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  • Kevin Barnett Mayhew

    Jun 13, 2024

    Kevin Barnett Mayhew, 68, of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, June 9, 2024, at UPMC Altoona, following a brief illness. He was born Dec. 29, 1955, in Clearfield, son of the late Jack and Tessa J. (Barnett) Mayhew. On July 21, 1979, he married Carol Sue Ake at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Carol, of 44 years; a daughter, Britt D. Mayhew (Brett Anders) of Alexandria; a son, Brandon T. Mayhew, of Williamsburg; two sisters: Penny Longo of Duncansville and Holly Eger of Johnstown; two...

  • William F. Davis

    Jun 6, 2024

    William F. “Fip” Davis, 97, of Martinsburg, passed away late Sunday, May 26, 2024, at The Village at Morrisons Cove. He was born June 23, 1926, in Everett, son of the late J. Grant and Margaret “Peggy” (Miller) Davis. He was the widower of Marjorie H. Davis who passed away in March of 2023. He and Marjorie were married for sixty-nine years. In addition to his parents and Marjorie, he was preceded in death by a sister, Pauline McDonald and two nephews, John McDonald and Mark Bryant. Fip is surv...

  • William C. "Bill" "Lumpy" Yoder

    Jun 6, 2024

    William C. “Bill” “Lumpy” Yoder, 72, of Claysburg, formerly of Hollsopple (Blough), passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center. He was born Dec. 28, 1951, in Johnstown, son of the late William E. and Viola M. (Gindlesperger) Yoder. He is survived by two sons: Joshua A. Yoder and wife Brianna of Ebensburg and Jacob N. Yoder and wife Penny of Claysburg, six grandchildren: Landon, Blake, Mason, Kyler, Heaven and Haley, and siblings Linda, Randy, and Jeff Yoder married to t...

  • Barry Wayne Hawlk

    Jun 6, 2024

    Barry Wayne Hawlk, 77, of Woodbury, passed away May 25, 2024, in Middleburg, Florida. He was born Nov. 30, 1946, in Sea Isle City, New Jersey; son of the late Rev. Harold and Dorothy (Wrigley) Hawlk. On Feb. 18, 1967, in Paulsboro, New Jersey, he was united in marriage to Linda (Stock) Hawlk, who survives. He is survived by his wife, Linda Hawlk; son, Adam Hawlk (Dawn) of Dover, Del.; daughter, Erin Lyons (John) of Glen Mills; daughter, Cara Morris (Joshua) of Evans, Ga.; and grandchildren,...

  • Nancy (Lockhart) Chonko

    Jun 6, 2024

    Nancy (Lockhart) Chonko, 76, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday, June 1, 2024, at home. She was born Jan. 8, 1948, in Palmyra, N.J., daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Rublesky) Lockhart. She married Robert James Chonko June 28, 1969. She is survived by her husband; three daughters: Charlotte Chonko of Livingston, Mont., Anni O’Hara of Manhattan, Mont. and Virginia Chonko of Philadelphia; four grandchildren: Simeon O’Hara, Samuel O’Hara, Solomon O’Hara and Naomi O’Hara; and three siblings: William Lockhart of Dummer, N.H., James Loc...

  • Richard L. Metzler

    May 30, 2024

    Richard L. Metzler, 93, of Chambersburg, and formerly of Martinsburg, was welcomed to his eternal home in Heaven with Jesus on Monday, May 20, 2024. Born Feb. 8, 1931, in Roaring Spring, he was a son of the late D. Elmer and Sarah Lena Stoltzfus Metzler. His beloved wife of 66 years, Ingrid Metzler, whom he married on April 2, 1955, preceded him in death Feb. 2, 2022. He is survived by three sons: Steven L. Metzler (Donna) of Fredericksburg, Va., Stuart C. Metzler of McDonald, and F. Peter...

  • William J. "Whistling Jake" Yingling

    May 30, 2024

    William J. “Whistling Jake” Yingling, age 57 of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday afternoon May 13, 2024, at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center, Johnstown after a brief illness. He was born Nov. 16, 1966, in Roaring Spring the son of the late Donald R. “Tiny” Yingling and Nancy Ann (Harold) Yingling. He is survived by a niece, DorieSue Walker and her children, Alexander Raymes Walker, Nora Eloise Walker, and Finnick Desmond Walker, all of Roaring Spring and a sister, Rebecca Penny Walker...

