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Obituaries

Johnathan D. Westover

Johnathan D. Westover, 71, of McAlisterville, passed away at 4:58 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville. Born May 26, 1948, in Altoona, Blair County, he was a son of the late Jonathan L. and Gladys R. (Hammann) Westover. On May 29, 1971, he married his ...

Alice Joyce VanWright

Alice Joyce VanWright, 92, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, passed away at 2:20 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at the Haven. Born Aug. 31, 1927, in Mohnton, she was the daughter of the late William Rhinehart and Laura (Werner) Rhinehart. On June 21, 1952, she married Edward L. VanWright, who ...

Thelma Jean Royer

Thelma Jean Royer, 93, of Lewistown, passed away Monday, Sept. 2, 2019, at William Penn Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center. Arrangements are under the care of Heller-Hoenstine Funeral Home, Woodlawn, and will be announced upon completion.

Richard R. ‘Dick’ Royer Sr.

Richard R. “Dick” Royer Sr., 79, of Derry Township, Lewistown, passed away at 10:01 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019, at his home. Born May 7, 1940, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late John W. and Mildred (Yetter) Royer. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: a son, ...

Doris B. Doll

Doris B. Doll, 92, of Elmcroft Senior Living in Reedsville, passed away peacefully in her sleep at 1:39 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019. Born Sept. 29, 1926, in Lewistown, she was a daughter of the late Omar and Sarah Catherine (Jackson) Bailey. In addition to her parents, she was preceded ...

Deborah Susan Briggs

Deborah Susan Briggs, 61, of North Hollywood, Calif., passed away Aug. 11, 2019. Born Feb. 13, 1958, in Huntington, she was the daughter of Geraldine M. Boozel, of Mifflin County, and Erwin Q Briggs, of Altoona. She was raised by her foster parents, Fern and Evelyn Stuck, in Lewistown. She ...

Catherine ‘Cathy’ Phillips

Catherine “Cathy” Phillips, 79, of Burnham, formerly of Walnut, entered into rest on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at Brookline Manor, Mifflintown. Born Feb. 2, 1940, she was a daughter of the late Harry T. and Ruth E. (Whitesel) Sheaffer. Her husband, Donald Albert “Duck” Phillips, whom ...

Dennis L. Casey

Dennis L. Casey, 60, of Mifflintown, passed away at 1:41 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2019 at the Geisinger-Lewistown Hospital. Born on Aug. 9, 1959, in Harrisburg, Dauphin County, he is the son of Carol Lou (Hetzel) Casey of Mifflintown and the late Robert W. “Bob” Casey. On June 14, ...

Richard D. ‘Dick’ Fisher

Richard D. “Dick” Fisher, 87, of Derry Township, Lewistown, passed away at 1:20 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, at his home. Born Aug. 6, 1932, in Lewistown, he was a son of the late Edward John and Mabel Grace (Deitweiler) Fisher. Dick is survived by: his wife, Norma K. (Shirey) ...

Carlos Manuel Mendez Sr.

Carlos Manuel Mendez Sr., 33, of Hershey, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019, at his home. Born May 7, 1986, in Philadelphia, he was the son of Emilio and Lydia (Morales) Mendez, who survive. Also surviving are: his wife, Aleesha (Harpster) Mendez; and children, Jaylynn, Carlos Jr., Tayvear ...