Tristan, Rory, Devin, and Lyla Ohara; and a sister, Ethel Landis of Duncansville. He was preceded in death by 9 siblings: Mary Woodhead, David W. Charlesworth, Ruth Wolf, Margaret McMullen, A. Alan Charlesworth, Alpharetta Ellenberger, Robert Charlesworth, Donald Charlesworth, and an infant brother. Harry was a 1941 graduate of Altoona High School. He was a US Navy veteran, serving during WWII on the USS Bonhomme Richard. He retired from A&P Bakery in 1978, and then worked with Bill Leighty for many years on the farm. He was a member of Hick’s Methodist Church, where he was in the Gene Lindsey Sunday school class and sang in the choir. He was also a past member of the Hollidaysburg Alumni Choir. Harry enjoyed walking in the woods, gardening and flowers, and building G-Scale miniature houses. Friends will be received from 1 until the 3pm funeral service on Monday, February 12, 2024 at Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Duncansville. Pastor Timothy Guyer will officiate. Interment will take place at Alto-Reste Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to: Hollidaysburg Veterans Home – Recreation Fund (PO Box 319, Hollidaysburg, PA 16635) or you may plant a tree in his memory via the funeral home website.

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Sue A. (Miller) Snyder

Feb 29, 1952 - Feb 01, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Feb 29, 1952 - Feb 1, 2024 Sue A. (Miller) Snyder, 71, of Hollidaysburg, went home to be with the Lord after an extended illness on Thursday. She was born in Altoona, and raised by her adoptive mother, Helen Johnson. She married Stan Snyder on March 7, 2003. Surviving are her husband, Stan; a niece, Bobbi Shultz, whom she raised; Bobbi’s children: Nate Black (Alexis) and Brianna Black; two stepchildren: Christy Shingleton (Steve) and Joe (Sabrina); six grandchildren; three great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sue Johnson; a brother-in-law, Ron Salsgiver; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her mother; a brother, Charlie Johnson; and a sister, Karen Salsgiver. Sue graduated from Bellwood-Antis High School in 1970. Although she suffered most of her life with R.A. she was always positive and upbeat. Sue enjoyed her work as a Lifetouch church consultant for many years. Her greatest joy in life was her family, especially her grandchildren. Special thank you to the excellent staff at UPMC Family Hospice. Friends will be received from 4 to 6pm Tuesday February 13, 2024, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Central PA Humane Society: centralpahumane.org sorgefuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Sue A. (Miller) Snyder, please

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Regina R. Price

Apr 04, 1937 - Jan 31, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Regina R. (Riley) Price, 86 of Hollidaysburg, PA; passed away Wednesday, January 31, 2024 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born on April 4, 1937 in Pisgah, West Virginia; a daughter of the late Kenneth W. and Edna (Stayer) Riley. On December 15, 1957, at The Congregational Church in Everett, PA; she was united in marriage to Harold Price; he preceded her in death on November 4, 2017. She is survived by children, Ronna Lee Stover married to Les, Carlisle, PA, Michael Price married to Amy, Hollidaysburg, PA and April Jo Sell married to Tom, Hollidaysburg, PA; grandchildren, Seth A. Stover married to Rosemary, Austin M. Stover married to Hannah, Emily M. Price-Lee married to Tim Lee, Natalie M. Kaminski married to Andrew, Tyler J. Sell married to Kaitlyn, Corey M. Sell married to Jessica and Nathan R. Sell; great-grandchildren, Greer K. Stover, Reed A. Kaminski, Gwen A. Kaminski, Nolan I. Sell and Rowan A. Sell; siblings, Juanita Foor and Kenneth Paul Riley. Regina was a graduate of Everett Southern High School class of 1954. She then went on to attend and graduate from Lock Haven State Teachers College in 1958. After graduation from college she went on to teach physical education and health at Hollidaysburg Jr. High School, West Perry High School, where she coached basketball, Logan Jr. High, where she coached track and field and was cheerleading advisor, Keith Jr. High, where she also coached track and field, and finally Altoona High School before her retirement in 1996. She was a member of The First Presbyterian Church in Hollidaysburg. She was also a member of the ChimRock Square and Round Dancing Club; served as Brownie Leader and Girl Scout Leader. She was a member of the Women’s Athletic Association at Lock Haven. She and her husband, Harold mentored many young adults while coaching. She was the image of an ideal coach’s wife, supportive in so many ways. She not only traveled to all the games her husband coached, she served late dinners, and fed whoever was at the house at dinner time. Above all, she was a mother to all who knew her. Her life passion was taking care of others, even if it was at her own expense. She was the caregiver for her husband for his last seven years of his life. She enjoyed camping, cross-stitch, sewing, reading and had a love for traveling. At Regina’s request, all services will be held privately at the convenience of the family. If friends so desire, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Regina to the UPMC Family Hospice, 20 Sheraton Drive, Altoona, PA 16601.