  • James W. Karcz, Sr.

    May 30, 2024

    James W. Karcz, Sr., 77, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2024, in Altoona. He was born July 16, 1946 in Gallitzin the son of the late John W. and Cecilia P. (DeCoskey) Karcz. He married Sally L. Weitzel on June 21, 1969, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gallitzin. She passed away Feb. 13, 2014. He is survived by two children: James W. Karcz, Jr. and wife Lori in Minnesota and Denise L. Karcz in Oregon; four grandchildren: Alec Karcz, Mariah White, Addison Karcz, Lily White, and Lucian White; and four sisters:...

  • James W. Karcz, Sr.

    May 30, 2024

    James W. Karcz, Sr., 77, of Martinsburg, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, May 16, 2024, in Altoona. He was born July 16, 1946 in Gallitzin the son of the late John W. and Cecilia P. (DeCoskey) Karcz. He married Sally L. Weitzel on June 21, 1969, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Gallitzin. She passed away Feb. 13, 2014. He is survived by two children: James W. Karcz, Jr. and wife Lori in Minnesota and Denise L. Karcz in Oregon; four grandchildren: Alec Karcz, Mariah White, Addison Karcz, Lily White and Lucian White; and four s...

  • Shirley M. Smith

    May 30, 2024

    Shirley M. Smith, 84, of Roaring Spring, went home to be with the Lord Friday afternoon, May 17, 2024, at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 13, 1939, in Hopewell, the daughter of the late Joseph F. and Desiree (Ott) Cornelius. She married Charles A. “Charlie” Smith June 4, 1955, in Martinsburg. She is survived by her husband; six children: Kathy Jo Creps and husband Roy of Murrysville, Lane A. Smith of Roaring Spring, Kelly P. Smith of Roaring Spring, Kevin L. Smith and wi...

  • Nellie M. Furry

    May 30, 2024

    Nellie M. Furry, 81, of New Enterprise, passed away May 26, 2024, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born Aug. 21, 1942, in Woodbury. On July 10, 1958, in Cumberland, Maryland, she was united in marriage to Gary Furry. She is survived by her husband, Gary Furry; daughter, Mindy Feathers (Jack) of East Freedom; son, Gary Furry, Jr. of New Enterprise; grandchildren, Jonathan, Amanda, Aaron, Stephen, Emily, Doug, and Dustin; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother, Wayne Wright. She was preceded in death by siblings Jake and...

  • Ethel M. Dick

    May 30, 2024

    Ethel M. Dick, 98, of Ore Hill, passed away Sunday afternoon May 19, 2024, at home. She was born May 12, 1926, in Roaring Spring the daughter of the late George and Mary (Shoenfelt) Burk. She married Ford C. Dick April 18, 1947 in Juniata. He passed away Aug. 13, 2013. She is survived by a daughter, Cheryl A. Seiler and husband Bruce of Duncansville; two granddaughters, Brandy Seiler of Ephrata and Michelle Seiler of Duncansville; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters. Ethel attended Ore Hill...

  • J. Steven Fisher

    May 23, 2024

    J. Steven Fisher, 70, of rural Martinsburg, passed away Saturday morning, May 18, 2024, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Jan. 11, 1954, in Roaring Spring, son of Betty J. (Keith) Fisher and the late John Calvin Fisher. On Jan. 27, 1979, he married LuAnn Taylor in Hollidaysburg. He is survived by his beloved wife, LuAnn of 45 years; three children: Derek S. Fisher (Elisia) of rural Martinsburg, Kelsey L. Fisher (Misti) of rural Martinsburg and Lani A. Black (Robbie) of Claysburg; eight grandchildren: McKaela G. Fisher (Kamden Rhodes), Cohen J....

  • Ralph A. Pearson

    May 23, 2024

    Ralph A. Pearson, 81, of rural Williamsburg, passed away, Saturday morning, May 18, 2024 at his home. He was born April 4, 1943, in rural Williamsburg, son of the late Mary V. (Moyer) Pearson. On June 7, 1964, he married Dorie A. Miller at the Huntingdon Calvary Independent Baptist Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Dorie of almost 60 years; a son, Lyle W. Pearson (Trisha) of Williamsburg; a daughter, Laurie L. Pearson at home; two grandchildren: Wade A. Pearson and Paige E. Forke...

