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Altoona Mirror (Newspaper) - October 5, 2000, Altoona, Pennsylvania Thursday, October 5,2000 —--------------- t. OBITUARIES/LOCAL Altoona Mirror ■ Page All EMERGENCY HELP Mirror photo by J.D. Cavrich Russ Kratzer with the Blair County Chapter of the American Red Cross and Beverly Green, customer service manager for GPU, look at cots and blankets stored in the new Emergency Response Trailer, which was presented Wednesday to the local chapter. The trailer, which the Blair County chapter now owns, w ill enhance services for both organizations by providing disaster relief at a faster, more efficient rate. The trailer will be set up and ready to go at all times. This trailer was one of five presented - one in Erie, one in Reading and two in New Jersey - by GPU. Green said prior to these new trailers, the closest of its kind was in Alabama. The donations were made possible through a $110,000 grant by the GPU Foundation. DEATH RECORD ALBRIGHT, Myrtle I. “Mertie,” Altoona MOHLER, Joseph F.f formerly of Altoona TRAXLER, Dorothy M. (Thompson), Box 557, Hollidaysburg RR 2 Dorothy Mae Traxler Mrs. Dorothy Mae Traxler, 66, Box 557, Hollidaysburg RD 2, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 4,2000, at Altoona Hospital. She was born July 23,1934, in Altoona, daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Homan) Thompson. She married Denver W. Traxler in Johnson City, N.Y., Oct. IO, 1954. She was a member of Canoe Creek Brethren in Christ Church. She enjoyed crafts and cooking. She was a member of Scotch Valley Grange, Blair County Pomona Grange and Pennsylvania and National granges. Surviving are her husband; daughters: Mary E. of Dover, Pa., Beverly J. Henderson and husband, John, of Altoona, and Wendy L. at home; a son, Dennis and wife, Sandra, of Hollidaysburg RD; a sister, Margaret Burk of Altoona; a brother, Samuel of Johnstown; two granddaughters: Heather Traxler and Tara Henderson. She was preceded in death by a son, Denver Jr., in 1978. Friends will be received from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Sorge Funeral Home, Hollidaysburg, and from IO to ll a.m. Saturday at Canoe Creek Brethren in Christ Church. Funeral services will be held at ll a.m. Saturday at the church by Pastor Robert Patterson. Interment at New Canoe Creek Cemetery. Joseph Foster Mohler Joseph Foster Mohler, 79, Jacksonville, N.C., formerly of Altoona, died Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, at Onslow Memorial Hospital, Jacksonville. Surviving are a son, Rick Mohler of Jacksonville; three granddaughters: and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements are by Jones Funeral Home of Jacksonville. Myrtle Isabelle ‘Mertie’ Albright Myrtle Isabelle “Mertie” Albright, 86, of Altoona, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 3,2000. Born April 19,1914, in Sinking Valley, daughter of the late Christian and Alice R. (Frederick) Albright. Attended Foot of Ten Independent Bible Church. She was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening and raising flowers. Surviving are a brother, Ernest of Tyrone; a niece; and four nephews. Preceded in death by four brothers: twin Blair, Earl, Lawrence and Nelson; two sisters: Nancy Bardell and Olive Winklbauer. Friends received from ll a.m. to noon Friday, Oct. 6,2000, at Foot of Ten Independent Bible Church, Duncansville, where the funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Interment, St. John’s Cemetery, Sinking Valley. Arrangements by Mauk & Yates Funeral Home Inc., Juniata. Exiled archbishop ROME (AP) — Congolese Archbishop Emmanuel Kataliko, who was exiled from his diocese by Rwanda-backed rebels, has died of a heart attack, an Italian missionary news agency said Wednesday. He was 68. Kataliko, the vice president of Congo’s bishops’ conference and archbishop of the eastern city of Bukavu, died in a hospital in Marino, south of Rome, early Wednesday, the Misna news agency said. Kataliko was in Rome for meetings. Rwandan-backed rebels barred Kataliko from his diocese earlier this year for encouraging his parishioners to resist their authority. Despite appeals from Pope John Paul II, Kataliko remained in forced exile for seven