Our Obituary Index lists the dates that local obituaries appeared in the Altoona Mirror. It is searchable by last name or maiden name. It currently covers the period from 1929 to the present.
Our index lists EVERY obituary that is currently available in our database. Entries are listed by the date the obituary appeared in the Altoona Mirror, not the date of death. IF you do not find the name you are seeking in our index, we do not have that obituary.
1Select a category
2Type search criteria
3Click submit to search
Printing an Obituary
Once an obituary date is located, a patron may visit the library and print it from the library’s microfilm. Patrons who cannot visit the library may order prints from the library. The fee is $5.00 per photocopied page. Prepayment is required.
*All request from outside the United States please include an additional $5.00 to cover return postage.
All requests must include the name(s) of the deceased exactly as they are listed here, the date(s) listed in this index and payment by cash, check or money order. Please make checks payable to The Altoona Area Public Library.
Send requests to:
Altoona Area Public Library
1600 5th Avenue
ALTOONA, PA 16602
*ATTENTION: Please note that although in some cases two dates are listed for an obituary in our database, it is not necessary to pay twice. The $5.00 charge is for each person’s obituary, not each time they are mentioned in the paper.