  • Kenneth W. Bowers

    May 23, 2024

    Kenneth W. “Ken” Bowers, 73, of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday evening, April 11, 2024, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born May 12, 1950, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Jack W. and Anna Mae (Keith) Bowers. On Nov. 23, 1974, he married Kathy S. Huntsman at the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy of 49 years; a son, Aaron J. Bowers (Tanna) of Roaring Spring; a daughter, Angela K. Wright (Greg) of Casa Grande, Az.; three grandchildren: Annabel G. Shippey, Alice J. Bowers, and Jacqueline M....

  • Robert Wayne "Bobby" Ayers

    May 23, 2024

    Robert Wayne “Bobby” Ayers, 71, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday evening, May 18, 2024, at UPMC Altoona. He was born Feb. 17, 1953, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Robert E. and Gail G. (Grimes) Ayers. He is survived by two brothers: Toonay Ayers of Pittsburgh and Joe Ayers of Martinsburg; a niece, Jennifer A. (Ayers) Heath, her husband, David of Pittsburgh; a great-nephew, Jonathan Heath; and a great-niece, Hannah Heath. He was a 1971 graduate of Central High School. For many years, Bobby worked as a programmer analyst and systems pro...

  • Helen St. Clair

    May 16, 2024

    Helen St. Clair, 97, a long-time resident of Loysburg, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Homewood Retirement Center in Martinsburg. She came to Homewood in 2019 after living independently for 13 years following her husband’s passing in 2006. Helen and husband Robert came to Loysburg in 1959 when he was named principal of Northern Bedford High School. Helen was the daughter of Torrence (Tony) and Grace Shaffer, apple growers and nursery owners in Penn Run, Indiana County. She is s...

  • John Alvin Manges

    May 16, 2024

    John Alvin Manges of Oxford, passed away May 7, 2024, after an extended illness. John was the son of James W. Jr. and Donna J. (Melius) Manges of New Enterprise. John married Mary A. Clouse in 1977 and together they shared 46 years of marriage. John is survived by his wife Mary, daughter Rebecca Botha (John) of Oxford; daughter Megan Briggeman (Steven) of York, granddaughters Lauren and Audrey Botha, Caroline Briggeman, his mother Donna J., brother Rock (Carla) of New Enterprise, and brother Way...

  • Constance "Connie" June Gates

    May 16, 2024

    Constance “Connie” June Gates, 92, of Roaring Spring, passed away Saturday evening May 10, 2024, at Homewood at Martinsburg. She was born June 16, 1931, in Six Mile Run, daughter of the late William Hopkins and Mary (Daugherty) Bissell. She married H. Dean “Mace” Gates Jan. 1, 1949, in Roaring Spring. She is survived by her four children: Bradley M. Gates and wife, Kathy of Fredericksburg, Va., Brian L. Gates of St. Mary’s, Brent E. Gates and wife, Deborah of Roaring Spring, and Bridget A...

  • Alma J. Eastep

    May 9, 2024

    Alma Jane Eastep, 82, of Williamsburg, passed away Thursday morning, May 2, 2024, at The Village of Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg. She was born Nov. 7, 1941, in Clappertown, daughter of the late Wilson M. and Alice M. (Yingling) Bookhammer. On June 4, 1960, she married Richard “Dick” E. Eastep at Eight Square Chapel, rural Williamsburg. She is survived by her beloved husband, Richard, of 63 years; a daughter, Dena L. Kennedy (Dave) of rural Williamsburg; a son, Rich Eastep (Nichole) of rural Wil...

  • Martha K. Oswald

    May 9, 2024

    Martha K. Oswald, 100, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away, Thursday, May 2, 2024, at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, after a brief illness. She was born Jan. 14, 1924, in Streetsboro, Ohio, daughter of the late Eugene and Esther (Miller) Yoder. On June 12, 1948, she married Marcus Oswald. He preceded her in death Nov. 24, 2001. She is survived by five children: Roger Oswald (Laura) of Williamsburg, Rick Oswald (Brenda) of Berryville, Ark., Steve Oswald of Ephrata, Tom Oswald (Janet) of Altoona,...