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Joan A. Rossman

Jun 15, 1945 - Jan 30, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Joan A. Rossman 78, of Hollidaysburg, died January 30, 2024, at UPMC Altoona. Born June 15, 1945, in Spangler, daughter of the late Ray and Idamae (Hollen) Krise. Preceded in death by husband, Jack on October 6, 2013, brothers: Don, Robert, Lewis, George and James, and sisters: Sister Colman RSM and Verda Britton. Survived by sons: Richard C. Stoy (Sherri McCoy) of Altoona and George R. (Robin Daughton) Stoy of Hollidaysburg, 3 grandchildren: Ashley, Sydney, and Hunter, 2 great grandchildren: Promise and Robbie, brothers and sisters: Leonard (Shirley) Krise of St. Augustine, Mary Jane Adams of St. Augustine, Jerry Krise (Nancy) of Carrolltown, twin Jean Wirfel of St. Augustine, Pat (Jean) Krise of Greensburg, and Tom (Grace) Krise of St. Augustine , sister-in-law Bertha Krise of Orange, VA. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joan enjoyed snow, baking, drawing pictures and embroidering them. She also enjoyed going to Greenwood Steak House with the ladies. She had worked as a beautician for over 51 years and owned and operated the Rossman Beauty Shop. Joan was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Newry, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Friday, Rev. Allen Zeth, Celebrant. Committal, St. Augustine Cemetery, Dysart. Friends will be received from 3 until 7 PM Thursday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com To to the family or in memory of Joan A. (Krise) Rossman, please

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Joan A. Rossman

Jun 15, 1945 - Jan 30, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Joan A. Rossman 78, of Hollidaysburg, died January 30, 2024, at UPMC Altoona. Born June 15, 1945, in Spangler, daughter of the late Ray and Idamae (Hollen) Krise. Preceded in death by husband, Jack on October 6, 2013, brothers: Don, Robert, Lewis, George and James, and sisters: Sister Colman RSM and Verda Britton. Survived by sons: Richard C. Stoy (Sherri McCoy) of Altoona and George R. (Robin Daughton) Stoy of Hollidaysburg, 3 grandchildren: Ashley, Sydney, and Hunter, 2 great grandchildren: Promise and Robbie, brothers and sisters: Leonard (Shirley) Krise of St. Augustine, Mary Jane Adams of St. Augustine, Jerry Krise (Nancy) of Carrolltown, twin Jean Wirfel of St. Augustine, Pat (Jean) Krise of Greensburg, and Tom (Grace) Krise of St. Augustine , sister-in-law Bertha Krise of Orange, VA. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joan enjoyed snow, baking, drawing pictures and embroidering them. She also enjoyed going to Greenwood Steak House with the ladies. She had worked as a beautician for over 51 years and owned and operated the Rossman Beauty Shop. Joan was an active member of St. Patrick Catholic Church, Newry, where a funeral Mass will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Friday, Rev. Allen Zeth, Celebrant. Committal, St. Augustine Cemetery, Dysart. Friends will be received from 3 until 7 PM Thursday at the Gibbons Funeral Home, 1688 Liberty St., Ashville, PA 16613. www.gibbonsfhashvillecoalport.com To to the family or in memory of Joan A. (Krise) Rossman, please

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David L. Maher

Aug 24, 1957 - Jan 27, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Aug 24, 1957 - Jan 27, 2024 David “Dave” L. Maher, loving father, chicken pap and husband, born in August 24 1957, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on January 27,2024, in his favorite spot, his garage. He was born the eighth of fifteen children to Emma (Clapper) and Charles Francis Maher. Dave is survived by his wife, Cindy (Esh) of 37 years; daughter, Sarah and husband, Keith Kantoski, of Duncansville; his son and best friend, Mathew Maher; three grandchildren: Kendall, Logan and Mia Kantoski; and many siblings, nieces, nephews and cousins. He attended Hollidaysburg high school and was a self-taught mechanic and body man for almost 50 years. He opened his own business, Maher’s Garage, in 2005