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Jacqueline Ross

May 14, 1930 - Nov 18, 2023

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Jacqueline J. "Jackie" (Lehman) Ross, 93 of Altoona died early Saturday morning November 18, 2023, at Garvey Manor Nursing Home, Hollidaysburg. She was born May 14, 1930, in Turtle Creek, a daughter of the late Merrill G. and Mildred E. (Blumenschein) Lehman. She married Gene G. Ross on May 22, 1951, in Altoona. He preceded her in death May 3, 2017. Surviving are four children, son, David Ross (Michelle) of Gibsonia, and son, Thomas Ross (Debra) of Pinecroft; and daughter, Sharon Loomis (Michael...Read More

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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. He loved his family, garage, antique vehicles, and all animals (especially his chickens). He enjoyed watching the Steelers, Penn State and Newsmax. He dedicated his time to helping others achieve their dreams. One of Dave’s many talents was the bodywork he could perform on automobiles. He was a true artist. Due to Dave’s wishes, there will be no public viewing. A celebration of life will be held February 17 from 1-3 at St. Catherine’s Church in Duncansville. Cremation service by Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to assist the family with funeral expenses. sorgefuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of David L. Maher, please

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Robert Stanley Reese Sr.

May 30, 1926 - Jan 17, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Robert Stanley Reese Sr. of Brush Mountain Road, Hollidaysburg died peacefully surrounded by family on January 17, 2024, after a brief illness. He was born on May 30th, 1926, to Stanley G. and Caroline Servis Reese. He was raised in Ebensburg, PA. He served in the United States Army Air Force as a tail-gunner in a B-29 bomber at the end of World War II. Upon returning home, he enrolled at The Pennsylvania State University and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. While at Penn State, he joined Delta Upsilon fraternity and took up golf, which remained one of the loves of his life. Upon graduation, he married JoAnn Vivian Kinzer of Hollidaysburg. He went on to become an Industrial Arts teacher at Roosevelt Junior High School in Altoona. He became Altoona’s first golf coach and was well respected as both a coach and teacher. While a full-time teacher, he attended night school to become a master-machinist and gunsmith. He built his own home, where he and JoAnn raised their four children, and he resided until his passing. After 37 years of teaching, he retired. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, skiing, golf and socializing with his many friends. He had a great sense of humor, laughed easily, worked hard to support his family, and enjoyed life to the fullest. Bob will be greatly missed by his children: Terri Reese Ulaner (Patrick Bacelli) of Easton, PA; Cara Lynn Reese Black of State College; Robert Jr. (Susan Baker) of Frankstown; and Shane (Kelly) of Hollidaysburg. Bob will also be greatly missed by his five grandchildren: Jennifer Sral; Adam Black; Max Ulaner; Lilly Neaffer; AJ Reese; and his seven great grandchildren: Chloe and Hiram Neaffer; Stone Sral; Haylee, Brie, and Dominic Reese, Solly Ulaner; and his beloved cat, Peggy Sue and therapy dog, Archie. Bob was preceded in death by his infant daughter Lee Ann, his brother Bill, and his sister Jean Bartoletti. Bob leaves behind a sister, Eleanor Benko of Ebensburg. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, or the Blair County Humane Society. Friends will be received from 11am to 1pm Tuesday January 23, 2024, at Sorge Funeral Home & Crematory Inc., Hollidaysburg, where a memorial service will immediately follow at 1pm. sorgefuneralhome.com To to the family or in memory of Robert S. Reese Sr., please

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Edwin Rollin Sidwell

Jul 06, 1935 - Jan 16, 2024

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Hollidaysburg, PA

Edwin Rollin Sidwell, 88, of Bellefonte, passed away on Tuesday, January 16, 2024, at the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home. Born on July 6, 1935, in Narberth, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Rollin Wilson and Edith (Stevens) Sidwell. Ed was a 1954 graduate of Lower Merion High School. He went on to earn his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Penn State in 1958, where he was a member of the 1958 NCAA Champion Gymnastics Team. After college, he proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a 2nd Lieutenant, in Iceland, from August 1958 until he was honorably discharged in February 1961. He spent 14 years working for Monroe, The Calculator Co., before starting his own business, Sidwell Business Machines, until his retirement. He is survived by his children, Todd Sidwell (Amy) of Pittsburgh, and Robin Sidwell of Granby, Connecticut, daughter-in-law, Darlene Sidwell of Bellefonte, and three granddaughters, Olivia and Elizabeth Sidwell, of Pittsburgh, and Serena Sidwell of Bellefonte. Also surviving is a sister, Deborah Bautch of Houston, Texas. In addition to his father, he was predeceased by a son, Gary E. Sidwell, on February 7, 2022. Ed was an active member of the alumni leadership for Sigma Nu Fraternity. He announced Penn State Gymnastics meets for 38 years and was President of the Men’s Gymnastics Booster Club. Additionally, he served on the HUB-Robeson Cultural Center Advisory Board and ran the Centre County’s Junior Miss Program for 38 years. Ed served on the Board of Directors for more than 25 years for Nittany Cooperative, Inc. and as the secretary for the Lion Fraternity Alumni Association. He also volunteered for the annual Centre PA 4th Fest fireworks show for several years. Ed loved and enjoyed his family and pets, Shasta, Haley, Reebok, Scootie, and Midnight. He enjoyed photography, playing his guitar, listening to country western music, tinkering with his car and collecting “bears.” He was an avid Penn State fan and loved the Buffalo Run Valley and lived there following his discharge from the Air Force until he had recently moved to the Hollidaysburg Veterans’ Home. Family and friends will be received on Monday, January 22, 2023, from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, at Wetzler Funeral Service, Inc., 206 N. Spring Street, Bellefonte. Funeral services will begin at 12:00 PM, at the funeral home, with Pastor Doug Conway officiating. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ed’s memory to the Penn State Men’s Gymnastics Booster club at www.psumensgymboosterclub.com/get-involved

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