months. The Congolese Rally for Democracy, the main rebel group, finally allowed him to return in September. The group took up arms against Congolese President Laurent Kabila two years ago. Archbishop Marcello Zago, secretary of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, called Kataliko a “zealous shepherd. He exerted great influence in his diocese and all over Kivu, the region of Congo occupied by foreign troops. ” SENTENCINGS HOLLIDAYSBURG - The following sentencings were filed in Blair County Court. Although some cases are several months old, the Mirror publishes them in the interest of complete reporting. They are not made available to the public until they are sent by a judge to the Prothonotary’s Office. The defendants pleaded guilty to charges listed and were sentenced as follows: ■ John Malone, 41, address is unknown, was arrested by Altoona police Feb. 17, 1999, and charged with terroristic threats and harassment, with other charges being dismissed. Fines for Malone totaled $125, and he was ordered to jail for a period of 30 days to 23 months. Sentenced March 26, 1999. ■ Thomas Estep, 21, Hollidaysburg RD 1, was arrested by Hollidaysburg police Jan. 14, 1999, on charges of criminal attempt at theft, possessing instruments of crime and criminal mischief, with other charges being dismissed. The fines totaled $400, and he was placed on 18 months probation. Sentenced March 5, 1999. ■ Raymond Gvozd, 27, 543 21st Ave., Altoona, was arrested by Altoona police Feb. 4, 1999, and charged with simple assault. Gvozd was fined $ 100 and placed on six months probation, Sentenced March 12, 1999. ■ Dennis E. Daughter, 19, 1901 Fourth Ave., Altoona, was arrested by Altoona police Dec. 21, 1998, and was charged with criminal conspiracy. Daugherty was fined $250 and placed on eight months probation. Sentenced March 8, 1999. ■ Timothy Dermer, 25, Bedford RD 6, was arrested by state police Jan. 4, 1999, and charged with criminal trespass. Dermer was fined $100 and ordered to jail for three to 12 months, with credit for time already served. Sentenced March 5, 1999. ■ Franklin Koch, 35, of Pennsylvania, was arrested by Altoona police Feb. 3, 1999, and charged with theft, and criminal mischief, with other charges being dismissed. He was fined $150 and was placed on eight months probation. Koch also violated his parole and was resentenced to eight months in jail. Sentenced March 26, 1999. ■ Richard L. Fogleman, 40, Tyrone RDI, was arrested by state police March 18, 1999, and charged with drunken driving. He was sentenced to pay a fine of $300 and was ordered to jail for 48 hours to 18 months, with credit for time served. Sentenced Jan. 31. ■ Orville J. Brown, 25, no address given, was arrested by Altoona police Dec. 11,1998, and charged with a drug law violation, criminal attempt and false reports to authorities. Brown was fined $300 and placed in the Intervention Punishment Program for 24 months. Sentenced Jan. 25. ■ Doyle Givens, 1005 Lexington Ave., Altoona, was arrested by Altoona police June 12, 1998, and charged with a drug law violation. The defendant was fined $100 and ordered to jail for eight to 23 months, with credit for time served. Sentenced March 29, 1999. ■ Sandra Detwiler, 36, 2219 Washington Ave., Altoona, was charged with six counts of writing bad checks to various businesses in the area. She was fined $25 on each count and placed on 12 months probation. Sentenced March 5, 1999. ■ Brian E. Dey, 26, 214 Sixth Ave., Altoona, was charged by Altoona police Sept. 17 and 18, with violating a protection-from-abuse order. Dey was fined $150 and placed on 90 days probation. Sentenced March 15, 1999. ■ Charlene Daugherty, 33, 2590 Old Route 22, Duncansville, was charged by Giant Eagle Sept. 8,1998, with writing a bad check. She was fined $25 and given no further sentence. Sentenced March 5,1999. ■ Terri Chamberlain, 44, Hollidaysburg RD 2, was charged by Funkstown Village May 4, 1998, with two counts of writing bad checks. The defendant was fined $25 on each count. Sentenced March 29, 1999. ■ Charles Holland, 25, Portage RD 2, was charged by state police April 24, 1997, with criminal conspiracy, theft and false reports to authorities. Holland was fined $550 and ordered