  • Nancy Elizabeth Farringer

    May 9, 2024

    Nancy Elizabeth Farringer, 75, formerly of Fredricksburg, passed away Saturday, April 27, 2024, after a brief illness in Waverly Hall, Georgia. She was born Jan. 16, 1949, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late J. Milton and Berneda E. (Parks) Corle. On May 19, 1971, she married Samuel J. Farringer. She is survived by her husband, Samuel, of 52 years; four children: Tammy Farringer (John Dillen) of Claysburg, Amy Jo Fouse (Clarence) of Hartsville, SC, Johnathan Farringer (Jennifer), Waverly...

  • Carol Irene Warland

    May 9, 2024

    Carol I. Warland, 85, of Martinsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, April 14, 2024, at Select Specialty Hospital, Johnstown. She was born Nov. 7, 1938, in Fredericksburg, daughter of the late Roy M. and Victoria O. (Bowser) Griffith. Carol was twice married, first to George H. Baldwin Sr. and then to Duane M. Warland, who both preceded her in death. She is survived by five children: Jane Norman (Mathew), Debra Ladarni (Denny), Sherry Pabis (Daniel), George Baldwin Jr. (Sharon) and Mary Miller...

  • Jennie Mae Curfman

    Apr 25, 2024

    Jennie Mae Curfman, 89, of Roaring Spring, passed away Monday, April 8, 2024, at Homewood at Martinsburg after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. She was born Jan. 29, 1935, on the family farm at Hickory Bottom, Woodbury, the daughter of John I. And Mary E. (Hoover) Ebersole. She is survived by her two sons, Victor L. Curfman and wife Susan of Altoona and Craig E. Curfman and wife Diane of Roaring Spring; her two grandsons, Christopher J. Curfman of Washington, D.C., and Clint E....

  • Richard 'Ed' Holsinger

    Apr 25, 2024

    Richard “Ed” Holsinger, 65, Roaring Spring, passed away Friday, April 5, 2024, in Pittsburgh after an extended illness. He was born Aug. 11, 1958, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Richard and Mae (Heuston) Holsinger. He is survived by his sister, Debra McCready and husband, Woody, of Duncansville and their children: Amy, Philip, and Christine; and many great-nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Tina Marie and Denise. Ed was a 1977 graduate of Central High School. He was a member of the Roaring Spring V.F...

  • Dennis J. Ritchey

    Apr 25, 2024

    Dennis J. “Jake” Ritchey, 75, of Claysburg, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2024, at the UPMC – Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. He was born Dec. 1, 1948, in Roaring Spring, son of the late William and Jennie (Weyandt) Ritchey. He married Linda McNally on July 2, 1977, in Roaring Spring. He is survived by his loving wife, sons Matthew and Andrew (fiancé Abby Isenberg), granddaughter Mya Ritchey, a sister Margaret Hightower of Grasslake MI and a brother Kenneth (Jacqueline) of Ebensburg. He was p...

  • Phyllis I. Keim

    Apr 25, 2024

    Phyllis I. Keim, 89, of Martinsburg, passed from this earthly life into the arms of Jesus, Saturday morning, April 20, 2024, at Hilltop Health and Rehabilitation Center, Altoona. She was born March 19, 1935, in McKee, daughter of the late Jacob H. and Elsie (Nofsker) Freidenbloom. On June 30, 1955, she married Jon W. Keim at the Martinsburg Memorial Church of the Brethren. She is survived by her beloved husband, Jon of 68 years: two children: Eric Keim (Candy) and Lisa Smith (Kevin) both of...

  • Juanita R. Smith

    Apr 25, 2024

    A celebration of life gathering and potluck will be held from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m., Saturday, May 4, 2024, at the Martinsburg Volunteer Fire Hall Fellowship Hall. Arrangements by John K. Bolger Funeral Home Inc., Williamsburg. (www.bolgerfuneralhome.com)....

  • Kenneth W. Bowers

    Apr 18, 2024

    Kenneth W. “Ken” Bowers, 73, of Roaring Spring, passed away Thursday evening, April 11, 2024, at Homewood at Martinsburg. He was born May 12, 1950, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Jack W. and Anna Mae (Keith) Bowers. On November 23, 1974, he married Kathy S. Huntsman at the Martinsburg Grace Brethren Church. He is survived by his beloved wife, Kathy of 49 years; a son, Aaron J. Bowers (Tanna) of Roaring Spring; a daughter, Angela K. Wright (Greg) of Casa Grande, Ariz.; three gra...

