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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | May 22, 2003
ALTOONA, Pa. - Those who love Mitch and Cookie Grace are bleakly consistent in the metaphor they use to describe the couple's circumstance this past year. Invariably, they turn to the imagery of death. "I see them dying right before my eyes," Sharon Mock, Cookie's younger sister, says in the back room of the Graces' cheery scrapbook store. "It's like an ongoing funeral," is how Sam Ebersole, a longtime foreman in Mitch's contracting company, puts it outside the Graces' Tudor-style home in adjacent Hollidaysburg.
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By Jon Meoli, The Baltimore Sun | August 23, 2014
Triple-A Norfolk Two Norfolk players, OF Julio Borbon and OF Quintin Berry , rank in the top eight in the International League in stolen bases. Borbon, who is hitting .291, has 30 steals through Friday, and Berry, who is batting .287, has 23. … OF Dariel Alvarez has hits in 17 of 20 games in August through Friday, and an 11-game hitting streak in which he's hit .381 and raised his season average to .294. … RHP Mike Wright carried a no-hitter into the ninth inning, and struck out 11 while lowering his ERA to 4.83.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,Sun Staff Writer | December 11, 1994
In a tournament replete with upsets, Altoona (Pa.), boasting just two seniors, overcame unfavorable seeds to dethrone top-ranked Mount St. Joseph, 184-174.5, in last night's Annapolis Tournament.The Gaels crowned more champs with David Inkman (140), Danny DeVivo (171) and Kenny Hunter (Hwt.) -- all three of whom are 8-0 and top-ranked by the Maryland State Wrestling Association.But Altoona led by as many as 18.5 points, crowning two champions out six finalists and placing two others in the top four.
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By Sloane Brown, Special to The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2012
Her story: Cori Seedenburg, 25, grew up in Altoona, Penn., and now lives in Annapolis. She is a radiation therapist at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Her mother, Kim Shirley, is a salesperson at Ford Courtesy in Altoona and her stepfather, Peter Shirley, is a computer consultant in Altoona. His story: Chris Gschwendtner, 32, grew up in Altoona, Penn., and now lives in Annapolis. He is an aircraft mechanic at Chesapeake Sport Pilot. His father, Michael Gschwendtner, is a retired Navy master chief in the Altoona area.
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By From Staff Reports | December 28, 1993
No. 2 Dunbar raced to a 19-10 first-quarter lead and went on to build leads of as many as 31 points en route to a 87-66 win over Carlisle (Pa.) in a first-round game of the Altoona Rotary Tournament last night in Altoona, Pa.Senior center Norman Nolan scored 20 points, Marvis Thornton had 16, Eric McNeal had 13 and Billy Wells had 11. The Poets connected on 38 of 57 field goals. Dunbar gets a bye today and will play again tomorrow against the winner of tonight's Altoona-Archbishop Molloy (N.Y.
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By Lem Satterfield and Lem Satterfield,SUN STAFF | December 10, 1995
For the second straight year, Altoona (Pa.), with two champs among eight top-four finishers, beat several of Maryland's best wrestling programs at last night's 18th annual Annapolis High Invitational Tournament.Runner-up in the 14-team event was top-ranked, private schools state champ Mount St. Joseph (137.5 to Altoona's 174.5). The Gaels' Jake Lissau (135 pounds) and Tyran Dungee (160), both 8-0, added Annapolis to the crowns they won at Curley last weekend.National Prep champ DeMatha (128.
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By Kevin Eck and Katherine Dunn | December 17, 1995
Altoona (Pa.)'s domination of the Institute of Notre Dame on Friday left quite an impression on Seton Keough coach Jim Stromberg.But he was even more impressed with the resilience and voracity his team demonstrated against Altoona yesterday.Altoona, a perennial Pennsylvania power, presented the latest in a string of early-season challenges for No. 2 Seton Keough and the Gators again rose to the occasion, posting a 50-39 victory in the Greater Baltimore Women's Basketball Mixer at the College of Notre Dame.
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By Ann Sagi Ward and Ann Sagi Ward,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 11, 2003
Railroad fans should make tracks to Altoona this weekend for Santa Claus' arrival by train at a railroading landmark. In 1849, the Pennsylvania Railroad was founded in this city 190 miles northwest of Baltimore when the first railroad was under construction over the Alleghenies. Altoona is home to the Horseshoe Curve, known to rail buffs around the world. The engineering feat opened in 1854 and revolutionized railroading by getting trains over the Alleghenies. The two sides of the arc are almost parallel, and both sides of the curve are visible from a track-side observation area that is reached by a funicular ride or by 194 steps.
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April 6, 2000
April 7--Reading; 8--Reading; 9--Reading; 10--at Akron; 11--at Akron; 12--at Akron; 13--at Akron; 14--at Erie; 15--at Erie; 16--at Erie; 17--at Altoona; 18--at Altoona; 19--at Altoona; 20--at Altoona; 21--Harrisburg; 22--Harrisburg; 23--Harrisburg; 24--at Reading; 25--at Reading; 26--at Reading; 27--Akron; 28--Akron; 29--Akron; 30--Akron. May 1--Erie; 2--Erie; 3--Erie; 4--Altoona; 5--Altoona; 6--Altoona; 7--Altoona; 8--at Harrisburg; 9--at Harrisburg; 10--at Harrisburg; 12--at Norwich; 13--at Norwich; 14--at Norwich; 15--New Haven; 16--New Haven; 17--New Haven; 18--Trenton; 19--Trenton; 20--Trenton; 21--Trenton; 22--at Binghamton; 23--at Binghamton; 24--at Binghamton; 25--at Binghamton; 26--at Portland; 27--at Portland; 28--at Portland; 29--at Portland; 31--at New Britain.