to jail for four to 18 months. Sentenced March 19, 1999. ■ Larry Forshey Sr., 43, 1257 Pennsylvania Ave., was charged by Tyrone police June 18, 1998, with furnishing liquor to minors, disorderly conduct, two counts of public drunkenness and a drug law violation. Forshey was fined $500 and placed on eight months probation. Sentenced March 29, 1999. ■ Dennis M. Campbell, 34, 331 Spruce Ave., Altoona, was charged by Altoona police March 19, 1999, with two counts of drunken driving and one of driving under suspension. Fines for Campbell totaled $2,600, and he was ordered to jail for 60 days to 23 months. Sentenced Jan. 7. ■ Matthew P. Ford, 23, 1107 S. 10th St., Altoona, was arrested by Altoona police March 26, 1999, and charged with two drug law violations and criminal conspiracy. Ford’s fines totaled $400, and he was ordered to jail for 7 Vfe months, with credit for time served. Sentenced Jan. 25. ACCIDENTS Altoona police ■ Police released more details of a crash at 3:19 p.m. Tuesday on Chestnut Avenue at First Street that injured three people and closed the road for more than 4'/2 hours. A minivan driven by Gregory Cook, 45, 2108 Eighth Ave., was headed south on First Street when his vehicle failed to stop at the stop sign because of faulty brakes, he told police. His mini- • van collided with a minivan driven by Marion Edwards, 75, 1410 Park Blvd., headed east on Chestnut Avenue. Edwards’ vehicle then struck a telephone pole, breaking it in half. Cook’s vehicle struck a curb and collided with a westbound pickup truck on Chestnut Avenue driven by Francis Bleicher Jr., 49, 300 POLICE REPORTS Altoona police ■ Ryan Coke, 21, 422 E. Bell Ave., was arrested early Wednesday morning on the 1600 block of 12th Avenue on charges of simple assault, aggravated assault, recklessly endangering another person and harassment. Logan Township police ■ A Pennsylvania registration plate YSI 0192 was stolen from a vehicle between Saturday and Tuesday on the 900 block of Overlook Place. ■ Tammy J. Mazzarese, 39, Box HOSPITALS ALTOONA Admitted Tuesday John Betting, 1907 First Ave. Kelly Willis, Hollidaysburg Chrysa Wyland and infant, Loretto Discharged Tuesday Kris Smith and infant, Duncansville BON SECOURS Admitted Wednesday Eugene Irwin, East Freedom Emma Irwin, East Freedom Waivia Huddy, Tyrone Discharged Tuesday None to publish NASON Discharged Wednesday Faye May, Harrisburg Daniel Rockwell, Altoona J.C. BLAIR Admitted Tuesday None to publish Discharged Tuesday Donald Barber, Huntingdon Jam! Kurtz, Martinsburg Dean McGhee, Dudley BEDFORD Discharged Tuesday None to publish MINERS Admitted Tuesday Genevieve Rietscha, Carrolltown Discharged Tuesday J Happy Birthday * Remembrance “Sunshine” I | Carl E. Servello i I* October 4,1932 We Love You Always: Sons, Daughters, Mother, Sisters, Family and Friends a  I Allegheny St., Newry. A pickup truck behind Bleicher’s driven by Larry Archey, 58, Hollidaysburg RD 1, was struck by downed power lines. A 3-year-old child in Cook’s vehicle was ejected from the minivan and landed on the sidewalk of Chestnut Avenue. The child was taken to Altoona Hospital. Another of Cook’s passengers was taken to Altoona Hospital with back and neck injuries. Edwards also was taken to the hospital with injuries. ■ Two people were injured at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday when two cars collided at Union Avenue and 31st Street. A car driven south by Sylvia Geissinger, 53, 322 Robin Ave., Hollidaysburg, crossed the centerline of the 3000 block of Union Avenue and collided nearly head-on with a northbound car driven by Candy Vaughn, 35, 1124 15th Ave. Geissinger refused medical 490-A, Hollidaysburg RR 3, was charged with accidents involving personal injury, accidents involving damage to attended property and failing to render aid and give information after a motor vehicle accident Sept. 14 on the 900 block of Park Avenue. Police said a vehicle driven by Mazzarese collided with another vehicle, and Mazzarese ran from the scene. Two people in the other vehicle were injured. Hollidaysburg state police ■ A 15-year-old Bellwood boy was arrested Sept. 28 after allegedly making threats against the Bellwood-Antis None to publish CENTRE Admitted Tuesday None to publish