  • Helen St. Clair

    Apr 18, 2024

    Helen St. Clair, 97, a long-time resident of Loysburg, passed away Saturday, April 13, 2024, at Homewood Retirement Center in Martinsburg. She came to Homewood in 2019 after living independently for 13 years following her husband’s passing in 2006. Helen and husband Robert came to Loysburg in 1959 when he was named principal of Northern Bedford High School. Helen was the daughter of Torrence (Tony) and Grace Shaffer, apple growers and nursery owners in Penn Run, Indiana County. She is s...

  • Linda L. Ritchey

    Apr 18, 2024

    Linda Lou Ritchey, 73, a resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, went home to be with the Lord Friday evening, April 12, 2024, at the Village. She was born April 26, 1950, in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late James H. and Evelyn (Wyles) Ritchey. She is survived by a sister, Louann S. Walters (Allen) of Walkersville, Md.; a niece, Angela Semenick (Aaron) of New Market, Md.; a nephew, Christopher Walters (Yoojin) of Walkersville, Md.; a great-nephew, William Semenick; two great-nieces:...

  • Terry Lee Long

    Apr 4, 2024

    Terry Lee Long, 77, of Henrietta, passed away Thursday morning, March 28, 2024, at Conemaugh Medical Center, Johnstown. He was born Dec. 2, 1946, in Roaring Spring, son of the late Roy and Ada Irene (May) Long. On May 6, 1967, Terry married Beth LeAnn Snyder in Dudley. She preceded him in death Dec. 2, 1992, following 25 years of marriage. He is survived by seven children: Melissa A. Garman (James) of Henrietta, Terry Lee Long Jr. (Laura) of Henrietta, Melinda A. Johnson (Michael) of Loysburg,...

  • Ella Imler

    Apr 4, 2024

    Ella Imler, 79, of Osterburg, passed away Saturday, March 23, 2024, at the Village at Morrisons Cove. She was born Jan. 23, 1945, daughter of the late Clinton M. and Erma Ruth (Burket) Ling. On Aug. 2, 1967, she married Kenneth E. Imler, who preceded her in death. She is survived by her children, James A. Imler, John C. Imler, Tricia R. Imler all of Osterburg; and brother, Gerald D. and wife Martha Ling of New Paris. Ella graduated from Chestnut Ridge High School in 1963. She was employed at M...

  • Chester Riley

    Apr 4, 2024

    Chester Riley, 90, passed away Monday, March 25, 2024, in Sebring, Fla. He was born March 13, 1934, in Blair County, to William and Helen (Colbert) Riley. He is survived by his loving wife of more than 69 years, Freda S.; sons: Steven Dean (Hannah) Lacey, Wash., Patrick Owen (Sheila) Sebring, and David Paul of Marshall, Texas; daughter Sheila Dawn (Sakraida); brother Max C. Riley Pennsylvania and sisters Lois Phillips St. Augustine, Fla., and Doris Brubaker of Roaring Spring. Also surviving are...

  • Ryan L. Hinton

    Mar 28, 2024

    Ryan L. Hinton, 53, of Martinsburg, passed away Saturday morning, March 23, 2024, at UPMC Altoona, following a three and a half year, battle with cancer. He was born April 12, 1970, in Roaring Spring, the youngest son of Kenneth H. Hinton and Ruth E. (Rhodes) Hinton Hoover. He is survived by six siblings: Nancy Levitsky (Steve) of State College, David Hinton (Deborah) of Lima, NY, Joseph Hinton (Sherry) of Roaring Spring, Jeffrey Hinton (Sharon) of Roaring Spring, Betsy Villalobos of Shrewsbury...

  • Mary Alyce Eshelman

    Mar 28, 2024

    Mary Alyce Eshelman, 76, of Roanoke, Va. went home to be with the Lord Sunday, Feb. 2, 2024. She is survived by her husband Donald E. Eshelman; son David Eshelman; daughter Bethanna Rakes (Sam); grandchildren Leah Eshelman and Jeremiah Thompson; brother Paul Merkle and numerous nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Hope Bible Church 5512 Hollins Road, Roanoke, Va. 24019 or to the Samaritan’s Purse for Operation Shoe Box PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 2...