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June 12, 1992
Lisa A. Pufka, an accountant and a former Laurel resident,was killed Sunday in an automobile accident in Bear, Del. She was 25 and had moved from Laurel to Newark, Del., nearly two years ago.A Mass of Christian burial for Mrs. Pufka will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Altoona, Pa.While living in Laurel, she worked in Baltimore for the Ernst & Young accounting firm. A certified public accountant, Mrs. Pufka worked in Newark for MBNA America, the credit card company.
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October 12, 2007
JEAN HOLDEN, 76, of Ellicott City, passed away Friday, September 28, 2007, at her home. She was born December 30, 1930 in Altoona, PA. She graduated from Penn State with a B.S. in Chemistry then worked as a chemist with the Westvaco Corp. in Baltimore for 44 years (1956-2000). She was predeceased by her parents John and Isabelle Holden of Altoona, PA, her only sibling, Catherine McCluskie of North Lauderdale, FL and her only nephew Mitchell Cameron McCluskie of West Chesterfield, NH. She is survived by a loving niece, Lorraine McCluskie, of West Chesterfield, NH, two loving great-nephews, Cameron McCluskie of West Chesterfield, NH and Kyle Beard of Baltimore.
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March 8, 2007
On Monday, March 5, 2007, ALFRED JAMES WINGFIELD, 83, of Altoona, FL passed away in Altoona. Born in McAlpine, WV, he moved to the area from Mt. Plymouth in 1988. He was a maintenance mechanic for Amoco Oil Refinery in Baltimore, MD and was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II. Mr. Wingfield was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Umatilla. He is survived by his wife, Lois Marek Wingfield, Altoona, FL; two sons: Franklin James Wingfield, Bryan, TX and Patrick Louis Wingfield, Sisterville, WV; daughter: Barbara League, Shrewsbury, PA; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
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February 17, 2006
On February 15, 2006, JENNIE ROSEMARY COPPOLINO (nee La Bue) born in Altoona, PA, retired from Waverly Press, beloved wife of the late Charles A. Coppolino, cherished sister-in-law of Irma La Bue, loving aunt of Michelle De Shong and Cindy Brown of Baltimore, Beverly Watson, Joe Roiss, Marlene Ciaverella and Mike Schmid of Altoona, PA. Also survived by other loving nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at the family owned Leonard J. Ruck, Inc., Funeral Home, 5305 Harford Road, (at Echodale)
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December 30, 2005
On December 24, 2005, ROBERT B. WEIERICK of Sykesville; devoted husband of Anna Maria Weierick; son of Ernest M. Weierick and Marjorie E. Weierick (nee Miller) of Altoona, PA; loving father of Crystal D Slayton and her husband Clarence of Randallstown, MD., Jennifer L. Smith of Washington, DC. and Jeffrey D. Smith of Berlin, NJ., cherished grandfather of Clarence C. Slayton V, and Robert B. Slayton, he is the brother of Rebecca La Belle of Truckee, CA., and Diane Musselman of Altoona, PA. He held lodge memberships of the Harim Lodge #616 of the A.F.&.
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May 24, 2005
Susan G. Pyles, a partner in her husband's auto wrecking business and longtime Pasadena resident, died of a heart attack Friday at University of Maryland Medical Center. She was 43. Born in Annapolis and raised in Glen Burnie, Susan G. Lichtenthal was a 1979 graduate of Glen Burnie High School and worked in the accounting department of the National Security Agency at Fort Meade. She also had worked for the Manpower temporary employment agency before joining her husband, Bernard E. Pyles Jr., in his Gambrills business, Henry's Auto Dismantlers Inc. Mrs. Pyles was a poodle fancier and liked visiting Atlantic City to play slot machines.
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February 17, 2005
On February 16, 2005, PATRICIA ANNE (nee Burk) of Altoona, PA, born August 26, 1943. Patti passed away after a short illness with Leukemia. She is survived by her brother, Sheldon Burk and his wife, Loretta, and by her sister, Wilma Fuhr and her husband, Carlyle (Butch) Fuhr. She was predeceased by her mother, Winnifred Burk and her father, Sheldon Burk, and her brother Don Burk. She has been employed as an Administrative Assistant with the Provider Relations Department of Care First Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Columbia, MD for over 15 years.
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June 12, 1992
A Mass of Christian burial for Lisa A. Pufka, an accountant and a former resident of Laurel, will be offered at 11 a.m. tomorrow at St. Therese of the Child Jesus in Altoona, Pa.Mrs. Pufka, who was 25 and moved from Laurel to Newark, Del., nearly two years ago, was killed Sunday in an automobile accident in Bear, Del.While living in Laurel, she worked in Baltimore for the Ernst & Young accounting firm. A certified public accountant, Mrs. Pufka worked in Newark for MBNA America, the credit card company.
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January 3, 2005
On January 1, 2005, GERALDINE E. (nee Farrell); beloved wife of the late Thomas A. Brandt; devoted mother of Susan Brandt Berglund (Altoona, PA), Timothy M. Brandt and Kathleen M. Brandt; dear grandmother of Thomas M. Brandt, Ann M. Dixon, Sandra L. Sanders and Richard L. Berglund, Jr. (San Angelos, TX); great-grandmother of Timothy L. Dixon, Stephen Sanders, Thomas A., Cortney E. and Daniel M. Brandt. Visiting at the E. F. Lassahn Funeral Home, P.A., 11750 Belair Road, (Kingsville) on Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, (Altoona, PA)
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