Discharged Tuesday None to publish CLEARFIELD Admitted Tuesday Barbara Wills, Woodland Beatrice Cuetara, Clearfield Mary Goodrow, Clearfield Stephanie Hess, DuBois Lynn Dangelo, DuBois Blake Tubbs, Curwensville Samantha Luzier, Clearfield Christy Graham, Bigler Discharged Tuesday Roy Plunkett, Houtzdale Margaret Fry, Curwensville Mary Etters, Kylertown PHILIPSBURG Admitted Wednesday Richard Sibbie, Fallentimber Discharged Wednesday Frances Rode, Morrisdale (When admitted to the hospital, patients have the option of having their names published in the newspaper.) In Memory Of Sharon I. Batrus Who Passed Away One Year Ago Today Oct. 5, 1999 It's so hard to be away from you because I miss you. We've been so much a part of each others lives that it's hard to go all day without hearing your voice, seeing your smile or to hold you close. I know wherever I am you are there also. You are in my thoughts and my dreams, and always, always in my heart. Sadly Missed By Husband, Daughter, Granddaughter, Family and Friends - treatment at the scene for stomach and hip pain. Vaughn was taken to Altoona Hospital with neck and back injuries. Her 1-year-old passenger suffered bruises. ■ An unknown man drove a car off the 800 block of Pleasant Valley Boulevard Sept. 24 and struck a tree and house at 811 Pleasant Valley Blvd. The man left the car and ran away. ■ A car driven by George Pekala, 76, 128 E. Wopsononock Ave., headed south on Juniata Gap Road Tuesday afternoon collided with a car on Wopsononock Avenue driven by Jason Wasovich, 23, 205 Logan Blvd. Bedford state police ■ A car driven by Pansy Roberts, 36, Bedford, was traveling east on Route 30, East Providence Township, when Roberts lost control of the car early Wednesday morning, and it struck a rock embankment. School District at Bellwood-Antis High School. Bedford state police ■ A television was stolen Sept. 28 from the Panarama Hotel. Philipsburg state police ■ A payroll check was stolen from a Frenchville woman July 19 and cashed at Weis Market, Philipsburg. ■ Someone stole a payroll check from a Philipsburg man’s mailbox, forged his signature and cashed the check at Weis Market, Philipsburg, Aug. 10. ■ An inspection sticker was removed overnight Monday from the inside of a Ebensburg state police ■ A Buick Regal driven north on Cherry Street, Sankertown, Tuesday night struck a parked car on the 100 block. A witness saw the driver of the Regal leave the car and walk into a residence on the 200 block, where the car’s registered owner lives. Troopers tried to speak with the driver, but he refused to answer the door. Police impounded the Regal and are continuing the investigation. ■ A driver and passenger suffered minor injuries Sunday morning when a car rolled over off Spindley Road, Gallitzin Township. Police said Christopher Chaplin, 19, Gallitzin, was driving east on Spindley Road when he failed to negotiate a curve and went off the road. The car hit a drainage ditch and flipped onto its roof. Chaplin and his passenger, Stacey Kammer, 17, Lakemont, were treated at Altoona Hospital. windshield of a car parked on the 300 block of Fifth Street, Philipsburg. While removing the sticker, the thief cracked the windshield causing $200 damage. Clearfield state police ■ Mark T. Plisco, 29, Winburne, was arrested for harassment by communication and violating a protection-from-abuse order Sept. 26. A Winburne woman reported Plisco called her in the middle of the night and used lewd language. ■ Someone threw eggs at a pickup truck parked at a home at routes 53 and 3021, Irvona. HMO MEMBERS Are you interested in finding out how you can qualify and save over 18% on your MediGap insurance? lf so, call..._ AUMILLER & ASSOCIATES INSURANCE at 800-858-9528. Lowest priced Medigap insurance in the state.4 We have been helping seniors with their benefits since 1967. *As of 7-1-00 -PlanC    ______ *    V    4 sap o' WOT HAVING AN ACCIDENT IS BAD ENOUGH FIORE COLLISION CENTER • GUARANTEED Replacement Cars • Authorized Autocolor Relinisher • 5 YR. Guarantee • ALL Insurance Companies Accepted • FACTORY TRAINED TECHNICIANS - Import & Domestic • FREE ESTIMATES • FRAME STRAIGHTENING - -- ------ 944-2525 SQTl? 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