  • Helen M. (Metzler) Shaffer

    Mar 28, 2024

    Helen M. (Metzler) Shaffer, 98 of Gettysburg, passed away peacefully surrounded by her daughters on Monday, March 18, 2024, at SpiriTrust Lutheran Nursing Center in Gettysburg. She was born Oct. 18, 1925, in Martinsburg, on the family dairy farm, the daughter of the late Clarence B. & Margaret L. (Honsaker) Metzler. Her husband, Richard E. “Dick” Shaffer, with whom she shared 74 years of a loving and God centered marriage died in 2021. Helen was a very active member of the Bethel Mennonite Chu...

  • Luther Meade Jr.

    Mar 28, 2024

    Luther Meade Jr., 88, resident of The Village at Morrisons Cove, Martinsburg, formerly of Wyoming County, WV, passed away Sunday morning, March 24, 2024, at The Village. He was born July 24, 1935, in Lackey, KY, son of the late Luther Sr. and Ella (Cline) Meade. On March 15, 1960, he married Gladys Mae Harrison, and she preceded him in death May 6, 1979. He is survived by two daughters: Pamela J. Roub of Imler and Melissa E. Acker (Robert) of East Freedom; two sons: Jeffrey N. Meade (Julia) of...

  • Gary Heuston

    Mar 28, 2024

    It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of our beloved Gary Heuston of State College. He was a man whose life was a tapestry of service, brilliance and passion. Gary passed away Jan. 17, 2024, leaving behind a legacy that will be remembered by many. He is survived by his sister, Gail England Tralies and husband, Philip Tralies of Palmetto Bluff, SC.; his favorite nephews and their wives, Christopher and Leah England, Jordan and Anne England and Matt England; and special aunt, Mrs. S...

  • Colton Ridge Rogers

    Mar 28, 2024

    Colton Ridge Rogers, newborn son of Amie L. Showalter and Josh D. Rogers went home to be safe in the arms of Jesus Friday morning, March 15, 2024, at Magee-Womens Hospital, Pittsburgh. Surviving are his mommy and daddy who wanted to give him the world but he got heaven instead; grandparents: Leslie Showalter (Thomas Weyandt) and Bill Showalter; great-grandparents: Cliff and Deb Dick and Jodie McClure (Mike); great-great grandparents: Janet Dick, Daryl and Judy Cole and Sue Showalter; and many au...

  • Phillip D. Irvin

    Mar 21, 2024

    Phillip D. Irvin, 58, of Roaring Spring, formerly of Williamsburg, passed away Sunday afternoon, March 17, 2024, at his residence. He was born Jan. 3, 1966, in Altoona son of Donald C. Irvin and the late Donna S. (Sollenberger) Irvin. He is survived by his father, Don of Williamsburg; longtime girlfriend, Robin L. Saylor of Roaring Spring; former wife, Kimberly A. (Pearson) Irvin of Williamsburg; three children: Cassandra M. Rex (Christopher) of Allentown, Joshua P. Irvin and Lillie J. Irvin...

  • Ruth E. Hinton Hoover

    Mar 21, 2024

    Ruth E. Hinton Hoover, 92, of Martinsburg, passed away Wednesday morning, March 13, 2024, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Oct. 12, 1931, at her home in Roaring Spring, daughter of the late Paul F. and Helena M. (Gahagan) Rhodes. Ruth was twice married, first to Kenneth H. Hinton who passed away on Jan. 10, 1978, and then to David W. “Doc” Hoover, who preceded her in death on June 2, 2007. She is survived by her seven children: Nancy A. Levitsky (Steve) of State College, David A. Hinton (De...

  • Earl Donald Swope, Jr.

    Mar 21, 2024

    Earl Donald Swope, Jr., 67, of Martinsburg, passed away March 16, 2024, at his home. He was born April 9, 1956, in Roaring Spring; son of the late Earl Donald Sr. and Peggy (Albright) Swope. He is survived by his sister, Karen Walter (Luke); brother, Arthur Swope (Linda); brother, Raymond Swope (Pamela); sister, Beverly Swope; as well as step-children, Michelle, Michael, and Mary. Earl was preceded in death by his long-term companion, Sharon Shad. Earl was a graduate of Northern Bedford High School Class of 1975. He worked as a crane operator...

  • Joan Snyder Ralston

    Mar 21, 2024

    Joan Snyder Ralston went home to be with her Heavenly Father March 11, 2024. She was born in Woodbury, the only child of Marshall and Jennie Snyder of Loysburg. Joan was a graduate of Replogle High School in New Enterprise, and had honors in music and journalism. Upon graduation from high school, she was employed at the A & P Tea Company in Everett. She retired with 25 years of service at the A & P in LaVale. Joan was also a nursing assistant, caring for people in the hospital or their home....

  • Thomas W. Sell

    Mar 14, 2024

    Thomas W. “Tom” Sell, 64, Martinsburg, previously of Johnstown, went home to be with the Lord early Tuesday morning, March 5, 2024, at UPMC Altoona, following an extended illness. He was born March 17, 1959, in Roaring Spring, son of Margaret L. (Sollenberger) Sell and the late H. Wayne Sell. He is survived by his mother, Margaret L. Sell of Martinsburg; four children: Sarah E. Frederick (Nick) of Altoona, Charity L. Foor (Matt) of New Paris, Michaela A. Miller of Jerome, and Nathanael W. Sell of Nanty Glo; nine grandchildren; a brother, Timoth...

  • Nancy Jo Imes

    Mar 14, 2024

    Nancy Jo Imes, 77, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday morning, March 8, 2024, at Conemaugh Nason Medical Center, Roaring Spring. She was born April 26, 1946, in Huntingdon, daughter of the late Ellis R. and Pauline C. (Graffious) Martin. She was twice married, first on July 13, 1970, to Edgar A. Stoltz, who preceded her in death, and then to G. Michael Imes on Jan. 1, 1988, in Curryville. She is survived by her beloved husband, Mike of 36 years; a daughter, Aimee Jo Stoltz of Martinsburg; a...

  • Patricia Ann "Pat" Bonebreak

    Mar 14, 2024

    Patricia Ann “Pat” Bonebreak, 85, of Williamsburg, passed away Friday morning, March 8, 2024, at UPMC Altoona. She was born Feb. 21, 1939, in Altoona, daughter of the late Thomas E. and Kathryn G. (Hall) Bonebreak. She is survived by her twin sister, Ellen M. Estus of Wilmington, Del; a niece, Elizabeth “Libby” Austin (Michael); three nephews: Christopher Estus (Pat), Jon A. Jr. “Tony” Estus (Denise) and Todd Estus (Marla Jamison); and a great-niece and great-nephew; her two dear friends: Rose L...

  • Gerald Wareham

    Mar 14, 2024

    Gerald Wareham of Alexandria, Va. passed March 3, 2024, with his family by his side. Loving husband to Odell Wareham; beloved father to Kevin and Kelly Wareham; grandfather of Michael, Aidyn, and Spencer Wareham; brother to Janet Magill. He retired from Delta after 29 years then worked for Dunbar for 10 years. He will truly be missed. A funeral service was held Tuesday, March 12, 2024, at Wesley Methodist Church, Va. Interment was in Quantico National Cemetery Triangle. In lieu of flowers,...

  • Judy Kay Dilling

    Mar 14, 2024

    Judy Kay Dilling, 80, Roaring Spring, passed from this life into God’s presence on March 6, 2024. She was born April 29, 1943, in Jefferson, daughter and only child of the late John and Kathryn (Wertz) Thompson. After graduating from York Suburban High School, Judy attended Shippensburg University, where she studied business education. It was at Shippensburg where she met the love of her life, Joseph E. Dilling of Martinsburg. They married Aug. 19, 1967, and were blessed with 56 years of m...

  • John Frederick Knepp

    Mar 7, 2024

    John Frederick Knepp, 91, Martinsburg, passed away peacefully Friday evening, March 1, 2024, at his residence. He was born Aug. 11, 1932, in Houserville, son of the late Irvin E. and Clara E. (Houtz) Knepp. On Aug. 24, 1957, he married Shirley A. Smith at Curryville Church of the Brethren. She preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1998, following 41 years of marriage. He is survived by two sons: Rex A. Knepp (Lori) of Everett and Timothy S. Knepp (Chris) of rural Martinsburg; and four grandchildren:...

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